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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
City Council Chambers

Councilors
John A. Michitson , President
Robert H. Scatamacchia, Vice President
Michael J. Hart
William H. Ryan
Sven A. Amirian
Michael S. McGonagle
William J. Macek
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien

City of Haverhill Seal

Weekly Meetings
Tuesdays
7:00 PM

Haverhill City Hall
Room 202
4 Summer St
Haverhill, MA 01830

Agenda

Present - President Michitson, Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, Amirian, McGonagle, LePage, and Daly O’Brien.

Absent – Councillor Macek.

City Clerk – Margaret A. Toomey.

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

Minutes from April 3 & 10 were approved.

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor McGonagle was appointed to read the records.

3. Communications from the Mayor

No Schedule

4. Utility Hearing(s) and Related Order(s)

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule

Non-Confirming Appointments:
C. D. Hunking Middle School Building Committee: David Van Dam PLACED ON FILE 49-C

6. Petitions

Application for License to Buy & Sell Old Gold from Peter McGarvey of THR & Associates, Inc “Treasure Hunters Roadshow” at Best Western, 401 West Lowell av, May 16-20th
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53
Application for License to Buy & Sell Second Hand Articles from Vinh Lam of THR & Associates, Inc “Treasure Hunters Roadshow” at Best Western, 401 West Lowell, May 16-20th
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-B
Application for renewal of a Junk Dealer’s License from James Smith, “TJS Metals,” at 23 Hale st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-C

7. Hearings and related Orders

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That the sum of $10,000 be transferred from General Fund Budget Reserve to DPW Parks Department- Expenses to cover cost of providing flowers in the downtown section of the City.
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-F

ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a certain “Site Access Agreement” attached hereto, relative to real property located at the Rocks Village Firehouse, also known as the Rocks Village Hand Tub House on River rd
JOSH ALBERT FROM SPS NEW ENGLAND SPOKE ABOUT THE PROJECT. SPS NEW ENGLAND IS THE CONTRACTOR FOR THIS PROJECT. BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED WHEN SCHOOLS ENDS IN JUNE. PROJECT IS ANTICIPATED TO TAKE 1 ½ YEARS FOR COMPLETION. PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 54

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic Amend Chapter 240-108, Article VXI, Parking Fees, Rates and Terms chart (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 55

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255
An Ordinance Relating to Zoning – Floodplain District (see document for complete text) HEARING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 1, 2012 46-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 100
An Ordinance Relating to Alcoholic Beverages Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 100, Article III, as amended, be and is hereby further amended in §100-6 as follows: By deleting the figure “60” and inserting in place thereof the figure “100”. (see document for complete text) ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO AMEND BY INSERTING 70 AND DELETING 100. PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 and PASSES AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 47

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 128
An Ordinance Relating to Fire Department Fees Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 128, Article II, Fire Department Fees, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows: §128-3.1 Master Box connection and monitoring By deleting the figure “$180” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$250”.
(see document for complete text)
MAYOR FIORENTINI REQUESTED TO HAVE THIS ITEM POSTPONED TO MAY 1, 2012 TO ALLOW FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSIONER AND FIRE CHIEF TO ATTEND POSTPONED TO MAY 1 2012 48

On motion of Councillor Amirian to suspend the rules to present a capital order. PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 1

ORDERED: That the City appropriates the sum of One Million Seven Hundred Seventy-Seven Thousand Dollars ($1,777,000) to pay costs of the following capital equipment purchases and/or projects as part of the fiscal year 2012 capital plan: (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 32-B

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

No Schedule

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

No Schedule

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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