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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, April 24, 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, Macek, LePage, and Daly O’Brien.

City Clerk – Margaret A. Toomey.

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

Minutes were approved.

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor Macek was appointed to read the records.

3. Communications from the Mayor

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini regarding updated Code MGL c.43C, §11; § 32-53. Chief Financial Officer and also officially appointing City Auditor, Charles Benevento as the Chief Financial Officer for the City. PLACED ON FILE 44-C

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule

Non-Confirming Appointments:
Mayor’s Downtown and Waterfront Master Planning Committee: Fred Simmons PLACED ON FILE 49-D

6. Petitions

Petition was received from Tracy Fuller, YMCA Executive Director, requesting to hang a banner across Rte 125 by Bradford Common, May 14-25, to promote YMCA summer camps
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-G

7. Hearings and related Orders

Document 71/2011, An application was received for a Special Permit from Attorney Waldron for applicant Michael Lefevre to build multi-family housing—9 residential condo Units for property on River st; Assessors Map 534, Block 4, Lot 19 with a Conditional favorable recommendation from the Planning Board and Planning Director.
HEARING OPENED
ATTORNEY WALDRON MADE HIS PRESENTATION AND MICHAEL LEFEVRE ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS.
HEARING CLOSED
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO MOVE THE APPLICATION BE GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS AND STIPULATIONS ALOING WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE APRIL 20, 2012 LETTER FROM WILLIAM PILLSBURY, JR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING DIRECTOR.
AMENDMENT PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and PASSED AS AMENED Yeas 9, Nays 0 71/2011

Document 72/2011, A petition was received from Attorney Waldron for applicant Joseph DiPrimo requesting to Discontinue a portion of Naples rd.
HEARING OPENED
ATTORNEY WALDRON MADE HIS PRESENTATION.
HEARING CLOSED 72/2011

ORDERED: That the following street herein described de discontinued: Naples Road (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 72/B/2011

Document 18, A petition was received from Stephen Defeo/Bradford Unlimited Corp requesting a Special Permit for a Cluster Residential Development & Application for Waiver of Affordable Housing Component off Rosemont st; Assessor’s Map 636, Block 1, Lot 10 & a portion of Map 651, Block 610, Lot 18 with a Conditional favorable recommendation from the Planning Board and Planning Director.
HEARING OPENED
ATTORNEY ROBERT HARB MADE HIS PRESENTATION WITH CHRIS SPARANGES AND ANDREW HERLIHY, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION DIRECTOR SPOKE TO THE REQUEST TO WAIVE
THE AFFORDABILITY COMPONENT. STEVEN JOHNSTON RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT TRAFFIC CONTROL AND DRAINAGE.
HEARING CLOSED
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO WAIVE THE AFFORDABILITY REQUIREMENT PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO MOVE THE APPLICATION BE GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS AND STIPULATIONS ALOING WITH THE ECOMMENDATIONS OF THE APRIL 20, 2012 LETTER FROM WILLIAM PILLSBURY, JR, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING DIRECTOR. AMENDMENT PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and
PASSED AS AMENED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18

8. Motions and Orders

No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 44-B
Communication was received from the Mayor regarding the parking ordinance: tentative agreement between Parking Commission and a company to manage parking downtown. (see document for complete text) TABLED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 191 An Ordinance Relating to Peddling and Soliciting Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill,
Chapter 191, Article IV, as amended, by and hereby is further amended as follows:

    Licenses Peddlers and Hawkers, Transient Vendors and Fixed Location Vendors

By deleting the first sentence of paragraph J., and, inserting in place thereof the following:“Any person, firm or corporation engaging in the business of a door to door sales, whether taking or attempting to lease or take orders for retail sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or services, and including orders for future delivery, are required to register with the Chief of Police, provide positive identification, complete an application signed by the applicant, be photographed, and sign a photograph identification badge. Any person, firm or corporation taking orders for future delivery shall also provide written daily notice as required by M.G.L. C. 101, §34.”

Also by deleting the words “for future delivery” in the third sentence of paragraph J. (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 51

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Fire Safety Services (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 52

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Abatement Report was received from Board of Assessors for month of March 2012. PLACED ON FILE 11-D

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Children’s Mental Health Month, May 2012
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-L

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

No Schedule


Meeting adjourned at 8:27 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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