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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, May 1, 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 LePage was appointed to read the records.

3. Communications from the Mayor

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting that he and Michael Stankovich, DPW Director, address the City Council to give an update on the “pay for parking” plan downtown.
PLACED ON FILE 44-D

Document 44-B, A communication from the Mayor regarding the Parking Ordinance and a tentative agreement between Parking Commission and a company (SP Plus Municipal Services) to manage parking downtown .
(see document for complete text)
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR AMIRIAN TO POSTPONE UNTIL MAYOR/COUNCIL CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS SPECIFICS OF CONTRACT WITH SP PLUS.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Amirian, Macek, and LePage 3, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Daly O’Brien & President Michitson, 6, and NOT PASSED
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO APPROVE THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH SP PLUS MUNICIPAL SERVICES
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Daly O’Brien and President Michitson, 6, Nays,-Councillors Amirian, Macek and LePage 3, and
PASSED 44-B

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)
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Daly O’Brien and President Michitson, 6 Nays,-Councillors Amirian, Macek and LePage 3, and
PASSED 55

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting that he and Pat Haraden of Longfellow Benefits address the City Council regarding the new health care plan just negotiated with the Public Employee Committee (PEC)
MAYOR FIORENTINI GAVE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AND PAT HARADEN TALKED ABOUT THE MITIGATION PLAN PLACED ON FLE 44-E

Communication was received from Mayor submitting supporting documentation for his Capital Plan request.
PLACED ON FLE 44-F

4. Utility Hearing and Related Order

Hearing was held on Document 50, a petition from National Grid requesting pole and wire locations on Laurel
av Plan #12402878. With David Boucher from National Grid appearing in favor and no one in opposition,
the hearing was closed. 50

Document 50-B,
ORDERED: Order granting National Grid, Pole and Wire Locations on Laurel av Plan #12402878 (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 50-B

5. Appointments

No Schedule

6. Petitions

No Schedule

Communication was received from William Pillsbury, Jr, Community Development Director, requesting approval of resolution authorizing Mayor to submit 2012-2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for City.
PLACED ON FILE 56

ORDERED: Resolution of the City Council of Haverhill, Massachusetts, authorizing the Mayor to submit the amended consolidated plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program, including all under- standings and assurances contained therein. (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 56-B

Petition was received from Vin Ouellette requesting use of westerly portion of upper level of downtown parking deck including Bailey Boulevard parking lot from Monday May 7th through Sunday May 9th for the 8th Annual Spring Carnival. There was a related letter rescinding the request.
PLACED ON FILE 57

7. Hearings and Related Orders

Document 46, Communication was received from William Pillsbury requesting Hearing for Flood Plain Zoning Amendment to correct technical language related to flood plain regulations. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and Planning Director. Hearing was opening with Mr. Pillsbury speaking in favor and no one in opposition. Hearing closed.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE BY ADDING THE LANGUAGE AS SUBMITTED BY SOLICITOR COX AND TO INCLUDE THE APRIL 19, 2012 LETTER FROM ROBERT MOORE, JR. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 46-B

8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized to accept a bequest from the Elmo D’Alessandro 1996 Trust in the amount of $357,382.60 to be used exclusively for law enforcement purposes. Said Bequest shall be held in a separate account and subject to appropriation by the Mayor and City Council.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 54-B

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 48
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)

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and President Michitson 7, Nays,-Councillors Ryan and Amirian 2, and PASSED 48

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

No Schedule

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Arbor Day, April 27, 2012
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-M

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Polish Constitution Day, May 3, 2012
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-N

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

No Schedule

Meeting adjourned at 9:29 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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