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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, May 8, 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

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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 Daly O’Brien 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:

Patricia Bruno was appointed to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately. Term to expire May 8, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 49-E

William Torrence Jrwas appointed to Central Business District Parking Commission, effective immediately. Term to expire May 8, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 49-F

Non-Confirming Appointments:

Richard LeBlond was appointed to the Mayor’s Downtown & Waterfront Master Planning Committee, effective immediately. PLACED ON FILE 49-G

6. Petitions

One Day All Alcohol Beverage License Applications:

Application for Special License One Day, to sell Alcoholic Beverages by Orland Jiminez for a Mother's Day event at the Citizen’s Center, Sat., May 12, 8pm-1am
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58

Application for Special License One Day, to sell Alcohol Beverages by Teresa Flathers for a Wedding at Winnekenni Castle, Friday, June 1, 7pm-12am
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-B

Application for Special License One Day to sell Alcoholic Beverages by Christine Chapman for a Wedding at Winnekenni Castle, Sat., June 2, 3pm-10pm
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-C

Application for Special License One Day to sell Alcoholic Beverages by Sharon Cohen for a Wedding at 90 Washington St, Sat., June 9, 12pm-5pm
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-D

Application for Special License One Day to sell Alcoholic Beverages from Holy Apostles St Peters & Paul Greek Orthodox Church for Greek Picnic at Winnekenni Castle , Sat., June 23, 12pm-12am with raindate of June 24
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-E

Application to renew Fortune Teller License: Sandra Webber, 1073 Main st
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 53-D

Application to renew 2012 Drainlayer License: James Boraczek
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-K

Application for a Block Party from Team Haverhill and Wingate Street Businesses, Saturday, June 2, 12 noon to 4 pm on Wingate st
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 59

7. Hearings and Related Orders

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That Document 16 dated January 10, 2012 is rescinded and that the sum of $65,000 be transferred from the capital project titled Rail Trails to General Fund Capital Projects line item.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-G

ORDERED: That the sum $94,623 be appropriated and transferred from General Fund Capital Projects to the following capital project accounts:
Backup Generator-Highway Building - $34,623
Traffic Signal Improvements - $20,000
Information Technology Core and Data switch - $40,000

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO REMOVE THE LINE ITEM $34,623 FOR THE BACK-UP GENERATOR.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-H

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 32-B,
ORDERED: That the City appropriates the sum of One Million Seven Hundred Seventy-Seven Thousand Dollars ($1,777,000) to pay costs for several capital equipment & purchases and/or projects as part of the fiscal year 2013 capital plan. (see document for complete text)

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO AMEND THE ORDER BY DELETING THE WORDS TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS, $20,000
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO PASS AS AMENDED
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien 7 Nays,-Councillor Amirian and President Michitson 2, and PASSED AS AMENDED 32-B

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Communication was received from Councillors Amirian and LePage requesting to speak regarding the “Hues of the Heart” Community Block Party, on Saturday, June 2.
THIS ITEM WAS ADDRESSED IN ITEM 59
PLACED ON FILE 40-E

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to discuss lighting in
the area of the parking garage.
COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN EXPRESSED HER CONCERN FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AS IT RELATES TO THE USE OF DARK ALLEYWAYS WHEN PATRONIZING RESTAURANTS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. WOULD LIKE THE MAYOR TO CONSIDER USING MONEY GENERATED FROM THE MEALS TAX TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND ALSO REFER TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 40-F

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Councillor LePage presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held April 26. The first item was a request from Marlene Stasinos of Stasinos Farms to hang banner promoting their pumpkin festival over the intersection of Rte.125 and Salem Street in Bradford. Committee recommendation was to add a fee of $200 to each banner application for the remainder of this calendar year and to end the practice of hanging banners effective Jan. 1, 2013. Another recommendation was for the DPW director to look into placing two free standing poles at a high visibility location. Also, that the current ordinance does not specify the amount of the surety bond or insurance indemnity policy.
The second item was a discussion about transferring $34,623 from the Capital Account – Rail Trail to new Capital Account – Backup Generator – Highway Building. A recommendation was made to obtain a single, permanent mounted 100KW, 3 phase commercial grade generator. Another recommendation was that the appropriation order of $65,000 from Capital Project Rail Trails be transferred back to its original source, General Fund Capital Projects. Potential funding source of $34,623 for the generator be in the budget reserve account for fiscal year 2013, snow and ice account. The committee unanimously agreed on all the recommendations and asked for the full council to approve the recommendations.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND DRAFT DOCUMENT(S) TO REFLECT CHANGES. Yeas 9, Nays 0 and
PLACED ON FILE 33-D

Meeting adjourned at 8:28 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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