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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, June 5, 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, and Daly O’Brien.
Absent – Councillor LePage.

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 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

Andrew K.Herlihy was appointed to the Haverhill Community Action, Inc Board, effective immediately. Term to expire May 30, 2015.
PLACED ON FILE 49-J

6. Petitions

Petition was received from William Pillsbury Jr; Economic Development and Planning Director, requesting Hearing re: Zoning – Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District (WIPOD)
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD JUNE 26 2012 46-C

Application for a Block Party from Peter McLaughlin, Saturday, July 14th, 12 noon to 10 pm on Apple st
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 59-B

Application for Tag Day from VFW Santa Parade, Oct 26 & Oct 27
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42-D

Annual License Renewals:
Roller Skating license renewal from Marc Pyche, Skateland, 19 Railroad av GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-U
Sunday Roller Skating license renewal from Marc Pyche, Skateland, 38 Sundays GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 7-O
Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Articles license renewal from Brittany Day, In With the Used, 10 Merrimack st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-V
Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Clothing license renewal from Brittany Day, In With the Used GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-W

7. Hearings and Related Orders

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

No Schedule

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

No Schedule

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to introduce Vin Kelly to speak on the Veterans Marker Project.
MR. KELLY DESCRIBED THE MARKER PROJECT THAT BEGAN IN 1995 UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MIKE INGHAM, VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER FOR THE CITY. THERE HAVE BEEN 271 MARKERS INSTALLED IN MEMORY OF VETERANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES. 91 MARKERS ARE MISSING AND ALL POLES NEED TO BE REPAIRED. THE COST TO REPLACE AND REINSTALL MARKERS IS $13,000. DONATIONS TO THE PROJECT CAN BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF HAVERHILL WITH A NOTATION IN THE MEMO LINE “VETERANS MARKER PROJECT” AND MAILED TO THE VETERAN’S SERVICE OFFICER, 10 WELCOME ST. DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. EACH MARKER COSTS $90.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO APPROVE THEIR REQUEST TO PREPARE THE MARKERS AND REINSTALL THEM IN THE SAME LOCATION OR IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE ORIGINAL MARKER.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 40-O

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to discuss the posting of “no overnight parking” signs on Computer Drive and Research Drive.
COUNCILLOR HART STATED THAT THE TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED THAT PARKING BE BANNED ON COMPUTER DRIVE AND RESEARCH DRIVE; NO PARKING 6:00PM TO 6:00AM
REFFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Absent 1 40-P

On motion of Councillor Ryan to suspend the rules to introduce Russell Ahern to place a sign on city property under the supervision of the City Engineer.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Mr. Ahern stated that he was working on a project at the end of Riverdale Avenue and would like to place a sign on city property similar to the one that was installed at an adjacent development.
On motion of Councillor Ryan to grant approval for Mr. Ahern to install a sign on city property subject to approval of the City Engineer.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Councillor Hart presented the minutes and recommendations of the Public Safety Committee meeting held on May 24, 2012. Three items were discussed. The first was regarding the lights at Kenoza Avenue and Webster Street. It was reported that it would be too expensive to remove the light. Instead, a camera will be installed. The second item was parking on River Street. Councillor Scatamacchia requested to tabled this item for now. The third item was public safety as it relates to the railroad tracks. A representative from the MBTA attended. He stated there are more accidents than there should be. He will contact Councillor McGonagle with contact names to set up possible educational awareness programs for the community.
PLACED ON FILE 33-E

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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