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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, June 12, 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, Amirian, McGonagle, Macek, LePage and Daly O’Brien.
Absent – Councillor Ryan

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 announcing a Public Shade Tree Hearing scheduled for June 20th at 7 pm, City Hall, Room 301.
PLACED ON FILE 44-H

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Sandra Colon and Brandon J. Cote were appointed as Auxiliary Police Officers, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 49-K

6. Petitions

Application was received from Sebastian C. Iacono for a Special Permit to Build Within 500’ of a Water Supply, Chadwick Pond – a deck extension at 42 South Lakeside av
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD JULY 10 2012 64
Petition was received from National Grid requesting electric conduit location on Water st& Mill st including installation of a manhole at corner of Mill st & Ginty blvd; Plan 12913536
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD JULY 10 2012 65

Petition was received from National Grid requesting electric conduit location on Batchelders ct; Plan 13024494
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD JULY 10 2012 66

Applications:
Application was received for placement of a Bouncy Housefrom David Buckley/DJ’s Variety, June 22-24, 6:00AM to 11:00PM at 363 Washington st (part of Currier Square)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 67

Application was received for Tag Day: Haverhill Lion’s Club on Jul 14
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42-E

Application was received for Special License One Day, to sell All Alcoholic Beverages
by Lynne Boudreau for a wedding at Winnekenni Castle, Friday, June 29, 7:00PM-11:00PM GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 58-F

Annual License Renewals:
Bowling license renewal; All Saints Parish, 120 Bellevue av, 10 lanes GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 60-B
Pool Table license (new); Ivan Yee, Grill 46, 46 Washington st, 3 tables GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-X
Sunday Pool Table license (new); Ivan Yee, Grill 46, 3 tables GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 7-P

7. Hearings and Related Orders

Document 29, An application was received from Attorney Michael Migliori representing applicant/owner Sylvan Hill Development, LLC, for a Special Permit to build a cluster residential development of 29 single family homes on land on Forest st; Assessors Map 588, Block 422, Lots 1A, 3A, 4, 6C, 35, 36, 37 and 38; located in RM (residential medium) Zoning District with a conditional favorable recommendation from the Planning Board and Planning Director.
HEARING OPENED
ATTORNEY MIGLIORI AND STEVE STAPINSKI MADE THEIR PRESENTATION AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM ABUTTERS AND COUNCILLORS
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO MOVE THE APPLICATION BE GRANTED AND THAT IT BE AMENDED BY ADDING ALL THE CONDITIONS, STIPULATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE MAY 11, 2012 LETTER FROM OUR ECONOMIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR WILLIAM PILLSBURY; THE REVISED PLAN OF JUNE 12, 2012 BE THE OFFICIAL PLAN THAT IS BEING ACCEPTED WITH THIS SPECIAL PERMIT
AMENDMENT PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29

8. Motions and Orders

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance relating to Parking Establish two 30 minute parking spaces in front of No. 155-159 Winter St. Two 30 Minute-Limited Parking spaces, Daly 11:00am to 11:00pm including holidays
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 22-B

Communication was received from Haverhill Retirement Board introducing two Orders re: Ch. 176 Acts of 2011, an Act providing for Pension Reform and Benefits Modernization
ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill accept the Provisions of §29 of Ch. 176 of Acts of 2011. This Section would allow the minimum allowance contained in M.G.L. Ch. 32, § 12 (2)(d), Member Survivor Allowance, to be increased from $250.00 per month to $500.00 per month ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO REFER TO MAYOR/COUNCIL
CONFERENCE Yeas 8, Absent 1 68

ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill accept the provisions of §48 of Ch. 176 of Acts of 2011. This section amends M.G.L. Ch. 32, by adding § 90D 1/2, that will establish a $12,000.00 minimum retirement allowance for retirees who had been granted a “Superannuation, Accidental Disability or Ordinary Disability” Retirement and had completed 25 years or more of creditable service ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO REFER TO MAYOR/COUNCIL CONFERENCE Yeas 8, Absent 1 68-B

ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a certain lease agreement entitled Great American Lease Agreement on behalf of the City of Haverhill with
Voice Systems for a Vertical Wave Phone System to be installed in the Police Station, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein. This agreement is for a period of 60 months and City Council approval is necessary for contracts which exceed 36 months. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 54-C

ORDERED: That the sum of $100,875 be transferred from the Fire Department Salary to Fire Department accounts: Building Maintenance $53,875; Protective Clothing $47,000
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-I

ORDERED: That the sum of $40,000 be transferred from the Police Budget, Salaries & Wages to Police Budget, Building Maintenance account.
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-J

ORDERED: That the sum of $200,000 be transferred from the Police Budget, Salaries & Wages to Police Budget, Vehicle Replacement.
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-K

ORDERED: That the city appropriate from Free Cash $723,091.68 and transfer to the following Water & Wastewater Capital Project funds:
Water Supply Fee $152, 732.76
Water Distribution Improvements $ 16,280.00
Water Carbon Filters $ 167,000.00
Water Treatment Plant Improvements $ 33,532.81
Sewer Rehab & Repair $ 15,360.00
WWTP Facility Rehab & Repair $308,186.11
Sewer System Extension $ 30,000.00
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-L

ORDERED: That Document #86 of June 10, 2008 (an Order relating to water and wastewater rates) be and is hereby deleted in its entirety and the following inserted in place thereof:
Rates for Water and Wastewater; Effective July 1 2012 (see document for complete text) On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Amirian, McGonagle, LePage, Daly O’Brien and President Michitson 7, Nays,-Councillor Macek 1, Absent - 1 and PASSED 69

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

No Schedule

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Abatement Report was received from Board of Assessors for month of May 2012 PLACED ON FILE 11-F

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

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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