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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, July 10, 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, Macek, LePage and Daly O’Brien
Absent – Councillor McGonagle
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 Scatamacchia 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:

Daniel Spurling, 9 Smythe St. to the Haverhill Planning Board, effective immediately. Term to expire July 10, 2017. CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 49-L Denise

Matolcsy-Cowden, 70 Washington St., Suite 406, to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately. Term to expire July 10, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 49-M

Eva Montibello, 57 5th Ave., to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately. Term to expire July 10, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 49-N

Non-Confirming Appointments:

Angela Scarpa, 41 Mechanic St., to the Haverhill Conservation Commission, effective immediately. PLACED ON FILE 49-O Patrick C. Hayes, 15 Overlook Circle, to theMayor’s Downtown Master Committee, effective immediately. PLACED ON FILE 49-P

6. Petitions

No Schedule

Applications:

Application was received from Nick Hall to sell in a fixed location at Bradford Common as an employee of a Hawker Peddler, Jim Conroy GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 9-H

Application was received from Suzanne Bowman on behalf of The Edge of Jordan Ministries requesting a permit to perform Church Music at Washington Park, Saturday & Sunday, August 18-19
from 2:00PM -5:00PM. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 72

Application was received for Tag Days from Haverhill Fire Department on behalf of MDA Aug 31 & Sept 1 & 2. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42-F

Application was received from Bob Laprel for a permit for a 4 mile road race and a 2 mile walk, beginning and ending at Haverhill High School, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 10:00AM.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45-C

Annual License Renewals:

Baystate Limousine, 102 Hale st, 6 vehicles, Limousine license GRANTED pending police approval Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-Y

A Family Cab, 21 White st, 12 vehicles, Taxi Cab license GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 53-Z

Bon Voyage Limo Inc, 695 South Main st, 3 vehicles, Limousine license GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 73

7. Hearings and Related Orders

Document 64, An Application 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 Ave. with related materials and responses to Special Permit from various City Departments. Hearing opened. Mr. Sebastian Iacono, 40 Meadowview Rd., N. Andover, represented himself. He stated he wanted to replace the enclosed 16x8 porch that is on a cement slab with a 16x16 deck. There was no one in opposition. Hearing closed.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO GRANT THE SPECIAL PERMIT PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 64

Councillor Scatamacchia requested to have a letter sent to the Planning Department to inquire about the requirements of a special permit to build within 500 feet of a water supply. MOTION TO SEND LETTER TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Absent 1

8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute a “Lease Agreement” on behalf of the City of Haverhill with Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, a Corporation Sole, acting on behalf of St James Parish, for the premises located at 415 Primrose Street, also known as St James School, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein. (see document for complete text) On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Amirian, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and President Michitson, 7, Abstain-Councillor Hart 1, Absent,-Councillor McGonagle 1, and PASSED 54-D

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 213
An Ordinance Relating to Signs Amend Chapter 213-5 Advertising On or Over City Property (see document for complete text) PLACE ON FILE for at least 10 days 74

ORDERED: That the sum of $417,000 be transferred from the General Fund account Benefits-Group Insurance to the School Department. PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-N

ORDERED: That the sum of $691,082 be transferred to/from the following City Department accounts to close out FY2012 (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-O

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

No Schedule

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

A request for Reconsideration was received from Councillor LePage for two votes taken relative to Document 71, a Municipal Ordinance, Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District: WIPOD (1) a vote to send the proposed Ordinance to the Planning and Development Committee of the City Council for further review; and (2) a vote on the proposed Ordinance. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR LEPAGE TO RECONSIDER, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, LePage, Macek, Daly O’Brien and President Michitson, 6 Nays,-Councillor Ryan, 1 Absent,-Councillor McGonagle 1 Abstain,-Councillor Amirian 1
RECONSIDERATION PASSED 75

Document 71,
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District To see if the City Council will vote to amend the zoning ordinance by making the following changes regarding the Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District: Amend Section 255-7 and Add a new Section 255-18.2 (see document for complete text)
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR LEPAGE TO SEND DOCUMENT 71, PROPOSED ORDINANCE, TO THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, LePage, Macek, Daly O’Brien and President Michitson 7, Absent,-Councillor McGonagle 1, Abstain,-Councillor Amirian 1, and MOTION PASSED & REFERRED TO PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITEE 71

Communication was received from Council President Michitson to introduce Mr. Edward Barrett to discuss concerns about Carrington Estates. Mr.Barrett, 94 Denworth Bell Circle, introduced his representative, Attorney Anthony Rozzi, 28 Salem Street, to give a presentation. Solicitor Cox’s response was that this matter belongs before the Planning Board. Mr. Barrett can also take his concerns to the Board of Health. The City Council has no jurisdiction on this matter.* PLACED ON FILE 40-R

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding signage at Columbus Park. DISCUSSION ABOUT HAVING ORDINANCES IN PLACE REGARDING THE DISPOSAL OF DOG FECES AND ASSOCIATED PENALTIES. ALSO, POSTING OF UNIFORM SIGNAGE AT ALL PARKS AND SUGGESTION OF PROVIDING LITTER BAGS FOR DOGS. LETTER TO PLANNING, MAYOR AND BOARD OF HEALTH 40-S

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting a discussion regarding a traffic issue at the intersection of Jaffarian Rd. and Main St. TRAFFIC BACKS UP FROM ROSEMONT ST INTERSECTION ALMOST TO SMILEY SCHOOL.
SIDE STREETS ARE BLOCKED. THIS ROAD IS JURISDICTION OF MASS HIGHWAY.
MOTION TO REFER TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC; LETTER TO PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO INITIATE CONVERSATION WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE Yeas 8, Absent 1 40-T

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

No Schedule

Meeting adjourned at 7:49 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

* Index - Doc. #40-R – Handout from Ed Barrett

 
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