Present – President Michitson, Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, Amirian, McGonagle, Macek, and LePage.
Absent - Councillor 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
Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini with the Administration’s position on two orders regarding Retirement and Pensions.
4. Utility Hearing(s) and Related Order(s)
Richard LeBlond, 242 Broadway, to the Haverhill Brightside Commission, effective immediately. Term to expire July 24, 2013. CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 149-R
Jennifer Couturier, 329 South Main St., Unit 31, to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately. Term to expire July 24, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 49-S
Mary Phennicie, 21 Highland Ave. #1, to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately. Term to expire July 24, 2015. CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 49-T
Application was received from Marlene Yeo for “Somebody Cares New England” for a Block Party
at 358 Washington St. asking to block off Shepherd St. on August 11 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
Application was received from Catherine Hennessy for “St. Vincent de Paul Society—All Saints & Saint James Conferences”—for a fundraising walk to be held on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00AM beginning at All Saints Parish, continuing onto public streets, and ending at Saint James Church Parking Lot. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45-D
On motion of Councillor Amirian to suspend the rules to act on re-appointment of Mary Ellen McEvoy-Lawlor submitted by the Mayor. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1
Mary Ellen McEvoy-Lawlor, 21 Wingate St., Unit 504, non-confirming re-appointment to the Haverhill Community Action Inc. Board. PLACED ON FILE 49-U
Annual License Renewals:
7. Hearings and Related Orders
8. Motions and Orders
ORDERED: That the State Primaries to be held in the several wards in the City on THURSDAY, THE SIXTH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012; the polls to open at seven o’clock in the forenoon and to close at eight o’clock in the evening, and to be held in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the General Laws and amendments thereto.
The voters of the Democratic, Republican and Green-Rainbow Parties are requested to meet at their respective ward rooms, as designated, on the above date and give in their votes for nomination of candidates of their respective parties for Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth; Representative in Congress for the Third Congressional District; Councillor for the Fifth Councillor District; Senator in General Court for the First Essex Senatorial District; One Representative in General Court for the Second Essex Representative District; One Representative in General Court for the Third Essex Representative District; One Representative in General Court for the Fourteenth Essex Representative District; One Representative in General Court for the Fifteenth Representative District; Register of Deeds for Essex Southern District and Clerk of Courts for Essex County. And be if further ORDERED: That notice of the above meeting shall be posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board and in the City Clerk’s Office. PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 17-D
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Hart, Ryan, Amirian, Macek, McGonagle, LePage, and President Michitson, 7, Nays,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1,
§ 213-5 Advertising On or Over City Property
By deleting the following:
“…or hang any banner or sign over any sidewalk, street, highway or other public way,”
Subsection B to be deleted in its entirety and the following inserted in place thereof:
“Banners to be attached to a City building or facility advertising a public entertainment or event shall be allowed on a first-come basis for a period of time not to exceed two weeks prior to the event. Banners shall be hung commencing on a Monday, or Tuesday if Monday is a legal holiday, following approval. All such banners shall be hung by the Department of Public Works. The City Council shall demand a suitable surety bond or insurance indemnity policy to save the City harmless from all liability of any nature whatsoever caused directly or indirectly by the hanging of such banners. Preference for the hanging of banners shall be given to persons and/or organizations from within the City.”
The above changes to be effective January 1, 2013.
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 74
10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees
Abatement Report was received from Board of Assessors for the month of June 2012 PLACED ON FILE11-G
Communication was received from Councillor Amirian announcing his official resignation from City Council effective July 31, 2012.
Communication was received from Council President Michitson and Councillors Amirian & LePage requesting to introduce Doug Edison, former president of Brightside to present him with a citation for his exemplary leadership in the community.
Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss traffic planning for the Bradford Square/South Central St. area.
Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss bicycling on Haverhill
Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss giving notice to
property owners of record prior to any formal action by the City to enact a zoning change(s) of their
Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting a progress report on the
repairs to the Hunking Middle School.
Communication was received from Councillor LePage requesting to introduce Bill Brown of NRB
to discuss potential construction options regarding educational and municipal facilities.
Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding no parking signs on Lowell Ave. alongside Hadley West.
Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding removal of a handicap parking space at 60 Franklin St. REFERRED TOP PLANNING Yeas 8, Nays 1 76-C
Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding removal of a handicap parking space at 54 North St. REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Nays 1 76-D
11. Resolutions and Proclamations
P R O C L A M A T I O N
12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1
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