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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
City Council Chambers

Councilors
John A. Michitson , President
Robert H. Scatamacchia, Vice President
Michael J. Hart
William H. Ryan
Michael S. McGonagle
William J. Macek
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien
Thomas J. Sullivan

Haverhill City 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, McGonagle, Macek, LePage and Daly O’Brien.
Vacant – one

City Clerk – Margaret A. Toomey.

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting & Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Minutes were approved. Councillor Hart was appointed to read the records.

2. Communication was received from Council President Michitson opening nominations to fill vacant Council position due to the resignation of Councillor Sven Amirian.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN AND SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR MACEK TO NOMINATE THOMAS J. SULLIVAN TO FILL THE VACANT COUNCIL POSITION. EACH COUNCILLOR NOMINATED THOMAS J. SULLIVAN. CITY CLERK TOOMEY ADMINISTERED THE OATH TO COUNCILLOR SULLIVAN.
COUNCILLOR SULLIVAN TOOK HIS SEAT ON THE DAIS. 76-E

3. Communications from the Mayor

Communication was received from the Mayor requesting permission for the City Engineer, John Pettis, the DPW director, Michael Stankovich, and members of the Route 125 design team to address the City Council regarding the design of Route 125 project and the design of South Central St. A related order was submitted.

Mr. Stankovich stated that the City recommends going forward with the design presented by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB). Tim McIntosh, Project Manager from VHB spoke about the current design and offered 3 alternatives addressing concerns of vehicular and pedestrian safety. He stated that an amendment to the Traffic Control Agreement (TCA) with MASS DOT would be necessary to change the proposed design to one-way traffic. Councillor Macek read a petition submitted by Fred Malcolm of Malcolm Insurance. Business owners Fred Malcolm, Greg Foucault (Foucault Appliance) and Bob Bertone (Megahertz Computer) and Tim Bastian spoke about the impact to business with the loss of parking spaces and proposed design. Councillor Hart stated that the Mayor requested a formal resolution from the Council expressing the Council’s request to maintain two-way traffic so he can present it to the state for an amendment to the TCA. A resolution will be sent to the Mayor.*

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An ordinance relating to One Way Streets (South Central Street) Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 240, Article XIII, Schedule F, One Way Streets, as amended, be and is hereby further amended. (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 80

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO TABLE ORDINANCE SO THAT COUNCIL RESOLUTION REFLECTING THAT SOUTH CENTRAL STREET BE KEPT AS TWO-WAY TRAFFIC BE VOTED ON AT AUG. 21, 2012 MEETING. Yeas 9, Nays 0

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

5.1 Confirming Appointments:

Rocks Village Historic District Commission – All re-appointments to expire Aug. 8, 2015
Jonathan Wagman, William King, Robin Smeland (alternate), Jon Noce (alternate) and Cindy Daukewicz (alternate) POSTPONED TO AUG 21, 2012 49-V

Janice Lebrun, 151 Broadway to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately. Term to expire August 7, 2015. CONFIMRED Yeas 9, Nays 0 49-W

On motion of Councillor Ryan to suspend the rules to review additional appointments made by the Mayor. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Ann Shaw, 171 North Ave., as a Registrar of Voters, to fill term of Sam Meas who has resigned. 77-C CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0

David Prescott to the Council of Aging. PLACED ON FILE 77-D

5.2 Non-Confirming Appointments:

Roy Wright to the Board of Assessors, term to expire Aug 7, 2015. PLACED ON FILE 49-X

Robert DesMarais to the Insurance Advisory Board PLACED ON FILE 49-Y

William Lapierre to the Community Affairs Advisory Board, term to expire Aug 8, 2013. PLACED ON FILE 49-Z

Emily Wentworth to the Conservation Commission, term to expire Aug. 2, 2013. PLACED ON FILE 77

Theodore Van Nahl to the Friends of Bradford Rail Trail Advisory Committee. PLACED ON FILE 77-B

6. Petitions

Petition was received from the City of Haverhill that Peters Lane be accepted as a Public Way REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD OCTOBER 9, 2012 78

Applications:

Application was received from Leeann Eastman on behalf of the Haverhill Exchange Club for a One Day all alcohol license at Winnekenni Castle on September 6, 2012 from 6:00PM-9:00PM, alcoholic services provided by Butlers and Bars. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-I

Application was received for Tag Day from Knights of Columbus Council 202 on November 3 & 4, 2012 GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 42-G

Application was received for Tag Day Haverhill High Girls’ Volleyball on November 9 & 10, 2012 GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 42-H

Application was received for the Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk from David LaBrode on October 7, starting at 11:00AM at the Lasting Room Bar & Grille, 122 Washington st
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 45-E

Annual License Renewals:

The Other Place, 119 Cedar St, 1 Pool Table GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-M

7. Hearings and Related Orders

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking No Parking on Lowell Avenue (Along the southerly side of Lowell Ave to Easterly edge of frontage of Hadley West) (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 22-E

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking (60 Franklin Street- Delete Handicapped Parking) (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 21-H

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking (54 North Street- Delete Handicapped Parking) (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 21-I

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Salaries All Departments – Non Union Amend Doc 40-C/2011, Under Department/Division “Recreation” “Lifeguard” delete pay of $9.00 and insert “11.00” (see document for complete text) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 79

ORDERED: That the sum of $33,000 be transferred from the Reserve for Capital Projects to the City Hall Improvements & Repairs. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-P

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic; Amend Central Business District Parking Map dated 8/17/11 as revised on 7/19/2012 (see document for complete text). There was a related communication from Michael K Stankovich, Director of Public Works. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO BRING FORWARD DOCUMENT 22-C.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN that the document be amended by deleting the date “07/19/2012” and inserting in place thereof “08/03/12”
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien, and President Michitson, Abstain,-Councillors McGonagle and Sullivan PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 2

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK to approve all changes related to Permit Changes (items 1 thru 12) as per attached communication from Solicitor Cox dated 08/7/2012 (see document for complete text) * On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien, and President Michitson, Abstain,-Councillors McGonagle and Sullivan PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 2

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN to approve Non-Parking Permit Changes as per attached communication from Solicitor Cox dated 08/7/2012 regarding Bailey Boulevard, convert north side from diagonal parking to angle parking. On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Daly O’Brien, Sullivan, President Michitson, Nays,-Councillors Macek and LePage, PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 2 and PASSED AS AMENDED 22-C

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic; Amend Chapter 240-108, ARTICLE XV1. Parking Fees, Rates and Terms regarding “Central Business District Parking Fees, Rates and Terms” chart (see document for complete text) ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO BRING FORWARD DOCUMENT 22-D.

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN that the document be amended by adding angle parking on the Central Business District Parking Map.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Daly O’Brien, Sullivan, President Michitson, Nays,-Councillors Macek and LePage, PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 2

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN that the document be amended by deleting the date “07/19/2012” and inserting in place thereof “08/03/12” and approving Item 2, Permit Changes, as per attached communication from Solicitor Cox dated 08/7/2012 (see document for complete text) * On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien, and President Michitson, Abstain,-Councillors McGonagle and Sullivan PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 2

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK to approve Non-Parking Permit Changes, Items 1 & 2 as per attached communication from Solicitor Cox dated 08/7/2012 (see document for complete text) * PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 PASSED AS AMENDED 22-D

Item 3 is Placed on file

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:

No Schedule

Communications from Councillors:

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion of the status of the ladder truck purchase for which the Council approved the bond on April 17, 2012. PLACED ON FILE 76-F

Communication was received from Councillor Michael Hart requesting to discuss problems associated with the initiation of the permit parking plan. Councillor Hart asked Public Works Director Michael Stankovich to update the Council. Mr. Stankovich stated that 400 permits were sold out immediately. There are 7 parking ambassadors stationed in the downtown area Monday-Friday, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, available to guide patrons regarding the use of kiosks and general parking questions. There will be additional informational sessions scheduled through the Mayor’s office in the upcoming weeks. Audience members Scott Cote (Pentucket Bank), John Sarro (Pentucket Medical Associates) Issa Zefta (Maria’s) spoke about their experiences with the parking plan.
PLACED ON FILE 76-G

Communication was received from Councillor Michael Hart requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 65 Howard St. REFERRED TO PLANNING 76-H

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

No Schedule

Meeting adjourned at 11:10 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

* Handout from VHB – Doc. 44-K
* Handout from Solicitor Cox regarding Doc. 22-C and Doc. 22-D

 
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