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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, August 21, 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, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan.

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 Ryan was appointed to read the records.

3. Communications from the Mayor

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini regarding Public Shade Tree Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th, 7:00PM in Room 301, City Hall.
PLACED ON FILE 44-L
Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting Collective Bargaining Agreement with Health Department School Nurses. 44-M

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Nurses Group
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Document 51P of 2005 is hereby amended as follows: (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 79-B

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting integrated contract for Haverhill Police Patrolmen’s Association.
PLACED ON FILE 44-N
On motion of Councillor Macek to suspend the rules to act on re-appointments to Rocks Village Historic District Commission, postponed from August 7, 2012 meeting.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

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).
CONFIMRED Yeas 9, Nays 0 49-V

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule
Non-Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule

6. Petitions

Petitions:
Petition was received from Haverhill Exchange Club to use Winnekenni Castle for the Annual Taste & Toast of Haverhill fundraising event being held Thursday, September 6, from 6:00PM to 9:00 PM and also requests permission to place street signs advertising this event at major intersections throughout the City.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 81

Applications:
Application was received from Kathleen Bresnahan on behalf of Tattersall Farm Charitable Trust for a One Day All Alcohol License for Tattersall Farm Day at Tattersall Farm, September 16 with a rain date of September 23, 2012 from 12:00Noon to 7:00PM
GRANTED subject to License Commission approval Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-J

New Application was received for Handicap Parking Sign for David J Palardy, 72 Broadway
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 25-E

New Application was received for Handicap Parking Sign for Debra L. Cannata, 131 Webster St
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 25-F

Application was received for Block Party from Rosario Matta at Howard/Lincoln St., Saturday,
August 25, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 59-E
On motion of Councillor Sullivan to suspend the rules for a neighborhood block party at Wellington Avenue.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0
An application for Block Party from Roy Canning at Wellington Ave/Magnolia, Saturday,
August 25, 2:00PM to 10:00PM
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 59-F

7. Hearings and Related Orders

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 240-22, Diagonal Parking, is hereby amended as follows: (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 82

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking
(65 Howard St.- Delete Handicap Parking) (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 21-J

ORDERED: That the City Council meeting scheduled for September 11, 2012 be cancelled.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 83

ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64, authorize the payment of bills of previous years and to further authorize the payment from current year departmental
appropriations as listed below: (see document for complete text)
David F Grunebaum Esq $ 615.10
Kopelman & Paige PC 2,596.25
Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP 755.00
Francis H Maroney Inc 2,434.02
Eastern Garage Door Inc 165.00
Maguire Pest Control 36.00
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 84

Career Resources Corporation 209.28
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien, and President Michitson, 8,
Abstain,-Councillor Sullivan 1,
PASSED Yeas 8, Abstain 1 84

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking
(60 Franklin Street- Delete Handicapped Parking) (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-H

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking
(54 North Street- Delete Handicapped Parking) (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-I

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)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 22-E

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)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 79

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)
NOT PASSED Yeas 0, Nays 9 80

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Abatement Report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of July 2012.
PLACED ON FILE 11-H

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Michitson requesting to introduce Creative Haverhill Executive Director David Zoffoli to discuss installation of a permanent tourist map in Columbus Park.
Mr. Zoffoli discussed the proposed permanent tourist map and the installation location in Columbus Park and asked the Council to approve the gift of the map to the City of Haverhill to be installed by September 1, 2012.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO APPROVE THE GIFT OF THE MAP TO THE CITY OF HAVERHILL AND THE INSTALLATION IN COLUMBUS PARK.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 76-I

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

Resolution submitted by City Council President John Michitson Mayor take immediate action to amend Mass Dept of Transportation Traffic Control agreement (TCA) to reflect maintaining current two-way traffic flow on South Central Street (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-Q

BUSINESS OWNERS GREG FOUCAULT AND TOM BASTIAN SPOKE ABOUT THE DOWNTURN IN BUSINESS DUE TO LACK OF PARKING AND CONSTRUCTION ON MAIN STREET.
COUNCILLOR MACEK ASKED THAT A LETTER BE SENT TO THE MAYOR ASKING FOR AN
UPDATE FROM VHB AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING.

Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Councillor Lepage presented the Minutes of Administration & Finance Committee held on August 8, 2012 regarding the payment of lieu of taxes (PILOT) program. Numerous representatives from non-profit organizations attended the meeting and voiced their opposition to the program. A unanimous vote was taken by the Committee to take no further action on the matter.
COMMITTEE MINUTES WERE ACCEPTED AND PLACED ON FILE 33-F

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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