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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, October 16, 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 – Acting President Scatamacchia, Councillors Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan.
Absent – President Michitson

City Clerk – Margaret A. Toomey.

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

3. Communications from the Mayor

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting that David Zoffoli, Executive Director of Creative Haverhill, come before Council to make a presentation regarding the new“Creative Haverhill” Website.
MR. ZOFFOLI STATED THAT THE CITY’S DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT TASK FORCE AND CREATIVE HAVERHILL DEVELOPED THE WEBSITE. THE THEME IS DISCOVER HAVERHILL. PLACED ON FILE 44-Q

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule
Non-Confirming Appointments:
Thomas Wylie was appointed to the Bradford Rail Trail Advisory Committee, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 77-N
Resignations:
Janice Lebrun resigned from the Haverhill Cultural Council.
PLACED ON FILE 77-O

6. Petitions

Petition was received from Verizon New England Inc and Mass Electric Co requesting Joint Pole Location for Rosemont St.
HEARING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 30 2012 94

Petition was received from Tracy Fuller, Haverhill YMCA Executive Director, requesting all permitting fees be waived for construction of their Wadliegh House Project, which is a 22 unit affordable housing project.
MS. FULLER STATED THE BUILDING INSPECTOR TOLD HER THE APPROXIMATE COST OF WAIVING FEES WOULD BE BETWEEN $25K-$26K COUNCILLOR LEPAGE ASKED FOR CLARIFICATION BECAUSE HIS INFORMATION FROM THE BUILDING INSPECTOR’S OFFICE DIFFERED.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO POSTPONE TO OCT. 23, 2012, LETTER TO MAYOR ASKING HIS OPINION AND LETTER TO RICHARD OSBORNE ASKING FOR A BREAKDOWN OF FEES.

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Sullivan, President Scatamacchia, 7 Nays,-Councillor Daly O’Brien - 1 and
PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 1, Absent 1 95

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO REFER THE MATTER OF WAIVING FEES FOR NON-PROFITS TO THE ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Yeas 8, Absent 1

Applications:
No Schedule

Annual License Renewals:
Pilgrim Lanes, 600 Primrose st, 20 Lanes
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 60-C Pilgrim Lanes, 20 Sunday Bowling licenses
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 7-Q

Pilgrim Lanes, 5 Pool Tables
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 96 Pilgrim Lanes, 5 Sunday Pool licenses
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 7-R

7. Hearings and Related Orders

Document 87 – Hearing for further deliberation and consideration per: Land Court Remand Order of August 29, 2012: John Giordano v. Haverhill City Council Docket No. 11 MISC 453400; Document 100/2010; Special Permit to Build a Single Family Residence Within 500’ of a Water Supply at 90 Amesbury rd; Assessor’s Map 465, Block 3, Lot 2A – Denied by City Council on August 23, 20
HEARING WAS NOT OPENED. THERE WAS DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT INFORMATION THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION WAS SEEKING. ATTORNEY JAMES SENIOR REPRESENTED THE PETITIONER AND CITY SOLICITOR COX ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO POSTPONE TO OCT. 30, 2012, LETTER TO CONSERVATION COMMISSION and WATER DEPARTMENT ASKING THEM TO GIVE THEIR RECOMMENDATION TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS IF NEEDED.
Yeas 8, Absent 1 87

8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That the citizens of Haverhill qualified to vote as the law directs be notified and warned to assemble at their respective meeting places on TUESDAY, the SIXTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2012 to open at seven o’clock in the forenoon and to close at eight o’clock in the evening, then and there to give in their votes on one ballot for ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT for this Commonwealth; SENATOR IN CONGRESSS 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 REPRSENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT for the Third Essex Representative District; one REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT for the Fourteenth Representative District; and one REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT for the Fifteenth Representative District; CLERK OF COURTS for Essex County and REGISTER OF DEEDS for the Essex Southern District. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 17-F

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 25-G
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking
11 Proctor St. - Delete Handicap Parking Space
(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 25-G
Document 44-P
Communication was from Mayor regarding Ordinances concerning parking commission and proposed parking changes with Parking Director Michael Stankovich to speak to Council regarding these matters in more detail.
MR. STANKOVICH REVIEWED THE PROPOSED PARKING CHANGES AT THE VARIOUS CITY PARKING LOTS.* HE STATED THERE IS AN INFORMATIONAL SESSSIONABOUT PARKING ON OCT 22 @7:00pm AT 90 WASHINGTON ST. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
PLACED ON FILE 44-P
Document 92
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 11
An Ordinance Relating to the
Central Business District Parking Commission

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill,
Chapter 11, §70, as amended, is hereby further amended as follows:
§11-70. Establishment: membership; appointment.
by deleting the figure “5”, and, inserting in place thereof the figure “6”; and
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Hart, Ryan, Macek, LePage, Councillor Daly O’Brien, Sullivan, President Scatamacchia - 7
Nays,-Councillor McGonagle – 1 and
PASSED Yeas 7, Nays 1, Absent 1 92

Chapter 11, §72. Powers, duties and responsibilities generally.

by adding the following at the end of subsection B.:
“Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code, the Commission may specify which parking spaces within any municipal parking lot are classified as either a paid parking or permit parking space, subject to the public hearing requirements in subsection F below, with any changes from the current configuration to be noted on the most recent Central Business District Parking Map. Any such determination shall take effect upon passage by the Parking Commission and have the same force and effect as if enacted as an ordinance.”
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO AMEND BY ADDING AFTER THE LAST SENTENCE
“ All such changes shall be filed with the City Council within 48 hours.”
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Hart, Ryan, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and President Scatamacchia – 6, Nays,-Councillor McGonagle- 1,
Abstain,-Councillor Sullivan- 1 and
PASSED Yeas 6, Nays 1, Abstain 1, Absent 1
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO PASS AS AMENDED
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillor Hart, Ryan, Daly O’Brien and President Scatamacchia - 4
Nays,-Councillors McGonagle, Macek, LePage
Abstain,-Councillor Sullivan
NOT PASSED Yeas 4, Nays 3, Abstain 1, Absent 1 92

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees.

Monthly Reports:
No Schedule
Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Sullivan requesting to discuss installing a crosswalk on Kingsbury Ave. at the intersection of Winchester St. and Carrington Way.
COUNCILLOR SULLIVAN THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER INTERSECTIONS ON KINGSBURY AVE THAT SHOULD BE REVIEWED TO SEE IF THEY WARRANT CROSSWALKS.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 76-P

Communications from City Officers and Employees:
Communication was received from City Clerk Margaret A Toomey requesting to discuss several issues related to the November 6, 2012 Election.
MS. TOOMEY STATED THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCT 17 AND THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE WOULD BE OPEN FROM 8:00AM TO 8:00OPM; A NUMBER OF POLLING LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED; CALL OR GO INTO THE CLERK’S OFFICE TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE LISTED AS AN INACTIVE VOTER; IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOUR POLLING PLACE IS GO TO WWW.WHEREDOIVOTE.COM 97

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

No Schedule

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

*Handout – Document 44-P – Parking Map

 
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