Present – President Scatamacchia, Councillors Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan.
1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting
Minutes were approved.
2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting
Councillor Macek was appointed to read the minutes.
3. Communications from the Mayor
Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini reestablishing the Development and Industrial Commission and appointing the following five non-confirming appointments to this Commission: William Pillsbury, James DiBurro, Kharis Goodridge, John Michitson and Sally Cerasuolo-O’Rorke. Effective immediately.
4. Utility Hearing(s) and Related Order(s)
Document 98, Petition was received for Joint Pole Location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for Meadow Lane. There was a related request from Robert Grassia, Right of Way Manager, on behalf of Verizon Engineering Department, formally requesting to withdraw Verizon petition #738 Meadow Lane without prejudice for the placement of 1 pole. Hearing was not opened.
Petition was received for Joint Pole Location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for South Prospect Street; Plan #709
Petition was received for Joint Pole Location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for Middlesex st; Plan #798
Application was received from Milton Russell for Hawker Peddler License for 24 Summer st. Haverhill Elks, Nov 24 through Dec 24, Saturday & Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, and Monday through Friday, 4:00PM to 8:00PM to sell Christmas trees & wreaths
Application was received from Tony Forte for Handicap Parking Sign at 197 River st
Annual License Renewals:
7. Hearings and Related Orders
Hearing was held on Document 101, a communication from the Board of Assessors for Tax Classification for fiscal year 2013. Speaking to the issue were Stephen Gullo, David Van Dam, and Sven Amirian. *
ORDERED: That the residential factor for fiscal year 2013 be adopted as:
ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a commercial exemption
ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a residential exemption
ORDERED: That the City shall select an open space discount factor
ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5, Clauses 17E and 41D with respect to Permanent acceptance of the annual
C.P.I. index increase to the tax exemptions for the elderly.
ORDERED: That the City Council accepts 100% of C.P.I. (Consumer Price Index) increase reported by the
8. Motions and Orders
ORDERED: That $6,061,000 is appropriated for the purpose of financing the cost of engineering services and construction related to flood control improvements including improvements to the Merrimack River floodwall, Little River conduit and the Marginal Pump Station including without limitation all costs thereof as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws, as most recently amended by St. 1998, c.78 (“Chapter 29C”); that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow $6,061,000 and issue bonds or notes therefor under Chapter 44 of the General Laws and/or Chapter 29C; that such bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the City unless the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor determines that they should be issued as limited obligations and secured by local system revenues as defined in section 1 of Chapter 29C; that the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Water Pollution abatement Trust (the “Trust”); and in connection therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or a security agreement with the Trust and otherwise to contract with the Trust and the Department of Environmental Protection with respect to such loan and for any federal or state aid available for the project or for the financing thereof; that the Mayor is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection, to expend all funds available for the project and to take any other action necessary to carry out the project.
Whereas, the City of Haverhill, after thorough investigation, has determined that the work activity consisting of engineering services and construction related to flood control improvements including improvements to the Merrimack River floodwall, Little River conduit and the Marginal Pump Station is both in the public interest and necessary to protect the public health, and that to undertake this activity, it is necessary to apply for assistance; and Whereas, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (the “MassDEP) and the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (the “Trust) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, pursuant to Chapter 21 and Chapter 29C of the General Laws of the Commonwealth (“Chapter 21” and “Chapter 29C”) are authorized to make loans to municipalities for the purpose of funding planning and construction activities relative to Water Pollution Abatement Projects; (see document for complete text)
ORDERED: That the sum of $2,800 be transferred from the Budget Reserve account to Personnel Salaries for
9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings
Limited Parking on South Pleasant Street both sides running from South Main Street on the right side (east or west) to a point just before McDonald’s entrance/exit and on the left side from So. Main St. up to a point just before the first residential home on the left side of South Pleasant Street. (see document for complete text)
Herbert H Goecke, Jr Parking Deck:
Essex and Locust Streets Parking Lot:
By adding the following at the end of Chapter 240, §21: “In the service zone located in front of 70 Washington Street, vehicles may park for no longer than fifteen (15) minutes without loading or unloading.”
§240-59. Designation of snow emergency routes; parking restrictions.
“C. Whenever such an extreme snow emergency is declared by the Mayor and the Superintendent of Highways, they shall have caused announcement thereof by the use of available news and other media, they may temporarily suspend, in whole or in part, the parking fees, rates and terms as established in §240 – 108 for municipal parking lots, as defined in §240 – 88, Schedule E, or, on streets and ways, as defined in §240 – 85, Schedule B, all of which are included on the Central Business District Parking Map, for any necessary periods of time after the Mayor and Superintendent of Highways have declared, in writing, an extreme snow emergency. Said writing is to be time coded and filed with the Police Department forthwith. Any such temporary suspension of the parking fees, rates and terms shall be prominently posted at all affected locations. The parking fees, rates and terms shall be restored to those fixed by ordinance as soon as the Mayor and Superintendent of Highways deem it is safe to do so.”
§11-72. Powers, duties and responsibilities generally.
By adding the following at the end of subsection B.:
10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees
Communications from Councillors:
Request for Reconsideration was received from Councillor Ryan regarding a vote taken at City Council Meeting on October 30, 2012 regarding Document 87, Hearing requested 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, 2011
Document 87, Hearing requested 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, 2011—Further Denied by City Council on October 30, 2012
11. Resolutions and Proclamations
Council Committee Reports and Announcements
On motion of Councillor LePage to suspend the rules to read the Lebanese Independence Day Proclamation.
P R O C L A M A T I O N
*Doc.101 Handout from Sven Amirian – Tax Rates for border cities and towns
* Doc. 76-T Handout from Colleen McKenna - Biography of Clementina Chery
Meeting adjourned at 9:03 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1
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