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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, Tuesday, December 4, 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 Scatamacchia, Councillors Michitson, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan
Absent – Councillor Hart
City Clerk – Margaret A. Toomey

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

Minutes were not approved.

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor LePage was appointed to read the minutes.

3. Communications from the Mayor

No Schedule

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

Document 102, Petition for Joint Pole Location was received from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for So Prospect st
HEARING WAS POSTPONED TO DEC 18, 2012 BECAUSE REPRESENTATIVE FROM UTILITY COMPANY WAS NOT PRESENT 102

Document 102-B
ORDER: Order granting Joint Pole Location to Verizon New England Inc & Mass Electric Co for S Prospect st (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED TO DEC 18, 2012 102-B
Document 103, Petition was received for Joint Pole Location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for Middlesex st
HEARING WAS POSTPONED TO DEC 18, 2012 103

Document 103-B
ORDER: Order granting Joint Pole Location to Verizon New England Inc and Mass Electric Co for Middlesex st
POSTPONED TO DEC 18, 2012 103-B
There was a related request from Joseph Gleason, Verizon Right of Way Agent, requesting to continue the Middlesex st grant location petition to December 18 so that it could be heard along with the scheduled Main st petition
PLACED ON FILE

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
Christopher Valliere was appointed by Mayor Fiorentini to the Haverhill Cultural Council, effective immediately. Appointment to expire November 29, 2015.
CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 77-U

Non-Confirming Appointments:
Sven Amirian was appointed by Mayor Fiorentini to the Development & Industrial Commission, effective immediately. 77-V
PLACED ON FILE

Jane Parent was appointed by Mayor Fiorentini to theC.D. Hunking Middle School Building
Committee, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 77-W

Resignations
Daniel M. Spurling submitted his letter of resignation from the Haverhill Historical Commission.
PLACED ON FILE 77-X

6. Petitions

Petition for Joint Pole Location was received from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for Main st
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD DEC 18 2012 106

Applications:
No Schedule
Annual License Renewals:
No Schedule

7. Hearings and Related Orders

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 99
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 §88, Schedule E: City Parking Lots, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows:

Herbert H Goecke, Jr Parking Deck:
By deleting the words and numbers: “as revised on 08/03/2012,” immediately following the words and numbers “Central Business Parking Map dated 08/17/11”, and, by inserting in place thereof the words and numbers: “as revised on 10/09/2012,”.
MICHAEL STANKOVICH READ THE MAYOR’S LETTER CONCERNING DOCUMENTS 99, 99-B & 99-C. THE MAYOR SUGGESTED TABLING DOCUMENT 99-C.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND BY DELETING THE DATE “10/09/2012” AND INSERTING IN PLACE THEREOF THE DATE “12/04/2012”.
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 1, Abstain 1 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 7, Absent 1, Abstain 1 99

Document 99-B
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 §88, Schedule E: City Parking Lots, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows:

Essex and Locust Streets Parking Lot:
By deleting the words and numbers: “as revised on 08/03/2012,” immediately following the words and numbers “Central Business Parking Map dated 08/17/11”, and, by inserting in place thereof the words and numbers: “as revised on 10/09/2012,”.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND BY DELETING THE DATE “10/09/2012” AND INSERTING IN PLACE THEREOF THE DATE “12/04/2012”.
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 1, Abstain 1 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 7, Absent 1, Abstain 1 99-B

Document 99-C
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, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows:

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.”
POSTPONED TO DEC 11, 2012 Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 99-C

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:
No Schedule

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding remote participation guidelines for City Council meetings.
LETTER TO SOLICITOR COX and REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE 76-X
Communication was received from Councillor Michitson requesting to provide a status update on the Haverhill Hardware Horizons Challenge for startup companies.*
COUNCILLOR MICHITSON GAVE A SLIDE PRESENTATION EXPLAINING THE PROGRAM & INTRODUCED FRANCISCO AGULLAR TO SPEAK ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A THROWBOT SENSOR FOR THE COMPETITION.
PLACED ON FILE 76-Y

Communication was received from Councillor Michitson, on behalf of Wingate Condo Trust, requesting to place the following item on the agenda: “Wingate Condo Trust wishes to discuss the City of Haverhill not living up to commitments made under the Façade Improvement Program.”
CITY SOLICITOR COX ADVISED THE COUNCIL NOT TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER.
PLACED ON FILE 76-Z

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

*Doc. 76-Y - Handout from Councillor Michitson – H3C Haverhill Hardware Horizons Challenge Presentation

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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