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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, December 11, 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 Hart, Michitson, 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 for Nov. 27 & Dec. 4

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor Daly O’brien was appointed to read the minutes.

3. Communications from the Mayor

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini announcing the appointment of a Selection Committee for the Hunking Middle School’s Owner’s Project Manager
PLACED ON FILE 44-S

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule

Non-Confirming Appointments:
Harold C. Jackson, Jr. was appointed to the Forestry Management Committee, effective immediately. Term to
expire Dec. 11, 2013.
PLACED ON FILE 77-Y

6. Petitions

Petitions:
No Schedule

Applications:
No Schedule

Annual License Renewals:
The following Drainlayer 2013 license renewals were granted:

William Cleonoulf
John Davidowicz
David E Deloury
Stephen J Doherty, Sr
Stephen P Early
Phillip C Farmer
Robert A Frye
John Grasso
Arthur Hutton
Patrick T Kelly
James M Mahoney
Ralph Mirra

Kenneth M Pierce, Jr
Robert Pondelli
Fred F Ramey, Jr.
Michael Reilly
GRANTED

7. Hearings and Related Orders

Document 105
Petition was received from William Pillsbury Jr., Economic Development & Planning Director/City of Haverhill, requesting Hearing re: Zoning – Merrimack Street Gateway Renaissance Overlay District. There was a related request from William Pillsbury, Jr., Economic Development and Planning Director, requesting topostpone thehearing on the proposed zoning amendment
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO POSTPONE TO DEC 18, 2012
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 105

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255
Article XV. Merrimack Street Gateway Renaissance Overlay District (MSGROD)

255-136 Purpose
It is the purpose of this article to establish a Merrimack Street Gateway Renaissance Overlay District and thereby to encourage additional smart growth in the downtown core, to foster a range of housing opportunities along with mixed use development components including, among others, distinctive retail, education and education-based uses, performing arts, media and graphics arts, offices, restaurants, public and private access to and use of the Merrimack River, which is now effectively cut off by a substantial and necessary flood wall, to spark the development of marine use facilities taking advantage of the navigable waters of the Merrimack River adjacent to downtown Haverhill, and to encourage private capital to invest in the design and construction of distinctive and attractive site development programs that promotes compact design, creation of vital urban open space, and take advantage of a variety of transportation options, including enhanced pedestrian access to employment and nearby rail access. (See document for complete text)
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO POSTPONE TO DEC 18, 2012
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 105-B

8. Motions and Orders

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking 35 Arch Avenue – Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 21-N

ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized to accept a further bequest from the Elmo D’Alessandro 1996 Trust in the amount of $250,000 to be used exclusivelyfor law enforcement purposes. Said bequest shall be held in a separate account and subject to appropriation by the Mayor and City Council.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 54-G

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 21-M
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking 197 River Street – Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-M

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:
Abatement Report was received from Board of Assessors for month of November 2012
PLACED ON FILE 11-L

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor LePage requesting to introduce Sven Amirian, President of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the benefits of MASS Save energy programs for businesses and residents.
MR. AMIRIAN STATED THAT THE CHAMBER HAS FORMED A GREEN AFFAIRS COMMMITTEE AND COUNCILLOR LEPAGE WILL BE ON THE COMMITTEE. HE BRIEFLY TOUCHED ON THE TYPES OF GREEN ENERGY THE COMMITTEE WILL BE LOOKING INTO. COUNCILLOR LEPAGE SHARED HIS PERSONAL POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WITH MASS SAVE. HE ANNOUNCED THERE WILL BE AN ENERGY WORKSHOP AT HAVERHILL PUBLIC LIBRARY ON DEC 12 FROM 12NOON TO 1:00 PM.
PLACED ON FILE 108

Communications from City Employees:
Communication was received from Police Chief Alan DeNaro requesting to address the Council and present a plaque in memory of Fire Fighter Hector Segura to his twin sister Manuela Martinez.
CHIEF DENARO PRESENTED PLAQUES TO RETIRED FIRE FIGHTER TOM GARRETT AND SGT. BRIAN PROULX FOR ASSISTING A SEVERELY INJURED BICYCLIST. HE ALSO PRESENTED A PLAQUE TO MS. MARTINEZ IN MEMORY OF HER BROTHER, HECTOR SEGURA. THE PLAQUE WAS FROM THE LADDER TRUCK THAT IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION.
PLACED ON FILE 109

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO INTRODUCE DOC. 99-C, REGARDING VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

COUNCILLOR MACEK STATED THAT DOC. 99-C WAS INADVERTENTLY OMITTED FROM THE AGENDA AND THAT THE MAYOR WOULD LIKE TO TABLE THE DOCUMENT.
PLACED ON FILE 99-C

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Council Committee Reports:
No Schedule

Meeting adjourned at 7:28 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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