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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan.
Absent-Councillor Michitson

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 Hart was appointed to read the minutes.

3. Election of President of Council

On motion of Councillor Hart to nominate Robert H. Scatamacchia as President of Council.
Nominations closed. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1
Clerk Toomey administered the oath to President Scatamacchia

4. Election of Vice President of Council

On motion of Councillor Ryan to nominate Michael J. Hart as Vice President of Council
Nominations closed. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1
Clerk Toomey administered the oath to Vice President Hart.

5. Communications from the Mayor

No Schedule

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

No Schedule

7. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule

Non-Confirming Appointments:
The following Auxiliary Police were appointed by the Mayor:
Cristina Paterno, Eric Pearson and Robert Drew III
PLACED ON FILE 1

Resignations:
No Schedule

7. Petitions

Petition was received for Joint Pole Location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for Mulberry St., Plan 741.
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD JAN 22, 2013 2

Applications:
No Schedule

Annual License Renewals:
The following Drainlayer 2013 license renewals were granted:
Richard Early, JR 3
Richard Early, SR 3-B
Richard Golen 3-C
William Hall 3-D
John C. Jablonski 3-E
David Scott Lafoe 3-F
Dave Maynard 3-G
Henry Richard 3-H
Joseph Scott 3-I
Ryan Scott 3-J
John Sullivan 3-K
GRANTED

8. Hearings and Related Orders

No Schedule

9. 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 §85, Schedule B: Parking Restrictions and Prohibitions, as amended, be and is hereby
further amended as follows: (see document for complete text)

“Computer Drive, entire length, both sides; No Parking; 10 PM to 6 AM, 7 days a week Research Drive, entire length both sides; No Parking; 10 PM to 6 AM, 7 days a week”
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 4

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 11
An Ordinance Relating to Boards and Commissions

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 11, Article VIII. Haverhill Historic Commission, as amended, is hereby further amended as follows:

By deleting last sentence of §11-42(B) and inserting in place thereof the following: “All nominees shall be residents of, business owners or employed within the City of Haverhill.”
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 5

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 54
An Ordinance Relating to Historic Districts

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 54, as amended, is hereby further amended as follows: (see document for complete text)

Article I. Rocks Village
By deleting the words in §54-4(B)1 and inserting in place thereof the following: “All nominees for membership shall be residents of, business owners or employed within the City of Haverhill.”

Article II. Bradford Common
By deleting the words in §54-17(B)1 and inserting in place thereof the following: “All nominees for membership shall be residents of, business owners or employed within the City of Haverhill.”

Article III. Washington Street
By deleting the words in §54-30(C)(1)(a) and inserting in place thereof the following: “All nominees for membership shall be residents of, business owners or employed within the City of Haverhill.”
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 6
ORDERED: That the Rocks Village Memorial Association be and is hereby authorized to apply for a permit with Building Inspector to demolish the Toll House located on the premises of Rocks Village Hand Tub House, located at Main-RV Street and to construct a new Toll House which will replicate the original Toll House located on the site, all as detailed in the attached building permit application, which is incorporated herein.
CHRISTINE KWITCHOFF, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ROCKS VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, EXPLAINTED THE HISTORY OF THE TOLL HOUSE. A REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL TOLL HOUSE RESIDES AT THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN. THE TOLL HOUSE WILL BE REBUILT BY THE STUDENTS AT WHITTIER VO TECH.
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 7

ORDERED: That those persons retained as Building Project Manager/Citizen Center for City of Haverhill are hereby designated as “Special Municipal Employees” pursuant to M.G.L.c.268A.
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 8

10. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 21-N/2012
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking 35 Arch Avenue – Delete Handicapped Parking (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 21-N/2012

11. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:
No Schedule

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting an update from the Mayor or his designee regarding paid parking downtown
POSTPONED TO JAN 15 2013 9

Communication was received from Councillor LePage requesting a discussion regarding the Rules and Regulations of the City Council
REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE 10

Communications from City Employees:
No Schedule

12. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Councillor LePage presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on January 3. Two items for discussion were waiving fees for nonprofits and remote participation. Solicitor Cox will draft ordinances.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES AND PLACE THEM ON FILE. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 11


Meeting adjourned at 7:20 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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