Information about the Mayor and the offices under him
Information about all city departments at your fingertips

Learn about Haverhill's history, find out about city officials
 

City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, January 22, 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 – Councillors Hart, Michitson, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan.
Absent - President Scatamacchia

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 Ryan was appointed to read the minutes.

3. Communications from the Mayor

No Schedule

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

Document 2, Petition for Joint Pole Location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for Mulberry st, Plan 741
REPRESENTATIVE WAS NOT PRESENT. POSTPONED TO JAN 29, 2013 2

Document 2B, Order grant Joint Pole Location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co (North Andover) for Mulberry st, Plan 741
REPRESENTATIVE WAS NOT PRESENT. POSTPONED TO JAN 29, 2013 2-B

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule
Non-Confirming Appointments:
Alan DeNaro, Lock-Up Keeper, for one year
Michael Ingham, Soldier’s Relief and Burial Agent, for one year
Robert DeFusco, Chief Procurement Officer, for two years
Michael Stankovich, Tree Warden, for one year Michael Stankovich, Forest Warden, for one year Michael Stankovich, Gypsy Moth Control Superintendent, for one year Michael Stankovich, Fence Viewer: Michelle Hamel, Poundkeeper, for one year
PLACED ON FILE 20

William D. Cox, Jr. City Solicitor, to expire December 31, 2013
PLACED ON FILE 20B
David Van Dam, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, to expire December 31, 2013
Linda L. Koutoulas, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, to expire Dec. 31, 2013
PLACED ON FILE 20C
Mary E. Roy, City Treasurer and Collector, to expire December 31, 2013
Sandra E. Denman, Assistant City Treasurer, to expire December 31, 2013
PLACED ON FILE 20D

Resignations:
No Schedule

6. Petitions

Petitions:
No Schedule
Applications:
The following Applications for 2013 Tag Days were granted:

HHS Girls Basketball January 25, 26 & 27th 14P
HHS Classical Academy Parents Association February 8, 9 & 10th 14Q
HHS International Relations March 1, 2, & 3rd 14R
HHS Class of 2015 April 12, 13, $ 14th 14S
Disabled American Veterans June 13, 14, & 15th 14T
Haverhill Lions Club June 29th 14U
Cooperstown River Bandits Baseball July 12, 13, & 14th 14V
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary August 2 & 3rd 14W
AMVETS August 9 & 10th 14X
Korean War Veterans September 19, 20, & 21st 14Y
HHS Model United Nations December 6, 7, & 8th 14Z
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1
Annual License Renewals:
No Schedule

7. Hearings and Related Orders

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That the sum of $2,500 be transferred from the Reserve for Capital Projects to the Fire Floor Repairs 16th Ave account increasing the amount previously approved by Council Order 16-R dated November 13, 2012
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 21

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 36
An Ordinance Relating to Fees and Receipts

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 36, as amended, be and is hereby further amended by adding the following:

Ҥ36-7. Waiver of fee or charge.

The City Council and Mayor shall have authority to waive fees or charges due to the City of Haverhill which are set by order, ordinance or state law. No fees or charges due to the City of Haverhill shall be waived where prohibited by state law. The waiving of any fee or charges by the City Council and Mayor shall be subject to the conditions below: (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 22

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 13
Application was received from Joseph Coombas on behalf of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Boston Chapter, for a walk on October 5th at Kenoza Lake.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 13

Document 4
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”
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 4

Document 5
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.”
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 5

Document 6
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.”
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 6

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO READ A PROCLAMATION.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1

COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN READ THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK IN HAVERHILL PROCLAMATION
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 24

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:
No Schedule

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting a discussion
about a Home Rule Petition on behalf of Billy Ray Hawkins, Jr.
MR. HAWKINS INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO THE COUNCIL
PLACED ON FILE 9-C

HOME RULE PETITION – Be adopted by City Council and forwarded to the General Court: An Act Authorizing the Appointment of Billy Ray Hawkins, Jr as a Firefighter in the City of Haverhill Notwithstanding the Maximum Age Requirement (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 23

Communications from City Employees:
No Schedule

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Council Committee Reports:
No Schedule
January 22, 2013

COUNCILLOR MACEK ANNOUNCED THAT THE NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A MEETING ON JAN 30 AT 7:00PM IN THE CITY COUNCIL OFFICE TO REVIEW 19 PARCELS OF LAND TO BE SURPLUSED

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1
Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
Home
   |   Mayor's Office   |   Departments   |   Resources   |   Site Map   |   Feedback


Office of the Mayor
City of Haverhill, Massachusetts
City Hall, Room 100, 4 Summer Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
mayor@cityofhaverhill.com
978-374-2300

Developed by enilsson.