City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
City Council Chambers
John A. Michitson
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 Hall
4 Summer St
Haverhill, MA 01830
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.
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
4. Utility Hearing(s) and Related Order(s)
Application was received for Special One Day Liquor License, to sell “Wine and Beer Only” by Marcos A Cruz for a fundraiser at the Citizen’s Center, Saturday, February 23, 2:00PM to 8:00PM, conditional upon showing of the receipts from the purchase of alochol to the License Commission Clerk no later than 4:00PM on Friday February 22
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 31
New Application was received for Handicap Parking Sign from Joanne Champey at 51 Brookline Ave
NOT GRANTED Yeas 0, Nays 9 29-D
Renewal for 2013 Drainlayer License: George Charest
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 3-P
7. Hearings and Related Orders
8. Motions and Orders
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking (35 Hancock St.- Delete Handicap Parking) (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 32
ORDERED: That an emergency be declared involving the health and safety of the public in accordance with Section 31D, of Chapter 44, General Laws as amended, providing for payment in excess of appropriation for Snow & Ice removal
MAYOR FIORENTINI SPOKE ABOUT THE RECENT BLIZZARD AND STATED THAT THE BUDGET OF $478,000 FOR SNOW & ICE REMOVAL HAS BEEN LEVEL FUNDED FOR THE PAST YEARS; BUDGETED AMOUNT HAS BEEN EXCEEDED
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 33
9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings
10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees
Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the proposal
by Global Companies to transport large volumes of ethanol thru Haverhill
COUNCILLOR RYAN STATED THAT HE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE CHELSEA CITY MANAGER ABOUT THIS SITUATION AND EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN REGARDING LARGE VOLUMES OF ETHANOL BEING TRANSPORTED VIA HAVERHILL RAIL LINES
LETTER TO LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION & MAYOR 9-H
Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the
gate in the back of the High School
COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN STATED THAT SHE WAS CONTACTED BY THE HIGH SCHOOL SAFETY OFFICER ABOUT THE TRAFFIC FLOW AT THE BROOK STREET GATE. HIS RECOMMEN-DATION WAS TO HAVE ONE WAY TRAFFIC ENTERING IN THE MORNING AND ONE WAY TRAFFIC EXITING IN THE AFTERNOON.
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 9-I
Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion relative to declaring surplus the parcels that were reviewed by the Natural Resources & Public Property Committee and presented to the City Council on February 5, 2013
COUNCILLOR MACEK STATED THAT THERE WERE ERRORS IN THE ORDER & REQUESTED POSTPONEMENT TO FEB 26 2013
PLACED ON FILE 9-J
ORDERED: That the properties are hereby declared surplus with the condition that all lots recommended for surplus will be subject to actual notice of intent to sell to be sent to all abutters prior to the start of any formal sale efforts:
• 429-14-412 Lois St.
• 429-3-295 Lois St.
• 429-3-294 Lois St.
• 444-1-11 Clifford Ave.
• 502-235-17 Washington St.
• 514-285-4 Tremont St.
• 529-10-105 Rochambau1t St.
• 529-23-213 Eudora St.
• 429-14-414 Ellen St.
• 532-406-7 Freeman St.
• 534-28-145 Hillcrest Ave.
• 534-5-146 Montrose Ave. at River St.
• 553-4-11 Observatory Ave.
• 752-2-123 Whitney Ave.
• 501-27-14 River St.
• 529-19-174 Laurier St.
• 537-423A-9 West Lowell Ave.
• 730-780E-111 Hillside Ave.
• 747-3-15 Glen Meadow Rd.
POSTPONED TO FEB 26 2013 34
Communication was received from President Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding stop
signs at Locke Street, Duncan Street, and Orchard Street
PRESIDENT SCATAMACCHIA REQUESTED TO HAVE THE ITEM REFERRED TO TRAFFIC& SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW OF SIGNAGE 9-K
11. Communications from City Employees
12. Resolutions and Proclamations
13. Council Committee Reports and Announcements
COUNCILLOR LEPAGE ANNOUNCED THE ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR FEB 28. AT 7:00PM IN THE CITY COUNCIL OFFICE. TWO ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION WILL BE THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE CITY COUNCIL RULES AND REGULATIONS & WAIVER OF FEES
Meeting adjourned at 7:48 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0
Margaret A Toomey