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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, February 26, 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

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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

The minutes were approved.

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor Sullivan was appointed to read the minutes.

3. Communications from the Mayor

Mayor Fiorentini presented the State of the City Address
PLACED ON FILE 35

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule
Non-Confirming Appointments:
No Schedule
Resignations:
No Schedule

6. Petitions

Petition was received from National Grid of North Andover requesting permission to construct underground electric conduits on Columbia Park, Plan #13857586
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD MARCH 13, 2013 36

Request was received from Richard Willett on behalf of the “Lasting Room” for Cystic Fibrosis, requesting a permit for a walk on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, starting from and ending at 122 Washington
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 37

Applications:
Applications were received for the following Tag Days 2013 from:
HHS Classical Academy, April 28
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 26H
HHS Varsity Football, September 29 & 30
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 26I

Haverhill High Girl’s Volleyball , October 25, 26, & 27
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 26J

Application was received for 2013 Annual Coin-Ops Renewal from Laundry Day, 200 Main st,
5 Coin-Ops
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 15W
Application was received for 2013 Annual Coin-Ops Renewal Sunday License from
Laundry Day, 5 Coin-Ops
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 16V

New Application was received for Handicap Parking Sign from William Mahoney at
9 Thorndike st
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 29E

7. Hearings and Related Orders

Document 25, A petition was received for a Special Permit from Attorney Michael Migliori for applicant Miami Stuart Realty, LLC and owner PAM Realty Trust to construct a 60 unit Hotel in
the CH Zone on property located on Amesbury rd (Route 110); Assessor’s Map 459, Block 1,
Lot 1. Reports were received from Various Departments
HEARING OPENED
ATTORNEY MIGLIORI MADE HIS PRESENTATION AND STEVEN STAPINSKI ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS*. MR PILLSBURY ALSO ANSWERED QUESTIONS.
HEARING CLOSED
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO APPROVE THE SPECIAL PERMIT FOR LOTS 1A &1B
FOR USE AS A HOTEL
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 and
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RYAN TO APPROVE THE WATERSHED SPECIAL PERMIT FOR LOTS 1A & 1B ONLY WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AS STATED BY WILLIAM PILLSBURY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING DIRECTOR’S LETTER DATED FEB 22, 2013
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 25

8. Motions and Orders

No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 30
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 250, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows:

“By deleting the words and numbers: “as revised on 12/04/12,” immediately following the words and
numbers “Central Business District Parking Map dated 08/17/11” wherever said words and figures shall
appear in Chapter 240, and, by inserting in place thereof the words and numbers: “as revised on
02/01/2013,”.

The Central Business District Parking Map dated 12/04/12, as revised on 02/01/2013, is attached hereto
and incorporated herein.”
THE MAYOR’S CHIEF OF STAFF, DAVID VAN DAM, ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL AND REVIEWED A FEB 4, 2013 LETTER FROM MICHAEL STANKOVICH, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, EXPLAINING THE PARKING CHANGES. A MAP WAS PRESENTED WITH THE CHANGES*. COUNCILLORS EXPRESSED SUGGESTIONS ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES AND REQUESTED TO BE INFORMED OF FUTURE PARKING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND REQUESTED THE CORRESPONDING MINUTES. PARKING AND LIGHTING WAS ALSO DISCUSSED. A LETTER WILL BE SENT TO THE MAYOR.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO APPROVE THE AMENDMENTS AS OUTLINED IN LETTER FROM MICHAEL STANKOVICH AND TO RESTRICT THE TWO 15 MINUTE PARKING SPACES ON ORCHARD ST TO INCLUDE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AS: Monday thru Saturday, 11:00AM to 10:00PM and Sunday, 11:00AM to 9:00PM and further that one space be on the east side and one space be on the west side.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, LePage, Daly O’Brien, President Scatamacchia, 8
Absent- Councillor Michitson 1,
Abstain-Councillor Sullivan 1, and
PASSED
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN TO APPROVE THE DOCUMENT AS AMENDED.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Hart, Ryan, McGonagle, LePage, Daly O’Brien, President Scatamacchia, 8
Absent- Councillor Michitson 1,
Abstain-Councillor Sullivan 1, and
PASSED AS AMENDED
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking
(35 Hancock St.- Delete Handicap Parking) (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 32

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.
PLACED ON FILE 34

Communication was received from Councillor Macek relative to declaring surplus parcels that were reviewed by Natural Resources & Public Property Committee and presented to City Council on Feb5 2013 and submitted revised the following Orders:
The following parcels are for review and discussion:
• 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.
PLACED ON FILE 9L
ORDERED: That the following real property being and is hereby declared surplus for the purposes of sale
by the Mayor as he shall so determine:

• 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. (surplus for leasing only- not for sale)
A written notice of intent to sell the above parcels shall be sent to all abutters by first class mail prior to the start of any formal sale efforts.
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 34B

ORDERED: That the following real property being and is hereby declared surplus for the purposes of lease by the Mayor on the following conditions: 1 year lease term with up to four (4) - one(1) year ·mutual one (1) year lease extension requiring approval of the Mayor and City Council. Other terms of the lease are to be determined by the Mayor.

Map/Block/Lot

• 501-27-14 River St.

A written notice of intent to lease the above parcel shall be sent to all abutters by first class mail prior to the start of any formal lease efforts.
TABLED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 34C

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:
Abatement Report was received from Board of Assessors for month of January 2013
PLACED ON FILE 19B

Communication was forwarded from David Mohler, Executive Director of Mass DOT Office of Transportation Planning to Representative Brian Dempsey, regarding Routes for transporting ethanol by rail to the Global Petroleum facility in Revere in relation to City of Haverhill
LETTER STATED THAT IT IS VERY UNLIKELY THAT THE ETHANOL DELIVERY ROUTE WILL INCLUDE THE HAVERHILL RAIL ROUTE
PLACED ON FILE 38

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to discuss lighting in downtown Haverhill, specifically alleyways
COUNCILLOR DALY O’BRIEN EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE LACK OF LIGHTING AND WANTED TO KNOW WHEN THE ISSUED WAS GOING TO BE ADDRESSED; POSSIBLE SOURCES OF FUNDING FROM MEALS TAX AND/OR PARKING REVENUE
LETER TO MAYOR 9M

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding a “no parking” Ordinance on Apple st
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 9N

Communications from City Employees:
No Schedule

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Dominican Republic Independence Day, February 27, 2013
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 24B

12. 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 9:20 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest: Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

*Doc. 25- Handout from Attorney Migliori-smaller map
*Doc. 30- Handout from David Van Dam-map with explanation about changes and letter from Michael Stankovich dated Feb 4, 2013
 
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