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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, May 7, 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, Michitson, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan.

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 Hart was appointed to read the minutes.

3. Communications from the Mayor

No Schedule

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

No Schedule

5. Appointments

Confirming Appointments:
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Non-Confirming Appointments:
Dr. Richard Traister was appointed as Trustee to the Benjamin and Eva C. Grad Family Trust, effective immediately with appointment to expire Apr. 26 2019.
PLACED ON FILE 20N

Donald “Jake” Shea was appointed to the Haverhill Retirement Board effective immediately with appointment to expire Apr. 27 2016.
PLACED ON FILE 20O

Resignations:
No Schedule

6. Petitions

Petitions:
Petition was received from Louis Franchi from Haverhill Realty Development Trust on behalf of Riverside Place Condominiums requesting a waiver of the Affordable Housing Component for Riverside Place Condominiums, located at 70 Washington st; City Assessor’s Map 309-Block 1-Lot 5A
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD JUNE 11 2013 53

Petition was received from National Grid of North Andover requesting permission for Pole and Wire location on Liberty st, Plan #14624286
COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD MAY 28 2013 54

Applications:
Tag Day application was received from the Haverhill Firefighters for MDA Aug 30, 31st & Sept 1st
POSTPONED TO MAY 28 2013- NOTIFY APPLICANT and LETTER TO SOLICITOR Yeas 9, Nays 26P

New Pool Table License: The Hideout, 30 Emerson st, 1 Pool Table
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 55

New Sunday License: The Hideout, 1 Sunday Pool Table
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 16X

Application was received from Stephanie Dignan for One- Day Beer and Wine only license for Wedding Reception on Saturday, June 15 at Winnekenni Castle from 4:30PM to 9:30PM, alcohol to be served by Butlers and Bars
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 31C

Application was received from Terri M. Rousseau for Emmaus Inc regarding their 25th recreational charity ride Cycle for Shelter on Sunday, July 28th, starting at 7:00AM and requesting permission for race to start and finish at Northern Essex Community College Haverhill campus
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 37G

7. Hearings and Related Orders

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8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That $6,808.00 be appropriated from the Parking Funds Account Reserved to fund flower baskets downtown
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21J

ORDERED: That the city appropriates $349,320 from Free Cash to the following items:
$5,920 Police Salaries for foot patrols downtown
$325,000 Veterans Benefits Expenses for veterans benefits
$900 Human Resources Salaries for training
$10,500 Human Resources Expenses for physical examinations
$5,000 Highway Salaries for overtime tree trimming
$2,000 Health Salaries for overtime for compliance inspectors
$4,000 Highway Expenses for lot sweeping
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND THE ORDER BY ADDING $5,000.00 TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR ADDITIONAL TRIMMING ON WATER STREET AND $8,000.00 TO RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL INFIELD ADDITIVE DUST CONTROL AND ADJUSTING THE TOTAL APPROPRIATION TO $362,320
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21J

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 1
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Chapter 1-16, “General penalty; specific penalties; noncriminal disposition; enforcement”, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows: (see document for complete text) (increased fines for second and third offenders)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 56

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic
Amend Chapter 240, The Central Business District Parking Map: Propose changing 7 parking spaces on the upper level of the Herbert H Goecke Parking Garage (on the east side) from Pay-by-Space to Multi-Use (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 30B

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

No Schedule

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:
No Schedule
Communications from Councillors:
Communication from Councillor Ryan requesting to introduce Tom O’Brien, Chairman of the Haverhill Stadium Commission.
MR. O’BRIEN GAVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE STADIUM COMMISSION AND PRESENTED A RENOVATION REPORT.*
PLACED ON FILE AND LETTER TO MAYOR 57

Communications from City Employees:
No Schedule

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

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12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

COUNCILLOR LEPAGE ANNOUNCED THE ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 15 AT 7:00PM IN THE CITY COUNCIL OFFICE, RM 204. AGENDA ITEM REGARDING ESTABLISHING A VETERANS MEMORIAL STADIUM COMMISSION

Council Committee Reports:
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Meeting adjourned at 8:05 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

*Doc. 57 – Handout from Tom O’Brien – Trinity Stadium Renovation Report

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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