City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes
Tuesday, May 14, 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, and Sullivan.
Absent – Councillor Daly O’Brien
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 Michitson was appointed to read the minutes.
3. Communications from the Mayor
4. Utility Hearing(s) and Related Order(s)
Roy Wright withdrew his resignation from the Board of Assessors because his schedule conflict was resolved.
PLACED ON FILE
Petition was received from the Haverhill Exchange Club for permission to use the Haverhill High School Athletic Fields located behind the parking lot of the school with students 5th Grade through 12th Grade for an Anti-Bullying Rally on May 17th from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
LEANNE EASTMAN, PRESIDENT OF THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF HAVERHILL, GAVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE RALLY.
PLACED ON FILE 58
Request was received from Jennifer Morgan to close a portion of Lexington av; #1 to #4; on Saturday, June 8 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM, for a Graduation Party. Application was denied by Haverhill Police Dept.
PETITION DENIED BY POLICE CHIEF POSTPONED TO MAY 21 & LETTER TO CHIEF DENARO Yeas 8, Absent 1 52B
Petition was received from Diana M Carter requesting permission to open Dale st beside Parcel ID 568-424-1 to install natural gas to her home.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 59
ORDERED: That the City Council approve the request of Diane M. Carter to excavate on Dale Street for the purpose of installing gas service for Lot 1 of Map 568 Block 424. Dale Street was paved within the last 5 years and in accordance with Chapter 222, Section 11, Council approval is necessary
PLACED ON FILE & ORDER PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 60
Annual License Renewals:
Applications for 2013 Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Articles - License Renewals:
Brittany Day, In With the Used, 101 Merrimack st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45I
Michelle Edwards, In a Blue Moon Antiques, 133 Merrimack st POSTPONED TO MAY 21 2013 Yeas 8, Absent 1 45J
Ronald Glick, El Dorado Pawn Shop, 24 Emerson st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45K
Diane Gurciullo, Shoppe at the Village, 1454 Broadway
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45L
Debra Riley, In a Blue Moon Antiques POSTPONED TO MAY 21 2013 Yeas 8, Absent 1 45M
Doris Segal, Doris’s Attic, 125 River st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45N
Applications for 2013 Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Clothing – License Renewals:
Brittany Day, In With the Used GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45O
Michelle Edwards, In a Blue Moon Antiques POSTPONED TO MAY 21 2013 Yeas 8, Absent 1 45P
Debra Riley, In a Blue Moon Antiques POSTPONED TO MAY 21 2013 Yeas 8, Absent 1 45Q
Applications for 2013 Pool Table License Renewals:
John Fahimian, The Tap, 100 Washington st, Pool Tables (2) GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 61
Peter McCarron, VFW Post 29, 64 Kenoza av, Pool Table (1) GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 61B
John Veasey, Cedardale, 931 Boston rd, Pool & Billiards (2) GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 61C
Sunday Pool- License Renewal
Peter McCarron, VFW Post 29, Pool Table (1) GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 61D
Ambulance - License Renewal
Chief Richard Borden, Haverhill Fire Department, 131 Water Street, 1 Ambulance GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45R
Pawnbroker - License Renewal
Ronald Glick, El Dorado Pawn Shop GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45S
Buy & Sell Old Gold - License Renewal
Ronald Glick, El Dorado Pawn Shop GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 45T
7. Hearings and Related Orders
8. Motions and Orders
Ordinances (File 10 Days)
9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings
10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees
Abatement Report was received from Board of Assessors for month of April 2013.
PLACED ON FILE 19E
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR LEPAGE TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO ACCEPT OF GIFT OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT FROM KABOOM! FOR PORTLAND STREET PLAYGROUND
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1
ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized to take such actions as are necessary to make application for and accept a gift of playground equipment with a value of up to $85,000 from KaBOOM!,
Inc. of Washington, D.C., and, a gift of up to $8,500 from Team Haverhill, for the Portland Street Playground, with the understanding that any required City matching funds not to exceed $25,000 shall be paid through the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
DAN ROCHE OF TEAM HAVERHILL, CHAIR, OF PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE, SPOKE ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP WITH KABOOM!
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42B
Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding a Home Rule Petition on behalf of Scott Bradish.
SCOTT BRADISH INTRODUCED HIMSELF.
PLACED ON FILE 57B
ORDERED: That the following Home Rule Petition Be Adopted by the City Council and forwarded to the General Court
An Act Authorizing the Appointment of Scott Bradish as a Firefighter in Haverhill Notwithstanding the Maximum Age Requirement (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 23C
Communications from City Employees:
11. Resolutions and Proclamations
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:
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1
Margaret A Toomey