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 McGonagle was appointed to read the minutes.
3. Communications from the Mayor
4. Utility Hearing(s) and Related Order(s)
Hearing was held on Document 54, a petition from National Grid of North Andover requesting
permission for Pole and Wire Location on Liberty st, Plan #14624286. With David Boucher from National Grid appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed. 54
7. Hearings and Related Orders
8. Motions and Orders
Whereas, the Medical Marijuana Law took effect on January 1, 2013; and
Whereas, under the Medical Marijuana Law a "Medical Marijuana Treatment Center” shall mean a not-for-profit entity, as defined by Massachusetts law only, registered under this law, that acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments), transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers."; and
Whereas, the Medical Marijuana Law enables the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to register up to 35 such centers within the first year of enactment, with a minimum of one and a maximum of five located within each county; and
Whereas, DPH issued regulations for the implementation of the Medical Marijuana Law on
BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Chapter 255 of the Code of the City of Haverhill, as amended, being and is hereby further amended by adding the following:
"§255-16.1 Temporary Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Uses
A. Purpose and Justification- The purpose of the temporary moratorium is to give the City of Haverhill sufficient time after the promulgation of DPH regulations to evaluate the potential land use impacts of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers as such term is defined under the Medical Marijuana Law, and, if necessary and appropriate, to prepare and adopt zoning standards for Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers.
B. Temporary Moratorium Provision- For the duration of this Temporary Moratorium a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center as defined in the Medical Marijuana Law shall be prohibited as a PRINCIPAL and ACCESSORY USE in all zoning districts, and no use variance shall be granted to allow a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center.
C. Temporary Moratorium Expiration - Unless extended, continued or modified by a subsequent action of the City Council and Mayor·, the provisions of this Temporary Moratorium shall expire upon either of the first to occur of: (a) the adoption by the City Council and Mayor of an amendment to this ordinance that explicitly rescinds or replaces this moratorium, or (b) October 1, 2013."
APPROVED AS TO LEGALITY:
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 65
9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings
10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees
Communications from Councillors:
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 30 AT 7:00PM IN THE CITY COUNCIL OFFICE, RM 204. AGENDA ITEM REGARDING BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND FORECLOSING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
Council Committee Reports:
Meeting adjourned at 7:08 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0
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