City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes
Tuesday, August 6, 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 –Acting President Hart, Councillors Michitson, Ryan, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien and Sullivan.
Absent – President Scatamacchia
Acting City Clerk – Heather Budreiwicz
1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting
The minutes of July 9 and July 23 were approved.
2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting
Councillor Ryan 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, a joint petition from Verizon New England Inc and Mass
Electric Co of North Andover requesting permission for Pole, Wire, Cables, and Fixtures Location on
Appleton st, Plan #742. With Joseph Gleason, Right of Way agent, Verizon appearing in favor and no one
in opposition the hearing was closed 54A
ORDERED: Order to grant Pole, Wire, Cables, and Fixtures Location from Verizon New England Inc and
Mass Electric Co of North Andover on Appleton st, Plan #74 (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 54BB
Daniel Moriarty was appointed to the Board of Registrars.
Mr. Moriarty introduced himself.
CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 75D
Constance Rockwoodwas appointed to the Commission of Disability Issues.
Ms. Rockwood introduced herself.
CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 75E
Vinny Ouellette and Councillor Michael McGonagle were appointed to the Veterans Memorial Ice
Rink Advisory Committee.
PLACED ON FILE 75F
Petition was received from Lap Nguyen requesting to purchase City property; a dead-end section of
Worcester st; so that he may put up a storage shed for his yard equipment
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 83
Tag Day: Haverhill Exchange Club, October 19, 2013 POSTPONED TO AUG. 20 2013 Yeas 8, Absent 1 26Q
Tag Day: Knights of Columbus, October 19 & 20, 2013 POSTPONED TO AUG. 20 2013 Yeas 8, Absent 1 26R
Annual License Renewals:
Buy & Sell Second Hand Articles: Cynthia J. Kalp, El Dorado Pawn Shop, 24 Emerson st GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 64G
Buy & Sell Old Gold: Cynthia J. Kalp , El Dorado Pawn Shop GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 64H
Pawnbroker: Cynthia J. Kalp, El Dorado Pawn Shop GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 64I
Limousines: Raif Wakim, Bon Voyage Limo, Inc, 695 Main st (2 Limos) GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 64J
7. Hearings and Related Orders:
ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute certain easements, attached hereto, relative to real property located on 45 Wingate Street, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts being further identified as Map 302, Block 55 Lot 3 of the Board of Assessors, and, 77 Washington Street, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, being further identified as Map 301, Block 52, Lot 5 of the Board of Assessors, for the purpose of installing and attaching lighting to the side of the building to illuminate the passage ways between the building and adjacent buildings or structures.(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42D
ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized on behalf of City of Haverhill to execute a confirmatory easement to David Langlois Jr and Christina Langlois of 567 Washington Street relative to right to continue to maintain an encroachment of a building onto a public way known as Day Street, a copy of which is attached and hereto and incorporated herein. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42E
MUNIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255
Be it Ordained by the City Council and the City of Haverhill that the Code of the City of Haverhill, Chapter 255, Zoning, Table of Use and Parking Regulations, Page 8, as amended, be and is hereby further amended as follows:
By adding the following at the end of the sub-section “OTHER COMMERCIAL” to allow Medical Marijuana
Dispensary/Treatment centers to be located only in our business parks (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 84
MUNIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking 23 Hillside Street – Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 32C
8. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings
Petition from Scott Helmers, President, Spotlight Playhouse requesting City waive fees associated with the rental of the Nick Ross Auditorium for their theater productions.
THE MAYOR’S OFFICE REACHED AN AGREEMENT WITH SPOTLIGHT PLAYHOUSE.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO WAIVE $250 TOWARD THE RENTAL AGREEMENT. PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 77
An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Haverhill that Document 40-C of 2011 and all subsequent amendments to such document be deleted in its entirety and the following be inserted in its place thereof. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 82
Councillor Macek requested a discussion regarding a request for recertification of an easement
originally granted by the City in August 1992 involving premises at 567 Washington St
SEE DOCUMENT 42E PLACED ON FILE 57L
9. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees
Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to introduce Marguerite Carifio
to discuss the current poor condition of the Hilldale Cemetery.
MS. CARIFIO, JEFFERY LANE, GAVE AN ACCOUNTING OF THE CONDITION OF THE CEMETERY CITING PROBLEMS OF OVERGROWN GRASS, WEEDS, AND VINES. ANDREW WHITTIER AND ERIC PETERSON SPOKE OF THEIR PAST INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CEMETERY.
PLACED ON FILE AND LETTER TO THOMAS SPITALERE, LETTER TO MAYOR, LETTER TO
CITY SOLICITOR, LETTER TO HIGHWAY 57M
Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to introduce Miranda Kocher to discuss the problem the City has with jaywalking.
MS. KOCHER, 991 MAIN ST., GAVE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION. ACCORDING TO STATE LAW, FINE FOR JAYWALKING IS $1.00. SHE SUGGESTED SIGNAGE TO ALERT PUBLIC ABOUT USE OF CROSSWALKS. COUNCILLORS DISCUSSED NEED FOR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN WITH CIVIC GROUPS AND EDUCATION IN GENERAL. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MCGONAGLE TO REFER TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 57N
Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to discuss the posting of “No Parking
Tow Away Zone” sign on Brandy Brow Road.
REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 57O
Communications from City Employees:
10. Resolutions and Proclamations
P R O C L A M A T I O N
Sleep Apnea Awareness Day, August 1, 2013 (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 24K
11. Council Committee Reports and Announcements
Council Committee Reports:
Documents referred to Committee Study
Meeting adjourned at 8:27 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1
Acting City Clerk