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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
City Council Chambers

Councilors
Robert H. Scatamacchia , President
Michael J. Hart , Vice President
John A. Michitson
William H. Ryan
Michael S. McGonagle
William J. Macek
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien
Thomas J. Sullivan n

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.
Administrative Assistant – Barbara S. Arthur

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

No Schedule

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

Petitions:
Petition was received from President Sven Amirian, on behalf of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce to use Washington Square, on the bricked in part only, from 4:00-7:30 pm on September 2,
Labor Day, for a free concert.
DAVID ZOFFOLI INTRODUCED THE NATIONAL HOLLIDAY CONCERT SERIES*
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 85

Petition was received from Frank J Franzone, Manager of Water Street Waterfront LLC, requesting Special Permit to develop property at 85 Water st; Assessors Plat 200, Block 4, Lot 3 consisting of 59
residential units to be sold as luxury condominiums; to include anon site parking garage
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING OCT. 15, 2013 86

Applications:
Annual License Renewals:
American Transportation Taxi Service(2 Cabs), Dean Manemanus, 236 Winter Street
HEARING SCHEDULED FOR SEPT 3, 2013 64K

7. Hearings and Related Orders:

No Schedule

8. Motions and Orders

ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill accept the provisions of Chapter 188, Section 19, of the Acts of 2010 which would increase the Cost of living adjustment base in $1,000 increments each for FY 14, FY 15, and FY 16 such that any cost of living adjustment granted by the Haverhill Retirement Board will be based upon $13,000 for FY 14, $14,000 for FY 15 and $15,000 for FY 16
RELATED LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM MAYOR FIORENTINI REQUESTING POSTPONEMENT POSTPONED TO SEPT. 3, 2013 Yeas 9, Nays 0 51B

ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill accept the provisions of Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012, the so-called “widow’s pension,” which would amend the provisions of M.G.L. c. 32, § 101 to increase the benefit of the widow/widower of a member retired for accidental disability retirement before August 9, 1996 from $9,000 to $12,000 annually
RELATED LETTER WAS RECEIVED FROM MAYOR FIORENTINI REQUESTING POSTPONEMENT POSTPONED TO SEPT. 3, 2013 Yeas 9, Nays 0 51C

ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64, authorize the payment of bill(s) of previous years and to further authorize payment from current year departmental appropriations from the School Department; $25, 060.15 (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 87

Ordinances
No Schedule

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 26-Q, Tag Day:
Haverhill Exchange Club, October 19, 2013
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 26Q

Document 26-R, Tag Day:
Knights of Columbus, October 19th & 20th
THERE WAS A RELATED COMMUNICATION REQUESTING TO CHANGE THE DATES TO NOV. 9 & 10, 2013
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 26R

Document 84
MUNICIPAL 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)
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING OCT. 1, 2013 84

Document 84
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240
An Ordinance Relating to Parking 23 Hillside Street – Delete Handicap Parking (see document for complete text)
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR SULLIVAN TO AMEND BY DELETING 23 AND INSERTING THEREOF 25.
MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 32C

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

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

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillors Michitson and LePage requesting to introduce Mr. Tim Jordan of Team Haverhill to request that Washington St. be closed from 1:00pm-5:00pm and that
5 parking spaces be blocked off to set up the stage, to support the River Ruckus on Saturday, September 7.*
GRANTED WITH CONDITION THAT LIABILITY INSURANCE TO INCLUDE CITY OF HAVERHILL Yeas 9, Nays 0 88

Communication was received from Councillors Michitson and LePage requesting to introduce Mr. John Cuneo of the Haverhill Rotary Club to discuss the 5th annual Rubber Duck Regatta to be held on
Saturday, September 7.*
MR. CUNEO STATED THAT THE DUCK DROP WILL BE FROM COMEAU BRIDGE INSTEAD OF BASILIERE BRIDGE. 10,000 DUCKS WILL BE SOLD. THIS YEAR THIS EVENT IS BEING COORDINATED WITH THE RIVER RUCKUS PLACED ON FILE 89

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO SUSPEND THE RULES TO SUBMIT REQUEST FROM CITY ENGINEER FOR NAME CHANGE OF MAYNARD ST TO MAYNARD AVE.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 91

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO REFER CITY ENGINEER LETTER DATED AUG. 20, 2013, FOR NAME CHANGE OF MAYNARD ST TO MAYNARD AVE.TO PLANNING BOARD FOR HEARING AND COUNCIL HEARING OCT. 8, 2013.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 91

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to open a discussion among the Council and parties of interest in attendance relative to traffic and noise issues stemming from the recently implemented new traffic patterns in the Bradford Square neighborhood area
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS SPOKE ABOUT THE TRAFFIC SITUATION. THEY WERE ALL AGAINST THE ONE WAY PORTION OF SO.CENTRAL ST.
LETTER TO MAYOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 57P

Communication was received from Councillor Michael J. Hart requesting a discussion regarding the removal of handicap parking spaces at 53 & 55 Hancock st as they are no longer needed
REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 57Q

Communications from City Employees:
Communication was received from City Solicitor, William Cox, Jr., regarding Ordinance re: Pawnbrokers; Secondhand Articles; Old Gold, amend City Code Chapter 187-17, Consignment Sales
REFERRED TO ADMINSTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 90

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Council Committee Reports:
No Schedule

Meeting adjourned at 8:31 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

*Doc. 85 – Handout from David Zoffoli – Flyer

*Doc. 88 – Handout from Tim Jordan – Flyer

*Doc. 89 – Handout from John Cuneo – Donation envelope

Attest:
Heather Budrewicz

Acting City Clerk

 
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