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City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes

Tuesday, September 24, 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.

Acting City Clerk Heather Budrewicz

1. Approval of Records of the Previous Meeting

The minutes were approved.

2. Assignment of the minutes review for the next Meeting

Councillor Sullivan was appointed to read the minutes.

3. Communications from the Mayor

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:
Notice was received from the Department of Public Utilities regarding Public Hearing and Request for comments regarding An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity in the Commonwealth to establish a cost-based rate design for Mass Electric Company d/b/a National Grid; with Hearing Date October 10th, 10:00 am, at Department’s Offices, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, MA
PLACED ON FILE 47D

Applications:
No Schedule
Annual License Renewals:
No Schedule

7. Hearings and Related Orders:

Document 64-K
American Taxi License Renewal possible executive session pursuant to G.L.c. 30A, §21(a)(1), and G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(7)
HEARING OPENED
Attorney Paul Magliocchetti, 70 Bailey Boulevard, represented American Taxi, and gave opening remarks about the taxi business at 236 Winter Street. The City of Haverhill was represented by Attorney Michele Randazzo of Kopelman and Paige, P.C., 101 Arch Street, Boston, MA.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Hart, Michitson, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Sullivan and President Scatamacchia, 8
Nays, - Councillor Ryan 1
PASSED
THE EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS HELD IN THE CITY COUNCIL OFFICE, ROOM 204
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO RESORT BACK TO OPEN SESSION Yeas 9, Nays 0
Attorney Magliocchetti asked the Council to consider a probationary period with the approval of the Haverhill Police Department. Lt. Pistone, Haverhill Police Department, stated that the Police Department is recommending denial of the license.
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO DENY THE APPLICATION AND SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR RYAN.
A NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN POSTPONING THE MATTER FOR TWO WEEKS. LT. PISTONE STATED HE WOULD SUPPORT A TWO WEEK POSTPONEMENT.

COUNCILLOR HART WITHDREW HIS MOTION TO DENY THE APPLICATION. ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HART TO POSTPONE THE MATTER FOR TWO WEEKS.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Hart, Michitson, McGonagle, Macek, LePage, Sullivan and President Scatamacchia, 7
Nays, - Councillors Ryan and Daly O’Brien. 2
PASSED AND CONTINUED TO OCTOBER 8, 2013 64K
Attorney Randazzo was asked if the license was suspended and her reply was that technically, there was nothing to suspend because according to the City ordinance, the license had expired.

8. Motions and Orders:

ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 64, authorize the payment of bill(s) of the previous years and to further authorize the payment from current year departmental appropriations as listed below: (see document for complete text)
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission $625.00
Joseph R Piantedosi CPE $1,585.25
Haverhill Public Schools $15,597.95
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 98
Ordinances
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Salaries All Departments – Non Union
Mileage Reimbursement and Furlough Day Reimbursement
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 82C

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Administrative & Professional Positions
Mileage Reimbursement and Furlough Day Reimbursement
(see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 82D

9. Unfinished Business of preceding Meetings

Document 82-B
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Highway/Park Department (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 82B

10. Communications and Reports from City Officers and Employees

Monthly Reports:
No Schedule

Communications from Councillors:
Communication was received from Councillor Sullivan requesting an update on the status of Hilldale Cemetery. COUNCILLOR SULLIVAN STATED THAT HE WAS CONTACTED BY TOM SPITALERE, BOARD PRESIDENT OF HILLDALE CEMETERY. HE WALKED THE GROUNDS WITH MR. SPITALERE. HE OBSERVED RECENT IMPROVEMENTS; CITY HAS COMMITTED TO REPAIR RAIL FENCE; SIDEWALK AREA WILL BE MOWED BY CITY; CITY HAS OFFERED TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY OF VETERANS PORTION.
PLACED ON FILE 57V

Communications from City Employees:
No Schedule

11. Resolutions and Proclamations

No Schedule

12. Council Committee Reports and Announcements

Council Committee Reports:
Councillor Hart presented the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee Meeting held September 16
to discuss the problem that the City has with jaywalking. He stated that the Committee unanimously recommended that the Council President send a letter to the School Department asking them to invite Ms.

Kocher to present her jaywalking program and to discuss possible funding sources offered by the State Department of Transportation.
LETTER TO SUPERINTENDENT& PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 11I
Councillor LePage presented the Minutes of the Administration & Finance Committee Meeting held September 18 to discuss the sale of secondhand articles. He stated that the Committee reviewed the proposed ordinance and offered an amendment.

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 187
An Ordinance Relating to Pawnbrokers; Secondhand Articles; Old Gold (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Yeas 9, Nays 0 99

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Heather Budrewicz
Acting City Clerk

 
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