City of Haverhill
City Council Minutes
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
City Council Chambers
Michael J. Hart, President
Robert H. Scatamacchia, Vice President
William H. Ryan
David E. Hall
Colin F. LePage
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien
Sven A. Amirian
William J. Macek
Haverhill City Hall
4 Summer St
Haverhill, MA 01830
City of Haverhill October 11, 2011
Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M., Room 202.
Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian and Macek.
Records of the last meeting were approved.
Councillor LePage was appointed to read the records for the present week.
Application was received from Cynthia Graham for Special License
for One Day Sale of Alcoholic Beverages: Wine & Malt Only to Haverhill Firefighters Museumfor Haverhill Firefighting Museum’s Chili Cook-out on October 15th from 6-9 PM at 75 Kenoza Ave. Application has been approved by License Commission.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-U
Abatement Report was received from the Board of Assessors for month of September 2011.
PLACED ON FILE 11-j
On motion of Councillor Amirian to suspend the rules to discuss a request from Trinity Episcopal Church.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0
Councillor Amirian stated that Trinity Episcopal Church is having a Family Friendly Halloween Concert on Oct. 29 at 7:30PM and would like to place 10 signs on City property at various locations.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 98
On motion of Councillor Amirian to suspend the rules to introduce Doug Edison of Brightside to discuss Bloomfest.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0
Doug Edison stated that the 16th annual Bloomfest event will be held on October 22, from 9-11AM. Those interested should meet at Lincoln Ave near the stadium. Volunteers are needed and he encouraged the community to donate funds to support their various programs.
PLACED ON FILE 97
Hearing was held on Document 87, an application from the City of Haverhill requesting that Silver Birch Lane be accepted as a public way
with John Pettis, City Engineer and John Mele Sr. appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board & Planning Director William Pillsbury.
HEARING CLOSED 87
ORDERED: That the following street herein described be accepted as a public way: Silver Birch Lane (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 87-B
Hearing was held on Document 86, an application from the City of Haverhill requesting that Haley Road be accepted as a public way with John Pettis, City Engineer appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and Planning Director William Pillsbury.
HEARING CLOSED 86
ORDERED: That the following street herein described be accepted as a public way: Haley Road (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 86-B
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 37 Eighth av Delete Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-X
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 32
An Ordinance Relating to Auditorium, Amend Chapter 110-1 & 2;
Schedule of fees and Security (see document for complete text) MAYOR FIORENETINI SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT: “The Commissioner of public safety may waive the requirement for a police or fire detail”.
Councillor Daly O’Brien stated that since the Council voted to approve the appointment of a Public Safety Commissioner, this amendment was appropriate and made a motion to amend the Auditorium Ordinance to include “The Commissioner of public safety may waive the requirement for a police or fire detail”.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 92
City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 36-B To Wit:
ORDERED: That the sum of $1,053,000 is appropriated to pay costs of technology improvements for the Haverhill Public Schools as described in Phase I – Summer 2011 and Phase II – Summer of 2012 of the Haverhill Public Schools Technology Budget, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore, and that in connection therewith, the Treasurer is authorized to file an application with the appropriate officials of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the “Commonwealth”) to qualify under Chapter 44A of the General Laws any and all bonds of the City issued pursuant to this order, and to provide such information and execute such documents as such officials of the Commonwealth may require in connection therewith.
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 36-B
Meeting adjourned at 7:22 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0
Margaret A Toomey