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City Council Agenda 01/24/2013
“Know Your Rights Under the Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. Chapter 39 §23B, and
City Ordinance Sections 2-2028 through 2-2033.”

A Regular Meeting of the City Council held in the Council Chamber on Thursday,
January 24, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of transacting any and all business. Notice of this meeting was posted on January 17, 2013 at 5:14 P.M.  This meeting is being taped and is live on S.A.T.V.   

        
       Absent were:

       Council President Ryan presided.


Councillor                      moved to dispense with the reading of the record of the previous meeting.

VOTED


President Ryan requested that everyone please rise to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.



PUBLIC TESTIMONY
Public Testimony not to exceed 15 minutes
Name must be on roster 30 minutes prior to meeting
Agenda items only










HEARINGS

NONE








APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

Held from the last meeting the Mayor’s appointment of Lisa Lyons to serve on the Beautification Committee with a term to expire on January 10, 2016




Action Contemplated


Councillor                      Confirmed by Roll call vote     Yeas            Nays            Absent


Held from the last meeting the Mayor’s appointment of Chad Garner to serve on the Historical Commission with a term to expire on January 10, 2015





Action Contemplated


Councillor                      Confirmed by Rolll call vote    Yeas            Nays            Absent


Mayor’s appt. of John M. Tomasz to serve as the City of Salem’s Director of Public Services with a term to expire on January 31, 2014


Councillor                      Suspension of the rules         Councillor              Objection


Action Contemplated


Councillor                      Held under the Rules                                    Voted








APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

Mayor’s appt. of Bruce Mabbott to serve on the Bike Path Committee with a term to expire on January 24, 2016


Councillor                      Suspension of the rules         Councillor              Objection


Action Contemplated


Councillor                      Held under the Rules                                    Voted


Mayor’s reappt. of Christine Derby to serve as Constable with a term to expire on February 1, 2016

        


Action Contemplated


Councillor Sosnowski            Moved Recv’d & Filed                                    Voted








COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR



Transfer of $24,000.00 from “IT Maintenance” to “IT Full-Time Salary” account.




Councillor Prevey                       Moved Adoption                                  Voted



Appropriation of $9,800.00 from “Capital Outlay – Renovations & Repairs” to be expended for repairs to the roof and windows at Old Town Hall.


Councillor Prevey                       suspension of rules             Councillor                       Object



Action contemplated

Councillor Prevey                       Refer to Committee on Administration & finance
                                        Or move Adoption                                                Voted




Appropriation of $1,500.00 for “Fund Balance – Free Cash” account to “Health Dept. – Rodent Control” account

Councillor Prevey                       suspension of rules             Councillor                       Object



Action contemplated

Councillor Prevey                       Refer to Committee on Administration & finance
                                        Or move Adoption                                                Voted






COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR


Accept donation of $1,500.00 from Plummer Home for Boys Inc. to support the On-Point Collaboration Program.





Councillor Prevey                       Moved Adoption                                          Voted


Accept donation of $1,000.00 from Soucy Insurance Agency to support Veterans Programming.





Councillor Prevey                       Moved Adoption                                          Voted









MAYOR’S INFORMATIONAL PAGE

NONE











MOTIONS, ORDERS, AND RESOLUTIONS

Councillor Sosnowski

ORDER:  That the enclosed Tag Day Application for the S.H.S. Drama Club for February 9, 2013 be granted


Action Contemplated

Councillor Sosnowski                    Moved                                           Voted











COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councillor Sosnowski offered the following report for the Committee on Ordinances, Licenses and Legal Affairs to whom was referred the matter of granting certain licenses has considered said matter and would recommend that the following licenses be granted

JUNK DEALERS            Frederic Hutchinson, 15 Robinson Rd., Salem
                                I. Talkowsky & Son, 18 Phillips St., Salem

PAWNBROKER              Salem Loan & Jewelry, 133 Washington St., Salem

SEAWORMS                        Arthur Barreira, 49 Webster St., Peabody
                                Alaide Picanco, 85 Tremont St., Salem
                                Timothy Lynch, 28 Anawan Ave., Saugus
                                Paul Lynch, 28 Anawan Ave., Saugus
                                Manuel Silva, 80 Northend St., Peabody
                                Analiano Silva, 25 Driscoll St., Peabody                
                                Manuel P. Silva, 52 Paleologos St., Peabody

SECOND HAND             Re-Find, 72 Washington St., Salem
CLOTHING                        Re-Find, 244 Essex St., Salem
                                Modern Millie, 3 Central St., Salem
                                Witch City Consignment, 301 Essex St., Salem

SECOND HAND             Treasures Over Time, 139 Washington St., Salem  
VALUABLES                       Witch City Consignment, 301 Essex St., Salem
                                Olde Naumkeag Antiques, 1 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem
                                Jacqueline Satin @ Pickering Wharf Antiques Gallery, 69 Wharf St., Salem
                                Salem Loan & Jewelry, 133 Washington St., Salem
                                Record Exchange, 256 Washington St., Salem

TAG DAYS                        S.H.S. Girls Track Team, 3/23/13
S.H.S. Girls Softball, 4/13/13, 5/18/13
Salem Little League, 5/11/13, 6/15/13, 7/13/13
S.H.S. Field Hockey Team, 9/28/13 & 10/12/13
                
Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted




COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councillor Prevey offered the following report for the Committee on Administration & Finance co-posted with the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of a lease agreement for the premises located at 120 Washington St., City Hall Annex has considered said matter and would recommend (action unknown meeting took place after Council deadline)

Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted


Councillor Prevey offered the following report for the Committee on Administration & Finance co-posted with the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of the Resolution for improvements to Bertram Field has considered said matter and would recommend (action unknown meeting took place after Council deadline)


Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted


Councillor Sargent offered the following report for the Committee on Government Services co-posted with the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of the appointment of David Eppley as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals with a term to expire on June 1, 2015 has considered said matter and would recommend confirmation by roll call vote

Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted






COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councillor Sargent offered the following report for the Committee on Government Services co-posted with the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of the appointment of Tom Watkins to the Zoning Board of Appeals with a term to expire on May 1, 2015 has considered said matter and would recommend confirmation by roll call vote

Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted


Councillor Sargent offered the following report for the Committee on Government Services co-posted with the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of the appointment of Kirt Rieder to the Planning Board with a term to expire on July 1, 2016 has considered said matter and would recommend confirmation by roll call vote

Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted


Councillor Sargent offered the following report for the Committee on Government Services co-posted with the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of the appointment of Ben Anderson to the Planning Board with a term to expire on July 1, 2014 has considered said matter and would recommend confirmation by roll call vote

Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted







COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councillor Ryan offered the following report for the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of the Presentation by Global Group for lower electric power rates has considered said matter and would recommend (action unknown meeting took place after Council deadline)


Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted


Councillor Ryan offered the following report for the Committee of the Whole to whom was referred the matter of the Sub-committee for the new City Hall Annex has considered said matter and would recommend (action unknown meeting took place after Council deadline)


Action Contemplated                     
                                        

                                                        Accept the Report                               Voted

                                                        Adopt the Recommendation                Voted





COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY OFFICIALS

Communication from City Clerk Cheryl LaPointe submitting the Election Calendar for the year 2013.







Councillor O’Keefe                      Moved Adoption                                  Voted   












PETITIONS

Request from Matthew Fraser to make a presentation to the Council regarding Salem Timebank


Action Contemplated


Councillor                      Moved Refer to Comm. of the Whole                               Voted


Resolution submitted by Benjamin Selecky regarding Liberty Preservation Act


Action Contemplated


Councillor                      Moved Refer to Comm. of the Whole                               Voted


The Following License Applications:

SEAWORMS                                Alexandrino DaSilva, 37 Harris St., Peabody
                                        Armando Borges, 7 Union St., Peabody
                                        Eutimio Cunha, 89 Tremont St., Peabody

SECOND HAND                     Tiffen Wicket, 100 Wharf St., Salem
CLOTHING

SECOND HAND                     Tiffen Wicket, 100 Wharf St., Salem
VALUABLE

TAG DAYS                                S.H.S. Baseball Team, April 20, 2013
                                        S.H.S. Baseball Team, May 4, 2014
                                        D.A.V. Chapter #84, May 16, 17 & 19, 2013
                                        VFW, May 24-27, 2013
                                        Salem Veterans Council June 28-30, 2013 & July 4, 2013
                                        D.A.V. Chapter #84, November 1-4, 2013
                                        VFW, November 8-11, 2013

Action Contemplated

Councillor Sosnowski            Moved Referred to the Committee on Ordinances,  Voted
                                        Licenses and Legal Affairs              


PETITIONS

The Following License Applications:

PUBLIC GUIDES                   Sarah Carter, 277 Lafayette St., Salem
                                        Heide Hasselmann, 2 Cranberry Hill, Duxbury
                                        Mike Vitka, 28 Howard St., Salem
                                        Judith Eidelman, 220 Humphrey St., Marblehead
                                        Allen Winecour, 161 Garland St., Everett
                                        William Sano, 35 Daniels St., Salem
                                        Jeffrey Langone, 283 Derby St., Salem
                                        Cynthia Haigh, 4 Brackett St., Milton
                                        Tammy Harrington, 21 Chase St., Beverly

TAXI OPERATORS                  Julio Jimenez, 16 Eastman Park, Peabody
                                        Jose Fabian, 14 Mason St., Salem
                                        Ramon Espinal Jr., 12 Mt. Vernon St., Salem
                                        Belkys Guerrero, 1000 Loring Ave., Salem
                                        Pedro Taveras, 100 Lafayette St., Salem
                                        Milciades Pichardo, 16 Hersey St., Salem
                                        Jose Lopez, 16 Mason St., Salem
                                        Ricardo Villanugua, 78 Hathorne St., Salem
                                        Marcos Medina, 8 Tremont St., Salem
                                        Santiago Ducos, 16 Dow St., Salem
                                        Robert Ruest, 6 Dustin St., Peabody
                                        Roberto Pacheco, 105 Congress St., Salem
                                        Moulaye Cherif Moulaye, 42 W. Baltimore St., Lynn
                                        Daniel Sirois, 15 Becket St., Salem

Action Contemplated


Councillor Sosnowski            Moved Granted                                           Voted   


The Following License Applications:

TAXI OPERATOR                   Jose Ovalles, 72 Palmer St., Salem
                                        Julio Cora, 90 Light St., Lynn


Action Contemplated

Councillor Sosnowski            Moved Denied                                            Voted   


PETITIONS

Hearing Request from the following on the denial of their taxi operator licenses

                                Eliczer Romero, 10 Lynch St., Salem
                                Julio Cora, 90 Light St., Lynn
                                Joseph Staten II, 2 Duck Pond Rd., Beverly


Action contemplated


Councillor Sosnowski            Moved Refer to Committee on                             Voted
                                        Ordinances, Licenses and Legal
                                        Affairs to hold an Executive Session
______________________________________________________________________________

The following Drainlayer / Contract operator license applications:

        Bartlett & Steadman Co., Inc. R67 Village St., Marblehead
        J. Masterson Construction Co., 80 Alderbrook Dr., Topsfield
        Geologic – earth Exploration Inc., 3 Hancock St., Plainville
        W.L. French Excavating Corp., 3 Surrey Cir., N. Billerica
        Spencer Contracting, P.O. Box 875, Salem
        Mennino Construction Co, Inc., 76 Oakville St., Lynn
        James W. Flett Co., Inc., 800 Pleasant St., Belmont
        Thomas Mackey & Sons Inc., 58 Broadway, Salem
        Village Construction, 190 Pleasant St., Marblehead
        Cariso & McGovern Const. Inc., 1 Industrial Way, Georgetown
        TDS Inc., 2 Peter Dr., Sterling
        Atlantic Paving, 119R Foster St., Peabody
        Joseph P. Cardillo & Son Inc., 1 Melvin St., Wakefield
        J.F. White Contracting Co., 10 Burr St., Framingham
        DeIulis Brothers Const. Co. Inc., 31 Collins St., Lynn
        Raffaele Construction Corp., 21 Elm Pl., Swampscott
        Caruso Corp., 320 Charger St., Revere
        Mirra Co. Inc., 6 Norino Way, Georgetown
        Phoenix Communications, 70 James St., Worcester


Councillor Sosnowski                    Moved Granted                                   Voted





PETITIONS

The Following Claim:            

SUBROGATED                      Thomas George Assoc./Liberty Mutual (for Anthony Redden)
                                        P.O. Box 30, East Northport, NY 11731                           
                
Action Contemplated


Councillor                              Moved Referred to the Committee on Ordinances,  Voted
                                        Licenses and Legal Affairs                                      


The Following Bonds:

CONSTABLE               Christine Derby, 73 Tremont St., Salem

DRAINLAYER              J. Masterson Construction Corp., 80 Alderbrook Dr., Topsfield
                                J.F. White Contracting Company, 10 Burr St., Framingham
                                W.L. French Excavating Corp., 3 Surrey Cir., N. Billerica

SIGN                            HEX Old World Witchery & Omen, 246 Essex St., Salem
                        

Action Contemplated

Councillor Sosnowski            Moved Refer to Comm. on Ordinances,                     Voted
                                        Licenses & Legal Affairs & Returned Approved
______________________________________________________________________________







UNFINISHED BUSINESS

SECOND PASSAGE of an Ordinance relative to Traffic Chapter 42, Section 57A repeal Parking Time Limited, Unmetered Zone, Broadway and insert in place Section 51B Parking Prohibited Certain Times on Certain Streets Broadway westerly side 70 ft. from Loring Avenue, for a distance of 58 ft., 30 minute parking, Mon – Sat. 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tow Zone.




Councillor Turiel               Moved Adoption for second & final passage               Voted



Held from the last meeting
SECOND PASSAGE Ordinance amending Traffic Ch. 42, Sec. 75 Resident Sticker Parking,
Ord Street both sides between Aborn Street and Butler Street.

Amend by adding the following to the Ordinance after the words Butler Street, Zone F, Color White                                                                                                       
Voted



Councillor Ryan         Moved Adoption as amended for second & final passage    
                                                                                                        Voted












On the motion of Councillor                              the meeting adjourned at                 P.M.


 
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