D’Alessandro Offers $240K More; Police Station Still Needs Work

A further bequest of funds to the City of Haverhill, for law enforcement purposes, is subject to formal approval by the Haverhill City Council during its meeting Tuesday night.

On the agenda, the council is being asked to authorize Mayor James J. Fiorentini to accept an additional $240,000 disbursement from the Elmo D’Alessandro 1996 Trust. According to council documents, the funds would be placed in a separate police-related account and subject to appropriation by the mayor and city council. The council is also being asked Tuesday to transfer another $9,465 to the police station maintenance account for repairs to the building's heating and air conditioning systems.

It is expected to be the last major distribution to the city by the D’Alessandro estate. The city previously received a total $607,382.60 from the trust. The additional bequest would bring the city’s share of the trust to $847,382.60

Previous bequests from the D’Alessandro trust fund were used toward the now-$447,125 roof replacement project at the Haverhill Police headquarters on Bailey Boulevard. WHAV was first to report the original $367,825 roof project incurred a $79,300 cost overrun, including $73,300 for a new roof ventilation system by Meadows Construction of Newburyport, and $6,000 for roofing project managers Gale Associates of Weymouth.

The Haverhill City Council meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in council chambers at Haverhill City Hall.

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  1. If you frequent the “you know if you’re from Haverhill…” or the “friends to the end…” pages on Facebook, there has been notice made many times and it should be made here as well. Why is it the municipal buildings built in the late 1800’s early 1900’s are still in use or in the process of being repurposed, while many of those buildings(senior citizens center, hunking school, police station, etc etc etc) are constant putting dents in the city budget? Very simple, lowest bidder, shoddy construction, second rate materials, and a total lack in pride in one’s work. Bid to win, cheapen materials, cut every corner you can, take the money as if you did what you contracted for, and then make a ton more money repairing what you did wrong in the first place.