Haverhill Public Meetings For Week of Nov. 12

City Tax Assessor Christine Webb will explain at the City Council meeting how the valuation of Haverhill's various properties could affect residents' taxes. (File photograph.)

The public has opportunities to shape policy this week as various Haverhill boards meet. In the interest of transparency in government, WHAV provides this list of upcoming meetings every week.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Haverhill Retirement Board meets at 9 a.m. in room 303 of Haverhill City Hall. The meeting features a vote on matters concerning cost-of-living adjustments and a discussion concerning retirement, disability and survivor's benefits.

Board of Assessors meets between 9 and 10 a.m., in the Assessor’s Office, room 115 at Haverhill City Hall. City Tax Assessor Christine Webb is making final preparations for her tax classification hearing with the Haverhill City Council later that night.

Haverhill Forest Management Committee meets at 1 p.m. at the Thompson Road entrance to the Meadow Brook Conservation Area. Members will review a forest cutting plan prepared by New England Forestry Consultants for the west side of Millvale Reservoir.

Haverhill City Council meets at 7 p.m., in the Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. City Council Chambers, room 204 in Haverhill City Hall. Besides the annual tax classification hearing, setting property tax rates for homes and businesses, items include Mayor James J. Fiorentini discussing prospects for a new master plan for Haverhill and a vote on a zoning overlay that would specify areas where marijuana can be sold in Haverhill.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. meets at the school on 115 Amesbury Line Road. Superintendent Maureen Lynch gives an update on new hires and resignations occurring at the school, while the committee will vote on new budget transfers and the FY19 budget calendar.

Haverhill Cultural Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Citizen Center on 10 Welcome St. Members will discuss a poetry event and several new applications sent to the council.

Haverhill Planning Board meets at 7 p.m., in the Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. City Council Chambers, room 204 in Haverhill City Hall. Members will hear proposed changes to a project planned for 33 Eighth Ave. and its relation to the Board of Appeals.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Haverhill Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library.

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission office on 160 Main St. Members will discuss a revision to a retiree health plan funding policy and a plan concerning regional transportation.

Haverhill Conservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in room 301 of City Hall. Items include determining whether 890 North Broadway is subject to jurisdiction under the Wetlands Protection Act and the details surrounding single-family homes set to be built on Kenoza Street,