Haverhill Public Meetings for Week of Nov. 26

Mayor James J. Fiorentini will discuss plans to use $2 million for capital projects and tax rate reduction with the Haverhill City Council this Tuesday after vetoing the council’s prior votes on the city’s tax rate. (Alex Guittarr photograph for WHAV News)

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. 27

Merrimack Valley Workforce Board Planning/Career Center Committee will meet at 8 a.m. at the MassHire Merrimack Valley WB Conference Room on the fourth floor on 255 Essex St. The session offers an update on MassHire’s budgeting and performance through October.

Board of Assessors will meet between 9–10 a.m. in room 202 at Haverhill City Hall, 4 Summer St.

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council gathers in the library of Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., at 6 p.m. with Superintendent Margaret Marotta and Special Education Director Pamela MacDonald scheduled to offer remarks.

Haverhill City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. Council Chambers, room 202, of Haverhill City Hall. Mayor James J. Fiorentini will submit his plans to appropriate $900,000 of Haverhill’s surplus funds to reduce the fiscal year 2019 tax rate and $1.1 million from the same fund for use on capital projects. Council President John A. Michitson and Councilors Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien and Joseph J. Bevilacqua also have agenda items planned to discuss parking and traffic safety issues.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Grant applications are up for review by the Haverhill Cultural Council during the group’s 6 p.m. meeting at 10 Welcome St.

Haverhill’s Vietnam Veteran Memorial Ad Hoc Commission meet at 7 p.m. in room 301 of Haverhill City Hall. Members will discuss plans to revitalize Mill Brook Park after the city’s Vietnam memorial was relocated to the park on Nov. 10.

A public Board of Appeals hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Theodore A. Pelosi, Jr. Council Chambers, room 202, at Haverhill City Hall, with members expected to consider zoning appeals for Kenoza, Salem and Acorn Streets.

Thursday, Nov. 29

An additional review of Haverhill marijuana zoning maps takes place during the Administration and Finance Committee‘s 7 p.m. session in room 204 of Haverhill City Hall.