City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[Adopted 8-27-1968 by Doc. 201 (Ch. 65, Art. II, of the 1980 Code)]
[Amended 5-2-1995 by Doc. 78]
There is hereby established an Economic Development and Planning Department which shall have and exercise all the powers and duties, as herein conferred by § 32-31 of this article and imposed by General Law, to administer and coordinate all matters relating to the planning and development of the City of Haverhill, whether they are residential, commercial or industrial or whether they are financed by federal, state or local funds.
[Amended 12-9-1980 by Doc. 196-B; 5-2-1995 by Doc. 78; 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
The Mayor shall appoint an Administrator of the Economic Development and Planning Department, who shall hold office and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
A. 
The Economic Development and Planning Department shall consist of an Administrator who shall have administrative control and technical supervision over the following City departments, boards and council:
[Amended 5-2-1995 by Doc. 78]
(1) 
Planning Department, staff and Planning Board.
(2) 
Conservation Agent and Conservation Commission.
[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
(3) 
Appeals Board Secretary and Appeals Board.
B. 
The Administrator shall serve as a liaison representative of the Mayor to the following municipal departments and other City boards or authorities directly involved in the planning and development of the City of Haverhill:
(1) 
Haverhill Housing Authority.
(2) 
Public Works Department.
(3) 
Engineering Department.
(4) 
Water/Wastewater Department.
[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
(5) 
Health Department.
C. 
An Assistant to the Administrator of the Economic Development and Planning Department shall be appointed by the Mayor, who shall hold office and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Assistant Administrator shall be under the direct supervision of the Administrator and perform his duties as outlined in the rules and regulations of the Economic Development and Planning Department.
[Amended 12-9-1980 by Doc. 196-B; 5-2-1995 by Doc. 78; 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
A. 
The Administrator shall have the authority and responsibility, subject to the approval of the Mayor and confirmation of the City Council, to set forth written rules and regulations governing the operation of the Economic Development and Planning Department.
[Amended 5-2-1995 by Doc. 78]
B. 
Any subsequent amendments, deletions or changes thereto shall be subject to the approval of the Mayor and confirmation of the City Council.
C. 
In any case, said rules and regulations or subsequent amendments, deletions, or changes thereto, shall not be in conflict with any of the provisions of this article nor anything therein shall be construed to alter, amend or supersede any of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or the legislative or fiscal powers of the City Council, or the appointive, administrative or executive powers of the Mayor.
D. 
Pursuant to the adoption of this article and the legal establishment of the Economic Development and Planning Department, within 45 days after the appointment of the first Administrator, he shall submit written rules and regulations of the Economic Development and Planning Department to the Mayor for approval and subsequent confirmation by the City Council as set forth by this article.
[Amended 5-2-1995 by Doc. 78]
Should any of the provisions of this article or any rules or regulations adopted pursuant hereto be found to be in conflict with the provisions of any existing ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation or code of the City of Haverhill, the provisions of this article shall apply.