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City of Haverhill February 15, 2005 Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall and Macek

Absent,-Councillor Michitson

Councillor Daly O’Brien was appointed to read the records for the past and present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Christine McCarron to the Central Business District Parking Commission. Said appointment effective February 10, 2005 to expire February 4, 2008 .

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 - Document: 8-H

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Diane Boulanger Prescott to the Cultural Council. Said appointment effective February 11, 2005 to expire May 18, 2007 .

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 - Document: 8-I

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of Ryan Connolly, Michael Auclair, Eric MacKinnon and David MacKinnon Jr as Reserve Police Officers. Said appointments effective February 10, 2005 .

PLACED ON FILE - Document:8-J

PETITIONS

Application was received from James T Lynch for a 2005 Drainlayer license.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 - Document:1-X

Petition was received from Attorney James Waldron representing Skyworks Solutions Inc requesting a Zoning Change to the Zoning Ordinance – Table 1: Table of Use & Parking Regulations, page 7. “Retail Use exceeding 50,000 square feet of gross floor area” be amended from S to P in the CH Zone – property at Computer Drive be changed from Industrial Park (IP) to Commercial Highway (CH).

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD MARCH 22, 2005 - Document:26

Application was received from Attorney James Waldron on behalf of Wintervale Realty Trust requesting a special permit to build a three-family dwelling on Farrwood dr; Assessor’s Map 770B, Block 1, Lot 15C-1.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD APRIL 5, 2005 - Document:27

Communication was received from William Pillsbury, Economic Development & Planning Director requesting to address Council regarding the filing of a Community Development Action Grant (CDAG) application with the State.

On motion of Councillor Hart to send a letter of support to the State, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to STATE - Document 28

Communication was received from Councillor DesMarais requesting to introduce Attorney James Cleary to discuss donation of a statue for the grounds of Winnekenni Castle .

PLACED ON FILE - Document:4-K

On motion of Councillor DesMarais that the rules be suspended to introduce two orders regarding donation of a statue for Winnekenni Park , the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 4-KK To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill gratefully accepts the generous gift of an 88’’ high bronze Majestic Elk statue from Attorney James P Cleary III, on behalf of an anonymous donor, to be installed on the grounds of Winnekenni Park

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 - Document:4-KK

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 4-KKK To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill grants permission to Attorney James P Cleary III, on behalf of an anonymous donor, to install a bronze elk statue, to replace a previous standing statue, on a certain parcel of land in Winnekenni Park , Kenoza Avenue , Map 465, Block 1, Lot 1.

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 - Document:4-KKK

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding City property at 20 Newcomb st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTEE - Document:4L

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 22, a petition from Verizon New England & Massachusetts Electric Company requesting a joint pole location on Dexter st. With Joseph Gleason appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED - Document:22

Hearing was held on Document 157, an application from Garrison Realty Trust and Duane Skofield for a special permit to create a mixed-use building with 3 commercial units and 11 residential units (condos) at 22-36 Washington st. With Attorney Magliocchetti and Riner Koch appearing in favor, and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

On motion of Councillor DesMarais that the document be amended as follows: The project comply with all the Department Head letters that are contained in the application with the Planning Board, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Hart that the document be further amended as follows: The Owners Association and Unit Owners shall continue to maintain at all times 16 parking spaces for the use of the residential unit owners located at no further distance than the initial spaces.

Failure to maintain the parking spaces shall subject the Owners Association and Unit Owners to an impact fee to the City of Haverhill in the amount of $100.00 per month per space. This condition shall be included in the Master Deed of the Condominium. In the event the City adopts a parking plan requiring fewer spaces for such a development, the number of required spaces may be reduced to the minimum number of spaces required. In the event a parking deck is constructed in the Washington Street Downtown area, this condition shall be released, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia and Hall 7, Nays,-Councillor Macek 1, Absent,-President Michitson 1, and MOTION PASSED

On the question of passage as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall and Macek 7, Nays,-Councillor Fossarelli 1, Absent,-President Michitson 1, and PASSED AS AMENDED - Document:157

Hearing was held on Document 160, a petition from attorney James Waldron representing George Kenney, requesting a special permit for multifamily housing; three multifamily dwelling units in one building; sold as condos at 47 Spruce st.

On motion of Councillor Hart that the petition be WITHDRAWN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and WITHDRAWN WITHOUT PREJUDICE - Document:160

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 22-B An Order granting: Permission to Verizon New England & Massachusetts Electric Company for a joint pole location on Dexter st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 - Document:22-B

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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