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City of Haverhill February 22, 2005 Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

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

Absent,-Councillor Hart

Records of the last meeting were approved

Councillor Fossarelli was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Mary E Roy as City Treasurer & Collector. Said appointment effective February 18, 2005 to expire December 31 2005 .

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:8-K

Notice was received from City Treasurer & Collector of the appointment of Sandra J Denman as Assistant City Treasurer. Said appointment effective February 18 2005 to expire December 31 2005 .

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:8-L

On motion of Councillor Ryan that the rules be suspended to introduce the following appointment, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1 and MOTION PASSED

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Paul Bergman to the Central Business District Parking Commission. Said appointment effective February 10 2005 to expire February 10 2008 .

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:8-M

PETITIONS

Applications were received from the following for Tag Days:

  • HHS Track Team February 24
  • Girls Ski Team March 4
  • HHS German Club May 14

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 15O - 15Q

Applications were received from the following for 2005 Drainlayer licenses:

  • Charles Zaher
  • Scot Osborne
  • Thomas Hodgson

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:1Y - 1Z and 29

Applications were received for handicap parking spaces from the following:

  • Marilyn Beede for 3 Leblanc st 14-B
  • Wayne A Bridges for 25 Portland st 14-C

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Document: 14B -14C

Petition was received from Attorney David Currie representing Arlington Funding Services requesting a Special Permit for a Hospital Use at 145 Ward Hill av.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD MARCH 22 2005 Document: 30

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss I-495 Main st traffic concerns.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MERRIMACK VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION, TOWN OF PLAISTOW & SENATOR BADDOUR Document:4-M

Communication was received from President Michitson requesting to discuss a study of the long term impact on City finances of employee medical and pension benefits for retirees and the possibility of establishing new policies for future employees.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR & RETIREMENT BOARD Document:4-N

Communication was received from Councillor DesMarais requesting that the list of City owned properties for lease be referred to the Natural Resources & Public Buildings Committee for review.

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

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 20, an application for an Inflammable license from Attorney Donald Borenstein representing Irving Oil Corp, 510 gallons aboveground and 55,000 gallons underground at 44 Knipe rd (retail motor fuel outlet/ convenience store).

HEARING CLOSED & GRANTED Document:20

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 31 To Wit: ORDERED: Loan Order: Refund Original Bonds dated June 15, 1997 Not to exceed $21.5 million

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 31

Councillor Hart introduced Document 31-B To Wit: ORDERED: Loan Order: Refund Original Bonds dated June 1, 1999 Not to exceed $17.5 million

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 31

President Michitson recused himself and left the Council Chamber.

Councillor Fossarelli addressed the Council regarding the minutes and recommendations of the Public Safety Committee meeting that was held on February 9 th regarding the retention of the Emergency Management Director position currently being held by James Michitson.

On motion of Councillor Fossarelli that a letter be sent to the Mayor regarding this position, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Absent,-Councillors Hart and Michitson Yeas 7, Absent 2 and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to MAYOR

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 o’clock
Yeas 7, Absent 2 Absent,-Councillors Hart and Michitson

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk
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