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City of Haverhill March 8, 2005 Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

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

Absent,-Councillor Macek

Records of the last meeting were approved

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

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Peter Carbone to the Zoning By-Law Committee. Said appointment effective March 4, 2005 to expire March 4, 2006 .

PLACED ON FILE Document:8-Q

PETITIONS

Application was received from Kenneth M Pierce Jr for a 2005 Drainlayer license.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:29-D

Applications were received from the following for Tag Days:

  • Amvets Post 147 September 23,24,25
  • Lions Club June 4

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 15 R & S

The following applications were received for license renewals:

  • Friendly’s Ice Cream 1160 Main st 1 Coin-op
  • Friendly’s Ice Cream 1160 Main st 1 Sunday license

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 17B & 18B

Application was received for an Auctioneer license from Sharon Tripp for an auction to be held on March 16 th at the Tap Restaurant, 100 Washington st.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:34

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting the recently awarded Ambulance contract for informational purposes.

PLACED ON FILE Document:35

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of February 2005.

PLACED ON FILE Document:3-C

Communication was received from Councillor DesMarais requesting to introduce a spokesman from Massachusetts Electric Company to discuss the impact of deregulation of electric rates.

PLACED ON FILE Document:4-T

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to introduce members of the Haverhill Community Violence Coalition to make a presentation on an event planned for May 7 th.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to table to March 15 2005 the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and TABLED to MARCH 15 2005 Document:4-U

Communication was received from Councillor Fossarelli requesting a discussion relative to the Post Office Distribution center in Washington sq.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRRED to MAYOR Document:4-V

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding conditions/problems at the Crowell School .

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRRED to MAYOR Document:4-W

Hearing was held on Document 163, a petition from Attorney Michael Migliori representing Lotus Realty LLC requesting a Special Permit to build 61 residential condos at 98-108 Essex st.

On motion of Councillor Hart that the document be amended as follows: “That no occupancy permit be issued for any unit that does not conform to current zoning parking regulations”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor DesMarais that document be further amended to include all the Department Head letters, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Ryan that the Special Permit be granted as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and GRANTED AS AMENDED Document:163/04

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 31 – Loan Order ORDERED: Refund original bonds dated June 15, 2997 ; not to exceed $21.5 million

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:31

Document 31-B – Loan Order ORDERED: Refund original bonds dated June 1, 1999 ; not to exceed $17.5 million

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:31-B

Document 33 ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of Chapter 41 Section 1080 “Employment contracts for police chiefs and fire chiefs”,

On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows; Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall and President Michitson 7, Nays,-Councillor Ryan 1, Absent,-Councillor Macek 1, and PASSED Document:33

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hart introduced Document 36 To Wit: PROCLAMATION AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH MARCH 2005

ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:36

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 32-C To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 358 Primrose st – Delete Handicap Parking Space

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document:32-C

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 26-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Computer Drive, IP to CH

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document:26-B

Committee report items were discussed from the Administration & Finance Committee meeting that was held on January 27, 2005 .

PLACED ON FILE Document:37

Meeting adjourned at 10:16 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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