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City of Haverhill May 10, 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, Hall and Macek

Councillor Fossarelli was appointed to read the records for the previous two weeks and the present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Robert Driscoll to the Haverhill Planning Board. Said appointment effective May 4, 2005 to expire April 30, 2007.

CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:64

Notice of resignation was received from Jennifer Camp from the Rocks Village Historic Commission as an Alternate member effective April 20th.

PLACED ON FILE Document:60-B

PETITIONS

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address the Council regarding City health insurance rates.

PLACED ON FILE Document:9-G

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce the following license application, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Application was received from George Sarrette for a Hawker Peddler license to sell hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and steak tips downtown on the upper parking deck, Saturday, May 14 th from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM ; at the Firefighters Challenge.

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to waive the fees and also to grant the license subject to all approvals from necessary City departments, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, FEES WAIVED and LICENSE GRANTED Document:16-E

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to introduce Denise Johnson of Haverhill’s Brightside, to discuss “ America in Bloom”.

PLACED ON FILE Document:9-H

Applications were received for Tag Days from:

  • Riverside Bradford Baseball Minors, Fri & Sat, June 18 & 19 15-X
  • HHS Soccer Boosters, Fri & Sat, October 21 & 22 15-Y

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

The following license applications were received from:

  • Pilgrim Lanes 660 Primrose st 20 Bowling Alleys Document:38-L
  • Pilgrim Lanes 660 Primrose st 20 Sunday Bowling Alleys Document:18-E
  • Cedardale 931 Boston rd 2 Pool Tables Document:38-O
  • Cedardale 931 Boston rd 2 Sunday Pool Tables Document:18-H
  • Skateland 19 Railroad av Roller Skating Rink Document:38-P
  • Skateland 19 Railroad av 19 Sundays, Skating Document:18-I

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • Pilgrim Lanes 660 Primrose st 27 Billiards Document:38-M
  • River City Billiards 87 Washington st 7 Billiards Document:38-N
  • Pilgrim Lanes 660 Primrose st 20 Sunday Billiards Document:18-F
  • River City Billiards 87 Washington st 7 Sunday Billiards Document:18-G

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

Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall, Macek and President Michitson 8, Abstain,-Councillor Fossarelli 1, and GRANTED

  • John Fahimian 94 Washington st Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-Q
  • Jose Figueroa 160 White st Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-R
  • Lois McGonagle 57 Wingate st Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-S
  • Kathleen Mangion 31 Bradstreet av Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-U
  • Christine O’Leary 30 Lafayette sq Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-V
  • Brian Ross 2 Washington st Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-W
  • Cindy Tierney 108 Washington st Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-X
  • Richard Paquette 120 Bellevue av Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Clothing Document:38-Y
  • Athena Pantelis 101 Merrimack st Buy/Sell Old Gold Document:38-Z
  • Paul Goldberg 81 Hale st Junk Dealer Document:65

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • Isaac Suggs 158 White st Buy/Sell 2 nd Hnd Articles Document:38-T

TABLED to MAY 17 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Julia Strumpfler of Brookridge Community Church requesting permission for a Block Party June 25 th on 28 Chadwick st, 1:00 PM to 4:oo PM with a rain date of June 26 th.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:66

Communication was received from Joseph and Carolyn Greenwood requesting to purchase City property on Dustin av.

On motion of Councillor DesMarais to refer to Committee the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Macek and President Michitson 8, Nays,=-Councillor Hall 1, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTEE Document:10-F

Petition was received from Attorney Michael Migliori representing Richard DeCoito requesting a Special Permit to convert a mill building at 37 Stevens st into 21 residential units.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD JULY 12 2005 Document:67

Petition was received from Mass Electric Company requesting a conduit location on Concord st.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD MAY 24 2005 Document:68

Petition was received from Mass Electric Company and Verizon New England requesting a joint pole location on Broadway.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD MAY 24 2005 Document:69

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

PLACED ON FILE Document:3-E

Communication was received from Councillor DesMarais requesting to introduce Peter Zavalianos to discuss the access gate closure to Haverhill High School ( Brook Street).

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to HHS PRINCIPAL, PUBLIC SAFETY and HHS STUDENT BODY Document:70

Related communication was received from Police Chief DeNaro submitting speed surveys for Brook st.

PLACED ON FILE Document:70-B

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding removal of a handicap parking space at 33 So Central st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Document:14-F

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to introduce Chris McCarron to update Council on the progress of the Central Business District Parking Commission.

PLACED ON FILE Document:71

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding removal of a handicap parking space at 2 Garfield st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Document:14-G

Communication was received from Councillor Fossarelli requesting a discussion regarding the Rod and Gun Club firing range.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR Document:42-II

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding used car lot zoning permits and licensing.

TABLED to MAY 24 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:42-O

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 62, a petition from Chris McCarron of Downtown Association, regarding requests for upcoming events on Wingate st.

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to make this a City Event and to grant the remaining requests and waive the fees, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED Document:62

Document 63, an application from the Downtown Association requesting a special license to sell alcoholic beverages at Art & Sole Concert, Railroad sq, June 11 th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM .

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to make this a City Event and to waive the fee, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED Document:63

Document 32-D MUNICIPAL ORIDANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 43 Jackson st, Establish Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:32-D

Document 58 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To A Waterway Improvement and Maintenance Fund

TABLED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:58

Document 59 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To a Municipal Composting Program

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:59

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 31-D To Wit: ORDERED: Loan Order: Appropriate $1,600,000 to finance sewer projects for Hilldale av, Fondi rd and Lake st

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document:31-D

Councillor Hart introduced Document 31-E To Wit: ORDERED: Loan Order: Appropriate $3,700,501 to finance drinking water improvements

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document:31-E

Meeting adjourned at 11:19 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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