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City of Haverhill July 26, 2005 Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-President Michitson, Councillors Ryan, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall and Macek

Absent,-Councillor Daly O’Brien

Councillor Fossarelli was appointed to read the records the weeks of June 14 & 28, July 12 and the present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Bradley M Roope to the Board of Registrars. Said appointment effective July 21, 2005.

CONFIRMED (Absent,- President Michitson) Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:64-K

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Steven Bucuzzo to the Brownfield’s Committee. Said appointment effective July 18, 2005 to expire July 26, 2006.

PLACED ON FILE Document:64-L

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of Andrew Herlihy and Robert Masys to the Brownfield’s Committee. Said appointments effective July 22, 2005 to expire July 26, 2006.

PLACED ON FILE Document:64-M

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Richard C Broadnax Sr as a Constable. Said appointment effective July 22, 2005 to expire July 27, 2006.

PLACED ON FILE Document:64-M

PETITIONS

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting Memorandum of Agreement and Salary Ordinance for City Hall Clerks Group.

PLACED ON FILE Document:50-D

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

VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD AUGUST 9 2005 Document:104

Petition for a Special Permit was received from Attorney Gary Sackrider representing Alan Aulson Trustee of River Rock Realty Trust, to convert 4 commercial units in an existing building to residential condos for a total of 10 residential condos at 68-74 River st; “River Rock Condominiums”.

REFERRED to PLANNING and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD SEPTEMBER 20 2005 Document:105

On motion of Councillor Fossarelli that the rules be suspended to introduce a discussion regarding the proposed City land auction on August 20 th, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR (Absent,-President Michitson) Document:98-Q

Petition for a Special Permit was received from Howard P Speicher representing Rolling Meadow Farm Inc to build 12 dwelling units to be sold as condos at 277 Salem st; “Cobblestone at Bradford”.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD SEPTEMBER 27, 2005 Document:106

Communication was received from Attorney Alfred Cirome representing George & Genevieve Haseltine with notice of intent to sell land under Chapter 61A, Agricultural Preservation First offer of Refusal to purchase City; land on North Broadway.

On motion of Councillor DesMarais that the City has no interest in buying the property, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE (Absent,-President Michitson) Document:107

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

Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED (Absent,-President Michitson)

Petition was received from David Comeau requesting that the fees be waived for the Haverhill Little League tournament being held August 1st thru August 20 th.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Scatamacchia, Hall and Macek 4, Nays,-Councillors Fossarelli, Hart and DesMarais 3, Absent,-Councillor Daly O’Brien & President Michitson 2, and GRANTED Document:108

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding placement of commercial signs on City Parks.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Document:98-L

Communication was received from Councillor Fossarelli requesting to introduce Brad MacDougall, the new community liaison to Congressman Meehan’s Office.

PLACED ON FILE Document:98-M

Communication was received from Councillor DesMarais requesting a discussion regarding the use of a path on City property leading to Hunking School.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR Document:98-N

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding a parcel of land from the April 23rd City Auction.

PLACED ON FILE Document:98-O

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding request of Stadium Commission to hand advertising banners at Haverhill Stadium.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:98-P

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 56, an application from Attorney Joseph Sullivan, representing Frank Franzone for the Modification of a Special Permit granted with conditions April 1 2003 , to build condos at 85 Water st.

On motion of Councillor DesMarais to Continue the hearing the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and HEARING CONTINUED to AUGUST 23, 2005 Document:56

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 32-I MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 2 ½ Swasey st – Delete Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:32-I

Document 32-J MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 22 Howard st – Delete Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:32-J

Document 32-K MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking Six Fifth av – Add Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:32-K

Document 82, a communication from Police Chief Alan DeNaro, submitting the recommendations of the Traffic & Safety Committee meeting held on May 4 th. The following recommendations were made to Council for consideration:

  • 1. Parking restrictions in front of 117 Lafayette sq
    2. South Chestnut st
    3. Oak ter
    4. White’s Corner
  • 5. Willow av
  • 6. Moore st
  • 7. Boxford rd
  • 8. Moody School
  • 9. Ginty blvd & Chestnut st

The following actions were taken in reference to the items listed in the letter dated May 27, 2005 (see Doc for full text)from Police Chief Alan DeNaro:

  • 1. No Action
  • 2. REFERRED to PLANNING
  • 3. REFERRED to PLANNING
    4. REFERRED to PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
  • 5. No Action
  • 6. REFERRED to PUBLIC SAFETY
  • 7. No Action
  • 8. REFERRED to PLANNING
  • 9. No Action

Item #2 Yeas 8, Absent 1

Item #3 Yeas 7, Absent 2

(Absent,-Councillors Daly O’Brien & Scatamacchia)Document: 82

Document 98-J, a communication from Councillor DesMarais requesting a discussion regarding the affordable housing deposit of $200,000 from AG/GFI Bradford.

PLACED ON FILE Document:98-J

Document 101-C ORDERED: That the sum of $272,965.61 be transferred from the following accounts in the amounts stated below:

  • Purchasing Expense $ 3,500.00
  • Economic Development & Planning Expense 1,249.28
  • Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School 58,453.00
  • Debt Interest on Long-Term Debt 82,354,58
  • Debt Interest on Short-Term Debt 127,408.75

And transferred to the following account in the amount as stated below:

  • Economic Development & Planning Salaries 1,249.28
  • Building of Maintenance & Construction Expense 18,736.24
  • Street Lighting Expense 1,624.97
  • Refuse Disposal Area Expense 32,610.99
  • State Assessment Reg Transit Authorities 5,500.00
  • State Assessment School Choice 12,800.00
  • Benefits - Health Insurance 96,931.40
  • Benefits - Workers Compensation 103,512.73

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:101-C

Document 102 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Loitering

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:102

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 25-E To Wit: ORDERED: That Mayor is authorized to sign lease agreement with Evergreen Wireless Group LLC for ground lease at 500 Primrose st

On motion of Councillor Ryan to Table, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and TABLED to AUGUST 9, 2005 Document:25-E

Councillor Hart introduced Document 51-Q To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries City Hall Clerks Group

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document:51-Q

Meeting adjourned at 11:30 o’clock P.M

Yeas 8, Absent 1

Adjourn:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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