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City of Haverhill August 23, 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

Records of the last meetings 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 Susan Schwartz to the Recycling Committee. Said appointment effective August 8, 2005 to expire August 8, 2006.

PALCED ON FILE Document:64-V

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Ashod Amirian to the Rocks Village Historic District Commission. Said appointment effective August 11, 2005 to expire January 1, 2008.

CONFIRMED (Absent,-Councillor Macek) Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:64-W

PETITIONS

Application was received for a Hawker/Peddler license from Robert DeBenedetto to sell hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages, soda, t-shirts and bottled water at the Riverside Park; September 10 th, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM; and September 11 th, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 (Absent,-Councillor Macek) Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:16-H

Communication was received from Robert DeBenedetto requesting that the fee for use of the Stadium fields be reduced or waived for the 6 th annual DeBenedetto Memorial Softball tournament.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 (Absent,-Councillor Macek) Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document:118

The following applications were received for Hawker/Peddler licenses to sell hot food, ice cream and souvenirs at the Latino Festival, Sunday, August 28 th, 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM: Carmen Tirado, Steve Routier, Vanessa Graciani, Vilma Gonzalez, Denise Burgos, Antonio Ramirez, Jason Harris, Maria Santacruz and Sara Saldona.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to grant licenses pending the receipt of the appropriate food permits from the Health Department, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED Document:16-I to 16-Q

Application was received from Ricarte Soler for a Pawnbroker license at the Game Zone, 136 A Winter st. On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall and President Michitson 7, Nays,-Councillor Macek 1, Absent,-Councillor Ryan 1, and GRANTED Document:65-J

Application was received from the Haverhill Elks to close Newcomb st from Summer st to Cherry sts for an outdoor rally, Monday, October 10 th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:119

Application was received from the Haverhill Elks to sell alcoholic beverages, October 10 th, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Elks Hall and outside at 24 Summer st.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:63-C

Application was received for a handicap parking sign from Jeanne Rampulla at 53 Hancock st.

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

Petition was received from Joe Mazzola, the Haverhill Boys Club Director announcing the “Walk for Youth” on September 25 th and requests to hang banners on South Main st and the upper deck of the Parking Garage from September 9 th to the 25 th.

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that the Main st banner dates be amended to read September 12 th to September 25 th, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED Document:47-D

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that the rules be suspended to allow Denise Johnson of Haverhill’s Brightside to speak regarding the America in Bloom Competition, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE Document:123

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that the rules be suspended to allow Council to approve hanging of a banner to announce a fundraiser for Mr Gingras who was paralyzed in an accident in the City; to be hung at South Main st, from August 29 th through September 12 th, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED (Absent,-Councillor Scatamacchia)

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

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and GRANTED (Absent,-Councillor Scatamacchia) Document:47-E

Notice of a Wireless Telecommunications Facility Undertaking was received from EBI Consulting, to install 3 antennas within the steeple of the 1 st Congregational Church at 232 Main st.

PLACED ON FILE Document:45-B

Communication was received from Attorney James Waldron representing Rob Ahern, requesting to purchase City property off West Lowell av; Assessor’s Map 588, Block 422, Lot 3A.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTEE Document:10-H

Petitions were received for conduit locations from the following:

Mass Electric Company at Washington st 120 Verizon New England at Portland st 121 Mass Electric Company at Merrimack st 122

VOTED: that HEARINGS BE HELD SEPTEMBER 6, 2005

Communication was received from Councillor DesMarais requesting a discussion regarding outstanding efforts of Senator Kennedy and Congressman Meehan in securing federal monies slated for the Parking Garage.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to SENATOR KENNEDY & CONGRESSMAN MEEHAN Document:98-V

Communication was received from Councillor Fossarelli requesting a discussion regarding “No Heavy Commercial Vehicles” on Marshall st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING & HIGHWAY Document:98-W

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the National Grid $50 million Switching/Substation under construction in Ward Hill.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR & STATE DELEGATION Document:98-X

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 113, a petition from Mass Electric Company requesting a pole location on Powdermill rd. With Dave Boucher appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document:113

Hearing was held on Document 114, a petition from Mass Electric Company requesting a conduit location on Powdermill rd. With Dave Boucher appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document:114

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

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:56

Hearing was held on Document 83, a petition from Attorney James Waldron representing Northstar Centers Inc requesting to amend Zoning Ordinance; property at Main st and Haynes blvd (Cemetery st) be changed from Residential Medium Density (RM) to Commercial Highway (CH). With Attorney Waldron and Marjorie Hesson appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED and GRANTED Document:83

Hearing was held on Document 84, a petition from Attorney James Waldron representing Northstar Centers Inc requesting to discontinue a portion of Cemetery st.With Attorney Waldron and Marjorie Hesson appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

On motion of Councillor Hart that the Street Order be passed conditioned upon the recording of an easement continuing between Route 121 and Haynes Boulevard, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Document:84

Hearing was held on Document 85, a petition from Attorney Donald Borenstein representing Bradford Circle Trust, requesting Street Alteration; at or about 690 to 720 East Broadway – alter the elevation and grade of the roadway surface to improve sight distance and traffic safety.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall, Macek and President Michitson 8, Abstain,-Councillor Hart 1, and TABLED to SEPTEMBER 20, 2005 Document:85

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 54-K ORDERED: To declare approximately 835 square feet of space located in the area of room numbers 29, 35 and 31 located on the first floor, surplus, for restricted use.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to amend the document as follows: by adding after the words “for restricted use” the words “relating to the provision of medical services”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Document:54-K

Document 13-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking – School Bus Drop Off/Pick Up Only north side of Margin st starting 73 feet west of Beach st for a distance of 110 feet

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:13-D

Document 13-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking - No Parking east side of Oak ter up to 49 from Broadway & on the west side of Oak ter to 48 from Broadway

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:13-E

Document 13-F MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking - No Parking on Sundays, westerly side of Sarah J Circle

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:13-F

Document 83-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Cemetery st - RM to CH

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:83-B

Documents 84-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER IT APPEARING that the common convenience and necessity require it, it is hereby ORDERED: That the following street described herein be discontinued: Cemetery Street (See Document)

On motion of Councillor Hart that the Street Order be passed conditioned upon the recording of an easement continuing between Route 121 and Haynes Boulevard, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Document:84-B

Document 117 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Stop Signs Add a Stop Sign at intersection of Sawyer and Ringgold Streets

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:117

NEW BUSINESS

Councilllor Hart introduced Document 113-B An Order Granting: Permission to Mass Electric Company requesting permission for a pole location on Powdermill rd. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:113-B

Councillor Hart introduced Document 114-B An Order Granting: Permission to Mass Electric Company requesting permission for a conduit location on Powdermill rd. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:114-B

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 39-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council meeting which was previously cancelled for September 13, 2005 be reinstated due to the lack of a Preliminary Election.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:39-B

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 39-C To Wit: ORDERED: Election Warrant for City Election, Tuesday November 8, 2005 (See Document)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:39-C

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 116-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill will vote to join the Northeast Mass Mosquito Control & Wetlands Management District in accordance with the provision of Chapter 516 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Mass Acts of 1958 for a sum not to exceed $95,000.00.

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to amend not to exceed $102,000.00, the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

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

Nays,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall and President Michitson 8, Present,-Councillor Macek 1, and NOT PASSED Document:116-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 36-O To Wit: RESOLUTION NATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH SEPTEMBER 2005 (See Document)

ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:36-O

Councillor Macek introduced Document 32-L To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 100 River st – Delete Handicap Parking

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

Meeting adjourned at 9:50 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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