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City of Haverhill September 6, 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 DesMarais was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Days from the Junior Football Cheerleaders for September 13 th & 14 th.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:93-C

Application was received from the Haverhill Downtown Association for a Special License to sell alcoholic beverages at the Italian Festival, Railroad sq, October 2 nd from 12 noon to 8:00 PM.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:63-D

The following license applications were received from:

  • The Apollo Club 157 Winter st 2 Coin-ops Document:17-C
  • The Apollo Club 157 Winter st 2 Pool Tables Document:17-D
  • The Apollo Club 157 Winter st 4 Sunday licenses Document:18-J

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Councillor Fossarelli recused himself.

Petition was received from Gregg A Thompson, Director of the Northeast Family YWCA, requesting that building permit fees be waived for the construction project at the YMCA, 81 Winter st.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Hart, Scatamacchia, Hall, Macek and President Michitson 7, Nays,-Councillor DesMarais 1, Absent,-Councillor Fossarelli 1, and GRANTED Document:124

Councillor Fossarelli returned to the Council Chambers.

Petition was received from the Massachusetts Electric Company requesting a pole location on Leroy av.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD SEPTEMBER 20 2005 Document:125

Communication was received from Mark Smith requesting flashing traffic lights for the intersection of Dustin st and White st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Document:126

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

PLACED ON FILE Document:3-I

Communication was received from President Michitson requesting to discuss economic development in the Merrimack Valley and Haverhill.

PLACED ON FILE Document:98-Y

Communication was received from Councillors Hall and Macek requesting to discuss a request from the Tilton School PTO.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 13 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:98-Z

Communication was received from Councillor Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding recent events on lower Arlington st.

PLACED ON FILE Document:127

Communication was received from Councillor Fossarelli submitting the Minutes and recommendations of the Public Safety Committee meeting held on August 17 th.

PLACED ON FILE Document:40-G

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the City of Haverhill giving assistance to the victims of communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR Document:40-H

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting to introduce Sally Cerasuolo-O’Rorke, representing the Haverhill Foundation and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce to speak regarding Community Visioning.

PLACED ON FILE Document:40-I

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 120, a petition from Massachusetts Electric Company requesting a conduit location on Washington st.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 13 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:120

Hearing was held on Document 121, a petition from Verizon New England requesting a conduit location on Portland st. With Kathy Frazer appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document:121

Hearing was held on Document 122, a petition from Massachusetts Electric Company requesting a conduit location on Merrimack st. With John Butler appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document:122

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. With William Pillsbury, Attorney Joseph Sullivan and Greg Smith appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.

On motion of Councillor DesMarais to amend the document to include the four points as outlined in the letter dated September 6 2005 from William Pillsbury, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Ryan that the $60,000 contribution for Traffic Signalization will be contained in an escrow account pursuant to the normal bonding practices of the Planning Board and shall be specifically for the scope of work identified for Traffic Signalization by the City Engineer, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

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

Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall, Macek and President Michitson 8, Nays,-Councillor Ryan 1, and PASSED AS AMENDED Document:56

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 32-L MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 100 River st, Delete Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:32-L

Document 16-H, an application for a Hawker/Peddler license from Robert DeBenedetto to sell hot dogs, sausages, soda & t-shirts at the Riverside Park, September 10 th & 11 th, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM .

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:16-H

Document 118, a communication from Robert DeBenedetto requesting the fees at the Riverside Park be reduced or waived for the annual David L DeBenedetto Memorial Softball Tournament.

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, Nays,-Councillor Fossarelli 1, and GRANTED Document:118

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 120-B An Order Granting: Permission to Massachusetts Electric Company for a conduit location on Washington st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 13 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:120-B

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 121-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England for a conduit location on Portland st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:121-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 122-B An Order Granting: Permission to Massachusetts Electric Company for a conduit location on Merrimack st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:122-B

Councillor Macek introduced Document 128 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Heavy Commercial Vehicles Marshall st at the intersection of Grove & Swasey st No Through Trucking

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Document:128

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 12-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council authorize the Purchasing Department to proceed with the final disposition of the following list of obsolete surplus equipment.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • 2 2-Draw filing cabinets
  • 1 4-Draw filing cabinets
  • 3 5-Draw filing cabinets
  • 1 7-Draw filing cabinet
    (All in fair condition)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:12-D

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 129 To Wit: ORDERED: That the real property located on Main Street, Route 121A, Map 638-Block 1-Lot 2, containing approximately 0.530 acres, to be sold by the City of Haverhill for the purchase price of $1,200,000 to Northstar Centers LLC.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 20 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:129

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 54-L To Wit: OREDERED: That the properties on the attached list be declared surplus.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 13 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:54-L

Councillor Hart introduced Document 25-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the City auction the properties on the attached list and authorize the Mayor to sign deeds.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 13 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:25-G

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 130 To Wit: ORDERED: To authorize Allyn Auction Company Inc to serve as the auctioneer for the auctioning of City-owned land. This auction will be in October or November 2005.

TABLED to SEPTEMBER 13 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:130

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 13-G To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking No Parking on Entire East Side of Moore st

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document:13-G

Councillor Hart introduced Document 13-H To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document:13-H

Meeting adjourned at 11:35 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 

 
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