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City of Haverhill September 20, 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 meeting were approved.

Councillor Hall 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 Boosters on October 4,5, and 6.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:93-D

Communication was received from Denis Johnson requesting to address the Council along with Janet Odenwelder, from Haverhill’s Brightside, regarding the City’s participation in the National America in Bloom Program.

PLACED ON FILE Document:131

HEARINGS

Hearing was announced for Document 125, a petition from Massachusetts Electric Company requesting a pole location on Leroy av.

WITHDRAWN Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:125

On motion of Councillor DesMarais that the rules be suspended to introduce the following petitions from Massachusetts Electric Company, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Petition was received from Massachusetts Electric Company requesting a conduit location on Lexington av/Revere st.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCTOBER 4 2005 Document:132

Petition was received from Massachusetts Electric Company requesting a conduit location on Lexington av/Winchester st.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCTOBER 4 2005 Document:133

Hearing was announced for Document 85, a petition from Attorney Donald Borenstein representing Bradford Circle Trust requesting street alteration; at or about 690 to 720 East Broadway.

PLACED ON FILE WITHOUT PREJUDICE Document:85

Councillor Fossarelli recused himself.

Hearing was held on Document 105, a petition for a special permit from Attorney Gary Sackrider, representing Alan Aulson as Trustee of River Rock Realty Trust, to convert 4 commercial units in an existing building to residential condos (have 6 already) for a total of 10 residential condos at 68-74 River st. With Attorney Gary Sackrider, Angelo Petrozzelli, Nick Sullivan and Alan Aulson appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

On motion of Councillor DesMarais to incorporate into the Special Permit all of the recommendations of the Planning Director and City Department Heads, the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to pass with conditions the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED WITH CONDITIONS (Absent,-Councillor Fossarelli) Document:105

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 (Absent,-Councillor Fossarelli) Document:13-G

Councillor Fossarelli returned to the Council Chambers.

Document 13-H MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 53 Hancock st, Add Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:13-H

Document 129 ORDERED: That the real property located on Main st, 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 $1,200,000.00 to Northstar Centers LLC.

On motion of Councillor Macek that the document be amended as follows: by adding “and the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign a deed to sell the property” after the word “LLC.” 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 9, Nays 0, and PASSED AS AMENDED Document:129

Document 54-L ORDERED: That the properties on the attached list be declared surplus.

PLACED ON FILE Document:54-L

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

PLACED ON FILE Document:25-G

Document 130 ORDERED: To authorize Allyn Auction Company Inc to serve as the Auctioneer for the auctioning of City-owned land. This Auction will be conducted in October or November of 2005.

PLACED ON FILE Document:130

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hall introduced Document 125-B An Order Granting: Permission to Massachusetts Electric Company for a pole location on Leroy av.

WITHDRAWN Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:125-B

Councillor Macek introduced Document 54-LL To Wit: ORDERD: That the attached list of City-owned land be declared surplus.

On motion of Councillor Macek that the document be amended by substituting the revised list dated September 20 2005, 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 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:54-LL

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 25-GG To Wit: ORDERED: That the attached list of City-owned land be declared land to be put up for auction.

On motion of Councillor DesMarais that the document be amended by substituting the revised list dated September 20, 2005, 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 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:25-GG

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 130-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor is hereby authorized to negotiate and sign a contract with Allyn Auction Company Inc or such other auction company as may be designated by the Mayor and that that company serve as the auctioneer for auctioning of City-owned land. The auction will be conducted on November 5, 2005.

On motion of Councillor Hart to amend the document as follows: by deleting from the second sentence the words “or such other auction company as may be designated by the Mayor” and further by deleting from the last sentence, the words “ November 5, 2005” and by inserting in place thereof the words “a date determined by the Mayor.”, 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 and President Michitson 6, Nays,-Councillors Ryan, Hall and Macek 3, and PASSED AS AMENDED Document:130-B

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 12-E 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. TREASURER/COLLECTOR’S DEPARTMENT 3 Checksigners 1 Protectograph Machine (All in poor condition as listed on the attached letter)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:12-E

Councillor Hart introduced Document 101-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $14,082.50 be appropriated from the Stabilization Fund and transferred to Highway Capital Projects to cover the cost of a one-time mosquito control spraying throughout the City.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:101-G

Meeting adjourned at 9:26 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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