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November 15, 2005

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-President Michitson, Councillors Daly O’Brien Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall and Macek

Absent,-Councillor Ryan

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Fossarelli was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of E John Fahimian to the Central Business District Parking Commission. Said appointment effective November 9, 2005 to expire November 9, 2007.

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 133-C

PETITIONS

Application was received from the Haverhill Boxing Club for a Special License to sell alcoholic beverages at 14 Steven st, November 17 th.

PLACED ON FILE 63-C

Application was received from Cherie Coppola for a Hawker/Peddler license to sell flowers, balloons and stuffed animals outside the Stadium Holidays and the day of HHS Graduation, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-T

Communication was received from the Board of Assessors to set Tax Classification Hearing FY 2006.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD NOVEMBER 22 2005 150

Petition was received from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company requesting a joint pole location on Rogers rd.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 6 2005 151

Notice of Hearing was received from the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline on the proposal to construct a new compressor station and also plans to modify existing meter stations on November 16 th at the Bradford Elementary School.

PLACED ON FILE 45-D

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

PLACED ON FILE 3-K

Communication was received from President Michitson and the City Council requesting to present a memorial plaque to Fred Dabrowski on behalf of his wife.

PLACED ON FILE 127-V

Communication was received from President Michitson requesting to discuss visioning and strategic planning efforts that are underway.

PLACED ON FILE with COUNCIL SECRETARY to SEND LETTERS to VARIOUS GROUPS 127-W

Communication was received from Councillor Fossarelli requesting to discuss taking action on illegal and inappropriate leasing of City property.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 127-X

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking sign at 9 Maxwell st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING 127-Y

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 146, a petition for a joint pole location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for North Broadway/Crystal st. Robert Grassia appeared in favor and Eva Valentine and William Copeland appeared in opposition.

TABLED TO DECEMBER 6 2005 Yeas 8, Absent 1 146

Hearing was held on Document 147, a petition for a joint pole location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for Central st. With Robert Grassia appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED 147

Hearing was announced on Document 148, a petition for a conduit location from Mass Electric Company for Phoenix Row.

WITHDRAWN 148

Hearing was held on Document 65-JJ, communication from City Council to act on the recommendation of the Haverhill Police Department to revoke the Pawnbroker license granted to Ricarte Soler, “Game Zone”, 136 Winter st on August 23 rd. (Doc 65-J/05) With Sargent Dana Burrill and Detective John Spero appearing in favor and Ricarte Soler appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, Scatamacchia, Hall, Macek and President Michitson 7, Nays,-Councillor DesMarais 1, and Absent,-Councillor Ryan 1, and HEARING CLOSED and LICENSE REVOKED 65-JJ

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 13-I MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking, Delete No Parking of South Chestnut st from Doane st to So Central St East Side; and from No 30 to NO 40 inclusive on South Chestnut st

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 13-I

Document 13-II MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking, No Parking on East Side of South Chestnut st from Doane st to Green st

On motion of Councillor Fossarelli to amend the document according to language contained in the letter dated November 14 2005 from City Engineer John H Pettis as follows: “ that South Chestnut st be No Parking on the east side of the roadway from Doane Street to Salem Street and that Student Drop-off Only areas be designated (1) on the west side of South Chestnut Street in front of Sacred Heart School, and (2) on the east side of South Chestnut Street in front of #48 ( Sacred Heart Children Center), the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, Fossarelli, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia and President Michitson 6, Nays,-Councillors Hall and Macek 2, Absent,-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, Scatamacchia and President Michitson 5, Nays,-Councillors DesMarais, Hall and Macek 3, Absent,-Councillor Ryan 1, and PASSED AS AMENDED 13-II

Document 149 ORDERED: that the Mayor is authorized to execute an easement relative to real property on Route 121, Main st as defined on “Route 121 Easement Plan”.

TABLED to NOVEMBER 22 2005 Yeas 8, Absent 1 149

Document 149-B ORDERED: that the Water and Wastewater Divisions are hereby authorized to continue to provide Water and sewer services to the Stateline Plaza as required in the judgment of the Essex Probate Court dated February 8, 1980 in the matter of Joseph S Durso, et al v City of Haverhill, Docket No 108 EQ same being recorded at Essex South District Registry of Deeds Book 7024, Page 153, notwithstanding any change in the physical premises as it may be expanded or improved, so long as demand for such services does not materially increase beyond current annual levels.

TABLED to NOVEMBER 22 2005 Yeas 8, Absent 1 149-B

On motion of Councillor Macek to suspend the rules to introduce the following Loan Order, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

Councillor Macek introduced Document 31-I To Wit: ORDERED: Loan Order - $241,186 is appropriated for the purpose of financing repairs to the City Parking Deck.

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 31-I

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Fossarelli introduced Document 146-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on North Broadway/Crystal st.

TABLED to DECEMBER 6 2005 146-B

Councillor Hart introduced Document 147-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on Central st.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, Hart, DesMarais, Scatamacchia, Hall, Macek & President ichitson 7, Abstain,-Councillor Fossarelli 1, Absent,-Councillor Ryan 1, and GRANTED 13-II

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 148-B An Order Granting: Permission to Mass Electric Company for a conduit location on Phoenix Row.

WITHDRAWN 148-B

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 12-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council authorize the Purchasing Department to proceed with the final disposition of list of obsolete surplus equipment(See Document for full list)

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 12-F

Councillor Hall introduced Document 32-N To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANACE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking Handicap Parking – 77 Cedar st

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 32-N

Meeting adjourned at 10:14 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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