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December 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

 

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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PETITIONS

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini regarding the Contingency Plan proposed at the Mayor/Council Conference.

PLACED ON FILE 9-O

Application was received from Travis Arel for a Hawker/ Peddler license to sell Christmas trees and decorations at 755 Main st; December 7-25 th; Sunday-Saturday, 9 AM- 9 PM.

WITHDRAWN and PLACED ON FILE 16-V

The following license applications were received:

  • American Legion 1314 Main st 4 Coin-ops 17-F
  • New Lantern Cafe 240 Essex st 4 Coin-ops 17-G
  • Amvets 576 Primrose st 2 Coin-ops 17-H
  • Academy Lanes 725 South Main st 12 Coin-ops 17-I
  • Mandarin Buffet 2 Essex st 2 Coin-ops 17-J
  • Kelly’s Restaurant 75 South Main st 5 Coin-ops 17-K

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • New Lantern Café 240 Essex st 4 Sunday licenses 18-L
  • Amvets 576 Primrose st 2 Sunday licenses 18-M
  • Academy Lanes 725 South Main st 12 Sunday licenses 18-N
  • Mandarin Buffet 2 Essex st 2 Sunday licenses 18-O
  • Kelley’s Restaurant 75 South Mains 5 Sunday licenses 18-P

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Application was received for a Special License to sell alcohol from the Organization of the Dominican Republic at the Citizen Center on December 10 th, from 8:00 PM to 12:00 midnight .

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 63-F

Notice of Hearing was received from the Department of Telecommunications & Energy on its review and approval of its Long-Range Resource & Requirements Plan for November 1 st thru October 31, 2010.

PLACED ON FILE 45-E

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

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 20 2005 156

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

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 20 2005 157

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

PLACED ON FILE 3-L

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding discharging of BB guns in residential areas.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to POLICE CHIEF & CITY SOLICITOR 154-B

Communication was received from Councillor DesMarais requesting a discussion regarding the upper County Bridge.

PLACED ON FILE 154-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the proposed Maritimes & Northeast Natural Gas Co siting of a pumping station in Ward Hill & also to introduce Dr Thomas Wilson.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR & CONGRESSMEN 154-D

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the City Hall Parking Ordinance.

PLACED ON FILE 154-E

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 146, a petition for a joint pole location from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Company for North Broadway/Crystal st. With Robert Grassier and Bill Foster appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED 146

Hearing was held on Document 151, a petition for a joint pole location from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Company for Rogers Road. With Robert Grassier appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED 151

Hearing was held on Document 142, a petition for a Zoning Change from George Karambelas for Tagerman Family Trust, for 755 Main st; change from CN (Commercial Neighborhood) to CG (Commercial General).

WITHDRAWN WITH PREJUDICE Yeas 9, Nays 0 142

Hearing was held on Document 143, a petition for a Zoning Change from Attorney James Waldron for Feran Development LLC; Broadway, Route 97; Assessor’s Map 581, Block 1, Lots 5,6,6A,8,8A & 9; change from IP (Industrial Park) to CH ( Commercial Highway). With Attorney James Waldron appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED and ZONING ORDINANCE PASSED 143

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 146-B An Order granting: Permission to Verizon New England and Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on North Broadway/Crystal st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 146-B

Document 142-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning 755 Main st – Change CN to CG On motion of Councillor Hall that the Ordinance be Withdrawn With Prejudice, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and WITHDRAWN WITH PREJUDICE 42-B

Document 143-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Broadway – Change IP to CH

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 143-B

Document 31-I ORDERED: Loan Order: $241,186 for repairs to Merrimack Street Parking Deck (see document for full text)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 31-L

Document 32-N MUNCIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 77 Cedar st, Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-N

Document 32-O MUNCIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 9 Maxwell st, Delete Handicap Parking

On motion of Councillor Ryan to amend the document as follows: Under LOCATION change the number “6” in front of Maxwell Street to the number “9”, 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 32-O

Document 65-M, an application for a Livery License from Susan Young for 1 vehicle at 9 Farmington av.

REFERRED to BUILDING INSPECTOR and TABLED TO DECEMBER 13, 2005 Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-M

Document 155 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To: Noise

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 155

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor DesMarais introduced Document 72-EE To Wit: ORDERED: That this order supersedes and replaces the previous Document 72-E, dated June 28, 2005 as follows:

That the sum of $126,401,684 be and is hereby raised and appropriated designated as ppropriation on the attached sheet and further that said appropriation be funded in the following manner:

  • $174,000 Free Cash
  • $241,961 Water Receipts
  • $268,014 Wastewater Receipts
  • $1,246,893 Sale of Real Estate
  • $124,470,816 Taxation
  • Other Receipts $126,401,684

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 72-EE

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 54-O To Wit: ORDERED: That the real property located at 79 Railroad av Haverhill located on Assessor’s Map 712, Block 684, Lot 3 containing approximately 0.369 acres and a three unit multi-family dwelling, being and is hereby declared surplus. An appraisal of the property shall be conducted and the Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a request for proposals for the sale of said real property.

On motion of Councillor Macek that the request for proposal be brought back to the City Council for final approval, 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 54-O

Councillor Macek introduced Document 151-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on Rogers rd. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 151-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 13-BB To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking Further Amend City Hall Parking Monday-Friday, Excluding Legal Holidays 6 AM to 6PM Only

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 13-BB

Meeting adjourned at 9:15 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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