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January 10, 2006

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

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and Curtin Records of the Inauguration and the last meeting were approved.

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

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Notice was received from Catherine Eldridge of her resignation from the Haverhill Cultural Council.

PLACED ON FILE Document:7

Notice was received from Krystine Hetel of her resignation from the Haverhill Planning Board.

PLACED ON FILE Document:7-B

PETITIONS

Applications were received for 2006 licenses from the following:

  • Ari’s Subs & Ice Cream 402 So Main st 3 Coin-ops Document:8
  • Friendly’s 1160 Main st 1 Coin-op Document:8-B
  • Italian Am Benevolence Soc 210 Winter st 6 Coin-ops Document:8-C
  • RG’s Pub 242 Winter st 2 Coin-ops Document:8-D

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • Friendly’s 1160 Main st 1 Sunday license Document:9
  • Italian Am Benevolence Soc 210 Winter st 6 Sunday licenses Document:9-B
  • RG’s Pub 242 Winter st 2 Sunday licenses Document:9-C

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • Haverhill Little League April 13,14,15 Document:10
  • HHS Girls’ Softball April 21,22,23 Document:10-B
  • Lorraine Post VFW May 26,27,28 Document:10-C
  • HHS Field Hockey September 22,23,24 Document:10-D

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for 2006 Drainlayer licenses were received from the following:

  • John Carr Document:1-K
  • Robert Daigle Document:1-L
  • Stephen Iacozzi Document:1-M
  • Vincent Iacozzi Document:1-N
  • John Jablonski Document:1-O
  • Henry Torromeo Document:1-P

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Notice was received from Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline announcing the schedule of meetings regarding Phase IV Project to expand its natural gas pipeline.

PLACED ON FILE Document:11

Petition was received from Kathleen Blain, Principal of Sacred Hearts School, to hang a banner across South Main st from January 20 th thru February to announce an event.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:12

Petition was received from Attorney Michael Migliori representing Sean and Angela Chen requesting Modification of a Special Permit previously granted (Doc 163/04) to build 61 residential condos at 98-108 Essex st, to reduce the parking requirement from 1.5 spaces to 1 space per unit.

WITHDRAWN WITHOUT PREJUDICE and PLACED ON FILE Document:13

Petition was received from Attorney Michael Migliori representing Murivan Development requesting a Special Permit to build 37 residential condos at 11 Vila st; Assessor’s Map 504, Block 244, Lot 8.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD & VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD MARCH 7 2006 Document:14

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

PLACED ON FILE Document:15

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding City owned property on Railroad av.

On motion of Councillor Macek that the document be referred to Natural Resources & Public Buildings Committee, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0,and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTTEE Document:6-B

 

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 161/05, a petition from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on North Broadway & Crystal st. With Robert Grassia appearing in favor and Eva Valentine in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document:161/05

Hearing was held on Document 162/05, a petition from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on Arch st. With Robert Grassia appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document:162/05

Hearing was held on Document 153/05, a petition from Attorney James Waldron requesting a Zoning Code change for Wintervale Realty Trust, Table 1: Table of Use and Parking Regulations, Chapter 255-8, property at Farrwood dr & Sterling ln; from Rural Residential (RR) to Residential High Density (RH). With Attorney James Waldron, Steve Stapinski, Janet Wilfred and Ed Strazdins appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED and ORDINANCE PASSED Document:153/05

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 153-B/05 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Boston Rd – RR to RH On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillor Hall, Scatamacchia and Curtin 3, and PASSED Document:153-B/05

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 161-B/05 An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on North Broadway & Crystal t. (Located in the Book of Location Orders) On motion of Councillor Macek to move the pole on North Broadway approximately 10 feet and also to vote separately on the 1 pole on North Broadway and the 3 poles on Crystal st, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Macek that the utilities are to be aboveground on North Broadway, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Also that the utilities on Crystal st are to be underground, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek and Curtin 5, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 4, and MOTION PASSED

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Hall and Ryan 2 ,and GRANTED AS AMENDED Document:161-B/05

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 162-B/05 An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England and Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on Arch pl. (Located in the Book of Location Orders) On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Swartz 1, and GRANTED Document:162-B/05

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 16 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council authorize the Purchasing Dept to proceed with the final disposition of the following: FIRE DEPARTMENT 1 1992 Ford Crown Victoria (Junk)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:16

Councillor Macek introduced Document 17 To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $2,750.00 be transferred from the following account in the amount stated below: Legal Assistant City Solicitor Expense $2,750.00 and transferred to the following account in the amount as stated below: Legal Salary & Wages $2,750.00

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:17

Councillor Ryan introduced document 18 To Wit: RESOLUTION Respect for Diversity, reject intolerance, prejudice and vandalism that it breeds. Encourage all citizens to celebrate life and work of Dr Martin Luther King Jr at Temple Emanu-El at 7:30 PM on Friday, January 13 th. (see Document for complete text)

ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document:18

Meeting adjourned at 8:58 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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