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April 18, 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 last meeting were approved.

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

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Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Jane Parent to the Planning Board. Said appointment effective April 14 2006 to expire April 30 2011.

CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 7-W

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of William Torrence to the Council on Aging. Said appointment effective April 14 2006 to expire November 3 2009.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 7-X

Notice was received from the Mayor of the following appointments to the Parking Facility Task Force: Martha Briggs, Robert Des Marais,John Pettis, Alan Ratte, Robert Scatamacchia, Peter Carbone, Cate O’Hara, William Pillsbury and Theodore Van Nahl. Said appointments effective April 11 2006.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 7-Y

PETITIONS

Petition was received from Attorney Donald F Borenstein Representing Richard Early Jr and James Serratore requesting a Hearing regarding altering the existing Vehicular Access Gates on a restricted portion of Brandy Brow rd.(Documents 98 & 98-B/1996)

REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JUNE 6 2006 Document: 57

Petition was received from Beth Barker, West Congregational Church requesting to hold a National Day of Prayer Observance at the Haverhill Stadium on Thursday, May 4 2006 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM .

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 58

Petition was received from National Grid requesting a pole location on Bennington st

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD MAY 2 2006 Document: 59

Petition was received from National Grid requesting a conduit location on Bennington Street

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD MAY 2 2006 Document: 60

Petition was received from Verizon New England & National Grid requesting a joint pole location on Primrose st.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD MAY 2 2006 Document: 61

HEARINGS (M.G.L. Ch. 166)

Hearing was held on Document 52, a petition from Verizon New England & National Grid for a joint pole location on Inland st. With Robert Grassia appearing in favor and William Copeland appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document: 52

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hetel Ryan requesting to introduce Warren Gerety to speak regarding the Laurie Chase Kidsfest being held on May 6 2006

On motion of Councillor Macek to grant all requests made in letter of April 13 2006 from W. Warren Gerety, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0 MOTION PASSED and GRANTED Document: 55-C

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the 14 “news boxes” on the sidewalk in front of the Post Office in Washington Square.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to send a letter to the City Solicitor, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, REFERRED TO CITY SOLICITOR and PLACED ON FILE Document: 55-D

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to have the Cell Tower Ordinance, Document 56-B referred to the Planning Department for their May meeting.

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to refer to Planning, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 8 Nays,-Councillor Ryan 1, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD MAY 30 2006 Document: 56

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 16-B ORDERED: That the City Council authorize the Purchasing Department to proceed with the final disposition of obsolete surplus equipment. (see Document for complete list)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 16-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Phoenix Row Parking Lot – Along the River DELETE – two hour parking

On motion of Councillor Hall to amend as follows: By adding the words “also known as “ Sanders Place” after the words “Phoenix Row” each time, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 7 Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia and Ryan 2, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Hall to pass as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Curtin and President Hart 6 Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek and Ryan 3, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Document: 29-C

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Phoenix Row Parking Lot – Along the River On motion of Councillor Hall to amend as follows: By adding the words “also known as “ Sanders Place” after the words “Phoenix Row” each time, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 7 Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia and Ryan 2, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Hall to pass as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Curtin and President Hart 6 Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek and Ryan 3, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Document: 29-D

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Phoenix Row Parking Lot – Along the River All Spaces – 10 hrs, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-6 PM On motion of Councillor Hall to amend as follows: By adding the words “also known as “ Sanders Place” after the words “Phoenix Row” each time, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 7 Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia and Ryan 2, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Hall to pass as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Curtin and President Hart 6 Nays,- Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek and Ryan 3, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Document: 29-E

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Washington av East Side (Delete 2 hr Parking) from train station driveway heading north for 230 ft, 24 hrs, 7 days a week

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel Swartz, Daly O’Brien Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 8 Nays,-Councillor Ryan 1, and PASSED Document: 29-F

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Washington Avenue – EAST SIDE 10 hr parking, 6 AM-6 PM

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel Swartz, Daly O’Brien Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 8 Nays,-Councillor Ryan 1, and PASSED Document: 29-G

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Locke Street-DELETE Two-Hour Parking From Duncan st to Essex st West side

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

Yeas,-Councillor Swartz 1, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, and NOT PASSED Document: 29-H

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking No Parking Limits-entire length of Granite Street on both sides – north and south unlimited parking, 24 hours

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

Yeas,-Councillor Swartz 1, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, and NOT PASSED Document: 29-I

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Wingate Street Parking Lot-the whole lot No Parking, 7 AM – 8 AM

On motion of Councillor Macek to table, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and TABLED Document: 29-J

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 54 Howard st, Delete Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 34-C

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 54 Howard st, Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 34-D

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 134 Summer st, Delete Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 34-E

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Macek introduced Document 52-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England and National Grid for a joint pole location on Inland st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 52-B

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 25-G To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N ARMENIAN MARTYR’S DAY April 24 2006 (See document for complete text)

ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 25-G

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 17-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $425,000 be transferred to Fire Salaries from the following sources:

  • Stabilization 163,704
  • Salary Reserve 153,810
  • Police Overtime 23,620
  • Highway Overtime 47,240
  • Library Salaries 13,006
  • Fire Salaries 23,620

To the following account in the amount stated:

  • Fire Salaries 425,000

On the motion of Councillor Curtin to postpone to May 9 2006 , the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED & POSTPONED TO MAY 9 2006 Document: 17-F

The City Clerk introduced Document 29-K To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to 15 Minute Parking 143 Locust Street

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document: 29-K

The City Clerk introduced Document 63 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries – Fire

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document: 63

Meeting adjourned at 9:08 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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