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May 16, 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 and Ryan

Absent,-Councillors Macek and Curtin

Councillor Swartz was appointed to read the records for May 9, 2006 and the present week.

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Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Herbert Bergh to the High School Building Committee. Said appointment effective May 16, 2006 to expire May 31, 2008.

PLACED ON FILE Document : 66-F

PETITIONS

Application was received from Jeffrey D Lamb for a 2006 Drainlayer license.

GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :1-Y

Application was received from Joseph J Phelan III for a 2006 Drainlayer license.

GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :1-Z

Application was received from William Makinen for a 2006 Drainlayer license.

GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :69

The following license applications were received from:

  • Delores T Lee 30 Lafayette sq Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Articles Document :68-P
  • Sharon Tripp 179 Rosemont st Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Articles Document :68-Q
  • Richard Paquette 120 Bellevue av Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Clothing Document :68-R
  • Ruby George 380 Main st Fortune Teller/Palm Reading Document :68-S
  • Brian House 21 White st 4 Taxis Document :68-T
  • City of Haverhill Water st Fire Station 1 Ambulance Document :68-U
  • Susan Young 9 Farmington av 1 Livery Document :8-V
  • Mark Gaudreau 39 Hale st 1 Livery Document :68-W
  • Cedardale 931 Boston rd 2 Pool Tables Document :68-X
  • Cedardale 931 Boston rd 2 Sunday Pool Tables Document :9-H
  • Skateland 19 Railroad av Roller Skating Rink Document :68-Y
  • Skateland 19 Railroad av Sunday Skating Document :9-I

GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2

Petition was received from Nels Palm for Merrimack Towers LLC requesting a Special Permit for multifamily dwellings in the IG District on land between Railroad av and the Merrimack River; Assessor’s Map 711, Block 4, Lots 3,4 and 4A and Map 712, Block 684, Lot 1; maximum of 134 1 and 2 bedroom units to be sold as condominiums.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD JULY 11 2006 Document :70

Petition was received from Bruce Nicholls for Rick Kavoosi/Palm Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit to build 16 residential condos within an existing brick building (former St George Church) at 432 Washington st and new construction at 15-17 Gilbert av; Assessor’s Map 503, Block 236, Lots 6,7,8, 8A and 12A.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD JULY 25 2006 Document :71

COMMUNICATIONS

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of April 2006.

PLACED ON FILE Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :15-E

Communication was received from Councillor Curtin requesting a discussion regarding the ongoing investigation relative to the MCAS Test

On motion of Councillor Ryan to POSTPONE, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED TO MAY 23, 2006 Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :55-K

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce the following Orders, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 43-C To Wit: ORDERED: That in accordance with MGL Chapter 44 Section 31 that in order to protect the health or safety of persons or property, the City be authorized to expend in excess of its appropriation and that the amount expended is to be raised by the Assessors on the next year’s tax recap.

PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :43-C

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 17-M To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $900,000 be appropriated from Water Surplus and transferred to Wastewater Infrastructure Expense to cover emergency sewer repairs.

PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :17-M

Councillor Hall introduced Document 17-N To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $100,000 be appropriated from Wastewater Infrastructure Reserve and transferred to Wastewater Infrastructure Expense to cover emergency sewer repairs.

PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :17-N

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding establishment of a City Ordinance to require every fueling station to provide an alternate source of fuel as approved by the Environmental Protection Agency by January 1 2007

PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :55-L

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding Mayor Fiorentini’s recent order to Department Heads concerning City Councillor’s requests.

PLACED ON FILE Document :55-M

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 34-F MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 25 Locust Street – Delete Handicap Parking

PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 Document :34-F

Document 59-B An Order Granting: Permission to National Grid for a pole/wire location on Bennington st.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia and Ryan 6, Abstain,-President Hart 1, Absent,-Councillors Macek and Curtin 2, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED TO MAY 23, 2006 Document :59-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia submitted minutes of the Planning & Development Committee meeting held on May 1 2006.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR Document :22-J

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 7, Absent 2

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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