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June 13,2006

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, Ryan, Macek and Curtin

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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PETITIONS

Application was received from the Riverside Bradford Baseball for Tag Days on June 29th & 30th and July 1, 2006.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and Curtin 8, Absent,-Councillor Macek 1, and GRANTED Document: 67-C

The following license applications were received from:

  • River City Billiards 87 Washington st 2 Tables Document: 73-E
  • River City Billiards 87 Washington st 2 Sunday Tables Document: 9-J
  • American Medical Response 101 Winter st 4 Ambulances Document: 73-F
  • Robert Michael’s Limousine 234 Water st 4 Limousines Document: 73-G

GRANTED Yeas 9 and Nays 0

A petition was received from Robert E Lurvey, Lurvey Auto Sales requesting a Special Permit be granted to allow a used car dealership at 551 River st; Assessor’s Map 508, Block 255, Lot 2 with a request for 70 spaces.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JUNE 27, 2006 Document: 77

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from School Superintendent Raleigh Buchanan requesting that representatives of the High School Building Committee be allowed to give the Council an update on the High School Building project.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 79

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

PLACED ON FILE Document: 15-F

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce the following petition to hang a banner with a related date change, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Petition was received from Vincent Ouellette, Director of Human Resources requesting permission to hang a banner at the corner of Salem st and So Main st; from June 19 th to July 5 th to advertise the City’s annual July 4 th Celebration and also requests permission for Bradford College Alumni Association to hang their banner July 5 th to July 26 th.

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to grant the hang banner request and also to grant the date change for the Bradford College Alumni banner, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED Document: 64-B

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the need for a stop sign on Franklin st at the intersection of 8 thAvenue.

On motion of Councillor Hall to refer to Traffic and Safety, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC AND SAFETY Document: 55-T

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien Requesting a discussion regarding the traffic lights at Mill st, Ginty blvd and Water st.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC AND SAFETY Document: 55-U

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce Greg Tashjian to request waiving the summer tournament fees for the Riverside/Bradford Little League.

On the motion of Councillor Ryan to waive the summer tournament fees, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Macek, Ryan and Curtin 4, Nays,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia and President Hart 5, and MOTION NOT PASSED and PLACED ON FILE Document: 55-V

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 31, a petition from Attorney Michael Migliori representing NEDA Development requesting a zoning Change, to amend the Zoning Map, Chapter 255-8 for property at 1116 & 1124 Main st; to extend the existing Commercial Highway District (CH) southerly to the intersection of Rosemont st (current CH Zone terminates at 1144 Main st). Related communication was received from Attorney Migliori representing the applicant requesting to postpone hearing to June 27 th.

POSTPONED to JUNE 27 2006 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 31

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Zoning ( Main Street – RM to CH) POSTPONED to JUNE 27 2006

Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 31-B

Document 43-D ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of MGL c.32B,§9E, a copy of which is attached hereto. Also, pursuant to said MGL c. 32B,§9E the rate of contribution from the City for the premium for contributory group medical insurance (health maintenance organization/HMO) for employees retired from the service of the City, and their dependents, shall be eighty-five (85%) percent effective July 1, 2006, and, eighty (80%) percent effective July 1, 2007. The rate of contribution from the City for the premium for contributory group medical insurance (preferred provider organization/PPO) for employees retired from the service of the City, and their dependants, shall be seventy-five (75%) percent effective July 1, 2006.

On the motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to amend as follows:

By deleting the second paragraph and by inserting the following, “Also, pursuant to said MGL c. 32B, §9E any subsidiary or additional rate of contribution from the City towards the premium for contributory group medical insurance for employees retired from the service of the City, and their dependents, shall be determined by the Mayor.”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, Recused,- Councillors Hall and Ryan 2, and MOTION PASSED

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, Recused,-Councillors Hall and Ryan 2, and MOTION PASSED AND PASSED AS AMENDED Document: 43-D

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Macek introduced Document 80 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council meetings scheduled to for September 19 and November 7, 2006 be cancelled due to the State Primary and State Election being held on those dates.

Yeas 9, Nays O PASSED Document: 80

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 16-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council authorizes the Purchasing Department to proceed with the final disposition of Obsolete surplus equipment.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - 2 – 17” Monitors model #TFT1880 (cannot be used) as follows:

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 16-C

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 17-P To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $544,243.46 be appropriated from the Following accounts in the amounts stated below:

  • Budget Reserve $450,000
  • Energy Grant Revenue $ 63,000
  • Snow & Ice Salaries & Wages $ 31,243.46

And transferred into the following account in the amount stated:

  • Snow and Ice Expense $544,243.46

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 17-P

Councillor Hall introduced Document 17-Q To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $75,000 be appropriated from Energy Grant Revenue and transferred to the following accounts In the amounts stated below:

  • Building & Maintenance Expense $73,000
  • Building & Maintenance Salaries & Expense $ 2,000

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 17-Q

Councillor Hetel introduced Document 17-R To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $52,000 be appropriated from Free Cash and transferred to Legal Expense to cover expenditures incurred through FY 06.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 17-R

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 17-S To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $27,000 be appropriated from Stabilization and transferred to Highway Salaries Overtime Account.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 17-S

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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