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July 11, 2006

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

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek and Curtin

Absent,-Councillor Hetel

Records of 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 the Mayor of the appointment of the following as Constables. Said appointments effective July 7 2006 to expire on July 12 2007:

  • Paul Minsky Charles Massa Jr
  • Steven Ring Philip R Cleversey
  • James W Humphries III Gerald A Sewell
  • Richard P Holmes David E Hall
  • Ronald E Bertheim

PLACED ON FILE Document: 66-K

PETITIONS

The following license applications were received from:

  • Michele M Edwards 133 Merrimack st Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Clothing Document: 73-H
  • Debra A Riley 133 Merrimack st Buy $ Sell 2nd Hand Clothing Document: 73-I
  • Michele M Edwards 133 Merrimack st Buy & Sell 2nd Hand Articles Document: 73-J
  • Debra A Riley 133 Merrimack st Buy $ Sell 2nd Hand Articles Document: 73-K

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Petition was received from Davco Excavators requesting to open 10-12 Caledonia st to install new water/sewer services.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 40-C

Petition was received from Davco Excavators requesting to open 145-151 Essex st to install water services for fire sprinklers.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 40-D

Application was received from Lewis Builders Inc requesting a Special Permit to amend the Zoning Code, Table of Use & Parking Regulations Ch 255, for property off Hilldale av; be rezoned to IP (Industrial Park) from RR (Rural Residential); Assessor’s Map 585, Block 431, Lot 19.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD SEPTEMBER 12 2006 Document: 83

Petition was received from National Grid requesting a Conduit location on Sherman av

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JULY 25 2006 Document: 84

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

Hearing was held on Document 76, a petition from Verizon New England and Mass Electric co requesting a joint pole location on Groveland rd. With Cathy Frazier appearing in favor and Tammy Taylor and Anthony Sacco appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document: 76

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the condition of the Parks Department barn at 350 Kenoza av.

On the motion of Councillor Ryan to refer to Natural Resources and Public Buildings Committee, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERED TO NATURAL RESOURCES and PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTEE Document: 55-Z

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 70, a petition from Nels Palm for Merrimack Towers LLC requesting a Special Permit for multifamily dwellings in the IG District on land between Railroad av and Merrimack River; with a maximum of 134 one and two bedroom units to be sold as Condos. Assessor’s Map 711, Block 4, Lots 3, 4 & 4A and Map 712, Block 684, Lot 1.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to postpone to August 22, 2006, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to AUGUST 22, 2006 Document: 70

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 76-B, Order to grant Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co a joint pole location on Groveland rd.

On motion of Councillor Hall to postpone to July 25, 2006, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED TO JULY 25, 2006 Document: 76-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to a Brightside Commission

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 82

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 40-CC To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council approve the request of Davco Excavators to excavate on 10-12 Caledonia Street for the purpose of installing new water & sewer services. Caledonia Street has been rebuilt within the last (3) years and in accordance with Chapter 222, Section 11, of the Municipal Ordinances of 1981, City Council approval is necessary.

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 7Abstain,–Councillor Curtin 1 Absent, -Councillor Hetel 1, and PASSED Document: 40-CC

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 40-DD To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council approve the request of Davco Excavators to excavate on 145 & 151 Essex Street for the purpose of installing water services for fire sprinklers. Essex Street has been rebuilt within the last (2) years and in accordance with Chapter 222, Section 11, of the Municipal Ordinances of 1981, City Council approval is necessary.

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

Yeas,-President Hart, Councillors Hall,Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia,Macek and Ryan 7Abstain,–Councillor Curtin 1 Absent, -Councillor Hetel 1, and PASSED Document: 40-DD

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 24-I To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute an “ADDENDUM 3” to a certain lease agreement on behalf of the City of Haverhill with Hill View Montessori Charter Public School for the premises located at 555 Washington Street, also known as the Bartlett School, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein.

On the motion of Councillor Macek to amend as follows:

By adding at the end of paragraph 3 the following:

“Upon removal and at no cost to the lessor, lessee shall return all areas used or disturbed by the modular building, its ramp and its accessory fixtures and utilities to the original condition of the real property unless lessee receives written permission to have an improvement remain”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-President Hart, Councillors Swartz,Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek,Ryan and Curtin 7,Nays,-Councillor Hall 1, Absent,-Councillor Hetel 1, and MOTION PASSED

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

Yeas 8, 1 Absent, and PASSED AS AMENDED Document: 24-I

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 17-W To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $7,945.46 be transferred from the following Account as stated below:

Water Treatment Chemical Expense $7,945.46

And transferred to the following Account as stated below:

Water Health Insurance $7,945.46

PASSED Yeas 8, 1 Absent Document: 17-W

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 17-X To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $125,000 be appropriated from Stabilization and transferred to the Haverhill School Department.

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

Yeas,-President Hart, Councillors Hall, Swartz,Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek and Ryan 7 Nays,- Councillor Curtin 1 Absent,-Councillor Hetel 1, and PASSED Document: 17-X

Councillor Hall introduced Document 17-Y To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $73,081,02 be transferred to/from the following accounts as stated to close out FY06: (For Complete Text See Document)

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 17-Y

Councillor Scatamacchia submitted the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee meeting held on June 29 th.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 22-L

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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