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July 25, 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 Hetel was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Charles Benevento as Chief Procurement Officer. Said appointment effective July 21, 2006 to expire October 31, 2007.

PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 66-L

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Theodore A Pelosi Jr to the Bradford Common Historic District Commission. Said appointment effective July 25 2006 to expire July 30 2007.

CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 66-M

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Heather Hewitt to the Bradford Common Historic District Commission. Said appointment effective July 21 2006 to expire July 30 2007.

On motion of Councillor Macek to approve the withdrawal of this appointment, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and WITHDRAWN Document: 66-N

PETITIONS

The following license applications were received from:

  • Doris Segal 108 River st Buy & Sell 2 nd Hand Clothing Document: 73-L
  • Doris Segal 108 River st Buy & Sell 2 nd Hand Articles Document: 73-M

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O’Brien,Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, Abstain,-Councillor Hetel 1 and GRANTED

  • Baystate Limousine 102 Hale st 7 Limousines Document: 73-N

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Application was received from Joseph R Watson for a 2006 Drainlayer license.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 75-C

Application was received for a Special License to sell Alcoholic beverages from the Haverhill Downtown Association, Railroad sq, 3:00 PM-8:00 PM, for a Battle of the Bands, August 26 2006.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 26-F

Application was received for a Special License to sell Alcoholic beverages from Crystal Galloway & Andrew Arnott, at the Citizen Center, 3:00 PM-8:00 PM, for a Wedding Reception, August 26, 2006.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 26-G

Petition was received from the Korean War Veterans Association requesting permission to use the City Hall Parking Lot, July 30 th starting at 11:00 AM to assemble for a walk to GAR Park for a ceremony to celebrate the ending of the Korean War 53 years ago on July 27 1954.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 86

HEARING (M.G.L. Ch 166)

Hearing was held on Document 84, a petition from National Grid requesting a conduit location on Sherman av. With David BOUCHER testifying in favor and no one appearing in opposition the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document: 84

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Economic Development Director William Pillsbury regarding the Magellan Aerospace Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Agreement and related Resolution.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 87

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

PLACED ON FILE Document: 15-G

Communication was received from Councillors Hetel, Scatamacchia and Macek requesting a discussion regarding the High Street Fire Station.

On the motion of Councillor Macek to postpone to September 26, 2006, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 Document: 88

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding the establishment of a Biofuels Task Force.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR Document: 88-B

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding a stop sign on Cedar st at the intersection of Ninth av

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERED to TRAFFIC and SAFETY COMMITTEE Document: 88-C

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding a proposed Ordinance relative to the placement of temporary signs on public property.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERED to TRAFFIC and SAFETY COMMITTEE Document: 88-D

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 46 Greenville st.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERED TO PLANNING Document: 88-E

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 22 Essex st and replacing it with (2) 30-minute parking spaces.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERED to PLANNING Document: 88-F

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a service zone on Essex st in the vicinity of 19 Essex st and replacing it with (1) 30-minute parking space.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERED to PLANNING Document: 88-G

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding Team Haverhill and Mayor Fiorentini’s Planning Committee.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to AUGUST 22 2006 Document: 88-H

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the naming of streets.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to AUGUST 8 2006 Document: 88-I

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 85, a communication from the City of Haverhill on an application to establish the Smart Growth Overlay District in the downtown area of Haverhill. With Mayor Fiorentini, William Pillsbury and Attorney Mark Bobrowski testifying in favor and one in opposition the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document: 85

Hearing was held on Document 71, petition 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), 432 Washington st and new construction at 15-17 Gilbert av. With Bruce Nicholls and John Rice testifying in favor and Stephen Clark and Gary Connolly appearing in opposition the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED

On motion of Councillor Macek to amend the special permit with the following conditions:

  1. There will be zero runoff from the site from drainage
  2. The developer do any necessary restoration or replacement to the sidewalks after the development is finished
  3. That there be fencing completely along the two non street sides and also shrubbery as shown on the plan in the parking area coming in from the Washington st side
  4. That the balance of green space and seeding areas be implemented as proposed on the plan
  5. All of the proposed conditions and stipulations of the Planning Director except as they conflict with the prior mentioned special permit stipulations.
  6. Up to 2 units in the single standing new structure but no more than 12 units in the entire project

the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED WITH CONDITIONS Document: 71

Hearing was held on Document 77-B, a petition from Phyllis A Lefavour, E-Max Auto Inc., requesting a Special Permit to allow a new/used car dealership at 1165 & 1175 Main st; (formerly known as Fishland) with a request for 109 cars. Comment sheets were included from City Departments.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to AUGUST 22 2006 Document: 77-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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

On motion of Councillor Ryan that the petition be withdrawn the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and WITHDRAWN WITHOUT PREJUDICE Document: 76-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 84-B An Order Granting: Permission to National Grid for a conduit location on Sherman av. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 84-B

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 25-K To Wit: RESOLUTION City of Haverhill designate TIF (Tax Increment Financing Zone) and adopt a TIF plan and authorize Mayor to approve TIF Agreement with Middleton Aerospace Corp (for complete text see document)

On motion of Councillor Ryan to postpone for 2 weeks the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia that Resolution be adopted, 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 ADOPTED Document: 25-K

Councillor Macek introduced Document 25-L To Wit: ORDERED: An Order authorizing the Mayor (a) to submit the Ch 40R zoning overlay district to the state for approval; and take such other and further actions as maybe necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this article, or take any other action relative thereto.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to “add after the word “Mayor”: “subject to any amendments which may be adopted by the City Council at its next meeting”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Swartz and Ryan 2, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 7, and MOTION NOT PASSED

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to AUGUST 8 2006 Document: 25-L

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 24-J To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor is be and thereby authorized to waive certain Health and Inspectional fees required by the Code of the City of Haverhill, for the persons and in the amounts as set out on the attached listing, as a result of the May, 2006 flood: (See document for complete text)

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, Absent,-Councillor Hetel 1, and PASSED Document: 24-J

Councillor Daly O’Brien submitted the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee meeting held on June 22 nd.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to CITY SOLICITOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 22-M

Councillor Hall submitted the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee Meeting held on July 12 th. On motion of Councillor Hall that items 2 thru f be referred to Planning, the yeas and nays were as follows:

MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 22-N

Councillor Macek submitted the Minutes of the Natural Resources & Public Buildings Committee Meeting held on July 19 th.

PLACED ON FILE

Meeting adjourned at 11:54 P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

 

Attest:

Margaret A Toomey

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City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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