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August 22, 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,-Councillor 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 Harry Kalashian to the Haverhill Housing Authority. Said appointment effective August 9th to expire April 13, 2011.

CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 66-R

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of the following to the Brightside Commission effective August 7th:

  • Leota Sarrete Document: 66-S
  • Christine Hardiman Document: 66-T
  • Christine Kwitchoff Document: 66-U
  • Mark Brady Document: 66-V
  • Vincent Ouellette Document: 66-W
  • Marilyn Brody Document: 66-X
  • Elaine Barker Document: 66-Y

PLACED ON FILE

On motion of Councillor Hetel to suspend the rules to introduce the appointment of Kenneth Quimby to the Haverhill Brightside Commission, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Kenneth Quimby to the Brightside Commission effective August 7 th.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 66-Z

PETITIONS

Application was received from Kenneth Hamilton for a 2006 Drainlayer license.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 75-D

Application was received from Antonio Ramirez for a Hawker/Peddler license to sell hot food at the Latino Festival, GAR Park,August 27th, 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 36-G

Application was received from Norma Rosario for a Hawker/Peddler license to sell hot food at the Latino Festival, GAR Park,August 27th, 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM

CONDITIONAL APPROVAL GRANTED PENDING CLEARANCE WITH THE CHIEF OF POLICE Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 36-H

Application was received for a Special License to sell Alcoholic beverages from the Crescent Yacht Club, Annual Boat Parade, September 17 th, 12 Noon to 5:00 PM at the Crescent Yacht Club.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 26-J

Application was received for a Special License to sell Alcoholic beverages from Team Haverhill/HAD,”Haverhill Rocks,” August 26 th, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Railroad Square (all alcohol License)

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 26-K

Petition was received from Joseph Mazzola, Haverhill Boys Club Director, requesting to hang 2 banners; one at the Downtown Parking Deck and a second one between a pole near Minichiello’ Insurance and a pole near Kimball’s Tavern, September 1 st to 24 th; announcing the Annual Boys Club Walk-for-Youth, September 24 th.

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 64-C

Communication was received from Mari Carmen Cintron announcing the 6 th Annual Latino Festival at GAR Park, Sunday, August 27 th from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 102

An application was received for an Inflammable License from Coastal Partners, to store 28,000 gallons of regular gasoline and 12,000 gallons of supreme gasoline underground at 25 Shelley rd – a self-service gasoline station.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD SEPTEMBER 26 2006 Document: 101

An application was received from Anthony Polizzotti requesting a Special Permit be granted to allow a used car dealership at 210 River st for 12 vehicles.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD SEPTEMBER 26 2006 Document: 77-C

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

Hearing was held on Document 92, a petition from Verizon New England and MA Electric Company requesting a joint pole location on 14 th Avenue. With Kathy Frazer appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED Document: 92

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce a communication from the City Clerk Margaret Toomey to notify of the City’s need for Wardens and Clerks for this year’s elections, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to ADMINISTRATOON & FINANCE COMMITTEE for SALARIES Document: 98-D

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion related to the Recreation Commission, Chapter 2, Section 170 of the Haverhill City Code as amended. regarding the proposed noise ordinance.

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

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO ADIMINISTRATION and FINANCE Document: 88-K

Communication was received from Councillor Hetel requesting a discussion regarding the Farmers Market.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 88-L

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding Chapter 40Q in relation to Chapter 40R.

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

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED, PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PLANNING and DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Document: 88-M

HEARINGS

Councillor Macek recused himself 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 Avenue and the Merrimack River; maximum of 134 one and two bedroom units to be sold as condos. With Attorney Waldron, Philip Christianson, James Zagowitz and Steve Doherty testifying in favor and Constantine Valhouli appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to amend the special permit with the following conditions:

That the proposed conditions and stipulations that are contained in Mr. Pillsbury’s letter to the City Council – dated July 6, 2006 – and recommendations having to do with achieving satisfactory resolution to the issue of the interceptor sewer to be included, and comply with all of the requirements of the Department heads, the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 7, Absent,-Councillors Curtin and Macek 2, and MOTION PASSED and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED WITH CONDITIONS Document: 70

Councillor Macek returned to Chamber Hearing was held on Document 77-B, a petition from Phyllis A Lefavor, E-Max Auto Inc, requesting a Special Permit to allow a new/used car dealership at 1165 & 1175 Main Street (formerly known as Fishland) for 109 vehicles. With Attorney James Waldron appearing in favor and William Bebow in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED

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

  1. That the Applicant receive prior to usage, Conservation Commission approval for the disposal of snow in the wooded area. If approval cannot be granted, that proper space by deletion of display spaces be provided for snow storage.
  2. That the Applicant file with the License Commission to amend and/or merge the current license with the Special Permit site plan as approved.
  3. That employee and handicapped parking be properly painted and signed.
  4. That the dumpster be fenced with chain link and privacy slated.
  5. That the northern and eastern property lines be fenced with 6 foot chain link and privacy slated. The fence may be gated if the Conservation Commission allows for snow disposal to the rear of the fence.
  6. That there be no delivery of cars between 7:00 PM and 8:00 AM by car carriers.
  7. No aerial advertising above 15 feet.
  8. No use of loud speakers for paging or music on the property.
  9. That the Applicant fully complies with the landscaping and traffic plans in accordance with the proposed site plan.

The yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Ryan and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillor Scatamacchia and Macek 2, and Absent,-Councillor Curtin 1, and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED WITH CONDITIONS Document: 77-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 27-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking (46 Greenville Street-DELETE Handicapped Parking)

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 27-E

Document 27 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking (22 Essex Street-DELETE Handicapped Parking)

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 27-F

Document 29-L MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking DELETE existing ordinance for West Street No Parking –on the east side

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 29-L

Document 29-M MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
(Essex Street #19, in vicinity of, DELETE Service Zone)

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 29-M

Document 29-N MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking (Essex Street #19, in vicinity of, add one 30 min parking space)

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

Yeas,- Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 7, Absent,-Councillors Macek and Curtin 2, and MOTION PASSED Document: 29-N

Document 29-O MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 22 Essex Street (2 Spaces)

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

Yeas,- Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 7, Absent,-Councillors Macek and Curtin 2, and MOTION PASSED Document: 29-O

Document 29-P MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking (Essex Street #19, in vicinity of, add one 30 min parking space)

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

Yeas,- Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 7, Absent,-Councillors Macek and Curtin 2, and MOTION PASSED Document: 29-P

Document 29-Q MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking ADD Limited Parking for West Street on the east side On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,- Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 7, Absent,-Councillors Macek and Curtin 2, and PASSED Document: 29-Q

Document 29-R MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking (70 Washington Street-ADD Loading Zone) On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to postpone to September 5, 2006, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, 5, Ryan and President Hart Nays,Councillors Hall, Swartz and Macek 3, Absent,-Councillor Curtin 1, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 Document: 29-R

Document 29-S MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking No Parking-Franklin Street on east side, from Charles St. to 5 th Ave

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 2 Document: 29-S

Document 29-T MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking No Parking on Apple Street from Nov. 15 th and parking allowed On the even side of Apple Street only from March 15 th and that There be NO PARKING along #87 Hilldale Ave for 72 Feet

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 2 Document: 29-T

Document 63-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Police Patrolman Association

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 63-B

Document 63-C MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Superior Officers

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 63-C

Document 99 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE An Ordinance Relating to Tag Days

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 99

Document 100 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 100

Meeting adjourned at 11:01 P.M.

Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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