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September 26, 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, Macek, Ryan and Curtin

Records of the last two meeting were approved.

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

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting the Memorandum of Agreement with the MVRTA and an Order authorizing him to sign and also a request to introduce Project Director Joseph Costanza to give an update on the parking facility project.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 108

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Vincent Kissel to the Board of Appeals. Said appointment effective September 18 2006 to expire September 18 2009.

CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 104-G

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of John Nolan and John Everett to the Open Space and Recreation Committee. Said appointments effective September 13 2006. 104-H

PLACED ON FILE Document: 104-I

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of the following to the Community Affairs Advisory Board. Said appointments effective September 21 2006 to expire September 21 2007.

  • Carmenza Bruff Document: 104-J
  • Jesse Medley Document: 104-K
  • Angelo Petrozzelli Document: 104-L
  • Anne Vlack Document: 104-N

PLACED ON FILE

  • Sharon Sullivan Document: 104-M

POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 3 2006

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • Boston Golden Eagles November 10,11,12 Document: 67-E
  • Haverhill Youth Hockey November 18,19 Document: 67-F

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for licenses were received from the following:

  • All Saints Church 26 Broadway 10 Bowling lanes Document: 73-R
  • All Saints Church 26 Broadway 10 Sunday lanes Document: 9-K

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for 2006 Drainlayer licenses from the following:

  • Brendan Larkin Document: 75-E
  • Steve Laroche Document: 75-F

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for a Special License to sell Alcoholic Beverages were received from the following:

  • a. The Greek Orthodox Church at the Greek Festival - 154-15 Winter st on October 6,7,8, 2006.Document: 26-L
  • b. The Haverhill Boxing Club at the Open House - 14 Stevens St, September 29 2006 Document: 26-M
  • c. The Haverhill Boxing Club at the Boxing Show - 14 Stevens st, October 27 th 2006 Document: 26-N

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Verizon New England requesting a conduit location on Groveland rd.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCTOBER 10 2006 Document: 109

Petition was received from Verizon New England and MA Electric Company requesting a joint pole location on Groveland rd.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCTOBER 10 2006 Document: 110

Application was received from John Fay for a handicap parking sign at 459 Washington st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 27-J

Notice of Hearing was received from the Department of Telecommunications and Energy for the approval of its Market Transformation/Energy Efficiency Programs on October 16 th.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 11-D

Communication was received from Attorney Michael Migliori requesting on behalf of the applicant to continue the hearing scheduled for October 3 rd Emmaus Inc for Murray ct/How st/Welcome st to October 17 2006 .

On motion of Councillor Hall to continue to October 17 th, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and CONTINUED to OCTOBER 17 2006 Document: 96-B

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

Hearing was held on Document 105, a petition from Verizon New England requesting a conduit location on Monument st.

WITHDRAWN Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 105

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the Comeau Bridge.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 88-S

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding City Council salaries.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 88-T

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to introduce Nancy Rea, the Library Director to give an update on last year’s library report.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 88-U

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding City land on Groveland st; Map 423, Block 153, Lot7.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 88-V

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the lack of notice given to residents on Primrose st before road construction.

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

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the towing policy in the City.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Document: 88-X

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 77-C, a petition from Anthony Polizzotti requesting a Special Permit to allow a used car dealership at 210 River st for 12 vehicles.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to OCTOBER 10 2006 Document: 77-C

Hearing was held on Document 101, an application for an inflammable license from Coastal Partners LLC to store 28,000 gallons regular gasoline and 12,000 gallons supreme gasoline underground at 25 Shelley rd for a self-service gasoline station. With James Waldron and Robert Schuler appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

HEARING CLOSED and GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 101

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Councillor Hetel leaves the Council chamber Document 19-J, a communication from Mayor Fiorentini requesting waivers of fees or refunds for property damaged in the May flood.

On motion of Councillor Hall to grant request for Beverly Rogers, 238-240 River st, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED (Absent,-Councillor Hetel)

On motion of Councillor Ryan to grant request for Krystine Hetel, 104-108 River st, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED (Absent,-Councillor Hetel) Document: 19-J

Document 34-G MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 11 Norfolk st, Handicap Parking

PASSED (Absent,-Councillor Hetel) Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 34-G

Document 34-H MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 112 Blaisdell st, Handicap Parking

PASSED (Absent,-Councillor Hetel) Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 34-H

Document 88, a communication from Councillors Hetel, Scatamacchia, and Macek requesting a discussion regarding the High Street Fire Station.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to JEFF DILL Document: 88

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hetel returns to Council chamber Councillor Hall introduced Document 105-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England for a conduit location on Monument st.

WITHDRAWN Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 105-B

Councillor Hetel introduced Document 24-L To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to accept the proposal of Forest City Residential Group to RFP #002-07 to purchase the certain real estate on Locke Street. Said acceptance shall be conditioned on the negotiation of a satisfactory purchase and sale agreement, which shall be submitted for approval by the City Council. On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 24-M To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor is authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority which is attached.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 24-M

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 103-I To Wit ORDERED: That the sum of $64,000 be transferred from Salary Reserves FY07 and placed in various City Department Salary accounts (see document for list of Departments)

PASSED (Absent: Councillor Hetel) Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 103-I

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 103-J To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $20,000 be transferred from Salary Reserves FY07 and placed in Police Salaries & Wages Overtime Account.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 103-J

Councillor Macek introduced Document 103-K To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $20,876 be appropriated from Stabilization and transferred into Building Maintenance Expense for repairs required on the boilers at the Police Station.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 103-K

City Clerk Margaret Toomey introduced Document 34-I To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 166 Oxford av – Delete Handicap Parking

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document: 34-I

Meeting adjourned at 9:18 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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