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November 14, 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 was approved.

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

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting a Mayor/Council conference to discuss capital needs and to ask the City Council to adopt a five-year capital improvement plan.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 19-M

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini regarding the Registry of Motor Vehicles office located in City Hall.

Notice of the following appointments, effective October 27 th, were received from the Mayor:

  • Andre Robles – Auxiliary Police Sergeant Document: 104-U
  • Joseph Foley – Auxiliary Police Lieutenant Document: 104-V
  • Mark Mangion – Auxiliary Police Document: 104-W

PLACED ON FILE

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Lonnae Cameron to the Open Space & Recreation Committee. Said appointment effective November 10 th.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 104-X

Notice of resignation was received from Edwin E Jewett from the Task Force for Pandemic Planning. Said resignation effective November 6 th.

PLACED ON FILE Document: 104-Y

PETITIONS

Application for Tag Days was received from the HHS Boys Swim Team for November 30 th and December 1 & 2.

GRANTED Document: 67-G

Applications were received from the following for Hawker/Peddler licenses:

  • Paul Abare, to sell Christmas trees, decorations, wreaths and baskets at 403 River st, Sunday-Saturday, November 21 st thru December 24 th, 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

GRANTED Document: 36-J

Charles Hibbert to sell Christmas trees, wreaths, baskets and kissing balls at 297 Lincoln av, November 24 th thru December 25 th, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sunday-Saturday

GRANTED Document: 36-K

Application was received from Steven Allen for a 2006-2007 Drainlayer license. Said license to expire December 31 2007.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 75-I

Application for a handicap parking sign was received from Lee Ann West for 5 Fifth av.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Document: 27-K

Application for a handicap parking sign was received from Grant P O’Neil for 77 South Kimball st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Document: 27-L

Communication was received from Warren Gerety of the Haverhill Downtown Association regarding several requests for the Downtown Christmas Stroll December 1 st, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 121

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

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 5 2006 Document: 122

Communication was received from the Board of Assessors to set Tax Classification Hearing FY 2007 for November 21 st.

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD NOVEMBER 21 2006 Document: 123

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

Hearing was held on Document 120, a petition from Verizon New England and Mass Electric Company requesting a joint pole location on Salem st.

HEARING CLOSED Document: 120

COMMUNICATIONS

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

PLACED ON FILE Document: 15-K

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light for residents on Wainwright av.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR Document: 97-B

Communication was received from Councillor Hetel requesting a street light for residents at corner of West Lowell av and Ahern cir.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR Document: 97-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a 2-hour parking sign at 187 South Elm st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Document: 114-I

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding the sale of land at corner of Dewey av and River st (Doc 24-N/06).

PLACED ON FILE Document: 24-NN

Document 24-NN ORDERED: That Mayor is authorized to enter into and execute purchase and sale agreement for land at corner of Dewey av and River st (see document for complete text)

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 24-N

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 116, a petition from Attorney James Waldron representing EBY Commercial Real Estate LLC requesting a Special Permit to reconstruct the building at 61 Brown st for a Congregate Care/Assisted Living facility with 81 units (former Glynn site). Attorney Waldron requested continuance on behalf of the applicant.

CONTINUED to DECEMBER 12 2006 Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 116

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 63-G MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Administrative & Professional Positions City Council President and Councillors On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek and Ryan 5, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Curtin and President Hart 4, and NOT PASSED Document: 63-G

Document 109-B Order to grant permission to Verizon New England for a conduit location on Groveland rd.

WITHDRAWN Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 109-B

Document 110-B Order to grant permission to Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on Groveland rd. On the question of granting the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Ryan & President Hart 3, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek and Curtin 6, and NOT PASSED Document: 110-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Macek introduced Document 120-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England & Mass Electric Company for a joint pole location on Salem st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 120-B

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 103-N To Wit: ORDERED: That $100,000 be appropriated from Free Cash and transferred to Willow Avenue Drainage Capital Project.

PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 Document: 103-N

On motion of Councillor Hall that the rules be suspended to introduce the following Loan Order, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Councillor Hall introduced Document 126 To Wit: ORDERED: Loan Order - $100,000 for Willow Avenue Drainage Project (see document for complete text)

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document: 126

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 124 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Wastewater Treatment Rate Schedule for Septage Wastes

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document: 124

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 100-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Vehicles and Traffic

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document: 100-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 125 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Administration – Recreation Commission

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Document: 125

Councillor Hall submitted the Minutes of the Traffic & Safety Committee meeting held on November 1 2006.

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

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and APPROVED Document: 22-S

Meeting adjourned at 8:37 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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