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November 21, 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 and Curtin

Absent,-Councillor Macek

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

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PETITIONS

Application was received from John Shibel for a Hawker/Peddler license to sell Christmas trees at 24 Summer st at the Haverhill Elks #165, December 2 nd thru December 23 rd, Monday-Friday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM .

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 36-L

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

VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 12 2006 Document: 127

Petition was received from William Pillsbury/City of Haverhill requesting a Hearing for proposed Chapter 40R Zoning Overlay District – Zoning amendment on December 19 th.

REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 19 2006 Document: 128

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding concerns of West Rochambault st neighbors.

POSTPONED to DECEMBER 5 2006 Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 114-J

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking sign at 52 Howard st.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to OFFICER WATSON Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 114-K

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 123, a communication from the Board of Assessors for Tax Classification FY 2007. Speaking to Tax Classification were Stephen Gullo, Sam Ambra, Jeff Linehan, Joan Hill, Joel Rosen, Sally Cerasuolo O’Rorke, Edmund Daly and George Dekeon.

HEARING CLOSED Document: 123

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 123-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the residential factor for fiscal year 2007 be adopted as 91.2514.

On motion of Councillor Hall that the residential factor be adopted as 90.5223, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Ryan and Curtin 4, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Scatamacchia, and President Hart 4, Absent,-Councillor Macek 1, and MOTION NOT PASSED

On motion of Councillor Hall that the residential factor be adopted as 91.2524, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Ryan and Curtin 4, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Scatamacchia and President Hart 4, Absent,-Councillor Macek 1, and PASSED Document: 123-B

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 123-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a commercial exemption

NOT PASSED Yeas 1, Nays 8 Document: 123-C

Councillor Hall introduced Document 123-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a residential exemption

NOT PASSED Yeas 1, Nays 8 Document: 123-D

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 123-E To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall select an open space discount factor

NOT PASSED Yeas 1, Nays 8 Document: 123-E

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 43-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5, Clauses 17E and 41D with respect to Permanent acceptance of the annual C.P.I. index increase to the tax exemptions for the elderly. On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councilors Hall and Daly O’Brien 2, Nays,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Scatamacchia, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 6, Absent,-Councillor Macek 1, and NOT PASSED Document: 43-F

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 123-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council accept 100% of the C.P.I. (Consumer Price Index) increase reported by the State for F.Y. 2007 Exemptions. the 2007 C.P.I. amount is 3.3%.

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 123-F

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that the rules be suspended to introduce the following Order, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 43-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of MGL c.59, section 5 cl.54. Also, pursuant to said MGL c.59, section 5, cl.54, the City of Haverhill hereby establishes a minimum fair cash value required for personal property accounts to be subject to taxation within the City of Haverhill to be those in excess of $2,500.00.

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 43-G

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 103-O ORDERED: That the sum of $2,600,000 be appropriated from Free Cash to fund the General Operating Budget.

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 Document: 103-O

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 34-K To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Five Fifth Avenue-Add Handicap Parking

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

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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