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December 12, 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 Hall was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting the third parking plan.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 19-Q

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Theodore A Pelosi Jr to the Haverhill Historical Commission. Said appointment effective December 8 2006 to expire December 8 2008.

CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 129-E

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of William D Miller to the Cable Television Advisory Committee. Said appointment effective December 8 2006 to expire December 31 2008.

PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 129-F

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Frank Novak to the Cable Television Advisory Committee. Said appointment effective December 8 2006 to expire December 31 2008.

PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 129-G

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the resignation of Jennifer Selfridge from the Haverhill Historical Commission and the Water Wastewater Abatement Board.

PLACED ON FILE 129-H

PETITIONS

Applications were received from the following for 207 Drainlayer licenses:

  • Serge Beaulieu 75-J
  • Paul D Busby 75-K
  • Edward K Busch 75-L
  • John Carr 75-M
  • George Charest 75-N
  • Richard Early Jr 75-O
  • Richard Early Sr 75-P
  • Thomas Hodgson 75-Q
  • Arthur F Hutton 75-R
  • Scott D Lafoe 75-S
  • Steve Laroche 75-T
  • Dale A Manter 75-U
  • Ralph Mirra 75-V
  • Sylvain Noiseux 75-W
  • Michael P Patenaude 75-X
  • Kenneth M Pierce Jr 75-Y
  • Gerald J Pittorino 75-Z
  • Fred F Ramey Jr 133
  • Douglas Robbins 133-B
  • William T Sawyer 133-C
  • Joseph Scott 133-D
  • Brian Stein 133-E
  • John Sullivan 133-F
  • Ralph Surianello 133-G
  • Joseph R Watson 133-H

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Attorney Richard Sheehan representing Vincent O’Rorke requesting an extension of a Special Permit for 1 year; Doc 144/05 granted with conditions on December 13 2005, to build condos at 80-88 River st.

SPECIAL PERMIT EXTENSION GRANTED to JANUARY 9 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 134

Petition was received from Attorney David Currie representing BRN Corp/Michael Arcidi requesting an extension of a Special Permit to July 1 207; Doc 30/05 granted with conditions March 22 2005 to permit a hospital use for 145 Ward Hill av.

SPECIAL PERMIT EXTENSION GRANTED to JULY 1 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 135

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

Hearing was held on Document 122, a petition from Verizon New England requesting a conduit location on Broadway.

POSTPONED to DECEMBER 19 2006 Yeas 9, Nays 0 122

Hearing was held on Document 127, a petition from Verizon New England and MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on Broadway.

HEARING CLOSED 127

COMMUNICATIONS

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

PLACED ON FILE 15-L

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light at 19 Ford st on behalf of residents.

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 114-M

HEARING

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

On motion of Councillor Macek to amend the Special Permit as follows: “to include the department recommendations and noise standards similar to Lowe’s”, he yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and HEARING CLOSED GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS 116

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 63-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries On motion of Councillor Macek to postpone until the subcommittee’s work product regarding parking Ordinance is done, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek and Ryan 3, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Curtin and President Hart 6, and MOTION NOT PASSED

On motion of Councillor Macek to postpone until January 16 2007, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel and Swartz 3, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to JANUARY 16 2007 63-D

Document 122-B Order grant permission to Verizon NE for a conduit location on Broadway.

POSTPONED to DECEMBER 19 206 122-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hall introduced Document 127-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England and MA Electric Company for a joint pole location on Broadway.

POSTPONED to DECEMBER 19 2006 Yeas 9, Nays 0 127-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 37-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the real property located at 20 Newcomb st Haverhill, Assessors Map 202, Block 37, Lot 5A, being and is hereby declared surplus. An appraisal of the property shall be conducted and the Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the lease of said real property for educational uses. 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 37-D

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 43-I To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of MGL c.40 s3, which provides that the expenditure of any balance of funds received from the lease of school department property at the end of the fiscal year shall remain in the account and may be expended for the upkeep/maintenance of any facility under control of the school committee. On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 4, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, and Curtin 5, and NOT PASSED 43-I

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 24-P To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of the Water and Wastewater Departments with Plaistow Project, LLC and CVS Plaistow, LLC to provide water and wastewater services to the CVS Store, Stateline Plaza, New Hampshire, a copy of which is attached hereto. On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart, Nays,-Councillors Hall and Curtin 2, and PASSED 24-P

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 37-E To Wit: ORDERED: That the real property located at 75 Kenoza av (The Armory), Haverhill, Assessors Map 206, Block 46, Lot 7, being and is hereby declared surplus. An appraisal of the property shall be conducted and the Mayor is hereby authorized to issue the attached request for proposals (RFP) for the sale of said real property. On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Macek and Curtin 3, and PASSED 37-E

Councillor Macek introduced Document 103-Q To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $12,000.00 be transferred from the following account in the amount stated: Wastewater Storm Drainage Infrastructure $12,000 To the following account in the amount stated: Drainage Capital 2005 $12,000

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 103-Q

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 24-Q To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute and submit a “FINANCIAL HARDSHIP TOLLING AGREEMENT” with regards to the settlement of a claim asserted by the United States Environment Protection Agency and the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for liability for the cleanup of the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site Plaistow, NH.

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 24-Q

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 25-Q To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N “ No Place for Hate” December 12 2006

ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 25-Q

y Clerk Toomey introduced Document 126-E To Wit: LOAN ORDER: $226,500 for the purchase of new School Department textbooks

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 126-E

Meeting adjourned at 10:27 o’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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