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May 15, 2007

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o'clock P.M.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O'Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and Curtin

Absent,-Councillors Hetel and Macek Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

PETITIONS

Applications were received from the following for 2007 Drainlayer licenses:

  • Arthur D'Alelio 11-T
  • Frank Toste 11-U

GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2

The following license applications were received from:

  • Paul Goldberg 19 Chestnut st Junk Dealer 54-H
  • Jose Figueroa 118 White st Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Articles 54-I
  • Kathleen A Mangion 31 Bradstreet av Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Articles 54-J
  • Debra Riley 133 Merrimack st Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Articles 54-K
  • Michele M Edwards 133 Merrimack st Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Articles 54-L
  • Jennie Miller 133 Merrimack st Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Articles 54-M
  • Jennie Miller 133 Merrimack st Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Clothing 54-N
  • Michele M Edwards 133 Merrimack st Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Clothing 54-0
  • Debra A Riley 133 Merrimack st Buy/Sell 2nd Hand Clothing 54-P
  • Skateland 19 Railroad av Roller Skating Rink 54-Q
  • Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st S Pool Tables 54-R
  • Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st 20 Bowling Alleys 54-S
  • Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st S Sunday Pool Tables 16-E
  • Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st 20 Sunday Bowling Lanes 16-F
  • Skateland 19 Railroad av 40 Sundays - Roller Skating 16-G

GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2

Application for a handicap parking sign was received from Maria Martinez for 43 Jackson st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING 3-L

Application for a Special License to sell alcoholic beverages was received from "Dream Weaver" at the Haverhill Stadium, Saturday, August 18th, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 33-B

Petitions for conduit locations were received from:

  • National Grid - Emerson st VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD MAY 29th
  • Verizon New England - Emerson st VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD May 29th

Petition was received from Lynn Murphy, Haverhill Cultural Council requesting permission to hold and set up "LEAP Haverhill" May 18-19, in Washington Square, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM.
GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 60

On motion of Councillor Ryan to suspend the rules to introduce the Mayor to speak regarding the Brownfields Grants, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Swartz requesting a street light on Arlington st near Windsor st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding Pension increases proposed by the retirement board.
PLACED ON FILE

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding amending the parking ordinance in Washington sq in front of the Haverhill Housing Authority.
POSTPONED to MAY 29 2007 Yeas 7, Absent 2 49-J

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 14-L MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
31 New Hampshire av, Add Handicap Space
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 14-L

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Macek introduced Document 6-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the real property located on Groveland Street, Haverhill, Assessor's Map 423, Block 153, Lot 7, containing approximately 0.165 acres being and is hereby declared surplus. The Mayor is hereby authorized to execute a deed, and any other necessary documents, for the sale of said real property to Essent Healthcare Inc or their assigns, for the sum of $20,000.00 On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Scatamacchia, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 6, Absent,-Councillors Hetel and Macek 2, Abstain,-Councillor Daly O'Brien 1, and PASSED 6-d

Councillor Macek introduced Document 61 To Wit:ORDERED: That the City hereby accepts provisions of MGL c39 s23D, relative to attendance requirement of municipal board, committee and commission members for adjudicatory hearings only for Appeals Board, Planning Board & Conservation Commission.
PASSED

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

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O'Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, Absent,-Councillors Hetel and Macek 2, and PASSED 61

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 62 To Wit: HOME RULE PETITION An Act Relative to the Use of Voting Machines in the City of Haverhill

On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien to amend the document by substituting the above language with that of the revised order, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 62

Councillor Hall introduced Document 44-C To Wit:ORDERED: That the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute a Purchase& Sales Agreement/Deed with Forest City Residential Group Inc for property on Locke st; Assessor's Map 304, Block 58, Lot 20. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 44-C

Councillor Hetel introduced Document 13-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of$150,000 be appropriated from Salary Reserve and transfer to Police Salary Overtime Account
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 13-C

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 13-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $90,000 be appropriated from Stabilization and transfer to Police Salary Overtime Account
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 13-D

Councillor Daly O'Brien introduced Document 13-E To Wit: OREDERED: That the sum of $83,200 be appropriated from Wastewater Reserves and place in Wastewater Salary Account
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 13-E

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 20-L To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I ON National Ride Your Bike to Work Week Week of May 14th
ADOPTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 20-L

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 14-M To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking Add 2 Handicap Parking Spaces in Washington sq City Parking Lot
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 14-M

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 o'clock P.M.
Yeas 7, Absent 2

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey

 
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