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May 22, 2007

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 meeting were approved.

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

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address the Council regarding the FY08 Budget.
PLACED ON FILE 24-F

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting Memorandum of Agreement/Salary Ordinances for the Library Group.
PLACED ON FILE 63

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of William B Sullivan to the Cable Television Advisory Board. Said appointment effective May 16, 2007.
PLACED ON FILE 64

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • HHS Chorus October 26, 27, 28 41-E
  • HHS Girls Swim Team August 24,25,26 41-F

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

The following license applications were received from:

  • A Family Cab 21 White st 3 Taxicabs 54-T
  • Trinity EMS 7 Stewart st 11 Ambulances 54-U
  • Fire Dept 131 Water st 1 Ambulance 54-V
  • Ruth’s House 30 Lafayette sq Buy & Sell 2nd Hnd Articles 54-W
  • All Saints 26 Broadway 10 Bowling Lanes 54-X
  • All Saints 26 Broadway 10 Sunday Bowling Lanes 16-H

Applications for Special License to sell alcoholic beverages were received from:

  • Haverhill Exchange Club at Winnekenni Castle, Friday, June 1st,
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

GRANTED 33-C

  • Elk’s 165 at 24 Summer st, Monday, October 8th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

GRANTED 33-D

Application was received for Chapter 40R, Downtown Smart Growth Overlay District from Forest City Residential Inc for the development of 109 Essex st, 10 Duncan st, 262 Winter st, and Locke st; the LH Hamel Leather Complex (Haverhill Mills) 306 units to be used as rental housing.
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JUNE 26 2007 36-B

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hart requesting a discussion regarding the pending Cable TV Franchising Bill.

On motion of Councillor Hart to adopt the resolution proposed by Methuen and substitute “Haverhill” for Methuen”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and Hart 8,
Nays,-Councillor Ryan 1, and MOTION PASSED and RESOLUTION ADOPTED 49-K


RESOLUTION OPPOSITION OF THE HAVERHILL CITY COUNCIL TO THE REPEAL OF CHAPTER 166A OF THE GENERAL LAWS (see document for the complete text)
ADOPTED 20-M

Communication was received from Councillor Hetel requesting a discussion regarding graffiti.
PLACED ON FILE and REFER to ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR
& POLICE CHIEF 49-L

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding conditions at 225 River st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFER TO MAYOR 49-M

Communication was received from Councillor Swartz requesting a discussion regarding dangerous telecommunication properties in the City.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 49-N

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce James Terry to address the problems on Liberty st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 49-O

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 29-C MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
DELETE existing ordinance for West st Limited Parking for West st-east side
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-C

Document 29-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
Add limited Parking for West st-east side On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were
as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Ryan, Curtin & President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Macek 1, and PASSED 29-D

Document 54-E, Pawnbroker license application from Ronald Glick at 24 Emerson st.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 54-E

Document 57 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Stop Signs
Bellevue av at intersection of Hillside st DELETE STOP SIGN
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 57

Document 57-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Stop Signs Add A Stop Sign at the intersection of Hillside st and Bellevue av
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 57-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 44-D To Wit: ORDERED: that in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 54, Section 34, the Mayor be authorized to acquire
25 AccuVote-OS voting systems, to be used at the Special State Primary and Special State Election in 2007 and thereafter. The AccuVote System shall be used at all designated polling places in the City of Haverhill.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 8-C To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries Library Group
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 8-C

Meeting adjourned at 9:50 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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