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May 29, 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 Curtin was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting the Memorandum of Agreement between City of Haverhill and the Massachusetts Nurse’s Association.
POSTPONED To JUNE 5 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 65

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini vetoing Document 33-B; an application for a one-day license to sell wine & malt beverage from “Dreamweaver Concert” at the Haverhill Stadium on August 18th.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED To MAYOR 24-G (One-Day License Granted per May 15th meeting)

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of the following to the Hale Hospital Trust Fund. Said appointments effective May 25 2007.

  • City Solicitor William Cox
  • Finance Director Charles Benevento
  • Councillor Mary Ellen Daly-O’Brien

PLACED ON FILE 64-B

PETITIONS

Application was received for 2007 Drainlayer license from Steven J Eddy.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 11-V

Petition was received from Gina Bowman requesting to hang a banner promoting the “American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life” fundraiser in Bradford Common, May 21st through June 13th;
for event being held June 15th & 16th.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 55-B

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

Hearing was held on Document 58, a petition from National Grid requesting a conduit location on Emerson st. With David Boucher appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 58

Hearing was held on Document 59, a petition from Verizon New England requesting a conduit location on Emerson st. With Kathy Frazier appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 59

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 43 Jackson st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 3-M

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting to introduce Russ Chaput to discuss the Tag Day Ordinance.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 49-P

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 14-M MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
Add 2 Handicap Parking Spaces in Washington sq City Parking Lot
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 14-M

Document 46, Loan Order to appropriate $503,252 in additional funds for Sewer Extension to Fondi rd/Hilldale av area& lower Lake st.
WITHDRAWN WITHOUT PREJUDICE Yeas 9, Nays 0 46

Document 49-J, a communication from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding amending the parking Ordinance in Washington sq in front of the Haverhill Housing Authority.
PLACED ON FILE 49-J

Document 63-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries
Parking Control Officer
POSTPONED TO JUNE 5 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 63-D

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 58-B An Order Granting: Permission to National Grid for a conduit location on Emerson st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

On motion of Councillor Macek to amend as follows: “To require that the sidewalk where the conduit cutting is done be fully replaced for the full width with whatever material is currently there”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED 58-B

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 59-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England for a conduit location on Emerson st. On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Swartz 1, and GRANTED 59-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 13-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $15,100 be appropriated from Salary Reserve and transferred to the following accounts in the
amounts stated by each:

  • Mayor Salary $5,500
  • Law Salary $1,000
  • Human Resources Salary $2,500
  • City Clerk Precinct Officers $6,100

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to postpone the section of Order regarding “Mayor Salary” to June 12 2007”, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 13-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 29-E To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORIDNANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking DELETE ANY existing ordinance in Washington sq from Elliott Place to Bus stop, South side-Limited Parking

PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 29-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 29-F To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking DELETE existing ordinance in Washington sq
along entire pedestrian mall, North side-Limited Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 29-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 29-G To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking ADD ordinance in front of No 2 and No 12 Washington sq Six 15-Minute-Limited Parking spaces
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 29-G

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 29-H To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking ADD ordinance in Washington sq along entire
pedestrian mall, North side- Limited Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 29-H

Councillor Macek submitted the Minutes and Recommendations of the Natural Resources & Public Buildings Committee meeting held on May 21st.
PLACED ON FILE 19-J

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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