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July 24, 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 Scatamacchia was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from the Mayor of the following Appointments to the Recycling Committee. Said appointments effective July 10 2007.

  • Lauren Barbieri 64-J
  • Wayne Dion 64-K
  • Chris Hewitt 64-L
  • Jim Paikos 64-M
  • Susan Rogers 64-N

PLACED ON FILE

PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Days from the HHS Marching Band for August 17,18,& 19.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-J

Application was received for a Hawker/Peddler license from Robert DeBenedetto to sell hot dogs, hamburgers & soda at the Haverhill Stadium Softball Fields, Saturday, August 11th
& Sunday, August 12th, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. On motion of Councillor Ryan that license be approved subject to obtaining all the proper approvals, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0 and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED 17-I

Application was received for a Special License to sell alcoholic beverages from Christine McCarron for “Haverhill Rocks”, at Winnekenni Castle, Saturday, August 18th from 12 noon
to 8:00 PM. On motion of Councillor Ryan to grant license and amend to allow applicant to hang 2 banners, 1 Downtown and 1 in the Bradford section, subject to the proper approvals, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED 33-F

Application was received for a Block Party from Lisa Buck, 85-108 Lamoille av, Saturday, August 4th; at 2:00 PM with a rain date of Sunday, August 5th.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 78

Notice was received of intent to sell agricultural land and give the City offer of first refusal to purchase the property under Chapter 61A, Section 14 from Attorney Ashod Amirian representing Thomas H Marble consisting of 8 acres off of South Cross Rd, Assessor’s Map 775, Block 791, Lot 39.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 79

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Curtin requesting to introduce former Mayor Ted Pelosi to discuss the demolition delay order proposed by the Haverhill Historical Commission.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING 49-Z

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce a Demolition Delay Ordinance, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED, RULES SUSPENDED and ORDINANCE PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING 49-ZZ

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting to introduce Michael LaBonte to give an update on behalf of the Haverhill Energy Task Force.
PLACED ON FILE 80

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding odors emanating from the Waste Treatment Plant in Bradford.
PLACED ON FILE 80-B

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding graffiti on Water st.
PLACED ON FILE 80-C

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

Hearing was held on Document 70, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on Chick av. With Kathy Frazer and Dick Early appearing in favor and William Copeland and Harold Assini appearing in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 70

Hearing was held on Document 71, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on Boston rd. With Kathy Frazer and Robert Seabird appearing
in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 71

Hearing was held on Document 72, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on High Street
POSTPONED to AUGUST 14 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 72

Hearing was held on Document 73, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location for Blaisdell and Marshall st.
POSTPONED to AUGUST 14 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 73

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 14-P MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
39 Freeman st, Establish Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 14-P

Document 14-Q MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
Locke st, South Side 20 ft from intersection of Essex st; Delete Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 14-Q

Document 56 Ordered: Order to Demolish building at 40 Mechanic st (Passed as Amended 6/12/07) (see document for complete text)
PASSED (Reconfirmation vote) Yeas 9, Nays 0 56

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 56-C ORDERED: Order to demolish building at 91 South Williams st
POSTPONED to SEPTEMBER 25 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 56-C

Document 63-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER A An Ordinance Relating To Salaries Parking Control Officer On the question of postponing, 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 POSTPONED to SEPTEMBER 25 2007 63-D


Hearing was announced on Document 67-B an Order granting Verizon New England & MA Electric Co joint pole location on Neck rd. On the question of postponing, the yeas and nays
were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, Abstain,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1, and POSTPONED TO AUGUST 14 2007 67-B

Hearing was announced on Document 68-B an Order granting Verizon New England & MA Electric Co a joint pole location on Shepherd Street.

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, Abstain,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1, and POSTPONED to AUGUST 14 2007 68-B

Hearing was announced on Document 72-B an Order granting Verizon New England & MA Electric Co a joint pole location on High Street.
POSTPONED to AUGUST 14 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 72-B

Hearing was announced on Document 73-B an Order granting Verizon New England & MA Electric Co joint pole location on Blaisdell& Marshall Streets.
POSTPONED to AUGUST 14 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 73-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 70-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Chick av. (Located in the Book of Location Orders) On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 7,
Nays,-Councillors Swartz and Curtin 2, and PASSED 70-B

Councillor Macek introduced Document 71-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Boston rd. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)
GRANTED Absent,-Councillor Swartz Yeas 8, Absent 1 71-B

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 44-I To Wit: ORDERED: Order authorize Mayor to sign/enter into MA Opportunity Relocation & Expansion (MORE) Jobs Capital Program
Supplemental Application between City & MA Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development to secure funds to extend sewer services along Fondi rd and execute any other
additional documents necessary (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-I

On motion of Councillor Macek to suspend the rules to introduce a street light request for lighting on 118-120 Portland st, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and RULES SUSPENDED

On the question to refer, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Macek, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 8, Absent,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1, and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR 81

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 52-F To Wit: ORDERED: Order Election Warrant September 4 2007 Special State Primary, Representative in Congress 5th Congressional District. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 52-F

Councillor Hall introduced Document 44-J To Wit: ORDERED: Order authorize Mayor to sign/execute purchase and sale agreement with Haverhill Fire Dept Credit Union at 75 Kenoza av. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-J

Councillor Hetel introduced Document 44-K To Wit: ORDERED: Order authorize Mayor to sign/execute an “ADDENDUM 4” to a certain lease agreement on behalf of City with Hill
View Montessori Charter Public School for premises located at 555 Washington st also known as Bartlett School (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-K

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 44-L To Wit: ORDERED: Order authorize Mayor to sign/execute Purchase and Sales Agreement & Deed with Merrimack Valley Hospice Inc
for property located at Whittaker av continuing over to North av (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-L

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 6-E To Wit: ORDERED: Order to declare property located on Oxford av and S Street; Assessor’s Map 731, Block 767, Lots 1,2,3,4 and
15 surplus and also authorize Mayor to issue RFP with conditions (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 14-R To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 35 Arch av, Establish Handicap Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 14-R

Councillor Hall submits the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting held on July 16th.
PLACED ON FILE 19-M

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 O’clock P.M.

Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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