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September 11, 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, Macek, Ryan and Curtin

Absent,-Councillor Hetel

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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PETITIONS

Applications were received for 2007 Drainlayer licenses from the following:

  • Scott Karpinski 82-D
  • David LaPrade 82-E

GRANTED (Absent,-Councillors Hetel & Curtin) Yeas 7, Absent 2

Application was received for Tag Days from the HHS Track Cross Country Boosters on November 9 & 10.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 41-L

Application was received for a Limousine license from Mark Mollica, Black Tie Limo, 25 Bond st for 36 Limousines (pending Police approval).
GRANTED PENDING POLICE APPROVAL Yeas 8, Absent 1 66-I

Applications were received for Special licenses to sell alcoholic beverages from the following:

  • a. Winnekenni Foundation Inc, at Winnekenni Castle, September 16th, 2-4 PM (pending Police approval) 33-J
  • b. JP McBride’s, at 27 Lafayette sq 33-K September 30th, 12 noon to 10:00 PM

Application was received for a Hawker/Peddler license from Donald E Cannon, to sell hot dogs, sausages, soda, chips, water, packaged ice cream, coffee & hot chocolate in Washington sq,
January 1 to December 31, Sunday to Saturday (time as approved by City Council)(pending Police approval).

On motion of Councillor Swartz to GRANT license pending police approval with hours of operation as 9:00 am to 3:00 am, 7 days a week, the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

On motion of Councillor Ryan to grant as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and Curtin 6, Nays,-Councillors Daly O’Brien and President Hart 2, Absent,-Councillor Hetel 1, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED 17-J

Petition was received from National Grid requesting a pole location on Computer dr.
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCTOBER 2 2007 92

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding hours of operation for the Hawker/Peddler license (Gerald Cannon) in Washington sq.
PLACED ON FILE 80-M

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a service zone at 92-96 River st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 80-N

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding the traffic controls/signage on the Bradford side of the Comeau Bridge.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 80-O

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding changing South Prospect st to two-way traffic.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 80-P

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding drainage problems at Kenilworth ln.
PLACED ON FILE 80-Q

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

Hearing was held on Document 86, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on Front st. With Kathy Frazer appearing in favor and William
Copeland appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 86

Hearing was held on Document 87, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on West Lowell av. With Kathy Frazer appearing in favor and
William Copeland appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 87

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 25 a petition from WBC Extrusion Products Inc requesting the Street Acceptance of Fondi rd as a Public Way.
PLACED ON FILE 25

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 8-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries
Wastewater Treatment Plant/AFSCME Local 939
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 8-D

Document 25-B ORDERED: Order to accept Fondi rd as a Public Way (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED to OCTOBER 9 2007 Yeas 8, Absent 1 25-B

Document 29-I MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
Riverfront Promenade Parking Lot
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-I

Document 29-J MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER Ordinance Relating to Parking - No Parking Downing av Extension, North side from Primrose st to dead end
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-J

Document 55-F a petition from Clara Bettencourt of Bettencourt Liquors requesting to hang a banner for their 1-yr anniversary at 79 River st from Sept 1-30th. (postponed from 8/28/07) On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Scatamacchia, Ryan, Curtin and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Daly O’Brien and Macek 2, Absent,-Councillor Hetel 1, and GRANTED 55-F

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 86-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Front st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 86-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 87-B An Order Granting Permission to Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on West Lowell st. (Located in the Book of
Location Orders)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 87-B

Councillor Hetel introduced Document 6-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council authorize the Purchasing Dept to proceed with the final disposition of the following list of obsolete surplus equipment.

  • ENGINEER - 1994 Ford Escort, 122,111 Miles Serial #1FARP15J9RW124603, Very poor condition

PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 13-M To Wit: ORDERED: To vote to appropriate $76,550 to 2007-2008 Capital Drainage Improvements from balance of Willow av Drainage Capital Project as all work on this project has been completed.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to amend the order to indicate that the Capital Drainage Funds be used for the following capital drainage improvements to Kenilworth Lane, Liberty Street and Titcomb Street and if any additional monies remain, they should be allocated to projects
deemed appropriate, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 13-M

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 14-S To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 6 Fifth av - DELETE Handicap Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 14-S

Councillor Macek submitted the Minutes of the Natural Resources and Public Buildings Committee Meeting held on August 30th.

On motion of Councillor Macek to send a letter to the Mayor regarding the reversal of Francis Bevilacqua’s land purchase, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, Absent,-Councillor Hetel 1, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO MAYOR 19-O

Meeting adjourned at 8:16 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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