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September 25, 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

Absent,-Councillor 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 draft ordinances relative to graffiti removal for study and review by the Council and appropriate committees.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PUBLIC SAFETY & ADMINISTRATION & FIINANCE COMMITTEE 24-J

PETITIONS

  • Applications for license renewals were received from the following:

    “Cedardale Health & Fitness” 931 Boston rd 2 Pool tables 66-J

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • “Cedardale Health & Fitness” 931 Boston rd 2 Sunday tables 16-J

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Application was received for a Handicap Parking Sign from Jeanne Rampulla at 53 Hancock st.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 3-F

Notice of Hearing was received from the Department of Telecommunications & Energy for approval of its Market Transformation/Energy Efficiency Programs, on October 10.
PLACED ON FILE 18-C

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of August.
PLACED ON FILE 4-I

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a street light on Broadway at the intersection of Bailey ct on behalf of a resident.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 80-R

Communication was received from Councillor Swartz requesting a street light on Newton rd at the intersection of Westchester dr.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 80-S

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light on Nettleton av opposite Van Buren st on behalf of a resident.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRE INSPECTOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 80-T

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding truck traffic on Lawrence rd.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE and MAYOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 80-U

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding request for stop signs on Emily st, East/West at the intersection of Pine av.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 80-V

Communication was received from Councillor Hall submitting the recommendations of the Traffic & Safety Committee meeting that was held on May 31st.
PLACED ON FILE 19-P

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 88, a petition from D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – in the Watershed Protection Overlay District for Roadway improvements for Brandy Brow rd.

Hearing opened and On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that “Pursuant to Haverhill zoning Ordinance ch.255 18.1-H1 the Planning Department is hereby authorized to engage an outside
consultant at the developers expense for purposes of receiving an evaluation of the proposed designs compliance with the watershed district requirements” and “that hearing be continued to January 15, 2008”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, and MOTION PASSED and DOCUMENT AMENDED and HEARING CONTINUED to JANUARY 15 2008 88

Hearing was held on Document 88-B, a petition from D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – in the Watershed Protection Overlay District for Erin Way Subdivision off Brandy Brow rd.

Hearing opened and On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that “Pursuant to Haverhill zoning Ordinance ch.255 18.1-H1 the Planning Department is hereby authorized to engage an outside
consultant at the developers expense for purposes of receiving an evaluation of the proposed designs compliance with the watershed district requirements” and“that hearing be continued to January 15, 2008”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, and MOTION PASSED and DOCUMENT AMENDED and HEARING CONTINUED to JANUARY 15 2008 88-B

Hearing was held on Document 88-C a petition from D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – in the Watershed Protection Overlay District for Fermata rd subdivision off Brandy Brow rd.

Hearing opened and On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that “Pursuant to Haverhill zoning Ordinance ch.255 18.1-H1 the Planning Department is hereby authorized to engage an outside
consultant at the developers expense for purposes of receiving an evaluation of the proposed designs compliance with the watershed district requirements” and“that hearing be continued to January 15, 2008”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, and MOTION PASSED and DOCUMENT AMENDED and HEARING CONTINUED to JANUARY 15 2008 88-C

Hearing was held on Document 88-D a petition from D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – in the Watershed Protection Overlay District for Richard Early subdivision – Form A Lots for Brandy Brow rd.

Hearing opened and On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that “Pursuant to Haverhill zoning Ordinance ch.255 18.1-H1 the Planning Department is hereby authorized to engage an outside
consultant at the developers expense for purposes of receiving an evaluation of the proposed designs compliance with the watershed district requirements” and“that hearing be continued to January 15, 2008”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, and MOTION PASSED and DOCUMENT AMENDED and HEARING CONTINUED to JANUARY 15 2008 88-D


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 29-II, a communication from Mayor Fiorentini Vetoing Document 29-I/07 an Ordinance re: Parking, Riverfront Promenade that was passed on September 11th.
PLACED ON FILE 29-II

Document 29-I MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking;
Riverfront Promenade Parking Lot (Vetoed by Mayor)

VETO MESSAGE PLACED ON FILE and On motion of Councillor Hall to amend document as follows: In paragraph “D”. after the words “having a” insert in place thereof the words “gross vehicle commercial” before the word “weight” and further amend by replacing the number “3” with “4” before the word “tons” and further amend by inserting the words “at any time” after the
word “prohibited”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 29-I

Document 14-S MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
6 Fifth av, DELETE Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 14-S

Document 56-C ORDERED: Order to demolish building at 91 So Williams st; Assessor’s Map 743, Block 6, Lot 156. (postponed from July 24th) (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED to OCTOBER 30 2007 and VOTED to send letter to owners and Bob Dill Yeas 9, Nays 0 56-C

Document 63-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTRER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries – Parking Control Officer (postponed from July 24th)

On motion of Councillor Macek to TABLE WITHOUT PREJUDICE the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, and President Hart 4, Nays,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Macek, Ryan, and Curtin 5, and NOT PASSED

On motion of Councillor Macek to RECONSIDER, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz and Curtin 3, and RECONSIDERATION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Macek to TABLE WITHOUT PREJUDICE the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Hetel and Curtin 2, and MOTION PASSED and TABLED WITHOUT PREJUDICE 63-D

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hetel introduced Document 52-I To Wit: ORDERED: Election Warrant – Special State Election, Representative In Congress Fifth Congressional District on October 16th
(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 52-I

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 20-N To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Cub Scout/Boy Scout Round-Up Registration Month September 2007 (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-N

Councillor Macek submits Minutes of the Natural Resources and Public Buildings Committee Meeting held on September 20th.
PLACED ON FILE 19-Q

Meeting adjourned at 8:03 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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