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October 2, 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 and Ryan

Absent,-Councillor Curtin

Councillor Curtin was appointed to read the records for the past week and Councillor Hetel was appointed to read the minutes for the present week.

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PETITIONS

Applications were received for tag days from:

  • HHS Latin Club November 30 & Dec 1 41-M
  • Knights of Columbus October 23, 24 & 25 41-N

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Application was received for a Block Party from Melissa Slayton for Chandler st, on Saturday October 6th.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 78-B

Application was received for a 2007 Drainlayer license from Peter Selfridge.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 82-F

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

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting Council support for the Merrimack River Trail Reconnaissance Planning Project and to introduce Larry Olasky,
Haverhill Trails Committee member to outline the project.

On motion of Councillor Macek to support the Merrimack River Trail Reconnaissance Planning Project and send a letter on behalf of the Haverhill City Council, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 80-W

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding having a “Carlos Pena Day” at the end of the baseball season.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 80-X

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the curfew at Wysocki Park.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to CITY SOLICITOR 80-Y

Communication from Councillor Hall requesting to give an update concerning the traffic signals in the City.
PLACED ON FILE 80-Z

Communication was received from Councillor Swartz requesting a discussion regarding telephone poles.
POSTPONED to OCTOBER 23 2007 93

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about establishing three 30-minute parking spaces in front of 216 River st.

On the question to REFER to PLANNING for Ordinance the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien,Macek, Ryan and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1, Absent,-Councillor Curtin 1, and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING 93-B

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding improving the lighting on Route 110 due to the increase in motor vehicle accidents.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE,
SENATOR BADDOUR, and MERRIMACK VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION Yeas 8, Absent 1 93-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the parking situation on Katsaros dr, both sides, from Groveland st to Brown st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 93-D

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 92, a petition from National Grid requesting a pole location on Computer dr. With Dave Aquar appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 92

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hall introduced Document 92-B An Order Granting: Permission to National Grid for a pole location on Computer dr.

On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hall, Hetel, Ryan and President Hart 4, Nays,-Councillors Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, and Macek 4, Absent,-Councillor Curtin 1, and NOT GRANTED

On motion of Councillor Swartz to reconsider vote on pole location for Computer dr, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and RECONSIDERATION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Swartz to POSTPONE TO OCTOBER 9 2007, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and POSTPONED to OCTOBER 9 2007 92-B

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules to discuss public safety issue regarding the
City fire truck and crime rate, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 57-C To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER Ordinance Relating To Stop Signs, Add a stop sign at the intersection of Tobey av
on Klondike Street, Eastbound
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 57-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 57-D To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER Ordinance Relating To Stop Signs, Add stop signs at the intersection of Pine
av on Emily st, East/West
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 57-D

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

Yeas 7, Absent 2

Absent,-Councillors Scatamacchia & Curtin

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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