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October 23, 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 and Macek

Absent,-Councillor Ryan

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Daly O’Brien was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of the following to the Council On Aging. Said appointments effective October 17th to expire October 17 2010.

  • Sheila Babolian 64-Q
  • Jennifer Gariepy 64-R

PLACED ON FILE

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Robert DeFusco as Purchasing Director/Procurement Officer. Said appointment effective October 19th.
PLACED ON FILE 64-S

PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Days from the National HHS Model United Nations, December 14-16.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 41-O

Notice of Hearing – Revised – was received from the U S Army Corp of Engineers for National Grid regarding the permit application to conduct work in various waters of the United States as listed, with the comment period no later than November 9th.
PLACED ON FILE 18-DD

Communication was received from F.S. Gessner, the Right of Way Project Manager submitting information regarding the Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, East to West Hub Line Expansion Project.
PLACED ON FILE 96

Application was received for a Special Permit from Attorney James Waldron for “Trident Management Corp” requesting to build a four-unit multifamily dwelling at 51 Webster st; Assessor’s Map 203, Block 34, Lot 1A; to be used as apartments.
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING
BE HELD DECEMBER 4 2007 97

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly’Brien requesting a discussion regarding a street light request for Middle rd on pole 206/102-84, fed from Amesbury rd.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to WIRING INSPECTOR Yeas 8, Absent 1 93-G

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding truck traffic on Hunter av.
PLACED ON FILE 93-H

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding traffic on Rte 110, Amesbury rd, at intersection with Elliott st and the I-495 Ramps.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MERRIMACK VALLEY PLANNING
COMMISSION 93-I

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a 4-way stop sign on Merrimac rd at Amesbury Line rd on behalf of Mayor Fiorentini.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 8, Absent 1 93-J

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

Hearing was held on Document 94, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on Greenlawn av. With Kathy Frazer appearing in favor and
William Copeland in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 94

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 39, an application for a Special Permit from Attorney Richard Sheehan representing Merrimack Valley Hospice to construct a Nursing Home on North av
Assessor’s Map 633, Blocks 11 & 4 and Lots 2, 2A, 3 & 4. With Attorney Richard Sheehan, Joan Hull and Keith Lacass appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

On motion of Councillor Macek that document be amended to include as conditions to accept the recommendations of the Planning Director, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and HEARING CLOSED and MOTION PASSED and PASSED WITH CONDITIONS Yeas 8, Absent 1 39

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 29-KK MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking
30-Minute Parking, 216 River st 3 Spaces, between 8:00 am & 6:00 pm

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

Yeas,-Councillor Hall 1, Nays,-Councillors Hetel, Swartz, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Curtin and President Hart 7, Absent,-Councillor Ryan 1, and NOT PASSED 29-KK

Document 57-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Stop Signs Add stop signs at the intersection of Pine Avenue on Emily Street, East/West
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 57-D

Document 57-C MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Stop Signs Add a stop sign at the intersection of Tobey av on Klondike st, Eastbound
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 57-C

Document 92-B, an Order granting National Grid a pole location on Computer dr.
Revised plans submitted
POSTPONED to OCTOBER 30 2007 Yeas 8, Absent 1 92-B

Document 93 a communication from Councillor Swartz requesting a discussion regarding telephone poles.
WITHDRAWN 93

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 94-B An Order granting: Permission to Verizon New England and MA Electric co for a joint pole location on Greenlawn av. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 94-B

Councillor Macek introduced Document 20-O To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N “FAMILY DAY” A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children Monday, October 22nd (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 20-O

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to suspend the rules to introduce the following Hearing petition and Zoning Ordinance, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

Petition was received from the City of Haverhill requesting a hearing Relating to Zoning Change – Rezoning of the Armory Property on Kenoza av – to place the entire property in the CC zone.
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 11 2007 99

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 99-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Armory property located in CC District
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 99-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 98 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Playgrounds, Parks and Recreation Areas (Walter a Wysocki Park)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 98

Councillor Hall submits the recommendations of the Traffic & Safety Committee meeting that was held on October 5th.
PLACED ON FILE and REFER #’s 6 & 8 to PUBLIC SAFETY Yeas 8, Absent 1 19-R

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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