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December 4, 2007

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Hall, Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan and Curtin.

Absent,-Councillor Swartz

Records of the November 13th meeting and the last meeting were approved.

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

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Heidi Griffin to the Planning Board. Said appointment effective December 4th to expire December 21 2008.
CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 64-V

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Christopher Smardz to the Bradford Common Historic District. Said appointment effective December 4th to expire December 4 2010.
CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Absent 1 64-W

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Ross Povenmire to the Brownfields Committee. Said appointment effective November 29th to expire December 4 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 64-X

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Colin LePage to the Cable Television Advisory Committee. Said appointment effective November 19th.
PLACED ON FILE 64-Y

PETITIONS

Applications were received for the following licenses:

  • Italian American Benevolence Assoc 210 Winter st 4 Coin-ops 15-K
  • Kelley’s Restaurant 75 So Main st 4 Coin-ops 15-L
  • Amvets 576 Primrose st 2 Coin-ops 15-M
  • Chit Chat Lounge 103 Washington st 1 Coin-op 15-N
  • New Lantern Café 240 Essex st 4 Coin-ops 15-O
  • Italian American Benevolence Assoc 4 Sundays 16-O
  • Amvets 2 Sundays 16-P
  • Chit Chat Lounge 1 Sunday 16-Q
  • New Lantern Café 4 Sundays 16-R

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

  • Barbara E Payson 1454 Broadway Buy & Sell 2nd hnd Articles 66-K
    “Ayers Village Thrift” (pending Police approval)
  • Gary D Payson Buy & Sell 2nd hnd Articles 66-L
    “Ayers Village Thrift” (pending Police approval)
  • Barbara E Payson Buy & Sell 2nd hnd Clothing 66-M
  • “Ayers Village Thrift” (pending Police approval)
  • Gary D Payson Buy & Sell 2nd hnd Clothing 66-N
    “Ayers Village Thrift” (pending Police approval)

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Application was received from Michael Thomson for a Hawker/ Peddler license to sell Christmas trees at 24 Summer st, “Elks”, December 5th to December 22nd, Monday-Friday, 4 PM - 8 PM and Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon to 8PM (pending Police approval)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 17-N

Application was received from David Cloutier for a Theatre license for “Chunky’s Cinema Pub” at 371 Lowell av, for 3 Screens.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0 66-O

Petition was received from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Locke st.
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 18th 105

Petition was received from Verizon New England for a conduit location on Locke st & Duncan st.
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DECEMBER 18th 106

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of November 2007.
PLACED ON FILE 4-L

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 77 Cedar st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 8, Absent 1 93-X

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding changing the date of City-wide Trick or Treat to October 31st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE Yeas 8, Absent 1 93-Y

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a Home Rule Petition for Brian Santarlasci.
ADOPTED and PLACED ON FILE Yeas 8, Absent 1 93-Z

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 97, an application for a Special Permit from Attorney James Waldron representing Trident Management Corp, to build a 4-unit multifamily dwelling at 51 Webster st; Assessor’s Map 203, Block 34, Lot 1A. Councillor Hall recused himself On the question of postponing, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Hetel, Daly O’Brien, Scatamacchia, Macek, Ryan, and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillor Curtin 1, Absent,-Councillors Hall and Swartz 2, and POSTPONED to DECEMBER 11 2007 97

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 29-L MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
84 Arlington st, Establish Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-L

Document 29-M MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
Woodcock av, No Parking, East side from Brook st, South side for 425 feet to Driveway of 19 Woodcock av
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-M

Document 29-N MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
Katsaros dr, No Parking, both sides from Groveland st to Brown st
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-N

Document 29-O MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
Amend – South Pleasant st, No Parking Ordinance to 30-minute parking,(So Pleasant st @ So Main st, West for 62’south side)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-O

Document 57-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Stop Sign Add Stop Sign at intersection of So Elm st & So Prospect st (see #19 new ordinance) On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia that document be withdrawn, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTONO PASSED and WITHDRAWN 57-E

Document 93-T a communication from Councillor Macek requesting to introduce Fran Bevilacqua to discuss drainage problems on Edgehill rd. On motion of Councillor Macek to postpone to December 18th the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and POSTPONED to DECEMBER 18 2007 93-T

Document 104 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Heavy Commercial Vehicles , Restrict Truck Traffic to 26,000 lbs, on Lawrence rd at intersection of Salem st to intersection of Groveland rd 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,-Councillor Curtin 1, Absent,-Councillor Swartz 1, and PASSED 104

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Curtin introduced Document 62-B To Wit:
ORDERED: THAT THE FOLLOWING HOME RULE PETITION BE ADOPTED BY THE
CITY OF HAVERHILL AND FORWARDED TO THE GENERAL COURT HOME RULE PETITION An Act Authorizing Brian Santarlasci to take Civil Service Exam for position of Police Officer in City of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 62-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 107 To Wit: ORDERED: Order delete Doc 159 of 2005 and insert in place thereof Order relating to rates for Snow Plowing and Hauling effective January 1, 2008 (see document for complete text) On motion of Councillor Hall to amend document
as follows: “Delete the heading “TRUCKS REGISTERED WEIGHT” and replace it with “TRUCK GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)” the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 107

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 57-F To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Stop Sign– Amend existing ordinance on file for 10 days to read: add a stop sign on South Elm st at the intersection of Laurel av rather than at the intersection of South Prospect st (to replace Doc 57-E/2007)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 57-F

Councillor Hall submits Minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting held on November 15 2007.

On motion of Councillor Hall to refer item 6 to Planning and also to send a letter to Merrimack Valley Planning Commission for a study of the traffic pattern, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED TO MERRIMACK VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION 19-S

Meeting adjourned at 7:44 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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