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December 11, 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.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Mary Ellen McEvoy-Lawlor to the Community Action Inc Board. Said appointment effective December 5th to expire December 21 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 64-Z

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Irene Wimberley Burton to the Haverhill Cultural Council. Said appointment effective December 7th to expire December 31 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 108

PETITIONS

Applications were received for the following licenses:

  • Valley Forum Ice Rink 7 Parkridge rd 12 Coin-ops 15-P
  • Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st 40 Coin-ops 15-Q
  • Valley Forum Ice Rink 7 Parkridge rd 12 Sundays 16-S
  • Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st 40 Sunday 16-T

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Application for Tag Days was received from the HHS Boys Swim Team on December 21, 22, 23.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 41-P

Application for 2008 Drainlayer license was received from James Cheney.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 82-I

COMMUNICATION

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a request for a stop sign on Doane st at the intersection of South Pine st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 109

On motion of Councillor Swartz to suspend the rules to introduce the Trustees of the Whittier Homestead to invite the public to the celebration of John Greenleaf Whittier’s Birthday on December 17th, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

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 to be used as apartments.
POSTPONED to JANUARY 15 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 97

Hearing was held on Document 99 a petition for a hearing re: Zoning – Rezoning of Armory property on Kenoza av from the City of Haverhill to place the entire property in the CC Zone.
(Commercial Central)
POSTPONED to DECEMBER 18, 2007 Yeas 9, Nays 0 99

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 99-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Zoning
Rezoning of Armory property on Kenoza av – Place entire property in the CC zone (Commercial Central)
POSTPONED to DECEMBER 18, 2007 99-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor hall introduced Document 110 To Wit: Order – Cancel following City Council meetings:

  • January 1, 2008 (New Year’s Day holiday)
  • February 5, 2008 (Presidential Primary)
  • September 16, 2008 (State Primary)
  • November 4, 2008 (State Election)
  • November 11, 2008 (Veterans Day holiday)

(see document for compete text) On the question of passage, 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 PASSED 110

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 111/07 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Zoning – Amend Zoning Code Chapter 255, “Article XV” Demolition Delay On the question of postponing, 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 PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and POSTPONED to JANUARY 8 2008 111/07

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 29-O/07 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 92-96 River st Delete Loading Zone; 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday On the question of postponing, 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 PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and POSTPONED to JANUARY 8 2008 29-O/07

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 29-Q/07 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance re: Parking – Time Limited One-Hour Parking, Monday-Friday between hours of 8 am & 6 pm, in front of 92-96 River st On the question of postponing, 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 PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and POSTPONED to JANUARY 8 2008 29-Q/07

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 29-R/07 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Time Limited, 2-Hour Parking, Three spaces in front of 29 Middlesex st; 7 am to 7 pm Sunday to Saturday On the question of postponing, 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 PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and POSTPONED to JANUARY 8 2008 29-R/07

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 14-T/07 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Parking Delete Handicap parking at 77 Cedar st On the question of postponing, 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 PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and POSTPONED to JANUARY 8 2008 14-T/07

Meeting adjourned at 7:23 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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