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December 18, 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 Daly O’Brien was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address the Council concerning the City’s response to the fire at 94 Emerson st and to commend the Fire Dept and City workers.
PLACED ON FILE 24-L

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to inform the Council regarding the Massachusetts High Tech Council ranking of Haverhill as 29th out of 351 and
also to recognize Joseph Bevilacqua for his receiving the Massachusetts Economic Development’s Council Man of the Year Award.
PLACED ON FILE 24-M

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointment of Thomas DiPietro to the HAVERHILL HISTORIC COMMISSION.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 108-B

PETITIONS

Applications were received for the following licenses:

  • American Legion Post 4 1314 Main st 2 Coin-ops 15-R
    POSTPONED to JANUARY 8 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0
  • Friendly’s #830 1160 Main st 1 Machine 15-S
  • Friendly’s #830 1160 Main st 1 Sunday Machine 16-U
    GRANTED PENDING POLICE APPROVAL Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications for 2008 Drainlayer license were received from:

  • Brian Atkinson 82-J
  • Brett Berube 82-K
  • Paul D Busby 82-L
  • George Charest 82-M
  • Glenn Daigle 82-N
  • Arthur T D’Alelio 82-O
  • Rocci DeLucia Jr 82-P
  • Richard P Early Jr 82-Q
  • Richard P Early Sr 82-R
  • Raymond T Fraser II 82-S
  • Robert A Frye 82-T
  • Frank O Gatchell 82-U
  • Bill Hall 82-V
  • John D Hartnett Jr 82-W
  • Thomas B Hodgson 82-X
  • Arthur Hutton 82-Y
  • Stephen J Iacozzi 82-Z
  • John C Jablonski 112
  • Scott D Lafoe 112-B
  • James Lynch 112-C
  • James M Mahoney 112-D
  • William Makinen 112-E
  • Dale A Manter 112-F
  • Jeff Masterson 112-G
  • Dave Maynard 112-H
  • Ralph Mirra 112-I
  • Peter Nicol 112-J
  • Michael Patenaude 112-K
  • Joseph J Phelan III 112-L
  • Kenneth M Pierce Jr 112-M
  • Fred F Ramey Jr 112-N
  • Michael Reilly 112-O
  • Douglas Robbins 112-P
  • William T Sawyer 112-Q
  • Joseph Scott 112-R
  • John Sullivan 112-S
  • Ralph Surianello 112-T
  • Henry Torromeo 112-U
  • Joseph R Watson 112-V

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Notice of Hearing was received from the Department of Public Utilities regarding a joint motion for approval of settlement for Keyspan Energy Delivery regarding its Demand-Side
Management Transformation Plan for January 1 2008 through December 21 2012 on December 18th.
PLACED ON FILE 18-F

Petition was received for a joint pole location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co on Mill st (plan 678).
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JANUARY 8 2008 113/07
Petition was received for a joint pole location from Verizon New England & Mass Electric Co on Mill st (plan 679).
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JANUARY 8 2008 114/07

COMMUNICATION

Communication was received from Councillor Curtin requesting to give an update on the investigation of possible illegal dumping at Brandy Brow pit area.
PLACED ON FILE 109-B/07

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

Hearing was held on Document 105 a petition from Verizon New England and MA Electric Co requesting a joint pole location on Locke st. With William Faraci appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 105/07

Hearing was held on Document 106 a petition from Verizon New England for a conduit location on Locke st and Duncan st. With Joseph Gleason appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 106/07

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 99, a petition for a hearing relating to Zoning – Rezoning of Armory property on Kenoza av – City of Haverhill. Place entire property in the CC Zone(Commercial Central). With no one appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED and ORDINANCE PASSED 99/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 57-F MUNICIPAL ORDIINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Stop Sign Amend existing ordinance on file to read: Add a stop sign on South Elm st at intersection of Laurel av rather than at intersection of South Prospect st
PASSED (with letter sent to Merrimack Valley Planning Commission) Yeas 9, Nays 0 57-F

Document 93-T, a communication from Councillor Macek requesting to introduce Fran Bevilacqua to discuss drainage problems on Edgehill rd.
REFERRED to MAYOR TO COME BACK JANUARY 29 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 93-T/07

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)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 99-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hetel introduced Document 105-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England and MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Locke st.(Located in the Book of Location Orders)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 105-B/07

Councillor Swartz introduced Document 106-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England for a conduit location on Locke st & Duncan st. (Located in the Book of Location Orders)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 106-B/07

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 44-P To Wit: ORDERED: That City of Haverhill authorize Mayor, upon recommendation from the Director of Human Services,
to expend funds from 94 Emerson st Victim Relief Fund to assist victims of the December 6-7 fire at that location
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-P

City Clerk Toomey introduced 46-B To Wit: ORDERED: Bond Order- authorization to borrow $830,000 for acquisition of fire truck by purchase or lease (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 46-P

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 20-Q To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N
December 17th - John Greenleaf Whittier Day
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-Q

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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