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January 8, 2008

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

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue and Quimby.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address Council regarding the proposed reorganization of the Department of Public Works and to introduce Michael Stankovich and also to submit a Salary Ordinance for this department.
PLACED ON FILE 1

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointments of Andrew K Herlihy as Mayor’s CHIEF OF STAFF and Linda L Koutoulas as ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO MAYOR. Said appointments effective January 1st to expire December 31 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 2

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointments of William Cox Jr as CITY SOLICITOR and William S Faraci as ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR. Said appointments effective January 1st to expire December 31 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 2-B

Notice was received from the Mayor of the appointments of Mary E Roy as CITY TREASURER & COLLECTOR and Sandra E Denman as ASSISTANT CITY TREASURER. Said appointments effective January 1st to expire December 31 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 2-C

PETITIONS

Applications were received for tag days from:

  • Riverside Bradford Baseball May 2,3,4 3
  • Haverhill Veterans’Council May 8,9,10 3-B
  • Riverside Bradford Baseball, Major A & B May 16,17,18 3-C
  • Capt William Glynn-Marine Corp May 22,23,24 3-D
  • Korean War Veterans Chpt 288 June 5,6,7 3-E
  • American Legion June 12,13,14 3-F
  • Hannah Dustin Chpt 20 July 31, August 1,2 3-G

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for the following licenses:

  • Ari’s Pizza & Subs 402 So Main st 3 Coin-ops 11
  • RG’s Pub 242 Winter st 2 Coin-ops 11-B
  • RG’s Pub 242 Winter st 2 Sundays 12

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Attorney James Waldron representing Trident Management requesting to continue the Hearing on Document 97/07 – to build a four-unit multifamily dwelling at 15 Webster st from the meeting of January 15th to January 22nd .

On motion of Councillor Macek to continue Hearing on Document 97/07 to January 22 2008, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and HEARING CONTINUED to JANUARY 22 2008 4

Petition was received for a conduit location from Verizon New England on Groveland rd (plan 680).
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JANUARY 22 2008 5

Petition was received for a joint pole location from Verizon New England and MA Electric Company on Groveland rd (plan 681).
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JANUARY 22 2008 6

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of December 2007.
PLACED ON FILE 7

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss traffic & safety issues in upper Main st (Rt 125) area and to introduce Paula Waterman to discuss specific
concerns relative to intersection of Jaffarian rd and Rte 125 Main st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to STATE DELEGATION, MAYOR, PUBLIC SAFETY and TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 8

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding designating Myrtle st from Arch st to 48 Myrtle as a fire lane on both sides.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 8-B

Communication was received from Councillor Quimby requesting to discuss making Maplewood Terrace a dead end.
PLACED ON FILE 8-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 25 Portland st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 8-D

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the removal of a handicap parking space at 37 Arch st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 8-E

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

Hearing was held on Document 113/07, a petition for a joint pole location from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co on Mill st (plan 678). With Joseph Glenn appearing in favor and Eva Valentine appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 113/07

Hearing was held on Document 114/07, a petition for a joint pole location from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co on Mill st (plan 679). With Joseph Glenn appearing in favor and William Copeland and William Nobel appearing in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 114/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 14-T/07 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Delete Handicap Parking, 77 Cedar st
PASSED 14-T/07

Document 15-R/07, a Coin-op Application from the American Legion Post 4, 1314 Main st for 2 Machines.
POSTPONED to JANUARY 15 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-R/07

Document 29-O/07 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 92-96 River st, Delete Loading Zone, 7 am–6 pm, Mon-Sat
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-O/07

Document 29-Q/07 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking Time Limited One-Hour Parking, Monday-Friday between hours of 8 am and 6 pm in front of 92-96 River st
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-Q/07

Document 29-R/07 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking - Time Limited 2 Hr Parking, 3 spaces in front of 29 Middlesex st, 7 am-7 pm Sunday to Saturday
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 29-R/07

Document 46-B/07 - Bond Order ORDERED – authorization to borrow $830,000 for acquisition of fire truck by purchase or lease (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 46-B/07

Document 111/07 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Amend Zoning Code-Chpt 255, Article XV Demolition Delay
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD MARCH 18 2008 (Hearing Document 111-B 111/07

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hall introduced Document 113-B/07 An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England and MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Mill st (plan 678).(Located in the Book of Location Orders)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 113-B/07

Councillor Hall introduced Document 114-B/07 An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon New England and MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Mill st (plan 679). (Located in the Book of Location Orders)

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to amend as follows: by deleting in the paragraph that starts “That VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC” the words “poles and their respective
wires” and insert in place thereof the words “a stub pole”, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 114-B/07

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 9 To Wit: Order Election Warrant ORDERED: Presidential Primaries, February 5 2008 (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 9

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries Administrative and Professional; Public Works Dept
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 10

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries All Departments, Non-Union
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 10-B

Meeting adjourned at 9:44 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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