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January 15, 2008

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

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

Absent,-Councillors Ryan and Macek

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Michael Stankovich as Acting Highway Department Director.
PLACED ON FILE 2-D

PETITIONS

Applications were received for 2008 Drainlayer licenses from the following:

  • James Boraczek 13
  • Stephen J Doherty Sr 13-B
  • Stephen P Early 13-C
  • Richard Golen 13-D
  • Patrick Kelly 13-E
  • Jeffrey Lamb 13-F
  • Sylvain Noiseux 13-G

GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2

Petition was received from William Pillsbury/City of Haverhill, requesting a Hearing Relating to Zoning – Develop a Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District.
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD MARCH 4 2008 14

Petition from “Northern Oaks LLC”, Josette Doherty, President requesting Hearing for Street Acceptance of Tamarac Drive.
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD MARCH 11 2008 15

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the City Council Rules and Regulations.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE
COMMITTEE 16

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding the condition of the Woolworth Building.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to HAVERHILL FOUNDATION 8-F

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding changing the street plowing schedule.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 7, Absent 2 8-G

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding street light poles/fixtures in new developments.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING DIRECTOR 8-H

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 88/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit - Watershed Protection District for Roadway Improvements Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED to MARCH 25 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 88/07

Hearing was held on Document 88-B/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit– Watershed Protection District for Erin Way Subdivision off Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED to MARCH 25 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 88-B/07

Hearing was held on Document 88-C/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit - Watershed Protection District for Fermata rd Subdivision off Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED to MARCH 25 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 88-C/07

Hearing was held on Document 88-D/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit - Watershed Protection District for Richard Early Subdivision Form A Lots – Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED to MARCH 25 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 88-D/07

Hearing was held on Document 97/07, an application for a Special Permit from Attorney James Waldron for “Trident Management Corp” requesting to build a 4-unit multifamily dwelling at 51 Webster st: Assessor’s Map 203, Block 34 Lot 1A to be used as apartments.
NO ACTION (previously voted to continue to JANUARY 22 2008) 97/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 15-R/07, a Coin-op application from the American Legion Post 4, 1314 Main st for 2 Machines.
POSTPONED to JANUARY 29 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 15-R

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to suspend the rules to introduce the following Proclamation, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 9-B To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 21 2008 (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 21

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 9-B To Wit: ORDERED: Order to establish Polling Places for all Elections to be held during 2008 (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 9-B

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 17 To Wit: ORDERE: Home Rule Petition – AN ACT AUTHORIZING CITY OF HAVERHILL TO EMPLOY RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS NOTWITHSTANDING LIMITATIONS AS TO BEING PAID
(see document for complete text) On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Daly O’Brien, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 6, Absent,-Councillors Ryan and Macek 2, Abstain,-Councillor Hall 1, and POSTPONED to FEBRUARY 19, 2008 17

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 o’clock P.M. Yeas 7, Absent 2

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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