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January 22, 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 Donahue was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of the following to the BRADFORD COMMON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION:

  • Christopher Hewitt - Alternate 2-E
  • Stephen C Preble - Alternate 2-F

Said appointments effective January 22 2008 to expire January 22, 2020.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0

On motion of Councillor Ryan to suspend the rules to introduce the following appointments, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Cheryl Murphy to the BRADFORD COMMON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION. Said appointment effective January 22, 2008 to expire January 22, 2011.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-G

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of John Stevens to the Board of Assessors. Said appointment effective January 22, 2008 to expire January 22, 2009.
PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-H

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • HHS Track January 25 & 26 3-H
  • HHS Ski Team January 31, February 1 & 2 3-I

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for the following licenses:

  • Cedardale Inc 931 Boston rd 30 Coin-op Machines 11-C
  • Cedardale Inc 931 Boston rd 30 Sunday Machines 12-B

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Application was received for a Special License to sell alcohol from Annie Marin-Lopez at the Citizen Center, “Latin Bash” February 8th, from 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18

Applications were received for 2008 Drainlayer licenses from the following:

  • John Davidowicz 13-H
  • Kenneth Hamilton 13-I
  • Ronald LaPlume 13-J
  • Henry A Richard 13-K
  • Ryan Scott 13-L

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding excessive speed on Laurel av and the need for crosswalk signage.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC& SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 8-I

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding lighting in the Wingate st parking lot.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 8-J

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

Hearing was held on Document 5, a petition from Verizon New England for a conduit location on Groveland rd (plan 680). With Joseph Gleason appearing in favor and William Copeland appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED and 5

Document 5-B An Order granting: Permission to Verizon New England for a conduit location on Groveland rd (plan 680).
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-B

Hearing was held on Document 6, a petition from Verizon New England and MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Groveland rd (plan 681).With Joseph Gleason appearing in
favor and William Copeland appearing in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED

Document 6-B An Order granting: Permission to Verizon and MA Electric Company for a joint pole location on Groveland rd (plan 681).
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-B

HEARINGS

Councillor Hall recused himself

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. With Attorney James Waldron and Michael Sullivan appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to accept the stipulations of the Planning Board and Planning Director, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Macek and Daly O’Brien 2, Absent,-Councillor Hall 1, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Ryan that Special Permit be granted on condition that all the conditions/stipulations as stated by the Planning Board & Director be incorporated, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Macek and Daly O’Brien 2, Absent,-Councillor Hall 1, and MOTION PASSED and HEARING CLOSED and PASSED WITH CONDITIONS 97/07

Councillor Hall returned to Council Chamber

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 10 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAHPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries Administrative and Professional Public Works Dept

On motion of Councillor Macek to accept the Salary of DPW Director, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan and Donahue 3, and MOTION PASSED and further

On motion to accept Mary Carrington’s amendment to document , the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Macek, Hall and McGonagle 3, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 10

Document 10-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries All Departments – Non Union

POSTPONED TO JANUARY 29 2008 Yeas , Nays 0 10-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Donahue introduced Document 19 To Wit: ORDERED: Order emergency be declared involving health and safety of public in accordance with Section 31D of Chpt 44, General Laws providing for payment in excess of appropriation for Snow & Ice removal
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 19

Councillor Quimby introduced Document 9-B To Wit: ORDERED: Order listing Precinct Officers in City for all Elections to be held during 2008 (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 9-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 20 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 25 Portland st, Delete Handicap Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 20

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 20-B To Wit: An Ordinance Relating To Parking
37 Arch st, Delete Handicap Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 20-B

Meeting adjourned at 9:40 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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