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January 29, 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 Quimby 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. Said appointments effective January 29 2008 to expire January 29 2011.

  • Joseph Barbone 2-I
  • Daniel Hendrix 2-J

CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0

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

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Theodore Pelosi to the Bradford Common Historic District Commission. Said appointment effective January 29 2008 to expire January 29 2011.
CONFFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-K

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Robert Conole to the Bradford Common Historic District Commission. Said appointment effective January 29 2008 to expire January 29, 2011.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 2-L

Application was received from the HHS Marching Band to hold tag days on February 8,9 & 10.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 3-N

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • Nettle School March 7,8,9 3-J
  • HHS Spun Gold Winter Guard March 14,15,16 3-K
  • HHS Soccer October 3,4 3-L
  • HHS Boys Swim Team December 19,20,21 3-M

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Application was received for a Hawker/Peddler license from Douglas Greenlaw to sell hot dogs, kielbasa, chips, tonic& water at Bradford Common, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Monday-Sunday, February 1st thru December 31st 2008.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 22

Applications were received for 2008 Drainlayer licenses from:

  • Paul Bisbee 13-M
  • John E Carr 13-N
  • Thomas A Dube 13-O
  • Bruce Hoehn 13-P
  • Scott Karpinski 13-Q
  • King Weinstein 13-R

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received for a joint pole location from Verizon & MA Electric Co on Davis st (plan 682).
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD FEBRUARY 19 2008 23

Petition was received for a joint pole location from Verizon & MA Electric Co on Hendrick st (plan 683).
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD FEBRUARY 19 2008 24

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Alan R DeNaro, Chief of Police, submitting for adoption the Merrimack Valley Regional Natural Hazards Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan (November 2007).
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 25

Communication was received from Councillor Quimby requesting a discussion regarding the out of service fire hydrants throughout the City.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to FIRE CHIEF 8-K

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding traffic lights at the intersection of Lake st and Broadway (Rte 97).
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE
and REFERRED to HIGHWAY 8-L

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding speeding and signage on Farmington av.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 8-M

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 10-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Salaries All Departments, Non-Union
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-B

Doc 15-R/07, a Coin-op application from American Legion Post 4, 1314 Main st for 2 Machines.

On motion of Councillor Macek to amend license to state that it is only for a juke box and trivia machine and the license would not be effective until the American Legion resumes operation with a liquor license, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS 15-R/07


Doc 93-T/07, a communication from Councillor Macek requesting to introduce Fran Bevilacqua to discuss drainage problems on Edgehill rd.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC BUILDINGS COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 93-T/07

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 26 To Wit: OREDERED: That the sum of $47,000 be transferred from the Highway Salaries account to the Department of Public Works Administration Salary account.
PASSED and REFERRED to MAYOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 26

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 26-B To Wit: ORDERED: That $39,769 be transferred to the Department of Public Works Administration Salary account and be funded from Wastewater receipts
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 26-B

Councillor Macek introduced Document 26-C To Wit: ORDERED: That $33,533 be transferred to Department of Public Works Administration Salary account and be funded from Water receipts
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 26-C

Meeting adjourned at 7:42 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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