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February 12, 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, Donahue and Quimby.

Absent,-Councillor McGonagle

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Edward A Gray to the Harbor Commission. Said appointment effective February 4 2008 to expire February 4 2009.
PLACED ON FILE 2-M

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of Michael K Stankovich as Acting Tree Warden and Roland Goudreault and Neil Kelleher as Deputy Tree Wardens. Said appointments effective February 8 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 2-N

Notice was received from Kendra Amaral of her resignation from the Haverhill Cultural. Said resignation effective January 28 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 2-O

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of Thomas Daggett and Joseph Gauron as Constables.
APPROVED Yeas 8, Absent 1 2-P

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • HHS Model UN February 22,23,24
  • St Joseph’s School March 29th
  • Audrey & Curves April 5,6,7
  • HHS Girls Softball April 11,12,13
  • Haverhill Little League April 17,18,19
  • Haverhill Senior Baseball April 24,25,26
  • Haverhill Girls Softball June 20,21,22
  • Amvets Post 147 September 19,20
  • Marine Corp League Wounded/Injured Marine Program September 25,26,27

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Applications for Handicap Parking Signs were received from the following:
Anna Byra for 17 Arch av
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 8, Absent 1 27
Myrna Otero for 3 Temple st
RENEWAL PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 27-B

Petition was received for a joint pole location from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for Boardman st (plan 684).
Voted: That HEARING BE HELD MARCH 4 2008 28

Application was received from the Haverhill Boxing Club for a Special license to sell alcoholic beverages at 14 Stevens st, February 21st.
PLACED ON FILE 18-B

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of January 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 7-B

Communication was received from Interim Director Mary Johnson-Lally requesting the acceptance of the settlement distribution for the benefit of the Haverhill Public Library.
APPROVAL PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion about filling the Fire Chief’s position.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR Yeas 8, Absent 1 8-N

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules to allow residents to discuss repairs at the Tilton School, the yeas and nays were as follows:
MOTION PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding possible avenues to pursue regarding the Hale Hospital debt.
PLACED ON FILE and SEND LETTER TO KENNEDY, KERRY, TSONGAS,
TIERNEY and NH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS 8-O

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding keeping the schools closed on election day(s).
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO CITY CLERK and BOARD OF
REGISTRARS 8-P

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding parking ordinance on Highland av. On motion of Councillor Hall to establish 2-hr parking on Highland st – East side, from Summer st to Mt Vernon st delete existing ordinance on Highland st from Summer st to Mt Vernon st, east side, the yeas and nays were
as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to PLANNING 8-Q

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding placing public notices on the internet.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 8-R

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a street light in front of 26 Victory av, on behalf of a resident.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR Yeas 8, Absent 1 8-S

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 20 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
25 Portland st, Delete Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 20

Doc 20-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
37 Arch st, Delete Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 20-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 30 To Wit: ORDERED: That Mayor is authorized to file an application with Interagency Permitting Board for expansion of expedited permitting zone – to include more of the industrial park located in upper Hilldale av area (see Document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 30

Councillor Ryan introduced Document 31 To Wit: ORDERED: That the attached list of city-owned land be declared surplus
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC
PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Absent 1 31

Councillor Daly O’Brien submits Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee meeting held on January 28 2008.
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 32

Meeting adjourned at 9:08 o’clock P.M.
Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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