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February 19, 2008

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

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

Absent,-President Hart

Records of the last meeting were approved.

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

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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of a Public Shade Tree Hearing held by the Haverhill Tree Warden, Michael Stankovich, to be held Monday, February 25th, 7:00 P.M., Room 301, City Hall.
PLACED ON FILE 33

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of a Public Hearing for the Haverhill Cable TV Advisory Committee, Wednesday, March 5th, 6:30 P.M. in the City Council Chamber.
PLACED ON FILE 33-B

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

PETITIONS

Application was received for a 2008 Drainlayer license from David Deloury.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 13-S

Petition was received from Attorney Michael Migliori on behalf of Emmaus Inc, requesting Adjustment to Water/Wastewater Connection Fees for the Murray Court Elderly Housing Project; on Welcome and How sts.
PLACED ON FILE 34

Councillor McGonagle introduced Document 34-B To Wit: ORDERED: That Mayor is authorized to waive certain water connection, water, engineering and storm drain fees required by Code for Emmaus Inc Murray Court Elderly Housing Project, Welcome and How sts

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to amend as follows:“That the amount of fees to be waived not be in excess of $33,800.00 as noted in the memo from Robert Ward dated February 7, 2008, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 34-B

Petition was received from Stephen Defeo requesting a Hearing to accept Parker Lane as a public way.
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD APRIL 15 2008 35

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding School Building Authority awarding of an additional $5.4 million to finish needed renovations at
Haverhill High School.

On motion of Councillor Ryan to request from Mayor Fiorentini a bond order that will come to City Council to include recommendations to the School Building Authority award of an additional $5.4 million and to revise the appropriation to $32,920,000. Also to cc School Committee, School Building Committee, and Representative Brian Dempsey and Senator Baddour, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to MAYOR and STATE DELEGATION 8-T

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss downtown parking and snow removal.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 8-U

On motion of Councillor Donahue to suspend the rules to allow a discussion regarding the bus station, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 23, a petition from Verizon NE & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Davis st (plan 682).With Robert Grassia appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 23

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 23-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon NE & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location for Davis st (plan 682).
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 23-B

Hearing was held on document 24, a petition from Verizon NE & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Hendrick st (plan 683). With Robert Grassia appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 24

Councillor Macek introduced Document 24-B An Order Granting: Permission to Verizon NE & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Hendrick st (plan 683).
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 24-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 17, a Home Rule Petition – An Act Authorizing the City of Haverhill to employ retired police officers notwithstanding limitations as to being paid.
TABLED Yeas 8, Absent 1 17

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Macek introduced Document 21-B To Wit: PROCLAMATION
LITHUANIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY February 16 2008
ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 21-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 14-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 14-B

Meeting adjourned at 8:49 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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