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April 15, 2008

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

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

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Absent,-Councillors Macek and McGonagle

Councillor Daly O’Brien was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment by Mayor Fiorentini of Patrick J Driscoll as TRUSTEE TO ADMINISTER PERMANENT CHARITABLEFUND under Trust/Will of the late Harry M
Pethybridge.
PLACED ON FILE 57

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Randolph J. Sablich to the Downtown Master Plan Committee. Said appointment effective April 15 2008 to expire April 14 2010.
CONFIRMED Yeas 7, Absent 2 57-B

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Joseph Sullivan to the HAVERHILL HOUSING AUTHORITY. Said appointment effective April 14 2008 to expire April 14 2010.
CONFIRMED Yeas 7, Absent 2 57-C

Notice was received from Mary T Watson submitting her resignation from the Haverhill Housing Authority Board
effective April 13 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 57-D

PETITIONS

Application for special license to Sell Alcoholic beverages was received from Annie Marin-Lopez at the Citizens
Center, May 9 2008, 8:00 pm – 1:00 am.
GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 18-F

Application for Tag Days was received from the Lions Club of Haverhill, for July 12th.
GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 42-F

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the waiving of water connection fees by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 29 on Kenoza av in Haverhill.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR & BOB WARD 49-L

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding a proposal to locate the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in the Landmark Building on Merrimack st.
WITHDRAWN 49-M

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to recognize Mary Watson for more than 60 years of service to the City of Haverhill and the Haverhill Housing Authority.
PLACED ON FILE 49-N

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding barrels being left in
the street after trash collection.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO MAYOR 49-O

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the City’s towing policy.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR & CITY SOLICITOR 49-P

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the Elks Club operating a “Rock Café”.
PLACED ON FILE 49-Q

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 35, a petition from Stephen Defeo requesting a hearing to accept Parker Lane as a public way.
CONTINUED to JUNE 3 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 35

Document 35-B ORDERED: Order to accept Parker Lane as a Public Way
CONTINUED to JUNE 3 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 35-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 51 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance re: Building Maintenance of
Abandoned, Foreclosing Residential Properties
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to CITY SOLICITOR 51

Document 53, an application to hold a benefit Block Party, from Peter McLaughlin, at 4 Apple st, August 2nd for the“McLaughlin Fund.”

On motion of Councillor Hall to grant with time limit of 12:00 Noon to 10:00 PM, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 7, Absent 2, and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS 53

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 31-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council authorize the Purchasing Department to proceed with the final disposition of obsolete surplus equipment from the Fire Dept and the Wastewater Dept. see document for complete text
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 31-F

Councillor Macek introduced Document 58 To Wit: ORDERED: That Mayor is authorized to assess Merrimack Valley Hospice, Inc.certain unit-based water, wastewater, engineering & storm fees based on two (2) beds per unit. see document for complete text
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 58

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 26-F To Wit: ORDERED: That $17,000 be transferred from Library Salaries& Wages – Overtime to Library Utilities Account.
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 26-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 60 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Municipal Composting Program
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 60

Petition from City of Haverhill requesting Hearing for Zoning Amendment – uses in the CC Zone (downtown Haverhill).
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING WILL BE HELD JUNE 10 2008 61

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 61-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Uses in CC zone, downtown Haverhill
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 61-B

Councillor Hall submitted the minutes of the Public Safety Committee Meeting held on April 7 2008.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING 37-D

Meeting adjourned at 8:21 o’clock P.M. Yeas 7, Absent 2

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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