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April 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 Hall was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Application was received for a 2008 Drainlayer license from Donald Kohl.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 13-X

Applications were received for a Special License to sell alcoholic beverages were received from:

  • Sharon Cohen at the Riverfront Park, May 1st, 12 noon to 6 pm. 18-G
  • Jenna Babbidge at the Winnekenni Castle. Sept 13th, 5 pm to 10 pm. 18-H
  • Daniel Wentworth at the Winnekenni Castle from, May 3rd, from 6 pm to 8 pm. 18-I

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Gerald Pittorino/Pitt Pipeline requesting to open 152 Lafayette sq to complete work.
PLACED ON FILE 62

ORDERED: That the City Council grant Pitt Pipeline open 152 Lafayette sq to install fire, water & drainage systems. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 62-B

Communication was received from William Pillsbury the Community Development Director requesting to submit the 2008-2009 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and Resolution.
PLACED ON FILE 63

RESOLUTION – Authorizing Mayor to submit amended consolidated plan for Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 63-B

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce John McCarthy to request that Saturday, April 26th be recognized as Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc Day and also that all fees but not inspections be waived.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 64

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting to have New England Rain Barrel give a presentation on water conservation.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 49-R

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss the illegal placement of signs on
telephone poles and public property.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE 49-S

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 39-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking Delete Existing Ordinance for 2-Hr parking at Lewis st from Charles st to Lancaster st, East side
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 39-D

Document 39-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To No Parking Add No Parking at Lewis st from Charles st to Lancaster st, East Side
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 39-E

Document 49-C, communication from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding Parking Ordinance Doc 29-E/85.
PLACED ON FILE 49-C

Document 54 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Boats and Boating
POSTPONED to APRIL 29 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 54

Document 55 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Senior Citizen Tax Incentive Program

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to amend as follows: “be deleting from the last paragraph “the current minimum wage rate x 95.” and by inserting in place thereof the words “the maximum prescribed by MCL Ch 59, Section 5K.”, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 55

Also, on motion to refer document regarding changing fees for nonprofits, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Hall 1, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE 55

Document 56 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Littering On motion of Councillor Ryan to amend as follows: In the third paragraph by deleting the words “Commercial Central (CC) zoning districts of the”, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 56

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hall introduced Document 38-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor is authorized to waive water
connection fees and street opening permit fees for Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lorraine Post 29 at 64 Kenoza st
see document for complete text
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 38-C

Councillor McGonagle introduced Document 38-D To Wit: Order authorize Mayor to waive certain water, wastewater, engineering and stormwater fees for Merrimack Valley Hospice located at 463 North av
see document for complete text On motion of Councillor Macek to amend as follows: In the first sentence by deleting the word “waive” and inserting the words “delay payment of” and further by adding in the fourth sentence after the #’s “3 & 4” the words “for 12 months.”, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, McGonagle, Donahue and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Hall and Quimby 2, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 38-D

Also, on motion to refer document regarding changing fees for nonprofits, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Hall 1, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED to ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE 38-D

Councillor Macek introduced Document 21-F To Wit: PROCLAMATION Armenian Martyr’s Day, April 24 2008 see document for complete text
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-F

Councillor Donahue introduced Document 21-G To Wit: PROCLAMATION Arbor Day, April 25 2008
see document for complete text
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-G

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 39-H To Wit MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking, Amend Doc 29-E/85 for Lewis st from Winter st to Charles st, No Parking, East Side
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 39-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 39-I To Wit MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking, from Lewis st to Lancaster st No Parking Restrictions (West Side)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 39-I

Chairperson Councillor Scatamacchia submitted the minutes for the Whittier District Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
Held on April 16th.
APPROVED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Meeting adjourned at 9:46 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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