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May 13, 2008

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

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

Absent,-Councillors Ryan and Macek

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Quimby was appointed to read the records for the present week.
_______________________

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address the Council regarding the proposed Budget for FY 2009.
PLACED ON FILE 69

ORDERED: To amend Doc 60/81, Doc 209/89, Doc 50/95 & Doc 55/03 to Increase Fees for Amended Vitals, Tag Days, Taxis, Ambulances, Chair Cars, Auctioneers & Raffles/Bazaars (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED to JUNE 10, 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 70

ORDERED: Order authorize License Commission to charge/increase certain fees (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED to JUNE 10 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 71

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Building Construction Fees
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days TO COME BACK JUNE 10 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 72

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Fire Department Fees
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days TO COME BACK JUNE 10 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 73

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Joseph L Marquis as the CITY’S REPRESENTATIVE-FEMA’S FOOD& EMERGENCY SHELTER PROGRAM under the MERRIMACK VALLEY UNITED WAY. Said appointment effective May 6, 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 57-H

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Sheila Callahan to the COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD. Said appointment effective May 9, 2008 to expire May 8, 2009.
PLACED ON FILE 57-I

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Kathleen Rice to the WASHINGTON STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION. Said appointment effective May 13 2008 to expire May 12 2011.
CONFIRMED Yeas 7, Absent 2 57-J

PETITIONS

Application for a Hawker/Peddler license was received from Trina Owens to sell hotdogs, soda, water, Gatorade,
chips, cookies and other items at Swasey Park, January thru December, Sunday thru Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. (see document for complete text)

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to delete T Shirts, sunglasses, watches and balloons, from list of items sold, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Daly O’Brien, and President Hart 3, Nays,-Councillors Hall, McGonagle, Donahue and Quimby 4, Absent,-Councillors Ryan and Macek 2, and MOTION NOT PASSED

On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia and Daly O’Brien 2, Nays,-Councillors Hall, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 5, Absent,-Councillors Ryan and Macek 2, and NOT GRANTED 22-E

Applications were received for 2008 Drainlayer Licenses from the following:

  • Jay Reynolds 13-Y
  • David LaPrade 13-Z
    GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2

Reconsideration was received from Councillor Quimby of Document 26-I/08, an Order to transfer $7,500 for Street Sweeping.
RECONSIDERATION PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 74

Document 26-I ORDERED: That the sum of $7,500 be transferred from the Reserve for Capital Projects to Highway Dept Budget, Street Sweeping
POSTPONED TO MAY 27 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 26-I

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce Michael Paradis from the Haverhill Lodge of Elks to address the Council.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to BOB WARD 49-Y

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding the school drop out rate
in Haverhill.
PLACED ON FILE 49-Z

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Quimby introduced Document 75 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill accepts provisions of
MGL c.71, section 37M, relating to Consolidation of Personnel Functions of the School Committee with those
of the City
POSTPONED to JUNE 10 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 75

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 75-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill accepts provisions of MGL c.71, section 37M relating to Consolidation of Financial Functions of the School Committee with those of the City
POSTPONED to JUNE 10 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 75-B

Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 19-B To Wit: ORDERED: That an Emergency be declared involving health & safety of public in accordance with MGL Section 31D Chapter 44 providing for payment in excess of appropriation for Snow & Ice Removal
WITHDRAWN Yeas 7, Absent 2 19-B

Councillor Hall introduced Document 26-J To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $5,049 be transferred from the
Capital Projects account to the Citizen Center refrigerator repair Capital Account
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 26-J

Councillor McGonagle introduced Document 26-K To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $19,639 be transferred from the Debt Service Short Term Interest Account to Liability Insurance Expense Account
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 26-K

Councillor Donahue introduced Document 17-C To Wit: HOME RULE PETITION Act Authorizing City of Haverhill to Borrow Funds for Financing Purchase of School Department Text Books (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 17-C

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 21-L To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N National Public Works Week, May 18-24th 2008
ADOPTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 21-L

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 76 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Departments Finance and Records Dept created
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL JUNE 10 2008 76

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 77 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Officers and Employees Amend for Conservation Enforcement Officer
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL JUNE 10 2008 77

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 78 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking City Hall Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 78

Councillor Hall submitted the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting that was held on May 5th. PLACED ON FILE 37-G

Meeting adjourned at 8:56 o’clock P.M. Yes 7, Absent 2

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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