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May 27, 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 Macek was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Randolph Sablich to the HAVERHIL HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE. Said appointment effective May 20, 2008 to expire May 20, 2010.
PLACED ON FILE 57-N

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Jordan L Herman, Ennie M Bloom, and Christopher A Hardy as AUXILIARY POLICE. Said appointments effective May 22, 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 57-O

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Inez Steele to the DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN COMMITTEE. Said appointment effective May 23, 2008 to expire May 27, 2010.
PLACED ON FILE 57-P

PETITIONS

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to suspend the rules to introduce the following petition, the yeas and nays
were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

Petition was received from Trish McGuiness on behalf of the Wingate Street Art District requesting to present
the 5th Annual Chalk Walk on Sunday, June 1st and also requesting several related requests be granted.
(see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 85

Applications were received for Special Licenses to sell alcoholic beverages from:

  1. John Kazarosian at American Legion Farm, Greek Church 18-N
    Festival, June 8th, 1 PM – 7 PM
  2. John Kazarosian at American Legion Farm, Lucent Outing, 18-O
    June 11th, 12 Noon – 8 PM
  3. John Kazarosian at American Legion Farm, Clambake, 18-P
    June 14th, 12 Noon – 8 PM

On motion of Councillor Macek that licenses be granted with the stipulation that the License Commission issue the license to the appropriate party, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and LICENSES GRANTED WITH STIPULATION

Applications were received for License Renewals from the following:

  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND ARTICLES
    • Carl Rullo 37-47 Washington st 52-T
    • Barbara Payson 1454 Broadway 52-U
    • Delores T Lee 30 Lafayette sq 52-V
    • Gary Payson 1454 Broadway 52-W

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND CLOTHING
    • Richard P Paquette 120 Bellevue av 52-X
    • Gary Payson 1454 Broadway 52-Y
    • Barbara Payson 1454 Broadway 52-Z

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

  • AMBULANCE
    • Fire Chief Borden – City of Haverhill 131 Water st 82

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from the Hellenic Orthodox Community requesting to hang a Banner for the annual June
Picnic on June 8th between the intersection of Salem and South Main st, May 26th through June 8th.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-B

Petition was received from John Davidowicz requesting to accept Valley View Farm Road and Overlook Circle as a public way.
REFERRED to PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD JULY 8TH 83

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding removal of a handicap parking sign at 35 Altamont st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING 84

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding City owned vehicles and their use.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 84-B

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 67, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Winter st. With Kathy Frazier appearing in favor and William Copeland in opposition, the Hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 67

Document 67-B ORDERED: Order granting joint pole location to Verizon& MA Electric Co on Winter st

On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle and President Hart 7,
Nays,-Councillors Donahue and Quimby 2, and PASSED 67-B


Hearing was held on Document 68, a petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Kenoza av. With Kathy Frazier appearing in favor and William Copeland in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 68

Document 68-B ORDERED: Order granting joint pole location to Verizon& MA Electric Co on Kenoza av

On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle and President Hart 7,
Nays,-Councillors Donahue and Quimby 2, and PASSED 68-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 20-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking Handicap parking sign at 69 Harrison st
PASSED Yeas 9, nays 0 20-D

Document 26-I, Transfer $7,500 from Reserve for Capital Projects to the Highway Dept Budget, Street sweeping.
TABLED Yeas 9, Nays 0 26-I

Document 66 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Dogs and Other Animals
POSTPONED to JUNE 3 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 66

Document 78 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking City Hall Parking – Switch City Clerk’s Space with one of Council spaces
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 78

Document 79, a communication from City Solicitor William Cox Jr - response from RFP for lease of portion of Clement Farm 1314 Main st from American Legion & requests referral to Natural Resources & Public Buildings Committee.
PLACED ON FILE 79

NEW BUSINESS

ORDERED: Order authorize Purchasing Dept to proceed with the final disposition of obsolete surplus equipment from the HIGHWAY DEPT – Mita Copy Machine. (See document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 31-G

ORDERED: Order authorize Mayor to waive water application entrance fee & street opening permit fee for the Haverhill Elks at 24 Summer st, Assessor’s Map 202, Block 36,Lot 3. (See document for complete text)
On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Macek, Daly O’Brien, McGonagle, Donahue and President Hart 5, Abstain,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, and Quimby 4, and PASSED 38-E

Councillor Hall submitted the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee Meeting that was held May 21st.
PLACED ON FILE 37-I

Councillor Daly O’Brien submitted the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting that was held May 22nd.

On motion of Councillor Hall to accept recommendations of the subcommittee and to refer to Highway Dept,
the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED 37-J

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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