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June 10, 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

The following applications were received for Handicap Parking Signs from:

  1. Ana Albino at 7A Tremont st 27-F
  2. Marguerite Houle at 20 Broad st 27-G
  3. Robert Kidder at 23 Howard st 27-H
  4. Therese R Tomarchio at 5 Ford st 27-I

PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of May.
PLACED ON FILE 7-F

On motion of Councillor Ryan to suspend the rules to introduce a petition from Sandra Webber for the following
license, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Sandra Webber 1073 Main st Fortune Teller SUSPENSION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0, and
GRANTED WITH POLICE APPROVAL Yeas 9, Nays 0 82-C

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to suspend the rules to introduce a request for an extension for a sewer line
on Fondi rd, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and SUSPENSION PASSED and EXTENSION APPROVED Yeas 9, Nays 0 87

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding the feasibility of hiring civilian dispatchers at the Haverhill Police Department.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to MAYOR 84-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light in front of Whittier’s birthplace on
Whittier rd.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR 84-D

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss cellular towers in the City and our current Cellular Ordinance and to introduce Dianne Gobeil.
WITHDRAWN 84-E

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting to discuss “Clean Energy Choice Community Solar Challenge Program”.
PLACED ON FILE 84-F

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 50, a petition from Attorney Philip Parry for Rolling Meadows Subdivision to accept Rolling Meadows Lane as a Public Way. With Frederick Skaffa appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 50

Document 50-B ORDERED: Order to accept Rolling Meadows Lane as a Public Way
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 50-B

Hearing was held on Document 61, to amend City Zoning Code for uses in the CC Zone(commercial central) downtown Haverhill. With William Pillsbury appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 61

Document 61-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Zoning Uses in CC Zone – downtown Haverhill
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 61-B

Hearing was announced for Document 88/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – Watershed Protection District for Roadway­ Improvements – Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 12 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 88/07

Hearing was announced for Document 88-B/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – Watershed Protection District Erin Way Subdivision off Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 12 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 88-B/07

Hearing was announced for Document 88-C/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – Watershed Protection District for Fermata rd Subdivision – off Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 12 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 88-C/07

Hearing was announced for Document 88-D/07, a petition from Stephen Stapinski for D & D Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit – Watershed Protection District for Richard Early Subdivision – Form A Lots – Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 12 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 88-D/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 70 ORDERED: Amend Doc 60/81, Doc 50/95, & Doc 55/03 to Increase City Clerk’s Office Fees for amended Vitals, Tag Days, Taxis, Ambulances, Chair Cars, Auctioneers and Raffles & Bazaars
(see document for complete text)

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

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Donahue 1, and PASSED 70

Document 71 ORDERED: Order authorize License Commission to charge/increase certain Fees
(see document for complete text) On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Donahue 1, and PASSED 71

Document 72 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Building Construction Fees On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Daly O’Brien, McGonagle and President Hart 3, Nays,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, and Macek, Hall, Donahue and Quimby 6, and NOT PASSED 72

Document 73 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Fire Dept Fees On motion of Councillor Hall to amend document as stated in the attachment from Haverhill Fire Department dated June 9, 2008, the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

On motion of Councillor Hall to pass as amended the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Ryan, Macek and Donahue 3, and PASSED AS AMENDED 73

Document 75 ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill accepts the provisions of MGL c71 Section 37M relating to Consolidation of Personnel Functions of School Committee with those of the City (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED to JULY 22 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 75

Document 75-B ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts provisions of MGL c71 Section 37M relating to Consolidation of Financial Functions of School Committee with those of the City
POSTPONED to JULY 22 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 75-B

Document 76 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Departments Finance & Records Dept Created On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien to amend document as indicated in attachment from City Solicitor William Cox Jr dated June 6 2008, the yeas and nays were as follows:

Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

On the question of passage as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 76

Document 75-C ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts provisions of MGL c43C, section 11, relating to a consolidated municipal finance department (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 75-C

Document 77 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Officers and Employees – Amend for Conservation Enforcement Officer
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 77

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk introduced Document 86 To Wit: ORDERED: Delete Documents 56, April 13, 2004 and Document 92, June 8, 2004 and insert in place thereof Rates for Water& Wastewater Effective July 1 2008

On motion of Councillor Hall that Council orders that persons age 65 years and older qualify for the discount
program defined above, the yeas and nays were as follows:

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

On motion of Councillor Macek that the Water Rates be as follows: FY 2009 $2.49, FR 2010 $2.54, and FY 2011 $2.59, 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 MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Macek that the Wastewater Rates be as follows: FY 2009 $3.52, FY 2010 $3.57, FY 2011 $3.62, 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 MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 86

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 26-P To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $25,900.00 be transferred from Wastewater - Health Insurance to Wastewater - Sludge Disposal
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 26-P

City Clerk introduced Document 40-B To Wit: Document 40-B ORDERED: Loan Order - $600,000 for costs related to closure of Old Haverhill Landfill located off Groveland rd (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 40-B

City Clerk introduced Document 20-F To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking 60 Franklin st, Handicap Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 20-F

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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