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August 12, 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, McGonagle, Donahue and Quimby

Absent, Councillor Hall

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Scatamacchia was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from:

  • a. St. John the Baptist Church, September 13th GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42-K
  • b. Knights of Columbus, October 11,12,13 GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 42-L

Application for a Special License to sell alcohol was received from Grace Marcoux/Winnekenni Foundation, at the Castle, August 21st, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 18-U

Application was receive for a Hawker/Peddler license from Paul Weinburgh to sell T-shirts hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, water & chips for Firefighters’ Combat Challenge, at Merrimack Valley Hospital parking
lot, 140 Lincoln av, August 23&24, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 22-H

Petition was received from John C Brouse requesting to donate land to City on Amesbury rd Map 465, Block 3, Lot 19.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY
COMMITTEE 99

Petition was received from Attorney Herbert Phillips representing Crystal Springs Golf Inc notifying City of offer of first refusal under Chapter 61B, to buy agricultural land at 890 North Broadway; Map 575, Block 2, Lot 8. SEND LETTER TO MAYOR and come back August 26, 2008 100

Petition was received from Robert A Masys requesting to have Danrich Ct. accepted as a Public Way
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held OCTOBER 21 2008 101 Petition was received from the Haverhill Boys Club requesting to Hang Banner at Downtown Parking Garage & another between Kimball’s Tavern & Minichiello’s Insurance; from September 1st to the 29th; announcing the Annual Walk-For-Youth being held Sunday September 28th. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 65-F

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

COMMUNICATIONS

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to suspend the rules to introduce the following drainlayer application, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Absent 1 and SUSPENSION PASSED

Application for a Drainlayer license was received from Irvin Senter. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 102

On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien to suspend the rules to introduce the following police contract agreement, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Absent 1 and SUSPENSION PASSED

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Salaries Law Enforcement
and Police Officers PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 10-E

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to propose a motion to censure Councillor Donahue for conduct unworthy of a City Councillor.

On motion of Councillor Macek to censure Councillor Donahue for conduct unworthy of a City Councillor, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,- Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek, Daly O'Brien, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,- Councillors Ryan and Donahue 2, Absent,- Hall 1, and PASSED 84-T

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting to discuss nuisance fire alarm calls.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 84-U

Communication was received from Councillors Donahue and Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding two-way traffic on So Prospect St.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 84-V

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss issues relative to City and Back Lane, Rocks Village.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY
COMMITTEE 84-W

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss parking ordinances and signage on Washington St. and throughout the downtown business district.
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 26, 2008 and REFERRED TO MAYOR 84-X

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting a street light on Outlook Dr. on behalf of a resident.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR 84-Y

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a stop sign on Marlon St. at intersection of Pine Ave.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAETY COMMITTEE 84-Z

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 97, a petition from Verizon New England requesting permission for conduit location on How St, plan 689. With Joseph Gleason from Verizon New England appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 97

Document 97-B ORDERED: Order granting Verizon New England a conduit location on How St, plan 689.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 97-B

Hearing was held on Document 98, a petition from Verizon New England requesting permission for conduit location on West Lowell Av, plan 690. With Joseph Gleason from Verizon New England appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 98

Document 98-B ORDERED: Order granting Verizon New England a conduit location on West Lowell Av, plan 690.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 98-B

Hearing was announced for Documents 88, 88-B,88-C & 88-D of 2007. All 4 petitions from Stephen Stapinski D & D Realty Trust, requesting Special Permits – Watershed Protection District for Brandy Brow rd – also known as Erin Way, Fermata Rd, Five Form A Lots on Brandy Brow Rd & Brandy Brow Rd 11 Lots.
POSTPONED TO October 21 2008 Yeas 8, Absent 1 88, 88-B 88-C, 88-D

Hearing was held on Document 90, an application for Inflammable license to store an additional 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel underground at 297 Lincoln Ave. to total 24,000 gallons underground with Kevin Gottwald appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED and GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 90

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 20-L MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Parking
Delete Handicap Parking at 487 Washington St. PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 20-L

Document 75 ORDERED: City accepts MGLc71 Section 37M relating to Consolidation of Personnel Functions of School Committee with those of City. TABLED Yeas 8, Absent 1 75

Document 75-B ORDERED: City accepts MGLc71 Section 37M relating to Consolidation of Financial Functions of School Committee with those of City. TABLED Yeas 8, Absent 1 75-B

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 o'clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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