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August 26, 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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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting Council consider granting authorization to waive City’s $180.00 advertising notice fee for Nettle School PTO before Planning Board assessed to erect a sign outside Nettle School.
GRANTED (Absent, Councillor Ryan) Yeas 8, Absent 1 1-E

Councillor Ryan arrives in Council Chambers.

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to suspend the rules for a discussion relative to an update on design issues associated with the Intermodal Transit Center and Parking Garage on Moulton Way and Granite Street, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas, - Councillor Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O'Brien, Hall, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 8, Nays, - Councillor Donahue 1, and MOTION FAILED 104-L

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to suspend the rules to transfer money for the clean up of the stairwells at the parking garage, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas, - Councillor Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O'Brien, 8, Hall, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 1, and Nays, - Councillor Donahue MOTION FAILED

PETITIONS

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Paul Minsky as constable to expire August 11 2009. PLACED ON FILE 95-B

Application was received for A Bowling license for All Saints Bowling Center – 10 lanes at 120 Bellevue av.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 82-K

Applications were received for Special License to sell alcohol from:

  • a.Tarik McFarland, at Winnekenni Castle, August 30th, 4:00PM-9:00 PM GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-V
    b. Emily Feigenbaum, at Tattersall Farm, 542 N. Broadway, September 14th. 12 Noon to 5:00PM
    GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-W
    c. Raymond Potter, at Winnekenni Castle, September 19th, 3:00PM-11:00 PM
    GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-X

Petition was received from Attorney Michael Migliori representing Southworth Development LLC, North Shore Golf Club Holdings LLC& Renaissance Golf Course requesting Zoning Change to accommodate construction of a Clubhouse at the Golf Course VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD SEPT 23 2008 103
Ordinance re: Zoning – Amend 255-6 Definitions A.”Associated Clubhouse”
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 103-B

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about changing the name of Bank rd to DeLuca dr.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO CITY SOLICITOR 104

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about stop signs on Cushing av at intersection of Main st(Rte 121north/south)
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO PLANNING 104-B

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about removing parking on Main st from corner of White st to Fourth av, West side.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 104-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about the Parking Ordinance on Walnut st.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO CENTRAL BUS. DISTRICT PARKING COMMISSION 104-D

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about deleting “No Parking” spaces in front of 355 Washington st.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO PLANNING 104-E

Communication was received from Councillor Quimby requesting a discussion about a stop sign on Greenough st at intersection of Sherman av.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 104-F

Communication was received from Councillor Quimby requesting a street light on State st.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR 104-G

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light on Hendrick st.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR 104-H

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 10-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Salaries - Law Enforcement, Police Officers
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-E

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Theodoro Vasiliou to the Cable TV Advisory Committee. A related communication was received from Theodoro Vasiliou resigning position effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 57-F

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. A related communication was received from Attorney Herbert Phillips requesting extension to address Council September 9th with intent to file Amended Notice of Intent.
PLACED ON FILE, REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE and To come back on September 9, 2008 100

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 38-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is authorized to enter into a right of way agreement on behalf of the City with MassHighway Department, Commonwealth of Massachusetts for construction and related activities associated with the “Ferry rd over MBTA” project.
(see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 38-G

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 75-D To Wit: ORDERED: That a Conservation Restriction from Zennon Mierzwa, Trustee of Sunshine Realty Trust, to the City of Haverhill in perpetuity and exclusively for conservation purposes, be and is hereby accepted as being in the public interest pursuant to M.G.L. CH. 184, sections 31-33. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 75-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 105 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City-owned docks on Washington st to the rear of City-owned parking lot behind 100 Washington st be named the “William “Red” Slavit” docks and be dedicated to William “Red” Slavit, Sr, in honor of his many years of service as Harbormaster for the City of Haverhill, and in honor of his work in promoting the waterways of the City of Haverhill.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 105

Councillor Macek introduced Document 21-N To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Ukrainian Independence Day, August 24th (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-N

Councillor Daly O'Brien introduced Document 21-O To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Red Slavit Day, September 13th (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-O

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 106 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic Article XIV, On Street Storage
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 106

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 o'clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk