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September 2, 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 Ryan was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the Appointment of Alice Winters to the CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PARKING COMMISSION to expire August 26, 2011.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 57-X

Application was received for a 2008 Drainlayer license from Gilbert Gaudet.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 102-B

Application was received from Zachary Simmons to close Verndale street for a Block Party on September 6, 2008. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 53-C

Petition was received from the Haverhill Downtown Association announcing the 5th Annual Italian Festival on Sunday, September 28, 2008 and also asking for approval for several related requests.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 107

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the Rules and Regulations of the City Council. On the motion by Councillor Daly O'Brien to amend the Rules and Regulations of the City Council as follows:
1) Amend Rule 11 by: a) Deleting the triple asterisk (***) before the words Suspend Rules; b) Deleting the words "Unanimous 9 votes" after the words, Suspend Rules; c) Insert the words "2/3 6 votes" after the words Suspend Rules, d) Delete in its entirety the triple asterisk (***) and words"Unless fewer present" on the last line. 2) Amend Rule 31 by deleting the word "Unanimous" in paragraphs one and three and inserting in its place the words "two-thirds". 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 AS AMENDED 16-C

Communication was received from Councillor Quimby requesting a discussion regarding speeding traffic on Forest st.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 104-I

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding public sidewalks in the Howard st area. PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED to MAYOR 104-J

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss safety concern regarding traffic coming from I-495 ramp toward Ward Hill.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED to SENATOR BADDOUR & MERRIMACK VALLEY
PLANNING COMMISSION 104-K

Petition was received to accept Allison Circle and Julianna Drive as Public Ways from James Lyons/Dennysville-Lyons Realty Trust. REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and
VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held OCTOBER 28, 2008 108

Petition was received to Change Street Names - Barker Street Extension to South Lakeside Avenue and a portion of Essex Avenue to Shady Way from the City of Haverhill.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held OCTOBER 28, 2008 109

Petition was received to Change Street Name – Bank Road to DeLuca Drive from the City of Haverhill.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held OCTOBER 28, 2008 110

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 26-Y To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $114,800 be transferred to the Police Salary Budget for the purpose of funding the recently approved Union contract from the following accounts: $20,100 from Employee Benefits, Health Insurance; $94,700 from Stabilization Fund
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 26-Y

Councillor Daly O'Brien introduced Document 21-P To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N
FAMILY DAY – A DAY TO EAT DINNER WITH YOUR CHILDREN Sept. 4 (see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-P

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 21-Q To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N UNITED NATIONS DAY October 4 (see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-Q

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 o'clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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