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September 9, 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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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini with a presentation by the MVRTA regarding the Haverhill Intermodal Parking Facility.
PLACED ON FILE 1-F

Councillor David Hall introduced Document 38-H To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into and execute “PURCHASE & SALE AGREEMENT” on behalf of the City of Haverhill with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority for the purpose of transfering legal title to a site on Granite Street known as the "Ted for Tires" lot (as described in said Agreement) for the development and construction of an intermodal parking facility. (See text for Purchase and Sale Agreement.)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 38-H

PETITIONS

Application was received for a 2008 Limousine license– 8 Limos, Baystate Limo, from John Jalbert, at 102 Hale st. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 82-L

Petition was received from Commodore Robert Jusko, Crescent Yacht Club requesting to discuss permitting fees for installation of a water line to connect sprinkler system. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 111

Petition was received from Sofia Zaralidis requesting permission to hang banner at intersection of Salem & South Main st – September 22nd through October 6th for Grecian Festival to be held October 3- 5, 2008.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-F

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to suspend the rules for a one day liquor license at Winnekenni Castle to benefit Make A Wish Foundation, the yeas and nays were as follows:
PASSED (Absent, - Councillor Scatamacchia) Yeas 8, Absent 1

On motion of Councillor Hall to approve a one day liquor License to Butlers & Bars for a Pig Roast at Winnekenni Castle on September 14, 2008.
GRANTED (Absent, - Councillor Scatamacchia) Yeas 8, Absent 1 18-Y

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce Police Chief Alan DeNaro to a give review of the crime statistics. PLACED ON FILE 104-M

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding night activity at Winnekenni Park when park is closed or when a function is not being held, as a public safety concern.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 104-N

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding the parking garage downtown. PLACED ON FILE 104-O

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion about the City Council Rules & Regulations. PLACED ON FILE 16-D

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting to discuss traffic and speeding on Broadway & North Broadway.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED to TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 104-P

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting to discuss signage for parking on Merrimack st. PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO POLICE CHIEF 104-Q

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 100 Petition was received from Attorney Herb Phillips representing Crystal Springs Golf Course notifying City of offer of first refusal under Chapter 61B to buy agricultural land at 890 No Broadway. 100

Petition was received from Attorney Herb Phillip submitting Amended Notice of Intent to sell 137 acres – Crystal Springs Golf Course, 890 Broadway – under Chapter 61B. A related communication was received
from Attorney Phillips requesting a meeting before Natural Resources & Public Property Committee regarding above matter be moved to Monday, September 22.
POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 100-B

Document 106 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic
Article XIV, On Street Storage (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 106

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 31-H To Wit: ORDERED: That the real property located on Eudora st, being a portion of Assesors' Map 529, Block 25, Lot 16, containing approximately 5,567 square feet or 0.128 acres +/-, as shown on a map which is attched hereto and incorporated herein, is herby declared surplus. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 31-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 41-C To Wit: Document 41-C MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs Add stops signs at the intersection of Cushing Ave -
at the intersection of Main St - Rt 121A West
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 41-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 41-D To Wit: Document 41-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Delete existing ordinance at 355 Washington st
In front of the Registry of Motor Vehicles 3 spaces
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 41-D

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules to authorize the following proclamation.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Councillor Hall introduced Document 21-R To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N PATRIOT DAY September 11 (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-R

Meeting adjourned at 9:04 o'clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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