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September 23, 2008

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle, and Quimby.

Absent,-Councillor Daly O'Brien and Councillor Donahue.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor McGonagle was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address Council regarding fees.
PLACED ON FILE 1-G

Councillor William Macek introduced Document 113 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City charge for each written demand issued by the collector a fee of $25.00 to be added to and collected as part of the
tax, as authorized by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 60, Section 15, as amended, effective upon passage. Councillor Macek amended the order to increase the proposed fee from $25.00 to $30.00. On motion of Councillor Hall to amend, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 7, Absent 2 and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 7, Absent 2 113

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of the following to the WASHINGTON STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION. Said appointments effective September 23 2008 to expire Sept 16 2011.

  • Angelo Petrozzelli 57-Y
  • Reverend David Thomas
    CONFIRMED Yeas 7, Absent 2 57-Z

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of Gordon Brooke and Carol Gomez to the ROCKS VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION. Said appointments effective September 23 2008 to expire September 18 2011.
CONFIRMED Yeas 7, Absent 2 114

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Marc Lemay to the CABLE TV ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Said appointment effective September 17 2008 to expire September 17 2009.
PLACED ON FILE 114-B

Notice was received from Karl Hanson resigning from the HAVERHILL LICENSING COMMISSION effective August 28 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 114-C

PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Days from the Korean War & Disabled Veterans & Marine Corps for November 6,7,8 2008 with a related communication from Police Chief Alan DeNaro. On the question of granting the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle and Quimby 6, Absent,-Councillors Daly O'Brien and Donahue 2, Abstain,-President Hart 1, and GRANTED 42-N

Applications were received for One-day Special Licenses to sell alcohol from the following:

  1. Sofia Zaralidis, Greek Orthodox Church Festival, 154-156 Winter st October 3-5 2008 11:00 am – 12:00 am; PLACED ON FILE 115
  2. John Lovett, JP McBride’s Band Festival, 27 Layette sq, October 11 2008 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
    PLACED ON FILE 115-B

Application was received for a 2008 Drainlayer license from Ciro Fodera.
GRANTED Yeas 7, Absent 2 102-C

Petition was received from Verizon New England and MA Electric Co for a joint pole location on Main st.
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD OCTOBER 14th 116

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of August 2008.
PLACED ON FILE 7-I

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss recycling and to introduce Remi Depommier from Team Haverhill to speak on the issue.
PLACED ON FILE 104-R

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to
discuss truck traffic on North Broadway.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 7, Absent 2 104-S

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the City Tag Day Ordinance.
PLACED ON FILE Yeas 7, Absent 2 104-T

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding possible downsizing of buses used by the MVRTA and inviting a representative to a future City Council meeting to discuss service.
PLACED ON FILE and SEND LETTER TO MVRTA 104-U

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a Yield sign at the traffic island on Washington st across from 165 Washington st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 7, Absent 2 104-V

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about handicap parking applications for 13 Hancock, 62 South Central, 11 Norfolk (renewal)and 7 South Summer st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 7, Absent 2 104-W

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 83, a petition from John Davidowicz requesting to accept Valley View Farm Rd and Overlook Circle as a Public with John Davidowicz appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED and ORDER PASSED 83

Document 83-B ORDERED: That the following streets herein described be accepted as a public way: Valley View Farm rd and Overlook Circle (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 83-B

Hearing was held on Document 103, a petition from Attorney Michael Migliori representing Southworth Development LLC, North Shore Golf Club Holdings LLC & Renaissance Golf Course requesting a Zoning
Change to accommodate construction of a clubhouse at the Golf Course on Kenoza st. Conditional favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and a Favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Director, William Pillsbury
POSTPONED to OCTOBER 7 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 103

Document 103-B Ordinance re: Zoning Amend 255-6, Definitions A.”Associated Clubhouse” POSTPONED to OCTOBER 7 2008 Yeas 7, Absent 2 103-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 41-C MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs Add stop signs at intersection of Cushing av - at the intersection of Main st Rt 121A West.
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 41-C

Document 41-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking Delete existing ordinance at 355 Washington st, in front of Registry of Motor Vehicles - 3 spaces.
PASSED Yeas 7, Absent 2 41-D

Document 100, a petition from Attorney Herb Phillips representing Crystal Springs Golf Course notifying City of offer of first refusal under Chpt 61B to buy agricultural land at 890 No Broadway.
PLACED ON FILE 100

Document 100-B, a petition from Attorney Herb Phillip submitting Amended Notice of Intent to sell 137 acres – Crystal Springs Golf Course, 890 Broadway – under Chpt 61B. On motion of Councillor Macek to accept Committee’s recommendation to reject the City’s right of 1st refusal, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 7, Absent 2 and MOTION PASSED 100-B

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 38-I To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into a subordination agreement, on behalf of the City of Haverhill with Historic Haverhill Inc to subordinate that City's right of reverter for real property located at 87 Winter Street to a mortgage or mortgages from Historic Haverhill, Inc. to Haverhill Bank and to Greater Haverhill Foundation. (see document for complete text.) President Hart recused himself On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 6, Absent 3, and PASSED 38-I

President Hart returned to the Council Chamber

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 39-J To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Amend Chpt 240 S85, Schedule B: Parking Restrictions and Prohibitions
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and Referred to PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Yeas 7, Absent 2 39-J

Meeting adjourned at 9:04 o'clock P.M. Yeas 7, Absent 2
Attest:

Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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