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November 18, 2008

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

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, and Quimby.
Absent,-Councillor Macek.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Daly O'Brien 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 Southwick Apparel Tax Increment Finance(TIF) Agreement and related Resolution. 1-I ORDERED: RESOLUTION - 20 Computer Drive, Southwick Apparel LLC, designate
TIF Zone (see document for complete text)

On motion of Councillor Hall to adopt the resolution, 20 Computer Dr, Southwick Apparel Tax Increment Finance (TIF) designate as an Economic Opportunity Area (EOA)the yeas and nays were
as follows: Yeas 8, Absent 1 and MOTION PASSSED and RESOLUTION ADOPTED 21-S

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Heather McMann to the Brownfields Steering Committee. Said appointment effective immeditately. PLACED ON FILE 114-H

PETITIONS

Applications were received for a Hawker/Peddler license from the following:

  1. Paul Abare to sell Christmas trees, wreaths & baskets at 403 River st. Sunday – Saturday 8am – 9pm, November 26 to December 25. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 22-K
  2. Milton Russell to sell Christmas trees & wreaths at Elks, 24 Summer st, November 29 to December 24 Monday-Friday, 4pm to 8pm and Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 6pm. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 22-L

Application for 2008 Drainlayer license was received from David M Zanni.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 102-E

Application was received for Tag Days from HHS Model UN, December 12,13,14.
GRANTED with the condition that this will be the only one for the School year 42-S

Application was received from Bill Walsh, Brice Builders requesting to have Moccasin Path on Walnut Creek Estates accepted as a public way.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held JANUARY 13 2009 127

Application was received from Douglas Ahern Jeffco Inc, requesting to have Willow and Hannah sts accepted as public ways.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD JANUARY 13 2009 128

Application was received from Attorney James Waldron representing North Avenue Realty Trust requesting a Special Permit to build 27 multifamily rental units in 4 buildings on Farrwood dr.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING BE HELD JANUARY 20 2009 129

Petition was received from Verizon New England and MA Electric Company requesting a joint pole location on High st. VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DEC 9 2008 130

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to suspend the rules to introduce the following order regarding snow removal equipment, the yeas and nays were as follows Yeas 8, Absent 1 and MOTION PASSED and RULES SUSPENDED

ORDERED: that the sum of $72,754 be transferred from the Capital Projects Account to the DPW Equipment Capital Account PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 123-F

Communication was received from Attorney Vincent Manzi Jr regarding Document 125, Ridgecrest Special Permit PUD – withdrawing application without prejudice. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 125-B

Communication was received from James Jaguga, President of Haverhill Chamber of Commerce announcing Christmas Stroll December 7 and also submitting several related requests.
Yeas 8, Absent 1 and GRANTED (Abstain Councillor Daly O'Brien) 131

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

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 132, a communication from the Board of Assessors for Tax Classification for FY 2009. Speaking to the issue were Stephen Gullo and James Jajuga.
HEARING CLOSED 132

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 110-BB, A communication from Mayor Fiorentini VETOING Document 110-B of 2008 regarding naming Bank rd to DeLuca dr;
PLACED ON FILE 110-BB

Document 110-B/08, Order to rename Bank rd to DeLuca dr (passed 10/28/08) VETOED by Mayor
PLACED ON FILE and VETO STANDS 110-B

Document 41-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Stop Signs Forest av
(Southeasterly) at intersection of Kenoza av PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 41-E

Document 120 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Vehicles and Traffic,
Chpt 240, s84, Schedule A:Service Zones – Loading zones downtown POSTPONED to DEC 2 2008 for discussion with Doc. 39J Yeas 8, Absent 1 120

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 132-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the residential factor for fiscal year 2009 be adopted as On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien to adopt number as 91.4524.
On the question of passage, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Daly O'Brien, McGonagle and President Hart 5, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Donahue and Quimby 3, Absent,-Councillor Macek 1, and PASSED 132-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 132-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a commercial exemption. NOT PASSED Nays 8, Absent 1 132-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 132-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a residential exemption. NOT PASSED Nays 8, Absent 1 132-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 132-E To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall select an open space discount factor. NOT PASSED Nays 8, Absent 1 132-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 132-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5, Clauses 17E and 41D with respect to Permanent acceptance of the annual C.P.I. index increase to the tax exemptions for the elderly. NOT PASSED Nays 8, Absent 1 132-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 132-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council accept 100% of C.P.I. (Consumer Price Index)increase reported by the State for F.Y. 2009 Exemptions. The 2009 C.P.I.amount is 3.4%. PASSED: Yeas 8, Absent 1 132-G

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 38-J To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute a Joinder to Memorandum of Master Lease Agreement and Grant of Easement between FC HH/F/K/A FC Haverhill, LLC and FC Hamel Historic Master Tenant, LLC for a portion of the real property Known as "Locke St Parking Lot" located on said Locke Street Haverhill, Assessors' Map 304, Block 60, Lot 2, comprising no more than 72 parking spaces to Forest City. (see document for complete text)

On motion of Councillor Ryan to add the following amendment as submitted by City Solicitor Cox: "Nothing contained herein shall be construed to grant or provide any party with any additional rights, liabilities or obligations whatsoever in excess of those provided in said Ground Lease dated November 20, 20078, as amended.", the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Absent 1 and GRANTED AS AMENDED 38-J

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 123-E To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $415,000 be raised and appropriated from 40R receipts and transferred into Stabilization PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 123-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 133 To Wit: Document 133 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Fire Prevention PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 133

Councillor Hall submitted the Minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting held on November 6.
On Motion of Councillor Hall to accept the Mayor's request to withdraw the leash free dog trail at the proposed location, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and PLACED ON FILE

Councillor Scatamacchia submitted the Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee meeting held on November 13. PLACED ON FILE 37-N

Meeting adjourned at 9:02 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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