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December 16, 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 McGonagle was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment Of Gerald A Sewell to the HAVERHILL LICENSE COMMISSION. Term to expire January 1, 2010. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 114-J

PETITIONS

Application was received for a license to Buy & Sell Second Hand Clothing from Bethany Tavernakis at 21 Wingate st. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 82-M

Applications were received for the following licenses:

  • Pedro Diego’s 35 Washington st 1 Coin-op 11-D
  • Valley Forum Ice Rink 7 Parkridge rd 12 Coin-ops 11-E
  • New Lantern Café 240 Essex st 4 Coin-ops 11-F
  • Cheerleaders Sports Bar & Grill 40 Washington st 3 Coin-ops 11-G
  • RG’s Pub 242 ½ Winter st 2 Coin-ops 11-H
  • Taste of Bangkok 2 Essex st 4 Coin-ops 11-I
  • Amvets 575 Primrose st 2 Coin-ops 11-J
  • Academy Lanes 725 So Main st 12 Coin-ops 11-K
  • Chit Chat Lounge 101-103 Washington st 1 Coin-op 11-L
  • Italian American Benevolence Assoc 210 Winter st, 3 Coin-ops 11-M
  • Valley Forum Ice Rink 12 Sundays 12-H
  • New Lantern Cafe 4 Sundays 12-I
  • Cheerleaders Sports Bar 3 Sundays 12-J
  • RG’s Pub 2 Sundays 12-K
  • Taste of Bangkok 4 Sundays 12-L
  • Amvets 2 Sundays 12-M
  • Academy Lanes 12 Sundays 12-N
  • Chit Chat Lounge 1 Sunday 12-O
  • Italian American Benevolence Assoc 3 Sundays 12-P

GRANTED Yeas 9, Absent 0

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

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to suspend the rules to allow Mayor Fiorentini to give an update about the storm and the associated composting ordinance, the yeas and nays were as follows: MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

An Ordinance Relating to Municipal Composting Program, PREAMBLE: Whereas, a special emergency involving the health and/or safety of the people and/or their property exists within the City of Haverhill as a result of an ice storm which occurred on December 11-12, 2008; and, Whereas, said ice storm caused widespread downing and destruction of trees, the prompt removal and disposal of which is necessary to restore good order and to insure the health and safety of the citizens of Haverhill; PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and The Code of the City of Haverhill, Ch 131, as amended, is hereby further amended by adding the following: Sec. 131-2 Fees. "Any and all fees required by this section for the disposal of tree debris by individual residents and/or senior residents shall hereby be waived until January 15, 2009".
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 139

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to recognize Police Officer Hardy.
POSTPONED to December 30 2008 118-P

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding Little River st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Absent 0 118-Q

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting to introduce a representative from Ruth’s House. PLACED ON FILE 118-R

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 137 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill, pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L.c59,s5,cl. Forty-first A, hereby adopts a higher maximum qualifying gross receipts amount for the purposes of determining the qualifications of a person sixty-five years of age or over for a real estate tax deferral and recovery agreement of $30,000.00. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Absent 0 137

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules to introduce a Home Rule Petition for Christopher Burrill to take the civil service exam for firefighter, the yeas and nays were as follows: MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-D

ORDERED: That the following Home Rule Petition be Adopted by the City Council and forwarded to the General Court: An Act Authorizing Christopher Burrill to take the Civil Service Examination for the Position of Firefighter in the City of Haverhill Notwithstanding the Maximum Age Requirement. (see document for complete text) ADOPTED and REFERRED TO CITY SOLICITOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 17-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 138 To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be authorized to enter into and execute a Certain lease agreement on behalf of the City of Haverhill with Hill View Montessori Charter Public School for the premises located at 555 Washington st, also known as the Bartlett School.
(see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Absent 0 138

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 123-J To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $40,000.00 be transferred from Highway Salaries to Highway Expense. PASSED Yeas 9, Absent 0 123-J

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 31-K To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council authorize the Purchasing Dept to proceed with final disposition of list of obsolete surplus equipment. (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Absent 0 31-K

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 20-R To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, Trinity Church 26 White st/William st – ADD 2 Handicap Parking
Spaces PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 20-R

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 20-S To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating Parking, 76 South Prospect st (Lockwood st side ADD Handicap Parking PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 20-S

Meeting adjourned at 8:04 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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