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January 27 2009

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 Macek was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments Of Andrew K Herlihy as Mayor’s CHIEF OF STAFF and Linda L Koutoulas as ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO MAYOR. Said appointments effective January 1st to expire December 31 2009.
PLACED ON FILE 1-B

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointments of William Cox Jr as CITY SOLICITOR and William S Faraci as ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR. Said appointments effective January 1st to expire December 31 2009. 1-C
PLACED ON FILE

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Mary E Roy as CITY TREASURER. Said appointment effective January 1st to expire December 31 2009.
PLACED ON FILE 1-D

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • HHS Boys & Girls Lacrosse – April 17,18,19 7-R
  • HHS Field Hockey – October 2,3,4 7-S

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for 2009 Drainlayer licenses from:

  • Robert A Frye 4-LL
  • Kenneth Hamilton 4-MM
  • Scott Karpinski 4-NN
  • Patrick Kelly 4-OO
  • James Lynch 4-PP
  • Henry Richard Sr 4-QQ

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Louis & Gail Duquette requesting to accept Duquette dr as a Public Way.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held on April 4, 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 17

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding responsibility of inspection stickers for Department of Public Works vehicles.
PLACED ON FILE 5-E

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 127/08, application from Bill Walsh/Brice Builders requesting to accept Moccasin Path as a public way. With Bill Walsh in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and the Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 127/08

J Document 6B
ORDERED: That the following street herein described be accepted As a Public Way: Moccasin Path (see document for complete text)

On motion by Councillor Macek for acceptance of the street but that it not be accepted until such time as there is a partial certificate of compliance for the infrastructure associated with the project obtained and presented in an adequate form to the City.
MOTION PASSED and ORDER GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS Yeas 9, Nays 0 6B

Hearing was held on Document 129/08, application from Attorney Waldron representing North Avenue Realty Trust requesting to build 27 multifamily rental units in 4 buildings on Farrwood dr – Islington Crossing. With Attorney James Waldron and Stephen Stapinski in favor and Attorney Timothy Schiavone on behalf of unit owners at Farrwood Green Condominium Phase I and Curtis Young, Wetlands Preservation Inc, in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable conditional recommendation was received
from the Planning Board and Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 129/08

On motion of Councillor Macek to move for passage of the special permit to build 27 units in 4 buildings on Farrwood dr as follows:

With all the recommendations and proposed conditions and stipulations in the letter January 16 2009 from William Pillsbury, Economic Development and Planning Director and

With all the assertions and agreements in the January 15 2009 letter from Merrimack Engineering Services and to additionally condition that letter to expand the approximate length of the roadway improvements to 1600 feet in place of 1500 feet as it currently appears in item #2 and

The parking lot for Building 3 Phase I be left in its full usable state until such time as additional replacement parking is in place and

Road improvements be completed concurrent with the request for occupancy permits for Islington Crossing and

Storm water management agreement be created and entered into between the developer and the Conservation Commission and it become a part of the new Condo association's responsibilities for maintenance and

The developer form an LLC and invite the other six Farrwood area condo associations to participate in road maintenance and expenses with propor- tionate sharing for all units involved in the LLC.

All letters from City Departments are also included.

THE ABOVE MOTION WAS PASSED WITH CONDITIONS Yeas 9, Nays 0 129/08

Document 39-J MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Amend Chpt 240 s85 Schedule B: Parking Restrictions and Prohibitions
POSTPONED to FEB 10 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 0 39-J

Document 120 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Chpt 240, s84, Schedule A:Service Zones – Loading zones downtown
POSTPONED to FEB 10 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 0 120

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, No Parking on Main st (West side) from Fourth av to White st
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 18 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Yield Signs, Add Yield Sign on Washington st on island at Washington/River Sts
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 18

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 19 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs, Add stop sign on Katsaros dr at intersection of Groveland st & on Katsaros dr at the intersection of Brown st
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 19

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 19-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating Stop Signs, Add stop sign on Marlon st at intersection of Pine av
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 19-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 19-C To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs, Add stop sign on Vale st at intersection of North Broadway
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 19-C

Meeting adjourned at 9:44 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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