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February 17, 2009

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

Present,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue and Quimby.

Absent,-President Hart.

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 amended budget for FY09.
PLACED ON FILE 24

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from the following:

  • HHS Italian Club – March 6,7,8 7-V
  • Nettle Middle School – March 13,14,15 7-W

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Application was received from Michael Maroney/Maroney Construction Co for Special Permit for Cluster Residential Development at 890 North Broadway – Assessor’s Map 575,Block 2, Lot 8 – build 50 single family homes on 13 acres.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held April 7, 2009 Yeas 8, Absent 1 25

Petition was received from William Pillsbury/Economic Development & Planning Director, City of Haverhill requesting Zoning Hearing on March 31, regarding Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District (WIPOD) and related Ordinance.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held March 31, 2009 Yeas 8, Absent 1 26

Reconsideration was requested by Councillor Macek of Document 120/08, an Ordinance re: Vehicles and Traffic, Chpt 240 s84, Schedule A: Service Zones.
RECONSIDERATION PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 120/08

Document 120/08 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Chpt 240, s84, Schedule A:Service Zones – Loading zones Downtown

ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND by ADDING as follows: "and revised as of 02/06/09" after the words "dated 9/19/08" wherever said words may appear in the document.
MOTION PASSED & PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 120/08

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting a discussion regarding remaining renovation at Haverhill High School.
PLACED ON FILE 5-K

HEARINGS

Hearing was announced for Documents 88/07 to 88-D/07, from Attorney Donald Borenstein for D & D Realty Trust, requesting Special Permits – Watershed Protection District for Brandy Brow rd.
POSTPONED TO June 23, 2009 Yeas 8, Absent 1 88/07

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 4-U, 2009 Drainlayer license John C Jablonski.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 4-U

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 27 To Wit: ORDERED: That the following FY09 budgets be amended by the amount listed below. (see document for complete text)
ON MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MACEK TO AMEND THE ORDER TO ADD THE LINE ITEM HEALTH INSURANCE EXPENSES $60,000 TO THE REDUCTION LIST AND TO ALSO CUT THE FIRE SALARY TO $140,000 PASSED WITH STIPULATON Yeas 8, Absent 1 and 27

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 27-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the City transfer $750,000 from Free Cash to be used
as an other financing source in the General Fund for FY09
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 27-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 27-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the City transfer $331,920 from Stabilization Fund
to be used as an other financing source in the General Fund for FY09
PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 27-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 26-B To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Yeas 8, Absent 1 26-B

Councillor Macek submitted Minutes of the Natural Resources and Public Property Committee Meeting held on February 11 2009
PLACED ON FILE 28

ORDERED: That the property located at 79 Railroad Avenue, Map 712, Block 684, Lot 3, containing approximately 0.369 acres, being and is hereby declared surplus. On motion of Councillor Macek to add with the following condition:"For the sale to the MVRTA for a minimum bid of $150,000. If it is not sold to the MVRTA then it would revert back to the City
Council for additional deliberation."
MOTION PASSED and PASSED WITH CONDITION Yeas 8, Absent 1 13

Meeting adjourned at 9:12 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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