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March 10, 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 Scatamacchia was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Days from Shoe City Youth Boxing For June 19,20,21.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 7-Y

Applications were received for Hawker/Peddler license at GAR Park to sell hotdogs, soda, water, chips, bottled juices, chili,& cookies; April 1 thru Dec 31, Monday thru Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm from: Sandra Mottola and Jerry Mottola
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-C,6-D

Applications were received for Hawker/Peddler license at Washington S to sell hotdogs, hamburgers, sausages, fries, chips, soda, water; March 11 thru December 31, Sunday thru Saturday, 9 am to 3 am from: Donald Cannon and Gerald Cannon
On the motion to grant, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatmacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O'Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue, and Quimby 8, Nays,-President Hart 1, and GRANTED 6-E,6-F

Application was received for 2009 Drainlayer license from James Cheney GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 4-X

Application was received from Attorney Richard Sheehan Jr for Minor Changes to 40R Permit under Downtown Smart Growth Overlay District, grantedby City Council re: Charles Hayes Building/Granite st
MOTION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING THREE MINOR CHANGES AS INDICATED IN APPLICATION DATED MARCH 6 2009 FROM ATTORNEY RICHARD SHEEHAN:

  • 1) TO CONFIRM UNIT OF MIX;
  • 2) TO USE PORTION OF GROUND FLOOR FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE THAT IS ACCESSORY TO FIRST FLOOR COMMERCIAL SPACE;
  • 3) TO REVISE SITE PLAN TO LOCATE GENERATOR AND OTHER EQUIPMENT
    MOTION PASSED and MOTION Yeas 9, Nays 0 33 TO APPROVE EXTENTION OF TIMEFRAME

MOTION TO POSTPONE FOR TWO WEEKS (MAR 24) REQUEST TO REDUCE NUMBER OF REQUIRED PARKING SPACES FROM 78 TO 68; (see document for complete text) REFER TO CITY SOLICITOR and PLANNING DIRECTOR FOR DEFINITION OF MINOR CHANGE Yeas 9, Nays 0 33

Petition was received from Engineer's Dept requesting discussion and approval of Central Business District Parking Map as revised 2/6/09 per Parking Commission approval. MOTION TO CHANGE GRANITE, WALNUT ST., LOCUST ST, LOCKE ST. and WASHINGTON AVENUE FROM UNRESTRICTED PARKING TO 2 HOUR PARKING
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0

MOTION TO CHANGE WEST STREET TO 2 HOUR PARKING On the motion to change hours, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatmacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O'Brien, McGonagle, and Donahue, 6, Nays,-Councillors Hall, Quimby and President Hart, 3 and PASSED PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 34

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for month of February 2009.
PLACED ON FILE 12-C

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding overnight parking in the lower portion of the
Goecke parking deck.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-T

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding energy savings for the City of Haverhill.
PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO MAYOR 5-U

Communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding graffiti on factory at the corner of Stevens and Winter Streets.
PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO MAYOR 5-V

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 11, petition from John Cormier requesting to have City accept Crosby st(extended portion) as a
Public Way. With Robert Cormier 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 11

Document 11-B ORDERED: That the following street herein described be accepted as a Public way: Crosby st
(see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 11-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to City Clerk – Amend Chapter 70, Article 1; add the words "Genealogy Searches" (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 30

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the City transfer $30,000 from Free Cash to be
used to fund retirement incentive program.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-E To Wit: ORDERED: That the City transfer $9,250 from Waterways fund to
Police Expenses to fund the activities of the Harbormaster.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-F To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Stop Signs – add Stop Sign on Vale st at the intersection of Hilldale av.
PLACE ON FILE for at least 10 days Yeas 9, Nays 0 19-D

Meeting adjourned at 8:38 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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