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March 24, 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 following appointments:

David Hall to the CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PARKING COMMISSION.
Said appointment effective March 24 2009 to expire March 16 2012. CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Abstain 1 1-I

Joseph Romatelli to the CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PARKING COMMISSION. Said appointment effective March 24 2009 to expire March 16 2012. CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-J

PETITIONS

Application was received for 2009 Drainlayer license from David Tebbetts. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 4-Y

Petition was received from Gina Bowman requesting to hang banners in Bradford last 2 weeks in March & mid April for “Relay for Life”.
On Motion of Councillor Hall to amend request to hang banner in Bradford and at 191 Merrimack St for the month of May. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 9, Nays 0 and MOTION PASSED and GRANTED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 36-B

Petition was received from Derek Mitchell with Champion Wrestling Association requesting to hold professional wrestling
show at HHS Gym, Saturday April 11, 7 pm to 9:30 PM. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 38

Petition was received from City Engineer John Pettis requesting Street Name Change for portion of Essex av to Karen Way.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held April 28, 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 0 39

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding a 15 minute parking space in front of 20 Emerson st. PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PARKING COMMISSION Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-X

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding proposed Ordinance related to Building Maintenance of Abandoned, Foreclosing Residential Properties. PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO MAYOR 5-Y

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to the Building Maintenance of Abandoned, Foreclosing Residential Properties NOT PASSED Yeas 0, Nays 9 51/08

HEARING

Document 33, Petition was received from Attorney Richard Sheehan requesting Minor Changes to 40R Permit under Downtown Smart Growth Overlay District granted by Council regarding Hayes Building/Granite st On motion of Councillor Hall that the 4th portion of the application “To Reduce Number of Required Parking Spaces from 78 to 68” be withdrawn without prejudice".
MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 33

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Stop Signs – add Stop Sign on Vale st at the intersection of Hilldale av. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 19-D

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Vehicles and Traffic, Amend Chpt 240 s85 Schedule B: Parking Restrictions and Prohibitions On Motion of Councillor Hall to add the letter from Solicitor Cox to amend the document by adding "and Revised as of 03/10/09, " after the words "dated 9/19/09," wherever said words may appear in the document.
The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 9, Nays 0 and MOTION PASSSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 39-J/08

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 40 To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor is hereby authorizing all residential use
fees for the disposal of trees, limbs, branches at the Haverhill Recycling Center be waived on March 28, 2009. The DPW is hereby authorized to enact rules to govern this one-time amnesty. (see document for complete text) On Motion of Councillor Macek to amend to add "On Saturdays, March 28, April 4, April 11 and a minimum of three week days during the weeks of
March 30 thru April 10 for residential drop off". The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 9, Nays 0 and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 40

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the city transfer $40,000 from Free Cash to Highway
Expenses to fund cleanup work resulting from December Ice Storm PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the city transfer $3,000 from Free Cash to Human
Resources Expenses. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-G

Councillor McGonagle introduced Document 15-D To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O NEarth Hour, 8:30–9:30 PM March 28th ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-D Councillor Daly O'Brien introduced Document 15-E To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O NWomen’s History Month March 2009 ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-E

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 15-F To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Greek Independence Day, March 24th ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 13-E To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Fire Department Fees, Amend Document 73/08 PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 41

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-D To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An ordinance Relating to Parking, 70 Howard st ESTABLISH Handicap Parking PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-D

Councillor Daly O’Brien submitted the Minutes of Administration and Finance Committee that was held on March 18th. PLACED ON FILE 28-B

Meeting adjourned at 8:22 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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