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March 31, 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, and Donahue.

Absent,-Councillor Quimby

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Hall was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Application was received for 2009 Drainlayer license from Frank E Gibbs.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 4-Z

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to introduce a representative from American Legion to request that City connect the fire alarm cable. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas, 7, Abstain,-President Hart 1, Absent, 1, and
PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO MAYOR 5-Z

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding fallen trees on City owned land. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Daly O'Brien, Macek, Hall, McGonagle, and President Hart, 7, Nays,-Councillor Donahue, 1, Absent-Councillor Quimby, 1, and PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE 42

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting City’s health insurance company give City update & status on $1.5 million and interest owed to City from Health Insurance Trust Fund. PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO MR. COOK Yeas 8, Absent 1 42-B

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 26, petition from William Pillsbury City Economic Development & Planning Director requesting to Re-adopt Zoning Change re: Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District (WIPOD) and relatedOrdinance. With William Pillsbury in favor and Attorney James Waldron in opposition, the Hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and the Planning Director. On Motion of Councillor Macek, Section H. Time Limitation. To amend
by deleting all language after "The provisions of this Section 225-18.2 shall expire six months from the date of adopt ion."
The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan and Macek, 3, Nays,-Councillors Daly O'Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue and President Hart, 5, Absent-Councillor Quimby, 1, and MOTION NOT PASSED and Hearing Closed 26

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District(WIPOD)
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Daly O'Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue, President Hart, 7, Nays,-Councillor Macek, 1, Absent


Hearing was held on Document 29, petition from City Engineer John Pettis requesting partial discontinuance of 3550 square feet of Moulton Way and Batchelders Court. With John Pettis 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 29

Document 29-B ORDERED: That a portion of the following streets described herein be discontinued: Moulton Way and Batchelders Court (see document for complete text) On Motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien to amend the order by deleting all references to Batchelders Court. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Absent 1,and MOTION PASSED and
GRANTED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 29-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESSv

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Central Business District Parking Commission; Amend s11-74 under “Implementation”. (see document for complete text) POSTPONED TO APRIL 14, 2009 Yeas 8, Absent 1 16-C

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Hall introduced Document 15-G To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Child Abuse Prevention Month - April
(see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 15-G

Councillor Macek submitted the Minutes of the Natural Resources and Public Property Committee meeting that was held March 25th. PLACED ON FILE Yeas 8, Absent 1 28-C

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 o’clock P.M.

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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