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April 7, 2009

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

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek,Hall, Donahue and Quimby.

Absent,-Councillors Ryan, Daly O'Brien and McGonagle.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Donahue was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to give update on City’s financial status.
PLACED ON FILE 43

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days the following:

  • River Bandits Baseball – June 16,17,18 POSTPONED to APRIL 14 2009 Yeas 6, Nays 0,Absent 3 44
  • Haverhill Lions Club – July 11 GRANTED Yeas 6, Nays 0,Absent 3 44-B
  • HHS Soccer – October 16,17,18 GRANTED Yeas 6, Nays 0,Absent 3 44-C

Abatement report was received from the Board of Assessors for the month of March 2009. PLACED ON FILE 12-D

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce Lynn Murphy to request Saturday April 25th be recognized as Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc Day and also requests that all fees but not inspections be waived.
GRANTED Yeas 6, Nays 0,Absent 3 45

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss discontinuance of section of Marlon st as recommended by the Natural Resources and Public Property Committee. On Motion of Councillor Macek to approve the recommendation of NRPP Committee and send to City Solicitor and City Engineer for implementation. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 6, Nays 0,Absent 3 and MOTION PASSED 42-C

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss donation of a parcel of land by Arthur Bonin as recommended by the Natural Resources and Public Property Committee and related communication from Mr. Bonin.
PLACED ON FILE 42-D

Communication from Arthur Bonin requesting to donate land to City on Crescent rd - Assessor’s Map 729, Block 709, Lot 272
On Motion of Councillor Macek that the land be transferred free of deed restrictions. The yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 6, Nays 0,Absent 3 and MOTION PASSED and

On Motion of Councillor Macek that all taxes be paid as of the date of the transfer; further, that all costs, preparation, recording, legal work be performed by the donor and approved by the City Solicitor prior to acceptance of donation. MOTION PASSED and APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS and LETTER TO MAYOR and CITY SOLICITOR Yeas 6, Nays 0, Absent 3 31

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding planning for reduced parking caused by construction projects. On motion of Councillor Hall to refer to the Parking Commission with a recommendation to change parking on Washington Avenue to 10 hours and change parking on West Street to 10 hours on a temporary basis. The yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Macek, Hall, Donahue, Quimby & President Hart 5, Nays,Councillor Scatamacchia 1, Absent,Councillors Ryan, Daly O'Brien and McGonagle 3, and MOTION PASSED and REFERRED TO PARKING COMMISSION 42-E

HEARING

Document 25, Application was received from Michael Maroney/Maroney Construction Co requesting a Special Permit for a cluster residential development at 890 North Broadway – Assessor’s Map 575, Block 2, Lot 8 to build 50 single family homes on 13 acres. A related communication was received from Attorney John Cleary for applicant requesting to Continue Hearing to April 21 2009. On motion of Councillor Macek to continue the hearing to April 21. The Yeas and Nays were as follows:
Yeas 6, Nays 0, Absent 3 and MOTION PASSED and HEARING POSTPONED TO APR 21 2009 25

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Parking 70 Howard st, ESTABLISH Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 6, Nays 0, Absent 3 16-D

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Fire Department Fees, Amend Document 73/08
PASSED Yeas 6, Nays 0, Absent 3 41

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-E To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to the Parking of Commercial Vehicles in Residential Zoning Districts
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days Yeas 6, Nays 0, Absent 3 16-E

Meeting adjourned at 8:13 o’clock P.M. Yeas 6, Nays 0, Absent 3

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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