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April 14, 2009

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

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

Absent,-Councillor Daly O’Brien.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Quimby was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Mark Morse to the MAYOR’S TASK FORCE ON RENEWABLE ENGERY. Term to expire April 9, 2010. PLACED ON FILE 1-K

PETITIONS

Application was received for a Junk Dealer license from John Gouldsbrough for T & R Salvage – 99 Newark st.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 46

Application was received for a Special Permit from Attorney James Waldron for applicant Water Street Retail LLC (Lot 1) and Haverhill Retail LLC(Lot 2)principals – King Weinstein and Stephen Stapinski; requesting to develop property on Water st Assessor’s Map 402, Block 90, Lot 6 and Map 207, Block 2, Lot 2; made under provisions of WIPOD Ordinance proposed one-story building designed for retail commercial use.
PLACED ON FILE, REFERRED TO PLANNING and HEARING TO BE HELD MAY 12, 2009 47

Petition was received from Haverhill Downtown Association announcing Laurie Chase Kidsfest, Sunday May 3rd, 11 am to 5 pm held from Washington sq to Columbus Park; and also requests several related items be approved.
PLACED ON FILE and REQUESTS APPROVED AS STATED IN APR 9, 2009 LETTER Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 48

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Quimby requesting to introduce Vicki Kennedy from Bradford Christian Academy.
PLACED ON FILE 42-F

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss establishment of a Forestry Management Program for the City. On motion of Councillor Macek to establish a Committee to advance Forestry Management Program on all appropriate city land. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and LETTER TO MAYOR 42-G

Communication was received from Councillor Macek submitting Minutes and Recommendations of Natural Resources & Public Property meeting held on April 8 2009. PLACED ON FILE 42-H

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding establishing policies regarding firewood.
On motion of Councillor Hall to establish a fire wood registry as recommended by the Natural Resources & Public Property Committee. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1, and MOTION PASSED and LETTER TO MAYOR 42-I

HEARING

Hearing was held on Document 17, Application from Louis & Gail Duquette requesting City accept Duquette dr as a Public Way. With Mr. Duquette in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and Planning Director. HEARING CLOSED 17

Document 17-B ORDERED: That the following street described herein be accepted as a Public Way: Duquette Drive (see document for complete text) GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0 Absent 1 17-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Application was received for Tag Days from River Bandits Baseball“Cooperstown” on June 16, 17 & 18. GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0 Absent 1 44

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance relating to Central Business District Parking Commission; Amend s11-74 under “Implementation”. (see document for complete text)

On Motion of Councillor Hall that the document be amended by changing the number "$85" to "$75" and by changing the number "$110" to "$100". The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue,
Quimby & President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1, Absent,-Councillor Daly O'Brien 1, and MOTION PASSED
and

On Motion of Councillor Macek that the document be further amended By adding the following at the end of the first paragraph: "The leases shall be limited to a maximum of two years." The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby & President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillor Donahue 1, Absent,-Councillor Daly O'Brien 1, and MOTION PASSED

On Motion of Councillor Macek to move as amended: The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby & President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillor Scatamacchia 1, Absent,-Councillor Daly O'Brien 1, and MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED 16-C

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 40-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions
of Chapter 32B, Section 19, as amended by Chapter 377 of Acts of 2008, relative to the transfer of its subscribers to the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance Commission. (see document for complete text)
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 40-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 49 To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Haverhill to accept a parcel of land on Brown Street (Plan Book 387, Plan 58) from Essent Healthcare of Massachusetts, Inc to City relative to improvements of the public way POSTPONED TO APRIL 28, 2009 Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 49

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-H To Wit: ORDERED: That the City transfer $10,000 from Free Cash to Highway
Expenses for pothole repair. GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 10-H

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 50 To Wit: ORDERED: That the section of sidewalk that runs along southern side of Lowell Ave from Broadway to intersection of Washington St be designated as the “Josephine Delva Walkway” and that a sign be erected from 99 Lowell Ave so naming this walkway. GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 50

Councillor Hall introduced Document 15-H To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Josephine Delva Day May 7 2009
(see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 15-H

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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