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April 28, 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 Ryan was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the following appointments to the HAVERHILL CULTURAL COUNCIL: Effective April 29 and terms to expire April 23, 2012.

  • Elaine Insero-16 Fermanagh St., Bradford
  • Nancy Richardson-600 Boxford Rd.
  • Ellen Longsworth-649 Main St.
  • Susan Blim-25 Fernwood Ave.

CONFIRMED and LETTER TO MAYOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-L

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days from:

  • Santa Claus Parade Committee October 9 & 10 44-D
  • HHS Chorus October 23,24,25 44-E

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for 2009 Drainlayer licenses from:

  • James Boraczek 52
  • Richard Peters 52-B

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from Career Resources Corp requesting to hold run/walk fundraiser on June 6th with rain date of June 7th; start at the Parking Deck to end at Peddler’s Daughter. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 53

Application was received from Peter Jeffers for renewal of Handicap Parking sign at32 John st. - GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 35-B

Application was received for special license to sell alcoholic beverages from Wendy Bruce, Butlers and Bars at Winnekenni Castle, June 13th 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 54

Petition was received from Devon Manis, 70 Whittier st, requesting a Special Permit for used car license at 117 Winter st. On motion of Councillor Macek to postpone the hearing from May 26 to June 2, 2009. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O'Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 8, Nays,Councillor Donahue 1, and MOTION PASSED

Communication was received from William Pillsbury, Community Development Director requesting to approve resolution authorizing the Mayor to submit 2009-10 Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) program for City.
PLACED ON FILE 56

RESOLUTION

Resolution of the City Council of Haverhill, MA, authorizing The Mayor to submit the Amended Consolidated Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program, including all understandings and Assurances contained herein. (see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 56-B

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding removal of handicap parking space at 5 Ford av. PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Absent 0 42-N

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 32, a petition from Attorney James Waldron requesting a Modification of a Special Permit granted April 25 2000 to modify Doc 45 by amending stipulation a. to provide for 3 affordable units with Attorney Waldron and Nels Palmer appearing in favor and Fred Basiliere in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and Planning Director. HEARING CLOSED 32

On motion of Councillor Ryan to move for passage of modification of Special Permit. The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 9, Nays 0

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to remove the affordable deed Restrictions on the three previously sold as affordable units.
The yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas 9, Nays O and SPECIAL PERMIT MODIFICATION GRANTED WITH CONDITIONS 32

Hearing was held on Document 39, a petition from the City Engineer John Pettis requesting street Name Change for portion of Essex av to Karen Way. With Mr. Pettis in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from Planning Board and Planning Director. HEARING CLOSED 39

Document 39-B ORDERED: That pursuant to section 222-9 (B) of the Code of the City of Haverhill the following street shall be renamed in accordance with the attached plan of the City Engineer: from: Essex Avenue (portion) to: Karen Way (see document for complete text) GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 11-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 49 ORDERED: That the Mayor being and is hereby authorized on behalf of the City of Haverhill to accept a parcel of land on Brown st (Plan Book 387, Plan 58) fromEssent Healthcare of MAInc to the City relative to improvements of the public way (see document for complete text) GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 49

NEW BUSINESS

City Councillor McGonagle introduced Document 15-K To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Silver Star Day, May 1, 2009
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-K

City Councillor Macek introduced Document 15-L To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Polish Constitution Day, May 3rd
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-L

Councillor Daly O’Brien submitted the Minutes of the Administration& Finance Committee meeting held April 22nd. On motion of Councillor McGonagle to adopt the recommendations of the Administration & Finance Committee. The yeas and nays were as
follows: Yeas 9, Nays O and MOTION PASSSED and PLACED ON FILE 28-D

Meeting adjourned at 8:31 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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