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June 2, 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 Donahue was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Applications were received for Licenses Renewals from:

  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND ARTICLES
    • Doris Segal - 108 River st 46-X
  • BUY & SELL SECOND HAND CLOTHING
    • Bethany Tavernakis -21 Wingate st #103 46-Y
    • Delores Lee - 30 Lafayette sq 46-Z
  • ROLLER SKATING RINK
    • Marc Pyche - 19 Railroad av 65
  • SUNDAY SKATING
    • Marc Pyche - 19 Railroad av 9-I

GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1

Application was received for Special License to sell alcoholic beverages from Jessica Silva at Winnekenni Castle Saturday, July 4th, 4:30 PM – 10:30 pm for wedding reception. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 54-C

Petition was received from Vincent Ouellette Human Services Director requesting permission to hang banner June 9ththru July 6th at South Main st announcing July 4th Celebration with fireworks Friday July 3rd at 10:00 PM andalso requests waiver of all fees associated with hanging of banner for this City event. GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 36-C

Notice was received from Attorney Kathleen Reagan for client Susan Gilmartin of Intent to Sell land under MGL Chapter 61A Agricultural Land at 323 East Broadway and offering City Right of First Refusal. On motion of Councillor Macek to waive the City's right of first refusal to allow the transaction to take place in a timely manner. PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 66

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss City’s Right of First Refusal for property at 323 East Broadway. PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO MAYOR 66-B

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting to have Economic Development Director William Pillsbury give update on WIPOD Ordinance. PLACED ON FILE 42-X

On motion of Councillor Macek to suspend the rules to introduce a resolution to authorize the Mayor to submit CDBG-R application for Stimulus Funding. SUSPENSION PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1

On motion of Councillor Macek to authorize the Mayor to submit CDBG-R application a.k.a. Stimulus Funding Resolution.
(see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 15-M

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 61, a Petition from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co for Joint Pole location on Lovejoy st. With Kathy Frazier appearing in favor and William Copeland in opposition, the hearing was closed. 61
HEARING CLOSED

ORDERED: Order granting joint pole location to Verizon& MA Electric Co on Lovejoy st On motion of Councillor Macek to postpone to June 9, 2009 the Yeas and Nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillor Donahue 1, Absent,Councillor Daly O'Brien 1, and PASSED and Postponed to June 9 2009 61-B

Hearing was held on Document 55, petition from Devon Manis requesting Special Permit for Used Car license at 117 Winter st, for 23 proposed vehicles. With Attorney Tyler Pentoleras and Devon Manis in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 55

On motion of Councillor Macek to postpone to June 9, 2009 the Yeas and Nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillor Donahue 1, Absent,Councillor Daly O'Brien 1, and PASSED and Postponed to June 9 2009 55

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 35-F MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 6 Porter st Add Handicap Parking PASSED Yeas 8, Absent 1 35-F

Document 63 Home Rule Petition – “An Act Authorizing the Sale of Certain land by the City of Haverhill in the Town of Boxford” POSTPONED to June 9, 2009 Yeas 8, Absent 1 63

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-J To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $22,000 be transferred from from Fire Gas Line Emergency Training Grant to Fire Department – Overtime POSTPONED to June 9, 2009 Yeas 8, Absent 1 10-J

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-K To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $26,970 be transferred from Whittier Regional Vocational Tech Expense to Law Expense-Consultant Services and Law Expense-Insurance Deductible. On the question of granting, the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Hall, McGonagle,
Quimby and President Hart 7, Abstain,-Councillor Donahue 1, Absent,Councillor Daly O'Brien 1, and PASSED 10-K

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-F To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An ordinance Relating to Parking, Add two 15 minute parking spaces in front of No. 350 Washington Street - Two 15 Minute - Limited Parking Spaces
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 19-E To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An ordinance Relating to Stop Signs Add a stop sign at the intersection of Gile Street at Newton Road, Eastbound PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 19-E

Meeting adjourned at 8:08 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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