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July 14, 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 Macek was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Application was received for Tag Days from HHS Girls Swim Team for August 28, 29 & 30. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-H

Petition was received for joint pole location from Verizon New England & MA Electric Co on East Broadway (plan 698)
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD JULY 28 81

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for month of June 2009. PLACED ON FILE 12-G

Petition was received from Peter McLaughlin to hold a Block Party on July 25th at 4 Apple st. GRANTED with STIPULATION THAT POLICE APPROVE TIMEFRAME Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-B

Petition was received from Farmers’ Market Steering Committee to use Bailey Boulevard and the adjacent sidewalk for Haverhill Farmers' Market every Saturday from July 18th thru October 31st from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 82

On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien to suspend the rules for the Chamber of Commerce Shoe-La-Bration event.
MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and GRANTED with STIPULATION THAT BUSINESS OWNERS PROVIDE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF DISPLAY ADJACENT TO THEIR BUSINESS Yeas 9, Nays 0 83

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss a request from a condo association to place a sign on a City island. GRANTED with STIPULATION that they contact Vin Ouellette about Adopt- A-Park and REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COM Yeas 9, Nays 0 79-B

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to discuss the fireworks display. PLACED ON FILE 79-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding removal of handicap parking spaces at 256 Franklin st, 59 Middlesex st, and 459 Washington st as they are no longer needed. PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 35-I

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding the Merrimack River and harmful pollutants. PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO MAYOR 79-D

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 58-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 15 Dudley Street, ADD Handicap Parking PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-B

Document 58-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 7 Bedford Street, ADD Handicap Parking PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-C

ORDERED: That $91,000 is appropriated for the purchase and installation of new hockey boards at Veterans’ Memorial Skating
Rink (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 69-C

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-Q To Wit: ORDERED: that following amounts be transferred into the accounts listed below in order to balance out various departmental budgets for FY 09: $550,000.00 Snow/Ice-Expenses 22,292.59 Highway-Salary 9,435.46 Liability Insurance Premiums 1,154.94 Purchasing-Salaries 999.71 Council-Salaries 604.31 Highway-Salaries 511.70 Assessor-Salaries $30,000.00 Health/Inspection-Expenses 53,915.00 Legal Expenses 9,100.00 MIS-Expenses

From the accounts and in the amounts as listed below: $550,000.00 Other-Budget Reserve 999.71 Mayor-Expenses 1,666.64 Purchasing-Expenses 9,435.46 Benefits-Retiree Medical Claims 11,542.06 Highway-Expenses 11,354.84 Whittier Reg Vo Tech 30,000.00 Health/Inspection-Salary 1,100.00 MIS-Expenses 8,000.00 Building Maint-Salary 53,915.00 Street Lighting-Street Lighting PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-Q

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 15-O To Wit: RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION TO FILE AND ACCEPT GRANTS WITH AND FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETS, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS FOR PARKLAND ACQUISITION AND RENOVATION FOR COMMUNITIES (PARC) PROGRAM FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO CASHMAN, SWASEY, AND RIVERSIDE PARKS AND THE SLAVIT DOCKS. (see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-O

Councillor Macek presented the minutes of the Natural Resources and Public Property Committee meeting held June 25, 2009 regarding Doc.#42-Q, potential reuses of the Clement farmhouse. On motion of Councillor Macek to support the recommendation of the Committee and send letter to Mayor. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 28-E

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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