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August 11, 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 Daly O;Brien was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address Council to commend City Employees David Shaw, Erik Frasca, and Debra Stewart for outstanding customer service.
PLACED ON FILE 43-C

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the Constable appointment extensions to September 1, 2009 for the following:

  • Ronald Bertheim
  • Paul Minsky
  • Philip Cleversey
  • David E Hall
  • Charles Massa Jr
  • Steven Ring
  • James H Sagris
  • Gerald A Sewell

PLACED ON FILE 85

AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICERS: Appointments effective immediately

  • Donn Todd Hartman
  • Neftaly Lopez

PLACED ON FILE 86

ROCKS VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION All appointments effective immediately and expire Aug. 11, 2012

  • Kirsten Marchand, 29 E. Main St.
  • David Marchand, 29 E. Main St.
  • Michael Forehand, 28 River Rd
  • Reappointments
  • Ray Arsenault 22 Whart Ln.
  • William King, 29 Wharf Ln; Alternate
  • Carol Gomez 20 River Rd.

CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-X

PETITIONS

Application was received for license to Buy & Sell Second Hand Articles from Brian Ross, Haverhill Music Center, 2 Washington st GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-N

Application was received for Tag Days from Haverhill Junior Football, October 11, 12 & 13.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-I

Petition was received from Sofia Zaraldis, requesting to hang banner in between intersection of Salem st and So Main st and also Main st on side wall of Pentucket Bank announcing annual Grecian Festival at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, Sept 18-Oct 4, 154-156 Winter st GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 36-F

Application was received for 23rd annual Bobby Bell 5 Mile Road Race and Joyce Moriarty Memorial Fitness Walk in downtown Haverhill Sunday, October 11, 10:30 am-12:00 noon starting at Lasting Room, 122 Washington st from David P LaBrode, Race Director. POSTPONED TO AUGUST 25, 2009 87

Petition was received from Jane & James Flaherty Sr requesting use of City land abutting their property at 15 Riverdale av to gain access to proposed boat docks Assessors Map 745, Block 2, Lot 14.
REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES AND PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW
ORDINANCE, CH 116, SEC 4 CITY CODE, SEASONAL DOCKS & MOORINGS ON MERRIMACK
RIVER Yeas 9, Nays 0 88

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

On motion of Councillor McGonagle to suspend the rules to introduce Chris McCarron to discuss Haverhill Rocks Committee event. MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and PLACED ON FILE

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting to introduce a representative from Ruth’s House.
PLACED ON FILE 79-J

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting a status report on the progress of the pilot recycling program. POSTPONED TO AUGUST 25, 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 0 79-K

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding the clean river project on the Merrimack River. PLACED ON FILE AND LETTER TO MAYOR 79-L

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting to introduce Kevin Fitzpatrick from FlashCAM to give presentation on illegal dumping prevention in Haverhill. PLACED ON FILE 79-M

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting to introduce Paul Weinburgh to discuss Fire Fighter Combat Challenge to be held August 22 and 23. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 79-N

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light on Hendrick st at pole #88-1, on behalf of residents.
REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR Yeas 9, Nays 0 79-O

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to discuss dogs in the Winnekenni Park area and also to request an update on the status of establishing a dog park. PLACED ON FILE 79-P

Communication was received from Councillor Quimby requesting a discussion regarding establishing a speed limit of 20 mph on Church st. PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 79-Q

HEARING

Document 77, Application was received from William Johnson, Trustee of Vale Realty Trust equesting City accept Meaghans Way as a Public Way with a favorable recommendation from Planning Board and Director. POSTPONED TO AUGUST 25, 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 0 77

ORDERED: That the following street herein described be accepted as a Public Way: Meaghans Way (see document for complete text). POSTPONED TO AUGUST 25, 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 0 77-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 58-D MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 256 Franklin St, DELETE Handicap Parking PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-D

Document 58-E MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 59 Middlesex St, DELETE Handicap Parking PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-E

Document 58-F MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking 459 Washington St, DELETE Handicap Parking PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 58-F

ORDERED: That $138,999 is appropriated for the necessary repairs of a fire truck: that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow $138,000 under Chapter 44 of the General Laws as amended; (see document for complete text) On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O'Brien, Hall, Quimby and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors McGonagle and Donahue 2 and
PASSED 69-D

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 15-P To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O NFarmer’s Market Week - August 16th to 22nd (see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-P

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 64-B To Wit: Document 64-B MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER
An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic Amend parking for Merrimack st Parking Deck Parking lots (Area B East side)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 64-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 19-F To Wit: Document 19-F MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs, Add a stop sign at intersection of Avco rd on Parkridge rd (south) PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 19-F

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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