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August 25, 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 McGonagle was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting that Valet Parking in Downtown Haverhill be discussed andalso requests Fred Habeeb, one of the owners of George’s/Mal’s Lounge be allowed to speak concerning this matter.
PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 43-D

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini regarding Order for Consolidation of City’s personnel/human resource departments and also Agreement for consolidation. PLACED ON FILE 43-E

ORDERED: That the City shall adopt MGL Chapter 17, Section 37M concerning consolidation of Personnel/Human Resources Departments. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 90

ORDERED: That the agreement between the Mayor, Haverhill City Council and Haverhill School Department concerning consolidation of Human Resource Department, which is attached hereto, is hereby approved by the Haverhill City Council (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 99

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini submitting an Order to amend theLocal Option Hotel Tax andrelatingtransfer Orders and also to discuss these along with Police Chief DeNaro with Council. PLACED ON FILE 43-F

ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill amend its local room occupancy exise under General Law Chapter 64G Section 3A to the rate of six percent(6%). On the motion of Councillor Quimby to table the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Daly O'Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Ryan, Macek and Donahue 3, and TABLED 92

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the following CONSTABLES re-appointments to expire August 20, 2010

  • Philip R Cleversey, 535 Essex St., Beverly
  • Ronald E Bertheim, 16 Lenox Ave., Methuen
  • Steven Ring, 90 Linwood St., Haverhill
  • David E Hall, 73 E Broadway, Haverhill
  • Charles Massa Jr, 559 Lake St., Haverhill
  • Gerald A Sewell, 264 Broadway, Haverhill
  • Stephen J Rogers, 37 Westminster Ave., Haverhill

PLACED ON FILE 85-B

PETITIONS

Application was received for limousine license from Baystate Limo,John Jalbert, 102 Hale st, 7 Vehicles.
GRANTED PENDING POLICE APPOROVAL Yeas 9, Nays 0 65-O

Application was received for a Block Party/Neighborhood Cookout from Ed McIntyre for Madison st at Riverside ave, September 6th, 7AM-7PM GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-D

Petition was received from Gerard Boucher 65 Hilldale av, requesting To purchase City property, Assessor's Map 529, Lots 140 & 141, on the corner of Sherman & Calumet sts PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 88-B

Application was received from Attorney James Waldron for Barbara Skofield, Trustee of DPS Realty Trust, applying for Modification of a Special Permit, for Special Permit granted for 22-36 Washington st by Council on April 25, 2005 to Garrison Realty Trust Document 157/2004; requesting that the requirement for one affordable unit be eliminated. REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and COUNCIL HEARING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 93

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting reports pertaining to the Merrimack River.
PLACED ON FILE and BOB WATER WILL ATTEND FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING 79-R

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding a public safety issue at Broadway & Lake st.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 79-S

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a stop sign on Brickett Lane at intersection of North av.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE 79-T

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light in front of 52 Merrill st, route 707/pole 7 on behalf of residents. PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR 79-U

On motion of Councillor Macek to suspend the rules to discuss speed zones on North Broadway.

MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 PLACED ON FILE, REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE and LETTER TO POLICE CHIEF 79-V

HEARINGS

Document 77, Application was received from William Johnson, Trustee of Vale Realty Trust requesting City accept Meaghans Way as a Public Way with a favorable recommendation from Planning Board and Director.
POSTPONED TO SEPT 8, 2009 and CLERK NOTIFY APPLICANT 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 SEPT 8, 2009 Yeas 9, Nays 0 77-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 19-F

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) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 64-B

Communication was received from Councillor McGonagle requesting status report on progress of pilot recycling program.
PLACED ON FILE 79-K

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. GRANTED PENDING POLICE APPROVAL Yeas 9, Nays 0 87

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-S To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $5,000 be appropriated from the increase in Hotel/Motel Room Tax and transferred to Parks Expenses for purpose Of right of way weed control.
TABLED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-S

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-T To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $16,000 be appropriated from the increase in Hotel/Motel Room Tax and transferred to Police Salary to cover the cost of two officers through November 15.
TABLED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-T

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-U To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $19,000 be appropriated from the increase in Hotel/Motel Room Tax and transferred to Stabilization. TABLED Yeas 9, Nays 0 10-U

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 37-BB To Wit: ORDERED: That Document 37-B/2009, be an is hereby amended as follows: By deleting the sentence that reads, "for not more than one Candidate for the office of MAYOR for the term of two years" (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 37-BB

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 37-E To Wit: ORDERED: List of persons to serve as Precinct Officers in the City
for all 2009 Elections. (see document for complete text) PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 37-E

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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