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September 8, 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 Donahue was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the following Auxiliary Police Officer appointments:

  • Carolyn Learned, 311 Locust St., Danvers
  • Daniel Lee, 41 Fruit St., Byfield
  • Jeffrey Berenson, 19 Dorian Drive, Bradford

PLACED ON FILE 1Y

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag days from:

  • Knights of Columbus Council 202, November 6,7,8 - GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-J
    HHS Girls Volleyball, Nov 13,14,15 - GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44-K

Application was received from Greater Haverhill Boys & Girls Club for Walk-a-thon starting at Central Plaza to Haverhill Stadium to Central Plaza, October 18, 10 am to 2 pm. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 94

Petition was received from GreaterHaverhill Boys & Girls Club requesting to hang banner for Annual Walk for Youth at intersection of Salem & So Main sts September 28 - October 16. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 36-G

Related communication was received from Councillor Ryan requesting to introduce a representative from theHaverhill Boys & Girls Clubto speak regarding the annual Walk for Youth. PLACED ON FILE 79-W

Application was received from Haverhill Advent Christian Church for Kidsfest at 160 Carleton st, Saturday September 12, 12 noon to 4 pm.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 48-B

Applications were received from the following for Special License to sell alcoholic beverages from:

  • Holy Apostles Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St, October 2, 11 am – 10 pm & Oct 3, 11 am to 12 midnight.
    GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 54-O
  • Haverhill Exchange Club, Winnekenni Castle, Sept 10, 6 pm – 9 pm. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 54-P

Application was received from Michael Mazzotta for 2009 Drainlayer license. GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 35-J

Application was received from John Connor for handicap parking sign at 37 8th Avenue. PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0 35-J

Notice was received of a Hearing from Department of Public Utilities for review/approval of National Grid’s 2008 Energy Efficiency Annual Report being held on September 24. PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 67-B

Petition was received from John Strykowski, owner of Stryk’s Automotive requesting to purchase City property at 35 Hale st., Assessors Map 306, Block 76, Lot 9 PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 88-C

Application was received from Junior Torres requesting a Hearing for Special Permit to allow a used car dealershipat 70 White st; Assessor’s
Map 608, Block 484, Lots 1, 3 & 4 for 50 spaces. PLACED ON FILE and COUNCIL HEARING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 6 95

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting a discussion regarding importance of voting in upcoming elections.
PLACED ON FILE 79-X

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules for a request for a neighborhood block party on Sept 12, 2009. MOTION PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 and Neighborhood Block Party at 20 Commonwealth Avenue GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 74-E

Communication was received from Councillor Donahue requesting to discuss the Firefighters Challenge and Haverhill’s use of the Lawrence Fire Department truck. PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO FIRE CHIEF 79-Y

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting to introduce a request from Community Action regarding possibility of leasing or purchasing City property for expansion. PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY
COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 79-Z

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding stop signs on Orange st at intersection of Mt Dustin and Hanover st at the intersection of Mt Dustin st. PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 96

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 77, an application from William Johnson, Trustee of Vale Realty Trust requesting City to accept Meaghans Way as a Public Way with William Johnson appearing in favor and no one in opposition the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from Planning Board and Director. HEARING CLOSED and ORDER PASSED 77

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

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 97 To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council meeting scheduled for December 8 be cancelled due to the Special State Primary being held on that date. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 97

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 40-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor be authorized to appoint the Rocks Village Memorial Association and the Rocks Village Historic District Commission as the administrators of the Rocks Village Hand Tub and Meeting House on
behalf of the City. PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 40-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-V To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $16,000 be appropriated from Stabilization and transferred to Police Salary to cover cost of two officers through November 15.

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek, Daly O'Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 7, Nays,-Councillors Ryan and Donahue 2, and PASSED 10-V

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 98 To Wit: ORDERED: That in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Sec. 64, authorize the payment of bills of the previous years and to further authorize the payment from current year departmental appropriations as follows: (see document for complete text)

  • David F Grunebaum, Esq $2,329.50
  • Transcanada $5,053.41
  • Transcanada $ 630.95

PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 98

Councillor Daly O'Brien introduced Document 15-Q To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Family Day, A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children,
September 21 (see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-Q

Councillor McGonagle introduced Document 15-R To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N The American Legion Day - September 16 (see document for complete text) ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 15-R

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 99 To Wit: Document 99 MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Littering
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 99

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-G To Wit: Document 16-G MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic“Article XVI” Valet Parking Permit PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days and REFERRED TO ADMINISTRATION &
FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-G

Councillor Scatamacchia submitted the minutes of the Planning and Development Committee meeting that was held Aug.27.

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to accept the recommendation of the subcommittee to send thank you letter to Beacon Properties, Howard Cohen.
PLACED ON FILE LETTER TO BEACON PROPERTIES Yeas 9, Nays 0 28-G

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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