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December 1, 2009

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue and Quimby.

Absent,-Councillor Ryan.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Quimby was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting Robert Ward from Water/Wastewater Divisionand William Cox City Solicitor, be allowed to address Council regarding extending City water lines on Western av.
PLACED ON FILE 43-G

On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien to suspend the rules to discuss a water assessment ordinance.
MOTION PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 and 115 PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days

Notice was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Marcelle Greenbaum to the CULTURAL COUNCIL. Said appointment effective
Dec. 2, 2009 to expire Sept. 22, 2011.
CONFIRMED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 112

PETITIONS

Applications were received for the following :

  • COIN-OP renewals:
    • Italian American Benevolence Assoc 210 Winter st 3 Coin-ops 8-G
    • New Chit Chat LLC 101-103 Washington st 3 Coin-ops 8-H
    • New Lantern Café 240 Essex st 4 Coin-ops 8-I
    • Taste of Bangkok 2 Essex st 4 Coin-ops 8-J
  • Sunday License renewals:
    • Italian American Benevolence Assoc 3 Coin-ops 9-K
    • New Chit Chat LLC 3 Coin-ops 9-L
    • New Lantern Café 4 Coin-ops 9-M
    • Taste of Bangkok 4 Coin-ops 9-N

GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1

Application was received for 2009 Drainlayer license from George DeFelice.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 52-H

Application was received for Special license to sell alcoholic beverages from Grace Marcoux/Winnekenni Foundation December 10th, 7pm – 10pm at Winnekenni Castle.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 52-S

Petition was received from National Grid for a pole location at Winter St.
VOTED: that HEARING BE HELD DEC.15th 113

Petition was received from John Morin/Neve-Morin Group on behalf of Livingstone Development Corp requesting City accept Karen Way as a public way.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held DECEMBER 29 2009 114

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Scatamacchia requesting a discussion regarding establishing a student drop off zone on North Avenue for Walnut Square School.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 96-S

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light opposite 9 Maple av and one at 490 Liberty st on behalf of residents.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 96-T

On motion of Councillor Scatamacchia to suspend the rules to discuss budget items disallowed by the Department of Revenue.
MOTION PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 and

On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien: ORDERED: That the city transfer $259,000 from Free Cash to be used as an other financing source in the general fund for FY10.
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 10-Z

On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien: ORDERED: That the following FY10 budgets be amended by the amounts listed below. Total reductions $200,000. (see list for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 27-I

HEARINGS

Hearing was held on Document 108, a petition from National Grid requesting Electric Conduit location on Moulton Way – Plan 6604506. With Steve Soucy appearing in favor, the Hearing was closed.
HEARING CLOSED 108

ORDERED: Order granting conduit location on Moulton Way. (See document for complete text.)
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 108-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Petition from Fred Habeeb requesting Valet Parking for Georges Restaurant at 77 Washington st. with related communication from Police Chief DeNaro.

On motion of Councillor Daly O'Brien to amend the permit to change Hours to 6:00PM to 12:30AM. PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 and On motion of Councillor Hall to grant the permit as amended to include as part of the permit the recommendations as stated in letter from Police Chief DeNaro dated November 20, 2009. PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 109

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 10-Y To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $40,500 be appropriated from Wastewater Storm Drainage Infrastructure Reserve and transfer to Wastewater budget Storm Drainage Infrastructure Expense.
PASSED Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1 10-Y

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-I To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 93 Bellevue av
Add 1 Handicap Parking Space
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-I

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-J To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 127 Webster st
Add 1 Handicap Parking Space
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-J

Councillor Hall submitted the recommendations of the Traffic& Safety Committee Meeting held on November 13th.
PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO PLANNING 28-L

Meeting adjourned at 7:57 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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