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December 15, 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 Scatamacchia was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the designation of John Pettis as the Right of way Coordinator for Route 125/South Main st reconstruction project.
PLACED ON FILE 112-B

The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini to the TASK FORCE ON TECHNOLOGY: Karen Buckley, Robert Bertoni, David Spaulding, Pam Carr, Robert DeFusco. Effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 112-C

The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:

  • COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, Lourdes Lopez. Effective immediately and expires Dec. 10, 2010. PLACED ON FILE 112-D
  • COUNCIL ON AGING, Edward P Barrett. PLACED ON FILE 112-E
  • BRADFORD RAIL-TRAIL TASK FORCE: Larry Olasky, David Benenato, Douglas Edison, Lourdes Lopez, Bruce Machado, Tom Manion, Danielle Kravetz Smida. PLACED ON FILE 112-F

PETITIONS

Applications were received for the following COIN-OP renewals:

  • Academy Lanes 725 So Main st 12 Machines 8-K
  • American Legion Post 4 1314 Main st 2 Machines 8-L
  • Amvets 576 Primrose st 2 Machines 8-M
  • Valley Forum Ice Rink 7 Parkridge rd 12 Machines 8-N
  • Kelly’s 75 So Main st 3 Machines 8-O Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st 40 Machines 8-P
  • RG’s Pub 242 Winter st 2 Machines 8-Q

GRANTED 9 Yeas, Nays 0


Sunday License Renewals:

  • Academy Lanes 725 So Main st 12 Machines 9-O
  • American Legion Post 4 1314 Main st 2 Machines 9-P
  • Amvets 576 Primrose st 2 Machines 9-Q
  • Valley Forum Ice Rink 7 Parkridge rd 12 Machines 9-R
  • Kelly’s 75 So Main st 3 Machines 9-S Pilgrim Lanes 600 Primrose st 40 Machines 9-T
  • RG’s Pub 242 Winter st 2 Machines 9-U

GRANTED 9 Yeas, Nays 0

Applications were received for the following 2010 Drainlayer licenses:

  • John Davidowicz 52-I
  • George DeFelice 52-J
  • Stephen J Doherty Sr 52-K
  • Thomas A Dube 52-L
  • Gilbert Gaudet 52-M
  • Bill Hall 52-N
  • Arthur Hutton 52-O
  • Stephen Iacozzi 52-P
  • Patrick Kelly 52-Q
  • Jeff Masterson 52-R
  • David Maynard 52-S
  • Ralph Mirra 52-T
  • Kenneth Pierce Jr 52-U
  • William Sawyer 52-V
  • Joseph Scott 52-W
  • Ryan Scott 52-X
  • Henry Torromeo 52-Y

GRANTED 9 Yeas, Nays 0

Application was received for Livery License from John Rallo 1 Vehicle at 41K Forest Acres.
GRANTED 9 Yeas, Nays 0 65-T

Application was received for Tag Days from HHS Model United Nations on December 18,19,20.
GRANTED 9 Yeas, Nays 0 44-0

Petition was received from Thomas Hodgson requesting permission to open Willow st in front of lots 23 and 23C to install water and sewer hook-ups for 2 new duplex units being built on these lots.
PLACED ON FILE 22-C

ORDERED: That the City Council approve the request of Thomas Hodgson to excavate on Willow Street at lots 23 and 23C for the purpose of installing sewer and water services at the subject lots. (see document For complete text.)
GRANTED 9 Yeas, Nays 0 22-CC

Petition was received from James H Lyons Trustee of Dennysville-Lyons Realty Trust requesting City accept Lyons Farm rdas a public way.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD and VOTED: that COUNCIL HEARING be held on January 26, 2010 116

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for the month of November.
PLACED ON FILE 12-L

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding complaints about problems in the Brandy Brow rd area.
PLACED ON FILE and LETTER TO OFFICER WATSON 96-U

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding proposed signage at City Hall by the HTM (Haverhill Teachers Municipal)Credit Union.
PLACED ON FILE 96-V

Councillor Macek submitted the Minutes of the Natural Resources & Public Property Committee meeting held December 3rd. On motion of Councillor Macek to send a letter to Mayor Fiorentini to accept recommendations of the subcommittee to allow installation of sign at City Hall and document pertaining to their lease would have to be updated to reflect change. The yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Macek, Daly O'Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue, Quimby and President Hart 8, Nays-Councillor Ryan 1, and PASSED 28-M

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding installation of safety improvements in both directions at the cross walk on Bethany st.
PLACED ON FILE 96-W

Communication was received from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding a property line at 23-25 State st.
POSTPONED TO DEC 29 2009 9 Yeas, Nays 0 96-X

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a street light in front of 25 Tobey av at route 621/pole 4.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO WIRE INSPECTOR 9 Yeas, Nays 0 96-Y

HEARINGS

Petition was received from National Grid requesting pole location On Winter st.
POSTPONED TO DEC 29 2009 9 Yeas, Nays 0 113

Order to grant pole location on Winter st.
POSTPONED TO DEC 29 2009 9 Yeas, Nays 0 113-B

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 93 Bellevue av Add 1 Handicap Parking Space
PASSED 9 Yeas, 0 Nays 16-I

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, 127 Webster st Add 1 Handicap Parking Space
PASSED 9 Yeas, 0 Nays 16-J

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Water add "Article VII. Water Assessments (see document for complete text.)
On motion of Councillor Macek to adopt amendments set forth by City Solicitor's letter dated Dec. 1, 2009.
PASSED 9 Yeas, 0 Nays and PASSED AS AMENDED 9 Yeas, 0 Nays 115

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 97-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council meeting scheduled for January 19 2010 be cancelled due to Special State Election being held on that date.
PASSED 9 Yeas, 0 Nays 97-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 90-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of G.L. Chapter 80, Section 13B, relative to the deferral of betterment assessments for persons who are 65 years of age or older. (see Document for complete text.)
PASSED 9 Yeas, 0 Nays 90-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 117 To Wit: ORDERED: That the sum of $22,000 be appropriated from Water Infrastructure Reserve and transfer to capital project Western Avenue Water Main Betterment.
PASSED 8 Yeas, 0 Nays, 1 Absent 117

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 19-K To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Stop Signs , Add a stop
sign on Bethany Avenue at the intersection of Water st headed South.
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 19-K

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-K To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating to Parking, No parking
on west side of Main st/Rt 121 at the traffic lights heading north to NH border.
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-K

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Nays 0, Absent 1

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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