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March 9, 2010

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

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian and Macek.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Young was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address Council and also to submit contract between Superior Police Officer Union
and City of Haverhill.
PLACED ON FILE 17-B

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment
of Scott Wood to the HHS BUILDING COMMITTEE, effective immediately.
PLACED ON FILE 1-S

PETITIONS

Applications were received for Tag Days for the following:

  • HHS Classical Academy, March 21st 29-E
  • HHS Girls Softball, April 15,16,17 29-F
  • Amvets Ladies Auxiliary, July 9 & 10 29-G

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

Applications were received for 2010 Drainlayer licenses from:

  • Raymond Fraser 2-R
  • Ronald LaPlume 2-S
  • James Rau 2-T

GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0

COMMUNICATIONS

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for month of February. PLACED ON FILE 9-C

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about zoning at Ward Hill Business Park.
PLACED ON FILE 5-N

Communication from William Pillsbury Economic Development & Planning Director requesting to extend Zoning Ordinance – WIPOD (Waterfront InterimPlanning Overly District)for an additional 3 month as provided for in the Ordinance (Said Ordinance adopted March 2009 and was granted a 6 month extension by Council, September 2009) MOTION TO EXTEND SIX MONTHS PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 38

HEARINGS

President Hart recused himself. Vice President Scatamacchia Chaired the hearing.

Hearing was held on Document 4, a petition from Attorney Timothy Schiavoni for Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston requesting to amend Zoning Ordinance to Rezone a portion of Lot 1A-2 Assessors Plan 419, Block 171, 110-114 Lincoln av; from Residential High Density (RH) District to a Commercial Medical (CM)District and also requesting to Amend Uses permitted in a Commercial Medical (CM) District to include a Bank and/or other Financial Institution with Attorney Schiavone appearing in favor and no one opposed, the hearing was closed. A favorable recommendation was received from the Planning Board and the Planning Director.
HEARING CLOSED 4

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255
An Ordinance Relating to Zoning Table of Use & Parking Regulations Chapter 255 entitled Zoning, as amended, be further amended in Sec. 255,Table 1: Table of Use and and Parking Regulations, Page 6 as follows: Amend Table 1: “Bank and/or other financial institution (drive-through and/or non-drive-through)”, to be amended by replacing the not permitted dash(“—“) with “P” for permitted in the CM Zone (see document for complete text)

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O'Brien, Amirian, Macek and Acting President Scatamacchia 7, Nays,-Councillor Young 1, Absent,-President Hart 1, and PASSED 4-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 255 An Ordinance Relating to Zoning, 110-114 Lincoln Ave-RH to CM transfer lot 1A-2 from RH(Residential High Density) to CM(Commercial Medical Services)(see document for complete text)

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Ryan, Hall, LePage, Daly O'Brien, Amirian, Macek and Acting President Scatamacchia 7, Nays,-Councillor Young 1, Absent,-President Hart 1, and PASSED 4-BB

President Hart returns to Chamber

Document 12, Petition was received from James Kater requesting City accept Falcon Lane as a public way.
WITHDRAW WITHOUT PREJUDICE 12

Document 12-B, Order City accept Falcon Lane as a public way. Related communication was received from James Kater requesting to WITHDRAW PETITION for street acceptance of Falcon Lane. A Recommendation to allow Withdrawal of petition was received from the Planning Board and the Planning Director.
MOTION TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT PREJUDICE PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 12-B

Document 28, Order was submitted from City of Haverhill to Demolish building at 107 High st; Assessor’s Map 519, Block 311, Lot 1 with Richard Osborne, Building Inspector in favor appearing in favor and no one in opposition, the hearing was closed. (see document for complete text)
HEARING CLOSED ORDER PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 28

UNFINISHED BUSINESS


DOCUMENT 16-DD MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance relating to Parking, 15 Varnum st ESTABLISH Handicap Parking
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 16-DD

Document 22ORDERED: That the Real property located at 551 Washington st, aka Bartlett School, located on Assessor's Map 510, Block 270, Lot 7A, containing approximately 1.330 acres and a building formerly used as a school, being is hereby declared surplus. An appraisal of the property shall be conducted and the Mayor is hereby authorized to issue a request for proposals for sale of said real property.
POSTPONED TO APRIL 6, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 22

DOCUMENT 22-B
ORDERED: That a 50'x50' portion of the premises located at 500 Primrose St. (Assessor’s Map 649, Block 611, Lot 2) as shown on the attached map
is hereby declared surplus for the purposes of leasing the premises to install wireless communications equipment; and further, that the Mayor is hereby authorized to issue an RFP for purposes of locating a cell tower on said portion.

On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows: Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, LePage, Daly O'Brien, Amirian, Macek and President Hart 6 Nays,-Councillors Ryan, Young, and Hall 3, and PASSED 22-B

Meeting adjourned at 8:33 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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