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June 22, 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 Scatamacchia was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini of the appointment of Alan Boisvert to the WASHINGTON STREET HISTORIC COMMISSION. Effective immediately to expire June 22, 2013.
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 43-J

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini appointing the following to the LANDFILL REUSE ADVISORY TASK FORCE:

  • Jack Bevelacqua
  • Michael Clark
  • Colin LePage
  • Robert Ward

PLACED ON FILE 43-K

PETITIONS

Application was received from Diane Gurciullo to Buy & Sell Second Hand Articles at “Shoppe at the Village”, 1454 Broadway.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 19-Y

Petition was received from Gary Cunningham & Audrey Church requesting to close West Clifton st for Family Reunion, August 21, 12 noon - 6 pm with same time for rain date on August 22.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 60-C

Application was received from David Goodwin Jr of Crescent Yacht Club, 30 Ferry st requesting closure of boat launching ramps and parking area to general public in Bradford for “Haverhill River Run” being held Saturday and Sunday, August 28 & 29.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 68

Petition was received from Katherine G Martin of Haverhill Farmers’ Market Steering Committee requesting to hang banner across South Main st
from July 26 to August 9th with information regarding upcoming season of the Farmers’ Market.
POSTPONED TO June 29, 2010 Yeas 9, Nays 0 20-G

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 69 To Wit: Orders of Taking - Route 125/South Main st & Salem st a. Order - Waived Damages (see document for complete text) On motion of Councillor Macek that the order be amended with two changes from Solicitor Cox and delete the word "non-substantive" and insert "necessary".
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 69


b. Order – Damages Not Waived (see document for complete text) On motion of Councillor Macek that the order be amended in accordance with four recommendations of City Solicitor.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 69-B

c. Order of Damages (see document for complete text) On motion of Councillor Macek to amend the order by deleting Schedule A in its entirety and the amended Schedule A with the specific amounts be inserted thereof.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 69-C

d. Order related to Use of Certain City owned property on Route 125/So Main st & Salem sts. Related communication from Michael Stankovich
and Mayor Fiorentini.(see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 69-D

Related appropriation:

ORDERED: That the sum of $60,000 be and is hereby appropriated from authorized Chapter 90 funds for purpose of paying any damages required by law for Order of Taking dated June 22 2010 for Right of Way Acquisition-South Main st Route 125/Salem st Reconstruction Project. And further, said funds will be expended from approved Mass Dept of Transportation Chapter 90 authorization as amended. On motion of Councillor Macek to amend the order to clarify the amount of $60,000.
PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 9, Nays 0 32-K

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 70 To Wit: Order of Taking - for a Wastewater Pumping Station Easement at 1451 Hilldale av with related communication from Robert Ward, Deputy DPW Director.
PLACED ON FILE 70

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 71 To Wit: ORDERED: That the Mayor, being and hereby authorized to execute license agreement to Verizon New England Inc & Mass Electric co to work within the public way and to erect, operate and maintain a new pole on Old Ferry rd prior to public hearing. (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 71

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 72 To Wit: ORDERED: That document #86 of June 10, 2008, (An Order Relating to Water and Wastewater Rates) be and is hereby deleted in its entirety and the following inserted in place thereof: Rates for Water and Wastewater - Effective July 1, 2010.

The City Council of the City of Haverhill hereby establishes the wastewater user rate shall be $3.92 per hundred cubic feet and the water user rate shall be $2.68 per hundred cubic feet.

Those persons that qualify pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause forty-first C, as adopted by the City from time to time, shall receive a fifteen (15) percent discount on the above rates. The age of eligibility for this discount shall be 65 years or older.
On the question of passage the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Hall, LePage Daly O'Brien, Amirian, Macek, and President Hart 8, Nays,-Councillor Young 1, and MOTION TO POSTPONE TO JUNE 29, 2010 PASSED 72

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-O To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance relating to Parking, 92 Margin St. ADD 1 Handicap Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-0

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 16-P To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance relating to Parking, 65 Howard St. ADD 1 Handicap Parking
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 16-P

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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