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City of Haverhill November 16, 2010

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M., Room 204.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Young, Hall, LePage, Daly O’Brien, Amirian and Macek.
(President Hart arrived late. Vice President Robert Scatamacchia was Acting President until Tax Classification Hearing.)

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Amirian was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini:
Lourdes Lopez (Re-appointment) to the COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD and Gary A Ortiz. Appointments effective immediately and expire Nov. 16, 2011.
PLACED ON FILE 43-W

PETITIONS

Application was received for Hawker/Peddler license from Paul Abare to sell Christmas trees, wreaths, baskets & kissing balls at 403 River st,
November 24th to December 24th Sunday to Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm.
GRANTED Yeas 8, Absent 1 34-O

Petition was received from Brittny DeMatteo/Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce announcing Downtown Christmas Stroll December 3rd from 5 pm to 8 pm and also requesting approval for several related items.
GRANTED and CLERK TO NOTIFY WASHINGTON SQ VENDOR VIA LETTER Yeas 8, Absent 1 114

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor LePage requesting to discuss the downtown parking plan.
MOTION TO AUTHORIZE MAYOR TO NEGOTIATE WITH CHENS FOR SHORT-TERM LEASE OF THEIR PARKING LOT ON LOCUST ST. Yeas 8, Absent 1 and MOTION TO CHANGE THE HOURS OF PARKING IN THE LOCUST/ESSEX ST PARKING
LOT TO TWO HOURS BY SENDING LETTER TO PLANNING FOR ORDINANCE. Yeas 8, Absent 1 108-O

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding removal of a handicap parking space at 62 South Central st.
PLACED ON FILE & REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 8, Absent 1 108-P

HEARINGS

Document 100, petition from Attorney Michael Migliori for John P Giordano requesting Special Permit to build a single-family residence at 90 Amesbury rd WITHIN 500’ OF WATER SUPPLY Assessors’ Map 465, Block 3, Lot 2A with comments from City Departments.
POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 30, 2010. Yeas 8, Absent 1 100

PRESIDENT HART ARRIVES

Hearing was held on Document 112, a communication from the Board of Assessors for Tax Classification for FY 2011. Speaking to the issue were Stephen Gullo, James Jajuga, Mayor Fiorentini, & William Hart.
HEARING CLOSED 112

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 112-B To Wit: ORDERED: That the residential factor for fiscal year 2011 be adopted as On motion of Councillor Hall to adopt number as .898128
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 112-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 112-C To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a commercial exemption.
NOT PASSED Yeas 0, Nays 9, 112-C

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 112-D To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall adopt a residential exemption.
NOT PASSED Yeas 0, Nays 9 112-D

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 112-E To Wit: ORDERED: That the City shall select an open space discount factor.
NOT PASSED Yeas 0, Nays 9, 112-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 112-F To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council of the City of Haverhill hereby accepts the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5, Clauses 17E and 41D with respect to Permanent acceptance of the annual C.P.I. index increase to the tax exemptions for the elderly.
NOT PASSED Yeas 0, Nays 9, 112-F

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 112-G To Wit: ORDERED: That the City Council accept 100% of C.P.I. (Consumer Price Index)increase reported by the State for F.Y. 2011 Exemptions. The 2011 C.P.I.amount is 0%.
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 112-G

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 108, communication from Councillor Ryan requesting a discussion regarding status of renovation project at HHS. PRESENTATION BY PAUL BERGMAN, CHAIRPERSON HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE and KEVIN BUCKLEY. REMAINING ITEMS FOR COMPLETION ARE LOCKERS, INTERIOR PAINTING AND TILE REPLACEMENT.
POSTPONED TO DEC 7, 2010 108

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Amirian introduced Document 27-V To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N Lebanese Independence Day, November 22nd (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 27-V

Meeting adjourned at 10:05 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest
Margaret A Toomey

City Clerk

 
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