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City of Haverhill March 15, 2011

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.

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor LePage was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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The following appointments were made by Mayor Fiorentini to HAVERHILL BRIGHTSIDE COMMISSION: David LaBrode, Denise Johnson
Effective immediately and expires March 15, 2012
CONFIRMED Yeas 9, Nays 0 1-U Michael Stankovich and Vincent Ouellette, Non-voting advisors PLACED ON FILE 1-U

PETITIONS

Application was received for Limousine license from Raif Wakim for 3 vehicles at Bon Voyage Limo Inc at 695 South Main st GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 18-C

Application was received for COIN-OPS license from: Mr Mike’s Restaurant, 1149 Main st 2 Machines GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 3-M

Application was received for Special Permit from Attorney James Waldron for applicant MCL Contracting, Michael Lefevre for Multi-Family Housing on River stto build 11 multi-family, two-bedroom dwelling units in one building for rentals/condominiums
REFERRRED TO PLANNING BOARD & COUNCIL HEARING TO BE HELD MAY 17 30

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion regarding the Mayor’s Scholarship Committee.
MR. HERLIHY EXPLAINED THIS FUND WAS ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ACCORDING TO STATE LAW AND SIGNED BY MAYOR GUERIN IN 2003. SINCE THE TAX BILLS HAVE INFORMATION REQUIRED BY LAW, INFORMATION ABOUT CONTRIBUTING TO THIS FUND IS LISTED ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE. DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NAME OF THE COMMITTEE AND HOW TO MAKE PUBLIC AWARE OF FUND & INCREASING PARTICIPATION
MOTION BY CO. HALL TO REFER TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE
COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-T

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting a discussion about the interior conditions at City Hall.
CO. HALL EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES DUE TO THE CONDITIONS OF THE CARPETING AT CITY HALL AND AIR QUALITY MOTION BY CO. HALL TO REFER TO NATURAL RESOURCES & PUBLIC PROPERTY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 5-U

HEARING

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

Document 14
Application was received for Special Permit for multi-family housing on Grand av submitted by Attorney James Waldron for applicant Alan Hope to build 4 multi-family dwelling units in two buildings for rentals/condos. A Conditional Favorable recommendation was received from Planning Board & Planning Director. Hearing was postponed from March 8, 2011.
MOTION BY COUNCILLOR MACEK TO GRANT SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION WITH PROPOSED CONDITIONS AND STIPULATIONS AS STATED IN PLANNING DIRECTOR’S LETTER ALONG WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THE LETTERS FROM CITY DEPARTMENTS ALONG WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL PERMITS BE MADE PART OF THE SPECIAL PERMIT FOR THE PROJECT.
PASSSED Yeas 8, Absent 1
PASSED AS AMENDED Yeas 8, Absent 1 14

NEW BUSINESS

President Hart returned to Chambers

Councillor Macek presented the Minutes of the Natural Resources & Public Property Committeemeeting held March 10th. The first item was a request from Robert Lapierre to purchase City land on Avon Place, Map 501, Bl 228, Lot 29. The petitioner failed to appear, item will be heard at the next meeting. Second item was a discussion regarding wastewater billing. Mr. Ward was asked to prepare variations and ideas for future implementation. Item was continued to next meeting.
MINUTES ACCEPTED & PLACED ON FILE Yeas 9, Nays 0 8-G

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 PM o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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