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City of Haverhill April 26, 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 Hall was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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PETITIONS

Applications for Handicap Parking Signs were received from:

  • Judy Houle for 20 Broad st 28-L
  • Theresa Jagneaux for 19 4th Avenue 28-M
  • Jose Maysonet for 20 Hancock st 28-N

PLACED ON FILE AND REFERRED TO PLANNING Yeas 9, Nays 0

Petition was received from David Zoffoli, Director of Creative Haverhill; requesting permission for Haverhill Cultural Council to place a banner on the metal poles outside the fence in Columbus Park on Washington st; from June 23 to October 20 to promote their 16-week free performing arts series “Make Some Noise”
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 24-E

Petition was received from Attorney James Waldron for applicant Michael Lefevre requesting that Hearing to build multi-family housing; previously set by Council for May 17 be continued to May 24
GRANTED TO MOVE HEARING TO MAY 24, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 30-B

On motion of Councillor Hall to suspend the rules to introduce Vincent Ouellette to speak about the spring carnival
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44

Mr. Ouellette asked the Council to approve the use of the westerly portion of the upper level of the downtown parking deck including the Bailey Boulevard parking lot from Monday, May 2 thru May 8 for the annual spring carnival.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 44

Communication was received from William Pillsbury Community Development Director requesting approval of Resolution authorizing Mayor to submit 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for City

ORDERED: RESOLUTION of the City Council of Haverhill, Massachusetts authorizing the Mayor to submit the amended consolidated plan for the consolidated plans for the Community Development Block Grant Program including all understandings and assurances contained therein. (see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-K

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Amirian requesting to present citations to Heather Budrewicz and John Michitson for their involvement with Haverhill Goes Green Environmental Fair.
PLACED ON FILE 33-G

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 8-I; Councillor Daly O’Brien submits Minutes of Administration & Finance Committee meeting held April 13th
PLACED ON FILE 8-I

Document 33-F; Communication from Councillor Daly O’Brien requesting a discussion regarding the Mayor’s Scholarship Committee
SUGGESTIONS WERE MADE TO USE THE CITY’S WEBSITE TO INFORM COMMUNITY ABOUT SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND USE OF TAX BILLS TO ALLOW RESIDENTS TO DONATE TO FUND; LETTER TO MAYOR 33-F

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic Schedule A: Service Zones; Section 85 Schedule B: Parking Restrictions and Prohibitions and Section 88 Schedule E:City Parking Lots: (see document for complete text)
Postponed to May 10 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-B

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Boards and Commissions Amend Chapter 11, Article XIV.Central Business District Parking Commission Section 11 (see document for complete text)
Postponed to May 10 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-C

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic PREAMBLE (see document for complete text) Postponed to May 10 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-D

NEW BUSINESS

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 42 To Wit:

ORDERED: That an Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Relating to the Police Department – Police Details” shall be resubmitted for consideration, City Council Rule 18 requiring unanimous written consent of the Council when an ordinance is resubmitted within six months from the time of the Council’s previous action thereon having been complied with.
APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS WRITTEN CONSENT BY COUNCILLORS 42

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 42-B To Wit:

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 32 An Ordinance relating Police Department Amend Chapter 32-45A. Police Details (see document for complete text)
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 42-B

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 43 To Wit:

ORDERED: That the real property located at 351 South Main st also known as Cogswell School; and real property located at 165 Winter st also known as Winter Street School; and also that real property located at 969 Main st also known as Smiley School all be declared surplus and also that Mayor is authorized to issue request for proposals for sale of all real properties (see document for complete text)
SUPERINTENDENT SCULLY STATED THAT THE THREE BUILDINGS ARE NOT NEEDED; MAYOR FIORENTINI STATED THAT FUNDS FROM THE SALE OF BUILDINGS WILL BE USED FOR REPAIRS TO OTHER SCHOOLS
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 43

City Councillor LePage introduced Document 6-L To Wit:

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Arbor Day, Friday, April 29
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-L

City Councillor Young introduced Document 6-M To Wit:

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Public Service Recognition Week, May 1 – May 7
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-M

City Councillor Daly O’Brien introduced Document 6-N To Wit:

P R O C L A M A T I O N
Paint the Town Purple Week American Cancer Society Relay For Life
May 2 – May 6
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-N

City Councillor Hall introduced Document 6-O To Wit:

P R O C L A M A T I O N

Days of Remembrance - May 1 – May 8
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-O

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 o’clock P.M. Yeas 9, Nays 0

Attest:
Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk
 
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