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City of Haverhill May 10, 2011

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M., Room 202.

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

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Daly O’Brien was appointed to read the records for the present week.
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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to allow Travis Miller consultant from Matrix CG to address Council concerning Fire Department study that was recently done.
MR. MILLER GAVE A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT. COMMENTS INCLLUDED BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR NEW EMPLOYEES AND CRIMINAL & DRIVING HISTORY BE CONDUCTED ON CURRENT EMPLOYEES AS WELL. RECOMMENDING REMOVING FIRE CHIEF POSITION FROM CIVIL SERVICE. PLACED ON FILE 9-D

Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting that Council remove from table Document 88 – Home Rule Petition Fire Chief in City of Haverhill be removed from Civil Service and vote on petition.
MOTION TO REMOVE PETITION FROM TABLE Yeas 9, Nays 0 9-DD

Document 88
ORDERED: That the following Home Rule Petition be Adopted by the City Council and forwarded to the General Court – Home Rule Petition – An Act Authorizing that the position of Fire Chief in the City of Haverhill be removed from Civil Service (see document for complete text)
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 PASSED 88

PETITIONS

Petition was received from Thomas Chatigny requesting permission to hold a live pro wrestling show Saturday, May 21st at Haverhill High School, from 7 pm to 10 pm with doors opening at 6:30 and $10 for admission
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 45

Petition was received from Carol Simone Principal of St Joseph School requesting to hang a banner across Rte 125 from May 16 to May 29 to promote the school’s Pepsi Refresh Grant application to help build a school playground.
PETITION WITHDRAWN AND PLACED ON FILE 24-F

Petition was received from Victoria Kennedy of Bradford Christian Academy requesting to stage show in Nicholas Ross Auditorium May 19 & 20 at 7 pm & 21st at 2 & 7 pm & for practice May 14 & 16-18th & related requests.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 46
ORDERED: That the City Council and Mayor hereby waive the following fees for Bradford Christian Academy’s rental of the Nicholas J. Ross Auditorium per the attached letter: Security Deposit, Hourly Rate & Police Detail PASSED and REFFERED TO ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 46-B

Abatement report was received from Board of Assessors for month of April 2011.
PLACED ON FILE 11-E COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Hall requesting street acceptance for East Meadow dr to be referred to Planning Board with Council hearing scheduled for June 28
PLACED ON FILE 33-J

Petition from City of Haverhill that East Meadow Drive be accepted as a public way.
REFERRED TO PLANNING BOARD WITH COUNCIL HEARING JUNE 28 47

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Document 42-B
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 32
An Ordinance relating Police Department Amend Chapter 32-45A. Police Details (see document for complete text)
PASSED Yeas 9, Nays 0 42-B

DOWNTOWN PARKING PLAN ORDINANCES

Document 23-B
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 17, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-B

Document 23-C
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 17, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-C

Document 23-D
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER 240 An Ordinance Relating to Vehicles and Traffic PREAMBLE (see document for complete text)
POSTPONED TO MAY 17, 2011 Yeas 9, Nays 0 23-D

NEW BUSINESS

City Councillor Macek introduced Document 6-Q To Wit:

P R O C L A M A T I O N
LAW DAY – MAY 6, 2011
(see document for complete text)
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 6-Q

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

Attest: Margaret A Toomey
City Clerk

 
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