‘Unsafe Sidewalks’ on Haverhill’s Concord Street Up for Discussion at Tuesday’s Council Meeting

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Student safety is on Tuesday’s City Council agenda, with Councilor William J. Macek intending to discuss what he calls the “poor quality” of the walkways along Haverhill’s Concord Street.

According to an agenda item, Macek—who lives on Concord Street—plans to raise the issue of “unsafe” sidewalks near John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School used by students and others in the neighborhood.

Other items up for discussion during tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting include emergency repairs and repaving on Fletcher Avenue—brought forth at the request of President John A. Michitson and Council Vice President Thomas J. Sullivan—and the revision of a special permit for housing at 10 Reed St.

97.9 WHAV FM plans to broadcast the meeting live as a public service. The session is also open to the public, held in room 202 of City Hall, 4 Summer St.

Other public meetings being held this week include:

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Haverhill’s Retirement Board holds a regular session at 1 p.m. in room 303 of City Hall.

A joint meeting of the School Committee and representatives from the Haverhill Education Association takes place at the Barking Dog Ale House, 77 Washington St., at 6 p.m. in order to discuss mutual concerns.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

The St. Gregory’s historic marker is discussed by Haverhill’s Historic Commission during a 6 p.m. gathering Wednesday night in room 301 of City Hall.

Hillview Montessori’s Board of Trustees hosts a monthly meeting at the 75 Foundation Ave., school starting at 6:30 p.m.

The city’s Board of Appeals holds a 7 p.m. City Hall public hearing for a phrased redevelopment project by Bethany Community Services that would include construction of a new 62-unit building with parking.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Members of the Haverhill Public Library’s Board of Trustees connect at 8:30 a.m. at 99 Main St., to discuss 2020 holiday closures and hear remarks from TD Wealth’s Joe Marini.

The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission welcomes several guest speakers—including Jamie Tosches, the assistant commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources—to the group’s 7 p.m. meeting held at 160 Main St., in Haverhill.

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