Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        January 7, 2020
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA
 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

CITY CLERK

2.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting December 17th; City Council Special Meeting December 23rd, for acceptance.

3.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

3.1.

Ordinance-Smoking in Playgrounds Prohibited.

3.2.

Ordinance-Amend. Ch. 150 Fees re Smoking in Playgrounds Prohibited.

3.3.

Ordinance-Quarterly Traffic-December 2019.

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

National Grid - Request installation underground electric conduits and a new heavy duty hand hole at 160 Middlesex Street.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Communication-Appoint Caleb Cheng to Planning Board

5.2.

Communication-Appoint Russell Pandres as Associate Member to Planning Board

5.3.

Communication-Appointments to Lowell Telecommunications Corporation

5.4.

Communication - City Manager request Out of State Travel (1) Career Center.

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.2.

Vote-Accept.Expend 3,000.00 in Grant funds from Lowell Cultural Council to support Senior Live Performances

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Wire Insp. - National Grid/Verizon NE - Req. relocation of (1) JO Pole #1 at 834 Andover Street (on Harland Avenue)

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Claims - (3) Property Damage.

8.2.

Misc. - Luz Ortiz request installation of handicap parking sign at 50 Ware Street (second floor).

8.3.

Misc. - Manuel/Brenda Freitas and Joseph/Marianne Gaspari request City Council abandon portion of Edgewood Street (paper street).

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Council adopt a resolution supporting saving Minor League Baseball (Lowell Spinners) and request City Mgr. instruct Law Dept. to draft such a resolution.

9.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide City Council with a report regarding the negotiations and relocation and other charges concerning 75 Arcand Drive.

9.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss including positions of City Manager, and any other contracted positions, to City ordinance pertaining to salaries for employees.

9.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss provisions of City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 167, Hawkers and Peddlers Licenses.

9.5.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide a report on process to change Charter to allow residents to vote and elect the Mayor.

9.6.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding number of apartments inspected in 2019 under Housing Standards Ordinance; Chapter 276 of Code of Ordinances.

9.7.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding status of speed limit on Billerica Street.

9.8.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the number of enforcement actions under City Ordinance Chapter 227, Property Maintenance, Minimum Standards.

9.9.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. establish an Ad Hoc Commission to prepare a protocol regarding placement of Mayoral portraits through out City Hall.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

Office of the City Clerk - 375 Merrimack Street - Phone: 978.674.4161