Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        January 30, 2018
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA
 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Recognition - African Cultural Association's distinguished guest, Professor Plo Lumumba.

2.2.

Recognition - Lowell Sustainability Council Green Award winners.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of City Council Meeting January 23rd, For Acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Order-Abandon Portion Of Newell Street. (Cont.)

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses:

A) Deferred Maintenance Issues in All Municipal Buildings
B) Pedestrian Crossing at School and Branch Streets
C) National Grid Tree Trimming
D) 311 App
E) Western Ave Studios Tax Assessments
F) Stedman Street Sidewalk
G) Traffic Signal at Intersection of Mammoth Road and 4th Ave
H) East End Club Handicap Parking
I) Stop Sign at Intersection Havilah and Remington Streets
J) Foch Street
K) School Street and Laurel Street Traffic Signage
L) Report of Abandoned Homes in the City
M) Update on 29 Frothingham Street
N) Plans to Revitalize Business Corridors
5.2.

Informational:

O) Inactive Voter List
6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Appropriate $752,000 of Water Enterprise Fund Certified Retained Earnings

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order-60 day trial (various)

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance-Amend C. 56 Personnel Ordinance

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claims - (3) Property Damage.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. apply for funding from Greening Communities Program from the State for planting of trees program.

11.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have proper department remove sign infrastructure at police garage on Middlesex Street.

11.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. initiate street/sidewalk/parking plan for Branch Street business corridor to coincide with Overpass construction.

11.4.

C. Elliott/C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report to the Finance SC regarding FY18 property valuation assessments; 3rd Quarter tax bills and abatement process; and budget impact on tax bills.

11.5.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have DPD provide a report regarding the progress on finding a new location in the City for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

11.6.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. work with Downtown Redevelopment SC to identify and enhance the types of businesses that DPD is attracting to the City.

11.7.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. work with DPD to establish and enhance marketing campaign for City of Lowell.

11.8.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding prior motion for Utopia Park including the status of it as well as the status of the Utopian Park Public Art Hydro Sculpture Project.

11.9.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. take all necessary steps to reinstate the Article 97 restrictions on the parks and open space land which had been removed during the Lowell High School/MSBA site selection process.

11.10.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the scope of the project and parking proposal for the FI William Fidelity Investment dormitory project on Merrimack Street.

11.11.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the status of the voting rights litigation against the City.

11.12.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. work with proper departments to ensure pedestrian safety and walk-ability at the intersection of Pawtucket Blvd. and the Rourke Bridge.

11.13.

C. Kennedy/C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. meet with representatives from the OFO Bike Sharing Program and provide City Council with a report regarding the feasibility of establishing a bike sharing program in Lowell.

12.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

12.1.

Executive Session - Update on matters of litigation public discussion of which could have a detrimental effect on the City's position.

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

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