Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        February 11, 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 February 4th, for acceptance.

3.

AUDITOR BUSINESS

3.1.

Communication - Second Quarter FY20 Budget Report.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Loan Order-Accelerated Repairs to various school buildings.

4.2.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 9 Create Art. XIV entitled Community Preservation Committee.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Status of the NEED Program
B) Motion Response - Parking Lots Around the New Courthouse
C) Motion Response - MSP Sobriety Checkpoints
D) Motion Response Update - Historic Walking Freedom Trail
E) Motion Response Update - Lowell General Hospital
F) Motion Response Update - Public Safety Infrastructure Funding
5.2.

Presentation - Ongoing Accelerated Repair Projects

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Accept and Expend 5,500 in Grant Funding from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation to support Khmer Senior Outreach

6.2.

Vote-Transfer 42,722 to Elections to meet its remaining obligations as well as anticipated election related costs in FY20

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order of Taking-Permanent and Temporary Easements in furtherance of the Andover Street Improvement Project

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Finance SC February 11, 2020.

8.2.

Economic / Downtown Development SC February 11, 2020.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claims - (3) Property Damage.

9.2.

Misc. - Lei Zhong (for benefit of Benecia Sandoval-Ferrera) request installation of handicap parking sign 25 18th Street.

9.3.

Misc. - Steven O'Neill request to address City Council regarding on his property located at 10 Old Ferry Road.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Council create an ordinance or file a Home Rule Petition that prevents a City Councilor from holding another elective office during their term.

10.2.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. create a team of first responders which includes fire, police, Trinity Ambulance and Lowell General Hospital whose purpose will be to develop a plan to ensure that first responder vehicles will be able to successfully move during periods of grid lock/construction in the City.

10.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council vote to prohibit the use of non-disclosure agreements regarding legal settlements.

10.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding Host Community Agreements along with potential sources of revenue generated from them.

10.5.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have Hull Engineering come to a Neighborhoods/Flood Issues SC to discuss the purchase of the Lowell Hydroelectric Plant.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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