Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        May 2, 2017
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 Finance SC April 24th; Downtown Redevelopment SC April 25th; City Council Meeting April 25th, for acceptance.

3.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

3.1.

Motion Responses

A) Berm Repair Daley School
B) Report of Progress Veterans Park
C) Street Light on W Tenth Street
D) Lighting and Safety Issue at Parking Lot on Broadway Street
E) Flood Mitigation
F) Ayers City Redevelopment
G) Broadway Street Bridge Construction Update
H) Impact of Federal Funding Cuts
I) Feasibility of a Regional Holding Facility
J) Annual Lien Auction Update
K) Charter School Reimbursement


3.1.1.

Informational

L) Informational - National Small Business Week
3.2.

Communication-Accept resignation of William Arvidson Jr., Lowell Sustainability Council

3.3.

Communication - City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (2) LPD.

4.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Vote-Transfer $29,500.00 to prepare cemeteries for Memorial Day

4.2.

Vote-Transfer $110,000.00 to cover additional needs to support Veterans' Services

4.3.

Vote-License Agreement 291 Jackson St.-Lot 5 (Screen Gems Productions Inc.) Proud Mary

4.4.

Vote-Accept gift of $250.00 from Lowell Housing Authority

5.

RESOLUTIONS

5.1.

Resolution-Support for Southern Cameroon Community in New England

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Joint Neighborhoods/Flood Issues SC May 1st; Finance SC May 2nd; and Zoning SC May 2nd.

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claim - (1) personal/property.

7.2.

Misc. - Bob Montgomery request permission to discuss pedestrian safety in regards to Lowell High School project.

7.3.

Misc. - Charles Arnold (Lowell Bicycle Coalition) request City Council prioritize the re-striping of exisiting bicycle lanes in the City each spring.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. explore feasibility of creating an ordinance to ensure permits are issued between 60 and 90 days from incident in order to rehab or demolish a fire damaged structure.

8.2.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. request Supt. of Lowell Schools prepare a presentation and/or report regarding buildings needed to meet the educational plan for the Lowell School system.

8.3.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. update City Council regarding JFK Plaza improvements.

8.4.

C. Leary/C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. initiate an inquiry for a financial review; specific to all Gateway Cities School building projects, as it relates to a needed increase to the square foot reimbursement rate with the MSBA and Treasurer Goldberg.

8.5.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. work with the DPW in order to improve the road conditions on Ruth Street.

8.6.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. work with the appropriate department in order to improve the road drainage issues between Alcott Street and Windward Road.

8.7.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Inspectional Services initiate neighborhood “SWAT” team to address code violations at dilapidated properties in City.

8.8.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on current repairs needed at Lowell High School.

8.9.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have Building Dept. enforce an ordinance mandating that all non-owner occupied buildings and construction sites in the City display a sign indicating a 24 hour working phone number, email address as well as a current street address for inquiries; sign to be at least 18 inches by 12 inches with 1 inch font and displayed at all entrances and exits; any non compliance after October 1, 2017 will be subject to fine of $100 per day.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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