Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
       
 May 9, 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 ofJoint Neighborhoods/Flood Issues SC May 1st;Finance SC May 2nd; Zoning SC May 2nd; City Council Meeting May 2nd, for acceptance.

3.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

3.1.

Motion Responses

A) JFK Plaza Improvements
B) Dedication of a Park Bench in Memory of Cole Kinney
C) Status of Property at 51 Wedge Street
D) Status of Repairs at 138 and 200 Cross Street
E) Public Records Request Inspections and Hazardous Abatement at LHS
F) Newbury and Fleming Street Stop Signs
G) Summer Special Events
3.1.1.

Informational

H) Informational - FY18 Capital Plan Presentation
3.2.

Communication - City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) LFD.

4.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Vote-Apply.Accept.Expend Grant 15,015.00 (Mass Attorney General's Office) Rec Dept

4.2.

Vote-Authorize City Manager Accept Proposal of David Foss (51,000) and convey 682 Lawrence St

4.3.

Vote-Rescind prior vote re 700 Varnum and declare surplus 700 Varnum, 129, 131 Townsend Ave, 71, 84, 92, 112 Shirley Ave, 74, 79 Melrose Ave (min bid 700K)

5.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Loan Order-11,077,544.00 2018 Capital Improvements

6.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Ordinance-Amend Zoning (various changes)

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Zoning SC May 2, 2017; and Youth Services SC May 9, 2017.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Misc. - Generation Citizen Project (Lowell High School Students) request permission to address City Council regarding Lucy Larcom Beautification Project.

8.2.

MIsc. - Armand Hebert request permission to address Council regarding harassment in the City.

8.3.

Misc. - Marty Tighe request permission to address Council regarding time frame of LHS site decision.

8.4.

Misc. - Kristie Faletra request permission to address Council regarding potential harmful conditions of a high school renovation.

8.5.

Misc. - Paul Haley request permission to address Council regarding last weeks Board of Health meeting.

8.6.

Misc. - Anthony Faletra request permission to address Council regarding effect of LHS location on future in City.

8.7.

Misc. - TJ McKiernan request permission to address Council regarding future viability of LHS being option for children.

8.8.

National Grid/Verizon NE - Request installation of 1 new JO pole located at 174 Jewett Street.

8.9.

Verizon NE - Request installation of underground conduit at Market and Hanover Streets.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. update City Council concerning negotiations with Gervais Volkswagen regarding bike trail.

9.2.

C. Samaras/C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. update City Council regarding lighting in downtown.

9.3.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. provide all information to City Council needed to make a decision regarding the Lowell High School Project at least 14 days prior to any such vote.

9.4.

C. Belanger/C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. updated Council regarding hazardous waste day in the City.

9.5.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. find ways and means to install a handball court at the North Common and when completed dedicate it to the memory of Luis S. Espinoza as follows: “Luis S. Espinoza Handball Court”.

9.6.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department draft ordinance to regulate local “Pub Crawls”; which would include public safety measures.

9.7.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have DPW look at corner of Draper Street and Glenellyn Road to clean-up wooded lot in the area.

9.8.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. work with DPD on a plan for Merrimack Street and report back to the Council.

9.9.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. ask Verizon when double poles on Viola Street will be removed.

9.10.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. work with the Police Dept. to enforce no parking on sidewalks.

9.11.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. have the Traffic Engineer re-examine the intersection of High and Rogers Street for possible installation of a 4-way stop sign.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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