Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        May 23, 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 May 16th; City Council Meeting May 16th, for acceptance.

3.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

3.1.

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

3.2.

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

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

(A) Motion Response - Hazardous Waste Day
(B) Motion Response - Espinoza Dedication
(C) Motion Response - TIF Agreement Expiration and Effect on Taxes
(D) Motion Response  - Crosswalk on Fletcher
4.1.1.

Informational

(E) 2017 National Public Works Week
4.2.

Communication-Appoint Philip L. Shea to Lowell Civic Stadium Commission

4.3.

Communication - City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) LPD; (1) DPD.

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Auth Mgr. Ex. Limited Access Agreement 239.1 Jackson St. (Parcel 9)

6.

CONSTABLE BONDS

6.1.

Communication - City Mgr. request approval for Constable Bond for Samuel Sok and David Small.

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Economic Development SC May 23, 2017.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Misc. - Iris Ramos request installation of handicap parking sign at 68 Elm Street.

8.2.

Misc. - Sunglim Shin for Armand Hutcheson request installation of handicap parking sign at 95-97 4th Street.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide report regarding poll results from downtown business survey concerning Lowell High School.

9.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide full detailed report regarding renovation work to Lowell High School in 1997; including spending breakdown of $40 Million on which buildings and what was repaired.

9.3.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have Verizon/National Grid/Comcast representatives meet with City Council in Council Chamber to discuss double poles, hanging wires and all around appearance of their equipment in the City.

9.4.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide report from Traffic Engineer regarding intersection of Dutton and Market Streets concerning pedestrian crossing.

9.5.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. explore possibility of locating the new high school in the Hamilton Canal District.

9.6.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. instruct Skanska/Perkins Eastman create a schematic design for Lowell High School Options 3 and 4 prior to the June 6th City Council meeting.

9.7.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. review potential grant opportunities in order to upgrade the Christian Hill Reservoir (“The Rez”) grounds in order to make the area a passive park; similar to other Lowell passive parks such as Tyler Park.

9.8.

C. Leary/C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. contact Lowell General Hospital (Circle Health) for the purpose of negotiating a PILOT agreement between the City of Lowell and Lowell General Hospital.

9.9.

C. Belanger/C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have Inspectional Services inspect property at 53 Third Street for code violations.

9.10.

C. Belanger/C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have proper department work with landlord of the building housing Ray Robinson Restaurant to eliminate graffiti on the site.

9.11.

C. Samaras/C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. have proper department repair the sidewalk at 478 Middlesex Street in front of Sizzling Kitchen.

9.12.

C. Samaras/C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. have proper department repaint the crosswalks on Bridge Street from Third Street to the Robinson School.

9.13.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding asbestos remediation, including costs, on the 1922 building as part of the Lowell High School project.

9.14.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct Traffic Engineer to analyze the feasibility of making Perry Street one-way.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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