Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        August 8, 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 Public Safety SC July 25th; City Council Meeting July 25th, for acceptance.

3.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

3.1.

Communication - Letter from the Lowell Sustainabilty Council asking Mayor to join with 300 other Mayors, including the Mayors of Somerville and Boston, in committing to the Paris Climate Agreement.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance-Create two Clinical Recovery Specialists Part time Grant and Salaries in HHS Dept.

5.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

5.1.

National Grid - Request installation of new pole located at 71 Rogers Street.

5.2.

National Grid - Request relocation of gas pressure regulator to sidewalk on Father Morissette Boulevard.

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Motion Responses

(A) Repaint Crosswalks on Bridge and Third Streets
(B) UML Preparations for Residence Hall at Perkins Loft
(C) Status of the TIGER Grant
(D) Student Zone
(E) Vacant Building on Alma Street
(F) Placing Recycling Barrels in City Parks
(G) Appropriate Speed Limit East Merrimack Street
(H) Plans for Crosswalks on Andover Street
(I) Inspection of Crosswalks Around Lowell Schools
(J) Restripe Industrial Ave and Nesmith Street
6.2.

Communication - City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (2) LPD; (1) DPD.

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote-Accept Gift from Align Credit Union 1,000.00 for use by Police Dept.

7.2.

Vote-Auth City Mgr. Ex. License Agreement LD Holdings LLC dba Bar 74 overhanging sign 74 Merrimack St

7.3.

Vote-Auth. Mgr. Ex. License Agreement Community Teamwork, Inc. 165 Merrimack St. (overhanging sign)

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Technology & Utilities SC August 8, 2017.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claims - (4) property damage.


10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on the status of the zoning amendments relative to marijuana cultivation and distribution.

10.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on the process of bidding of school bus contract and provide report on initiating busing of Lowell High students this year / next year.

10.3.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide information from Comcast as to charges for services in Lowell versus comparable charges for services in surrounding communities.

10.4.

C. Samaras - Req. City Council adopt a resolution entitled “The Road to One-Hundred Percent (100%) Clean Renewable Energy for the Year 2035”.

10.5.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. provide an update report regarding fines collected year to date for trash violations.

10.6.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr., in conjunction with the City Auditor, engage an independent third party auditor, with appropriate credentials, to provide the City Council with reliable costs estimates for the construction of the new high school and all ancillary costs associated with the high school project.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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