Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        September 12, 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 Ad Hoc Charter Review - Voting District Representation SC August 22nd; City Council Meeting August 22nd; City Council Special Meeting August 31st, for acceptance.

3.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

3.1.

Ordinance - Accept Amendment to Code of Ordinances Boating and Watercraft.

3.2.

Ordinance - Accept Amendment to Code of Ordinances Pub Crawls.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

(A) Zoning Board of Appeals Procedure for Administrative Review
(B) Fire Damaged Property Ordinance
(C) Low Riding Car Enforcement
(D) LPD Detention Center Conditions
(E) Construction Site Signage
(F) Gervais Property Rail Trail Update
4.2.

Informational

(G) Semi-Annual Downtown Vacancy
(H) LowellSTAT Report Health Department
4.3.

Communication From the City Manager

(I) State of the City Address
4.4.

Communication-Accept resignation of William P. Bailey

4.5.

Communication-Appoint Chaybunrong L. Pin and Xavier Robbins to Cultural Council

4.6.

Communication-Appoint Jordan Gys (assoc. member) Planning Board

4.7.

Communication-Appoint Mark Briere (assoc) to Zoning Board of Appeals

4.8.

Communication-Reappoint Dennis McCarthy-ZBA

4.9.

Communication-Reappt Richard Snetsky-Planning Board

4.10.

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

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Apply.Accept.Expend 49,256.00 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY2017

5.2.

Vote-Approve TIF Agreement Plenus Group-101 Phoenix Ave, Lowell

5.3.

Vote-Approving the Amendment to the Housing Development (HD) Zone Plan for the City of Lowell

5.4.

Vote-Auth Mgr. Ex. Purchase Agreement with WinnDevelopment Co. Ltd Ptshp Parcels 8 and 9 HCD

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Economic Development SC September 12, 2017.

6.2.

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

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claim - (1) property.

7.2.

National Grid - Request installation of new heavy duty handhole located at 239 East Merrimack Street to allow service upgrade.

7.3.

National Grid - Request installation of new pole and relocate overhanging wires located at Adams Street (St. Patrick's Church).

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Council vote to approve to remove the utility pole behind Saint Patrick’s Church and place it across the public way on Adams Street.

8.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department explore what steps are necessary to allow children to attend neighborhood schools and to obtain release from City consent decree.

8.3.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer install Handicap Parking Sign (60 Day Trial) for 380 West Meadow Road behind home on LaPlume Avenue.

8.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department find ways and means to allow residents of Merrill Street to close property lines with the City along the Concord River Walkway. (2nd request)

8.5.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. add Fowler Road to the paving list.

8.6.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. invite representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to review and comment on the proposed traffic improvements recommended by the Traffic Engineer to support Lowell High School moving to the Cawley site at a public meeting to be held in the City Council Chambers.

8.7.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. provide a comprehensive list of all regulatory and zoning approvals needed to construct the high school at the Cawley site, including those approvals needed from both Tewksbury and Chelmsford.

8.8.

C. Leary/C. Milinazzo - Req. City Council take proper measures to relocate Belisle Memorial Square from Moody and Pawtucket Streets to Moody and James Streets.

8.9.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide a report detailing the effects of tax increment financing agreements (TIFS) on economic development in Lowell.

8.10.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding the Wellman Street project.

8.11.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. follow up with Superintendent of Schools regarding which buildings may or may not be turned back over to City after new high school is completed.

8.12.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. update City Council regarding street sweeping for the Fall.

8.13.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. work with LPD to enhance safety patrols along street corridor from Kearney Square to Kerouac Park.

8.14.

M. Kennedy - Request City Mgr. instruct the City Traffic Engineer to prepare a report on whether the increase in traffic generated by a new high school at the Cawley site would trigger a broad base Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) by Mass Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). The report should include a reasonable estimate of the scope, cost, and time that it would take to complete a Traffic Impact Assessment as well as where such an assessment belongs in the schedule of events pertaining to the construction of a new high school at the Cawley site.    

8.15.

M. Kennedy - Req. the City Mgr. instruct the traffic engineer to provide recommendations at aimed at increasing safety of the crosswalk on Pawtucket St between Arlington Street and Fanning Street.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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