Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        September 26, 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 Economic Development SC September 12th; City Council Meeting September 12th; Ad Hoc Charter Review - Voting District Representation SC September 20th, for acceptance.

3.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

3.1.

Motion Responses

A) Street Sweeping
B) Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA)
3.2.

Communication-Appoint Andeth Vann to Veterans Commission

3.3.

Communication-Appoint Olu Ibrahim and Fru Nkimbeng to Lowell Cultural Council

3.4.

Communication-Appoint Philip J. Jamina to Board of Appeals (Assoc. Member)

3.5.

Communication-Accept resignation of Francisco Ramos-Veterans Commission

3.6.

Communication - Resignation of the City Historian Mehmed Ali

3.7.

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

4.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Vote-Auth Manager Ex. Temporary Access Agreement Broadway Street Holdings, Inc. Parcel 5

4.2.

Vote-Auth Manager Ex. Temporary Access Agreement WinnDevelopment Company Limited Partnership Parcels 8 and 9

4.3.

Vote-Transfer 127,550.00 to fund costs for Training for this Fiscal Year

5.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Order-60 day trial (various)

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Ad Hoc Charter Review - Voting District Representation SC September 20, 2017.

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claim - (1) Property.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. update City Council regarding bids for corporate sponsorship of parks and open spaces.

8.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. contact UMass-Lowell Engineering Department to conduct study on school busing in the City, similar to MIT study conducted for Boston schools that improved bus times and saved millions in costs.

8.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Supt. of LPD provide a report on efforts to increase enforcement to address drug dealing.

8.4.

C. Leary/C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. review the feasibility of placing a four way stop sign at Liberty and Smith Streets.

8.5.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. have Verizon or the appropriate utility company remove the steel bar at the corner of Crowley Park and Campbell Drive/Wedge Street.

8.6.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding property at 156 Wilder Street.

8.7.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. review the feasibility of implementing a city-wide ordinance requiring the installation of additional conduit in the public right of way whenever a street opening or trench permit is processed on behalf of telecommunication providers, utility service providers, communication carriers and other similar providers; the review should include if there is an economic benefit to the city/tax payer for creating such an ordinance. 

8.8.

C. Mercier/C. Ellliott - Req. City Mgr. look into the feasibility of having a USA Flag Drop box located on the grounds of Lowell City Hall; and have City Council support the program.

8.9.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department complete work done in July of 2016 at 392 Princeton Blvd. by installing retaining wall as promised to resident before onset of winter frost.

8.10.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department post two (2) “No Parking Here To Corner” signs up at the corner of Bowers and Fletcher Streets on both sides of Bowers Street; in addition address speeding issues on Fletcher Street by placing radar speed display device on that street.

8.11.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. provide an updated report regarding the number of trash violations issued and funds collected year to date.

8.12.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have LPD set up speed radar display on Beacon, Mt. Pleasant and Reservoir Streets.

8.13.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. and appropriate personnel from DPD meet with adjoining Greater Lowell communities to discuss the potential for responding to the recent Amazon request for proposals.

8.14.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct the proper department to look into pedestrian crossing signal at the intersection of School Street and Branch Street. 

8.15.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct the proper department to look into the installation of speed limit and/or “Slow Down Children At Play” signs on School Street and on Laurel Street.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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