Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        October 3, 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 City Council Meeting September 26th, for acceptance.

3.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

3.1.

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

3.2.

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

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Archinski Memorial Pool Sign at South Common
B) Broadway Bridge Update
C) Intersection of Foster and Westford Streets
D) 181 Market St 15 Minute Parking
E) Ruth Street
F) Holmes/ Quinn Bridge Signage
G) North Common Street Light
H) Sparks Street Paving
I) HCID RFP
J) Amazon HQ RFP
K) Marijuana Response
L) Status of 156 Wilder
M) Downtown Lighting Update
N) Wellman Street Project Update
4.2.

Communication-Accept resignation of Christina Rohrbacher-Lowell Sustainability Council

4.3.

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

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Accept donation of 7,500 from Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) to Fire Dept

5.2.

Vote-Accept donation of 7,500.00 from Digital Federal Credit Union to Police Dept.

5.3.

Vote-Accept Proposal of Habitat for Humanity (29,200.00) 163 and 173 Adams St

5.4.

Vote-Accept Proposal of S&R Corp. Megan House Foundation and OwlStamp Visual Solutions (301,000) 234, 268 Mt. Vernon St and 5 Farnham St

5.5.

Vote-Auth. Mgr. Ex. Temporary Access Agreement-179 Bridge Street

5.6.

Vote-Declare various City properties surplus for Auction

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Finance SC October 3, 2017.

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claim - (1) Property.

7.2.

Misc. - Nilo Cunha (Minas Lunch) request permission to install overhanging sign located at 191 Appleton Street.

7.3.

Misc. - Lowell License Commission (Ryan Wynn, Executive Secretary) request City Council review proposed amendment of Pub Crawl Ordinance.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. address numerous concerns associated with the Road Runner service provided to Lowell residents.

8.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department replace handicap parking sign at 198 South Street with a “10 Minute Handicap Drop-Off” sign and move the existing handicap sign to next spot behind it.

8.3.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a status and update regarding the property located at 318 Andover Street.

8.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a time line as to steps involved in the resolution process to remove buses and out-house from Crawford, Avon and Fourth Avenue area.

8.5.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr./City Solicitor review and prepare a report and recommendation regarding the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Boston Surface Railroad Company, Inc. and the cities of Lowell, Woonsocket, RI, Nashua, NH, and Worcester, MA.

8.6.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. locate a drop off site in the City for the support of the Puerto Rico Supply Drive.

8.7.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have DPD create a study on how to restructure Middlesex Street, between Central Street and the Lord Overpass.

8.8.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have DPD develop a report regarding the availability of parking between UMass-Lowell and the Smith Baker Center.

8.9.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have LPD research the costs of purchasing new speed radar display signs for the City.

8.10.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department review congested traffic at intersection (lights) at Aiken Avenue and Lakeview Avenue, and report on possible solution.

8.11.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding JJ Boomers’ site for development in Pawtucketville.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

9.1.

Executive Session - Regarding update on recent matters of litigation public discussion of which could have a detrimental effect on the City's position.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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