Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        November 14, 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 November 7th, for acceptance.

3.

AUDITOR BUSINESS

3.1.

Communication - October YTD 2018 Budget Report.

4.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

4.1.

November 7, 2017 Motion Responses

A) Beech Street
B) Effect of TIFs on Economic Development
C) Christian Hill Reservoir Passive Park
D) Middlesex Street
E) Flag Drop Box
F) Status of 318 Andover Street
G) Stormquist Ave and South Street 60 Day Trials
H) Central and Middle Street Recommendations
I) Polling Locations Preliminary Election
J) LHS Ancillary Cost Comparison
4.2.

Misc. - Michelle Foote request installation of traffic light at intersection of Perkins Street and Aiken Avenue.

5.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.1.

Vote-Accept MGL c.59 s.5 Fifth C increase exemption for veterans organizations to 1.5M.

6.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

6.1.

Comcast - Request permission to install underground conduit at manhole at 43 Market Street.

6.2.

National Grid - Request permission to install (1) pole at corner of Pawtucket and Merrimack Streets.

6.3.

National Grid - Request permission to install (1) stub pole and anchor at 590 Pine Street.

6.4.

National Grid/Verizon NE - Request permission to install (1) pole and 10 feet of conduit at East Merrimack and Park Streets.

6.5.

National Grid/Verizon NE - Request permission to install (1) pole and 30 feet of conduit at 357 Pawtucket Street.

7.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Motion Responses:

A) Sizzling Kitchen Sidewalk
B) Letter of Support for Lowell Community Health Center
C) Vacancies and Holdover Seats on Boards and Commissions
7.2.

Communication-Appoint Michael L. Peaslee to Veterans Commission

7.3.

Communication-Reappoint Crystal Arnott and Appoint Christopher Husgen, Lt Gendreau and Rodney Elliott to Animal Advisory Committee

8.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Vote-Accept Parcels 1A and 1B also known as as certain portions of 190 Plain Street, Lowell from the Veterans of Foreign Wars

8.2.

Vote-Auth Mgr Ex. License Agreement with Massachusetts Electric Co. - 4 Lowell Connector

8.3.

Vote-Auth Mgr. Ex. Temporary Access Agreement with Landplex LLC for 1254 Varnum Ave-soil testing for drainage design

9.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

9.1.

Order-Abandon portion of Montreal Street

10.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.1.

Economic Development SC November 14, 2017.

11.

PETITIONS

11.1.

Claims - (2) Property Damage.

11.2.

Misc. - Michael Califano request replacement of one-way sign on Whidden Street.

11.3.

Misc. - Randall Murphy request repair of handicap crosswalk between RiverPlace and Lowell High School.

11.4.

Misc. - Alison Laraba request permission to address the Council regarding public service in the City.

12.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

12.1.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. investigate and report on any problem activities in the vicinity of Kirk and Merrimack Streets as well as Merrimack and Central Streets.

12.2.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. install a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Havilah and Remington Streets.

12.3.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct the proper department to provide the City Council and the School Committee with the schedule of regular periodic maintenance at all schools in Lowell.

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

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