Agenda for City Council on September 27, 2011, 06:30 PM
LOWELL CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
TIME 6:30 PM
CITY HALL, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER
1. Minutes of September 13th for acceptance.
2.Communication-From City Auditor re: Formalized Cash Policy of the City of Lowell.
3.Vote-Accept sections 21, 22 and 23 as provided in sec. 21(a) of MGL Chapter 32B, as amended.
4.Vote-Rescind vote appointing Angela Gitschier Acting City Clerk.
5.Vote-Appointment of an Acting City Clerk (Robert E. Slagle).
To go into Executive Session for the purpose of an ongoing discussion of matters relating to a former City employee, as it relates to charges against this former City employee.
GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS (Scheduled for 7PM)
6.Ordinance-Amending “Zoning” re-Frontage.
7.Ordinance-Amend Ch.222 by inserting a new sec. 222-13 entitled Library Child Safety.
8.Loan Order-$10,450,000 (LRWU) finance cost of upgrades.
9.Vote-Accept gift from Estate of the late Mary E. McNamara (Council on Aging).
10.Vote-Accept gift of 16 dogwood trees from The Lions Club of Lowell, Inc. (Parks Dept.)
11.Vote-Apply/accept/expend grant ($50,000) Mass Dept. of Conservation and Rec.
12.Vote-Authorize Manager accept deed to Rita Street Extension from Loon Hill Development, Inc.
13.Correspondence-Appoint Dorothy Duval - Hunger Homeless Commission.
REPORTS (Sub/Committee, if any)
14.Report of Finance Sub/Committee
15.Misc.-Enid DeCastro requesting a Handicap Parking Sign at 54-56 Nelson Avenue.
16.Pole Location-National Grid-Pole location Hildreth St
17.C. Mercier-Req. City Council establish an Ad/Hoc Clerk Oversight S/C and the Mayor appoint members to address short falls and existing issues in terms of the day to day operations of the Clerk's Office.
18.C. Mercier-Req. Mgr. have Developmental Services streamline the permitting process as it relates to the Treasurer's Office.
19.C. Mercier-Req. Mgr. establish a drop off area where residents can bring large branches and trees after storms such as those xmas tree areas.
20.C. Mercier-Req. Mgr. send traffic engineer to Fowler Rd. to inspect sunken areas of the street caused by utility tie ends and see if there is any portion of a performance bond existing
21.C. Mercier-Req. Mgr. have the Parks Dept. and the Police address issues at Monsignor Keenan Park at Hampshire St. and W. 6th Sts.
22.C. Murphy-Req. Mgr. report on rental permitting requirements for landlords.
23.C. Murphy-Req. Mgr. report on potential of student SmartCards to access public transit, school, recreational and library resources.
24.C. Murphy-Req. Mgr. provide one-year report on reorganization of Inspectional Services into the Development Services Department.
25.C. Murphy-Req. City Council develop policy recommendations for oversight of Clerk's Office and refer final Leahey Report to Personnel S/C for discussion.
26.C. Elliott-Req. Auditor direct independent auditor firm to audit all depts. That accepts cash.
27.C. Elliott-Req. Mgr. update City Council on solar panels at landfill.
28.C. Elliott-Req. Mgr. work with management to address safety issues at Shelter.