Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        January 15, 2019
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA
 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Presentation - Solarize Lowell.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Transportation SC January 7th; City Council Special Meeting January 8th; City Council Meeting January 8th, for acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Response to Violence in the City
B) Motion Response - Boylston St. Bicycle Safety
4.2.

Informational Reports

C) Informational Report - MSBA Accelerated Repair Program Application Update
4.3.

Communication-Reappoint Richard Lockhart to Historic Board (Planning Board Rep)

4.4.

Communication - City Manager request Out of State Travel (4) LPD.

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest to MSBA-Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

5.2.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest to MSBA-Dr. Gertrude M. Bailey Elementary School

5.3.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest to MSBA-Fredrick T. Greenhalge Elementary School

5.4.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest to MSBA-James F. Sullivan Middle School

5.5.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest to MSBA-James S. Daley Middle School

5.6.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest to MSBA-Lowell High School Freshman Academy

5.7.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest-Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School

5.8.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest-S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

5.9.

Vote-Auth Superintendent File Statement of Interest-STEM Academy at Rogers School

5.10.

Vote-Authorize Mgr Accept Gift of 5,000 from Friends of Lowell Council on Aging of 5,000 for use towards purchasing new bus for Senior Center

5.11.

Vote-Authorize Mgr Ex. License Agreement Lowell Telecommunications Corp.-246 Market St. overhanging sign

5.12.

Vote-Authorize Mgr Ex. License Agreement Purple Carrot Bread Co LLC-107 Merrimack St. overhanging sign

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Zoning SC January 15, 2019.

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Misc. - Minas Lunch Corporation (Nilo Cunha) request installation of (3) 15 Minute Parking signs 191 Appleton Street.

7.2.

National Grid/Verizon NE - Request installation of new utility pole and underground conduit at 97 Tanner Street.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Kennedy/C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department provide the City Council with a list of all City owned and State owned pedestrian crossing signs.

8.2.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have proper department inspect all City owned pedestrian crossing signs to see if they are functioning correctly and produce a timeline as to repairing the signs that are not.

8.3.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. contact the State to inspect all State owned pedestrian crossing signs to see if they are functioning correctly and produce a timeline as to repairing the signs that are not.

8.4.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. direct the proper department to replant, in the Spring, the cherry blossom trees outside of the Leo Roy Garage.

8.5.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council vote to place a moratorium on any additional Host Community Agreements on any marijuana cultivation or medical distribution facilities in the City of Lowell.

8.6.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. have proper department prepare a traffic safety study regarding the intersection of Foster and Westford Streets.

8.7.

M. Samaras - Req. City Auditor provide a written explanation and report for noncompliance issues found during the recent school department audit as pertaining to the City’s rules, regulations and ordinances.

8.8.

M. Samaras - Req. City Council draft a resolution in support of Massachusetts Senate Docket 101, an act providing rightful opportunities and meaningful investment for successful and equitable education, also known as the Education Promise Act.

8.9.

M. Samaras/C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. explore the possibility of assisting areas within Lowell National Historic Park with upkeep such as cleaning and plowing during the government shutdown.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

9.1.

Executive Session - Regarding matter of litigation, namely Huot et al v. City of Lowell, 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