Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
       March 27, 2018

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

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Communication - Selection of City Manager.

2.2.

Citation - Friends of Council on Aging.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of Arts and Culture SC March 20th; City Council Meeting March 20th, For Acceptance.

3.2.

Vote-Approve Temporary Appointment of Angela Gitschier as Acting City Clerk and establish temporary salary

3.3.

Vote-Approve Temporary Appointment of Michael Q. Geary as Acting City Manager and establish salary

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

Motion Responses:

A) Acre Improvements
B) Branch Middlesex Business
C) Duren Ave and Surrey Lane
D) Hiring Process Breakdown
E) Edge Dormitory Project
F) Update - Greening Communities Program Revised
G) Safety First


4.2.

Informational

Informational

H) Community Development Week Letter and Flyer
I) Street Paving List
J) Preliminary FY19 Budget

4.3.

Communication-Accept resignation Craig Kelly from Board of Health

4.4.

Communication-Appoint Lisa Golden to Board of Health

4.5.

Communication-Appoint Dr. Anne Mulhern to Pollard Memorial Library Board of Trustees

4.6.

Communication - City Manager request Out of State Travel (1) DPW.

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Apply.Accept.Expend 25,000 for the Commonwealth Places Grant Program through MassDevelopment and Patronicity

5.2.

Vote-Transfer 5,000 to fund professional services related to Parcel 17 in the HCID

5.3.

Vote-Transfer 8,000 in funds to cover building inspector overtime.docx

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Zoning SC March 27, 2018.

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claims - (3) Property Damage.

7.2.

Misc. - Evelia Ramirez request installation of handicap parking sign at 482 Moody Street.

7.3.

Misc. - Morlai Tusay request permission to address City Council regarding filed property damage claim.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. place Phoenix Avenue on the re-paving list.

8.2.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have proper department include line item in City budget to supplement yearly allocation from Massachusetts Cultural Council to include an allocation for the Lowell Cultural Council.

8.3.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding costs of adding three to four electric charging stations in the center of downtown.

8.4.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding how many and what type of City vehicles are up for renewal or replacement and the costs of transferring those and other City vehicles in the future from gas to electric, which would produce an all electric fleet for City of Lowell.

8.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding equal opportunity employment in the City.

8.6.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. review pedestrian safety along Branch Street business corridor; indicating if signage will improve safety in the area.

8.7.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report to the City Council regarding MassDOT proposed changes to traffic pattern at Oakland/Eastham Square.

8.8.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct downtown coordinator to develop a practical policy for decorating the display windows in vacant store front units in the Central Business District.

8.9.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. and members of the Owner’s Project Management Team meet with representatives of Local Unions to prepare a Project Labor Agreement for the construction of the new Lowell High School.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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