Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        April 9, 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.

Proclamation - Festival of Learning

2.2.

Mayor's Business - Recognition

A) Robert Merrill
3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Neighborhood SC Joint Zoning SC April 1st; City Council Meeting April 2nd, for acceptance.

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

National Grid - Request replacement of existing gas main from 474 to 556 Douglas Road.

4.2.

National Grid - Request replacement of existing gas main with new plastic pipe along Greendale Avenue to service existing customers.

4.3.

National Grid - Request installation of underground electric conduit for lighting on the Aiken Street bridge.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Introductions

A) Shannon Cohan - Parks Dept.
B) Kelly Oakes - Treasurer/Collector Dept.
5.2.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - LOMR Letter
B) Motion Response - Spring Cleanup
C) Motion Response - Parking Pay Stations
5.3.

Informational Reports

D) Informational - Parking Program Updates
E) Informational - Construction Projects Update
5.4.

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

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Accept gift of car seats and booster seats from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med. Ctr and Toyota for Fire Dept

6.2.

Vote-Transfer 10,000 for a software upgrade in the Cemetery Div. of Dept of Public Works

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order-60 day trial (various)

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance-Amend Chapter 39 Library, specifically s.39-1 entitled Board of Trustees

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Transportation SC April 9, 2019.

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage

10.2.

Misc. - Rocky Morrison, President (Clean River Project) request permission to address City Council regarding environmental update for Merrimack River.

10.3.

Misc. - Harry Kortikere (Green Community Choice Power Program) Request permission to address City Council regarding Community Choice Power Program.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Conway/C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. meet with appropriate department heads to explore the feasibility and appropriateness of developing a decorative median strip for Andover Street.

11.2.

C. Mercier - Req. the City Mgr. have Development Services address neighborhood concerns @ 85 11th Street such as Boarding house, occupants & status and give full report to the City Council.

11.3.

C. Cirillo - Req. the City Mgr. have the proper department contact MassDOT to request the State's Inmate Labor Program come to Lowell and remove litter along our State owned roads.

11.4.

C. Cirillo - Req. the City Mgr. have the proper department provide an update to the City Council as to the addressing of potholes throughout the City.

11.5.

C. Cirillo - Req. the Mayor establish a City Councilor Annual Lowell Cleanup, #Trashtag Challenge for the City Council to clean an area of Lowell.

11.6.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss developing a Rental Property Registry to track rental properties in the City.

11.7.

C. Elliott - Req. the City Mgr./Health Director report on e-cigarettes/vaping regulations and outreach programs to inform public of health risks.

11.8.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding pest control in the Lowell Public Schools.

11.9.

C. Nuon/C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding repairs to fire houses in the City and the police headquarters.

12.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

12.1.

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.

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

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