Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        May 22, 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.

Recognition - Lowell as a Housing Choice Community.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Finance SC Joint with School Committee Finance SC May 14th; Environmental & Flood Issues SC May 15th; City Council Meeting May 15th, for acceptance.

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

National Grid - Req. permission to install 1,720 feet of new gas main from 1852 Middlesex Street to Chelmsford town line.

4.2.

National Grid - Req. permission to relay existing 2,100 feet of gas main on Chelmsford Street between Howard and Liberty Street.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Plain-Tanner St. Corridor Redevelopment Plans
B) Sidewalk Seating/ADA Compliance
C) DPW Inventory Management
D) List of Non-operational Items and Items in Disrepair Update
E) Periodic Maintenance at Schools
F) Update on Construction at VFW Highway and Aiken St. Bridge
G) Neighborhood Schools
H) Article 97
5.2.

Informational Reports

I) Distinguished Veteran of the Year
J) FY19 LPSD Funding Update
K) Proposed Rule Change re Free Speech Zone
L) HCID Garage Presentation
5.3.

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

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Order-Dedicate intersection of Winthrop Avenue and Wilder Street Dr. L. Rodger Currie Memorial in Honor of Dr. L. Rodger Currie

7.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Ordinance-Create New Chapter 199, Entitled Marijuana Licensing

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Zoning SC May 22, 2018.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Speedway, LLC. request license for additional storage of flammables 28,000 gals. gas UST; 12,000 Diesel II UST at 566 Pawtucket Street.

9.2.

Misc. - National Grid request permission to install (1) new pole to service new home at 16 Clarendon Street.

9.3.

Misc. - National Grid request permission to install handhold to service 16 Clarendon Street.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. explore the feasibility of re-locating our police station to the site of the District Court located on Hurd Street when vacated by State.

10.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. develop a policy and/or designated area to allow citizens to exercise their 1st Amendment rights.

10.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on City adopting MGL property exemption for veteran volunteer program.

10.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department provide an outline of where people are allowed to demonstrate or protest if not in Council Chamber during a public meeting and posts signs indicating such.

10.5.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department install security cameras on 1st Street as well as address issues of lighting, excess trash, beer bottles and drug paraphernalia.

10.6.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department draft ordinance that would fine utility companies $100 per line after they were notified that such lines were illegally hanging from their pole.

10.7.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide a report on challenges and successes in relationship between Lowell Career Center and clients of local non-profit who aid in addiction recovery.

10.8.

C. Nuon - Req. City of Lowell continue its support of non-profits that provide services to our residents in need and request City Mgr. provide periodic reports on progress and advise on how to strengthen results.

10.9.

C. Nuon - Req. City of Lowell join with non-profits to send a letter to the US Senate and House of Representatives in support of Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act (CARE) proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah Cummings to begin treating the opioid crisis like the critical public health emergency it is.

10.10.

C. Nuon/M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have DPW work with representatives from Roberto Clemente Baseball Field to install lighting with a scoreboard on the field and to concession stand in the near future.

10.11.

C. Nuon/M. Samaras - Req. City re-establish the Youth Council and/or Commission

10.12.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct the Law Department to draft a home rule petition to allow the City to appoint retired Lowell police officers to work paid detail assignments.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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