Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        July 23, 2019
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA
 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

CITY CLERK

2.1.

Minutes of Arts and Culture SC July 9th; City Council Meeting July 9th, for acceptance.

3.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

3.1.

Order-Vacate, Discontinue and Abandon Lequin Avenue.

3.2.

Order-Vacate, Discontinue and Abandon portion of Middlesex St. and portion of Thorndike St.

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

National Grid - Req. installation of (1) SO Pole at 90 Old Ferry Road.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - JFK Plaza
B) Motion Response - Slow Children At Play Signs
C) Motion Response - Reservoir Signage
D) Motion Response - Crime Stoppers
E) Motion Response - Participatory Budget
5.2.

Informational Reports

F) Informational - Library HVAC
G) Informational - Summer Recreational Staffing Update
5.3.

Introduction of Suffolk, Construction Manager for LHS Project

5.4.

Communication-Accept resignation of Thomas F. O'Brien from Election Commission

5.5.

Communication-Reappoint Clifford R. Krieger to License Commission

5.6.

Communication-Appoint John J. Sexton to Civic Stadium Commission

5.7.

Communication - City Manager request Out of State Travel (1) LPD; (1) HHS (4 per.).

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

VOTE-AUTH CM EX LICENSE AGREEMENT LD HOLDINGS LLC-76 MERRIMACK ST-SIDEWALK SEATING.

6.2.

Vote-Accept-Expend 30,000 from MassDevelopment for Transit Oriented Development around Gallagher Terminal

6.3.

Vote-Accept-Expend 7,500.00 from Barclay-Giel Seed Grant program to fund Lowell Opioid Storybook Project-Health Dept.

6.4.

Vote-Designate Members of Planning Board of the City of Lowell as Special Municipal Employees

6.5.

Vote-Transfer 25,000.00 to provide seed funding for employee suggestion award program

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Loan Order-Repairs to Various School Buildings 305,425.00

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance-Create one Director of Homelessness Initiatives position and salary in the Department of Planning and Development

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Lowell Commission on Disability July 19, 2019.

9.2.

Housing SC July 23, 2019.

9.3.

Wire Insp. - Waveguide - Req. installation of 450 feet of underground and below bridge conduit at Pawtucket St. Bridge over Northern Canal. (TIGER Bridge Project)

9.4.

Wire Insp. - National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole located at 12 Manchester Street.

9.5.

Wire Insp. - National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole located at Manchester and Quebec Streets.

9.6.

Wire Insp. - National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole located on Court Street.

9.7.

Wire Insp. - National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole on Lundberg Street.

9.8.

Wire Insp. - Waveguide (for Extenet Systems, Inc.) - request installation of cell antenna at Pawtucket Street Bridge over Northern Canal (TIGER Project).

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Misc. - Vilmaira Maldonado request permission to address City Council regarding parking in front of Olympia Restaurant at 457 Market Street.

10.2.

Misc. - Eastern Bank (Richard Batten - Batten Bros., Inc.) request installation of an overhanging sign at premises located at 50 Central Street (Prescott Street side).

10.3.

Siena Engineering (TC Systems/AT&T) - Request installation of underground telecommunications conduit on Andover Street from Dancause Road to Tewksbury line.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department find a location for the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra to rehearse.

11.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. find ways and means to upgrade Hovey Field so that the old playground equipment be replaced by new equipment so children are safe to enjoy their park.

11.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have proper department develop a plan to connect Western Avenue to the Hamilton Canal Innovation District.

11.4.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. work with offices of Congresswoman Lori Trahan as well as Senators Warren and Markey to conduct an informational workshop to raise awareness regarding the US Census 2020.

11.5.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding bunt-out homes on Sagamore, Shaw and Arthur Streets.

11.6.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. update City Council regarding Central Street bridge construction.

11.7.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. invite State delegation and School Department to meet with City Council regarding current bullying policies, state laws.

11.8.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding developing on-line building applications and permits.

11.9.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department analyze all of Lowell's elementary and middle school's playground equipment for wear and age and if there is currently no playground equipment at a school provide a timeline/plan to install a playground.

11.10.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. work with the Lowell Police Department to provide the City Council with a vandalism report on the bikeshare program bikes and distribute the Veoride Vandalism Statement to the community.

11.11.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have proper department draft a Memorandum of Understanding between the City, UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College and Lowell National Historical Park in support of Lowell’s status as a Global City of Learning.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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