Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        January 24, 2017
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 - Req. City Council endorse the letter from the Lowell Sustainability Council.
2.2.
Communication - Req. City Council consider canceling the Council meetings during February and April vacations (February 21st and April 18th).
3.
CITY CLERK
3.1.
Minutes of Transportation SC January 17th; City Council Meeting January 17th, for acceptance.
4.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER
4.1.
MOTION RESPONSES

(A) UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, Lowell School Department discussion regarding the educational planning of new high school.
(B) Winn Development report regarding proportional analysis of market rate housing versus
affordable housing.
(C) Insure neighborhood organizations are informed of all public board meetings and their agendas.
5.
VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5.1.
VOTES
(A) Vote-Auth Mgr Ex. License Agreement-1 East Merrimack St
(B) Vote-Transfer $85,055.00 Demo of 16 Hampshire St
6.
ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6.1.
ORDER
Order-Dedicate intersection Auburn and Gorham Streets (Joseph D. Simoneau Memorial)
7.
CONSTABLE BONDS
7.1.
Communication - City Mgr. request approval for Constable Bond for Raymond Lamy; Jared P. Riccardi; and Manuel F. Barros.
8.
REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
8.1.
Neighborhoods SC January 23, 2017.
9.
PETITIONS
9.1.
Claim - (1) property.
9.2.
Misc. - Andy Jacobson, President of COOL, request overhanging sign at 122 Merrimack Street.
9.3.
Misc. - Geary & Geary, LLP, on behalf of Kevin and Debbie Fernandes, request to extend LI zoning district to include 25 Olney Street.
9.4.
National Grid - Req. permission to install underground concrete PVC conduit at 11 - 15 Carter Street.
9.5.
National Grid/Verizon NE - Req. permission to install new riser pole at 15 Carter Street.
10.
CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS
10.1.
C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. work with State delegation and Registry of Motor Vehicles to establish a kiosk in Lowell that will allow citizens to renew licenses.
10.2.
C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have proper department paint the base of the water tower on Beacon Street.
10.3.
C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. meet with DPW and school officials to establish an action plan regarding heating and air conditioning in the schools.
10.4.
C. Leahy/C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. work with DPD to provide and economic development plan for the Cabot/Market Street area, specifically around former Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union complex.
10.5.
C. Leahy/C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. report on status of the stone building located on the corner of Rock and Mt. Vernon Streets.
10.6.
C. Leahy/C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer explore feasibility of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Moody and Aiken Streets.
10.7.
C. Leahy/C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have DPW repair parking lot at the Bartlett School.
10.8.
C. Leahy/C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide City Council with up to date reports and minutes of all meetings pertaining to the construction of the new high school.
10.9.
C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. provide an update status for the 2 for Lowell Loan program; report to include the current funding sources, and review the feasibility of the DPD to reengage in funding options.
10.10.
C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the building status located on 156 Wilder Street.
10.11.
M. Kennedy - Req. City Council refer the Lowell House proposal to add a residential component to the Downtown Redevelopment Subcommittee for report and recommendation to the full City Council.
11.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
12.
ADJOURNMENT
Office of the City Clerk - 375 Merrimack Street - Phone: 978.674.4161