Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        January 28, 2020
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA
 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Presentation - Fru NKimbeng of a gift to City Council from the City of Bamenda in Cameroon.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting January 21st, for acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Smith Baker Center
B) Motion Response - Billerica St
C) Motion Response - VFW over Beaver Brook Bridge Update
D) Motion Response - LPD Wellness Programs for First Responders
E) Motion Response-Process to Change Charter to Allow Residents to Vote and Elect Mayor
F) Motion Response - Update on Employee Incentive Program
G) Motion Response - Status of 246.1 Market St.
H) Motion Response - Update to the Master Plan
I) Motion Response - Building Permitting
J) Motion Response - Abatement Process

4.2.

Informational Reports

K) Informational Report - FY2021 Budget Update
L) Informational Report - HCID Update
M) Informational Report - Polling Location Change Notice
N) Informational - Accelerated Repair Program Update
4.3.

Communication-Accept resignation of Melissa Desroches from Board of Parks

4.4.

Communication-Appoint Mary Callery, Conor Baldwin and Allison Lamey to Suggestion Award Board

4.5.

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

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Accept Easements from Centennial Island Hydroelectric Co. pertaining to the Concord River Greenway Project

5.2.

Vote-Accept Easements from Related Stirling Bay, LLC pertaining to Concord River Greenway Project

5.3.

Vote-To freeze new petitions for timed, free, on street parking spaces until parking study is completed

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Loan Order-Accelerated Repairs to various school buildings

7.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 9 Create Art. XIV entitled Community Preservation Committee

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Misc. - Andres Rivera request installation of handicap parking sign at 5 Common Avenue.

9.2.

Misc. - Mark Mello request permission to address Council regarding parking issues on Waite and Chelmsford Streets.

9.3.

Misc. - Charles Kafasis request to address City Council regarding parking issues; including residential parking program.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the process of revenue generated by the use of empty lots charging people to park in and around the new court house.

10.2.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. update Council regarding status of the Neighborhood Enhancement Enforcement Directive.

10.3.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. meet with DPW and other departments to explore the feasibility of using a “Chip - Disc” system (A-Tags) that is currently used in New York, Boston, Cambridge and other cities to identify companies that did work for trench repair and other projects.

10.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have LPD provide a report regarding the number of response calls/missing persons reports from group homes throughout the City.

10.5.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. develop traffic management plan and parking solutions for the opening of the new court house.

10.6.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. invite Lowell General Hospital to make a presentation to the Council regarding their plans for providing health care services to the citizens of Lowell for the next two years.

10.7.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the feasibility of holding a South East Asian New Year event at the JFK Plaza in April.

10.8.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding the status of signage for the area designated as Cambodia Town.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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