Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        February 25, 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 - Hoops For Hope (Jay Grasso).

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Finance SC February 11th; Economic Downtown Development SC February 11th; City Council Meeting February 11th; Transportation SC February 19th, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance-Create Grant Funded Position and Salary entitled Youth Outreach Specialist at the HHS Dept.

5.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

5.1.

National Grid - Request installation of ten feet of underground electric conduit to service 336 Central Street.

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Presentation - Lowell General Hospital

6.2.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Clocks at City Hall
B) Motion Response - Wires Hanging Overhead on Utility Poles
C) Motion Response - Beaver St. Bridge
D) Motion Response - Affordable Housing
E) Motion Response - Westford and Stedman Intersection
F) Motion Response - Marijuana HCAs and Revenue
6.3.

Communication-Accept resignation of Sheila Hegarty from the Disability Commission

6.4.

Communication-Appoint AnnMarie Sreypov Porter to Council on Aging

6.5.

Communication-Reappoint Lisa Golden to Board of Health

6.6.

Communication-Reappoint Mark Briere to ZBA

6.7.

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

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote-Accept.Expend Municipal Vulnerability Program Planning Grant 77,550.00

8.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Order of Taking Permanent and Temporary Easements for Municipal Purposes in furtherance of Route 38 Roadway and Intersection Improvement Project

8.2.

Order-60 day trial-various

9.

CONSTABLE BONDS

9.1.

Communication - City Mgr. request approval of Constable Bond for Ronald Bertheim.

10.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.1.

Sub-Committee Reports.

1)  Transportation SC February 19, 2020.
2)  Cannabis Control SC February 25, 2020.
3)  Election Laws/Redistricting SC Joint With Rules SC February 25, 2020.
10.2.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Req. installation of new handhole and 100 feet of underground electric conduit at 15-21 Surrey Lane.

11.

PETITIONS

11.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

11.2.

Misc. - 160 Middlesex Street, LLC (Geary & Geary, LLP) request license for overhanging decorative balconies at 160 Middlesex Street.

11.3.

Misc. - Flood Law Office, P.C. request no parking zone at corner of Rogers and Berkeley Streets.

11.4.

Misc. - Steven Bickford request permission to address City Council regarding preservation of World War I Cannon Monument.

11.5.

National Grid - Request installation of 50 feet of underground electric conduit at Bridge and French Streets.

11.6.

National Grid - Request permission to install 10 feet of underground electric conduit at Prescott and Merrimack Streets (Kearney Square).

12.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

12.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have the newly formed Homeless Commission put together a booklet outlining all programs, meals, hours of operations, phone numbers, free clothes, laundry service, hair cuts, counseling, job opportunities, exercise etc. and whatever else agencies have to offer so that we may distribute this information through different agencies such as Living Water; The Phoenix; CTI; and Lowell House to homeless people on street.

12.2.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. to meet with Public Health Department and contact the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and provide a report to the City Council outlining the steps we are taking to ensure our community is safe from the Coronavirus.

12.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have proper department clean up the waste from illegal dumping at sites across the City and to create a plan to reduce further illegal dumping.

12.4.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding the bicentennial planning effort of the City.

12.5.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have DPD provide updated plans regarding vacant/dilapidated properties in the ACRE Redevelopment Plan.

12.6.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Supt. Of Police hold community outreach sessions pertaining to Level 3 sex offenders in South Lowell as well as all other neighborhood groups.

12.7.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide updated report regarding prior motion to remove abandoned sign structures on City property on Middlesex Street.

12.8.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on the status of the vacant/abandoned Hadley House on Broadway Street as well as the Francis Gate House.

12.9.

C. Elliott - Req. Economic/Downtown Development SC meet with small business owners throughout City’s various business corridors to develop, enhance and expand business opportunities/economic opportunity zones for vacant properties, including downtown vacant storefronts.

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

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