Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
       
 February 28, 2017
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 Economic Development SC February 14th; City Council Meeting February 14th; Special Meeting - Committee of the Whole February 16th, for acceptance.

3.

AUDITOR BUSINESS

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

MOTION RESPONSES

(A) Motion Response - Four Way Stop Trull Lane
(B) Motion Response - 2017 Pavement Marking
(C) Motion Response - Comcast Hanging Wires
(D) Motion Response - Bridge Street Improvements
(E) Motion Response - Smith Baker Center
(F) Motion Response - LHS Meeting Minutes
4.2.

INFORMATIONAL

(G) Informational - Net School Spending FY16-FY17
(H) Informational - Refunding Bonds - Budgetary Savings
(I) Informational - 2016 Audit Response
4.3.

Communication-Reappoint Richard Lockhart and James Wilde-Historic Board

4.4.

Communication Designate Norman Giguere as Chairman of Veterans Commission

4.5.

Communication - City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) LRWU; (1) LPD.

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

VOTES

(A) Vote-Approve 4 unranked options and Auth. Skanska USA Building, Inc. the OPM submit Preliminary Design materials to MSBA
(B) Vote-Auth Mgr Ex. License Agreement (overhanging sign) 17 Shattuck St.- Lupoli Companies LLC
(C) Vote-Transfer $17,700.00 Police Equipment
(D) Vote-Transfer $18,000 Kennel Services
6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

ORDERS

(A) Loan Order-Garage Design Bond (HCD)-$1,200,00
(B) Loan Order-Rescind Excess Debt Authorizations (various)
(C) Order-60 day trial (various)
7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Special Meeting - Committee of the Whole February 16, 2017.

7.2.

City Council Special Meeting February 27, 2017.

7.3.

Technology & Utilities SC February 28, 2017.

7.4.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Req. permission to install underground concrete PVC conduit at 11-15 Carter Street.

7.5.

Wire Insp. - National Grid/Verizon NE - Req. permission to install new riser pole at 15 Carter Street.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Claims - (3) property.

8.2.

Misc. - Robert McCarthy request installation of handicap parking sign at 14 Dumerle Street.

8.3.

Misc. - Daniel Daigle request installation of handicap parking sign at 40 Arlington Street.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide report from DPW regarding waste barrels being left on curbsides in all neighborhoods during the week.

9.2.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report from Inspectional Services regarding clearing of snow from sidewalks; report to include amount of citations and fines as compared to last year.

9.3.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have Water Department review bills regarding high water costs.

9.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department replace the missing plaque at the South Common swimming pool with a granite stone that was named the “Anthony L. Archinski Memorial Pool” in 1978, in his memory.

9.5.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department install a stop sign on Lewis Street at the corner of the Bridge.

9.6.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. increase City input to address the massive amount of illegal dumping in the City, especially in Centralville.

9.7.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have City Solicitor prepare language for a Home Rule Petition to require State to provide 100% of Charter School student tuition costs to cities and towns.

9.8.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. meet with Winn Development to reconsider developing parcels 8 and 9 residential and parcel 5 commercial.

9.9.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. evaluate potential cost savings from streamlining the Parks Department and the DPW.

9.10.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. update City Council regarding status of lease agreement with the Lowell Spinners.

9.11.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department review the parking restriction regulations or lack thereof in the vicinity of the intersection of Mt. Vernon Street and Varney Street.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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