Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        March 6, 2018
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 Education Partnerships SC February 27th; City Council Meeting February 27th, For Acceptance.

3.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

3.1.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct the Law Department to begin procedures and preparation necessary for the eminent domain taking of 75 Arcand Drive.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Lowell Memorial Auditorium
B) Lowell Car Wash
C) Union Lowell, LLC Private Dormitory
D) Timeline for the Eminent Domain Process
E) Spring Cleaning Procedures
F) Cost Analysis Recycling
G) Greening Communities Program
H) Meters for Homeless
4.2.

Communication-Appoint Nathan Freehling to Veterans Commission

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Apply, Accept, Expend Grant from Mass. Div. of Energy Resources Green Communities Div. for 250,000

5.2.

Vote-Auth. Mgr. Ex. License Agreement with Top Donut 2018-2021

5.3.

Vote-Authorize Mgr. Ex. Temporary License Agreement with Mark Van Der Hyde for a public art project

5.4.

Vote-Transfer 15,000 to fund appraisals for 75 Arcand Drive

5.5.

Vote-Transfer 36,000 to fund appraisals for Rt. 38 widening project.

5.6.

Vote-Transfer 54,000 for additional expenses at Lowell Police Dept.

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Order-60 day trial (various)

6.2.

Bond Sale Premium Application Order.

7.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Ordinance-Create one new grant position Resource Room Navigator and establish salary in the Career Center of Lowell

7.2.

Ordinance-Create one Systems and Project Specialist position and establish salary in the Police Dept

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Neighborhoods SC March 6, 2018.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claims - (4) Property Damage.

9.2.

Misc. - CH LH CrossPoint Owners, LLC request license for additional storage of flammables (7,500 gals. AST Fuel Oil #2/Diesel II) at 900 Chelmsford Street.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. Distribute To All Condominium Associations Multiple Copies Of The Parking Rates To Be Given To Residents Who Pay For Garage Parking. This Is So Each Individual Residence Will Be Given A Copy To Make It Clear To Them What Rate/Senior Discount Rate They Are Responsible For. Also, Direct The Parking Director To Post The Rates Each Parking Garage In A Very Easily Accessible Viewing Area.

10.2.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. Provide A Report For Budgeted Cost And Implementation Regarding These Options For Bicycle Safety:  1. Painting And Upkeep Of Bicycle Lanes Throughout The City. 2. Bike Lanes Being Segregated By A Barrier For Added Safety.

10.3.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. Provide A Report Updating The City Council Regarding The Lowell Complete Streets Policy Enacted on August 11, 2015 And What Goals For Travel Mode Distribution, i.e. Bicycle Routes, Have Been Developed And/Or Achieved In Accordance With The Policy Within The Stated Incremental Five Year Time Period Which Will End On August 11, 2020. 

10.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. appoint a public safety personnel/security professional to the School Building Committee to ensure safety issues are addressed at high school.

10.5.

C. Elliott/C. Nuon - Req. Board of Parks consider re-naming Clemente Park to Palin Park and ensure stone is re-located to the new Roberto Clemente Field at Komanzelis Park.

10.6.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department post parking garage fees; especially for seniors (62 and up) monthly rate of $26; and in addition if there are remaining excise tax bills to be delivered include said rate list in the billing envelope.

10.7.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding the need for a supervisor for the COOP Team.

10.8.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have DPD organize a business group representing entities along the Bridge and Middlesex Street business corridors.

10.9.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have Elections Department and any other department work with UML and the Lowell Plan regarding developing a plan to increase civic engagement in the City.

10.10.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have LPD provide a report regarding any incidents occurring at the Edge Dormitory Project.

10.11.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have proper department improve sidewalk conditions along the Bridge and Middlesex Street business corridors.

10.12.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct the proper department make all city parking garage rates (including any senior or other applicable discounts) readily available to constituents in both digital and printed formats that can be shared. 

11.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

11.1.

Executive Session - Hear a complaint pursuant to Exemption (a)(1).

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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