Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
       March 21, 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 City Council Meeting March 7th; Neighborhoods SC March 13th, for acceptance.

3.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

3.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 9 Boards Comm by adding new Art XII Diversity Council

3.2.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 290 Zoning entitled Unregistered Vehicles, amend sec. 4.3.5.2

3.3.

Ordinance-Amend Zoning Special Permits s.11.3.1 and Art XII Table of Uses

3.4.

Loan Order-Garage Design Bond (HCD)-$1,200,00

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

National Grid - Request permission to install underground line of electric conduits including the necessary sustaining and protecting fixtures to service the Hamilton Canal District.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

(A) Pedestrian Crossing Andover Street
(B) Lewis Street Stop Sign
(C) Sidewalk Snow Removal
(D) Status of the Luz Building on Gorham Street
(E) 70 Seventh Street
5.2.

Communication-Planning Board Recommendation regarding amending Zoning Ordinance Section 4.3 (Accessory Uses) Section 4.3.5 (2) Storage of Unregistered Vehicles at residential properties.

5.3.

Communication-Planning Board Recommendation regarding amending Zoning Oridnance Section 11.3 Special Permits subsection 11.3.1 Special Permit Granting authority Amend Article XII and Table of Uses.

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Special Legislation relative to Article 97

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order - 60 day trial-(Various)

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance-Traffic 2017

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Neighborhoods SC March 13, 2017.

9.2.

Parks & Recreation SC March 21, 2017.

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claims - (2) Property.

10.2.

Misc.-Decio Andrade Request a Handicap Parking Sign @ 6 Linden Street.

10.3.

Misc.-Augusto Zandanel (Capricci Cafe) request overhanging sign @ 108 Merrimack Street.

10.4.

Misc. - Piseth Cheav (Sweet Journey) request permission to install overhanging sign at 30 Central Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Belanger-Req. City Mgr. address continued dumping along First Street corridor.

11.2.

C. Belanger-Req. City Mgr. work to address lighting and safety issues at parking lot on Broadway Street adjacent to Yim’s Variety.

11.3.

C. Belanger-Req. City Mgr. work with Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs to discuss options to remove restrictions on the Cawley site.

11.4.

C. Belanger-Req. City Mgr. work with Youth Services to roll out summer jobs program for 2017.

11.5.

C. Elliott-Req. City Mgr./Law Department identify any potential preservation/conservation restrictions relative to downtown options for Lowell High School construction project.

11.6.

C. Leahy-Req. City Mgr. investigate the possible use of ipads by department heads in order to operate more efficiently.

11.7.

C. Leary-Req. City Mgr. report to City Council by March 21st all the potential options available and make recommendations in order to keep the Lowell High School option four, Cawley field, on the table for final consideration.

11.8.

C. Leary-Req. City Mgr. work with the Lowell Public Schools Superintendent in order to determine the potential busing costs for all Lowell High School students; report to include busing costs if school redistricting is implemented.

11.9.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. have DPW repair the multiple potholes on Park Ave W. and at the end of Perry Street.

11.10.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. review the impact that the President’s proposed budget cuts to the Community Development Grants would have on the City should they be implemented.

11.11.

C. Milinazzo-Req. City Mgr. have the Traffic Engineer determine the appropriate speed limit for East Merrimack Street between Rivercliff Road and Nesmith Street.

11.12.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department prepare the proper vote to indemnify Board of Parks member Peter Finnegan as it relates to the ethics complaint filed against him related to the Article 97 vote.

11.13.

C. Rourke-Req. City Mgr. repay grant money as related to the Article 97 parcels at Cawley Stadium.

11.14.

C. Samaras/C. Belanger-Req. City Mgr. have DPD create a questionnaire for downtown businesses to identify reactions to location of Lowell High School.

11.15.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide information to our residents on who is allowed to sell electricity door to door.

11.16.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. update City Council relative to the disposition of the Soucy parcel of land.

11.17.

M. Kennedy-Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer conduct a traffic study that would consider the impact on the projected increase in traffic in the Belvidere neighborhood and on Route 133 and Route 38 if the high school were to relocate out of the downtown.

11.18.

M. Kennedy-Req. City Mgr. report to City Council regarding anticipated costs due to infrastructure and traffic improvements necessary if the high school were to move out of downtown including any sidewalks, road improvements and traffic lights that were needed.

11.19.

M. Kennedy-Req. City Mgr. report to City Council regarding any standing that the Town of Tewksbury would have regarding Article 97 and on any conservation or environmental issues.

11.20.

M. Kennedy-Req. City Mgr. report to City Council regarding votes necessary by the Conservation Commission regarding the wetlands adjacent to the Cawley site and the natural heritage endangered species area that is adjacent to the Cawley site.

11.21.

M. Kennedy-Req. City Mgr. report on Parking Solution regarding the Cawley Site.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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