Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        April 2, 2019
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA
 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Communication - Census Complete Count Committee Kickoff Event.

2.2.

Motion Responses - Mayor

A) Motion Response - Mayor - Benjamin Butler
B) Motion Response - Mayor - Anti Bullying
3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Economic Development SC March 26th; City Council Meeting March 26th, for acceptance

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Neighborhood Business Group Outreach
5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Auth. Mgr to negotiate and enter into a contract with Sifi Networks America LLC

5.2.

Vote-Authorize CM Approve Mass Mills Easements and License Agreements

5.3.

Vote-Transfer 95,000 in funds to various accounts in Police Dept to cover training and expenses

5.4.

Vote-Authorize CM Ex. Lease Eastern Bank-Police Substation 50 Central St.

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Order-60 Day Trial (various)

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Neighborhoods SC Joint with Zoning SC April 1, 2019.

7.2.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Request installation of electric conduits on Quebec Street between Blossom and Maple Streets.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage

8.2.

Misc. - Elizabeth Silva (Silva's Mini Market) request City Council revert Perry Street back to two-way street.

8.3.

Siena Engineering Group Inc. (TC Systems Inc.) - Req. to install telecommunication underground conduit on Gorham St. intersection of Dix St. and Moore St.

8.4.

Siena Engineering Group Inc. (TC Sytems Inc.) - Req. to install telecommunication underground conduit on Gorham St. intersection of Manchester St.

8.5.

Axis Engineering Group - Req to place fiber line to service 2 Prince Ave.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department install a sign at the First Street side of hill area under surveillance and install cameras to identify and fine people who are dumping trash there.

9.2.

C. Cirillo -Req. City Mgr. have the proper department give the City Council an update on the Tour De Lowell race.

9.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. direct City Engineer make it explicit to contractors hired for paving and fixing our streets that the work must be guaranteed and that they will fix any of their work that needs repair within a reasonable period of time.

9.4.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. direct the Parking Department instruct their staff to check pay stations during daily routes and report any malfunctioning meters each day.

9.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have the DPD give updated status on the lighting at the Roberto Clemente Baseball Field.

9.6.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. reach out to the City of Cambridge to see if someone can come speak to the Council about the participatory budgeting process that Cambridge has undertaken during the last five years.

9.7.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding permitting fees issued by the Board of Parks.

9.8.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct proper department to check the status of Little League fields in the city in preparation for the upcoming season.

9.9.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct proper department to study the intersection of Bowers St and Fletcher St by St. George Church to assess traffic and consider the installation of a four way stop or traffic lights or other measures to ensure safety for pedestrians and vehicles. 

9.10.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct proper department work with the Mayor’s Office in establishing a volunteer commission to help prepare for Lowell’s upcoming bicentennial including representatives of the Lowell Historic Board, Lowell Historical Society, Lowell Heritage Partnership, and other appropriate organizations and individuals. 

10.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

10.1.

Executive Session - Regarding matter of litigation, namely Huot et al. v. City of Lowell, public discussion of which could have a detrimental effect on the City’s position.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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