Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        April 11, 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 Finance SC April 3rd; Economic Development SC April 4th; City Council Meeting April 4th, for acceptance.

3.

AUDITOR BUSINESS

3.1.

Communication - YTD Budget Report March 31, 2017.

3.2.

Informational - FY16 Schedule A.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

(A)   Recycling Plan for Downtown Residents
(B) Electricity Aggregation Plan
(C) Youth Summer Jobs
4.2.

Informational

(D) Flooding Concerns and Mitigation
4.3.

Communication - City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (3) LPD.

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Auth Mgr Accept Grant from Comm of MA Dept of Fire Svcs ($56K) for Fire Dept to purchase a Fire Safety House (Trailer) and Execute MOU re the S.A.F.E. Fund Grant Program

5.2.

Vote-Authorize City Mgr Ex. License Agreement-108 Merrimack St. (overhanging sign) South American Food Market Inc. d/b/a Capricci

5.3.

Vote-Authorize City Mgr Execute Parking Lease and Passcard Parking Agreement w/Mack Canal LLC for parking for residential use located at 1 Merrimack Place, Lowell

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Misc. - Keith Kirchner request reimbursement of Trinity Amubulance bill.

7.2.

Misc. - MassDOT request City Council grant temporary easement for sidewalk reconstruction at intersection of Route 113 and VFW Highway (Riverside St.)

7.3.

Misc. - MassDOT request City Council grant temporary easement for sidewalk reconstruction at intersection of Route 113 and VFW Highway (Varnum Ave.)

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council vote to recognize veterans of the month, from the Lowell Veterans’ Commission, on a quarterly basis at City Council meetings as well as welcome back veteran service members from overseas.

8.2.

C. Elliott - Req. Finance SC meet weekly to discuss financial aspects of Lowell High School.

8.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss dedication of a park bench in memory of Cole Kinney per request of the family.

8.4.

C. Leahy - Req. City Council vote to name open space at 150 Douglas Road, previously gifted to the City by the Knott family; as “Lowell Veterans’ Park”, and dedicate its use in honor of Lowell veterans.

8.5.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. update City Council regarding Ayers City Redevelopment and access plans to that area.

8.6.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. provide a status update regarding the fines and actions taken on property located at 44 McKinley Avenue.

8.7.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. review the feasibility of combining Public Works and Lowell Public Schools Custodians departments into a Maintenance Department, the report to include both positive and negative issues that such a merger would incur, any potential efficiency improvements and costs savings achieved.

8.8.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. and City Engineer develop a protocol for flood warnings in the Clay Pit Brook neighborhood and Rosemont neighborhood, and refer matter to Flood Issues SC for citizen input.

8.9.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. consider extending the Clay Brook culvert to beyond the dam area and make it part of the Capital Plan.

8.10.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. consider the construction of a dike on the west bank of Beaver Brook and make it part of the Capital Plan.

8.11.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. provide City Council and the LHS Building Committee with clarification regarding the apparent conflict between 963 CMR 2.21 and the recent Skanska response to the inquiry regarding Section 3.1.8 (Regarding Past Projects) of the MSBA Preliminary Design Program Review, report to include an estimate of the financial impact of this provision should the high school leave the downtown area.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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