Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        April 23, 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.

Proclamation - National Community Development Week

2.2.

Presentation - Walgreens Community Pharmacy

2.3.

Presentation - International Institute of New England 100th Anniversary

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council April 9th; Transportation SC for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance-Amend Chapter 39 Library, specifically s.39-1 entitled Board of Trustees

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - School Playground Equipment
B) Motion Response - Little League Fields
C) Motion Response - Potholes Update
D) Motion Response - Paving and Trench Work Warranty
E) Motion Response - Madonna Circle
F) Motion Response - Broadway and Pawtucket Signal
G) Motion Response - Festival Fees
5.2.

Informational Reports

H) Informational - LHS Board Action Letter
I) Informational - National Community Development Week
5.3.

Communication - City Manager request Out of State Travel (1) LPD.

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Accept Chapter 44 s.64 Payment of Bills in Excess of Appropriations

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Loan Order-343,399,220 to pay cost of designing constructing equipping and furnishing an addition and reno project at LHS

7.2.

Order-60 Day Trial (various)

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Technology & Utilities SC April 23, 2019.

8.2.

Disability Commission

8.3.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Replacing new gas main line 37 Greendale Avenue.

8.4.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Replacing new gas main line Douglas Road.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claim - (2) Property Damage

9.2.

Misc. - Vilmona Maldonado request to address City Council regarding National Prayer date May 2, 2019.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Mercier - Req. the City Mgr. have the proper dept. put a crosswalk across Chelmsford St. to Buck’s Bar at 165 Chelmsford St.

10.2.

C. Mercier - Req. the City Mgr. make possible naming the North Common Roberto Clemente Park at North Common.

10.3.

C. Leahy - Req. the City Mgr. update the City Council on the budget for street line painting and also update City Council on a schedule for the upcoming year for painting lines and streets throughout the City of Lowell.

10.4.

C. Leahy - Req. the City Mgr. have the Traffic Engineer update the City Council on Perry Street.

10.5.

C. Cirillo - Req. the Arts and Culture Sub/Committee meet to have COOL make a presentation.

10.6.

C. Conway - Req. the City Mgr./DPD set up meeting with area Chamber of Commerce organizations and the Lowell Plan to develop strategies to attract new business and jobs (Commercial and Industrial) to the City.

10.7.

C. Elliott - Req. the City Mgr. work with Portuguese community leaders, to discuss options to recognize and honor Deolinda Melli director of International Institute for 30 years.

10.8.

M. Samaras - Req. the City Mgr. instruct Water Department provide a report on the conditions of the drinking water distribution network in the City of Lowell.

10.9.

M. Samaras - Req. the City Mgr. instruct the proper department to work with representatives of the Liberian Community on the installation of monument near City Hall/JFK Plaza similar to other ethnic monuments.

10.10.

M. Samaras - Req. the City Mgr. instruct the proper department to develop standard procedures and protocols for community groups wishing to install monuments near City Hall/JFK Plaza.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

11.1.

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.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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