Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        April 25, 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 April 11th, for acceptance.

3.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

3.1.

Motion Responses

A) Parking Regulations near Mt. Vernon and Varney Streets
B) Parking Solution at Eleventh and Beacon Streets
C) Speed Limit East Merrimack Street
D) June Street Paving
E) Swan Street Paving
F) Update on the Disposition of the Soucy Parcel
G) Condition of Willard Street
H) Funding for Kerouac Festival
I) Possible Use of iPads
J) Hamilton Innovation District EDA Sign and Infrastructure
K) Lawrence Street Bridge
L) Procedures on Eminent Domain Cases
M) Report on Annual Lien Auction
3.2.

Informational

N) Informational - Market, Cabbot and Merrimack Street Project
3.3.

Communication-Reappoint James F. O'Donnell to Lowell Memorial Auditorium

3.4.

Communication-Reappoint William D. Sheehan Jr. to Council on Aging

3.5.

Communication - City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) DPD.

4.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Vote-Transfer $35,000 to cover cost of assessment center testing for Captains and Lieutenants

5.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

5.1.

Finance SC April 24, 2017.

5.2.

Downtown Redevelopment SC April 25, 2017.

6.

PETITIONS

6.1.

Claim - (1) Property.

6.2.

National Grid - Request installation of joint owned wood pole and anchor on Gorham Street.

6.3.

National Grid - Request installation of new gas main on Hildreth Street.

6.4.

National Grid - Request installation of underground conduit on Thorndike Street.

6.5.

National Grid/Verizon - Request installation of joint owned wood pole and anchor on Viola Street.

6.6.

National Grid/Verizon - Request to install joint owned wood poles and anchors to accommodate Market Street Bridge reconstruction.

7.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

7.1.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have DPW inspect Butman Road from Hovey Street to Rogers Street for the purpose of clean-up of the road and sidewalks; including trimming back of any trees that may need it.

7.2.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide City Council with a street paving plan for major roads throughout the City, including the downtown area.

7.3.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding construction at the Broadway Street Bridge.

7.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. work with the Vurgaropulos family to erect appropriate signage on the Vurgaropulos Bridge.

7.5.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. report on the Business Tax now being assessed to the artists at Western Avenue Studios.

7.6.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have DPD prepare a plan that would create a student zone (a university district that is student friendly).

7.7.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. have proper department evaluate speeding on Draper St. and Arbor Rd. and take any appropriate action to address issue.

7.8.

C. Belanger - Req. City Mgr. provide a report from the Cultural Affairs Special Events (CASE) outlining upcoming special events in 2017.

7.9.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. invite the Markley Group and Verizon to the Technology & Utilities SC in order to discuss commercial and residential high speed internet connectivity options.

7.10.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. report on the status regarding the neglected home located at 151 Wedge Street.

7.11.

C. Leary - Req. City Mgr. review the feasibility of creating an application (“APP”) in order to determine the availability of parking spaces within the City owned parking garages and public parking on streets.

7.12.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have Inspectional Services provide report updating the repairs being done on properties at 138 and 200 Cross Street.

7.13.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. review procedures of the Board of Parks for implementation and/or waiver of fees for use of fields for local groups.

7.14.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. update Council regarding DPW needle pick-up program.

7.15.

M. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. review possible installation of a sidewalk on Stedman Street in the vicinity of 22 Olde Canal Drive.

8.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

9.

ADJOURNMENT

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