Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        May 1, 2018
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 24th; City Council Meeting April 24th, for acceptance.

3.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

3.1.

Communication from City Manager - Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - EV Charging Stations
B) Motion Response - Bike Sharing
C) Motion Response - Emergency Management Plans
D) Motion Response - Condition of Fire Stations 2018
E) Motion Response - Civic Engagement
F) Motion Response - Arts Funding
3.2.

Communication from the City Manager

School Building Committee Recommendation Vote Relative To The Preferred Option For The Lowell High School Project
3.3.

Communication-Accept Resignation of Geoffrey McDonough-Conservation Commission

3.4.

Communication-Appoint Aurora Erickson to Historic Board as Historical Society Representative

3.5.

Communication-Appoint Troy Depeiza to Historic Board as Architect Rep

3.6.

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

4.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Vote-Approve a preferred site for Lowell High School

4.2.

Vote-Transfer 45,000 to fund school priority projects

4.3.

Vote-Transfer 50,000 to provide design engineering services

4.4.

Vote-Transfer 53,525 provide new police vehicle

5.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 290 Entitled Zoning by extending existing INST zoning district to include all of 39 Plymouth Street

6.

CONSTABLE BONDS

6.1.

Communication - City Mgr. request approval of Constable Bond for Jason Burke.

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Technology & Utilities SC May 1, 2018.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

8.2.

Comcast Cable request to amend license for additional storage of flammables 7,380 gals. Diesel (3,690 gals. Class II, AST; 3,690 gals. Class II, AST) at 12 Washer Street.

8.3.

National Grid - Req. permission to install 1,720 feet of new gas main from 1852 Middlesex Street to Chelmsford town line.

8.4.

National Grid - Req. permission to relay existing 2,100 feet of gas main on Chelmsford Street between Howard and Liberty Street.

8.5.

Misc. - Broadway Street Holdings, Inc. (Atty. George Theodorou) request zoning amendment to extend Urban Mixed Use (UMU) district into parcels located at 232 and 234 Mt. Vernon Street; also change of zoning to Light Industrial (LI) at parcels located at 268 and 294 Mt. Vernon Street and 5 Farnham Street.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have proper department explore repair of Constance Drive and placing same on paving list.

9.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on status regarding training and procedures in the Lowell Police Department.

9.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. and Human Resource Dept. work with Supt. of Schools and School H/R department to explore means to attract a diverse pool of candidates for future employment openings.

9.4.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have Human Resource Department develop a recruitment policy and procedure for hiring purposes.

9.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. take necessary means to repair potholes on Marlborough Street.

9.6.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. work with various department (ie. Elections Dept.) to begin listening sessions through the Ad Hoc Election Laws SC regarding Voting Rights litigation.

9.7.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department review the work being done regarding gas repairs throughout Belvidere.

9.8.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. honor the commitment by the City to replace sidewalks on Humphrey Street.

9.9.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the 2016 incident in the police detention center as well as all training received by civilian employees since 2013.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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