Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        May 8, 2018
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA
 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Recognition of Miss Massachusetts Allissa Latham.

2.2.

Presentation regarding FY19 School Administration Budget.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting May 1st, for acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) 15-minute parking space
B)  Loading Zone Parking Space
C) Paving
D) Marlborough St Pothole repairs
E) New High School Security
F) Security Cameras
G) Broadcasting from MRR
H) Lowell Police Dept. Training
4.2.

Communication - Reappoint Gerard Frechette to Planning Board

4.3.

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

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote - Authorize City Manager Execute Access Agreement for 234-268 Mt. Vernon Street

5.2.

Vote - Authorize City Manager Execute Land Disposition Agreement with Broadway Street Holdings, Inc.

6.

RESOLUTIONS

6.1.

Resolution - Support MA House Bill 2683 Senate Bill 1845

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Economic Development SC May 8, 2018.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Misc. - Ralph DePrenda (Lowell, Ma.) request installation of street light on existing pole #4 located across from 83 Temple Street.

8.2.

Misc. - E. Carole Carr (Lowell, Ma.) request installation of street light on existing pole #41 located on East Merrimack Street at corner of Geana Lane.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. initiate a program to involve community/business members to assist in beautifying the City.

9.2.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. invite Comcast, Verizon and National Grid to a meeting to discuss double poles and hanging wires present throughout the City.

9.3.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. work with DPW to develop best practices for inventory control as it pertains to land and buildings in the City.

9.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding why sidewalks are not being done as part of paving projects in the City; in addition fined ways and means to do same. (per example C. St.)

9.5.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department remove the barrel from North Llewellyn Street and fill the whole or make necessary repairs.

9.6.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. find ways and means to have street light installed on pole #41 on East Merrimack Street at Geana Lane.

9.7.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have Law Dept. draft an ordinance which would require City bid construction/development projects of a certain size which may involve TIF’s and within the Hamilton Canal Innovative District adhere to minimum work force standards for the employment of minorities and women which mirror current State/Federal requirements.

9.8.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. develop a recording, reporting and accountability process with regular public meetings among stake holders pre through post construction for construction workforce diversity data on projects covered by prior proposed ordinance.

9.9.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. direct proper department (DPD, Neighborhood Services, LRTA) to organize a public information session to inform residents about changes to bus routes and bus stop locations resulting from temporary closures and repairs of canal bridges.

9.10.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. report on the status of the crossing light at Douglas Road and Andover Street.

9.11.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. provide update on road construction at the VFW Highway across the street from Top Donut and the Aiken Street Bridge.

9.12.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have DPW look into repaving the playground at the Rogers School.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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