Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        May 21, 2019
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 Neighborhoods SC with Zoning SC May 13th; Rules SC May 14th; City Council Meeting May 14th, for acceptance.

3.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

3.1.

Ordinance-Amended Ordinance Creating Monument Committee-Chapter 9-Boards Commissions Committees (PH continued from 5/14/19).

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Tree Planting Schedule
B) Motion Response - 85 Eleventh St
C) Motion Response - Edge Private Dorm
D) Motion Response - First St Corridor Illegal Dumping
E) Motion Response - Pest Control
F) Motion Response - Vaping

4.2.

Informational Reports

G) Informational - Open Space Plan
H) Informational - Lord Overpass Presentation
4.3.

Communication - City Manager request Out of State Travel (2) LPD; (1) Insp. Services.

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Auth City Mgr Ex. Lease Agmt. w Nicholas Sarris as Trustee of One Hundred Seven Merrimack Street Realty Trust for 107 Merrimack St-Career Center

5.3.

Vote-Transfer 175,000-Police Dept. to purchase two cars and to cover the purchase of fuel for the remainder of FY19

5.4.

Vote-Transfer 890,000-Law to cover costs associated with Workers Compensation and 111F Obligations of the City

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

(1) Neighborhoods SC joint with Zoning SC May 13, 2019; (2) Technology & Utilities SC May 21, 2019.

6.2.

Wire Insp. - Siena Engineering Group Inc. (TC Systems Inc.) - Req. to install telecommunication underground conduit on Gorham St. intersection of Dix St. and Moore St.

6.3.

Wire Insp. - Siena Engineering Group Inc. (TC Systems Inc.) - Req. to install telecommunication underground conduit on Gorham St. intersection of Manchester St.

6.4.

Wire Insp. - Axis Engineering Group - Req. to place fiber line to service 2 Prince Ave.

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claims - (1) Personal Injury; (2) Property Damage.

7.2.

National Grid - Request permission to replace existing gas main from 1847 Middlesex Street to Chelmsford town line.

7.3.

National Grid - Request permission to replace existing gas main on Chelmsford Street between Howard and Liberty Street.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. explore possibility of establishing a resource recovery station for bulk items now being disposed illegally.

8.2.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. report on Capital Plan regarding a new fire truck at the Stevens Street Fire Station.

8.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. review inspection and enforcement procedures within Development Services to determine if better efficiency can be achieved through transfer of data via tablets or other electronic means with the aim of improving turnaround time without adding personnel.

8.4.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. add Ames St. and Mill St. in the Back Central neighborhood to the paving list.

8.5.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. add Western Avenue in the Acre/Highlands to the paving list.

8.6.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department add a “Slow-Children At Play” sign on Mt. Washington St. off of Pawtucket St.

8.7.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department look into making the vacant lot at the corner of Merrill St. and Rogers St. into a car condo.

8.8.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department look into making the vacant lot on Elm St. into neighborhood parking.

8.9.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide a report to City Council regarding traffic plan surrounding construction projects in the City over the next five years.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

9.1.

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.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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