Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        June 25, 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.

Recognition - Ashwini Angadi.

2.2.

Vote - Accept and Approve Appointment of Karen O'Beirne Interim City Auditor and establish salary effective 6.20.19

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting June 11th, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance-Amend Zoning by extending LI District to include all of 264, 266 Plain St and 58 Montreal St.

5.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

5.1.

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

5.2.

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

5.3.

National Grid - Req. reconstruction of gas pressure regulator station with associated piping and installation of updated safety measures at Moulton Square.

5.4.

Waveguide - Req. installation of 450 feet of underground and below bridge conduit at Pawtucket St. Bridge over Northern Canal. (TIGER Bridge Project)

5.5.

National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole located at 12 Manchester Street.

5.6.

National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole located at Manchester and Quebec Streets.

5.7.

National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole located on Court Street.

5.8.

National Grid/Verizon NE - request installation of (1) JO Pole on Lundberg Street.

5.9.

Waveguide (for Extenet Systems, Inc.) - request installation of cell antenna at Pawtucket Street Bridge over Northern Canal (TIGER Project).

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Water Infrastructure Update
B) Motion Response - Monument at Lemieux Park
C) Motion Response - LFD and LPD Renovations Update
D) Motion Response - Add to Paving Lists
E) Motion Response - NGrid Gas Safety
F) Motion Response - Traffic Calming Issues
G) Motion Response - Ridesharing Pickup Zones
H) Motion Response - 15 Minute Parking Middlesex St
I) Motion Response - Clemente Baseball Field Update
J) Motion Response - Citywide Traffic Plan Over Next 5 Years
K) Motion Response - Bus Shelter
L) Motion Response - Business Attraction
M) Motion Response - Lighting Along River and Canal Walkways
N) Motion Response - Car Condo and Neighborhood Parking
O) Motion Response - Letter Readings
P) Motion Response - Inspector Tablets
Q) Motion Response - Rental Property Registry
6.2.

Petition Response

R) Petition Response - Park Street
6.3.

Informational Reports

S) Informational Report - Construction Projects
6.4.

Communication - Planning Board recommendation for proposed zoning amendment to extend Light Industrial (LI) to include parcels at 264 and 266 Plain Street and 58 Montreal Street.

6.5.

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

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote-Auth. Mgr. Ex. First Amendment-Main Street Massachusetts, LLC-Spinners Lease

7.2.

Vote-Endorsing the Approval of the 2019 Open Space and Recreation Plan

7.3.

VOTE-SET SPENDING LIMITS TO REVOLVING FUND FY20

7.4.

VOTE-APPROVE PAYMENT OF UNPAID INVOICES FROM PRIOR FISCAL YEARS FOR SENIOR CENTER

7.5.

VOTE-APPROVE PAYMENT OF UNPAID INVOICES FROM PRIOR FISCAL YEARS FOR THE SCHOOL DEPT

7.6.

Vote-Transfer 1,000,000.00 to cover various financial obligations

7.7.

Vote-Transfer 113,429 to cover various financial obligations

7.8.

Vote-Transfer 130,201.00 to cover various financial obligations

7.9.

Vote-Transfer 155,000.00 to cover various financial obligations

7.10.

Vote-Transfer 192,000 to cover various financial obligations

7.11.

Vote-Transfer 20,000 to Disability Revolving Account

7.12.

Vote-Transfer 213,000.00 to cover various financial obligations

7.13.

Vote-Transfer 32,003.47 to cover various financial obligations

7.14.

Vote-Transfer 5,000.00 to cover various financial obligations

7.15.

Vote-Transfer 548,000.00 to cover various financial obligations

7.16.

Vote-Transfer 6,000.00 to cover various financial obligations

7.17.

Vote-Transfer 65,101.97 to move receipts to New Police Training Revolving Fund

8.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Order-60 day trial (various)

8.2.

Order-Vacate, Discontinue and Abandon Lequin Avenue

8.3.

Order-Vacate, Discontinue and Abandon portion of Middlesex St. and portion of Thorndike St

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Economic Development SC June 25, 2019 (Cont. from 3/26/19).

9.2.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Req. installation of (1) SO Pole at 500 Wentworth Avenue.

9.3.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Req. installation of (1) SO Pole on Woburn Street at intersection of Easton Street.

9.4.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Req. installation of 2-3 inch underground electric conduit 27 West Third Street.

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

10.2.

National Grid - Req. installation of (1) SO Pole at 90 Old Ferry Road.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Leahy/C. Elliott/C. Mercier/C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. meet with Tsongas Arena Commission regarding the management company at the Arena.

11.2.

C. Leahy/C. Conway - Req. Rules SC examine possibility of restructuring City Council agenda so that motions can be placed at the beginning of said agenda.

11.3.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide update to City Council regarding contract with Verizon for the placement of smart technology on poles throughout the City.

11.4.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. meet with City Solicitor to formally request a copy of all “Time Sheets” reflecting hours spent and tasks billed by attorneys; as well as costs and expenses for the litigation of Huot et al v. City of Lowell.

11.5.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have Transportation Engineer find ways and means to improve traffic safety at the Perkins/Aiken Streets intersection during events at the ball park.

11.6.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department explore options into making the fountain at JFK Plaza more appealing.

11.7.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department install additional speed limit signs on Andover Street.

11.8.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department work with the theater and arts community to collaborate on the City of Lowell hosting National Film Festival.

11.9.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have proper department review parking/traffic issues on Riverside Street, between Alma and Lafayette Streets in Pawtucketville.

11.10.

C. Milinazzo - Req. City Mgr. have Transportation Engineer review inbound left turn in front of Hannaford’s on Rogers Street ; this left turn was not supposed to be allowed when Hannaford’s was approved.

11.11.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct proper department to look into completing the paving of the sidewalk on Hovey Street between Luce St. and Parkview.

12.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

12.1.

Executive Session - For purposes of discussing executive session minutes, notes, and materials in connection with the lawsuit Huot et al v City of Lowell et al, to determine whether such minutes, notes, and materials may be released under the public records law.

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT

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