Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        June 26, 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 City Council Meeting June 12th; Ad-Hoc Elections Law SC June 13th, for acceptance.

3.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

3.1.

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

3.2.

Ordinance-Amend zoning 232, 234 Mt Vernon St and 268 Mt Vernon, 294 School St and 5 Farnham St.

3.3.

Ordinance-Create New Chapter 199, Entitled Marijuana Licensing.

3.4.

Speedway, LLC. request license for additional storage of flammables 28,000 gals. gas UST; 12,000 Diesel II UST at 566 Pawtucket Street.

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

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

4.2.

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

4.3.

National Grid request permission to install (1) new pole to service new home at 16 Clarendon Street.

4.4.

National Grid request permission to install handhold to service 16 Clarendon Street.

4.5.

National Grid request permission to install underground electric conduit along Quebec Street from Blossom Street to Maple Street.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Continuing Support of Non Profits
B) Motion Response - Career Center and Non Profits Addiction Recovery Efforts
C) Motion Response - Temporary Closures and Repairs of Canal Bridges
D) Motion Response - Multi-Family Inspections
E) Motion Response - Turnout Gear
5.2.

Informational Reports

F) Informational - Transfers over 20K FY18
5.3.

Communication - Planning Board recommendation regarding proposed zoning code amendment to re-zone the parcel at 29 Plymouth Street from TMF to INST district.

5.4.

Communication - Planning Board recommendation regarding proposed zoning code amendment to re-zone parcels located at 232-234 Mt. Vernon St.; 268 Mt. Vernon St.; 294 School St.; and 5 Farnham St.

5.5.

Communication-Appoint Vanna Howard to Lowell Housing Authority

5.6.

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

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Authorize City Manager Execute Limited Access Agreement-Tanner Street

6.2.

Vote-Continuation of Revolving Funds FY2019

6.3.

Vote-Transfer 1,308,270.03 to cover the cost of snow and ice removal for FY18

6.4.

Vote-Transfer 156,435 PEG funding

6.5.

Vote-Transfer 172,072.14 to cover sick leave buyback

6.6.

Vote-Transfer 21,000 to cover cost of NMCOG expenses

6.7.

Vote-Transfer 234,171.71 to cover the cost of heating and electricity for Wastewater

6.8.

Vote-Transfer 27,219.05 to cover projected expenses for School Dept. energy bills

6.9.

Vote-Transfer 82,368.31 to cover the cost of unforeseen payroll expenses

6.10.

Vote-Transfer 87,860. FY17 School Choice

6.11.

Vote-Transfer illustrates the Supplemental Appropriation of 350,000 to assist funding for electricity and heat FY18

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order-60 day trial - 733 Central St

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 272 Water and Sewers s. 272-73(B)(1) Compliance with Pretreatment Standards

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

10.2.

Misc. - Anne Richards request installation of (1) handicap parking sign at 186 Suffolk Street (Apt. 3).

10.3.

Misc. - Clara Cruz request installation of (1) handicap parking sign at 16 Linden Street.

10.4.

Misc. - Cedric Omorodion request installation of (1) Stop Sign at the intersection of Fisher and Dalton Streets.

10.5.

Misc. - Leslie Estrella (Clerk - St. John's Episcopal Church) request installation of (1) "Church Parking Only" sign on Linden Street at the intersection of Hobson Street.

10.6.

National Grid - Req. permission to install sole owned pole on Ellsworth Street for new feeder extension for Markley Data Center.

10.7.

National Grid - Req. permission to replace existing gas main on Nesmith Street between Andover Street and Bartlett Street.

10.8.

National Grid/Verizon NE - Req. permission to relocate Pole #2 on Maple Street towards Gorham Street.

10.9.

TC Systems Inc. (AT&T) - Req. permission to install underground cable conduit on Aiken Street at the intersection of Fr. Morissette Blvd.

10.10.

TC Systems Inc. (AT&T) - Req. permission to install underground cable conduit on University Avenue between Riverside Street and VFW Highway.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have DPW repair section of the Pollard Library roof.

11.2.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have National Grid identify trouble spots concerning electricity throughout the City and their plan to remedy them.

11.3.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding installation of “Pickle Ball” courts throughout the City.

11.4.

C. Leahy - Req. Mayor provide a report to the City Council regarding the status of the TV studio at Lowell High School.

11.5.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. instruct proper department provide a report to the Council regarding the age and condition of the playground equipment at Hovey playground on Aiken Street in Centralville.

11.6.

C. Cirillo - Req. Nonprofit Organizations SC meet with the various non-profit groups based in Lowell in order to explore initiatives designed to increase public awareness and to educate residents regarding the various programs available through non-profit organizations in Lowell.

11.7.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. and DPD meet with MassDOT for the purpose of addressing and mitigating the traffic in the City during construction projects on the roads and bridges; plan to include time tables for completion of the multiple projects and a presentation of the plan for the public.

11.8.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council work with Plug in America to set up an event in Lowell for National Drive Electric Week.

11.9.

C. Kennedy - Req. Education Partnerships SC host a presentation regarding Project Learn.

11.10.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. contact DPW Commissioner to investigate whether Pickle Ball can be played on the Shedd Park tennis courts.

11.11.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. contact Mass Highway Department in order to install “Welcome to Lowell” sign on Middlesex Street entering from Town of Chelmsford.

11.12.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. contact Mass State Highway department to inspect and ensure trees are safe along section of Route 495 that abut Crystal Street off of Woburn Street.

11.13.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. explore possible repair improvements to the bridge roadway on Pawtucket St. near UML dorms and Fr. Morissette Blvd.

11.14.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have DPW Commissioner apply for Domino’s Pizza grant of $5,000 to aid in road repairs.

11.15.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have DPW install appropriate lighting at Fort Hill Park.

11.16.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have the LPD provide an update regarding the status of Lowell Citizen’s Police Academy.

11.17.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer review traffic patterns at the intersections at Westford and Wilder Streets, as well as, at Middlesex and Wilder Streets and report on whether the installation of traffic signals are appropriate at these locations.

11.18.

C. Nuon/M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct Superintendent of Police and all involved to identify any problematic areas in the City and plans to address the situation(s).

11.19.

C. Nuon/M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding staffing at the police precincts in the City, particularly during nights and weekends.

11.20.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. look into the installation of Pickle Ball courts and other activities for senior citizens at Shedd Park and other public parks throughout the City.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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