Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        
September 24, 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.

Discussion - Selection of City Auditor.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Cannabis Control SC September 5th; City Council Meeting September 10th; Rules SC September 17th, for acceptance.

4.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

4.1.

C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide City Council with a report as to how we are protecting the City’s government computer system from becoming infected with aggressive ransomware which encrypts hard drive data to prevent access.

4.2.

ORDER-VACATE, DISCONTINUE AND ABANDON PORTION OF EATON ST.

4.3.

ORDER-VACATE, DISCONTINUE AND ABANDON PORTION OF MONTREAL ST.

5.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

5.1.

National Grid/Verizon NE - Request relocation of (2) JO Poles on Varnum Avenue at Old Ferry Road.

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Barbara St. and LaPlume Ave.
B) Motion Response - Efficient City Operations
6.2.

Informational Reports

C) Informational - Election System Panel Flyer
D) Informational - DLS Cover Memo
6.3.

Communication-Appoint Stephanie Call to Lowell Cultural Council

6.4.

Communication-Reappoint Richard Lockhart to Planning Board

6.5.

Communication - City Manager request Out of State Travel (2) LPD.

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote-Accept gift of 7,500 from Digital Federal Credit Union to Fire Department

7.2.

Vote-Accept gift of coffee brewer from The Friends of Lowell Council on Aging for the Council on Aging

7.3.

Vote-Accept gift of scale from The Greater Lowell Health Alliance for use by Council on Aging

7.4.

Vote-Authorize City Council approve Amendment to the Consent Decree

7.5.

Vote-Place non-binding ballot questions on 11.5.19 municipal election ballot

7.6.

Vote-Transfer 110,000 to cover easements and right-of-way acquisitions for two MassDOT projects-Engineering

7.7.

Vote-Transfer 45,000 to fund maintenance contracts for new capital equipment-Police Dept

8.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Order-60 Day Trial-various

8.2.

Order-Vacate, Discontinue and Abandon portion of Father Morissette Blvd

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Rules SC September 17, 2019

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

10.2.

Misc. - Germain Amezquita (for the benefit of Marilyn Figueroa) request installation of handicap parking sign at 56 Butterfield Street.

10.3.

Misc. - Valerie Kind request installation of handicap parking sign at 2 Lewis Street from its current location across the street.

10.4.

Misc. - Michael Califano request City Council review traffic safety at the corner of Moore and Whidden Streets.

10.5.

Misc. - Richard Galyon request installation of Stop Sign at River Place on Auxiliary Road.

10.6.

Misc. - Nilo Cunha (Minas Lunch Corporation) request installation of "Customer Only" parking signs at 191 Appleton Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. schedule a minimum of three educational sessions regarding the two election choice options that will appear on the November 2019 ballot.

11.2.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have City Solicitor work with appropriate parties to amend the Consent Decree requiring that district candidates reside in district for which they run.

11.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Council specify the vote counting method to be used with the at-large ranked choice option.

11.4.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. name Henri Marchand the City magician.

11.5.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. resume the practice of providing City Council with quarterly reports regarding status of City Council motions.

11.6.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct LPD to enforce traffic restrictions on Maryl Drive.

11.7.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide a report on the impact of EEE virus in the Lowell area and the response by the City to any threats posed by mosquito-borne illnesses.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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