Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        October 1, 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 - Mayor For The Day: Anthony Leite.

2.2.

Update - Lowell Celebrates Kerouac.

2.3.

Communication - Lowell Sister City with Kalamata, Greece.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting September 24th, 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.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Ranked Choice Vote Calculations
B) Motion Response - Dumping at Clothing Bins
C) Motion Response - Online Permitting
D) Motion Response - Summer Repairs and Maintenance HVAC Schools
E) Motion Response - Potential Reorganization of DPW and Parks Depts.
F) Motion Response - Potential to Combine School and City HR and Finance Depts.
G) Motion Response - River Gauge
H) Motion Response - Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and Lactation Rooms
I) Motion Response - Pop-up Shops
J) Motion Response - Proposed Rule Changes
5.2.

Informational Reports

K) Informational - CPA Ballot Question
L) Informational- PARC Grant Award

5.3.

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

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

ORDER-60 DAY TRIAL

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

National Grid / Verizon NE - Req. permission to relocate (1) JO pole at 493 Market Street.

8.2.

Crown Castle NG East, LLC - Req. permission to extend existing fiber network on Westford Street down Technology Drive.

8.3.

National Grid - Req. permission to install SCADA system to comply with latest safety standard at the intersection of Hale and Chelmsford Streets.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. report on new regulations for marijuana social consumption sites and home delivery, including what impact they may have on City ordinances and what options the City may have.

9.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. find ways and means to put City Hall clock back to full working order.

9.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide update on application to Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program.

9.4.

C. Leahy - Req. City Council begin the process to appoint a member to the Greater Lowell Vocational School Board to fill existing vacancy.

9.5.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct the proper department to install speed monitoring sign on Aiken Avenue.

9.6.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct the proper department to provide an update regarding the status of the City’s adopt-an-island program.

9.7.

M. Samaras - Req. City and School Department work together to allow the Lowell Fire Department to introduce opioid safety instruction to the Lowell Public Schools.

9.8.

M. Samaras - Req. City of Lowell begin the formal process to establish a sister-city relationship with Kalamata, Greece

9.9.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding ongoing projects being completed in cooperation between the City of Lowell and UMass-Lowell.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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