Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        October 15, 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 City Council Meeting October 8th, for acceptance.

3.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

3.1.

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

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

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

4.2.

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

4.3.

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

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Stedman St.
B) Motion Response - Lowell Walking-Freedom Trail
C) Motion Response - Update to Crime Stoppers Program
5.2.

Informational Reports

D) Informational Report - Monument Committee Update
E) Informational Report -Municipal Lien Auction
F) Informational Report - National Grid Presentation and Legal Decision on Gas Modernization Project
5.3.

Communication-Appoint Amy L. Pessia to Council on Aging

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Accept.Expend Grant from Greater Lowell Health Alliance for Lowell 2020 Vision Program

6.2.

Vote-Auth CM Ex. License Agreement with UMass Lowell for banners on light poles at various locations

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Misc. - Broadway Pizza (Steve Xigoros - Owner) request City Council remove recent "Tow Zone" designation in front of 651 Broadway Street (Broadway Pizza) as well as removing parking ban from School Street to Wilder Street.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. explore feasibility of developing a partnership between the City, Regional Business Community and LRTA to identify satellite transportation sites for the purpose of mitigating the traffic in the City.

9.2.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report to City Council regarding the possibility of having the City fund a new portable switcher for LTC at an estimated cost of $28,000.

9.3.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. forward to proper committee a request for a memorial bench paid for by Jodi Jaillet in memory of her mother, C. Shirley Austin, to be installed by Parks Department to replace an old bench at Shedd Park.

9.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. develop a task force on fire safety infrastructure; to develop a strategic plan and identify State and Federal grant funding resources for fire fighting equipment/vehicles, fire houses, energy conservation, etc.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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