Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        December 4, 2018
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Designation - Lowell as a National Wildlife Refuge.

2.2.

Presentation - City of Lights Parade Awards.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Public Safety SC November 20th; City Council Meeting November 20th; Neighborhoods SC November 26th, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Vote-Adopt the Minimum Residential Factor for Fiscal Year 2019.

4.2.

Loan Order-Wastewater Treatment Bond 450,000.

4.3.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 56 entitled Personnel by amending various sections.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Upkeep of School Grounds
B) No Turn on Red Boylston and Rogers
C) School Zone Speed Limits
D) Lighting along river and canal walkways throughout the City
E) Fence at Eagle Park
F) Lighting at Fort Hill Park
G) Fire Station Washer Ejector Units
H) LPD School Crossing Guards
I) Senior Center Bus
5.2.

Informational Reports

J) MassDOT Hearing for River Road Project
K) Capital Needs
5.3.

Communication-Appoint Mary Donnelly and Beverly Gonsalves to Council on Aging

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Authorize Mgr. Ex. MOU MVEA II 7.1.18-6.30.21

6.2.

Vote-Authorize Mgr. Ex. MOU MVEA IIP 7.1.18-6.30.21

6.3.

Vote-Authorizing the filing of Special Legislation to add 3 associate members to the Conservation Commission

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order-60 Day Trial-Maryl Drive

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch 290 Zoning by extending the Regional Retail District to include 55, 75 and 77-81 Phoenix Avenue

8.2.

Ordinance-Amend Ch. 9 , Article V Planning Board, s. 9-15 by increasing Associate Members from one to two

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Neighborhoods SC November 26, 2018.

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claim - (1) Personal Injury.

10.2.

Misc. - Eduardo Beato request reimbursement for towing charges.

10.3.

Misc. - Wendy Blom (Ex. Dir. Lowell Telecommunications Corporation) request installation of overhanging sign at 246 Market Street.

10.4.

National Grid/Verizon NE - Request installation of new pole at 198 Riverside Street and Sarah Avenue.

10.5.

Verizon NE - Request installation of underground conduit to replace overhead services at 165 Thorndike Street and Highland Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the Joseph Cady Bicycle Race held at Shedd Park on 11/18/2018; include estimated costs to repair the damaged areas of the route to its original condition.

11.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have City Solicitor draft the proper vote on a resolution in opposition by City Council of the FCC proposed rule to cut 5% funding for public access stations.

11.3.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. consider entering an Energy Savings Performance Agreement aimed at reducing energy costs in all school and municipal buildings and using those savings to pay for capital improvements and repairs.

11.4.

C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct the Transportation Engineer to review the efficiency of the traffic light sequencing along Route 113-VFW Highway—Route 38 traffic corridor.

11.5.

C. Kennedy - Req. School Department and/or Law Department provide the Council with a copy of the “soon to be completed” fiscal audit of the School Department.

11.6.

C. Kennedy/C. Cirillo - Req. City Mgr. take the necessary steps to install a water-level gauge at the Pawtucket Falls.

11.7.

M. Samaras - City Mgr. place Starr Avenue on the paving list.

11.8.

M. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. instruct proper departments prepare traffic mitigation plans in response to anticipated opening of stores selling recreational cannabis.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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