City Council Agenda Items for Dec. 9 2014

I guess we’ll have to wait until next week for the motion to cancel the December 23rd and 30th meetings. If they can’t meet Thanksgiving week, should we expect them to meet Christmas or New years week?

Here’s the Manager’s and then the Council motions for this week, just curious but when did the Council start directing the financial management people who are in charge of investments on what to do? I didn’t realize we had a councilor so interested in directing investments. Where were they when Cox was burning through the 17 million in reserves? That should have been under their watchful eye, the hell with the fossil fuel investments.

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks this Administration tends to focus chiefly on the heart of downtown. Councilor Samaras has a motion asking them to try and redevelop the old JDCU Building on upper Merrimack St.. My question is – Shouldn’t they know enough to do that on their own?

BTW No extra Trash allowed after Christmas unless you buy the purple bags. Nice try Councilor Rourke

Manager’s Items:
3. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
3.1. Motion Responses
A. Disposal of Excess Christmas Trash
B. Elections
C. Disability Commission
3.2. Communication – Planning Board report/recommendation with respect to Amending Ch. 290 (Zoning) of Code of Ordinances, Section 6.1.10 (Table of Dimensional Requirements for Off-Street parking).
VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
4. VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
4.1. Vote-Auth CM Ex Amend to Access Agreement (221.4 Jackson St-Parcel 17)
ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5. ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER 5.1. Order- 60 day trial (Merrimack St)

CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
8.1. C. Rourke – Req. City Council name Lowell Water Utility Intake Center in honor of Thomas Golden, Sr.

8.2. C. Mercier – Req. City Council go on record in support of resolution of City/State divestment from Fossil Fuels and by requesting that the City review their portfolios in order to identify any investment, whether direct or indirect, that include holdings in fossil fuel companies and ask that the Solicitor draw up the resolution for the proper vote.

8.3. C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have DPD formulate a strategy to redevelop the land at the corner of Market, Cabot and Merrimack Streets (former site of the Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union).

8.4. C. Kennedy/C. Leahy – Req. City Mgr. have DPD provide a report on the current vacancy factor and any recent leasing activity in the Central Business District.

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