LOWELL CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, APRIL 07, 2015
CITY HALL, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER
TIME 6:30 PM
1. MAYOR’S BUSINESS
1.1. (1) Citation – Recognizing Salon Tas as a new business in Lowell.
(2) Recognition – Lowell High School Air Force Jr. ROTC program on current achievement.
(3) Communication – Members of the Take Back the Night Committee regarding 10th Anniversary
event in April.
2. CITY CLERK
2.1. Minutes of City Council Meeting March 31st; Neighborhoods SC March 31st, for acceptance.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
3. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
3.1. Motion Responses:
(A) Motion Response – Downtown Spring Clean-Up
(B) Motion Response – Remove Parking at Corner of Broadway Street and Dutton Street
(C) Motion Response – Quarterly Drug Overdose Report
(D) Motion Response – Procedures for Use of Sirens
(E) Informational – Municipal Lien Auction
3.2. Communication – City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) DPD.
3.3. Communication-Appoint Thomas B. Caunter Board of Parks
3.4. Communication-Accept resignation of Alysha Lynch (Conservation Commission)
3.5. Communication-Accept resignation of Matthew Gordon (Conservation Commission
VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
4. VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
4.1. Vote-Authorize Endorsement 2016 Capital Budget
4.2. Vote-Approve License Agreement (overhanging sign) Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – 131
4.3. Vote-Easement Sewer Access Agreement (Decatur/Salem Street-UML)
ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5. ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5.1. Loan Order and Transfer-Various Capital Improvements ($9,386,005)
ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6. ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6.1. Ordinance-Establish Veterans’ Commission
RESOLUTIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
7. RESOLUTIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
7.1. Resolution-Support Efforts to increase services at Tewksbury State Hospital
REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
8. REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
8.1. Finance SC April 6, 2015.
8.2. Public Safety SC April 7, 2015.
8.3. Wire Insp. – Comcast Southern NE – Request installation of 3″ underground conduit at 202 Chelmsford
9.1. Claims – (5) Property.
9.2. Misc. – Timothy Quinn (Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches) request installation of overhanging sign at 134 Merrimack Street.
CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
10. CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
10.1. C. Rourke – Req. City Mgr. invite Deputy Supt. Jay Lang of the School Department to address the City
Council regarding the MSBA process concerning the new Lowell High School project.
10.2. C. Rourke – Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer explore the possibility of pedestrian crossing signals in
10.3. C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. bring together members of the art community to plan a major art festival
in the City of Lowell. (Purpose of Committee is to create the vision, time line and team to perform that
10.4. C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have school officials present an informational time line to the City Council
regarding the steps that need to take place to plan and build a new high school.
10.5. C. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. have the School Administration provide a progress report on the
implementation of a STEM curriculum at Lowell High School that includes an estimated time to reach
that goal and identify any issues which would stall the effort to reach that goal.
10.6. C. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. have Lowell Fire Department provide a report that compares the workload
of the number of calls to the increase in overtime over the last five years.
10.7. C. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. have proper department inspect the 2012 bridge at the end of Jackson
Street for safety issues resulting from missing granite between the aluminum rail and the base of the
10.8. C. Leahy – Req. City Mgr. have proper department have a Spring cleaning in downtown area which
would include replacing burnt out light bulbs as well as cleaning around dumpsters in alleys.
10.9. C. Leahy – Req. City Mgr. have the Human Resource Department present an explanation of the changes
in health care benefits.
10.10 M. Elliott – Req. City Mgr. provide a report on number of riders that use the LRTA bus.
10.11 M. Elliott – Req. City Mgr. work with LRTA to develop system to improve bus access downtown.
11. Time for meeting to stand adjourned.