City Council Agenda June 9th 2015 – Summer Session #1

The Summer sessions have begun (meetings the 2nd and 4th week of the month) and this week has some MAJOR votes for the Council

1) Ordinance-Create new Department entitled Health and Human Services
2) Ordinance-Create position of Deputy Director of Administration and Finance and establish salary
3) Vote-Authorize filing of special legislation relative to the appointment of a non-civil service Fire Chief in
the City of Lowell
4) Vote-Approve PILOT Agreement-Boott Hydropower, Inc

Not much of Interest under Councilor Motions but this one caught my eye. Why? and What is the reason for doing it?
C. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. consolidate each of the collective bargaining agreements into one document as part of the current contract negotiations of each bargaining unit.

Here’s the full Agenda:
LOWELL CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2015
CITY HALL, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER
TIME 6:30 PM
MAYOR’S BUSINESS
1. MAYOR’S BUSINESS
1.1. Communication – Richard Howe regarding “Lowell Walks” guided tours of downtown Lowell.
CITY CLERK
2. CITY CLERK
2.1. Minutes of Transportation SC May 19th; City Council Meeting May 26th; Personnel SC May 26th;
Special Meeting Budget June 2nd, for acceptance.
GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
3. GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
3.1. Ordinance-Create new Department entitled Health and Human Services
3.2. Ordinance-Create position of Deputy Director of Administration and Finance and establish salary
3.3. Ordinance-Amend Ch. 243 entitled Streets and Sidewalks, by creating new section entitled s. 243-23.1
“Newsracks”
UTILITY PUBLIC HEARINGS
4. UTILITY PUBLIC HEARINGS
4.1. National Grid/Verizon NE – Request relocate pole 1 across Dane Street.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5.1. Motion Responses:
(A) Motion Response – Relocation of Crosswalk at St. Anthony’s
(B) Motion Response – Traffic Lights at Broadway St. Bridge
(C) Motion Response – Centralville Pump Station
(D) Motion Response – Update on Fire-Damaged Buildings
Informational Reports:
(E) Informational – Citizen Advisory Committee Invitation
5.2. Communication-Appoint Kevin P. Dillon to Conservation Commission
5.3. Communication – City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) Health Dept.; (1) DPWVOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6. VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6.1. Vote-Auth Approval and Submission of 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan to HUD
6.2. Vote-Accept Gift $500.00 from TD Bank N.A. for Animal Control-Purr-Fetch Pet Fest
6.3. Vote-Authorize filing of special legislation relative to the appointment of a non-civil service Fire Chief in
the City of Lowell
6.4. Vote-Approve PILOT Agreement-Boott Hydropower, Inc
ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
7. ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
7.1. Ordinance-Amend Zoning 21 W. Adams St-Extend TMF Zone
REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
8. REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
8.1. Economic Development SC June 9, 2015.
8.2. Public Safety SC June 9, 2015.
PETITIONS
9. PETITIONS
9.1. Claims – (3) property damage.
9.2. Misc. – Dr. Linda Trouville (St. Louis School) request installation of (1) handicap parking sign in front of
St. Louis Center at 221 W. 6th Street.
9.3. Misc. – Charlotte Ciaraldi request reimbursement for towing.
9.4. Misc. – Wayne Sevigny request reimbursement for towing.
9.5. National Grid – Request installation of electric conduit at 71 Wilder Street.
CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
10. CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
10.1. C. Mercier – Req. City Mgr. have proper department post “No Parking on Bridge” signs on Roper Street
Bridge.
10.2. C. Leahy – Req. City Mgr. work with proper departments and agencies to establish an historic trail
throughout downtown.
10.3. C. Leahy – Req. City Mgr. report on progress of getting crosswalks painted throughout the City.
10.4. C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer study traffic patterns at intersection of Nesmith
Street and Andover Street.10.5. C. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. consolidate each of the collective bargaining agreements into one
document as part of the current contract negotiations of each bargaining unit.
10.6. C. Belanger – Req. City Mgr. update on previous motion regarding the land swap with the National Park
and the LRTA bus parking.
10.7. C. Belanger – Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer evaluate the intersection of Mammouth Road and
West Meadow Road to address parking and safety issues.
ADJOURNMENT
11. Time for meeting to stand adjourned.