City Council Agenda January 19th 2016

CITY CLERK
1. CITY CLERK
1.1. Minutes of City Council Meeting January 12th, for acceptance.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
2.1. Firearms Licensing Policy
UTILITY PUBLIC HEARINGS

3. UTILITY PUBLIC HEARINGS
3.1. National Grid/Verizon NE – Req. permission to relocate pole at the intersection of Broadway Street and
Madonna Circle.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

4. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
4.1. Motion Response:
(A) National Grid Gas Leaks in Lowell
(B) Sidewalks on Stedman Street from Westford to Canal Drive
(C) Veterans’ Memorial Park on Ennell St.
(D) Sidewalks on Mansur and Belmont
4.2. Communication – City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) LPD; (1) DPD.
VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5. VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5.1. Vote-Transfer $110,000 Lucy Larcom Canal Lighting Project
ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6. ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6.1. Order-60 day trial (various)
ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7. ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
7.1. Ordinance-Amend. Ch. 171, Art. I by adding new section 171-14.1 entitled “Feeding Waterfowl”
7.2. Ordinance-Amend Ch. 266-55 create new section (I) reserve handicap spot for wounded persons
having “Purple Heart” or “Wounded Veteran” license plates.RESOLUTIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8. RESOLUTIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
8.1. Resolution-Support Legislation to Restore US Dept Equitable Sharing Program

REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
9. REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

PETITIONS
10. PETITIONS
10.1. Claims – (2) Property.
10.2. Misc. – Kimberly Meehan request (1) handicap parking sign installed at 16-18 Lewis Street.

CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
11. CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
11.1. C. Mercier/C. Belanger – Req. City Council support home rule petition by way of the Constitution of
special acts which allows us to raise the primary for a local election from 19 candidates to 25
candidates and the number of signatures from 50 to 100.

11.2. C. Mercier/C. Elliott – Req. City Mgr. evaluate expansion of membership on Lowell Veterans
Commission.

11.3. C. Mercier/C. Elliott – Req. Parks and Recreation SC discuss possibility of implementing a volunteer to
work program for veterans.

11.4. C. Elliott – Req. City Mgr. provide update on status of costs and implementation of “shot-spotter”
system.

11.5. C. Elliott – Req. Finance SC meet to discuss update on close out of FY 2015 and status of FY 2016.

11.6. C. Elliott – Req. City Council discuss status of candidates applied to date for position of Auditor and set
up schedule to hire.

11.7. C. Leahy/C. Belanger – Req. City Mgr. have proper department work with State agency responsible for
the clean-up of area between Hunts Falls Bridge and Duck Island.

11.8. C. Leahy/C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have Superintendent of Schools provide protocol for response
procedures regarding student safety.

11.9. C. Leahy/C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have Inspectional Services request update of construction
schedule for the former Aiden Furniture Building on Market Street and in addition request contractor
clean up store front windows at site.

11.10 C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have proper department review snow removal of all pedestrian access to
the train station.

11.11 C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have proper department clear storm drain on Hovey Street at the bird
sanctuary between Starr Ave. and Wentworth Ave.

11.12 C. Milinazzo – Req. City Mgr. instruct Sign Department to erect a more appropriate sign along Sampson
Connector in memory of former Mayor Ellen A. Sampson 1964-1965.

11.13 M. Kennedy – Req. City Council consider adding section to agenda entitled “Announcements”.

11.14 M. Kennedy – Req. City Council consider salary adjustments for members of the City Council and School
Committee.

11.15 M. Kennedy – Req. City Council set up a schedule for interviewing candidates for City Auditor.

11.16 M. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. have proper department explore the removal of a trailer at or near 592
Varnum Avenue.

ADJOURNMENT
12. Time for meeting to stand adjourned.

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