LOWELL CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MARCH 08, 2016
CITY HALL, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER
TIME 6:30 PM
1. CITY CLERK
1.1. Minutes of City Council Special Meeting (Auditor Interviews) February 29th; Technology & Utilities SC
March 1st; City Council Meeting March 1st, for acceptance.
2. CITY AUDITOR
2.1. Vote-Appoint City Auditor and Establish Salary
GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
3. GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
3.1. Vote-Accept MGL c.60A s.1 Parag.8-Waive Excise Tax for Motor Vehicles owned and registered by
Active Members of the Armed Forces
3.2. Ordinance-Amend Ch. 171, Article IV, entitled Nuisance Posting
3.3. Ordinance-Amend Ch. 227 Property Maintenance, Article I, Minimum Standards
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
4. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
4.1. Motion Responses:
(A) Bridge Street Business Corridor Improvement
(B) 350-352 Wilder Street
(C) Andover Street Repair Plan
(D) Lowell Police and Fire Grant Funding 2015
(E) Firearm Activity 2015
4.2. Communication – City Mgr. request Out of State Travel (1) LPD.
VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5. VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5.1. Vote-Apply/Accept/Expend $3M from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) – fund
Signature Bridge, utility connections over the Pawtucket Canal and associated approaches in the HCD
ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6. ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6.1. Ordinance-Quarterly Traffic (March)REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
7. REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
7.1. Personnel SC March 8, 2016.
8.1. Misc. – Dien Tran for Long Le request installation of handicap parking sign at 782-784 Merrimack
CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
9. CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
9.1. C. Mercier – Req. City Mgr. have proper department investigate persons responsible for repeatedly
dumping mattresses, bed frames, trash, debris, etc.. on Lawrence Street with the possibility of
installing cameras to them.
9.2. C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have proper department present a time table regarding changing of lights
at the intersection of Route 38 (Nesmith St.) and Route 133 (Andover St.).
9.3. C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. have Traffic Engineer develop a traffic plan during the closing of Enel
Bridges for repairs.
9.4. C. Leahy/C. Rourke – Req. City Mgr. meet with proper departments to explore possibility of
constructing a coaches/storage building at Cawley Stadium.
9.5. C. Belanger – Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding youth services programs and jobs for upcoming
9.6. M. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. have Police Department take proper action to curtail racing on the
9.7. M. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. have the DPD provide a report on their survey of downtown property
owners regarding the BID (Business Improvement District) in the central business area.
9.8. M. Kennedy – Request that the City Council Public Safety Sub-Committee schedule a meeting to meet
with a representative from General Electric to discuss GE Intelligent Cities, which provides smart,
connected street lighting with Wi-Fi, cameras and other sensors like gunshot detection all built in and
supported by the GE data analytics platform Predix.
9.9. M. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. consider sending the proper personnel to attend The International Council
of Shopping Centers (ICSC) New England Conference to be held in Boston this summer.
11. Time for meeting to stand adjourned