LOWELL CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
CITY HALL, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER
TIME 6:30 PM
1. CITY CLERK
1.1. Minutes of City Council Meeting March 8th, for acceptance.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
2. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
2.1. Motion Responses:
(A) Update on Development Plans JDCU Headquarters
(B) Parking Issues Around the McAvinnue School
(C) Past and Future Events at Lowell Memorial Auditorium
(D) Traffic Safety Issues Using Breakdown Lane on Pawtucket Blvd.
(E) Lowell Memorial Auditorium Building Upkeep
(F) Vivier Dedication of Access Road at LeBlanc Park
2.2. Communication-Reappoint Kerry A. Hall to Board of Health
2.3. Communication-Reappoint Rachel Edlund and George Villaras to the Lowell Historic Board
2.4. Communication – City Manager request Out of State Travel (1) DPD.
VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
3. VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
3.1. Vote-Approve exemption of James Dillon from MGL c. 268A s.20
3.2. Vote-Transfer $62K to Cemetery Division to provide funding for spring clean-up/ beautification on
Memorial Day weekend and to complete section #35 at Westlawn Cemetery and make improvements
to the office and chapel.
REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
4. REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
4.1. (1) Neighborhoods SC March 14, 2016;
(2) Ad Hoc City Charter/Election Issues SC March 15, 2016.
5.1. Claim – (1) property.
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5.2. Misc. – ET Properties, LLC (Atty. James Flood) request City Council amend zoning code by extending
SMU zone at 595 Pawtucket Boulevard (Saab Tower) 7,200 square feet of back parking lot that is
presently zoned SSF.
5.3. Misc. – Jacob Fortes request to address City Council regarding sale of surplus property abutting the
Markley Group at 2 Prince Avenue.
CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
6. CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS
6.1. C. Elliott – Req. City Council discuss resolution to support municipal modernization bill.
6.2. C. Elliott – Req. City Mgr. have proper department file comments regarding results from the Clay Pit
Brook Backwater Study with FERC.
6.3. C. Elliott – Req. Mayor get report from Superintendent regarding plan to implement new screening
requirements for schools under new opioid abuse law.
6.4. C. Milinazzo – Req. City Mgr. prepare a detailed report about why the proposed expanded trolley
system project fell off the “rails”.
6.5. C. Milinazzo – Req. City Mgr. work with NMCOG and the Middlesex Canal Commission to place historic
markers at Hadley Park to commemorate the Middlesex Canal which ran through the area.
6.6. C. Leary – Req. City Mgr. review the feasibility of placing a cross walk on Chelmsford Street located
between Inland Street and Avenue B.
6.7. C. Samaras/C. Belanger – Req. City Mgr. coordinate a fact finding mission with City officials and
community leaders to Providence, Rhode Island to meet with Providence officials regarding branding and marketing of special effects at city events (i.e. water fire).
6.8. C. Samaras – Req. City Mgr. review new traffic pattern at the J.G. Pyne School for safety reasons.
6.9. M. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. explore opportunities to make municipal water available to the public.
6.10. M. Kennedy – Req. Housing SC consider options for creating low income housing opportunities in the
8. Time for meeting to stand adjourned.