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It’s that time of the week again! This Tuesday’s agenda looks quite entertaining. Besides the motions I’ve already gone through, there are a couple more I’d like to poke holes in–er, I mean, take a look at, if I have time to post about them before the meeting. But meanwhile, place your guesses in comments, same rules as always: one guess per person, one agenda item per guess, and the more obscure or unpredictable the item, the bigger the prize.
joe from lowell I posted in the comments of the last BotW results post, answering your question about your prize. I deem you ineligible for this week’s BotW - let someone else win! Meanwhile, confirm your choice for your prize and I’ll get on that!
PS - let us hope they don’t take this Executive Session out of order again. Please, let them have learned their lesson…
This week’s agenda:
1 MAYOR’S BUSINESS
1.1 Citations – (1)Stephen Paris and (1)Matthew Sheehan; City of Lowell, 911 Dispatchers who assisted residents on Cabot St. December 12, 2013, out of a burning building, while off duty.
Citations – (1)Domenique Riviera and (1)Noelia Aquino; Lifeguards for lives they saved last summer.
2 CITY CLERK
2.1 Minutes of City Council Meeting February 4th and Special Meeting February 3rd, for acceptance.
3 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
3.1 Order-Discontinue a portion of Worcester Rd
4 GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
4.1 Misc. - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Request storage of 3,200 gallons of Diesel Fuel II Liquids aboveground @ 220 Pawtucket Street.
4.2 Ordinance-Create new position and salary (part-time, temporary Literacy Director) Library
4.3 Ordinance-Amend position and salary Director of Elections to (Director of Elections/Municipal Hearing Officer)
5 COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
(A) Informational - New Economic Development Projects
(B) Informational - Downtown Single Stream Recycling Center
(C) Informational - Abandonment of Worcester Road north of Surrey Lane
5.2 Out of State Travel - Parking
6 VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6.1 Vote-Temporary License Agreement (299 Tanner St)
7 ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
7.1 Order-60 day trial
8 REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
9.1 Claims (2) claims for property damage.
9.2 Misc. - Mary Lallas, Lowell, MA request to address City Council Re:157 West Forest St.
9.3 Misc. – Atty. James Flood for Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Consalvo request zoning amendment 1291 Middlesex St.
10 CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS
10.1 C. Kennedy – Req. Finance SC recommend appropriate salary for Acting City Manager and Acting City Clerk.
10.2 C. Belanger – Req. City Council request Mayor appoint a downtown economic development task force.
10.3 C. Mercier – Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide a report as to current status and future proposed plans for Mill #5 building on Jackson St. located in the Hamilton Canal District.
10.4 C. Mercier – Req. City Mgr. have proper department explore the possibility of establishing a portion of McDermott Reservoir on Beacon St. as a site for a portion of a Community Garden for the Friends of the Reservoir.
10.5 C. Mercier – Req. City Mgr. have proper department inspect glass in windows in all downtown buildings for safety.
10.6 M. Elliott – Req. City Council discuss ordinance pertaining to accumulated annual vacation and sick leave policy and refer matter to Personnel SC.
10.7 M. Elliott – Req. City Auditor provide report on costs of accumulated annual vacation and sick leave for employees who have resigned or have retired since January 1, 2014.
11 CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION
11.1 Executive Session to discuss and release minutes of Executive Session meeting on January 21, 2014 and any other minutes that should be designated to be made public from executive sessions.
11.2 Executive Session regarding litigation report, public discussion of which could have a detrimental effect on the City’s position.
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