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February 25, 2014

BotW: Take Two, But Later

by at 12:45 pm.

Sorry for the late post. This meeting snuck up on me! Well, not really, but…

Any picks from last week are carrying over to this week for agenda items which are from last week’s cancelled meeting. I’ve marked them in red. Any other item is still up for grabs! One guess per person, one per each item, and the less likely the item appears to be blowup material, the bigger the prize. Cthuhlu is safely out of my house and in joe from lowell’s hands, so I can stop watching my back, and I’m working on the next prize.

Here is the agenda as it stands for tonight (red items are already taken):

1 MAYOR’S BUSINESS
1.1 Citations - Jack Trottier and Paul Sickinger, Seniors at Tyngsboro High School, for their community service work in collaboration with the Lowell Fire Department to collect winter coats for the homeless and those in need. 

Citation - Arnaldo and Carmen Silva in recognition of new business, Sao Miquel Restaurant.

2 CITY CLERK
2.1 Minutes of City Council Meeting February 11th, for acceptance.

3 CITY AUDITOR
3.1 Communication – Paid vacation and sick leave from 1/1/2010 – 2/12/2014. 

Communication - Paid vacation and sick leave email request. (original motion) 

Communication - FY 2014 Audit.

4 UTILITY PUBLIC HEARINGS
4.1 National Grid/Verizon NE – Request pole location at 59 South Whipple St.

5 COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CITY MANAGER
5.1 Communication Summary

Motion Responses

(A) Motion Response - ShotSpotter
(B) Motion Response - Properly mark parking spaces on Dublin Street as parking for COA employees only
(C) Motion Response - Update on redevelopment of the Rialto Building
(D) Motion Response - Kearney Square Bridge Update
(E) Motion Response - MSBA Claims

Informational 

(F) Informational - MCC Flier - Lowell Crit Infrastr Forum of 2-24-14
(G) Informational - Resignation Letter
(H) Informational - Net School Spending

5.2 Communication-Accept Resignation of Troix Bettencourt (Hunger/Homeless Comm)
5.3 Communication - Mgr. Out of State Travel (1) DPD.

6 VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
6.1 Vote-Authorize City Manager Execute Third Amendment to LDA with Trinity Hamilton Partnership
6.2 Vote-Transfer $2M from Chapter 17 account to School Dept

7 ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER
7.1 Ordinance-Quarterly Traffic (Feb)

8 REPORTS (SUB / COMMITTEE, IF ANY)
8.1 Zoning SC 02-25-14.
8.2 Wire Insp. - National Grid - Electrical Main installation on Industrial Avenue and Stevens Street. 

9 PETITIONS
9.1 Claims (3) claim for property damage.

10 CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1 C. Leahy – Req. Rules SC consider as a recommendation that the Mayor’s portrait be completed within the first 3 months of his or her inauguration.
10.2 C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding the Methadone Clinic site on Steadman St.
10.3 C. Leahy/C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. discuss plans to address the School Budget shortfall prior to his departure.
10.4 C. Leahy/M. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have proper Dept. Heads (City and School) involved with snow removal meet with Municipal Facilities SC to discuss snow removal.
10.5 C. Kennedy – Req. City Council and City Mgr. discuss the letter dated January 31, 2014 from the Mass. Commission of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding School Budget shortfall.
10.6 C. Kennedy/C. Leahy – Req. Mayor create a City Council SC dedicated to working with merchants and property owners to enhance and improve the commercial environment in the Central Business District.
10.7 C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. instruct the DPW Commissioner create an improved plan for snow removal in the Central Business District.
10.8 C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. and Acting City Mgr. begin the process of hiring a CFO to continue to formulate the City Budget until a permanent CFO is hired.
10.9 C. Kennedy - Req. City Mgr. explain why the City Administration and the Health Dept. chose not to undertake an RFP process for the City ambulance contract.
10.1 C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department install 2 signs (No Parking Here To Corner) at both corners of Roper St. and Rockingham St.
10.11 C. Mercier - Req. permission to discuss and question snow removal and parking issues on Roper St. and adress public safety issues.
10.12 M. Elliott – Req. City Council discuss setting up a joint Ad Hoc SC with City Council/School Committee to initiate discussion of high school and facility assessment report.
10.13 M. Elliott – Req. City Council discuss making Galligan Rd. a one way street.
10.14 M. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss public participation process for the location of the recycling center.
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.

5 Responses to “BotW: Take Two, But Later”

  1. Gemma Says:

    10.9

  2. Paul@01852 Says:

    10.9 - Ambulance contract (And it will be interesting to contrast the discussion of 6.1 Trinity/Hamilton Canal contract with this)

  3. Lynne Says:

    Oooh good one! Paul, sorry she beat you to it by 4 minutes!

  4. K Fratus Says:

    Do I get to keep my same guess from last week?

  5. K Fratus Says:

    Scratch that, should have read the blurb at the top!

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