City Council motions for October 23, 2012 meeting
From this week’s City Council agenda, here are the motions filed for tomorrow evening’s meeting:
C. Mercier – Request City Manager outline steps to be taken to reassure Council that new phone lines will function during power outages so as not to interrupt or prevent residents’ emergency calls to police and fire.
C. Leahy – Request City Manager provide update regarding replacement of track at Cawley Stadium.
C. Leahy – Request City Manager have proper department review the intersection at Twelfth, July and Methuen Streets for a report and recommendation for signage at that intersection.
C. Leahy – Request City Manager contact Middlesex Sheriff’s Department to coordinate a schedule for the work release program in the Spring and Summer of 2012.
C. Lorrey – Request City Council approve residential parking only on Riverside Way and Lawrence Drive where parking is available.
C. Lorrey – Request City Manager and City Council plan and adopt a residential parking plan for the Acre and other areas affected by the University expansion.
C. Lorrey – Request City Manager contact State delegation and Governor’s Office for additional public safety funds in case of the possible early release of inmates due to the Massachusetts Crime Lab scandal.
C. Kennedy/C. Leahy – Request City Manager evaluated and assess the current workforce of inspectors under the supervision of the Building Commissioner and make recommendations to the City Council re: Certification and the need to increase Health, Building, Wire, Plumbing and Electrical Inspectors.
C. Kennedy/C. Leahy – Request City Manager explore the feasibility of augmenting the current number of inspectors with part-time certified inspectors who will work 20 hours per week.
C. Kennedy/C. Leahy – Request the Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical High School Committee and Superintendent consider offering courses for potential Health, Building, Wire and Plumbing Inspectors that would lead to satisfying the requirement necessary for licensure and/or certification.
One Response to City Council motions for October 23, 2012 meeting
“C. Leahy – Request City Manager have proper department review the intersection at Twelfth, July and Methuen Streets for a report and recommendation for signage at that intersection.”
I want to thank Council for responding to my concern. I walk that intersection, and drive it as well. I was prompted to write to council due to an incident last week. Here is a part of my letter.
“As a vehicle drives up 12th, there is no warning/sign to stop for July traffic. I’ve seen the Greater Lowell Technical School Bus just barrel up 12th to ‘merge’ onto Methuen. Where July and Methuen meet the intersection is very wide, so all traffic just comes together. Yesterday, as I was turning left from Methuen with the intention of going onto July at 2:20pm, I notice there was about a dozen students coming from the Robinson walking on July. This street, like June and May, are very residential and common for children to play/ride bikes in the street. So I turned onto 12th, in which a large red pick up was coming up 12th. With cars park along the sidewalk and students walking, we both had to stop and maneuver. Not a big deal, except the man in the red pick up truck had the mistaken belief he had the right to just merge onto July/Methuen. From his point of view I ‘just came around the corner’, ‘cut him off’, and ‘was on the wrong side of the road’, in which I was called a ‘f*cking b*tch’ at least twice in his berating with children in my vehicle and students all around. ”
Don’t call me names, it makes me angry, and when I’m angry I write emails to elected officials.