Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        May 12, 2020
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting/Remote Participation

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Communication - Remote Participation

Pursuant to Governor Baker's Emergency Order modifying the State's Open Meeting Law issued March 12, 2020, meetings will be held using remote participation as follows:  Members of the public wishing to speak regarding a specific agenda item shall register to speak in advance by sending email to City Clerk indicating the agenda item and a phone number to call so that you may be conferenced in to the meeting.  Email address is mgeary@lowellma.gov.  If no access to email you may contact City Clerk at 978-674-4161. 

For Zoom - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting April 28th, for acceptance.

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

National Grid - Request installation of underground electric conduit for pedestrian lighting at 199 Pawtucket Street.

4.2.

National Grid - Request installation of underground electric conduit for power at 70 Fox Street.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses


A) Motion Response - CDBG Grant Program
B) Motion Response - Takeout Thursday
C) Motion Response - Lowell Business Recovery Task Force
D) Motion Response - Hiring Freeze
E) Motion Response - CPA Rental Assistance
F) Motion Response - School Transportation Contracts
G) Motion Response - Third Party Food Delivery Fees
H) Motion Response - Clemente Park
I) Motion Response - Monument Committee
J) Motion Response - Hawkers and Peddlers
K) Motion Response - Nursing Home Health Inspections
L) Motion Response - National Guard Testing
M) Motion Response - Coronavirus Community Resource Coordinator
6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Accept.Expend 125,000 FY20 Earmarked Funds Economic Development Grant Program

6.2.

Vote-Accept.Expend 200,000 Earmarked Funds Lower Locks Structural Eval. Design Feasibility and Vision Study

6.3.

Vote-Accept.Expend EPA Brownfields Assessment Grand Funding 300,000

7.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch 150 Fees

7.2.

Ordinance-Amend Ch 222 Peace and Good Order

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Finance SC jointly with School Committee Finance SC May 12, 2020.

8.2.

Wire Insp. - New Cingular Wireless (d/b/a AT&T) - Request permission to install small cell facility on existing poles:

A)  Market Street
B) Lawrence Street
C) Oak Street
D) Lafayette Street
E) Lakeview Avenue
9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claims - (1) Personal Injury; (1) Property Damage.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have City inspectors address the trash being dumped at the Planet Aid Boxes at St. Hilaire Car Wash and keep Council updated of the consequences. (2nd Request)

10.2.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr., in light of Coronavirus Pandemic, to reach out to our academic institutions; Lowell Public Schools, UML, MCC, and private schools to discuss the anticipated upcoming school year and how the City of Lowell can help with a safe and smooth opening.

10.3.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr., with the anticipated opening of the 2020-21 school year, direct the appropriate departments to check and verify that our school buildings and other City buildings meet City and State code and regulations for bathrooms.

10.4.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding status of various events scheduled for this summer ie., Folk Festival.

10.5.

C. Elliott - Req. Transportation SC meet to discuss traffic issues relative to the redevelopment project off Woburn Street.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

Office of the City Clerk - 375 Merrimack Street - Phone: 978.674.4161