Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
       June 9, 2020

Time:        6:30 PM
Location: ZOOM / 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 may view the meeting via LTC and those wishing to speak regarding a specific agenda item shall register to speak in advance of the meeting by sending email to City Clerk indicating the agenda item and a phone number to call so that you may be tele-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

2.2.

Recognition - 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting May 26th; Transportation SC June 2nd, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Vote - Continuing Appropriation Order - FY21 One Twelfth Budget.

4.2.

Loan Order 6,771,100 various Capital Improvement 2021.

4.3.

Ordinance - Amend Mobile Food Vendors.

4.4.

Ordinance - Street Seats in the Public Space.

4.5.

Ordinance Amending Ch. 150 Fees.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Cawley Stadium
B) Motion Response - Hurd Street
C) Motion Response - St. Hilaire's Car Wash Donation Box Removal
D) Motion Response - 242 Lakeview Ave.
5.2.

Petition Responses

E) Petition Response - 682 Broadway Handicapped Spot
6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Accept Timely Receipt of Budget FY21.

6.2.

Vote-Authorize Manager Execute Annual Action Plan FY20-21

6.3.

Vote-Authorize Manager Execute Limited Access Agr - Speedway LLC

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Transportation SC June 2, 2020.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. communicate with Mass. Cannabis Commission, or other agencies, and update the Council on the timetable and process for establishing standards, regulations, and enforcement guidelines for use and transportation of recreational marijuana.

8.2.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. direct the clean-up of dumped materials, trash and other public health related debris in the areas of Washington Street (near Leverett Street), Leverett Street, (near Cambridge Street), and along both sides of the adjacent Lowell Connector (along River Meadow Brook).

8.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. and Supt. Of Police provide a report regarding the effectiveness of installing traffic cameras at dangerous intersections/roadways.

8.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Transportation Engineer initiate a speed bump pilot project and identify several dangerous roadways, to address speeding and dangerous driving.

8.5.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Transportation Engineer evaluate making Billings (on-way) and Barker intersection a three-way stop.

8.6.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. organize a joint meeting of the Commission on Race Relations with appropriate agencies to prepare a report regarding best practices in building community relationships.

8.7.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. work with appropriate department to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Lowell’s moderate 2020 Census response and implement a plan to improve the response rate.

8.8.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. work with the State Delegation and the Mass Dept. of Transportation to implement changes that will slow traffic on the Pawtucket Boulevard; possibilities include radar speed display, automated speed enforcement, speed bumps and narrowing the road.

8.9.

C. Drinkwater/C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. report on the costs of a third party audit of human resources/hiring practices that includes recommendations for ensuring a diverse and inclusive City workforce, and to explore the possibility of outside funding sources for the report, including grants.

8.10.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. meet with appropriate departments to implement a strategy to maintain the restaurants’ outside seating areas free from panhandling activities.

8.11.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide and update and timeline regarding construction and renovation of Lowell High School.

8.12.

M. Leahy/C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. begin the process of naming the football field at Cawley Stadium in honor of William “Billy” Rizos.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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