Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        June 23, 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

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting June 9th, for acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Canal Cleanup
B) Motion Response - Cleanup of Washington St, Leverrett St and Lowell Connector
C) Motion Response - Installing Traffic Cameras
D) Motion Response - Census Response Rate
E) Motion Response - Lowell High Graduation
F) Motion Response - Opening of Parks, Playgrounds and Pools
G) Motion Response - Summer Youth Programs and Activities
H) Motion Response - Youth Summer Employment
4.2.

Appoint B. Boughner, S. Githae and R Gofstein to Cultural Council

4.3.

Appoint Brian Gorman and Walter O'Neil Jr. to Veterans Commission

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote- Accept Gift $10,000 from Eastern Bank Trustees to support Lowell COA

5.2.

Vote- Accept.Expend $25,000 Fed COVID Relief Funds

5.3.

Vote-Auth CM Execute Temporary Access Agreement 179 Bridge St

5.4.

Vote-Ballpark Capital Transfer Vote

5.5.

Vote-Disability Commission Revolving 20K

5.6.

Vote-Parking Energy Transfer Vote

5.7.

Vote-Revolving Fund Spending Limits - FY21

5.8.

Vote-Rideshare Funding Transfer

Documents:
  1. Vote-Rideshare.pdf
5.9.

Vote-Transfer Earmark - 9-11 Memorial

5.10.

Vote-Wastewater Energy Transfer Vote

5.11.

Vote-Year End Payroll Adjustment

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Finance SC June 23, 2020.

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

7.2.

Misc. - Lowell Democratic City Committee (Judith Durant) request permission to address the City Council regarding allowing Atty. Elliott Veloso (Interim Director of Elections) be relieved of all non-election related duties from August through November 2020 so he can devote his full-time efforts to election duties, ensuring an efficient, fair and open election.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Elliott - Req. Transportation/Public Safety subcommittees meet with Superintendent of Police to develop a plan to issue citations to excessively loud vehicles in the neighborhoods.

8.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have DPD prepare plan to submit a request to MassDOT for funding under the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program, for projects which will re-purpose parking to better support curbside pick-up and outdoor dining.

8.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Animal Advisory Board report on the assistance provided by the MSPCA during Covid crisis.

8.4.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have proper department see to the clean-up of Ecumenical Plaza.

8.5.

C. Samaras/C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. instruct Law Department draft an ordinance to establish a citizens advisory committee to help provide public input and recommendations to the Lowell Police Department.

8.6.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a report updating the progress of the task force to end homelessness and what has been accomplished so far.

8.7.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have a coordinated effort among LPD; Tewksbury PD; Massachusetts Environmental Police; and the Mass. Dept. of Fish and Game to prevent outsiders from destroying neighborhood and river bank at end of Burnham Road.

8.8.

C. Nuon/C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. have Board of Election Commissioners hold a hearing to explore preparation for the upcoming 2020 elections in September and November; to include implementation of legislative changes to Vote-By-Mail and Early-In Person-Voting due to Covid-19 pandemic, and that representatives from the Secretary of State’s Office, the Lowell Elections Office, other relative State and City Departments, voting advocacy organizations and members of public be invited to testify.

8.9.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. provide an update on the status and progress of Rt. 133 (Andover Street) in regards to calming solutions for safety and traffic.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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