Agenda 80 Percent
Date:
        July 28, 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 Transportation SC joint with Public Safety SC July 14th; City Council Meeting July 14th, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Vote- Approve Appropriation Order FY21 One Twelfth Budget August.

4.2.

Ordinance- Create Citizens Advisory Committee.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Lowell High School Construction Schedule
B) Motion Response - Lowell High School Construction Traffic Management Plan
C) Motion Response - MassDOT Shared Streets Program
D) Motion Response - School Reopening Planning
E) Motion Response - Speed Hump Pilot Program
F) Motion Response - Lowell Student Police Academy
G) Motion Response - LPD Grant Funding
5.2.

Informational Reports

H) Informational - FY2021 Budget Report
I) Informational - Electoral Redistricting
5.3.

Communication-Accept resignation Soumita Acharya -Sustainability Council

5.4.

Communication- Appoint George Procope -Alternate ZBA

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote- Transfer Rideshare Fund-DPD

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order-60-day trial 7.28.20

8.

RESOLUTIONS

8.1.

Resolution-Adopt Resolution regarding Inclusiveness Equity and Racism

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

10.2.

Misc. - Residents First Development Corp. (Atty. Kevin Murphy) request extension of zoning of 12.5 acres at Rivers Edge (Julian D. Steele Development).

10.3.

National Grid - Req. installation of (1) SO pole on Andrews Street.

10.4.

National Grid - Req. installation of PVC conduit from new pole to existing manhole on Andrews Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Council create a residential parking sticker program for residents who abut the river in the River Road and Burnham Road area.

11.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide answer as to why some were let into the Zoom meeting by way of video and others who asked were told no.

11.3.

C. Elliott - Req. Rules SC meet to discuss protocol and procedures for conducting Zoom meetings.

11.4.

C. Samaras/C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. instruct the City Solicitor to investigate whether the residents can be asked to donate to the City’s new Equity and Inclusion Fund in the next tax bill.

11.5.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. reach out to our “non-profit” partners to generate a report from each organization that should include steps, plans, strategies, solutions and more that are provided for Lowell; furthermore, include the total yearly contributions and resources that City allocates to each.

11.6.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. update Council regarding timeline for City to begin redistricting process as well as an update regarding when City will be forwarded the 2020 Census results.

11.7.

C. Rourke/C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. review current Zoning Code for areas to increase housing availability.

11.8.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate upgrading the intersections of Wilder St. and Shaw St. from 2-Way stop signs to 4-Way stop signs.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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