Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        August 25, 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 Rules SC August 10th; City Council Meeting August 11th, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Vote-Approve One-Twelfth Budget for the City of Lowell for September of FY21.

5.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

5.1.

National Grid - Request installation of 375 feet of gas main for infrastructure reinforcement from 1500 to 1524 Gorham Street.

5.2.

National Grid - Request installation of 700 feet of gas main for infrastructure reinforcement along Gorham Street (Saratoga St. to Rivers Edge Rd.).

5.3.

National Grid - Request to reconstruct gas pressure regulator and add SCADA system at the intersection of Carlisle and Gorham Streets.

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Demand Fees
B) Motion Response - Marijuana Social Equity Issues
C) Motion Response - Human Resources Audit
6.2.

Informational Reports

D) Informational - Construction Update
6.3.

Communication-Appoint Candace Lawrence to Sustainability Council

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote-Accept Expend $40,244.36 AFG Award

7.2.

Vote-Accept Gift from Greater Lowell Technical High School (truck)

7.3.

Vote-Accept.Expend $12,500 Municipal Energy Technical Assist. Grant

7.4.

Vote-Apply Accept Expend $28,935 JAG FY 2020 Grant

7.5.

Vote-Authorize City Manager Execute Temporary Access Agmt 44 and 71 YMCA Dr

7.6.

Vote-Authorize City Manager to issue Proprietary specs

8.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

60 Day Trials

Documents:
  1. 60 Day trials.pdf
9.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

9.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch 150 Fees

10.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.1.

Zoning SC August 25, 2020.

11.

PETITIONS

11.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

11.2.

Misc. - Kaushik Patel request installation of street light on pole at the beginning of Cheryl Lee Lane.

11.3.

Misc. - Bryan Cowell request continued trash removal service at 24 Nesmith Street.

11.4.

Misc. - The Markley Group, LLC request to amend flammable materials license for additional 15,100 gallons of Diesel Fuel II (AST) at 2 Prince Avenue.

11.5.

Misc. - Michael Deangelis request installation of a handicap parking sign at 33 Jordon Street.

12.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

12.1.

C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding hiring of our retired police officers for uncovered special details.

12.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. find ways and means to extend the guard rail along Fisher Street to prevent vehicle cut throughs at 150 Aiken Avenue.

12.3.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department take appropriate steps necessary to address the abandoned home at 150 Fetherston Avenue.

12.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a report and explanation regarding what material is going into the jersey barrier containment structure at the National Park parking lot on Dutton Street.

12.5.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the installation of a walkway along the river behind the Lowell Memorial Auditorium and how it will effect the monuments there.

12.6.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have proper department implement that all rental properties in the City have publicly posted information consisting of who the property owner is, along with phone and email contacts; information to be posted on the property in a manner which follow proper guidelines.

12.7.

C. Chau - Req. City Council support the enhancement of the USPS through November 2020 elections for the successful outreach and tabulation of the Vote-By-Mail program within the City; and request City Mgr. immediately notify our representatives in Congress (House and Senate) of the Council action and urge their immediate support.

12.8.

C. Chau - Req. appropriate Council subcommittee hold a hearing to discuss measures for prevention of illegal dumping within the City of Lowell; and request City Mgr. invite representatives from Inspectional Services Department, Code Enforcement, Police, Fire and DPW, as well as other relevant and interested parties to attend.

12.9.

M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding large truck traffic on and around Olive Street; report to include possible solutions to lessen such traffic throughout that neighborhood.

12.10.

M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding traffic flow around Boylston and Laurel Streets; report to include increase in traffic flow on side streets and through parking lot at Store 38.

13.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

13.1.

Executive Session - To consider and discuss the possible purchase or sale of properties (Hurd Street site and the Hamilton Canal District), public discussions of which may have detrimental effect on negotiating position of the City; and further, to discuss matters of litigation (Huot; open meeting complaints), public discussions of which may have a detrimental effect on the City's position.

14.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

15.

ADJOURNMENT

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