Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        
October 13, 2020
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA /Zoom

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Communication Remote / Zoom 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 Zoom.  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 Issued Zoom Link To The Meeting.  Email Address Is MGEARY@LOWELLMA.GOV.  If No Access To Email You May Contact City Clerk At 978-674-4161.  All Request Must Be Done Before 4:00 PM On The Day Of Meeting. 
For Zoom - HTTPS://SUPPORT.ZOOM.US/HC/EN-US/ARTICLES/201362193-JOINING-A-MEETING
2.2.

Recognition - Specialty Materials.

2.3.

Recognition - October as the National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Finance SC September 22nd; City Council Meeting September 22nd; Finance SC jointly with School Committee Finance SC September 29th, For Acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Update HCID
B) Motion Response - City Owned Property
C) Motion Response - Outdoor Seating
D) Motion Response - Rental Property Manager Posting
E) Motion Response - Remote Learning Enrichment Programs
F) Motion Response - Citizen Traffic Concern Protocol
G) Motion Response - Social Distancing and Mask Requirement
H) Motion Response - Boards and Commissions Membership
I) Motion Response - Citizen Advisory Committee, Diversity Training and HR Audit
J) Motion Response - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
K) Motion Response - Retired Police Officers
L) Motion Response - School Sanitation
4.2.

Informational Reports

M) Informational - Bond Sale, Refunding, and Budget Savings
N) Informational - Presentation from WinnCompanies
4.3.

Appoint Carolyn McCarthy to Sustainability Council

4.4.

Appoint Latashia White to Veterans Commission

4.5.

Appoint Robert Njoroge to Board of Appeals

4.6.

Re-Appoint James Pope and Beverly Anthes to Election Commission

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Accept gift from Tewksbury Police Dept.

5.2.

Vote -Accept Expend Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action Grant

5.3.

Vote- Accept.Expend Grant Center for Tech and Civic Life

5.4.

Vote -Apply.Accept.Expend 100,000 Dept of Public Health

5.5.

Vote -Auth Mgr req Approval for Second Plan Change from DHCD

5.6.

Vote-Accept.Expend 140,100 Shared Street and Spaces

5.7.

Vote-Auth CM Ex. LDA-with Lupoli Companies LLC

5.8.

Vote-Supplemental Appropriation (Pollard Memorial Library)

5.9.

Vote-Transfer Cemetery

5.10.

Vote-Transfer Library

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

60 Day Trials 10-13-20

7.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Ordinance - Amend Zoning

7.2.

Ordinance- Amend Sidewalk Seating Outside Restaurant

7.3.

Ordinance- Create position and salary Nurse Case Manager Law

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Neighborhoods SC October 13, 2020.

8.2.

Technology & Utilities SC October 13, 2020.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claims - (3) Property Damage.

9.2.

Misc. - LynnLowell, LLC (Atty. George Theodorou) request zoning change to extend UMF Zone into LI Zone at 4 Wiggin St. / 153 Willie St.

9.3.

Misc. - Joann Camilli request permission to address the City Council regarding property at 25 Arlene Road.

9.4.

Misc. - Tina Degree request City Council develop a residential parking program for area around Market and Merrimack Streets.

9.5.

Misc. - Tania Ormonde/Pedro Camara request installation of a traffic mirror at the Mt. Vernon Street and Broadway Street 4-Way intersection.

9.6.

Misc. - Ronald DiBerto request City Council establish a Lowell Walk of Fame.

9.7.

TC Systems, Inc. (AT&T) - Request installation of two (2) telecommunication conduits at intersection of University Avenue and Pawtucket Street.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. meet with the Lowell Housing Authority Chairman regarding PILOT in place and address contaminated trash issues.

10.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on illegal dumping and efforts to have National Grid clean up their property in South Lowell.

10.3.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have Interim Election Director explain early voting in Massachusetts in order to make voting as easy as possible by extending voting hours for working people and installing separate voting drop-off boxes.

10.4.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. reach out to Lowell General Hospital and the Lowell Community Health Center to request they implement free testing sites in collaboration with the State’s Stop the Spread Campaign.

10.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr., DPD, and Business Recovery Task Force work on grant to hire a business coordinator for downtown businesses.

10.6.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. work with appropriate departments on ways to improve the accessibility of public documents and reports on the City of Lowell website, and to report on the feasibility of creating online “Dashboard” to consolidate information including City Council motions and their corresponding, informational reports and other information deemed to be of interest to residents.

10.7.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. direct the Law Department to draft an ordinance relative to housing stability notification, requiring notice to tenants whose tenancies are being terminated on the rights and resources available to them.

10.8.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. develop and report on preparations and plans for a second wave of Covid-19.

10.9.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding the Halloween plans within the City.

10.10.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate and report on possible additional funding for small businesses within the City.

10.11.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. post the appropriate traffic and speed signage on Andover Street.

10.12.

M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department continue to work with School Department and Comcast for improved internet services throughout the City.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

11.1.

Executive Session: To discuss matters of litigation and contract negotiations regarding 75 Arcand Drive, public discussions of which may have a detrimental effect on the City's position.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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