Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
       November 10, 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. 
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2.2.

Recognition - Lowell Shopping Network.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Finance SC jointly with School Committee Finance SC October 27th; City Council Regular Meeting October 27th; City Council Meeting (Executive Session) November 2nd, For Acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance - Amend Zoning.

4.2.

Order-Abandon Portion Of Warren St And Portion Hurd St.

4.3.

Ordinance- Rental Property Manager Posting.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - COVID-19 Second Wave Preparedness
B) Motion Response - Downtown Business Coordinator
C) Motion Response - Affordable Housing Trust Fund
D) Motion Response - Permanent Home for the Adie Therapeutic Day School
E) Motion Response - Upgrading Intersection of Wedge, Campbell and Lura Streets
F) Motion Response - Pothole Technology
5.2.

Informational Reports

G) Informational - Winter Paving Moratorium
H) Informational - Diversity and Inclusion Fund
I) Informational - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
5.3.

Communication - Planning Board recommendation on proposed zoning amendment to rezone the parcel at Rivers Edge Road from TTF to SMF zoning district.

5.4.

Appointments to Community Preservation Committee

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote-Accept.Expend 76,775 Grant FY20 Reduce Injury and Death and Missing-Developmental Disabilities

6.2.

Vote-Auth CM Execute Lease Agreement with Mill City Grows- 72.1 Fowler Rd.

6.3.

Vote-Auth Mgr Exexcute Temp work space and Easement amendment Agreement with Boston Gas Co

6.4.

Vote- Auth Mgr Execute Underground Electric Easement-179 Bridge St

6.5.

Vote-Transfer Cemetery

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Wire Insp. - TC Systems, Inc. (AT&T) - Request Installation Of Two (2) Telecommunication Conduits At Intersection Of University Avenue And Pawtucket Street.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

National Grid - Request installation of 60 feet of 2 inch gas main to service 39 Campbell Drive.

8.2.

National Grid - Request installation of 50 feet of 2 inch gas main to service 106 Gilmore Street. .

8.3.

National Grid - Request installation of underground electric conduit on Appleton Street for service at 193 Appleton Street.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Conway - Req. City Council adopt attached resolution in support of the Lowell Police Department and forward same to State delegation.

9.2.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. direct the Law Department to report on the City’s policy for indemnifying employees from personal financial liability for damages resulting from a lawsuit against a City employee for conduct that occurred during their official course of duty; said report should also include recommendations on any necessary changes to ensure law enforcement officers are indemnified from personal financial liability for civil damages in anticipation of changes to the State law regarding qualified immunity.

9.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have proper department replace missing traffic mirrors at the railroad bridge on Lawrence Street.

9.4.

C. Chau - Req. Public Safety SC have discussion with Lowell Police Department regarding current crime statistics in the City.

9.5.

C. Rourke - Req. Lowell License Commission consider a one-time reduction in restaurant license renewal fees for 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19 and to approve any such reduction base upon the Licensing Commission’s discretion.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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