Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        January 18, 2022

Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA / Zoom (Hybrid)

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Communication Remote / Zoom Participation:

Meetings Will Be Held In Council Chamber With Public Welcome And By Using Remote Participation As Follows:  Members Of The Public May View The Meeting Via LTC.Org (On-Line; Live Streaming; Or Local Cable Channel 99).  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

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of City Council Meeting January 11th, For Acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - ARPA Public Input
B) Motion Response - Development Services Website

4.2.

Informational Reports

C) LHS Project Update from Representative of Suffolk, Perkins Eastman and Skanska

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote-Accept and Expend FY22 Body-Worn Camera Program Grant

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

Wire Insp. - National Grid/Verizon- Request Installation Of (1) JO Pole Relocate (2) JO Poles At Tanner And Plain Streets. (Tanner Street Realignment)

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Claims - (2) Property Damage.

7.2.

Misc. - Mohammed Alaedani (Lemon and Thyme Restaurant) request installation of overhanging sign at 491 Dutton Street.

7.3.

Boston Gas d/b/a National Grid - Request replacement of low pressure gas main along Twelfth, Wachusett and July Streets.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department restore the drop box to pay bills at the JFK Plaza entrance to City Hall for residents who do not wish to enter the building.

8.2.

C. Jenness - Req. City Mgr. have proper department investigate drainage issues around the crosswalk at the corner of Market & Palmer Streets.

8.3.

C. Jenness - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding current policies for maintenance of the Riverwalk area, in particular winter snow removal, including any coordination with stakeholders abutting the walkway (NPS, UML, etc.)

8.4.

C. Nuon/C. Jenness - Req. City Mgr. update Council regarding hiring of permanent full time Director of Elections.

8.5.

C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. have appropriate department paint the word “Stop” on the streets at all stop signs throughout the City.

8.6.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. have all LHS renovation building committee meetings aired live on LTC.

8.7.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide Council with the Covid protocol policies for disinfecting all City buildings, schools, City owned equipment, vehicles and common areas.

8.8.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide Council with a report on the number of homeless that use the Lowell Transitional Living Center, the Eliot Day Program, Life Connection Center or the non-congregate Hotel during the recent cold snap.

8.9.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide Council with the current yard waste contract and future schedule for yard waste pick-up.

8.10.

C. Robinson/C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide Council with an update on all fully funded positions that are currently vacant in the FY22 Budget; including the length of time they have been vacant.

8.11.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. provide Council with an update on missed and/or delayed solid waste pick-up.

8.12.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. look into feasibility of installation of solar panels on the Robinson School property.

8.13.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. provide Council with an update on the current status of the City’s plan to mitigate and/or eliminate the practice of brownouts within the Lowell Fire Department.

8.14.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. contact MassDOT concerning Rourke Bridge inspections and any upcoming plans for redesign and construction of new bridge.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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