Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:        March 8, 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:

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2.2.

Communication - Patricia Hiort (Matthew 2535) organization mission.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of Rules SC March 1st; City Council Regular Meeting March 1st, For Acceptance.

4.

AUDITOR BUSINESS

4.1.

Communication - Payroll Direct Deposit.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Snow Emergency Parking Options
B) Motion Response - Vacant and Abandoned Properties
C) Motion Response - HCID Construction
D) Motion Response - Homelessness Initiatives with NonProfits
E) Motion Response - Signature Bridge Traffic
F) Motion Response - Affordable Housing Trust
G) Motion Response - Moss Art
H) Motion Response - South Common
I) Motion Response - Canal Way Snow Removal
J) Motion Response - Traffic Calming
K) Motion Response - Rapid Recovery Plan
L) Motion Response - Applicant Tracking System

5.2.

Informational - Lowell High School Project Update.

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote - Approve TIF Agreement-330 Jackson Street LLC

6.2.

Vote - Declare Surplus Property at 93 Mammoth Road

6.3.

Vote-Accept.Expend $15,000 FY22 First Responder Naloxone Grant

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order - 60 Day Trial

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Finance SC March 8, 2022.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claims - (10) Property Damage.

9.2.

Misc. - Joseph Jussaume request to address Council regarding declaration of April 8, 2022 as Civics Day in the City of Lowell

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. have the appropriate department place no parking signs or paint no parking markings on the corner of Meadowbrook St. at Moore St. to allow truck turning access.

10.2.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. have the appropriate department provide a report on how projects are prioritized from the Open Space and Recreation Plan and how funding sources are identified.

10.3.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. provide a report on the status of the plan to transform the Lowell Transitional Living Center (LTLC) on 193 Middlesex Street from an overnight only, sober shelter to a 24/7, “low-barrier” shelter and to provide social services during the day.

10.4.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. report on what steps have been implemented to bring the recycling contamination rate down and what enforcement efforts have been happening.

10.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. invite the School Department to share Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding to help pay for the improvement of Cawley Stadium.

10.6.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide City Council with a report concerning what actions Lowell Public Schools are taking relative to youth homelessness in the City.

10.7.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. update the City Council on the status of licenses for Lowell’s marijuana retailers to deliver product directly to customers as outlined in the Cannabis Control Commission’s new rules approved October 2019.

10.8.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. work with City Solicitor to provide the City Council with a legal opinion concerning whether the City has a legal responsibility to ensure homeless individuals moved off encampments on public property are provided other housing opportunities.

10.9.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department provide the City Council with a list of road surface treatments (crack sealing, fog sealing, microsurfacing and cape sealing) planned for the upcoming paving season.

10.10.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide the City Council with a list of water main breaks repaired by outside contractors during FY22 (July 21 - current), the locations of each of the water main breaks, the date of each water main break, the size of the water main and the cost of each repair.

10.11.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide the City Council with an update on available overtime funds in the fire department to keep all fire companies open until June 30, 2022.

10.12.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have proper department work with residents in the Beaulieu Street area of Centralville to create a winter operation agreement.

10.13.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. partner with the Lowell School Department to find the ways and means to install alternative communication boards at City and School playgrounds, in order to aid in the communication on nonverbal children.

10.14.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department explore feasibility of allowing more than one business being conducted from your home address.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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