Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        April 5, 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 March 29th; City Council Special Meeting March 30th, For Acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Loan Order - $2,000,000 For Replacement Of Parking Kiosks.

4.2.

Loan Order - $7,508,000 For Repairs To Ayotte And Downes Parking Garages.

5.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

5.1.

Executive Session - To consider and discuss ongoing negotiations relative to LeLacheur Baseball Stadium pursuant to the provisions of Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 30A Sect. 21(6) (For the "possible purchase, exchange, Lease, or value of real property;") public discussion of which may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the City.

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Traffic Calming on Lincoln Parkway
B) Motion Response - Smith Baker
C) Motion Response - No Parking Moore Street
D) Motion Response - Home Occupation
E) Motion Response - Electric Vehicle
F) Motion Response - Communication Boards
G) Motion Response - Televised LSC Meetings Motion
H) Motion Response - Crosswalk on Westford Street
I) Motion Response - School St Retaining Wall
J) Motion Response - Shedd Pavilion Rentals
K) Motion Response - Municipal Broadband Plan
L) Motion Response - Handheld Decibel Meters
M) Motion Response  - Light on Wachusett Street
N) Motion Response - Vivier Way
O) Motion Response -Yard Waste Contract
P) Motion Response - Roof Dugouts at Campbell and Cote Fields
Q) Motion Response - Reilly School Ramps and Heating
R) Motion Response - Fort Hill Trees
S) Motion Response - Pothole Hotline
T) Motion Response - Downtown Vacuum Schedule
U) Motion Response - Highland Ave
V) Motion Response - Veterans Initiatives


6.2.

Informational Reports

W) Informational - FY2023 Preliminary Budget Proposal

6.3.

Communication - Reappointment of Ryan Rourke to Board of Parks

6.4.

Communication - Reappointment of Thomas Caunter to Board of Parks

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote - Transfer 75,000 - DPD

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance - Eliminate and Amend Postion of Director of Homelessness Initiatives

8.2.

Ordinance - Temporary Outdoor Seating & Other Initiatives to Support Small Businesses

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claims - (6) Property Damage.

10.2.

Misc. - John/Carol LeMay request City Council abandon a portion of a paper street known as 2nd Street near Billings and Barker Avenues.

10.3.

Misc. - Laura Lamarre Anderson (Lala Books) request installation of overhanging sign located at 189 Market Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have proper department look into the feasibility of a splash pad installation at McPherson Park utilizing State earmark secured by Rep. Golden’s office.

11.2.

C. Robinson/C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide a follow-up on the status of splash pads and pools readiness for the upcoming season.

11.3.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide an update on cemetery work garage facility and status on acquiring canopy for loam stockpile.

11.4.

C. Robinson - Req. Election Laws and Redistricting SC develop suggestions to refine the outcome of the Consent Decree, i.e. filling in vacancies, selection of Mayor, etc., public listening input would be a focus.

11.5.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. have appropriate department provide a report on all recent community outreach and education that has been completed in the City around littering; also, any plans for future community outreach and education.

11.6.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. work with appropriate departments to develop a plan to have brush and overgrowth removed across areas of the City; including the island at the corner of Central and Gorham Streets, the lot at the intersection of London and Gorham Streets, the small waterfall along Gorham Street, the City owned property at 1044 Gorham Street and along the Spaghettiville Bridge on Gorham Street.

11.7.

C. Nuon/C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. direct appropriate City department to install a street light on utility pole #41, 465 School Street.

11.8.

C. Nuon/C. Jenness - Req. City Mgr. consider having the City website include a “Social Services” button on the first page that will direct users to an index of resources.

11.9.

C. Nuon/C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. petition the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to review the present traffic scheme at the junction of Laurel Street, Boylston Street and Route 38 and suggest ways to improve vehicular access to the commercial retail properties at 358 Fairmount Street and 6 Laurel Street.

11.10.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have DPW reset the traffic lights at the intersection of Vanrnum Avenue and VFW Highway.

11.11.

C. Leahy - Req. City Council appoint an interim City Manager beginning at end of current City Manager term and ending when duly appointed City Manager begins.

11.12.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department look into installing a three way stop sign at the intersection of Stedman and Westford Streets.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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