Date: April 11, 2023 Time:6:30 PM Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA /Zoom (Hybrid)
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1) DYI Chili and Stew Contest Winner - CTI Youthbuild Culinary Program (Professional); and
2) William Lee Doby (Posthumous)
Minutes of Neighborhoods SC April 3rd; Housing SC Joint With Zoning SC April 4th; City Council Regular Meeting April 4th, for acceptance.
C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department review all executive session minutes since January 2022, and recommend voting to release any minutes that no longer meet the guidelines to be held confidential.
C. Gitschier/C. Jenness - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department provide an update on the water main under the Beaver Street Bridge.
C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. have proper department create “Lowell Beautification Program” to recognize home and business owners who make Lowell an even nicer place to live by creating and maintaining beautiful landscaping.
C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. have proper department create Lowell neighborhood bicycle and walking maps both in print and digital form.
C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department work with Lowell Latino community and stakeholders to identify and recognize a certain section in the Acre as Latin/Latino Town or any other names the communities deem appropriate.
C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide a report on the status of Tri-Annual inspection of rental properties as adopted in 2012.
C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. update the City Council on the status of the redevelopment of the Hildreth Building at 45 Merrimack Street.
C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department provide a detailed report on scope and timeframe of open space improvement/art installation projects for Centralville in 2023 calendar year.
C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department provide a report on the feasibility of utilizing Riverwalk area as an outdoor art/craft exhibit function space.
C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department provide an update on Lowell High School elevator near ROTC.
C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department provide a report on how many employees are trained to maintain and install soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball fields; including replacement of home plates, pitchers’ mounds, foul marker pegs, as well as scratching fields and line striping; who is providing the training; what is the weekly assignment of maintaining athletic fields; and how many employees are tasked with the routine maintenance.
C. Mercier - Req. Neighborhoods SC meet to discuss ADUs and get residents views about the subject of having them throughout their neighborhoods.
CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION
Executive Session – To Consider And Discuss The City’s Potential Participation In The Attorney General’s Opioid Settlements, Public Discussion Of Which Could Have A Detrimental Effect On The City’s Position; And Further, To Discuss Strategy and Contract Negotiations On The Collective Bargaining Agreement With Union Personnel, Public Discussion Of Which Would Have A Detrimental Effect On The City's Bargaining Position.
Office of the City Clerk - 375 Merrimack Street - Phone: 978.674.4161