Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        January 25, 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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3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of City Council Meeting January 18th, For Acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Jewett Street Flooding Issues
B) Motion Response - Drainage Issues at Market and Palmer
C) Motion Response - COVID-19 Cleaning Policies
D) Motion Response - Hiring Practices and Protocols
E) Motion Response - Placement of Wreaths at Veterans Memorial Squares
F) Motion Response - Winter Protocol

4.2.

Informational Reports

G) Informational - CPA Process and Information
H) Informational - Cawley Stadium Evaluation Report

4.3.

Communication - Reappointment of Martha Howe to License Commission

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote - Transfer from Municipal Facility Stabilization Fund to FY22 Capital Arch St Project

5.2.

Vote-Accept Expend FY22 Municipal Staffing Grant - LFD

5.3.

Vote-Accept Expend FY22 Municipal Staffing Grant - LPD

5.4.

Vote-Accept Expend FY22 Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant - LPD

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Order - 60 day trial

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Misc. - Michael Kitenda request approval and installation of a guardrail along 2 Arthur Street.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Nuon/C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. update Council, through Executive Session, regarding LeLacheur Park.

9.2.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. report on the physical status of all fire stations and consider having the Chief appoint an officer as a dedicated project manager for Capital improvements.

9.3.

C. Scott/C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have proper department consider applying for a Transformative Development Grant to be used to develop Cambodia Town.

9.4.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. work with DPD to develop a plan for implementation of an ADA compliant canoe and kayak launch at Muldoon Park.

9.5.

C. Scott - Req. Mayor send a letter from the City Council in support of Bills H 3345; H3332; H3284; and S2159 to House Chair Jeffrey Roy and Senate Chair Michael Barrett to support the proper disposal of miniature beverage containers in the City.

9.6.

C. Scott/C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. prepare a report with a plan to implement multiple polling places in each district, to provide adequate poll supplies, and a timeline for outreach in multiple languages that will be sent to residents before the next election.

9.7.

C. Rourke/C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. have organizations that were granted Community Preservation Act monies to present a detailed plan concerning the use of funding to the Council.

9.8.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have Neighborhood Services provide the Council an official updated Neighborhood groups list in the City along with contact information and meeting locations for each group.

9.9.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have DPW provide a report consisting of start date and completion date of Vivier Way redesign stemming from original motion response from September 28, 2021.

9.10.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. provide Council with the Cawley Stadium engineering report.

9.11.

C. Robinson/C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. contact MassDOT and request emergency inspection of the Rourke Bridge, to provide any and all weight restrictions that might apply so the City can post accordingly, and to also request to place Bridge into the State Transportation Improvement Program.

9.12.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department explore any and all grant funding mechanisms available that would allow the City to offer an increased amount of summer employment possibilities for our youth.

9.13.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. provide the Council with a report on current status of parking kiosks and the current maintenance plan in place.

9.14.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. provide the Council with a report on what are the current plans to increase foot patrols and identify community based policing opportunities for the upcoming spring and summer sessions.

9.15.

C. Rourke/C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. have Wastewater Department provide the Council a list of roads in each district in which drain and sewer lines have not yet been separated.

9.16.

C. Rourke/C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. present a monthly value engineering and material procurement report to the Council concerning the Lowell High School project.

9.17.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide City Council with an inventory of City owned vehicles that have a purchase price of over $25,000 and a life expectancy of 10 years or more; include in report the year, make, model, age, expected replacement year, and projected cost of the vehicle at the time of purchase.

9.18.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide City Council with an update on the bulk pick-up schedules for large items.

9.19.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. convene a meeting with representatives from Skanska, Suffolk Construction, subcontractors and other relevant parties for the purpose of taking corrective action relative to the low number of women working on the Lowell High School construction project, and to formulate a plan to meet or exceed State set hiring benchmarks.

9.20.

C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. give an update on the development projects in the Acre.

9.21.

C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. give details on funded projects approved by the Community Preservation Committee recently.

9.22.

C. Jenness - Req. City Mgr. have proper department engage with Trinity Management Company to discuss and formulate an action plan for snow removal from the path between the Hamilton Canal and Jackson Street.

9.23.

C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. have appropriate department give an update on the status of the collapsed retaining wall of CityPoint Condominiums at the corner of Middlesex and School Streets.

9.24.

C. Jenness - Req. City Mgr. have proper department investigate potential traffic calming measures for traffic traveling over the new HCID Bridge from the Dutton/Broadway Streets intersection toward Canal Street.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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