Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        February 6, 2024

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 Rules & Election Law SC January 30th; City Council Meeting January 30th, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance - Amend Chapter 9 By Creating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, And Belonging Committee..

4.2.

Ordinance - Quarterly Traffic - January 2024.

5.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

5.1.

C. Mercier - Req. that a commemorative plaque be dedicated and placed on the 3rd floor wall, at the entrance of the Clock Tower in City Hall, in honor of Walter S. “Wally” Burns.

5.2.

C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. update “Adopt an Island Program” to include JFK Plaza where Officer Chris Rouses statute is located, as well as, the newly completed Lord Overpass Island.

5.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Council Vote To Request State And Federal Funding For LPD Headquarter.

5.4.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. Provide An Update Regarding Putting Construction Plans Online For Residents To Review.

5.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. Provide A List Of City Fields That Are Leased/Permit To Groups/Individuals.

5.6.

C. Chau/C. Descoteaux - Req. City Mgr. and City Clerk develop a searchable database of motions to assist Councilors in tracking the history and topics of filed motions. 

5.7.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide report on what is the City’s plan to assist our community to celebrate the Lunar New Year which this years theme is “The Year of The Dragon”.

5.8.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. provide an update on the City’s current pothole repair efforts.

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - LRTA Bus Only Usage
B) Motion Response - Chelmsford and Industrial
C) Motion Response - Ducharme Park
D) Motion Response - Crosswalks
E) Motion Response - Rourke Bridge
F) Motion Response - Vulnerable Roadway Users
G) Motion Response - ICC
H) Motion Response - Worcester Former RMV Space
I) Motion Response - Computer CAD Update
J) Motion Response - LPD Precinct Staffing
K) Motion Response - Parking Enterprise Fund Update

6.2.

Informational Reports

Informational Report - Cawley
Informational Report - CPC Recommendations
Informational Report - Free Cash Certification and Explanation

6.3.

Communication - Reappointments to Various Boards and Commissions

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote - FY24 Free Cash Certification and Recommendation

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance - Amend Fee Schedule - Residential Parking Signs

8.2.

Ordinance - Amend Parking Rates FY24

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Rules SC January 30, 2024.

9.2.

Parks & Recreation SC February 6, 2024.

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claims - (13) Property Damage.

10.2.

Boston Gas d/b/a National Grid - Request installation of gas main along Broadway, Wilder, Walker and Waugh Streets for service for UML.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

11.1.

Executive Session - To Consider And Discuss The Possible Acquisition Of The Ste Jeanne D’Arc Property, Public Discussions Of Which May Have Detrimental Effect On The Negotiating Position Of The City.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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