Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
       March 22, 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 - Director of Human Resources discussion regarding selection of applicants to interview and scheduling for City Manager position.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of Finance SC March 15th; City Council Meeting March 15th, For Acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Cross Connection and Back Flow Survey
B) Motion Response - Fire Department OT Funding Update

4.2.

Informational Reports

C) Informational - FY2023 Budget Update
D) Informational - Free Cash Certification and Explanation
E) Informational - Letter from Lowell Sustainability Council

4.3.

Communication - Appointment of Mayon Mitchell to Board of Parks

4.4.

Communication - Reappointment of Peter Finnegan to Board of Parks

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

VOTE - Accept Expend Fire SAFE Grant for LFD

5.2.

Vote – Authorize City Manager to execute a Deed pursuant to 1991 Vote to abandon public interest in a portion of Middlesex place

5.3.

VOTE - FY21 Free Cash Certification and Recommendation

6.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Loan Order - $2,000,000 for Replacement of Parking Kiosks

6.2.

Loan Order - $7,508,000 for Repairs to Ayotte and Downes Parking Garages

7.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

7.1.

Subcommittee Reports:

1)  Auditor/Clerk Oversight and Personnel SC March 21st;

2)  Housing SC March 22nd

7.2.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Request Installation Of 4 Inch Gas Main From 114 South Whipple To Sidney Street.

8.

PETITIONS

8.1.

Claims - (5) Property Damage.

9.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

9.1.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have the DPW address the trees at Fort Hill Park for spring opening.

9.2.

C. Gitschier/C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. look into purchasing a new ladder truck for the fire department as soon as possible.

9.3.

C. Scott - Req. City Mgr. provide an update on work planned and/or completed around rodent control within our neighborhoods.

9.4.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have DPW and City Engineer develop a plan to address drainage issues on Freedom Way.

9.5.

C. Rourke/C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have Lands and Buildings Department replace the dugout roofs at Campbell and Cote Fields.

9.6.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have proper department provide an update on status of Hot Pot Restaurant on Middlesex Street.

9.7.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. have proper department work with DPW Lands and Buildings and the Greater Lowell Voke to see if we can get students to come in and repair façade of West 6th Street fire station.

9.8.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. provide update as to when policy regarding closures of Engine 6, Engine 4 and Engine 10 was adjusted to be included in brownout situation.

9.9.

C. Robinson - Req. City Mgr. work with Lowell Public Schools to discuss creation of centralized facilities department with the focus on maintenance of effort charge offs.

9.10.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. provide an update on progress toward integrating the “City Council Documents” spreadsheet on the website into a publicly accessible online dashboard to enhance the accessibility of public documents and information.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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