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Date:
        
April 27, 2021
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: City Council Chamber, Pursuant To Governor Baker's Emergency Order Modifying The State's Open Meeting Law Issued March 12, 2020, Meetings Will Be Held Using Remote Participation As Follows: Members Of The Public May Not Participate In-Person And May View The Meeting Via LTC.ORG (On-Line; Live Streaming Or Local Cable Channel 99) And Zoom

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Communication Remote / Zoom Participation:

Pursuant To Governor Baker's Emergency Order Modifying The State's Open Meeting Law Issued March 12, 2020, Meetings Will Be Held 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) As They May Not Participate In-Person.  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 Economic/Downtown Development SC March 22nd and April 13th; Arts and Culture SC April 13th; City Council Regular Meeting April 13th; City Council Special Meeting (Auditor Interviews) April 20th, For Acceptance.

4.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

4.1.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. Have Proper Department Assess The Condition Of The City Parking Kiosks And To Prepare A Plan For Proper Maintenance. (From 4/13/21)

4.2.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. Provide An Update On The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan And The Feasibility Of Submitting A Proposal For The Current Round Of Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action Grants To Help The City Of Lowell Become More Climate Resilient Through Climate Change Adaptation Projects. (From 4/13/21)

4.3.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. Notify The Lowell Delegation Regarding The Support Of The City Council For SD. 1323 And HD. 1986, Raising The Penalty For Shooting Into A Dwelling From A Misdemeanor To A Felony, And Urging Their Success In Becoming Law. (From 4/13/21)

4.4.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. Contact MassDOT Regarding Remedial Actions Needed To Enhance The Safety At The End Of The Lowell Connector At Gorham Street. (From 4/13/21)

4.5.

M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. Send Letter To Hannaford Requesting That They Keep Their Rogers Street Pharmacy Department Open And Operating. (From 4/13/21)

5.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

5.1.

Order - Abandon Portion Of Canal St. (Continued from April 13, 2021)

6.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

6.1.

National Grid - Request Reconstruction Of Gas Pressure Regulator Station And Add A SCADA System At The Intersection Of Highland Street And Thorndike Street.

7.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Fire Department Company Closings
B) Motion Response - Short-Term Rentals
C) Motion Response - St. Louis School and Reducing Special Education Costs
D) Motion Response - Two for Lowell Program
E) Motion Response - Basketball Hoops at City Parks
7.2.

Informational Reports

F) Informational - Acre Crossing Presentation
G) Informational - Cawley Memorial Stadium Update
H) Informational - Shared Streets Pilot Programs
I) Informational - LTC Board of Directors Appointment
7.3.

Communication-Appoint Mark Paton-Election Commission

8.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Vote-Accept.Expend 250,000 MassCall3 Grant

8.2.

Vote-Auth CM Execute License Agreement-160 Merrimack St-overhanging signs

8.3.

Vote-Declare Surplus and convey to Lupoli Companies LLC

8.4.

Vote-Loan Holbrook Bell to St. Patricks Church

8.5.

Vote-Transfer 20,000 DPD fund transportation infrastructure wk in and around the Lowell Connector

9.

RESOLUTIONS

9.1.

Resolution-Affirming inclusion respect and justice for all notably Asian Americans

10.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

10.1.

Neighborhoods SC April 27, 2021.

11.

PETITIONS

11.1.

Claims - (1) Property Damage; (1) Personal Injury.

11.2.

Misc. - Denise Moses Request Installation Of Handicap Parking Sign In front of 183 W. 6th Street. Street.

11.3.

National Grid - Request installation of 975 feet of 12 inch plastic gas main along Jackson, Marston, Middlesex, South and Summer Streets.

12.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

12.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Law Department prepare proper vote to take by tax title the abandoned property at 39 Jewett Street.

12.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the ability to put construction plans on line for residents to review.

12.3.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. contact MassDOT to request cleaning of center islands and areas behind guard rails and fencing along VFW Highway from the Rourke Bridge to the Bridge Street intersection.

13.

CITY COUNCIL - EXECUTIVE SESSION

13.1.

Executive Session - Regarding matter of litigation, namely Huot et al v. City of Lowell, public discussion of which could have a detrimental effect on the City's position.

14.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

15.

ADJOURNMENT

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