Agenda 80 Percent


Date:
        
May 26, 2020
Time:        6:30 PM
Location: Zoom/Remote Participation

1.

ROLL CALL

2.

MAYOR'S BUSINESS

2.1.

Communication Remote 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 and 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 tele-conferenced in to the meeting.  Email address is mgeary@lowellma.gov.  If no access to email you may contact City Clerk at 978-674-4161. 
For Zoom - https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
2.2.

Recognition - 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of Finance SC Joint with School Finance SC May 12th; City Council Meeting May 12th; Finance SC May 19th; Transportation SC May 19th, for acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance-Amend Ch 222 Peace and Good Order.

4.2.

Ordinance-Amend Ch 150 Fees.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Nursing Home Health and Safety Complaints
B) Motion Response - COVID-19 Case Reporting
C) Motion Response - Online Records Requests
D) Motion Response - Summer Event Cancellations
E) Motion Response - Dumping at Clothing Donation Boxes
F) Motion response - Immaculate Church Loading Zone
G) Motion Response - MSBA Projects
6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote - Continuing Appropriation Order - FY21 One Twelfth Budget

6.2.

Vote-Accept Timely Receipt of Budget FY21

6.3.

Vote- Auth Mgr Accept and Expend Community Compact Grant $12K

6.4.

Vote- Auth Mgr enter into Temporary License Agreement - ETL Corp -68 Jackson St.

6.5.

Vote-153 Willie St_ Declare Surplus & Convey to LynnLowell LLC

6.6.

Vote-Auth Mgr Ex License Agreement - Music Workshop - 181 Market St - overhanging sign

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order - 60 Day Trial - Various

7.2.

Loan Order 6,771,100 various Capital Improvement 2021

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance - Amend Mobile Food Vendors

8.2.

Ordinance - Street Seats in the Public Space

8.3.

Ordinance Amending Ch. 150 Fees

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Subcommittee Reports:

1)  Transportation SC May 19, 2020;
2)  Finance SC May 19, 2020; and
3) Neighborhoods SC May 26, 2020
9.2.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Request installation of underground electric conduit for pedestrian lighting at 199 Pawtucket Street.

9.3.

Wire Insp. - National Grid - Request installation of underground electric conduit for power at 70 Fox Street.

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Misc. - Affirmative Investments, Inc. (on behalf of UTEC) request City Council discontinue a portion of Warren Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provided information regarding timetable for the possible opening of parks, playgrounds and pools (based upon information provided by Governor’s Office).

11.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have Planet Aid yellow boxes removed from St. Hilaires Car Wash; and request a report regarding other Planet Aid boxes throughout the City which are in violation of City codes and regulations.

11.3.

C. Nuon/C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. work with proper department, when restrictions are lifted, to coordinate with Lowell Non-Profits and hold a candle light vigil for Lowellians who died because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

11.4.

C. Nuon/C. Drinkwater - Req. City Council adopt a resolution in support of State Senate Bill S2500 regarding clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

11.5.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate and update Council regarding the collapsed and abandoned property located at 242 Lakeview Avenue whose work order expired on 12/19/2018.

11.6.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding what is being done to address the issue of stagnant water in City’s schools and to conduct periodical testing to maintain fresh water.

11.7.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Transportation Engineer develop traffic calming measures on Varnum Avenue to address excessive speeding.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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