Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
Date:
        May 31, 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:

Meetings Will Be Held In Council Chamber With Public Welcome And By 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).  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 May 24th; City Council Regular Meeting May 24th, For Acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Filling Stations
B) Motion Response - Engine Closure Policy
C) Motion Response - GLTHS Repairing Firehouses
D) Motion Response - Riverwalk Snow Removal
E) Motion Response - Pool and Splashpad Update
F) Motion Response - City Hall Flag Polls
G) Motion Response - First Street Dead Wood
H) Motion Response - Beaulieu Street Winter Operations
I) Motion Response - American Legion Building
J) Motion Response - McPherson Park Splash Pad Feasibility
K) Motion Response - 4 Way Stop Sign High-Sherman

4.2.

Informational Reports

L) Informational - LHS OPM Report April 2022

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote - Accept/Expend $68,221.78 COVID-19 Sexual and Domestic Violence Trust Fund - LPD

5.2.

Vote - Accept/Expend FY23 Earmarked Funds - Lower Locks

5.3.

Vote - Transfer Funds for Hearing Officer - Law

5.4.

Vote - Transfer Funds for Postage - Treasurer

6.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Ordinance - Amend Zoning Section 4.3.3 Home Occupation - As of Right

7.

RESOLUTIONS

7.1.

Resolution - African Unity Day

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Municipal Facilities SC Joint with Lowell School Committee Facilities SC May 31, 2022.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

9.2.

National Grid - Request replacement of 4-inch regulator station on Lakeview Avenue.

9.3.

National Grid - Request installation of 7 feet of gas main along Dalton Street.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department look at Burnham Road to possibly install curbing and/or berm to prevent washouts after storms.

10.2.

C. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. update City Council on Homeless Coordinator position and any new updates on programs or resources.

10.3.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding roadwork being done on Andover Street near the Tewksbury line and the immediate area; provide time line of work, replacing trees, repaving, etc.

10.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding development of Cawley Stadium and the Martin Athletic Complex and refer to the Parks and Recreation SC.

10.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Auditor provide report on the depreciation schedule for all the assets that the City owns.

10.6.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have CFO provide a report on Health Insurance Trust Fund.

10.7.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have CFO report on debt-exclusion process for the $38.5 Million Dollars cost overrun at LHS construction project.

10.8.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have the CFO report the balance of the funding in the reserve account from revenue derived from excise on marijuana retail, dedicated to the municipal infrastructure.

10.9.

C. Nuon - Req. City Council declare first Friday in June as "Gun Violence Awareness Day".

10.10.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department add a map and location of all electric vehicle charging stations to the Parking Department’s main webpage.

10.11.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. update the City Council on open positions within the City workforce and filling the positions in the FY23 Budget.

10.12.

C. Yem/C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. and appropriate departments, i.e. MIS and LTC, establish a protocol to allow still photos/short videos to accompany a motion.

10.13.

C. Yem - Req. Mayor Chau establish the City Council Veteran SC.

10.14.

C. Yem - Req. Rules SC set a half hour rule to read new motions at each City Council meeting.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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