Date: July 13, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM Location: City Council Chamber, 375 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA / VIA Zoom Link
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Recognition - John Power as an Honorary Citizen of Lowell.
Minutes Of Non-Profit Organizations SC June 22nd; City Council Regular Meeting June 22nd; Zoning SC June 29th; Transportation SC June 29th, for acceptance.
A) Motion Response - RMV Lowell Service Center B) Motion Response - Fire House Extractors C) Motion Response - Ouellette Bridge D) Motion Response - Highlands Construction Project E) Motion Response - FEMA Flood Insurance Changes F) Motion Response - Building Permits, ANRs, Single Lodging Houses G) Motion Response - Chelmsford Street No Parking Here to Corner H) Motion Response - Howard Street No Parking Here to Corner I) Motion Response - Rapid Planning Grant J) Motion Response - River's Edge
C. Elliott - Req. Transportation SC meet to address speeding and cut-through traffic on Starbird Street and put measures in place to protect over a dozen school age children that live and play in the neighborhood and walk to the McAvenue School.
C. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss with the Election Commission to add a second polling location at each voting district; to ensure that all voters have convenient access/ability to vote in municipal elections.
C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. contact Pan Am Railways to inspect and paint railroad bridges at Lawrence/Billerica Streets and Gorham Street; as well as update signage to prevent trucks from hitting bridges.
C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. report on the feasibility of retaining a minimum of the fourteen voting locations that were available to residents during the 2019 election with the intention of increasing voter turnout.
C. Conway - Req. City Mgr. meet with the LPD and other appropriate City departments and our City partners to develop a plan for a City-Wide campaign that will address vehicle traffic and pedestrian safety on the streets of our neighborhoods.
C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. discuss with Parking Director about offering a group discount to Court House employees for the Early Garage and the new Hamilton Canal Garage.
C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department put a 4-Way stop sign at the intersection of Lincoln, Washington and Angle Streets; if not justified place a “No Parking Here To Corner” sign on all corners at the intersection.
C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide installing special safety measures ie., police enforcement for speeding on Aberdeen, Beacon and Christian Streets, as well as, 6th and 7th Avenues.
C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide the Council with the City’s vision, direction and guidance for what is the future for downtown Lowell; the heart of the City.
C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. have proper department research or develop various methods to better control speeding within City limits.
C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide a report as to why a number of voting precincts have been eliminated.
C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate and correct the malfunctioning HVAC system at the Morey School.
C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate and recommend pedestrian safety improvements along Wachusett Street including installation of lighting, collapsing drainage basins and raised water valves protruding from the sidewalks.
C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. provide policy and status updates for long term parking and back to school readiness for upcoming school year within the City garages.
C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. update the Council on the status of the tree planting program and investigate expanding the program throughout the Highlands area of the City.
C. Drinkwater - Req. City Council Vote in Support of Utilizing the Leo A. Roy Parking Garage For a Mural Project, and Further Request That the City Manager Work With ArtUp Lowell and Beyond Walls to Initiate a Call for Artists and Concepts for a Mural Project.
C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. Contact DCAM to Ask For a Status Update on The Hurd St. Courthouse and a Timeline for Sale or Auction of the Property.
C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. Provide an Update on the Community Choice Power Supply Aggregation and Energy Broker Contracts, and The Process and Timeline for Entering Into New Contracts.
C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. work with Police Supt. to form a Police Action League (PAL) for Lowell Youth.
M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department look at health of City tree located at 91 Felton Street.
M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. work with proper department to paint turning signals on Andover Street.
M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. and proper department work with residents of the Hamilton Canal District regarding construction schedule over the next few years.
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