Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
       September 14, 2021

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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3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of Transportation SC August 24th; City Council Regular Meeting August 24th; Zoning SC September 7th, For Acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance- Create Position And Salary Of DEI Officer In City Manager's Office.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Hiring Health Inspectors Through CARES
B) Motion Response - Pyne School Entrance Landscape Maintenance
C) Motion Response - School Street Cemetery Wall
D) Motion Response - Street Sweeping
E) Motion Response - Shedd Parking Lot
F) Motion Response - Varnum Sidewalk
G) Motion Response - Hale Street
H) Motion Response - Douglas Road Sidewalks
I) Motion Response - Carney Field Seating
J) Motion Response - Fire Station Infrastructure
K) Motion Response - Andover Street Turn Markings
L) Motion Response - District Four Polling Locations
M) Motion Response – Bus Service to Polling Locations

5.2.

Informational Reports

N) Informational - Voter Information Resources

5.3.

Communication - Reappointment of Greg Studwell to Sustainability Council

5.4.

Communication - City Manager Request Out Of State Travel (2) LPD.

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote - Approve Exemption of George E Sansoucy from MGL Ch 268A s20

6.2.

Vote- Authorize CM accept gift of 7,500.00 from DCU to LFD

6.3.

Vote- Authorize CM Accept.Expend 15,000 FY22 First Responder Naloxone Grant to LPD

6.4.

Vote- Authorize CM Apply.Accept. Expend 35,439.00 JAG FY 2021 Grant to LPD

6.5.

Vote- Authorize CM execute MOU with Lowell Organization of City Engineers

6.6.

Vote- Authorize CM execute MOU with Merrimack Valley Employees Assoc Unit IIP

6.7.

Vote- Authorize CM executed Temporary Access Agreement with Boott Hydropower LLC

6.8.

Vote- Transfer 4,100.00 to Cemetery Division of DPW

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order- 60 Day Trial

8.

CONSTABLE BONDS

8.1.

Communication - City Mgr. Request Approval Of Constable Bond For Curtis Freeman.

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Subcommittee Reports:

1) Zoning SC September 7, 2021; 

2) Cannabis Control SC September 13, 2021;

3) Finance SC September 13, 2021; and

4) Technology & Utilities SC September 14, 2021.

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

10.2.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole #10 at 122 Chapel Street.

10.3.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole #4 at 57 Court Street.

10.4.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole #65-1 at 1 Huntoon Avenue.

10.5.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole #92 at 1345 Lawrence Street.

10.6.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole at 119 Holyrood Avenue.

10.7.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole at 7 Wamesit Street (on Central St.).

10.8.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole at 7 Whitman Street.

10.9.

Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless - Request installation of small cell facility on existing utility pole at 72 Main Street (on West London St.).

10.10.

National Grid - Request installation of 12 inch coated steel gas main along Marshall Avenue, West Forest Street and Chelmsford Street.

10.11.

National Grid - Request installation of six inch plastic gas main 310 feet along 4-25 Astor Street.

10.12.

National Grid - Request replacing cast iron gas pipe with plastic along Genest Avenue.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department remove the “Tow Area-No Parking” sign and replace it with “Church Only Parking” sign at 211 Fletcher Street and refer to Law Department to prepare a 60 Day Trial Order.

11.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. explore ways and means to purchase for use by the LPD from First Responder money, a 4-door ATV that is allowed to idle; and maneuver into small places and rough terrain.

11.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council vote to recommend to the Board of Parks dedicate the basketball courts at Fr. Maquire Park in honor of Cheryl Saba (Letendre) in recognition of her 27 plus years of community and volunteer service to running the SJA Basketball League.

11.4.

C. Elliott - Req. Transportation SC meet regarding traffic congestion on West Meadow Road during school hours.

11.5.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Inspectional Services take immediate measures to address trash issues on White Street, Sarah Avenue and Gershom Street; and other adjacent streets, in particular at rental properties.

11.6.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have DPW provide a report regarding the number of beaver dams addressed at streams, brooks and other bodies of water in Pawtucketville including those adjacent to the West Meadow Conservation Area and provide regular inspections.

11.7.

C. Elliott - Req. Transportation SC meet regarding designating parking spots on Mt. Hope Street for the church, between White Street and 4th Avenue.

11.8.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding hiring process to fill the ARPA finance manager, as well as the process and the timeline for the DEI officer.

11.9.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. update Council regarding Traffic Engineer position and initiate the addition of a traffic consultant to the Department of Planning and Development.

11.10.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding construction/bridge projects throughout the City.

11.11.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding the GoLowell Shared Streets Projects and Corridor Studies, and possible funding sources to implement recommended improvements.

11.12.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. contact property owner at corner of Nottingham and Powell Streets to address the unsightly overgrowth of bushes and trees on the property.

11.13.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. have LPD provide report regarding enforcement of noise ordinance on “low riding” vehicles in the City.

11.14.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate installing a fence around Scullin Park/Morey School playground due to safety concerns of parents and staff.

11.15.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the status of the cement stands at Cawley Stadium.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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