Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        September 28, 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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2.2.

Communication - Alternative House (Maria Crooker-Capone / Aimee Larochelle) recognition of Domestic Violence Month.

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes Of Cannabis Control SC September 13th; Finance SC September 13th; City Council Regular Meeting September 14th; Technology & Utilities SC September 14th and 23rd, For Acceptance.

4.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

4.1.

Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless - Request Installation Of Small Cell Facility On Existing Utility Pole #10 At 122 Chapel Street.

4.2.

Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless - Request Installation Of Small Cell Facility On Existing Utility Pole #4 At 57 Court Street.

4.3.

Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless - Request Installation Of Small Cell Facility On Existing Utility Pole #65-1 At 1 Huntoon Avenue.

4.4.

Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless - Request Installation Of Small Cell Facility On Existing Utility Pole #92 At 1345 Lawrence Street.

4.5.

Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless - Request Installation Of Small Cell Facility On Existing Utility Pole At 119 Holyrood Avenue.

4.6.

Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless - Request Installation Of Small Cell Facility On Existing Utility Pole At 7 Wamesit Street (On Central St.).

4.7.

Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless - Request Installation Of Small Cell Facility On Existing Utility Pole At 7 Whitman Street.

4.8.

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.).

4.9.

National Grid - Request Installation Of 12 Inch Coated Steel Gas Main Along Marshall Avenue, West Forest Street And Chelmsford Street.

4.10.

National Grid - Request Installation Of Six Inch Plastic Gas Main 310 Feet Along 4-25 Astor Street.

4.11.

National Grid - Request Replacing Cast Iron Gas Pipe With Plastic Along Genest Avenue.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Enforcement of Noise Ordinance on Low Riding Vehicles
B) Motion Response - Payroll Efficiencies City School
C) Motion Response - Chief DEI Officer and ARPA Finance Manager Hiring
D) Motion Response – Eviction Prevention Mailing
E) Motion Response - Morey Fence
F) Motion Response - Vivier Way
G) Motion Response - MassPIRG Coordination
H) Motion Response - Barbara Street Berm
I) Motion Response - Cawley Stadium Stands
J) Motion Response - Rollie Farms
K) Motion Response - Greening the Gateway
L) Motion Response - Garcia Brograns
M) Motion Response - GoLowell
N) Motion Response - Public Toilets
O) Motion Response - India Monument
P) Motion Response - Nottingham and Powell Overgrowth

5.2.

Informational Reports

Q) Informational - Annual Report of the Lowell Commission on Disability
R) Informational - Bond Sale, Refunding, and Budget Savings
S) Informational - Acting Treasurer Appointment

5.3.

Communication - City Manager Request Out Of State Travel (3) LPD; (1) LFD.

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote - Appoint City Auditor and Establish Salary

6.2.

Vote - Authorize CM execute License Agreement with Winn Managed Properties LLC

6.3.

Vote - Authorize CM proceed under MGL 30B move management consulting 5 yrs

6.4.

Vote - Transfer $103,777 for DPW Barrel Collection

6.5.

Vote - Transfer $65,245 for Pollard Library

7.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Order - 60 Day Trial

8.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Ordinance-Create Position and Salary - Contact Tracer

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Technology & Utilities SC September 23, 2021.

9.2.

Finance SC September 28, 2021.

9.3.

Wire Inspector Reports:

1) National Grid - Request Installation Of New Switch Gear And Electric Conduit For Power To New Parking Garage At 171 Jackson Street;

2) TC Systems Inc. (AT&T) (Giomare Group) - Request Installation Of 116 Feet Of Underground Conduit At Intersection Of Industrial And Reiss Avenues;

3) TC Systems Inc. (AT&T) (Giomare Group) - Request Installation Of 44 Feet Of Underground Conduit At Appleton And Thorndike Streets; and

4) National Grid - Request To Relay A Gas Main At 1895-1939 Middlesex Street With A 12 Inch Plastic Gas Main In Sidewalk. 

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Misc. - Joseph Meranda (for benefit of Kevin Denny) request installation of a handicap parking sign at 72 Otis Street.

10.2.

Misc. - Lillian LaMarche request installation of handicap parking sign at 282 High Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. contact Massachusetts Department of Transportation to cut back the grass and trees along the VFW Highway from the Dracut to the Lowell line and street sweep some of the intersections. (Areas described attached)

11.2.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have the areas in and around the course for this year’s Baystate Marathon cleaned up and prepared for October 17, 2021 race date.

11.3.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. and Parks Department explore the installation of a volleyball court at LeBlanc Park.

11.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department place a berm in front of 110 and 124 Barbara Street and any other home on Barbara Street that has had their front yard soil running down the street and washing away.

11.5.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. put forth summit regarding homelessness/mental health issues/drug addiction in the City.

11.6.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have the DPD explore possibility of the City acquiring ownership of the vacant Coca-Cola property on Industrial Avenue for future use.

11.7.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding what the City is doing to address homelessness and how the funds from the CARES Act are being used to help solve the problem and if there should be an emphasis on a “Housing First” approach which has worked in other cities.

11.8.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. and proper department explore changing the intersection of Hoyt Avenue and Waverly Avenue from a two-way stop to a three or four-way stop.

11.9.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. and proper department prioritize the repainting of crosswalks in close proximity to schools.

11.10.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. coordinate with MassDOT regarding maintenance of overgrown trees and brush at Hunts Falls Rotary.

11.11.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the feasibility of using ARPA funds on a cost-sharing program for homeowners to install sewer backflow preventers.

11.12.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding the costs that will be incurred to eliminate the odor coming from Duck Island.

11.13.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate and implement repairs and upgrades to Clemente Park in the Lowell Highlands; including the basketball court, playground and skate park.

11.14.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding HVAC and energy conservation at the Morey School.

11.15.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. revisit the area of River Meadow Brook and enlist the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to assist with the trash and needle pickup while providing proper outreach to the homeless encampment.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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