Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
      
 October 19, 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 Finance SC October 12th; Environmental & Flood Issues SC October 12th; City Council Regular Meeting October 12th, For Acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Bookmobile
B) Motion Response - Cupples Square
C) Motion Response - Volleyball Court Opportunity at Leblanc Park
D) Motion Response - Beaver Dams in Pawtucketville
E) Motion Response- Hunts Fall Rotary
F) Motion Response - Campbell Field Trees
G) Motion Response - 60 Lawrence Street Crosswalk
H) Motion Response - Clemente Park
I) Motion Response - Downtown Rapid Recovery
J) Motion Response - Upper Floor Development

4.2.

Informational Reports

K) Informational - Park and Downtown Trash Update
L) Informational - Resolution Regarding Amazon

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote- Accept.Expend 2021 GLCF Covid Phase 3 Mental Health Support Grant

5.2.

Vote- Approve Exemption of Arthur Calavritinos MGL c.268A s.20

5.3.

Vote- Auth Mgr Ex. License Agreement-7 Hanover St (overhanging sign)

6.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Ordinance- Create Position and Salary for Epidemiologist-Health Dept.

7.

RESOLUTIONS

7.1.

Resolution- Urging Community Engagement and Fair Employment Standards for any Expansion of Amazon

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Environment & Flood Issues SC October 12, 2021.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Misc. - Sonia Dore request removal of handicap parking sign at 85 Moore Street.

9.2.

National Grid - Request installation of handhold and 120 feet of conduit for service to cell antenna on Appleton Street Pole #17.

9.3.

National Grid - Request installation of gas main extension from 35 to 79 Pratt Avenue.

9.4.

New Cingular Wireless (d/b/a AT&T) - Request installation of a small cell antenna on existing pole at 84 University Avenue at Riverside Street.

10.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

10.1.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department refresh faded paint on crosswalk from Francis Gatehouse to variety store on Broadway Street to ensure safe passage for residents and elderly.

10.2.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. provide a report regarding public input from submittals re: ARPA project suggestions, include categories, estimate of costs, title/subject and descriptions.

10.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. invite representative from FEMA meet with Environmental & Flood Issues SC to explain the National Flood Insurance Program- “Risk Rating 2.0 - Equity In Action” that took effect on October 1st.; and to ensure all residents in flood zones can take advantage of this pricing methodology/rating system on their policies.

10.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. report on Homeless Coordinating Council meeting regarding finding shelter for the homeless.

10.5.

C. Elliott/C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have DPD initiate process of updating Pawtucketville Master Plan adopted in 2006 and include all stakeholders and previous members who put plan together.

10.6.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have DPD look into initiatives other cities utilize to combat rodent infestation.

10.7.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have DPW trim back tree branches overhanging on Varnum Avenue before the winter season.

10.8.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. have the playground at the Pawtucketville Memorial School repaired and renovated.

10.9.

C. Rourke - Req. City Mgr. replace missing and/or broken sidewalk bumps throughout the City.

10.10.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. provide a report on the efforts being made to work with homeless, ie; campsites, availability of beds, health needs and issues with downtown businesses.

10.11.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. provide an update regarding efforts to mitigate increased traffic and cut-throughs in the area of Woburn Street and Rt. 495 related to the Home Depot E-Commerce warehouse located in Tewksbury and Billerica.

10.12.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. invite Coordinating Council on Housing and Homelessness to provide report/presentation as to the current status and the path planned forward to address homelessness.

10.13.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding adding associates and alternative members to City boards and commissions.

10.14.

M. Leahy - Req. City Mgr. have proper department contact MassDOT to revisit and review traffic on Rogers Street.

11.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.

ADJOURNMENT

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