Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        October 26, 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 City Council Meeting October 19th, For Acceptance.

4.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

4.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Homelessness Initiatives
B) Motion Response - Pawtucketville Memorial Playground
C) Motion Response - Father Maguire Park
D) Motion Response - Varnum Ave Tree Pruning

4.2.

Informational Reports

E) Informational - FY2021 Year End Financial Review

4.3.

Communication - Collective Bargaining Agreements

4.4.

Communication - Appoint Stephen M. Laput to Conservation Commission

5.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Vote - Accept Expend 35,439 FY21 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

5.2.

Vote - Accept the 2020 Re-Precincting Plan for City of Lowell

5.3.

Vote - Accept.Expend 125,000.00 FY21 Community Policing Development Microgrants Program Grant

5.4.

Vote - Accept.Expend 57,183 MA Dept of Mental Health Grant

5.5.

Vote - Auth Mgr Exec First Amendment to Verizon Wireless Lease

5.6.

Vote - Ratify and Approve the Execution by City Manager of MOU with AFSCME Local 2532

5.7.

Vote - Ratify and Approve the Execution by City Manager of MOU with Fire Fighters Local 853

5.8.

Vote - Ratify and Approve the Execution of City Manager of MOU with AFSCME Local 1705

5.9.

Vote - To Increase COLA for Ordinance Employees

6.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

6.1.

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

7.

PETITIONS

7.1.

Misc. - Joseph/Annmarie Pereira request to rescind (3) off street parking spots located along 23 Dix Street; as well as 911 and 933 Gorham Street.

7.2.

Misc. - Norma von Fricken request permission to discuss grass roots effort for a better Lowell.

8.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

8.1.

C. Samaras - Req. City Mgr. work with the Superintendent of Schools to accelerate the removal and replacement of trailers at Cawley Stadium.

8.2.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have proper department work with National Grid and others who need to close parts of streets for maintenance to schedule such work outside of high traffic times and to consider advance warning signage that gives motorists a chance to find an alternate route.

8.3.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have proper department work with non-profits and other developers who may be interested to identify property, land and/or buildings that can be developed for housing single individuals in, tiny houses, modular buildings, etc.

8.4.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. request Superintendent of Schools provide a report on measures to ensure safety in all the schools.

8.5.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss the recent release of the State’s 2030 Master Plan on Solid Waste and consider creating a subcommittee on solid waste to address costs of illegal dumping, increase recycling, enforcement of illegal dumping and improve yard waste/trash pick-up.

8.6.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. investigate installing a crosswalk on Stevens Street at the intersection of Fairfax Street in front of Lowell Catholic.

8.7.

C. Chau - Req. City Mgr. take needed action to replace the missing street light on the telephone pole at the intersection of Pine and Wilder Streets.

9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.

ADJOURNMENT

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