Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        November 21, 2023

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.

Introduction - Massachusetts Pirates (Jawad Yatim)

3.

CITY CLERK

3.1.

Minutes of City Council Meeting November 14th, for acceptance.

4.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

4.1.

C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department reach out to the railroad company to secure and clean-up debris along the railroad tracks running throughout the City.

4.2.

C. Yem - Req. City Mgr. have the proper department create an “Adopt A Veteran” program.

4.3.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have treasurer report as to how many constables we have in the City; how much revenue is collected a year for services from them as civil process servers and if the City is rightfully getting 25% share and who is overseeing that duty to make sure it is happening.

4.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Mgr. have proper department clean tree/brush area around the Polish Monument in front of City Hall; the tree/brush is obscuring and compromising the condition of the monument.

4.5.

C. Leahy/C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. explore the feasibility of ARPA payments to retirees who worked for the City during the COVID period.

4.6.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr./DEI Officer conduct membership analysis on boards and commissions to see gaps in terms of representation.

4.7.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr./DEI Officer provided an up to date posting of boards and commissions vacancies.

4.8.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. updated the City Council on the city-wide sidewalk index rating study.

4.9.

C. Gitschier - Req, City Mgr. update City Council on the water bottle fill stations at the Reilly School.

4.10.

C. Gitschier - Req. City Mgr. provide the City Council with an update on the conditions of the Pawtucket Memorial School.

5.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

5.1.

Motion Responses

A) Motion Response - Self Harm
B) Motion Response - DEI Goals
C) Motion Response - Funding Cooling-Warming
D) Motion Response - Crosswalk Painting
E) Motion Response - 32 Union Street

5.2.

Informational Reports

Informational Report - HRC

5.3.

Communication - Appointment of Chanmony Huot to Cultural Council

6.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Vote – Accept/Expend $200,000 Safe Streets for All Grant

7.

ORDINANCES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Ordinance - Amend Chap 56 by Adding Article VI

7.2.

Ordinance - Amend Chapter 9 by Creating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee

8.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

8.1.

Special Events SC November 2, 2023.

9.

PETITIONS

9.1.

Claim - (1) Property Damage.

10.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.

ADJOURNMENT

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