Agenda 80 Percent
 
 
 Date:
        November 23, 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 November 16th, For Acceptance.

4.

GENERAL PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.1.

Ordinance - Amending Chapter 56-5 Legal Holidays And Vacation.

5.

UTILITY PUBLIC HEARING

5.1.

Boston Gas D/B/A National Grid - Request Installation Of 400 Feet Of New 2 Inch Plastic Along Bassett Street.

5.2.

Boston Gas - Request Installation Of Replacement Gas Main On Woodward, Orchard, Oxford, Wright, Starbird, Courtland, Waterford, W. 5th And Adams.

5.3.

Boston Gas - Request Installation Of Replacement Gas Main Walker, Bachelder, Litchfield, Ready And Hampton.

5.4.

Verizon NE - Request Installation Of (4) Underground Conduits Along 657 Middlesex Street. (Lord Overpass Project)

6.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY MANAGER

6.1.

Informational Reports

A) Informational - Accelerated Repair Program Presentation
B) Informational - PACE Program

7.

VOTES FROM THE CITY MANAGER

7.1.

Vote - Minimum Residential Factor FY2022

7.2.

Vote- Apply.Accept.Expend Municipal Energy Technical Assist. Grant

7.3.

Vote-Accept donation from DCU

7.4.

Vote-Apply.Accept.Expend Community First Partnership grant

7.5.

Vote-Apply.Accept.Expend EmPower Grant

7.6.

Vote-Approve exemption of Kyle Van MGL c.268A s.20

7.7.

Vote-Approving Creation of Police Cadet Program

8.

ORDERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

8.1.

Order - 60day Trial

8.2.

Loan Order-MSBA ARP Feasibility Study - various schools

9.

REPORTS (SUB/COMMITTEE, IF ANY)

9.1.

Wire Inspector Reports:

1. National Grid - Request Installation Of Handhold And 120 Feet Of Conduit For Service To Cell Antenna On Appleton Street Pole #17. 

2. National Grid - Request Installation Of Gas Main Extension From 35 To 79 Pratt Avenue. 

3. 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. 

4. National Grid - Request Installation Of 975 Feet Of 12 Inch Plastic Gas Main Along Jackson, Marston, Middlesex, South And Summer Streets. 

10.

PETITIONS

10.1.

Boston Gas - Request installation of of two and four inch low pressure gas mains along Nicole Drive, Stewart Street, Montview Avenue, Monadnock Avenue, Pine Street, Alyssa Drive and Raynor Street.

11.

CITY COUNCIL - MOTIONS

11.1.

C. Elliott - Req. City of Lowell recognize Roland Perron, Jr., owner of Rollies Farm, for his vision to ensure that his land will be protected as conservation land to benefit the residents of the City and future generations.

11.2.

C. Elliott - Req. City Council discuss appointment of an ad hoc task force to undertake the restoration and preservation of Clay Pit Brook Cemetery in Pawtucketville.

11.3.

C. Elliott - Req. City Mgr. have Inspectional Services provide a report on the number of abandoned buildings owned by absentee landlords in the City.

11.4.

C. Mercier - Req. City Council/Mayor invite Councilors-Elect to attend City Council Meeting on December 7, 2021.

11.5.

C. Nuon - Req. City Mgr. have the Supt. Of Police identify grants to offset the costs of video cameras for businesses, non-profits and religious institutions; as well as, potential to connect to the Ring Network or comparable video network for use by the LPD in advancing public safety efforts in neighborhoods.

11.6.

C. Drinkwater - Req. City Mgr. contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to explore the feasibility of establishing temporary cottage housing with wraparound services to provide additional shelter options for unhoused individuals in Lowell.

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT

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