City Council

Lowell City Council Meeting: August 8, 2017

Communications Communication from Lowell Sustainability Council asking Mayor to join with other mayors in committing to the Paris Climate Accord. Also take up Councilor Samaras motion requesting City Council adopt a resolution entitled “The road to 100 percent clean renewable energy for the years 2035.” Jay Mason, chair of sustainability…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: May 30, 2017

Motion Responses Locating LHS in Hamilton Canal District. Jackie Doherty of Lowell School Committee speaks on this item. Emphasizes the importance of replacing the high school now, regardless of which site is chosen. Urges council not to delay the process. Councilor Leahy thanks his colleagues for indulging his interest in…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: May 16, 2017

FY2018 Operating Budget City Manager Murphy formally presents the FY2018 budget to the council and asks that it be scheduled for a public hearing on May 30, 2017. Challenges include increased contribution to the pension fund, a continuing deficit in snow and ice fund, and increased amounts for contractual raises,…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: May 2, 2017

Resolution to support Southern Cameroon Community in New England in its desire to restore its national sovereignty through a democratically organized referendum. Fru Nkimbeng speaks in support of the resolution. Reminds councilors that Lowell has established a sister city in Cameroon, and has in the past greeted the country’s king…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 3, 2017

Forty-eight hours late, but here is my report on Tuesday’s (relatively) short council meeting: There were a number of reports from the city manager in response to council motions in this week’s packet. There was limited discussion on the reports and several were referred to subcommittees for future meetings. Safe…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: December 13, 2016

Motion Responses: Speed Limits. Report is referred to the Transportation Subcommittee. Franklin Park Development Westminster Village – There have been productive meetings with the management, which plans to initiate police details four nights per week, for four hours per night. This will be in addition to private security. Appoint Cliff…

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