City Council

Lowell City Council Meeting: December 18, 2018

ROLL CALL – all present CITY COUNCIL – MOTION (taken out of order) Samaras – Req. City Mgr. provide a report to the city council and school committee/administration regarding school department reimbursement for the Digital Connections Partnership School Grant Program totaling $553,217.46 that was sent to the Lowell Treasurer/Collector’s Office…

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City Council Preview: December 18, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tonight’s Lowell City Council meeting: Tonight’s City Council meeting is the last for this year.  It is short on Council motions, just one; but very long on Motion Responses; thirteen of them. At the conclusion of the open meeting, the Council will meet again in Executive Session…

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City Council Preview: December 10, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: As Dick detailed in his Sunday post, there is a blockbuster motion on this week’s City Council agenda. It is motion number 6, submitted by Councilors V. Nuon and E. Kennedy “Request City Solicitor to engage in mediation with Plaintiffs, currently…

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Lowell City Council meeting: Dec 4, 2018

Notes from tonight’s (relatively uneventful) Lowell City Council meeting. ROLL CALL MAYOR’S BUSINESS Designation – Lowell as a National Wildlife Refuge. 80% of Americans live in cities but have little contact with wildlife refuges. This grant program helps highlight work done in cities (especially here by Lowell Parks and Conservation…

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City Council Preview: December 3, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s City Council meeting has a lengthy agenda mainly due to last’s week meeting cancellation. PUBLIC HEARINGS There are three items that require a public hearing prior to a vote. Vote to Adopt the Minimum Residential Factor for FY 2019.…

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Lowell Week in Review: December 2, 2018

Instead of “Lowell Week in Review” today’s post could be more accurately called “Lowell City Council in Review.” Last week I wrote about the upcoming 2019 City Election by reviewing the results of the 2017 election and the career electoral accomplishments of the current city councilors. Today I begin a…

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Lowell City Council meeting: Nov 20, 2018

CITY CLERK Minutes of Zoning SC November 13th; City Council Meeting November 13th, for acceptance. Proclamation to Circle Health in honor of Home Health and Hospice Month. FROM CITY MANAGER Motion Responses National Grid Citywide Update – Manager Donoghue reports on meeting with National Grid last week. National Grid is…

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Ben Butler: Time for a Reassessment

  A motion by Vesna Nuon on this evening’s Lowell City Council agenda caught my attention: Councilor Vesna Nuon request Mayor introduce a motion before the School Committee requesting the LHS Social Studies Department write a more fitting testimonial to display with the portrait of Benjamin Butler in Lowell City…

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City Council Preview: November 19, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow night’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s Lowell City Council agenda features two votes on the Lowell High School project; an agreement with Perkins Eastman, the architects, and one with Skanska, the construction company. The Council will also take a vote to adopt the minimum residential…

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