City Council

Lowell City Council Meeting: March 27, 2018

  MAYOR’S BUSINESS Communication – Selection of City Manager. Motion to select City Manager. Eileen Donoghue selected unanimously. Mayor to meet with Manager-elect Donoghue to negotiate employment terms. Citation – Friends of Council on Aging. Council Mercier introduces the members of the Friends who all receive citations. Motion taken out…

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City Manager Interview Notes: March 27, 2018

Notes from Lowell City Council’s interviews with city manager applicants Linda Milsapps, James White and Eileen Donoghue: Linda Millsaps (interview via Skype) Opening Statement: Lifelong public servant and manager of excellent public employees. Undergrad from American University and Masters from Harvard Kennedy School, then Ph.D. from West Virginia. Focused on…

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City Council Preview: March 26, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow’s Lowell City Council meeting. This Tuesday’s City Council meeting should be an historical one. All public information indicates that State Senator Eileen Donoghue will be elected as the 17th Lowell City Manager and the first woman to hold that position. In addition to this most significant…

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City Council Preview: March 19, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow’s Lowell City Council meeting. Due to the cancellation of last week’s meeting, this week’s agenda of the Lowell City Council incorporates new items with those of last week. The first order of business is the report from the City’s CPA firm, Powers & Sullivan. The FY…

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City Council Preview: March 12, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow’s Lowell City Council meeting: This week’s Lowell City Council agenda is light.  There are only two reports answering previous motions. Motion Responses: A) Street Acceptance List: The three-page report prepared by Nicolás H. Bosonetto, City Engineer is informative and provides data that should be used to…

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Lowell City Council meeting: March 6, 2018

UNFINISHED BUSINESS C. Kennedy – Req. City Mgr. instruct the Law Department to begin procedures and preparation necessary for the eminent domain taking of 75 Arcand Drive. This motion came before the council at its last meeting but was delayed because several councilors wanted a report on the steps to…

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City Council Preview: March 5, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow’s Lowell City Council meeting: The Lowell City Council agenda for tomorrow night’s meeting might be the most extensive in quite a few months.  This may be due to a combination of City Manager Kevin Murphy’s ending his tenure in a month and a flurry of motions…

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City Council Preview: February 26, 2018

Mimi Parseghian previews tomorrow’s Lowell City Council meeting: In spite of a two week break, the Lowell City Council agenda is relatively light. But I have learned that the length of the City Council Agenda does not have a direct correlation to the duration of the meeting nor to the…

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