City Council

Lowell City Council Meeting: December 6, 2016

Resolution: City of Lowell supports the National Park Service. Passes unanimously. City Auditor: Report on FY17 budget, year-to-date. Several questions about workers comp payments which are significantly reduced. Councilors congratulate Law Department for progress in this area. LTC Presentation: By Wendy Blom, Executive Director of Lowell Telecommunications. Says the council…

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Lowell Week in Review: November 27, 2016

Police Department Update Earlier this month (on November 14, 2016), Lowell Police Superintendent Bill Taylor visited the Highlands Neighborhood Group meeting and shared his thoughts on crime and the opioid epidemic. Here is what he had to say: Taylor opened by saying that the police department today is “doing remarkably…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: November 15, 2016

Communications from the City Manager Plain Street realignment: Manager says city has negotiated an agreement suitable to the VFW. With that agreement, the design of the intersection can move forward. Joanne & Drew Weber Way: Councilor Mercier was disappointed that UMass Lowell opted not to rename UMass Lowell’s right of…

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City Council Meeting: October 25, 2016

I missed last Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting and only got a chance to watch a replay today. Here’s my report: Motion Response: Rourke Bridge traffic. Intersection with Pawtucket Blvd has an advanced traffic controller with cameras. They give Rourke bridge 65 seconds and the Blvd 55 seconds. The cameras…

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Compensation for Councilors

By Mimi Parseghian On Tuesday night, the Lowell City Council took steps to attract more Lowell residents to run for municipal office. The Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on Charter Changes and Elections met to discuss three Council motions that pertained to local elections.  The three-member Sub-Committee, Councilors Jim Leary, Bill Samaras and…

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