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City Council Review: 2018

Mimi Parseghian, who regularly contributes her weekly preview of Lowell City Council meetings As Dick mentioned in his Lowell Year in Review , the “nine victors in the bruising 2017 Lowell City Council race” gathered on January 2, 2018 to begin the municipal meeting year. In spite of the single-issue…

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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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