City Council

Lowell City Council Meeting: March 3, 2015

City Auditor report on snow and ice costs.  City Manager says Governor Baker is lobbying FEMA to reimburse municipalities 100% for snow costs.  Nothing definite but city preparing paper work just in case.  Councilor Milinazzo asks city to investigate FEMA reimbursement of lost revenue for some businesses.  Manager says he’ll…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: February 3, 2015

Presentation by Kerrie D’Entremont of Greater Lowell Health Alliance on efforts to address opioid epidemic.  She said this is an urgent, unmet, public health crisis.  The Alliance has been involved with setting up unwanted medication turn-in opportunities and making Narcan more available.  Also youth education efforts.  Says funding is spread thin…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 20, 2015

Reappointment of Nancy Pitkin, Salmira Mitchell and Marianne Gries to Pollard Memorial Library board of trustees.  Endorsed unanimously by council. Vote to trade parking spaces for WCAP employees at Early Garage in exchange for radio advertisements promoting the city of Lowell.  Manager Murphy says there’s been such an arrangement with…

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City Council Meeting: January 13, 2015

Mayor Elliott and Councilor Mercier are not present (they are visiting Cambodia). Council discussing report on vacancy rates in downtown.  Acknowledge that there are challenges beyond the control of the city.  For example, the city found a tenant for a large retail space that is vacant but the building owner…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: January 6, 2015

Mayor Elliott opens the meeting by introducing UMass Lowell students from a Community Psychology class and has their instructor tell the council about the class. Motion Responses by City Manager Councilor Leahy questions the detour that uses Pevey Street to bypass the bridge repairs on Broadway; suggests Middlesex St be…

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Lowell City Council Meeting: December 16, 2014

Carole Cowan Retiring President of Middlesex Community College Carole Cowan is honored by the City Council and by State Senator Eileen Donoghue (on behalf of herself and Representatives Golden and Nangle). Public Hearing: To adopt the minimum residential factor No speakers for or against.  CFO Connor Baldwin gives council presentation…

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