City Offices closed, curbside collection delayed
Municipal trash & recycling carts will be emptied as follows:
-Career Center (recycling) collection remains on Fri-blue (2/21/14)
-Cemetery Office follows residential collection; moves to Thu-green
-City Hall/ JFK (recycling) collection remains on Fri-blue (2/21/14)
-DPW (recycling) collection remains on Fri-green (2/21/14)
-Health Dept. follows residential collection; moves to Fri-green (2/21/14)
-LFD follows residential collection [all location one (1) day delay]
-Library (recycling) collection remains on Fri-blue (2/21/14)
-LRWU (recycling) using SSR dumpster
-Parking Office [John St] (recycling) remains on Fri-blue (2/21/14)
-Parks [Stedman St] using SSR dumpster
-Senior Center (recycling) collection remains on Fri-blue (2/21/14)
-Schools follow residential collection; [*all location one (1) day delay*]
[schools only] * “Friday” collections remain on Friday (2/21/14)
Kindly report errors or problems to the SW&R Office at email@example.com.
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The Lowell Sun has recently conducted an interview with the City of Lowell’s Data Management Analyst, Conor Baldwin and brings good news about the programs in Lowell. The interview goes on to speak about the achievements Baldwin and Rodney Conley have had since Baldwin took his new position as a data management analyst. Conley, who is the junior data management analyst for the City of Lowell, has become a great asset for Baldwin.
The article titled “Driving City Decisions with LowellSTAT” by Sun staff reporter Lyle Moran, goes on to promote the success of programs such as the LowellSTAT, Numbers 4 Neighborhoods, and SeeClixFix.
Read more at http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_25140581/driving-city-decisions-lowellstat to see the full interview with Baldwin.
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Looking for a Few Green People !
Are you interested in helping Lowell’s restaurants be more sustainable?
Do you want to get more involved in the community? Well, come and join us!
The Lowell Green Restaurant Program has a couple of vacancies on our Board and we’re looking for people with a passion for supporting more sustainable business practices and making Lowell a sustainable city.
If you’re interested, please email
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With apologies to Shakespeare, our winter has also been a challenge but for different reasons. Unless you like skiing and sledding or you sell shovels and snowblowers! Or you’re Lowla Bear! We can only hope that, despite what the calendar says, winter will soon give way to “glorious summer”. If not, City DPW crews remain ready to keep the worst of winter at bay.
During the height of the latest storm, we took a ride with DPW spotters to get a front seat view of winter’s tempest. It was eye opening as we travelled up and down the hills of Centralville, through Belvidere and across downtown in near whiteout conditions.
For the most part residents were heeding the parking ban which made a big difference as plows tried to keep up with a 2-3 inch-an-hour snowfall rate during an early rush hour. We crisscrossed sanders and plows of all sizes whose priority at that point in storm operations was to keep a travel lane open. Unusual or dangerous conditions, blockages or hidden side streets not yet plowed were called in for attention.
After just a couple hours, it was difficult to imagine staying awake for 18 to 24 hours navigating city streets. With new equipment, including plows and sanders equipped with the latest temperature sensing and communications technology, DPW has new tools in their ongoing battle with winter. Operations will continue and move to cleanup phase as crews get back from much needed (and required) rests.
For more information and a complete outline of snow operations click here.
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