LDNA Meeting 02/24
18 residents and guests.
Started at 7:00
Elections: Passed unanimously
October meeting minutes accepted.
Corey Secretary’s report:
Action: Corey to get Code Red URL and re-broadcast: http://www.lowellma.gov/citymanager/neighborhood/Pages/General/City-Notifications.aspx
Supt. Taylor mentions there is also a Smartphone app.
When do snow bans end? The LPD will call it – there are two hours to move your car out of the garage.
Carolyn treasurer’s report
We need to leave Mill42 Credit Union because they are not on with Commercial Accounts anymore. Enterprise Bank is our new banker.
Membership vote to go back to $10 to help cover the cost of LTC and the web hosting. People who are over 70 or under 18, membership is $1.
Unanimous to bring dues back up to $10.
Sam suggests that we go to the Condo Associations for money.
7:26 New Police Superintendent Bill Taylor.
Heavy focus on Community Policing. We have fewer officers than we had in the 1990s because there isn’t the same amount of state and federal grant funding.
Four sectors with six officers assigned to each sector – foot and bike patrols.
Two crime analysts working with two sector’s officers apiece.
Two additional officers will be downtown on Segways on each shift.
Gang members today are older than they used to be. They have long records and involved in the drug trade. Organizations such as UTEC are not effective against these older people. LPD needs to focus more heavily on bringing down narcotics organizations.
Drug trafficking in Marijuana is 50 lbs, and each lb is worth $3k today.
LPD Phone Number: (978) 937-3200
Residents discussed the Market St garage issues again.
Interest in committees? (Elaine Wood, elections)
Interest in committees?
Announcements from Susan.
Councilor Corey Belanger speaks
Two-way traffic, better ADA crosswalks, etc. This summer.
Tuesday March 18 5:30 Citywide parking ordinance.
Meeting ends 8:30