• Dedicated, Experienced,

    Hard Working, Fiscally Responsible

  • About Colin

    The Beginning

    In 1997, Colin LePage moved to Haverhill with his family and immediately became involved in the community. In 2009 he was elected to Haverhill's City Council and continues to be a strong advocate for both the residents and businesses of the City.

  • City Issues

    Less Talk ... More Action

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Over the past few years, Colin has identified over $1.2 million dollars in unaccounted funds that have been better utilized to lower your tax bills and increase funding for public safety and educational purposes.

    Public Safety

    During his time on the City Council, Colin has advocated for more police officers. This year he was one of the 5 Councillors who did not approve the budget until the Mayor agreed to an additional 5 officers.

    Curbside Recycling

    Colin advocated for and assisted in the implementation of the curbside single-stream recycling program which has resulted in savings for the City of more than $1.3 million dollars in waste disposal costs.

    Education

    Over the past 2 years, Colin was able to identify unaccounted for funds in the city budget and led the charge to reinstate the health program with the appointment of 3 new health teachers for our middle schools.

    Opioid Crisis

    Colin continues to advocate for a comprehensive health education program for our youth and visits our middle schools to speak personally with students in the 8th grade about the perils of drugs.

  • Current News

    City to launch recycling education campaign

    August 29, 2018 - Eagle Tribune

    "Recycling efforts have saved the city more than $2 million in reduced trash disposal costs since we began citywide curbside recycling in 2010," LePage said.

    Council to Revisit Hunking Building Permit Fee;

    Mayor Says It's Too Late

    August 10, 2018 - WHAV

    Councilor LePage said Tuesday night that residents shouldn't be paying for the city's 2015 building fee and expected interest. "We reduce the total by $300,000 so the taxpayers don't pay it over 20 years ..."

    Councilor wants tobacco buying age bumped to 21 now

    August 9, 2018 - Eagle Tribune

    "The vaping products they are marketing to our kids is that they are sweet, they're cheap and they're easy to get. Eighty-eight percent of smokers start by the age of 18," LePage said.

    Tight Vote Approves Compromise Budget;

    $200,000 More for Schools

    June 21, 2018 - WHAV

    LePage earlier reminded the mayor of the excess in snow removal expenses and the expected income from Lupoli. He told WHAV he has found $1.9 million in obscure accounts or underestimated income.

    Analysis: Whether City Can Afford More For Schools, Police - A Matter of Opinion

    June 15, 2018 - WHAV

    If history is any guide, at least one city councilor says, the money will be there for the wish lists without touching more of the surplus or the rainy-day fund—and without raising taxes to the limit.

    Council: Contractors Need Permits for City Projects, Even Without Fees

    May 16, 2018 - WHAV

    In the wake of a discovery that contractors were charged more than $300,000 for permits during construction of the Hunking School, councilors enacted an ordinance that the city could not charge for permits on city-owned projects.

    Council Lends Final Approval Before Application Deadline for Consentino Renovation Aid

    March 28, 2018 - WHAV

    Councilor LePage asked in January for a meeting to talk about prioritizing school projects. The mayor didn’t want to have the meeting. The same meeting was requested in 2016 and 2017; it’s never happened.

    Councilor Invokes Memory of Lost Son

    in Quest to Alleviate Opioid Crisis

    March 21, 2018 - WHAV

    ... there are ways to fight the opioid crisis that don’t cost money, but will call for an expenditure of courage, as LePage displayed during the meeting. He speaks to Haverhill eighth-graders about ...

    City's Hale payments may exceed $184 million

    - $127 million on former city hospital already paid

    March 12, 2018 - Eagle Tribune

    Sound Off (3/24) - Who sat on the committee when it went into debt? What were the original costs of the debt, along with the payments over the years? How many times were the payments added to the end?

    City council seeks results from landfill solar plan

    January 17, 2018 - Eagle Tribune

    "This has been going on for a long time. They just seem to die on the vine. We haven't even received enough information to act on," said Councilor LePage. "I'm all for less talk and more action."

    State Rejects Consentino Proposal;

    Council Adds Tilton, JG Whittier to List

    January 3, 2018 - WHAV

    Rather than the limited renovation of the Consentino School, Councilor LePage recommended the city submit three statements of interest, one each for the Consentino, Tilton and J.G. Whittier schools.

    Annual tax battle continues

    November 18, 2017 - Eagle Tribune

    Councilor LePage, who uncovered $600,000 in unaccounted for cash in miscellaneous city finances, said "a $600,000 reduction in the city's tax levy would reduce the average taxpayer bill by approximately $25."

  • Recycling Timeline - My Involvement

    "More residents than ever are recycling their trash, and that is raising money for the city."

    Mayor James Fiorentini - Eagle Tribune, 9/27/2013

    "Recycling efforts have saved the city more than $2 million in reduced trash disposal costs since we began citywide curbside recycling in 2010," Fiorentini said.

    Eagle Tribune, 8/29/2018

    1

    February & March 2008

    Became member of Team Haverhill Recycling Committee & Mayor's Recycling Committee

    2

    July & August 2008

    Collected signatures (1,000+) for curbside recycling "petition"

    3

    February 2009

    Single-Stream Recycling (SSR) program begins at the DPW yard (500 Primrose St)

    4

    July & October 2009

    Curbside SSR Pilot program starts on Tuesday and then Wednesday collection routes

    5

    July 2010 (start FY2011)

    Curbside SSR program is instituted throughout the entire City

    6

    August 2018

    In just 8 years of the Curbside SSR program, the City has saved over $2 million dollars in waste disposal costs

  • How Can You Help?

    Contact us: VoteColinLePage@gmail.com

    Volunteer

    We can always use a few extra hands (and feet) to canvas the city and handout postcards to residents, educating them about Colin and his efforts.

    Host a Sign

    Looking to spruce up your lawn? A Colin LePage lawn sign is the perfect accessory. Give us a shout and we would be glad to drop one off.

    Hold a Sign

    If you are looking for something exciting to do on a Saturday in September thru November or on Election Day, we have just the thing! Support Colin and hold a sign.

  • Contact Us

    Together, we can continue to improve our city!

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    Haverhill, MA 01835
    978-372-8727
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  • Past News

    Council to explore recycling changes

    October 25, 2017 - Eagle Tribune

    "If the implementation of curbside, single-stream recycling did not occur, the city would have paid an additional $1,303,265; which would have been dollars thrown in the trash," said Councilor Colin LePage.

    As Recycling Rates Rise, City Saves Over $1M on Trash Disposal Fees

    October 23, 2017 - WHAV

    At Tuesday's meeting, LePage will offer specifics on savings that the city has achieved by instituting the automated trash collection program ...

    Behind This Year's Budget Battle,

    a Councilor Hits the Books

    June 29, 2017 - WHAV

    His spreadsheets and charts may cause eyes to glaze over, but even those who disagree with him at times respect Councilor LePage’s ability to dig into City Hall’s most boring documents and find money.

    Updated: Five Councilors Who Opposed Budget Seek New Vote

    June 22, 2017 - WHAV

    “We’re all going to do the responsible thing. We’re going to come up with a budget. I just don’t know what it is going to be,” Councilor Colin F. LePage told WHAV.

    Mayor Vows to Keep City Running

    After Council Kills FY2018 Budget

    June 21, 2017 - WHAV

    Councilor Colin F. LePage, a member of the majority who voted “no,” argued that the budget the mayor submitted does not emphasize what the city values.

    Councilors Formally Ask Mayor

    to Refund $300,000 Hunking Permit Fee

    March 29, 2017 - WHAV

    Councilors led by Colin F. LePage, voted to have the disputed building permit fee removed from the Hunking School construction budget before final bills are totaled for the city's portion of the project.

    Public urged to stay vigilant about opioids - Councilor: City had 302 overdoses in 2016

    March 8, 2017 - Eagle Tribune

    City Councilor Colin LePage said the number of opioid overdoses in Haverhill remains among the highest in the state, but he fears the public is losing a sense of urgency about the epidemic.

    LePage on Opiate Crisis in Haverhill:

    "It's Not Getting Any Better Out There"

    March 1, 2017 - WHAV

    When the numbers for 2016 are tallied, more than 100 people will have died in Haverhill as a result of drug overdose deaths in the last three years, according to experts in the field.

    Council: Mayor Must Answer More Questions,

    Faster Per City Charter

    February 17, 2017 - WHAV

    Reading from the city charter, Councilor Colin F. LePage noted the administration is legally bound to answer questions after one week. LePage said Mayor James J. Fiorentini has not adequately answered city councilors questions—some dating back six months or longer.

    Council Seeks Update on Upgrades for 3 Haverhill Schools - Tilton, Consentino & J.G. Whittier

    January 4, 2017 - WHAV

    Councilor Colin F. LePage, said the council wrote to Fiorentini asking for a status report on the city’s plans for the three older schools. The mayor replied that the issue was under review ... - reported 1/4/2017

    Mislabeled City Fund Reveals $600,000 for Taxpayers

    April 27, 2016 - WHAV

    Council President John A. Michitson, left, reacts to Councilor Colin F. LePage’s discovery of $600,000 in unused money in an obscure city spending account.

     

    Scully to LePage: Health Instructor Plan on Track

    January 18, 2016 - WHAV

    Scully gave an update, as requested by Haverhill City Councilor Colin F. LePage during the public participation portion of Thursday’s school committee meeting.