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.
Less Talk ... More Action
Over the past few years, Colin has identified over $2.5 million dollars in unaccounted funds that have been better utilized to lower your tax bills and increase funding for public safety and educational purposes.
Colin has continuously advocated for public safety improvements. He is one of the six Councillors advocating to replace not one, but BOTH of the 33 year old fire trucks that are still in active service.
Over the past few years, Colin has identified under utilized funds in the city budget and led the way to reinstate the middle school health program with the appointment of 3 new health teachers.
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 $2 million dollars in waste disposal costs.
Colin continues to advocate for a comprehensive health education program for our youth and visits our middle schools and high school to speak personally with students about the perils of drugs.
Colin advocated for the City to become a Green Community in which the City received a grant award of $315,000 in 2019 and will be eligible to receive $250,000 every year going forward.
"The Budget Watchdog"
Lupoli to pay city $112K in mortgage arrears
July 15, 2020 - Eagle Tribune
"I work for the taxpayers of Haverhill. I informed people two weeks earlier and never heard back," LePage said at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. "I'm not against this project by any means, but I want things to be done right."
Haverhill Receives $300,000 State Energy Grant; Becomes a "Green Community"
December 28, 2018 - WHAV
As early as March of 2017, Councilor Colin F. LePage advocated for the green designation, “I’m looking out for the taxpayers. I wanted to go after $300,000 that can be used for other purposes,” 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 ..."
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.
My Commitment to Our Youth
LePage Backs DiZoglio Bill to Ban Marijuana Billboards; Rule Similar to Tobacco Ads
December 30, 2019 - WHAV
For LePage, it’s personal. In a letter to WHAV, the councilor writes, “…having lost my youngest son to alcohol and my oldest son to opioids, I know all too well the consequences of not having as many safeguards as possible in place to protect children from outside influences.”
Letter: Marijuana advertising should have same restrictions as tobacco
December 22, 2019 - Eagle Tribune
I write today in support of a proposal that I asked state Sen. Diana DiZoglio to file after a discouraging incident in Haverhill — an act that would prohibit the use of billboard advertising of marijuana, essentially the same as existing law for tobacco products.
CHEERS to Haverhill City Councilor Colin LePage and his mission to educate teenagers about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and vaping.
October 21, 2019 - Eagle Tribune - OPINION
It takes a strong person to cope with the losses that have touched LePage and his family. It takes an even stronger person to talk about them, and to open up about one’s personal story in hopes of helping others. Thanks to Councilor LePage for doing both.
LePage Opens Up About Family Substance Abuse Struggle: 'It Can Happen to Anybody'
October 21, 2019 - WHAV
Four years ago, City Councilor Colin F. LePage spoke to 400 eighth graders about making healthy decisions around substance abuse and addiction, and on Friday, LePage returned to check in on those same students—now Haverhill High School seniors—for a check-up.
Councilor revisits students to talk about healthy choices
October 19, 2019 - Eagle Tribune
LePage noted the city's Youth Advisory Council ongoing youth needs survey, 70% of those ages 15 to 17 say they need more access to resources for addictions, including vaping and smoking. The survey will be discussed during Tuesday night's City Council meeting (10/22/19).
Hillie Wrestler McCartney Receives LePage Memorial Scholarship
March 14, 2019 - WHAV
The scholarship, established in 2016, pays tribute to the late Chris and Sean, who both took part in the school’s wrestling program alongside current coach Tim Lawlor. LePage presented McCartney with the tribute award at the March 11 team banquet.
Council Backs 4 School Roof Replacements -
One Over Mayor's Objections
January 16, 2019 - WHAV
Councilor Colin F. LePage, who sits on the city’s Joint Facilities Committee, said it wouldn’t be prudent not to support the plan. “You need to ask to receive. If we don’t ask, we won’t have any opportunity to receive it,” LePage said.
Recycling Timeline - My Involvement & Results
"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," Mayor Fiorentini said.
Eagle Tribune, 8/29/2018
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