• 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 $2.75 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

    Colin has continuously advocated for public safety improvements. He is one of the six Councillors who advocated to replace not one, but BOTH of the 33 year old fire trucks that were still in active service.

    Education

    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.

    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 $2 million dollars in waste disposal costs.

    Opioid Crisis

    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.

    Energy Efficiency

    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.

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    "The Budget Watchdog"

    Haverhill passes $217M budget ahead of new fiscal year

    June 30, 2021 - Eagle Tribune

    The passage of the budget was delayed for a week after councilors could not come to an agreement over the creation and bankrolling of a stabilization fund to be used for youth activities and mental health purposes. Councilor Colin LePage, a fervent supporter of the creation of a fund to assist Haverhill youth, said he was grateful to see the fund he's long advocated for come to fruition.

    Councilors Tie Cannabis Impact Fees and Haverhill Mayor's Refusal to Add Second Police Clinician

    June 7, 2021 - WHAV

    LePage noted retired Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro requested two “behavioral response” workers to deescalate violence and address core issues. LePage argued the city has the money for the extra position, noting $700,000 is expected next year from cannabis excise taxes ...

    Haverhill Ponders to Spend $38.4 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief; Awaits Rules

    March 31, 2021 - WHAV

    LePage explained that this plan extends through the end of December, 2024. He said this gives the city plenty of time to determine the most productive ways to spend the money.

    Haverhill Council Expresses Frustration, Makes Case for Earlier Spending on Priorities

    February 12, 2021 - WHAV

    Under the city’s charter, only Mayor James J. Fiorentini may put money in the budget. LePage again linked the difficulty the Council faces in spending on priorities. His voice cracking with emotion at times, he pointed to extraordinary efforts he took more than five years ago to have the school department receive money to hire middle school health instructors.

    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 Councilor Says Developer Missed Mortgage Payments to City; Mayor Calls it Oversight

    July 8, 2020 - WHAV

    Council Vice President Colin F. LePage says “The Heights” 10-story Merrimack Street building under construction by developer Salvatore N. Lupoli, owes more than $225,333 to the City.

    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.

    Mislabeled City Fund Reveals $600,000 for Taxpayers

    April 27, 2016 - WHAV

    “My understanding is that these funds are available and can be used for any purpose. Just some examples of what these funds may be used for, include, but are not limited to, increasing our stabilization (rainy day) account, further reducing property tax bills, hiring additional police officers, etc.,” LePage said.

  • Education

    My Commitment to Our Youth

    Haverhill passes $217M budget ahead of new fiscal year

    June 30, 2021 - Eagle Tribune

    Councilor Colin LePage, a fervent supporter of the creation of a fund to assist Haverhill youth, said he was grateful to see the fund he's long advocated for come to fruition. “These aren’t just talking points,” LePage said. “I would like to think we’re going to talk more about the funds for the Department of Public Health you’ve created and the stabilization fund. People are really affected by (substance abuse). That way, we can really address them and we can actually put action toward them rather than words.”

    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.”

    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).

    Councilor: If "Joe Camel" Can't be on Billboards, Neither Should Pot Ads

    September 11, 2019 - WHAV

    “That’s a Whittier Tech bus. That’s also the bus stop and route for the Haverhill High School, Nettle, Golden Hill and Bradford Elementary students. What should we do?” LePage asked.

    Haverhill Seeks Permission to Waive Bid Laws and Make 'Emergency' Whittier School Repairs

    August 6, 2019 - WHAV

    Councilor LePage asks, “How much less would these things have cost if they had been taken care of when the issues came up? And what could possibly happen after this?”

    Hillie Wrestler McCartney Receives LePage Memorial Scholarship

    March 14, 2019 - WHAV

    The scholarship, established in 2016, pays tribute to the late Chris and Sean LePage, 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.

    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 ...

    Telling the tough story about drugs

    May 26, 2016 - Eagle Tribune

    He didn't tell them he was a city councilor nor did he immediately reveal the identity of a young man who died last year of an apparent drug overdose. But when he did, tears welled in the eyes of some students at Consentino School.

  • 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. - 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

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