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AARP Foundation program provides free tax prep help to all

Posted on February 6, 2024

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Opens Nationwide Program Provides Free Tax Prep Help to All   WASHINGTON—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free in-person and virtual tax assistance and preparation now through April 15. The nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program helped secure more than $1.1 billion in refunds for more than 1.5 million taxpayers...

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter is now available online!

Posted on February 5, 2024

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter is now available online!

The 2023 Performance Annual Report is now available!

Posted on January 31, 2024

The 2023 Performance Annual Report for the City of Lowell Wastewater Collection System is now available!

Lead and Copper Plumbing Customer Survey

Posted on January 20, 2024

Is your house located in the City of Lowell and built before 1987? If so, we need your help! To comply with the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule, the City of Lowell must gather information about the plumbing in our water customers' homes. Please take a look at the water supply pipes in your home...

Segment of Birch Street determined in 2021 to not be a public right of way

Posted on January 12, 2024

City staff have received notification that a property owner will be placing bollards at the entrances to his property to protect the property from reoccurring illegal dumping. One of his property entrances is in the 700 block of W. First Street, with another entrance at Birch Street and Potts Street. These two entrances created an...

The City of Lowell is now accepting Façade Grant applications for the second grant cycle.

Posted on January 3, 2024

About the Program The City of Lowell has adopted the improvement of the appearance and livability of Lowell as a primary goal. As part of that effort, the City of Lowell has developed the Façade Improvement Standards to provide direction to businesses and commercial property owners in maintaining and improving the appearance of building facades...

2024 Citizen’s Academy applications are now being accepted!

Posted on November 7, 2023

If you have wondered how the City of Lowell government works, you’re encouraged to apply for the Lowell Municipal Government Citizens Academy. The 10-session course provides an in-depth view of all City of Lowell operations and is offered once a year. More information and application  

Press Release – Portion of High Street Closed in 2001

Posted on November 3, 2023

November 3, 2023 PRESS RELEASE LOWELL, N.C. – City of Lowell staff received a complaint about a property owner closing a portion of High Street in between E. First Street and E. Second Street by installing a gate across the pavement. City staff spoke with the property owner that installed the gate. City staff then,...

City of Lowell Secures First Indoor Recreation Facility With CIF and ARPA Funds

Posted on November 1, 2023

November 1, 2023  PRESS RELEASE  CITY OF LOWELL SECURES FIRST INDOOR RECREATION FACILITY WITH CIF AND ARPA FUNDS  LOWELL, N.C. – The City of Lowell is excited to announce a major milestone in the city’s ongoing efforts to enhance recreational opportunities for all ages and foster a healthier, more vibrant city. The City of Lowell...

Our Fall 2023 Newsletter is Now Available Online!

Posted on October 26, 2023

Our fall newsletter is loaded with information including our grant awards, department updates, upcoming events, and more!

CodeRed: Our New City-to-Resident Notification System

Posted on October 24, 2023

CodeRed is our City-to-Resident notification system. It's free to enroll and we encourage all Lowell residents and businesses to register. Stay aware and informed regarding Utility outages Community events Office closings Emergency situations You can choose your notification preference(s) Phone calls Text messages Emails Or, all of the above! We have 3 different ways to...

City of Lowell Receives Second Grant for $500,000 for Harold Rankin Park Revitalization

Posted on October 10, 2023

October 10, 2023  PRESS RELEASE  CITY OF LOWELL RECEIVES A SECOND $500,000 GRANT FOR HAROLD PARK REVITALIZATION    LOWELL, N.C. – The City of Lowell has received a $500,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF.) This is the second of two grants the City of Lowell has received in the past two...

City of Lowell Reveals Plan for New City Hall and Police Department

Posted on October 9, 2023

October 9, 2023  PRESS RELEASE  CITY OF LOWELL REVEALS PLAN FOR NEW CITY HALL AND POLICE DEPARTMENT   LOWELL, N.C. – The Lowell City Hall and the Lowell Police Department will soon be housed in a new City Municipal Building on North Main Street.   The property is currently under contract between the City of Lowell and...

Proposed Social District Public Information Session

Posted on September 25, 2023

The City of Lowell will hold a Public Information Session on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 3pm-7pm, at City Hall, 101 West First Street, Lowell, North Carolina, 28098 regarding the implementation of a proposed Social District. This public information session is open to all interested parties, including both residents and businesses. Amid the ratification of...

Groundbreaking Ceremony of Former Industrial Plant

Posted on August 28, 2023

On Tuesday, August 29, the City of Lowell will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the demolition and redevelopment of a former industrial plant located at 1602 N. Main Street, Lowell, NC. About the project and proposed amenities: https://www.lowellnc.com/upcoming-riverfront-parks-and.../ We hope this redevelopment goes off with a bang! (There will be one large bang to...

We are now accepting Façade Grant Applications

Posted on August 25, 2023

About the Program The City of Lowell has adopted as a primary goal the improvement of the appearance and livability of Lowell. As part of that effort, the City of Lowell has developed the Façade Improvement Standards to provide direction to businesses and commercial property owners in maintaining and improving the appearance of building facades...

City of Lowell Receives $500,000 Grant from PARTF for Harold Rankin Park

Posted on August 18, 2023

LOWELL, N.C. – The City of Lowell has received a $500,000 grant for a revitalization project for Harold Rankin Park. The City of Lowell was one of 19 local governments in North Carolina that was awarded funding. About the Project Harold Rankin Park is the most used recreational facility within the City of Lowell. The...

Nominations are open for the Lowell Community Committee’s Citizen of the Year Award

Posted on August 7, 2023

Lowell Community Committee Citizen of the Year Guidelines The Citizen of the Year Award is given to recognize a Lowell citizen who, through their personal involvement, leadership abilities, and selfless giving of their time and talent over the previous 12 months, has positively affected Lowell and the lives of its citizens. The Citizen of the...

FY 2023-2024 Budget

Posted on July 3, 2023

At the June 13, 2023 Regular City Council Meeting, City Council adopted the FY 2023-2024 budget. For more information and details: https://www.lowellnc.com/documents/fy-2023-2024-budget/

CDBG Highlight: Housing Rehabilitation Program

Posted on June 26, 2023

🏠 Check out the before and after photos 🏠 As of 2023, four homeowners have received assistance from the CDBG program and five more homeowners will have work starting soon. Some of these home repairs include: treating lead paint issues, flooring replacements, termite treatments, replacing water damaged walls, exterior work, and more. What is CDBG?...
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