LOWELL | The half-hour work sessions in advance of the Town Council's regular monthly meetings are no more.
Council Vice President Craig Earley, D-1st, and Councilmen Robert Philpot, R-2nd, and Phillip Kuiper, D-4th, voted to discontinue the sessions established at the beginning of the year.
Council President Edgar Corns, R-5th, and Councilman Donald Parker, D-3rd, opposed the move.
Earley said matters discussed in the sessions could have just as easily been discussed during regular meetings.
Earley also said the council is over budget on professional services, so money can be saved by not paying an attorney for an extra half hour.
Earley noted some of the work sessions last only 10 minutes.
In another matter, Bud Ballou and William Marshall received approval from the council to pursue placing a large sign saved from the razing of the Old Grade School.
The school had been adjacent to Lowell Town Hall. The historical sign will be placed in the incline of a berm separating the two properties.
Ballou said the town's assistance in excavation may be required.
Other iconic pieces saved from the building's demise will be placed at the Halsted House Museum. The group is working with the Three Creeks Historical Association which owns the museum.
Corns, a member of the association, said that group is planning commemorative plaques for the Town Hall site as well.