Will he stay or will he go?
Ray Boutin, a member of the school council at the Greater Lowell Tech, can relax.
So can retired Air Force officer and conservative blogger Cliff Krieger.
Ditto for former Greater Lowell Tech School Committee member Dave Laferriere; unsuccessful candidate for the committee in last fall’s election William Sheehan; former Lowell School Committee member Jackie Doherty; and Paul Belley, a community activist and former City Council candidate.
All of the aforementioned have expressed interest, in varying degrees, in getting appointed to the Greater Lowell Tech School Committee to replace Mike Lenzi, of Lowell, who everyone assumed would move to Dracut considering he bought a castle on Brianna Way a few weeks ago — right next to the humble abode of Alan Kazanjian, the former Lowell resident and city councilor.
Lenzi closed on the $775,000 deal May 15, having bought the home from Scott and Laurie Lee. Lenzi’s mortgage, from the Washington Savings Bank, totaled $620,000.
Lenzi said Wednesday, however, that he and his wife, Sandy, are considering remaining in the home in Belvidere. Obviously, if they do, there would be no need to resign from the Tech school committee as one of Lowell’s four representatives.
Apparently an unsuccessful bidder for the 7 Brianna Way home prior to Lenzi’s purchase has now contacted Lenzi, offering to buy it.
“We have an opportunity to flip the house at a substantial profit,” said Lenzi. “It would be pretty amazing to come full circle on it like that.”
Lenzi declined to discuss numbers or who approached him, other than to say it was a local couple.
“Yeh, it’s kind of a crazy turn of events,” said Lenzi, who continues a positive recovery from a health scare a couple months back.
Lenzi was re-elected to a fourth term last fall. His term expires in 2015. Should he decide to move to Dracut, the Lowell City Council and School Committee would meet jointly to appoint a replacement. The appointee would serve until the next election, whereby the seat would be up for election for the remainder of the term.
Lenzi said he hopes to make decision on whether to stay or go by, or around, July 4.
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