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BOS Weekly Update - August 17, 2017

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 6:13 PM by Melanie Oldeman

BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – August 17, 2017

MBTA Monopoles: Your voices made a difference – thank you!  The T has asked their vendor for a new, scaled- back plan citing the many concerns citizens raised about the negative impacts of the proposed towers. We will continue to push for a transparent and community-based review process of any revamped plans.

New Hazard Mitigation Plan:  A public hearing on the proposed updated plan that incorporates anticipated climate change impacts to our area is scheduled for 7PM at Monday’s Selectmen’s meeting at Town Hall. 

Fall Special Town Meeting:  The warrant is officially open for the Special Town Meeting set for Monday, October 16. Any petition articles (requires 100 voter signatures) are requested to be in by September 11.

Monthly Selectmen’s Newsletter first edition is out! To bolster communications with residents, we are mailing all households updates once a month. We will send it electronically to those who want to provide an email address at the Notify Me button on the Town’s website. The newsletter has prompted a number of people to inquire about volunteering for various boards – thank you!  A list of vacancies is on the town website as well.

Construction work continues around town – Your patience is appreciated!  Pleasant Street water service line work continues as does work on Lincoln Street; both should be done by the end of August. 

Town Hall Hours:  Thursday Town Hall offices are open from 8:30 - 6:30PM.  The Building Inspector office hours are from 4:30PM to 6:30PM on Thursdays.  Offices are also open 8:30AM-5:00PM M, T, W; closed Fridays.

Monday and Tuesday trash, recycling and compost pick-up will be on the regular schedule. 

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