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BOS Weekly Update - September 21, 2017

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 11:07 AM by Elizabeth Dukes

BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – September 21, 2017

October 16 Town Meeting:  Voters are encouraged to attend the upcoming Town Meeting where a dozen articles covering a range of bylaw amendments and other town business will be debated.  Look for the complete wording of the articles on the Town’s web site or in next week’s addition of the Cricket.

Complete Street Projects:  The study committee has finished their work and the Selectmen will be reviewing which of the recommended projects they will advance with a funding request to the state.  This will take place at our September 25 meeting.  In addition, the layout for the road stripping on Pine, Bridge and School Streets will be reviewed. 

Memorial School Building Committee updates/tours:  Two time slots – 9AM or 7PM on October 4 at the Memorial School Auditorium.  Visit www.mersd.org  and click on the Memorial Building Project for more information.

Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan:  Public comments are welcome on the new hazard mitigation plan that is now in draft form.  The draft includes projections about possible greater flooding threats induced by climate change, impacting lower lying coastal properties and those lands abutting streams.  The draft plan can be found on the Town’s web site.

Master Plan Work:  The development of our new master plan is entering a critical phase as we work to develop specific action steps that will advance the Shared Community Vision developed earlier.  Coming soon: an online community wide- survey soliciting your opinion on various priority ideas.  What are the lasting legacies we should be creating today for future generations? 

Communications:  With more construction projects on the docket next year, new measures are being implemented to let residents know about construction project impacts and ensuring timely responses to concerns residents may have. The new strategy will include web site updates, targeted reverse 911 calls, door flyers, electronic road signs, and direct email notices to those residents who sign up for the Notify Me service on the Town’s web site.  We welcome your feedback on what works best for you. 

Regular Schedule for Trash, Recycling and Compost.  Take advantage of the new used clothing curb-side pick-up service. 

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