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BOS Weekly Update - January 25, 2018

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 12:24 PM by Elizabeth Dukes

 

BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – January 25 2018
Our 375th Anniversary:  In 2020 the Town turns 375 years old!  Planning for the celebrations will be getting underway soon – stay tuned!

Storm Damage: If you experienced significant damage to your property or vehicles as a result of the January snowstorm, we can add it to our submission to FEMA as part of the process for determining if our area will qualify for federal disaster aid.  While the likelihood of getting any aid is small, it does not hurt to try.  You can send your estimated value of damage to the Selectmen's Office at bos@manchester.ma.us

New Grant Awards: Two new state grant awards have been given to the town.  One is for $400,000 to construct new composting facilities at the closed landfill, next to our transfer station.  The other is for $500,000 to help pay for the rebuilding of the dam and culvert on Central Street next to Seaside 1.  Thanks to DPW Director Carol Murray and our statehouse stalwarts Representative Brad Hill and Senator Bruce Tarr for their efforts to secure these funds!

Annual Town Meeting Preparations: While April may seem a long way off, the deadline for citizen petition articles is January 31, 60 days prior to the April 2 meeting.  A minimum of 10 signatures from registered voters is needed to submit a petition article.  Petition articles must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office for signature verification.  Both the Town Administrator and the Town Moderator are available to assist with any questions you may have.

Recreational Marijuana Facilities in MBTS: We’d like to hear from you regarding recreational marijuana establishments in Manchester by the Sea.  Representatives of the Board of Selectman, the Board of Health, and the Planning Board will be hosting two listening sessions for townspeople to raise their concerns.  The first session was held on December 4th.  The second session is scheduled for Saturday January 27th, 9:00-10:30 am at the Manchester Community Center.  Resident participation is essential in developing future policy.  Please join us.  Your opinion is needed.  We’ll be there to listen and discuss future options.

Trash, Recycling, and Compost pick up: Regular Monday and Tuesday pick-ups

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