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BOS Weekly Update - April 12, 2018

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 2:43 PM by Elizabeth Dukes

 

BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – April 12, 2018

Streetlights: Two sub-topics here:  First, outages can now be reported directly to National Grid.  There is a link on the Town’s web site with the number to call.  Be sure to have the pole number and location.  Please let the DPW know as well in order that we can track repair progress which can be frustratingly slow.  Secondly, efforts to take over the streetlights and convert them to LEDs continue.  We are waiting for National Grid to review our audit of all streetlights in town as we work to finalize the purchase of them.  Once this happens we can proceed with the switch to LEDs which will reduce our costs significantly.  We will contract with a private vender to maintain the lights which will speed up repair time.  We hope to have a sample light up this spring and complete the conversion by the end of the summer.

Comcast Cable Work:  Comcast is scheduled to install new cabling to a couple of buildings on Central Street the week of April 16.  This requires a new trench across School Street at the Central Street intersection which will close School Street at this intersection on Tuesday, April 17 from 8:30AM until 3:30PM.  Parking and sidewalk access across from Town Hall will be limited during the construction period.

Town Elections on May 15: The following candidates have submitted their nomination papers for the positions listed.  Housing Authority: (1 position) Beth Heisey & Allen Craige McCoy; Library Trustee (1 position) Richard Rogers; Moderator: Alan Wilson; Planning Board (2 yrs): (1 position) Christopher Olney & Mary Foley; Planning Board (3 yrs): (2 positions) Loren Coons & Christine Delisio; School Committee (1 position) Shannon O'Brien Erdmann & Andre Kuehnemund; Selectmen (1 position) Rebecca S. Jacques.  Write-in candidates are also an option.

Beach Stickers: Beat the rush-order your 2018 beach sticker/tags on-line or come to Town Hall now.  Beach sand and warm weather will be returning!

Volunteer and Employee of the Year Nominations: Let us know who you feel deserves to be this year's recipient of these two awards.  Drop off your nominations with reasons why at the Selectmen's Office at Town Hall.

Trash, Recycling, and Compost pick up:
There will be a one day delay due to the Monday Holiday

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