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Posted on December 27, 2018 at 11:52 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – December 27, 2018
Best Wishes to all This Holiday Season! We extend our wishes for a very Happy New Year and we look forward toward your active engagement in town affairs.
Senior Tax Work-off Program: Eligible residents (Over 65 years of age; income below $60,720 for an individual or $82,320 for couples) who wish to lower their property tax bill can apply to work up to 125 hours for the Town to earn a tax credit of up to $1375. If interested, please contact Nancy Hammond in the Council on Aging Office: 526-7500
Preliminary Budget Information: The preliminary FY 2020 budget is posted on the Town’s website. Over the next two months the Selectmen and Finance Committee will be reviewing the preliminary budget compiled by staff. The proposed budget aims to continue the current level of services. However, there are a couple of expanded staffing hour requests. Please let us know what comments you may have.
Master Plan final edits: Thanks to a good turn-out at the last master plan forum we received a number of helpful suggestions on how to improve the final version of the new master plan. Many of the comments will be incorporated, including one to have greater clarity regarding Ocean Street. Yes, this area will need creative solutions in the face of rising sea levels and funding for studies about options are being pursued but there are no plans to eliminate all of Ocean Street nor to eliminate access to homes in the area as some interpreted the draft plan to say!
Bulk-Item Curbside Pickup Changes – As of January 1st, Waste Management, our trash collector, will be facilitating all curbside bulk item pickups – no more green sticker sales at Town Hall. This will enable residents to call Waste Management at their convenience to schedule and pay for a pickup. Residents will be able to put out more than one bulk item per week! All current green stickers must be used by December 31st 2018 – no returns or refunds available. The cost of a sticker will be $27.00.
HOLIDAY Trash, Recycling, Compost and Xmass Trees pick up:
Regular pick up New Year’s Eve 12/31
Tuesday pickups will be delayed until Wednesday 1/2
Christmas Tree pick-ups will take place 12/31 and 1/2;
Compost site will also accept trees 1/5 6 & 1/12 13
Transfer station 7:30-3:00pm on Wednesday 12/26 and 1/2