May 7, 2021 A Round-up of Various Efforts By Gregory T. Federspiel
Time for a series of updates on a range of topics!
Elections and ATM: We are rapidly approaching election day in town. Please mark May 18th on your calendars as voting day. Local elections are on the ballot – moderator, select board member, school committee member, 2 planning board members, 2 library trustees and 2 housing authority members. A sample ballot can be found on the Town’s web site. Balloting will take place at the Middle-High School cafeteria from 7AM to 8PM.
ATM Warrant/Budget to be Set Monday By Gregory T. Federspiel
At their meeting set for Monday, 5/3, the Selectmen will review the Annual Town Meeting articles and finalize the budget as we enter the final stages of preparation for the ATM, scheduled for June 21st. We will gather once again on the football field to vote on numerous budget articles and a handful of citizen petition articles.
Addressing the Town’s Housing Diversity Needs
By Gregory T. Federspiel
The proposed apartment complex on Shingle Hill as a 40B project brought a spotlight on the affordable housing laws of the state and the current status of affordable housing in town. The lack of housing diversity in Manchester, while not new, has garnered renewed attention. And if the recent work of the Citizen’s Initiative for Manchester Affordable Housing (CIMAH) is any indication, the new focus could well result in the creation of new housing in town that provides for greater choices.