Mar 26

BOS Weekly Updates - March 26, 2020

Posted on March 26, 2020 at 11:26 AM by Tiffany Marletta

BOS Updates – March 26, 2020.

Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Staff is still available to help you with your business needs. Please email or call the appropriate department directly for assistance.

Manchester-by-the-Sea Declared a State-of Emergency on Monday, March 23, 2020 due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. This official declaration will allow essential resources to be expedited when necessary. A critical step to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to protect the health and welfare of the people of Manchester. To read full declaration please visit www.manchester.ma.us.

Parks and Recreation: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and to comply with State and Local guidelines the Board of Selectmen voted to temporarily close all public beaches, all public parks, all athletic fields, all tennis courts and their corresponding parking lots until further notice.

Local Businesses: Please continue to help support our local businesses during this difficult time as you are able. Allen’s Pharmacy will continue to meet the medication and prescription needs of the Town but is asking that residents call ahead for curbside pick-up only.

Exemption Update: Exemption applications can be filed for Seniors, Veterans and Blind individuals, with the Assessor’s Office. Call Town Assessor Ginny Thompson at 978-526-2010 or send email to thompsong@manchester.ma.us to receive an application.

Board of Health Update: This week Manchester had its first confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The BOH is asking that residents continue to focus on increasing personal hygiene, social distancing by staying home and avoiding crowds larger than 10. To learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting Manchester please visit the Town website www.manchester.ma.us. For State and Federal updates please visit Mass.gov and cdc.gov.

Nomination Papers: Nomination papers for Town elected positions are due at the end of the month.  Originals can be mailed to the Town Clerk or call to schedule a curbside drop off.

Trash, Recycling, Compost: Regular schedule

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Mar 19

BOS Weekly Updates - March 19, 2020

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM by Tiffany Marletta

BOS Updates – March 19, 2020.

Town Hall will Be closed to the public Beginning March 17, 2020 until further notice. Town staff will continue to serve your needs via phone or email. Please contact specific departments directly to make needed arrangements.

Local Businesses: Please help support our local businesses during this difficult time by ordering take-out where offered and purchasing from local shops when you can.

Code Red System: We are “spring cleaning” our emergency alert system (Reverse 911) and ask that all residents make sure you are enrolled with the phone number and contact information you prefer. This is especially important for residents who have cut their landline and rely solely on cell service.

Nomination Papers: Nomination papers for town elected positions are due the end of the month.  Originals can be mailed to the Town Clerk or call to schedule a curbside drop off.

Board of Health Update: The Town of Manchester is working in conjunction with State and Federal agencies to stay informed about COVID-19 (Corona Virus). The situation is being monitored on a daily basis and any important changes or updates will be conveyed to the Manchester community as needed. To learn more about COVID-19 in MA please visit www.mass.gov and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/

DPW Update: Fencing is up in front of Town Hall for pedestrian safety during construction of the Town Hall Common.

Trash, Recycling, Compost: Regular schedule

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Mar 12

BOS Weekly Updates - March 12, 2020

Posted on March 12, 2020 at 5:08 PM by Tiffany Marletta

BOS Updates – March 12, 2020.

Board of Health Update: The Town continues to closely monitor evolving developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Residents are urged to follow the recommendations regarding good hygiene and personal action issued by the CDC and the state Department of Public Health.  Special alerts, if needed, will be sent out by the Manchester Board of Health. To learn more about COVID-19 in MA please visit www.mass.gov and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/

Open Town Hall Positions: The Town has posted a few new job opportunities and is seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions of: Board of Health Public Nurse, DPW Administrative Assistant, DPW Seasonal Help and Manchester Fire Chief. More information can be found on the Town website at https://www.manchester.ma.us/jobs.aspx

Meeting with Congressman Seth Moulton: US Congressman Seth Moulton will be holding a Town Hall style meeting at Manchester Essex regional High School on Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

MBTA Advisory Board Committee Vacancy: Are you looking to get more involved in the community? Join the MBTA Advisory Committee! Contact Sonja Nathan in the Selectmen Office for further information at nathans@manchester.ma.us

Town Hall Access: Due to construction on the Town Common, access to Town Hall will be primarily through the side door (Library side) until further notice. The side door will remain open and is accessible to the main floor of Town Hall via stairs or elevator.

Trash, Recycling, Compost: Regular schedule

Happy St. Patrick’s Day on 3/17!

Make sure you are enrolled in the Reverse 911 Emergency System at https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/C83D2DD3CE2B

Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @townofmbts and visit the town website Manchester.ma.us to stay informed.