BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – November 9, 2017
Take the new Master Plan Survey: The development of our new master plan is entering a critical phase as we work to develop specific action steps that will advance the Shared Community Vision developed earlier. Tell us how you think we should manage new development going forward by completing our online survey. What are the lasting legacies we should be creating today for future generations?
Energy Efficiency Efforts Continue: Work will be getting underway to convert our streetlights to LED fixtures. Once in place we will be savings tens of thousands of dollars annually on our streetlight electric bills. With the help of the Manchester Energy Efficiency Program committee, we are negotiating a power purchase agreement with a large solar installation in our region which will also result in savings. Grant funds have been secured to install electric car charging stations behind Town Hall. In the future we anticipate that some of our public safety vehicles will utilize the charging stations. Public charging will also be available.
Road Striping and signs: The double set of lines are gone! New striping should be in in place by the end of the week if the weather cooperates. The state’s old center line on Bridge Street, which we tried to black out, is an epoxy based paint that requires grinding to remove. However, grinding leaves visible “ghost lines” and thus for now the old line will remain. New speed limit signs have been ordered and will be installed as soon as they arrive – hopefully before Thanksgiving.
New Smart 911 Program: The Police Department and the Council on Aging have teamed up to offer a new, free Safety Profile that can include any information you want 911 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. The information you provide is immediately displayed to 911 call takers who can relay the information to responders. Sign up at the Police Department, the COA Office, or online at www. smart911.com.
Regular Schedule for Trash, Recycling and Compost. Take advantage of the new used clothing curbside pick-up service.
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