Please add ideas to this board. What kinds of activities would you like to see in Manchester over the coming years?
Has anyone else noticed that the 33 gal. orange bags seem to be thinner/ weaker lately? (7/1 - 7/10) They have been ripping more often lately when I stretch them over my 33 gal container edges. They are already almost too small and weak to use in the normal sized plastic trash cans, but if they start making these so thin that they rip every time, this is not acceptable. Maybe the mfg process was poor on the recent batch, as it rips on the "seam". If anyone else is noticing this we'll need to call the supplier and get this fixed. The cans hold about 1/2 the volume if not stretched over the edge of the full can. That about doubles the cost and is a Pain to use! Hope it's just a bad batch of bags and not someone's great idea on how to save another 1/2 cent/ bag :( If you've seen this, pls speak up.
As an owner of a small space business and a recent non-resident after 25 years I would like to continue to take my boxes to the dump. I have nowhere to store them and I really don't like them on the sidewalk downtown. I would like to see our parking permit (business owners) be allowed to use that as entry to the dump. Please consider this. Thank you, Karen Roller - North Coast Too!
What do you think of the idea of hiring a single public safety officer for the Town of Manchester?
Citizens of town in support of Lietenant Fitzgerald have started a facebook page and on line petition. Here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/Lieutenant-Todd-Fitzgerald-for-Police-Chief-1766355400274735/
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
June 20, 2019
Please read this week's blog for information on Volunteer Opportunities, Seeking Board of Health Board Members, and Trash, Recycling, Compost Schedule
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FROM THE TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S DESK
June 6, 2019
Historically Manchester residents have always shown a high degree of civic engagement. Residents respond to surveys, share their opinions at meetings, and volunteer to serve on a host of town boards and committees. Relative to other towns, turn-out for town meetings is good (though the bar is pretty low – we see 7-18% of registered voters show up depending on “hot topic” items which is actually a strong turn-out compared to other communities.) Election turnout, again, relative to other communities is good, especially for national elections. However, our most recent election saw an uncharacteristically low turnout with only 216 voters coming out, 5% of eligible voters. Hopefully this is an aberration and not a sign of a trend towards less engagement.Read Full Post...
On December 5th around 70 Manchester residents, town staff and others gathered at the Manchester Essex Regional High School to discuss the recommendations of the draft Manchester’s Master PlanRead Full Post...