Sep 18

BOS Weekly Updates - September 18, 2020

Posted on September 18, 2020 at 8:49 AM by Tiffany Marletta

BOS Updates – September 18, 2020

Town Common Update: The Town Common has reopened to the public. The stairs to the Police Department will be temporarily blocked until permanent railings are installed. Residents can now access Town Hall via the front door. Work on the new Honor Roll Memorial is slated to start next week and should be completed by early November.

Election day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Manchester Essex Regional High School from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Early voting begins at Town Hall on Saturday, October 17th. The last day to register to vote is Saturday, October 24, 2020. Voting by mail is also an option – send in your request to the Town Clerk’s Office if you did not do so prior to the primary election.

Board of Selectmen Meeting: Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. via the Town’s new Zoom platform. Meeting log-in information is listed on the Town Website.

Public Forum on Manchester’s Limited Commercial District (40R): Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. Register on the Town Website. This public visioning session will begin with an overview of Manchester’s Limited Commercial District and the potential for a 40R zoning district. Afterwards, participants will be asked to complete a survey to share their priorities for the area, including what types of uses should be supported, how the new neighborhood should look and feel, and how it could connect to and interact with the greater community.

Community Preservation Committee: The Manchester Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will begin accepting proposals for CPA funding. CPC applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020.

MBTS Parks and Beaches Update: MBTS Beaches will remain open 7 days a week to RESIDENTS ONLY through October 15th. Staffing hours will vary by Parks and Recreation and/or Manchester Police Department. Walk-on passes must be visible on every resident between 12 and 65 years old for admittance. Parking lot is open to residents only with 2020 Beach Stickers. Please see the Town website to read the complete rules and guidelines.

Town Hall Payment Drop Box: Installed at the rear of Town Hall by the Police Station Blue Door and monitored by a security camera. Please use this convenient box to drop payments off for any Town Bills. Please No Cash!

Trash, Recycling, Compost: Regular schedule

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Sep 12

BOS Weekly Updates - September 12, 2020

Posted on September 12, 2020 at 10:49 AM by Tiffany Marletta

BOS Updates – September 12, 2020.

Election Update: Election day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Manchester Essex Regional High School from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Early voting begins at Town Hall on Saturday, October 17th. The last day to register to vote is Saturday, October 24,th.

Harbormaster Update: 
Any dinghy (with an engine) that is not registered with the state or with no town sticker at a town dock will be removed. Notice went out in the last Waterline newsletter and there has been ample time to address these issues. Failure to  comply will likely result in the loss of dinghy dock privileges. For state registration there must be assigned MS numbers on both sides of your bow and the state issued sticker. Enforcement will begin this weekend.

Community Preservation Committee: The Manchester Community Preservation Committee (CPC) invites Town boards, committees, organizations, and residents to submit proposals for CPA funding. The opening of the CPC application season will begin at the Thursday September 23, 2020 meeting at 6 p.m. Information for access to this meeting can be found on the Town website. CPC applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020.

Phase 3 of MBTS Parks and Beaches: MBTS Beaches are open 7 days a week to RESIDENTS ONLY through October 15, 2020. Staffing hours will vary by Parks and Recreation and/or Manchester Police Department. Walk-on passes must be visible on every resident between 12 and 65 years old for admittance. A face covering is required when entering and exiting the beach ramp. Parking lot is open to residents only with 2020 Beach Stickers. Please see the Town website to read the complete rules and guidelines.

Town Hall Payment Drop Box: Installed at the rear of Town Hall by the Police Station Blue Door and monitored by a security camera. Please use this convenient box to drop payments off for any Town Bills. Please No Cash!

Trash, Recycling, Compost: Regular schedule

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



Sep 07

BOS Weekly Updates - September 7, 2020

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 9:34 AM by Tiffany Marletta

BOS Updates – September 7, 2020.

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day.

Community Preservation Committee: The Manchester Community Preservation Committee (CPC) invites Town boards, committees, organizations, and residents to submit proposals for CPA funding. The opening of the CPC application season will begin at the Thursday September 23, 2020 meeting at 6 p.m. Information for access to this meeting can be found on the Town website. CPC applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020.

Police Chief Office Hours: Chief Fitzgerald will hold his monthly office hours on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m outside at Seaside One. He invites all residents to stop by.

9/11 Memorial Service: Join the Manchester-by-the-Sea Fire Department and Police Department at the 19th Anniversary 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony outside at the Fire Station on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Harbormaster Update: The MA Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) issued an amendment to the MA Phase 3 Recreational Boating Guidelines. All users while on boat ramps, docks and piers shall follow social distancing. Rafting-up or tying-up of boats is limited to no more than 3 vessels. All recreational boating is subject to the discretion of local officials, harbormasters, and law enforcement. All local rules, regulations, laws and U.S. Coast Guard requirements still apply.

Phase 3 of MBTS Parks and Beaches: MBTS Beaches are open 7 days a week to residents only. Staffed from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. by Parks and Recreation and/or Manchester Police Department. Walk-on passes must be visible on every resident between 12 and 65 years old for admittance. A face covering is required when entering and exiting the beach ramp. Parking lot is open to residents only with 2020 Beach Stickers. Please see the Town website to read the complete rules and guidelines.

Town Hall Payment Drop Box: Installed at the rear of Town Hall by the Police Station Blue Door and monitored by a security camera. Please use this convenient box to drop payments off for any Town Bills. Please No Cash!

Trash, Recycling, Compost: Collection will be delayed by 1 day due to the Labor Day Holiday.

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