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Posted on January 16, 2019 at 10:08 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
Our open town meeting form of government not only affords each registered voter the opportunity to debate and cast their vote for an array of town issues – budgets, local bylaws, etc. – it also allows citizens the option of submitting their own proposals for voter consideration. The process is fairly simple and guidance is available if you need assistance.
Posted on January 2, 2019 at 11:15 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
The impacts of rising sea levels and larger storm events on our community will present significant challenges. We have already gotten a glimpse of some of the challenges that await us. Last year’s storms flooded the Town Hall parking lot and water reached into Town Hall. The Rotunda was lifted off its piers, a portion of the West Beach seawall was destroyed, portions of the Singing Beach revetment were undermined and Ocean Street at White Beach was under some 5 feet of sand and stone. This is not the first time some of these damages have occurred but all indications are this type of damage will become more frequent and more costly.
Posted on December 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM by Elizabeth Dukes
The preliminary budget for FY2020, which begins July 1, 2019 and goes through June, 2020, was presented to the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee last week. A copy of the proposal can be found on the Town’s web site. Both groups will be reviewing the numbers between now and the end of February when a final proposed budget will be printed and distributed for voter consideration at the Annual Town Meeting the first of April