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Posted on January 4, 2018 at 8:22 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – January 4, 2018
Snow Emergencies: Please remember to move your car off of the streets when a snow emergency is declared. The blue lights are turned on and notices are put on the web as well as the Police Department’s social media sites when snow emergencies are in effect.
Safety Warning! Please stay away from the frozen harbor and discourage anyone from thinking it is as safe to venture onto. The harbor is very different from a frozen pond. With very high tides and the natural movement of sea water and ice, it is extremely dangerous. Thank you for your cooperation.
Annual Town Meeting Preparations: While April may seem a long way off, the deadline for citizen petition articles is January 31, 60 days prior to the April 2 meeting. A minimum of 10 signatures from registered voters is needed to submit a petition article. Petition articles must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office for signature verification. Both the Town Administrator and the Town Moderator are available to assist with any questions you may have.
FY19 Budget Development: The preliminary budgets for both the Town and Regional School District have been presented and are available on-line. Additional fine-tuning of the budgets will take place over the next few weeks. The School District holds a second public hearing on their budget on January 30th; the Selectmen host a second public forum on the Town budget on February 20th (Both the School Committee and the Selectmen will be discussing budgets as part of their meeting agendas prior to these dates.)
Recreational Marijuana Facilities in MBTS: We’d like to hear from you regarding recreational marijuana establishments in Manchester by the Sea. Representatives of the Board of Selectman, the Board of Health, and the Planning Board will be hosting two listening sessions for townspeople to raise their concerns. The first session was held on December 4th. The second session is scheduled for Saturday January 27th, 9:00-10:30 am at the Manchester Community Center. Resident participation is essential in developing future policy. Please join us. Your opinion is needed. We’ll be there to listen and discuss future options.
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