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Posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:59 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
BOS WEEKLY UPDATE – June 28, 2018
Manchester at its best! While throughout the year there are many wonderful town-wide events, our July 4th Celebrations top the list of favorites! From this Saturday’s Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast the Rotary Club sponsors at Tuck’s Point, to the concert and fireworks at Singing Beach scheduled for Tuesday night, to the Town Parade Wednesday morning these great community gatherings remind us of why Manchester is such a wonderful community to call home. A special thank you to the volunteers who do the organizing! Please join in the fun.
Intersection Update: Next steps for the Pine/Central/Bridge/Bennett intersection is to assess the best locations for the crosswalks, review whether a portion of Bennett should be made one way, pursue the placement of speed monitoring signs for traffic entering into town, and consider speed bumps. The Selectmen will finalize these actions at their next meeting on July 16. Trying out a four way stop is not being pursued given concerns about noise/air pollution and backing up traffic on the much more dominant east/west traffic flows.
Route 127 Paving: Good progress is being made on the repaving of Route 127/Summer Street from Hickory Hill eastward to the Magnolia Woods field complex in Gloucester. Depending on weather, etc., the work may last through July. Expect travel delays. We are pleased the state is undertaking this work but understand it is not a town project that we control.
Wanted: 18 civic minded residents! About a dozen and a half vacancies exist on various committees and boards from the Animal Control Board to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Town relies on volunteers to carry out many important municipal functions. Most groups meet once or twice a month. Interested in serving? Fill out a volunteer application form which can be found on the Town’s web site. Need more information? Stop by the Selectmen’s Office at Town Hall.
Trash, Recycling, and Compost pick up: Regular Monday and Tuesday pickups