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Dec 11

BOS Weekly Update - December 7, 2017

Posted to Board of Selectmen Weekly Update by Elizabeth Dukes

Please read this week's blog for updates on Preliminary Budget Meetings, Citizen's Panel for the DPW Director Search, and Recreational Marijuana Facilities in MBTS.

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Dec 06

From the Town Administrator's Desk - December 7, 2017

Posted to From the Town Administrator's Desk by Elizabeth Dukes


One of the advantages of living in a small community is that there are many opportunities for residents to have a direct impact on the operations of the town.  Whether it is a group of citizens advocating for slower speed limits, someone taking the time to attend a Selectmen’s meeting to opine on an agenda item or petitioners crafting an article for a town meeting warrant, local government is easily assessable with just a modicum of effort.  Time and again I see examples of a handful of people being able to mobilize and achieve an outcome that they care about.  It is how we came to have curbside composting pick-up, the improved sidewalks around Memorial School and the establishment of a trust fund to pay for retiree health insurance benefits, to name just a few examples.

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Nov 28

MPC Update - November 28, 2017

Posted to Manchester Master Plan News by Melanie Oldeman

Just over 300 residents have completed the Master Plan’s current survey regarding land use, housing and economic development. Complete our online survey to make sure you have a say in the future of Manchester. Then join us for a community forum on December 5th from 6-8pm at the middle/high school dining hall.

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