Thank you for those who have completed the survey on town expenditures and revenues. The survey will be open until November 21. The Selectmen and Finance Committee will use the results to guide their work on FY18 budget development. In other budget development news, the Finance Committee will meet Wednesday, November 16, to review budget development to date. Click here to begin the survey.
Water main flushing began on Monday, November 7 and will continue for approximately three weeks. Some have asked why the Town is flushing the water lines during a water ban. Flushing is critical to maintaining the ability to deliver high quality water, so an efficient and effective flushing program is essential. Thanks to the conservation measures residents have taken, the town’s main water source has stabilized at a level that should let flushing be accomplished while maintaining an adequate water supply for consumption and fire protection. This will be monitored and if the water level starts to drop significantly, flushing will be suspended.
The Master Plan Committee will meet Thursday, November 10 to review its revised Draft Vision Report, and expects to release survey results and a report by mid-November. For more information or to schedule a neighborhood meeting, please email Sue Brown or call 978-525-6436.
Be sure to read Town Administrator Greg Federspiel’s column this week for exciting news about the soon-to-be-released “Manchester by the Sea” movie!
The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Trust is Thursday, November 17, starting at 7pm at Seaside One.
The town-wide water ban remains in effect. Please conserve water and honor the outdoor watering ban. No washing of cars, driveways or sidewalks. Hand-watering of plants and yards 5pm – 8am ONLY. Additionally, by order of the fire chief, all open burning is prohibited. No campfires, open flame cooking fires or recreational fires, including open fires on all town beaches. The use of charcoal cooking fires and gas cooking fires is allowed.
Trash, recycling and kitchen compost are collected weekly on appointed collection days. Please place bins at the curb no later than 7am.
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