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Nov 15

BOS Weekly Update - November 15, 2016

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 6:29 PM by Melanie Oldeman

The survey on town expenditures and revenues will be open until November 21. The Selectmen and Finance Committee will use the results to guide their work on FY18 budget development. Click here to begin the survey.

Town Facilities Plan: The Selectmen will be hosting a presentation and discussion on future Town building needs at their meeting on Monday, November 21 at 7pm in Room 5 at Town Hall. Future needs and options for meeting these needs for Town Hall, Public Safety, and Public Works will be discussed.

The Master Plan Committee's Visioning Survey results are now available on the Town website. For more information on the Committee's work or to schedule a neighborhood meeting, please email Sue Brown or call 978-525-6436.

Water main flushing
 began last week and will continue through November. 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 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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