Quick recap of the Board of Selectmen meeting

It was a marathon four-hour (!!) Board of Selectmen meeting last night, and the agenda was packed with hot-button topics — the new ladder truck, the new police station, and PILOT payments by non-profits to name a few. There was even a little talk about marijuana … now that got your attention, didn’t it?

It will take me a while to parse through all my notes, so in the meantime, here are the highlights.

  • A special town meeting will held on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm.
  • At the September town meeting, voters will be asked to appropriate funds for a new ladder truck. The specific amount of funding and where the money will come from is still TBD.
  • Fay School ponied up some money for the ladder truck, but overall selectmen called their contributions to the town “disappointing.” Residents at the meeting agreed.
  • Town meeting voters may also get to make some decisions about proposals for a new police station, but exactly which proposals — and whether they’ll involve 150 Cordaville Road — is still unclear.
  • Interim Chief Jane Moran wants to propose changes to town bylaws concerning marijuana use, animal control fees, and door-to-door solicitors.

I’ll have details on all these topics — and more! — in the coming days, so stay tuned. In the meantime, feel free to make wild speculations in the comments — it’s fun for us all.

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