I just realized that I never shared the Annual Report published by the Town for 2019.
If you attended the Annual Town Meeting, you may have picked up a copy. For those who didn’t, I’m sharing the online version.
Unlike the budget book and other Town materials, the report follows the calendar year from January to December. It includes a snapshot of the Town, efforts and accomplishments from each department and board, and the minutes from any Town Meetings held that year.
Normally, the Annual Report is one of the pre-Town Meeting documents I share with readers. This time, it slipped through the cracks.
As usual, it was posted a couple of weeks prior to the scheduled Annual Town Meeting. It looks like the report was finalized or uploaded to the Town’s website on March 10th—right when coronavirus concerns were blowing up, causing mass cancellations of events. (That evening, Public Health officials made their recommendation to selectmen and the Moderator to postpone this year’s Town Meeting.)
When ATM was held earlier this month, Moderator Paul Cimino’s opening remarks included a reminder that the report lists all of the residents who passed away in the prior year. He highlighted that the 2019 report was dedicated to one of those individuals, Brian Shifrin.