New from the Desk of the Select Board - May 23 2023 Update by Taylor Galusha
New From the Desk of the Select Board - May 23, 2023 Update!
1. Select Board Office Hours
The Board announced the beginning of Office Hours for the community to meet with members. The first Office Hours will be held June 13, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in Conference Room A at Town Hall (100 Maple Avenue).
The Select Board also wants input on the best times, dates, and locations for them to hold Office Hours in Shrewsbury! Please take this brief survey to offer input at this link!
2. Annual Town Meeting Recap
Mr. Mizikar summarized the May 2023 Annual Town Meeting for residents who were not able to watch or attend.
The recording of Town Meeting can be found on the Shrewsbury Media Connection YouTube Page - Night 1 and Night 2
All the Budget articles were passed including the borrowing authorization for the Water Rates and PFAS Treatment Plant.
Additionally, all 10 Community Preservation Committee Projects were approved, the Cemetery Expansion, as well as the 4 Zoning Bylaw Amendment Articles.
3. 1-7 Maple Ave LDA Second Amendment
The Select Board Approved the Second Amendment to the 1-7 Maple Avenue Land Disposition Agreement (LDA).
The Amendment is related to the changes in the design from the Planning Board process, as well as changes in the action item dates for the project.
4. Special Legislation: Ava Roy
Town Meeting voted to unanimously approve the submission of this piece of special legislation. The Board approved to send the petition to the General Court.
From here, Representative Kane and Senator Moore will file this as a bill at the State Level.
The passage of this legislation could take until the late Fall.
5. Retirement Board Appointment
The Board voted to appoint Michael R. Hale to the Retirement Board 4-1 to fill a vacancy left by Thomas Kennedy for a term set to expire on June 30, 2024.
Recording of the May 23, 2023 Meeting (Link will be added when available from Shrewsbury Media Connection!)