FY 2024 Select Board Goals
Proposed 2023-2024 Select Board Goals
Goal 1: Capital & Financial Planning
For Fall Town Meeting, pursue the following, including financing, relating to:
o A roads and sidewalk plan, including deciding upon regional sewer;
o A full scope fields and recreation project (tennis courts, Beechwood playground, Deer
Hill field, and lacrosse wall);
o A repair schedule, and initial repairs, as well opportunities relating to our Town Hall, police, and fire station; and
o A repair schedule, and initial repairs, for our schools as well as a feasibility study for our Middle/High School with certain guardrails.
Pursue the above options in tandem with financial planning process as follows:
o Finalize the above proposals in consultation from the respective committees (School Facilities, School Committee, Roads and Sidewalks, CPC, etc.), and the Select Board by the end of August;
o Consult with the Advisory and Capital Budget Committee in late August/early
o Hold public forums and engage in public outreach in September and October; and o Hold a Fall Town Meeting and election in mid-November.
Goal 2: Zoning Bylaw Reforms
Continue to pursue zoning bylaw reform and prioritize such reforms, including the timing of such reforms to be brought before Fall or Annual Town Meeting
Support the study of a new or enlarged historic district(s)
Goal 3: Community Engagement
Support community events, including a Town parade and consider other events such as a Winter Carnival, Fourth of July Fireworks, a Town Hall Haunted House, or other options. The Select Board will also disseminate a monthly report on our activities.
Goal 4: Town Meeting Preparation
Execute a specific time and action plan for Fall 2023 Special Town Meeting and Spring
2024 Annual Town Meeting so that warrant preparation and review is timely for all board and committee review. Schedule targeted dates for Article review with the Advisory
Committee, Capital Budget Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Zoning
Bylaw Group, and Town Finance Department to ensure all parties have sufficient time for review and deliberation.