Town Crier

TEWKSBURY — The Board of Selectmen met recently to hear goals and objectives for several town departments.

The board approved a li­quor license application for the Marriott Hotel at 1775 An­dover St. following a change of ownership.

The board discussed a home rule petition submitted to the State House delegation to file legislation to increase the number of liquor licenses available in town. Town Ma­na­ger Richard Montuori stated that legislators have concerns regarding the bill; he will be meeting with them to discuss changes to the legislation.

The board approved a Na­tional Grid pole petition to address changes concurrent with the new regional emergency communications center (RECC) on Whipple Road at the Department of Public Works.

The board approved annual election staff appointments by Town Clerk Denise Graf­feo.

Graffeo outlined her goals and objectives for the Town Clerk’s Office, including con­tinuing the implementation of the Document Manage­ment Plan to digitize documents and improving early voter tabulation. The board praised the department’s ef­forts and supported future investments in election technology.

Fire Chief Mike Hazel outlined goals and objectives for the fire department. He plans to focus on revising the Local Comprehensive Emer­gency Management Plan and implementing the policy and training platform. The department will also be wor­king to adapt to the new RECC, as well as the new center fire station.

DPW director Brian Gil­bert and Town Engineer Ke­vin Hardiman outlined the goals and objectives for their department, including establishing a dedicated fun­ding source to support the town’s stormwater program, initiating the design of im­provements to DPW facilities, and ensuring continued compliance with updated state employee safety regulations. In addition, the website will be updated to be more user friendly.

The board approved an order of taking easements on the Mill Street Bridge.

The board approved two com­mon victualler licenses for Papa Gino’s at 553 Main St. and 1900 Main St.

The board supported an initiative from town substance abuse prevention program director Maria Rugge­rio to post signs on town property titled “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” to combat underage drinking.

The board scheduled Spe­cial Town Meeting for Oct. 1, 2019 at 7 p.m. The board also voted to open the town meeting warrant on July 17 and close it on Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m.

The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 13, 2019.

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