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Select Board Notes for June 17, 2024: Review of Town Meeting alternative models, sewer financing, and ideas for goals

June 21, 2024
The air conditioning was on in the Acton Town Hall Faulkner Room as the Select Board met on the warm late-spring evening of June 17, 2024. Noting prediction of an upcoming heat wave, Board Chair Fran Arsenault relayed Town cooling center information. Board members noted a current Habitat for All survey (“The Town of Acton is launching a community engagement effort to re-envision how new residential housing development occurs and we want to hear from you!”), and Board member Alissa Nicol called attention to the new 6th Five Year Review of the WR Grace remediation effort. The finances of water…
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Acton Housing Authority’s executive director retires

June 14, 2024
Kelley Cronin, Acton Housing Authority’s Executive Director retired June 7 after 19 years with the Authority. In recognition of this milestone, Nancy Kolb, chair of the Acton Housing Authority, shared these recollections with the Acton Exchange: Kelley first worked for the City of Boston Mayor’s Office and then…
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Select Board Notes 20 May 2024: Changing of the Guard

June 1, 2024
Residents concerns: The May 20, 2024 meeting of the Acton Select Board began as usual with resident concerns. A resident described his attempt, via internet search, at finding bus service in Acton; he found references to Acton Rides, Cross-town Connect, and others; and he likened his search to…
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Hand Recount Confirms Override Passage

May 24, 2024
On Tuesday morning, May 21, in Room 204 of Town Hall, Acton Town staff and volunteers gathered to recount the votes of the April 30 Town Election, specifically for question 1 about the tax levy override, as the results of the original balloting were close (3191 yeses (49.94%),…
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Select Board honors volunteers of the year

May 24, 2024
Town Manager John Mangiaratti and the Select Board hosted a May 16th ceremony at the Acton Memorial Library where each Select Board member announced the honoree that they had nominated as a 2024 Colonel Francis Faulkner Sr. Exemplary Volunteer of the Year. This year’s honorees were: Janet Adachi,…
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More on Acton’s Annual Town Meeting 2024

May 16, 2024
Boxborough Annual Town Meeting passes school budget The Town of Boxborough passed the Acton Boxborough Regional School District budget on May 13 at their Town Meeting. For more information, please see the Boxborough News coverage. Town Meeting votes to require special permit for car dealerships on Great Road…
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