We have a full agenda for the Board of Selectmen meeting this week. Among the items to be discussed are the charge for the EMS planning and building committee and a request to fly the Pride Flag outside Town Hall in June. The town purchased and plans to install this spring a nautical flag pole, which will allow for up to three flags to be flown on separate masts. We'll also have a presentation from supporters of a proposed Demolition Delay Ordinance, which looks to consider the history of a property before it is demolished. Join us in person or via Zoom. You'll find the agenda and Zoom info on the town website.
The month ahead is fairly busy when it comes to town business.
The Board of Finance wrapped up its budget meetings last night and will hold a public hearing on the proposed town budget on Monday, March 21st at 7:00pm. The hearing will include budget presentations from the Board of Finance, Board of Education and Region 9 Board of Education. People who wish to speak need to attend in person in the SSES cafetorium. This is your chance to express support or opposition to any portion of the budget. You can also watch the hearing online through Board of Selectmen Facebook page. The Board of Finance will then meet throughout the next week to finalize the budget for 2022-23, which will then be presented to the town for consideration.
On Monday, March 28th at 6:00pm, the Affordable Housing Committee will hold a public information session. The committee will provide an update on its work and seek input from the people in town. Again, anyone wishing to speak must attend in person in the SSES cafetorium. The info session will stream on Facebook Live. Comments or questions can also be emailed to email@example.com.
As we look ahead to April, the regular Board of Selectmen meeting on April 7th is cancelled. Later in the month, there will be a public hearing on the Aspetuck Land Trust purchase of a portion of the South Park Avenue property and a presentation of the final report from the Affordable Housing Committee. The annual Town Meeting is on Monday, April 25th, with the budget referendum the following week on Tuesday, May 3rd.
We have many important topics to review, discuss and act upon over the next six weeks. Please take some time to learn about what's being considered, ask questions and be involved. As always, you can reach me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or come see me at Town Hall on Wednesday mornings.
Enjoy the spring-like weather!
Easton Board of Selectmen