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Abby Blanchard checks out the choices at the Harvard Family Association Egg Hunt on the Common, April 13, as others search around her. (Photo by Lisa Aciukewicz) MORE PHOTOS
Although the town’s finance and capital committees have voted not to repair the old library roof next fiscal year, the Community Preservation Committee last week reaffirmed its support for the project.
At its April 10 meeting the Permanent Building Committee chose DiGiorgio Associates Inc. of Boston as the architect to investigate alternative designs for Phase 2 of the Hildreth House renovation and expansion project.
Most years, Annual Town Meeting (ATM) attendees are quick to pass the largest financial item in the warrant. It is rare for the omnibus budget, which this year comprises 64 line items and totals $27 million, to require more than five minutes for discussion and a favorable vote.
As if awakening from a long winter’s nap, town agencies and their contractor scrambled this week to start work on the new softball field to be built on town-owned land on Ann Lees Road. But no one was happy with its late start or the lack of oversight.
In an unexpected move, the Capital Planning and Investment Committee voted to take back its recommendation that the town borrow one-half million dollars to repair the roof of the old library, proposing instead that up to $25,000 be spent for a engineering study of the roof and the building’s upper courses of brickwork.
In the next two weeks, residents will see the first signs of construction at the site where the new elementary school will stand about 18 months from now.
The erosion-control bylaw that the Planning Board has put forward for the upcoming Annual Town Meeting promises to be a controversial topic.
The Board of Health voted unanimously at its April 9 meeting to grant a variance to install carpeting in four of the five areas requested for the new school building.
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