Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 10, 2013

Town Notebook: Donations sought, Banner ban


Anyone interested should contact the town manager’s office.

Speaking of vacancies, there are still three open positions on the Zoning Board of Appeals. A subcommittee of selectmen, which is responsible for appointing ZBA members, is meeting with applicants next week and should have a list of top candidates in another week or two. The vacancies have brought some business on the board to a halt.

And, of course, a new town accountant still needs to be hired. The deadline for applications was extended one week to Oct. 18 because an ad for the job only just appeared in the Beacon, the official publication of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, considered the bible of municipal jobs.

No Slots still looking for donations

No Slots Tewksbury, a grassroots organization that mobilized this summer to fight Penn National Gaming’s ultimately unsuccessful push for a slots casino at the Tewksbury-Andover border, is seeking donations to offset some of the initiative’s costs.

The Tewksbury residents behind the campaign are reaching out to Andover residents, particularly those neighboring the proposed casino site, for contributions. Donations to No Slots Tewksbury may be sent in care of the Lowell Five Bank, located at 1775 Main St., Tewksbury.

Bike forum gets rolling

Bicycling enthusiasts take note: The town is hosting a public forum on bicycling on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the police/fire station at 32 North Main St.

The forum is for anyone who is “a concerned, engaged citizen who wants to create changes to better bicycling infrastructure and safety,” according to a flier on the event.

Paul Materazzo, the town’s director of planning, is hosting the event. It is being put on by the town in conjunction with MassBike, also known as the Massachusetts Bicycling Coalition.

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