Meetings are held remotely. To watch live, go to truro-ma.gov and follow the “helpful link” to Truro Channel 18.
Thursday, Nov. 19
- Historical Commission, 2 p.m.
- School Committee, 5:15 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20
- Library Trustees, 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 23
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
As of Nov. 17, Truro had two active cases of Covid-19, 16 cases considered recovered, and zero deaths.
Lots of Vacancies on Town Boards
If you’ve ever thought about joining a town board or committee, now would be a good time — as long as you have a computer and internet access. If so, you can participate in remote meetings.
Once it is deemed safe to meet in person again, of course, all you’ll need is a ride.
The number of empty seats on the 34 town boards, including both regular and alternate members, stands at 41, according to the select board’s agenda for Nov. 17.
The agricultural, recreation, and recycling committees are especially in need of members. There are five openings on the recycling committee, which has only six members. Amy Wolff is the only person listed as a committee member.
There are no members of the recreation commission; all five positions are vacant.
The agricultural commission also has no one.
The council on aging needs four members and alternates.
Those are the most extreme cases, but almost every other board or committee has at least one open seat.
There are exceptions. Some committees are popular. The beach commission, board of assessors, board of health, commission on disabilities, conservation commission, finance committee, historical commission, housing authority, human services committee, library trustees, and the local comprehensive plan committee are full.
The planning board, shellfish advisory committee, zoning board of appeals, and the Walsh Community Planning Committee also have no openings. —K.C. Myers