Meetings are held remotely. Go to www.truro-ma.gov, click on the meeting you want to watch, and open its agenda for instructions on how to watch or take part online.
Thursday, Feb. 4
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- ZBA and Select Board executive session, 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 8
- Energy Committee, 4:30 p.m.
- Select Board Budget Task Force, 5 p.m.
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9
- Council on Aging Board, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
- Planning Board, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11
- Climate Action Committee remote work session, 2:30 p.m.
As of Jan. 31, Truro had six active cases of Covid-19, according to the town website. The town has had 25 total cases, according to the state Dept. of Public Health’s Jan. 28 report. There were no deaths reported by the state or the town attributed to Covid-19.
Cloverleaf Decision Not Filed
Truro town counsel and acting town planner Barbara Carboni said on Tuesday that the zoning board of appeals had not yet filed its unanimous Jan. 14 decision to approve the 39-unit Cloverleaf affordable housing development on Highland Road. The document was still “in the process of being finalized and signed,” she said. “I’m not sure when it will be filed.”
Attorney Jason Talerman, who has been retained by unnamed residents of the nearby Pond Village neighborhood, said Tuesday that his clients have not yet decided whether to appeal the ZBA’s decision. The Independent incorrectly reported in its Jan. 21 issue that the group had 20 days from Jan. 14, the date of the vote, to file an appeal. In fact, the 20-day clock starts ticking only when the decision is filed with the town clerk.
Carboni said that the 19-day hiatus, as of Feb. 2, between the decision and the filing was not at all unusual. After the final draft of the decision was approved by the ZBA on Jan. 14, she said, “it needed to be put in final form and have the appendices attached.”
Talerman praised the work of the zoning board in reaching its decision. “It goes a long way towards addressing my clients’ concerns,” he said. “It’s not perfect. We wish they had gone further. We’re evaluating the project and the processes still ahead, like the board of health approval of the wastewater system.”