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. 11
- School Committee Subcommittee, 10 a.m.
- Climate Action Committee, 2:30 p.m.
- Housing Authority, 4:45 p.m.
- School Committee, 5:15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 15
- Charter Review Committee, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
- Select Board Budget Task Force, 10 a.m.
- Finance Committee with Budget Task Force, 10 a.m.
- Planning Board site visit, 2:30 p.m.
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
As of Feb. 7, Truro had eight active cases of Covid-19, according to the town, and 40 total cases, according to the state Dept. of Public Health. Truro has reported no Covid-19 deaths.
Cloverleaf Decision Filed
It is official: the zoning board of appeals decision to approve the 39-unit rental housing project at 22 Highland Road was filed with the town clerk on Friday, Feb. 5, said town counsel Barbara Huggins Carboni of KP Law.
Critics of the plan, including many residents of Pond Village, have 20 days from Feb. 5 to appeal. But will they?
Attorney Jay Talerman said his clients — a group called the Concerned Members of the Pond Village Watershed Community — are still deciding. They are trying not to be “adversarial,” he said, and so, rather than appeal, they may instead focus on the permitting of the wastewater system, which, because it is governed by state regulations, will have to be separately approved by the Truro Board of Health and the state Dept. of Environmental Protection.
“We could keep our powder dry and work with the board of health,” he said.
Neighbors fought the project for a year, and are particularly focused on the alternative wastewater system, which they say may contaminate groundwater, although two separate reviews found it will produce cleaner wastewater than traditional septic systems.