Meetings are held remotely. Go to 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. 18
- Climate Change Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Taxation Aid Committee (executive session), 1 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19
- Library Trustees, 11:30 a.m.
- Commission on Disabilities, 3:30 p.m.
- Community Preservation Committee, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 22
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
- Planning Board, 2:30 p.m.
Run, Don’t Walk
Election season is here. For those who want to run for public office, nomination papers have been available since Feb. 1 and will be available until March 23, according to Town Clerk Susan Joseph.
So far, two people have returned nomination papers: Vita Rose Richter and Edwige Yingling, Joseph said. Both are running for school committee seats, now filled by Michelle Jarusiewicz and Dennis Clark.
The other positions on the ballot: two select board positions, held by Kristen Reed and Jan Worthington, and two planning board seats, one that is vacant and one occupied by Peter Herridge. Herridge, who was censured by the select board for making false statements related to the Cloverleaf affordable housing project, has said that he will not run again.
Two library trustee positions, held by Keith Althaus and Sally Brotman, must be filled, along with two cemetery commission positions. One is vacant and Robert Masson, the chair, occupies the other.
On the housing authority, Carl Brotman’s seat is on the ballot.
No incumbents have returned papers yet, Joseph said.
The last day to register to vote in both the May 11 town election and at the April 27 town meeting is April 7, she said.
Truro Central Preschool Meeting
Not all parents are pleased with Truro Central School’s preschool policy to accept a limited number of three- and four-year-olds.
Kait Blehm, whose husband serves on the school committee, said the school has the budget, staffing, and the space to accommodate more families and expand the program.
At present, the preschool is free to residents and Truro town staff members, but the spots are limited, so that many parents who work full-time cannot enroll their children.
“In setting enrollment, school staff will take into account factors including a child’s age; previous school experience; and the child’s and family’s needs, as described by the parents or guardians,” according to the school’s draft policy. “Preference will be given to four-year-olds who will be entering kindergarten the following year.”
The school committee will take up its preschool policy again on March 11 at 5:15 p.m., Blehm said. She would like other parents to show up and describe their needs.