Meetings are held remotely. To watch live: go to the town website, truro-ma.gov and find meetings on the lower right of the home page. Click on the agenda of the meeting you are interested in and follow directions within each agenda. To view meetings after they have occurred, go to the town home page, scroll down under News & Announcements, click on “Remote Meeting Information,” and follow directions.
Thursday, May 14
- School Committee, 5:15 p.m.
Friday, May 15
- Library Board of Trustees, 10 a.m.
Monday, May 18
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday May 19
- Cemetery Commission, 11 a.m.
- Select Board, 2 p.m.
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
As of May 11, there is one active case of the coronavirus in Truro, nine resolved cases, and no deaths.
Town Manager Screening Committee
The select board last week had a difficult time narrowing down the nine candidates who applied for four citizen-at-large slots on the town manager screening committee.
They ultimately settled on Dan Schreiner, Paul Wisotzky, Kristen Roberts, and Jim Summers.
The other candidates were John Dundas, Clinton Kershaw, Nancy Medoff, Robert Panessiti, and Susan Howe.
Select board members Jan Worthington and Sue Areson wanted Medoff, whose experience in the corporate world they said was impressive. Areson said Medoff, who described herself in her application as a relatively new resident of Truro, “knocked it out of the park” in her interview. Worthington added that she wanted the number of men and women on the screening committee to be equal.
Select board members Stephanie Rein and Kristen Reed favored Robert Panessiti, a longtime member of the finance committee and the charter commission.
They all agreed that former select board member Wisotzky should be chosen because of his ability to build consensus. They all thought Roberts’s demographic profile as a chamber of commerce leader, young business owner, and mother made her a strong candidate.
They agreed that two newer residents, Summers and Schreiner, were not only worthy but also created a balance of perspectives.
Summers, a member of the historical commission, said he was a principal in an architecture firm in Cambridge and a chief financial officer of a software company. Schreiner works in the field of senior housing and has a background in public health. He is vice chair of the board of the Truro Council on Aging.
The other committee members are Worthington and select board member Bob Weinstein, as well as Police Chief Jamie Calise. —K.C. Myers