Meetings are held remotely. To watch live, go to truro-ma.gov.
Thursday, June 25
- School Committee, 5:15 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals Cloverleaf Hearing, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26
- Finance Committee, 4 p.m.
As of June 19, there were zero active positive cases in Truro and 10 cases considered recovered.
Voting at the June 30 Election
There has been a lot of confusion due to the closure of public buildings in the last few months, but it is OK to go to the polls in person on Tuesday, June 30.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Truro Community Center.
While there are no contested races, voters will have their first crack at three overrides from the limits of Proposition 2½. These must also pass at the Sept. 15 town meeting.
Question One asks voters to appropriate funds for a new heavy-duty tractor trailer, a one-time expense of $170,000. Question Two asks to appropriate funds for a new $350,000 ambulance, also a one-time expense. In Question Three, the fire dept. is asking for a permanent budget increase of $351,904 to hire four new firefighter-paramedics to add to the existing staff of nine.
Election Tellers Wanted
Truro residents are needed to serve as election tellers at the June 30 town election. Shift times and lengths vary, according to the town website. You must be comfortable interacting with the public and must be able to count ballots accurately.
If that sounds like you, call the town clerk’s office: 508-214-0926.
The Cloverleaf Hearing Is On
After many delays, a public hearing on the largest affordable housing project in Truro’s history will resume on Thursday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. Go to the Truro town website, click on the meeting title, and you will get instructions on how to watch it live.
At the meeting, John O’Reilly of J.M. O’Reilly & Associates Inc. will present his revised plans for sewage disposal and treatment.
The Cloverleaf plan calls for 40 units at 22 Highland Road in North Truro. That works out to 70 bedrooms on 3.9 acres of land. Truro Board of Health regulations require 10,000 square feet of land per 110 gallons per day. With that standard, 17.8 acres would be needed to support the septage flow at the Cloverleaf — a number met only if National Seashore land around the site is counted, which town officials would not agree to do. For that reason, the developer has been required to design a more sophisticated treatment system for the site.
In December, zoning board members asked for an independent peer review of the proposed treatment system. The peer review consultant recommended adaptations be made and the design of that adapted system will be presented on Thursday. —K.C. Myers