Meetings are held remotely. To watch live, go to truro-ma.gov and follow the “helpful link” to Truro Channel 18.
Thursday, Aug. 27
- Historical Commission, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 1
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 3
- Joint Finance Committee and Select Board, 4 p.m.
As of Aug. 25, there were zero new cases of the coronavirus and 15 cases that had been resolved.
Town Meeting on a Saturday Afternoon
Who says the New England town meeting tradition never changes? This year, annual town meeting will be in the fall, not the spring. The select board voted Aug. 25 to hold the meeting outdoors and on a Saturday. Town meeting is now set for Sept. 26, at noon, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 27. Town officials wanted to take advantage of the daylight hours while accommodating working voters.
Voters will gather at the Truro Central School ballfield in chairs that will be set up in groups of two, with a minimum of six feet between each pair.
Those who want to show up for this historic event — and town officials suspect attendance may be greater than usual because people crave social interaction — should wear masks and jackets and bring hats and sunscreen. But town staff also plan to have sunscreen and bug repellent there for free. Masks will also be available.
Other details to consider: Officials will hand out brightly colored voting cards so that it will be easier to count votes. The town’s dept. of public works staff is ordering hand sanitizer and disinfectant for microphones and other surfaces.
Then there is the matter of the actual warrant with the articles to be approved by voters. The warrant is still being finalized. A pre-town meeting, to take place on a date not announced by the Independent’s deadline, is being planned so that voters will be prepared. —K.C. Myers