Meetings are held remotely. To watch live, go to truro-ma.gov and follow the “helpful link” to Truro Channel 18.
Thursday, Sept. 10
- Climate Change Action Committee, 10 a.m.
- Housing Authority, 4:15 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11
- Board of Health, 10 a.m.
- Community Preservation Committee, 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14
- Conservation Commission, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
- Cemetery Commission, 10 a.m.
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
- Commission on Disabilities, 3 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
As of Sept. 3, Truro had one active case of Covid-19, 15 resolved cases, and no deaths.
Quorum Goes Way Down
The quorum, or minimum number of voters necessary to pass town meetings articles, was reduced from 100 to 25 on Sept. 8 because officials wanted to make sure they could hold the town meeting and get the 2021 budget passed.
Gov. Charlie Baker has allowed towns to reduce their quorums as low as 10 percent of usual quorum requirements. Since most towns delayed their town meetings until fall, municipalities are now down to the wire to pass budgets, set a tax rate, and get the tax bills out, said Town Manager Rae Ann Palmer.
Towns around the state are dropping quorums dramatically. Dennis’s went from 150 to 15, said Truro Moderator Monica Kraft.
Truro could have gone as low as 10. But the select board settled on a slightly higher number, 25 voters. Board member Stephanie Rein said she wanted to go to 40, otherwise “we’re not honoring the true democratic process.”
The annual town meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 at noon at the Truro Central School ballfield, which offers 26,000 square feet of space and room for 300 chairs with safe social distancing, said DPW Director Jarrod Cabral. —K.C. Myers