All meetings in Truro are remote only. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, Dec. 2
- Economic Development Committee, 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 3
- Community Preservation Committee, 5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 6
- Local Comprehensive Plan Committee, 10 a.m.
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
- Historic Preservation Roundtable, 1 p.m.
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
- Select Board, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
- Commission on Disabilities, 4:15 p.m.
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Cloverleaf’s Septic System
The town is slated to receive $305,000 in state funding that will go towards building an innovative/alternative (IA) wastewater management system at the Cloverleaf property. The system is designed to remove nitrogen from wastewater before it seeps into the groundwater and watershed.
The funding comes in the form of a Rural and Small Town Development Grant, part of a statewide effort to “refocus on affordable housing and housing choice,” said Darrin Tangeman, the town manager. “They recognized the fact that we’re in the middle of constructing this Cloverleaf and that they could help us move the process forward faster,” he said.
The Cloverleaf is upstream of the cluster of homes in Pond Village, and residents living nearby have been vocal in expressing their concerns that this complex could affect their water quality. Tangeman acknowledged this controversy and said he’s optimistic about the incoming IA system. “It’s one of the best possible systems we could put in place for this development,” he said.
The application process was “competitive,” Tangeman said. Truro is one of 16 communities to receive this grant. The town originally asked for $400,000, but Tangeman is pleased with the grant. “I can’t complain. I mean, it’s over $300,000,” he told the Independent. “I feel pretty lucky with that.”
The state has also given Truro a $75,000 Housing Choice Community Capital Grant. The town plans to use this to implement the second half of its Local Comprehensive Plan, which includes updating the housing stock plan. —Jasmine Lu