Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Friday, May 6
- Concert Committee, Public Library, 9 a.m.
Monday, May 9
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10
- Annual Town Election, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Community Center
- Council on Aging Board, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 11
- Cemetery Commission, Town Hall, 9 a.m.
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Farmers Market Safety
Truro Center Road has been on the radar of the Dept. of Public Works as an area that presents some traffic safety concerns, DPW Director Jarrod Cabral told the select board during a discussion on April 26. The engineering firm GHD offered the town some preliminary safety recommendations for the area that may serve as traffic calming measures. The consultants suggested installing granite curbing or rumble strips at Truro Center Road and Castle Road, to better define the parking areas.
But Cabral had reservations about pursuing these more permanent improvements with the culvert on Truro Center Road needing a replacement in the near future. Instead, his staff suggested more temporary measures, such as installing tubular delineator posts and removable crosswalk signs.
The select board supported temporary safety measures as a first step, though member Sue Areson said she found the delineators to be “pretty ugly.” Nevertheless, she agreed that “it doesn’t really make sense for us to do something that might have to be dismantled.”
Bob Weinstein, the board chair, asked, “How much of this effort can move forward in the near term to protect the attendees of the farmers market? As we know, this is a very highly trafficked area seasonally.” —Jasmine Lu