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Thursday, July 8
- Climate Action Committee, 10:30 a.m.
- Housing Authority, 4:15 p.m.
- School Committee, 5:15 p.m.
Monday, July 12
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14
- Planning Board, 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 15
- Energy Committee, 4:30 p.m.
Walsh Property Update
The housing authority will discuss updates for the 70-acre Walsh property at its July 8 meeting. The planning process for the land has been sluggish since it was purchased at the 2019 town meeting for $5.1 million.
“I don’t think it’s moving at the pace anyone would have liked,” said chair Kevin Grunwald.
In October 2020, the Truro Select Board formed the Walsh Property Community Planning Committee to recommend uses for the land.
Over a year and a half later, the town has no plan for it.
Grunwald said committee members want to pick up the pace, and their next step will be soliciting more community input, possibly through a survey.
Grunwald resigned from the Walsh committee last month, for personal reasons, he said. Betty Gallo replaced him.
The Cloverleaf, the affordable housing development at 22 Highland Road that is currently tied up in a lawsuit, is also on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting, as well as 181 Route 6, a Habitat for Humanity project challenged in court by neighbors. Grunwald expected Thursday’s update to include information on a recently installed water line at the Cloverleaf site.
Editor’s note: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this article reported that the new water line was installed at the Walsh property rather than the Cloverleaf site.
Town Election Results
Turnout at Truro’s June 29 election was just over 10 percent, with 207 out of 2,044 registered voters casting ballots. In an election with no contested seats, there were few surprises.
In the race for two available three-year spots on the select board, the two candidates on the ballot — Kristen Reed, incumbent and current vice chair of the board, and John Dundas, who formerly served on the zoning board of appeals — were elected overwhelmingly.
Dundas will fill the seat vacated by longtime select board member Jan Worthington, who is retiring from the board after 15 years.
Ellery Althaus and Richard Evans Roberts were both elected to five-year terms on the planning board.
Robert Masson beat Peter Cook 22-16 in a write-in-only race for a three-year position on the cemetery commission. Holly Ballard Gardner was elected to a separate two-year position on the cemetery commission unopposed.
Vida Rose Richter and Edwige Yingling were both elected to the school committee. Stephen Keith Althaus, the incumbent, and Kaitlin Mae Blehm, a write-in candidate, were elected to the library board of trustees. Mara Glatzel was elected to the housing authority. —Ben Glickman