Weekly Buzz | We Now Have a Local Government Section!
Plus a look at the week ahead in Burlington
One big reason for starting the Buzz was so I could collate in one place all the Facebook posts I’d created about the town’s inner workings. So, I’ve created a separate section where I’ll be slowly editing and uploading those posts. Don’t worry, you won’t get separate emails about them, but I’ll link them here in case you want to read!
Up first: Why is Burlington a Town, and not a City?
This Week in Burlington
This is a busy week in B-town. There’s a Burlington birthday celebration on Thursday. Shawsheen Tech Superintendent interviews are happening on Wednesday and Thursday. And, of course, the election is coming up. Below are some things to look forward to. Comment below if there’s anything I missed!
Monday 2/28 - Happy Birthday, Burlington!
Recreation Department catalog published!
1:30 - The Select Board Alcohol Subcommittee will meet to consider granting a liquor license to a proposed new package store.
6:00 - Select Board meets to discuss a lot of things, including hearing from the Housing Partnership and DEI committees and granting use of the Town Common for some upcoming events. (Attend via Webex)
12:00 - Planning Board “Town Center Multifamily” Zoning Subcommittee meeting - This group will be meeting about a proposal to rezone the area currently occupied by Roger’s Piano and other businesses to multifamily housing. (Attend via Webex)
5:00 - Housing Partnership meets. On the agenda: update from the Housing Needs Assessment and a Housing Affordable Coordinator position, among other items. (Join via Webex)
6:30 - Shawsheen Budget Subcommittee meets to review and approve the budget for FY23.
7:30 - Board of Appeals meets to discuss a variance for a residential construction project. (Join via Webex)
7:30 - Shawsheen School Committee meets for its regular meeting. (Watch via YouTube)
6:15 - Shawsheen School Committee meets to interview candidate Brad Morgan for the Superintendent-Director position. (Watch via YouTube)
7:00 - Ways and Means Committee will meet to look at the operating budget overview. (Join via Webex)
6:15 - Shawsheen School Committee meets to interview candidate Anthony McIntosh for the Superintendent-Director position. (Watch via YouTube)
7:00 - Planning Board regular meeting. The agenda and details aren’t yet posted for this meeting, but should be up by Tuesday.
7:00 - Happy Birthday, Burlington! Rob Costa speaks about our “Rich past, bright future” at the Historical Society, in the Human Resources Building at 61 Center Street.
12:00 - Sculpture Park Committee will meet with some updates, including how the call to artists is going. (Are you an artist or do you know one? You should get in touch!)
Other things to keep an eye out for
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Register to vote. You only have a couple of weeks and it’s so ridiculously fast and easy. Just get it out of the way!
There are a number of candidate events this week and next. I don’t know about every single one, so I won’t be posting about them here, but take a look at the ballot and look up the candidates’ websites so you can attend the events and get to know the platforms of your candidates. (Actually, let me get on making a list of those for you.)
The candidate guide questionnaires will be going out this week, too, so if you’re a candidate keep an eye out for those.
Finally, and please forgive me for being the messenger on this one - Daylight Savings is coming up on 3/13. That’s not this week, but it’s coming, and I always forget it exists so I thought I’d be nice and give you a reminder.
Don’t forget to wish Burlington a happy birthday as you pass through the center tomorrow. More soon!