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Weekly Buzz | Well, That's Over
Congrats to the winners of yesterday's election!
Hey, friends! What a day.
Congratulations to all those who earned seats in yesterday’s election and those who didn’t win but ran enthusiastic and energetic campaigns, and thanks to everyone who came out to vote.
Christine Monaco will remain on School Committee, and will be joined by Melissa Massardo.
Ed Weiner will return to Board of Health, and Gayle DaMore earned the second seat.
Nick Priest will be joined on Select Board by Mike Espejo. This was not a contested race, but I had photos and wanted to round out the collage. 😂
Precinct 6 Town Meeting will be full, with challengers Dan Collins and Bob Aloisi, Jr., joining Dan DiTucci, Jr., James Fraczek, Darrell Interess, and William Trelegan.
There were a hefty number of write-ins for Housing Authority and Precinct 1 & 5 Town Meeting, but these candidates need to be contacted by our Town Clerk before names are released.
No surprises on the rest of the ballot, and the results will be posted on the Town Clerk’s website soon.
As of now, it looks like turnout was actually down from last year at 15.24%. As you can imagine, I have thoughts about this, but I don’t have the energy for them right now so I’m just going to keep doing what I do and try and find more ways to reach people.
This week in Burlington
This week, several of our Boards meet for the first time with their new members. Welcome, everyone! As always, meetings will likely be added or updated as the week goes on. Don’t forget to check the Daily Buzz for the most current info.
Also, I will never stop talking about the full calendar offered at the library. This week you can get your blood pressure checked, practice your public speaking skills, take a toddler to storytime, and much much more.
Monday, April 11
6:00 PM - Select Board Meeting. The DEI Subcommittee will be here to work with the Select Board on adding language supporting Equity and Inclusion into the Select Board’s Mission Statement. There will also be some public hearings for alcohol licenses, as well as some approvals for use of the Town Common and other items.
6:30 - The Town of Burlington Scholarship Fund meets to discuss some logistics for the Scholarship.
7:00 - Information Systems Security Advisory Committee (ISSAC) meets to discuss Cybersecurity Policy implementation progress and some upcoming presentations they’ll be making to the Select Board and School Committee.
7:00 - Land Use Committee meets to discuss some of the issues currently in front of us, like the groundwater separation proposal and some other zoning issues from the planning board, the proposed project at Roger’s Piano, and to vote on their recommendations for articles for the May 9 Town Meeting.
Tuesday, April 12
7:00 - Board of Health meets to discuss, among other things, the reorganization of the Board.
7:00 - School Committee meets for their regular meeting, during which they’ll review the school calendar and get updates about some ongoing items.
Wednesday, April 13
7:00 - Ways & Means meets to discuss the special education and regional school assessments budgets for 2023, among other FY23 items.
Thursday, April 14
9:00 AM - Housing Authority meets for their regular meeting, during which they’ll discuss some financial/budgetary items, approve new Section 8 payment standards, and approve the new Executive Director Salary.
7:00 PM - Conservation Commission is back, and this time they’ll be discussing some proposed demo/construction projects and Community Preservation Act.
7:00 PM - Library Trustees will have their regular meeting, which will include a review of library policy.
Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17
Upcoming dates to know
April 27, 5:30-7:00 PM - Community Dinner, sponsored by the Burlington Presbyterian Church
May 1 - Walk for Hunger
May 21 - Health Fair
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Sunday!