Fall Town Meeting – Oct 24 – a Call to Action

The next battle to secure funding for Flannagan Pond weed treatment is scheduled for Monday evening, October 24, 2011 at 7:00 at the Ayer/Shirley High School Auditorium.

You may recall that at the Spring 2011 Annual Town Meeting, we raised awareness of the plight of Flannagan Pond and the assembly voted to treat the pond with the passing of Article 38.

When that meeting adjourned, the FY2012 budget was out of balance. No funding source was proposed at Town Meeting.

Shortly thereafter, Selectman Gary Luca submitted a proposal to the Community Preservation Committee for allocating funds to support this initiative.  A majority of the CPC approved the proposal and it comes to a vote at the October 24th Meeting.  We have come a long way but continued success requires voters to show up to clinch a victory. Our article is the fourth of nine that are on the agenda.  The full text is posted below.

I look forward to seeing you at the High School Auditorium.

Chuck

ARTICLE 4: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT
To see if the Town will vote to appropriate or transfer from the Community Preservation Fund FY2012 estimated annual revenues, reserve funds, or undesignated fund balance the sum of $35,000.00, more or less, for invasive vegetative control at Flannagan’s Pond (aka Fletcher’s Pond), located in the Town, and $10,000 for a study of the various dams and ponds in the Town to be administered by the Ayer Dam and Pond Management Committee; and further, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into any agreements, execute any documents, or accept a deed restriction in said property, as may be necessary to effectuate the vote taken hereunder, or take any action thereon or in relation thereto.

Sponsor: Community Preservation Committee
Board of Selectmen: Recommends
Finance Committee: Recommends
Simple Majority Vote Required

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About saveourpond

I am a lifelong resident of Ayer who lives on Flanagan's Pond.
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