In this week's Town Administrator's column, Greg Federspiel updates readers on a new development in the 40B development application by Strategic Land Ventures, and discusses next steps in Manchester's proposed move to regionalized public safety dispatch.
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The Annual Town Meeting (ATM) is almost here. Plan on coming to the Hyland Athletic Field at the Middle High School on June 21 for the 6:30 p.m. start. (The “gates” open at 5:30 p.m. so come early to get a choice seat!) Our regular administrative and budgetary articles, 1-10, will take up the first part of the meeting. Articles 11 – 16 are special articles which are summarized here.
The citizens of Manchester have many reasons to give thanks this April.
The LIP (Local Initiative Project) negotiations between the Board of Selectmen and SLV, the applicant for an apartment complex at Shingle Hill, have ended without an agreement. At the Board’s public negotiation session on Tuesday, April 6, Mr. Engler of SLV concluded that it was no longer in his best interest to continue the negotiations.
A letter to the editor from Nicie Panetta.
The town must offer more affordable housing but the SLV project on the far side of 128 has far too many issues.
For years, Manchester has failed to provide enough affordable housing. Now, we must address our deficit. How? Will we solve it ourselves, or look outside?
Choices – we make them daily in our personal lives, at work and in the running of our communities. Some choices are easy – I’ll always opt for a sail if I have the opportunity. Others, of course, are much harder, especially when there are competing needs, as so often the case in our community-wide decisions.
Last week, households in Manchester received a lengthy description of yet another poorly conceived development project for Upper School Street, "40R Smart Growth”, euphemistically labeled your “New Neighborhood”. No thank you.