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Town Manager Candidate Forum – 7/29

The Board of Selectmen is hosting a forum on Wednesday, July 29th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Memorial Hall Library to introduce the public to the two finalist candidates for Town Manager. The candidates are Kendra Amaral, Assistant Town Manager and Human Resources Director for the Town of Wilmington, and Andrew Flanagan, Deputy Town Manager for the Town of Arlington. The candidates will each present their vision for Andover, followed by a Q&A period. The forum will be broadcast live on Andover public access television (Comcast Ch. 22/Verizon Ch. 45).

Kendra Amaral Information
Andrew Flanagan Information
Candidate Introductions to the Selectmen

Andover Awarded "Green Communities" Grant

The Town of Andover was awarded a $191,901 Green Communities competitive grant under the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities program. Awards were announced on Wednesday July 8, 2015 at a ceremony in Natick. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, and DOER Commissioner Judith Judson congratulated the recipients and reaffirmed the Baker administration’s commitment to the Green Communities program. More Information

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Summer Safety Tips

Outdoor activities including grilling, fireworks, and gardening can be dangerous. Check out these resources to have a safe and happy summer!

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Water Distribution Flushing Program Postponed

Due to the increased water demand brought forth by seasonal changes, the Town will be postponing the Water Distribution System Flushing Program as of June 26th. The Town will resume the flushing program at a later date.

New Sewer Rate Effective July 1, 2015

The Board of Selectmen, acting at the Water and Sewer Commissioners for the Town of Andover voted to increase the sewer rate effective July 1, 2015. The sewer rate will change from $3.47 per 100 cubic feet to $3.64 per 100 cubic feet of water. Note that 100 cubic feet is equal to 748 gallons. The water rate remains unchanged at $3.10/100 CF.

Temporary Playground Closures - Update

The Penguin Park Playground has reopened.

The Ballardvale Playground is still closed for construction of the new playground. The project is expected to be complete in mid July.

Conservation Land Camping Opportunities

The Andover Conservation Commission offers periodic camping opportunities on conservation land along the scenic Shawsheen River from April through October. There are fire pits, picnic tables, and a good “put-in” for canoes and kayaks. Interested campers are required to register with the Conservation Office. A donation of $8.00 per person to cover the cost of the site’s portable toilet is requested. A conservation representative accompanies each event. There is no open public camping allowed other than on specific dates. For more information please contact the Conservation Office at conservation@andoverma.gov or 978-623-8311.

BoomerVenture Summer Session

New classes are beginning at the Center at Punchard and BoomerVenture. The current session runs from June through August. Register now on-line or by mail or walk-in.
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Committee Members Needed

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Andover currently has approximately 31 appointed commissions, councils, and committees with members typically serving three-year terms. Click here for more information on vacancies and how to apply.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The Town of Andover is now using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System for important telephone notifications. CodeRED is a fast communication service allowing the Town to notify citizens of an emergency or important situation. Please register today by clicking here. More Information

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