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Town-wide Facilities Assessment - Public ForumPlease join Town and School officials on Wednesday night, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. for a public forum to exchange ideas and feedback on the "Facilities Assessment" being conducted by MGT of America.
The Town has selected MGT, a firm with extensive national experience in school and municipal facility assessments and planning, to evaluate the condition of all school buildings in addition to administrative offices for Town, School Department and Senior Center. The assessment will culminate in a 10-year master plan to help the Town better plan for future capital expenditures.
Three types of assessments will be conducted:
• Building Condition - Evaluating roofing, windows, mechanical and electrical systems, etc.
• Education Suitability - Evaluating how well the facility supports the educational program, such as if the building has the appropriate kinds of spaces and if the spaces are of appropriate size.
• Technology Readiness - Evaluating how well the building’s infrastructure supports information technology.
In addition to the facilities assessment the firm hired will perform a capacity & utilization analysis for the district’s schools and administrative offices noted above.
The meeting, which will run from 6:30-10:00 p.m., will be held at The Cormier Youth Center (behind the Doherty Middle School) located at 40 Whittier Ct, Andover.
2016 Virginia Cole Community Service Award Nominations2016 Virginia Cole Community Service Award Nominations are currently being accepted. This annual award is presented at the Annual Town Meeting. If wish to nominate someone kindly submit the nomination form to the Town Manager’s Office no later than March 15th. More Information
Winter Safety InformationIce & Cold Water Safety
Safe Winter Driving Tips
General Heating Safety
Chimney & Wood Stove Safety
Carbon Monoxide Safety
2016 Dog License RenewalsDog License renewal forms for 2016 have been mailed to residents. Residents may now renew their dog’s registration at the Town Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Renewals will also be accepted through the mail by sending a check payable to the Town of Andover and required documentation to the Town Clerk's Office, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810.
Andover Awarded State & Federal River Restoration GrantsThe Town of Andover has been awarded state and federal grants for the removal of two dams on the Shawsheen River. Andover received a $25,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Department of Fish and Game. Atria Senior Living, Inc. was also awarded a $12,000 grant. These funds will help to match $789,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief-Coastal Resilience Grant program via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The Shawsheen River is a tributary of the Merrimack River, and removal of the dams will restore passage for resident and migratory fish and improve public safety. Both dams exacerbate flooding and are in various stages of disrepair. More Information
BoomerVenture Winter Programs & ActivitiesRegister now for BoomerVenture’s winter programs and activities. All classes are held at The Center at Punchard at 30 Whittier Court. More information and sign-up at www.boomerventure.com