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Crafts in the Park - May 7

Crafts in the Park, Andover, now in its 41st year, will be held in The Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10AM to 4PM, rain or shine, offering juried high end crafts, 190 booths a variety of finely made, non-imported handcrafts and much more. Music will be provided by the Mill City Jazz Band. Sponsored by Christ Church, Andover, all proceeds support the mission of the church and outreach to service and educational organizations in the local community.
www.craftsinthepark.com

Street Light Survey

The Town of Andover is requesting public input regarding street lights.
Five years ago many street lights were turned off in Andover to save energy. As we move forward with more efficient technology we are seeking input from the community. Please visit the online Street Light Survey to share your thoughts.

Water Distribution System Flushing Notice

Andover Department of Public Works will conduct a Distribution System Flushing Program in Town from April 25, 2016 – July 1, 2016 to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses.

Distribution system flushing will take place on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

The flushing process may cause discolored water and a reduction in pressure. The discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful.
To help alleviate the problem, please run the outside spigot(s) until the water clears. Prior to washing any clothing, please make sure to check your water.
If the condition persists, please contact the Public Works Water Division at 978-623-8390.

View a listing of areas that may experience discolored water / reduced pressure due to water main flushing.

Development of a Comprehensive Facility Master Plan

If you were unable to join the Public Forum on Wednesday night, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. to exchange ideas and feedback on the "Facilities Assessment" being conducted by MGT of America, you may still voice your opinion.

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.

VOICE YOUR OPINION!! MGT will be conducting an online survey to aid in identifying the most important issues to be considered in the Master Plan. Please click below to access the survey.
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Vacancies on the Council on Aging Advisory Council

The Council on Aging Advisory Council has four (4) Board positions available this year. If you would like to be a member of this vibrant group, please join us at an upcoming Board meeting scheduled for the second Thursday of the month at 8:00 AM. Meetings are located at the Center at Punchard. If interested, please complete the Talent Bank Form. More Information