Selectmen Set Special Town Meeting

The Rochester Board of Selectmen has set the date for the fall Special Town Meeting, settling on Monday, November 18.

            The deadline for warrant article submissions will be September 6.

            The board was originally looking at October 28 as a date, but the town clerk was unavailable for that date.

            The November 18 Special Town Meeting will be at 6:30 pm inside the Rochester Memorial School cafetorium.

            In other matters, during the short meeting on August 12, Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar reported that the town had received a significant check from Zero Waste, the parent company of the town’s curbside “pink bag” soft recycling program.

            For May, June, and July, Rochester residents recycled 2,085 tons of soft recyclable materials and small appliances, and at $1 a ton, that means a check for $2,085.

            In other business, Szyndlar made it a point to mention the cautionary signs that have been posted at Snipatuit Pond and now, more recently, at Mary’s Pond, warning people not to eat fish from the pond.

            According to Szyndlar, fish from the two ponds have tested positive for mercury levels that exceed the level deemed safe for consumption.

            The next meeting of the Rochester Board of Selectmen is scheduled for August 19 at 6:00 pm at the Rochester Town Hall.

Rochester Board of Selectmen

By Jean Perry

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