Warrant Approved for Town Meeting

            In a special, remote access public meeting, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen approved the warrant for the Monday, August 17 Town Meeting that will be held under a tent at the Old Rochester Regional High School track beginning that day at 6:00 pm.

            Town Administrator Mike Lorenco told the selectmen that Mattapoisett will receive a check for $185,254 from Plymouth County, reflecting the first of three checks the town will receive as reimbursement for non-budgeted, COVID-related expenses.

            Massachusetts received $90,000,000 in federal funds via the CARES Act, and on behalf of the state, Plymouth County is distributing the money to its cities and towns. Mattapoisett’s first such check will be presented in person on August 10 (time TBD).

            Lorenco thanked the Town Hall employees and the treasurer’s office for tracking and staying on top of COVID-related expenses so that Mattapoisett could be among the first Plymouth County municipalities to submit for and receive funding via the CARES Act.

            The next meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen was not announced.

By Mick Colageo

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