WEEK AHEAD: Town Meeting, 40B; Planning, finance, health, conservation, assessors boards to meet

The sun is out so let’s keep this short and sweet today.


The annual session of the town’s legislative branch — that includes all registered voters in the Town of Abington — is scheduled for Monday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the Middle/High School Auditorium. This is literally your opportunity to vote on how much the town spends and what it spends money on. This is literally your chance to vote on proposed bylaw changes. Want to be in the room where it happens? This is literally the room where it happens.

Here’s a link where you can find the draft agendas.

The Finance Committee on Wednesday will go over every item on the special adn annual town meeting warrants. Abington News will also have a primer on each item in the coming weeks.


State housing officials will be in Abington Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m., touring the site of a proposed 40B on 9 acres of land between Summer Street and the Abington commuter rail station. Many of the town’s boards have been invited to tag along. The public isn’t invited, per the state. [Editor’s Note: there are public sidewalks near the site however] The proponents of the 40B have applied to pursue the project; MassHousing will decide whether they can proceed and officially file a comprehensive permit application with Abington (spoiler: they will).


Town Manager Scott Lambiase is looking for two people to serve on a de facto Police Chief Search Committee. Lambiase has hired an outside consulting firm to review preliminary candidates, and it is utimately his decision on who to hire. But the resident appointees will help with the process, and serve as a public feedback conduit between the public and the Town Manager’s Office.


Youth leagues back at Timber Lanes

AHS Drama Club production “Working: A Musical” to air Thursday, Friday

Possible cop departures again an issue for Abington

Cape Cod Lumber expansion on busy Planning Board agenda Monday



Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes board reorganization, discussions about the Alta ABington Station 40B and Hancock/Chestnut Street roundabout design, and hearings on the proposed Cape Cod Lumber expansion, 513 Washongton Street, 176 Wales Street, and 662 Adams Street.

Board of Health, 7 p.m., High School Auditorium. The agenda includes electing a new chairperson, discussing how to fill the current vacancy, COVID-19 and vaccination clinic updates, and an update on the waste disposal contract.


Board of Assesors, 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes reports on months end and motor vehicle excise taxes.

Finance Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes final recommendations for the FY ’22 budget, Annual Town Meetin warrant articles, and Special Town Meeting warrant articles


Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom. The only item on the agenda is to discuss any wetland concerns regarding the Alta Abington Station 40 B project.

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