WEEK AHEAD: 40B hearing begins; Abington Is Lit tour continues; new police officers; Griffin’s Dairy, selectmen, parks, housing, finance, water, sewer, conservation, zoning boards to meet

Quick notes before we get into the busy week 

  • The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday will open the public hearing on the 40B proposed for Summer Street
  • The Board of Selectmen will officially welcome three new police officers Monday night, as well as appoint new members to the Board of Sewer Commissioners and Conservation Commission
  • Tuesday is a half-day for all Abington students
  • School nurses are now taking copies of student vaccination records in order to update numbers and possibly qualify to drop the state mask mandates
  • The Board of Health has issued a mask advisory encouraging people to wear masks while in public spaces, after the number of active COVID-19 cases reached the highest level since last January.  



Griffins Dairy Farm Committee, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes updates on projects, and an accountant’s report. 

Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. The agenda includes welcoming three new police officers, opening the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting, appointing members to the Sewer Commission and Conservation Commission, a discussion about the Lake Street parking area, and a permit request for a St. Patrick’s Day parade. 

Sewer Commission, 6:45 p.m., Town Hall. The agenda includes a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen, an update on the sewer main replacement, approving drain layer’s licenses, and 2020 average yearly sewer rates.


Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall. The agenda includes a discussion about 714 Bedford Street, and a site visit at Strawberry Valley Golf Course.  


Housing Authority, 6 p.m., 71 Shaw Avenue. Agenda includes the approval of minutes and authority bills.

Parks & Recreation, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a review of the field handbook for the upcoming season, and winter ideas. 

Finance Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes an update on last year’s free cash number, this year’s budget, and next year’s budget.


Abington/Rockland Joint Water Works, 3:30 p.m., 366 Centre Avenue. Agenda includes discussions with high volume users, a report from the superintendent, and comments from water commissioners as well as the public. 

Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Only agenda item is a review of a 40B project off Summer Street.  

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