Happy August to All! The summer weather keeps coming, making the beach and harbor area very popular.  The last concert for this summer at Masconomo Park is Tuesday evening.  Residents and visitors alike continue to enjoy our wonderful coastal resources. Please be mindful of those that may come after you and clean up the area around you. 

Upcoming Meetings:  Our board meetings for the month will take place on August 5 and August 19. On the agenda for August 5 is the approval of an updated personnel handbook for all staff as well as a discussion of ways to enhance communications and citizen engagement.  On August 19, discussions will continue on shared service opportunities between Essex and the school district.  To be included in the discussion is the possibility of moving forward with a School Resource Officer (SRO) along with a series of other new recommendations for greater collaboration between the three entities.

Calling Local Artists!  Each year, the accounting department puts together the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) — an audit and annual review of our finances.  This award-winning document uses local artwork throughout the pages to provide a nice counterpart to the spreadsheets contained in the report.  Interested in contributing to the upcoming report? Contact Town Accountant Andrea Mainville at Town Hall.

Trash, Recycling, Compost: Normal Monday and Tuesday collections. Remember, do not place your recycled materials in a plastic bag or add any plastic bags to your recycling bin!