By Meredith McCulloch

Town government is in full swing during the week of September 11, with 12 boards and committees scheduled to meet. Below are some highlights of their agenda items.

On Monday, the Board of Health will hold a hearing for a food preparation permit for Peppers restaurant at 321 The Great Road.

On Tuesday, the Library Trustees will meet to review the close of FY2017 and discuss the Bowie Knife, an artifact belonging to the library. The Bedford Housing Authority will meet at 7:00 pm on Tuesday at Ashby Place. Several maintenance issues are on the agenda. That evening the School Committee, meeting at Bedford High School, will hear a dog park presentation, get updates on the Lane and Davis School projects and review goals on literacy.  The ad hoc Dog Park Task Force will meet Tuesday at Town Hall.

Also on Tuesday, the Planning Board will hold two zoning hearings and consider a request for a special permit.  One zoning change would impact the allowed density at Pine Hill Crossing.  The second involves changes in the nursing care section of the bylaw that would allow Carleton-Willard Village to add approximately 12 additional units.  (For details see: https://www.bedfordma.gov/planning/news/public-hearings-on-zoning-amendments) At that same meeting where will be a hearing for a special permit for a new hotel at 39 Crosby Drive.

The Conservation Commission will hold hearings on three pedestrian bridges on Wednesday: one would cross Elm Brook, another would cross Washington Street and a third would be located along Davis Road.  The Davis Road project is essentially a suspended sidewalk alongside a very swampy section of land. The Commission will also consider a request from Public Works to place a fiber optic cable along Sweetwater from Fawn Lake including some of which is conservation land.  The Trails Committee will meet at Town Hall at 7:00 pm on Wedmesday with bog bridges and the trail guide on their agenda.

On Thursday the Finance Committee will meet to consider a budget model for Special Town Meeting and  for a first review of the STM Warrant; Bedford Youth and Family Services Committee will hear updates on grants and veteran’s services as well as review fall programming.; and the Zoning Board of Appeals will hear requests to demolish buildings and construct larger dwellings on nonconforming lots.

[Please note: Although we make every effort to keep The Bedford Citizen calendar current, the Town of Bedford website at www.bedfordma.gov is the official record for all town meetings and agendas.]

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