Town Government at Work for the Week of June 17, 2019

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By Meredith McCulloch

Looking ahead to some of the highlights and agendas to be considered at board and committee meetings during the coming week

Monday, June 17, 2019
On Monday afternoon the Planning Board will take part in a webinar on auxiliary apartments sponsored by the AARP. Residents are invited to join the webinar in the 2nd-floor conference room at Town Hall from 2 pm to 3 pm.

At starting at 6:45 pm, the Selectmen’s agenda begins with the appointment of citizens to the 300-anniversary task force.  The Selectmen will discuss a proposed change to make Capital Expenditures planning an internal process.

Also on the Selectmen’s agenda will be a discussion of 5G technology and possible regulations for small wireless 5G networks in Town. The regulations would govern the placement of antennae and equipment. The Planning Board will also be addressing the same issues at a future meeting.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The Land Acquisition Committee will meet to review trails and pedestrian access suggestions. Lastly they will go into Executive Session to consider active land acquisition opportunities.

The Hanscom Field Advisory Commission will meet at 7 pm in Room 308 of the Civil Air Terminal, 200 Hanscom Drive. Bedford is one of four communities concerned with Massport activities at the airport; typical agenda items include the monthly noise and flight reports, and a look ahead to planned development.

Looking ahead: June 26, 2019
Citizens who wish to comment on the review of the Charter and Bylaw are invited to the committee’s’ upcoming meeting scheduled for June 26, 2019, in the Town Hall.  Review and response from the Town’s departments, elected officials and appointed committees have also been invited.

Bedford and Community Aggregation
Residents recently received a letter from Dynergy, an alternative energy company, about community aggregation of electricity for Bedford. Those wishing to opt-out are asked to return the postcard by July 13, 2019. However, residents may still opt-out at any time after 30 days. Click this link to learn more – https://www.bedfordma.gov/home/news/bedfords-community-choice-aggregation-program