Town Government at Work for the Week of December 9, 2019

End of year meetings don’t mean boring agendas – the business of the town continues.  Agenda highlights are given if a detailed agenda is posted by “press time.” All meetings are open to the public, and you are invited!

Housing Partnership Hears Proposal for Housing First-Year Teachers

At its November 25 meeting, the Bedford Housing Partnership welcomed Superintendent of Schools Jon Sills, who presented an innovative idea he felt would give Bedford a strong advantage in hiring and retaining teachers of color. Sills, who said he had the support of Town Manager Sarah Stanton,  proposed designating a Bedford-owned property to serve as a shared residence for first-year African-American and Latinx educators, with subsidized rent. He envisions a living arrangement in which new teachers would support each other by sharing a home. The arrangement would apply to new hires, for a one-year period. 

Mark Siegenthaler, Candidate for Selectman

I am pleased to announce my candidacy for a seat on Bedford’s Select Board.

Many of you know that I served for many years as a Selectman, ending in 2017 when I chose not to run again.  Since that time, I have continued to serve our town.  First, as a member of the Municipal Housing Trust as we guided the Pine Hill Crossing housing project through Town Meeting.  Next, as an appointed member of the Planning Board evaluating development projects and zoning proposals.  Last year, you elected me to finish out the remainder of my Planning Board term, which ends next March.

I would like to serve as a Select Board member to help our town manage our current affairs and face new challenges in new ways.

Update ~ Trash & Recycling Collection ~ Tuesday, December 3

Snowstorms make trash and recycling collections challenging, and Monday was no exception.

Because of Monday’s weather, Republic Services pulled its trucks off the road and was unable to complete its Bedford routes. Republic also kept its trucks off the road today (Tuesday, December 3).

Republic will return to Bedford at 7 am tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, to complete the routes it did not finish Monday.