2/8/16 TOWN MEETING IS POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 22nd AT 7:00PM DUE TO SNOW STORM.
DECLARATION: I, James Repetti, Moderator for the Town of Dover, have determined that Town Meeting voters may be unable to attend tonight’s Special Town Meeting due to the forecast and impending snow storm. I make this determination after consultation with the Fire and Police Chiefs and Board of Selectmen for the Town of Dover. I am recessing the Special Town Meeting called for tonight and continuing it until February 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Dover-Sherborn Regional School Alan Mudge Auditorium.
On January 7, 2016, the Board of Selectmen executed the warrant for a Special Town Meeting to be held on February 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Alan Mudge Auditorium at the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School. The Selectmen urge citizens to attend this Meeting to discuss and vote on whether or not to amend the Minuteman Regional Vocational High School agreement, and also to vote on whether or not the Town of Dover should withdraw from the District. All 16 communities who are members of the Minuteman Regional School District are holding Special Town Meetings before March 1, 2016 for this purpose. The amendments to the existing agreement must be accepted by all 16 towns in order to go into effect. Please come to the Special Town Meeting as part of the quorum which is required to vote on these important matters.
New Minuteman Regional Agreement Paving the Way for a Bright Future- Power Point shown at the Open Hearing on Jan 25th, 2016.
The Board of Selectmen has asked the Long Range Planning Committee and the Planning Board to evaluate and investigate the benefits of the Town of Dover becoming a so-called designated Green Community pursuant to MGL Chapter 25A Section 10(c). The Long Range Planning Committee and the Planning Board have reviewed this matter in considerable depth and believe it has substantial merit, and should be pursued. For more information on these efforts and the advantages of becoming a Green Community, please follow this link.
The Town has received a proposal from local business owners to operate a Dunkin Donuts franchise in the space most recently occupied by Taffy Café. At its meeting of June 1, 2015, the Planning Board voted to require a full site plan review of the proposal. The full site plan review began Monday, June 15, at which time the Planning Board asked for a complete site plan. The site plan has not yet been submitted. Once a site plan has been submitted, the date of the meeting at which it will be discussed will be posted here. A traffic engineer has been hired to conduct a traffic study and another engineer is preparing a complete site plan. The franchise recently met with the Board of Health and received conditional approval for its proposed alterations to the septic system. Information about this proposal is posted here.
The Board of Health is looking for new members to serve on its Lyme Disease Committee. If you are interested in helping to reduce tick density and the incidence of Lyme and other Tick Borne diseases in the Town of Dover, please contact the Board of Health for further information.
The BOH Lyme Disease Committee meets twice a month on Thursdays at 9:15 am in the Lower Meeting Room of the Dover Town House. Feel Free to attend a meeting and learn more about the important work of this committee.
Dover Board of Health Office Hours
Monday–Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am -1:00 pm
508-785-0032 ext. 232