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Planning Board members consult one another before accepting a friendly amendment at Fall Town Meeting, Oct. 16. Faces showing, from left: Jefferson Burson, Doug Thornton, and Director of Community and Economic Development Christopher Ryan. (Photo by Tim Clark) MORE TOWN MEETING PHOTOS
The official count showed 410 residents attended to make their votes and voices heard on 19 articles Saturday, Oct. 16, at Fall Town Meeting.
The debate over the two articles designed to lower speed limits in town was anything but speedy. Both measures passed easily by majority vote, but not before meeting attendees lined up at the microphone to challenge their effectiveness or extend their reach.
Voters decided that two full liquor licenses were enough for Harvard at Fall Town Meeting Saturday, where the majority rejected an article that proposed the acquisition of one additional off-premise all-alcohol license.
After a public hearing (via Zoom) with comments from residents who were about evenly split pro and con, the Select Board voted unanimously this week to grant Carlson Orchards 14 one-day entertainment licenses for weekends from now through late November.
The Department of Public Works is looking for about 15 residents who would be willing to test their household water for lead and copper twice a year.
Budget season begins formally each year with the publication of a joint memorandum by the Select Board and Finance Committee. The annual memo provides a framework—and a schedule—on which departments and committees are expected to build their spending plans for the coming year
One of the two wells that supply water for the town center has been offline since late July after testing positive for coliform bacteria, but help is on the way.
The state reported one new COVID-19 case in Harvard for the week ending Oct. 14, bringing the town’s cumulative number of confirmed cases to 189.
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