Dear Ashland Residents,
November was another busy month. We held a Special Town Meeting where we passed 12 warrant articles. The
Ashland Farmer's Market
hosted their indoor holiday market, which was a wonderful community event. We were happy to welcome
to our business community. And the
Ashland Day Committee hosted the well attended annual tree lighting and of course a special visit from Santa Claus.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to prepare the FY18 Operating & Capital Budget, work on the initial stages of the twenty year strategic plan for the Town, and continue to move forward various important community initiatives such as beginning the next assessment of the Cadilac Paint property, continuing to pursue the Quiet Zone, exploring appropriate zoning in light of the legalization of recreational marijuana, and beginning engineering and design work on the Upper Charles Rail Trail and downtown improvements. I am also pleased to roll out a
that will be used as a central location for agencies and organizations to post their public events and meetings.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. Over the last year, it has been a pleasure to serve Ashland. This year has proven to be an incredibly interesting year, and while there were some challenging times, we are fortunate to have a committed community willing to work to enhance the Town for all our residents. This commitment is the one of the many reasons that I am excited for the future.
I would like to end by wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!
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Michael D. Herbert