I’m writing my report today with news from our Fire and Rescue Department and with some highlights of Warrant Articles that we will be acting upon at Town Meeting on March 12.
Thanks to the efforts of Rick Lothrop and the investment of time and energy made by those who took the training and acquired the licensing required to become certified First Responders, the Nelson Fire and Rescue Department has resumed providing Rescue Services as of Thursday, February 28, 2013. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go out to all of you who made this happen.
On a not so positive note, Rick Lothrop has announced his intention to retire as our Fire Chief as of April 30 of this year. Rick has told us that he will remain as a member of our Fire and Rescue Department and will continue to serve as our Forest Fire Warden. We will be sorry to loose Rick’s leadership on our Fire Department, but certainly understand his desire to have a little free time to enjoy his retirement years. It would be difficult to adequately thank Rick for his 28 years of service as our Fire Chief.
And lastly, from the Fire and Rescue category, Jack Bradshaw has advised the Select Board that he is considering the donation of a new, fully equipped, rescue vehicle to the Town of Nelson. Bud French is working with Jack developing the specifications for such a vehicle.
The second topic of my report today is our upcoming Town Meeting. Your Select Board unanimously recommends the passage of the actions and appropriations described in all of the 29 Articles, in our Town Warrant for 2013, those that have been developed by the Select Board, the Library Trustees, our Boards and Commissions, and our Department Heads. A copy of the 2013 Town Warrant and brief highlights of the various Articles are available by clicking on the links in the upper right corner of this site.
In closing, if you been satisfied with the work of your Town Administration during 2012, please attend Town Meeting on next Tuesday, March 12, and bring your support for the Articles in our 2013 Town Warrant. It’s only with your help that we can continue to provide the quality of services that we believe are important to you.
Thanks and hope to see you on the 12th,