Voting for Military and Overseas U.S. Citizens: 2020 is a very busy year for State Elections so don’t be left out!!

2020 is a very busy year for State Elections so don’t be left out!!  

Did you know if you are serving in the military (and dependent family members) or you are a US resident living overseas, you have the right to vote in all elections?

Click on the link for additional information, or call  978-688-9501 / Trudy Reid, Town Clerk for additional information.

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemil/milidx.htm

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New Growth Leads to Additional Revenues to Support School Budget

Due to greater than expected certified new growth for FY20, as well as higher than forecasted projected FY21 growth due to a re-evaluation of building permits, the Town of North Andover is happy to report that we will be able to support the Superintendent’s recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2021.

“I’m happy to be able to support the Superintendent's recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2021,” said Melissa Rodrigues, Esq. Town Manager.  “I recognize the needs of the schools as well as the continued pressures of budgeting for the community’s needs.  I’m happy to be a part of this conversation and I look forward to working with the schools in the coming months and years to find sustainable and long term solutions for their future budgetary needs.  I’d like to recognize and thank Lyne Savage for her diligence over the last few weeks.”

“I am thrilled that the Town Manager is able to support our FY21 school budget,” said Dr. Gregg Gilligan, Superintendent.  “I appreciate the incredible work of Melissa Murphy-Rodrigues and Lyne Savage over the last several weeks. This budget, along with our multi-year strategic and staffing plan, is essential to ensure our students are provided an excellent education.  I look forward to continued collaboration with the Town Manager in order to meet the operational and capital needs of the North Andover Public Schools in the years ahead.”

REMINDER: Happening Tomorrow (January 16th, 2020) from 7pm – 9pm at @NA_SeniorCtr ~ Public Informational Meeting – Gas Emergency Impact Area Restoration

Public Informational Meeting – Gas Emergency Impact Area Restoration – Public Works will be holding the first informational meeting on the restoration efforts.  The meeting is scheduled for January 16, 2020, 7pm – 9pm at the Senior Center on Main Street.  While road restoration has been delayed as the gas company resolved the most recent compliance issues, we have been working on the overall plan and will be seeking public input on the restoration at this meeting.  It should be noted that we will have additional public/site meetings as the restoration projects move forward.  The first construction contract has been bid and the contract has been awarded.  The first contract of work will be starting as soon as weather permits in the Spring 2020.
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Reminder: Are you interested in working North Andover’s elections? Don’t forget to RSVP for the mandatory training on January 28th, 2020!

2020 is going to be a busy election year in North Andover.  In order to prepare, there is a mandatory training session scheduled for January 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Board of Selectmen’s meeting room at Town Hall.  Please also mark your calendar for February 4, 2020 in case a backup date is needed for weather related issues. Should you know of anyone that may be interested in working North Andover’s elections, please feel free to invite them to this training.
Trudy Reid, our new Town Clerk will be hosting this training, and this would be a great opportunity to meet her as well as hear some changes she will have for the election process.

The election schedule for 2020 will be as follows:

Presidential Primary – Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Town Election – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
State Primary – September (date to be determined)
Presidential Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  

There may also be early voting late February for the March primary – we are anxiously waiting to hear confirmation from the State.  There will be opportunities during this time to assist in the Town Clerk’s office with early voting.

If you plan to attend the training session, please email your RSVP to townclerk@northandoverma.gov, or call the Town Clerk’s office at 978-688-9501.

We look forward to seeing many of you at this training.

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Congratulations to @NorthAndoverFD on being awarded a grant from the @MassDFS in the amount of $7,181.00!

Chief William McCarthy is pleased to announce that the North Andover Fire Department was awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services in the amount of $7,181.00.  The grant will be used to purchase protective hoods and gloves for our firefighters.  The goal of Firefighter Turnout Gear Grant  is to improve firefighter health and safety by preventing and reducing exposure to cancer causing chemicals. Funding may be used to purchase hoods, gloves, helmets, eye shields, gloves, bunker coats, bunker pants/suspenders, and boots.

Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $920,000 in Fire Department Grant Awards to 174 Departments across the Commonwealth.  Read the full press release here.

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The @NorthAndoverFD Civil Service Open House is less than one week away ~ don’t forget to reserve your spot!

Interested in becoming a firefighter?  

The North Andover Fire Department, in conjunction with Massachusetts Civil Service Department, will be hosting an open house on December 11, 2019 to assist answering any questions about the process.

 
Click here to RSVP!

North Andover Fire Department Civil Service Open House

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

6:00PM-8:00PM

North Andover Fire Department, Station 1
795 Chickering Rd

 

 
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Registration begins TOMORROW for @NAYouthCenter’s Winter Programs (Grades 6-12) – register online or at the Youth Center starting at 9AM!

The winter season at the Youth Center runs from the Monday after Thanksgiving through mid-March. 
To learn about the programs, events and field trips they offer, click here.

Registration will begin WEDNESDAY 12/4 at 9:00am online and at the Youth Center.
North Andover Youth and Recreation Center memberships, programs, field trips and events are open to North Andover residents only. 
Registration Form (for in-person signups)
If signing up at the Youth Center, you can pay by cash or check (made out to Town of North Andover) for any programs/trips with a fee. We also have copies of the registration form at the YC. We will begin accepting signups at the Youth Center on 9/4 at 9am.
Visit the site and make your account if you choose to sign up online. (Parent/guardian must sign up as account holder, then create account member profiles for your child/children)