Town Meeting approaches! Please attend and encourage your Thetford friends and neighbors to join you.
Update from Nick Clark
There is a $14,838 article for a Regional Energy Coordinator that will be voted on at Town Meeting Day, Saturday, February 29th. It needs to pass in all 7 participating towns, including Thetford.
The Energy Committee’s line item is budgeted to increase 381% to $2,885 after years of seeing their budget reduced. Some of their upcoming work this year might include siting charging stations.
We added a new $400 contribution to a previously established but now defunct Energy Fund. This money will carry over year after year and can be used for energy related projects (such as grant matches, weatherization, etc.).
We increased our contribution to the Conservation Fund from $2,500 to $4,000, again after years of reduction. This fund is commonly used to purchase conservation easements in town, which help protect local habitat.
We’re putting $10,000 into a Town Land Maintenance Fund to match an existing $10,000 balance. The Conservation Commission will use part of this fund in 2020 to treat invasive plants on Town Lands, helping the town protect its native forests.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, but Thetford is preparing to replace one of its police cruisers in 2020, and a Ford hybrid option is a top contender.