Truro to hold Special Town Meeting on November 12

Residents to vote on nine articles--new cruiser, affordable housing and returned cemetery plots

The Town of Truro will hold a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the town's community center. All residents are encouraged to attend the Town Meeting where nine articles will be presented.

The majority of the articles have to do with public safety expenditures. Articles 1, 2 and 3 refer to the acquisition of three new police vehicles. Article 1 calls for authorization to replace a police cruiser. The vehicle would be used to replace a cruiser totaled in August 2013. Article 2 is a request to replace the Truro Police Department's unmarked 2007 Ford Taurus with a Toyota Camry.  

Article 3 is a request to purchase a new 4x4 vehicle for the department to replace the current 2006 Ford Expedition, which according to police, is in need of extensive repairs. The recommendation is to purchase a 4x4 truck that can be used by both the police and members of the Truro Beach Department.

During the Special Town Meeting, residents will also be asked to vote on two article related to affordable housing costs and availability for the town. Article 4 concerns the allocation of $27,315 for repairs and maintenance at an affordable housing rental property on Firehouse Road and Article 8 requests $45,000 to be used towards the purchase of a buildable lot for more affordable housing.

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