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Steps Taken Toward New Master Plan, Fire Station

Feb 19, 2017 05:06AM ● By Andrew Sylvia

Dracut Selectman Tony Archinski

In addition to the Varnum Day Award ceremony there were several items on the docket during the Dracut Board of Selectmen’s Feb. 14 meeting. Here are a few of the highlights.


The Selectmen agreed to form a subcommittee that will investigate a new master plan for the town.

This decision followed discussion from Planning Board chairman Mark Pease, who told the board that a new master plan would help the community with future planning decisions.

The last time Dracut discussed a new master plan was in the late 1990s, with that plan not being adopted by a 4-1 vote.

Initial members of the subcommittee will be announced during the Feb. 28 Board of Selectmen meeting, with additional information on the subcommittee expected at that time as well.

Pease also advised that a warrant article for approximately $50,000 to $75,000 be placed on the June Town Meeting warrant to pay for a consultant aiding in the master plan process.

If the subcommittee proceeds, the proposed master plan would likely be completed in time for the Fall 2018 Town Meeting.


Town Manager Jim Duggan indicated that six preliminary bids have been received in the search for project manager on the town’s fire station project.

Details on the six bids were not revealed during the meeting, but more information is expected at the Feb. 28 meeting.


The Dracut Police Department’s K-9 Unit received a gift $410 from Dracut Threads, coming from the sale of t-shirts by the local company.

An additional check of $100 from Dracut Threads customer Brian Hiltz.

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