Town Government at Work for the Week of July 8, 2019

By Meredith McCulloch

Boards are getting back to work after the July 4 holiday week with meetings of the Cultural Council, Planning Board, Historic Preservation Committee, Transportation Advisory Committee, and a reminder that nominations for Citizen of the Year are due on July 30!

Tuesday, July 9 at 7 pm the Cultural Council will discuss a proposed Cultural District for Bedford.  Alyssa Sandoval, Bedford Economic Development Director, and Luis Cotto, Program Manager for Cultural Districts at the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will each make a presentation and answer questions.

Also on Tuesday, the Planning Board will meet at 7:30 pm. Members will review a request for a change in lot line between numbers 9 and 11 Summer Street. Their discussion of a potential bylaw for accessory apartments will continue.

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That same evening the Historic Preservation Commission will consider demolition delay petitions on three properties, each of which is “preservation preferred”:

  • 11 Bacon Street
  • 330 South Road
  • 52 South Road

The Timothy Jones House at 231 Concord Road has been nominated for the National Register.

The Transportation Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 pm. DPW Transportation Program Manager Jeanette Rebecchi is on the agenda, along with the MAGIC (Climate Resilience) micro transportation project.

Nominations are open for Bedford Citizen of the Year 2019 through July 30. See:


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