In April, Town Meeting voted overwhelmingly to authorize the Truro Select Board to acquire the 69.9-acre Walsh property. This was approved by voters in May as a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion. The specific decisions about how the property will be used will be voted on at a future Town Meeting.
The Select Board was authorized and directed to create a committee, which shall include citizen representatives from diverse sectors of the community. The committee will lead a community wide process, beginning in June 2019, to engage a wide range of Truro residents in developing plans for the use of the property to be presented at a future town meeting for approval.
On June 27, 2019 the community wide process kicked off with a forum held at the Truro Community Center. Based on the feedback received at this forum, a survey was developed to gather input into the formation of the committee and the structure of the community process it will lead. The results of the survey, which was distributed electronically and in paper format, are available here.
The Town of Truro has committed to convene a representative citizen committee to engage a wide range of Truro residents and develop plans for the use of the Walsh property, which was authorized to be purchased by the Town for general municipal purposes. The Town solicited assistance from the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) to build on initial community input to recommend an approach for the committee and community wide process. Drawing on public input about key issues and process needs, the following is a draft of a recommended approach.
PLEASE HELP US IMPROVE THIS DRAFT! Please let us know any feedback you have about any aspects of this approach. We are particularly keen to hear your feedback on the suggested purpose and task, categories and approach to selecting representatives, role and list of liaisons, initial public engagement plan, and work plan. Please share your feedback through this survey by Monday November 11.
|Click here to review the Community Process for the Walsh Property Plan Draft Process Design|