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.
With assistance from the Consensus Building Institute and feedback from the community through surveys (click here to see the Request for Input on the Draft Process Design) and public comment at Select Board meetings, the final Community Process for the Walsh Property Plan Final Draft Process Design and Walsh Property Community Planning Committee Application were approved by the Select Board on January 14, 2020.
|Click here to review the Community Process for the Walsh Property Plan Final Draft Process Design|
To apply to serve on the Committee, please complete the application available here and return it to the Administration/ Select Board Office.