November 22, 2019

From the Town Clerk...

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November thru December will be the traditional roller coaster ride to the holidays. We welcome November with our annual Fall Town Meeting. Then we fly thru to Thanksgiving, Christmas and into a New Year. As hard as it may seem – take a moment, put down the phone and just savor the moment with family and friends.

Town Meeting News
Annual Fall Town Meeting - November 18, 2019
The Town Meeting will be held 7pm, Monday November 18 at 261 Arcade Ave. Seekonk High School auditorium. The warrant is available to look at on the Town Web site: www.seekonk-ma.gov or if you want a copy please come to the Town Hall we will gladly give you a copy. They will also be handed out as you go into the meeting.
Hope to see everyone turn out for this important town meeting. Get involved – your opinion and vote matters!

The Seekonk Senior Center is reaching out to families who may be in need of a Thanksgiving Dinner Basket. If you, or someone you know is in need please give the Senior Center a call at (508) 336-8772 and they will assist you in this wonderful giving back to the community program. Anyone who is homebound and would like a hot meal delivered on Thanksgiving should sign up at Seekonk Human Services by November 9th.

They will also be doing a program: Adopting a family for Christmas. For more information on how you can adopt a family in need please call the Senior Center.

The Kiwanis Tree Lighting will be held December 5th at 6:00PM at the Seekonk Town Hall, 100 Peck Street. The Hurley Middle School Brass ensemble will play Christmas carols. Santa Claus will arrive in a fire engine and then meet with the children in town hall. Cocoa and cookies will be provided. It’s a wonderful time for people of all ages and a great way to kick off the Holiday Season. There are many in need in our community please don’t forget your canned good contributions for Doorways Food Pantry.

Annual Holiday Book Sale will be held Saturday November 23th from 9AM- 3PM at the Seekonk Public Library. 410 Neman Ave. Holiday books, “coffee table” books, and DVD sets will be available for sale. Hardcover books will be.50/each; paperback books will be just .25/each. Single CD and DVD’s will be .50/each. There will also be a Holiday gift basket raffle. Tickets will be $1 each or 8 for $5. All proceeds from the event benefit the Seekonk Public Library. For more information contact the Seekonk Public Library at (508) 336-8230
Thanksgiving “Food for Fines” The library will be hosting a Thanksgiving “Food for Fines” event from November 4 through November 9. Library fines will be reduced by $1.00 per item donated. Canned or boxed non-perishable food goods will be accepted (no glass containers or expired items please!) all donations benefit Doorways Food Pantry.

The Annual Seekonk Town Election 2019 will be held Monday April 6, 2019. Nomination papers for offices up for election will be available December 10, 2019 in the Town Clerk’s office. Deadline to submit nomination papers to the Town Clerk is Monday February 17, 2019 at 5PM.

You must obtain a minimum of 50 signatures from voters registered in Seekonk. A street address) not a P.O. Box is required from each person signing your papers.

Elected positions available in 2019:

  • Two seats for Board of Selectmen (3-year term)
  • One seat for the Board of Assessors (3-year term)
  • Two seats for The Library Board of Trustees (3-year term)
  • Two seats for the Planning Board (5-year term)
  • One Seat for the School Committee (3-year term)
  • One Seat for Town Clerk (3-year term)
  • One Seat for Town Moderator (3-year term)
  • One Seat for Water Commission (3-year term)

Town Hall will be closed on November 11th to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Please take a moment to think about and thank a veteran for their dedication, service and sacrifice for our Country.

The Town Hall hours for the week of Thanksgiving is as follows:
Monday & Tuesday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Thursday & Friday – Closed

Lorraine and I wish everyone a Thanksgiving filled with health, laughter, family, friendship and of course great food.

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