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Mayor Manzi's Monthly Newsletter
Methuen Mayor Bill Manzi
08/02/06


The Master Plan process so important to Methuen will kick-off on Wednesday, July 19th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Searles Building.

The Master Plan Steering Committee has invited all of the city’s boards and commissions (Community Development Board, Zoning Board, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, etc.) to its first meeting with the consulting team.

Items on the agenda will include: introduction of the consulting team, establishing an overall project calendar, discussion of Master Plan expectations, identifying known land use trends in Methuen, and creating a public outreach strategy.

We have set up a website to deal with our development of a new master plan at
www.methuenmasterplan.com. This website will contain the meeting schedule, Master Plan documents, and allow direct feedback to the consultant and steering committee.

Methuen Honors David Skelly

Methuen mourns the loss of one of our great civic leaders, David Skelly. Dave worked for the Methuen Health Department from 1998 to 2002. During this time, he served dutifully in a number of capacities. He was a Code Enforcement offiicer in Methuen’s Arlington Neighborhood until August of 1999. Dave also served the people of Methuen as Sanitary Inspector and stepped forward as Interim Health Director during a transitional period of the department.

Dave was recognized as City Employee of the Month in September of 1998 and always had a passion for his job and for the city Speaking of passion, Dave Skelly was also one of the architects, founders and creators of Methuen Community Television, MCTV. He was dedicated to the station, its members and staff, and his passion for MCTV never wavered. Dave spearheaded the movement to amend the cable television license and create MCTV, and served as board president from 1996 until 2004. More than just a figurehead, Dave Skelly was an active leader for the station and stood up for the inherent value of Community Access Television.

He was diligent and effective in his leadership and was an active participant in several MCTV productions including:

•Veterans Spotlight
•Methuen on Patrol
•Public Safety Today
•Health Talk
It was an honor to know and work with Dave. He will be missed.

City Swears in Intermittent Police Officers

I had the opportunity to swear in nine new intermittent police officers this week. Congratulations to those officers, who are committed to public safety. They are Joseph Shaheen, Vincent McCarthy, Anthony Lorenzo, John Zaccari, Michael Henrick, Kristopher Haggar, Nicholas Milone, Joshua Waller, and Neftali Quinones.
Methuen’s Summer Film Series Begins

Our movie program begins at Riverside Park. It is a great opportunity for family fun outdoors! Summer Film Series - At Riverside Park - Show time is at Dusk - Free of Charge  





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