Hello Citizens and Customers of Norwood,
I am an official resident of Norwood! We are all in this together. I am proud to be called a Norwoodian.
I closed the deal on my house and do you know what the first thing I did upon returning to town hall? I asked for an automatic draft form application from our friendly staff for my monthly utility bill. I will never have to worry: did I pay my water bill, do I have a stamp, is it due on the 10th or 15th, and I will not have to waste my hard-earned money on late fees!
How about the painted fire hydrants in town? Norwood Town Council was asked and agreed to allow businesses, schools, churches, other civic groups, and individuals to apply. There is no cost to adopt/paint the hydrant.
The only cost will be the paint, brushes, possibly a steel wire brush to remove rust or debris. Hydrants are adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications to adopt a fire hydrant may be picked up at Norwood Town Hall. We are open 9-5 M, T, TH, F.
Other than creating something beautiful, whimsical, or artsy, there are two good reasons to adopt a hydrant. One reason is this effort was started to raise an awareness for pediatric cancer. The second reason is you may hang a small, easily removable sign stating who painted or sponsored the hydrant.
This sign may be suspended with a rope or light chain and hung on the hydrant. It should not be over approximately two feet long by one foot tall. Also, it is very important, you do not paint, remove or alter the pressure ring on the side of the hydrant. This is a metal disc approximately eight inches in diameter. Fireman use this as an indicator when hooking to the hydrant and it must not be altered.
I met and spoke with the Norwood Business Association recently. This fine group has the same goal I have. They want Norwood to be the best version of itself. This town has much to offer. I encourage all of us to strive to do business locally. I doubt Amazon is going to sponsor a little league team here, or purchase your product or use your service. Let’s keep it here!
Scott Howard, Your Town Administrator
Email Scott Howard at Scott.Howard@norwoodgov.com.