Hello Citizens and Customers of Norwood,
I have served as your town administrator for over one month now. I am enjoying the work, and infinitely more important, I believe I am assisting in helping Norwood become the best version of itself. That is my goal.
Bennett and Carver Street have been resurfaced, along with Rock Haven Drive. We have started the process of some much-needed maintenance at the water plant which will include painting. We are also making some relatively inexpensive repairs at our sewer treatment plant which will result in a more efficient operation and a system less likely to incur a large break-down.
Some other town owned property will incur some aesthetic improvements that will also assist us in returning the maximum value for the money. For example, we are designing an unloading area for refuse that will allow us to dump directly into a large dumpster. This will make the property look neater as well as saving time and other resources, as we were having to handle the refuse twice.
We are also researching constructing tall, three-sided bins that we will use in containing raw material that we use in our Water and Sewer Department as well are our Fields and Grounds Departments. This will result in better storage and a neater appearance of town owned property.
There are some other projects that should improve the looks of our properties, as well. I have good news for our bibliophiles and History lovers. We are completing our due diligence for finding a contractor to replace the roof on the Library and History Museum. As soon as we receive the necessary paperwork, we will instruct the contractor to start the replacement as soon as possible.
I encourage you to come downtown more often and visit with your neighbors. I also ask that you support the local businesses. I have traded with many merchants here and have had some great experiences!
Let’s all keep working together. Let’s keep our town clean. Report any illegal behavior. Look out for your neighbor. Shop here. Let’s make our home the best it can be!
Scott Howard, Your Town Administrator
Email Scott Howard at Scott.Howard@norwoodgov.com.