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Task Force lists downtown issues

Each year, the members of the Old Harbor Task Force offer their assessment of how things functioned, and what can be done differently, in the Old Harbor section of town during the peak summer season. Their most recent assessment noted: “a number of concerns were raised where we feel the town can and should do a better job next summer.” The Nov. 20 memo was addressed to the Town Council and Town Manager Ed Roberge.
“There were the reoccurring concerns that have been written about in previous years. At the top of the list were the bathrooms at the Visitor’s Center. They have been overused for many years and it is time they were upgraded. It is very important that upgraded bathrooms be included in this year’s capital budget,” the letter states. Town departments are currently developing their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. The town budget will be voted on at the Financial Town Meeting in May.
The OHTF is also recommending that a water bottle filling station be installed outside the bathrooms at the Visitor Center. There have been two water bottle filling stations installed in town, one at the

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