Be True To Dover

May Newsletter- Volume 2

Thank you for Voting!

On Monday, May 15th, 1,680 voters turned out for the Town Election! It was impressive to see volunteers out on a cold, rainy day holding signs, chatting with each other and waving to people in their cars.

Although the NO vote, we anticipated, did not prevail (975-689) Be True To Dover believes we made a difference. It is important for citizens to pay attention, get involved and engage in local politics.

Lessons Learned

1. There are great people in, talented, hard working people willing to take time out of their busy lives to work on Town politics!

2. Our Town Officials are to be held accountable for what was promised at Town Meeting. Negotiating a lease with the MBTA that includes favorable terms for all citizens is of vital importance. Since there is no lease yet, citizens need to be aware of decisions being made at upcoming committee and board meetings.

3. Taking the high road can be difficult but always worth it in the end. Being respectful of other people's views is necessary for a strong community. Core values of truth, transparency and thoughtfulness are of great importance.

4. People should not be afraid to have a strong voice, even if that opinion is different from the larger group.

5. Staying informed about Town politics and happenings is hard work, getting involved is even harder. But without involvement you end up with a Town being run by the same people year after year and that isn't a healthy environment for change and progress.

What's Next? Get Involved!

We hope you feel inspired to get involved!

There are many positions open for appointment by both the Board of Selectmen and the Town Moderator.

The Selectmen will appoint:

One person to the Board of Fire Engineers

Two people to the Board of Appeals

One person to the Board of Registrars

Four people to the Conservation Commission

Four people to the Council on Aging

Two people to Open Space Committee

Two people to the Personnel Board

Two people to the Recycling Committee

The Moderator will appoint:

Three people to the Warrant Committee

One person to the Personnel Board

Two people to Long Range Planning Committee

Please call the Town House 508-785-0032 ext. 221 or email at for more information.

Stay Informed!

1. Email betruetodover@gmail if you would like to be involved in the next phase of the Rail Trail development.

2. Visit the Town website on a regular basis. You can find meeting minutes and agendas for all committees and town offices on the website.