Plymouth: DPW closes in on concerns involving the town’s 400th anniversary

In preparation for the 400th Anniversary celebration, Plymouth’s DPW Director is looking for grant money from the state and this week asked the Select Board to endorse the strategy.

DPW Director Jonathan Beder told the Board application for MassWorks funds cannot be applied for several years in advance,  “The MassWorks program doesn’t do projects over multiple years—it’s a yearly basis.  But, the first year we’re looking for $2.5 million.”

Beder advised the Board that in the lead up to 2020, the money would be used to prepare the town’s roadways and lighting, and increase water and sewer efficiency for the expected influx of visitors.

“We want to do two things.  We want to prepare the town to handle the traffic and we want it to look good,” says the DPW Director

The Select Board is in unanimous support of the DPW’s MassWorks grant application.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.