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Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies May 30th

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday, May 30th at 10:00 A.M.

The parade route leads from the intersection of Elm and Florence Streets to Main Street, to Punchard Avenue, Bartlet Street and ends at The Park.

7:00 a.m. at West Parish Cemetery
7:30 a.m. at St Augustines Cemetery
8:00 a.m. at Spring Grove
10:00 a.m. Memorial Day Parade
10:30 a.m Memorial Day Ceremony in The Park

In the event of heavy rain, all observances will be held inside the Memorial Auditorium.

Street Paving Projects

Street paving projects have begun. Please view the Street Paving List for a list of streets and the type of work that will be done.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Highway Department at 978-623-8426.

Public Notice: Cable Television Renewal Proposal

The Town of Andover received a cable television renewal proposal from Verizon of New England, Inc. on May 11, 2016. A copy of the renewal proposal is available in the Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours. The Board of Selectmen as cable license Issuing Authority will review and accept written comments on the renewal proposal. Comments may be submitted to the Town c/o Deputy Town Manager, Town Hall, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810 or by email.

Commuter Rail Construction

As part of the Haverhill Double Track Project, Keolis Commuter Service and McCourt Construction will be installing a second commuter rail crossing with new signal and track crossing gates at the intersection of Essex and Pearson streets in Andover, Ma. As part of this project Keolis will complete drainage and site improvements in this area which include the removal of the existing drain line; installation of new drainage including catch basins and manholes; new granite curbing, concrete sidewalks and asphalt paving.

The duration of this work is approximately 2 months with the major portion of the work being done in the month of June. Full and partial road closures will be necessary during some portions of the work. Please read Keolis Commuter Service's press release for more details.

Water and Sewer Rate Changes

At the April 11, 2016 Board of selectman’s meeting, with the Board acting as the Water and Sewer Commissioners, it was voted to change our fire suppression fees, and our water and sewer rates to a tiered system. These changes are to take place on July 1, 2016. Please click below for more information.
Water and Sewer Rate Changes

Water Distribution System Flushing Notice

Andover Department of Public Works will conduct a Distribution System Flushing Program in Town from April 25, 2016 – July 1, 2016 to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses.

Distribution system flushing will take place on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

The flushing process may cause discolored water and a reduction in pressure. The discoloration of the water will be temporary and is not harmful.
To help alleviate the problem, please run the outside spigot(s) until the water clears. Prior to washing any clothing, please make sure to check your water.
If the condition persists, please contact the Public Works Water Division at 978-623-8390.

View a listing of areas that may experience discolored water / reduced pressure due to water main flushing.

Vacancies on the Council on Aging Advisory Council

The Council on Aging Advisory Council has four (4) Board positions available this year. If you would like to be a member of this vibrant group, please join us at an upcoming Board meeting scheduled for the second Thursday of the month at 8:00 AM. Meetings are located at the Center at Punchard. If interested, please complete the Talent Bank Form. More Information