Board of Selectmen Establish Goals for 2017

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Looking forward to the coming year and beyond, the Board of Selectmen was able to take some time in December and participate in a facilitated workshop meeting intent on identifying goals the Board had for the Town during 2017.

During the workshop meeting, the Board was challenged in a positive way to identify what they felt was working well in Auburn, and then focus on areas they felt needed improvements.

By clicking here, you  will see the report outlining their thoughts and discussions from this goal setting session which the Board is pleased to share with department heads, boards and committees, and the public as a whole.

The four main goals identified by the Board for the Town's colllective efforts in 2017 include:

  • Focus on potential economic development efforts to bring either water and/or sewer service to areas on By-Pass 28 and/or the Wellington Business Park off Rockingham Road. 


  • Infrastructure improvements including potential garage & storage building on the Safety Complex property and improved storage capacity for salt storage at the Highway Department.


  • Focus on the implementation of recommendations from the Operational Reviews and Risk Analysis of the Fire and Police Departments, and to have a similar review conducted of general Town Hall operations.  The Town Hall review will include a focus on overall staffing and a look at Town building and property maintenance functions and responsibilities.


  • Review all property owned by the Town to enable the Board to consider the Town’s property holdings and make decisions as to whether continued ownership of the individual properties made sense for the Town.

As we head towards 2017, we are optimistic these are goals that can be worked on and achieved or at least moved forward during the next 12 months.