Mayor Nicholson update of August 5, 2022
Gardner MA Mayor Michael Nicholson

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Mayor’s Update August 5, 2022
Mayor Nicholson vote by mail
Gardner Mayor Nicholson – Vote by Mail Application
Nicholson at Dunk Tank
Mayor Nicholson at the Dunk Tank – National Night out August 2, 2022

Cheerful Gardner MA Mayor Nicholson speaks of Events and Various Local Issues

In his Weekly Update of August 5, 2022, Gardner Mayor Michael Nicholson spoke of past and future events and various local matters.

National Night Out: The Mayor thanked Veronica Patty for Coordinating the National Night Out.  He also thanked others who helped.  Dunk Tank raised almost $300, (Mayor’s dunkers contributed $94).  He thanked the Massachusetts State Police for a helicopter flyover.  Nicholson noted that Dan Forte was named community hero.

Dogs: The Mayor spoke of dogs: If questions on Dog Licenses, contact the City Clerk’s office. Nicholson also spoke proudly of Rocky: Police K-9 Rocky was barked in to office after completing about 3 months of training.  Rocky has already proven useful, tracking down perpetrators of a recent robbery.   The Mayor also thanked the town of Westminster for various donations including a bullet proof vest for Rocky.

School Delay: Mayor Nicholson spoke of the delay in the start of Gardner Public Schools due to construction delay of new Elementary School.   If there are any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s office.

September Events: Events coming up in September.  The Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center is having their summer speaker series September 15th at Monument Park.   The Fabulous Fall Festival and Octoberfest is taking place Saturday, September 24, 2022.  Fall Festival is 10am to 4pm and Octoberfest is 11am to 8pm. The famous Gardner Chair Luge is back this year!

Scooters Soon Available: The Mayor announced that Bird Scooters will be opening up in 2 weeks in the City of Gardner.  Bird is a private company opening a brand-new business. 

Skateboard Issues: The City has been notified of issues with skateboards in the Pleasant Plaza seating area.  In response, the DPW has installed No Skateboard signs.

Early Voting: The Mayor reminded citizens that the City Clerk’s office has already mailed out early voting applications, and even some ballots.  State has also mailed applications out.  You only need to fill out one application to be eligible. 

Rocky at National Night Out
Newly Sworn in Rocky was at Gardner National Night Out
Gardner National Night Out
Gardner National Night Out

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Gardner MA Mayor’s Update August 5, 2022