, Derry, New Hampshire


November 7, 2013

Town manager makes Rotary Club stop

Town manager talks community and economic development


Growing school enrollments will remain on the town’s radar.

Once Woodmont starts going online, school officials will keep track of the enrollment numbers. Woodmont proponents also have details written into the developer’s agreement to help support any growth in the school system that would require additional facilities.

Smith also told Rotarians the town is doing its best to keep residents informed of what’s going on with active online information, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Getting more people in the door at meetings could also be a plus. Rotarian Reed Clark said he wished more people would fill the seats at community meetings every week.

“I’ve been trying to do this for 23 years,” Clark said. “There has got to be a way. We should find out how this town is run.”

Smith said people are so busy, some may not have the opportunity to attend in person. That’s why the town works hard to keep information available through other outlets, he said.

He also thinks the town is doing a good job with its planning and growth management.

“I think we’re growing very appropriately now,” Smith said. “Londonderry has a good balance between residential, commercial and industrial.”

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