Ipswich approves residency requirement for town managers

As the result of a Nov. 7 Special Town Meeting vote, Ipswich residents will ask the Legislature to approve a charter change requiring residency by future town managers in their second three-year term. With town manager Robin Crosbie planning to retire, the town is seeking a new town manager. After a delayed start as the gathering waited for the 200-person quorum, residents dispatched 19 articles in 2½ hours at the meeting, including one to lower the speed limit to 25 miles per hour in thickly settled neighborhoods and another to add a snow and ice emergency parking ban bylaw. The meeting also approved $125,000 for personal safety equipment for the Fire Department, which will be combined with a $107,000 Homeland Security grant.


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