Tuesday, September 14 the Raymond Board of Selectman considered a number of items which included an AARP formal application and an extension of a Peddler’s License.
The meeting began with Beth Clark, community member and an active participant in a Raymond Age-Friendly Community initiative, who addressed the Raymond Board of Selectmen (BOS), representing the 35 member group. She requested official town support to submit a formal application to AARP, which will provide technical support for the group’s age-friendly community grassroots initiative.
Briefly, the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program; an international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for rapid population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization. The program has participating communities in more than 20 nations, as well as 10 affiliates representing more than 1,000 communities.
Also under consideration was the extension of Jalisco LLC dba A La Mexicana’s Peddler’s License. Jose Manuel Chavez-Mendoza, owner of the business requested an extension until a new building can replace the previous building, which was destroyed in a fire in April.
The BOS unanimously approved to extend the Peddler’s License until December 31, 2017.