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New Police Officer Sworn In at BOS Meeting

by Bobby Blair
November 21, 2017

Holliston's newest police officer, Felicia Filadelfo was sworn in by Town Clerk Liz Greendale Monday night at the weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Filadelfo was accompanied by her parents as well as many of the departments officers including Chief Stone and Lt. Denman. Filadelfo, having completed the police academy, must now go through 12 weeks of field training in town.

Assessor John Cronin, below, attended a hearing for tax classification and asked selectmen to open the hearing and continue it till next Monday as final assessor figures are not complete.

Town Administrator Jeff Ritter stated that work on lighting and weatherization at the town library is now complete; and work will now progess on a new boiler for town hall. The projects are funded by a grant from the state's Green Communities Program. Ritter told the board that work on the 8 Arch Bridge Project has offically begun. Ritter noted that town hall will close this week at noon on Wednesday and not reopen till Monday.

Kristine Westland, below, Chairman of the town's Community Farm Advisory Committee (CFAC) updated the board on her board's effort at the 32.2 acre parcel of land on Rogers Road. Selectmen in 2015 had given the CFAC a charge of writing a Request For Proposal (RFP) to have an individual or non-profit entity manage the farm using the Pinecrest Golf Course as an example. Westland told selectmen that her committee was still awaiting a completed conservation restriction from the Conservation Commission and she realized the delay was due to the loss of the town's conservation agent. Westland gave a slide presentation of her committee's efforts at cleaning up the property, enhancing the soil, and holding events at the farm for interested community residents.

Selectman Jay Marsden stated his board may have acted too hastily when the charge was given to the committee saying "we thought produce would rain down from the heavens". Westland said only 1 1/2 to 2 acres is presently plantable. Selectmen thanked the committee for their work and asked them to come back with their own descriptive charge.

 

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Comments (3)

Great to hear an update on the Green Communities projects, From Mr. Ritter's presentation this summer the town should save an estimated 105 MMBTU per year with the library changes! Every bit counts.

- Utah Nickel | 11/22/17 9:17 AM

Just curious mr Ritter what time do the other departments in town close on Wednesday?

- Frabk | 11/21/17 5:40 PM

Congratulations to Felicia Filadelfo and to our town for hiring her. Wishing her all the best as she begins to serve our Community.

- Jody | 11/21/17 10:56 AM

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