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Selectmen Meet March 26, 2018

by Paul Saulnier
March 27, 2018

Discussions included storm cleanup, a pole hearing, updates from Senator Spilka and Representative Dykema and funding for a new water treatment plant.

Selectman Jay Marsden, above left, chaired the meeting in the absence of Chairman Kevin Conley, accompanied by Selectman Mark Ahronian.

Town Administrator Jeff Ritter, above, told Selectmen that the construction on the 8 Arch Bridge is within budget and on schedule with a May 30, 2018 completion date.
He also stated that DEP will hold a public hearing on planned use of 152 - 165 Lowland Street on April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Ritter announced that the Recycling Center will be open on Sunday, April 8th, 15th, and possibly the 22nd (thanks Bob) for disposal of brush generated by the winter storms.

The search committee has interviewed several candidates for the open Lieutenant's position on HPD.

Under public comment, Yours Truly asked the Selectmen to consider using the resources of the Highway Department to pick up branches and tree limbs for residents who are not able to bring the debris to the Recycling Center.

Above, Thomas Licharz, a consultant for Verizon, requested approval to install a new utility pole in the vicinity of 1575 Washington Street to support a pole there that could fall in the future. The public hearing was opened and closed with approval by the Selectmen.

Senator Karen Spilka, above left, and Representative Carolyn Dykema, attended the meeting to provide the Selectmen with an update on actions at the State House. Carolyn congratulated Karen on her promotion to Senate President and Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.

Karen spoke to the proposed supplemental budget for the Special Education Circuit Breaker and possible funding sources for the proposed water treatment plant in Holliston. Mark stressed the need to remove the brown color in the water. Karen feels that an amount should be specified in the state budget versus funding through the State Revolving Fund.

Carolyn said the Cannabis Control Commission has ruled out "social cafes and home delivery", at least for now. She said that the budget for Chapter 90 funds (road work) will be finalized in April. Carolyn also stated that anyone planning to take a plane will soon have to show a "real ID" in addition to other forms of identification. Details to follow.

Mark asked for funding to retrofit the Senior Center with energy efficient windows and Karen indicated that she would look into providing a line item in the next state budget.

Jay asked if there is funding available to help the town with tax title properties that have environmental issues. Karen suggested that a list of properties with their environmental issues should be prepared so that priorities could be set for funding requests.

DPW Director Sean Reese asked the Selectmen to include an article on the Town Meeting Warrant to authorize the borrowing of $8.375 M for the water treatment plant and a second article to allow a portion of the funds to be under a debt exclusion provision.

 

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Comments (1)

Paul , you Recycle center is going to be open on SUNDAYS, April 7 & 14 ?

Those are Saturdays...

- Bob | 3/31/18 9:29 AM

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