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Selectmen Keep It Short and Sweet

by Chris Cain
May 21, 2019

Selectmen Mark Ahronian and Joseph (Jay) Marsden met to conduct the business of the Board as outlined on the published agenda.  According to my watch, the business was concluded in about 15 minutes.

During Public Comment Selectman Ahronian thanked Selectman Marsden for his leadership and counsel during his term as Selectman.  Later in the meeting, Mr. Ahronian also extended, on our behalf, thanks to HIB, DPW, Downtown Marigold Project, Holliston Garden Club, the American Legion and VFW, and the Holliston Trail committee for all the work done to prepare for next Monday's Memorial Day Parade.  The town Green is truly green and appropriately decorated.

Selectman Marsden encouraged everyone to participate in tomorrow's town election.  He recognized that all those running for elected office care deeply about Holliston.  At the same time not all candidates will be successful and also all candidates should be commended for 'putting themselves out there' for Holliston.

Jeff Ritter reported that the roof project at 1750 Washington is virtually complete - and likely to come in under budget.  The RFP's for installing solar panels on the former landfill are due next Friday.  Many bids are anticipated.  The library repairs are in the home stretch.  Painting is still on the to-do list and the project MAY be completed one or two ahead of schedule.

Three surplus vans from the School Department were approved to be auctioned off.

Six - of the seven members - for the Affordable Housing Committee were approved by the Board.  There is still time / space for one more person to volunteer to serve on this committee.

The Board approved adding signage on Washington St. at the intersection with Hollis that prohibits 'blocking the box' -- advancing through the intersection preventing right turns from Hollis when that light is green.  A second step MAY be to add painted lines to define 'the box' -- a less attractive option for our downtown area.

The Capital Request Policy, which outlines the sequence of events that should happen prior to Town Meeting to get Capital Expenditures on the Warrant, was discussed and approved.  The Selectmen present allowed for the possibility that Mr. Cronin may want to revisit the policy in the future.

The Board of Selectmen will NOT meet next Monday due to the Memorial Day Holiday.  The next meeting will be on June 3, 2019 at 7 pm.

 

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The other day I was trapped blocking Hollis St. because the light at central turned red before Hollis light did and traffic stopped . Cars in front and behind me had the same problem.

- rren legee | 5/21/19 9:41 AM

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