Saturday, December 5, 2020

Select Board Quarterly Recap: July – September 2020

The Select Board has several critical functions, many of which have been upended by Coronavirus and the closing of Town Hall to foot traffic. Challenges are not unusual, and while it may be difficult to have meetings, the residents of Holliston have been able to engage and participate much more often. The paradigm of 2020 has meant greater input from the residents of the Town, even if it seems more isolating than before.

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Barbershops and Bottles

We happily publish an essay of fond memories by former Holliston resident Don Green.

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Preliminary FY 21 Certified Property Values Released

The Holliston Assessors have received the go-ahead from the state to release preliminary fiscal year 21 certified values as of today, November 27, 2020.

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Holliston Real Estate Sales: October 2020 – Part 2

The remainder of the 28 Holliston properties that had new owners and the comparison of sales year over year.

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Fire / EMS Log for Week of November 13 – 19, 2020

A relatively quiet week for the men and women of the Holliston Fire Department. We are thankful for their service.

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COVID-19: November 25, 2020 from Representative Dykema

I hope you and your loved ones have a safe, reflective, and happy Thanksgiving, no matter how you are celebrating. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot take any of life’s blessings for granted, no matter how small.

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Governance Committee Presents a Progress Report to Select Board

The Select Board welcomed the Governance Committee (GC) to its Monday evening Zoom meeting, opened by Chair John Cronin at 6:32 PM. The Governance Committee reviewed the status of their work and briefly responded to questions from the Board and the audience.

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Gulf Services Inc. Proposed Special Permit Denied

The ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals) held a public hearing (remotely) Wednesday November 18th to decide the fate of a request for a Special Permit by Gulf Services Inc. to operate a gas/service station at 799 Washington Street in the center of downtown.

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COVID-19: November 24, 2020 Update from Representative Dykema

As the holiday near and the COVID-19 pandemic persists, this may be a difficult time for many of us and our loved ones. The stress and anxiety created by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 haven’t gone anywhere, and for some, the holidays may be painful reminders of the loss of loved ones or the isolation created by social distancing.

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Select Board Prepares for Town Meeting

The Select Board hosted a joint meeting with the Governance Committee on Monday, November 23, 2020. Select Board Chair John Cronin and Governance Committee Chair Sam Tyler called their respective meetings to order with remote participation.

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COVID-19: November 23, 2020 Update from Representative Dykema

As of Friday, the statewide travel order, which rates other states’ risk level based on their positive test and new case rates, now lists only Vermont and Hawaii as “lower-risk” states not requiring quarantine or testing upon entering Massachusetts.

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Notice of Public Hearing – Tax Classification; November 30, 2020

The Public Hearing for Tax Classification will open at 7:30 PM on November 30 with the Select Board and Board of Assessors and after discussion the Hearing will remain open and be continued to December 7 at 7:30 PM.

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