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Selectmen Approve New Used Car Lot

by Bobby Blair
November 29, 2017

Below, Town Counsel Jay Talerman brought selectmen up on the few changes to the open meeting law. Selectmen had received a complaint regarding the law and the failure of selectmen to release their minutes in a timely fashion. Those minutes have since been released.

John Cronin from the Board of Assessors returned for a second week for the continued hearing regarding setting the town's tax rate classification. Due to figures not arriving from the state, the hearing was continued to Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Selectmen reviewed traffic complaints voiced at a previous meeting from Mudville residents. Police have had a presence in the neighborhood as well as the placement of an electronic speed billboard.  In regards to placing four way stop signs, the board opted to wait until the downtown traffic lights are installed.

Representatives from Road Master LLC, owner Rob Ciardi, below left, and his attorney Peter Haranan requested that the board approve a Class II License to sell used autos at 543 Concord Street, the former site of Andersen Automotive. The operation will house 14 vehicles outside and 14 within the building on the grounds. Selectmen approved the request.

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen said he placed the item of Department Head Compensation on the agenda after hearing "a lot of people think they're under compensated". Selectman Mark Ahronian said that if the economy stays good, it will be harder for us (town) to keep help.  He added that the towns are still feeling the effects from the state after the recent recession. Conley stated that he would like to compare Holliston with four or five other towns but that it would not be an expensive study. Selectmen Jay Marsden retorted "absolutely not" and this would be a recipe for disaster.  We'd be peeling back too many of the layers of the onion. I don't think the jobs here are that different from seven or ten years ago. There is sustainability that has to be taken into account and this is a bigger project than taking a sampling, Marsden noted. There were no decisions made in regards to compensation.

 

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Comments (2)

With all the crashed we have in Holliston, we need these used car sales to replace our Holliston rides ruined by out-of-towners

- Paul Saulnier | 11/30/17 7:50 PM

Another used car lot??? Seriously? Are we trying to become Woonsocket North?

- Stan Coffin | 11/29/17 11:19 PM

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