Selectmen Meet October 17th
by Bobby Blair 10/17/12
Selectmen vote to lower trash fee ...
Selectmen Wednesday night accepted with regret the resignations of Clair Redmond, Elizabeth Ripley and Kerry Valiton from the Council on Aging. Selectmen questioned the need for a 13 member council and are in hopes of changing the by-laws governing the number of council members to a reasonable number.
The Board appointed Cheryl Rudolph, Donna Walsh and Helen Johnson as Animal Control Officers.
Upon the motion of Selectman Kevin Conley the Board voted to lower the trash fee from $140 to $125. Town Administrator told selectmen that with the favorability of other revenues, the town is aiming for a target of lowering the trash fee further by the year 2015 to $95. The Board also voted to lower the number of gratus trash stickers for Senior Citizens over the age of 65 from the present 12 to 6.
Fee waivers were granted to the Holliston Autism Connection for use of the upper town hall and the Senior Support Foundation for the use of the Senior Center. The Food Pantry will be charged $100 for use of Town Hall.
Bob Malone of the Council on Aging requested $3,600 in funds for the divison of a large closet which contains janitorial supplies as well as kitchen supplies. The amount was for materials only with Keefe Tech students providing the labor. Selectman Kevin Conley rebuffed the idea of putting more money into the center which has now become too small. Selectmen on several previous occasions have alluded to the idea that they are looking for an alternative site for the center. The request failed due to a motion.
The Board accepted a deed subject to approval of filing data for open space at Courtland Pines. The Election Warrant was approved .
On the suggestion of Open Space Chairman George Johnson the board approved the spending of $14,000 to finalize a conservation restriction on a parcel of land on Adams Street purchased from NStar. A suggested sidewalk crossing by a town resident at the intesection of Fieldstone Drive and Hollis Street will not take place upon the advice of Police Chief John Moore. Neither will a four way stop at the intersection of Gorwin Drive and Marshall Street although police safety officer Matt Waugh has suggested the cutting of a tree pending approval of the town's tree warden for a better line of sight.
The selectmen went into executive session for pending litigation and land purchases.
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