Open Volleyball Mondays at 7PM at the First Congregational Church in Jordan Hall
Miller and Placentino Food Drive took in 1,557.74 pounds of food!
Miller and Placentino Food Drive took in 1,557.74 pounds of food!

Selectmen Meet November 20th

by Bobby Blair
November 20, 2013

Selectmen praised colleagues and voters in the Town of Milford for their decision to vote no regarding a proposed casino just over Holliston's border. Selectman Kevin Conley had wished that the governor had included a vote from the people ten miles out from the epicenter of the proposed one billion dollar gambling mecca.

Planning Board members met and voted alongside Selectmen to fill a vacancy  on that board due to the resignation of Jonathan Loya who moved out of town. Rachelle (Rae) Finn center, who grew up in town and has an engineering background was unanimously selected to fill Loya's seat until the spring election.

S. Ibrahim of Hometown Autos appeared before the board requesting a Class II Auto License to sell vehicles at 1670 Washington Street across from the Post Office. Mr. Ibrahim presently sells vehicles from two locations in East Holliston. The business in the Metcalf section of town includes an auto body repair shop. The license was granted. Mr. Ibrahim would eventually like to lease u-hauls and have a tow service.

Selectmen appointed Kevin Conley as their representative to a committee which will transition the Highway Department and Water Department into a Department of Public Works.

Selectmen signed off on the town's first right of refusal on the Kase property located in the Metcalf section of town. The property will shortly house a solar farm which the Planning Board approved earlier this summer.

Michael Ficco above appeared before the board in his quest to run the resturant at Pinecrest Golf Course. Selectmen were slated to interview two parties Wednesday night who had sent RFP (Request for Proposals) to the Golf Course Advisory Committee. Selectmen grilled Ficco about his RFP which they felt lacked information. Ficco who has been in the resturant business most of his life, most recently for a private club in Franklin, promised to return with a business plan at a specially scheduled meeting next week.

The heat in the kitchen rose when it became apparent that the second scheduled meeting with applicant  John McCarthy who owns Casey's Crossing on Railroad Street would not take place as McCarthy had withdrew his RFP. McCarthy apparently had caught wind of a remark made at a previous meeting of the Golf Course Advisory Committee held in Executive Session which disparaged him. Chairman of the Board Jay Leary told several Golf Course Advisory members in attendance, "Someone had a personal agenda in things that were said. I feel like we're being played, and what was said could be no further from the truth." While the person alleged to have information regarding McCarthy's less than stellar work performance was not identified at the meeting, Selectman Jay Marsden said, "If Deepthroat doesn't want to be recognized or identified" it will come out who they are when executive meetings are released.

Should selectmen not approve Mr. Ficco's RFP at next week's Special Meeting the board may be jumping from the frying pan into the fire as the current holder of the contract at the restaurant, Beth Rossi's contract expires at the year end and bookings have already been scheduled early in the new year.

 

Posted in Politics.

E-mail This Article

Comments (1)

Not the best picture Bobby....did you photoshop my eyes shut?

- rf | 11/21/13 2:48 PM

Advertisement

Advertisement

Recent Articles by Bobby Blair:

Pulte Homes to Help Construct Trail

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Some May Need New Tires and Rims from Santa

Continue ...

Truck Takes Down Wires

Continue ...

Sprinkler Head Lets Go

Continue ...

Fate of Serocki House Still Undecided

Continue ...

Advertisement

Recent Articles in Politics:

Selectmen Meet December 17, 2014

by Paul Saulnier

The Parks and Recreation Department proposed a new facility on Linden Street.

Continue ...

Selectmen Meet December 3rd

by Bill Tobin

The Board of Selectmen met on December 3rd and welcomed Jonathan Remkus as a member of the Holliston Police Department, and announced the retirement of a well known town official.

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Holliston DTC To Host Candlelight Vigil

by Lisa Kaplan

Members of the Holliston Democratic Town Committee will be hosting a candlelight vigil on Saturday, December 13 from 4-5pm on the green at the Congregational Church.

Continue ...

Small Business Weekend

by Andrea Pessolano

Representative Carolyn Dykema presents the formal resolution she sponsored declaring the weekend after Thanksgiving “Small Business Weekend.”

Continue ...

Board of Selectmen Meets -- November 19, 2014

by Nancy Farrell

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Advertisement