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Selectmen Preview: Finance Director Candidate, Petitioner's Workshop and More

The Board of Selectmen will meet Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Wayland Town Building. To accommodate the schedule of individuals presented to the selectmen and other committees, the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

After Chairman John Bladon reviews the meeting agenda for the viewing public, Town Clerk Lois Toombs will swear in new firefigther/paramedic Colin Richardson.

After receiving public comments, the board will interview Jessica Green for appointment to fill an unexpired term on the Personnel Board. Next, Town Administrator Fred Turkington will present Brian Keveny to the selectmen for ratification of the appointment as Finance Director.

At 7:15 p.m., the board will hold the petitioner's workshop for citizens interested in learning more about the process for filing a petitioner's article for inclusion in the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting. Following the workshop, Scott McIntire, a partner at Melanson & Health, will present the Town's financial statements for fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. Selectmen will review the recommendation of the auditors to management, and the proposed response to address the recommendation.

At 8:15 p.m., selectmen will hold a special public comment period to hear from residents regarding three proposed initiatives under consideration for the proposed FY2014 budget - funding Wayland Cares, adding an additional police officer, and adding an additional firefighter/paramedic.  Wayland Cares has been funded for the apst five years by a Federal grant which expires in September 2013.  Following public comment, selectmen will vote on the Town Administrator's recommended preliminary FY2014 annual operating budget for departments and committees under the jurisdiction of the selectmen.

Following review of the FY2014 budget, the Board will review standard articles for submission for inclusion in the 2013 Annual Town Meeting Warrant, as well as pending article topics that may be submitted by the Jan. 15 deadline.

After considering the consent calendar and reviewing correspondence, selectmen will then listen to the report of the town administrator and offer general items of concern.  The Board will extend the term and duration of the Public Safety Building Advisory Committee for two months to project completion and discuss scheduling office hours.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Selectmen's Meeting Room.

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