Monday, May 20, 2013
The Wayland Board of Selectmen will meet Monday at 7 p.m.
Town Administrator Fred Turkington provided the preview below. The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, May 20, 2013, in Wayland Town Building beginning at 7 p.m. After reviewing the meeting agenda for the viewing public and making any announcements, Selectmen will hear public comment. At 7:15 p.m., the board will then consider the liquor license application of Takara Japanese Restaurant, a new eatery in the Town Center, as well as a change of manager application from Coach Grill. At approximately 7:40 p.m., selectmen will discuss with the Police Chief the analysis of the traffic impact of the use of a “do not enter between 6 and 9 a.m.” on Mitchell Street to address neighborhood concerns about cut-through traffic to and from the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wayland Selectmen Tony Boschetto and Joe Nolan will be at the Wayland Town Center Panera this week.
Wayland selectmen will greet and talk with residents later this week during office hours at the newly opened Wayland Town Center location of Panera Bread. Selectmen hold office hours at locations around town about once a month, "in an effort to improve communication with residents." On Friday, May 17, Selectmen Joe Nolan and Tony Boschetto will be at Panera from 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. to talk with residents. There is no appointment necessary as the conversations will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. "While selectmen are available by telephone at home, can be contacted by email, and hold public comment at the beginning of each regular meeting, these office hours will afford citizens another opportunity to express opinions on town …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Wayland Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers for two newly created committees.
The Wayland Board of Selectmen voted at its most recent meeting to create two temporary advisory committees and is now looking for residents to serve. According to a press release, one committee will examine Wayland Cares. The committee will look at "responding to the near unanimous support by Town Meeting of services, but [discomfort] with the organizational structure or the use of local tax dollars to continue to support the initiative." The committee will evaluate the Wayland Cares program and recommend "a service-delivery model by November 2013 for inclusion in the FY2015 annual operating budget." The other committee will focus its attentions on Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB). Specifically, the OPEB advisory committee will look …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Wayland Board of Selectmen will begin its Monday, May 6 meeting at 6:30 p.m. in executive session. The regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The preview below was provided by Town Administrator Fred Turkington. The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, May 6, 2013 in Wayland Town Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an executive session to discuss collective bargaining strategy. The regular meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. After reviewing the meeting agenda for the viewing public and making any announcements, Selectmen will hear public comment. The board will then consider the request of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church to waive building permit fees for improvements to the church property. At approximately 7:50 p.m., selectmen will review and approve the meeting schedule for the balance of calendar year 2013, discuss potential portfolio and liaison assignments …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The April 22 Board of Selectmen meeting featured a few tidbits apart from the big news.
1. Moment of Silence. Joe Nolan led the board and meeting attendees in a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing. "We all had friends and neighbors that were impacted," Nolan said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who were injured in that terrible, terrible event. Watching the citizens and everyone who stepped up and really saved a lot of lives. It showed the best nature of our character as citizens and humans." 2. New Leadership. As this was the first public meeting since the conclusion of the 2013 Annual Town Meeting, selectmen elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Doug Leard will serve as chairman and Tony Boschetto as vice chairman for the next year. They were unanimously …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Wayland's Board of Selectmen and other relevant committees heard from representatives of the town's Department of Public Works before discussing funding options and other questions related to the DPW facility and filed grievances.
Joe Doucette told selectmen and others Monday night that the conditions at the town's current Department of Public Works garage are “repulsive, dangerous and inexcusable." No one argued with the assessment. At issue is exactly how to handle the situation given that funding for a new facility failed to pass at Wayland's Annual Town Meeting. Doucette is the senior foreman with the DPW and served as the representative speaker for Teamsters Union 170, which filed a grievance with the town on April 8, just hours after voters failed to pass an Annual Town Meeting article appropriating funds for a new DPW facility at the site of the current salt shed on River Road. Two additional grievances, filed on behalf of Stephen Kadlik and Michael Lindeman…
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Wayland Board of Selectmen will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Large Hearing Room at Wayland Town Building.
The preview below was provided by Town Administrator Fred Turkington. The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Wayland Town Building, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be convened by senior Selectman Joe Nolan pending the election by a chair from among members of the board. After Nolan reviews the meeting agenda for the viewing public and makes any announcements, selectmen will hear public comment. Then, the election of chair and vice-chair will occur, followed by the bi-annual adoption of the guiding principles and code of conduct. The board will then review and approve the meeting schedule through June 2013 and consider the meeting schedule for the balance of calendar year 2013. Selectmen will briefly review …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Wayland Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Wayland Town Building.
Wednesday, March 27
Editor's Note: This morning, Patch learned from Wayland Fire Chief Vinnie Smith that the "fireworks" approval listed in the agenda and in the preview below is actually a request from the 375th Committee to the BOS to authorize Smith to issue a permit for a ceremonial bonfire, not fireworks. We've left the below preview unchanged, but wanted to note the discrepancy here. The preview below was submitted by Town Administrator Fred Turkington. The Board of Selectmen will meet on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Wayland Town Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m. After Chairman John Bladon reviews the meeting agenda for the viewing public and makes any announcements, selectmen will consider the consent calendar, review correspondence and hear public …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wayland's Board of Selectmen will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wayland Town Building.
Monday, March 18
This preview was provided by Town Administrator Fred Turkington. The Board of Selectmen will meet on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Wayland Town Building. After Chairman John Bladon reviews the meeting agenda for the viewing public and makes any announcements, selectmen will sign and cause to have posted the Warrant for the 2013 Annual Town Meeting. Following the introductory items, public comment will be heard. At 7:15 p.m., the board will conduct a public hearing to consider the on-premises all alcohol liquor license application of The Local, a restaurant scheduled to open in the Wayland Town Center this spring. After the licensing hearing, selectmen will prepare for the Annual Town Meeting, including discussion on plans for the Warrant …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Wayland's Annual Town Election will take place on April 2, 2013.
Friday, March 8
The candidate statement below was submitted by Wayland Board of Selectmen candidate (David) Gordon Cliff. His website is www.keepwaylandstrong.com and his Facebook page is at Facebook.com/VoteCliff4WaylandSelectman I am running for a position on the Board of Selectmen because I want to make sure Wayland retains the attractive elements most of us hold dear: premier schools, a strong commitment to public safety and health, open spaces, conservation, recreation, senior services, and affordable housing. We want to be proud of our town, and confident that it will continue to attract the steady flow of new, community-minded people we need to protect and grow our property values. I want us to Keep Wayland Strong – to continue to be a community …