Friday, November 3, 2000
Shorts from the selectmen
· Cablevision power supply. A request was approved for placement of a new power supply in an area off Nowell Farme Road where other utility installations already exist. The unit will be a pedestal approximately four-and-a-half feet high.
· Congregational Church site plan review. A public hearing on the site plan for the Congregational Church expansion produced discussion but no action as the planning board has not completed its review of the project. The planning board will continue the review, including a number of visual screening concerns, at its next meeting on November 13.
Church representatives expressed concern about the slow pace of the process pointing out that their board of appeals approvals will expire at the end of November if ground is not broken. "I don't want them to have to go back for variances," said chair Michael Fitzgerald. Selectmen scheduled an additional meeting for Tuesday, November 21 to continue the public hearing on the site plan.
· School building committee. The selectmen approved the Feasibility Study Request for Qualifications which permits the committee to advertise in local papers and begin the selection process for a designer for the feasibility study. The study will include validation of enrollment projections, development of space requirements, analysis and evaluation of the current site and alternative sites.
· ConsCom staff hours increased. Conservation commission chair Carolyn Kiely requested that $7,095 be transferred from the "intents account," the majority of which is needed to cover additional staff hours of the conservation administrator and assistant for wetland-related activities. Selectmen approved an allocation of $500 to cover additional staff time for the month of November but asked for a full analysis of the ConsCom budget before considering additional funds. Kiely agreed to return on November 21 to review ConsCom activities and responsibilities, total ConsCom expenditures in recent years, the current level of spending, and a preliminary proposal for the 2002 budget.
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