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"Moody's Investors Service has assigned a 'negative outlook' to the credit ratings of a dozen affluent Massachusetts communities and two regional school districts, in an ominous sign of how the…Continue
Started Aug 9, 2011
As I followed the discussion at the July 5 Board of Selectmen's meeting:1) The proposed mission statements for the CAC and for the Steering Committee were adopted by the BOS with minor changes.2) A…Continue
Started Jul 8, 2011
The Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) targets around $60 million a year in highway infrastructure spending (includes roads, bridges, intersections, bike paths, pedestrian…Continue
Started Mar 21, 2011
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Last summer Governor Patrick signed changes to the Community Preservation Act (CPA) into law. Some of those changes are described here:
Because of the changes to eligible uses for recreational facilities, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR),…Continue
Posted on December 1, 2012 at 3:40pm
So--now that the article petitioning the legislature to increase Sudbury's Board of Selectmen from three to five has passed, where did all the passion for study go? Surely if the town is at risk for dire unintended consequences we should be attempting to identify and mitigate them. If "further study" was not just a delaying tactic, but was a result of genuine concern about negative effects on town government, we should even now be investigating the effects of expanding the Board of…Continue
Posted on October 4, 2012 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments
At the May 22, Board of Selectmen's meeting Selectman Haarde described work proposed by the Sudbury Route 20 Sewer Steering Committee (SSC).
The SSC proposes to interview the Town Manager (Maureen Valente) and the Director of Public Works (Bill Place) on how they see the proposed Sewer District being organized. Then the SSC would like to get on the agenda of a meeting of the Sudbury Water District to discuss Sewer District organization with them.
Posted on June 4, 2012 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment
On May 24 the Massachusetts Senate passed the CPA reform legislation (HB 765) 38-0. The Massachusetts House passed similar legislation 155-0 on April 24.
The Senate's CPA budget amendment provides a one-time appropriation of $5 million in funding for the statewide CPA Trust Fund in July 2012, while the House version grants a $25 million recurring sum from the annual state budget surplus beginning in the fall of 2013. All the other provisions of the CPA…Continue
Posted on May 26, 2012 at 10:14am — 2 Comments