Friday, December 7, 2012
All-alcohol license for a restaurant will increase from $1,500 to $1,650.
Selectmen recently voted to hike fees for some licenses in town by 10 percent, after a volley of back and forth arguments over several meetings, for and against greater increases. Board members tossed around a variety of scenarios that proposed different increases for different kinds of licenses, but finally decided an across the board even increase for alcohol licenses would be fair and easily understood. Nearby communities, they reasoned, generally charge more than Norton, but the town wants to retain as many businesses as possible, so holding back on big increases could encourage restaurants and package stores to come into town, or to stay. Last week, the board voted on the final version of the fee table. The highest price license, …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Residents may make payments and get license on town website.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Current 2011 dog licenses are due to expire Dec. 31. For the convenience of dog owners, dog licensing and payments may now be done online at the Town of Norton website. In order to take advantage of the online licensing and payment option, a current rabies certificate must be on file at the Town Clerk’s Office. The expiration date of the rabies certificate must be after Jan. 1, 2012 and if processing in January or later, the expiration date must extend beyond the date of processing. If the rabies certificate is not on file or expired, residents may fax a copy of their new rabies certificate to 508-285-0297 or e-mail a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow at least one week for the town clerks office to process the certificate and …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Citizens showing resistance in licensing dogs.
Is the town going to the dogs? Apparently, hundreds of Norton dog owners are thumbing their noses at the town regulation requiring dogs to be licensed with the town clerk. One article on the special town meeting scheduled for Jan. 19 aim to arm the animal control officer with updated computer software that will make it easier to track dogs that are licensed, and another will propose to change the registration date for licensing. Town Manager Jim Purcell said the $8,000 transfer requested at town meeting in Article 3 will provide both hardware and software that will allow the animal officer to sort by address, owner name, and any disease issue. He said tracking and registering dogs is not just a matter of paperwork -- his office gets calls …