Thursday, May 9, 2013
A look at what Selectmen will be discussing tonight.
Thursday, May 9
Norton selectmen will be reviewing this year's Annual Town Meeting Warrant and the budget for FY14 tonight. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Selectmen's Meeting room in Norton Town Hall. Below is the agenda: AGENDA BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING Thursday, May 9, 2013 Next Meeting: May 16, 2013 I. CALL TO ORDER BY CHAIRMAN A. Roll Call B. Pledge of Allegiance II. WARRANTS AND MINUTES A. Approve bills Warrant #67, dated May 9, 2013, in the amount of $ B. Approve Minutes – III. LICENSES AND PERMITS 1. Application of Norton High School Parent Advisory Board for a Walk/Run Road Race (Norton High School Graduation Fundraiser), to be held Sunday, June 2, 2013, 9:30 A.M. – 12:00 Noon IV. ANNOUNCEMENTS SPRING ANNUAL AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS TO …
Friday, April 5, 2013
South Shore Millwork looking for a loan to expand in Norton.
The South Shore Millwork made a proposal to the Norton Board of Selectmen for a Tax Increment Finance to expand the business Thursday night. Tax Increment Finance (TIF) is essentially a loan from the town to a company based on projected future tax revenue from the expansion based on an increase in property value. Selectmen were receptive to the idea, but it will be up to the town to decide at town meeting. “They’ve been a very good neighbor,” selectman Robert Kimball said. “I think it’s in our best interest to make sure we take care of it.” The proposal will be an article in the spring town meeting for the town to vote on May 13. Owner Jeff Burton said the TIF and the expansion project already have approval from the planning board. “We had…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Norton Selectmen and Water officials debate the current problems with the Tri Town Sewer district agreement.
Tri Town Sewer District negotiations have been going on for the past five years, and members of the Water and Sewer Department told the Norton Board of Selectmen they’re getting close to an agreement at a meeting Thursday night. The issue of contention that’s holding up negotiations is the amount of money Norton would receive for hosting the sewer expansion needed to handle the three towns. The main crux of the problem for Norton at least is that the expansion would require two additional parcels for which the town currently collects taxes on, taxes which the town would lose. Superintendent of Norton Water Department Diane McEligott said negotiations for the reimbursement are continuing, but are still up in the air and could seriously …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Selectmen agree to make first changes in liquor policy since the early 90s.
The Norton Board of Selectmen discussed their plan to revise the alcohol policy of the town. Selectmen decided in an earlier meeting to take a look at their current liquor policy since it hasn’t been changed since the early 90s. The biggest issue of contention on the policy was the punitive rates for establishments in Norton that break the town’s policy. Currently in the policy, the punitive measures for a first and third offense had minimums. A first offense was a suspension of the place’s alcohol license for five days and the third offense was 10 to 30 days. The board tentatively agreed to suspend an offender’s liquor license for up to five days on a first offense to allow for some flexibility and human error. “I like to have guidelines…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Norton selectmen discuss the possibility of an active shooter exercise in the town.
The Norton Board of Selectmen discussed on Tuesday the possibility of executing an active shooter exercise at one of Norton’s schools. An active shooter exercise is a plan that simulates an armed shooter within a building in town and gauges the response of emergency officials. Police, fire and EMS personnel would be on hand to deal with potential situations that an armed assailant in a building could bring up. Selectmen also discussed the possibility of installing a camera system into the high school as part of its current renovation work. “If we’re building a new high school, why would we not include the opportunity to put cameras on the premises?” said selectman Robert Kimbull. The problem, said town manager Michael Yunits, is that the…
Norton Selectmen discuss the current plan for the 2013 Founders Day Celebration.
The Norton Board of Selectmen talked with William Lippincott on Thursday concerning the current stage of the 2013 Norton Founders Day Picnic. Lippincott said they will be meeting at the VFW on Feb 11 at 7 p.m. to discuss planning strategies. “There’s a core of us that are going to go forward,” he said. “If anyone in the community wants to be involved just come on down on Monday.” Lippincott said that the event will be similar to last year’s celebration in terms of format. He said there is one aspect of the event that will not be returning this year. “I will not be in the dunk tank again,” he said. He added that the most popular event from last year, the blueberry pie eating contest, will also be returning. The event is currently planned to…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Welcome to the first day of 2013.
1. Happy New Year Norton! Welcome 2013. How did you celebrate New Year's Eve or how are you enjoying New Year's Day? Please post your photos in Pics & Clips. 2. The New Year is being welcomed in with a cold, but a sunny day. The high temperature, according to WHDH, is expected to be 35 with a low of 28. 3. The Norton School Committee will be meeting Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Norton Middle School Library at 8:30 a.m. 4. Norton High School will be presenting "Annie The Musical" at Norton Middle School, Friday, Jan. 18 and Monday, Jan. 19 will be at 7 p.m., while Sunday, Jan. 20 will be at 2 p.m. Admission is $7. 5. The Norton Board of Selectmen's meeting scheduled for Thursday has been postponed.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Red Mill Village residents oppose pizzeria's beer and win license, but Norton selectmen grant license.
A restive crown of several dozen residents of Norton’s upscale Red Mill Village rallied to try to protect what they say is both their way of life and their property values Thursday. They protested both the application of a nearby pizzeria for a beer and wine license, and a proposal for a 230-unit affordable apartment complex tentatively planned for adjacent property along East Main Street. In a rare lengthy session at the town library, residents said they were only a small sampling of a much larger group who opposed both propositions. A petition had been circulated that had already gathered 90 signatures against the beer and wine license sought by the owner of Mangia Pizzeria within the Red Mill Plaza, and an investigative group had been …