Monday, May 13, 2013
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Town Meeting The annual Town Meeting will be held 7 p.m. in the Norton Middle School auditorium with the Special Town Meeting following at 8 p.m. See the attached PDF for a list of articles. 2. Book Explorers Try out slimy science experiments and read about great scientists with Ms Gina from CFCE and Ms Leslianne at Norton Public Library 4 p.m. This program is for grades kindergarten through 4. Pre-register at the library. 3. Celeste-A-Thon Join Supercuts for Celeste-A-Thon starting 9 a.m. at 121 Main St., Unit 430, …
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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Norton Board of Selectmen to meet 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Thursday, April 11
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Currently, Norton has 6,707 units of housing available in the town and would need 671 affordable units to make state-mandated goal.
Last month, selectmen voted 5-0 to allow a new town meeting warrant article in May that would allow the town to seek special Norton-only legislation concerning Chapter 40B, helping Norton to fill its quota. The warrant article at the special town meeting would, if passed by a counted majority, allow the town to count the 310 units currently in planning towards the Massachusetts Affordable Housing statute 10 percent goal. Would you vote 'Yes' for this reform? Why or why not?
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Ethan Stone performance EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton will welcome jazz pianist Ethan Stone for a performance 3 p.m. Stone holds a bachelor’s degree in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston and has extensive international performance experience. All are invited to attend this free performance. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 508-285-7745. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton is located at 184 Mansfield Ave. 2. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” book discussion An afternoon book discussion will be …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Island purchase outvoted 106-108.
With over 200 Norton residents present at the annual Town Meeting, voters approved funds for the J. C. Solmonese Elementary School roof, Town Hall repairs, tax increment financing for Waste Management and voted down the purchase of Pheeny’s Island. Article 22 asked the town to spend $149,900 in free cash to purchase the 9.17-acre property known as Pheeny’s Island. The island is one of two that are not currently owned by the town. Businessman Kenneth Leavitt recently expressed interest in purchasing the island, and to build a ropes course there. Friends of Pheeny’s Island, a group dedicated to the conservation of the land, hoped to obtain the land and stop the business from being built there. The vote to acquire Pheeny’s Island by eminent …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Norton Town Meeting rescheduled for Thursday.
Fall Town Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday has been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. The meeting will instead be held Thursday, Nov. 1. Town Hall will be open until noon today. The worst part of the storm for New England is expected to be from 9 a.m. through midnight Monday. As of 5 a.m., the National Weather Service Hurricane Center has Hurricane Sandy is about 385 miles south, southeast of New York City. The storm is traveling at approximately 15 mph toward the north. It is expected to turn northwest today, then turn toward the west-northwest tonight. The center of Sandy will move over the coast of the mid-atlantic states in the evening hours. The Town Meeting Thursday will decide the either approve or reject the proposed Waste …
List of warrant articles for meeting.
Monday, October 29, 2012
UPDATE: Town Meeting originally scheduled for tonight, Oct. 29, has been postponed until Thursday, Nov. 1. The time and place will remain 7 p.m. at Norton Middle School. The Town Hall will also close at noon.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Norton prepares for hurricane, sets storm date for Town Meeting to Nov. 1.
Town Meeting, weather permitting, is still set for Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Norton Middle School. The latest track of Hurricane Sandy has the storm pushing farther west according to this morning’s meteorologist reports. The National Hurricane Center has the center of the storm going either into Southern New Jersey or Delaware. If it moves north before going inland, it would bring wind and rain Monday afternoon through Tuesday with wind gusts of 40-60 mph with up to 5 inches of rain. Power outages would be likely. In the event of a bad storm that knocks out power, it will be rescheduled to Thursday. “If it’s just rainy and we have some wind, but we still have power, we will still have Town Meeting,” said Kimball. Town Meeting …
A vote to purchase the island proposed for a ropes course would cost town $149,900.
A group of residents called the Friends of Pheeny’s Island want Town Meeting voters to help them save a 6-acre privately owned island from becoming the site of what one called a “nature-faker amusement park.” The island, off the shore of the Norton Reservoir, could be destined to become a “zipline” ropes course, to be created by Connecticut based developer Kenneth Leavitt. An article on the warrant for the Monday night Town Meeting proposes the town take the island by eminent domain, and pay the owners the current asking price of $149,900. Leavitt and the owners have yet to sign a purchase and sale for the island, but the developer has spent significant money already laying out and designing the course, and also has spent many hours in …