Selectmen OK more budgets

Feb 20, 2018 by

Published in the February 20, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Board of Selectmen approved 10 more small departmental budgets last week. Town accountant Kevin Gill presented the FY 2019 budgets, which he said all together were up about 3 percent over last year. Most of the department heads were on hand at the meeting to answer any questions. Gill said that the $202,875 Town Treasurer’s budget included an increase of $2,657, all of which reflected negotiated contractual salary increases. The selectmen approved the budget with no discussion. The Tax Collector’s budget was up $8,343, Gill said, which was also due to negotiated salary increases. After a brief discussion, the board approved the Tax Collector’s budget at $255,954. The Assessors budget was up $9,185, according to Gill, all of which was for...

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Cool ride

Feb 20, 2018 by

Published in the February 20, 2018 edition.

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Selectmen OK with power line decision...

Feb 19, 2018 by

Published in the February 19, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Board of Selectmen spent two hours Friday afternoon discussing whether and how they would comment on last week’s state Energy Facilities Siting Board decision to approve the 8.5-mile, Woburn-to-Wakefield underground transmission line proposed by National Grid and Eversource. Parties to the decision have until Feb. 22 to submit comments on the EFSB decision if they wish, Town Counsel Thomas Mullen told the board. Only Selectman Edward Dombroski voiced a strong objection to the EFSB decision, but in the end the board voted to send a carefully worded comment to the Siting Board that reflected a compromise among the selectmen. Part of the EFSB’s decision addressed the type of cable that would be used along the entire 8.5-mile route. National Grid and...

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Desolate

Feb 19, 2018 by

Published in the February 19, 2018 edition.

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