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760WVN ALERT: Hearing canceled/ Final 375 events

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  • waylandvoters1
    Jun 11, 2014

      The advertised rate hearing for Wednesday, June 11 has been canceled by the Wastewater Management District Commission (WWMDC).

      In a brief statement issued after two executive sessions on June 9, the WWMDC said: “Working together, the Wayland Wastewater Management District Commission and Board of Selectmen have decided to pursue betterments to finance the capital costs of the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Since betterments are part of the FY2015 budget, we do not need to hold a rate hearing. As a result, the scheduled rate hearing for 2014 June 11th is no longer necessary and is hereby canceled. Under advice of special Counsel, the WWMDC is not able to say more at this time.”

      For some time the commission has been evaluating imposing betterment or surcharge fees.

      Users of the town’s new $5.6-million treatment plant have been complaining for months about the prospect of huge betterment fees. According to comments made in public session, the WWMDC has until mid-August to establish the betterments.
      For more information:


      Participants and spectators are welcome at Wayland’s three-mile parade from the Cochituate Ball Field to the Town Building on Saturday June 14. The parade participants will include children, adults, schools, Town of Wayland public services, local businesses, bands, historic groups, and more! At the town building there will be games and entertainment for all ages as well as burgers and hot dogs.

      In the evening, a family barn dance and bonfire at 43 Old Connecticut Path will mark the end of the year of Wayland’s 375th anniversary. It will feature square dancing, a pie eating contest, bull rides and more, ending with a ceremonial burning of a Blue Heron structure by the Mythmakers. A donation is suggested.

      The parade launches at 9:30 a.m. and participants are requested to assemble at 8:30 a.m. It winds up Route 27 and is expected to end about noon. Further information and sign-up is at http://waylandparade.org/ http://waylandparade.org/

      Because of the parade, that portion of Route 27 will be closed to vehicular traffic, and parking will be limited at certain locations. A traffic advisory is posted here:


      On Friday, June 13, folks are invited to bring a picnic to the Daddio’s concert from 6-8 p.m. at the town beach.


      Thursday, June 12 - Conservation Commission public hearing at 7:50 p.m. to consider an amendment to its regulations given new FEMA floodplain maps effective July 2014.

      Monday, June 23 - The Board of Selectmen expects to interview those seeking appointment to town boards and committees. Volunteers are still needed for the following positions:

      For more information on how to apply:

      Tuesday, July 8 --The Planning Board will hear 150 Main Street’s request to eliminate a condition that it can construct a single building -- a CVS drug store -- after a favorable ruling from the Land Court. The attorney for the developer explained the request at the June 3 Planning Board meeting, which drew standing room only attendance and town counsel. WayCAM’s recording:

      The Planning Board’s May 28 presentation to the League of Women Voters, advertised as “Putting the Town into Town Center,” is also available on WayCAM:

      That evening’s Powerpoint presentation is available here:
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      Michael Short, Editor