WVN Alert: School plans, water rates, assessments
- Dear Wayland Voter,
The School Committee will hold a public forum from 7 to 9 p.m.
on Monday Jan. 28 on a proposal to reconfigure the elementary
schools. This move would save an estimated $400,000 to
lessen an anticipated $2.6 million Wayland budget shortfall.
The forum will be held in the large hearing room at the Town
After studying ways to save money, the School Committee voted
on Jan. 15 that if reconfiguration becomes necessary Loker
School would house kindergarten classes. Happy Hollow and
Claypit Hill would continue to serve grades 1-5. But the
committee agreed to solicit more public comment before
The Committee plans to vote after the forum on whether to
move forward on the "2-1/2 school" model for the fall of 2008.
For details, see http://www.waylandschoolcommittee.org
Other Wayland matters:
Monday Jan. 28. Board of Assessors meeting, 6:30 p.m. The
Board met on Jan. 24 and announced that it has revised
calculations for some parts of the Dudley Pond waterfront. The
Board said it is sending letters asking about 50 residents to file
for abatements. WVN reported earlier on huge assessment
increases in the area.
Tuesday Jan. 29. Board of Selectmen meeting, 7 p.m. (instead
Tuesday Jan. 29. Planning Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Public
hearing on Baldwin water filtration plant and informal
discussion of developing Lee's Farm Stand site.
Wednesday Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Water commissioners' public
hearing to explain new rates that would result in an aggregate
increase of about 50 percent.
Friday, Feb 1. Deadline for paying quarterly property tax bills and
filing for abatements.
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Michael Short, Editor