WVN Alert: Meetings and deadline
- Dear Wayland Voter,
Upcoming meetings (all at the town building) and a deadline:
-- Monday Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Park & Recreation Commission hearings on applications to remove a number of public trees. Wayland is known for its devotion to trees, and removal can
Among trees initially listed for removal is a large maple on the historic Mellen Green at the Route 20/27/126 intersection; the application was withdrawn a few days ago without
-- Monday Oct. 6, 7 p.m.. School Committee. The agenda includes preliminary discussion of the Fiscal 2010 budget and an update on school reconfiguration.
-- Monday Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Finance Committee. Chris Riley has resigned from the Committee, giving the Board of Selectmen an opportunity to appoint a replacement. (Some towns elect
the finance committee as a way of encouraging breadth of views. Wayland's system might benefit if there is diversity among applicants.)
-- Monday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Board of Assessors will discuss plans for the consultant study of property values and procedures in the office.
-- Monday Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Board of Selectmen. The agenda includes Bow Road traffic mitigation and logistical concerns about the November special Town meeting.
Because modifications of the high school field house won't be finished in time, the middle school auditorium has been suggested as a Town Meeting alternative, but the the site could
present parking problems and WayCAM would not be able to broadcast from there.
-- Tuesday Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. Ad Hoc Committee to seek budget savings.
-- Tuesday Oct. 7, 7:15 p.m. Candidates Night. A chance to question state representative candidates and discuss ballot questions, including Question 1, which would eliminate the
state income tax.
-- Tuesday Oct. 14, 7:15 p.m. Board of Selectmen. Up to an hour has been set aside for public discussion of Question 1. (This is not a hearing, since the town has no jurisdiction.) A
Wayland resident, Carla Howell, is a leading proponent of the measure. The selectmen voted unanimously to recommend voter rejection. In addition to Candidates NIght, this is a good
opportunity to hear arguments and perhaps learn more about specific local and statewide consequences should the question pass.
-- Wednesday Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Board of Assessors. Public hearing, a chance to learn more about the assessment process, which has changed.
-- Wednesday Oct. 15. Last day to register to vote.