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  • Dear Wayland Voter, At Annual Town Meeting on April 2 and 3, voters took the next step toward a new library building, addressed the possibility of marijuana sales and took environmental actions. The library trustees had worked for years and sought public opinion in hopes of renovating or replacing the current library on Concord Road. After nearly an hour of detailed debate, voters...
    waylandvoters1@... Apr 6
  • Wayland’s 2017 Annual Town Meeting begins today at 1 p.m. in the High School Field House. Doors open at noon. The $81,850,460 Fiscal 2018 total Omnibus budget (Article 6) is expected to come up for voter consideration sometime this afternoon. Last year, the FY17 total Omnibus budget approved by voters was for $79,234,945. The FY18 proposed total budget represents an increase of 3...
    waylandvoters1@... Apr 2
  • Dear Wayland Voter, Two days before the beginning of annual Town Meeting the School Committee introduced an unexpected complication for voters: a new teacher contract announcement that so far lacks important details. The school budget will be notably larger than the figure printed in the Town Meeting warrant. The chair of the Board of Selectmen had left the impression with the...
    waylandvoters1@... Apr 1
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  • In a low-turnout annual town election, Wayland voters returned Cherry Karlson to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday and for a second slot elected Doug Levine, who was partnered with Karlson in many campaign endorsements. Levine received 902 votes, Karlson 858 and Kamal Namou, a lifelong Wayland resident and recent university graduate, 435. Tom Abdella, who served previously on the...
    waylandvoters1@... Apr 1
  • In a low-turnout annual town election, Wayland voters returned Cherry Karlson to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday and for a second slot elected Doug Levine, who was partnered with Karlson in many campaign endorsements. Levine received 902 votes, Karlson 858 and Kamal Namou, a lifelong Wayland resident and recent university graduate, 435. Tom Abdella, who served previously on the...
    waylandvoters1@... Mar 28
  • Today is election day. Voter turnout as of late morning is remarkably light. Polls are open until 8 p.m. Today’s local election is one of two important chances for your voice to be heard. The other is Town Meeting, which starts next Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. in the field house at the High School. Voting will take place in the respective polling places (Precincts 1 and 4 in the...
    waylandvoters1@... Mar 28
  • After a lengthy Sunday morning meeting, Wayland’s school committee voted unanimously to offer the job of superintendent to Arthur Unobskey, currently assistant superintendent in Gloucester. Employment negotiations are expected to start soon. http://www.wayland.k12.ma.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_1036352/File/SchoolCommittee/Supt%20Search/Finalists/Arthur%20Unobskey_Resume.pdf A...
    waylandvoters1@... Mar 26
  • Dear Wayland Voter, A number of meetings have been rescheduled because of the snowstorm. Check town website calendar for posted agendas. http://www.wayland.ma.us/Pages/index Board of Public Works meeting, originally posted for Tuesday, March 14, with tonight as storm-related backup, has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, March 21. The March 14 ZBA hearing will be readvertised and...
    waylandvoters1@... Mar 15
  • Dear Wayland Voter, Final budget tinkering resulted in a projected tax increase of 4.47% in Fiscal 2018. Also in this newsletter: -- A search committee has recommended four candidates for the School Committee to consider for superintendent. -- A proposal for 40B affordable housing on School Street draws a capacity crowd of residents to a hearing. Meanwhile, a 40B development that...
    waylandvoters1@... Mar 12
  • Dear Wayland Voter, The latest projections show a 3.27% increase in the operating budget in the next fiscal year. This comes as the Finance Committee puts new controls in place and the town receives a warning that it could lose its top bond rating because of debt levels and dwindling reserves. Also in this newsletter: -- You have until March 8 to register to vote in the annual...
    waylandvoters1@... Mar 6