Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Live reporting - Closing

parking lot at Depot St will be closed for about 6-7 months due to construction

looking at options to relocate the 27 spots elsewhere for the commuters

looking at a regionalization with 4 towns for dispatch services

Pleasant St house, old DelCarte house was demolition last week

Community Gardens coming to King St fields

Budget still not finalized at State

PEG agreement being worked

Met with the Big Y, expect to put a shovel in the ground in July

Vallee - when construction will begin for Main St project?
Nutting - likely 2012 at earliest, looking at perhaps a one lane cover if we have the money


McGann - any news on the bell?
Nutting - no

Vallee - it seems to me that these costs on the Town side are excessive
Nutting - we leave public safety decisions to our key personnel

Vallee - I think these costs are excessive
Nutting - I think 60% of the costs are related to the fireworks

Whalen - what is the timing on the remaining budget items
Nutting - health care costs we'll have next Tuesday, they have been dragging out, they'll we'll present options to the employees and to the unions. I can put a budget together with worse case numbers but I don't think we have numbers from the State until we get the House numbers in April. Our employees and the unions have been very open to changes, we are hoping that continues this year.

Whalen - when will we get numbers worst case?
Nutting - May, I think I am going to have to do the budget before that and have everybody be flexible

Mason - thanks to the Scouts for attending this evening
congratulations to the FHS Hockey team for making the state finals on Sunday

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION – Negotiations, Litigation, Real Property, as May Be Required


Franklin, MA

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