Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Live reporting: Legislation for action

(resumed after break)

EDC meeting
filled agenda,
discussed neighborhood business
residential 5
Pond St again on Jan 20th
light signs on i495 coming to a future agenda


Resolution 16-01: G.L. Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41C, Property Tax Exemption
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

in 2010, the Council increased from 500 to 700, about 30 residents meet the requirements

Resolution 16-02: Amending the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-off Abatement Program
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

increase in minimum wage
very successful program, 88 people worked last year
increased to maximum amount 10/hr, $1000/year

Pfeffer, have to apply each year
more women than men
we can only take care of 88 seniors

Karen Alves sent a note to all the department heads to see what the opportunity will be
library may not need many with the relocation (they usually take 16)

we should be able to help more than 88 people!

what is the qualified senior citizens
first come first served, no means test, never hit the max of 100 people

Resolution 16-03: Acceptance of Gift – Recreation Dept.
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

Resolution 16-04: Grant of Utility Easement – 275 Beaver Street
motion to waive the reading, seconded, passed 9-0
motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

need to put a hole to add power to the Recreation building, utility company ready to go

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