Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Special Town Meeting lasted approximately 20 minutes Monday night once a quorum was reached.
It took some time to get going, but once it started it went by fast. Easton residents overwhelmingly approved all 10 Special Town Meeting warrant articles Monday night at Oliver Ames High School. The meeting, originally scheduled for 7 p.m., did not begin until 7:34 as town officials struggled to secure a quorum of 100 voters. Once there was a quorum, though, the meeting lasted only 20 minutes and was over before 8 p.m. Voters approved a slew of fund transfers, equipment and technological upgrades for emergency personnel and an additional $750,000 to repair Easton Middle School's roof. The article to generate the most discussion throughout the night was Article 4, which approved the purchase of certain streetlights currently owned by …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Easton Special Town Meeting is tonight.
1. Hearing and Vision Screenings at the Food Pantry Today at noon, the Easton Lions Club will offer free hearing and vision screenings to all Easton Food Pantry recipients and any veterans interested in the program. Southeast Rehab will also offer blood pressure and diabetes screenings. 2. Easton DPW's Safety Newsletter Click here for the November edition of the DPW's Safety Signal newsletter. 3. Easton Special Town Meeting TODAY Easton Special Town Meeting is TONIGHT at 7 p.m. at Oliver Ames High School. To view the latest warrant with descriptions of each article, click here. 4. Festival of Trees Coming Soon The Easton Garden Club is presenting the Easton Festival of Trees starting on Saturday, December 1st and running through Saturday, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Click through for a look at Monday's Special Town Meeting Warrant with explanations of each article.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Easton will hold a Special Town Meeting Monday, Nov. 19 at Oliver Ames High School beginning at 7 p.m. Above is a list, along with explanations, of all 10 warrant articles. Click through the pdf to see what will be discussed Monday night.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Easton Patch Editor Patrick Maguire takes a look at some of this week's notes.
Once a week, Easton Patch Editor Patrick Maguire will open up his notebook and share his notes with you. If you have a question, comment, or opinion, share it in the comments section or email Patrick.Maguire@Patch.com. Many of Patrick's notes will be followed with a more in-depth article later in the week. Let the budget talks begin. This past week marked the beginning of town budget discussions for FY2013. If you were at Easton Special Town Meeting last night, you might have already noticed whispers. Resident Donna Abelli wanted to wait until we had a FY13 budget before adding new positions to the police department as part of Article 3, which amended FY2012's budget. While the budget is always tight, Easton Town Administrator David Colton…
Monday, February 6, 2012
There were 114 people at the hour, eight minute long meeting.
Easton residents approved eight Special Town Meeting articles Wednesday night at Oliver Ames High School, ranging from Mobile Home Park bylaws, to budget amendments, to the addition of a generator in the Town of Easton Offices. Each article was approved with overwhelming support from the 114 present voters, but few went without discussion. The most contentious article was the addition of a bylaw that creates guidelines for a Mobile Home Parks Rent Control Board in Easton. The article follows a citizen petition last may that approved a request that the state authorize the town to regulate rents and evictions in Easton's Mobile Home Community. While the town is still awaiting the state's approval, Community Housing Planner Timothy Harrigan…
Everything you need to know for tonight's Special Town Meeting
Live Updates from Easton's Special Town Meeting.
Easton residents are voting on eight articles tonight at the Special Town Meeting at Oliver Ames High School. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. To view a full guide of Special Town Meeting articles, click here.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
A look at the final Articles listed for Monday's Special Town Meeting
This week, we'll take a look at each article in the Special Town Meeting Warrant. The Special Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. at the Oliver Ames High School auditorium. Earlier this week, we took a look at Articles 1-7. Today we'll take a look at the final three articles. The Easton Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee have recommended that the residents of Easton approve Articles 7 and 8 in the Special Town Meeting Warrant. The last article, Article 9, will be dismissed on the floor because it will not require a Town Meeting Vote. In Article 7, the Town is continuing a project that was started when the Town voted in May of 2010 to develop a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan. State law requires that a plan is …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Townspeople will vote next Monday at Special Town Meeting.
This week, we'll take a look at each article in the Special Town Meeting Warrant. The Special Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. at the Oliver Ames High School auditorium. Earlier this week, we took a look at Articles 1-3. Today we'll take a look at Articles 4, 5 and 6 and tomorrow we'll take a look at Articles 7 and 8. The Easton Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee have both recommended that the townspeople vote for Articles 4, 5, and 6 in the Special Town Meeting Warrant. Article 4, which asks residents to appropriate $133,924 is a result of local aid received from the state this past fall. "The state distributed an additional local aid payment in the fall," Town Administrator Colton said. "We’re going to put it in …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A look at Articles 2 and 3 in the Special Town Meeting Warrant.
This week, we'll take a look at each article in the Special Town Meeting Warrant. The Special Town Meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Oliver Ames High School auditorium. Yesterday, we took a look at Article 1. Today we'll take a look at Articles 2 and 3, and tomorrow we'll take a look at Articles 4, 5 and 6. The Easton Board of Selectmen and the Easton Finance Committee both recommended that the townspeople vote in favor of articles 2 and 3 in the Special Town Meeting Warrant. In Article 2, the Town is looking to grant itself an easement for a new walkway between Lothrop Street and Easton Middle School in the Easton Public Schools complex. The land is already owned by the Town and the construction of the walkway is provided by a …