Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Board of Selectmen meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall.
1. The Canton Food Pantry is open today for Seniors Only from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. 960R Washington Street (781)821-8062. 2. At 10:00 a.m. there is a Caregivers Support Group at the Canton Senior Center. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month and is presented by the Hellenic Nursing Nursing Home and the Council on Aging. Caring for an elderly loved one is something you can not do alone. This group will give you support and comfort knowing that there is someone out there who understands. 3. Also at 10:00 a.m. at the Canton Senior Center there is an Oil Painting Class. Fee is $30. Bring a roll of paper towels and a lunch or call (781) 821-0093 to order your lunch at the Senior Center. Everyone, beginner or advanced leaves with a …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight.
The Board of Selectmen meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss the following issues: 7 p.m. - South Coast Rail Project Update – Jean Fox, South Coast Rail, Project Manager MassDOT 7:15 p.m. - Transfer of a License – 99 West, LLC d/b/a 99 Restaurant & Pub 362 Turnpike Street, Canton 7:20 p.m. - 2013 License Renewals – Class I, II and III (Motor Vehicle Sales) 7:25 p.m. - Action Items/New Business Vote to Appoint: Designated Members to the Community Preservation Committee; 7:30 p.m. - Action Items/Old Business 7:35 p.m. - Action Items/Other Business Water/Sewer Division 7:40 p.m. - Public Announcements/Public Comment
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Budget, CPA and Avalon Bay on the agenda.
There is a full agenda for the Canton Board of Selectmen's meeting tonight. The BOS are meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda includes several items. The board will hear an "application for the alteration of premises" for Halfway Café; an operational budget presentation from Police Chief Ken Berkowitz; a presentation on the Community Preservation Act; and a Capital Budget overview, according to the agenda. Also on the agenda for tonight is a presentation from Avalon Bay Communities for Avalon Canton. The BOS will discuss updates on the recreation director recruitment process, Green Lodge Street/Add-a-Lane Project and the health reform law. Tonight's public meeting is held in the Salah Meeting room at Town Hall.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Canton Board of Selectmen are set to discuss Reservoir Pond and other issues tonight at 7:00 p.m.
The Res will be a topic of discussion at tonight's Canton Board of Selectmen meeting. Tonight's agenda includes a Reservoir Pond update, an assessors reclassification hearing and Safe Haven Act signs. The town has been in negotiations with the owners of Reservoir Pond over the past several months. The conversation includes repairs to the pond, which the owners must make, prior to the town accepting the pond as a donation. The update was tabled at the last selectmen's meeting on October 25. At the last meeting, the selectmen heard a presentation from Meditech on a parking expansion plan. Paul Brodmerkel, managing partner at Site Design Professionals, LLC, told the BOS that due to structural damage at Meditech's current open-air, parking …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Board of Selectmen hired a new Animal Control Officer.
Canton's new Animal Control Officer Nadya Branca is passionate about animals and law enforcement. The town's newest employee started her new job this week. "I'm really excited to start," Branca told the Board of Selectmen last week. The new officer has a background in law enforcement. She worked for the MSPCA for seven years doing animal cruelty investigations and she also worked as a police officer for the police department in Martha's Vineyard and Bridgewater State College. The new Animal Control officer is also married to one of Canton's finest, Canton Police Officer William Branca. Mrs. Branca told the board she's an animal lover, and the proud owner of a horse along with five other animals at her home. "That's where my heart is," she …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The board met Tuesday night and discussed the new ACO and the dam repairs at Reservoir Pond.
The town of Canton has a new Animal Control Officer. At Tuesday night's Board of Selectmen meeting, the board officially approved the hiring of Nadya Branca. Branca will fill the vacant spot and will start the full-time position on October 1. Branca worked for the town's Animal Shelter for the past year in a part-time capacity, Town Administrator Bill Friel said. Police Chief Ken Berkowitz and the acting Animal Control Officer gave her high recommendations, Friel said. Nadya replaces former Animal Control Officer Paul Bastable, who resigned last month. Also, last night, Friel gave the BOS an update on repairs on the dam at Reservoir Pond. The town has been in the process of getting the appropriate repairs to fix the dam before the town …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Here are a few highlights from this week's Canton Board of Selectmen meeting.
No more BYOB at Takara Japanese Restaurant in Canton. The Canton eatery, which had a bring your own beer and wine policy, has officially upgraded to an all-alcohol serving establishment. The Canton Board of Selectmen approved the Japanese restaurant's application for an all-liquor license at Tuesday night's meeting. Takara, located at 592 Washington Street, has been open for the past eight years in Canton. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Town Administrator Bill Friel, updated the board on the Human Resources administrator job search. Friel told the board that the search committee will present three finalists to the BOS for consideration this month. "All three candidates are very strong," Friel said. In addition, Canton DPW Operations …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Canton Board of Selectmen discussed several issues including adding a liquor license to Homeward Suites and sidewalk tables to Chubby Chickpea.
At this week's Board of Selectmen meeting in Canton, members discussed proposals to add a liquor license to a hotel, outdoor seating to a downtown eatery and a new car lot. The next Board of Selectmen meeting is Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall.
Monday, June 27, 2011
An auditor presented findings to the Board of Selectmen on expanding the department.
An auditor presented findings to the Canton Board of Selectmen last week and suggested expanding the town's current one-person Human Resources Department. The town is in the process of hiring a new HR administrator to work for both the town and the school department, according to Town Administrator Bill Friel. The town had received 50 applications so far and a the screening committee will begin review them at the beginning of July, he told the board. Sandy Stapincksy, president of Human Resources, Inc., did a full audit of the town's human resources department. At Tuesday's meeting, she presented the findings to the board. After interviewing managers and comparing the town services to other towns, and comparing HR jobs with the private …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Some Canton voters to have new precincts, polling locations come January 1, 2012.
The town of Canton is getting "re-precincted." After the federal census of 2010, Canton is now making changes to its six voter precincts. Due to a mandate from the Secretary of State's office, the Board of Selectmen in conjunction with Town Clerk Tracy Kenney had to make some changes. At the Board of Selectmen meeting yesterday afternoon, Kenney presented the changes to the board. Due to the census, the town had to reexamine population totals for each precinct, she stated. As of the 2010 census, Canton has a population of 21, 561, Kenney said. There should be about 3, 594 voters in each precinct. Each precinct can not be greater or less than five percent of this target, according to the state regulations, she said. "We always try to make …