Archive for March, 2014

Sign has been changed.

March 27, 2014

MA DOT has been very responsive on the two issues of the the open well and the signage.

Thank you District Engineer Paul Stedman, and your staff.

Thank you,

Well is covered

March 26, 2014

MA DOT has placed a heavy metal cover on the open well and will make further repairs later. Will you posted.

Thank you,

Hearing postponed.till April 14th at 7:15

March 24, 2014


National Development was not able to attend the meeting so the Selectmen postponed the hearing till Monday April 14th at 7:15 PM. Will send a reminder to all and let you know when the Planning Board will be hearing the article.

We mentioned to points to the Selectmen this evening:

1. The first photo shows an exposed well / hole on the exit 43S that is at least six feet deep and partially fillwed with water.

2. The second photo suggests that the state change the arrow instead of pointing right that it point straight ahead so people get to Market Street without having to turn around on Country Club.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Wallace McKenzie
781.462.1517 – office
wam – email

Market Street Zoning article hearing Monday the 24th at 7:00 PM at the Selectmen’s hearing room at Town Hall

March 23, 2014

Additional Signage for Market Street at Exit 43

There is a Selectmen’s meeting tomorrow evening (Monday March 24th) at 7:00 PM in the Selectmen’s room at Town Hall. At the meeting there will be a hearing on an article for the April Town Meeting for the town to accept a parcel of 19,951 sq ft as a public way.

This will enable the State to put a sign up on the highway directing people to Market Street at no cost to Market Street. If this is not done, Market Street would have to pay to have the sign put up.

There are questions about what liabilities the town will be assuming by accepting a portion of the street as a public way. Usually this is means that the town is responsible for plowing, trash pickup, maintenance of the road, etc.

Please attend and provide any your input.

Additional information can be found on the first six pages at

Thank you,
Wally McKenzie

And the Revenue starts

March 2, 2014

The following is a table from the MA Dept of Revenue that shows the quarterly meals tax payments that Lynnfield receives.  The numbers lag a quarter so the December increase is for the prior quarter.  It will be interesting to see values when the Sept-Dec 13 are show in another 3 months.

Local Option Meals Tax Revenue
Fiscal Year September December March June Total
2008 0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0
2012 6,507 26,090 22,281 21,377 76,255
2013 28,476 28,152 27,415 25,621 109,664
2014 32,204 63,602 0 0 95,806