Archive for August, 2015

PRESS RELEASE from Tom Terranova #lynnfield

August 25, 2015

Dear Neighbors,

As many of you know I had a very successful Community Meeting at which the Townspeople resounding opinion was to STOP the NED PIPELINE in LYNNFIELD. Currently I am working with Katy Shea and several other to organize a Lynnfield Committee to OPPOSE the NED Pipeline. If you are interested taking an active role with the Committee please contact me via email at tomtselectman or via Facebook or Katy Shea at the Lynnfield Transparency Blog. Updates opposing the NED Pipeline will be posted to the Lynnfield Transparency Blog and my Facebook page, so please stay in contact with us regarding this EXPLOSIVE ISSUE!

Tom Terranova

Thank you,


Planning Board meeting Wed Aug 26 at 7:00 PM Selectmen’s Room Town Hall. – SIGNS on the agenda #lynnfield

August 24, 2015




The Lynnfield Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at Town Hall, 55 Summer Street to consider proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaws.

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaws by:

Adding at the end of Section 6 Sign Regulations

6.8 Standards Applicable in All Districts

Signs shall neither contain moving elements nor convey the appearance of movement, whether by changing pixilation or any other physical or electronic representation of movement.

Adding to Section 2 Definitions

2.15 Sign

Any letter, figure, character, mark, plane, point marquee sign, design, poster, pictorial, picture, stroke, stripe, line trademark, reading matter or illuminated service, which shall be constructed, placed, attached, painted,, corrected, fastened or manufactured in any manner whatsoever, so that the same shall be used for the attraction of the public to any place, subject, person, firm corporation, public performance, article, machine or merchandise, whatsoever, which is displayed in any manner outdoor including any of the foregoing which may be visible in any manner for the outdoors.

Adding to Section 2 Definitions

2.16 Standards Applicable to all Definitions

2.16.1 Tense & Construction: Words used in the present tense include the future; the singular includes the plural, and the plural and the singular; the words “structure”, “land”, or “premises” shall be construed as though followed by the words “or any portion thereof”, and the word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely discretionary

2.16.2 Precedence: Those definitions that are set forth in a subsection outside this Section 2 shall take precedence only in that subsection; otherwise those listed in this section shall be used.

2.16.3 Specific Definitions: In this Zoning Bylaw each term shall have the meaning given herein, unless another meaning is required by the context.

2.16.4 Missing Definitions: Words not defined herein shall have the meaning as defined in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Building Code in effect on April 1, 2015

Adding to Section 9 Groundwater Protection District subsection 9.3.3 Definitions

7. Acre: For the purposes of this section of the Bylaw relating to Groundwater Protection only, an acre shall be considered to be 400,000 square feet.

The proposed amendments are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk Monday – Thursday 8-4:30, Friday 8-1 or the Planning Board office Monday-Thursday 9-3.

Clerk: Charles B. Wills

Thank you,

LOSgate resolved after 8 years #lynnfield #losgate #mapoli

August 23, 2015

Please see the most recent post at:

Thank you,

LOSgate resolved after 8 years #lynnfield #losgate #mapoli

August 23, 2015

After 8 years of asking what Level of Service meant at traffic intersections we finally have the definition from the Town Administrator Jim Boudreau.  These requests started before his term and are important as the residents were promised that the traffic improvements from the Market Street mall would increase the Level of Service from the existing F to a C.  As can be seen by the attached Beta Engineering report that will not always be the case.  At this point nothing can be done except to use it as a lesson going forward when traffic improvement promises are made.

BETA traffic report

The definitions of the various levels of service can be found at:


And Beta Engineering’s presentation is also attached.

BETA Market Street presentation

Gas Line Hearing # lynnfield

August 23, 2015

From Tom Terranova,

I want to thank Cathy Kristofferson and Paula Terrasi for presenting relevant information and answering pertinent questions from the many Townsfolk that attended Tom Terranova’ s August 19, 2015 Gas Pipeline Community Meeting. There are many questions that the Townsfolk in attendance had from how did the Gas Explosion occur on Robin Road in Lynnfield approximately 10 years ago, why does the Pipeline just end with no final distribution connection, to how will the GAS LEAKS effect OUR DRINKING WATER from the Town Wells? These are a few of the points of interest discussed that the Townsfolk in attendance were concerned with.

Below you will find the August 21, 2015 Boston Globe article “Project reveals 20,000 leaks in Mass. Gas lines”. You will read the Lynnfield is listed with the Communities with the most gas leaks, LYNNFIELD has 1.8 GAS LINE LEAKS PER MILE OF STREET. This needs to be addressed before we allow any additional gas lines to be installed in Lynnfield, the Townspeople safety is at risk and needs to be addressed!!

Tom Terranova


Thank you,
Wallace McKenzie
781.462.1517 – office
wam – email

Lynnfield Pipeline Meeting, Please attend #gaspipe #lynnfield

August 18, 2015


Gas Pipeline Installation

Potentially affecting your water supply and property values

To learn more attend:



7 PM – 9 PM


Tom Terranova will be holding a Community Meeting Thursday, August 20, 2014, at 7 PM in the Lynnfield Market Street Meeting Room at 600 Market Street (above Fugakyu’s Restaurant). The purpose of this meeting is to inform Lynnfield Residents of the Gas Pipeline that Kinder Morgan is proposing to install in Lynnfield, along with a Meter Station. There will be various professionals in attendance prepared to discuss the ramifications of the pipeline to Lynnfield Residents.

Please forward this to your neighbors and friends; as this will impact all of our lives.

Tom Terranova


Thank you,

Board of Selectmen Agenda 08/17/2015 #lynnfield

August 14, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Regular Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Town Hall

As a result of changes in the Open Meeting Law, the chair must announce at the outset of every meeting that the meeting is being recorded and transmitted via cable television.

7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance

Personnel Board interviews

Board of Registrars interviews

Request by Wakefield Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Lynnfield Public Library for One-Day Liquor License for fundraising event at Lynnfield Public Library

Deliberation on Yard House disciplinary hearing

HGC Automotive – compliance with terms of Class II motor vehicle license

Request for extended holiday hours, Market Street

Field usage agreement and fee structure

Requests to purchase Town-owned land on Harvey Park and Munroe Street

Union Hospital update

Anticipated vacancy on LIFE Board of Directors

Kinder Morgan pipeline

Request for executive session under Chapter 30A, Section 21(a)(3), for the purposes of collective bargaining strategy regarding the firefighters bargaining unit.

Use of Town facilities: Use of Streets: Best Buddies road race, Sept. 20, 2015

One-day liquor license: Listed above

Minutes: June 1, 2015; June 24, 2015; July 13, 2015

Proclamations: None

Administrative matters: Signing of warrants

Lines at Market Street . Thank you DPW. #lynnfield

August 10, 2015

The new lines to help guide traffic into Market Street were painted last week. Hopefully these will help with safety.

Thank you,

Chief Breen’s response what to do if people are urinating in public #lynnfield

August 5, 2015

There have been a few incidents in the published police logs and several non reported incidents in the past few months of people stopping their cars and using driveways or front yards to relieve themselves in the Market Street neighborhood.

I sent a note to the Chief and he responded with the following request if this happens

From: David Breen <dbreen>
Date: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: How can this be stopped?
To: Wallace McKenzie <wam>

I would call the police immediately and provide a license plate number and vehicle description.

Please follow this protocol and help the police.

Thank you,

Traffic lines at Market Street

August 2, 2015

Joe DeMaina checked with DPW Supt and due to scheduling issues with the painting contractor, the lines leading into Market St are now scheduled to be completed by August 15th.

Thank you,