Archive for May, 2019

Pillings Pond to be treated on May 29

May 28, 2019

WARNING
PILLINGS POND TO BE TREATED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019

THESE WATERS HAVE BEEN CHEMICALLY TREATED TO CONTROL THE GROWTH OF NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION

DO NOT USE THE WATER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S) UNTIL THE DATE NOTED BELOW:

DRINKING AND COOKING
5/31/2019
BOATING, FISHING AND SWIMMING
5/30/2019
WATERING OF LIVESTOCK
5/30/2019
IRRIGATION
6/3/2019
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lynnfield Conservation Commission: 781-334-9495
THIS CHEMICAL TREATMENT IS BEING CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO A PERMIT ISSUED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (MASSDEP) AND AN ORDER OF CONDITIONS ISSUED BY THE LYNNFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION DEP FILE # 209-0380
THIS SIGN MUST REMAIN POSTED 7 DAYS AFTER TREATMENT OR UNTIL THE LATEST DATE LISTED ABOVE

Memorial Day parade and observance Monday

May 26, 2019

This year’s Memorial Day parade & observance will be held on Monday, May 27. The parade will muster in the parking lot of Our Lady of Assumption Church at 8:15 a.m. Once assembled, the parade will march to the South Burying Ground on Salem Street and then to the Willow Cemetery on Summer Street. Ceremonies will be conducted at each location. The parade will then return to the South Lynnfield Fire Station for a brief recess.
The parade will reassemble at the Middle School at 10:00 a.m. and will march to the West Burying Ground, Old Burying Ground, and Forest Hill Cemetery. Ceremonies will be conducted at each location. The parade will then march to the Meeting House and common for final ceremonies to begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. This year’s featured speaker will be newly elected Planning Board member and twenty-year retired Air Force Major Thomas Wallace. Our celebration will include music and a cook-out at the conclusion of the ceremony on the common. We hope to conclude all activities by 1:00 PM. All veterans and residents are encouraged to participate in some or all of the ceremonies.
In case of heavy rain, the ceremony will be held in the Middle School Auditorium at 11:00 a.m.
Lynnfield’s American Legion Post 131 will be on site and donations may be made to them after the ceremony.

Town Moderator seeking people for Finance Committee

May 13, 2019

The Town Moderator is seeking candidates/nominations for Lynnfield’s Finance Committee – 3 year term member.

Working with other members, the duties include contributing to thought processes’ regarding the Town’s operational and capital budgets and financial position and strategies, reviewing, evaluating and discussing departmental budget requests, providing recommendations for upcoming warrant articles, researching strategies and items that arise, and providing an overall budget recommendation to be voted on in the Annual Town Meeting. Members are expected to gain familiarity with applicable Massachusetts General Laws and general financial principles.

Members must be available to attend committee meetings which are held on a Monday night each month. Meetings are held more frequently during the budget preparation season (January- April).

Interested applicants should email a letter of interest to Joe Markey at joe.markey

Correction: Six Million not five

May 6, 2019

The settlement with National Development is actually SIX million not five.    Settlement document is available at:

https://topics01940.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/fully-executed-settlement-letter-marketstreet-lynnfield.pdf

FIVE Million Dollar Tax Reduction for National Development

May 2, 2019

At Town Meeting the Town Administrator confirmed that the Town spent 36,000 dollars to defend itself against 4 cases at the state Appellate Tax Board. The resultant settlement lowered National Development assessment of Market Street by FIVE million dollars and the town had to refund 102,000 dollars rather than continue spending money on legal fees. This is important for the following reasons:

  1. The reduction in the assessment saves National approximately 85,000 per year. In two years they will have saved approximately 272,000. Almost the same amount they proposed “donating” for the fields. In summary the donation would not cost National Development anything.
  2. The FIVE million dollars reduction will be made by spreading the cost over all the property taxpayers in town.

This case was settled in Oct 2018, but has never been publicized.

So much for transparency