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Federal Census – from Lynnfield Town Hall

August 21, 2019

Recent posting about the 2020 Federal Census.

The Census Bureau is currently conducting Address Canvassing, the first major field operation of the 2020 Census, and will continue to run through mid-October. Census Bureau address canvassers ensure an accurate and complete count by verifying addresses, which involves noting where houses, apartments, shelters, and other residences are located. Prior to the 2010 Census, address canvassing was done for 100% of the addresses. For the 2020 Census, only about 30% of the addresses will be visited by address canvassers and only in areas where there has been significant changes over the past 10 years. The address canvassers will knock on the door of an address they are trying to verify to confirm the address and inquire if there are any other separate living quarters in the house. These activities will take place during daylight hours. If no one answers the door, the address canvasser will look for visual identifiers to confirm the address, such as an address on a mail box, and if nothing can be found, the address will be flagged for further follow-up.

The Census Bureau has stated that they are proactively working with local law enforcement so that police officers know the operation is occurring.

If you are visited by someone from the Census Bureau, and want to verify their identity and occupation, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:

* Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.

* Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.

* Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 781-334-9400

Lynnfield Finance Committee Meeting

August 19, 2019

MEETING NOTICE TOWN OF LYNNFIELD

(As required by MGL Chapter 30A, sections 18-25)
Please email all meeting notices to treid AND dhammerbeck
Board/Committee Name: FINANCE COMMITEE
Day/Date: MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019
Time of Meeting: 7:00 p.m.
Location: MANEY ROOM, TOWN HALL

AGENDA
1. Chairman Calls the Meeting to Order
2. Rail Trail Discussion
3. Officer Elections
4. Subcommittee Reports
5. Public Comment
6. Minutes

100 Days till Fall Town Meeting

July 13, 2019

Only 100 days till the Fall Town Meeting. Wonder what will be on the warrant.

Happy July Fourth – Information and a quiz for Today

July 4, 2019

On the Fourth of July we should all take a few moments to read the Declaration of Independence.

To read it, click on the following link:

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

If you are attending any events today, use the following quiz about this day with family and friends.

  1. Which two presidents, who were also signers of the Declaration, died on the same July 4th?
  2. Which one died first on that day?
  3. How old were they when they died?
  4. What other president died on the July 4th?
  5. What president was born on the Fourth of July?

Answers:

  1. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. They both died on July 4th 1826, fifty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  2. Jefferson died around noontime and Adams around five PM
  3. Adams was 90 and Jefferson 83
  4. James Monroe died on July 4th 1831
  5. Calvin Coolidge in 1872

Lynnfield Center Water District announces Level 3 water use restriction

June 17, 2019

The Lynnfield Center Water District announces that it has implemented a Level 3 Water Restriction.

During a Level 3 restriction, outdoor lawn and garden watering is permitted two days per week — on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s — between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The move to a Level 3 restriction was triggered by the stream flow in the Ipswich River.

The Lynnfield Center Water District maintains a year-round watering restriction schedule mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. More information about the restrictions is available online at www.lcwd.us.

"Water restrictions are a fact of life for us during this time of year," LCWD Board of Water Commissioners Chair Robert Almy said. "We ask that all district members adhere to these modest regulations in order to ensure water is not wasted during daylight hours."

First time violators of the restriction will receive a warning, followed by fines up to $250 for subsequent and repeated violations.

Lynnfield Center Water District serves a portion of the Town; the southern portion is served by Lynnfield Water District.

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