Couldn't catch last night's Board of Selectmen meeting? No worries - we've got you covered. Here are five things you missed.
1. Study Committee. Selectmen discussed whether the committee should be comprised of representative from each major town board and committee and how many resident representatives will be on the board. Selectman Jim Lane suggested a committee of nine members, with possibly one representative from the Conservation Commission, one from the Planning Board, one from the Historical Commission and one from the Affordable Housing Committee. Five other resident and/or Town Meeting representatives could make up the rest. Town Manager Paul Cohen said he will send notices out to gauge interest and anyone interested in applying for the committee could do so by Nov. 17.
2. Redistricting. Selectmen agreed to send a letter to Chelmsford's state representatives expressing their disapproval of the decision to despite to lessen that number.
3. Hong & Kong. Selectmen OK'd a transfer of license for the restaurant from the late original owner to his widow. Hong & Kong currently has a license to remain open until 2 a.m. Town Manager Paul Cohen reminded the board of the direction it had been taking to revise all business licenses to limit operation hours to 1 a.m. However, since the Hong & Kong had historically been open until 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, selectmen voted with four in favor and one against to keep the business hours the same.
4. Open Space Stewards and Conservation Commission to meet. Cori Rose of the Conservation Commission told selectmen of the ongoing efforts for a join meeting between the two groups to discuss each organization's mission and ways to improve communication. "I feel the communication gap is partly lack of understanding ... (and partly different) personalities involved," she told selectmen.
5. Lines on Resident Jim Pinder of Robin Hill Road thanked selectmen for listening to the neighborhood and removing the striped lines on Robin Hill Road. Pinder saidperhaps was not the best execution to remove them but "the road is safer," he said.