Tuesday, February 26, 2013
IPR is out and WM is in; there will be no changes in recycling procedures for residents.
- Jay Oza
Tuesday, February 26
The Town of Chelmsford will put its recycling duties into the hands of Waste Management beginning on July 1. No recycling procedures will change for residents. The Board of Selectmen voted last night to discontinue service with recycling contractor IPR prior to the March 1 contract extension/termination deadline. Town of Chelmsford Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator Nick Parlee received two unsolicited bids from Waste Management, each coming in at a significantly cheaper rate than Allied Waste, who also put in a bid. Allied Waste currently resides over Chelmsford’s solid waste pickup. That could all change come 2015 when their contract runs out at the same time as the new contract with Waste Management. “I think they’re looking to make …
Friday, February 1, 2013
As Town Meeting approaches, Chelmsford Town Manager Paul Cohen told the Finance Committee on Thursday that he recommends a level serviced budget for all non-school departments in Chelmsford due to looming uncertainty in Washington and Beacon Hill.
Although Town Manager Paul Cohen told the Chelmsford Finance Committee in a presentation on Thursday night that there’s now more certainty than there was earlier this month in the town’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget, there’s plenty of uncertainty left. Due to pending concerns over pending sequestration cascading from Washington down to the local level and a lack of confidence over Governor Patrick’s recent budget request remaining intact through the legislature, he recommended a level serviced town budget, with an expected three percent increase for Chelmsford Public Schools and slightly higher figures in obligatory costs such as health insurance and veterans benefits Cohen also told the board that there may be additional uncertainty in some …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The topic was a major point of concern at Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting as an article on the Fall Town Meeting warrant hopes to address the issue by investing with the State Retirees' Benefits Trust Fund.
Chelmsford’s Town Meeting representatives will gather in five weeks for the 2012 Fall Town Meeting, and it appears that benefits for municipal retirees will be a key issue on the Town Meeting warrant if Monday night was any indication. Article 3 on the warrant, which focuses on the “Other Post Employment Benefits” or (OPEB) Liability Trust Fund, and would authorize the town to invest in the State Retirees' Benefits Trust Fund took up the majority Town Manager Paul Cohen’s overview on the warrant, which included issues such as the acquisition of land next to Sunny Meadow Farm and asking the legislature to extend the career of Fire Chief Curran. Cohen told the board that investing into the state fund would help provide a greater return on …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Many town incumbents hold onto their seats; the fire station question passes by a narrow margin.
- B Schill
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
On a night when the fire station question passed by 297 votes, incumbents for Board of Selectmen George Dixon and Pat Wojtas held onto their seats. Nick DeSilvio also fended off a write-in campaign from Barbara Skaar for a seat on the School Committee. The town saw average polling numbers across the board, and candidates and residents met at Princeton Station some time after the polls closed to celebrate election wins.