Thursday, May 12, 2011
A variety of issues were addressed by the Stoneham Board of Selectmen at their Tuesday night session.
Town elections and Town Meeting may be over, but the Stoneham Board of Selectmen still had plenty to do at Tuesday night's meeting at Town Hall. Update on Fallon Road Property While the Fallon Road area was once the potential location for a proposed Home Depot, a piece of property just off Exit 35 on I-93 now has a new deed, creating a split of what was previously a united parcel of land on the road. The two parcels, both owned by the Wilmington-based Richmond Group, will focus on two separate uses, with one parcel going toward housing and another toward a self-storage facility. Town counsel William Solomon informed the board that as part of the split, no housing developments on either of the parcels would be able to take advantage of …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The road has been a source of contention between the two municipalities for several years, with concerns renewed recently at Stoneham Board of Selectmen sessions.
A good fence may make a good neighbor, but a road has stirred up old animosities between two municipalities in Middlesex County. Ravine Road, a small street split between Stoneham and Melrose that serves as a shortcut for motorists between West Wyoming Avenue and the Fellsway has become a renewed point of concern recently at several Stoneham Board of Selectmen meetings. The road, which is split into a winding park thoroughfare connecting the Fellsway to Woodland Road and a small 700-foot-long residential stretch with the border between Stoneham and Melrose cutting between houses, has long been a source of contention between the two municipalities, with Stoneham officials claiming rush hour commuters using the road have made it unsafe for …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The School Committee narrowly approved a non-binding document designed to instill confidence in Stoneham taxpayers that the town's current budgetary woes would be solved and comparable problems would not re-arise.
Another chapter in Stoneham’s ongoing budget saga has been written as the Stoneham School Committee narrowly approved, 3-2, the Budget Agreement document championed by Board of Selectmen chairperson Paul Rotondi on Thursday night. The Budget Agreement document, a non-binding accord that attempts to bring the School Committee, Selectmen and Finance and Advisory Board together under fiscal principles that would foster greater budgetary responsibility in the hopes of fixing the current $2.6 million budget shortfall for fiscal 2012 as well as prevent similar situations in the near future. While all the School Committee members agreed with the majority of the document, leading superintendent Les Olson to recommend the board approve it, doubts …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Board votes 3-2 in favor of measure after heated discussion.
Perhaps one of the largest issues to hit the Election Day ballot was set into place on Tuesday night as the Stoneham Board of Selectmen have decided what they will present to the voters as their solution to the town’s looming budget deficit. Override Receives OK To Appear on Town Meeting Ballot The board narrowly approved (3-2) a motion by Selectmen Chairperson Paul Rotondi to place an article on the ballot asking voters for an override of Proposition 2 ½ that allows the town to collect $1.9 million in new revenues from property taxes. While the board conditionally approved a $1.6 million trash fee along with about $900,000 in cuts to help balance the budget after a loss of various one-time revenue sources, the proposal by Rotondi, …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Here's a look at the various municipal and school sessions slated for this week.
Check out the school and town meetings on tap between Jan. 31-Feb. 6 in Stoneham: Monday, Jan. 31 Tuesday, Feb. 1 Wednesday, Feb. 2 Thursday, Feb. 3 Friday, Feb. 4 Saturday, Feb. 5 Sunday, Feb. 6
Monday, January 17, 2011
Here's a snapshot of the meetings scheduled for this week.
Check out the municipal and school meetings on tap for this week in Stoneham: Monday, Jan. 17 Tuesday, Jan. 18 Wednesday, Jan. 19 Thursday, Jan. 20 Friday, Jan. 21 Saturday, Jan. 22 Sunday, Jan. 23
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Tri-Board, comprised of School Committee, Board of Selectmen and Finance and Advisory Board members, issued their mission statement and municipal and school budget forecasts for 2012 and beyond.
Today the Stoneham Tri-Board released their long term financial planning budget presentation for the 2012 fiscal year and beyond. The Tri-Board, which consists of School Committee, Board of Selectmen and Finance and Advisory Board members, are on a mission "to determine the best use of reasonably anticipated available funds for a balanced (fiscal year) 2012 budget," according to the presentation. The trio also plan to "create a realistic approach and agreement on a financial plan for dealing with Stoneham's fiscal issues for (fiscal years) 2012 and, within reason, fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015." Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association, provides several projections for 2011 and 2012, including: Beyond 2012, …