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WVN #415: Awash in cash
Sep 23, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, Citizens continue to raise questions about Wayland'
s huge percentage of cash on hand -- millions more than needed to meet expected expenses...
WVN Correction and update
Sep 26, 2011
CORRECTION In WVN #415 we made an incorrect reference in quotation marks to an "underride.
" The reference was to a resident'
s suggestion for a vote at a fall...
WVN #416: Residents: "Return surplus money"
Sep 30, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, Residents who say the town holds too much free cash want some of it returned to taxpayers. The Board of Selectmen acknowledged that the...
WVN ALERT: Correction and important meetings
Oct 1, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, Wayland'
s projected tax rate for Fiscal 2012 is $20.71 per thousand of assessed valuation, not $19.35 as reported in WVN #416. Though...
WVN #417: Special Town Meeting on tax relief likely
Oct 6, 2011
Special Town Meeting on Tax Relief Likely Dear Wayland Voter, There was no argument with the proposition that Wayland holds too much money as free cash and...
WVN ALERT: Petitions, mosquitoes
Oct 8, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, CORRECTION Because of an editing error, Wayland'
s Water Department reserves were incorrectly referred to as an enterprise fund in WVN #417....
WVN #418: FinCom offers scenarios on tax relief
Oct 11, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, The selectmen meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 11 in the latest round of discussions on providing relief for Wayland Taxpayers. They'll...
WVN #419: Date set for tax relief STM
Oct 14, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, As expected, the Board of Selectmen chose Thursday Nov. 17 for a special Town Meeting mandated by petitioning citizens to consider using...
WVN ALERT: New Comcast channel, busy meeting night
Oct 24, 2011
SECOND WAYCAM CHANNEL WayCAM, the local public access cable TV service, is expanding service by adding a second channel for Comcast customers. Comcast Channel...
WVN #420: Officials, petitioners millions apart on tax relief
Oct 27, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, Officials and petitioning citizens are far apart on how much of Wayland'
s huge cash surplus should be devoted to immediate tax relief. ...
WVN ALERT: Police storm preparation warning
Oct 29, 2011
Wayland police issued this weather preparation warning: http://www.wayland.
WVN ALERT: 10.8% still without power
Nov 2, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, As of 4 p.m. today an estimated 586 Wayland homes -- 10.8% --were still without power. NSTAR expects full restoration by Wednesday evening....
WVN ALERT: Assessment, Lee's Farm Stand hearings
Nov 2, 2011
ASSESSORS' PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Agenda includes an overview of the assessment process and Fiscal 2012 certification, plus time for public...
WVN #421: Petitioners v. officials on tax relief amount
Nov 5, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, By now you should have received the yellow warrant booklet for a Nov. 17 Special Town Meeting that is likely to approve property tax...
WVN #422: Trust is an issue in tax relief
Nov 8, 2011
COMMENT A QUESTION OF TRUST Dear Wayland Voter, A stranger might find the genesis and agenda of the Nov. 17 Special Town Meeting peculiar. Why did nearly 400...
WVN #423: A third plan for tax relief
Nov 9, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, After divided votes on the two Special Town Meeting articles on reducing property taxes, the Finance Committee now offers a kind of middle...
WVN #424: FinCom "comfortable&q
uot; with higher tax relief figure
Nov 14, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, As the Nov. 17 Special Town Meeting nears, the Finance Committee has adjusted its preferred amount of tax relief upward. The Board of...
WVN #425: Water rates, and surplus, rise
Nov 15, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, Thursday'
s two Special Town Meeting articles on property tax relief focus on an accumulation of surplus free cash. But citizens and...
WVN #426: What you need to know about Town Meeting
Nov 16, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, The Nov. 17 Special Town Meeting is unusual. Petitioners gathered signatures to call the meeting and to introduce three of the four...
WVN #427: Voters OK $4M in tax relief
Nov 18, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, In a strong defeat for the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee, a large turnout of Special Town Meeting voters approved a...
WVN ALERT: TV drawing deadline
Nov 19, 2011
LAST CHANCE TO WIN TV WayCAM, the local public access channel, is surveying residents about improving service. If you complete the survey, you'll be entered...
WVN ALERT: Meeting on playing fields
Nov 29, 2011
MEETING ON NEW FIELDS The Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m., on Wednesday Nov. 30 at the Town Building to discuss and hear comments on proposed...
WVN #428: Questions on Town Center road work
Nov 30, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, If you follow local news and have seen the road work on Routes 27/126 between the Public Safety Building and the Library, you're probably...
WVN ALERT: Holiday cheer, music, shopping
Dec 1, 2011
WAYLAND BOOSTERS SALE Thursday Dec. 1, 1-8 p.m., Holiday Open House, Loker School. Room 17. Check out Wayland-themed items. Mainly adult sizes. Get your "W"...
WVN #429: Plans for two woods
Dec 5, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, There's a new wrinkle in controversial and potentially expensive proposals to create two new athletic fields in woods near the Middle...
WVN ALERT: 2012 Annual Town Meeting, election dates
Dec 12, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, The selectmen are scheduled to choose dates for the spring Town Meeting and election at their next meeting, Monday Dec. 12. A number of...
WVN #430: More surplus funds disclosed/New tax rate set
Dec 15, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, The excessive surplus cash total that led to a Special Town Meeting vote last month for $4 million in tax relief turns out to be even...
WVN #431: Selectmen choose early Town Meeting date
Dec 16, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, In scheduling Annual Town Meeting for April 9, 2012 the selectmen ignored their stated position of encouraging more flexible schedules....
WVN #432: Wide search for playing field sites
Dec 22, 2011
Dear Wayland Voter, Early next year residents will be watching as town officials pore over a comprehensive study by consultants of opportunities for new...
WVN ALERT: School surplus sale
Dec 23, 2011
SCHOOL EQUIPMENT SALE The Wayland Public Schools will sell surplus equipment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 27 at the High School. Items include desks,...
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