By MyFM’s Rick Michaels - The Mendon Board of Selectmen meets tonight with several interviews and appointments on the agenda along with discussions on a new recycling program put forth by the Board of Health, and a review of the Senior Abatement Worker Program. The Board... Read more.
By Myfm's Rick Michaels - The Mendon Board of Selectmen has scheduled a lengthy meeting today to deal with contract negotiations for employees of several town departments. The agenda for the executive session will deal with discussing strategy with respect to collective... Read more.
By Myfm's Rick Michaels - The Mendon Board of Selectmen will meet with members of the Police Station Building Committee tonight at which point Mendon Selectmen will officially be presented with the recommendation of the committee, on how best to proceed with the work to... Read more.
By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Mendon Police Station Building Committee will meet tonight for an architect update and to review a few of the designs in anticipation of the next step in the process. Members of the committee and members of the Board of Selectmen will... Read more.
Mendon selectmen and a new police station building committee will move forward with finishing the facility without a tax increase. The board decided not to use a debt exclusion for funding. Chairman Rich Scofield said the school override is still being felt by... Read more.
An independent law firm's investigation of Mendon Selectman Mark Reil and Administrator Kim Newman has been completed and is in the hands of selectmen and Public Safety Director Ernie Horn. WMRC has learned the report is 13 pages in length and Horn is now reviewing its... Read more.
Trustees of the Upton Library meet tonight to discuss the fiscal year 2017 budget and how to proceed now that a committee has decided not to have a joint council on aging building. The idea had been discussed for months but was deemed not practical at this point... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen will try again to hire a part time accountant before entering into an agreement with Uxbridge to rationalize the work. The pay range will be between $26 and $34.30 and hour for 18 hours a week. Uxbridge has agreed to the idea... Read more.
Mendon Town Administrator Kim Newman has been given a pay increase by selectmen. The contract was signed in the last week or so. Newman's pay was $87,500 as of the end last month. She will now be paid $117,717 between now and June 30th and then $117,742 from July 1st... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen set the new tax rate last night at $17.25 for all property. The average home owner with property valued at $310 thousand will feel an increase in their bill of $557. For a $400 thousand home the hike will be $720. The overall town wide annual... Read more.
It now appears that Mendon Selectmen will receive an application for an adult entertainment business on Milford Street. Earlier this year the state supreme judicial court ruled in favor of the issuance of a liquor license for the business and ruled against the town. Now... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen will be dealing with issues related to the operation of the drive in theater. This after complaints were lodged by residents of the Crest View Neighborhood. The major complaints are the noise from events including a recent concert, a Memorial Day weekend... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen last night reviewed the State Supreme Court ruling from last week that told the board the town's bylaws prohibiting the sale of alcohol at the proposed strip club on Route 16 was unconstitutional and violated free speech rights. The board expects to get... Read more.
The Mendon Upton School Committee meets tonight to review the current budget and discuss school choice projections for the next year. In other business members will review the new $31.8 million budget. Mendon Selectmen meet this evening to hold a hearing on a request... Read more.
Funds to pay off winter storm bills was ok'd by town councilors in Franklin at a meeting last week. The Upton Planning Board will hold a hearing tonight on proposed modifications to the Cross Winds subdivision. Uxbridge Selectmen tonight will discuss property on Sutton... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen will consider awarding an all alcoholic liquor license to Southwick's Zoo at a meeting next month. A hearing will be held. Also, the General Store on Hastings Street is seeking a beer and wine license. Read more.
Mendon Selectmen and the finance committee are considering a tax reduction agreement with a Hopedale firm that wants to move its hydraulic manufacturing business to Morrison Drive. A new building has a value of $4 million. If approved the company would receive a break... Read more.
Mendon selectmen this week approved the annual town meeting warrant. It contains 23 articles. Among the measures is an override for the two town school district with Upton and debt exclusions from the ongoing library project and a new highway truck. The library... Read more.
Hopedale Selectmen tonight will open a special town meeting warrant. The session will be held on March 31st. Bellingham Selectmen meet tonight to make an appointment to the High School Principal Search Committee. Resumes are being sought and an appointment will be made... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen Chairman Mike Goddard will not run for reelection in the spring. He has served his position since 2010. Nomination papers for the May election become available in the Office of the Town Clerk Margaret Bonderenko on Wednesday. Read more.
DAYBREAK AUDIO - Mendon parent and activist Mike Watson has been sharply critical this week in various emails about the way the school committee is heading preparations of the current budget. He said school officials in partnership with the Mendon Finance Committee... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen have signed a contract to have a classification and compensation study done on employees. The first step will be to create accurate job descriptions and then the study can determine if the person's pay is appropriate. Employees meet with the firm in... Read more.
I would say to the residents of Mendon, please listen to the direction of Governor Baker and stay off the roads. Stock up on water and prepare for a potential long period of power outages. Grab a few games and a lantern to play with family while we wait out the storm... Read more.
Mendon Selectmen meet tonight to discuss the elimination of the police department trailers. The town's purchase of the Pearson is up for discussion. In other business the board will discuss budget requests and review a special town meeting warrant for March.