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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland DPW announces end of water usage restrictions

END OF WATER USAGE RESTRICTIONS – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Massachusetts Drought Task Force reports that all drought indicators currently show normal or mostly normal conditions in all drought regions. As a result, the Wayland Water Division is ending water usage restrictions, effective immediately.

State agencies continue to intensely monitor and assess the drought situation and environmental and agricultural impacts.

The state asks the public to be mindful of the amount of water they are using, and to eliminate or greatly reduce outdoor water use to ensure essential needs such as drinking water, fire protection, and crop hydration are being met.

For more information, visit the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs online here.

Dignity Matters runs feminine product drive at Wayland Library

You can buy cupcakes with Food Stamps but not tampons.  Dignity Matters is having a drive at the Wayland Public Library. Please drop off feminine hygiene products: tampons and pads as well as new underwear and bras in the bins at the library.  For further information visit dignity-matters.org.

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Please complete survey to help with estimating attendance at Special Town Meeting

To better predict the number of voting handsets required at Wayland’s upcoming November Special Town Meeting, the Electronic Voting Implementation Sub-committee has setup an anonymous online survey. Please answer the three questions posed here.  Your participation will help reduce cost, and allow us to provide a more efficient and orderly town meeting experience. Thanks!

Wayland to hold Special Town Meeting on November 14 on 15

Wayland will be holding a Special Town Meeting on November 14 and 15, 2017 at the Wayland High School field house beginning at 7pm. Doors open at 6 pm.  The last day to register to vote STM is November 4, 2017.  The Town Clerks Office will be open from 9am to 8pm for voter registration.   You can now register online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/.

Friends of the Wayland Library Book and Bake Sale, November 3-5

The Friends of the Wayland Public Library will sponsor their Fall Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 4, 10am-4pm and Sunday, November 5, 12-4pm There will also be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, November 3, 5-8pm. Memberships will be available at the sale starting at 4:30pm.

Sale items include delicious baked goods and thousands of quality books in good condition for children and adults. All proceeds go to support Library programs and services.

The sale will be held in the Large Hearing Room in the Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road.

Donations of books will be accepted during set-up in the Large Hearing Room on Wednesday, November 1, and Thursday, November 2. Donations of baked goods will be accepted from Friday until the end of the sale on Sunday.

Internet book scanning devices are not permitted in the sale area.

For more information, contact Carole Schneider at (508) 358-1012.

Department of Public Works announces Watering Restrictions

In accordance with State notification requirements, the Wayland Water Division is issuing a Water Supply Status Update to inform Wayland Water Customers of current water supply conditions and resulting water use restrictions.

Effective immediately, The Water Division is upgrading its level of Nonessential Outdoor Water Use Restrictions to the following:

  • Underground sprinklers & above ground sprinklers attached to hoses: Underground and above ground sprinkler use is allowed 1 day per week. The designated day for outdoor water use is Wednesdays before 9am and after 5pm
  • Handheld Hose: Handheld hose watering is permitted after 5:00pm.

Due to low water flows on the Concord River at USGS Streamflow Gauge #01099500 (68 cubic feet per second as of 1:00pm on 8/22/17). The Wayland Water Division must institute Nonessential Outdoor Water Use Restrictions based on the Wayland Water Management Act Permit. This restriction will remain in place until the Streamflow increases to 156 cubic feet per second for 7 consecutive days or September 30th, whichever comes first.

This restriction is not based on any operational issue and is purely based on Streamflow restrictions written into Wayland’s Water Management Act Permit.

For more information please visit www.wayland.ma.us and click on the DPW tab. If you have any questions, please contact the DPW Office at 508-358-3672.

The Town of Wayland wants you!

Are you interested in volunteering on a town board (or commission or committee), but concerned that you don’t have enough time, the right skills, or sufficient information? The town has a variety of volunteer opportunities that call for light, medium, or heavy time commitments and for specific skills or no particular skills at all, only an interest in the board’s work and willingness to learn. We—the Board of Selectmen—are providing you with information that we hope will pique your interest. This column is the first of a series to familiarize you with opportunities to serve and the expectations of you as a town volunteer

Representative to the Wayland Housing Partnership

The Wayland Housing Partnership (WHP) is the town board that advocates for creating affordable housing by working with developers and raising awareness of the need for more housing for low- and moderate-income people. The WHP meets about one evening a month for around 1 ½ hours. The committee is looking for a thoughtful individual who recognizes the need for additional low- and moderate-income housing and is willing to spend about 18 hours per year helping to realize the town’s affordable housing goals.

One member of the WHP is designated by the Wayland Housing Authority (WHA, the board responsible for overseeing the subsidized housing in town) to serve as its representative. This is the position to be filled. Bear in mind that this is not a seat on the WHA Board, but instead serving as a delegate to the Housing Partnership on the WHA’s behalf.

If you’re interested in affordable housing, can spare approximately 18 hours per year, and would like to be considered for this position, please contact WHA Executive Director Brian Boggia at bboggia@waylandhousing.com. Questions about the WHP? Call Rachel Bratt, chair, at 508 358-7539.

Future articles will describe opportunities to serve on boards such as the Community Preservation Committee, Audit Committee, and Youth Advisory Committee. Download the complete list online here.

If you have questions now or are interested in being considered to fill a town board position, please contact MaryAnn DiNapoli in the Selectmen’s office at MDiNapoli@wayland.ma.us. We look forward to hearing from you!