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The Town of Wayland wants you to volunteer

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 focuses on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board that operates under the mandates of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A and the town’s bylaws.  The ZBA hears and decides applications for special permits, petitions for variances from the terms of the zoning bylaw, site plan approvals as mandated by the zoning bylaw, and appeals from decisions of the Zoning Enforcement Officer (Building Commissioner).

The board has five members and three associate members appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three-year terms.  Generally, five of the eight members are assigned to each case.  Currently, there are two openings for full membership.  The board generally meets twice a month, with more or fewer meetings as needed.

Why should you consider applying for a position on the ZBA?  Former member Jim Grumbach said, “I found the ZBA a great way to meet townspeople, learn about different neighborhoods, work collaboratively with other board members, and be part of the town’s decision-making.”  Maybe you will too!

Found: Black, orange and white Calico Cat on Rolling Lane

This beautiful calico cat has been hanging out on a Rolling Lane patio for several days. While the homeowners have grown quite fond of it, they would love to help reunite it with its family. If you think it may be yours, text or call  617-699-5161

Lost Cat: Gaius is missing from his home at Woodridge & Country Corners

Gaius was reported missing at http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=1875461 (and you can contact his owner via that link).

Gaius is a senior black and white male tabby cat.  He is not wearing an ID tag.  He uUsually returns home every few hours for food and attention. Was let out Friday night, Aug 11, 2017 and hasn’t been seen since. Was indoor cat up until a few months ago when he decided he liked going outside and down to the creek that runs past the house.

School Traffic Supervisor (Part Time) – Claypit Hill Elementary School

The Town of Wayland is accepting applications for the position of School Traffic Supervisor at the Claypit Hill Elementary School for the 2017-2018 school year.  The position involves traffic control at the school during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up of students.  Hours are from 8:15 A.M. until 8:45 A.M. and 3:05 P.M. until 3:35 P.M.  each school day (Wednesday hours are 8:15 A.M. until 8:45 A.M. and 1:55 P.M. until 2:25 P.M.). Reports to the Chief of Police.  Salary of $8,146 per year.  To apply send a letter of interest to the Human Resources Department, Wayland Town Building, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland MA 01778, or chief@wayland.ma.us  by 8/31/2017. EEO/AA

 

Annual Dudley Pond 5k Run/Walk, September 24

21st Annual Event Is Open to all Runners and Walkers, Adults and Kids; USATF-Sanctioned

The 21st annual Dudley Pond Run will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017. Proceeds benefit the Dudley Pond Association’s efforts to preserve the quality of Dudley Pond and fight invasive pond weeds.

There are events for all ages and abilities: a 5-kilometer race sanctioned by USA Track & Field, a 2-mile competitive walk, a kids’ race, and a non-competitive fitness walk.

Sylvia Greene of Passion to Move will lead the fun non-competitive fitness walk starting at 10:30 a.m. It will be followed by the kids’ fun run at 12:30 p.m., and the 5-kilometer race and the 2-mile competitive walk at 1:00 p.m.

With advance registration, the fee is $6 for the kids’ fun run and $20 for all other events. Preregister as a member of a running or walking team of five or more and pay just $18.

On race day, the fee is $8 for kids, $25 for adults.

More information and instant online registration for all events are available at www.dudleypond.org/2017-fun-run.html. More information and the registration form also can be obtained by writing Dudley Pond Run, PO Box 5114, Wayland, MA 01778-4137 or calling (508) 655-1923.

The first 50 registered adult runners and walkers will receive an official race T-shirt.  The race will be held rain or shine.

The race begins at Mansion Beach, located at Mansion Road and Lakeshore Drive, near Route 126 and West Plain Street, in Wayland, Mass. The event will loop around the pond with a short hilly route through the residential area.

Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and individuals

The Dudley Pond Run offers great sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Corporate sponsorship is tax-deductible, and sponsors’ logos will appear on the race flyer, website, and run t-shirt. Individual, family, raffle and refreshment sponsors are also sought.  See the website for more details.

The Dudley Pond Association (www.dudleypond.org) is a nonprofit organization in Wayland. Its goal is to preserve the present and future well-being of the natural and beautiful 84-acre pond, designated as a great pond by Massachusetts, for fishing, canoeing, and other light recreation. Pond usage is open to all state residents.

3-D Design Workshops at the Library

3D design workshops are officially scheduled for the Fall season!  ‘Adults only’ sessions are included.  Register online or ask a librarian.  See below for times and dates:

Tinkercad – design and personalize your keychain!
Adults only: 9/20, 1PM – 2PM
All ages: 9/27, 7PM – 8:30PM

Fusion 360 – design your own decorative vase or pen cup!
Adults only: 10/26, 5PM – 6PM
All ages: 
10/18, 7PM – 8:30PM

Lost Cat: Maximus is missing from his Old Connecticut Path home

Lost Cat:  Maximus.  Maximus is a 16-pound brown tabby, approximately 7 years old.  He is shy, but friendly.  He is chubby, and likes to sit and watch things rather than run fast.  He is a bit of a “talker”.  He was last seen in the backyard of his home at 40 Old Connecticut Path (near Aqueduct, between Coach Grill and Rice Rd).  If found, please contact Matt Harris at  617-429-6296mphclimb@gmail.com