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Wayland officials consider private road maintenance

Wayland Town Crier 10/2/17: Wayland officials consider private road maintenance. Selectmen are looking for a written policy as they weigh what private roads the town will perform light maintenance on, including plowing. The town has more than 55 private roads, 17 of which it does not currently maintain. DPW officials are looking to stop maintaining 13 additional roads. [Town Crier links require a subscription.]

New Cell Tower Proposed For Wayland, Some Neighbors Opposed

Wayland Patch 8/1/17: New Cell Tower Proposed For Wayland, Some Neighbors Opposed. At the Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, an update from the town engineer was presented regarding a possible new cell tower to be erected on town-controlled land.

Wayland officials look to hear from ‘silent majority’

Wayland Town Crier 1/5/17: Wayland officials look to hear from ‘silent majority’. Selectmen are looking for feedback – and not just from people who often speak at meetings. “We hope to attract people who do not always come forward with their thoughts about how the town is functioning,” Selectwoman Mary Antes said. Officials are planning facilitator-led small group listening sessions that they hope will include up to 15 residents each. That size will ensure there is time to hear from all participants, who could include regular meeting attendees and people who are new to sharing their views, according to an announcement.

Wayland OML-related lawsuit going to appeals court

Wayland Town Crier 12/19/16: Wayland OML-related lawsuit going to appeals court. A lawsuit about whether the Board of Selectmen violated the state Open Meeting Law is headed to the state appeals court. The board is appealing a June decision by Middlesex Superior Court Associate Justice Dennis Curran in a lawsuit between the board and five residents, according to court documents.

New firm eyed to provide Wayland with legal services

Wayland Town Crier 11/14/16: New firm eyed to provide Wayland with legal services. Officials are working toward bringing in a new firm to provide legal counsel to the town. Selectmen at a meeting last week picked KP Law to provide town counsel services, subject to negotiations.

Wayland selectmen weigh in on town administrator’s performance

Wayland Town Crier 11/1/16: Wayland selectmen weigh in on town administrator’s performance. Selectmen in their most recent review of Town Administrator Nan Balmer generally praised her accomplishments and leadership. “Most of the reviews mentioned that in her second year in Wayland, Nan has stepped up her administrative leadership,” the board’s 2015-2016 evaluation says. “She is clearly in charge and willing to take on difficult issues.”

Wayland selectmen agree to pay $1K fine

Wayland Town Crier 8/8/16: Wayland selectmen agree to pay $1K fine. After two members of the Board of Selectmen disagreed with Chairwoman Cherry Karlson about whether the committee “intentionally” violated the Open Meeting Law – as found by the Attorney General’s Office – the board recently voted unanimously to pay the $1,000 fine “and move on.” According to Assistant AG Kevin W. Manganaro of the Division of Open Government, Wayland selectmen took at least three months in some cases to approve minutes of their meetings.