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Town Meeting to weigh future of civil service for police officers

Wayland Town Crier 11/2/16: Town Meeting to weigh future of civil service for police officers. Town Meeting is slated to weigh in this month on whether the town’s police force should continue to be part of civil service. No other town departments participate in civil service and the police chief position is already not part of civil service, Police Chief Robert Irving said. Irving said it is challenging for small departments like Wayland to go through the civil service hiring process.

Wayland Town Meeting votes to leave Minuteman district

Wayland Town Crier 2/11/16: Wayland Town Meeting votes to leave Minuteman district. Wayland voters quickly decided to withdraw from the Minuteman School district at special Town Meeting on Thursday night, before taking an hour to turn down a citizens’ petition regarding the speed limit on certain town roads.

Regional School District, Safety of Town Roads Up for Votes at Special Town Meeting

Wayland Patch 1/25/16: Regional School District, Safety of Town Roads Up for Votes at Special Town Meeting. Wayland will hold a Special Town Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, to vote on three warrant articles, two of which are related to the town’s relationship with the Minuteman Regional Vocational School District.

Wayland Town Meeting meeting has previously voted to withdraw from the Minuteman Regional Vocational School District, but that vote has been overridden because some of the other member towns have voted against allowing that withdrawal, according to a FAQ posted on the Town of Wayland website.

The full Warrant is available online.

Big issues for potential fall Wayland Town Meeting

Wayland Town Crier 6/18/15: Big issues for potential fall Wayland Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen appears inclined to set a date for special Town Meeting in the first week of November, with the list of possible issues including school revolving funds, traffic mitigation at the intersection of Rte. 30 and School Street, permitted uses for auto dealers, and replacing a Department of Public Works vehicle that was totaled with proceeds from an insurance payout.

Wayland taxes to decrease slightly with Town Meeting vote

Wayland Town Crier 11/24/13: Wayland taxes to decrease slightly with Town Meeting vote. Town Meeting last Wednesday night voted 251-84 to approve Article 1, by which approximately $1.25 million from free cash will be applied to the fiscal 2014 budget, saving a homeowner with a $600,000 house about $275 in taxes over the year.

Wayland Voters Approve Lincoln Road Conservation Deal

Wayland Patch 11/20/13: Wayland Voters Approve Lincoln Road Conservation Deal. Wayland special town meeting voters, in a 527-61 vote on Nov. 20, approved spending $2.4 million on a restriction that would prevent future development on a 23-acre parcel on Lincoln Road. The approval means the town will spend $2.4 million in Community Preservation funds to purchase a conservation restriction on the land that would prevent any future development on the site and preserve it as open space.

Wayland Town Crier 11/21/13: Wayland voters OK conservation of Lincoln Road Fields. Voters at Wednesday night’s special Town Meeting endorsed purchasing a conservation restriction on 22.6 acres of open fields and meadows bounded by stone walls in north Wayland, a property known as Lincoln Road Fields. The transaction will be underwritten with $2.4 million from the town’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) fund. The vote was 527 in favor, 61 opposed, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority requirement.

Wayland Voters Approve New DPW Facility

Wayland Town Crier 11/21/13: New Wayland DPW passes second time around. The second time was the charm for a new $12.7 million Department of Public Works facility, which received the required two-thirds majority at Special Town Meeting on Wednesday night after narrowly being defeated last spring.

Wayland Patch 11/20/13: Wayland Voters Approve New DPW Facility. In a 441-189 vote, Wayland special town meeting voters approved a $12.7 million appropriation for a new Department of Public Works facility during its Nov. 20 town meeting. The new facility will be built on town-owned land on River Road and Route 20. and River Road will be used to access it.