COVID-19 Information

Town of Wayland Coronavirus Links

Urgent Care Testing Sites

Town Coronavirus Hotline: 508-358-6805


Disclosure: Waylandenews Executive Director Kim Reichelt is a member of the Wayland School Committee. Her work on this site, however, is as an individual, not as a member of the School Committee.

Non-Profit Spotlight:
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.

On the web here



Advanced Search

Wayland Town Meeting article looks call for expanding voting rights

Wayland Town Crier 3/15/17: Wayland Town Meeting article looks call for expanding voting rights. Giselle Shardlow is generally thrilled to live in Wayland. She is Canadian by birth and has lived in Wayland for about three years. She praised the schools and the town but she feels left out in one way. She is not a United States citizen, and thus cannot vote, including in local elections and at Town Meeting.

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 finishes earlier than expected

Wayland Town Crier 4/11/16: Wayland Town Meeting finishes earlier than expected. Wayland Town Meeting finished its business just before 9 p.m. on Monday, despite the fact an additional session was expected Tuesday night, and a fifth session was even possible for Thursday. The quick pace through 16 articles on Monday was helped by the fact that there was minimal discussion about approving a $15 million conservation restriction for Mainstone Farm, an article to fund traffic control measures on Glezen Lane was passed over, and an abbreviated procedure was used for less controversial articles.

Design funds for community center at Wayland Town Center fails

Wayland Town Crier 4/11/16: Design funds for community center at Wayland Town Center fails. Wayland Town Meeting went through 13 articles over four hours at a rare Sunday afternoon session, with the most significant vote occurring when design funds for a community center at Wayland Town Center failed to get the needed two-thirds majority.

2016 Annual Town Meeting Results

Note: results below are unofficial. Some vote counts were difficult to hear, and may not be accurate.

# Article Name Result
Session 1: Thursday, April 7, 2016
1 Recognize Citizens and Employees for Particular Service to the Town Passed
2 Pay Previous Fiscal Year Unpaid Bills Passed over
3 Current Year Transfers Passed
4 OPEB Funding Passed
5 Establish 53D Recreation Revolving Fund for the Wayland Town Beach Passed, 170-10
6 Establish a Recreation Stabilization Fund Passed 187-16
7 Adopt Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53 E ½, Revolving Accounts Passed as amended, 207-46
Amendment by Brud Wright to include Recreation field and gym user fees in the revolving fund. Passed
8 FY 2017 Omnibus Budget as Amended

Motions 1 & 2:  170-90
Motion 3: 173-39
Motion 4: 164-18
Motion 5: 164-18





Amendments as follows:

by Molly Upton: To change funding sources of items 1 and 2 (Information Technology items totalling $120,000) from Cash Capital to Free Cash.

by Molly Upton: to change funding source for item 12 (Heavy Equipment for DPW) from borrowing to $120,000 cash capital and $105,000 borrowing.

by Duane Galbi to eliminate item 28 (Stonebridge water main).

by Duane Galbi to reduce item 28 (Stonebridge water main) by $600,000.



Passed 165-61


Failed 60-171


Failed 77-152

Failed 53-172

Session 1 adjourned at 10:18pm
Session 2: Sunday, April 10, 2016
9 Accept Gifts of Land Passed 103-1
10 Confirmatory Taking of Newbury Conservation Land Passed 111-2
11 Streamlining Town Meeting Discussion Passed 112-87
12 Personnel Bylaws and Wage Classification Plan Passed 179-12
13 Compensation for Town Clerk Passed 175-27
14 Amend Chapter 145-Inspection, Testing, Maintenance of Private Fire Hydrants Passed 195-8
15 Fund Permanent Reconfiguration of the Intersection of East Plain St, School St and Rte. 30 Passed 173-48
16 Fund Reconfiguration of the Five Paths Intersection (Cochituate Rd and OCP) Passed 209-29
17 Authorize the transfer of 207,195 and 193 Main St. to Library Trustees Passed 213-29
18 Authorize the transfer of 202 Old Con Path to Library Trustees, for Lib use Passed 225-27
19 Fund Payment in Lieu of Sewer Betterment Assessment for Sewer Capacity Passed 254-13
20 Amend Chapter 36 of Current Bylaws (36-1) Failed 87-194
21 Appropriate Funds for Design, Construction Documents and Bidding for COA/CC Failed to achieve 2/3, 165-111
Session 2 adjourned
Session 3: Monday, April 11 at 7pm
22 Field Renovations and 207/195 Main St. Feasibility Study Failed to achieve 2/3, 190-109
Amendments as follows:

by Cherry Karlson to insert $100k and $50 into the wording to clarify how the monies would be spent

by Tom Sciacca to delete the words “or artificial” from the study of the field on Main St.

Passed, 143-89
Failed, 84-193
23 Accept Modified Route 30 and 27 Intersection as a Town Way Passed 233-9
24 Set Aside Community Preservation Funds for Later Spending Passed 234-20
25 Transfer Community Housing Funds to Wayland Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Passed 251-56
26 Appropriate Funds to Restore Monuments at North Cemetery Passed 270-30
27 Appropriate Funds to Restore Cochituate Town Clock Passed 285-31
28 Vote to Appropriate Funding for New Minuteman High School Passed over (vote 309-5)
29 Clarify Petitioner Access to Town Counsel Failed 123-237
30 Appropriate Funds to Purchase Conservation Restriction on Mainstone Farm Passed 370-33
31 Fund Glezen Lane Traffic Control Measures Passed over (vote 266-32)
32 Rescind Authorized but Unissued Debt Passed 184-8
33 Transfer Custody of Small Portion of Lakeview Cemetery Passed 196-5
34 Accept Law Increasing Real Estate Tax exemption Amounts Passed 189-5
35 Hear Reports Passed 187-8
36 Choose Town Officers Passed 166-13
37 Sell or Trade Vehicles and Equipment Passed 170-11
Session 3 adjourned at 8:50pm

Mainstone Farm: Wayland Hopes to Protect Slice of History

mainstone farmWayland Patch 3/16/16: Mainstone Farm: Wayland Hopes to Protect Slice of History. The gorgeous scenery of Mainstone Farm has been a part of Wayland’s identity for over 150 years and now residents have the chance to help preserve it for future generations. The Hamlen family, who has farmed the land since 1872, decided to sell the property’s development rights to Wayland in 2013. Residents can vote on the issue during the Annual Town Meetings starting April 7.

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.