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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.

Vote on Community Center likely at Wayland Town Meeting

Wayland Town Crier 12/31/15: Vote on Community Center likely at Wayland Town Meeting. Despite the fact that the final disposition of the municipal parcel adjacent to the Town Center development has not yet been definitively settled, the Council on Aging/Community Center Advisory Committee reports that it has finished much of the preparatory work to build such a facility, should voters at town meeting give a stamp of approval.

Library Trustees urge Yes vote on Library Study article (article 6)

yeson6Planning for the Future of Our Library

The Wayland Free Public Library is too small, outdated, and needs significant remediation.  The current building faces many challenges – flooding, parking shortages, the lack of space for youth of all ages, inadequate areas for study, and substandard staff work spaces.  After nearly fifteen years of study, which includes this year’s work of the Library Building Committee, the Board of Library Trustees have decided to explore the possibility of expanding and renovating the current building or building a new library on another site in the town.

In order to take advantage of a newly funded state construction grant program, the Trustees are asking Wayland citizens to support a feasibility study at Town Meeting on Monday, November 9.  Completion of this study by October 2016 will make the town eligible to apply for a construction grant which could pay as much as 45% of the building costs of a qualified project.

Let’s explore the options to expand our current building or build a new library.  Attend Town Meeting on November 9 starting at 7:30 p.m.  Vote YES on Article 6 to fund this study!

Resources for Special Town Meeting

STM Cover 2015Special Town Meeting will be held next week, beginning (and perhaps completing) on Monday, November 9.   If necessary, it will continue on Tuesday, November 10.
  • The Special Town Meeting Warrant is available online here.
  • Moderator Dennis Berry’s Moderator’s Forum was recorded, and is available online here.   Timestamps for when articles were discussed is given below:
    • Article 1:         0:00
    • Article 2:         0:45
    • Article 3:         1:45
    • Article 4:      20:26
    • Article 5:      20:45
    • Article 6:       24:15
    • Article 7:       46:14
    • Article 8:       49:15
    • Article 9:    1:14:00
    • Article 10:   1:15:13
    • Article 11:   1:16:55
    • Article 12:  1:19:37
    • Article 13:  1:29:35
  • Motions to be made under each article
  • Informational links from the Selectmen


Article Discussions

  1. Pay Previous Fiscal Year Unpaid Bills
  2. Current Year Transfers
    • WayCAM’s Weekly Buzz (not yet online; upcoming November 6)
  3. Acquire Municipal Parcel in Town Center
  4. Amend Chapter 36 of Current Bylaws (36-1)
  5. Acceptance of Chapter 71 Section 71E
  6. Appropriate Funds for Library Planning and Design
    • The Library is holding a tour on Thursday, November 5, 7-9pm.
    • Information on the Article, including a FAQ online here.
    • WayCAM’s Weekly Buzz with members of Library Planning Committee (10/18 starting at 9:10)
  7. Appropriate Funds to Update the Open Space and Recreation Plan
  8. Seek Special Legislation for Chapter 44 Section 53 E ½ Municipal Revolving Fund
  9. Amend FY2016 Budget Funding Sources
  10. Authorize Procurement and Appropriate Funds for Energy Resiliency Project at the Middle School
  11. Amendment to Minuteman Regional Agreement
  12. Resolution Regarding Surface of Rail-Trail in Wayland
  13. Permanent Municipal Building Committee Involvement in Stone’s Bridge Restoration


Planning for the Future of the Wayland Library — Important Warrant Article to be Considered at Fall Town Meeting

Important Warrant Article to be Considered at Fall Town Meeting

Wayland voters will have the opportunity to fund a feasibility study as part of a State-funded library construction grant at fall Town Meeting. Residents will vote on an article, submitted by the Board of Library Trustees, to fund a study to evaluate available options for easing crowding at the Wayland Free Public Library and providing better library services to the residents of Wayland. The study is a required step in the application process and must be completed by fall 2016 for the Town to apply for a library construction grant in January, 2017.

The study will examine the feasibility of expanding and renovating the current library building as well as building a new library on a different site. It will then produce detailed site analyses, schematic designs, and estimates of construction and project costs for one site.

The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program will make over $150 million available to communities in the Commonwealth that are seeking to renovate and expand their libraries or build new ones. Construction grants, which can cover up to 45% of eligible construction costs of an approved library project for a town like Wayland, will be announced in the summer of 2017.

The article will be discussed and voted at Town Meeting on Monday, November 9, starting at 7:30 p.m. Wayland residents are encouraged to attend on November 9th.

For more information, contact Aida Gennis, Chair of the Board of Library Trustees,

Wayland: Town must take action on school funds, lawyer says

Wayland Town Crier 9/10/15: Wayland: Town must take action on school funds, lawyer says. School officials must seek approval at Town Meeting to continue holding the purse strings for several revolving funds that exist in dubious legal territory, a lawyer hired by the town concluded last month.

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.