The Mansfield Board of Selectmen heard from State Rep. Jay Barrows, R-Mansfield on the progress of the tri-town sewer district. The selectmen voted 4-0 with Kevin Moran absent to endorse an amendment that would allow each specific town to set their own rates in the district system.
Town Manager William Ross said that the South East Health Insurance Group will be sending the town $490,000 for the town. 90 percent of the funds given will be put in the general fund and the rest will pay for claims.
George Dentino asked for weekly updates concerning the Comcast Center’s indemnity agreement in the company’s entertainment license. During the previous meeting, the license was approved with the agreement incomplete.
A citizen wrote the board asking that the space on Union Street in between the two town hall parking lots be a no parking at anytime zone because of the thinning road at that point.
Ross said that the Keep Mansfield Beautiful will be giving two flower pots to the town hall.
Chair Olivier Kozlowski said the citizen gardening project is moving forward and residents can now stake a claim to a plot.
Ross said that the GATRA bus company would be requesting at a later date to move their parking and office facility to the old site of the Mansfield Animal Shelter.
The board discussed the Wines and More franchise agreement.
Ross said that local aid from the state will be slightly higher than expected. He added that the state’s special education circuit breaker (local aid) has come in at $29 million for the state, which would also be disseminated to the local municipalities.
Greg Caldwell of the fish and game association sent a letter to the board asking to have a sign put up to the entrance of the group’s facility.
Dentino also recognized the performances of Mansfield High School students for their rendition of West Side Story.