Thursday, May 16, 2013
Like most town employees, William Ross will receive a 2% increase in his base salary.
After getting good marks from the selectmen, Town Manager William Ross will receive a slight bump in pay. As stated in the contract of most town employees, Ross will receive a 2% increase in his base salary. Currently, Ross makes $142,000 along with a yearly Mansfield Electric Stipend of $10,000. Ross' electric department stipend and vehicle allowance of $5,000 will not change The raise is substantially lower than the $13,000 increase in pay Ross received last year. Selectman George Dentino called it one of the smallest raises for a town manager he could recall. While the selectmen wished to give Ross a higher raise, they felt that it was best to have Ross receive the same pay increase as everyone else who works for the town. "I don't mean…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Due to damage to the top ring, the selectmen voted to remove and replace the North Common flag pole.
With damage to parts of the North Common flag pole recently discovered, the Mansfield Selectmen voted this week to remove and replace the pole which is now unable to hang a flag. “There’s no doubt we need to replace the existing pole,” Town Manager Bill Ross said. Removing the pole will cost about $1,100 according to Ross and it will be replaced with a new 80 ft. pole. Since the damage was recently discovered, the U.S. flag that is usually hung from the top of pole has remained off of the pole due to the broken ring that the flag usually hangs from at the top of the structure. After being removed, a foundation will be installed for a new pole and then capped with temporary asphalt until a new pole arrives. The costs of buying and …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The selectmen voted 4-0 to approve the new entertainment license for the Comcast Center.
After controversy and concerns over security and safety during last year’s Comcast Center concerts, the selectmen voted 4-0 to approve a new entertainment licensing agreement for the concert venue featuring new security measures. The vote completes months of work by the Comcast Center, public safety officials, and Selectmen Olivier Kozlowski and Jess Apowitz to create a new entertainment license agreement that would improve audience safety at the 19,900 person venue. “It’s been a long run and this document has gotten pretty comprehensive. We want to hopefully have a nice venue for people to go to, enjoy entertainment, be safe, and have Comcast (Center) succeed and do well,” Apowitz said. This year, there will be a centralized command …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The selectmen will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at Town Hall.
The Mansfield Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in room 3 a/b at Town Hall. Agenda items include the swearing in ceremony for the Mansfield Police Department’s new officers and a visit from the Mansfield Wolf Cub Scouts.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Mansfield Board of Selectmen discussed their options as an Eddy St. resident asked for help concerning some noisy neighbors.
It’s one of the last thing that anyone trying to go to sleep wants to hear and for resident Kevin Caldwell, the late night noise has gone on for too long. Talking to the selectmen to follow up on a letter sent to the board recently, Caldwell asked for assistance with some noisy neighbors he claims has plagued Eddy St. on the weekends since he moved to the street in 2008. According to Caldwell, a nearby neighbor’s son and his friends have consistently caused a disturbance on Friday and Saturday nights and on some weekdays during the summer. Allegedly, the group arrives at the neighbor's house a little after 1 a.m. in the morning, making enough noise to disturb Caldwell and other residents on the street as they enter the house. Caldwell said…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Local property owners Karl and Bill Clemmey appeared at last night's selectmen meeting to make a case for lowering the fees for operating a private parking lot.
Talking to the Mansfield Board of Selectmen Wednesday night, local property owners Karl and Bill Clemmey asked the board to look into lowering the fees paid to the town to operate a private lot as both men feel the current fees are too high and arguably, unreasonable. Currently, private lot owners are charged a recurring $50 licensing fee, $6 for every spot in the lot, and must help pay for police details if needed. In the case of the Clemmeys, they are also charged for the police details on Route 106 near their lot for the commuter rail station. According to Bill Clemmey, the town receives $7,000 from the lot to help cover the costs of police details in addition to $1,100 in fees. The number doesn't including the fees for other lots owned…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A look at what the selectmen will be discussing when they meet tonight at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Mansfield Board of Selectmen held a public hearing for a dog that allegedly attacked a six-year-old boy Wednesday night.
UPDATED Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.-The Mansfield selectmen voted to euthanize a three-year-old dog Milo, a pointer/hound, who bit a boy in January. Milo's family says they will be appealing the decision. Check back with Mansfield Patch for more details. Original Story: The fate of a dog accused of attacking a six-year-old boy will be determined tonight when the Mansfield Board of Selectmen hold a public hearing on the incident. The public hearing will be opened at 8 p.m. according to the agenda for tonight’s meeting. According to a complaint to animal control, the owner of the dog was babysitting the boy at their home on Jan. 3 when the boy tried to walk over to the three-year- old pointer/hound mutt to pet it. The dog then allegedly attacked…
Monday, February 25, 2013
A look at some of the meetings and events happening around town during the week.
Editor’s note: Want to promote an event or share an announcement on Mansfield Patch? Click here to add your event to our calendar or here to publish an announcement! The following meetings and events will be held in Mansfield this week: Mansfield Conservation Commission, 7:00 p.m., Room 3 a/b at Town Hall The Mansfield Conservation Commission will meet to discuss the following items: To see the full agenda, click here. Mansfield School Committee, 7:30 p.m., Room 3 a/b at Town Hall The Mansfield School Committee will meet to discuss the following business: The full agenda can be seen here. Mansfield Board of Selectmen, 7:00 p.m., Room 3 a/b at Town Hall The selectmen will have a pair of public hearings when they meet this week. The …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A look at some of the top headlines from the week.
Mansfield Quietly Says Goodbye to LTC Michael Greene In the end, the activities surrounding the funeral of LTC Michael Greene wasn’t about responding to a hateful message, it was about saying goodbye a member of the community. In response to a threat from the Westboro Baptist Church to picket the funeral, about 50 people stood at the South Common to pay tribute to Greene as the procession left the church and headed towards the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Plans for the gathering came together on the afternoon of February 17 when Rev. Ted Newcomb of the Mansfield Congregational Church hosted a meeting to discuss a peaceful response to the picket if it were to happen. Slowly during the discussions, the conversation evolved from…