PILOT

Town Meeting Wrap Up: Noise Bylaw, PILOT Committee, and clarifying Neary Feasibility Study (Updated)

May 11, 2022 11:30:09 AM
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A lot happened at last week’s Annual Town Meeting. Here is my final coverage on the discussions and votes.

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Annual Town Meeting: Quick recap of final votes (Updated)

May 6, 2022 09:23:23 AM
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It was a long night at Annual Town Meeting, but voters and officials worked together to get through the Warrant rather than continue to a third one.

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Town Meeting Update: Projected tax increase and PILOT news (Updated)

May 20, 2021 05:00:56 PM
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Annual Town Meeting is in two days. So, it’s past time to update readers on the proposed budgets. In related news, I’m also sharing an announcement on PILOT promises from the two big private schools in town.

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Update on PILOT payments & medical marijuana contingency fees (Updated)

June 23, 2020 04:18:50 PM

Last week, two items prompted questions for me about the status of non-tax revenues the Town is/isn’t receiving.

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Town Meeting Recap: Another PILOT debate and Articles postponed to next Town Meeting

June 16, 2020 05:17:42 PM
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If some voters had their way, one more Article would have been postponed – a $600,000 borrowing Article to fund a Fire Pumper truck.

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News updates: Deerfoot Road runoff, private school properties, and clarifying a remark about a potential school building closure

February 7, 2020 02:27:18 PM
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A few recent stories prompted responses with details worth sharing.

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St. Mark’s School purchased 2nd downtown home since Annual Town Meeting (Updated)

January 28, 2020 07:00:50 PM
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St. Mark’s School recently purchased 2 downtown Main Street properties. The purchases are interesting in light of a few recent Town government efforts related to downtown and/or the private schools.

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BOS on how to proceed with PILOT talks, SMEs, and Public Safety Building room naming

November 7, 2019 12:52:18 PM

On Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen talked through their next steps for two issues: their effort to negotiate PILOT contributions from non-profits and handling Special Municipal Empoloyees. I’m rounding up the highlights.

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Town Counsel to BOS: Current PILOT negotiation strategy falls under OML; Request to rescind his “special” status

November 1, 2019 03:36:42 PM

Two items in the packet for discussion at this Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting caught my attention. Both relate to advice issued to the board from Town Counsel.

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Selectmen not appointing PILOT Committee; Chair and Vice Chair to negotiate with private schools

June 11, 2019 01:39:32 PM

The Board of Selectmen reversed course on their plan for how to follow up on Town Meeting’s vote to pursue PILOT commitments with non-profits in town.

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Seeking volunteers for PILOT Committee

April 3, 2019 06:10:03 PM
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Last night, the Board of Selectmen discussed how to follow up on a non-binding Article that passed at Town Meeting.

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Town Meeting: Voter compromises

March 26, 2019 01:45:13 PM
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Here’s my recap of debates over the Citizen Petition Articles at this year’s Town Meeting.

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PILOT payments: Town Meeting Article and Officials discuss strategies (Updated)

February 20, 2019 07:20:47 AM

Earlier today, I shared news about a potential project to bring a soccer stadium to Town. It dovetails with another story I was working on for this week.

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BOS meeting recap: 9-11 Field roadblocks, public records policy, taxes and more (Updated)

November 4, 2014 01:42:08 PM

There were no major controversies at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. But there were a lot of interesting tidbits including roadblocks to re-turfing a town field and discussion of a public records request policy.

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