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Posted in Town Clerk on May 20, 2015
Here are the results for yesterday’s election:
- Ray Wilcox – 88 votes
- Bill Shein – 51 votes
- Carl DeGersdorff – 76 votes
- Alexandra Glover – 93 votes
- Mort Josel – 93 votes
- Mort Josel – 77 votes
- Marion Ortwein – 67 votes
- Susan Tomich – 73 votes
- Michael Wilcox – 104 votes
143 voters turned up at the polls which is an excellent turnout for our town elections.
Posted in Town Offices on May 14, 2015
The incumbents up for re-election in 2015 are as follows…
Selectman: Raymond E. Wilcox, Jr.
Assessor: Carl DeGersdorff
Planning Board: Alexandra Glover and Morton Josel
Finance Committee: Morton Josel
Library Trustee: Marion Ortwein and Susan Tomich
Moderator: Michael Wilcox
Posted in Selectmen on May 11, 2015
The Selectmen’s meeting that was scheduled for May 11th at 7:00pm has been canceled.
Voting will be at the Alford Town Hall on May 19th, and voting hours will be from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 P.M.
You can download the Alford Newsletter Spring Summer 2015 edition, and you will also receive a copy via “snail mail” very soon.
Posted in Selectmen on April 29, 2015
The Annual Town Meeting will be held at the Alford Town Hall on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. and voters will be presented with the following Articles:
ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Health to appoint any member of the Board of Selectmen, or Board of Health, respectively, to another office or position for the term provided by law, if any, otherwise for a term not to exceed one year, in accordance with Section 4A of Chapter 41 of the General Laws.
ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to approve the following departmental revolving funds account, as provided for by Section 53 ½ of Chapter 44 of the General Laws. The receipts from plumbing inspections are to be credited to the Plumbing Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The receipts from oil burner inspections are to be credited to the Oil Burner Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The receipts from electrical inspections are to be credited to the Electrical Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00).The receipts from Sanitation inspector are to be credited to the Sanitation Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The receipts from fire inspections are to be credited to the Fire Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The Board of Selectmen shall be authorized to expend monies from these funds.
ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, the sum of Ten Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($10,000.00), to increase the Stabilization Fund in accordance with the provisions of Section 5B of Chapter 40 of the General Laws.
ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to accept any and all funds being provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Transportation (Mass DOT), under the provisions of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, to pay for such costs as allowed by appropriate legislation in connection with the maintenance, repair, and construction of Town ways and bridges, or to take any other action relative thereto.
ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Dollars, ($1,736.00) for the FY 2016 operating budget of the Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation Corporation (S.B.E.T.C.) for the transportation of the seniors and disabled population of our community or take any other action thereon.
ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate to defray the charges and Expenses of the Town describes in the Feature Accounts on these Pages, including the salaries of the Town Officers and Employees for FY 2016
|Children’s Health Program||1,000.00||1,000.00|
|Berkshire Mental Health||177.00||177.00|
|Visiting Nurse Association||586.00||586.00|
|Interest on Loans||0.00||0.00|
|So. Berkshire Solid Waste||1,750.00||1,655.00|
|Berkshire Regional Retirement||32,676.00||31,993.00|
|Berkshire Regional Planning||856.00||850.00|
|Insect Pest Control||1,000.00||1,000.00|
|Snow & Ice Overtime Fund||9,000.00||8,000.00|
|Public Works Highway||60,000.00||55,500.00|
|Rd. Superintendent Salary||63,027.00||61,192.00|
|Public Works Employee||52,450.00||50,923.00|
|Part Time Employee||13,000.00||11,000.00|
|Public Works Snow & Ice||55,000.00||50,000.00|
|Interest on Temporary Loans||0.00||0.00|
|Machinery & Maintenance||15,500.00||15,500.00|
|Alford firefighter stipends||17,200.00||14,200.00|
|Fire Chief Expense||300.00||300.00|
|Division of Employment||1,200.00||1,000.00|
|Assessor’s Clerk Salary||9,008.00||8,746.00|
|Tax Collector’s Expense||3,150.00||2,800.00|
|Town Clerk’s Expense||1,650.00||1,650.00|
|Board of Registration Expense||900.00||900.00|
|Board of Appeals Expense||250.00||250.00|
|Planning Board Expense||2,000.00||2,000.00|
|Council on Aging Expense||920.00||920.00|
|Building Inspector Expense||1,500.00||1,500.00|
|Conservation Commission expense||1,500.00||1,500.00|
|Library Trustee’s Expense||400.00||400.00|
|Hazardous Waste Commission||663.00||663.00|
|Hazardous Waste Center||1,000.00||1,000.00|
|Town Counsel Expense||1,000.00||1,000.00|
|Town Counsel Salary||7,341.00||7,128.00|
|Animal Control Officer Salary||1,931.00||1,875.00|
|Animal Control Officer Expense||500.00||500.00|
|Alford news Letter||1,200.00||1,200.00|
|Tree Warden’s Expense||6,000.00||6,000.00|
|TOWN OFFICER’S SALARY|
|Building Inspector Salary||13,440.00||13,049.00|
|Clerk of Registrars Salary||116.00||113.00|
ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($150,000.00 and to transfer from free cash One Hundred Thousand and 00/00 Dollars ($100,000.00), for a culvert on West Road and for reclaiming and blacktopping such roads as may be determined by the Road Superintendent, or to take any other action relative thereto.