Approved license renewals for two used-car dealerships, as well as for a trailer display and amusement and entertainment businesses in town.
Approved fire Chief Ralph Spencer’s request to attend the Massachusetts Chiefs Conference Feb. 5-7 in Boxborough.
Set Jan. 5 as the Christmas tree drop-off date at the Mill Street site, for Merrimac residents only.
Accepted a grant-funded forklift work platform and fall protection kit that will enable safer work at elevated heights, as in changing streetlight lamps.
Heard Finance Director Carol McLeod report that the Fiscal 2014 budgets have been distributed to all town departments for their review.
Just before going into executive session, selectmen recognized Alice Fowle, 98, for having been awarded Merrimac’s replica of the Boston Post Cane as the town’s oldest resident. Fowle ascribes her longevity to “eating well,” according to Selectman Laura Mailman. The original Boston Post Cane is in Merrimac’s Town Hall museum.