Rowley Board of Selectmen

Nov. 22, 2010


Reorganization of the Board of Selectmen, due to the resignation of Selectman Stuart Dalzell Sr. as chairman, as of Nov. 19. Robert Snow was named chairman, G. Robert Merry was named vice chairman and Richard Cummings will remain as clerk.

To invite Michael B. Doherty to the Dec. 6 meeting to discuss his interest in a position on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

To send a letter of commendation to those parties involved in saving the life of a Rowley resident as indicated by local paramedic Scott MacAskill in a letter to selectmen. Dr. George Papanicolaou, nurse practitioner Leanne Roberts, office manager Jennifer Rideout, police Sgt. Dave Sedgwick, officer Matthew Ziev, Capt. Robert Merry and firefighter Joe Merry will all be recognized for their efforts of working cohesively as a team on their invaluable contribution to saving a life.

Authorized town administrator to post a notice of intent to develop a town skating pond on the pond near the Pine Grove School and behind the First Congregational Church. Town administrator also will check with the Parks & Recreation Committee to see if they will help out with the project.

To compose a job description for a part-time cable TV operator for the town. Earlier the town went out to bid for this project, but the bids were all considered non-responsive.


Long-time Rowley residents Merle Phipps and George Gallant to the two open positions on the Council of Aging Board.


The resignation of officer Jeffrey DeCosta from the Rowley Police Department, effective Nov. 10.


Thank-you letters for Robert Todd for his work on the Council on Aging board and to Mary Bright, chairman of the COA, for hers and council members' efforts in providing a veterans dinner on Nov. 10.


Statements by both Cummings and Dalzell. Cummings' statement was about the events that took place at the Nov. 1 selectmen meeting, while Dalzell's rebuttal addressed other past issues. Snow instructed all present that no questions, comments or rebuttals were allowed before, during or after the reading of the statements for threat of being removed from the meeting by the attending Sgt. Dave Sedgwick.


That the Town Hall window replacement job would begin in early December.

That the cupola and town clock restorations would be going out to bid this winter, with a start date expected in the spring.

The Cemetery Department budget and recent 12 percent raise and the issue of whether the proper approvals were obtained for the raise. Selectmen will meet jointly with the Personnel and Finance committees for clarification.


An interview with Franklin Devonshire to discuss his interest in the constable position until such time as the proper background information is secured.


That there is a Toys for Tots bin in the Town Hall lobby where new, unwrapped gifts are being accepted until the second week in December.

That Wreaths Across America will once again this year pass through Rowley on Dec. 6 at 10:30 a.m.


For litigation issues.

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