Rowley Board of Selectmen

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011


The selection of lifelong Rowley resident Janet Morrissey for the open position of cable television operator for the town. Selectmen interviewed three candidates — Morrissey, Matthew Gansenberg and Lance Wisniewski — at the meeting.

The use of photos from the Light Department's 100th anniversary celebration earlier this year as the cover design for the 2010 Town Report, which will soon be available.

Extending the fiscal year 2012 budget deadline from March 15 to March 31 at the request of Triton Regional School Committee Chairwoman Dina Sullivan.

The use of the pond at 191 Main St., adjacent to Pine Grove School and behind First Congregational Church, as a town skating pond. Efforts will be taken this year to ready the pond for skating next winter. The town's conservation agent issued an order of conditions wetlands permit for the property.

Sending a letter to the Ipswich Board of Selectmen to explore its participation in the Central Essex Regional Emergency Management Services project before Rowley decides to get involved in it.


The resignation of Dennis Roy as cemetery commissioner.


A four-page letter from the Conservation Commission addressing the Jan. 14 unauthorized cutting of trees by a tree service hired by the Water Department. The trees were cut at well No. 2 on Haverhill Street. Selectmen have received the water board meeting minutes, procurement documents and contract for the work, which will assist them in their fact-finding process regarding the incident that resulted in a wetlands violation.

Tim Toomey, one of the town's three water board commissioners, expressed his regret about what happened with the unauthorized removal of the trees. He said he was not aware the trees were being cut down prior to the work being completed. Toomey urged selectmen to resolve the issue between the Water Department and the Conservation Commission before the issue escalates further.

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