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					Town of Shirley Annual Report
2008

Benjamin Hill Park & Pool Summer 2008

BENJAMIN HILL PARK & POOL 
The  Shirley  Board  of  Selectmen  is  pleased  to  dedicate  the  2008  Annual  Town  Report  to  Donald  ʺButchʺ  Farrar,  Jr.   This  is  in  gratitude  for  his  enthusiastic  dedication  to  the  Benjamin  Hill  Recreation  Area.   Farrar  serves  full‐time  as  Shirleyʹs  Local  Inspector  and  serves  as  a  member  of  several  appointed  and  elected  boards  and  commissions,  but  most  of  his  after‐work energy is devoted to the Benjamin Hill Recreation Area.     As  one  of  the  appointed  members  of  the  Benjamin  Hill  Park  Committee,  Butch  stands  above  and  beyond  others  for  his  endless  dedication  and  the  countless hours he spends transforming our former ski area into a site for  summer and winter family recreation.     Butch  worked  at  the  Benjamin  Hill  Ski  Area  as  a  high  school  student,  managing  the  rope  tows,  the  T‐bar,  and  overseeing  the  buildings  and  grounds.     The  area  was  closed  after  a  fire  in  the  1970ʹs  and  remained  unused  for  many  years.     Butchʹs  building  skills  and  knowledge  of  the  property  have  been  the  key  to  the  renovation  of  the  pool,  where  he  has  conducted  repairs  and  overseen  management.     He  has  coordinated  construction  of  the  pool  house,  snack  area  and  bathrooms,  built  by  volunteers using donated materials and labor.  Thanks to Butch, the old ski  hill has been cleared for winter sledding.     Butchʹs  work  for  the  Park  is  endless.  He is  often  found  there  scheduling  lifeguards,  stocking  the  snack  bar,  painting  the  pool,  testing  the  water...  even trimming the shrubs into bonsai look‐a‐likes.     Lifelong  Shirley  resident  Butch Farrar deserves  our  thanks for creating  a  special place, that will be a memory for generations of Shirley children. 

Special thank you to Don Reed for the use of his painting of the Benjamin Hill Park & Pool

ANNUAL REPORT

TOWN OF

SHIRLEY
MASSACHUSETTS

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR

2008

CONTENTS
DEPARTMENT Accountant, Town…………………….… Ambulance Service……………………… Assessor, Board of……………………... Benjamin Hill Park & Pool…………….. Clerk, Town……………………………... Conservation Commission……………… Council on Aging ……………………….. Devens Enterprise Commission…………. Federal, State & County Officials………. Fire Department…………………………. Hazen Memorial Library………………... Historical Commission & Historical District Commission…………………….. Inspectional Services…………………... Building Inspector Plumbing & Gas Inspector Sealer of Weights & Measures. Wiring Inspector Moderator……………………………….. Municipal Tele No. & Addresses……….. Nashoba Board of Health……………….. Planning Board………………………….. Police Department……………………… Public Works Department……………… School Department…………………….. Selectmen, Board of……………………. Sewer Commission…………………….. Tax Collector…………………………… Treasurer……………………………….. Veteran’s Agent………………………… Zoning Board of Appeals……………….. Appointed Officials……………………... Elected Officials………………………… PAGE NO. 5 22 24 26 27 107 110 112 4 119 121 124 125

127 3 129 136 138 140 143 155 159 160 165 175 176 177 185

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS

911
POLICE FIRE/AMBULANCE
HTTP://WWW.SHIRLEY-MA.GOV

425-2644 425-4334

YOUR TOWN GOVERNMENT 7 Keady Way

978-425-2600
Ext.
Accountant Assessors Board of Health Building Insp. Conservation Commission Council on Aging Planning Board Recreation Commission Selectmen #225 #220 #260 #260 #245 #285 #240 #270

Email
Accountant@Shirley-Ma.gov Assessors@Shirley-Ma.gov Health@Shirley-Ma.gov Building@Shirley-Ma.gov Conservation@Shirley-Ma.gov COA@Shirley-Ma.gov Planning@Shirley-Ma.gov Rec@Shirley-Ma.gov

#200 #235 #210 #200 #205 #215 #255

Selectmen@Shirley-Ma.gov Sewer@Shirley-Ma.gov Tax@Shirley-Ma.gov Selectmen@Shirley-Ma.gov Clerk@Shirley-Ma.gov Treasurer@Shirley-Ma.gov ZBA@Shirley-Ma.gov

Sewer Commission
Tax Collector Town Administrator Town Clerk Treasurer Zoning Board of Appeals

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS HAZEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

978-425-2628 978-425-2620 978-425-2630
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FEDERAL, STATE & COUNTY OFFICERS
U. S. Senators Edward M. Kennedy
315 Russell Senate Bldg. Washington, D. C. 20510 2400 JFK Federal Bldg. Boston, MA. 02203 (617) 565-3170 FAX 565-3183 Email: senator@kennedy.senate.gov

Secretary Of State William F. Galvin
One Ashburton Place, Room 1611 Boston, MA. 02108

(617) 727-7030
Email: mass.gov/sec

Senator In General Court James Eldridge
State House, Rm 213-A Boston, MA. 02133 (617) 722-1120 Fax (617) 722-1089
Email: James.Eldridge@senate.state.ma.us

John F. Kerry
304 Russell Senate Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510

1 Bowdoin Sq., 10th Floor Boston, MA. 02114 (617) 565-8519 FAX 248-3870 Email: john_kerry@kerry.senate.gov

Representative In General Court Jennifer Benson
State House, Room 437 Boston, MA. 02133-1054 (617) 722-2060 Fax (617)722-2708
Email: Rep.JenniferBenson@hou.state.ma.us

Representative In Congress
5 Congressional District
th

Niki Tsongas
2229 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, D. C. 20515 11 Kearney Sq., 3rd Floor Lowell, MA. 01852 (978) 459-0101 FAX 459-1907 www.tsongas.house.gov

District Attorney Middlesex Co. Gerry T. Leone, Jr.
15 Commonwealth Ave Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 897-8300 email: middlesexda.com

Middlesex Registry Of Deeds Eugene Brune, Register
Post Office Box 68 East Cambridge, Ma. 02141 (617) 679-6310 Fax 494-9083

Governor Deval Patrick
State House, Rm. 360 Boston, MA. 02133 (617) 725-4005 www.mass.gov/gov

Middlesex Registry Of Probate John R. Buonomo, Register
208 Cambridge Street, P.O. Box 410-480

East Cambridge, Ma 02141 (617) 768-5808 Fax 225-0781

Attorney General Martha Coakley
One Ashburton Place, 20th Floor Boston, MA. 02108-1698 (617) 727-2200 FAX 727-3251 www.mass.gov/ago

Sheriff James V. Dipaola
Superior Court House Post Office Box 97 East Cambridge, Ma. 02141 (617) 494-4400 Fax 577-8373

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TOWN ACCOUNTANT I am pleased to present the Town Accountant’s report for fiscal year 2008 for the Town of Shirley. Cash and receivables, including Ambulance and Sewer, have been and continue to be reconciled on a monthly basis. The following pages present some financial highlights of fiscal 2008. We have engaged the firm of Giusti, Hingston & Company, Certified Public Accountants, to conduct our fiscal 2008 audit and finalize our financial information for the year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Accounting office at (978)425-2600 x225. Respectfully submitted, Bobbi Jo Colburn Town Accountant

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Town of Shirley General Fund Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 Expended FY08 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) Under/(Over) Expended

Dept 114

Dept/Account Name MODERATOR Expenses Total

135.00 135.00

111.99 111.99

0.00 0.00

23.01 23.01

122

SELECTMEN Salaries, Elected Officials Appointed, Salary Wages, Hourly Financial Audit Other Audit Svcs Legal Notices Expenses Town Report Mirror Lake Cons Restr-Article Total

7,759.40 39,672.00 0.00 20,175.00 2,200.00 1,500.00 2,770.00 1,750.00 3,333.33 79,159.73

7,751.33 39,672.00 0.00 17,233.58 2,185.00 1,416.56 2,735.06 1,624.70 3,333.00 75,951.23

0.00 0.00 0.00 2,925.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,925.40

8.07 0.00 0.00 16.02 15.00 83.44 34.94 125.30 0.33 283.10

124

PERSONNEL BOARD Expenses Total TOWN ADMINISTRATOR Salary, Appointed Position Total FINANCE COMMITTEE Appointed, Salary Annual Town Meeting Warrant Expenses Total RESERVE FUND Rsv Fund Expenses Total TOWN ACCOUNTANT Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Total FINANCE OFFICES Financial Software License Total ASSESSORS Salaries, Elected Officials Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly Mapping Services Contract Services Expenses Total

250.00 250.00

217.25 217.25

0.00 0.00

32.75 32.75

129

76,295.52 76,295.52

76,295.52 76,295.52

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

131

1,746.56 1,800.00 300.00 3,846.56

1,736.46 1,751.92 169.00 3,657.38

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

10.10 48.08 131.00 189.18

132

50,000.00 50,000.00

49,862.02 49,862.02

0.00 0.00

137.98 137.98

135

53,306.64 35,889.64 3,350.00 92,546.28

53,306.64 35,889.64 3,116.10 92,312.38

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 233.90 233.90

136

7,515.00 7,515.00

7,515.00 7,515.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

141

7,733.16 41,760.00 4,300.00 3,550.00 25,500.00 3,935.00 86,778.16

7,733.16 41,714.29 4,284.20 3,529.70 25,500.00 3,776.11 86,537.46

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150.00 150.00

0.00 45.71 15.80 20.30 0.00 8.89 90.70

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Town of Shirley General Fund Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 Expended FY08 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) Under/(Over) Expended

Dept 145

Dept/Account Name TREASURER Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Tax Title Total TOWN COLLECTOR Salary, Elected Position Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Tax Taking Total LEGAL EXPENSE Expenses Legal Services - bal from FY07 Total COMPUTER OPERATIONS Computer Technician Town/Library Computer Operations Expense Equipment Contract Svcs-bal from FY07 Total OFFICE MACHINES Expenses Total TOWN CLERK Salary, Elected Position Expenses Total CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS Expenses Misc Services-bal from FY07 Total CONSERVATION COMMISSION Wages Hourly, Agent Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Longley Acres Expenses Office Supplies-bal from FY07 FY98 Handicap Access, Trails, Prkng - Article bal from FY07 FY02 Update Open Space&Recr Plan - Article bal from FY07 Total

53,351.28 33,959.29 5,500.00 3,600.00 96,410.57

53,351.28 33,959.29 5,066.53 806.40 93,183.50

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 433.47 2,793.60 3,227.07

146

54,308.88 22,403.33 11,310.00 3,438.00 91,460.21

54,308.88 22,382.15 11,083.11 820.93 88,595.07

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 21.18 226.89 2,617.07 2,865.14

151

33,658.75 500.00 34,158.75

33,307.72 500.00 33,807.72

99.00 0.00 99.00

252.03 0.00 252.03

155

46,820.00 16,684.30 5,500.00 1,000.00 70,004.30

46,617.55 16,306.85 4,972.83 1,000.00 68,897.23

0.00 0.00 73.00 0.00 73.00

202.45 377.45 454.17 0.00 1,034.07

159

6,175.00 6,175.00

6,175.00 6,175.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

161

52,894.72 1,060.00 53,954.72

52,894.72 933.81 53,828.53

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 126.19 126.19

162

10,220.00 509.67 10,729.67

10,131.23 509.67 10,640.90

0.00 0.00 0.00

88.77 0.00 88.77

171

21,422.76 13,600.51 2,025.00 3,000.00 5.54 596.39 4,899.41 45,549.61

21,422.74 13,600.37 1,814.04 3,000.00 5.54 0.00 0.00 39,842.69

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 596.39 4,899.41 5,495.80

0.02 0.14 210.96 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 211.12

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Town of Shirley General Fund Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 Expended FY08 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) Under/(Over) Expended

Dept 175

Dept/Account Name PLANNING BOARD Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Total ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Total PUBLIC BUILDINGS Wages, Hourly Utilities Phones Repairs & Maintenance Vehicle Maintenance Expenses Phones-bal from FY07 Total POLICE DEPARTMENT Appointed Position, Salary Chief Appointed Position, Salary Lt Appointed, Salary Wages, Hourly Custodian Salaries, Wages & Hourly (Union) Expenses Total CROSSING GUARD Wages Hourly Total FIRE DEPARTMENT Appointed Position, Salary Chief Wages Hourly, Full-Time Wages Hourly On-Call Expenses Water/Sewer Usage-bal from FY07 Total BUILDING INSPECTOR Salary Appointed Position Wages Hourly Salary, Part-time Building Inspector Seal of Weights & Measures Expenses Total GAS/PLUMBING INSPECTOR Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Total

23,106.84 2,550.00 25,656.84

23,106.78 2,363.01 25,469.79

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.06 186.99 187.05

176

11,502.51 1,000.00 12,502.51

11,384.35 988.72 12,373.07

0.00 0.00 0.00

118.16 11.28 129.44

192

2,934.78 48,100.00 10,855.00 2,000.00 500.00 21,858.00 1,162.46 87,410.24

2,839.66 47,359.07 10,636.72 1,975.69 410.81 21,525.05 1,162.46 85,909.46

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

95.12 740.93 218.28 24.31 89.19 332.95 0.00 1,500.78

211

96,256.80 60,012.72 43,444.48 6,660.34 611,755.00 94,805.00 912,934.34

96,256.80 60,012.72 43,444.48 6,420.51 611,742.82 94,757.44 912,634.77

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 47.56 47.56

0.00 0.00 0.00 239.83 12.18 0.00 252.01

212

5,290.40 5,290.40

5,253.42 5,253.42

0.00 0.00

36.98 36.98

221

65,617.60 310,800.00 15,300.00 43,688.00 93.04 435,498.64

65,617.60 310,753.03 15,294.71 43,357.46 93.04 435,115.84

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 46.97 5.29 330.54 0.00 382.80

241

46,490.56 18,907.04 500.00 1,500.00 1,700.00 69,097.60

46,490.56 18,905.20 112.50 1,500.00 1,193.15 68,201.41

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43.41 43.41

0.00 1.84 387.50 0.00 463.44 852.78

243

12,484.67 800.00 13,284.67

8

12,484.67 643.41 13,128.08

0.00 156.59 156.59

0.00 0.00 0.00

Town of Shirley General Fund Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 Expended FY08 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) Under/(Over) Expended

Dept 245

Dept/Account Name WIRING INSPECTOR Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Total COMMUNICATION CENTER Wages Hourly Expenses Supplies-bal from FY07 Total EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Expenses Total DOG OFFICER Salary, Appointed Position Total CONSTABLE Expenses Total

12,484.67 900.00 13,384.67

12,484.67 800.00 13,284.67

0.00 100.00 100.00

0.00 0.00 0.00

251

179,777.00 8,400.00 31.13 188,208.13

179,516.75 8,326.35 31.13 187,874.23

0.00 35.37 0.00 35.37

260.25 38.28 0.00 298.53

291

10.00 10.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

10.00 10.00

292

8,309.19 8,309.19

8,309.19 8,309.19

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

296

50.00 50.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

50.00 50.00

314

SCH REGIONAL STUDY COMMITTEE Expenses Total NASHOBA VALLEY TECH. H.S. Expenses Total MINUTEMAN TECHNICAL H.S. Expenses Total SCHOOL DEPARTMENT PreSch thru Gr 12-Payroll PreSch thru Gr 12-Expenses Trvl Out of Distr Superint-bal fr FY07 Total SCHOOL DEPARTMENT SPED Out of District Tuition Total

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

321

385,606.00 385,606.00

385,606.00 385,606.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

322

26,420.00 26,420.00

26,418.00 26,418.00

0.00 0.00

2.00 2.00

330

3,512,904.00 2,000,311.00 321.52 5,513,536.52

3,526,318.97 1,778,852.49 321.52 5,305,492.98

0.00 34,743.33 0.00 34,743.33

(13,414.97) 186,715.18 0.00 173,300.21

332

555,922.00 555,922.00

715,367.66 715,367.66

0.00 0.00

(159,445.66) (159,445.66)

334

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT TRANSPORTATION PreSchool through Grade 12 605,639.00 Total 605,639.00 Total School Dept 33x 6,675,097.52

619,493.55 619,493.55 6,640,354.19

0.00 0.00 34,743.33

(13,854.55) (13,854.55) (0.00)

33x

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Town of Shirley General Fund Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 Expended FY08 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) Under/(Over) Expended

Dept 422

Dept/Account Name

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly Wages Hourly (Union) Wages Hourly (Union Overtime) Expenses Prof & Technical - bal from FY07 Total

78,335.04 18,942.88 185,218.00 2,000.00 67,400.00 279.00 352,174.92

78,335.04 18,850.62 185,122.87 1,592.76 65,422.38 279.00 349,602.67

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.66 0.00 0.66

0.00 92.26 95.13 407.24 1,976.96 0.00 2,571.59

423

SNOW & ICE REMOVAL Wages Hourly Overtime Expenses Total

17,127.44 11,000.00 137,724.26 165,851.70

17,127.44 11,000.00 218,689.21 246,816.65

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 (80,964.95) (80,964.95)

424

STREET LIGHTS Expenses Total ROAD & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Expenses Prof & Tech - bal from FY07 Total B.O.H./TRASH COLLECTION Trash Collection/Recycling Total CEMETERIES Burial Agent Wages Hourly Expenses Total BOARD OF HEALTH/LANDFILL Expenses Monitoring/Testing Total BOARD OF HEALTH Wages Hourly Animal Inspector Expenses Total BOARD OF HEALTH/RECYCLING Wages Hourly Expenses Total NASHOBA BOARD OF HEALTH Expenses, Health Services Expenses, Home Care Services

31,000.00 31,000.00

30,879.30 30,879.30

0.00 0.00

120.70 120.70

426

45,500.00 8,116.00 53,616.00

16,342.61 8,116.00 24,458.61

29,157.39 0.00 29,157.39

0.00 0.00 0.00

433

385,000.00 385,000.00

384,999.96 384,999.96

0.00 0.00

0.04 0.04

491

2,400.00 5,512.87 2,710.85 10,623.72

2,400.00 5,512.87 2,710.85 10,623.72

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

492

2,000.00 11,350.00 13,350.00

1,292.97 11,350.00 12,642.97

0.00 0.00 0.00

707.03 0.00 707.03

511

13,220.93 3,243.19 1,000.00 17,464.12

13,206.40 3,243.19 918.46 17,368.05

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

14.53 0.00 81.54 96.07

512

5,100.00 2,250.00 7,350.00

5,099.96 1,252.88 6,352.84

0.00 560.35 560.35

0.04 436.77 436.81

514

15,354.00 8,260.00

11,515.50 6,195.00

3,838.50 2,065.00

0.00 0.00

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Town of Shirley General Fund Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 23,614.00 Expended FY08 17,710.50 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) 5,903.50 Under/(Over) Expended 0.00

Dept 514 523

Dept/Account Name Total MENTAL HEALTH EXPENSES Expenses Total

11,290.00 11,290.00

8,467.50 8,467.50

2,822.50 2,822.50

0.00 0.00

541

COUNCIL ON AGING Coordinator Stipend Expenses Meals on Wheels Expenses Total

1,900.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 4,900.00

1,900.00 416.52 1,905.42 4,221.94

0.00 156.07 0.00 156.07

0.00 427.41 94.58 521.99

543

VETERANS Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Benefits Total LIBRARY Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly Expenses Utilities Total RECREATION Wages Hourly Expenses Basketball Expense Soccer Expense Wages Hourly-bal from FY07 Total BENJAMIN HILL PARK COMMITTEE Wages Expenses Total HISTORICAL COMMISSION Expenses Total MEMORIAL DAY Expenses Total CENTER TOWN HALL COMMITTEE Expense Total

6,075.04 150.00 8,793.00 15,018.04

6,075.04 0.00 8,793.00 14,868.04

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 150.00 0.00 150.00

611

39,933.04 75,321.14 52,924.00 16,000.00 184,178.18

39,933.04 74,977.73 52,924.00 16,000.00 183,834.77

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 343.41 0.00 0.00 343.41

630

4,611.00 850.00 3,600.00 2,800.00 95.48 11,956.48

4,609.52 446.57 3,584.83 2,672.58 95.48 11,408.98

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

1.48 403.43 15.17 127.42 0.00 547.50

650

4,000.00 2,000.00 6,000.00

4,000.00 2,000.00 6,000.00

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00

691

180.00 180.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

180.00 180.00

692

2,400.00 2,400.00

1,394.02 1,394.02

1,005.98 1,005.98

0.00 0.00

694

200.00 200.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

200.00 200.00

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Town of Shirley General Fund Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 Expended FY08 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) Under/(Over) Expended

Dept 711

Dept/Account Name GENERAL FUND DEBT SERVICE Long Term Principal School Bldg Principal Debt Excl Library Principal Debt Excl Long Term Interest School Bldg Interest Debt Excl Library Interest Debt Excl Capital Short Term Interest Total DEBT ISSUE COST Expense Total

221,817.00 201,700.00 50,151.00 114,593.00 151,794.00 23,918.00 11,175.00 775,148.00

221,817.00 201,700.00 50,151.00 114,592.21 151,793.70 23,917.61 11,175.00 775,146.52

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.79 0.30 0.39 0.00 1.48

712

2,100.00 2,100.00

2,075.00 2,075.00

0.00 0.00

25.00 25.00

840

MONTACHUSETT REG. PLAN. Assessment Total

1,417.00 1,417.00

1,416.82 1,416.82

0.00 0.00

0.18 0.18

911

MIDDLESEX CO RETIREMENT Assessment Total

535,141.00 535,141.00

535,141.00 535,141.00

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

913

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Expenses Contract Svcs-Unemployment Total GROUP HEALTH/LIFE INSURANCE Expenses Actuary Study Total LONGEVITY PAY Expenses Total F. I. C. A./MEDICARE Expenses-Medicare Regular Medicare Employer-Senior Tax Workoff Total GENERAL INSURANCE Expenses Total TOTAL BUDGET

25,000.00 1,100.00 26,100.00

19,415.60 680.00 20,095.60

0.00 0.00 0.00

5,584.40 420.00 6,004.40

914

1,428,710.00 8,000.00 1,436,710.00

1,428,708.64 8,000.00 1,436,708.64

0.00 0.00 0.00

1.36 0.00 1.36

915

15,448.00 15,448.00

15,440.00 15,440.00

0.00 0.00

8.00 8.00

916

97,950.00 250.00 98,200.00

97,945.54 86.52 98,032.06

0.00 0.00 0.00

4.46 163.48 167.94

945

177,000.00 177,000.00 14,027,160.99

175,883.36 175,883.36 13,998,952.51

850.00 850.00 84,325.91

266.64 266.64 (56,117.43)

Note: deficit in Dept 423 Snow & Ice raised on FY09 Tax Recap, as is legally allowed

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Town of Shirley Enterprise Funds Budget vs. Actual Expenditures Appropriated/ Transfers FY08 Expended FY08 Bal Fwd to FY09 (Encumbered) Under/(Over) Expended

Dept

Dept/Account Name

231

AMBULANCE Salary, Ambulance Director Wages Hourly, OnCall EMTs / Billing Clerk EMT Stipends Health Insurance Medicare Longevity Expenses Reserve Fund Total

12,734.19 31,350.06 4,350.00 14,988.00 660.00 675.00 26,840.00 3,400.75 94,998.00

12,734.19 31,293.27 3,700.00 14,760.24 438.71 675.00 24,004.08 0.00 87,605.49

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 56.79 650.00 227.76 221.29 0.00 2,835.92 3,400.75 7,392.51

442

Sewer Wages Hourly Health Insurance Medicare Longevity Contracted Svc/O&M General Oper/User Expenses Devens Assessment Reserve Fund Capital Assess/Debt Svc Capital Expenses Prof & Technical-bal from FY07 Total

28,441.80 11,988.00 413.00 400.00 419,750.00 84,227.00 10,000.00 28,838.20 897,695.00 40,000.00 4,730.00 1,526,483.00

28,441.80 11,988.00 374.16 400.00 300,485.66 72,121.36 0.00 0.00 874,304.84 9,121.54 4,730.00 1,301,967.36

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 38.84 0.00 119,264.34 12,105.64 10,000.00 28,838.20 23,390.16 30,878.46 0.00 224,515.64

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TOWN OF SHIRLEY OTHER FUNDS ANALYSIS FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2008 (unaudited) BEGINNING ACCOUNT DESCRIPTION BALANCE + REVENUES EXPEND TRANSFERS IN (OUT) ENDING BALANCE

FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS Fire FEMA Grant 0.23 Fire Emergency Mgmt Grant 18.50 Hunting Hill Cons WHIP Grant 1,244.50 Fire Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant 1,408.00 Rural Fire Assistance Grant 71.35 Library LIG/MEG State Grant 10,911.96 COA Formulative Grant 2,064.00 Community Police Grant 165.27 Fire Safe Grant 3,456.39 Highway Improvements State Ch 90 (99,093.33) EOCD/Communit y Development Grant 29.34 Police SETB Grant 0.00 Library Serving Tweens & Teens 0.00 Grant MCI III Mitigation Funds 902,881.48 SUBTOTAL GOVERNMENT Grant 114 Learning & Leadership Grant 140 - Title IIA Teacher Qual Grant 160 - Title IID Enhanced Educat Technol Grant 240 Federal SPED Entitlement Grant 262-Early Childhood SPED Allocation Grant 274 - SPED Prgrm Improvemnt Grant 302 - Title V Innovative Prgrams Grant 305 - Title I Grant 331-Title IV

0.00 0.00 1,252.50

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.23 18.50 2,497.00

0.00 0.00 14,508.01 5,083.00 11,299.00 3,850.00

(1,408.00) 0.00 (10,287.40) (7,145.08) (9,879.40) (1,721.61)

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 71.35 15,132.57 1.92 1,584.87 5,584.78

122,205.61

(34,165.29)

0.00

(11,053.01)

19.81 3,656.64

0.00 (3,656.64)

0.00 0.00

49.15 0.00

12,150.00 37,326.37

(6,196.50) (366,562.77)

0.00 3,514.22

5,953.50 577,159.30

823,157.69

211,350.94

(441,022.69)

3,514.22

597,000.16

0.00 1,166.00

5,000.00 17,944.00

(790.00) (24,268.00)

0.00 0.00

4,210.00 (5,158.00)

0.00

631.00

(631.00)

0.00

0.00

0.00

167,691.00

(186,504.00)

0.00

(18,813.00)

0.00

15,211.00

(15,211.00)

0.00

0.00

0.00

4,800.00

(4,800.00)

0.00

0.00

0.00 (7,112.98) 0.00

730.00 38,001.00 1,850.00

(730.00) (34,313.02) (199.85)

0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 (3,425.00) 1,650.15

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TOWN OF SHIRLEY OTHER FUNDS ANALYSIS FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2008 (unaudited) BEGINNING ACCOUNT DESCRIPTION Grant 703 Parent Child Home Prgm Fed Grant Grant 197 Sch Transport Sftw Grant 391 Comm Partnerships Grant 574 Early Literacy Interventn Grant 701 Quality Full Day Kindergrt Grant 789 Essential Sch Hlth Svcs SUBTOTAL SCHOOLS TOTAL FED & STATE GRANTS REVOLVING FUNDS Dog Fund Revolv Selectmen Legal Notice Revolving ConsCom Consult / Engineer Revolv ConsCom SEPKeating Fund Planning Consult Subdiv Revolving Planning-Apple Orchard Revolving Plng-Apple Orch Post Close Parc K COA MART Reimbursement BOH Recycling Revolving Recreation Fields TOTAL REVOLVING FUNDS BALANCE + REVENUES EXPEND TRANSFERS IN (OUT) ENDING BALANCE

6,557.40 0.00 0.00

33,600.00 10,199.00 76,969.08

(46,375.73) (10,198.97) (75,124.77)

0.00 0.00 0.00

(6,218.33) 0.03 1,844.31

0.00

11,347.00

(12,500.02)

0.00

(1,153.02)

0.00

44,700.00

(44,700.00)

0.00

0.00

0.00

58,052.00

(55,457.82)

0.00

2,594.18

610.42

486,725.08

(511,804.18)

0.00

(24,468.68)

823,768.11

698,076.02

(952,826.87)

3,514.22

572,531.48

9,042.06 3,151.30 0.00 12,000.00 4,016.07

7,785.00 1,700.00 1,770.10 0.00 15,736.20

(2,408.81) (805.00) (1,770.10) 0.00 (14,890.52)

(5,000.00) (2,000.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00

9,418.25 2,046.30 0.00 12,000.00 4,861.75

10,851.58 11,200.00 5,635.02 3,036.55 2,829.43

12,669.17 0.00 39,822.34 1,885.00 0.00

(23,227.97) 0.00 (40,365.05) (1,950.00) 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

292.78 11,200.00 5,092.31 2,971.55 2,829.43

61,762.01

81,367.81

(85,417.45)

(7,000.00)

50,712.37

OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE/GIFT FUNDS ConsCom Wetland Protection Fee 5,147.06 Sale of Cemetery Lots 10,900.87 Sch Facility & Grounds Rental 20,647.60 Devens Education Revolving (520,455.79)

1,682.50 1,800.00 27,670.50 1,026,066.38

0.00 0.00 (48,166.73) (685,935.28)

(1,616.00) (2,400.00) 0.00 0.00

5,213.56 10,300.87 151.37 (180,324.69)

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TOWN OF SHIRLEY OTHER FUNDS ANALYSIS FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2008 (unaudited) BEGINNING ACCOUNT DESCRIPTION School - FLLAC After School Extra-Curricular Summer School Program Extended Day Program Early Learning Program Recr Basketball Revolving Recr Baseball / Softball Revolving Benjamin Pool & Park Recr Gift Benjamin Hill Swimming Revolv Recreation Soccer Revolving Summer in Shirley Program Revolving School Bus Transportation Fees Snack Bar- Field Maintenance Fund School Choice Food Service School Gift Fund United Way Gift Fund Middle School Council Gift Fund LAW Gift Fund 8th Grade Graduation Fund Circuit Breaker Program Senior Center COA Gifts & Donations Police ATV Fuel Gift Fund Arts & Lottery Shirley 250th Anniversary L Thomas Linden Memorial Gift Extended Voting Hours Korean War Memorial WWII Committee Gifts & Flags Cons Forest Gift Machinery Fund Cook Fisheries ConsCom BALANCE 0.00 872.62 1,413.99 37,085.73 1,276.87 7,424.24 + REVENUES 24,000.00 9,972.00 520.00 83,822.92 105,753.17 7,660.00 EXPEND (24,000.00) (9,205.83) (472.50) (110,493.02) (102,009.86) (6,341.79) TRANSFERS IN (OUT) 0.00 0.00 (532.34) 0.00 0.00 (3,600.00) ENDING BALANCE 0.00 1,638.79 929.15 10,415.63 5,020.18 5,142.45

442.28 2,061.52 33,166.20 7,316.73

805.00 535.00 52,239.25 30,328.50

(794.17) (1,268.61) (46,589.89) (22,411.18)

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

453.11 1,327.91 38,815.56 15,234.05

11,314.85

35,974.00

(24,731.14)

532.34

23,090.05

21,064.58 150.00 40,291.16 (7,376.36) 3,388.14 0.00 496.65 1,630.94 316.61 82,031.91 346.96 935.58 89.21 7,043.59 0.93 2.91 1,916.86 250.00 3,648.31 541.16 350.02 (1,900.50)

32,288.25 391.00 301,231.00 255,798.94 0.00 5,000.00 300.00 4,200.00 0.00 341,418.00 9.52 0.00 0.00 4,000.00 0.00 0.00 951.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

(51,064.00) (173.32) (300,362.47) (224,923.28) (2,578.41) (5,000.00) 0.00 (2,330.61) 0.00 (535,538.91) 0.00 0.00 0.00 (4,500.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 (1,916.86) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

2,288.83 367.68 41,159.69 23,499.30 809.73 0.00 796.65 3,500.33 316.61 (112,089.00) 356.48 935.58 89.21 6,543.59 0.93 2.91 951.00 250.00 3,648.31 541.16 350.02 (1,900.50)

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TOWN OF SHIRLEY OTHER FUNDS ANALYSIS FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2008 (unaudited) BEGINNING ACCOUNT DESCRIPTION Recreation Karate Recreation Gifts & Donations Recreation Adult Programs Banners Gift Fund Ambulance Gifts Ambulance Defibrillator Gifts Police Narcotic Fund Village Green Commission Gifts Main St Bridge Repair Rsv Perlstein Memorial Gift Fagan Memorial Gift Warner Memorial Gift Historical Gift Shirley Historical Records Fire Trailer Charitable Foundation Fire Safe - NMSB Donation Police DARE Fund FY01 Enhance School Hlth Svc School Link Svcs Bemis Gift Account Whitley Park & Village Impr Gift Flag Pole Gift Fund Comm Septic/Title V Loan Program Cable PEG Access Fund Environmental Education Award Destination Imagination-High Sch Gift Fire Department Gift Longley Acres Maintenance Fund TOTAL OTH SPEC REV / GIFT FUNDS BALANCE 36.27 3,715.15 287.30 1,082.06 792.05 667.00 403.11 462.94 0.00 29.41 292.71 351.14 2,064.38 49.85 + REVENUES 0.00 624.00 4,455.00 0.00 400.00 0.00 2.76 0.00 100,000.00 0.51 1.16 1.41 8.42 0.00 EXPEND 0.00 (799.84) (3,011.30) (863.45) (617.79) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 TRANSFERS IN (OUT) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 ENDING BALANCE 36.27 3,539.31 1,731.00 218.61 574.26 667.00 405.87 462.94 100,000.00 29.92 293.87 352.55 2,072.80 49.85

6.48 1.21 (47.92) 0.08 28.70 34,401.09 5,315.90 879.55

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 24.88 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 (31,473.74) (50.65) (879.55)

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

6.48 1.21 (47.92) 0.08 28.70 2,927.35 5,290.13 0.00

50,310.25 25,217.25 400.00

1,893.59 49,948.43 0.00

(1,642.42) (75,125.29) 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00

50,561.42 40.39 400.00

7.95 225.38 0.00

400.00 0.00 0.00

(393.25) (204.90) 0.00

0.00 0.00 17,144.18

14.70 20.48 17,144.18

(99,187.28)

2,512,177.09

(2,323,953.18)

7,611.32

96,647.95

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TOWN OF SHIRLEY OTHER FUNDS ANALYSIS FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2008 (unaudited) BEGINNING ACCOUNT DESCRIPTION BALANCE + REVENUES EXPEND TRANSFERS IN (OUT) ENDING BALANCE

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS School Building Site Committee 2,254.06 Benjamin Hill Park Improvements FY04 679.98 MCI Field Improvements FY04 635.81 Salt Shed - MCI Funds 1,260.16 War Mem Bldg Renov FY03 40,000.00 School Capital Projects 953.20 SMS Building Construction 0.00 School Renovation Study FY05 A5H 15.00 Fire Building Exhaust FY05 0.00 Police - HVAC Upgrade FY05 8,523.37 Landfill Closure Cemetery Improvement Fire - Roof Repairs FY05 Recreation Fld Impr FY05 Police Patrol Car FY05 Technology Upgrade FY05 Police-Radio System FY05 Wastewater Hookup FY05 DPW Roof Repairs FY05 Repairs to Center Town Hall FY05 DPW Dump Truck FY05 Fire Pumper/Tanker FY06 A14E DPW Turf Maintenance Tractor FY06 DPW Wood Chipper FY05 DPW Dump Truck FY06 DPW Truck Replace FY06 Police/Municipal Complex Surveill / E911 Upgrade STM05 13B 19,769.58 15,083.89 2,491.00 34,529.17 0.00 0.00 281.72 12,399.20 2,000.00 (10,000.00) 8,330.85

0.00

0.00

(2,254.06)

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

679.98

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 (1,260.16) 0.00 0.00 0.00

635.81 0.00 40,000.00 953.20 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 (34,529.17) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 (8,523.37) 0.00 0.00 (2,491.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 (281.72) 0.00 (2,000.00) 10,000.00 (8,330.85)

15.00 0.00 0.00 19,769.58 15,083.89 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,399.20 0.00 0.00 0.00

75.12

0.00

(75.12)

0.00

0.00

3,217.46 29,934.28 1,165.52 47,934.28

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 65.72 0.00 (65.72)

(3,217.46) (30,000.00) (1,165.52) 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 47,868.56

(14,800.33)

0.00

0.00

25,000.00

10,199.67

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TOWN OF SHIRLEY OTHER FUNDS ANALYSIS FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2008 (unaudited) BEGINNING ACCOUNT DESCRIPTION DPW Stormwater MappingFY05ATM A5O LAW HVAC Upgrade-FY05 ATM A5G Public Bldg Photocopier Repl FY07ATM Ctr Sch Roof ReplacementFY07 A15G DPW Reconstruct Townsend Rd FY07 ATM 15A Public Safety Comp Sys Upgr FY07 ATM 15C DPW Rpr Old Salt Shed FY07 ATM Art 14a Sch Distr Tech Upgr/Repl FY07 ATM 15I Town-wide--Tech Upgr/Repl FY08 ATM 15A DPW Catch Basin /Culvert Rprs FY08 STM 6A TOTAL CAPITAL PROJ FUNDS BALANCE + REVENUES EXPEND TRANSFERS IN (OUT) ENDING BALANCE

14,000.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

14,000.00

21,400.00

0.00

(6,250.00)

0.00

15,150.00

(11,510.73)

0.00

0.00

0.00

(11,510.73)

(23,355.00)

0.00

0.00

21,009.92

(2,345.08)

(133,633.00)

0.00

0.00

0.00

(133,633.00)

(53,177.09)

0.00

(26,396.55)

0.00

(79,573.64)

5,500.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

5,500.00

0.00

0.00

(24,876.45)

0.00

(24,876.45)

0.00

0.00

(45,003.08)

0.00

(45,003.08)

0.00

0.00

(20,386.28)

0.00

(20,386.28)

25,957.50

0.00

(157,516.65)

(3,514.22)

(135,073.37)

ENTERPRISE FUNDS Sewer Operations & Maintenance 3,127,853.55 Sewer Betterments 1,461,415.48 Ambulance Enterprise Fund 201,560.99 TOTAL ENTERPRISE FUNDS

543,653.40 1,085,178.34 140,758.67

(1,301,967.36) 0.00 (87,605.49)

911,632.00 (937,695.00) (33,360.00)

3,281,171.59 1,608,898.82 221,354.17

4,790,830.02

1,769,590.41

(1,389,572.85)

(59,423.00)

5,111,424.58

EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS Hazen Memorial Expendable 22,719.11 Cemetery Perpetual Care Expendable 58,279.60 Marjorie Houston - Expendable 0.00 NC Day Poor Fund Expendable 11,856.01 Grace E. Winslow - Expendable 229,301.30

5,274.78

(6,577.21)

0.00

21,416.68

3,943.67 0.00 327.40 5,186.19

0.00 0.00 (6,675.00) 0.00

(8,223.72) 0.00 0.00 0.00

53,999.55 0.00 5,508.41 234,487.49

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TOWN OF SHIRLEY OTHER FUNDS ANALYSIS FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2008 (unaudited) BEGINNING ACCOUNT DESCRIPTION Bolton Longley Expendable Parker Trust Expendable Longley High School Expendable Parker Tomb Expendable Longley Inter/Prim School - Expendable Longley Israel Cemetery Expendable Farnsworth Expendable Stabilization Fund Conservation Land Acquisition ConsCom Longley Farm Maintenance TOTAL EXPEND TRUST FUNDS BALANCE + REVENUES EXPEND TRANSFERS IN (OUT) ENDING BALANCE

2,232.70 79,460.71

46.46 1,736.21

0.00 (83,784.76)

0.00 4,000.00

2,279.16 1,412.16

54,292.93 13,296.14

1,212.66 365.97

0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00

55,505.59 13,662.11

2,299.95

89.46

0.00

0.00

2,389.41

6,539.57 932.31 225,546.14 7,477.92

146.45 1.74 8,027.70 794.21

0.00 0.00 0.00 (49.95)

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

6,686.02 934.05 233,573.84 8,222.18

14,938.95

7,340.04

(5,133.56)

(17,145.43)

0.00

729,173.34

34,492.94

(102,220.48)

(21,369.15)

640,076.65

NON-EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS NC Day Non-Exp Trust 3,882.22 Cemetery Perpetual Care Non-Exp 128,371.00 Grace E Winslow Non-Exp 20,000.00 Bolton Longley Non-Exp 729.49 Parker Trust NonExp 4,000.00 Longley High School Non-Exp 4,000.00 Parker Tomb Non-Exp 4,295.14 Longley Inter /Primary Sch 2,000.00 Non-Exp Longley, Isreal Cemetery Non500.00 Exp TOTAL NONEXPEND TRUST FUNDS GRAND TOTAL

0.00

0.00

0.00

3,882.22

2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

130,871.00 20,000.00 729.49 4,000.00 4,000.00 4,295.14

0.00

0.00

0.00

2,000.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

500.00

167,777.85 6,500,081.55

2,500.00 5,098,204.27

0.00 (5,011,507.48)

0.00 (80,180.83)

170,277.85 6,506,597.51

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Town of Shirley Combined Balance Sheet-All Fund Types June 30, 2008 (Unaudited) Special General Assets Cash and Investments Due from Other Funds Receivables: Property Taxes Allowance for Abatements and Exemptions Tax Liens/Utility Liens User Charges Excises Septic Loans Receivable Due from Other Governments Betterments Added to Taxes Deferred Betterments Advance from MCI Amount to be Provided for Landfill Closure Costs Amount to be Provided for Payment of Bonds Capital Assets Accumulated Depreciation Total Assets Liabilities and Fund Equity Liabilities: Warrants Payable Due to Other Funds Other Liabilities Accrued Wages Payable Advance Payable Bond Anticipation Notes Payable Bonds Payable Deferred Revenue: Property Taxes Tax Liens User Charges Excises Septic Loans Intergovernmental Betterments Total Liabilities Fund Equity: Retained Earnings: Investment in General Fixed Assets Investment in Capital Assets, Net of Debt Reserved for Debt Service Reserved for Deficits Reserved for Encumbrances Reserved for Subsequent Year's Expenditures Unreserved Fund Balances: Reserve of Premium for Bonds Payable Reserved for Debt Service Reserved for Encumbrances Reserved for Subsequent Year's Expenditures Reserved for Deficits Reserved for Endowments Reserved for Advances Unreserved: Designated Undesignated Total Fund Equity Total Liabilities and Fund Equity 7,711,368 0 388,402 (130,914) 513,312 0 125,788 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8,607,956 Revenue 10,000 749,777 0 0 0 0 0 38,784 638,773 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,437,334 Capital Projects 0 189,259 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 189,259 Enterprise 0 2,450,598 0 0 54,800 415,875 0 0 0 131,889 10,902,764 0 0 0 17,241,886 (1,983,725) 29,214,087 Trust and Agency 0 2,528,837 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,528,837 General L-T Debt & Assets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6,271,238 38,958,835 (9,728,364) 35,501,709 Total (Memo Only) 7,721,368 5,918,471 388,402 (130,914) 568,112 415,875 125,788 38,784 638,773 131,889 10,902,764 0 0 6,271,238 56,200,721 (11,712,089 77,479,182

1,204,041 5,918,471 22,111 465,154 0 0 0 257,488 513,312 0 125,788 0 0 0 8,506,365

0 0 40,669 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38,784 638,773 0 718,226

0 0 0 0 0 324,333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 324,333

0 0 0 0 0 0 11,847,019 0 54,800 415,875 0 0 0 11,034,623 23,352,317

0 0 1,718,483 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,718,483

0 0 0 0 0 0 6,271,238 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6,271,238

1,204,041 5,918,471 1,781,263 465,154 0 324,333 18,118,257 257,488 568,112 415,875 125,788 38,784 638,773 11,034,623 40,890,962

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,574 0 84,094 39,850 (93,147) 0 0 0 67,220 101,591 8,607,956

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 719,108 719,108 1,437,334

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (135,074) (135,074) 189,259

0 3,411,142 1,608,899 0 81,496 148,794 611,439 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5,861,770 29,214,087

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 170,278 0 0 640,076 810,354 2,528,837

29,230,471 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29,230,471 35,501,709

29,230,471 3,411,142 1,608,899 0 81,496 148,794 611,439 3,574 0 84,094 39,850 (93,147) 170,278 0 0 1,291,330 36,588,220 77,479,182

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SHIRLEY AMBULANCE SERVICE
Shirley Ambulance Service ended fiscal year 2008 with a total of 458 ambulance calls. Medical emergencies are broken down as follows: Ambulance Calls: Advanced Life Support Basic Life Support Refusals Assistance

243 157 42 16

Mutual Aid to Other Towns: Ayer Devens Groton Lancaster Lunenburg MCI Shirley Prison TOTAL

8 4 4 32 5 22 75

Mutual Aid Services to Shirley: Ayer Fire 6 BLS Devens 4 BLS Ayer Fire Paramedics 170 ALS Medstar Paramedics 4 ALS TOTAL 184 Shirley Ambulance Service Roster to Include Certifications: M1 Dwight Detillion EMT, Ambulance Director, CPR Instructor M2 Mark Richard EMT On-call, Infection Control Officer M3 William Poitras EMT Central Mass Med Representative M4 Roy Ellis EMT On-call, CPR Instructor, Training Off M6 Adam Bean EMT On-call M8 Kellie Favreau EMT On-call M11 Al Deshler EMT-Intermediate ALS M14 Beth Wade EMT-Intermediate ALS, CPR Instructor M12 Matt Callahan EMT On-call M15 Andrew Devoll EMT On-call M16 Derek Ranno EMT On-call M17 Troy Cooley EMT On-call M18 Don Denning EMT On-call M20 Steve Henry EMT On-call M21 Jennifer Poitras EMT On-call 35C Dennis Levesque EMT Fire Chief Full-time Cpt Joseph Hawthorne EMT Fire Cpt Lt Daniel Harris EMT Intermediate / Fire Lt Shirley Ambulance operates with a fulltime staff five days a week Monday through Friday 6 AM to 5:30 PM. After 5:30 PM and until 6 AM Shirley
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Ambulance operates with an on-call staff Monday through Friday and weekends and holidays. Currently Shirley Ambulance is operating under an ALS waiver due to the decrease in ALS personnel. Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has allowed us to keep our ALS license on a waiver because we utilize ALS Paramedic services from Ayer Fire and Medstar Ambulance. A monthly ambulance meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Fire Station. If citizens have issues, suggestions, or concerns they would like to address directly to the members please feel free to request time at one of our meetings by calling (978) 833-1194. We are a member of Central Mass EMS and affiliated with Nashoba Valley Hospital. Information and public awareness: CPR Courses: As part of our commitment to the community Shirley Ambulance offers CPR courses open to the public. These courses will be published for sign-up in the local paper. 911 Calls When calling 911 to report a medical emergency it is important to remain calm so the dispatcher can fully understand the nature of the call. Clearly state your name, address and the nature of the emergency. It is important to know the condition of the patient and if they are conscious or unconscious. DO NOT hang-up with the dispatcher until advised to do so by the dispatcher. Billing As reported by the Shirley Ambulance Billing Department and the Town Treasurer we have achieved 90% return on billing. All patients are billed the standard billing charges for our services as set by Medicare and approved by the Shirley Board of Selectman.

Respectfully submitted, Dwight M. Detillion Shirley Ambulance Director

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BOARD OF ASSESSORS The Assessors are required to value all property each fiscal year at 100% full and fair cash market value in accordance with the standards and approval of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Full and fair cash value is defined as the price a willing buyer would pay a willing seller for property exposed to the market for a reasonable time. Property valuations for FY2008 reflect the assessment date of January 1, 2007. The assessment date causes valuations to follow behind the current real estate market. To calculate property valuations for FY2008, the Assessors were required to use arms length sales from calendar year 2006. Our analysis revealed ratios of assessed value to sale price were near 100% of market value as required by MGL, therefore only minimal adjustments were needed for the FY2008 Assessment Update. While a few property types and neighborhoods did experience small increases in valuations, many remained unchanged or had small decreases in their valuations. This represents a change from recent years when the rapidly appreciating real estate market brought elevated rates of property valuation increases. The Assessors would like to thank their staff of Principal Assessor Rebecca Caldbeck and Assessors Clerk Lela Rhodes and our Senior Work-off help. DISTRIBUTION OF FY2008 TAX LEVY TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE RAISED ESTIMATED RECEIPTS & OTHER REVENUE SOURCES TAX LEVY TAX CLASS % LEVY VALUATION RATE RESIDENTIAL 90.2684% $625,014,940 $10.15 COMMERCIAL 3.1132% $21,556,128 $10.15 INDUSTRIAL 4.1107% $28,462,200 $10.15 PERSONAL 2.5077% $17,363,166 $10.15 PROPERTY TOTALS 100.0000% $692,396,434 $10.15

$17,153,854.74 $10,126,030.94 $7,027,823.80 LEVY BY CLASS $6,343,901.64 $218,794.70 $288,891.33 $176,236.13 $7,027,823.80

SINGLE FAMILY HOME AVERAGE ASSESSMENT FY2008 SINGLE FAMILY HOME AVERAGE TAX BILL FY2008

$324,217 $3,290.80

LOCAL REVENUE SOURCES FY2008 TAX LEVY STATE AID LOCAL RECEIPTS OTHER AVAILABLE FUNDS FREE CASH ENTERPRISE FUNDS
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$7,027,823.80 $6,546,030.00 $1,321,348.58 $220,786.91 $340,570.00 $1,697,295.45

FY2008 ABATEMENTS & STATUTORY EXEMPTIONS PARCEL COUNTS AS OF JULY 1, 2007 CLASS # OF PARCELS SINGLE FAMILY 1390 CONDOMINIUM 272 TWO FAMILY 87 THREE FAMILY 18 APARTMENTS 4 OR MORE UNITS 25 MOBILE HOMES & MOBILE HOME PARKS 49 MULTIPLE HOUSES ON A PARCEL 35 VACANT LAND 491 COMMERCIAL 45 INDUSTRIAL 45 MIXED USE 55 CHAPTER LAND 62 PERSONAL PROPERTY > $5000 66 PERSONAL PROPERTY < $5000 EXEMPT n/a REAL ESTATE EXEMPT 133 TOTAL 2773 TOTAL TAXABLE 2640 NAME NUMBER AMOUNT ABATEMENTS RE & PP FILED 35 RE 0 PP $8,338.74 STATUTORY EXEMPTIONS 101 $74,453.31 SENIOR WORK-OFF PROGRAM 8 $5,964.38

Respectfully Submitted, Joseph A. Saball, Chairman, Board of Assessors Ronald L. Marchetti, Board Member James E. Keefe, Board Member

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BENJAMIN HILL PARK COMMITTEE Once again, we would like to thank the townspeople for their continued support of the Park. The lifeguards did an excellent job of overseeing the safety of everyone using the pool. Chrissy Scesny did the daily cleaning of the pool providing a sparkling pool for everyone to enjoy. Ruth-Maxant Shultz once again directed the pool and provided swimming lessons along with our six certified swimming instructors. The seniors enjoyed another season of aerobics at the pool. This will be Ruth’s last year with us. This coming year Nickie Scesny will be taking over as director. We opened the new pool house – snack bar this past year. The building, which is handicapped accessible, has showers, toilets, snack bar and seating area. With donated labor, donations and gifts, this building was built with no cost to the town. The Shirley penguins started their swim team and will be practicing at the pool. Plans went forward cutting, grading and seeding the old ski slope. This work was done through donations. We had quite a lot of snow which brought sledders and tubers to the new slope. We continue to work on the proposed recreation field in the old parking lot. The gravel has been spread and the next phase will be to loam and seed. A lot of work is needed on the Mystical Maze which is 15+ years old. We will be replacing decking, sanding, sealing and overall cleaning. We will be looking for volunteers to help with this large undertaking. We have agreed to allow the Skaters of Shirley to use the old tennis court as their skating park. We would like to thank the DPW for mowing, the Town Accountants office for record keeping and all the other Town Departments for their support. We would also like to thank the Shirley Water Department for providing the water and G.W. Shaw for trash pick-up. For those of you we have not mentioned the committee thanks you for your contributions and support. We would especially like to thank the 600+ members that have made this another successful year. Memberships for the pool are available on the web-site. Rental of the pool and building are available for parties. Respectfully submitted, Benjamin Hill Park Committee Sylvia Shipton, Butch Farrar, Andy Deveau, Ward Baxter John Rounds, Lisa Marino and Neal Guthrie

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TOWN CLERK
The office of the Town Clerk coordinates all activities related to elections, voter registration and the annual street listing/town census; issues a variety of licenses and permits; records actions taken at Town Meetings; and serves as the repository of vital records for the town. To carry out the various functions of the office, the Town Clerk relies on assistance from Marjorie Marcinkewicz (who volunteers all but 244 hours of her time), several additional Senior Work-Off personnel, the Board of Registrars, and an average of 25 poll workers per election. This report covers July 1, 2007, to June 31, 2008 (Fiscal Year 2008). Records of the Town Meetings and Elections follow this introductory section. Town Meetings November 13, 2007 – Special Town Meeting April 7 & 8, 2008 – Special Town Meeting June 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2008 – Annual Town Meeting (ATM) The Moderator and Town Clerk recruited 15 residents to check-in attendees, seat/assist them, and serve as tellers to count votes throughout the 7-nt ATM. Elections In order to prepare for and operate three unplanned elections (a Proposition 2 ½ Override Election and two special State Elections) an unusual amount of time and resources needed to be dedicated to election-related activities. The following elections were held: July 24, 2007 - Proposition 2 ½ Override Election September 4, 2007 – Special State Primary (5th District Congressional Seat) October 16, 2007 – Special State Election (5th District Congressional Seat) February 5, 2008 – Presidential Primary May 13, 2008 – Annual Town Election The special primary and special election held in the fall of 2007 were to fill the 5th Congressional District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat was open due to the resignation of Representative Martin Meehan, who had stepped down to become the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The date of Massachusetts’ 2008 Presidential Primary was moved up from March to February to coincide with “Super Tuesday” at a national level. Annual Street Listing/Town Census Update The Clerk’s office mails Annual Street Listing/Town Census forms to each residential address in January of each year. The town is required by Massachusetts law to do this and to compile the responses in the statewide Voter/Resident Information System (VRIS) database. In January of 2008, I began sending out state-designed forms that were pre-filled with information we had on file. The resident and voter information on the forms was based on responses from the 2007 Street Listing/Town Census, plus voter registrations, birth records and Street Listing/Town Census forms received throughout 2007. Blank forms were sent to addresses whose resident information we did not have.
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The reason for this change was two-fold: 1) to make it more convenient for residents to complete their street listing forms and hopefully improve our response rate; and 2) to ensure that the data we had on file in our voter/resident database was accurate. The change was well received by the residents, who appreciated the simplicity of the new procedure. On the processing side, it was easier for us to update our voter/resident database because respondents clearly marked changes. Also, in March and April of 2008, I worked on a related project for the town. The U.S. Census Bureau offered each town and city in Massachusetts the option to review and correct the residential addresses that will be used to conduct the 2010 federal census. Since local aid from the state is based in part on the population figures obtained through the federal census, it will be important to ensure that the census bureau has as much current address information about Shirley as possible. The address list the U.S. Census Bureau provided did not have streets added or homes built since the 2000 federal census. I focused on adding new construction and reviewing the addresses of densely populated areas of town. I added or revised close to 500 new and existing addresses. Since it was not feasible to review every address, I am continuing my own internal review of our own address database in the Voter/Resident Information System (VRIS). This will be valuable to have completed, not only so that we can assist the U.S. Census Bureau with inquiries, but to improve the process we use do the annual town census as well. Vital Records The following vital records were processed during FY08: Births-61, Marriage Intentions-45, Deaths-40, Amendments-10. In addition, 552 copies of vital records were issued, generating revenues of $ 5,520 – a 10% increase in copies issued and revenues received over FY07. This reflects the continuing rise in requests for copies of long form birth certificates and marriage licenses stemming from two pieces of federal legislation: the Read ID Act of 2005 and the Intelligence Reform and Prevention Act of 2004. In compliance with these laws, individuals are seeking these vital records to obtain/renew driver’s licenses and to obtain passports for travel to areas such as such as Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. In December of 2007, due to a malfunction of the town vault’s climate control system, some of the town’s permanent records (vital records and Assessor’s records) sustained moisture damage. I contacted a professional moisture control service and brought them in to assist with the situation and to dry out the records. Town Website Throughout this year, I have continued my concerted efforts to make information from the Town Clerk’s office readily available on the town website. In addition to adding content to the Clerk’s page, I have also begun posting newsflashes about time-sensitive issues on the home page. Voter registration deadlines, information about requesting absentee ballots, election results, and dog licensing information are now all listed as newsflashes on the home page at appropriate times. Respectfully submitted, Amy R. McDougall, Town Clerk
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Results of July 24, 2007, Proposition 2 ½ Override Election
Total Ballots Cast: 1,330 Total Registered Voters: 3,608 Voter Turnout: 36.9% Question 1 YES: 416 NO: 914 Shall the Town of Shirley be allowed to assess an additional $163,896 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the Shirley School District operating costs for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007?

Results of Sept. 04, 2007, Special State Primary
Total Ballots Cast: 717 Total Registered Voters: 3,638 Voter Turnout: 19.7% Democratic Party (536 Votes Cast) Republican Party (181 Votes Cast)

Representative in Congress Representative in Congress (5th District) (5th District) Eileen M. Donohue 51 Jim Ogonowski 157 Thomas P. Tierney 24 James B. Eldridge 286 Barry R. Finegold 30 James R. Miceli 19 Nicola S. Tsongas 142 Blank 8 * Primary Ballots for The Green-Rainbow and Working Families Parties had no candidates listed, and no ballots were cast for either of these parties.

Results of October 16, 2007, Special State Election
Total Ballots Cast: 1,074 Total Registered Voters: 3,673 Voter Turnout: 39% Representative in Congress (5th District) Jim Ogonowski Nicola S. Tsongas Kurt Hayes Patrick O. Murphy Kevin J. Thompson Blanks

479 558 15 14 2 6

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Results of February 5, 2008, Presidential Primary
Total Ballots Cast: 1,867 Total Registered Voters: 3,748 Voter Turnout: 49.76%
DEMOCRATIC PARTY Total Votes Cast: 1120 Presidential Preference JOHN R. EDWARDS HILLARY CLINTON JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. CHRISTOPHER J. DODD MIKE GRAVEL BARACK OBAMA DENNIS J. KUCINICH BILL RICHARDSON NO PREFERENCE BLANK WRITE-INS State Committee Man JAMES McGOWAN BLANK 782 338 25 658 1 1 0 422 2 3 1 4 3 State Committee Man BRIAN P. BURKE PAUL R. FERRO BLANK State Committee Woman State Committee Woman 779 341 JEANNE S. KANGAS BLANK Town Committee GROUP 542 479 487 536 536 485 547 KENDRA J. DUMONT KEVIN C. HAYES, SR. DAN RAU DONALD DENNING BLANK 370 477 313 1 24,949 470 276 Town Committee BLANK 1 429 96 221 State Committee Woman BLANK 1 State Committee Man BLANK 1 REPUBLICAN PARTY Total Votes Cast: 746 Presidential Preference JOHN McCAIN FRED THOMPSON TOM TANCREDO DUNCAN HUNTER MIKE HUCKABEE MITT ROMNEY RON PAUL RUDY GIULIANI NO PREFERENCE BLANK 312 4 0 1 40 350 32 4 2 1 GREEN-RAINBOW PARTY Total Votes Cast: 1 Presidential Preference JARED BALL RALPH NADER ELAINE BROWN KAT SWIFT CYNTHIA McKINNEY KENT MESPLAY NO PREFERENCE

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KATHLEEN DONAGHUE

BLANK Town Committee GROUP JOHN S. OELFKE
MARIAN E. STRONACH -CARDILLO

ELIZABETH KEDDY AMELIA S. GIONET LEONARDO M. GUERCIO, JR. ROBERT A. HUXLEY STANLEY P. JURGA

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Results of February 5, 2008, Presidential Primary (Continued)
DEMOCRATIC PARTY Town Committee MARJORIE E. MARCINKEWICZ CHARLINE L. OELFKE RICHARD W. PETERS DORETHA PRINGLE LEO B. COLLINS BONNIE JO COLLINS ELLEN M. DOIRON SUSAN M. JOHNSTON ELIZABETH I. JOHNSON KENDRA J. KRATKIEWICZ LEE S. MIRKOVIC ROBERT L. MORSE MARY E. OWEN ROBERT W. OWEN JOYCE L. REISCHUTZ TIMOTHY RINNER CHARLES R. SHULTZ, JR. MELISSA A. SLATTERY DAVID N. SWAIN MIRIAM URSUA ELIZABETH A. WADE TOM CORBETT BLANKS 601 494 459 472 450 460 533 529 464 464 458 477 474 468 516 449 534 458 532 456 547 12 25,281 REPUBLICAN PARTY Town Committee GREEN-RAINBOW PARTY Town Committee

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Results of May 13, 2008, Annual Town Election
Total Ballots Cast: 774 Total Registered Voters: 3,726 Voter Turnout: 20.8%

Moderator - 3 yrs. George Knittel Others Blank Board of Selectmen - 3 yrs. David Swain Armand Deveau Others Blank Board of Assessors - 3 yrs. James E. Keefe Others Blank Constable - 3 yrs. Steven B. Clark Others Blank Library Trustee - 3 yrs. (Elect 2) Eileen E. Garcia-Smith Linda McClellan Others Blank Recreation Commission - 3 yrs. (Elect 2) Linda Cournoyer Keith Begun Others Blank Recreation Commission 1 yr. unexpired Terry Cooper* Others Blank Planning Board - 5 yrs. Rod Thurston Others Blank

623 0 151 325 447 0 2 567 0 207

475 23 276

600 29 11 908

Sewer Commission - 3 yrs. James M. Schaff Others Blank Board of Health - 3 yrs. Donald E. Farrar Jr. Others Blank School Committee - 3 yrs. David Baumritter Daniel Meehan Others Blank War-Mem Trust.(NonVet) - 3 yrs. James Quinty Others Blank War-Mem Trust.(Vet) - 3 yrs. Ted Marone** Others Blank War Mem. Trust. (Vet) - 1 yr. Tom Creamer Others Blank

541 0 233 574 1 199 319 284 21 150

18 6 750

4 14 756

9 13 13 1,513

2 5 767

* Terry Cooper declined to serve on the Recreation Commission ** Ted Marone declined to serve as a War Memorial Trustee

2 4 768 535 0 239
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Minutes of the Special Town Meeting November 13, 2007
Prior to the opening of the Special Town Meeting, Selectman David Swain advised that the town had applied for a grant from Kaboom! toward a new playspace in Shirley. Following its initial application to Kaboom!, Shirley had been selected as a “playful town,” along with only 30 other towns throughout the U.S. The next level of the application process asked for a video of the townspeople being playful. A video is being worked on, and the meeting attendees were asked to participate in a “wave” to be included in it. Beginning in the audience and ending with the officials on stage, the attendees did a standing wave which gradually encircled the room. The video that the town submits will be viewable at www.Kaboom.org. Moderator George Knittel opened the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 7:22 p.m. at the Shirley Middle School Auditorium, 1 Hospital Road. Retired Sgt. Major Bernard Sweeney led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. Alphee Levesque Jr., Lucille Lindley, Michael Swanton, and James Thibault were sworn in by the Town Clerk as tellers. Checkers Marjorie Marcinkewicz and Elaine Quinty checked voters in. 57 voters were present at 7:30 p.m. A total of 59 voters had checked in by the end of the evening. Article 1. Status Report by the School Regionalization Planning Committee Chip Guercio moved that the Town hear the report of the Regional School District Planning Committee established by vote of the Town under Article 2 of the warrant for the March 26, 2007, Special Town Meeting. Kyle Keady seconded the motion. David Swain, member of the Committee, gave the following report. “The process of determining if we should consider regionalizing the Ayer, Lunenburg, and Shirley School systems is continuing. Presently, we have commissioned a study by the New England School Development Council (NESDEC). NESDEC is charged with analyzing the information and facilities of the three towns and presenting it to the Regional Planning Board in a concise manner, so that the Board can determine the feasibility of a two- or three-town Pre-K to 12 Regional School System. This study is currently being paid for by a grant the Board has received from the State DOE. Some of the items they are looking at are: - Enrollment present and future - Facilities as presently constituted and potentially any investments that may need to be done at those facilities - Administrative structure and organization - Geographic and physical characteristics of the towns - Transportation economies - Fiscal costs and benefits
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Components of a regional agreement

NESDEC is required to have their finding back to the Board by January 15th. After that they will meet with the Boards of Selectmen in each of the three Towns. After those meetings, there will be a non-binding Town meeting vote (in approximately April) to see if we wish to proceed with Regionalization with one or two other towns. If that is approved, we will be asking the Towns for additional funding to proceed with the Regionalization planning. There are numerous one-time costs that have to be addressed in order for regionalization to proceed. The largest amount we anticipate will be for legal fees. We have been told numerous times that the actual regionalization document is very important. Not only is it a “marriage” contract, but we also need to protect each Town in the event of a potential “divorce” in the future. All the Towns are united in asking for help from our legislative representatives in funding the potential one-time costs. We are currently in the process of preparing a budget for these costs. We are anticipating that the funds would be available starting July 1, 2008. If we are able to secure funding from the State, we feel that a final Regionalization document would be forwarded to the State for approval by the Department of Education in late fall of 2008. If DOE approves the document, it would then be up to the Towns involved in the process to ratify the agreement, and then it would be re-sent to the DOE for their blessing. If the process is completed by December 31, 2008, regionalization could start the following July 1, 2009. The Boards feel that may be too tight a schedule to meet. Based on the timeline, the earliest we anticipate a potential new School Region would be July 1, 2010.” Article 2. Authorize Moderator to Declare Two-Thirds Vote Chip Guercio moved that the Town authorize the Moderator, in accordance with Section 15 of Chapter 39 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to dispense with a count of votes and declare a two-thirds vote in those instances where a two-thirds vote is required by statute and the Moderator determines that a two-thirds majority has clearly been achieved. Kyle Keady Seconded the motion. Hand vote; passed by majority vote. Article 3. Pay Prior Year’s Bills David Swain moved and Kyle Keady seconded that the Town appropriate the following sums of money, to be expended by the Departments indicated, in order to pay bills of a prior Fiscal Year for the goods or services described: Vendor Goods/Services Amount Department Legal Expenses Kopelman & Legal Services $158.75 Paige Conservation Stephen Longley Longley Acres Expenses $154.60 Commission Such amounts to be provided by taxation.
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9/10 majority of voters required to approve. Hand vote. Passed by unanimous vote. Article 4. Supplement Appropriations for the Current Fiscal Year Chip Guercio moved and Kyle Keady seconded that the Town appropriate the following sums of money, to be expended by the Departments indicated, in order to supplement the specified Line Items in their respective Budgets for the current Fiscal Year as voted on June 12, 2007, under Article 6 of the June 11, 2007 Annual Town Meeting. FY08 Supplemental Revised Line & Account Amount Appropriation Department Conservation #171 – Longley $ 2,845.40 $ 2,845.40 Commission Acres Expenses Veterans #543 – Benefits $ 4,793.00 $ 8,793.00 Unemployment #913 – Contract $ 1,100.00 $ 1,100.00 Insurance Services Such amounts to be provided by taxation. Selectman Chip Guercio explained that the supplemental amount of $3,000 for Public Buildings that had been requested in the warrant under FY08 Line & Account #192-War Memorial Building, was not part of the motion. The proposed supplemental amount was to have covered part of the “fixed cost” portion of sewer service the building, which is based on the 14 betterments the building was assessed when town sewer was put in. Five entities are working together toward a solution: Shirley’s American Legion Post, the War Memorial Board of Trustees, the Board of Selectmen, the Sewer Commission, and the Finance Committee. A number of ideas have been put forward, but a concrete solution has not been determined. Therefore, the Board of Selectmen felt it best to withdraw this part of the article. The Selectmen will instruct Kyle Keady to set up a meeting between the parties to continue working toward a solution. With removal of the War Memorial Building line, the Finance Committee recommended favorable action. Hand vote; passed unanimously. Article 5. Amend Vote Adopting General Operating Budget for FY08, Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting of June 11, 2007 Chip Guercio moved and Kyle Keady seconded that the Town amend the vote under Article 6 of the warrant for the Annual Town meeting held on June 11, 2007 by adding the final following sentence: “And further, that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen, with the concurrence of the Finance Committee, to transfer funds among line items defined within the budget, provided that such transfers shall only occur within the last two months of the fiscal year, and the total transfer amount shall not be more than 1% of the total budget amount, and
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provided further, that any such transfer shall require a majority vote of each of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee at a duly posted public meeting.” Hand vote; passed by majority vote. Appropriate for Capital Improvement Program for FY08 by Borrowing. Chip Guercio moved and Kyle Keady seconded that the Town appropriate $24,000 to be expended by the Department of Public Works for costs associated with the upgrade and/or replacement of catch basins/culverts on Squannacook Road; And, to meet such appropriation, authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow not exceeding said sum, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause 1 or otherwise. Finance Committee recommended favorable action. 2/3 majority of voters required to approve. Hand vote; moderator declared passed by unanimous vote. Article 7. Transfer to the Stabilization Fund for FY08. Article 6.

Chip Guercio moved and Kyle Keady seconded that the Town transfer $3,000 to the Stabilization Fund of the Town. Such amounts to be provided by taxation. Hand vote; moderator declared passed by unanimous vote. Article 8. Special Legislation – Longley Acres Conservation Area Chip Guercio moved and Kyle Keady seconded that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court of the Commonwealth to enact Special Legislation in substantially the form as set forth in the Warrant, as it relates to the Longley Acres Conservation Area. AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SHIRLEY TO ESTABLISH AN ACCOUNT FOR THE LONGLEY ACRES CONSERVATION AREA. Section 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Shirley may establish a separate account, known as the Longley Acres Maintenance Fund, to receive and expend funds, without further appropriation, to operate, maintain, manage and improve the Longley Acres Conservation Area at 27 Whitney road, hereinafter referred to as the “area”, and to sell forest, agricultural and related products to benefit the area, at the direction of the town conservation commission acting consistent with its authority under section 8C of chapter 40 of the General Laws.

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Section 2. Notwithstanding sections 53 and 53A of chapter 44 of the General Laws, the income received by the commission, including but not limited to, the proceeds from the sale or lease of forest, agricultural and related products to benefit the area, and the sale of publications and revenue from license agreements for the area shall be deposited into the account, of which the town treasurer shall be the custodian. The treasurer may invest and deposit the funds as provided in section 8C of chapter 40 of the General Laws and any income derived from such funds shall be credited to the account. The funds shall be available to the commission, without further appropriation, to maintain and improve the area. Maintenance and improvement costs of the area may include, but shall not be limited to: (a) land surveys, recording fees and costs, plant and wildlife surveys, marking of trees or areas for cutting management surveys and mapping; (b) property improvements to the area, including trail establishment or improvement, parking, trash pickup, and the protection and development of wildlife and plant habitats; (c) maintenance of the house, barn and other structures; (d) legal and other professional or consulting services; (e) improvement and maintenance of the property and buildings for educational purposes, including classes, walks, lectures, demonstrations and related expenses; and (f) improvement and maintenance of the buildings and land so that the area may be used for farming including, but not limited to, growing crops and hay, gardening, and raising animals. Section 3. The commission may establish and promulgate operating standards and performance criteria for work done in connection to the area, which may include, but shall not be limited to, restrictions on the nature and method of work performed, such as those related to seasonal or weather-related conditions, methods of stream crossings, stone wall repairs, and the use of oil or other toxic or harmful material in the area or in connection to the area. Section 4. The conservation commission may enter into contracts to carry out this act; provided, however, that the contracts shall not be subject to chapter 30B of the General Laws. The commission may include in a contract a requirement that it be held harmless with respect to claims, injuries, costs, damages or other relief arising out of, or related to, the subject matter of the contract. The commission may require a person performing labor or services to maintain liability insurance and performance bonds. The standards and criteria adopted by the commission pursuant to section 3 may be incorporated into contracts entered into by the commission under this section. Section 5. The commission may receive gifts of funds from any source and appropriations from the town of Shirley for deposit into the account. Section 6. The funds accumulated to the effective date of this act from the sources listed in section 2 shall be transferred to the account. Section 7. The town accountant shall annually audit the account and submit a copy of the audit to the board of selectmen. The board of selectmen shall publish the audit in the town’s annual report.
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Section 8. This act is intended to expand and not limit the powers and authority of the commission and shall not be construed to limit or deny the commission any rights, power or authority otherwise granted by any general or special law or bylaw. Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Majority vote required. Hand vote; moderator declared carried by majority vote. Article 9. Sale/Conveyance of Land – Main Street - Municipal Parking Lot Chip Guercio moved and Kyle Keady seconded that the Town transfer to the Board of Selectmen, for the purpose of sale, the care and custody of approximately 2.00 acres, more or less, of the Town owned land located on Main Street and shown on the Shirley Assessors’ Maps as parcel 16-D-1, for the purpose of renting, conveying, or otherwise disposing of said property, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to rent, convey, or otherwise dispose of said property in accordance with such terms and conditions as are determined by the Board of Selectmen to be in the best interest of the Town; or take any other action in relation thereto. 2/3 majority of voters required to approve. Hand vote; moderator declared 2/3 majority not achieved; motion failed.

Kyle Keady moved to dissolve the meeting. David Swain seconded the motion. Unanimous vote in favor. The Moderator declared the Special Town Meeting dissolved at 8:48pm. ###

Minutes of the Special Town Meeting April 7, 2008
Moderator George Knittel opened the Special Town Meeting on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 7:18 p.m. at the Shirley Middle School Auditorium, 1 Hospital Road. Retired Sgt. Major Bernard Sweeney led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. Susan Baxter, Frances Gray, Alphee Levesque Jr., and James Thibault were sworn in by the Town Clerk as tellers. Checkers Marjorie Marcinkewicz and Jeannette LaRochelle checked voters in. 181 voters had checked in by the end of the first night of the meeting. The Moderator asked the Town Clerk if all was in order with the Town Meeting Warrant, and the Town Clerk confirmed that it was properly signed and posted. Article 1. Status Report by the School Regionalization Planning Committee David Swain moved that the Town hear the report of the Regional School District Planning Committee established by vote of the Town under Article 2 of the warrant for the March 26, 2007 Special Town Meeting. Kyle Keady seconded the motion.
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Dave Swain, who is a member of the committee, updated the town meeting on the progress the Committee is making. Representatives of the towns of Lunenburg, Ayer, and Shirley who serve on the tri-town board researching regionalization recently voted unanimously to continue working toward a regional school district. Each town’s committee will bring an article to its respective Annual Town Meeting seeking funding to continue their work. No vote was required for this article. Article 2. Authorize the Moderator to Declare Two-Thirds Vote Dave Swain moved that the Town authorize the Moderator, in accordance with Section 15 of Chapter 39 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to dispense with a count of votes and declare a two-thirds vote in those instances where a two-thirds vote is required by statute and the Moderator determines that a two-thirds majority has clearly been achieved. Kyle Keady seconded. Hand vote; passed by majority vote. Article 3. Pay Prior Year’s Bills David Swain moved that the Town appropriate the following sum of money, to be expended by the Department indicated, in order to pay a bill of a prior Fiscal Year for the goods or services described: Department Sewer Commission – Line Item #442 Vendor Shirley Water District Goods/Services Usage Charge Amount $27.00

Such appropriation to be provided by transfer from Retained Earnings. Kyle Keady seconded. 9/10 vote needed to pass. Hand vote; passed unanimously. Michael Smith of the Finance Committee gave a 15-minute presentation that explained this year’s budget deficit and identified potential ways of funding it. He also gave a short overview of the projected budget deficit for FY2009. Article 4. Amend Capital Improvement Authorization David Swain moved that the Town amend the Capital Improvement Authorization approved under Article 5 of the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting held on June 14, 2004, “Appropriate for Capital Improvement Program for FY05 by Borrowing,” by striking out of Item G – “School Department – Upgrade of the Central HVAC System” the words “For an engineering study for the purpose of upgrading the Central HVAC System at the Lura A. White School” and replacing them with the following: “For the purpose of upgrades and/or repairs to the Central HVAC System, Electrical System, or Mechanical System, or other Capital Improvements consisting of remodeling, reconstructing, or making extraordinary repairs, including equipment, at the Lura A. White School”. Kyle Keady seconded. Hand vote counted by the tellers. # In favor114; # Opposed 55. Moderator declared that the article passed by 2/3 majority since 67.45% voted in favor.
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Article 5. Appropriate/Transfer Funds for the Current Fiscal Year David Swain moved that the Town 1. transfer $ 118,635.00 of the amount appropriated for the current Fiscal Year under Article 6 of the warrant for the June 11, 2007 Annual Town Meeting, line item #711 – “General Fund Debt Service – Long-Term Principal” to line item #914 – “Group Health/Life Insurance - Expenses”; 2. transfer a) $ 7,000.00 of the amount appropriated for the current Fiscal Year under Article 6 of the warrant for the June 11, 2007 Annual Town Meeting, line item #945 – “General Insurance”; b) $ 10,000.00 of the amount appropriated for the current Fiscal Year under said Article 6, line item #155 – “Computer Operations – Computer Operation Expense”; c) $ 2,050.00 of the amount appropriated for the current Fiscal Year under said Article 6, line item #192 “Public Buildings – Phones”; d) $ 750.00 of the amount appropriated for the current Fiscal Year under said Article 6, line item #122 “Selectmen – Town Report”; and e) $ 1,200.00 of the amount appropriated for the current Fiscal Year under said Article 6, line item #131 “Finance Committee – Appointed, Salary” to a new category under line item #332 – “School Department” – “Minuteman Technical High School – Tuition and Expenses”. appropriate $64,137.98 to line item #132 “Reserve Fund” for the current Fiscal Year; such appropriation to be provided by a transfer of $52,016.00 from Overlay Surplus and a $12,121.98 transfer from the Gravel Donation Reserve Account.

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Kyle Keady seconded. The Moderator explained that since each section of the article was complex, the meeting would vote on each section separately Vote on Section 1 of Motion : majority. Vote on Section 2 of Motion: Hand vote, moderator declared passed by 2/3

Hand vote, passed unanimously.

Robert Schuler of the School Committee made a 10 minute presentation explaining why the Committee was seeking these funds. Approximately 40 minutes of debate followed. Thaddee Landry asked for a secret ballot, and more than 7 voters stood in favor of the request, so the moderator declared that the vote would be by secret ballot. Motion was made and seconded to call the question. Hand vote; motion to call the question passed by 2/3 majority. Vote on Section 3: A secret ballot was held. Town Clerk Amy McDougall and checker Marjorie Marcinkewicz checked voters in, teller Alphee Levesque handed out YES/NO ballots and teller James Thibault stood next to the ballot box. The tellers counted the 165 ballots that were cast. # In favor (YES):112 # Opposed (NO):53 Moderator declared Section 3 passed by 2/3 majority.
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Motion made and seconded to adjourn until 7:15pm on April 8 at the Shirley Middle School Auditorium. *** Moderator George Knittel opened the second night of the Special Town Meeting on Monday, April 8, 2008, at 7:17 p.m. at the Shirley Middle School Auditorium, 1 Hospital Road. James Thibault served as a teller again, and Dorothy Swain was also sworn in to serve as a teller. Marjorie Marcinkewicz checked voters in. 50 voters had checked in by 7:45 p.m.

Article 6. Amend Town Bylaws, Article XV – Personnel Board David Swain moved that the Town amend the provisions of the Shirley Town Bylaws, Article XV “Personnel Board,” by deleting in their entirety Section 1 and Section 2 and replacing them with a new Section 1 and Section 2 as printed in the warrant. Kyle Keady seconded. As printed in the warrant, current Section 1 and Section 2 read: SECTION 1 – COMPOSTION OF THE BOARD There is hereby established a Personnel Board consisting of five members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Initially, one member shall be appointed to a one-year term, two members shall be appointed to two-year terms, and two members shall be appointed to three-year terms. Thereafter, upon the expiration of any term, all terms shall be for three years. No more than two elected or appointed officials or employees of the Town may be a member of the Personnel Board. SECTION 2 – COVERAGE For the purposes of this By-law, and except as provided later in this Section, “employee” shall include any person occupying a compensated position of service to the Town in the following categories: FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE – works a minimum of 37.5 hours per week and is scheduled to work twelve moths per year, including leave time. PART-TIME EMPLOYEE – Scheduled to work fewer than of 37.5 hours per week, but at least twenty hours per week at least 10 months per year. FRACTIONAL EMPLOYEE – Scheduled to work less than 37.5 hours per week, but at least twenty hours per week; or not scheduled to work or to be on call for seven months or more per year. TEMPORARY/SEASONAL EMPLOYEE - Hired for a period not to exceed 6 months.

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Exceptions: No elected or appointed member of a Board, Commission, or Committee of the Town shall be deemed an employee of the Town for purposes of this By-law, nor shall any elected Officer of the town unless that Officer so requests in writing to the Selectmen. Neither shall this By-law apply to persons covered by a union contract or to those personnel holding appointed positions in the Shirley Public School District unless the School Committee votes otherwise. As printed in the warrant, the proposed replacements were: SECTION 1 – COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD There is hereby established a Personnel Board consisting of five members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Members shall be appointed for staggered terms not to exceed three years. No more than 50% of the total actual voting members may be Town employees, or elected or appointed officials with supervisory responsibilities for Town employees. The Town Administrator and a representative of the Finance Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity as non-voting members of the Personnel Board. SECTION 2 – COVERAGE For the purpose of this By-Law, “employee” shall include any person occupying a compensated position of service to the Town as defined in the Town of Shirley Personnel Policy & Procedures Manual. Exceptions: No elected or appointed member of a Board, Commission, or Committee of the Town shall be deemed an employee of the Town for purposes of this By-law, nor shall any elected Officer of the town unless that Officer so requests in writing to the Selectmen. Neither shall this By-law apply to persons participating in a Town sponsored Tax Reduction Incentive Program or persons covered by a union contract or to those personnel holding appointed positions in the Shirley Public School District unless the School Committee votes otherwise. Hand Vote; Moderator declared passed by unanimous vote. Article 7. Amend Town Bylaws, Article VII – Police Regulations David Swain moved that the Town amend the provisions of the Shirley Town By-Laws, Article VII “Police Regulations,” by deleting in their entirety Section 6 and Subsection 15(A), and replacing them with a new Section 6 and Section 15(A) as printed in the warrant. As printed in the warrant, current Section 6 and Section 15(A) read: Section 6: The tenant, occupant or owner of any estate abutting any street, highway, or town way in the town and where now is
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or hereafter may be, a sidewalk constructed of or covered with concrete, brick, cement, stone, wood or any other material than earth, ashes or gravel, shall within twelve hours after ceasing to fall, form or drift thereon of any snow sleet, or ice, remove or cause to be removed, and if the same cannot be wholly removed, shall sprinkle or cause to be sprinkled thereon, sand, ashes, sawdust or suitable substances, so that such sidewalk shall not be slippery and shall be safe and convenient for public travel. (For penalty see Section 3, of Article XII) Section 15(A): Snow in Ways - No person, other than an employee of the Town of Shirley or of an independent contractor for the Town of Shirley, engaged in snow removal for the Town, shall pile, push, or blow snow or ice onto or across a public way, or any way that is plowed and sanded by the Town, and leave any such snow or ice in said way. As printed in the warrant, the proposed replacements were: Section 6: The tenant, occupant or owner of any estate abutting on any street, highway, or town way in the town, and where there now is, or hereafter may be, a sidewalk constructed of or covered with concrete, brick, cement, stone, or any other material than earth, turf, or gravel, shall remove or cause to be removed, within twelve hours after the ceasing to fall, form, or drift thereon, all snow, sleet, or ice. Said sidewalks shall be maintained safe and convenient to public pedestrian travel by said tenant, occupant or owner by sprinkling or causing to be sprinkled thereon sand, salt, or other suitable substances. (For penalty see Section 3, of Article XII) Subsection 15(A): Snow in Ways - No person, other than an employee of the Town of Shirley or of an independent contractor for the Town of Shirley, engaged in snow removal for the Town, shall pile, push, or blow snow or ice onto or across a public way, or any way that is plowed and sanded by the Town. Hand Vote; Moderator declared passed by unanimous vote. Note: the text of this bylaw is subject to the review and approval of the MA Attorney General’s office. Article 8. Amend Town Bylaw - Article XXXII – Stormwater Management Control Bylaw David Swain moved that the Town amend the provisions of the Shirley Town Bylaws by adding a new Article XXXII – “Stormwater Management Control Bylaw” as set forth in Appendix A of the Warrant for this Meeting, with the following revisions:
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Section 2.0, Definitions: in the definition of ALTERATION, change the semicolon after the word “to” at the start of line 3 to a comma; in the definition of APPLICANT, insert a comma after the word “trust” at the end of line 1; in the definition of LAND DISTURBANCE ACTIVITY, delete the semicolon after the word “to” at the end of line 2; in the definition of POLLUTANT, change the word “ordinances” in line 2 of clause 4) to “ordnance” and add a comma after the word “salt” in clause 9); in the definition of SITE, change the word “grading” to the words “land disturbing”; in the definition of WATERCOURSE, line 1, change the capital “N” in the word “natural” to lower case; in the definition of WATERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, insert a comma after the word “lakes” in line 2, and delete the apostrophe from the last word, “groundwaters.” Section 7, Permits and Procedures in the Start of Development subsection, capitalize the “g” in “granting” in line 2 of paragraph 1, and capitalize the “g” in “granting” and the “a” in “authority” in line 3 of paragraph 2. Section 8, Fees In subsection C, Professional Consultant fees, insert the words “or Section 53E ½” after “53G” in line 10. Section 11, Enforcement In line 2 of the first paragraph, add an “s” to the word “order;” In line 2 of subsection A, Civil Relief, delete the space between the words “there” and “under” in line 2 In lines 3 and 4 of subsection E, Non-Criminal Disposition, change the words “the Code of the Town of Shirley Chapter 125, § 125-1, Complaints” to “Article XX of the Town’s General Bylaws”; In line 2 of subsection F, Appeals, insert the words “requested by petition” after the word “be” at the beginning of line 2. Section 12, Public Education In line 3, change the letter “s” to “c” in the word “advise.”
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Section 14, Effective Date In line 2, change the capital S to “s.” Kyle Keady seconded. Hand Vote: Passed by unanimous vote. NOTE: Attached to these minutes is the text of the bylaw as passed at town meeting bylaw which incorporated the above amendments. The text of the bylaw is subject to the review and approval of the MA Attorney General’s office. Article 9. Approval of Municipal Use Under Zoning Bylaw, Fire Department Training Facility – Patterson Road David Swain moved that the Town authorize, in accordance with Section 2.3.4 of the Town’s Protective Zoning Bylaws, the municipal use of a fire training facility off Patterson Road on Town owned land identified on Shirley Assessors’ Maps as parcel 30-B-5. Kyle Keady seconded. The Finance Committee recommended against passage of the article. At the time the committee met to make its recommendation, they didn’t have information about what liability insurance the town would have for this or how much the facility would cost the town. Selectman Leonardo (Chip) Guercio advised that the Selectmen’s office had received verbal confirmation from the town’s liability insurance provider earlier in the day that the town would indeed have liability coverage, if an unauthorized person accessed the location. He advised, however, that he had not received written confirmation. Fire Chief Dennis Levesque advised that the facility would be made of steel shipping containers, such as ones used to ship goods by sea. All entrances to the containers would be locked when not in use. He also advised that the fire department would not be seeking funding from the town for the facility. Funds would be raised by the volunteer hose company section of the department. Andy Deveau, a member of the Zoning Bylaw Review Committee, advised that in accordance with the Zoning Bylaws, the Planning Board would need to conduct a site plan review of the proposed use. Concerns such as safety, and signage would be addressed in this step. Hand Vote; Moderator declared that the motion passed with 2/3 majority. Article 10. Transfer to the Stabilization Fund for FY08. David Swain moved to take no action on this article. Kyle Keady seconded. Hand Vote; Unanimous vote in favor, so article will not be discussed. Motion made and seconded to dissolve the meeting. Voice Vote: Unanimous vote in favor. The meeting was dissolved at 7:55p.m. Attachment to April 7 & 8, 2008 Special Town Meeting Minutes
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Town of Shirley Town Bylaws Article XXXII - Stormwater Management Control Bylaw Text of Bylaw as amended at April 7, 2008, Special Town Meeting (subject to review by Attorney General) Introduction The Town of Shirley hereby determines that: Land development projects and other land use conversions, and their associated changes to land cover, permanently alter the hydrologic response of local watersheds and increase stormwater runoff rates and volumes, which in turn have led to increased flooding, stream channel erosion, and sediment transport and deposition, and decreased groundwater recharge. As the area of house and building roofs, parking lots and road surfaces increase, the rate of stormwater runoff from these surfaces increases, along with the preponderance of greater flooding. Unregulated stormwater runoff from historic development has led to the flooding we see today. Land development projects and other land use conversions also contribute to increased non-point source pollution and degradation of receiving waters. The impacts of post-development stormwater runoff quantity and quality can adversely affect public safety, public and private property, drinking water supplies, groundwater resources, recreation, aquatic habitats, fish and other aquatic life, property values and other uses of lands and waters. These adverse impacts can be controlled and minimized through the regulation of stormwater runoff quantity and quality from new development and redevelopment, by the use of both structural and non-structural Best Management Practices. Localities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to comply with a number of both State and Federal laws, regulations and permits which require a locality to address the impacts of post-development stormwater runoff quality and non-point source pollution. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has determined that it is in the public interest to regulate post-development stormwater runoff discharges in order to control and minimize increases in stormwater runoff rates and volumes, flooding, post-construction soil erosion and sedimentation, stream channel erosion, and non-point source pollution associated with post-development stormwater runoff. Therefore, the Town of Shirley has established this Stormwater Management Bylaw to provide reasonable guidance for the regulation of post-development stormwater runoff for the purpose of protecting local water resources from
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degradation. This Bylaw regulates the post-construction stormwater controls for both new and re-development projects. 1.0 Purpose The purpose of the Bylaw is to protect, maintain and enhance the public health, safety, environment and general welfare by establishing minimum requirements and procedures to control the adverse effects of increased post-development stormwater runoff, flooding and non-point source pollution associated with new development and re-development and to comply with Phase II NPDES Stormwater requirements. It is the underlying intent that proper management of post-development stormwater runoff will minimize flood damage to the public and private property and infrastructure, safeguard the public health, safety, environment and general welfare of the public, protect water and aquatic resources, and promote groundwater recharge to protect surface and groundwater drinking supplies. The objectives of this Bylaw are: 1. Establish decision-making processes surrounding land development activities that protect the integrity of the watershed and preserve the health of water resources; 2. Require that new development, re-development and all land conversion activities result in after-development runoff characteristics that are equal to or less than the pre-development runoff characteristics in order to reduce flooding, stream bank erosion, siltation, non-point source pollution, property damage, and to maintain the integrity of stream channels and aquatic habitats; 3. Establish minimum post-development stormwater management standards and design criteria for the regulation and control of stormwater runoff quantity and quality; establish minimum design criteria for the protection of properties and aquatic resources downstream from land development and land conversion activities from damages due to increases in volume, velocity, frequency, duration, and peak flow rate of stormwater runoff; and establish minimum design criteria for measures to minimize non-point source pollution from stormwater runoff which would otherwise degrade water quality; 4. Establish design and application criteria for the construction and use of structural stormwater control facilities that can be used to meet the minimum post development stormwater management standards; 5. Encourage the use of non-structural stormwater management measures and better site design practices or “low-impact development practices”, such as reducing impervious cover and the preservation of green space and other natural areas, to the maximum extent practicable; and coordinate site design plans, including green space, with the Town of Shirley’s design guidelines; 6. Establish provisions for the long-term responsibility and maintenance of structural stormwater control facilities and non-structural stormwater management
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practices to ensure that they continue to function as designed, are maintained, and pose no threat to public safety; 7. Establish provisions to ensure there is an adequate funding mechanism, including financial security or surety, for the proper review, inspection and longterm maintenance of stormwater facilities implemented under this Bylaw; 8. Establish administrative procedures and fees for the submission, review, approval or disapproval of stormwater management plans, the inspection of approved active development projects, and for long-term follow-up inspection to ensure ongoing care of approved facilities. 9. Establish the Town of Shirley’s legal authority to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Bylaw through inspection, monitoring and enforcement. Nothing in the Bylaw is intended to replace the requirements of the Town of Shirley Wetlands Protection Bylaw or any other Bylaw or regulations that may be adopted by the Town of Shirley, or any State or Federal requirement, law, regulation or policy. Any activity subject to the provisions of this Bylaw must comply with the requirements of all other applicable laws and regulations. 2.0 Definitions The definitions contained herein apply to issuance of a Stormwater Management Permit established by the Town of Shirley Stormwater Management Bylaw. Terms not defined in this section shall be construed according to their customary and usual meaning unless the context indicates a special or technical meaning. ALTERATION: Any activity on an area of land that changes the water quality, force, direction, timing or location of runoff flowing from the area. Such changes shall include but not be limited to, change from distributed runoff to confined; discrete discharge; change in the volume of runoff from the area; change in the peak rate of runoff from the area; and change in the recharge to groundwater on the area. APPLICANT: Any person, individual, partnership, association, firm, company, corporation, trust, authority, agency, department, or political subdivision of the Commonwealth or the Federal government to the extent permitted by law requesting a Stormwater Management Permit for proposed land-disturbance activity. CHANNEL: A natural or artificial watercourse with a definite bed and banks that conducts continuously or periodically flowing water. CLEAN WATER ACT: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. Section 1251 et seq.) and as it is amended from time to time. DETENTION: The temporary storage of storm runoff in a stormwater management
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facility, with the goals of controlling peak discharge rates and providing gravity settling of pollutants. DEVELOPMENT: The modification of land to accommodate a new use or expansion of use, usually involving construction. DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS: The addition from any source of any pollutant or combination of pollutants into the storm drain or into waters of the United States or Commonwealth from any source. EROSION: The wearing away of the land surface by natural or artificial forces such as wind, water, ice, gravity or vehicle traffic and the subsequent detachment and transportation of soil particles. EROSION CONTROL: A measure that prevents migration of eroded material. EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL PLAN: A document containing narrative, drawings and details developed by a Registered Professional Engineer duly licensed in the state of Massachusetts which includes stabilization and other measures designed to control surface runoff, erosion and sedimentation during pre-construction and construction related land disturbance activities. GRADING: Changing the level or shape of the ground surface. GROUNDWATER: Water beneath the surface of the ground. IMPERVIOUS SURFACE: Any material or structure on or above the ground that prevents water infiltration to the underlying soil. Impervious surface includes, without limitation, roads, paved parking lots, sidewalks, rooftops, compacted soils, hard-packed gravel driveways and similar surfaces. INFILTRATION: The process of percolating stormwater into the sub-soil. LAND DISTURBANCE ACTIVITY: Any activity which changes the volume or peak flow discharge rate of rainfall from the land surface. This shall include but not be limited to grading, removal of roots or stumps, digging, cutting, scraping, or excavating of soil, placement of fill materials, paving, construction, substantial removal of vegetation, or any activity which bares soil or rock or involves the diversion or piping of any natural man-made watercourse. LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID): An approach to environmentally friendly land use planning. It includes a suite of landscaping and design techniques designed to maintain the natural, pre-developed ability of a site to manage rainfall. LID techniques capture water on site, filter it through vegetation, and allow seeping into the ground rather than being lost as surface runoff so that the local water table can recharge. An important LID principle embodies the concept that rainwater is a resource and not merely a superfluous waste product. See section 4.2A Town of Shirley Zoning Bylaws.
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MASSACHUSETTS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT POLICY: The policy issued by the Department of Environmental Protection, as amended, that coordinates the requirements prescribed by state regulations promulgated under the authority of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act G.L. c. 131 § 40 and Massachusetts Clean Waters Act G.L. c. 21 § 23-56. The policy addresses stormwater impacts through implementation of performance standards to reduce or prevent pollutants from reaching water bodies and control the quantity of runoff from a site. MUNICIPAL STORM DRAIN SYSTEM or MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4): The system of conveyances designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater, including any road with a drainage system, street, gutter, curb, inlet, piped storm drain, pumping facility, retention or detention basin, natural or manmade or altered drainage channel, reservoir, and other drainage structure that together comprise the storm drainage system owned or operated by the Town of Shirley. NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) STORM WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT: A permit issued by United States Environmental Protection Agency or jointly with the State that authorizes the discharge of pollutants to waters of the United States. NON-POINT SOURCE POLLUTION: Pollution from many diffuse sources caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into water resource areas. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PLAN: (OMP) A plan describing the functional, financial and organizational mechanisms for the ongoing operation and maintenance of a stormwater management system to ensure that it continues to function as designed. PERMIT GRANTING AUTHORITY: The Permit Granting Authority for Town of Shirley shall be the Planning Board or their authorized agent(s). The Permit Granting Authority is responsible for coordinating the review, approval and permit process as defined in this bylaw. Other boards and/or departments may participate in the review process as defined in this Bylaw or the Stormwater Regulations. The Conservation Agent, DPW Director and the Zoning Enforcement Officer are authorized to act as agents of the Permit Granting Authority in enforcing this Bylaw. PERSON: An individual, partnership, association, firm, company, trust, corporation, agency, authority, department or political subdivision of the Commonwealth or federal government, to the extent permitted by law, and any officer, employee, or agent of such person. POINT SOURCE: Any discernible, confined and discrete conveyance, including but not limited to, any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, or container from which pollutants are or may be discharged.
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POLLUTANT: Any element or property of sewage, agricultural, industrial or commercial waste, runoff, leachate, heated effluent, or other matter whether originating at a point or non-point source, that is or may be introduced into any sewage treatment works or waters of the Commonwealth. Pollutants shall include, without limitation: 1) Paints, varnishes and solvents; 2) Oil, antifreeze and other automotive fluids; 3) Non-hazardous liquid and solid wastes and yard wastes; 4) Refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter, or other discarded or abandoned objects,ordnance, accumulations and floatables; 5) Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers; 6) Hazardous materials and wastes, sewage, fecal coliform and pathogens; 7) Dissolved and particulate metals; 8) Animal wastes; 9) Rock, sand, salt, soils; 10) Construction wastes and residues; and 11) Noxious or offensive matter of any kind. POST-DEVELOPMENT: Conditions that reasonably may be expected or anticipated to exist after completion of the land development activity on a specific site or tract of land. Post-development refers to conditions after culmination of a new development or re-development project and does not depict conditions during the construction phases of a project. PRE-DEVELOPMENT: The conditions that exist at the time that plans for the land development of a tract of land are submitted to the Permit Granting Authority. Where phased development or phased plan approval occurs (preliminary grading, roads, utilities, etc.), the existing conditions at the time prior to the first plan submission shall establish pre-development conditions. RECHARGE: The replenishment of underground water reserves. REDEVELOPMENT: Development, rehabilitation, expansion, demolition or phased projects that disturb the ground surface or increase the impervious area on previously developed sites. RESOURCE AREA: Any area protected under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, the Massachusetts Rivers Act, or the Town of Shirley Wetlands Bylaw. RUNOFF: Rainfall, snowmelt or irrigation water flowing over the ground surface. SEDIMENT: Mineral or organic soil material that is transported by wind or water from its origin to another location; the product of erosion processes. SEDIMENT CONTROL: Measures that prevent eroded sediment from leaving the site or entering off-site drainage structures.
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SITE: A parcel of land or a contiguous combination thereof, where land disturbing work is performed. STABILIZATION: The use, singly or in combination, of mechanical, structural or vegetative methods to prevent or retard erosion. START OF DEVELOPMENT: The first land-disturbing activity associated with a development, including but not limited to, land preparation such as clearing, grading and filling; installation of streets and walkways; excavation for basements, footings, piers or foundations; erection of temporary forms; and installation of accessory buildings such as garages. STORMWATER: Stormwater runoff, snow melt runoff, and surface water runoff and drainage. STOP WORK ORDER: An order issued which requires that all construction activity on a site will be stopped. STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PERMIT: A permit issued by the Permit Granting Authority, after review of an application, plans, calculations and other supporting documents, that is designed to protect the Town from deleterious effects of uncontrolled or untreated stormwater runoff. STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN: A document containing narrative, drawings and details prepared by a Registered Professional Engineer duly registered in the State of Massachusetts, that includes structural and non-structural best management practices (BMPs) to manage and treat stormwater runoff generated from regulated development activity. A Stormwater Management Plan also includes an Operation and Maintenance Plan and an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan. WATERCOURSE: A natural or man-made channel though which water flows or a stream of water, including a river, brook, or underground stream. WATERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH: All waters within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth, including without limitations, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, springs, impoundments, estuaries, wetlands, coastal waters, and groundwaters. 3.0 Authority This Bylaw is adopted under authority granted by the Home Rule Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, the Home Rules statutes, and pursuant to the regulations of the Federal Clean Water Act found at 40 CFR 122.34, and as authorized by the residents of the Town of Shirley at Town Meeting, dated April 7, 2008

4.0 Jurisdiction
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No person shall undertake a regulated activity as described below, without a Stormwater Management Permit from the Permit Granting Authority. A) Regulated Activities shall include any of the following: 1. Land disturbance of greater than one acre (43,560 square feet), associated with construction or re-construction activities. 2. Development or re-development involving multiple, separate activities in discontinuous locations or on different schedules if the activities are part of a larger common plan of development that together disturbs one acre or more. 3. Paving or other change in surface material over an area of one acre or more causing a significant reduction of permeability or increase in runoff. 4. Construction of a new drainage system or alteration of an existing drainage system or conveyance serving a drainage area of more than one acre. 5. Any other activity altering the surface of an area exceeding one acre that will, or may, result in increased stormwater runoff flowing from the property into a public way, the municipal storm drain system, or to a watercourse or wetland. An exception is the removal of tree cover when the stumps are left in place. B) Exempt Activities 1. Normal maintenance and improvement of land in agricultural or forestry use as defined by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and its Regulations. 2. The construction of fencing, irrespective of materials used, that will not alter existing terrain or drainage patterns. 3. Construction, maintenance and operation of utilities (gas, water, sewer, electric, telephone, etc.) other than drainage that will not alter terrain or drainage patterns. 5.0 Administration The Shirley Planning Board shall administer, implement and enforce this Bylaw. Any powers granted to or duties imposed upon the Planning Board may be delegated in writing by the Planning Board to its employees or agents (who may include the Conservation Agent, the DPW Director and the Zoning Enforcement Officer). 6.0 Regulations
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The Shirley Permit Granting Authority may adopt and periodically amend stormwater rules and regulations relating to receipt and content of applications for an SMP, review time periods, permit terms, conditions, additional definitions, enforcement, fees (including application, inspection, ongoing maintenance and/or consultant fees), procedures, administration and enforcement of this Bylaw subsequent to a majority vote of a meeting of the Permit Granting Authority and after conducting a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed regulations and/or any proposed revisions. Such hearing dates shall be advertised in a newspaper of general local circulation at least fourteen (14) calendar days before a hearing date. Failure by the Permit Granting Authority to promulgate such rules and regulations shall not have the effect of suspending or invalidating this Bylaw. 7.0 Permits and Procedures Public Hearing. The Board shall make a determination of the completeness of an application within twenty-one (21) calendar days from the submittal. The Board shall hold a public hearing within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the receipt of a complete application as specified by the regulations and shall take final action within twenty-one (21) calendar days from the time of the close of the hearing unless such time is extended by agreement between the applicant and The Board. Notice of the public hearing shall be given by publication and posting and by first-class mailings to all abutters at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the hearing. The Board shall make the application available for inspection by the public during business hours at Shirley Permit Granting Authority office. All expenses associated with the notice of Public Hearing shall be at the applicant’s expense. The Board, at its discretion, may hold concurrent public hearings for other hearings required under state, federal or local law or Bylaws. Start of Development. Prior to the start of development the following items must be met. 1. There shall be a fourteen (14) calendar day waiting period from the close of the hearing to allow for any appeals of the Permit Granting Authority’s procedures and subsequent decision. Any and all appeals shall be rectified before any Start of Development. The approved permit and order of conditions shall be provided to the applicant and the applicant shall record such permit and order of conditions with the proper registry of deeds. Proof of recordation shall be provided to the Permit Granting Authority before any Start of Development.

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Certificate of Completion. Upon the completion of the activities allowed under the stormwater management permit (not including the continuing and ongoing requirement of compliance with the Operation and Maintenance Plan), the applicant shall notify the Permit Granting Authority and request a final inspection and Certificate of Completion. The applicant shall submit an as-built plan prepared by a registered professional engineer along with a certification from the same that all construction has been
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done in accordance with the approved Stormwater Management Permit. The Permit Granting Authority may hire its own consultant to advise on completion at a cost to be received from the applicant before issuance of the Certificate of Completion. 8.0Fees The Permit Granting Authority shall establish fees for the submission, review, approval or disapproval of stormwater management plans, the inspection of approved active development projects, and for long-term follow-up inspection and ongoing maintenance to ensure ongoing care of approved facilities. A. Application fees. The Permit Granting Authority by regulation shall promulgate an application fee schedule for Stormwater Management Permit applications and Completion Certificates. The fee schedule shall be reasonably related to the costs of processing, reviewing, acting upon the application and the administration of the permit including inspections carried out in support of the permit. The fee specified in such a fee schedule shall be made payable to the Town of Shirley and shall accompany the permit application. The Permit Granting Authority may require an additional fee for review of any change in or alteration from an approved permit. Operation and Maintenance fees. The Permit Granting Authority shall assess a Stormwater Management Plan Operations and Maintenance Fee payable by the applicant to cover the recurring cost to the Town of implementing and carrying out the stormwater management plan. In establishing said O&M Fee this bylaw recognizes that a distinction exists which separates “normal” operations and maintenance from “specialized” operations and maintenance. Normal O&M – Operations and maintenance services are those which are normally and routinely carried out by the Town of Shirley for the following BMP’s. These BMPs provide a service or benefit to the town as a whole, and which do not result from use of any specialized BMP device: Deep sump catch basins, drainage manholes, cross-culverts which convey water from one side of a public roadway to the opposite side of said roadway, drainage pipes that are buried beneath and within the layout of public ways, pipes and manholes which connect drainage facilities within public ways to any extended detention basin, extended detention basins (including sediment forebays, and inlet and outlet control structures) whose exclusive purpose is flood peak attenuation. Specialized O&M – Operations and maintenance services for any other BMP device not listed above and/or any stormwater management device which is unique to a specialized stormwater
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management practice. Specialized O&M is one which results from an applicant’s choice of use of a specialized BMP device over a normal BMP device. The applicant’s choice to use a specialized BMP device provides a service or benefit that is unique to the development plan for the land and thus is deemed to impose an increased and undue municipal burden (service and cost) by its use. C. Professional Consultant fees. In addition to any filing fee imposed by this bylaw, the applicant shall reimburse the reasonable costs and expenses borne by the Permit Granting Authority for specific expert engineering and consulting services deemed necessary by the Permit Granting Authority. Said reimbursement fee shall be paid by the applicant within Thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of a written request from the Permit Granting Authority. Said payment may be required by the Permit Granting Authority at any point in the reviewing or deliberation processes but not before the Permit Granting Authority has provided the applicant with a written estimate of the cost of the services to be provided. The fee shall be paid to the Town of Shirley and deposited into an account established under Chapter 44 Section 53G or Section 53E½ of the general laws and shall be expended by the Permit Granting Authority for services approved by the Permit Granting Authority at a public meeting. In setting the amount of said reimbursement fee, the Permit Granting Authority shall utilize the following standard: The fee shall equal the amount of the actual bills for all expenses incurred that are submitted by an expert engineer or consultant.

9.0 Waivers A) The Permit Granting Authority may waive strict compliance with any requirement of this Bylaw or the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder, where such action: 1. Is allowed by federal, state and local statutes and/or regulations; 2. Is in the public interest; 3. Is not inconsistent with the purpose and intent of this Bylaw. B) Any applicant may submit a written request to be granted such a waiver. Such a waiver request shall be accompanied by an explanation or documentation supporting the waiver request and demonstrating that strict application of this Bylaw does not further the purposes or objectives of this Bylaw. C) All waiver requests shall be discussed by the Permit Granting Authority and a decision will be made by the Permit Granting Authority within 30 days of receiving the waiver request.

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D) If, in the Permit Granting Authority’s opinion, additional time or information is required for review of a waiver request, the Permit Granting Authority may continue consideration of the waiver request to a date certain announced at the meeting. In the event the applicant objects to a continuance, or fails to provide the requested information, the waiver request shall be denied. 10.0 Inspections Filing an application for a Stormwater Management Permit grants the Permit Granting Authority, or its agent, permission to enter the site of the land-disturbing activity, as permitted by law, to verify the information in the application and to inspect for compliance with permit conditions. In the case of the projects that require an Operation and Maintenance plan, the applicant grants permission to the Permit Granting Authority or its agent to conduct periodic inspections to determine that the O&M plan is being carried out in accordance with the approved plans. The Permit Granting Authority, in their discretion, may conduct an inspection at any stage of land-disturbing activity to ensure compliance with the terms of this Bylaw and any permit. The Permit Granting Authority also may require the applicant to submit self-inspection reports at any stage of development or post-development. 11.0 Enforcement The Permit Granting Authority, or an authorized agent of the Permit Granting Authority, shall enforce this Bylaw, its regulations, orders, stop work orders, violation notices, and enforcement orders, and may pursue all civil and criminal remedies for such violations. A) Civil Relief If a person violates the provisions of this Bylaw, regulations, permit, notice or order issued thereunder, the Permit Granting Authority may seek injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction restraining the person from activities which would create further violations or compelling the person to perform abatement or remediation of the violation. B) Access Permission To the extent permitted by law, or if authorized by the owner or other party in control of the property, the Permit Granting Authority, its agents, officers and employees may enter upon privately owned property for the purpose of performing their duties under the Stormwater Bylaw and the regulations and may make or cause to be made such examinations, surveys or sampling and photography as the Permit Granting Authority deems reasonably necessary to determine compliance with the permit. C) Orders The Permit Granting Authority, or its authorized agent, may issue a written order to enforce the provisions of this Bylaw, or the regulations thereof, which may include:
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1. A requirement to cease and desist from the land-disturbing activity until there is compliance with the Bylaw or provisions of the Stormwater Management Permit; 2. Maintenance, installation or performance of additional erosion and sediment control measures; 3. Monitoring, analyses, and reporting; 4. Remediation of erosion and sedimentation resulting directly or indirectly from the land-disturbing activity; 5. Compliance with the Stormwater Management Plan and Permit; 6. Repair, maintenance or replacement of the stormwater management system or portions thereof in accordance with the Operation and Maintenance Plan. 7. Remediation of adverse impact resulting directly or indirectly from malfunction of the stormwater management system. If the enforcing person determines that abatement or remediation of erosion and sedimentation is required, the order shall set forth a deadline by which such abatement or remediation must be completed. D) Criminal Penalty Any person who violates any provision of this Bylaw, regulation, order or permit issued there under, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.00. Each day or part there under that such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense. E) Non-Criminal Disposition As an alternative to criminal prosecution or civil action, the Town may elect to utilize the non-criminal disposition procedure set forth in M.G.L. c. 40, § 21D, which has been adopted by the Town in Article XX of the Town’s General Bylaws, in which case the Permit Granting Authority or authorized agent shall be the enforcing person. The penalty for each violation shall be $50.00 for the first violation, $100.00 for the second violation, and $300.00 for the third and subsequent violations. Each day or part thereof that such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense. F) Appeals The decision or orders of the Permit Granting Authority shall be final. Further relief shall be requested by petition to a court of competent jurisdiction. G) Remedies Not Exclusive The remedies listed are not exclusive of any other remedies available under any applicable Federal, State or local law. 12.0 Public Education
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The Permit Granting Authority, within its available resources, shall provide educational programs on soil erosion, sediment control and stormwater management to the general public and persons regulated by this bylaw. The Permit Granting Authority shall provide guidelines and advice to ease the permit application process and foster acceptance of good erosion control and stormwater management practices. 13.0 Severability If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this Bylaw is held invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction all other provisions shall continue in full force and effect. 14.0 Effective Date This Bylaw shall take effect upon approval of the Attorney General in accordance with M.G.L. c.40, s32. NOTE: The text above is that of the bylaw as passed at Town Meeting and is subject to review and approval by the Attorney General’s Office. ###

Minutes of The Annual Town Meeting June 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2008
Moderator George Knittel opened the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, June 16, 2008, at 7:26 p.m. at the Shirley Middle School Auditorium, 1 Hospital Road. Retired Sgt. Major Bernard Sweeney led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Town Clerk swore in the following individuals as tellers: Jean Bowden, Doris Champagne, Robert A. Huxley, Alphee Levesque Jr., Sally Nappila, Barbara Nole, David Swain, Marian Stronach-Cardillo, James Thibault. Voters were checked in by town election workers Marjorie Marcinkewicz, Jeannette LaRochelle, Barbara Masiero, and Marion Stronach-Cardillo, and by Registrars of Voters Robert Huxley and Tom Sefranek. Town Counsel David Doneski of Kopelman and Paige was in attendance and seated at the Selectmen’s table on the stage on all seven nights of the town meeting. 417 voters were present at 7:58 p.m. A total of 423 registered voters had checked in by the end of the first night of the meeting. Moderator George Knittel suggested that we elect an assistant moderator for this town meeting. There was the possibility that we would have an overflow of voters into the cafeteria, and the assistant moderator would be needed to oversee the proceedings in the separate room. In addition, Mr. Knittel intended to step down to speak on some issues and would like the assistant moderator to run the meeting in his place. Moreover, a replacement moderator would be needed if town meeting went beyond Friday, June 20, since Mr. Knittel would be out of town after that date.
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Mr. Knittel presented Shirley resident Paul Przybyla for the meeting’s consideration. The voters unanimously voted to elect Paul Przybyla as the Assistant Town Moderator for this town meeting. Several hours of discussion and presentations followed. Part of the discussion centered upon the reasons for and the legality of Mr. Knittel’s decision to have the Finance Committee move the FY09 FinCom Recommended budget instead of having the selectmen move the FY2009 Requested budget. Town counsel advised that either way was legal. Michael Smith of the Finance Committee made a presentation about the financial health of the town and about the Finance Committee’s FY09 Recommended budget. Selectmen Armand Deveau made a presentation about the FY09 Requested budget as printed in the warrant that was signed by the majority of the Board of Selectmen. Selectmen Chip Guercio indicated that he would be making amendments to various budget lines; the amendments would correspond to a handout he had made available to the meeting attendees. Mr. Knittel confirmed for voters that he would allow amendments up to 10% above the highest number presented to the voters in either the FY09 Requested budget (as included in the Annual Town Meeting Warrant) or in the FY09 FinCom Recommended budget (as printed in the “Annual Town Meeting Warrant Including Report and Recommendations of the Finance Committee”) as the latter document, which was mailed to all postal patrons in Shirley, included figures from both budgets. Article 1. Authorize Moderator to Declare Two-Thirds Vote Chip Guercio moved that the Town authorize the Moderator, in accordance with Section 15 of Chapter 39 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to dispense with a count of votes and declare a two-thirds vote in those instances where a two-thirds vote is required by statute and the Moderator determines that a two-thirds majority has clearly been achieved. Finance committee recommended favorably on the article. Motion seconded. Hand vote; passed by 2/3 majority. Article 2. Current Town Meeting Procedure and Amendment of Town By-Laws, Article 1 – Town Meetings, Section 19. Chip Guercio moved that the Town A. For this Annual Town Meeting, adopt a policy of no time limit for person speaking on an Article. B. Amend the provisions of the Shirley Town Bylaws, Article 1, “Town Meeting” by deleting in its entirety Section 19, which currently reads: Section 19 – “No person shall speak more than three times upon any question unless leave of the Moderator is first obtained.” and replacing it with the following:

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Section 19 – “No person shall speak more than three times upon any question unless leave of the Moderator is first obtained. There shall be no time limit imposed on any person wishing to speak on any question.” Motion seconded. The moderator stepped down so that he could speak on the article and the Assistant Moderator conducted the discussion. Selectmen Cappucci explained that he had been approached by individuals who wished to have the time limit removed, and therefore, he had asked for it to be included on the warrant so that voters at Town Meeting could decide. Mr. Knittel explained that his town meeting procedure allowed people to speak for 3-minutes at a time, with an allowance for an additional minute to wrap up. His procedure also allowed people to speak 3 times on an article. Therefore, each person could have up to 12 minutes to speak on each article. He felt that this was sufficient time and encouraged people to be focused in their comments. It helped to prevent repetitive commentary. Those opposed to the procedure felt that it individuals should not feel pressured to make their point quickly, as the deadline can be distracting, and they should be able to focus on what they are saying, not how or how quickly they are saying it. A point of order was requested about whether the Moderator has the authority to limit the amount of time people may speak at Town Meeting. Town counsel confirmed that according to state law, the moderator has the authority to conduct the town meeting as he/she sees fit. After considerable discussion, it was moved and seconded to call for a vote on the question. Hand vote to move the question; passed by 2/3 majority. Hand vote on Article 1, section A failed. Hand vote on Article 1, section B failed. Article 3. Accept Annual Town Report Chip Guercio moved that the Town accept the Reports of the Selectmen and other Town Officers for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, as published and promulgated, a copy having been filed in the Office of the Town Clerk. Motion seconded. Hand vote; passed by unanimous vote. Discussion then turned to the General Operating budget and again focused on Mr. Knittel’s intention to have the Finance Committee move their Recommended version of the budget instead of having the Selectmen move the FY09 Requested version of the budget. Ultimately, the Moderator asked Mike Smith of the Finance Committee to make the motion using the FY09 FinCom Recommended budget.
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Article 4. Adopt General Operating Budget for FY09 Mike Smith moved that the Town appropriate $13,896,852 for the General Operating Budget of the Town for the period beginning July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, in order to defray the operations and other necessary and proper charges, costs, and expenses of the Boards, Commissions, Committees, Officers, and Departments of the Town, together with the payment of debt service, for said Fiscal Year 2009, with each item considered to be a separate appropriation, all as set forth in the Warrant; Such amounts to be provided by taxation and by transfer from available funds (Stabilization Fund, etc.); and further, that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen, with the concurrence of the Finance Committee, to transfer funds among the line items defined within the budget, provided that such transfers shall only occur within the last two months of the fiscal year, and the total transfer amount shall not be more than 1% of the total budget amount, and provided further, that any such transfer shall require a majority vote of each of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee at a duly posted public meeting. Ellen Doiron seconded the motion. Mr. Knittel advised that we would be taking the budget line item, by line item, since there were differences on numerous lines between the FY09 Requested and FY09FinCom Recommended budgets. This would be simpler than going through the entire budget, identifying the held items, and then going back to them. He read the line item for #114 Moderator – subline Salary, Elected Position and subline Expenses. The FY09 FinCom Recommended amounts for both was 0 (zero). There being no discussion or amendments, he called for the vote. Hand Vote: Majority vote in favor of the FinCom amount, and Line item 114 stayed at 0 (zero). #122 - Selectmen. Mr. Knittel asked if there were any amendments to be made to the amounts in the FY09 FinCom Recommended budget that was on the floor. Amendment 1 – Selectman Armand Deveau made an motion to amend line item #122, Selectmen, Salaries Elected Officials to $8,834.40, Expenses to $2,770.00 and town report to $2,500. Motion was seconded. Amendment 2 - Leonardo M. Guercio Jr. (Chip) moved to amend line item #122, Selectmen, Salaries, Elected officials to $5589.60 and the total for the line item to $73,506.60. Motion was seconded.

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Several voters expressed confusion over how the lines and sub-lines would be voted on. John Rounds suggested that it might be in the interest of the meeting to hold off on further discussion until the next night. Moved and seconded to adjourn to 7:15pm on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Shirley Middle School Auditorium. Motion to adjourn passed by majority voice vote. The Moderator closed the first night of the 2008 Annual Town Mtg. at 10:00 pm. *** The Moderator opened the second night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 7:19 pm on June 18, 2008. Town Clerk Amy McDougall swore in Cathy Landry as an additional teller to serve that evening in place of Doris Champagne. Marjorie Marcinkewicz, Jeannette LaRochelle, and Barbara Masiero checked voters in. Marian Stronach-Cardillo and Robert Huxley assisted with check-in and directing voters to seats. 386 voters were present at 7:30pm. 402 voters had checked in by 8:30pm. 414 voters had checked in by the end of the second night. Moderator Knittel advised that in order to simplify the procedure for voting on budget, he would proceed one sub-line at a time. The baseline budget would be the figure in the FY09 FinCom Recommended column. Amendments would need to be made up or down from this figure. Discussion began again about whether the moderator had the right to have the Finance Committee move their recommended budget. Town Counsel reaffirmed that the moderator had the authority to do so. #122 – Selectmen Salaries, Elected Officials. Recommended motion was $300. Amount of FY09 FinCom

Amendment 1. Selectman Armand Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #122, Selectmen, subcategory Salaries, Elected Officials to read $8,834. Motion seconded. Amendment 2. Bob Eramo moved to amend article 4, line item #122, Selectmen, subcategory Salaries, Elected Officials to read $0. Motion seconded. Moderator advised that as per the town bylaw, voting would take place on the higher amount of the amendments on the floor. Hand vote on Amendment 1; failed. Amendment 3. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend article 4, line item #122, Selectmen, subcategory Salaries, Elected Officials to read $5,889.60 Seconded.
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Hand vote on Amendment 3; failed Moderator called for a vote on the original amount moved of $300. Counted hand vote; 354 votes cast; 182 Yes and 172 No; Passed at $300. No amendments were made to the following sub categories: Appointed, Salary; Wages, Hourly; Financial Audit; Other Audit Services; Legal Notices; Senior Work off Program Expenses; and Technical Assistance Grants. #122 – Selectmen, Expenses. Amount of FinCom motion was $2270. Amendment #1. Selectmen Armand Deveau moved to amend Article 4, line item #122, Selectmen, subcategory Expenses to read $2,770. Seconded. Finance Committee reported that $2,105.46 had been spent to date this fiscal year. Hand vote on Amendment 1; failed, The moderator explained that we would therefore go with the unamended motion of $2270. #122 – Selectmen, Town Report. Amount of FinCom motion was $2,000. Amendment #1. Selectmen Armand Deveau moved to amend Article 4, line item #122, Selectmen, subcategory Town Report to read $2,500. Seconded. Finance Committee reported that $1,624.07 had been spent to date this fiscal year. Hand vote on Amendment 1; failed; moderator explained that therefore, we would go back to the FY09 FinCom amount since there were no other amendments. #124 – Personnel Board, expenses. Amount of FinCom motion was $200.00. Amendment #1. Selectmen Armand Deveau moved to amend Article 4, line item #124, Personnel Board, subcategory Expenses to read $1,000. Seconded. Personnel Board Chairperson Paul Przybyla explained that the town may need the support of the consultants given the personnel cuts we may have. The funds would also be used to pay for the cost of meetings/trainings the board would like to send members to. Hand vote on Amendment 1; failed; moderator explained that therefore, the base amount of $200 passed. #129 – Town Administrator, Salary, Appointed Position. Amount of FinCom motion was $76,296.00 Amendment #1. Selectmen Armand Deveau moved to amend Article 4, line item #129, Town Administrator, subcategory Salary, Appointed Position to read $0. Seconded.
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Selectmen Deveau explained that some of financial the responsibilities of this position would revert back to and be divided up between the various financial boards and departments: the Accountant’s, Treasurer’s and Tax Collector’s offices, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Assessors. During this difficult budget year, this was a cost savings measure. A request was made for a secret ballot. The request was withdrawn when Town Administrator Kyle Keady offered and agreed to leave the room during the vote. Selectmen Guercio commented that the proper way to review an employee was through the evaluation process, that such a process was being worked on by Selectman Cappucci, that it was not yet complete, and that, therefore, the decision not to fund the position was premature. Mike Smith of the Finance Committee, local businessman Matt Mitrano, Planning Board Chairman Charlie Colburn, resident Robert Eramo, and numerous others spoke in favor of funding the position. Personnel consultant Karen Luddington, who is also a member of the Personnel Board, commented that it is crucial for positions in town government to be held by individuals who are professionals and who have the knowledge and acuity to run a town. Bob Eramo asked the Selectmen if legal counsel had been sought to determine the town’s exposure to litigation, given that the position was covered by an employment contract. Town Counsel advised that it would be inappropriate for him to comment, given that he would be representing the town’s interests in that case, but that the possibility of litigation should always be taken into account. Kevin Hayes spoke in favor of looking for a candidate that could be brought in at a lower salary, given the current budget situation. Amendment #2. Kevin Haves moved to amend Article 4, line item #129, Town Administrator, subcategory Salary, Appointed Position to $45,000.00. Seconded. Selectman Guercio reviewed the salaries of similar positions in surrounding towns, which were all higher. Rachel Sizer requested a secret ballot. More than 6 additional people stood in support of the request, so the required threshold
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of a request by 7 voters was met. After further discussion, Norm Albert motioned to move the question. Motion seconded. Hand Vote: Moderator declared motion to move the question passed by 2/3 majority. Moderator explained that the higher of the numbers on the floor needed to be voted on first. A Yes vote would be in favor of funding the position at the FinCom FY09 Recommended amount of $76,296.00, a No vote would opposed to funding it at this amount. A secret ballot was held. 392 votes were cast. Yes: 304, No: 87, Blank: 1. FinCom motion to fund the salary at $76,296.00 passed. Moved and seconded to adjourn until the next night, June 19, at 7:15pm. Motion to adjourn Approved by voice vote. The Moderator closed the second night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 10:15pm. *** The Moderator opened the third night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 7:19 pm on June 19, 2008. Town Clerk Amy McDougall swore in John Dirubbo as an additional teller to serve that evening in place of Marion Stronach-Cardillo. Marjorie Marcinkewicz, Jeannette LaRochelle, and Barbara Masiero checked voters in, and Elaine Quinty directed non-voters to seats in the non-voters sections. 334 voters had checked in by 8pm. Rich Dill moved to vote next on School Department line item #330. Motion was seconded. Hand vote; moderator declared that motion carried with a 2/3 majority vote. Moderator Knittel explained that it would not be appropriate to make amendments at the subline level since Town Meeting had no authority to direct the school how to spend the budget. The amendments would therefore need to be made to the total for the line item. Bob Prescott of the School Committee gave an overview of the School Department’s budget. Moderator Knittel advised that the FY09 FinCom Recommended amount on the floor was $6,726,231.00 and asked if anyone wished to make an amendment. Amendment 1. Cliff Bailey moved to amend Article 4, line item # 330 School Department to 10% above the FY09 Requested amount: $6,947,776 plus $694,777 = $7,642,553. Seconded. Amendment 2 (Amendment to Amendment 1). Mike Smith of the Finance Committee moved to make this
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proposed $7,642,553 school line item #330 subject to proposition 2 ½ override in the amount of $916,322. Seconded. Moderator explained that this made the $916,322 amount in excess of the FinCom recommended amount subject to a proposition 2 ½ override. Norm Albert called the question. Hand vote; moderator declared 2/3 majority approved moving the question. Hand vote on Amendment to Amendment 1; passed by majority Hand vote on Amendment 1 as amended. Failed. Amendment 3 H. Keith Begun moved to amend Article 4, line item #330 School Department to read $6,947,776 with $221,545 subject to a proposition 2 ½ override. Counted hand vote on Amendment 3; Passed with 205 Yes and 101 no. Mr. Knittel asked the Board of Selectmen whether they intended to call an election for the override question. Selectmen Cappucci confirmed that the board would. Town Counsel advised that the election must be held by September 15 of this year. Mr. Knittel asked the town meeting attendees if they would prefer the election to be scheduled as soon as possible summer or after Labor Day when more people may be back in town. Bob Prescott of the School Committee advised that it would be best to have the override sooner than later so that the School Committee could make plans if it passed. The preference of the meeting was for the election to be held as soon as possible. Moved and seconded to adjourn until 7:15pm on Monday, June 23, with the expectation that the meeting would adjourn that night until Tuesday, June 24, if needed. Approved by voice vote. The Moderator closed the third night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 9:50pm. *** Temporary Assistant Moderator Paul Pryzbyla opened the fourth night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 7:28 pm on June 23, 2008. Mr. Przybyla explained that Moderator George Knittel had foreseen that he might be out of town for part of the meeting. In light of this, on the first night of this town meeting, the voters had elected Mr. Przybyla to serve as temporarily in Mr. Knittel’s absence.
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Marjorie Marcinkewicz and Jeannette LaRochelle checked voters in. Robert Huxley directed non-voters to seats in the non-voters sections. The following individuals continued their service as tellers: Jean Bowden, Doris Champagne, Robert A. Huxley, Alphee Levesque Jr., Sally Nappila, Barbara Nole, David Swain, and Marian Stronach-Cardillo. 280 Voters had checked in by 8:10pm. Moderator Przybyla advised that due to the complexity of the work at hand, for each night of Town Meeting, he would allow the first request for a secret ballot to be made by 7 or more voters standing in favor of it. Any subsequent requests each night would need to be passed by a majority vote. Moderator Przybyla explained to the meeting that he had been approached by individuals who had voted in favor of the amendment to the school budget, and who now wished to request a reconsideration of that budget line item. Discussion and debate ensued, which included a review of the “reconsideration and rescission” portion of Moderator Knittel’s “Town Meeting Procedures”. Ultimately, Moderator Przybyla concluded that he would not entertain a motion to reconsider a line item that had been discussed at a previous session of the meeting. The budget discussion picked up at line item #131 Finance Committee No amendments were made to the FY09 FinCom Recommended amounts in the following line items #131 - Finance Committee #132 - Reserve Fund #135 - Town Accountant #136 - Finance Offices. However, the Town Administrator explained that the Financial Software License amount under #136 Finance Offices had been consolidated under future line item #155 Computer Operations Expense. #141 – Assessors. No amendments were made to the FY09 FinCom recommended amounts in subcategories Salaries, Elected Officials, and Salary, Appointed Position. However, there was an amendment to Wages/Hourly. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to change Article 4, line item #141, Assessors, sub category Wages/Hourly to read $5,000. Motion seconded. Assessor Ron Marchetti explained that to continue performing functions in-house instead of contracting them out at a higher cost, they need to have a clerk working in the office while the Principal Assessor is in the field. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed by simply majority. No amendments were made to the FY09 FinCom recommended amounts in the Mapping Services or Contract Services amounts, however, an amendment was made to Expenses.
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Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to change Article 4, line item #141, Assessors, sub category Expenses to read $4,935. Motion seconded. Assessors Ron Marchetti and James Keefe explained that costs were higher with more functions being done in house now. In addition, they were seeking reimbursement for essential training expenses since the board’s stipend had been reduced. Counted hand vote on Amendment 1; passed by simply majority. #145 – Treasurer. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in subcategories Salary, Appointed Position and Wages Hourly, Appointed sub categories. However, an amendment was made to Expenses. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to change Article 4, line item #145, Treasurer, sub category Expenses to read $5,500. Motion seconded. Counted hand vote on Amendment 1; 147 Yes and 118 No. Passed. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories of the following line items: #146 - Town Collector. #151 - Legal Expenses #155 - Computer Operations. #159 - Office Machines #161 - Town Clerk #162 Conduct of Elections, sub category Expenses. Amendment 1 – Town Clerk Amy McDougall moved that Article #4, line item #162 Conduct of Elections be changed to $8150. Motion seconded. The town clerk explained that this increased amount would enable the Annual Town Census/Street Listing to continue to be sent out individually to each household on forms pre-printed with the information the Clerk’s office has on file. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. #171 – Conservation Commission Conservation Commission member Denise Brauckmiller moved to discuss line item #177 Zoning/Planning/Conservation Administrator in conjunction with line item #171 Conservation Commission since the two were related. Motion seconded. John Oelfke pointed out that line item #177 also related to line item #175 Planning Board and #176 Zoning Board of Appeals. Making a motion instead to advance line item #177 would allow discussion of all the affected departments. Denise Brauckmiller agreed to withdraw her motion so that this could be done.

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Moved and seconded to advance discussion of line item #177, Zoning/Planning/Conservation Administrator. Hand vote on motion. Moderator declared passed by 2/3 majority. #177 - Zoning/Planning/Conservation Administrator. FinCom recommended amount was $30,000. Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board and Conservation Commission spoke in opposition to the combining of the three assistants’ positions. Paul Wilson moved to call the question. Motion seconded. Hand vote on motion to call the question; declared by the moderator to be a 2/3 vote in the affirmative; passed. Hand vote on FinCom recommended amount of $30,000 failed. Hand vote on the amount of $0.00 carried. #171 - Conservation Commission. No amendment was offered to the FY09FinCom recommended amount under Wages Hourly, Agent. An amendment was offered for Wages Hourly, Appointed. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend Article 4, line item #171, Conservation Commission, sub category Wages Hourly, Appointed read $13,711. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. No amendment was made to Transfer from subcategory Wetland Filing Fees An amendment was made to the Expenses line item. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend Article 4, line item #171, Conservation Commission, subcategory Expenses read $1,875. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; failed. No amendment was made to the Longley Acres Expenses sub-category. #175 - Planning Board. FY09FinCom recommended Wages Hourly, Appointed amount was $0.00 Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend Article 4, line item #175, Planning Board, sub category Wages Hourly, Appointed read $25,448. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. No amendment was made to the Expenses subcategory. #176 Zoning Board of Appeals. FY09FinCom recommended Salary, Appointed Position was $0.00 Amendment 1 Selectman Leonardo (Chip) Guercio Jr. moved to amend Article 4, line item #176, Zoning Board of Appeals sub
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category Salary, Appointed Position to read $11,565. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. No amendment was made to the Expenses subcategory. #192 - Public Buildings. No amendments were made to the FY09FinCom recommended amounts under any of the sub categories. An explanation was given that the amounts in each of the sub categories had been combined into the total amount shown under Expenses in order to give the Selectmen’s office flexibility in allotting amounts as needed among the sub categories. #211 - Police Department. No amendments were made to the FY09FinCom recommended amounts under Appointed Position, Salary Chief or Appointed Position, Salary Lt. However, an amendment was made to Appointed, Salary. Amendment 1. Ellen Doiron moved to amend article 4, line item #211, Police Department, sub category Appointed, Salary to read $44,600. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. No amendment was made to Wages, Hourly Custodian, however amendments were offered to sub category Salaries, Wages & Hourly (Union). Amendment 1. Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #211, Police Department, sub category Salaries, Wages & Hourly (Union) to read $599,730. Motion seconded. Amendment 2. Selectman Leonardo (Chip) Guerio Jr. moved to amend article 4, line item #211, Police Department, sub category Salaries, Wages & Hourly (Union) to read $581,730. Motion seconded. Chief Thibodeau, who is not a Shirley resident, asked to address the meeting. The Moderator asked if there was any opposition; seeing none, he permitted the chief to do so. In a Power Point presentation, the chief showed the costs per officer and the shift schedule. He advised that the FY09 FinCom Recommended amount would leave one officer on a shift, which he considered unsafe for the other officer on duty and for the community, as well. The police force is currently down two officers, due to two unfilled positions. The amount proposed in Amendment 1 would enable the department to replace one officer now, and one officer in January. The amount in Amendment 2 would enable the department to replace one officer, but not the other. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed.
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After a 5-minute break that allowed the Shirley Public Access Corp. to change their recording disk, discussion of the Police Department continued. No amendment was proposed to the Chief, Training sub category, however an amendment was made to the Expenses Subcategory Amendment 1. Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #211, Police Department, sub category Expenses to read $84,405. Motion seconded. Mike Smith of the Finance Committee advised that the committee supported with the higher amount in light of the two positions funded through the previous amendment. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. # 212 - Crossing Guard. No amendment was made. Mike Smith of the Finance Committee moved to advance discussion of lint item #321 Nashoba Valley Technical High School. Hand vote on motion; moderator declared approved by 2/3 majority. #321 - Nashoba Valley Technical High School. The FY09 FinCom Recommended amount and the FY09 Requested amounts matched at $470,962.00. No amendment was made. Further discussion was requested about line item # 212 Crossing Guard. No amendment could be made since both the FY09 FinCom Recommended amount and the FY09 Requested amount were both $0. Concern was raised about the safety of children walking to school since, due to budget constraints, bussing was eliminated for students within 2 miles of school. Police Chief Thibodeau indicated that an officer would be stationed at the school to ensure safety. A resident advised that various organizations, such as the Sierra Club, offered grant money for crossing guards, and suggested that a grant be pursued to fund the position. #221 - Fire Department. No amendment was made to the FY09 FinCom Recommended amount for sub category Appointed position, Salary Chief. However, two amendments were offered to Wages Hourly, Full-Time. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #221, Fire Department, sub category Wages Hourly, Full-Time to read $299,300. Motion seconded. Amendment 2. Fire Chief Dennis Levesque moved to amend article 4, line item #221, Fire Department, sub category Wages Hourly, Full-Time to read $329,230. Motion seconded. Moderator Przybyla indicated that the higher amount would be voted on first. Hand vote on Amendment 2; failed. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. No amendments were made to the FY09 FinCom Recommended amount for sub categories Wages Hourly On-Call or Expenses.
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Moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting to the next night at 7:15pm at the Middle School Auditorium. Voice vote in favor. Passed. The Moderator closed the fourth night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 10:30pm. *** Moderator Przybyla called to order the fifth night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting on June 24, 2008, at 7:20pm. Jean Bowden, Doris Champagne, Alphee Levesque, Sally Nappila, Barbara Nole and David Swain continued to serve as tellers. Marjorie Marcinkewicz and Barbara Masiero checked voters in. 225 voters were in attendance at 8:00pm. #241 – Building Inspector. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories #243 – Gas/Plumbing Inspector. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #243, Gas/Plumbing Inspector, sub category Salary, Appointed Position to read $12,484.67. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. #243 – Gas/Plumbing Inspector. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #243, Gas/Plumbing Inspector, sub category Expenses to read $800. Motion seconded. Counted hand vote on Amendment 1; Yes -80, No--98; Failed. #245 – Wiring Inspector. No amendment was made to the FY09FinCom recommended amount under Expenses line item, but an amendment was made to Salary, Appointed Position. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #245, Wiring Inspector, sub category Salary, Appointed Position to read $12,484.67. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. #251 – Communication Center. No amendment was made to the FY09 FinCom recommended amount under Expenses line item, but and amendment was made to Wages Hourly. Amendment 1 Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend article 4, line item #251, Communications Center, sub category Wages Hourly to read $182,148. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. #291 – Emergency Management. No amendment was made to the FY09 FinCom recommended amount.
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#292 – Dog Officer. No amendment was made to the FY09FinCom recommended amount. #296 – Constable. No amendment was made to the FY09 FinCom recommended amount. Moved by Selectmen Andy Deveau to discuss line items 422 (Department of Public Works) and #426 (Road & Ground Maintenance) concurrently. Motion seconded and moderator declared motion to discuss the line items together approved by the meeting. #422 – Department of Public Works. No amendment was made to the FY09 FinCom recommended amount to Salary, Appointed Position, ‘Wages Hourly (Union Overtime)’, Building Maintenance and Operations, or Diesel Fuel. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #422, Department of Public Works, sub category Wages Hourly to read $19,200. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; failed. Amendment 2 Selectmen Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #422, Department of Public Works, subcategory Wages Hourly (Union) to $185,218. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 2; passed. Amendment 3 Selectmen Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #422, Department of Public Works, subcategory Expenses to $62,400. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 3; passed. #426 – Road and Grounds Maintenance – Expenses. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #426, Road and Grounds Maintenance, Expenses to read $45,500. Motion seconded. Counted hand vote on Amendment 1; Yes–95 No-94; passed. #423 – Snow & Ice Removal. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories #424 – Street Lights. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #424, Street Lights, Expenses to read $28,500. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; failed. #433 – BOH/Trash Collection. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #433, Board of Health Trash Collection subcategory Trash Collection/Recycling to read $394,000. Motion seconded.
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After a lengthy discussion, Beth Quinty made a motion to move the question. Motion seconded. Moderator declared 2/3 majority in favor of calling question. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. #491 – Cemeteries. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories #492 – Board of Health/Landfill. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories #511 – Board of Health. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in Wages Hourly or Expenses. An amendment was made to Animal Inspector. Amendment 1 Selectman Andy Deveau moved to amend article 4, line item #511, Board of Health subcategory Animal Inspector to read $3,243.19. Motion seconded. Jay Howlett, Animal Inspector, advised that he would accept the FY09 FinCom recommended amount of $3000. As a result, Mr. Deveau withdrew the amendment. #512 – Board of Health/Recycling. Amendment 1 Town Administrator Kyle Keady moved to amend article 4, line item #512, Board of Health/Recycling subcategory Wages Hourly to read $5000. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed. Amendment 2 Town Administrator Kyle Keady moved to amend article 4, line item #512, Board of Health/Recycling subcategory Expenses to read $1500. Motion seconded. Hand vote on the higher $2000 FinCom recommended amount; failed. Hand vote on$1,500 amount of Amendment 2; passed. #514 – Nashoba Board of Health. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories. #523 – Mental Health Expenses. Amendment 1 Jay Howlett of the Board of Health moved to amend article 4, line item #523 to read $6000. Motion seconded. After a 5-minute break to allow SPACO to change the recording disk, the vote was taken. Hand vote on the higher $11,290 FinCom recommended amount; failed. Hand vote on $6,000 amount of Amendment 1; passed. #541 – Council on Aging.

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Norman Albert moved to look at the Director’s Wages first. Motion seconded and moderator declared motion to discuss Director’s Wages first passed by 2/3 majority. Amendment 1 Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend article 4, line item #541 subcategory Director’s Wages to read $14,094. Motion seconded. Amendment to Amendment 1. Dina Samfield moved that Article 4, line item 541, Council on Aging, Director’s Wages, be subject to a proposition 2 ½ override. Motion seconded. Motion made and seconded to moved the question. Hand vote passed by 2/3 majority. Hand vote on Amendment o Amendment1. Failed. Hand Vote on Amendment 1. Passed. Moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting to the next night, Wednesday, June 25, at 7:15pm at the Middle School Auditorium. Voice vote in favor. Passed. The Moderator closed the fifth night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 10:30pm. *** Moderator Przybyla opened the sixth night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting on June 25, 2008, at 7:19pm. Jean Bowden, Doris Champagne, Alphee Levesque, Sally Nappila, Barbara Nole and David Swain continued to serve as tellers. Marjorie Marcinkewicz and Barbara Masiero checked voters in. At 8:12pm, there were 210 voters present. Selectman Guercio read a letter from two residents who had made a donation that day to fund the Council on Aging Coordinator position for the first 6 months of the year. The text of the letter is below. --------Dear Kyle, My wife and I were in attendance at the Tuesday, June 24th Annual Town Meeting and we were intrigued with the discussion regarding establishing the position of the Director for the Council on Aging. The discussion that took place surrounding the position was positive and clearly stated that the Town is in need of a Director for the Council on Aging. Unfortunately, given the current financial situation of the Town, the citizens voted to only fund this position for half the year. It is our belief that there is immediate need for the services for the elderly and it is imperative that this position begin as soon as possible.

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Therefore, in order to fill this important need to the Town, enclosed please find a check for $14,094.00 to support the cost of the Director for the Council on Aging for the period of July 1 through December 31 at which time the Town appropriation is made available. We will not benefit directly from this service, and we are not wealthy. This contribution represents sacrifices in our lives for something we believe is important. We hope that this might serve as an example for others who feel strongly about Town issues that concern them. We would prefer our names not be made public. --------Discussion on line item #541 Council on Aging continued Amendment 2 for line item 541. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 541, Council on Aging, sub category Coordinator’s Stipend to read $0. Motion seconded. Hand vote on the higher original FY09 FinCom $2,400 amount; failed. Hand vote on $0.00 amount of Amendment 2; passed. Amendment 3 for line item 541. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 541, Council on Aging, sub-category Expenses to read $5,000. Motion seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 3. Passed by majority vote. No change to the FY09 FinCom recommended amount for Meals on Wheels expenses was requested. #543 – Veterans - No amendments were requested to the FY09 FinCom recommended amount in any of the sub categories. #611 – Library. No changes were requested to the FY09 FinCom recommended amount in Salary, Appointed Position or Wages Hourly. There was, however, an amendment made to subcategory Expenses. Amendment 1. Selectman Enrico Cappucci moved to amend line Article 4, line item 611, Library sub category Expenses to the previous level of $52,924. Motion seconded. Point of order made that this was more than 10% above the FY09 requested amount. 10% above $48,030 was $52,833, so the amendment was higher than was allowed under Moderator Knittel’s rules. Library Director Debra Roy explained that due to the current budget situation of the town the amount the Library would not seek the $52,924.00. Therefore, Selectman Cappucci withdrew his amendment. Amendment 2. Debra Roy moved to instead amend the Expenses line item to $48,030. Motion seconded.
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Moved and seconded to move the question. Hand Vote: moderator declared passed by 2/3 majority vote. Hand vote on Amendment 2 to line item 611 Library, subcategory Expenses . Passed by majority vote. No amendment was made to the Utilities subcategory. #630 – Recreation. Amendment 1. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 630 Recreation sub category Wages Hourly to read $4,590. Seconded. Keith Begun of the Recreation Commission explained that they would be requesting Wages Hourly and Expenses at the FY09 Requested levels and that not funding them may result in higher fees ($10-20 per participant) for various programs. He also advised that the Commission planned to self-fund the Basketball and Soccer expenses line items. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed Amendment 2. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 630 Recreation sub category Expenses to read $750. Seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 2; passed by majority vote. Amendment 3. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 630 Recreation sub category Basketball Expense to read $3,600 with such appropriation to be provided by a transfer from the recreation basketball revolving fund. Seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 3; passed by majority vote. Amendment 4. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 630 Recreation sub category Soccer Expense to read $2,800 with such appropriation to be provided by a transfer from the recreation soccer revolving fund. Seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 4; passed by majority vote. #650 – Benjamin Hill Park Committee. Amendment 1. Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 650 Benjamin Hill Park Committee sub category Wages to read $4,000 with such appropriation to be provided by a transfer from the Benjamin Hill Swimming revolving fund. Seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed by majority vote. Amendment 2 Selectman Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 650 Benjamin Hill Park Committee sub
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category Expenses to read $2,000 with such appropriation to be provided by a transfer from the Benjamin Hill Swimming revolving fund. Seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 2; passed by majority vote. #691 – Historical Commission. No amendments made to FY09FinCom recommended amount #692 – Memorial Day. Amendment 1. Enrico Cappucci moved to amend Article 4, line item 692 Memorial Day sub category Expenses to read $2,400. Seconded. Hand vote on Amendment 1; passed by majority vote No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories of the following line items: #694 – Center Town Hall Committee. #711 – General Fund Debt Service. #712 – Debit Issue Cost. #840 – Montachusett Reg. Plan. #911 - Middlesex Co. Retirement #913 – Unemployment Insurance. Amendment 1. Chip Guercio moved to amend Article 4, line item 913 Unemployment Insurance sub category Expenses to read $50,000. Seconded. He explained that the higher number was put in by the Finance Committee in anticipation of layoffs; based on decisions that were made throughout the town meeting, the selectmen felt that a lower number would suffice. The Town Treasurer and Finance Committee concurred with the lower number. Hand vote on the higher FY09 FinCom Recommended amount of $75,000; failed. Hand vote on the lower amount of Amendment 1; passed by majority vote No amendment was made to the FY09 FinCom Recommended amount for sub category Contract Services. No amendments were made to FY09FinCom recommended amounts in any of the sub categories of the following line items: #914 – Group Health Life Insurance. An explanation of this line item was asked for by a member of the town meeting. Mike Smith of the Finance Committee explained that the FY09 FinCom Recommended amount was reflective of the anticipated reductions of the employee base in the town; he also estimated that since we were not making all of the reductions that were factored into the FY09FinCom recommended amount, it was “highly probable and almost definite” that the amount required would be
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higher. He further advised that since the committee did not know the precise amount of benefits that would be required for the refunded and new positions, the committee could not make an upwards amendment of a specific amount. #915 – Longevity Pay #916 – FICA / Medicare #945 – General Insurance Moderator Przybyla then called for a 10-minute recess. Moderator Przybyla explained that the motion for Article 4, as amended by the votes taken at Town Meeting, would now be repeated and formalized for the meeting Mike Smith of the Finance Committee moved that the Town appropriate $14,324,066.34 for the General Operating Budget of the Town for the period beginning July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, in order to defray the operations and other necessary and proper charges, costs, and expenses of the Boards, Commissions, Committees, Officers, and Departments of the Town, together with the payment of debt service, for said Fiscal Year 2009, with each item considered to be a separate appropriation, all as set forth in the Warrant; Such amounts to be provided by taxation and by transfer from available funds (Stabilization Fund, etc.); and further, that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen, with the concurrence of the Finance Committee, to transfer funds among the line items defined within the budget, provided that such transfers shall only occur within the last two months of the fiscal year, and the total transfer amount shall not be more than 1% of the total budget amount, and provided further, that any such transfer shall require a majority vote of each of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee at a duly posted public meeting. Motion seconded. It was explained that the budget was not balanced: there was a $427,214.34 gap over the FY09 amount recommended by the Finance Committee of $13,896,852.00. Discussion then turned to how article 10 could affect the budget deficit. Finance Committee had included in its revenue calculations the $200,000 that would be available if article 10 were to pass. If article 10 does not pass, the budget deficit would increase by $200,000. Mike Swanton moved to amend the motion to delete the gravel removal fees as a funding source for Article 4. Motion seconded. FinCom member Mike Smith advised that the motion did not identify revenue sources. The Moderator advised that he could not accept the amendment as a proper motion in light of this and since it dealt with another article.

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Moved and seconded to move the question. Hand Vote: Moderator declared 2/3 majority in favor of moving the question. Hand vote on Article 4 as amended: Hand Vote; moderator declared passed with a 2/ 3 vote. The budget as passed is summarized below.
Line # 114 Department/Account Name FY09 Requested FY09 FinCom Recommended FY09 voted at ATM

MODERATOR Salary, Elected Position Expenses Total SELECTMEN Salaries, Elected Officials Appointed, Salary Wages, Hourly Financial Audit Other Audit Services Legal Notices Senior Work off Program Expenses Technical Assistance Grants Expenses Town Report Total PERSONNEL BOARD Expenses Total TOWN ADMINISTRATOR Salary, Appointed Position Total FINANCE COMMITTEE Appointed, Salary Annual Town Meeting Warrant Expenses Total RESERVE FUND Expenses Total TOWN ACCOUNTANT Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Total FINANCE OFFICES Financial Software License Total

135.00 135.00

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-

122

8,834.40 39,672.00 20,175.00 2,000.00 1,500.00 2,770.00 2,500.00 77,451.40

300.00 39,672.00 20,175.00 2,000.00 1,500.00 2,270.00 2,000.00 67,917.00

300.00 39,672.00 20,175.00 2,000.00 1,500.00 2,270.00 2,000.00 67,917.00

124

1,000.00 1,000.00

200.00 200.00

200.00 200.00

129

-

76,296.00 76,296.00

76,296.00 76,296.00

131

2,500.00 300.00 2,800.00

2,500.00 149.96 2,649.96

2,500.00 149.96 2,649.96

132

50,000.00 50,000.00

50,000.00 50,000.00

50,000.00 50,000.00

135

53,307.00 36,352.00 3,850.00 93,509.00

53,307.00 36,352.00 3,850.00 93,509.00

53,307.00 36,352.00 3,850.00 93,509.00

136

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-

-

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Department/Account Name ASSESSORS Salaries, Elected Officials Salary, Appointed Position Wages/Hourly Mapping Services Contract Services Expenses Total TREASURER Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Total TOWN COLLECTOR Salary, Elected Position Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Total LEGAL EXPENSE Expenses Total COMPUTER OPERATIONS Computer Technician Town/Library Computer Operations Expense Equipment Total OFFICE MACHINES Expenses Total TOWN CLERK Salary, Elected Position Expenses Total CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS Expenses Total CONSERVATION COMMISSION Wages Hourly, Agent Wages Hourly, Appointed Transfer from Wetland Filing Fees Expenses Longley Acres Expenses Total PLANNING BOARD Wages Hourly, Appointed Expenses Total

FY09 Requested 7,733.16 41,760.00 5,000.00 3,750.00 25,500.00 4,935.00 88,678.16

FY09 FinCom Recommended 300.00 41,760.00 3,750.00 25,500.00 4,000.00 75,310.00

FY09 voted at ATM 300.00 41,760.00 5,000.00 3,750.00 25,500.00 4,935.00 81,245.00

145

54,309.00 34,003.00 5,500.00 93,812.00

54,309.00 34,003.00 4,000.00 92,312.00

54,309.00 34,003.00 5,500.00 93,812.00

146

54,309.00 22,800.00 10,310.00 87,419.00

54,309.00 22,800.00 10,310.00 87,419.00

54,309.00 22,800.00 10,310.00 87,419.00

151

30,000.00 30,000.00

25,000.00 25,000.00

25,000.00 25,000.00

155

51,820.00 43,777.00 4,500.00 100,097.00

51,820.00 43,777.00 4,500.00 100,097.00

51,820.00 43,777.00 4,500.00 100,097.00

159

6,175.00 6,175.00

6,175.00 6,175.00

6,175.00 6,175.00

161

53,119.00 1,280.00 54,399.00

53,119.00 1,200.00 54,319.00

53,119.00 1,200.00 54,319.00

162

9,000.00 9,000.00

7,800.00 7,800.00

8,150.00 8,150.00

171

21,810.00 13,711.00 1,875.00 37,396.00 25,448.00 2,000.00 27,448.00 82

21,810.00 1,500.00 23,310.00 2,000.00 2,000.00

21,810.00 13,711.00 1,500.00 37,021.00 25,448.00 2,000.00 27,448.00

175

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Department/Account Name ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Total ZONING/PLANNING/CONSERV A-TION ADMINISTRATOR Wages Hourly, Appointed Total PUBLIC BUILDINGS Wages, Hourly Utilities Phones Repairs & Maintenance Vehicle Maintenance Expenses War Memorial Building Sewer Expense Total POLICE DEPARTMENT Appointed Position, Salary Chief Appointed Position, Salary Lt Appointed, Salary Wages, Hourly Custodian Salaries, Wages & Hourly (Union) Chief Training Expenses Total CROSSING GUARD Wages Hourly Total FIRE DEPARTMENT Appointed Position, Salary Chief Wages Hourly, Full-Time Wages Hourly On-Call Expenses Total BUILDING INSPECTOR Salary Appointed Position Wages Hourly Seal of Weights and Measures Salary, Part-time Building Inspector Expenses Total GAS/PLUMBING INSPECTOR Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Total

FY09 Requested 11,565.00 1,000.00 12,565.00

FY09 FinCom Recommended 1,000.00 1,000.00

FY09 voted at ATM 11,565.00 1,000.00 12,565.00

177

-

30,000.00 30,000.00

-

192

82,358.00 3,000.00 85,358.00

82,358.00 3,000.00 85,358.00

82,358.00 3,000.00 85,358.00

211

96,257.00 60,114.00 44,600.00 6,666.00 599,730.00 84,405.00 891,772.00

96,257.00 60,114.00 22,300.00 6,666.00 551,730.00 81,405.00 818,472.00

96,257.00 60,114.00 44,600.00 6,666.00 599,730.00 84,405.00 891,772.00

212

-

-

-

221

66,190.00 299,300.00 15,000.00 42,688.00 423,178.00

66,190.00 287,300.00 15,000.00 41,688.00 410,178.00

66,190.00 299,300.00 15,000.00 41,688.00 422,178.00

241

47,231.00 18,960.00 1,500.00 500.00 1,000.00 69,191.00

47,231.00 18,960.00 1,500.00 500.00 1,000.00 69,191.00

47,231.00 18,960.00 1,500.00 500.00 1,000.00 69,191.00

243

12,484.67 800.00 13,284.67

9,000.00 500.00 9,500.00

12,484.67 500.00 12,984.67

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Line # 245

Department/Account Name WIRING INSPECTOR Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Total COMMUNICATION CENTER Wages Hourly Expenses Total EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Expenses Total DOG OFFICER Salary, Appointed Position Total CONSTABLE Expenses Total NASHOBA VALLEY TECH. H.S. Expenses Total SCHOOL DEPARTMENT Pre-school through Grade 8 Medicaid Reimbursement High School Tuition SPED Out-of-District Regular Transportation SPED Transportation Total

FY09 Requested 12,484.67 800.00 13,284.67

FY09 FinCom Recommended 9,000.00 800.00 9,800.00

FY09 voted at ATM 12,484.67 800.00 13,284.67

251

178,577.00 9,000.00 187,577.00

178,577.00 8,000.00 186,577.00

182,148.00 8,000.00 190,148.00

291

10.00 10.00

-

-

292

8,309.19 8,309.19

7,000.00 7,000.00

7,000.00 7,000.00

296

50.00 50.00

-

-

321

470,962.00 470,962.00

470,962.00 470,962.00

470,962.00 470,962.00

330

4,563,643.00 1,250,016.00 746,917.00 212,200.00 175,000.00 6,947,776.00

4,342,098.00 1,250,016.00 746,917.00 212,200.00 175,000.00 6,726,231.00 4,563,643.00 1,250,016.00 746,917.00 212,200.00 175,000.00 6,947,776.00

422

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly Wages Hourly (Union) Wages Hourly (Union Overtime) Expenses Building Maintenance & Operations Diesel Fuel Total SNOW & ICE REMOVAL Wages Hourly Overtime Expenses Total

79,512.00 19,200.00 185,218.00 1,000.00 62,400.00 347,330.00

79,512.00 18,537.00 154,796.00 1,000.00 60,000.00 313,845.00

79,512.00 18,537.00 185,218.00 1,000.00 62,400.00 346,667.00

423

3,500.00 11,000.00 64,500.00 79,000.00

3,500.00 11,000.00 64,500.00 79,000.00

3,500.00 11,000.00 64,500.00 79,000.00

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Line # 424

Department/Account Name STREET LIGHTS Expenses Total ROAD & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Expenses Total B.O.H./TRASH COLLECTION Trash Collection/Recycling Total CEMETERIES Superintendent, Wages Hourly Burial Agent Wages Hourly Expenses Total BOARD OF HEALTH/LANDFILL Expenses Monitoring/Testing Total BOARD OF HEALTH Wages Hourly Animal Inspector Expenses Total BOARD OF HEALTH/RECYCLING Wages Hourly Expenses Total NASHOBA BOARD OF HEALTH Expenses, Health Services Expenses, Home Care Services Total MENTAL HEALTH EXPENSES Expenses Total COUNCIL ON AGING Coordinator Stipend Directors Wages Expenses Meals on Wheels Expenses Total VETERANS Salary, Appointed Position Expenses Benefits Total

FY09 Requested 28,500.00 28,500.00

FY09 FinCom Recommended 25,000.00 25,000.00

FY09 voted at ATM 25,000.00 25,000.00

426

45,500.00 45,500.00

40,500.00 40,500.00

45,500.00 45,500.00

433

394,000.00 394,000.00

360,000.00 360,000.00

394,000.00 394,000.00

491

2,400.00 7,200.00 3,900.00 13,500.00

2,400.00 7,200.00 3,900.00 13,500.00

2,400.00 7,200.00 3,900.00 13,500.00

492

2,000.00 11,350.00 13,350.00

1,500.00 11,350.00 12,850.00

1,500.00 11,350.00 12,850.00

511

13,272.00 3,243.19 750.00 17,265.19

13,272.00 3,000.00 750.00 17,022.00

13,272.00 3,000.00 750.00 17,022.00

512

5,100.00 2,000.00 7,100.00

4,500.00 2,000.00 6,500.00

5,000.00 1,500.00 6,500.00

514

15,354.00 8,260.00 23,614.00 11,290.00 11,290.00 28,188.00 5,000.00 1,500.00 34,688.00 6,076.00 150.00 11,658.00 17,884.00 85

15,354.00 8,260.00 23,614.00 11,290.00 11,290.00 2,400.00 1,000.00 1,500.00 4,900.00 6,075.04 150.00 11,658.00 17,883.04

15,354.00 8,260.00 23,614.00 6,000.00 6,000.00 14,094.00 5,000.00 1,500.00 20,594.00 6,075.04 150.00 11,658.00 17,883.04

523

541

543

Line # 611

Department/Account Name LIBRARY Salary, Appointed Position Wages Hourly Expenses Utilities Total RECREATION Wages Hourly Expenses Basketball Expense Soccer Expense Total BENJAMIN HILL PARK COMMITTEE Wages Expenses Total HISTORICAL COMMISSION Expenses Total MEMORIAL DAY Expenses Total CENTER TOWN HALL COMMITTEE Expense Total GENERAL FUND DEBT SERVICE Long Term Principal Long Term Interest Capital Short Term Interest School Building Short Term Interest School Building Principle Debt Exclusion School Building Interest Debt Exclusion Library Principle Debt Exclusion Library Interest Debt Exclusion Total DEBT ISSUE COST Expense Total MONTACHUSETT REG. PLAN. Assessment Total

FY09 Requested 40,414.00 75,865.00 48,030.00 18,000.00 182,309.00

FY09 FinCom Recommended 41,671.00 78,562.00 44,076.00 18,000.00 182,309.00

FY09 voted at ATM 41,671.00 78,562.00 48,030.00 18,000.00 186,263.00

630

4,590.00 750.00 3,600.00 2,800.00 11,740.00

-

4,590.00 750.00 3,600.00 2,800.00 11,740.00

650

4,000.00 2,000.00 6,000.00

-

4,000.00 2,000.00 6,000.00

691

180.00 180.00

-

-

692

2,400.00 2,400.00

-

2,400.00 2,400.00

694

50.00 50.00

-

-

711

291,652.00 100,245.00 8,925.00 199,500.00 143,726.00 50,151.00 21,361.00 815,560.00

291,652.00 100,245.00 8,925.00 199,500.00 143,726.00 50,151.00 21,361.00 815,560.00

291,652.00 100,245.00 8,925.00 199,500.00 143,726.00 50,151.00 21,361.00 815,560.00

712

2,100.00 2,100.00

2,100.00 2,100.00

2,100.00 2,100.00

840

1,417.00 1,417.00

1,417.00 1,417.00

1,417.00 1,417.00

86

Line # 911

Department/Account Name MIDDLESEX CO RETIREMENT Assessment Total UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Expenses Contract Services Total GROUP HEALTH/LIFE INSURANCE Expenses Actuary Study Total LONGEVITY PAY Expenses Total F. I. C. A./MEDICARE General Expenses Senior Work off Program Expenses Total GENERAL INSURANCE Expenses Total TOTAL BUDGET

FY09 Requested 587,803.00 587,803.00

FY09 FinCom Recommended 587,803.00 587,803.00

FY09 voted at ATM 587,803.00 587,803.00

913

25,000.00 1,400.00 26,400.00

75,000.00 1,400.00 76,400.00

50,000.00 1,400.00 51,400.00

914

1,502,651.00 1,502,651.00

1,428,651.00 1,428,651.00

1,428,651.00 1,428,651.00

915

18,818.00 18,818.00

15,875.00 15,875.00

15,875.00 15,875.00

916

92,000.00 250.00 92,250.00

92,000.00 250.00 92,250.00

92,000.00 250.00 92,250.00

945

180,000.00 180,000.00
14,345,336.28

180,000.00 180,000.00
13,896,852.00

180,000.00 180,000.00
14,324,066.34

Article 5 Adopt Sewer Department Budget for FY09. Chip Guercio moved and the motion was seconded that the Town appropriate $1,476,992, as set forth in the Warrant, to be expended by the Sewer Commissioners, as and for the Budget of the Sewer Department for the period from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, in order to defray the operations and other necessary and proper charges, costs, and expenses of the Sewer Department for said Fiscal Year 2009, with each item considered to be a separate appropriation, all as set forth below; such amounts to be provided from estimated revenues of $882,037 from Betterment Assessments and an estimated $494,955 from User Fees and $100,000 from Retained Earnings. LINE 442: FY09 SEWER DEPARTMENT BUDGET Appropriated FY08 Requested FY09 FinCom Recommended FY09 $ 29,836 $ 12,725 $ 433 $ 600 $ 434,661

Description

Wages, Hourly Health Insurance Medicare Longevity Contracted Services /

$ 27,280 $ 11,988 $ 413 $ 400 $ 419,750
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$ $ $ $ $

29,836 12,725 433 600 434,661

Operations & Maintenance General Operations / User Expenses Devens Assessment Reserve Fund Capital Expenses Capital Assessments & Debt Service / Betterment Exp Total Sewer Department Sewer Enterprise Fund Indirect Cost Expenses Total Sewer Department Enterprise Fund Spending

$

84,200

$ $ $ $ $

86,700 0 30,000 0 882,037

$ $ $ $ $

86,700 0 30,000 0 882,037

$ 10,000 $ 30,000 $ 40,000 $ 897,695 $ 1,521,726 $ 26,063 $ 1,547,789

$ 1,476,992 $ 46,063 $ 1,523,055

$ 1,476,992 $ 68,790 $ 1,545,782

Amendment 1 Sewer Commissioner Jim Schaff moved to amend the funding sources as identified in article 5 to read $464,955 from User Fees and $130,000 from Retained Earnings. Motion seconded. Hand Vote on Amendment 1: passed by majority vote Amendment 2 Sewer Commissioner Jim Schaff moved to amend Article 5, Line Description “Sewer Enterprise Fund Indirect Cost Expenses” to read $46,262.31. Motion seconded. The question was raised whether a motion was on the floor that included the indirect cost expense amount. Town Counsel advised that the expense amount was implicit in the motion and could be amended. The Sewer Commission advised that they believe their indirect costs are lower than the amount recommended by the Finance Committee. The Commission is working on coming to a formal agreement with the Selectmen on an amount. Hand Vote on Amendment 2: Passed by majority vote. Hand Vote on Article 5 as amended: passed as amended. Article 6. Adopt Ambulance Department Budget for FY09. Chip Guercio moved that the Town appropriate $ 93,794, as set forth in the Warrant, to be expended by the Ambulance Department for the period from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 in order to defray the operations and other necessary and proper charges, costs, and expenses of the Ambulance Department for said Fiscal Year 2009, with each item considered to be a separate appropriation, all as set forth below; such amounts to be provided from $18,794 in retained earnings and estimated receipts of $75,000 in User Fees to be charged by the Ambulance Department. Motion seconded.

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LINE 231: FY08 AMBULANCE DEPARTMENT BUDGET Appropriated Requested FinCom FY08 FY09 RecomDescription mended FY09 Salary, Ambulance $ 12,485 $ 12,735 $ 12,735 Director Wages, Hourly – On$ 30,000 $ 30,351 $ 30,351 Call EMTs, Billing Clerk EMT Stipends $ 4,350 $ 4,350 $ 4,350 Health Insurance $ 14,988 $ 14,525 $ 14,525 Medicare $ 660 $ 660 $ 660 Longevity $ 675 $ 675 $ 675 Expenses $ 26,840 $ 25,498 $ 25,498 Reserve Fund $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 Total Direct $ 94,998 $ 93,794 $ 93,794 Ambulance Department Expenses Ambulance Enterprise $ 62,429 $ 62,429 $ 33,360 Fund Indirect Cost Expenses Total Ambulance Enterprise $ 128,358 $ 156,223 $ 156,223 Fund Spending Hand Vote: passed Article 7. Appropriate Chapter 90 Funds. Chip Guercio moved that the Town appropriate, directly for expenditure by the Public Works Department, for such purposes as may be approved by Massachusetts Highway Department for capital expenditures, all Highway Aid received from the Commonwealth during Fiscal Year 2009, in accordance with Chapter 90 of the Massachusetts General Laws. Motion seconded. Hand Vote: passed Article 8 Appropriate Funds for the Regional School District Planning Committee Selectmen Chip Guercio moved that the Town appropriate $25,000 for costs associated with the Regional School District Planning Committee, such amount to be provided by taxation. Motion seconded. Committee member Mike Swanton indicated that he had a 10-15 minute presentation, and the meeting decided to take it up the next night. Moved and seconded to adjourn until the next night at 7:15pm. Approved by voice vote. The Moderator indicated that the motion passed and closed the sixth night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting at 10:30pm. ***
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Moderator Przybyla opened the seventh night of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting on June 26, 2008, at 7:21pm. Doris Champagne, Sally Nappila, Jean Bowden, Alphee Levesque, Barbara Nole continued to serve as tellers. Town Clerk Amy McDougall also swore in Rachel Sizer as a teller. Marjorie Marcinkewicz and Barbara Masiero checked voters in. The meeting continued with Article 8 regarding funds for the Regional School District Planning Committee. Ayer and Lunenburg voted at their annual town meetings this spring to move forward with regionalization and appropriated funds. Mike Swanton, a member of the committee, explained the advantages of regionalizing: economies of scale (combining administrative costs and purchasing power), financial incentives (state aid for regional school district transportation) and critical mass (enough students to provide programs and services). The funds would be used to create a formal agreement between the towns for a regional school district. Once the agreement is written, each town would need to vote on it. If the towns were to vote in favor of it the agreement would be sent to the Department of Revenue for approval. Finance Committee, the Board of Selectmen, and the School Committee recommended favorable action. Discussion came up as to how we could ensure that the funding for this would not be potentially subject to an override. It was suggested that the funds could come from stabilization. Amendment 1. Selectman Enrico Cappucci moved to change the funding source for Article 8 from taxation to a transfer from stabilization. Hand vote. Moderator declared that there was a clear 2/3 majority and the amendment passed. Hand vote on the Article 8 as amended. Moderator declared passed by 2/3 vote. Amend Wage & Salary Classification Plan and Appropriate Salary Adjustments Chip Guercio moved that the Town: 1) amend its Wage & Salary Scale, most recently amended under Article 12 of the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting held on June 11, 2007, by a.) increasing the rates of pay for each Grade and Step by two percent (2%), effective July 1, 2008 as set forth in Appendix C, and b.) adding the position of Board of Assessors Clerk under Grade 4, as set forth in Appendix A; and 2) transfer from Overlay Surplus $43,800 to be expended by the respective Departments, to fund the said percentage increase and merit increases for elected personnel, and all contractual and non-contractual, non-union employees of the Town who are not employees of the Shirley School Department as identified in Article 4 of this Warrant, and to provide a two-percent (2%) cost of living increase effective July 1, 2008 and a two and one-quarter percent (2¼%) merit increase upon the anniversary of their employment to the Town Clerk and the Town Collector for Fiscal Year 2009. Motion seconded. Amendment 1: Ellen Doiron of the Finance Committee moved to amend Article 9 from $43,800 to $39,850.
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The Personnel Board confirmed that they supported adding the Assessor’s Clerk to the Wage & Salary Scale at this grade and step. Moderator Przybyla explained that the custom would be to vote on the higher amount first. Hand vote on the original amount of $43,800 failed. Hand Vote on the amended amount of $39,850 passed. Article as amended passed by majority vote. Following are 1.) the Salary Classification Plan as set forth in Appendix A of the Warrant and as passed and 2.) the FY09 Wage and Salary Scale as set forth in Appendix C of the Warrant and as passed.

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Appendix A Salary Classification Plan
14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 Police Chief [1] Public Works Director Town Administrator [1] Fire Chief [1] Police Lieutenant Accountant/ Budget Officer [1] Treasurer/Benefits Coordinator Library Director [2] Building Inspector [1] Firefighter (Full-Time) [3] Assistant Assessor Conservation Administrator Police Dept. Executive Secretary Reserve Police Officer Selectmen’s Administrative Assistant [1] Assistant Accountant Assistant Treasurer Community Development Coordinator Deputy Collector Health / Inspections Office Manager / Assistant Public Works Assistant Planning Assistant Sewer Dept. Office Manager / Assistant Assistant Librarian [4] Children’s Librarian Conservation Secretary Dispatcher [3] Finance Committee Administrative Secretary Selectmen’s Secretary Board of Assessors Clerk Board of Appeal's Secretary [5] Custodian Library Aide Police Matron

5

4

3 2

1

Notes: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Currently have separate contracts with the Board of Selectmen and may not be subject to the Wage and Classification Plan. Currently have separate contracts with the Board of Library Trustees and is subject to the Wage and Classification Plan. Now under Collective Bargaining Agreement and are not subject to the Classification Plan. Moved from a Grade 3 to a Grade 5 at the June 2005 Annual Town Meeting. Moved from a Stipend Base pay to an Hourly Rate in accordance with the Classification Plan at the June 2006 Annual Town Meeting.

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Appendix C to Warrant – FY09 Wage Scale (steps 1-7) as passed. (See next page for Steps 8-15.)
GRADE 1 hourly annual 2 hourly annual 3 hourly annual 4 hourly annual 5 hourly annual 6 hourly annual 7 hourly annual 8 hourly annual 9 hourly annual 10 hourly annual 11 hourly annual 12 hourly annual 13 hourly annual 14 hourly annual 15 hourly annual STEP 1 10.59 22,112 11.65 24,325 12.82 26,768 14.10 29,441 15.51 32,385 17.06 35,621 18.77 39,192 20.65 43,117 22.72 47,439 24.99 52,179 27.49 57,399 30.24 63,141 33.26 69,447 36.59 76,400 40.25 84,042 STEP 2 10.83 22,613 11.91 24,868 13.11 27,374 14.42 30,109 15.86 33,116 17.44 36,415 19.19 40,069 21.11 44,078 23.23 48,504 25.55 53,348 28.11 58,694 30.92 64,561 34.01 71,013 37.41 78,112 41.16 85,942 STEP 3 11.07 23,114 12.18 25,432 13.40 27,979 14.74 30,777 16.22 33,867 17.83 37,229 19.62 40,967 21.58 45,059 23.75 49,590 26.12 54,539 28.74 60,009 31.62 66,023 34.78 72,621 38.25 79,866 42.09 87,884 STEP 4 11.32 23,636 12.45 25,996 13.70 28,606 15.07 31,466 16.58 34,619 18.23 38,064 20.06 41,885 22.07 46,082 24.28 50,697 26.71 55,770 29.39 61,366 32.33 67,505 35.56 74,249 39.11 81,662 43.04 89,868 STEP 5 11.57 24,158 12.73 26,580 14.01 29,253 15.41 32,176 16.95 35,392 18.64 38,920 20.51 42,825 22.57 47,126 24.83 51,845 27.31 57,023 30.05 62,744 33.06 69,029 36.36 75,920 39.99 83,499 44.01 91,893 STEP 6 11.83 24,701 13.02 27,186 14.33 29,921 15.76 32,907 17.33 36,185 19.06 39,797 20.97 43,785 23.08 48,191 25.39 53,014 27.92 58,297 30.73 64,164 33.80 70,574 37.18 77,632 40.89 85,378 45.00 93,960 STEP 7 12.10 25,265 13.31 27,791 14.65 30,589 16.11 33,638 17.72 36,999 19.49 40,695 21.44 44,767 23.60 49,277 25.96 54,204 28.55 59,612 31.42 65,605 34.56 72,161 38.02 79,386 41.81 87,299 46.01 96,069

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Appendix C to Warrant – FY09 Wage Scale (Steps 8-15) as passed (See previous page for Steps 1-7.)
GRADE 1 hourly annual 2 hourly annual 3 hourly annual 4 hourly annual 5 hourly annual 6 hourly annual 7 hourly annual 8 hourly annual 9 hourly annual 10 hourly annual 11 hourly annual 12 hourly annual 13 hourly annual 14 hourly annual 15 hourly annual STEP 8 12.37 25,829 13.61 28,418 14.98 31,278 16.47 34,389 18.12 37,835 19.93 41,614 21.92 45,769 24.13 50,383 26.54 55,416 29.19 60,949 32.13 67,087 35.34 73,790 38.88 81,181 42.75 89,262 47.05 98,240 STEP 9 12.65 26,413 13.92 29,065 15.32 31,988 16.84 35,162 18.53 38,691 20.38 42,553 22.41 46,792 24.67 51,511 27.14 56,668 29.85 62,327 32.85 68,591 36.14 75,460 39.75 82,998 43.71 91,266 48.11 100,454 STEP 10 12.93 26,998 14.23 29,712 15.66 32,698 17.22 35,955 18.95 39,568 20.84 43,514 22.91 47,836 25.23 52,680 27.75 57,942 30.52 63,726 33.59 70,136 36.95 77,152 40.64 84,856 44.69 93,313 49.19 102,709 STEP 11 13.22 27,603 14.55 30,380 16.01 33,429 17.61 36,770 19.38 40,465 21.31 44,495 23.43 48,922 25.80 53,870 28.37 59,237 31.21 65,166 34.35 71,723 37.78 78,885 41.55 86,756 45.70 95,422 50.30 105,026 STEP 12 13.52 28,230 14.88 31,069 16.37 34,181 18.01 37,605 19.82 41,384 21.79 45,498 23.96 50,028 26.38 55,081 29.01 60,573 31.91 66,628 35.12 73,331 38.63 80,659 42.48 88,698 46.73 97,572 51.43 107,386 STEP 13 13.82 28,856 15.21 31,758 16.74 34,953 18.42 38,461 20.27 42,324 22.28 46,521 24.50 51,156 26.97 56,313 29.66 61,930 32.63 68,131 35.91 74,980 39.50 82,476 43.44 90,703 47.78 99,765 52.59 109,808 STEP 14 14.13 29,503 15.55 32,468 17.12 35,747 18.83 39,317 20.73 43,284 22.78 47,565 25.05 52,304 27.58 57,587 30.33 63,329 33.36 69,656 36.72 76,671 40.39 84,334 44.42 92,749 48.86 102,020 53.77 112,272 STEP 15 14.45 30,172 15.90 33,199 17.51 36,561 19.25 40,194 21.20 44,266 23.29 48,630 25.61 53,474 28.20 58,882 31.01 64,749 34.11 71,222 37.55 78,404 41.30 86,234 45.42 94,837 49.96 104,316 54.98 114,798

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Article 10 Appropriate for Capital Improvement Program by FY08 by borrowing. Moved and seconded that the town appropriate $200,000, to be expended by the Department of Public Works in order to reconstruct an estimated 3,300 linear feet of Catacunemaug Road; and, to meet such appropriation, authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, and in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause 5, or any other enabling authority, to borrow not exceeding said sum, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore. It was explained to the meeting that the town had the funds to pay for the paving; the town required the developer of Brook Trail, Carriage Lane, and Lantern Way to pay a gravel removal fee large enough to cover the anticipated cost of repaving Catacunemaug Road after the development was finished. The Department of Public Works was in the process of paving the road. This article presented an opportunity to borrow for cost of the project and use the $200,000 on hand for other needs, namely the FY09 budget. Finance Committee recommended passage of the article with reluctance. Due to the shortage of funds for the FY09 budget, they felt that in spite of it being a onetime revenue source, they needed to recommend using the $200,000. The meeting discussed that this would be borrowing to pay for operating the town’s expenses. The town would incur the cost of interest on the debt. Lengthy debate ensued. Moved and seconded to call the vote. Moderator declared the motion to move the question passed by 2/3 majority. Hand vote on the Article 10; Moderator advised that the article failed. Article 11 Approve Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan Chip Guercio moved that the Town approve the Capital Improvement Program for the coming Fiscal Year and the ensuing four years, as set forth in the Warrant. Motion seconded. Finance committee recommended favorable action. This capital plan gives us a map to follow and is required by a town bylaw. Hand vote on the Article 11; Moderator declared that the vote passed. The capital plan as approved follows.

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Town of Shirley FY09 Capital Plan
ITEM
DPW Turf Maint Tractor 1 (355D) Turf Maint Tractor 2 (355D) Turf Maint Tractor 3 (355D) Turf Maint Tractor 4 (ZTRAC) 4x4 Pickup with Plow+Frame 1 4x4 Pickup with Plow+Frame 2 1 Ton Small Dump w/Plow Rig 1 1 Ton Small Dump w/Plow Rig 2 Energy Conservation, Major Repairs & Improvements Rehabilitate Lean-to Storage @Base-2 DPW Base 1, interior/exterior paint, carpet replacement, tile replacement, concrete sealing Main Street Bridge Repair Equipment & Rack Storage System @Base-1 Utility Dump Trailer 3 (new purchase) Utility Trailer 1 (1994) 35000 GVW Dump Truck w/Sander & Plow setup 1 35000 GVW Dump Truck w/Sander & Plow setup 2 35000 GVW Dump Truck w/Catch Basin Cleaner Backhoe Loader w/Plow setup DPW Sub-Total

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

5 Yr Total

Annual Avg

$17,400

$17,400

$40,500 $49,000 $68,000 $13,000 $25,000 $20,000 $40,000

$40,500 $49,000 $68,000 $98,000

$15,000 $15,000

$15,000

$100,000 $42,000 $42,000

$6,000 $5,000 $120,500 $120,500

$124,000

$124,000

$100,000

$149,900

$151,500

$149,000

$150,000

$574,400

$150,100

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Town of Shirley FY09 Capital Plan (Continued)
ITEM
Town Buildings/Facilities Center Town Hall Exterior Paint Center Town Hall Annex Town Betterments Replace Carpeting Town Offices Replace Copiers, Town Offices Upgrade Town Office HVAC System Library Carpet/Flooring Town Sub-total

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

5 Yr Total

Annual Avg

$50,000

$50,000 $20,000 $15,000

$50,000

$50,000

$200,000 $20,000 $15,000 $30,000

$30,000

$0

$80,000

$85,000

$50,000

$50,000

$265,000

$66,250

ITEM
LAW School Security/Energy Entryway Vestibule Center School Shirley Middle School Trane Tracer Building Control Upgrade HVAC Access - Service Platforms Auditorium Lights Safety - Sprinkler tests, repair lobby floor, implement safety recommendations from BER report District-Wide Energy - 2nd phase LAW lighting audit; replace/refurbish exterior doors/hardware (heat loss); decommission selected light fixtures Security Improved monitoring and control visitors (SMS/LAW); buzzer and employee radio system; repair doors and improve door locking in case of lockdown Other School SubTotal School Total

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

5 Yr Total
$11,000

Annual Avg

$11,000

$24,000 $10,000 $10,000

$24,000 $10,000 $10,000

$25,000

$25,000

$33,000

$33,000

$0 $0

$113,000 $113,000

$0 $0

$0 $0

$0 $0

$113,000 $113,000

$28,250 $28,250

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Town of Shirley FY09 Capital Plan (Continued)
ITEM
Police Public Safety System Upgrade Station addition New flooring Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser Cruiser Police Sub-total Fire Ladder Truck Refurbishment Command Car Protective Gear Air packs Rescue Truck Hose Tires Fire Sub-Total Technology Town-wide technology upgrades (Replace/upgrade PCs, Servers, Printers, Switches/Routers) Technology Sub-total TOTAL
$0 $100,000 $0 $414,100 $0 $0

FY09

FY10

FY11

FY12

FY13

5 Yr Total

Annual Avg

$31,200 $31,500 $31,700 $31,900

$31,200 $31,500 $31,700 $31,900

$31,200

$31,500

$31,700

$31,900

$126,300

$31,575

$40,000 $35,000 $20,000 $200,000

$40,000 $35,000 $20,000 $200,000

$40,000

$35,000

$20,000

$200,000

$295,000

$73,750

$100,000

$100,000

$100,000 $403,000

$0 $250,700

$0 $431,900

$100,000 $1,499,7 00

$25,000 $374,925

Article 12. Appropriate for Capital Improvements for FY09 by a Transfer from Available Funds Chip Guercio moved that the Town appropriate $100,000 to be expended by the Department of Public Works, for the repair, replacement, and/or engineering costs associated with the repair of the Main Street Bridge; such appropriation to be provided by transfer from the Main Street Bridget Repairs Receipts Reserve Account. Motion seconded. The $100,000 came from an insurance settlement due to an accident. Both sides of the bridge would be fixed. The balance of the cost to fix the bridge would come from Chapter 90 funds. Hand Vote: Passed by majority vote
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Article 13 Transfer Proceeds of Previous Borrowings Chip Guercio moved that the town transfer, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 44, Section 20 the amounts set forth in Article 13 of the Warrant, being portions of the remaining unexpended proceeds of previous town borrowings, as detailed in the warrant, for the purpose stated in the warrant – Police Station/Municipal and School Complex Surveillance System/Upgrade to the E-911 System; Repairs to the Center Town Hall; and Replacing the Roof at the Center School. Motion seconded. The moderator asked if there were any questions on sections A, B or C of the article as outlined in the warrant. There were no questions. Hand Vote: Moderator declared passed by 2/3 majority vote. The amounts and descriptions of the proposed transfers set forth in the warrant are below. A) $25,000, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 5(f) of the warrant for the June 14, 2004 Annual Town Meeting, “Appropriate For Capital Improvement Program for FY05 by Borrowing – Public Works – Wood Chipper,” to be expended to fund the capital costs of Police Station/Municipal & School Complex Surveillance System/Upgrade to the E-911 System as authorized under Article 13(b), “Appropriate For Capital Improvements for FY05 by Borrowing,” of the warrant for the March 21, 2005 Special Town Meeting. B) $7,509.00, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 5(k) of the warrant for the June 14, 2004 Annual Town Meeting, “Appropriate For Capital Improvement Program for FY05 by Borrowing – Police Department – Upgrade of the Central HVAC System,” and $2,491.00, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 5(m) of the warrant for the June 14, 2004 Annual Town Meeting, “Appropriate For Capital Improvements for FY05 by Borrowing –Fire Department – Roof Repairs,” to be expended to fund the capital costs of Repairs to the Center Town Hall as authorized under Article 13(a), “Appropriate For Capital Improvement Program for FY05 by Borrowing,” of the warrant for the March 21, 2005 Special Town Meeting. $281.72, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 5(a) of the warrant for the June 14, 2004 Annual Town Meeting, “Appropriate For Capital Improvement Program for FY05 by Borrowing – Police Department – Radio System,”; $8,330.85, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 5(d) – “Public Works – Dump Truck” of
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C)

said June 14, 2004 Annual Town Meeting Warrant; $5,000.00, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 5(f) – “Public Works – Wood Chipper,” of said June 14, 2004 Annual Town Meeting Warrant; $1,014.37, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 5(k) - “Police Department – Upgrade of the Central HVAC System” of said June 14, 2004 Annual Town Meeting Warrant; $2,000.00, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 4(a) of the warrant for the November 8, 2004 Special Town Meeting, “Transfer Proceeds of Previous Borrowings” –DPW - Roof Repairs; $3,217.46, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 14(b) of the warrant for the June 13, 2005 Annual Town Meeting, “Appropriate For Capital Improvement Program for FY06 by Borrowing – Department of Public Works – Turf Maintenance Tractor;” and $1,165.52, such amount being a portion of the remaining unexpended proceeds of the borrowing authorized under Article 14(d) - “Department of Public Works – Dump Truck” of said June 13, 2005 Annual Town Meeting Warrant, all such amounts to be expended to fund the capital costs of Replacing the Roof at the Center School as authorized under Article 15(g), “Appropriate For Capital Improvement Program for FY07 by Borrowing,” of the Warrant for the June 12, 2006 Annual Town Meeting. Article 14. Authorize Transfers for Managing Debt. Chip Guercio moved that the Town authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen and the Finance Committee, to transfer funds among the Line Items #711, Debt Service (Long-term Principal and Interest and Short Term Interest) and Line #712, Debt Issue Cost (Expense) in the Budget for Fiscal Year 2009; provided that such transfers remain within the total appropriations for these Line Items and Sub-accounts. Motion seconded. Finance Committee recommended favorable action. Hand Vote: Passed by majority vote. Article 15. Renew Limited Additional Property Tax Exemption for Qualified Persons. Chip Guercio moved that the Town accept the provisions of Chapter 73, Section 4, of the Acts of 1986, as amended by Chapter 126 of the Acts of 1988, to allow an additional property tax exemption, which shall be uniform for all exemptions, but not to exceed more than a 100% additional property tax exemption, for Fiscal Year 2009, for those who qualify (persons who are blind, infirm, orphaned, over 70 years of age, widowed, etc.) under Chapter 59, Section 5, of the Massachusetts General Laws. Motion seconded. Finance Committee recommended favorable action. Hand Vote: Passed by majority vote.
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Article 16. Establish and Re-Establish Departmental Revolving Funds. Chip Guercio moved that the Town establish and re-establish the Departmental Revolving Funds described in items A through M of Article 16 of the Warrant for Fiscal Year 2009, in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 53 E 1/2 of the Massachusetts General Laws for the purposes and subject to the expenditure limits described in the Warrant. Motion seconded. Moderator Przybyla read the letter and title of each section to allow audience members to ask questions. Hand Vote: Passed by majority vote A list of the revolving funds as printed in the warrant is below. A. Council on Aging Van Service (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $43,000 Authorized Department: Council on Aging. Program or Purpose: Van Service for transporting the elderly and disabled. Revenue Source: Fees, Fares or Reimbursement from Montachusett Regional Transportation Authority B. Advertising & Postage Costs Advanced by Applicants (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $5,000 Authorized Department: Relevant Departments Program or Purpose: Pass-through account for legal advertisements and postage funded by applicants for licenses, permits, etc. Revenue Source: Charges, costs, and fees advanced or reimbursed by applicants in connection with applications for licenses, permits, variances, or other matters. Dog Licensing & Other Expenses (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $5,000 Authorized Department: Town Clerk, Dog Officer. Program or Purpose: Dog Licensing & other expenses relating to dogs. Revenue Source: Fees for licensing dogs. Boarding & Caring for Impounded Dogs (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $5,000 Authorized Department: Police Department. Program or Purpose: Boarding and caring for impounded dogs. Revenue Source: Fines and payments by owners for boarding dogs

C.

D.

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Transportation for "Choice-In" Students (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $11,000 Authorized Department: School District Program or Purpose: Reimbursement to parents or guardians for transportation of children attending school in Shirley under “School Choice”. Revenue Source State Reimbursement Wetlands By-law Expenses (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $25,000 Authorized Department: Conservation Commission. Program or Purpose: Pass-through account for expert engineering and consulting services retained by the Conservation Commission for review of applications under the Wetlands By-law. Revenue Source: Costs and fees advanced by applicants. Fees for Deputy Collector (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $15,000 Authorized Department: Town Collector. Program or Purpose: Pass-through account to pay statutory fees earned by the Town’s Deputy Collector (independent contractor). Revenue Source: Fees added to and paid with overdue bills. Fees & Expenses of Field Driver (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $2,000 Authorized Department: Police Department. Program or Purpose: Pass-through account for paying the fees and expenses of the Town’s Field Driver. Revenue Source: Charges assessed to owners for collecting, transporting, and impounding their strayed animals. Fees & Expenses of Police Lock-up (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $5,000 Authorized Department: Police Department. Program or Purpose: Pass-through account for providing lock-up facilities to other governmental entities. Revenue Source: Fees paid for use of cells Expenses of Planning Board (Renew). Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $40,000 Authorized Department: Planning Board. Program or Purpose: Pass through account for expert engineering, other consulting services & for legal advertising required & expenses incurred by the Planning Board for review of applications under its Subdivision Control Regulations. Revenue Source: Costs and fees advanced by applicants
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F.

G.

H.

I.

J.

K.

Expenses of Recycling (Renew) Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $3,000 Authorized Department: Board of Health. Program or Purpose: Pass-through account for expenses of recycling cardboard, glass, metals, paper, plastics, etc. Revenue Source: Payments for recycled materials

L. Expenses of Recreational Fields (Renew) Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $25,000 Authorized Department: Recreation Fields Committee Program or Purpose: For the costs of maintenance, equipment & supplies, renovation and/or improvements to any and all Town owned Recreation fields, including related design services Revenue Source: Fees, Donations, Gifts M. Stormwater Management (New) Fiscal Year Expenditure Limit: $25,000 Authorized Department: Planning Board Program or Purpose: For the costs of maintenance of the Stormwater Management Systems in accordance with the Town’s Stormwater Management Bylaws & Regulations Revenue Source: Stormwater Management Plan Operations and Maintenance Fees Assessed Article 17. Transfer to the Stabilization Fund for FY09. Chip Guercio moved to take no action on Article 17. Motion seconded. Hand Vote: motion to take no action passed. Article 18. Amend Town By-Laws, Article I - Town Meetings, Section 8 Chip Guercio moved that the Town amend the provisions of the Shirley Town Bylaws, Article I “Town Meeting” by inserting a new Section 8, to read as follows, and renumbering the existing Sections accordingly: Section 8 “The number of voters necessary to constitute a quorum for a Special Town Meeting, except such parts as are devoted exclusively to the election of Town officers, shall be 100, provided that a number less than a quorum may from time to time adjourn the same. Motion seconded. Finance Committee did not recommend favorable action on the article, as it could be costly to the town. Meredith Marcinkewicz presented for Moderator Knittel, who was out of town, the reasons he opposed the article. Sylvia Shipton commented that Zoning and Bylaw changes are often the subject of special town meetings. She further commented that while a quorum of 100 people may be too
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high, the town should consider having a quorum for Special Town Meetings since serious matters have been decided on in the past by as few as 30-50 attendees. Chip Guercio advised that the topics of special town meetings are discussed publicly far in advance, the Board of Selectmen post the warrant in four places in town in a timely manner, and they put up a banner in town to inform the public. Amendment 1: Donald Jones moved to amend the main motion from 100 to 50. Motion seconded. Moderator Przybyla called a 5-minute recess so that SPACO could change a recording disk. After the recess, the meeting continued. Hand Vote: Amendment 1 failed. Hand Vote on the main motion: Article failed. Article 19. Accept Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 43D Chip Guercio moved that the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 43D “Expedited Permitting”, as amended pursuant to Section 11 of Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2006, and to approve the filing of an application with the Interagency Permitting Board for the designation of land located on Walker Road, shown on the Shirley Assessors’ Maps as parcel 28-A2.12, as a Priority Development Site. Motion seconded. The Planning Board, the Finance Committee and a number of other individuals, voiced concerns about the need to have a clear plan to meet the requirements of the law and supported putting off the vote until a later town meeting, perhaps in the fall. Charlie Colburn of the Planning Board moved to table the article. seconded. Hand Vote: Motion to table the article passed. Motion

Article 20. Board of Health – Inter-Municipal Agreements Chip Guercio moved that the Town, in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40, §4A, authorize the Shirley Board of Health to enter into an inter-municipal agreement with one or more other governmental units to provide public health services which the Board of Health is authorized to perform, in accordance with an InterMunicipal Mutual Aid Agreement to be entered into between the Town and various governmental units. Motion seconded. Hand Vote: Passed. Article 21. Accept Hill Lane Chip Guercio moved that the Town accept as a public Town way a certain road shown as Hill Lane on a subdivision Plan entitled, “Definitive Subdivision Plan, Hill Lane in Shirley, MA” prepared for Rural Housing Improvement Inc., Scale 1”=50’, drawn by CAQ Engineering Associates recorded with Middlesex South Registry of Deeds on April 14, 1998 as
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Plan No. 389 of Plan Book 1998,” approved by the Planning Board, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk, and authorize the Town to acquire, by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, for highway purposes, the fee and any lesser interests, including easements for drainage or otherwise, in, on, over, under, through, or appurtenant to said way. Motion seconded. Finance Committee recommended favorable action, dependent upon the approval of the DPW, Planning Board and Conservation Commission. Charlie Colburn advised that the Planning Board recommended favorable action. DPW Director Joe Lynch was unable to attend the meeting, but he had submitted a letter to the Board of Selectmen that outlined his review of the project. Denise Brauckmiller of the Conservation Commission asked the Board of Selectmen to read Mr. Lynch’s letter to the meeting. Town Administrator Kyle Keady read the portions of Mr. Lynch’s letter that listed the work that still needed to be done. Mr. Keady also provided an update on the status of each action item. 1.) Staking the corner of the Conservation Restriction – K. Keady advised completed 2.) Cleaning of the drain – K. Keady advised completed 3.) Seeding and stabilization of the vegetated areas – K. Keady advised that the seeding has occurred and that $2000 should be held in escrow. 4.) removal of materials stored illegally – K. Keady advised completed 5.) creation of an easement to allow maintenance of retention basins – K. Keady advised that the town’s attorney (Doneski) and the developer’s attorney (Vanderlinden) signed an agreement on Monday [June 23] that the applicant would prepare the plan for the easement over Lot 1 and record it. 6.) As-Builts for the dredging detention basins and the letter from professional engineers officing to the obtaining of the certificate of compliance. K. Keady advised that it is understood “that the As-Builts have been done but just not been submitted.” Mr. Keady advised that all the items are minor in nature and a contingency fund of approximately $38,000 to $40,000 (from the proceeds of Lot 9 from about 9 years ago) was in place that would cover the balance of the work in progress. The Town of Shirley Selectmen and [the developer] RCAP Solutions (both parties) must mutually agree to the release of those funds at the completion of the work specified and outlined in the memorandum of understanding between the two parties. Hand Vote: Moderator declared article majority passage of the article. Article 22. Lot Sale/Conveyance of Land – Main Street - Municipal Parking
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Chip Guercio moved that the Town transfer to the Board of Selectmen, for the purpose of sale, the care and custody of approximately 2.00 acres, more or less, of the Town owned land located on Main Street and shown on the Shirley Assessors’ Maps as parcel 16-D-1, for the purpose of renting, conveying, or otherwise disposing of said property, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to rent, convey, or otherwise dispose of said property in accordance with such terms and conditions as are determined by the Board of Selectmen to be in the best interest of the Town. Motion seconded. Finance Committee recommended favorable action. Selectman Enrico Cappucci read a letter from the Conservation Commission that advised that they were not opposed to declaring the land surplus, but outlined special requirements for development due to its proximity to Catacunemaug Brook. The Board of Selectmen were in favor of selling the land since, as a developed property, it would generate future tax revenues. Hand vote counted by tellers: 94 voted YES and 46 voted NO , for a total of 140 votes counted. Moderator declared article passed by 2/3 majority. Article 23. Land/Easement – Cottage Street Chip Guercio moved that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen and/or its designee(s) to enter into negotiations and execute an agreement on behalf of the Town of Shirley with the owner of property located at 1 Cottage Street in Shirley in order to secure the necessary property rights along Cottage Street, either through land taking, temporary and/or permanent easements, licenses to enter, rights of way or other means as may be deemed necessary, for the purpose of roadway reconfiguration at the intersection of Catacunemaug Road and Cottage Street; and authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire such rights by gift, purchase or otherwise; and appropriate a sum of $1.00 for the acquisition of such property rights, such amount to be provided by taxation. Motion seconded. Finance Committee was in favor of the article. Hand Vote: Moderator declared article passed by 2/3 majority vote. Lee Mirkovic moved to reconsider article 22. Motion seconded. Moderator Przybyla consulted with town counsel and advised that a simple majority would needed to be obtained in order to reconsider the question. He opened the floor for discussion, and Selectman Enrico Cappucci made a motion to move the question. Motion seconded. Hand Vote: Moderator declared a 2/3 majority in favor of moving the question. Hand Vote on motion to reconsider. Moderator declared that the motion to reconsider failed. Motion made and seconded to adjourn the Annual Town Meeting. Voice Vote. Passed. Moderator Przybyla closed the seventh night of the Annual Town Meeting at 10:12pm. ###
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CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Administration This report covers FY08 from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. The Conservation Commission reviews and issues permits for work within and adjacent to wetlands in order to administer the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MWPA) regulations and the local wetlands bylaw. The Commission also responds to many requests for comments on Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Selectmen applications. During FY08, the Commission held 23 public meetings. Administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act regulations and the Shirley Non-Zoning Wetlands Bylaw required the Conservation Commission to review/issue the following documents: Requests for Determination of Applicability Determinations of Applicability Notices of Resource Area Delineation Orders of Resource Area Delineation Notices of Intent Orders of Condition Certificates of Compliance Extension Permits Amendments Violations Emergency Certifications 11 12 0 0 11 6 8 4 0 6 2

The Commission collected $1,382.50 in filing fees under the MWPA during FY08. These fees can only be used to administer the MWPA and are typically used towards the Commission's expenses. The Commission also collected $330.00 in filing fees under the local wetlands bylaw. Three municipal filings were exempt from fees (applications by the Town of Shirley for the Habitat House and the Shirley Department of Public Works). The Conservation Commission reminds property owners that projects (including sheds, tree removal, pools, etc.) within 100 feet of a wetland (brook, pond, swamp, etc.) or in floodplain areas must be reviewed by the Commission. In addition, work within 200 feet of a perennial stream may also require a filing. Please call the office at 978-425-2600 ext. 245 if you have any questions regarding wetland issues or if you are uncertain whether you should file, particularly if you are a new homeowner. The Commission encourages residents to retain native vegetative borders between their lawns and adjacent wetland and waterway buffer areas.

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At the March 2005 Special Town Meeting, the townspeople voted to replace the existing Shirley Non-Zoning Wetlands Bylaw with a newer, shorter version. The Commission setback policy requiring new buildings to be at least 40 feet from wetlands and the limit of work at least 25 feet from wetlands was put into the bylaw for all lots created after March 2005. Although the Commission received 11 Notices of Intent in FY08, none of these included new lots. The Commission will continue to maintain a policy of the same setbacks for lots already in existence prior to that date, whenever feasible. The Commission can be contacted at 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464; 978-425-2600 ext. 245; or conservation@shirley-ma.gov. The Commission website (http://www.shirleyconcom.org) provides a store, where book and hay sale information is posted, in addition to meeting agendas and legal notices, basic information, a complete set of past annual reports, news clippings, information on related events, and an interactive open space map. Open Space Acquisition & Stewardship The Conservation Commission maintains and acquires open space for the Town of Shirley. Open space is valuable to town residents as passive recreational land (hiking, birdwatching, etc.), for protecting water resources, for providing important fish and wildlife habitat, and for enhancing the overall desirability of living in our community. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also preserve open space within Shirley. Due to fiscal constraints, no money has been added to the Open Space Acquisition Fund via Town Meeting vote since June 13, 2000. This account is used not only for acquisition but also for maintenance of open space parcels. Volunteer Ward Baxter continues to create comprehensive maps for the Commission and to work with volunteers to maintain trails on open space parcels. A beautiful set of six color trail maps, created by Mr. Baxter and donated to the Commission, may be purchased at the Commission office for $5.25, with proceeds going to the Land Acquisition Fund. Black-and-white trail maps are also available free of charge at the Commission Office and at the Hazen Library. The 2007 Fall Foliage Walk happened on October 13, 2007. This year it was part of the Freedom’s Way Rollin’ and Strollin’ event. Thanks to John Rounds, who helped to lead hikers. Longley Acres Conservation Area The Longley Acres Conservation Area on Whitney Road, which was acquired in April 2003, is under the care, custody, and control of the Conservation Commission. Caretaker Chris Brigham moved to the property with his wife Mary in July 2007. He left in December 2008. (Matt Gagnon is currently the Temporary Property Manager on site; he can be reached at 978-987-7578 or at longleyacres@hotmail.com.)
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The Commission continued to focus on maintenance needs for the house and barn in order to preserve the site and buildings and to prevent deterioration and ensure user safety. We had a very successful fifth annual raffle and plant sale, which began at the Shirley Hoedown on a very hot day with thunderstorms. Our fifth season of haying was completed with the cooperative effort of Stephen Longley and numerous volunteers, with approximately 1,300 bales made and sold. All proceeds from the sale of the hay are used for maintenance of the Longley Acres buildings and parcel. For information on purchasing hay, check out the website store or contact the Commission or the Longley Acres Caretaker directly. We continue to sell As Seasons Change: A Collection of Poems by Melvin Proctor Longley, Sr. The Longley family compiled the poems and generously donated all proceeds from the first edition to the Longley Acres Maintenance Fund. We also still have copies of Betsy Colburn's must-have reference Vernal Pools: Natural History and Conservation. These two books are still available at the Conservation office. We also call your attention to Benton MacKaye's The New Exploration, which is available at fine book sellers everywhere. In June 2008, the Longley Acres legislation was passed by the Massachusetts Legislature. This legislation ensures that all donations given to the Longley Acres Conservation Area will be used for the maintenance and upkeep of that property. The Longley Acres property has been entirely self-sufficient to date, with improvements paid for by a combination of donations, hay sales, book sales, and grants. The public is welcome to enjoy the property daily from sunrise to sunset. If you have any questions regarding Longley Acres, please contact the Commission or longleyacres@hotmail.com. Members In FY08, long-time member Nancy Askin stepped down to become an Associate Member, Anne Gagnon was the part-time Conservation Administrator, and Ruth Terry was the part-time secretary. The Commission is currently looking for three additional members. People interested in joining the Commission may also become non-voting Associate Members. Respectfully submitted, Denise Brauckmiller, Chair Bob Burkhardt, Vice-Chair Jeff Barbaro Jessica Rinner Nancy Askin, Associate Member E. Heidi Ricci, Associate Member C. Kay Tohline, Associate Member Margaret Cronin Wilson, Associate Member
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COUNCIL ON AGING
As we go forward…… It’s been an exciting and time intensive past year for our Council on Aging. Under the leadership of Chairman Harold Smith, we became a full nine-member board in February, 2008. With renewed energy and ideas, we created a list of goals determined to accomplish something positive for our senior community in Shirley. Did it go smoothly? Of course not; every time we tackled a project, we faced challenges. However, we worked together as a team, conquered them, and kept on plugging forward. Four major goals topped the list for fiscal year 2009: 1) Establish a position of Director in town government. 2) Provide a newsletter for the senior community. 3) Provide a venue for senior programs and activities. 4) Develop information on our senior population and their needs. Our accomplishments toward these objectives have been as follows: Director: Although we received approval for the position from recordbreaking attendance at the annual town meeting(s), the funding was ultimately denied due to the budget crunch. With the support of a private donation, we were able to fund a part-time, ten hour a week position, and subsequently hired Mr. John Oelfke. We believe John will be an asset to our seniors by being their town government representative and providing the necessary programs to meet their needs. Newsletter: After months of hard work and anticipation, we published a monthly newsletter in December 2008. Under the editorial supervision of our council member Ron Deyo, we are now bringing you information and referrals along with informative articles. Senior Center: We are proud to have opened a temporary drop in center at the Town Office building for 3 days a week. In addition and also exciting, in January we were presented with the keys to the Shirley Center School Building. This building will become your new permanent Shirley Senior Center, providing you with a place to go for wellness and fitness programs, recreation, companionship, information, and referral. Senior Needs Information: This project is still in progress under the supervision of the Director. The purpose of this objective is to know who
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our seniors are and, more importantly, better understand and assist in any special needs they may require. Other achievements: In addition to the four major goals previously discussed, the council and the director worked together to achieve the following:   Maintained and expanded the Meals-on- Wheels Program under the guidance of coordinator Jean Bowden. Maintained the MART Bus Program for seniors Formed a bike and walking club Held a Christmas Dinner for seniors under the sponsorship of MCI Shirley, at which, Shirley’s oldest senior, Ms Irene Levesque, was recognized. Sponsored the formation of a SERVE program partnership with Ayer to reward volunteerism thru a discount food program Televising of local church services for home bound seniors of all denominations with the assistance of member Ron Deyo and Shirley’s local public access television station

None of this would have happened without the tireless commitment from our council members along with support and generosity from our Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, school and town departments, community organizations, support groups, MCI Shirley, and our always welcomed and needed volunteers. We are here for you. Respectfully, Shirley Council on Aging Harold Smith, Chair Ann M. Towne, Vice Chair Frank Esielionis, Treasurer Ron Deyo, Secretary Jon Pender Marcia Sullivan Raymond Gagnon Jean Bowden Nancy Siedliski
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Town of Shirley DEVENS ENTERPRISE COMMISSION
The Devens Enterprise Commission (DEC) is a regulatory and permit-granting authority for the Devens Development Project. It is empowered to act as a local planning board, conservation commission, board of health, zoning board of appeals, historic district commission and, in certain instances, as a board of selectmen. It carries out these duties in the context of a unique and innovative one-stop or unified permitting system, which greatly streamlines the local regulatory process. The DEC consists of 12 gubernatorial appointees, six (6) of whom are nominated by the host communities of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley. Each host community also nominates an alternate member. The Commission began operating on June 22, 1995. DEC Commission members currently include Ed Hamilton (Ayer), Jim DeZutter (Harvard), William Marshall (Chairman), Lisa McLaughlin, Paul Routhier, Paul von Loesecke (Vice-Chairman), Marty Poutry (Ayer), William Castro (Shirley), John Knowles (Harvard), Armen Demerjian, John Oelfke ( Shirley), Melissa Fetterhof (Shirley alternate), Paul V. Johnston and Eric Stoltzfus who replaced Mr. Johnston after he resigned as the Harvard alternate.. The Ayer alternate slot remains vacant at this time. During 2008 Paul Johnston tendered his resigned. The Commission wishes to recognize and thank “PJ” for his years of service on behalf of the Commonwealth and the community of Harvard. DEC staff includes Director/Land Use Administrator Peter C. Lowitt, AICP, staff planner Neil Angus, AICP/LEED AP, Administrative Assistant Mary Quinn, plus a number of consultants. Consultants provide inspectional services that are conducted by Gabe Vellante, Wellman Parker and Bob Friedrich. The Vellante team is in the third year of a three year contract with the Commission. Our legal and engineering assistance are covered by contractual relationships with consultants as well. Stantec, a diversified planning architectural and engineering firm, continues to provide Development Review Services for the DEC. They are also entering the third year of a three year contract with the Commission and Edith Netter & Associates continue in the Commission’s legal advisor role. The DEC provides funding to the Devens Eco Efficiency Center, whose Director, Ms. Dona Neely continues her award winning work of advancing the environmental branding and achievement program known as EcoStar which embodies the DEC’s commitment to sustainable development. In early 2008, Mr. Angus received the US Green Building Council’s professional designation of a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), recognizing him as a green building professional and sits on the Education Committee of the Massachusetts Affiliate of the US Green Building Council. Mr. Lowitt, AICP serves as past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association and continues to serve on the boards of the Eco Industrial Development Council and remains chairman of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American Green Roof Trade Association.

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Highlights 2008 Projects 2008 saw the issuance of 9 level 2 unified permits including one for Evergreen Solar’s phase II, Transitions housing 13 unit multi-family located at 18 Cavite Street, US Gypsum’s renovations including rail connections at 50 Independence, a small addition to Seven Hills on Grant Road, a minor amendment to the Devens Common permit to allow additional paved parking for the Devens Grill as well as a minor addition. A higher than average number of sign permits were issued in 2008, including, sign variances for Evergreen, Xinetics (withdrawn),and BMS. A wetland order of conditions for the realignment of the Patton and Marne intersection was also issued. Working with the applicant (MassDevelopment), the DEC managed to reduce both temporary and permanent direct wetland impacts to the maximum extent possible. A newly created wetland area twice the size of the area destroyed was completed in August and is being currently being monitored by a professional wetland scientist to ensure its success in replacing the unavoidable loss of wetlands that occurred as part of this public infrastructure improvement project. A number of the utility improvement projects permitted in 2007, began construction and were completed in 2008. These include the Patton Well upgrades, Barnum Road Sewer Pump Station upgrades, Devens Wastewater treatment plant upgrades, the new Givry electrical substation and Barnum Road infrastructure improvements. The year ended with Devens Common coming in with major plans to add a new hotel to their complex at Devens and to commence with the next phase of this project. The public hearing date for this application will be in late January 2009. Devens Recycling Center also submitted an application for a modification to their current site assignment to permit the facility to receive municipal solid waste in addition to its current site assignment which permits the disposal of construction and demolition debris. A hearing is expected to be scheduled in March 2009. A number of existing buildings were renovated and/or expanded as business, industry and organizations at Devens continue to grow and prosper. Organizations like Seven Hills and the Francis W. Parker Charter School, as well as existing businesses like Integrated Process Technologies and Apex Properties, redeveloped and/or expanded existing facilities at Devens in 2008. Adaptive building reuse and expansion not only helps keep businesses in the area, it also helps further the goals of sustainable development at Devens by reducing new construction and demolition costs and associated energy and environmental impacts. Due to the shear size of the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Evergreen Solar projects, Staff continues to work with BMS and Evergreen on project compliance and ensuring development is in accordance with approvals. Monthly progress meetings are still being held for both projects as they continue to move through construction to temporary and permanent certificates of occupancy. Demolition and environmental clean-up of Devens continued in 2008 as well the removal of the remaining 71units of military housing area at Salerno Circle. All structures were removed and Charter Environmental (Army Environmental Remediation Specialists) is still on-site at both Salerno Circle and the former housing area off of Cavtie Street (Syliva’s Haven/Transitions) ensuring proper clean-up of
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contaminated materials. For a photographic record of the various projects under DEC review, please go to www.devensec.com/news and visit our staff reports section of the site. 2008 Permits/Actions
Level 2 Permits Reconsideration Level 1 Permits Wetland Request for Determination of Applicability Wetland Notice of Intent (Order of Conditions) Wetland Certificates of Compliance Sign Permits Tent Permits Demolition Permits Level 1 Lotting Plans Septage Hauling Permits Certificates of Occupancy Electrical Permits Plumbing Permits Gas Permits Transfer Liquor License Liquor Permits 1 Day Liquor Licenses Schools – Certificates of Inspection 9 0 160 2 (negative) 1 1 12 11 1 4 1 7 finals (5 Temp. + 1 Partial) 72 32 17 0 4 2 2

Regulations: Throughout 2008, the DEC worked with team of ICON Architecture, Bluewave Strategies, CDW Consultants, Epsilon Associates and Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates on updating the current Devens Development Rules and Regulations to do two things: 1. Incorporate more sustainable regulations, guidelines and incentives into the existing regulations, and; 2. Specifically address future housing potential at Devens, to ensure any future housing that may come to Devens is developed in the most sustainable manner possible (current and prospective development at Devens is expected to create more than 4700 jobs over the next 5 years at Devens).
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The overall goal of these regulation updates is to guide smart growth and smart energy at Devens in-line with the sustainable redevelopment goals of Devens as well as the Commonwealth’s Sustainable Development Principles. These revisions incorporate additional sustainable development strategies that will help guide all future development at Devens in an even more sustainable and efficient manner. Some of the proposed amendments include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Energy and water efficiency initiatives Incorporating green infrastructure requirements and more lowimpact development techniques Additional wetland protection measures Updated stormwater management requirements in accordance with new State Standards LEED NC (new construction) and LEED EB (existing building) requirements for all public projects More detailed erosion and sediment control guidelines Updated lighting and landscaping standards Additional viewshed overlay district requirements and steep slope regulations Additional Public Health requirements for recycling, composting, waste bans and disposal

During 2008, a steering committee made up of representatives from Ayer, Harvard, Shirley and Devens as well as the DEC, MassDevelopment and the Executive Office of Housing and Community Development finalized the green residential development regulation amendment framework which was then provided to the ICON team to form the basis for our Residential Regulation revisions. The Consultants are currently in the process of a thorough review of these revisions and will assist the DEC with the development of new and emerging regulations to deal with green house gas mitigation, green construction and technology and energy efficiency. Environmental Branding and Achievement programs such as the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) are also being used as a tool to promote and advance sustainable development at a neighborhood level, rather than just on an individual building by building basis. The premise behind using tools such as LEED ND is to allow for a more compact and sustainable form of residential development at Devens that combines smart growth, and smart energy and gives people access to healthier choices and options to reduce their carbon footprint and live, work and play in a sustainable 21st Century community. If a project receives LEED ND precertification, then it can use higher densities equal to the Commonwealth’s 40R programs’ density requirements. The difference between existing lot size and proposed lot size will be designated open space that will be protected elsewhere within the residential area, thus allowing for more compact and efficient development patterns.

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Transportation: The Fitchburg Line Reverse Commute working group, chaired by DEC Director Peter Lowitt, continued its work to connect Route 2 and Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail issues through regular meetings of community representatives to discuss transportation issues. The MBTA has hired a contractor, HNTB to move the program of improvements in the design stage. The program of improvements is designed to meet the goal of improving commute times from Fitchburg to Porter Square from 1 hour and 29 minutes to 1 hour. Thanks to our hardworking state legislative delegation for securing the required state matching monies to complement the Federal Small Starts funding secured for the program by our Congressional delegation, especially Congressman Olver who deserves our thanks for his work on this project of importance to the entire region. DEC Staff also participate in the Montachusett Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Joint Transportation Committee. The goal of the Committee is to provide “safe, secure, reliable and affordable multi-modal/intermodal transportation system throughout the Montachusett Region for the Movement of all peoples and goods.” The plan also includes strategies to ensure National Air Quality Standards, federal/state water quality standards and habitat protection goals are met – to ensure consistency and support with the Commonwealth’s transportation policies. The Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line improvements will play a key role in providing increased commuter service to Devens and the surrounding region, thereby contributing to the sustainability initiatives at Devens. Toward the end of 2008 with the wide fluctuations in gas prices, interest was rekindled in the Devens Transportation Management Initiative (TMI) by some of our private sector businesses and organizations. Hopefully this interest will translate into restarting this initiative during the forthcoming year. Staff prepared a summary TMI overview report which is now available on the DEC website at: http://www.devensec.com/forms/TMI_Overview.pdf . The intent of this overview is to get future applicants thinking about transportation early on in the design and permitting of their facilities at Devens. Communication: The DEC's main means of communicating with the public remains its web site, www.devensec.com, where its meeting and hearing dates are listed, as are the agendas and minutes from recent meetings. Quarterly staff reports and Records of Decisions from various Unified Permit applications are also listed to illustrate the permitting process through concrete examples. The Evergreen Solar Unified Permit Record of Decision is currently listed on the site. In an effort to improve services to the public and applicants, Building, Plumbing/Gas and Electrical Permit Forms are now downloadable directly from the DEC Website (see The Devens Soil http://www.devensec.com/devserv.html under “Forms”). Management Policy is also available on the website in an effort to increase awareness and public safety. The DEC continues to provide notice of all meetings, proposed projects and pertinent information to abutting property owners, Devens residents and all three surrounding towns prior to public hearings and subsequent DEC permitting.
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Sustainability Efforts/EcoStar EcoStar EcoStar is an environmental achievement and branding program that was launched by the Devens Enterprise Commission in 2005. The program promotes sustainable development by integrating economic, social and environmental needs while maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base in the Devens area. To accomplish this mission, EcoStar provides monthly educational forums and technical assistance services that enable businesses and organizations to implement better practices that make more efficient use of resources. During 2008 the DEC established a new non-profit, the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center to work further the sustainable development goals of the commission and the reuse plan. Please go to www.devensecostar for a thorough discussion of this award winning program and our green business initiatives. Awards: The DEC received the Environmental Protection Agency Region I Environmental Merit Award for our EcoStar environmental branding and achievement program. Congratulations to DEEC Director Dona Neely and all involved! See: http://www.devensec.com/news.html for more information on this prestigious award. Twinning Agreement: The DEC entered into an agreement with the redevelopers of the former Debert Air Force base in Truro, Nova Scotia (the Colchester Redevelopment Authority) to share sustainable base redevelopment techniques and knowledge along with programs such as the DEC’s EcoStar branding and achievement program which provides assistance to businesses which wish to green their operations and performance. The DEC also hosted along with the Yale University School of Forestry’s Industrial Ecology Program, the 5th annual Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium at the Devens Conference Center in August. Researchers and academics from around the world came to Devens to witness the progress the DEC has made in advancing the goal of operating an eco-industrial park at Devens. Mr. Lowitt published an editorial in the Winter 2008 issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology regarding the progress Devens has made in incorporating industrial symbiosis into the redevelopment process.

Financial audit – 2008 was another excellent year for the DEC. Our financial audit was postponed until late November, but the year in general was a good one. We expect to post the audit on our web site shortly.

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Outlook for 2009: The Commission expects a continuation of development during the first half of 2009 with Evergreen Solar and BMS projects still in construction and operating under temporary occupancy. Improvements to Barnum Road streetscape and other infrastructure upgrade projects to support the new growth will keep DEC staff busy throughout 2009. Finalizing and adopting the Regulation updates will be a key priority for the DEC in 2009 as well as continuing to support and expand the services of EcoStar and the Devens Eco-Efficiency Center. Respectfully submitted by Shirley’s DEC Commissioners and Alternate: John Oelfke William Castro Mellissa Fetterhof (Alternate)

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SHIRLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT The year 2008 was an active year for the Shirley Fire Department. We responded to 1620 calls for assistance, continued our many civic activities as well as department committee activities, meetings and training sessions. The Mission of the Shirley Fire Department is a commitment to excellence in the service to the people in our community, by protecting the lives and property of the community from emergencies involving Fire, Medical, Hazardous Materials and Environmental Causes. The driving values motivating our personnel are a spirit of co-operation, loyalty to organization and community and a positive outlook toward the future of our Department and Community.
The department now has a roster of 6 officers and 19 firefighters. The officers are Deputy Chief William Callahan, Captain Joe Hawthorne Lt. Martin Scott and Lt. Dan Harris. Shirley Firefighters are: Troy Cooley, Kristy Levesque, Terry Atwood, Albert Deshler, Lt. Adam Bean, Paul Farrar, William Poitras, Allizon Meikle, Robert Shakarian, Brian White, Brandon OConner, Matthew Addonizio, Matt Challan, Mike Poitras, Derek Rano, Neil Guthrie, Steve Henry, Myles Donell, Jen Poitra, and Andrew Devoll . This year has been a very difficult year for the department due to budget reductions and the loss of three fulltime Firefighter/EMTS. This loss has greatly impacted the level of service that we are able to provide. We use to be able to provide 24/7 fulltime coverage and due to the cuts the department now is staffed Monday thru Friday during the day time hours only. We will continue to provide the highest level of service that we can with the reduction in staff, along with maintaining a high level of professionalism. The open burning season, which is governed by the rules and regulations of the Department of Environmental Management, commences on January 15th and ends on May 1st. Daily permits are issued depending on weather conditions after 10 AM. All permits must be out by 4 PM daily. The department also conducted our annual testing of all our dry hydrants in town.

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The year of 2008 has proved to be a good year yet again for the training division. Throughout the year we have provided a multitude of training opportunities for the members of the department. From in house training evolutions to Massachusetts Fire Academy classes, we have tried to cover the basic topics of training and some advanced topics to better the membership of the department. Some of these topics included are SCBA Basics, Ice water rescue, Firefighter Safety and Hazardous Materials, Wilderness Search and Rescue, Engine and Ladder Company Operations, Auto Extrication and Cold Weather Operations. We have recertified 25 members to the current CPR standard as well as 11 members to certified First Responders. We have also brought the bulk of the membership up to the current standard of Haz-Mat First Responders and provided a specialty Decon and Emergency Operations class to a number of the membership. The training division under the direction of Lt. Adam Bean is still in the process of building a training facility in town. The committee has been working tirelessly to make this happen even in the financially hard times that we are in. We have gained approval from the Board of Selectmen to build this facility on town owned land on Patterson Rd. and through the gracious donations from the Hose Company #1 and other private donations we have purchased the four containers that are the base of our facility. We are currently going through the approval process with all of the town boards to be able to start construction on the facility and are hoping to be conducting training evolutions there by end of 2009. The S.A.F.E . committee continues to provide a commitment to our school children and to our citizens in fire related education. Firefighter Lt. Dan Harris is our leader in this program. He receives help from other members of the department who generously donate their time to assist with the presentation of programs throughout the community. We continue to be active in community events and we greatly appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. In closing the department would like to thank all the citizens of Shirley for their continued support. We are very appreciative of the cooperative spirit and support of the police department, ambulance service and the highway department. Our communication center continues to provide a high quality and extremely professional dispatching and communications to all the emergency services. Respectfully submitted Dennis C. Levesque Chief of the Department
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HAZEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Hazen Memorial Library is a community center where all age groups gather for meaningful programs, social interaction, internet access, recreational reading, research, magazines, newspapers, audios, and movies. We encourage you to visit the library and take advantage of all the services and programs available.

CIRCULATION/SERVICES The Hazen Memorial Library is pleased to report steady use of library services in FY08, with a total circulation of more than 109,000 items. On average, 1,280 people visit the library each week. See the table below for more statistics.

LIBRARY STATISTICS

FY08

CIRCULATION

109,217

VISITORS

66,556

MEETING ROOM BOOKINGS

362

PROGRAMS

422

PROGRAM ATTENDANCE

7,860

PROGRAMS Children Children’s programming is a vital aspect of library services, and all of our story time events are very well attended. “Mother Goose on the Loose”, a program for babies up to age 3 is still going strong since its inception in 2005. Preschool story time for ages 3-5 always attracts a crowd of youngsters eager to hear age appropriate stories and craft projects. The children’s librarian developed and led 98 story time programs in FY08, with attendance of 2,579. Music and Movement classes were sponsored by the Family Partnership. The Friends of the library sponsored Tykes Itsy Bitsy Yoga, “Eyes on Owls”, and Halloween storyteller Suzie Magoozy. Lura A. White student art show and Family Read nights were held at the library, sponsored by the school.
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Summer Reading The library makes reading materials available to support the summer reading requirements of all area schools, including charter schools and high schools. In addition, we host a separate summer reading program of our own. Summer programs included: a Higgins Armory Museum visit titled “Gothic Knight” sponsored by the Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library; Teddy Bear Picnic concert sponsored by the Shirley Charitable Foundation; Bob E. Thomas storyteller, and Tony Toledo and KR Glickman’s presentation of “Unseen Borders: Stories in Sign and Voice” sponsored in part by the Shirley Cultural Council. Summer reading prizes were funded by the Central Massachusetts Regional Library System, the library Trustees, and the Friends of the Library. Teens Prior to receiving the $20,000 grant to provide services to “Tweens and Teens”, the library formed the “HAZMAT” Teen Advisory Board (Hazen Memorial Advisory Team) to gain program ideas from the students. Based on this input the library planned and conducted 82 programs with 1,552 attendees during FY08. Some of these programs were: Storytelling workshops, after-school teen club with Nintendo Wii games and Guitar Hero, board games, arts and crafts, knitting club, yoga classes, and a cooking class. The grant provides the funding for the equipment, honorariums for performers, materials appropriate for the age group, and a few hours for staff to run the programs. The grant finishes in September, 2009. Adults Adult programs are funded by sources outside of the appropriated budget, largely by the Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library. Some programs held in FY08 were: an evening to Honor Shirley’s Veterans; a genealogy lecture called “Searching for your Italian Roots”, a bi-monthly book club, the Holiday Fair, Holiday Tea, and a Book and Bake Sale. Senior and Adult Yoga classes are held weekly, sponsored by Shirley Recreation. A bridge club meets weekly, and the rug “hookers” meet bi-weekly to craft beautiful hand-made rugs. Drop by and admire their handiwork. In FY08, the library held 144 programs for adults with 3,729 participants. GRANTS 1. The library was awarded a $20,000 LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to plan and conduct after school programs for middle school students. The “Serving ‘Tweens and Teens” program began in October, 2007. 2. Minimum State Aid requirements were met and the library was certified to receive $14,508 from this grant. 3. For the 5th year, the library director also applied for and was awarded federal funds via the E-Rate program, which offsets the cost of the town’s internet access. 4. A Storytelling Workshop grant provided training, performers and resources to hold our own workshops for middle school students. 5. The library received the “Picturing America” grant which provided forty laminated posters of the works of great American artists.
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FRIENDS The Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library provide all of the funding for programs, equipment and museum passes well beyond the scope of the library budget. Many popular events were again made possible this year by the hard work and inspiration of our Friends. The FY08 Friends’ board of officers includes Leslie Cady, Vice-President, and Polly McGrath, Treasurer. Cheryl Gregory serves as Publicity and Holiday Fair Coordinator. The library is very fortunate to have the support of this devoted group of volunteers. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience, check the Library’s online calendar of events at www.shirleylibrary.org and attend their next meeting. Focus Group Project The Friends embarked upon a major Focus Group project in February 2008, asking library customers’ opinion about library programs and services. Friends Vice President Leslie Cady directed the project and compiled the data, putting in over 350 volunteer hours herself, and the entire project took 400 hours to complete. 5 separate focus groups were conducted: Parents of preschool children, Senior citizens, Town Government/Business leaders/Library Trustees, People interested in programs for adults, Members of the Friends of the Library. Thank you to all 42 people who took time to participate and share their valuable opinions with the committee. Key themes that were identified across all 5 groups were: 1. the majority of focus group participants are satisfied with the library programs and services they use; 2. the Hazen Memorial Library’s staff is warm, attentive, and helpful; 3. focus group participants are supportive of the Hazen Memorial Library. The entire project report can be viewed on the library’s website, www.shirleylibrary.org. VOLUNTEERS The contributions of our volunteers are more important than ever. Grateful thanks to Barbara Masiero and our student volunteers for their dedicated volunteer work. Additional thanks to Kim Mellema, a talented Shirley artist who generously donates her time giving lessons and inspiring young artists at the library. As always, thanks to the library staff whose commitment to provide knowledgeable and friendly customer service make our library successful and this board a pleasure on which to serve. Respectfully submitted, Debra Roy, Library Director and The Trustees of the Hazen Memorial Library Judy Stanislaw, Chair Eileen Garcia-Smith, Vice Chair Cornelia Donovan, Secretary Susan Johnston Linda McClellan Beth Quinty
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HISTORICAL COMMISSION And SHIRLEY CENTER HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION
Fiscal Year 2008 was a period of retrenchment for the combined Historical Commission/ Shirley Center Historic District Commission, primarily due to fluctuations in membership. Nonetheless, the Commission continued to advocate for Shirley’s general historic heritage and to faithfully administer the governance by-laws of the Historic District. A total of 12 monthly meetings was held, at which 13 Certificates of Appropriateness were issued for minor changes in the Center District. In addition, the Historical Commission participated in: a) Setting up goals for MOTT Grant work at MCI Shirley for adaptive re-use and preservation of the remaining Shaker buildings at the Prison; b) Setting up conditions for the organized demolition and removal of the Hazen Davis Barn to be reconstructed on Martha’s Vineyard; and c) Consultation at the Phoenix Park renovation regarding possible Preservation Tax Credits We would like to thank Ward Baxter for preparing and presenting to the Commission, 1:1500 and 1:3600 scale maps (in plastic laminate), of the Shirley Center Historic District. The presentation included copies of all reference materials, including aerial photos, current Shirley Assessor’s maps and the Ross Associates, Inc. 1991 Plan of the Shirley Town Common. Respectfully submitted, John Hillier Jodie Rachman Paul T. Przybyla Donald Reed

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INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
BUILDING INSPECTOR AND ZONING OFFICER
The following information indicates the number and type of permits issued by the Building Department from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. BUILDING PERMITS New Residential Units New 2 Family Duplexes Others/Woodstoves Comm. New, Addition/Renovations Residential Addition/Renovations Swimming Pools Demolition Sign & Use TOTAL PERMITS 14 0 15 22 185 6 6 24 272

TOTAL BUILDING PERMIT FEES COLLECTED - $ 45,774.91 The Building Department is open to the public Monday – Thursday 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Plumbing/Gas, Wiring and Building Permits can be sought during these hours. Inspections with the Building Inspector require 48 hours notice. Please be reminded that all interior and exterior remodeling, additions, sheds and pools require a building permit. Please feel free to contact this office at (978) 425-2600 Ext. 260 if you wish to seek general information on permits or code issues. The office would like to express thanks to all of the Inspectors, Land Use Boards and Committees for their expertise and timely assistance in helping applicants with their projects. Respectfully submitted, Donald E. Farrar, Jr. Building Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Officer

WIRING INSPECTOR During July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008 the Electrical Inspector received and issued 185 permits and collected $15,601.00 in permit fees. I would like to thank the Building Inspector’s Secretary, Building Inspector, and Plumbing Inspector for their help and cooperation. Respectfully submitted, James D. Thibault Electrical Inspector
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INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING AND GAS FITTINGS During July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008 the Plumbing and Gas Inspector received and issued 139 permits and collected $14,551.00 in permit fees. The plumbing and gas installations are installed in compliance with the Massachusetts Plumbing and Gas Code. Respectfully submitted, Robert Friedrich Plumbing and Gas Inspector

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES The job of Sealer of Weights and Measures entails both annual and periodic testing of the dispensing of products from pumps and calibration of weighing devices for goods and services sold to the public. All businesses in the Town of Shirley that use pumps or dispensers and weighing devices are inspected. I would like to thank the Townspeople involved for their cooperation. Respectfully submitted, Eric Aaltonen Sealer of Weights and Measures

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MODERATOR’S REPORT

Your Moderator makes appointments to certain committees, and presides at town meetings. He is glad to receive suggestions from the voters of Shirley, and is available to explain town meeting procedures and to assist those who would like help formulating motions and selecting ways to proceed for action at town meeting. The Moderator is also available to serve as moderator for special meetings such as those involving candidates for election to public office. Town meetings in Shirley are governed primarily by four documents – The General Laws of Massachusetts, Town of Shirley Bylaws, Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law, and Shirley Town Meeting Procedures. MA state law is available online at http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/index.htm. The second document is available from the Town Clerk. The third and fourth documents are available at the Hazen Memorial Library. Committee Appointments The Moderator appoints the 7 members of the Finance Committee. The following appointments expired during FY08. • Michael Smith, term expired on 30 June 2008. • Ellen McKenna Doiron, term expired on 30 June 2008. • Francis Kolarik, Jr., term expired on 30 June 2008. The following appointments were made during FY08. • Francis Kolarik, Jr., to a term expiring 30 June 2011. • George Owens, to a term expiring 30 June 2010. • Richard Dill, to a term expiring 30 June 2010. • Ellen McKenna Doiron, to a term expiring 30 June 2011. At the beginning of FY09, the Finance Committee had 7 members. The Moderator, the Board of Selectmen, and the School Committee together form an appointing committee which appoints two members and one alternate to the school committee for the Nashoba Valley Technical School District. There were no term expirations, resignations, or appointments to this committee during FY08. At the beginning of FY09, there was only one member of the Nashoba Valley Technical School District School Committee from Shirley, Dolores Guercio. The other member position and the alternate position remain vacant. This situation has persisted for several years because, even after extensive searches, no one could be found to fill these positions.

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The Moderator appoints members to the Shirley Regional School District Planning Committee, when town meeting votes to establish such a committee – as it did on 26 March 2007. The following resignation was received during FY 2008. • David Swain, effective 14 May 2008. At the beginning of FY09, there were two members of the Shirley School District Planning Committee. Town Meetings in FY08 A special town meeting was held on 13 November 2007 to vote on: • Supplementing appropriations for FY08 • Appropriations for capital improvement • Two land items There were 57 voters present. A special town meeting was held on 7 and 8 April 2008 to vote on: • Amending capital improvement authorization • Appropriating/transferring funds for FY2008 • Amending several town bylaws/zoning laws There were 181 voters present on 7 April, and 50 present on 8 April. The 255th annual town meeting was begun on 16 June 2008. The meeting ran for 7 nights. There were 423 voters present at the first session of the meeting, 414 at the second session on 18 June, and 334 at the third session on 19 June. Other Moderator Activities On 3 May 2008, the Moderator moderated a “Candidates Day” meeting for all candidates in the annual town election. This event was sponsored by The Shirley Volunteer. The Moderator thanks the people of Shirley and all the committees, commissions, boards, and officials for their support of and attendance at the Shirley town meetings. The open town meetings held in Shirley and many other towns are the most fundamental manifestation of democratic government in action. Special thanks to the Finance Committee which once more this year accomplished its work with competence, compassion, and professionalism. It has been my privilege to serve as Shirley Town Moderator for FY 08. Respectfully submitted, George Knittel

george.h.knittel@verizon.net 978.425.6674
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NASHOBA ASSOCIATED BOARDS OF HEALTH SHIRLEY ANNUAL REPORT 2008 Nashoba Associated Boards of Health continues to serve the local Board of Health in meeting the challenges of environmental and public health needs in Shirley. In addition to the day to day public health work conducted for Shirley we also provide the following services. • • Maintaining Nashoba’s internet web site to provide information for the public. (See nashoba.org) Through our involvement in the Bioterrorism Regional Coalition we are keeping the Shirley Board of Health up-to date on matters of emergency preparedness planning. We are currently working on the Emergency Dispensing Site plan for Shirley. Response to the bioterrorism threats through coordination and communication with the Centers for Disease Control, the MDPH, and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (LEPC) of which Shirley is a member. Response to the West Nile Encephalitis(WNV) surveillance effort through coordination with MDPH, through the collection of suspected bird samples, submittal to the MDPH lab, and follow-up when the lab results were obtained. Response to health related impacts of beavers through coordination with the local Board of Health in the issuance of the necessary permits.

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We look forward to continuing our work with Shirley's Board of Health. Included in the day-to-day work of Nashoba in 2008 were the following: • Through membership in the Association Shirley benefited from the services of Nashoba staff including: Registered Sanitarians, Certified Health Officers, Registered Nurses, Nutritionists, Registered Physical & Occupational Therapists, Licensed Social Workers, Certified Home Health Aides, and Registered Dental Hygienists Nashoba Nursing Service is the regional vaccine depot for MDPH. As such it is a valuable resource for the regular distribution of vaccines to physicians in the area, provides regular public immunization clinics, and is positioned and equipped to provide for larger scale immunizations should MDPH require them.
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Provided health education programs in collaboration with the Shirley Council on Aging. Collaborated with Montachusett Home Care concerning elders at risk and other safety issues. Responded to and assessed mental health concerns through crisis intervention and teamwork with other community resources including the Lipton Center/Community Healthlink. Reviewed 29 Title 5 state mandated private Septic System Inspections for Shirley Board of Health. Received, reviewed, and filed these state mandated (but unfunded) Title 5 inspections. Corresponded with inspectors regarding deficiencies; referred deficient inspections to Shirley Board of Health for enforcement action.

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By the Shirley Board of Health’s continued participation in the Association you can shape your future local public health programs and share in the benefits of quality service, under local control, at a reasonable cost!

TOWN OF SHIRLEY Environmental Health Department Environmental Information Responses Shirley Office (days).....................................47 The Nashoba sanitarian is generally scheduled to be available for the on Wednesday mornings at the Shirley Board of Health Office. Other meetings occur informally. This does not reflect the daily calls handled by the three Nashoba secretaries during daily business hours. Food Service Licenses& Inspections …………….16 Nashoba annually mails out and receives application from both restaurants and retail food businesses. Licenses are renewed for existing facilities. Plans are submitted and reviewed prior to initial licensing. Most licensees are inspected at a minimum twice a year. Where deficiencies are found, a re-inspection is scheduled to insure compliance. When a complaint from the public is received an inspection is also conducted. During this inspection health factors of food handlers is also investigated, and where appropriate medical consultation and laboratory
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testing may be required. Beach/Camp/School Inspections...............................3 Camps are inspected at least annually at opening for compliance with State Sanitary Code, Chapter IV, 105CMR430.00. Public swimming beaches are sampled for water quality every week during the summer and more often if a problem is suspected.

Housing & Nuisance Investigations........................33 Nashoba, as agent for the local Board of Health, inspects dwellings for conformance with State Sanitary Code, 105 CMR 410.00, issues orders for correction, and re-inspect for compliance. Similarly, complaints from residents concerning unsanitary conditions or pollution events are investigated. Septic System Test Applications...............................8 Applications from residents proposing to build or upgrade a septic system are accepted, a file created, and testing dates are coordinated with the applicants engineer. Septic System Lot Tests...............................48 Nashoba sanitarian witnesses soil evaluations, deep hole tests, and, usually on a separate date, percolation tests conducted by the applicant’s engineer which serve as the basis of the design of the septic system. Septic System Plan Applications …………………26 Detailed plans created by engineers hired by residents proposing to build or upgrade a septic system are received, filed, and routed to the Nashoba sanitarian for review. Septic System Plan Reviews........................32 Engineered plans are reviewed according to state code, Title 5, and local Board of Health regulations and review forms are created and sent to engineer for revision. Subsequent re-submittals by the engineer are also reviewed. Septic System Permit Applications (new lots)........22 Septic System Permit Applications (upgrades).......8 Applicants’ approved plan submittals and Board of Health requirements are incorporated into a permit to construct the septic system.

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Nashoba Sanitarian is called to construction site at various phases of construction to witness & verify that system is built according to plans. Septic System Consultations........................24 During all phases of application, design, and construction the Nashoba Sanitarian is called upon for legal details and interpretation. Well Permits….....................................................…. .1 Water Quality/Well Consultations..................……50 Private wells are regulated solely by local Board of Health regulations, The Nashoba Sanitarian assist the Board of Health by reviewing well plans, securing well water samples, and interpreting water quality test results. Rabies Clinics - Animals Immunized.................…28 Nashoba arranges for local clinics with cooperating veterinarians, arranging for dates and location, placing ads in local newspapers, and sending home flyers through local schools. In addition, since the recent raccoon rabies epizootic Nashoba has arranged for delivery of over 500 animal specimens to the State lab in Boston for analysis and has counseled possible exposure victims to seek medical assistance. Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice Home Health Nursing Visits…………………………………....949 Nashoba’s Certified Home Health Registered Nurses visits provide skilled services to patients in their home under physician’s orders. These services include assessment of physical, psychological, and nutritional needs. Skills include teaching/supervision of medications, wound care, ostomy care, IV therapy on a 24 hour basis, catheter care, case management and referral to other services as needed. Home Health Aide Visits ............................................................ 301 Nashoba’s Certified Home Care Aides provide assistance with daily activities of daily living including bathing dressing, exercises and meal preparation. Rehabilitative Therapy Visit…………………….842 Nashoba Therapists provide skilled physical, occupational, speech, and dietary therapeutic interventions through
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assessment, treatment and education. Their integration of client, caregiver, and medical outcomes aims at attaining maximum functional dependence. Medical Social Service Visits ...................................................... 75 Nashoba Social Workers provide short-term assistance to patients at home for counseling and referral to community resources. Clinics Local Well Adult, Support Groups, & Other Clinic Visits ............................................................................... 333 Visits include well adult clinics, and immunization, cholesterol exercise, mental health and bereavement clinics. Number of patients that attended Flu Clinics held in Shirley………………...357 Number of patients whom received Flu Shots that live in Shirley……………...192

Number of patients whom received Pneumovax Vaccine……………………….8 Number of patients whom attended WellAdult Clinics from Shirley ………………122 Communicable Disease Communicable Disease Reporting & Control Nashoba’s Nursing Service & Environmental Health Department work together to meet the local Board of Health’s responsibilities under the law to do the following: • Investigate and control the spread of communicable diseases within Shirley (MGL Chap111, Sec 6, 7, and 92-116). Nashoba works with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in this area. Receive and process reports from physicians concerning cases of diseases “dangerous to the public health” as defined by MDPH (MGL Chap111, Sec6) Notify MDPH Division of Epidemiology and
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Immunization within 24 hours of receiving notice of any case “dangerous to the public health”. Receive reports and undertake follow-up as necessary regarding certain food borne and waterborne diseases and diseases being monitored by the MDPH. Receives reports, investigates and conducts follow-up on all incidences involving positive rabies results.

Number of Communicable Disease cases Investigated .................................................................................... 40 Communicable Disease Number of Cases • • • • • • Health Promotion Skilled Nursing……………………………………………46 Dental Health Department Examination,Cleaning & Fluoride - Grades K, 2&4 Nashoba’s Registered Dental Hygienists, operating out of the school nurse’s office and records, provide these services to those children whose parents have given written consent. Students Eligible....................……........... 194 Students Participating.............………….118 Referred to Dentist..................................... 21 Instruction - Grades K, 1 & 5 Nashoba’s Registered Dental Hygienists also provide classroom instruction of cleaning and maintaining health teeth to all children in these grades. Number of Programs....................................19 Students Participating .............................. 181 Babesiosis ........................................................ 1 Borrellia Burgdorferi....................................... 27 Ehrlichiosis ...................................................... 1 Hepatitis........................................................... 6 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever...................... 4 Salmonellosis................................................... 1

Fluoride Rinse Grant Program (State Supplied Materials,Nashoba
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Administered, Local Volunteers) Nashoba’s Registered Hygienists secure the dental materials for this program through a grant application to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Students Participating..............................198

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PLANNING BOARD Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008) The Town of Shirley’s Planning Board is an active municipal government entity whose overall goal is to foster the development of the community. The Planning Board is results oriented in assisting citizens and community leaders in directing future changes. The Planning Board facilitates the community’s quality of life through housing, economic development, open space and recreation, transportation, and land use. The Planning Board encourages preservation of natural landscapes and important land resources by promoting excellence in site development and design. The Planning Board is mandated by law to: - Prepare and maintain a Master Plan - Prepare, adopt, and administer Subdivision Rules and Regulations - Review all subdivisions of land submitted under state and local regulations - Supervise construction of all subdivision roadways and infrastructure - Prepare, present, and report on all proposed zoning amendments for Town Meeting - Act as Special Permit Granting Authority where designated by the Protective Zoning Bylaws - Review site plans for commercial and industrial development. The Planning Board held regularly scheduled public meetings (the first and third Thursdays of each month) and additional meetings for a total of 30 meetings in the last fiscal year. Planning Board continued efforts with regard to the Apple Orchard Estates subdivision. There was a great deal of time and effort involved with this subdivision in the last fiscal year as the property was purchased by a new company at foreclosure, new attorneys were involved, new agreements, new contractors were hired, residents had several grievances which required attention and extra Planning Board meetings were necessitated. The efforts to move forward the engineering modifications along took much time and follow up. The Bond Funds and the Revolving Accounts were monitored and updated regularly as several Bond Releases were requested, considered and released. Much of the aforementioned work also continued through Fiscal Year 2009. Additionally, there are other various projects during this time period. Approvals of ANR Plans, Release of Covenants, Special Permit and Site Plan Decisions were issued by the board as well as Road Acceptances and Release of Roadway Covenant. The Planning Board continues to perform its duties in accordance with the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Town of Shirley Bylaws,
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Town of Shirley Protective Zoning Bylaw, and Town of Shirley Planning Board Subdivision Rules and Regulations. Additionally, the Planning Board reviewed, commented, and/or made recommendations for applications submitted to other Town departments. The Zoning By-Law Review Committee members for the past Fiscal Year were Ward Baxter, Armand Deveau, Richard Hatch, Lisa Marino, John Rounds Jim Thibeault and John Oelfke. Their term expires on 6/30/09. The Planning Board graciously extends thanks to all other Town departments for their reviews, comments, and recommendations for applications submitted directly to the Planning Board. Respectfully Submitted, Jonathan W. Greeno, Chairman J. Timothy Bresnahan, Vice-Chairman William Carroll, Member Charles A. Colburn, Jr., Member Rod Thurston, Member John C. Rounds, Associate Member Anna J. MacDonald, Planning Board Administrator

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POLICE DEPARTMENT
The functions of the police are too broad and too diverse to explain using quantitative analysis. I was asked if we can’t use numbers how you would judge the effectiveness of the police. Simply put by the absence of crime, the amount of crimes solved by the absence of fear of crime on the part of the populace and the presence of an overall feeling of security. I will try to explain our function by breaking them down into five categories; Patrol, Traffic Control, Investigations, Crime Control and Prevention and the fifth being Miscellaneous Calls for Service. For each of these categories I will expound further to give an understanding explanation. The first category Patrol is the backbone of local policing. In its simplest form, if cruisers are in their sector it puts them closest to a call in that area, therefore, reducing an officer’s time to respond. By use of patrol it assures high visibility of a police officer which results in preventing crime, detecting crime; possibly a crime in progress. Patrol allows an officer to detect any road hazards or hazardous conditions and to observe by law infractions. The officer becomes to know his sector to know what belongs and what doesn’t belong so he could become familiar with anything of a suspicious nature. Naturally, over the years, the concept of patrol has evolved to what we are now, but the proverbial cop on the beat is common to every neighborhood in America. The next primary function of police is Traffic Control. The most common complaint heard by police in any suburban community is speeding cars. The most dangerous thing that a police officer does on a daily basis is a motor vehicle stop. None are routine, the officers never know who is behind the wheel, what he/she is doing or what is in the car. We never know. A simple motor vehicle stop can generate a lot of officer activity. Also in this category are traffic accidents. Although traffic enforcement (radar) does prevent accidents, they still occur. A simple car accident can keep a minimum of 2 officers busy for 3 or more hours. In most cases 2 officers are needed because one officer has to perform the investigation for the report and the other officer is used to control traffic around the accident scene. Auto insurers require a police report to process the claim. To sum it up, everyone over 18 drives a car and most households now have at least 2 cars. This is usually your second largest investment.

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Our third category is Investigations. The process of investigation has to answer 6 basic questions; who, what, where, when, why and how. There are off shoots of each one of these questions, but this is where the investigation begins. This is one of our more time consuming endeavors. In the absence of a detective, this function, when it involves a major crime, is usually performed on overtime. It is very important to crime control and crime prevention since if a perpetrator is not apprehended by investigation or arrest he will most likely commit the crime many times over, this detracting from a communities’ quality of life resulting in fear and apprehension. The fourth category being Crime Control and Crime Prevention, which closely link to both patrol and investigation, is a combination of both. Police speak to various civic groups such as the Lion and Rotary Clubs about crime prevention. The Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Girl Scouts will all visit their local police station for tours and safety lectures. Police are often found giving safety lectures in the schools and participating in school and community functions. Last year one of our officers gave karate instructions at the Middle School as well as dance lessons. We’ve run a drug awareness night for the parents to attend, school bus safety and stranger danger programs as well as participated yearly in Community Reading Day, just to name a few. The fifth category is Miscellaneous Calls for Service. A 911 call requires a physical police response for every 911 call, even wrong numbers need police to respond. Last year alone the police responded to 2,474 – 911 calls. The calls that we receive are too numerous to place in any one category. If you call the police for any reason you will get help; from a missing dog to an assault in progress. For as many people that there are there are that many different reasons to call and we always respond and do what is needed. Police are the only 24 hour social service agency who handle and are trained to handle just about any situation that may occur. It is very difficult to breakdown and put hours on everything an officer does. We are event driven and we are accustomed to doing anything to get the job done to improve the quality of life in the community for you. Respectfully submitted, Police Chief Paul G. Thibodeau

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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
FY08 marks the first year in many years that the Public Works Department struggled to sustain services at levels that townspeople have come to expect and have enjoyed over the past ten years or so. Dramatic shifts in the regional economy, increased supply and utility costs, and reduced tax revenues and local aide have all collided in FY08 causing what I suspect is the beginning of curtailed DPW services that will certainly extend into FY09, FY10, and likely not improve in the foreseeable future. Compounding the financial impact on the DPW is the simple fact that, year after year, the DPW experiences an ever-increasing workload and strain on department resources. New town facilities (like recreation fields), and street acceptances, come online with the public’s reasonable expectation that the DPW shoulder the added maintenance and upkeep. Difficult economies facing the development community place an ever-increasing, but (evermore so) necessary, burden on the DPW. The DPW must vigilantly inspect the developer’s roadway and infrastructure construction practices so that the Town is best assured of quality work when these system become town property after Town Meeting accepts them. Even with all of the financial and workload challenges, the department was able to reasonably carry out the most critical elements of our mission; maintenance of roadways and turf grasses, and efficient snow fighting. None of the department’s success could be possible without the high level of knowledge, professionalism, and dedication exhibited by our DPW workforce. Paul Farrar, Michael Lanteigne, Arthur Flynn, Brian Boomgaarden, and Lee Farrar (part-time seasonal) are competent, hardworking employees whom all pride themselves in their hard work and accomplished results. It is remarkable to consider just exactly how much service these individuals provide to our town. Beth Milburn, anchors the administrative office. She is the friendly voice of the Department ably assisting the public and supporting the staff. During FY08 the DPW continued to make use of seasonal labor staff, and use of regularly scheduled work crews from the Supervised Work Release Program based at MCI-Shirley. Consistent with recent past years, the availability of MCI workers is on an every-other week basis (as compared to every week in the past). As a result, MCI services at the DPW, Cemetery, and snow removal continue to fall below my expectations for levels of service. Use of this seasonal workforce has typically proven to be a successful and cost-effective stopgap measure to obtain labor assistance; particularly in light of fiscal constraints that exist within the municipal government. During the spring of FY08 it became evidently clear that the DPW would certainly lose its one part-time seasonal employee, which would have an immediate impact on carrying out turf maintenance during peak periods of the growing season. Moreover, the greater concern is that the forecast for FY09 will likely result is further staff reductions in the full-time workforce of the DPW. With the loss of a seasonal employee use of the MCI work crew
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becomes unmanageable and would likely need to be curtailed. With the loss of a full-time employee the MCI work program will be completely suspended. These cuts will drastically impact the reliable delivery of services and will likely result in an increased accumulation of roadside litter, neglect of garden plots, and delays in edge trimming and turf maintenance. The Department of Public Works spring and summer activities included street sweeping, mowing of parks, recreation sports/play fields, areas along the railroad and the roadside, and the areas around most of the municipal buildings and schools, catch basin cleaning, and general roadway maintenance. We paint all of the traffic lines and crosswalks, and maintain all street and safety signs, including the removal of vegetation that can block signs. The winter season 2007-2008 produced a total 66.5 inches of snow in twelve separate storms. The normal annual snowfall for this region is 62.7 inches, thus resulting in this winter's snowfall being 6% more than that of a typical winter. The vast majority of snow (29.7 inches out of 66.5 inches; or 45%) in this season fell during the month of December. In fact, December of 2007 is tied for the 4th snowiest December on record (over 116 years of record keeping). These statistics are based upon 116 years of record keeping. Precipitation in our region was quite severe during the months of February, July, September, and December. This year our region saw the 3rd wettest February, 5th wettest winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) and 3rd wettest December on record. This years total precipitation was 59.45 inches which is 25% wetter than a typical year. Mean annual temperatures in our region were 2o (or 4%) warmer than temperatures of a typical year. The 8th warmest months of April and June were recorded this year. July tied the record for the 9th warmest on record. The rest of the months of the year the temperatures were rather typical of an average year. After many years of unavoidable funding delays (at the national level), Shirley’s Townsend Road reconstruction project has finally garnered approval for funding through the region’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). By the project’s inclusion on the TIP we have successfully secured $3.7 million in Federal Highway Administration funding for this project. Without federal funding assistance reconstruction of this highly deteriorated roadway would have been a huge financial strain on the Town of Shirley’s financial resources. Success in getting the Townsend Road project on the TIP was only possible through years of hard work between the DPW and the Massachusetts Highway Department. The project bid opening was held on October 25th, 2007. Construction started on February 1st 2008. The construction project originally planned for construction to take approximately 3 years to complete, Work progressed throughout the end of FY08 and is slated for substantial completion some time during the fall/winter 2008. Planning continues to move forward to reconstruct six town roads over the next three years of construction season. Evaluation, plans, cost estimates, and Mass Highway approval paperwork have been developed to reconstruct (at least
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portions of) Catacunemaug Road, Leominster Road, and Whiteley Street. Additionally, the deteriorated railroad siding at Ayer Road and Clark Road will be rebuilt under a cooperative agreement between the Town of Shirley and BEMIS Corporation. Engineering studies for widening and vertical realignment of Holden Road, drainage improvement designs to Patterson Road, and structural designs for repairs and improvements to the Main Street Bridge over Catacunemaug Brook are ongoing. State Highway (Chapter 90) money, local gravel fees, a matching contribution from BEMIS, and insurance settlement monies will all be used to cover the entire construction cost for these projects. No local tax-based funding is required. No new streets were offered for acceptance as a public way at FY08 Town Meeting. The DPW has reviewed and processed 24 driveway and 19 road cut permits. Driveway permits are off by 50% as compared to FY07. Road cut permits are up by 60%. Most of the driveway permits were issued to private parties re-paving their driveways. In fact only 5 new driveway permits were issued to new houses. This is clear evidence of a considerable downturn in construction of new driveways and new housing starts in town and is an accurate indicator of a considerable slowing in the real estate market. This is the third year in a row that such a trend has been realized. In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank my staff at the Department of Public Works. Their hard work and dedication have made our department shine. I also thank all Town Officials, Town Boards and Departments, and the Shirley Water District who have welcomed and addressed the comments offered by the DPW. Above all I would like to thank our customers, the citizens of our fine community, for their continued support and cooperation and dedication. Thank you. Respectfully submitted, Joseph W. Lynch - Director of Public Works

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SHIRLEY SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

We, the members of the Shirley School Committee along with the School Department Administration, hereby submit our Annual Report for the 2007-2008 school year. Enrollment Six hundred and twenty-four students attended Shirley schools in grades PS-8. The Shirley School at Devens served the needs of 73 pre-school/prekindergarten students. Lura A. White School educated 318 students in grades K–4, while 246 students were educated at Shirley Middle School. Elementary school class size averaged 19.9 students per class. Middle school class size averaged 18.9 students per class. Forty students from other school districts chose to attend the Shirley schools under the “school choice” law in grades K–8. Choice students came from Athol, Ayer, Clinton, Fitchburg, Groton, Holden, Worcester, Pepperell, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg and Townsend. An additional 34 Devens students attended Shirley schools under a contract with MassDevelopment. Ninety-four students “choiced-out” to other school districts. Twenty-two of the students were high school age. Additionally, forty-four of the students attended Ayer schools. It is frequently the case that families who move to Shirley from Ayer tend to keep their children in Ayer since they will be attending Ayer High School when they reach ninth grade. Finally, forty-nine students attended the Francis Parker Charter School located on Devens. The Parker School is a grade 7 through 12 school. Two hundred five students attended Ayer or Lunenburg High Schools. Another fifty-four students attended the Nashoba Vocational Technical High School. Eighteen special education students received their education in programs outside the school district.

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Personnel The school system celebrated with elementary teacher Meredith Marcinkewicz as she retired from many years of faithful service to students and their families. We also said goodbye to long-time School Psychologist, Susan Foster. The district also celebrated the first year of service of Brian Haas as the Principal of the Shirley Middle School. There were, unfortunately, personnel changes in the district that were necessitated by a reduction in the school budget as approved at the June Annual Town Meeting. Sixteen members of our staff were “non-renewed,” and there were four resignations and two retirements. This resulted in a reduction of 17.7 full-time equivalent staff for the start of the 2008-9 school year. In spite of these reductions, the Shirley School District is providing students with a good basic education. Our students are in very good average class sizes with excellent teachers. They benefit from a wellrounded Unified Arts program (Music, Art, Physical Education, and Library) and very supportive guidance and special education programs. MCAS) There are a number of things to consider when reviewing yearly MCAS results. Most important is how individual students performed compared to their past MCAS performances, their current school performance and their general abilities. This level of review took place in each school under the direction of the Principals. A second level of review is how students performed as a grade level in the different tests that are given. All grades three through eight took an English/Language Arts test (it was considered a Reading test in grade three). All students also took a math test in all grades. Students in grades five and eight also took a Science and Technology test. In general, there were increases over the last three years in the percentage of students achieving Advanced and Proficient scores and a slight decrease in the percentage of students achieving Warning/Failing scores. In Grade 3 Math, 79% of the students scored in the Advanced and Proficient categories. From 2007 to 2008, Grade 3 improved its Math ranking in the state from #110 to #37 out of 300 districts. In ELA, 63% of the third grade students scored in these categories.

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In Grade 4 Math, 53% scored in the Advanced and Proficient categories. In ELA, the percentage dropped to 27%. We anticipate stronger ELA scores next year due to a number of improvements. The Lura White teachers are working directly with a new Title I Director, teachers are consistently implementing the Scott Foresman Reading program for the second year, professional development training in literacy is provided, and a 90-minute literacy block is scheduled in all grade 1-4 classrooms.

Grade 5 ELA scores were consistent, with 53% in the Advanced and Proficient categories. Likewise, Math was consistent with 46% in Advanced and Proficient. Grade 6 ELA scores were consistent, with 74% in the Advanced and Proficient categories. However, Math scores showed that many of our students struggled with the test, with Advanced declining to 16%, and Proficient declining to 26%. This is an area we are working to improve. Grade 7 ELA also showed a decline in the Advanced and Proficient categories; results went from 77% to 60%. In Math, there were similar results, 63% to 45% in Advanced and Proficient over the past two years. This is an area we are actively working to improve. Grade 8 ELA scores were consistent with 78% in the Advanced and Proficient categories. Math showed an increase, going from 49% in the Advanced and Proficient category to 58%. Science and Technology also had an increase in the Advanced and Proficient categories to 35% from 22%. In response we have continued the technology education course.

The broadest level of review for the MCAS results relates to AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress). AYP is part of the “No Child Left Behind Act.” All schools and districts are expected to meet or exceed specific student performance standards in English/Language Arts/Reading and Math by the year 2014. AYP determinations are issued yearly to monitor the interim progress of all students toward attainment of these performance goals. School and district AYP determinations are made based on the performance of all students together and for student sub-groups for both ELA and Math. The spring of 2008 MCAS scores resulted in the Shirley Middle School making AYP in ELA and not in Math. Overall, the District made AYP.

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Lura A White School The Lura A. White School is committed to providing an excellent education that encourages students to work to their highest potential, feel pride in their accomplishments, and become respectful and responsible citizens. We offer our students small class size in a caring, supportive school community for optimal learning. The dedicated teaching staff meets regularly in teams to coordinate curriculum and improve instruction through the recent adoptions of comprehensive, coherent, research-based programs and ongoing professional development. Lura White students enjoy a wide selection of special programs throughout the year that include Featured Authors, Grade 4 Student Council, Books and Beyond, Destination Imagination, Global Child language instruction, a state-of-the-art computer lab, special music programs throughout the year, the Fine Lines Literary Magazine, and an Arts, Music and Athletics Awards ceremony in June. The Extended Day program, under the direction of Susan Noll, offers before- and after-school care from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Lura White staff looks forward to its continuing commitment to provide a high quality education for all students. Shirley Middle School Highlights The Shirley Middle School has worked diligently to improve communication with the parents and the community. This happened in a variety of ways this year. Teachers use a website called new.schoolnotes.com to post homework assignments. The site also has a feature which allows one to send an e-mail directly to the teacher, making communication easier. Our administrative assistant, Ms. Curley, produces our monthly newsletter which is e-mailed to all who wish to receive it electronically and is available in hard copy in the main office. Ms. Curley also manages the website for the school system. This is another way for the school to share information with parents and the community. Mr. Haas hosted a monthly Principal’s Coffee open to anyone to encourage involvement in the schools. The middle school is proud to offer both athletic and academic afterschool activities. This year SMS has soccer teams, basketball, cheerleading, baseball and softball and a full range of intramural programs. We also offer the following activities: yearbook, homework club, MCAS
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tutoring, video club, chess club, and reading club In addition students had the opportunity to participate in the Shirley Showstoppers and take music lessons with Ms. Tibbitts. All of these activities are examples of our efforts to make connections with all students here at the Shirley Middle School. Special Education Special Education counts for nearly 25.7% of the district budget. Special Education is a mandated program that requires school districts to comply with stringent state and federal guidelines. A team of school personnel, parents, and sometimes outside specialists determines if a child between the ages of three and twenty-two has a disability that requires specialized instruction in order for the child to make adequate academic progress. Students who meet the criteria for special education are then provided an Individual Educational Program (IEP) which describes the goals, programs and services the students will receive. Most children receive the services within the regular education classroom with the support of speciallytrained teachers and teacher assistants. If the services cannot be provided within the regular school program, the district is obliged to tuition the child to a program in a private or collaborative school approved by the state. Approximately 15.6% of the students in Shirley qualify for Special Education services. This is slightly above the state average. The in-district programs include a wonderful preschool program, Special Education teachers at each level, teacher assistants who work within classrooms or one-on-one with more severely disabled youngsters, and a number of specialists including speech, occupational and physical therapists. Seventy-three children, ages 3 – 5, attended the Shirley School District early childhood program located at the Shirley School at Devens. Full and half day options were available following the school year calendar. The Shirley School at Devens program offered the integrated pre-school program serving both children with identified special needs and typically developing children as well as a Multi-Age program for families needing full and half day options. Students with significant disabilities who cannot have their needs met indistrict are placed in approved private special schools or in collaborative programs. Shirley is a member of the FLLAC Education Collaborative which is a cohort of public schools which pool their resources to meet the needs of low incident students that no one district could provide services for on their own. Collaborative tuitions are generally lower than private schools.
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In addition to private and collaborative programs, most Shirley high school students with special needs attend Ayer or Lunenburg High Schools. The district pays a tuition increment over and above the base tuition depending on the level of Special Education services required. In FY08, twenty students attended out-of-district special education schools at a budgeted tuition cost of $955,401. Additionally, Special Education transportation cost $218,446. The state recognizes the extraordinary costs involved in Special Education and has attempted to moderate the costs. A law was passed which is referred to as the “circuit breaker” that reimbursed the district $331,180 for the most expensive placements. The district is committed to meeting the needs of every child and understands that students with disabilities require greater resources to meet their educational needs. However, as the cost of the mandated special education programs increase, the funding for regular education decreases proportionally. Town Report (FY08 Technology) In Shirley, technology is becoming more and more a shared resource between the town and the school. The shared resource trend began in 2003 when designing the network for the Shirley Middle School. At that time, there were multiple mail servers, multiple backup devices and multiple file servers. Over the years, several of these items have been combined/consolidated as a cost-savings measure. This typically happens as equipment reaches its end of life; a technology group reviews the network infrastructure to consolidate resources in other buildings. Staffing The technology department which supports the entire technology infrastructure for the town and the school consists of one full time System Administrator, one full time Technology Support Specialist, a paid Network Administrator for monitoring and network support and a group of community volunteers. Highlights: • Implementation of a new Payroll Server which is utilized by both the town and the school payroll and accounting departments. • Implementation of a new web-based helpdesk system available to all departments in the town and school.
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Upgrade of network switches from 10/100mb to Gigabit using switches with lifetime warranties. Implementation of a new writing lab at the Shirley Middle School which has limited applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point and a typing program. The website has been re-designed, and we have begun populating it with content that we think the community would need.

Equipment 79 Computers/Servers (Town) 38 Printers (Town) 276 Computers/Servers (School) 104 Printers (School) 56 Network-Related Equip (Town and School) i.e. Firewall, Router, Switches, etc.

Business Office The School Department concluded the fiscal year on June 30, 2008 and school year with noteworthy financial results and achievements. New Business Manager Evan Katz was hired by the School Committee and Superintendent and started work on October 11. Within departments managed by the Business Office, two notable initiatives were undertaken: • Food Service – engaged an outside expert to review operations and recommend changes to achieve the goals of serving healthier meals, increasing sales and improving productivity; also conducted a parent survey. • Custodial –evaluated assignments and responsibilities to improve cleaning and building functionality. Also reviewed contractor relationships. Created two lead custodian positions to refocus responsibilities. Financial operations (including accounts payable/receivable and payroll/human resources) were evaluated. Service provided by transportation vendor First Student was also scrutinized. Among the cost-cutting and revenue enhancements completed during the year were: • $36,000 in increased School Choice revenue by applying for the first time the state’s template for calculating reimbursement.
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$14,459 in federal Medicaid reimbursements by amending prioryear claim submissions. $12,500 in electricity savings at Shirley Middle School by using automated lighting controls and increasing staff awareness of conservation goals. $8,000 in electricity savings at Lura A White School by conducting a relamping program and increasing staff awareness of conservation goals. The $4,000 cost of the new lights was paid back in electricity savings in just a few months. $4,300 in added tuition from Devens based on expanded definition of eligible chargebacks. $2,000 from staff coffee program offered by food service.

Overall, the school department ended FY08 with very limited reserves. With a total budget of $8.8 million, remaining unrestricted reserves totaled $69,448. Restricted reserves totaled $45,898, about 75% of which was attributable to Food Service and the Extended Day Program, which are fully reliant on fees to fund their operations.

Respectfully submitted by: Malcolm P. Reid, Interim Superintendent Shirley School Committee Robert Schuler, Chairperson Don Parker, Vice Chairperson Robert Prescott Jennifer Sedor Paul Wilson

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SHIRLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2007/2008ANNUAL AWARDS Graduates of the Eighth Grade Winner
American Legion Auxiliary Awards Awarded to the boy excelling in Science: Awarded to the girl excelling in Science: American Legion, Post No. 183 Award Awarded to the most outstanding boy in the Eighth Grade Awarded to the most outstanding girl in the Eighth Grade The Bull Run Restaurant Award Donated by the Guercio Family To the student excelling in history Jeffrey P. Drobish Memorial Award Donated by the Drobish Family: To the boy or girl attending Vocational School exhibiting kindheartedness to others Keith M. Kidder Memorial Awards Donated by Shirley Fire Department and families To the girl excelling in qualities of character, citizenship and leadership. To the girl who exemplifies the qualities of generosity, kindness and a helpful attitude toward others girls Kristina Marcinkewicz Memorial Awards Donated by her family To the boy showing special effort in eight grade To the girl showing special effort in the eighth grade Lambert’s True Value Hardware Award Donated by James Thibault To the student excelling in the study of Creative Writing Leonard W. Quinty Memorial Award Donated by his Family To the 8th grade boy student athlete who best exemplifies a spirit of courage, determination and perseverance in the classroom and on the baseball/softball field. To the 8th grade girl student athlete who best exemplifies a spirit of courage, determination and perseverance in the classroom and on the baseball/softball field.
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Nicholas Day Kelsey Olden Zachary LeBlanc Victoria Doughty Molly Meagher

Michael Whooley

Margaret Prescott Samantha Boissenault Conner Dee Julia Daley Cassandra Vasquez Robert Lucy III

Ninah Rattansing

Winner
Noyes Insurance Agency, Inc. Award- To the student excelling in Language Arts: Officer Ben Jackvony Award Donated by Shirley Police Department To a boy for Generosity, Kindness and helpfulness PTA History of Academic Excellence Awards Donated by Shirley PTA To the boy who maintained the highest scholastic average for grades 6, 7, and 8 grade combined To the girl who maintained the highest scholastic average for grades 6, 7, and 8 grade combined Richard D. Shea Memorial Awards Donated by Mr. Burton D. Cofman To the girl excelling in physical education and fitness To the boy excelling in physical education and fitness: Roy Jeannotte/Leonard Quinty Memorial Award Donated by Nashoba Club Restaurant To the student excelling in Music, Sciences and Athletics. Shirley H. GriffenScholastic Excellence Awards Donated by Mrs. Shirley H. Griffin To the boy excelling in scholastic excellence To the girl excelling in scholastic excellence Shirley Grange, No. 254 Awards: To the boy showing the greatest improvement during the year To the girl showing the greatest improvement during the year Shirley Teachers' Organization Award To the student excelling in Math Shirley Veterans of Foreign Wars Award: To the boy excelling in Music To the girl excelling in Music Ruth A Shea Memorial Award To the boy who best exemplify School Spirit, Respect for Authority, Friendliness, Kindness and Thoughtfulness to others. To the girl who best exemplify School Spirit, Respect for Authority, Friendliness, Kindness and Thoughtfulness to others.
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Nicolas Day Robert Lucy III Nicolas Day

Kelsey Olden

Jordan Sedor Kenneth Eger Sanjusha Kolli

Robert Graves Sanjusha Kolli Michael Halloran Tabitha Westover Sanjusha Kolli Amos Lee Kelsey Olden Zachary Fournier Mary Coke

Winner
Women's Auxiliary, Trinity Chapel Awards To the girl excelling in Art To the boy excelling in Art Laura Belle Minott Memorial Award Donated by her family To the girl who is consistently hardworking, strong academically and of modest character To the boy student who is consistently hardworking, strong academically and of modest character Liberty House Award To the student who contributes to the community through worthwhile activities or helping others

Victoria Doughty Timothy White Victoria Doughty Robert Graves Deanna Wood

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2008 GRADUATES
AYER HIGH SCHOOL Steven Banks Kaitlin Belanger Ashley Campbell Matthew Dempsey Ryan Dewolf Michael Fontair Megan Heffernan Daylon Little Garrett Lockard Jessica Madigan Lauren Pires Michael Poitras Alexandra Racca Ryan Sharples Kelly Sheen Clifford Shultz Pasquale Smith Joel Smith Tyler Sponaugle Bridgette Walsh Joseph West Matthew Zhou LUNENBURG HIGH SCHOOL Curtis Mello Graduate of 2007**

Cheri Chartier Elizabeth Collins Brendon Couturier Paul Daley Brittney Davis Taylor Flagg Emily Forest Christina Gionet Meghan Gleason Jessica Gyles Timothy Ialeggio Mattew Jones Jarred Lewush Michael Marchetti Carl McVea Christopher Muchata Daniel O’Clair Jillian Oliviera Per Onsager Shaundra Perry Matthew Popelka PARKER CHARTER SCHOOL Michael Rice David Erickson Ialeggio Timothy Rouleau Zachary Paul Muffoletto Kathleen Roy Elizabeth Sheldrick Laura Stern ST. BERNARD’S HIGH SCHOOL Christina Walsh Andrew Ellis Derek Wood Matthew Granchelli Yeo-Ji (Clara) Kim Alyssa Rocco

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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
It is my pleasure to submit the BOS Annual report for fiscal year 2008. July 07 The BOS approved a request by police Chief Paul Thibodeau to lease a police motorcycle using state grant monies and send 3 officers to training. August 07 The BOS met with MBTA officials in opposition to the possible closing of the Main Street RR crossing. Also established a gift fund for the Longley Farm. Jeff Barbaro appointed as an associate member to the Conservation Commission. September 07 Held a public forum and established a possible ‘quiet zone’ as it relates to the trains’ horn-blowing. Also, the BOS recognized Eagle Scout Clancy Wolf whose service project will be to improve the veteran grave site markers at the village cemetery. Further in September, Selectman Cappucci requested the BOS begin a review of employee contracts and initiate employee evaluations through the personal board. October 07 In October, the Town of Shirley was established as a “heart safe community” and received defribulators from our local hospital to be placed in public buildings. Also, the BOS appointed Mr. Brian Feddersen to a full time dispatcher position. November 07 BOS members appointed Sherilyn DuFour to the Conservation Commission and Martha Campbell to the Council on Aging. Also Gary Rhodes was appointed as Building Commissioner and Donald Farrar Jr. as local inspector.
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And as usual, the BOS handled renewal of Class I and II licenses: junk yards and auto repair shops. December 07 BOS renewed all alcohol and common victualer licenses along with gravel removal permits. Also approved a request by the Fire Chief Dennis Levesque and Hose Company to build a training facility at no cost to the town, at the old town landfill on Patterson Road. With deep regret the BOS accepted the resignation of Mr. Robert Adams from the Historical Commission and Mr. Gerald Wheeler from the War Memorial Building Trustees. January 08 The Finance Board distributed a memo outlining the budget preparation and planning process for the fiscal 2009 budget. The BOS appointed Ms. Jean Bowden to the COA and Nancy Siedliski to the COA. As the result of a joint election between the BOS and Planning Board, Rod Thurston was voted in to serve on the Planning Board. Also, the BOS made the following appointments: Patricia Krauchune, John Hillier and Jodie Rachman all to the Historical Commission. February 08 Began with further appointments to the Council on Aging: Frank Esielionis, James Lanteigne, and Martin Pender. The budget process continued for FY 09 with a deficit projection and an anticipation of a tight year financially, March 08 The BOS accepted job descriptions for most all town positions. Budget discussions continued with a budget deficit forecast of approximately $600,000. The BOS held public hearing on police regulation: snow and ice removal and the storm water by-law. The BOS appointed Raymond Gagnon to the COA and accepted the resignation of James Lanteigne as a member of the COA.
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April 08 Began with review of the draft annual town meeting warrants. BOS began work on cost saving initiatives and finalizing job descriptions. Most of the month was committed to FY 09 budget discussions with the BOS heading up a deficit committee comprised of BOS, school committee members, and fincom members. May 08 Deficit committee meeting continued as all parties continued to address a balanced budget scenario for FY 09. The BOS accepted a final report of the Fee Committee. The BOS dedicated the cover of the Annual Town Report of FY 2007 to Stan Jurga and Frank Dempsey. The BOS welcomed Armand ‘Andy’ Deveau to the board as a result of the annual election. The BOS reviewed earmarked MCI funds and approved the creation of a tax collection committee. At the last BOS meeting in May, on Friday the 30th, the majority of the Board of Selectmen: Mr. Cappucci and Mr. Deveau approved a balanced budget scenario based on a 66/34% split of the deficit: 66 schools and 34 to the town. And further on a 2-1 vote approved the warrant for the annual town meeting scheduled for June 16th. The warrant approved May 30th did not gain approval of the deficit committee resulting in opposition from both the school committee and finance board, setting the stage for a humdinger of a town meeting. June 08 June began quietly enough with COA members coming before the board in what will become monthly meetings. The annual town meeting warrant was reviewed in full. And the BOS addressed a noise complaint on Harvard Road as a result of dirt bike activity.
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All other BOS meetings were spread out over seven days of town meeting resulting in an unbalanced budget of $389,000 on the town side and $221,000 for the schools. Discussion was contained to override strategies for an override election to be called in September. On behalf of the office and members of the Board of Selectmen, I would like to thank everyone for their assistance and help. A special thanks to my fellow board members Mr. Rico Cappucci and Mr. Andy Deveau, and to the Town Administrator Mr. Kyle Keady and the Assistant Town Administrator Ms Kathleen Rocco. I would also especially like to thank Mr. Dave Swain for his service as a member of the BOS and Fincom. As always, it was my pleasure to serve as your chairman for FY 08. Sincerely, Chip Guercio

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BOARD OF SEWER COMMISSION

In FY08 the Sewer Commission continued their working relationship with Weston and Sampson Services. Weston and Sampson provide all routine operation and maintenance of the sewer system and the Industrial Pre-treatment Program. They inspect the six pump stations located in the sewer system and perform routine and preventative maintenance on them. They also provide 24/7 coverage for emergencies that may arise, such as clogs in the system, mechanical failures and grinder pump alarms. On June 4th, the Sewer Commission held a public forum with the people located in the Sewer District. A letter was sent out to all the users inviting them to a meeting to discuss the Sewer budget and the retain earnings. Retain earnings were the results of the users paying their quarterly fees. The Sewer Commission had strategically planned to place this money aside to defray the cost of repairing the sewer system and felt that these monies should be used to benefit those who pay for the operation of the system. The Sewer Commission will hold a yearly forum with the users to keep an on going communication. The Sewer Commission also meets the first Wednesday of the month to conduct their routine business. The Sewer Commission Office sends out sewer usage bills quarterly. Bills are mailed out on March 1st, June 1st, September 1st and December 1st. Bills are based on the winter month’s water usage and this information is provided by the Shirley Water District. Any questions regarding your quarterly usage bill can be directed to Lonna Coke in the Sewer Commission Office. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Sewer Commission would like to thank all the Town Boards and Departments for all their hard work and co-operation throughout the year. The Sewer Commission would also like to thank Lonna Coke, Administrative Assistant, for all her work that she does through out the year. They would like to extend a special thanks to the Shirley Water District for all their help that they provide throughout the year.

Respectfully Submitted,

James Schaff, Chairman Robert Schuler, Vice-Chair Leonardo Guercio Donald Farrar
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TAX COLLECTOR MOTOR VEHICLE & TRAILER EXCISE
Outstanding

Year Misc. Ex.

07/01/07

Committed

Refunds Ret’d Chk.

Tax Collected Abatements

Balance 06/30/08

1993 1994 1997 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

1,162.75 26.54 105.04 3,158.48 5,719.47 5,018.40 7,633.93 7,580.21 11,596.65 53,925.26 0.00

10.00 200.00 629.39 14,183.05 90,649.44 561,932.84 629.28 687.09 3,804.16 3,412.52

702.76 5.94 23.75 92.71 0.00 286.98 296.77 14.58 368.12 35.00 1,432.62 734.29 14,861.97 2,988.24 123,900.74 6,364.57 480,287.25 13,480.93

1,156.81 2.79 12.33 3,158.48 5,423.49 4,717.05 7,430.81 6,671.97 8,616.58 18,113.55 71,577.18

PERSONAL PROPERTY
Fiscal Year Outstanding

07/01/07

Committed

Refunds Ret’d Chk.

Tax Collected Abatements

Balance 06/30/08

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

9.31 40.71 18.69 125.14 2,567.31 2,681.01 103.73 -6.32 -3.57 93.11 231.22 135.72 34.98 -37.72 141.41 734.44
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9.31 40.81 35.77 110.61 2,545.41 2,795.89 0.00 0.00 10.79 107.74 291.66 118.47 21.89 55.37 107.25 115.67 218.98

0.00 -0.10 -17.08 14.53 21.90 -114.88 103.73 -6.32 -14.36 -14.63 -60.44 -4.64 -20.39 -144.97 25.74 515.46

2006 2007 2008

664.28 2,560.13 0.00 176,236.16 REAL ESTATE
Refunds Ret’d Chk Transfer Out

187.60 1,401.35 168.88 172,636.33 177.63
Tax Collected Abatements/ Exemptions Tax Taking Transfer In

476.82 989.90 3,422.20

Fiscal Year

Outstanding

07/01/07

Committed

Balance 06/30/08

1991 1994 1995 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

1,120.46 2,546.39 160.86 606.89 4,119.00 1,224.12 34.28 7,759.29 10,595.98 40,762.47 271,639.82

2008

0.00

6,851,760.38

22,068.13 1,898.98 54,315.70

623.91 694.78 68.89 955.19 1,648.46 1,737.77 2,748.41 1,852.46 25,357.30 2,184.73 211,733.13 1,199.96 51,105.07 1,480.06 6,500,239.13 14,125.49 74,453.31
Tax Collected Abatements Exemptions Tax Taking

1,120.46 2,546.39 160.86 606.89 3,495.09 529.34 -989.80 4,373.06 5,995.11 13,220.44

6,121.60

341,225.26

SUPPLEMENTAL BILLING
Outstanding

Fiscal Year

07/01/07

Committed

Refunds Ret’d Chk.

Balance 06/30/08

2004 2005 2007 2008

-113.55 -2.93 11,635.48 0.00

18,021.70 BETTERMENTS
Btr. To Tax Abatement

11,635.48 11,743.04
Betterment Collected

-113.55 -2.93 0.00 6,278.66

Outstanding 07/01/07

Committed

Balance 06/30/08

11,415,637.59

84,375.00

572,107.87
161

231,390.63

10,696,514.09

BETTERMENT NOT YET DUE INTEREST
Fiscal Year Outstanding

07/01/07

Committed

Ret’d Chk Refunds

Collected Abatement

Balance 06/30/08

2008

475.00

2,608.95

2,329.47
Btr. Collected Abatements Tax Taking Transfer In

755.08

BETTERMENTS COMMITTED TO TAX
Outstanding

Fiscal Year

07/01/07

Committed

Refunds Ret’d Chk.

Balance 06/30/08

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

503.13 2,109.37 6,225.59 36,579.15 0.00 572,107.87 234.38

234.38 234.37 2,919.67 18,615.95 5,657.75 538,254.69
Betterment Recommited

268.75 1,875.00 3,305.92 12,305.45 34,087.56

BETTERMENTS CHAPTER 41A DEFFERALS
Outstanding 07/01/07 Committed Abatement Balance 06/30/08

112,500.00

9,375.00

103,125.00

BETTERMENTS CLASSIFIED LAND CHAPTER 61, 61A & 61B
Outstanding 07/01/07 Committed Abatement
Betterment Recommited

Balance 06/30/08

178,125.00

75,000.00

103,125.00

BETTERMENT COMMITTED INTEREST
Refunds Ret’d Chk. Btr. Collected Abatements Tax Taking Transfer In Balance 06/30/08

Fiscal Year

Outstanding

07/01/07

Committed

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

4.00 241.62 1,078.14 5,292.70 34,490.50 0.00 282,273.84 96.36

89.07 375.00 28.13 2,668.75 375.00 23,957.13 4,125.00 231,340.63 86.82

4.00 152.55 675.01 2,248.95 6.408.37 50,942.75

`SEWER/SEPTIC REPAIR LOANS COMMITTED TO TAX
Fiscal Year Outstanding

07/01/07

Committed

Ret’d Chk Refunds

Collected Abatement

Balance 06/30/08

2008

0.00

1,882.40
162

1,855.12

27.28

SEWER/SEPTIC REPAIR LOANS COMMITTED INTEREST TO TAX
Fiscal Year Outstanding

07/01/07

Committed

Ret’d Chk Refunds

Collected Abatement

Balance 06/30/08

2008

0.00

38.47 PRIVILEGE FEES

38.47

0.00

Outstanding 07/01/07

Committed

Ret’d Chk Refunds

Collected Abatement

Balance 06/30/08

18,750.00 SEWER USAGE
Outstanding 07/01/07 Committed Ret’d Chk Refunds

0.00

18,750.00

Collected Abatement

Balance 06/30/08

132,036.75

534,646.54

985.99

491,912.79

175,756.49

SUMMARY OF MONEYS COLLECTED AND TURNED OVER TO TREASURY
Motor Vehicle & Trailer Ex Deputy Collector Charges RMV Mark Fee Parking Tickets Personal Property Real Estate Supplemental Tax Demands Betterment To Tax Betterment Comm. Int. Septic Repair Loan to Tax Septic Repair Loan CI Not Yet Due Btr. Not Yet Due B. Int Sewer Usage Disolvement Cert. Trailer Park Fees Municipal Liens Duplicate Bill Fee Totals: Total Tax Collections: Collections for Sewer Commission: Total Other Misc. Collections: Total Amount Collected and Turned Over to the Town Treasury: Tax 613,614.16 Int 2,787.37 Other 10,995.96 5,500.00 1,115.00 174,059.57 6,717,828.21 23,378.52 321.61 44,143.19 342.65 13,880.12 559,555.93 257,959.22 1,855.12 38.47 231,390.63 2,329.47 491,912.79 76.00 13,086.00 4,825.00 1,012.00 7,528,880.46 7,528,880.46 1,543,224.04 100,000.38 47,692.71 1,595,531.71

9,172,104.88
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The Tax Collector is responsible for printing, mailing and collecting of Real Estate, Personal Property, Motor Vehicle Excise, Betterments and Betterment Interest. These amounts are committed by the Board of Assessors to the Collector in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws. In addition, the Collector is also responsible for the collection of Sewer Usage Fees and Privilege Fees for the Sewer Commission, Parking Tickets issued by the Police Department and miscellaneous fees and/or charges as required by other Town departments. All payments are recorded, posted, updated, deposited, turned over to the Town Treasurer in a timely manner, and reconciled with the Town Accountant. As my report shows, over $9 million was processed through this office this year. FY2008 saw the formation of the Tax Collection Committee by the Board of Selectmen. The committee members consist of the Tax Collector, Treasurer, Principal Assessor and one member of the Board of Assessors. At this time the committee plans to accomplish two things: first, educate the Selectmen and the public about the duties and responsibilities of each department pertaining to the assessment and collection of property taxes; and, second, develop plans and processes to collect past due accounts. I look forward to working with this committee and the Selectmen in the future. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Senior Workoff program participants for the work they have done in this office. I would also like to thank my assistant, Antonia Callahan, my co-workers and the people of Shirley for the support and confidence they have shown me over the years. Respectfully submitted, Holly J. Haase Tax Collector

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TOWN TREASURER
Dear Residents of the Town of Shirley: I am pleased to provide you with my 15th annual report for the Treasurer's Office. The difficult economic times that have impacted local government for the past couple of years continue to have critical impact on our annual operations. Reductions in State Aid revenue continue to require the use of reserves and one-time revenue sources to meet annual budget requirements. The restoration Stabilization Fund reserves will require careful attention and consideration in the next few years with the hope of restoring cash reserves to the preferred balance amount of 5-10% of the annual budget. Shirley’s Standard and Poor’s bond rating of ‘A’ that was reaffirmed in February 2006 remains in place. Maintaining this bond rating enables the Town to attract affordable interest rates for its debt obligations. The regular duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer's Office include cash management, payroll, accounts payable processing, investments, debt management, Trust Fund management, Ambulance Department billing, banking relationships, benefits administration and management, and tax title. In addition to these duties, the staff in the Treasurer's Office provides financing models for the Capital Plan and cash flow analysis for the Ambulance and Sewer Enterprise funds. General fund investment income remains a consistent source of revenue for the Town. Although substantial investment income was earned in FY06 and FY07, decreases in prime lending rates and tighter budgets that reduce daily cash balances led to reduced investment income in FY08. Decreases in investment income are expected for at least the next few fiscal years. The volatility in investment income is shown in the investment income data for the past five years:

FY04 $58,497

FY05 $36,059

FY06 FY07 FY08 $106,039 $106,251 $58,060

I serve as a member of the Middlesex County Retirement System Advisory Council. The Advisory Board meets regularly with the Middlesex County Retirement Board regarding the management of the regional retirement system, the investment of pension funds and changes in public retirement law. My sincere thanks and appreciation go to my colleagues in Town Government. Their dedicated service has a direct impact on our collective success. Janet Poitras, Assistant Treasurer; Lisa Gibbons, Ambulance Billing Clerk; Bobbi Jo Colburn, Town Accountant; Nicole Hunt, Assistant Town Accountant; Kyle Keady, Town Administrator; Kathleen Rocco, Assistant Town Administrator; Holly Haase, Town Collector; Rebecca
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Caldbeck, Assistant Assessor; Lonna Coke, Administrative Assistant Sewer Department; Amy McDougall, Town Clerk; Evan Katz, School Department Business Manager; Cindy Martineau, School Business Office, Shannon Herreros, School Business Office; the Board of Selectmen; the Finance Committee; and employees in all Town Departments. Our Town, its residents and its businesses are our first priority. We welcome visitors and will treat everyone with courtesy, dignity, and respect. We will perform our duties in a knowledgeable and responsible manner while maintaining the highest standard of integrity. We will work with our colleagues, appreciate their unique individual talent and value, and recognize that it is through our combined efforts that we are best able to serve our community. The staff in the Treasurer's Office is available to answer any questions regarding our areas of responsibility within the Town government. Please contact us in person at the Town Offices, by phone at 978-425-2600, x215, or by e-mail at treasurer@shirley-ma.gov . Respectfully submitted, Kevin A. Johnston Treasurer

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Town of Shirley Cash Analysis FY 2008

Beginning Month July-07 August-07 September-07 October-07 November-07 December-07 January-08 February-08 March-08 April-08 May-08 June-08 Balance $ 8,505,712.73 $ 7,530,577.94 $ 7,047,389.65 $ 7,720,740.01 $ 7,172,884.47 $ 7,765,328.18 $ 7,672,626.77 $ 8,228,771.33 $ 7,244,228.86 $ 7,529,491.63 $ 7,572,244.42 $ 7,094,819.87 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Revenue 2,310,010.55 681,539.32 1,837,587.25 1,286,543.00 1,799,047.98 1,429,001.07 2,244,137.10 1,039,004.58 1,823,247.16 1,828,895.16 1,105,118.56 2,087,507.92 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Expenses (3,285,145.34) (1,164,727.61) (1,164,236.89) (1,834,398.54) (1,206,604.27) (1,521,702.48) (1,687,992.54) (2,023,547.05) (1,537,984.39) (1,786,142.37) (1,582,543.11) (1,495,006.95)

Ending Balance $ 7,530,577.94 $ 7,047,389.65 $ 7,720,740.01 $ 7,172,884.47 $ 7,765,328.18 $ 7,672,626.77 $ 8,228,771.33 $ 7,244,228.86 $ 7,529,491.63 $ 7,572,244.42 $ 7,094,819.87 $ 7,687,320.84

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Town of Shirley Trust Fund Activity FY 2008 Unrealized FY08 Beginning Trust Fund Name Hazen Library Trustees Fund Bolton/Longley Fund Longley Union/ High School Fund Longley Intermediate/ Primary School Fund Longley, Isreal Cemetery Fund Parker School Fund N.C. Day Fund Conservation Land Fund Perpetual Care Fund Grace Winslow Fund Parker Tomb Fund Stabilization Fund Book Value $ 22,719.11 $ 2,962.19 Revenue $ 4,743.30 $ Investment Income $ 1,134.55 $ 106.58 Expenses $( 6,577.21) $ $ $ Transfers $ $ FY08 Ending Book Value 22,019.75 3,068.77 Gain/(Loss) Cumulative thru FY 2008 $ $ 740.74 63.21 FY08 Ending Market Value $ 22,760.49 $ 3,131.98

$ 58,292.93

$

-

$ 2,782.26

$

-

$

-

$

61,075.19

$

984.61

$ 62,059.80

$ $

4,299.95 7,039.57

$ $ $ $ $

575.00

$ $

205.22 336.01

$ $

-

$ $ $ $ $

-

$ $ $ $ $

4,505.17 7,375.58 3,609.42 9,814.40 8,382.24

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

72.65 136.61 1,409.70 265.83 1,257.46 3,531.79 4,210.83 297.12 35,993.52 48,964.07

$ $ $

4,577.82 7,512.19 5,019.12

$ 83,460.71 $ 15,738.23 $ 7,477.92

$ 3,983.47 $ $ 751.17 379.27

$(83,834.76) $ (6,675.00) $ $ $ $ $ (49.95) -

$ 10,080.23 $ 9,639.70

$ 186,650.60 $ 249,301.30 $ 17,591.28 $ 300,002.76 $ 955,536.55

$ 2,500.00 $ $ $ $ 7,818.30

$ 8,929.98 $ 11,898.88 $ 839.64

$(11,100.00) $ $ -

$ 186,980.58 $ 261,200.18 $ 18,430.92 $ 240,568.72 $ 827,030.92

$ 190,512.37 $ 265,411.01 $ 18,728.04 $ 276,562.24 $ 875,994.99

$ 15,022.58 $ 46,369.61

$(74,456.62) $(85,556.62)

$(97,136.92)

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Calendar Year 2008/ Employee Wages
Municipal Government Offices
Rebecca A. Caldbeck Antonia M. Callahan Lonna Coke Bobbi Jo Colburn Donald Farrar Jr. Robert Friedrich Anne Gagnon Lisa Gibbons Sandra Hill Nicole Hunt Kevin Johnston
$ 42,937.49 $ 23,469.83 $ 34,043.01 $ 54,556.66 $ 48,394.72 $ 11,954.99 $ 22,312.01 $ 19,239.03 $ 33,316.81 $ 37,220.89 $ 55,336.36

Kyle J. Keady Anna MacDonald Marjorie Marcinkewicz Allison Martin John O'Brien Janet Poitras Lela M. Rhodes Kathleen A. Rocco George Shanklin Ruth Terry James D. Thibault

$ 78,843.02 $ 25,164.22 $ $ $ $ 4,137.36 1,991.43 5,285.04 3,299.52 $ 11,787.15 $ 35,006.72 $ 41,047.00 $ 13,466.02 $ 12,277.85

Police Department (Including all Police Details)
Paul Thibodeau George Aho Jack Balonis Alphonse J. Baron Edwin H. Burgwinkel Jr. Patricia Chevrette Steven Clark Richard J. Clements Omar A. Connor Douglas J. Cook Christopher Cordio Austin Cote Alfreda H. Cromwell Brian F. Cunningham George J. Fichter Robert W. Finn Brian D. Fitzgerald James Gerakines Walter Godfrey Manny Gonzalez Paul G. Grunditz Gregory P. Gushlaw Earl Hamel Matthew Harty Gary L. Henderson
$ 99,793.13 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 602.30 530.32 4,258.26 594.24 7,101.79 302.36 346.88 1,715.44 315.20 942.88 346.88 4,372.74 173.44 3,467.66 2,239.71 346.88 1,426.14 2,647.38 596.00 700.28

$ 14,929.54

$ 51,517.74 $ 97,969.85

$ 95,422.01

Joseph Howlett II Merkendrick Jackson, Jr Richard E. Landers Craig K. Laprade Gregory Massak John T. McNally James a. McNamara Kyle Mimnaugh Everett W. Moody Jr. Edward Nelson Kevin Nickerson Robert Pacetti Derek J. Pepple Robert H. Perry Jr. Paul Porter Juan Ramos John A. Ranno Sr. Greg L. Robichaud John L. Saball Samuel Santiago Timothy M. Schaeffer Peter Violette Edward Walkonen Ann Marie Whiting Steven G. Whitney
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$ $ $

8,470.52 1,624.91 857.72

$ 109,387.47 $ 88,507.70 $ 12,757.29 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 4,918.99 346.88 340.56 1,618.79 596.00 176.00 2,112.00 5,040.38 2,939.09 476..96 1,864.48 1,475.01

$ 94,961.67 $ 88,223.58

$ 100,708.84 $ 96,070.90 $ 38,967.21 $ 45,851.56 $ 1,193.84

Fire Department
Dennis Levesque Matthew R. Addonizio Terance Atwood Adam Bean Matthew D. Callahan William J. Callahan Jr. Troy Cooley Albert Deshler Andrew Devoll Myles Donell Neil Guthrie Daniel R. Harris Joseph R. Hawthorne Jr.
$ 68,172.68 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 563.35 86.40 7,701.02 356.84 2,511.26 2,289.22 311.04 2,885.75

$ 37,807.74 $ 44,879.67

$ 53,929.98 $ 63,114.11

Steven Henry Alizon T. Meikle Alizon T. Meikle Brandon M. O'Connor Michael Poitras William Poitras Derek J. Ranno Patrick Roy Sean Roy Martin W. Scott Robert Shakarian Aaron Wernick Brian White

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,074.16 1,860.28 511.51 3,045.86 1,766.43 5,843.02 3,992.01 158.32

$ 37,030.26 $ 57,959.14 $ $ $ 250.56 457.92 747.36

Ambulance Service
Dwight M. Detillion Donald Denning Roy Ellis Kellie Favreau Jennifer Poitras
$ 19,355.65 $ $ $ $ 740.46 617.05 634.68 916.20

Mark Richard Elizabeth Wade Meghan A. Westover Elizabeth Wade

$ $ $ $

423.12 740.46 193.93 433.40

Communications Department
John Burgoyne Lisa M. Carroll Brian Fedderson Cheryl R. Gorini John Gorini
$ $ $ $ 3,763.84 444.07 109.28 2,790.82 $ 35,234.52

Katie A. Hawthorne. Robert Moody Sr Michael C. Pearse Steve P. Plante Elaine Strout-Clements

$ 41,930.34 $ 52,369.55 $ 27,710.64 $ $ 4,174.20 3,579.48

School Department
Ingrid S. Adams Roberta Aikey Pierette C. Amaral Katherine M. Anderson Robert A. Arnott Zuzana Artim Stephanie Austin Teresa H. Babetski Emily S. Babineau Kathleen C. Bailey Allison Banks
$ 292.00 $ 68,188.16 $ 14,526.12 $ 16,262.64 $ $ 8,831.61 144.88 $ 35,988.61 $ 84,149.96 $ 32,741.70 $ 11,892.07 $ 14,171.40

Danielle M. Banks Katherine Banks David O. Beauvais Amanda D. Bell Nancy M. Bell Jennifer Bevilacqua Brian L. Billebrown Lauren M. Bizzott Jessica W. Blatt Deanna Blood Scott F. Bodamer
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$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

721.53 1831.39 140.00 5,819.00 2,416.34 7,765.30 516.80 47,899.62

$ 28,743.28

$ 52,583.59

$ 26,657.74

Linda Brownell Susan L. Bryant Virginia A. Bulger Rachel M. Burns Sally J. Carlson Louis N. Carreras Jeanette M. Champion Maura A. Chellis Melanie Kay Christian Timothy Churchill James M. Clark Sheila M. Clifford John E. Clifford David L. Conley Paula D. Conway James B. Cooper Kerry Cooper Joanne M. Cormier Linda C. Cournoyer Wendy S. Curley Debra Cutter Susan M. D’Amico Angela M. Damon Brenda M. DeSalvio Lauren E. Dill Rebecca R. Djordjevic Karen M. Doiron Rebecca Doughty Kenneth Dow Jr. Marlene Dow Susan B. Dunham Marla Farrow Nancy Y. Fillip Suzanne E. Fishman Susan H. Fitzgerald Debra M. Flagg Janet M. Flanagan Elizabeth Foster Kevin P. Foster Susan Foster Joseph Gallant Colleen Geddis Cynthia D. Gianakos Patricia E. Giannini Paul Giovino Marie G. Goulart

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

45,111.72 11,403.94 5,150.80 45,968.13 5,524.63 490.00 72,527.88 261.90 16,486.40 53,126.77 32,354.71 7,637.87 16,685.32 34,034.58 198.80 165.00 20,288.16 64,523.33 23,501.57 24,722.75 43,419.94 71,429.97 427.72 29,313.81 17,171.69 21,537.99 2,111.50 23,360.02 46,285.51 36,423.76 6,939.65 50,858.21 57,448.85 201.24 37,963.66 77,373.59 220.00 56,209.25 240.00 44,011.08 21,164.33 33,620.97 18,101.42 70,667.88 217.32 1,320.56

Stephanie Goulette Natalie Green Sarah Greene Venturiely D. Grullon Shelley Guarino Brian Y. Haas Cecilia L. Haigh Melissa F. Hall Frances A. Hamer Tamara Hampson Kerry Harris Nancy M. Healy Cynthia L. Henderson Sarah J. Henrie Shannon d. Herreros Jeanne M. Hickox Valery E. Hillier Jane M. Hillman Kathyrn A. Holmes Rhonda L. Hopf Madeline J. James Diane Januskiewiecz Marcy Jerome Sarah Jodka Kimberley B. Kalinowski Wendy Grace Karuzis Evan T. Katz Alysa S. Keesee Carrie M. Keesee Rachel M. Kelly Deborah A King Susan J. Konopaske Barbara Kurzanski K. Martin Laine Andree M. Lambert Ryan J. Lambert Kristy Levesque Kelsey S. Liles Karen Lindsay Anna M. Lunetta Kristen P. Lynch Kathryn M. Lyon Janet B. MacFarland Leslie M. Madrid Suzanne J. Mahoney Peggy L. Maillet
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$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

39,240.76 18,846.01 17,786.43 9,262.46 74,188.59 89,710.87 29,813.15 38,381.59 10,615.36 21,520.30 51,051.77 290.77 12,700.02 72.44 22,096.44 26,302.74 38,707.63 1,783.32 2,155.73 1,320.20 72.80 18,633.79 21,694.54 62,208.04 11,390.38 54,603.73 99,457.01 2,584.40 12,581.65 4,643.63 312.46 51,901.77 19,417.65 35,463.85 74,688.59 28,110.29 19,423.18 781.20 54,846.47 32,523.57 48,121.45 45,362.50 57,448.85 28,095.64 88,400.00 21,731.16

Raymond Maillett Julie A. Malchow Renee Ann Marchand Meredith A, Marcinkewicz Brenda Marcoux Karin M. Marshall Cindy Martineau Courtney L. Martineau Christine McCarthy Christine McGrath William H. McSheehy Lee H. Metzger Parvin Mirshahi Cathy V. Mitchell Penny Morse Kristen L. Munroe Catherine Nacke Nalini A Nambi Heidi D. Nelson Elaine Nogueira Ana K. Noll Matthew J. Noll Susan E. Noll Nathaniel E. North Joan O’Clair Mary Ellen O’Hara Alicia L. Orlow Julie E. Paris Linda-Lee Perrine Joyce Persson Janis C. Peterson Susan L. Poland Dana K. Prentiss Lora L. Prescott Jaclyn O. Quesnel Malcolm P. Reid Darlene Richard Shirley Richard Diane M. Ridings Teresa M. Roberts Kim Rock Cynthia Roy John F. Saball Michelle G. Saball Laura B. Saldana

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,284.37 45,297.89 51,051.77 47,270.14 67,111.41 40,719.18 34,583.68 13,248.27 20,254.02 4,601.71 44,511.07 6,949.27 10,111.14 31,691.95 15,101.09 16,496.28 74,188.59 2,334.07 13,810.73 54,967.02 9,312.26 647.06 12,645.73 40,843.01 18,587.45 54,161.32 44,089.11 70,244.88 9,121.30 47,488.95 3,970.00 9,756.94 400.00 1,160.00 25,472.69 74,304.31 13,998.20 3,230.43 222.00 52,987.87 432.82 2,435.65 57.60 937.35

Dina M. Samfied Tracey A. Sargent Stefanie J. Scaglione Donna Schaff Jennifer A. Scheufele Amy Schilip Stephanie Schwartz Laurie S. Segar-Collins Bernard F. Senecal Carol D. Sheils Susan Sheldrick Charlene B. Shorey Larry A. Shorey Amanda D. Simmons Christopher R. Snow Tammy M. Sontag Charles J. Sortino Anice R. Soucy Joseph B. Spencer Genevieve S. Steere Robin L. Sutherby
Laurie A. Sutherland-Nehring

$ $ $

1,593.64 9,257.43 490.00

$ 24,295.31 $ 17,770.50 $ 50,637.04 $ 1,200.00 $ 66,611.41 $ 36,631.25 $ 10,646.88 $ 18,187.21 $ 77,335.60 $ 1,200.00 $ 41,467.81 $ 16,564.10 $ 26,014.02 $ $ $ 6,508.43 7,755.36 109.20

$ 21,938.08 $ 17,419.25 $ 34,847.79 $ $ $ $ 1,940.00 5,127.50 1,853.28 508.80

$ 116,437.42

Lilly A. Thieme Catherine M. Tibbitts Donna A. Tourville Jennifer S. Traverso Kristen A. Turbide Christine D. Van Ells Krystal Velazquez Tiffani N. Warila Bonnie J. Warren Taylor M. Warren Dawn M. Warwick Robert K. Watson Jason P. Weeks Pamela J. Welsh-Bird Suzanne M. Wesinger Elise White Lezlie Whitehouse Lorrie N. Willette Traicy L. Willis-Barrett Allan M. Wilson Lorraine Wilson Matthew Woodard

$ 20,803.23 $ 18,098.86 $ 14,882.85 $ 17,200.71 $ 53,004.96 $ $ $ $ $ $ 1,491.50 1,137.60 2,022.12 72.44 2,170.17 774.90

$ 22,227.24 $ 47,325.18 $ 19,926.54 $ 4,104.92 $ 22,333.67 $ 17,648.08 $ 18,515.00

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Department of Public Works
Joseph W. Lynch Brian D. Boomgaarden Lee A. Farrar Paul F. Farrar Timothy Farrar Timothy Farrar Arthur Flynn III Brian Goodman Jr. John C. Guthrie
$ 80,945.44 $ 34,177.54 $ 24,319.74 $ 59,868.23 $ $ $ $ 1,233.23 1,006.03 3,012.49 2,139.19

$ 51,657.12

Michael Hampson Bruce Hanson Jason Kloeppner Michael Lanteigne Alphee P. Levesque Michael Namick Elizabeth Milburn Robert D. Shea Joseph A. Snyder

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

714.42 170.10 612.37 1,718.02 161.60 510.31 620.86

$ 50,777.93

$ 17,246.48

Hazen Memorial Library
Debra Roy Steven L. Banks MaryLou Clark Susan Cusik Kathleen R. Farrar
$ 41,465.50 $ $ 4,281.40 7,919.70

$ 25,177.06 $ 23,177.20

Carol A. Landers Barbara Masiero Christopher McNeal Gregory M. McNeal Frances R. Stetson

$ $ $ $ $

5,539.74 750.00 7,190.25 6,538.72 1,738.75

Council on Aging
Robert Addonizio Sr. Jean Bowden
$ $ 184.28 6,290.35

Dennis Maskousky William E. Mercer

$ 18,559.65 $ 8,696.03

Benjamin Hill Pool
Alisha R. Cutter Kyle A. Forrest Evan Gagnon Adam Lamy Corey Muchata Heather Powell Christine Scesny Nicole Scesny
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1,973.87 1,476.96 484.00 1,010.00 992.00 1,367.45 6,692.99 11,041.85

Amanda Schulz Curtis Schulz Kelly M. Sheen Lillie Skerry Sean Sullivan Vaughn Willis

$ $ $ $ $ $

2,939.66 1,578.29 228.95 1,802.57 313.79 196.00

Summer in Shirley
Andrew Ellis Lisa Mosbrucker Derak Patno
$ $ $ 1,567.50 864.50 1520.00

Laura A. Stern Steven M. Stern

$ $

1,605.50 9600.00

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Senior Work-Off Program
Bruce Chase Gerald G. Doiron Donatien Forest Raymond Gagnon Frances Gray Thomas Heraty Barbara Masiero
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ 750.00 1,200.77 750.00 750.00 750.00 750.00 750.00

Donald Mellon Carol Paulson Elaine Quinty Judy L. Stanislaw Irene M. Strang Hazel N. Walters

$ $ $ $ $ $

750.00 750.00 918.00 750.00 750.00 750.00

Total Wages Paid $8,126,336.09

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SHIRLEY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ SERVICES
Veterans’ services has seen an increase in chapter 115 services in support of veterans and their families. Although not all veterans are eligible for chapter 115 benefits we do assist in helping veterans sign-up for Social Security disability and Veteran Affairs. Unfortunately, the Town of Shirley lost several veterans this year to illnesses and injuries. The impact to our community and our lives has been great. Our thoughts go out to the families of those veterans. Late in the year we were successful in getting the Veterans Mobile Clinic back in Shirley once a month. However, due to cutbacks and the lack of financial support the clinic will not be available to cities and towns in FY09. Shirley Veterans Agent office hours are 5:30 P.M. every Tuesday at the Town Clerks Office in the Town Office Building. The Veterans’ Agent is available any time and can be reached at 978-425-4801.

Respectfully submitted, Dwight M. Detillion Veterans’ Service Officer

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SHIRLEY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Zoning Board of Appeals is a five-member body with two alternates appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It acts as a quasi-judicial body deciding whether or not to vary from the Shirley Zoning By-Laws by issuing Variances, Special Permits or Permits. They also decide all appeals made by an aggrieved person trying to get enforcement action (or lack thereof) of the Zoning Officer who has refused to act on his/her request. All matters which come to the Board are initiated by residents or businesses seeking relief from the Zoning By-Law in the nature of a special permit, permit or variance, The Board may grant relief of some nature to the applicant, usually with conditions attached to the grant. These conditions are designed to make the proposal less intrusive to neighbors or to ensure compliance with what the Board perceived to be important limitations on an applicant's proposal. The Zoning Board of Appeals derives its jurisdiction from Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40 A Sections 12 and 14. Monthly Meetings are held on the first Monday of the Month in the Land Use Room of the Town Offices Building. Hearings are held as the Zoning Law dictates. This year was a very busy year with a total of 14 petitions, 2 Variance; 2 Special permit; 3 Permit to expand a non-conforming structure or use; 6 Special Permit, Variance and Permit to expand a non-conforming structure or use; and 1 Variance and Special Permit The Board would like to take this opportunity to thank the Zoning Officer and the other Town Boards who have worked with us. Thank You to Allison Martin our clerk. Without her hard work the Board would not be able to accomplish all that it has. Respectfully Submitted, Rachel Sizer, Chair Sharon Palinksy Vice Chair James Thibault, Treasurer Charles Green

Marcia Kovner Deborah DeLaite Kathy Davis
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Accountant Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Director Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Ambulance Benjamin Hill Park Benjamin Hill Park Benjamin Hill Park Benjamin Hill Park Benjamin Hill Park Benjamin Hill Park Benjamin Hill Park Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget Budget – Non Voting Budget Budget Budget – Non Voting Building Commissioner Cemetery Cemetery

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Nicole Adam Matthew Donald Al Dwight Andrew Roy Kellie Kathy Frederick Daniel Joseph Steven William Jennifer Derek Mark Meghan Elizabeth Ward Andy Donald Neil Lisa John Sylvia David Enrico Armand Richard Leonardo Kyle Frank Robert Malcolm Gary Carl Raymond Hunt Bean Callahan Denning Deshler Detillion Devoll Ellis Favreau Gaudet Gibbons Harris Hawthorne Henry Poitras Poitras Ranno Richard Scarborough Wade Baxter Deveau Farrar Guthrie Marino Rounds Shipton Baumritter Cappucci Deveau Dill Guercio Keady Kolarik Prescott Reid Rhodes Ablett Farrar
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Cemetery Cemetery Cemetery Center Town Hall Center Town Hall Center Town Hall Center Town Hall Center Town Hall Center Town Hall Center Town Hall Center Town Hall Civil Defense Conservation - Associate Conservation - Member Conservation – Member Conservation – Member Conservation-Part Time Administrator Conservation – Associate Conservation - Associate Conservation - Member Council on Aging Council on Aging Council on Aging Council on Aging Council on Aging Council on Aging Council on Aging Council on Aging Council on Aging Cultural Council Cultural Council Cultural Council Cultural Council Cultural Council Cultural Council Devens Enterprise Commission Alternate
Devens North Post Project

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Francis Kyle Kathleen Gary Kathleen Donna Henry Lauren Jodie David David Dennis Nancy Robert Denise Sherilyn Charles Heidi Jessica Christine Jean Ronald Frank Raymond Martin Nancy Harold Marcia Ann Susan Ellen Mona Amy Charline Kathleen Melissa Heidi Gray Keady Rocco Bourassa Bourassa Curry Hoecker MacCarthy Rachman Stewart Swain Levesque Askin Burkhardt Brauckmiller Defour Katuska Ricci Rinner Scesny Bowden Deyo Esielionis Gagnon Pender Siedliski Smith Sullivan Towne Dean Doiron Longley McDougall Oelfke Rocco Fetterhoff Ricci
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1 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1

Appointment
Devens North Post Project Devens Open Space && Recreation Advisory Devens Open Space && Recreation Advisory Devens Open Space && Recreation Advisory Dispatcher – Part time Dispatcher - Part time Dispatcher – Part time Dispatcher - Part time Dispatcher - Full time Dispatcher - Head Dispatcher – Full time Dispatcher - Part time Dispatcher – Full time Dog Officer E911 Coordinator Economic Development Economic Development Economic Development Economic Development Economic Development Economic Development Election Clerk Election Worker - Warden
Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker - Unenrolled Election Worker - Unenrolled Election Worker - Unenrolled Election Worker - Unenrolled Election Worker - Republican Election Worker - Republican Election Worker - Democrat Election Worker -Democrat Election Worker - Democrat Election Worker - Republican Election Worker - Unenrolled

Appointments First Last Name Term Name
John Kathleen Natalie Heidi Adam John Deb John Katie Robert Micheal Elaine Kim Joseph Robert Daniel Melissa David Ernest John Teresa Marian Carl Ward Kevin Patricia William Linda Jean Linda Anthony Mary Linda Joanne Linda Rounds Bourassa Delorey Ricci Bean Burgoyne Goodsell Gorini Hawthorne Moody Pearse StroutClements Thebeau Howlett Moody Boudreau Fetterhoff Gloski Hyde Oelfke Roberts StronachCardillo Ablett Baxter Beaudoin Beaushene Beaushene Blackwell Bowden Brownell Bucca Cooper Cournoyer Crory Dressler
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Election Worker Republican Election Worker Democrat Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Unenrolled

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Kendra Marie Jacqueline Frank Barbara Elizabeth Cynthia Eric Fawn David Francis Charles Phyllis Jarrod Christine Catherine Kevin Laurel Mark Matthew Kendra Athanace Shirley Jeannette Lucille Mona Lauren Patricia Marjorie Meredith Barbara Andrea Dawn Polly Kerri Jane Charline John William George Dumont Elwyn Esielionis Esielionis Eubanks Flagg Furman Gagnon Gagnon Gloski Gray Green Greeno Haase Hanley Hanninen Hayes Hayes Jenkins Korhonen Kratkiewicz Landry Lanteigne Larochelle Lindley Longley MacCarthy MacDonald Marcinkewicz Marcinkewicz Masiero McCall McGrath Mitton Murray Oelfke Oelfke Oelfke Owens
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Election Worker Democrat
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Election Worker Democrat
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Election Worker Democrat Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Republican Election Worker Democrat Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Republican Election Worker Republican Election Worker Democrat Election Worker Democrat Election Worker Democrat Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Republican Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Republican Election Worker Republican Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Democrat Election Worker Unenrolled Election Worker Unenrolled

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Pamela Paul Elaine Karan John Laura Jean Sylvia Rachel Alamanda David Jennifer Robin James Carolyn John Ann Miriam Sandra James Cheryl David Matthew Frank Natalie Larry John Paul Jodie Donald Aron Craig Richard Kyle Nancy Sally Thaddee John Pringle Przybyla Quinty Rau Rounds Saldana Schubert Shipton Sizer Smith Swain Taylor Terhune Thibault Tohline Tohline Towne Ursua Wixon Yocum Hayden Jerome Richards Kolarik Delorey Shepard Hillier Przybyla Rachman Reed Griffin Brauckmiller Dill Keady Sheen Carlson Landry Oelfke
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Finance Finance Finance Finance Greenway Greenway Historical/Historic District Historical/Historic District Historical/Historic District Historical/Historic District Honor Roll Planning Information Technology Information Technology Information Technology Information Technology Insurance Advisory License Fee Structure License Fee Structure

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Appointment
License Fee Structure Local Inspector MART Advisory
MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations MCI Community Relations Meals on Wheels/MART Bus Program - Coordinator Meetinghouse Preservation Society Meetinghouse Preservation Society

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Paul Donald Richard Enrico Armand Leonardo Richard Kyle Dennis Meredith Sylvia James Paul Jean Przybyla Farrar Hatch Cappucci Deveau Guercio Hatch Keady Levesque Marcinkewicz Shipton Thibault Thibodeau Bowden Adam Banks Colburn Colburn Haase Holden Longley Marcinkewicz Mirkovic Przybyla Reed Shipton Bresnahan Colburn Guercio Albert Hayes Hyde Haase Ludington Przybyla Bigelow Friedrichs
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1

Robert Arthur Meetinghouse Preservation Society Bobbi Jo Meetinghouse Preservation Society Charles Meetinghouse Preservation Society Holly Meetinghouse Preservation Society Harley Meetinghouse Preservation Society Mona Meetinghouse Preservation Society Meredith Meetinghouse Preservation Society Betsy Meetinghouse Preservation Society Paul Meetinghouse Preservation Society Donald Meetinghouse Preservation Society Sylvia Montachusett Regional Planning Timothy Montachusett Regional Planning Charles Nashoba Valley Tech Dolores Oversight Committee Norman Oversight Committee Kevin Oversight Committee Frederick Personnel Holly Personnel Karen Personnel Paul Plumbing/Gas Inspector John Alternate Plumbing/Gas Inspector Robert

Appointment
Police – Lieutenant Police - Sergeant Police Sergeant Police Matron Police Matron Police Officer Police Patrolman Police Patrolman Police Patrolman Police Patrolman Police - Reserve Officer Police - Reserve Officer Police - Reserve Officer Police - Reserve Officer Police Reserve Officer Police - Reserve Officer Police Reserve Officer Police Screening Police Screening Police Screening Police Screening Police Screening Police Screening Police Screening Public Works Jr. Laborer (Seasonal) Public Works Administrative Assistant Recreational Fields Recreational Fields Recreational Fields Recreational Fields Recreational Fields Right To Know Coordinator Sealer of Weights && Measures Tax Collection Committee Tax Collection Committee Tax Collection Committee Tax Collection Committee

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J. Gregory Kevin Peter Richard Elaine Alfreda George Gregory Craig Samuel Katie Merkendrick Dale Robert Steven Edward Steven Enrico Edmund Thaddee J. Gregory Sylvia James Paul Lee Elizabeth Keith Lisa Sue Robert Kyle Dennis Eric Rebecca Holly Kevin Ronald Massak Nickerson Violette Clements Clements Cromwell Fichter Gushlaw LaPrade Santiago Hawthorne Jackson Jenkins Pacetti Plante Walkonen Whitney Cappucci Derosier Landry Massak Shipton Thibault Thibodeau Farrar Milburn Begun Carroll D’Amico Eramo Keady Levesque Aaltonen Caldbeck Haase Johnston Marchetti
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6/30/2011 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2011 6/30/2010 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009

3 3 3 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Appointment
Town Counsel Treasurer Treasurer Assistant Veterans Agent Wiring Inspector Alternate Wiring Inspector Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning By-law Review Zoning By-law Review Zoning By-law Review Zoning By-law Review Zoning By-law Review Zoning By-law Review Zoning By-law Review Zoning Officer

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Kopelman and Kevin Janet Dwight Raymond James Deb Charles Marcia Sharon Rachel James Ward Armand Richard Lisa John John James Donald Paige Johnston Poitras Detillion Gagnon Thibault DeLaite Green Kovner Palinsky Sizer Thibault Baxter Deveau Hatch Marino Oelfke Rounds Thibault Farrar 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Expiration
6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2012 6/30/2013 6/30/2009 6/30/2013 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009 6/30/2009

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ELECTED ONLY
BOARD
Board of Assessors

LAST
Keefe Marchetti Saball

FIRST

TERM EXPIRES
3
3

Board of Health

Constable

Library Trustee

Moderator Planning Board

James Ronald Joseph Howlett, Jr. Joseph Farrar, Jr. Donald Esielionis Jacqueline Keady Keith Clark Steven Hippler Robert McClellan Linda Donovan Cornelia Quinty Elizabeth Smith Dwight Johnston Susan Stanislaw Judy Knittel George Colburn Charles Greeno Johnathan Thurston Rod Carroll William Bresnahan John T. Rounds John Gibbons Frederick Tedesco, Jr. Nicholas Cournouer Linda Begun Keith Therriault Susan Prescott Robert Baumritter David Parker Don Wilson Paul Cappucci Enrico Deveau Armand Guercio Leonardo Schaff James Schuler Robert Haase Holly McDougall Amy Bowden Jean Quinty James

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3

3 3 3 3 3 5
5

5
4 yr unexpired

2011 2010 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 2009 2011 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2011 2010 2012 2013 2011 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2009 2009 2011 2009 2010 2010 2011 2009 2011 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011

Planning Board Associate Recreation Commission

5 2
3

School Committee

Selectmen

Sewer Commissioner Tax Collector Town Clerk Trustee War Memorial Non-Vet (2) Trustee War Memorial-Veteran (3)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
3 3. 3

Creamer

Thomas

1

2009

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