6 Things You Missed at the Selectmen's Meeting
The Selectmen recognized Natick Comets Hockey and the Girl Scouts and acknowledged the town's receipt of $15,000 from the state to defray the costs of hosting the Vietnam Moving Wall.
1. The Natick Board of Selectmen recognized the 11 and 12-year-old Natick Comets team, which was crowned Massachusetts State Champions after beating Andover 4-1 earlier this month. Congratulations!
2. Rep. David Linsky officially acknowledged the town's recent receipt of $15,000 from the state to help defray the costs of bringing the Vietnam Moving Wall memorial last June. The town will transfer the money to the Natick Veterans Council. "This money will be put to good use," said Veterans Affairs Officer Paul Carew.
3. Selectman Carol Gloff recognized the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary celebration, which took place on the Natick Common earlier this month. Gloff noted that there are 42 troops in Natick alone, with more than 500 girl scouts and 250 adult women who volunteer.
4. Town Clerk Diane Packer announced at the meeting that the ballots are still short on Town Meeting candidates. Instead of the usual rule that those who receive 10 write-in votes from their precincts will be elected, Packer said it will now be that whoever has the most write-ins will be selected.
5. The board approved several veterans street dedications to take place in the near future. The intersection of East and Morse Street will be named Cardellicchio Square in honor of the members of that family that served in the army throughout the years. The ceremony will be on May 5 at noon. The intersection of Allen Court and Walnut Street will be named Hesek Square.
6. The Selectmen awarded a contract to IAN Technology Solutions for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions to maintain the software that monitors the town's sewer and pump stations. The contract is for $131 per hour and $195 per hour for emergencies. IAN Technology Solutions was the only company to submit a bid.