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HomeMy WebLinkAbout2008 Annual Report and Town Meeting JournalTOWN OF IFRAmINGHAM MASSACHUSETTS Annual Report Year Ending December 31, 2008 Framingham's Town Seal: In the year 1900, the Framingham Town Seal was redesigned for the Town's bicentennial to recognize our community's prominence in education and transportation. The Framingham State Normal School, a free public school and the first of its kind in America, is represented by the structure at the top of the design. Governor Danforth, the founder of Framingham and owner of much of its land, is acknowledged by the words "Danforth's Farms 1662" on the shield at the center. The wheel on the shield with spokes drawn as tracks radiating in six different directions represents the steam and electric railroads and signifies the Town's position as a transportation hub. Surrounding the words "Town of Framingham Incorporated 1700" is an illustrative border of straw braid, which honors the prominent role Framingham played in the manufacture of hats and bonnets in the 1800s. Framingham Fast Facts Year Incorporated 1700 Form of Government Selectmen /Town Manager/ Representative Town Meeting Population 64,786 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Population Estimates Registered Voters 36,672 Number of Voting Precincts 18 See precinct snap for breakdoym Total Area 26.44 sq. miles Land Area 25.12 sq. miles 2008 Tax Rate Residential - $12.53 Commercial - $28.09 PRECINCT MAP FY08 Budget Information School Appropriation - $91,451,886 Municipal Appropriation - $96,491,072 Non - Appropriated Items - $6,761,353 Total General Fund Operating Budget - $194,704,311 — r '• � r Manager Ron 1. Rego, Director of Media Services Cover photo: A,;lim se !f tlx> 2J�i8 Azatazral 1 �1 ti illeefizis !i z tl e Iialeeiny cif 1 i 'iis Hall (lle�zzor al Buddl Pl� TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM ORGANIZATIONAL CHART, V ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICIALS VI GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1 BOARD OF SELECTMEN.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -1 TOWN MANAGER 2 TOWN CLERK, 4 TOWN COUNSEL 6 HUMAN RESOURCES 17 VETERANS' SERVICES --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 20 HUMAN SERVICES 22 BUILDING SERVICES 23 MEDIA SERVICES 23 FINANCE 24 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 24 TOWN ACCOUNTANT 25 TREASURER/ COLLECTOR 40 BOARD OF ASSESSORS 43 PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 45 RETIREMENT SYSTEM 46 PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH 47 POLICE DEPARTMENT, 47 ANIMAL CONTROL 54 FRAMINGHAM AUXILIARY POLICE 55 FIRE DEPARTMENT,------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- 55 INSPECTIONAL SERVICES 61 DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 63 BOARD OF HEALTH -------------------------------------- - - - - -- --- - - - - -- --- - - - - -- -- - - - - -- 64 LICENSING------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- 69 PUBLIC WORKS 70 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 70 ENGINEERING & TRANSPORTATION 70 HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- 72 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT 73 WATER & WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT 75 CONSERVATION COMMISSION 76 FLEET, FACILITIES, & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT ------------------------------------ 78 ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 79 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 79 UTILITY ABATEMENT BOARD 80 PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 83 COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 83 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION 88 AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ------------------------------------------------------ ---- -- 88 MULTIPLE HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING GROUP 88 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS.----------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- 88 PLANNING BOARD 90 METROWEST GROWTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 94 METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL 95 METROWEST REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY 95 FRAMINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY ------------ ---- -- --- ---- -- --- ---- -- --- ---- -- --- ---- -- ----------- ---- - - 96 RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS 97 PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION 97 RECREATION 97 PARKS MAINTENANCE 98 CEMETERY COMMISSION 99 COUNCIL ON AGING /CALLAHAN CENTER 99 CORING ARENA 100 EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES 102 FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS 102 KEEFE TECHNICAL SCHOOL 114 FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY 119 GENERAL COMMITTEES 122 CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 122 CAPITAL BUDGET COMMITTEE 122 CELEBRATION COMMITTEE /FLAG DAY 123 CULTURAL COUNCIL 124 CUSHING CHAPEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE .-------------------------------------------------------------- ---- -- - 124 DISABILITY COMMISSION . 124 EDGELL GROVE CEMETERY COMMISSION 125 FINANCE COMMITTEE 125 GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMITTEE 126 GREENER FRAMINGHAM COMMITTEE 127 HISTORICAL COMMISSION 127 HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION, --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- -- - 128 HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION 128 REAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE 129 TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE -------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- -- - 130 WIND ENERGY CONSERVATION FACILITIES BYLAW COMMITTEE 130 TOWN MEETING 131 TOWN MODERATOR 131 STANDING COMMITTEES 131 STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY SERVICES 131 STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 132 STANDING COMMITTEE ON PLANNING AND ZONING 132 STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 132 STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS -------------------------------------------------------- 133 STANDING COMMITTEE ON RULES 133 STANDING COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS 133 TOWN MEETING JOURNAL --------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- --------------- --135 TOWN MEETING ATTENDANCE 136 MARCH 18, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING --------------------------------------------------------- 141 APRIL 29, 2008 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING ______________________________ ____________________________ 143 APRIL 30, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING__________ JUNE 24, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 41_______ JUNE 24, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 42_______ OCTOBER 28, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING_____ DECEMBER 18, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING__ 192 196 205 206 219 IV Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey Moderator Edward Noonan Board of Selectmen Jason A. Smith A. Ginger Esty Charles J. Sisitsky Dennis L. Giombetti Laurie Lee School Committee Andrew Limeri Beverly K. Hugo Diane M. Throop Adam S. Blumer David F. Miles Michael J. Bower Philip A. Dinsky Library Trustees Janet L. Harrington Ann G. Arvedon Sheila Burke Fair Nancy Coville Wallace Ruth S. Winett Ann Dickson Elizabeth F. Fideler Robert M. Dodd Arthur M. Finstein Samuel L. Klaidman Danielle G. Barney Jo -Anne Thompson 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 N Nelson H. Goldin 2009 Argentina Arias 2009 Esther A.H. Hopkins 2009 John M. Kahn 2010 Larry Cooper 2010 Linda B. Fobes 2010 A. J. Mulvey 2011 Michael M. Rossi 2011 Planning Board R. Kathy Vassar (Associate Member) 2009 Appointed by Board of Selectmen 2011 Thomas F. Mahoney 2009 Carol J. Spack 2009 Susan P. Bernstein 2010 Andrea Carr -Evans 2010 Christine A. Long 2011 Housing Authorit Edward F. Convery 2009 Robert L. Merusi 2011 Stephen P. Starr 2012 Phyllis A. May 2013 Edgell Grove Cemetery Trustees John J. Silva 2009 Kathleen Griffith 2010 Stanton T. Fitts 2011 Barbara W. Ford 2012 William F. Welch 2013 State Legislators Senator Karen Spilka (D) Representative Tom Sannicandro (D) Representative Pam Richardson (D) 2011 Committee Town Manage Julian M. Suso 2009 Alison Steinfeld 2011 Police Chief Town Engineer Steven B. Carl 2010 William Sedewitz 2011 Fire Chief Parks & Recreation Director Albert Ordway (Interim)* Indefinite Robert Merusi Indefinite *Gag Daughevrty Maras appointed Fim Chief in Dec. 2008 and assumed these duties in Jan. 2009 Public Health Director Ethan Mascoop Indefinite Town Counsel Christopher J. Petrini 2010 Veterans Benefits & Services Director Peter Harvell 2011 Chief Financial Officer Mary Ellen Kelley 2011 Conservation Administrator Heather Marusa 2011 Technology Services Director Timothy Goddard (Interim) Indefinite Elder Services /Callahan Senior Center Director Town Accountant Mary Parcher 2006 Richard G. Howarth, Jr. 2009 Public Works Director Treasurer /Tax Collector Peter Sellers 2011 Stephen W. Price 2011 Town Owned Buildings Director Chief Assessor James W. Egan 2009 Dan Dargon 2011 Human Services Policy & Program Human Resources Director Coordinator Sandra M. Charton 2010 Alexis J. Silver Indefinite Chief Procurement Officer School Superintendent Timothy D. Goddard 2009 Eugene H. Thayer (Interim) Indefinite Building Commissioner /Inspectional Planning Board Administrator Services Director Jay Grande 2011 Michael F. Foley 2010 Library Director Mark J. Contois Indefinite VII Charles Hanson Thomas Hanson George Harrington Dudley Stephan Nicola Cataldo Kathy Huckins ( Altemate) Richard Lerner ( Altemate) David Robertson (Alternate) Bicycle and Pedestrian Adviso Committee 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 Timothy Lee 2010 Steven Zallen 2010 Thomas Branham 2010 Richard Whalen 2010 William Hanson Indefinite Edward Kross Indefinite Cable Advisory Committee William Peter Barnes 2009 Samuel Klaidman 2009 Annabel Z. Dodd 2009 Kathleen McCarthy 2009 Russell G. Ohanian 2009 Cemetery Commission Barry Bograd 2009 Kevin Salvi 2010 Robert Brown 2011 Community Development Committee Cynthia Laurora Beverly C. Good Robert Schecter Patricia Woodward Ellen Bellantoni Karolyne White Michael Devlin Roger Small Pablo Maia Jo -Anne Thompson Anne Arvedon 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 Judith Perry William G. Merriam Steven W. Orr Pam Helinek Vacant Kevin D. O'Neill Robert McArthur Constables Paul Nardizzi Joanne Shulman Sean McCarthy Marjorie Goldin Allen Auerr Henry Ohrenberger Philip Robinson Nelson Goldin Willian Pickett, Jr. Elizabeth Fuller Armand Tavarez Cultural Council James Rizoli Sarah K. Donato 3 vacancies 6 vacancies Joel Winett Ellen Bellantoni P. Nandi Varris Joel A. Feingold Cindy Camuso Mary -Ann Stadtler- Chester 3 vacancies Cushing Chapel Board of Trustees Karolyne U. White M. Elizabeth Gavin Nicholas Paganella Anne M. Mozdiez Elizabeth Sleczkowski Cynthia Laurora James W. Egan 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2009 2009 2009 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 VIII Vacant Stanton T. Fitts John Speranza Karolyne U. White Edward T. Levay, Jr. Disability Commission Debra Freed Keith M. Marable, Sr. Dennis Polselli Karen Foran Dempsey Rose Quinn Kathleen T. McCarthy Elise A. Marcil Thelma Berman Vacant Economic Development & Industrial Corporation Andrew Rogers Vacant Mark Galante Edwin Stoll Martin F. Mulvey Maureen E. Dunne Kevin Looby Vacant 2011 Vacant 2011 Fence Viewer Vacant 2011 2010 2011 2011 2010 Board of Health Nelson H. Goldin 2009 Michael R. Hugo 2010 Tammy C. Harris 2011 High School Building Committee Philip A. Dinsky Indefinite George L. Drummey Indefinite Laurie Jean Carroll Indefinite Diane Montgomery Indefinite Susan Bernstein Indefinite John Silva Indefinite 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 Historic District Commission 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 Susan Bernstein Adam Sisitsky Jeff Kotkin (Alternate) Julie A. Ferrarai James R. Kubat (Alternate) Ronald M. Lamphere (Alternate) Helen Lemoine (Alternate) Gerald Couto Christopher Walsh Henry Field (Alternate) Ted Grenham (Alternate) Vacant (Alternate) 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 Emergency Management Director Steven Trask Indefinite Emergency Management Asst. Director John C. Magri Indefinite Fair Housing Committee Robert Anspach (Ex- officio, HR Comm.) 2011 Sam Swisher (Ex- officio, CED Dept.) 2008 Vacant (Ex- officio, Housing Authority) 2011 Vacant (Ex- officio, Planning Board) 2009 Roger Small 2009 Bricio Baez 2009 Rev. Faith Tolson- Pierce 2009 Douglas Rich 2010 Cynthia M. Higgins 2010 Lisa Rohmer 2010 Ozzy Diagne 2011 Vacant 2011 Historical Commission Gerald Couto Clinton J. Knight Todd S. Robecki Frederic Wallace Jane B. Whiting Perry L. Bent David T. Marks Human Relations Commission 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 John Schaefer 2009 Joshua Sullivan 2009 Arlene Bernstein 2010 Mahmood M. Akhtar 2010 10 James Bauchman 2010 Richard Winer 2011 Robert Anspach 2011 Timothy Lee 2011 Vacant 2011 Vacant 2011 Vacant 2011 Howard M. Lewis 2012 Insect Pest Control Officer Vacant Metro Area Planning Council A. Ginger Esty 2011 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority John Stasik 2009 Park and Recreation Commission Joan Klan Rastani 2009 Barry Bograd 2009 Robert L. Brown 2010 Daniel F. Jones 2011 Kevin Salvi 2011 Board of Public Works Jim Wade Hansen Wolf Haberman Ralph Robert Funk Town Historian Frederic Wallace Tree Warden Daniel S. Nan Zoning Board of Anneals Edward Cosgrove (Associate) Robert Snider (Associate) Karl B. Thober (Associate) David R. Norton (Associate) Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. Stephen Meltzer Susan S. Craighead 2009 2010 2011 Indefinite 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2011 Capital Bui Kevin P. Crotty Edward J. Kross William G. McCarthy Richard J. Weader, II Steve Feldman (Fin Com Rep) Edward V. Cosgrove Jeanne Bullock Finance Committee Linda W. Dunbrack Nancy Wilson Katherine Murphy Steve Feldman Elizabeth Funk Kurt T. Steinberg Laurence W. Marsh John A. Zucchi Daniel Lampl Government Study Committee Wolf Haberman Christine Long Rebecca A. Connelly Michael Bower Laurence M. Schmeidler Vacant Joel A. Feingold Andrew B. Eisman Cynthia Laurora Yaakov Cohn Dean Siflinger J. Christopher Walsh 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 ff Burton R. Marmer Tracy Dean Gee Stanley L. Shindler Thomas W. Komola James Divver Real Property Committee Janet Leombruno Norman Snow Harold J. Geller Martin Ned Price Linda Romero Edward T. Levay, Jr. Robert Bolles Betty Muto Sarah Oulton David Longden, Jr. Technology Advisory Committee Robert A. Berman Kenneth M. Schwartz Adam C. Levensohn Jason Mohnkern Steven Orr Andrew Limeri 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 Council on Aging Morton J. Shuman Martin I. Sack Elizabeth Matterazzo Ray Shorey Richard Bonvini Francis Leporati John Pugh Howard Hill Thomas Pedulla Evelyn Langley Patricia Paganella Five appointed by the Board of Selectmen, six by the Council on Aging Greener Framingham Committee Dawn Harkness Thomas W. Murphy Mark Racicot Donna Kramer Merritt Lisa A. Hartman Bob Valair Paul Spear Mandy Couturier Matt Torti First three appointed by the Moderator, next three appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and final three appointed by the School Committee 2010 2009 2007 2007 2007 2008 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 Housing Authority Mark R. Galante 2009 Appointed by the MA Department of Housing & Community Development David Friday 2007 Robert Brown 2008 Joseph Tersoni 2008 Richard Callahan 2008 John Hart 2009 Jack Jagher 2009 Joan Rastani 2009 Appointed by Town Manager Registrar of Voters Linda A. Fields 2009 Bradford Freeman 2010 Eng Cho 2011 All of the above Appointed by Selectmen Valerie Mulvey 2011 Appointed by default as Toivn Clerk Retirement Board Sydney Lebewohl 2009 Peter Rovinelli 2010 Mary Ellen Kelley 2011 Paul Barbieri 2011 Richard Howarth, Jr. Indefinite Two members appointed by Selectmen, two elected by members, one appointed by Retirement Board Town Assessors William Figler 2007 Arthur Holmes 2008 Michael Flynn 2009 Appointed by the Chief Financial O�cer with approval of the Town Manager M Town of Framingham TWRNMWY SMNWM 11 The Board of Selectmen had a busy and productive 2008, meeting 47 times and addressing a wide variety of critical issues facing the Town of Framingham. The Board's goals in fiscal year (FY) 2009 were centered on five broad categories: Community /Economic Development, Long - Term Capital Infrastructure Needs, Transportation, Administration, and Neighborhood Services. For Community /Economic Development, the Board has been working with professional staff on creating a Foreclosure Action Plan and on implementing the Housing Plan. In response to numerous complaints from concerned citizens and business owners, the Board authorized a parking study to be conducted in the Town. This study, set to be unveiled in early 2009, will present findings and recommendations to the Board. The current two -hour town -wide limit will be addressed and options such as resident -only parking decals will be considered. The Board hopes to implement some or all of the recommendations in the study in a timely manner. 2008 Annual Report KX CWNU, 11 HUMAN ]AFSOUR In the area of Long -Term Capital Infrastructure Needs, the Town hired Doug Goddard as the Town's Capital Buildings Project Manager in December 2008. Doug will work with the Town's Building Services staff along with staff from the School's Building & Grounds Department to assess and address the needs of the aging stock of Town -owned buildings. Some of Doug's collaborative efforts have led to attic insulation in the Memorial Building and work on improving the building's dilapidated front steps. The Board also held discussions with the School Committee on the future of the Maynard Building. The Board's work on its goal of Transportation in 2008 included having discussions with the Metrowest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) to ensure that the needs of Framingham residents and visitors are being addressed. This includes ensuring that the services currently being provided by the Ride are available to members of the disabled community. The Board is also concerned about the rail crossing going through downtown Framingham and has stepped up the efforts of the Downtown Rail Crossing Committee to come up with a plan to address the downtown traffic problem. This includes working with CSX to have them move their freight yards out of the current locations. In the area of Administration, the Board was pleased to concur with the Town Manager and welcome Gary Daugherty as the Town's new Fire Chief. The Board also adopted new, stricter alcohol rules and regulations in an effort to make Framingham a safer General Government L to R: Jason Smith (Chair), Laurie Lee, Charles Sisitsky (Clerk), Ginger Esty (Vice Chair), and Dennis Giombetti Town of Framingham community. These regulations included input from the business community to ensure their opinions were heard. Members of the Board along with Town staff also had various meetings with State and Federal officials to discuss funding for the Town. These included meetings with Governor Deval Patrick to discuss local aid cuts, Lt. Governor Timothy Murray to discuss the impacts of expanding rail service on downtown Framingham traffic, Congressman Edward Markey to discuss the downtown rail crossing, and our legislative delegation to discuss State funding and the priorities of the Town. Significant time was also spent defending the Town from a federal lawsuit brought forth by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC). The special appropriation allocated by Town Meeting to defend this suit has been well spent and to date numerous claims against the Town and certain officials have been dismissed from the suit altogether. 2008 Annual Report In terms of Neighborhood Services, the Board continues to support code enforcement efforts in our Town to avoid blight and unsafe living conditions. We have also worked with the Framingham Housing Authority to support their efforts to renovate their housing stock. Finally, the Board would like to offer a sincere thank you to the many dedicated individuals who work so diligently to make Framingham such a rich and wonderful community. From senior town officials to front line employees to elected and appoint board, committee, and commission members, the Town has a dedicated and highly professional group of people working on its behalf. We look forward to continued progress on the aforementioned issues and others in 2009. Respectfully Submitted, Jason A. Smith, Chair Town M I am pleased to present this Town Manager's Report for Framingham for calendar year 2008. This Report is only intended to be a brief summary of selected activities; it is not intended to be totally comprehensive. For a more complete summary of highlights, feel free to refer to the State of the Town Report which I presented to the Board of Selectmen on February 24, 2009. During this year, we experienced several transitions in management staff positions. In the first quarter of 2008, Alison Steinfeld was hired as the Town's new Director of Community & Economic Development. As a part of her important duties and responsibilities, Alison was also designated as Framingham's Downtown Director, broadly overseeing and coordinating all Town projects and development - related programs in the Downtown area. In September, Ethan Mascoop began his duties as the Town's new Director of Public Health. In November, Fire Chief 011ie Gadson retired after 32 years of service to the Department, the last three as Chief. Deputy Chief Al Ordway served as interim Fire Chief for a few months. Gary Daugherty was appointed Fire Chief in December after a rigorous search, including a formal assessment center process. Chief Daugherty was set to begin his duties officially on January 24, 2009. In December, Capital Building Projects Manager Doug Goddard was hired to fill this newly- created position approved by Town Meeting. It is a "hybrid" position, serving both the Town and School - side buildings and for the first time takes a comprehensive approach to the Town /School working together to properly steward the large number of public buildings in the community. From a public safety standpoint, the police department received a total of 47,376 actual calls for service requiring a response during General Government 2 Town of Framingham 2008. Total motor vehicle accidents requiring a police investigation was 1 The fire department handled a total of 19,078 requests for service in 2008, including 9,502 emergency calls for service and 9,576 non - emergency requests for service /assistance. On April 11, the Fire Department responded to a major fire in the Jefferson Village complex on Temple Street. This major incident required the use of multiple ladder companies to remove trapped persons from this large structure. The Police Department, the Department of Public Works, mutual aid fire responders from surrounding communities, and representatives from the Building Inspection Division all worked in tandem in response to this public safety emergency. A Housing Foreclosure Action Plan was developed which was approved by the Board of Selectmen, addressing three major aspects of housing foreclosures: (1) Foreclosure prevention; (2) Management of foreclosed property; and (3) Stabilization of neighborhoods affected by foreclosure and abandonment. The Framingham Housing Authority is a major partner in this overall foreclosure effort. The Town has applied for federal grant funds in the amount of $1.6 million to undertake this comprehensive effort. This program represents an excellent collaborative effort involving the Building Inspection Division and the Community and Economic Development Division. In the second half of 2008, Framingham secured a $12.9 million Life Sciences Grant from the Commonwealth, allowing the re- construction of a major sewer line and some water facilities serving Technology Park and the expansion of a wastewater pumping station to serve Genzyme and other companies within Tech Park. This will result in significant new hi -tech job creation within Framingham, and the many additional ancillary economic development benefits this creates for those local businesses that serve in a support role as vendors and suppliers. 2008 Annual Report The Department of Public Works completed the Water Street and Saxonville Sewer Line construction and will be starting the waterline construction this year on Water Street. The project was one of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) Administrative Consent Order (ACO) projects and eliminated a long- standing Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) further upstream in the system. The project was completed on schedule with the ACO, which is in its second year, and was completed within the funds appropriated. Further completed as part of this ACO requirement was construction of the new Fenwicke Wastewater Pumping Station on Central Street, which eliminated a significant amount of groundwater filtration from entering the system. Keep in mind that this ACO mandates well over $200 million in capital projects in water and sewer that the Town must undertake pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act to correct many years of insufficient maintenance investment in the Town's water /sewer infrastructure. Public Works has also contracted out for the acquisition of the Automated Meter Reading System and has begun the process of installation. When completed in early 2010, this project will provide real -time on- demand water meter readings and will dramatically improve the efficiency and accuracy of water and sewer billing. The reconstruction of the Franklin Street arterial corridor was initiated with a formal "ground- breaking ceremony." Approximately 35% of this $7.5+ million State and Federal funded project has been completed. Public Works finished a year of challenging snow and ice control operations for the winter of 2007 -2008, this resulting in a $1.6 million deficit beyond the funds appropriated by Town Meeting for that purpose. The deficit was successfully "retired" during the second - half of calendar year 2008. However, the beginning of winter 2008 -2009 has presented an equally significant demand on the Town's snow and ice funds for the current year. By General Government 3 Town of Framingham year end 2008, the Town had already accumulated another snow and ice deficit exceeding $1million which will again present a considerable challenge to deal with moving into calendar year 2009. The Building Services Department has completed overseeing the installation of a new, highly energy efficient replacement boiler for the Memorial Building. This has resulted in considerable energy savings for Town Hall heating operations. Also regarding buildings, negotiations were successfully concluded and a significant portion of the Town -owned Danforth Building was occupied by the Boys & Girls Club which is now the long -term lessee of this Town -owned property. Occupying the former Boys & Girls Club space at the old Fire Station on Hollis Street is the Amazing Things Performing Arts Center, also having completed a long -term lease with the Town. As we know, all local and state governments are being profoundly affected by the national economic downturn which we are experiencing. In the last quarter of calendar 2008 Annual Report year 2008, in response to a significant decrease in Town revenues, I initiated a freeze on all hiring for non - essential staff positions within the Town and a companion spending freeze on all operating spending which could reasonably be deferred until longer -term revenue trends stabilize. It is our responsibility as public servants to operate within available revenues and to manage Town affairs in a reasonable, cost - effective manner. I am grateful to the Board of Selectmen for their leadership and support during 2008. I commend the Division and Department heads comprising Framingham's excellent administrative team for their commitment and collaborative spirit during the year just completed. I also thank Town Meeting for your communication, engagement and budget support for the many Town services which we are privileged to deliver to fellow residents of Framingham. Respectfully Submitted, Julian M. Suso, Town Manager Town Clerk may. The Framingham Town Clerk's office is the largest joint clerk /election operation in Massachusetts. We are also one of the busiest Clerk's offices in the state. The presence of a birthing hospital, numerous nursing homes and assisted living facilities and a population of over 66,000 residents contribute to the substantial work load. The Town Clerk Division is responsible for creating and preserving all the Town's vital records. Assistant Town Clerk Lisa Ferguson manages our daily operations. Lisa trains, supervises and works with staff to ensure that we meet all deadlines. Lisa's knowledge, experience, positive attitude and extraordinary work ethic provide an excellent example for staff. In May, I promoted administrator Chris Sullivan to Election Coordinator and we welcomed our new administrator Emily Black. Emily and veteran administrator Lauren DiGiandomenico process vital records. They registered and issued 1712 birth certificates, 634 death certificates, 505 marriage licenses, 3252 dog licenses and 550 business certificates in 2008. Other administrative responsibilities include: collecting fines for the Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Building and Public Works departments and Animal Control; filing Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board and Historic Commission decisions; conducting genealogy searches and posting meetings and meeting minutes. Our 2008 revenues were $202,899. Emily and General Government 4 Town of Framingham Lauren worked at an intensive pace this year to meet our Town Clerk deadlines because Lisa, Chris and I were often focused on the 2008 elections. Their efforts were exceptional. The Election Division is responsible for conducting the Annual Town Census and all elections. Town Meeting original documents and votes are filed in our office. We prepare the Attorney General Bylaw submissions and post the bylaws when they are approved. 2008 was an unusually busy election cycle, especially for a new Election Coordinator and Chris performed superbly. Chris registered 4706 people, deleted 5252 voters and amended 9271 records in preparation for the November 5th Presidential Election. 27,085 people voted in this election, the largest turnout in Framingham's history. Election preparation begins months before an election and in the case of the 2008 Presidential Election it began in 2007 when Superintendents Gene Thayer and Peter Dewar agreed to close schools on Election Day. This alleviated parking and traffic concerns. We received support and assistance throughout the process. Jim Egan and the Building Services staff set up and broke down polling locations. The Police Department provided additional traffic details at the busiest polling locations. Keefe Tech Superintendent Jim Lynch cancelled classes and swim team practices on election night to ensure adequate parking for voters. We are not charged to use Keefe or St. Tarcisius Parish Center as polling locations; nor are we charged to park in St. Stephen's lot on election days. Town Accountant, Richard Howarth and his staff, Judy Moore, Shirley Tibbert and Lynn Porter facilitated the processing of the election payroll and 2008 Annual Report expenses which is extremely time- consuming for us after a big election. This assured that our election workers would be paid in a timely manner for the sixteen hour day they worked. We also conducted the Presidential Primary on February 5th. The turnout was 36 %. 16% voted in the Town Election on April 1st and 19% voted in the State Primary in September. The Annual Town Meeting met over twelve nights in April and May. Members voted on 51 articles and approved nine resolutions. Six Special Town Meetings were held on March 18, April 30, two on June 24, October 28 and December 18th. The Board of Selectmen has named me as the Town liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2010 Federal Census. Lisa and I are participating in ongoing training to ensure that Census 2010 is a success for Framingham. Many people have contributed to our success. Town employees are professional, knowledgeable and always willing to help. The Board of Selectmen, Town Officials and Town Meeting members provide consistent support to this office; it is a genuine pleasure to work with them and with all those who participate in our government. Our poll workers continue to work long days to ensure that the public is well served when they vote. Finally and most importantly I thank and commend my small, dedicated staff for their hard work, professionalism and friendly attitudes when dealing with the public. They exemplify the Town's commitment to excellent customer service. Respectfully Submitted, Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk General Government 5 2008 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary - Framingham, MA Official Results Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Presidential Preference Blanks r „ c� 4 1 2008 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary - Framingham, MA Official Results Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Presidential Preference Blanks 0 1 2 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 6 1 3 5 3 0 2 34 John R. Edwards 13 20 16 14 13 18 10 9 7 2 7 6 9 4 18 2 7 7 182 Hillary Clinton Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 565 627 522 637 588 534 505 512 357 263 630 252 351 217 324 143 135 208 7370 Christopher J. Dodd 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 22 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 Mike Gravel 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 8 Barack Obama 414 410 282 413 370 384 333 319 189 150 453 190 215 142 178 60 61 120 4683 Dennis J. 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Jack 506 576 456 520 492 532 416 477 282 216 565 238 305 218 299 115 89 195 6497 Write In 2 1 5 4 2 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 35 Blank 498 488 368 554 491 421 436 372 275 204 535 .219 282 149 234 99 118 144 5887 State Committee Woman Write In 18 15 26 32 15 11 18 7 9 7 21 74 13 5 3 1 0 4 279 Karen Spilka 5 10 7 12 6 2 4 5 3 2 5 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 67 Blank 983 1040 796 1034 964 942 833 839 548 412 1076 384 570 366 530 213 207 336 12073 Town Committee Blanks 22394 22290 17754 24613 21671 19916 19115 14784 11143 8951 23423 9457 12623 7213 10748 4762 5309 6866 263032 Parwez Wahid 336 381 288 375 325 355 285 401 231 158 395 178 205 164 217 71 52 140 4557 Sarah Micciche 368 428 315 361 367 386 295 415 233 159 402 184 215 163 221 78 57 142 4789 Nancy Coville Wallace 364 454 307 356 349 371 295 410 231 160 414 183 218 159 221 74 57 142 4765 Rochelle Sivan 336 386 288 340 335 365 281 405 228 152 386 174 202 153 207 73 50 133 4494 Christopher C. Ross 360 431 314 376 372 386 312 431 244 165 440 191 228 170 238 77 58 163 4956 C. Patrick Dunne 391 468 382 401 415 431 341 469 293 164 463 192 244 180 234 81 60 149 5358 Shahid Ahmed Khan 337 380 288 332 324 349 279 401 227 154 404 175 210 159 214 70 50 130 4483 Christopher S.Lorant 342 386 288 336 328 353 273 403 224 154 386 169 206 151 206 69 48 132 4454 Thomas F. Mahoney 368 430 328 369 355 401 316 477 266 164 425 187 240 167 233 80 61 155 5022 Stephanie A. Mercandetti 341 403 300 347 342 366 299 413 235 155 410 189 225 165 247 87 61 152 4737 Gerard E. Desilets 399 459 340 407 395 411 347 456 241 175 472 203 252 177 230 81 52 152 5249 Terene Micciche 355 398 301 339 347 366 281 403 225 152 386 171 207 156 209 70 50 135 4551 Joan Rastani 347 399 294 355 342 366 296 418 237 154 423 194 215 162 226 82 56 135 4701 Norma B. Shulman 395 491 369 423 444 395 344 450 256 190 462 192 226 168 218 82 50 141 5296 Alan Silver 361 408 296 366 351 359 297 417 234 164 406 172 207 158 208 69 50 128 4651 Maureen E. Dunne 387 468 381 411 402 434 330 470 287 166 464 198 249 172 242 79 56 150 5346 John A.Stefanini 444 512 389 454 463 466 385 492 273 185 544 238 283 192 308 99 74 178 5979 Cheryl Tully Stoll 350 402 297 369 342 368 291 418 232 157 398 179 214 153 211 74 52 132 4639 Elsa Rose Aviza 337 395 322 345 336 385 282 410 235 156 393 175 208 156 214 77 61 143 4630 Beverly K. Hugo 378 490 308 385 385 393 310 419 232 162 428 183 218 156 212 77 52 142 4930 Laura Medrano 340 401 297 345 342 366 287 405 232 157 402 184 223 166 215 78 59 139 4638 Pam Richardson 457 509 429 476 466 463 378 458 278 180 488 210 248 173 237 82 62 151 5745 Pamela V. Roberts 340 396 303 343 336 364 292 410 234 178 419 177 208 161 221 74 52 143 4651 Dawn F. Harkness 387 432 313 407 366 396 326 417 228 159 423 193 226 172 214 75 51 141 4926 y 0 0 N 0 0 y 0 C CD 0 February 5, 2008 CD F CD 0 C 0 CD Candidate Gerald Heng 1 325 2 377 3 290 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Stephen Joyce 352 331 331 346 274 400 220 157 380 167 204 155 202 69 48 132 4408 Lloyd Kaye 428 311 362 350 367 286 414 230 161 406 176 207 161 224 75 50 137 4697 327 384 291 335 327 345 272 408 227 163 388 169 208 152 205 73 49 133 4456 0 AJ Mulvey Esther A.H. Hopkins 366 407 444 327 389 375 397 333 453 239 172 533 198 243 172 238 78 54 146 5157 �C Kathleen T. McCarthy 361 467 353 430 407 417 349 452 251 206 486 219 246 172 233 86 58 152 5391 0 Dennis L. Giombetti 401 410 318 368 351 382 305 427 238 179 420 193 231 166 227 79 55 145 4855 y Betty H. Muto 366 484 422 340 395 397 429 343 476 257 175 522 218 262 176 285 84 68 159 5471 - S Wesley J. Ritchie 347 413 328 369 362 390 305 438 251 168 471 210 249 167 251 93 53 151 5044 Farooq M. Karim -Mirza 332 385 320 288 352 341 374 300 414 228 155 391 177 221 159 208 75 49 135 4659 Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. 412 464 358 333 435 325 348 277 399 222 152 384 169 208 157 208 69 51 136 4443 :v Write In 409 419 344 452 258 176 533 221 266 182 258 88 70 160 5505 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Winners are indicated in bold A True Copy Attest: Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk Voter Turnout 1006 1065 829 1078 985 955 855 851 560 421 1102 459 587 371 534 214 207 340 12419 Total Registered Voters 2555 2624 2239 2599 2486 2408 2319 2221 1724 1668 2740 1551 1709 1328 1590 763 966 1252 34742 Percent Turnout 39% 41% 37% 41% 40% 40% 37% 38% 32% 25% 40% 30% 34% 28% 34% 28% 21 27 36% N 0 0 y 0 C CD 0 2008 Republican Presidential Preference Primary - Framingham, Massachusetts Official Results Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Preference Blank 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 John McCain 191 176 123 183 155 140 145 97 68 60 175 67 86 36 49 22 12 32 1817 Fred Thompson 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 Tom Tancredo IRudy Presidential 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duncan Hunter 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mike Huckabee 10 21 10 16 12 8 8 8 2 6 8 5 3 7 5 3 6 Mitt Romney 251 229 137 249 178 157 184 126 96 74 228 84 69 53 61 18 11 6 60 138 2265 Ron Paul 9 7 11 16 11 9 6 3 12 4 9 3 10 7 7 2 0 3 129 Giuliani 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 4 1 1 1 1 1 No Preference 1 2 1 1 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 25 15 Write In 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 9 State Committee Man Blank 197 167 99 170 161 120 131 106 54 45 150 66 62 31 56 15 10 30 1670 Edward Bergin McGrath 265 268 181 294 197 201 212 134 127 98 273 98 113 76 66 31 16 72 2722 Write In 2 4 4 1 2 2 3 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 26 State Committee Woman Blank 204 197 104 201 180 142 140 103 64 54 178 76 63 34 61 17 12 34 1864 Linda K. Jewell 258 242 178 260 179 179 204 135 118 92 246 88 112 72 62 29 14 66 2536 Write In 2 0 2 4 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 18 Town Committee Blank 14570 13819 8950 14666 11402 10065 10883 7600 5688 4549 13202 5120 5422 3343 3936 1446 813 3124 138598 Edward Bergin McGrath 213 202 137 233 168 165 166 106 89 68 218 85 93 53 53 22 13 59 2143 Jacques A. Prindiville 198 179 113 178 136 143 144 92 85 80 207 76 91 51 47 17 13 54 1904 Mary Z.Connaughton 212 185 131 194 164 158 163 108 87 72 233 84 87 52 56 21 11 56 2074 Constance Barnes 194 180 113 173 131 145 141 99 81 66 186 73 83 44 46 19 11 57 1842 Nicolas Sanchez 226 218 130 252 173 163 165 101 96 68 215 79 94 55 58 22 14 56 2185 Karl Thober 216 184 113 197 130 150 151 95 81 67 190 72 83 44 45 18 11 53 1900 Douglas B. Freeman 197 188 123 190 146 155 146 100 83 67 223 75 87 50 48 20 13 56 1967 John R. Dwyer 212 206 118 184 145 153 149 95 78 72 195 74 83 50 50 23 11 55 1953 Write In 2 4 12 8 5 8 2 4 2 1 6 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 64 Winners are indicated in bold - A True Copy Attest: Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk Voter Turnout 464 439 284 465 360 323 346 240 182 146 425 164 175 107 124 46 26 102 4418 Total Registered Voters 2555 2624 2239 2599 2486 2408 2319 2221 1724 1668 2740 1551 1709 1328 1590 763 966 1252 34742 Percent Turnout 18% 17% 13% 18% 14% 13% 15% 11% 11% 9% 16% 11% 10% 8% 8% 6% 3% 8 13% v, y 0 N 0 0 y 0 C CD ~o 0 February 5, 2008 2008 Working Families Presidential Preference Primary - Framingham, Massachusetts Official Results 0 0 0 a Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total v v Presidential Preference Blank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A No Preference 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 v Write In 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4 State Committee Man Y Blank 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 Write In 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 State Committee Woman Blank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 5 Write In 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 Town Committee Blank 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 20 9 0 0 0 0 20 0 59 Write In 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Winners are indicated in bold A True Copy Attest: Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk Voter Turnout 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 Total Registered Voters 2555 2624 2239 2590 2486 2408 2319 2221 1724 1668 2740 1551 1709 1328 1590 763 966 1252 34742 Percent Turnout 0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 0% 0% 0 %0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0 0 °/u 0% 0% 0% 0 °/u 0 0 N 0 0 0 CD 2008 Green - Rainbow Presidential Preference Primary - Framingham, Massachusetts Official Results Candidate 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total residential Preference lank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ared Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 alph Nader 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 laine Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 at Swift 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 ynthia McKinney 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 Kent Mesplay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 No Preference 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Write In 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 State Committee Man Blank 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 18 Write in 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 State Committee Woman Blank 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 19 Write in 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Town Committee Blank 10 10 10 0 20 0 20 30 0 10 10 20 10 18 0 10 0 20 198 Write In 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 Winners are indicated in bold A True Copy Attest: Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk Voter Turnout 1 1 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 20 Total Registered Voters 2555 2624 2239 2599 2486 2408 2319 2221 1724 1668 2740 1551 1709 1328 1590 763 966 1252 34742 Percent Turnout 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% �.A CD Town Election Official Results - April 1, 2008 C ro F I D 9— o C ro v, Blanks 57 48 40 Christine A. Long 198 301 187 Kathy Vassar 318 191 136 Write -Ins 1 1 2 Library Trustee 46 37 21 Blanks 1345 1205 840 Danielle Green Barney 307 316 191 Joanne Thompson 320 331 215 Arthur M. Finstein 298 308 177 Write -Ins 26 10 37 Blanks 163 123 85 Valerie Mulvey 410 416 279 Write -Ins 1 2 1 Moderator 3 24 1362 Blanks 46 37 21 Joel Winett 248 285 184 Edward J. Noonan 279 216 160 Write -Ins 1 3 0 Selectmen 0 1 3 Blanks 211 153 113 Dennis L. Giombetti 348 355 244 Bob Berman 233 279 209 Laurie A. Lee 353 293 163 Write -Ins 3 2 1 School Committee 10 5 23 Blanks 582 462 330 Philip A. Dinsky 310 331 203 David F. Miles 261 292 205 Michael J. Bower 304 305 213 Laura Medrano 262 229 142 Write -Ins 3 4 2 Planning Board 86 44 367 Ai Mulvey Michael M. Rossi Write Ins 476 420 264 348 326 243 324 336 222 - 0 0 1 157 122 119 94 90 35 23 135 42 48 22 60 17 3 24 1362 366 335 292 312 297 170 75 507 179 194 105 190 60 34 89 4316 2 0 1 3 3 3 1 5 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 28 38 27 31 14 14 12 5 37 10 10 5 23 11 7 8 356 300 232 176 224 185 110 50 242 87 116 46 79 26 15 48 2653 187 198 205 170 191 86 44 367 125 117 78 149 40 15 57 2684 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 7 161 130 116 145 124 59 33 221 67 86 43 89 39 18 55 1863 328 287 305 255 262 141 63 440 163 169 91 198 48 27 73 3797 304 236 209 225 165 113 54 198 92 108 56 67 26 15 40 2629 257 259 192 190 226 103 47 424 121 122 68 148 41 14 58 3079 0 2 2 3 3 6 1 2 1 1 2 0_ 0 0 6 _ 23 519 418 429 365 373 163 81 640 193 247 120 269 82 44 122 5439 296 266 214 244 225 129 59 339 133 128 60 125 33 19 57 3171 243 216 218 225 206 123 54 327 115 124 73 117 45 19 53 2910 276 289 197 210 184 101 53 316 119 107 65 115 29 10 48 2941 241 182 177 182 184 108 50 315 106 122 70 127 41 19 59 2616 0 0 1 1 4 ' 0 0 4_ 0 1 2 _ .. 1 0 0 23 87 49 51 59 39 19 15 77 32 27 13 - 41 8 7 13 682 232 227 196 161 173 112 44 287 108 118 63 166 42 22 65 2696 206 181 165 185 178 77 40 283 82 98 54 56 27 8 35 23 14 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0____ 0- 6 6 1290 1092 1060 934 885 462 229 1576 510 587 277 606 197 101 256. 13452 256 227 188 221 215 114 54 310 124 132 82 - 133 39 16 67 - 2980 265 252 210 242 243' 126 54 373 138 145 90 149 37 20 71 3281 276 238 182 222 209 127 _3 59 309 112 107 63 112 35 11 55 2900 19 19 8 17 8 0 20 4: 1- 8 4 0 0 _3 187 472 380 304 294 282 163 72 473 140 177 78 176 58 25 80 4334 292 269 274 269 261 134" 62 431 159 159 93 157 56 28 75 3630 284 265 246 253 235 119 64 386 145 150 86 168 46 21 71 3421 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 1 ` _ 0 0 0 _. 15 y 0 ° n C N 0 0 y 0 C CD 0 04/30/2009 Town Election Official Results - April 1, 2008 CGS CD F CD G � 0 C v, crc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Trustee Edgell Grove Cemetery (5 Year Term) Blanks 271 203 142 255 182 203 160 161 72 35 277 85 86 42 97 28 16 43 2358 William F. Welch 303 336 223 267 275 209 247 229 134 64 370 137 157 87 154 48 21 70 3331 Write -Ins 0 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 11 Trustee Edgell Grove Cemetery (2 Year Term) Blanks 230 189 120 224 187 177 136 148 59 32 231 71 87 44 81 21 14 39 2090 Kathleen Griffith 344 352 244 299 270 235 271 241 148 67 414 151 156 85 170 56 23 74 3600 Write -Ins 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 Housing Authority Blank 163 109 73 151 91 58 83 60 35 14 156 37 36 17 21 8 3 12 1127 Phyllis A. May 280 310 208 266 235 259 213 251 111 51 303 124 151 80 92 44 25 58 3061 Richard Barbieri 130 122 84 108 130 95 109 76 62 34 188 61 56 33 138 25 9 43 1503 Write -Ins 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Total Voter Turnout 574 541 365 525 457 412 409 390 208 99 647 222 243 130 251 77 37 113 5700 Total Registered Voters 2566 2633 2258 2617 2505 2414 2332 2225 1731 1696 2759 1542 1708 1330 1576 772 979 1268 34911 Percentage 22% 21% 16% 20% 18% 17% 18% 18% 12% 6% 23% 14% 14% 10% 16% 10% 4% 9% 16% A True Copy Attest: Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk Winners are indicated in bold italics 0 CR 04/30/2009 nffirrial Roc, -ic )nno o4-.t. n..:...,...., CD F CD 0 C i 1 v, Candi date Democratic 1 2 33 i -__ _ - 4 5 ry VV %WI LV 1111%,41 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total i - 1_ -� — Senator in Cong ress - - - -- -' - - -- Blank John F.Ker- Edward J. O' Reilly 131 51 -- 4 131 5 121 361 -- � -- � 30 1 3 1 4 0 0 88 1_ 13i 3i 1 1 06 132 219 1 2 0 1 66 53 75 4435 i -- -- - 2 84; - - - -- Writ e-Ins 197 1�2 17 9 136' 0 189r 0 17 0 1651 11 � 141' 71 1 4 2 1 460 8 5 0 58 i 19 15 24 1834 2 1 0 1 01 0 0 0� 0 0 0 8 Re in Con gress Bla - - - nks y -- Edward J. Marke - _ 146 487 _ 128 545 _ 7 388 - 137 1 455 109 461 86 447 _ - - -� 86 - 91 561 38, 381 25 36 53 23 17 6 20 1172 384 27 51 206 121 3i 67 1 54' 246' 153' 2191 68 62 78 5116 Write -Ins _ -_ 6 2 4 8 9 61 2 9' 4 2 1 7 31 5 3 5 1 0 1 77 Coun cillor - - Blanks - -- 155 106 82 129 93 74 8 495 - - 40 15 ; 681 301 34 18 25i 9 7 17 1040 f -- - - 85 ' 220 1 1 83 I - -� 23 71 1071 16 91 10 6 187 46 50 48 3308 -� -- - - }- -� — - - 168, 1061 73 50 154, 54' 101 54 51 3 1 11 34 2003 _ Kell A. T imllty -- Robert L.Jubinville 286 198 361 205 232 152 2 194 - - - , 29 1 195 I 2 93 1 -- �- 1721 Write -I 0 3 2, 1 0 0 0 o 4 0 1I 2 01 1 0 0 0 0 14 State Se nator Blanks 177 131 89 156 143 110 108 75 561 25 106 42 541 28 50 18i 7 20 1395 Karen E.S Spi p 4 59 53 373 437 432 -- -- 424 367 260 186 121 342' 148 244 148 211 68 61 77 4894 W rite -Ins 3 8 6 7 4 5 2 5 6.- � - -- - -- -- -- - - -- - 2 12 31 6 3 2 0 0 2 76 St ate Rep 6th — 9 4 5 3, 1� -° 7 2 148 �1 102 13 87 = � 34�. 17 116 _ 61 - -` 8 7 41:- 12,- 1 204 8 1 81 47- 21 1641 0 0 0 1 0. 4 - _ - 135�6 Blank 11 13 9 7 5 Pam Richard 181 281 1781 182 212 - - - 243 Dawn F. Harkness 166 178_ 108 220 160 131 Chris Walsh 28 0 203 173 191 201 159 Writ -Ins 1 0 0 0 1 1 -_ Sta Re p 7th Blanks Tom S annic and ro 76 24 117 45 5 1 20 23 s - - _- - 5 25 6, 123 333 146 20 8 66 7 6 1208 Write_Ins_ Re gister of Probate Blanks 26 0 253 162 267 227 186 _ - -- - -- - -- - - John R Buonomo 335 378 285 297 309 315 - - -- 8 11 10 2 4 0,. 0 25 201 126 100 531 188 721 111 61 -- - -- 72 29 1 4 29 2411 244 195 129 85 242 108 17 7 111 18 1 55 54 65 3565 Write Ins 22 13 8 1 7 15 ill 13 7 4' 9 2 5 5 2 0 1 141 John Aliperta o 0� 0I o 0 0 _ _ 0� oo, o! 0 0 0 01 0 /30/2 9:3 0IAM 0 0 N 0 0 0 C 0 Official Results Sent mber 16 2008 State Prima CD F CD 0 C i CD Candidate -- - -- Thomas B. Conc annon, Jr. Ric Covi - John Lambert0 1 0 2 3 _ 4 5 6 -- - 5 { 0 , - - — - -- 1 7 0 1 0 0 0! 7 5 - 0 _ 8 0 - 9 2 -- 0 10 — 2 0. 11 L- - - 10 0 12 13 14 - - -- -- - - �- —� 4 31 0 1 0 0. 0 15 16 - 17 18 i- Total -- - 75 0 1 0� - O 0 1' 0 I � 2 0 2 0 - �- - 0 -- 0 I 0 0� 2 1 01 01 Or 01 Ot 0 i 0 6 Sean T. O' Donovan John F. Panica, III 18! 0 _ 8 16 17 18 0' 0, 01 15 1 6 - 0 9 - 4 t 9 - 4 111 2 - -- 4 0 OL 0! 0 2�_ 163 0, 0; 1� 0, 0� 0 0 1 4 i 0 CE N 0 0 y 0 C 0 04/30/2009 9:37 AM Official Rp cidtc R antamhor 1r% ?nnA Qtmtn Primgrw P CD 0 C i CD 1 I 12� Ca - -_ 1 5 � 6 7 - 8 T - 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Republican i Sena n congress C - - Bl anks - - J K. 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Blank 40 38 28 35 40 35 1 2 84 119 Wr ite-in s_ 151 1 2 7 12 14 6 8 State Rep 7th 41 .13 37 27 4 36 - - 8 41 35 6 16_18' 5' Blank 34 19 4 4 3 5 1 2 6 Write -Ins 8 28 8 7 18 7 ; 3 32 -- -- - - Reg t ster of Probate Blanks Write Ins _ 6 3 - 399 10 04 John Aliperta Thomas B Concannon, Jr. Ric hard Covino 0' 1� — 11 , 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 11 01 0 j 0 0 0 01 0 0 0 0 - 5 ' -- 01 01 0 0 0_ 0 0 1 1 ! 0 0 1 0 0 0 02 0 0� 1 ' 00 0 0 + 0 0 0 0' 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 John Lambe Sean T. O'Donova _0� 021 0' 0 1 0± 2 1_ 1 _ 3 0 0 2 0 0 - 0� 01 0 1 01 _0 0 0 4 0 0_0 0 0 0 0 ! 0 0! 00 0 0 0 11 4 John F Panica, III 0 0 0' 0 0 0' 0! 0; 0 01 0, 0 0 0 1 04/30/2009 9:37 AM ■ CD F CD 0 C 0 v, x Official Rpe_%ijlt_q Spntpmhpr 1A gnnR Statp Primary Candidate 1 2 3 1 4 5 1 6 7 1 8 9 10 _11 12 1 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Green - Rainbow S enator in Co ngress B lanks 0 0 01 O 0_ 0 0 0 0 0l 0� 1_ 0 — OI 0, 0 0 0 0 0 Writ -Ins _ 0 0 0 Oj 1; 0 O 0 0 0� 0' 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 Re p. in Congress 1 Blanks 0 ' 0 0' 0 Oj 0 O 0 0 ' _ 0 01 0 OI 0 0 0 0 0 Write -In 0 0 0 0 1 01 0 01 0 0 0' Oj 0 0, 01 1 0 0 2 - Councillor -- Blanks _ 0 0 0 0� — 1 - 0 0 Oj -- 01 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 Write -Ins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0' 0; 0 0 0 0 01 1 0 0 1 State Sen Blanks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Write -Ins 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 i 0 0 01 0 0! 0 1 0 0j 2 - -� -- State Rep 6th B la n ks - 0 0 0 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0� 0 Write -Ins 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 State Rep 7th Blanks ., , 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Write In 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 -- Registe o f Probate I I i -- Bl anks 0 0 0 0 1 0 01 0 0 0 1 - _ Write-Ins John Aliperta T B. Concanno Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0_ - -- 0 0 0 0, 0 0 0 _0, Oi 0 0 — 0 - -- 01 0 0 01 0 — 0 0 Oj 0� - 01 0 0� 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0' 0 01 O 0 0 1 0 0 Richard Covino _- John Lambert 0 Ol 0 0 0' 0 0 0 0 01 0 0 0 0� 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0� 0 0� 0 0 Oj_ 0 0 0 0 0 � - -- — Sean T. O'Donova 0: — - - 0 0 0 0I 0 0 01 0 0 0 0 0 Oi 0 0 OI O 0 John F Panica, III 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oi 0 0 0 01 0 04/30/2009 9:37 AM nffir - -ial Rcacililtc Cnmfnmhnr 7a 3nnQ CD F 0 C CD i Candidate- 2 3 I 4 5 6 7 _ 8 I 1 - 9 10 1 11 12 13 1 14 - - 15 16 17 18 Total Working Families Senator in Congress Blanks _ - -- 0 0 �_ 0 0 0 0 0 O 01 2 00 01 0 0 0 0 0 2 Write -Ins _ 0� — D 0 01 0 _0 0 1 0 0 0 0 _01 2 0 0 0 0 3 -- Rep. in Congres Blan Write - Ins 0 01 Oi 0' 0� 0 _0 1 _ 0 0 0,1 0 0; 0 1 0i 0 r - - - -- 0' - 01 0 0 0 0 1 0 _ 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 C -- - -- I - Blanks W rite -In 0 cl O 0 Oi 0 0 0 0 0 01 0 0: OT 1 0 0 0 � 0 0 0 Cl Oi 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 State Senato _ i I Blanks — W -Ins 0 0� 0 0 0 0� 0 0 0 _ 0 0 0 OI 1� 0� 2i 0 Oi _ 0 0� 0 0 0 0 _ 3 0' 00 0' 0 0 0 0 2 0� 0 0 0 2 State Rep 6th Blanks L - Write-ins 0' 0 0 0 0' 0� 1 - -- 0 � 0_ _ 0 0 0 �� 0- 2' 0 0 0 r 0 2 _St ate Rep 7th i ,. 1 2 - - -- 0'- 0 0 — 0 — 0 0 F— -- 0 0 — Blan 0 0 3 Wr ite-ins 0 0 0 Regist of Probate Bl anks _ 01 Oi 0 0 0 0l 0 _ 0 0 0 0 _L 0 0 0 0 0 Write -Ins J Aliperta 0 0 0 0 0 - Oi 01 0 t 0 000 0 0— 0 —1— OI _ —0� 01 0 � 0_ 0 0 0 0 0� 0 _ 2 0 _0 0 0 0 0 _ 0 0 0 0 3 0 Thomas B. 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Kerry 1364 1447 1218 1465 1356 1365 1218 1241 872 772 1476 665 916 692 793 358 469 606 18293 Jeffrey K. Beatty 663 665 517 669 595 573 518 450 341 267 719 292 308 195 202 90 56 189 7309 Robert J. Underwood 56 53 58 53 54 44 60 48 30 33 38 31 38 35 23 12 13 34 713 Write -Ins 1 0 4 4 1 1 4 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 25 Rep. in Congress Blanks 132 119 114 147 153 135 125 116 88 59 114 51 66 60 62 30 71 56 1698 Edward J. Markey 1441 1537 1279 1488 1401 1414 1238 1283 902 786 1558 698 936 704 796 352 428 619 18860 John Cunningham 572 558 440 616 524 489 481 385 288 250 618 263 286 179 191 94 70 176 6480 Write -Ins 2 3 5 7 3 7 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 47 Councillor Blanks 683 666 523 788 672 607 619 492 342 288 703 289 341 214 229 103 143 182 7884 Kelly A. Timilty 1440 1516 1295 1437 1384 1409 1197 1270 915 791 1562 .708 934 714 811 368 418 661 18830 Write -Ins 24 35 20 33 25 29 32 24 23 18 26 16 15 19 10 5 8 9 371 State Senator Blanks 591 587 456 679 565 545 513 436 307 249 596 262 292 192 232 104 140 179 6925 Karen E. Spilka 1529 1610 1354 1549 1493 1473 1310 1322 952 831 1664 734 978 736 807 368 420 667 19797 Write -ins 27 20 28 30 23 27 25 28 21 17 31 17 20 19 11 4 9 6 363 0 A N 0 0 y 0 C CD 0 04/30/2009 9:36 AM CGS CD G� 0 C CD v, 0 2008 State Election Official Results - Framingham, MA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 TOTAL Blanks 626 589 458 710 566 564 539 338 334 245 156 5125 Pam Richardson 1421 1563 1305 1461 1418 1395 1241 900 921 676 406 12707 Write-Ins 58 28 22 47 35 35 48 24 21 22 ` 7 347 .lames Pillsbury 42 37 53 40 62 51 20 18 �, _,� 14 4 0 341 State Rea. (7th Middlesex) Blanks 530 294 695 283' 255 115 229 2401 Tom Sannicandro 1233 790 1572 718 787 358 616 6074 Write Ins 23 13 24 12 8 3 7 90 Register of Probate Blanks 758 729 600 881 747 695 664 584 392 327 799 324 397 265 281 128 210 242 9023 Tara E. oeCristofaro 1370 1467 1219 1353 1314 1323 1170 1184 869 756 1475 678 880 669 763 343 354 606 17793 Write -Ins 19 21 19 24 20 27 14 18 19 14 17 11 13 13 6 5 5 4 269 Question 1 (State Income Tax) Blanks 54 28 41 43 54 46 66 48 32 22 51 24 41 50 58 32 39 33 762 Yes 726 613 489 654 550 575 557 500 390 368 720 304 384 283 323 143 229 268 8076 No 1367 1576 1308 1561 1477 1424 1225 1238 858 707 1520 685 865 614 669 301 301 551 18247 Question 2 (Marijuana) Blanks 37 36 34 40 51 50 66 54 34 24 45 19 40 40 54 26 25 26 701 Yes 1484 1504 1223 1535 1409 1301 1226 1197 837 749 1515 667 907 611 671 320 351 563 18070 No 626 677 581 683 621 694 556 535 409 324 731 327 343 296 325 130 193 263 8314 Question 3 (Greyhound Racing) Blanks 40 51 41 64 70 56 78 58 34 31 59 25 48 38 52 28 29 34 836 Yes 1334 1386 1058 1395 1247 1175 1126 1107 754 683 1413 615 763 586 568 272 339 440 16261 No 773 780 739 799 764 814 644 621 492 383 819 373 479 323 430 176 201 378 9988 Total Turnout 2147 2217 1838 2258 2081 2045 1848 1786 1280 1097 2291 1013 1290 947 1050 476 569 852 27085 Total Registered 2686 2700 2341 2685 2633 2530 2435 2338 1839 1830 2876 1579 1805 1451 1671 818 1077 1378 36672 Percentage 80% 82% 79% 84% 79% 81% 76% 76% 70% 60% 80% 64% 71% 65% 63% 58% 53% 62% 74% A True Copy Attest Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk Winners are indicated in bold italics y 0 N 0 0 y 0 ro 0 04/30/2009 9:36 AM Town of Framingham Introduction & Overview Petrini & Associates, P.C. ( "P &A ") is pleased to provide the 2008 Annual Report of the Office of the Town Counsel. P &A operates the Office of the Town Counsel in accordance with Article II, Section 5 of the General Bylaws. We represent the Town in various litigation in which the Town is involved, and appear on behalf of the Town before all courts and administrative agencies of the Commonwealth. In addition, we serve as a liaison and a resource to various special counsel and insurance counsel representing the Town in a variety of legal matters. We also attend meetings of all boards, committees and commissions of the Town that we are requested to attend. P &A also drafts legal documents for Town officials, boards and commissions upon request, and reviews legal contracts, deeds and agreements to which the Town is a party. We provide advice and opinions to the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, and various division heads and department heads in accordance with the Town bylaws and the Policy for Access to Town Counsel. In our capacity as Town Counsel, we also attend the Annual Town Meeting and all special town meetings, and we are available to provide opinions at such meetings upon request. We also review all non - petition warrant articles prior to inclusion in the warrant, and also are available to review and comment upon written motions submitted in advance in conjunction with specific warrant articles. Over the past several years, the litigation in which the Town is named as a party has grown in volume, scope and complexity. We historically have found that a variety of the Town's features make it attractive to developers, social service agencies, and corporations and these proponents usually 2008 Annual Report pursue their proposed projects vigorously. If the proponents' development projects are not permitted by our land use boards, the proponents often expend substantial resources to challenge the denial of the permits in court. Litigation filed in recent years by Paulini Loam, Nexum, Great Brook Valley Health Center, Inc. and South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc., all discussed in further detail below, constitute recent examples of this. This office has continued to handle the Town's increasingly complex and heavy volume of litigation with efficiency, focus and positive results. Included in Section II of this report is a comprehensive list describing the status of litigation active in 2008, as required by Article II, Section 5.8 of the General Bylaws. Included in Section III of this report is a Budgetary Overview section that summarizes the revenue, mitigation and avoided expenses that this office has helped achieve for the Town in 2008. Positive accomplishments which this office achieved or helped to achieve in 2008 include the following: (1) In July of 2008, the Federal District Court of Massachusetts granted the Town's Motion for Summary Judgment on the issue of whether the Town effectively established a 24 -day work period pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 207(k). By virtue of the Court's ruling (which the plaintiffs are expected to appeal) the Town has avoided potentially substantial damages, which could have totaled more than $1,500,000 given the substantial damages imposed by the courts for FLSA violations, including double damages, full attorneys' fees and costs. (2) The Town continued to receive the benefits of an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) effective January 1, 2007 - December 31, General Government 6 Town of Framingham 2026 with the Town of Ashland, whereby Framingham transports Ashland's wastewater to the MWRA system, and receives in return approximately several hundred thousand dollars per year based on an established formula, on an annual basis. In addition to the annual payments received by Framingham for wastewater transport, the Town receives an additional $200,000 per year for the first five years, until one million dollars is paid, in settlement of litigation pending in Middlesex Superior Court that was filed seeking compensation for system impacts caused by Ashland's sewage flow through the Framingham system. (Between 1963 and 2003, the Town of Framingham received only $5,500 per year for providing this service.) In FY 2008, the Town received a total of $1,209,974.70 from Ashland by virtue of these efforts. (3) In FY 2008 the Town received a payment of $300,000 from Pelham Apartments in settlement of the summary judgment obtained on its counterclaim in 2003 trash collection litigation. The Town also received payments for mitigation from Natick Mall developer General Growth 2008 Annual Report Properties in FY 2008 totaling $605,000 through settlement of litigation brought by the Town and the Planning Board in 2004 challenging the Natick Planning Board's issuance of a special permit in connection with the construction of improvements at the Natick Collection and the associated residential expansion. Additionally, the Town received an annual payment of $167,805.05 in FY 2008 in payments required by its settlement of its litigation with Comcast. 2008 Report on Status of Framingham Cases In accordance with Art. IL Secs. 5.8 and 1.5 of the General Bylaws, here is a list of the Framingham cases that were active in 2008. I have included the case name, type of case, and a brief description of the case with the 2008 activities summarized in the last column on the right. This section is divided into two parts. Part A summarizes cases are handled by this office, and Part B summarizes cases handled by special counsel or insurance counsel. Office of Town Counsel Cases MATTER TYPE 2008 STATUS/DISPOSITION Balboni v. Town of Framingham Handicap The claimant filed this claim with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Discrimination alleging that the Town discriminated against him on the basis of an alleged handicap. The matter arose after DPW declined to hire the complainant for a laborer's position after the complainant revealed he had a back condition. The claimant argued the Town violated G.L. 151B after failing to properly examine the claimant. The Town's position is that the complainant cannot perform the essential duties of the position. In January, 2008, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination issued a Probable Cause Finding in the case and held a mandatory conciliation conference in March of 2008. In November of 2008, the MCAD issued a Certification for Public Hearing. The next steps will include a Pre - Hearing Conference and the holding of a Public Hearing, at which time the Hearing Officer /Commissioner will make a finding as to whether the Town is liable for its decision not to hire Mr. Balboni, and award damages (if any). Bugaboo Creek v. Town, et al. Sign Bylaw Bugaboo Creek Holdings, Inc., which owns and operates the Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, filed this lawsuit against the Town in Middlesex Superior Court in June of 2008 seeking to enjoin the Town's enforcement of the Sign Bylaw with respect to multiple business signs ( "MBS ") owned by Walmart on Route 9 and Route 30. Bugaboo leased advertising panels on both MBS signs. At the same time it filed the complaint, Bugaboo moved for a temporary restraining order or, in the alternative, a preliminary injunction prohibiting the Town from requiring the removal of Bugaboo's advertising panels. After a hearing and review of the parties' memoranda of law and affidavits, the Superior Court denied Bugaboo's motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. The Town subsequently moved for summary judgment in the Fall of 2008. Bugaboo opposed the motion, General Government 7 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report General Government and the Court has scheduled a summary judgment hearing in May of 2009. If the Town succeeds on its motion for summary judgment, this case will be resolved in its favor, with the exception of a possible appeal. If the Town's motion for summary judgment is denied, a trial will be required. and all Fair Labor This action was filed against the Town in 2005 by approximately 100 Framingham others ,Duarte others similarly situated v. Standards Act patrol officers alleging that the Town failed to appropriately compute and pay Town of Framingham Statutory Claim overtime wages as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U. S.C. § §201 -219. The Town contends that it complied with the FLSA pursuant to payments made to the officers under the terms of the parties' collective bargaining agreement. An important issue in this case is the proper work period to be used in calculating required overtime sums. The Town contends that at all relevant times it had an established 24 -day work period whereby the officers were entitled to FLSA overtime only for time worked in excess of 147 hours over a 24 -day work period, in accordance with a formula set forth under applicable federal Regulations. The officers have argued that the operative threshold should be 40 hours within a given week, such that they would be entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 each week. The Town moved for summary judgment on this key issue early in 2008. On July 2, 2008, the Court issued an order that the Town had effectively established a 24 -day work period under the FLSA. This decision represents an important victory for the Town, potentially saving it from substantial liability. The officers are expected to appeal the Court's ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, either after a trial of the remaining issues or pursuant to a settlement agreement that may be entered into between the Town and the officers, if settlement terms can be agreed upon Carney v. Town of Wetlands This matter involves the Conservation Commission's efforts to enforce wetlands Framingham violations committed by William Carney of 32 Parker Road. The Commission found that Mr. Carney had clear cut numerous trees and dumped brush within a wetlands resource area located on 28 Parker Road, 30 Parker Road, and 32 Parker Road. The Commission issued an enforcement order on April 2, 2008, and an amended enforcement order on June 4, 2008. Mr. Carney appealed the enforcement order(s) to the Superior Court under the certiorari statute, G.L. c. 249, § 4. This office recently filed the record of proceedings in this case and served a motion to dismiss Mr. Carney's Superior Court appeal on the grounds that it was not timely filed. We are awaiting receipt of Mr. Carney's opposition to such motion, and will file the same upon receipt in accordance with Court rules. Corcoran Management Co., Municipal/ Action before the Superior Court seeking to enjoin Town from discontinuing trash Inc., Pelham I and Pelham Contract pick -up. Town filed a counterclaim to recover cost of services provided. In 2003, II v. Town of Framingham summary judgment entered in favor of Town on all of plaintiffs' counts, as well as on its counterclaims. Approximately $100,000 in escrow funds were released to Town upon receipt of the favorable summary judgment decision. In 2004, the Superior Court awarded the Town judgment in excess of $300,000 on its counterclaim after a three day assessment of damages hearing. Although the plaintiffs appealed this decision to the Appeals Court, they withdrew their appeal upon the parties' settlement of this case in the Spring of 2008. Under the terms of the settlement, the Town received $300,000 and an agreement by the plaintiffs that the Town is not required to provide curbside trash collection to the plaintiffs, in accordance with the terms of the applicable DPW policy. Coviello Electric & Public Procurement/ Coviello Electric & General Contracting, Inc., the apparent low bidder on a bid for General Contracting, Inc. v. Bid Protest streetlight maintenance, brought a bid protest against the Town after the Town Town of Framingham rejected all bids on a street light maintenance contract. The Town rejected the bids because it has inadvertently used the wrong invitation to bid when the Town sought bids for the project. The Town then revised the RFP and rebid the project, arguing that the new bid invitation contained substantial modifications between the original mistaken bid and the new bid specifications. One particular modification to the new bid was that the Town wanted the vendor to have the online capability to track malfunctioning street lights. Coviello filed a bid protest with the office of the Attorney General, contending that there were no material differences between the first and second bids and that it was entitled to award of the contract by virtue of its status as lowest responsible bidder on the initial bid. After hearing the parties' arguments at a hearing July 17, 2008, the Attorney General's office allowed the General Government Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report General Government protest, in part on the basis of its conclusion that it was not clear whether a tracking system that was email -based as proposed by Coviello would not meet the stated needs. After this decision, the Town awarded the contract to Coviello. This matter is now closed. (Cramer and Zoning The plaintiffs, Cheryl B. Cramer and Carol L. Bosworth, appealed a special permit Bosworth) Bosworth) v. Staples, Inc. granted by the Planning Board to Staples, Inc. for land clearing under Section IV.114 of the Zoning Bylaw. Staples was granted the special permit for land located at 225 Crossing Boulevard in Framingham in order to remove trees and clear a portion of the property for snow storage. Since Staples is the real party in interest in this case, and in accordance with longstanding policy, the Board of Selectmen and Town Counsel has allowed Staples to defend its special permit and has not taken an active role in this case to conserve resources. The Court has scheduled a final pre- trial conference for April 16, 2009. This office will continue to monitor this litigation as it proceeds. Dicenso, Rita and West Zoning This case involved an appeal from the decision of the Zoning Board denying a Union Development, LLC special permit for property located at 561 Hollis Street. The applicant sought to v. ZBA, et al. convert the use of the existing building on the property from its current use as a first floor restaurant with two apartments on the upper floors, to three dwelling units without a restaurant. The existing structure was nonconforming as to front setback and minimum landscaped open space surface ratio. The restaurant use is also nonconforming in the zoning district, which is General Residence. The application for a special permit failed on a vote of two members in favor and one opposed. Dicenso appealed and sought to remand the matter to the Board for reconsideration as a finding under G.L. c. 40A §6 for alteration of a nonconforming use, which requires only a majority vote. After the remand, the application was granted. The parties filed a stipulation of dismissal in January, 2008, and this case is now closed. Direct Capital Corporation Licensin g Direct Capital Corporation (Direct Capital) brought this complaint against the Town v. Kenneco Inc. d/b /a The and filed a motion for preliminary injunction to enjoin the Town from transferring Liquor Store, Kenneth R. the liquor license of Kenneco Inc. Upon receipt of the complaint and motion for Howatt and the Town of preliminary injunction to our office, we advised Direct Capital's counsel that the Framingham Board of Selectmen had recently denied Kenneco Inc.'s application for renewal of their liquor license for 2008. Therefore, we argued that there was no need for Direct Capital to seek to enjoin the Town of Framingham from transferring Kenneco Inc.'s license to a new entity because, in fact, Kenneco Inc.'s license would cease to exist after December 31, 2007. After some initial reluctance, Direct Capital ultimately agreed to voluntarily dismiss the Town of Framingham from the case. (Direct Capital's litigation against Kenneco Inc. presumably continued forward). Farrell Arbitration Labor This arbitration arises from a grievance filed by Local 1652, the Framingham Firefighter's Union, regarding Firefighter Farrell's transfer and discipline concerning use of swapped shifts. The Fire Department reached a settlement with Mr. Farrell and Local 1652 in advance of an arbitration hearing scheduled for March 2, 2009. Federal Corporation v. Public Procurement/ This action involved a bid protest by Federal Corporation in connection with the Town of Framingham Town's intention to award its pump station replacement contract for the Ransom Bid Protest Road Pump Station to the apparent lowest responsible bidder, L.M. Holdings, LLC. Federal Corporation alleged that L.M. did not comply with the precise percentage bid requirements with respect to minority and women business participation, and failed to submit the requisite form showing M/WBE participation as required under the bid documents On February 12, 2009, the Attorney General's Office issued a decision denying Federal Corp.'s bid protest and affirming the Town's award of the contract as fully compliant with minority and women business participation requirements. The contract was awarded to L.M. Holdings and the matter is now closed. Firefighters IOD Labor Local 1652, the Framingham Firefighters Union, filed a grievance regarding the Arbitration inception date on which an injured firefighter begins to receive injured on duty benefits provided for under G.L. c. 41, § §100 and 111F. During a mediation held on February 14, 2008, the parties agreed to a settlement whereby firefighters claiming to have been injured on duty would not have to use their health benefits but would be immediately indemnified by the Department for medical costs incurred in connection with the alleged injury. As part of the settlement, the Fire Department agreed to a time frame within which the Chief would make his G.L. c. 41, § 111F General Government Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report General Government 10 determinations. Framingham Police Labor The Framingham Police Officers Union (FPOU) filed this unfair labor practice Officers Union charge with the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, now the Division of Framingham Police Labor Resources (DLR), following the Town's issuance of correspondence to the Officers Union Town of FPOU in April of 2007 reaffirming the existence of the Town's 24 -day work period Framingham (24 4-- day work pursuant to 29 USC 207(k) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Town prepared a period ULP) responsive submission and moved to stay this matter pending the outcome of the Calvao v. Framingham FLSA federal court litigation in which the Court has determined the effectiveness of the Town's establishment of the 24 -day work period. In November of 2007, the DLR administratively closed this matter without prejudice, allowing the FPOU six months to initiate the charge. The FPOU recently sent a letter to the DLR formally withdrawing this charge. This matter is now closed. Framingham Police Officers Union v. town of Labor The Framingham Police Officer Union filed a charge of a prohibited practice with Framingham (Computer the DLR and a separate demand for arbitration alleging that the Town violated its Usage ULP Charge and duty to bargain when the Police Department mandated that officers generate all arbitration) written reports via computer. The Town filed a written response to the charge. The parties subsequently reached an agreement in principle to settle the matter. Town Meeting declined to approve the funding of a settlement. Both the arbitration and the ULP subsequently were withdrawn by the Union in connection with the subsequent settlement and funding of a collective bargaining agreement between the Town and the FPOU. FPOU E. Rivera Sick Labor In 2007 Patrolman Eduardo Rivera filed a demand for arbitration appealing a Leave Arbitration and disciplinary suspension. The Town filed an action in Middlesex Superior Court to Declaratory Judgment enjoin the arbitration on the grounds that the CBA expressly provides that the proper Action forum to appeal disciplinary decisions is the Civil Service Commission rather than via arbitration. On January 18, 2008, the Superior Court granted the Town's motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the arbitration. This case is still pending, and the arbitration proceeding has been stayed pending the final outcome of the Superior Court case. Freni Bypass Appeal Employment In this case Richard Freni, a candidate for a Framingham Police Officer position, was bypassed for a job with the Town based upon evidence of poor performance at his prior employment. Mr. Freni filed an appeal of his bypass with the Civil Service Commission. The Commission dismissed this matter for failure to prosecute after Mr. Freni failed to appear at a hearing on March 7, 2008. This matter is now closed. Great Brook Valley Health Civil Rights These cases were brought in federal and state court, respectively, in connection with Center, et al. v. Town of the Planning Board's denial of the Plaintiffs' applications for a series of special Framingham permits to develop a proposed health center on Waverly Street. The parties agreed to a settlement of both cases in late 2007 /early 2008, and both cases are now closed. Great Brook Valley Health Land Use Center, et al. v. Framingham Planning Board Guerreri v. Zoning Board Zoning This action was an appeal by Mr. Bart Guerreri under G.L. c. 40A, § 17 of a ZBA of Appeals decision appealing a determination of the Town of Framingham Building Commissioner concerning property located at 76 Carter Drive. The ZBA moved to dismiss the case for failure to comply with the requirement that notices of appeal be filed with the Town Clerk and the Court within 20 days of the filing of the ZBA's decision. The Court allowed the motion to dismiss in April of 2008. This case is now closed. Hanna Management and Zoning This case involved an appeal of the Zoning Board's grant of a special permit to Development Trust et al v. Chipotle Mexican Grill for a restaurant to be located at 85 Worcester Road. The Zoning Board of Appeals special permit was appealed by an abutter, Hanna Management and Development and Chipotle Mexican Grill Trust and Ken's Steak House, Inc. Since Chipotle Mexican Grill is the real party in interest, the Town took a passive role in the defense of this case, and instead allowed the real party in interest, Chipotle, to defend the challenged permit. Ultimately, Chipotle's decided not to defend the special permit. Thereafter, the Land Court issued a decision allowing Hanna Management's motion for judgment on the pleadings and entering judgment in its favor. This case is now closed. General Government 10 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Hess v. Zoning Board of Zoning Hess Corporation filed an appeal in February of 2009 of a decision by the Zoning Appeals Board of Appeals denying it a special permit modification for its gas station located at 272 Hollis Street. This appeal is in its infancy. The Office of Town Counsel will report in further detail in the next annual report. Levin, Martin and Carol, et Land Use The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a special permit pursuant to G.L. c. 40B for al. v. Framingham JCHE the applicant to construct an elderly affordable housing project on Edmands Road. Elderly, Inc. and Zoning Abutters and neighbors filed an appeal in the Land Court. The Court dismissed the Board of Appeals appeal for lack of standing in accordance with the Supreme Judicial Court's ruling in Standerwick v. Andover Zoning Board of Appeals The plaintiffs appealed the dismissal and the Appeals Court issued a decision on November 30, 2007 affirming the Land Court's decision. The Plaintiffs filed a petition for rehearing with the Appeals Court and the Appeals Court denied the petition in May of 2008. This matter is now closed. Local 1652 Improper Labor In this arbitration, Local 1652 alleges that the Fire Department has not Payment of Wages been paying wages properly. Among the salient issues is whether the underlying payment is required to be made on a daily day or weekly basis. The Town's position is that it has paid firefighters properly in accordance with the parties' past practice. This arbitration is scheduled for April 17, 2009. The parties recently reached a settlement agreement in principle whereby the Union will agree to dismiss this arbitration with prejudice upon approval of the FY 2008 CBA settlement between the Town and Local 1652. Local 1652 Promotional Exam Arbitration Labor Local 1652 filed this grievance in 2006 to protest the Department's calling of a promotional exam in November 2006 after holding a similar exam in November 2005. The union's position was that it was an established past practice to hold promotional exams only once every two years. The Town's position was that it was a management right to schedule promotional exams as needed, and that the Department was required by law to call the exam to fill an open lieutenant's position. Members of the union did not apply to take the examination and it was canceled. The union subsequently agreed to withdraw the grievance because no members took the exam. In response to the events leading up to the cancellation of the exam, the Town filed an unfair labor practice charge with the DLR alleging that the union unlawfully threatened union members with sanctions, including expulsion from the union, if any members took the examination. The parties held a settlement conference of the ULP in September of 2007. The matter is pending. Lannon v. Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning This action involves the appeal of a special permit issued by the Zoning Board of Appeals on July 22, 2008 allowing Ms. Roberta Baskum to operate a kennel upon property located at 5 Irene Road. Various abutters have appealed this decision to the Land Court. Since Ms. Baskum is the real party in interest in this case, the Board of Selectmen and Town Counsel have allowed the permit awardee to defend her special permit and have not taken an active role in this case to conserve resources. We will continue to monitor the litigation on behalf of the Town. Ortiz v. Town of Municipal p This action was brought in the Middlesex Superior Court appealing a traffic Framingham violation issued by the Town for parking in a handicapped parking space without a properly displayed placard. The Town moved to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the Town's Notice of Violation constituted prima facie evidence of a underlying violation, which evidence the plaintiff s complaint failed to rebut. The Court entered Judgment in favor of the Town in August of 2008. This matter is now closed. L. Perrina Construction Co. v. Town of Framingham Construction The general contractor for the Hemenway Pump Station project filed an action in the Middlesex Superior Court alleging that it was entitled to additional compensation due to allegedly differing site condition encountered during construction of the project. The parties reached a settlement of this case and this settlement was approved as Article 2 of the April 30, 2008 Special Town Meeting. This case is now closed. General Government 11 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Paulini Loam v. Zoning Zoning In December of 2005, the Zoning Board denied applicant's request for a special Board of Appeals (597 Old permit or a determination that the proposed use, a concrete batching plant, was a Connecticut Path) permitted use in the zoning district. That month, a Special Town Meeting also approved amendments to the Zoning By -law which changed the zoning designation of the area to Office Professional, such that the proposed use became prohibited and could not be authorized even through a special permit. Paulini filed two subsequent lawsuits in the Land Court. The first lawsuit was an appeal seeking to overturn the ZBA's denial of the special permit and to obtain a declaration from the Court that the proposed project did not require a special permit. The second lawsuit was a challenge to the validity of the bylaw amendments. The litigation has been stayed by the Land Court due to an appeal that Paulini filed with the ZBA in 2008 seeking a special permit for a similar use at the Property. Pilzer, Nomi v. Zoning ZO g This case involves an appeal of a determination made by the Building Board of Appeals, Land Commissioner relative to property located at 21 Purchase Street. Nomi Pilzer, the Court owner, was notified by the Building Commissioner that the use of the property as a two - family dwelling was in violation of the Zoning Bylaw and that the use as a two - family must cease. Pilzer applied for a permit to allow the second dwelling unit, which the Building Commissioner denied. Pilzer than appealed to the ZBA, which voted to uphold the Building Commissioner's decision. Pilzer then appealed to the Land Court. The Town moved to add the Building Commissioner as a defendant and bring a counterclaim for enforcement, and plaintiff moved to remand the matter to the Board of Appeals for further findings. In October, 2008, the parties agreed to a settlement whereby the plaintiff would cease use of the property as a two - family and revert the property to a single family use. In return for this agreement by the plaintiff, the Town agreed not to pursue any fines or non - criminal penalties for the violation of the Zoning Bylaw, and allowed the plaintiff a reasonable amount of time to evict one of the two tenants and convert the house back to a one family. This case is now closed. Police Superiors (FPSOA) Certification Petition (600- Labor The Superior Officers filed this certification petition in July of 2007 with DLR for 180) certification as the police superiors' exclusive bargaining representative. The Town has not opposed such certification. The DLR supervised the election of officers in early 2008 and the Framingham Police Superiors Officers Association was elected the exclusive bargaining representative of the superior officers. This case is now closed. Public Works Supply, Inc. Public Procurement This lawsuit was filed in 2006 by Public Works Supply, Inc. ( "PWS "), a supplier of v. Town of Framingham fire hydrants, after the Town awarded a contract for fire hydrants to one of PWS's competitors. PWS filed a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction against the Town in Middlesex Superior Court, alleging that the Town's specifications for a particular hydrant were illegal. The Town opposed PWS' motion, arguing that it was entitled to standardize on one fire hydrant for reasons of public safety and efficiency in maintenance. After oral argument and review of the parties' memoranda and written submissions, the Court issued a decision in favor of the Town on the grounds that it had legitimate public policy reasons (public safety and efficiency) to decide which type of fire hydrant it wanted, and in requiring the same type of fire hydrant throughout town for purposes of uniformity, even if it had the effect of reducing competition. At the time it filed its Answer to PWS' complaint, the Town filed a counterclaim for interference with its contractual relationship with the successful bidder. In 2007, PWS filed a motion to dismiss the counterclaim on the grounds that it allegedly violated the Anti -SLAPP statute, which the Town opposed. After review, the Superior Court denied PWS' motion. Both parties subsequently moved for summary judgment. The Court denied both motions on the basis that there were issues of fact requiring trial. The case will now proceed to trial, which the Court has scheduled for July 20, 2009. Rev Construction Co., Construction The plaintiff filed this case in September of 2007, alleging breach of contract and v i Inc. v. Town of seeking payment for work purportedly performed by Revoli in connection with the Framingham Doeskin Pump Station and Water Line project. The plaintiff alleges specifically that the Town failed to make payment in the amount of $48,286.16 for loaming and seeding work. The Town filed an Answer and Counterclaim seeking damages and alleging that the plaintiff failed to complete the project and committed various other violations of the contract. The plaintiff filed an answer to the Town's counterclaim General Government 12 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report General Government 13 and the case is currently in discovery. v. Town of Parking Violation This action was brought to appeal the Town's issuance of a notice of violation in the Framingham m Tax Collector F amount of $200 for improperly displaying a lacard while handicapped pp parking g p parked in a handicapped parking space. After the Town served the plaintiff with a motion to dismiss, the parties reached a settlement of the matter whereby the plaintiff withdrew the action with prejudice in exchange for a one time abatement of the violation. This matter is now closed. South Middlesex Non- Zoning This action involved an appeal by the plaintiffs, South Middlesex Non - Profit Profit Housing Housing Corporation and South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc., challenging Corporation, et al. v. Town the decision of the Town of Framingham Zoning Board of Appeals to affirm the of Framingham Zoning Building Commissioner's decision that SMOC's proposed use of 15 Blandin Board of Appeals, et al. Avenue was not an exempt educational use entitled to the protection of G.L. C. 40A, § 3, otherwise known as the Dover Amendment. The plaintiffs recently withdrew this appeal. The ZBA's decision is now final and the matter is closed. Tarr v. Town of Property This is an action appealing a vote of the Board of Selectmen taken on October 21, Framingham 2008 to remove certain public shade trees located adjacent to 13 Bradford Road. In Count II of the complaint the plaintiff alleges that the Board of Selectmen violated the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 39, § 23B, and requests that the Court find that the Board committed such a violation and enter judgment against the Town. The Town has moved to dismiss Count II because only the District Attorney, Attorney General, or three registered voters may bring an action to enforce the Open Meeting Law, and Ms. Tarr, the sole plaintiff, therefore lacks standing to bring count IL The Town also alleges that the Court lacks jurisdiction because the plaintiff's claim was filed 22 days after the date of the vote and is thus untimely under G.L. c. 39, § 23B. After filing the motion to dismiss, the Town filed the records of proceedings in this case. The plaintiff recently hired counsel to represent her in this case, and such counsel has moved to extend all deadlines in the case to allow for discussion regarding a p otential settlement. The Court has yet to make a ruling on this motion. Terrill, Richard and Fafard, ConCom Wetlands In 1999, the Conservation Commission denied an order of conditions for a wetlands Madelyn, as Trustees of the Appeal/DEP Appeal crossing to access a parcel of land and construct a subdivision of between 40 -45 Winch Pond Trust v. homes. Winch Pond Trust appealed decision under bylaw to Superior Court and Conservation Commission, obtained a Superceding Order of Conditions from the DEP, which the Town Biagio Conte v. appealed. In 2004, the Town opposed the Trust's motion to substitute a revised plan Conservation Commission in the DEP proceeding showing certain changes to the wetlands crossing plan shown and Winch Pond Trust to the Conservation Commission in 1999. After hearing oral argument, the ( Fafard Wetlands Administrative Law Judge ruled that the Trust must either proceed under the Litigation) original plan or file a new notice of intent with the Conservation Commission. The Trust filed a new notice of intent with the Conservation Commission in February of 2005. After several hearings, the new notice of intent was approved by the ConCom with extensive conditions in August of 2006. The ConCom's Order of Conditions was appealed to the DEP and the Middlesex Superior Court by Dr. Biagio Conte, and the plaintiff and the defendants filed cross - motions for judgment on the pleadings. The DEP subsequently denied the appellant's request for a denial superceding order of conditions. After briefing and oral argument, the Superior Court issued a Memorandum and Order denying plaintiff's motion for judgment on the pleadings, and allowing the cross - motion of the applicant and the Conservation Commission. The plaintiff filed a notice of appeal of this case on January 2, 2008. The Appeals Court heard oral arguments on the appeal on January 9, 2009 and took the matter under advisement. This appeal remains pending. Town of Framingham V. n Natick Zoning Board of Zoning The Town filed this action in October of 2008 to appeal the Natick Zoning Board of Appeals, et (Chrysler 1. ( Appeals' grant of a comprehensive permit under G.L. c. 40B to Chrysler Apartments project) Apartments, LLC, in connection with the proposed development of over 400 dwelling units at 5 Chrysler Road in Natick. The Town asserts that the Natick ZBA failed to consider the Town's input as required under the Golden Triangle Regulaitons, which require a reciprocal review agreement between the towns. The Town further alleges that the proposed project will have deleterious impacts upon the Town, its property and its resources, including with respect to traffic, General Government 13 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Speczal Counsel /Insurance Defense Counsel Cases Below is a list of significant cases that presently are being handled by special counsel or insurance defense counsel. MATTER TYPE environmental conditions, and the Town's emergency services, among other things. Balboni v. Town of Handicap The defendant developer has recently moved to dismiss the complaint based on the Framingham Discrimination allegation that the Town is not an aggrieved party within the meaning of G.L. C. 40B and thus lacks standing. The Town is currently preparing an opposition to the defendant's motion to dismiss. Trustees of the Meridien Property This is an action brought by a condominium association against a unit owner under Place Condominium Trust G.L. c. 183A, § 6 to recover allegedly unpaid condominium fees. Although the v. Alessandra Dearaujo, et Town is named as a defendant, the plaintiff acknowledges in the complaint that the al. Town has a prior and superior entitlement under G.L. a. 183A, § 6 to any amounts owed pursuant to a lien against the subject unit for real estate taxes and other municipal assessments and charges. As a result, the Town is fully protected regardless of the outcome of this litigation and is not expending resources to participate in this case. Trustees of the Meridien Property This is an action brought by a condominium association against a unit owner under Place Condominium Trust G.L. c. 183A, § 6 to recover allegedly unpaid condominium fees. Although the v. Gildo Dearaujo Town is named as a defendant, the plaintiff acknowledges in the complaint that the Town has a prior and superior entitlement under G.L. a. 183A, § 6 to any amounts owed pursuant to a lien against the subject unit for real estate taxes and other municipal assessments and charges. As a result, the Town is fully protected regardless of the outcome of this litigation and is not expending resources to p articipate in this case. Trustees of the Meridien Property This is an action brought by a condominium association against a unit owner under Place Condominium Trust G.L. c. 183A, § 6 to recover allegedly unpaid condominium fees. Although the v. Lawrence Beatrice Town is named as a defendant, the plaintiff acknowledges in the complaint that the Town has a prior and superior entitlement under G.L. a. 183A, § 6 to any amounts owed pursuant to a lien against the subject unit for real estate taxes and other municipal assessments and charges. As a result, the Town is fully protected regardless of the outcome of this litigation and is not expending resources to participate in this case. Walker Arbitration Labor The issue in this arbitration concerns the nature of documentation that must be provided by a firefighter when calling in sick due to illness, and specifically when and under what circumstances a doctor's note or certification is required. The arbitration is scheduled for April 14, 2009. Speczal Counsel /Insurance Defense Counsel Cases Below is a list of significant cases that presently are being handled by special counsel or insurance defense counsel. MATTER TYPE STATUS Balboni v. Town of Handicap The claimant filed this claim with the Massachusetts Commission Against Framingham Discrimination Discrimination alleging that the Town discriminated against him on the basis of an alleged handicap. The matter arose after the Town declined to hire the complainant for a laborer's position in the DPW after the complainant revealed he had aback condition. The claimant argued the Town violated G.L. 15113 after failing to properly examine the claimant. The Town's position is that the complainant cannot perform the essential duties of the position. In January, 2008, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination issued a Probable Cause Finding in the case, and held a mandatory conciliation conference in March, 2008. On November 26, 2008, the MCAD issued a Certification for Public Hearing. The next steps will include a Pre - Hearing Conference and actual Public Hearing, at which time the Hearing Officer /Commissioner will make a finding as to whether the Town is liable for its decision not to hire Mr. Balboni, and award damages, if any. General Government 14 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Nexum v. Town of Framingham Zoning This case concerns the developer's appeal of the denial of special permits in 2004 to construct the Ford's Meadow Project on Nixon Road. The developer contends that the Planning Board abused its discretion in not approving needed special permits by the requisite supermajority. The Planning Board is represented in this case by special counsel Hinckley Allen & Snyder. Pre -trial discovery has been completed and counsel indicates that the case is likely to go to trial in 2009. South Middlesex Civil Rights/Land The plaintiffs are not - for - profit organizations that provide housing and other Opportunity Council, Inc., Use social services to individuals who are disadvantaged and in need of services. In et al. v. Town of recent years the plaintiffs have proposed and obtained the sitting of several Framingham, et al. programs, facilities and housing throughout the Town. The plaintiffs have sued the Town and several Town officials and employees in their official and individual capacities, and other individuals, alleging a series of violations of federal and state laws in connection with an alleged coordinated effort by the defendants to wrongfully exclude the plaintiffs and their clients from sitting new programs and facilities in Town. In early 2008, SMOC also filed a lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court alleging that the Town failed to produce public records pursuant to G.L. c. 66, § 10. That action remains pending. The Town's insurer, the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) accepted the tender of these cases and agreed to help fund the Town's retention of special counsel Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C. to represent it in this matter. The Town and various of the individual defendants moved to dismiss various counts of the complaint in 2008. On September 30, 2008, the Court granted the defendants' motion in part, wherein (among other things) it specifically dismissed plaintiffs' claim that the defendants had engaged in a conspiracy to violate the plaintiffs' civil rights, and the civil rights of their employees and clients. The discovery in this case closed on January 15, 2009. The parties are currently awaiting the Court's ruling on various discovery motions. On March 2, 2009, the defendants' counsel filed motions for summary judgment on the remaining issues. SMOC's oppositions to these motions are due in April of 2009. Tang v. Town of Constitutional Law This is an action against the Town by a state prison inmate alleging, among Framingham other things, unlawful arrest, conspiracy and assault and battery. The Federal District Court of Massachusetts dismissed the case with prejudice in September, 2008. The Court's Memorandum and Order of dismissal noted that Mr. Tang filed twenty -six cases with the Federal District Court over the past year, 15 of which had already been dismissed as frivolous or for failure to pay the filing fee, among other things. The plaintiff appealed the dismissal to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in October, 2008. MIIA has agreed to defend the Town in this matter, and has appointed outside counsel for that purpose. Budgetary Overview As in past years, I would like to conclude this report with a brief discussion of budgeting and legal expenses. In 2008 this office continued its positive track record of procuring new revenue for the General Fund or helping to avoid the imposition of additional costs to the Town. The services provided by the Office of the Town Counsel have resulted in monetary benefits to the Town that has resulted in direct revenue, mitigation and avoided expenses three to four times greater than the Town's FY 2008 appropriation of $638,000. Below is a chart summarizing the revenue, mitigation and avoided expenses achieved in FY 2008 and likely to be achieved in FY 2009 by the efforts of the Office of the Town Counsel, or through the substantial assistance of this office. General Government 15 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report A. FY 2008 Revenue, Mitigation and Avoided Expenses Matter: Description: Payments Received from Payments received in FY2008 for sewage transport under the February 13, Ashland for sewage 2004 Decision issued by the Department of Telecommunications and transport and litigation Energy, and pursuant to the January 1, 2007 IMA between Ashland and settlement in FY 2008 Framingham. This represents a more than 200 -fold increase over what $1,209,974.70 Framingham received from 1964 -2003 under the 1963 Intermunicipal (Revenue) Agreement with Ashland ($5500 per year).. Pelham Apartments and By virtue of a prior year's favorable summary judgment ruling achieved in the Framingham Housing Pelham litigation, the Town was able to cease trash collection at the 550 units at the Authority Trash Pelham Apartments, which results in avoided expenses estimated at more than Collection $100,000 per year. By virtue of the Pelham ruling, the Town also was able to cease $300,000 trash collection at approximately 1,000 units owned by the Framingham Housing (Avoided Expense) Authority, thus realizing savings of approximately an additional estimated $200,000 per year. These savings amount to approximately $300,000 per year on an annual recurring basis. Judgment on Pelham At the time the Town received summary judgment in 2003 defeating Counterclaim Pelham's claim for continued trash collection, the Town also was awarded $300,000 summary judgment on its counterclaim to recover the cost of certain trash (Revenue) collection services delivered to Pelham. After a three day bench trial, the Superior Court awarded the judgment for the Town. Although Pelham initially appealed the judgment, it withdrew its appeal pursuant to a settlement in 2008. As part of the settlement Pelham paid the Town $300,000. Natick Mall Settlement In FY 2008, General Growth Properties, Inc., the developer of Natick Mall, $605,000 made further payments totaling $605,000 of the $1,065,000 sum it agreed (Revenue) to pay to settle the litigation that the Town and Planning Board had initiated against the developer of the Natick Mall in 2004. Payments from Comcast In settlement of the litigation between the Town and Comcast, Comcast $167,875.05 agreed (among other concessions) to provide capital payments to the Town (Revenue) and/or the Town Access Corporation of sums totaling $175,000 for FY 2007 and $50,000 annually thereafter through 2011, in addition to quarterly payments due from Comcast in an amount totaling 5% of gross annual revenues for use by the Town, School Department and Public Access Corporation to utilize in connection with providing public, educational, and g overnmental cable programming. Subtotal FY 2008 1 $2,582,849.70 B. FY 2009 Revenue, Mitigation and Avoided Expenses (Year to Date) Matter: Description: Payments Received from The Town has already received $519,233.07 in payments from Ashland in Ashland for sewage FY2009 for sewage transport, and expects to receive a further payment due transport in FY 2009 April 1, 2009 in the amount of $173,701.48. $692,934.55 (Revenue) Payments Received from The Town has already received $200,000 from Ashland in FY 2009 Ashland under IMA in pursuant to the New IMA negotiated by the Office of the Town Counsel. FY 2009 $200,000 (Revenue) General Government 16 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Pelham Apartments and The savings seen in FY2008 will continue in FY2009 on an annual Framingham Housing recurring basis. Authority Trash Collection $300,000 (Avoided Expense) Payments from Comcast Comcast has already made an FY 2009 payment to the Town in the amount $65,180.50 of $92,585.05 and the Town expects to receive at least one additional (Revenue) quarterly payment from Comcast in the amount of approximately $30,000. Calvao, et al. v. Town of As a result of the District Court's decision allowing the Town's Motion for Framingham Summary Judgment with respect to the Town's establishment of a 24 -day $1,500,000 work period under 29 U. S.C. 207(k), the Town has avoided liability to date (Avoided Expense) for over $1,500,000 in damages, in view of the stringent federal law that often allows for double damages and attorney's fees to be assessed against arties found to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Subtotal FY 2009 $2,758,115.00 TOTAL FY 2008 & 2009 $5,320,964.70 While we certainly cannot promise the revenue results of the nature and extent achieved to date on an ongoing basis in the future, we will continue to exercise creativity, diligence, and apply the highest legal skills to address the litigation that does arise as we advocate on behalf of the best interests of the Board of Selectmen and the taxpayers of the Town of Framingham. Conclusion In closing, we wish to thank the Board of Selectmen and the residents of the Town for the opportunity to serve as your Town Counsel. Respectfully Submitted, Christopher J. Petrini, Town Counsel F . Human Resources The Human Resources Division consists of the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Veterans' Services. Sandra Charton is the Director of the Division of Human Resources. Human Resources The Department of Human Resources has multiple responsibilities. We oversee the recruitment and hiring process for all Town positions and conduct orientations for new Town and School employees. In addition, we maintain and update the Town's classification and pay plan; draft, revise and interpret the Town's personnel policies and procedures; play a key role in negotiating and implementing all collective bargaining agreements; foster harmonious and productive labor and employee relations; perform cost and staff analyses; assist in employee development and training; and oversee employee recognition programs. Moreover, our Department oversees the Town's payroll and benefits, as well as its Workers' Compensation, Family and Medical Leave Act, and unemployment insurance programs. Judith Caron is our Human Resource Generalist /Analyst. She manages the employment and recruitment process, including advertising, reviewing employment applications, interviewing candidates, checking references, and facilitating background checks and pre - employment testing where applicable. She also is responsible for processing payment of department bills and assists with providing coverage with customer service. Finally, she oversees compliance with the Family and General Government 17 Town of Framingham Medical Leave Act. Anne Wynne, Payroll Administrator, maintains and processes the Town's weekly payroll and attendance records. Cindy McKellick is the Benefits Administrator for the department. She administers health, dental and life insurance programs for the Town, the Schools, and our retirees. Claudia Araujo manages our Worker's Compensation program for employees of the Town and School department. She also manages the Direct Pay Program, performs benefit audits, provides ongoing assistance in the area of benefit administration, and processes payroll on an as needed basis. Brant Johnson, the newest addition to the department, is our Administrative Assistant. He provides administrative support to the Director and the department. He manages monthly departmental vendor meetings and HR sponsored events such as our Employee Recognition and Health and Wellness Fair. He is also the editor of the Town's Employee Newsletter. We had another extremely active year in Human Resources. We successfully filled several key positions such as Director of Veterans' Services, Treasurer, Assessor, Director of Community and Economic Development, Fire Chief and Director of the Health Department at the division /department head level. In the area of labor relations, we negotiated successor contracts with the Town's nine unions in an effective and productive manner. In addition, we collaborated with the Town's Public Employee Committee to effectuate changes in our health insurance plans that will help the Town's fiscal situation. Our department has also played an integral role in implementing GL Chapter 32B, Section 18, which was recently accepted by Town Meeting. This statute, which will shift the cost of health insurance for Town retirees from Framingham to the federal government, will take effect on July 1, 2009. In an effort to educate eligible applicants, we sent out mailings, held approximately six meetings, and 2008 Annual Report called every retiree who had not responded to our initial communications. In the area of compensation and benefits, we launched a classification and compensation study to compare Framingham with similar communities. That study will continue throughout 2009. We have also instituted free seminars to introduce our employees to existing and expanded "voluntary" benefits provided by the Town, such as long term care insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and supplemental life insurance. The Town does not pay any funds for these benefits, but offers employees a group rate and other advantages. We have also continued our activities in the field of employee relations. We organized and ran an Employee Recognition dinner (not paid out of Town funds) and held a highly successful food drive for a local pantry at the same time. We planned, staffed and ran a Health, Benefits & Wellness Fair, where Town and School employees were able to learn more about a variety of vendors and Framingham businesses. Human Resources was also responsible for publishing the first issue of an Employee Newsletter. In addition, we held free in- service trainings for our employees on topics such as financial planning and diversity issues. Finally, we tried to exemplify the "human" in `Human Resources." With Brant leading the way, we organized a successful blood drive for a family member of a Town employee, as well as coordinating other blood drives to benefit local hospitals. We anticipate that this year will be extremely challenging, but we are determined to continue serving our "customers" - the Town's employees, retirees, and citizens — in a courteous and professional manner. Personnel Board The Personnel Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Manager and Human Resources Director, who has jurisdiction over General Government 18 Town of Framingham personnel functions. This 5 member Board is appointed by the Town Moderator. Board members must be Framingham residents, serve for 3 year terms and may not hold other Town offices. Respectfully Submitted, Sandra Charton, Director Veterans Benefits and Services Memorial Building, Rm B35 1 503- 532 -5511 veterans(iPfrarningha ma.gov The Department of Veterans' Services was established pursuant to Chapter 115 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The mission of the Department is to aid, assist, advise and advocate for veterans and their dependents regarding their right to benefits and services under both local, state and federal laws. Services offered by the Department include emergency financial assistance; help with obtaining food, clothing, shelter, assistance in filling out claim forms for benefits, and coordinating other social services and resources that might be available to aid veterans and their dependents. The Department keeps up to date on new policies, legislation and programs available to the veteran community. Veterans activities this year included Memorial Day Ceremonies, during which the Town's Historian, Fred Wallace, spoke about Union Brigadier General Gorge Gordon, Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient Conrad Homan and Korean War Veteran Orrie Tucker. Veterans benefit briefings were conducted in July at a Cookout in Cushing Park and at the Veterans luncheon at the Callaghan Senior Center. On Veterans Day, the Veterans Council sponsored a traditional wreath laying ceremony in Victory Park and in Memorial 2008 Annual Report Building. A USO style show /production was also held in the Memorial Building. This was a very big show with many talented performers and Welsh Middle School Student reading their original poems about Veterans Day. The Show was an excellent tribute to Framingham's veterans. Pearl Harbor Day was also marked with a wreath laying at the Cushing Memorial Monument followed by a lecture from Pearl Harbor Survivor Jerry Holderman in the Cushing Chapel. In addition to these activities, the Director participated in a Trench Art exhibit at the Callaghan Center and conducted other benefit briefings for Framingham residents. Framingham's veterans have embarked on establishing a Universal Post #1. This is a new service oriented veteran's post whose objective is to re- energize veterans to participate in community service and comradeship. In addition, we appreciate the encouragement, energy, and enthusiasm personified by Larry Herson, the President of the Framingham Veterans' Council. Larry and his fellow council members have helped us in so many ways to make the veterans in Framingham aware of their unique place in the town. Larry and volunteers placed over 4,100 National Colors at the gravesides of Framingham veterans. Veteran's Benefits and Services look forward to continuing the tradition of "Excellence in Public Service." Respectfully Submitted, Peter R. Harvell, Veterans Agent General Government 19 Town of Framingham J 2008 was a year of transition for Technology Services. Kathleen F. McCarthy, the Director for the department for 15 years, retired on June 30, 2008. Kathleen made innumerable contributions to place the Town of Framingham in the forefront as a technology leader among Massachusetts communities. Also in 2008, was the departure of our long- time Public Safety System Administrator Ken Harper. The Division currently supports 388 users (92 in Town Hall and 296 across 33 other municipal locations) and an additional 159 School financial users along with 352 PCs and 130 laptops and a diversity of applications and requirements. The Technology Services division is organized into 7 service areas. Application Services Scott, jung, Manager Application Services is responsible for the ongoing support of the Town's financial and management information systems supporting both School and Town. There are a total of 348 users of the Munis system: 189 Town and 159 School users. This is almost double the number of users from 2007 due to the Munis system being expanded to more Town, School, and Public Safety users. The system was updated to version 2005, which included a new web based system administration interface. New features to the budget and billing module allowed the Town to better distribute next year budget entry, which enabled more departments to enter their next year's budget in a centralized system. We collaborated with Munis in the design, implementation and beta version of a new documentation tool for providing user and configuration setup documents. We continue to work with other cities and towns to take advantage of all the new features that Munis offers. 2008 Annual Report In 2008, additional effort was spent working with Human Resources and the Police Department to refine federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements based on new features available in the newer version of Munis. Database Services Alan D. Holt, Manager Accela Automation was selected to replace /upgrade our old enterprise permitting system. Accela is a web -based permitting and inspection solution that supports citizen access and wireless /mobile inspections. All of the inspection and permit history (15+ years) will be migrated to the new system. Implementation will begin in March 2009. The Database Manager also assumed responsibility for Public Safety administration after the mid -year departure of the previous administrator. Performed both Database and Public Safety jobs including 7 x 24 support to Police and Fire. Hired replacement administrator in November and began on -the- job training and management of the new hire. Part of the implementation of our new Town website involved the re -write of all of our web programs including GIS mapping, Permit inquiry, Property inquiry, Recreation program registrations. All programs were also made ADA Sec 508 compliant. Network Services James V. Schiavone, Network Mgr. Network Services plans, configures and maintains all Town of Framingham hardware along with the institutional network that connects all town buildings. Network Statistics 2008 • A 5 9's (99.999) reliability performance goal was met for all 33 networked buildings on the fiber network again this year. General Government 20 Town of Framingham • 3 new IP cameras were installed, 1 in the Police Headquarters computer room, 1 in the Town Hall computer room, both to monitor access and security; the 3rd was installed at the Doeskin Water Station. 2 new wireless Access Points were installed for Public Safety purposes to further enable the Patrol Division to write and submit reports from their cruisers, one on Police Headquarters and the other at the DPW Recycling Center. • 2 new and 1 replacement servers were installed: a replacement web server for the CivicPlus content management system; a new VMWare server, which allows for virtualization of multiple servers resulting in long -term cost savings; and a new Munis server for system administration web access. Also in 2008, we started the planning stage and implementation of a Wireless Mesh Network after securing grant money from Rep. Markey in addition to capital funding; the mesh network will enable field service personnel (fire, police, health, building inspectors) continuous access to all municipal records, including maintenance, inspections, property information, criminal records, inventory, and code enforcement. Public Safety Irene Dunne, Systems Administrator Updates were completed in 2008 for 8 public safety programs and operating system & office automation software upgrades for various PC's and laptops. The hiring and training of a new Public Safety Administrator after the departure of our long- term administrator necessitated the revision and creation of over 40 procedures and guidelines for administering the technical equipment and programs utilized by over 200 public safety individuals. New processes and equipment were established to ensure continuous 24 hour a 2008 Annual Report day operation of Police and Fire technical systems. Redundant and hot -spare equipment were configured for operations in Fire Dispatch, Police Dispatch, Police Photo and Prints, Police Booking, Crime Analysis, and Fire Stations. Administration and Finance Nancy Lomas, Technical Sem'ces Coordinator The coordinator is responsible for the preparation of the department's program - based budget, capital and project planning, overall operations management, policies and procedures; and town -wide technology acquisitions. New to the department in 2007, the coordinator has taken on responsibility for computer asset management, including keeping track of over 1200 assets (PCs, printers, laptops, digital cameras, etc.) and the associated purchasing, warranty and service records. User Services Susan Joyce Roy Manager User Services provides Help Desk support, set -up and training, email, Internet, peripheral troubleshooting, hardware and software inventory maintenance, policy and licensed software audits. User Services is also responsible for PC, printer and software upgrades; Town Meeting equipment and presentation assistance. In 2008, User Services supported 352 PCs and 130 laptops with 388 users, including 58 new users. The Technology Services Help Desk answered 1310 Help Desk calls of which 875 were resolved on the same day. 46 memory upgrades were done to complete the XP and minimum standard upgrade. In addition, 294 PCs were configured and installed; of those PCs, 39 were new. Voice, Web and Office Services Carly Premo, Manager In 2008, Voice Services completed the implementation of the town -wide Voice over the Internet (VOIP) phone system in conjunction with the Network Manager. IP General Government 21 Town of Framingham telephony was installed at the Main Library and two DPW locations: the Henry St. garage and the Mt. Wayte Recycling Center to complete the implementation The conversion of the Town's website to the CivicPlus content management system was completed in May 2008. The conversion included migration of web programs as well as content; the web programs provide citizen access to online maps, permit inquiry, Assessor property data, and program registration for Park and Recreation. All web 2008 Annual Report programs were upgraded to NET 2.0 and integrated into CivicPlus content management system and updated to meet federal Section 508 ADA compliance guidelines and W3C CAG 2.0 requirements for web accessibility. I would like to thank the staff for their hard work, talent and dedication and their willingness to go above and beyond during this year of transitions. Respectfully Submitted, Carly P. Melo, Acting Assistant Director W E Human Services Policy & Program Coordinator As the Human Service Policy and Program Coordinator for the Town of Framingham, I continue to develop and maintain working relationships with town departments, residents, boards and committees, state legislators, local human service agencies, state agencies, local and statewide coalitions, task forces, and local advocacy groups. I am a member and attend on a regular basis a number of coalitions, committees, and task forces. These meetings are comprised of human service providers, as well as local and state officials. These meetings include: Local Official Human Service Coordinators / MMA (LOHSC); Framingham Community Partnerships (FCP); Violence Prevention Round Table (VPRT); MetroWest Healthcare Coalition; MetroWest Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition (MHSA); and Stand Together Act Responsibly (STAR); Framingham's ADA Committee; Massachusetts Association for Human Rights and Relations Commission; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force Conference Committee; Northeast Juvenile Fire Setter Task Force; Metro West Juvenile Fire Setter Task Force; Framingham MHSA Health Disparities Project; and the Teen Pregnancy Coalition. The following are highlights of a few of the initiatives which I have been involved in throughout the past year; • Held Meetings with a number of city and town officials to discuss Human Service related issues within their respective communities. • Completed the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association, Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace, Train the Trainer Program. • Ongoing collaboration with Town departments for the development of a Lodging House "Best Practices" model. • Attended Heat and Energy Forums across the state. Consulted with other municipalities regarding winter heat and energy plans. Hosted a Heat — Energy Informational Forum on November 13, 2008, in Framingham, which was open to the community. Received numerous calls and made referrals on behalf of Framingham residents regarding winter heat and energy concerns. • Continue to provide ongoing information and referral to residents of Framingham, and to other individuals as needed. Respectfully Submitted, Alexis J. Silver, MSW, LICSW, Coordinator General Government 22 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report • • \ a l Building Services is a department of the General Government Division. Our main mission is the care and maintenance of Town buildings under the jurisdiction of the Board of Selectmen. A reduction in force has mandated the department to prioritize our work and we continue to make strides in using volunteer and subsidized help from non Town agencies in these times of budget cuts. In addition to our core duties, we have been involved with many routine repair projects and preventative programs this past year. We have participated and served on the building committee for the Callahan Senior Center. This was a rewarding project and the town's seniors can enjoy this beautiful facility for many years. Building Services continues to address ADA deficiencies in the Memorial Building. We have completed mandated secondary railings on the stairwells in the building through the use of CDBG grants and will soon be installing a new chair lift to replace the over 30 year non compliant existing lift and the expansion of TTY systems throughout the building. Our Capital projects this past year have been rewarding as we have completed the new boiler room in the Memorial Building. These high efficiency boilers will save the town many thousands dollars in energy funds over the coming years. The Nevins Hall stage renovation has been completed with new curtains and lighting and is slowly transforming Nevins Hall back to its original condition. All Town operated parking functions are under the jurisdiction of Building Services. We have replaced sixty meters in the downtown area with digital mechanisms; this will result in additional revenues and fewer breakdowns. The Waverly Commuter Lot has enjoyed a sold out status for the past six months. The Pearl Street Garage and the Hollis Court Daily Lot continues to struggle as our economy falters. Our summer concert program is under review and some future adjustments may be made because of the RIF process. As always, in past years it must be noted that Building Services relies on the professionalism and capabilities of many others. I would like to extend my grateful appreciation to the Public Works department, Parks & Recreation department, Finance Division, the Town Clerk's office, the Administration, Police and Fire Divisons for their assistance throughout the year. Staffing issues have made this year particularly difficult. I sincerely would like to acknowledge my staff that continues to attend to many requested tasks with courteous attention. Building Services is looking forward to the coming year with the challenges the Town faces and the commitment to the Town philosophy "Dedicated to Excellence in Public Service." Respectfully Submitted, James W. Egan, Director Report not submitted General Government 23 Town of Framingham CHIEF FWA AL QXYWER II laoxkla QjF Ate; 2008 Annual Report mikEMENT syn Chief Financial Officer Memorial Building, Rm R _ 127 1 508 -532 -5425 1 office.cfo@frai a.gov The Office of the Chief Financial Officer has both financial and policy duties. It is staffed by the Chief Financial Officer and an Assistant Chief Financial Officer. The Office oversees Town financial management activities with the assistance of the three departments that have direct responsibility for financial management of Town government: assessing, accounting, auditing, collecting taxes and local receipts, cash management and investing. The Assessing Department is responsible for the administration of the property tax system including the valuation of real and personal property and the assessment of taxes against these parcels and accounts. The Office of the Treasurer/ Collector is responsible for the collection of all town revenues, the investment of all revenues, and the management of the Town's debt. The Accounting Department maintains the Town's accounting records, generates financial management information for use by all Town departments in the management of their operations, directs all audit activity and reviews compliance with internal controls. The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is directly responsible for the development of the annual operating and capital budgets. To accomplish this, the Office works closely with the Town officials and committees. Upon adoption of the annual operating and capital budgets, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer monitors the progress of revenue and spending throughout the year to eliminate budgetary problems that adversely affect the fiscal condition of the Town. Other responsibilities of the Chief Financial Officer include participation in management of workers' compensation claims; management of the health insurance plan and membership on the Retirement Board. Maintaining the financial health of the Town was the primary mover of actions and initiatives in 2008. FY08 closed with a snow and ice deficit of more than $1.3 million. The creative tax title agreement for brownfield properties provided much of the funding to resolve it. The balancing of the FY09 operating and capital budgets for the General Fund required a conservative approach since revenues were anticipated to grow by only 4.8 %. The passage of Section 18 Medicare coverage for retirees, and the negotiated increase in employee premium contributions have helped reduce the increase in the cost of health care. Increasing revenue by auctioning tax tide property and aggressive pursuit of tax delinquents through small claims court were also accomplished. The third and fourth quarters of 2008 saw a freefall of state and then local revenue requiring the CFOs office to recommend the reduction of budgets, staffing and service provision in all departments and programs in order to balance the budget. In the middle of 2008, we saw the retirement of our outstanding Treasurer, Dennis O'Neill, and the departure of our long time Chief Assessor Mike Flynn. We will miss them both. The Town was able to attract excellent replacements: Stephen Price as Treasurer/ Collector and Daniel Dargon as Chief Assessor. The CFO would like to thank The Assistant CFO, Jennifer Pratt, Stephen Price and his staff in the Office of the Treasurer/ Collector; Dan Dargon and his staff in the Assessing Office and Richard G. Howarth, Jr. and his staff in the Accounting Department. Without Finance 24 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report this group of diligent, thoughtful, and Respectfully Submitted, enthusiastic employees the financial structure Mary Ellen Kelley, CFO of the Town would crumble. Town Accountant The Office of the Town Accountant is responsible for insuring that all expenditures of the Town conform to the requirements of Massachusetts General Laws, Town Meeting appropriations and grantors, and do not exceed Town Meeting appropriations or grant authorizations. The Office also accounts for all financial transactions of the Town - receipts and expenditures — in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles and the Uniform Municipal Accounting System promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Department of Revenue. It then makes this accounting information available to (1) the Town's municipal program managers to facilitate their management of program budgets, (2) independent auditors who must opine on the financial condition of the Town; (3) state and federal agencies for use in generating financial information for program and policy development, and, (4) credit rating agencies for their use in assessing the Town's fiscal stability and creditworthiness and Residents. Significant activities of the office include the submission of required financial reports, reconciliation of revenue and expenditure accounts, cash, and accounts receivable as well as auditing all accounts payable invoices for accuracy prior to payment. The June 30, 2008 (FY08) balance sheet was submitted to the DOR on October 2 2008, for certification of available funds. On October 20, 2008, the DOR certified the following amounts as available for appropriation: General Fund Free Cash: $1,869,537 Sewer Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings: $3,237,813, Water Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings $934,073. These available funds represent unrestricted surpluses that are available for appropriation by Town Meeting. They are generated from positive operating results in relation to the budget; that is, they are derived from annual receipts in excess of budget estimates and expenditures less than the appropriations authorized by Town Meeting. For Fiscal Year 2008, the Department processed over 9,200 purchase orders, reviewed over 46,750 invoices and issued over 20,000 accounts payable checks. The top ten vendors paid during Fiscal 2008 are as follows: US Bank $30,901,474 Blue Cross /Blue Shield 29,635,959 Framingham Retirement 8,932,043 Keefe Technical School 8,474,065 P Gioioso & Sons, Inc 3,180,802 SEA Consultants, Inc 2,937,992 Accept Ed Collaborative 2,373,699 First Student Inc 2,305,142 Waste Management 2,262,294 Transcanada Power Marketing 2,157,235 I would like to thank all the departments who have assisted us during the past year. I would like to especially thank CFO, Mary Ellen Kelley, Assistant CFO Jennifer Pratt, Treasurer Steven Price, Chief Assessor Daniel Dargon, Technology Services Acting Assistant Director Carly Premo Melo and their staffs for their guidance and assistance during the past year. I would like to recognize the invaluable efforts the members of the staff, Assistant Town Accountant Judy Moore, Shirley Tibbert, and Lynn Porter. Your Obedient Servant, Richard G. Howarth, Jr., Town Accountant Finance 25 a n A Assets Cash & Investments Cash Investments Letters of Credit Security Bonds Total Cash & Investments Receivables Taxes Real Estate Personal Property Motor Vehicle Excise Deffered Property Taxes and Tax Foreclosures Tax Liens and Charges Added to Taxes Total Taxes Other Receivables Sewer Usage Receivable Water Usage Receivables Departmental Receivables Intergovernmental Receivables Total Other Receivables Total Receivables Other Assets Tax Foreclosures Other Assets -- Inventories Total Other Assets Amts to be provided for bonds Total Assets Liabilities, Reserves, and Fund Balances Liabilities Accounts Payable Security Deposits BAN Payable Loans Authorized Loans Authorized and Unissued Bonds Payable Total Liabilities Reserves For Uncollectable Receivables For Abatements and Exemptions Total Reserves Fund Balances Reserved for Encumberances Reserved for Petty Cash Reserved for Inventory Reserved for Expenditure Reserve for Premium on Issuance of Debt Excluded BANs Reserved for Snow & Ice Deficit Reserved for Other Assets Teachers Pay Deferral Undesignated Total Fund Balances Total Liabilies, Reserves and Fund Balances Town of Framingham Combined Balance Sheet Fund Basis Statement for Free Cash Certification As of June 30, 2008 Unaudited Special Capital High School Enterprise Enterprise Health Ins Trusts and Total General Revenue Projects Capital Project Capital Project Funds Trust Fund Agency (Memo) $ 16,679,227 $ 4,728,122 $ 1,802,466 $ 380,957 $ 4,866,530 $ 7,621,501 $ 9,190,232 $ 8,769,816 $ 54,038,851 - - - - - - - 1,460,139 1,460,139 - - - - - - - 217,200 217,200 3,781,800 3,781,800 16,679,227 4,728,122 1,802,466 380,957 4,866,530 7,621,501 9,190,232 14,228,955 59,497,990 y 0 O h >y C7q R 3,416,636 - - - - - - - 3,416,636 983,813 - - - - - - - 983,813 2,045,247 - - - - - - - 2,045,247 408,346 - - - - - - - 408,346 2,387,281 - - - - 591,239 - - 2,978,520 9,24 1,323 - - - - 591,239 - - 9,832,562 - - - - - 2,222,081 - - 2,222,081 - - - - 1,632,291 1,842,029 - - 3,474,320 29,048 42,420 - - - 113,336 - 267,766 452,570 202,772 2,408,487 1,880,605 5,050,304 662,753 10,204,921 231,820 2,450,907 1,880,605 6,682,595 4,840,199 267,766 16,353,892 9,473,143 2,450,907 1,880,605 - 6,682,595 5,431,438 - 267,766 26,186,454 410,042 - - - - - - - 410,042 45,420 45,420 455,462 455,462 45,281,444 2,550,000 27,616,125 75,447,569 $ 26,607,832 $ 7,179,029 $ 48,964,515 $ 2,930,957 $ 39,165,250 $ 13,052,939 $ 9,190,232 $ 14,496,721 $ 161,587,475 $ 10,787,488 $ 1,134,632 $ 536,037 $ 32,809 $ 2,667,321 $ 865,086 $ 8,181,936 $ 6,355,837 $ 30,561,146 - - 4,956,757 3,361,172 1,451,900 - - - 9,769,829 - - 16,210,675 2,156,084 55,938,053 - - - 74,304,812 - - (16,210,675) (2,156,084) (55,938,053) - - - (74,304,812) 45,281,444 2,550,000 27,616,125 75,447,569 10,787,488 1,134,632 50,774,238 5,943,981 31,735,346 865,086 8,181,936 6,355,837 115,778,544 6,190,744 381,379 802,327 - 1,632,291 5,368,685 - - 14,375,426 2,570,014 2,570,014 8,760,758 381,379 802,327 1,632,291 5,368,685 16,945,440 2,206,310 491,921 2,635,833 431,007 8,386,681 497,147 16,500 67,454 14,732,853 550 - - - - - - - 550 45,420 - - - - - - - 45,420 N 1,246,510 90,029 - - - 1,599,711 - 206,458 3,142,708 p 18,498 - - - - - - - 18,498 (1,370,086) - - - - - - - (1,370,086) cc 550,424 - - 550,424 (596,872) - - - - - - - (596,872) 5,509,256 5,081,068 (5,247,883) (3,444,031) (2,589,068) 4,171,886 991,796 7,866,972 12,339,996 f✓ 7,059,586 5,663,018 (2,612,050) (3,013,024) 5,797,613 6,819,168 1,008,296 8,140,884 28,863,491 B CD O $ 26,607,832 $ 7,179,029 $ 48,964,515 $ 2,930,957 $ 39,165,250 $ 13,052,939 $ 9,190,232 $ 14,496,721 $ 161,587,475 � a m 6 Revenues Property taxes Excise Penalties, interest and other taxes Intergovernmental Fees Licenses & Permits Charges for services Interest Earnings Fines and forfeitures Miscellaneous Contributions Total Revenue Expenditures General Government Public Safety Education Public Works Human Services Culture and Recreation Miscellaneous Debt Service Intergovernmental Total Expenditures Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenditures Other Financing Sources (Uses) Proceeds of Bonds Operating transfers in Operating transfers out Total other financing sources (uses) Excess of Revenues and other sources over (under) expenditures and other uses Fund Balance, June 30, 2007 Fund Balance, June 30, 2008 y 0 0 w CE 7,722,554 3,271,380 (1,835,395) (3,313,639) 3,849,456 8,866,028 528,052 8,236,606 27,325,042 N O O $ 7,059,586 $ 5,663,018 $ (2,612,054) $ (3,013,024) $ 5,797,613 $ 6,819,168 $ 1,008,296 $ 8,140,884 $ 28,863,487 00 ` O Town of Framingham Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance All Governmental Fund Types and Expendable Trust Funds Fund Basis Statement for Free Cash Certification For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2008 Unaudited Special Capital High School EnterpriseCapital Enterprise Health Ins Total General Revenue Projects Project Projects Funds Trust Fund Trusts (Memo) $ 138,878,663 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 138,878,663 8,019,736 8,019,736 1,723,311 477 1,723,788 32,637,317 13,847,970 227,683 1,373,125 - 1,277,612 49,363,707 454,362 - - - 201,932 - 656,294 2,906,560 - - - 2,906,560 1,645,982 1,911,575 - 24,300,022 1,954,801 29,812,380 982,893 19,021 1,756 636,790 386,754 48,260 2,075,474 592,808 14,100 - - - - 606,908 1,227,304 3,286,346 - - 29,774 - 359,000 4,902,424 26,000 1,533,139 2,209,798 - 306,000 - 36,571,279 351,049 40,997,265 189,094,936 20,612,151 2,437,481 1,373,125 510,165 26,244,198 36,958,033 2,713,110 279,943,199 7,262,774 1,864,275 1,017,961 - - - - 263,414 10,408,424 22,850,758 579,886 1,150,611 - 1,810,173 26,391,428 91,169,144 14,921,457 1,548,791 1,072,510 - - - 108,711,902 12,857,820 50,048 4,287,731 - 13,191,771 22,325,686 283,648 52,996,704 1,029,852 105,007 73,364 - - - 1,208,223 5,087,002 583,242 973,037 159,703 - 27,348 6,830,332 40,234,686 - - - - 36,477,789 - 76,712,475 8,018,240 2,217,238 - - 10,235,478 3,549,205 - - 377,291 3,926,496 192,059,481 18,103,915 9,051,495 1,072,510 13,351,474 24,542,924 36,477,789 2,761,874 297,421,462 (2,964,545) 2,508,236 (6,614,014) 300,615 (12,841,309) 1,701,274 480,244 (48,764) (17,478,262) - - 5,837,355 - 13,179,352 - - - 19,016,707 2,453,577 10,546 5,063 1,803,665 193,551 152,000 4,618,402 (152,000) (127,145) (5,063) (193,551) (3,941,685) (198,958) (4,618,402) 2,301,577 (116,599) 5,837,355 - 14,789,466 (3,748,134) - (46,958) 19,016,707 (662,968) 2,391,637 (776,659) 300,615 1,948,157 (2,046,860) 480,244 (95,722) 1,538,445 y 0 0 w CE 7,722,554 3,271,380 (1,835,395) (3,313,639) 3,849,456 8,866,028 528,052 8,236,606 27,325,042 N O O $ 7,059,586 $ 5,663,018 $ (2,612,054) $ (3,013,024) $ 5,797,613 $ 6,819,168 $ 1,008,296 $ 8,140,884 $ 28,863,487 00 ` O a m Planning and Economic Development Inter Divisional Closed to Fund Expended Encumbered Town of Framingham - 545,460 11,550 Summary of Expenditures Fiscal Year 2008 - 610,643 567 As of June 30, 2008 - 1,499,156 13,965 Special Town Finance Committee - 129,722 Original Meeting Reserve Fund and 82,712 Encumbered Budget Adjustments Municipal Relief Transfers General Government 2,786,036 56,156 88,704 Selectmen 8,697 551,720 8,000 - Legal 410 610,800 - - Town Buildings 1,048 1,535,649 46,450 - Purchasing Department 9,072 150,150 2,000 - Committees 450,550 6,900 25,940 Total Appropriation 19,227 2,855,219 56,450 Finance 1,115,288 20,659 1,480 Finance Committee - 1,800 - - ChiefFinancialOfficer 596 249,120 12,000 - Accounting - 249,845 - - Treasurer /Collector - 647,130 - - Assessors 10,131 468,359 Total Appropriation 10,727 1,616,254 12,000 Technology Services Total Appropriation 29,621 11,407,276 Total Appropriation 21,496 1,111,290 4,641 Human Resources Fire Division Human Resources - 380,064 (26,641) - Veterans' Services 277,329 Total Appropriation Total Appropriation 11,594,856 657,393 (26,641) Inter Divisional Closed to Fund y 0 0 >y CfQ R Conservation Expended Encumbered Balance - 545,460 11,550 11,407 - 610,643 567 - - 1,499,156 13,965 70,026 - 129,722 30,074 1,426 82,712 1,055 (2,500) 5,845 130 2,786,036 56,156 88,704 - 339 - 1,461 14,713 275,307 - 1,122 (7,710) 240,285 - 1,850 (7,003) 627,561 - 12,566 450,550 2,000 25,940 30,632 - 1,594,042 2,000 42,939 324,813 1,115,288 20,659 1,480 - 310,294 1,386 41,743 2,429 232,489 44,840 3,361 542,782 1,386 86,583 y 0 0 >y CfQ R Conservation 6,473 110,242 - - - 107,019 8,423 1,273 Planning Department 582 677,042 (79,643) - 2,500 251,200 59,215 290,066 Zoning Board 3,033 82,712 (2,500) 59,550 130 23,565 Total Appropriation 10,088 869,996 (79,643) 417,769 67,768 314,904 Police Division Police Department 21,850 10,658,859 30,632 - - 10,340,063 46,465 324,813 Framingham Emergency Management Agen 2,997 87,100 - - - 83,174 2,429 4,494 Animal Control 3,361 178,042 - - - 165,923 7,863 7,617 Street Lighting 1,413 483,275 447,074 3,000 34,614 Total Appropriation 29,621 11,407,276 30,632 11,036,234 59,757 371,538 Fire Division Total Appropriation 58,951 11,594,856 11,394,202 61,041 198,564 Public Works Public Works Administration 14,700 562,732 - - 7,000 573,253 9,036 2,143 Public Works Highway 222,446 2,998,668 - - 187,106 3,245,460 64,119 98,641 Fleet Services 45,959 1,050,173 - - 7,161 1,070,779 21,981 10,533 Sanitation 399,650 3,981,957 - - (201,267) 3,910,732 92,180 177,428 Engineering 35,849 770,344 732,927 20,265 53,001 Total Appropriation 718,604 9,363,874 - - 9,533,151 207,581 341,746 N O Snow & Ice Removal O Total Appropriation 641,500 250,000 2,261,585 (1,370,085) C CD O a m G Parks and Recreation Park and Recreation Cemetery Council on Aging Arena Total Appropriation Inspectional Services Building Inspection Health Department Sealer of Weights and Measure Total Appropriation Framingham Schools Total Appropriation Keefe Voke Assessment Total Appropriation Libraries Total Appropriation Planning Board Total Appropriation Town Clerk, Elections Town Clerk Elections Total Appropriation Stipend Elected Official Total Town Clerk, Elections Miscellaneous Unclassified Property & Liability Insurance Workers' Compensation Unemployment Sick Leave Buyback Group Insurance Medical Indemnification Self- insurance Medicaid Part 1 Contract Total Appropriation Reserve Fund Reserve Fund Total Appropriation Retirement Retirement Contributory Pension Pensions non contributory Medicare Total Appropriation 176 2,127,558 5,023 - 12,179 2,125,334 14,805 4,797 - 28,365 - - - 26,877 - 1,488 2,501 314,448 2,561 - (14,195) 294,296 4,129 6,890 427,468 2,016 425,679 3,805 2,677 2,897,839 7,584 2,872,186 18,934 16,980 2,948 789,616 - - - 727,152 - 65,412 105 591,034 (24,536) - (1,800) 503,068 316 61,419 3 142,216 1,800 140,243 3,776 3,056 1,522,866 (24,536) 1,370,463 316 130,607 20,215 82,952,631 (40,000) 82,645,175 6,790 280,881 8,499,255 8,468,883 30,372 1,765 2,522,111 19,513 2,535,989 7,400 1,140 211,367 206,111 3,897 2,499 860 145,398 - - 5,972 148,399 - 3,831 4,500 153,867 (5,972) 142,383 10,012 5,360 299,265 - - - 290,782 - 13,843 82,587 82,587 5,360 381,852 373,369 13,843 7,391 800,000 40,000 - (10,200) 828,216 8,241 734 1,727 600,000 - - 115,773 715,773 1,727 - - 350,000 - - (197,127) 152,345 - 528 - 60,000 - - (21,980) 38,020 - - - 28,159,038 - - - 28,159,038 - - - 5,000 - - - 4,522 - 478 6,811 30,000 - - 98,200 121,404 6,961 6,646 8,385 40,000 15,334 55,087 8,632 24,314 30,044,038 40,000 30,074,405 25,561 8,386 400,000 (150,000) (250,000) 400,000 (150,000) (250,000) - 8,841,122 - - - 8,841,122 - - - 142,239 - - - 134,815 - 7,424 1,255,800 1,239,431 16,369 10,239,161 10,215,368 23,793 y 0 0 >v CE R N O O C N O a m W O Debt Service Debt Service Principal and Interest General Loans Interest on Temporary Loans Interest on Abatements Total Department Total Appropriation Total General Fund Appropriated Non appropriated items Unclassified Tax Title Unclassified Overlay Deficit Teachers Pay Deferral Cherry Sheet Charges Debt Exclusion High School Debt Overlay Total Non appropriated items Total General Fund Operating Articles Al STM3 /04 Legal Cons vs Wnch PndTrst A40 ATM Town Master Plan A27 ATM Self- Evaluation & Transition Plan 10/05 A6 Framingham Disability Commissioi 4/06 ATM A33 Rail Trail 5/16/06 A3 Road Improvements 5/09 A2 Lowes and Natick Lift Services A4(A) STM 2/07 Paulini Loam C A4(B) STM 2/07 NEXUM 4/07 A36 Cochituate Rail Trail 4/07 A37 Disability Commission 4/07 A57 Open Space Stab Fund 11/07 Al Litigation Cost SMOC 10/07 At Disability Commission 5/07 A2 PB Mit -350 Cochituate 5/07 A2 PB Mit- Natick Mall 5/07 A2 PB Mit- Cochituate Rd 5/07 A2 PB Mir -500 Old Conn Path 5/07 A2 PB -Mit -749 Worcester Rd 5/07 A2 PB -Mit -One Clark Hill 5/07 A2 PB -mit 1124 Worcester Rd 10/07 A5 FY08 Supple Legal Budget 10/07 Sidewalk & Video Security 10/07 A7 Waverly Retail Mit 10/07 A8 Traffic Control Improvements Total Articles Total General Fund - 7,886,052 - - - 7,540,735 - 345,317 - 158,128 - - - 72,798 - 85,330 110,000 100,142 9,858 8,154,180 7,713,675 440,505 8,154,180 7,713,675 440,505 927,241 187,942,958 (150,000) - - 187,156,713 539,246 1,024,239 - 54,000 - - - 53,843 - 157 - 146,140 - - - 52,501 93,639 - - 795,830 - - - 795,830 - - - 3,545,514 - - - 3,549,205 - (3,691) - 304,565 - - - 304,565 - - 1,915,304 1,915,304 6,761,353 4,755,944 93,639 1,911,770 927,241 194,704,311 (150,000) 191,912,657 632,886 2,936,010 3,623 - - - 2,612 1,011 - 53,000 - - - 24,600 28,400 - 5,410 - - - 5,410 - 6,132 - - - - - 6,132 - 100,000 - - - 100,000 - 499,919 - - - - 499,919 - - 45,000 - - - - 45,000 - 25,204 - 75,000 - - 51,661 48,543 - 35,651 - - - - 24,083 11,568 - - 100,000 - - - - 100,000 - - 12,975 - - - 500 12,475 - - 152,000 - - - 152,000 - - - 150,000 - - - 146,517 3,483 - - 13,595 - - - - 13,595 - - 140,000 - - - 44,610 95,390 - - 110,000 - - - 26,846 83,154 - - 39,364 - - - - 39,364 - - 93,601 - - - - 93,601 - - 9,000 - - - 8,879 121 - - 10,000 - - - - 10,000 - - 65,000 - - - - 65,000 - - 100,000 - - - 95,391 4,609 - - 155,000 - - - - 155,000 - - 65,000 - - - 8,158 56,842 - 36,000 8,879 27,121 773,939 1,251,535 75,000 - - 1,094,655 1,005,819 - 1,701,180 195,955,846 (75,000) 193,007,312 1,638,705 2,936,010 Teachers Pay Deferral Use of Fund Balance y 0 0 >v CE R N O O C CD O Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Town of Framingham Enterprise Fund Balance Sheets As of June 30, 2008 Unaudited Assets Sewer Enterprise Water Enterprise Total Memo Only Cash and Investments Water /Sewer Charges Other Receivables Tax Title and Charges Added to Taxes Intergovernmental Receivable (Ashland) Total Assets Fund Fund $ 5,747,893 $ 1,873,608 2,222,081 1,842,029 92,798 20,538 359,784 231,455 662,753 - $ 7,621,501 4,064,110 113,336 591,239 662,753 $ 9,085,309 $ 3,967,630 $ 13,052,939 Liabilities, Reserves and Fund Balances Liabilities Accounts Payable Reserves For Uncollected Receivables Total Liabilities and Reserves Fund Balance Reserved for Encumbrances (Carryovers) Reserved for Expenditures(Capital Projects FY08) Reserved for Other Assets Unreserved (Retained Earnings) Total Fund Balances Total Liabilities, Reserves and Fund Balances $ 429,427 $ 435,659 $ 865,086 3,274,662 2,094,023 5,368,685 3,704,089 2,529,682 6,233,771 348,772 148,375 497,147 1,244,211 355,500 1,599,711 550,424 - 550,424 3,237,813 934,073 4,171,886 5,381,220 1,437,948 6,819,168 $ 9,085,309 $ 3,967,630 $ 13,052,939 Finance 31 Town of Framingham Town of Framingham Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance - Enterprise Funds For the Period Ended June 30, 2008 Unaudited 2008 Annual Report Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfer from Other Funds Sewer Water Total Transfer to Other Funds Fund Fund Memo Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) Revenues (1,640,393) (3,748,134) Property taxes $ - $ - $ - Excise - - - Penalties, Interest and Other Taxes - - - Intergovernmental (Grants) 1,272,734 4,878 1,277,612 Charges for services 12,272,449 12,027,573 24,300,022 Interest earnings 426,313 210,477 636,790 Licenses and permits - - - Fines and forfeitures - - - Miscellaneous 5,966 23,808 29,774 Total Revenues 13,977,462 12,266,736 26,244,198 Expenditures: Current: Personal Services 1,719,800 2,318,845 4,038,645 Operating Expenses 1,541,655 1,377,054 2,918,709 Intergovernmental 8, 690, 797 6,190,441 14, 881,238 Capital Outlay 92,456 394,638 487,094 Debt Service 749,154 1,468,084 2,217,238 Total Expenditures 12,793,862 11,749,062 24,542,924 Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenditures 1,183,600 517,674 1,701,274 Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfer from Other Funds - 193,551 193,551 Transfer to Other Funds (2,107,741) (1,833,944) (3,941,685) Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) (2,107,741) (1,640,393) (3,748,134) Excess (deficiency) of revenues and other sources over expenditures and other uses (924,141) (1,122,719) (2,046,860) Fund Balance, July 1, 2007 6,305,361 2,560,667 8,866,028 Fund Balance June 30, 2008 $ 5,381,220 $ 1,437,948 $ 6,819,168 Finance 32 a m Town of Framingham Summary of Expenditures Fiscal Year 2008 As of June 30, 2008 Closed to Original Grants /Revenue Fund Encumbered Budget Awarded Expended Encumbered Balance Enterprise Funds Appropriations Summary Sewer Enterprise Fund Total Appropriation $ 275,370 $ 13,443,050 $ - $ 12,727,807 $ 164,827 $ 825,786 Ex Office Housing & Ec Dev Grant - - 250,000 66,055 183,945 - Indirect Costs 1,022,336 - 1,022,336 - - * Transfers RE Capital Projects 1,091,405 1,085,405 6,000 Total Sewer Enterprise Fund $ 275,370 $ 15,556,791 $ 250,000 $ 14,901,603 $ 348,772 $ 831,786 * $6,000 Grant received for Vactor Purchase Water Enterprise fund Total Appropriation $ 282,712 $ 11,945,627 $ - $ 11,719,133 $ 282,712 $ 233,438 Insurance /Property Restitution Account - 88,440 29,929 58,511 Indirect Costs - 1,114, 212 - 1,114, 212 - - Transfers RE Capital Projects 718,260 719,732 - Total Water Enterprise Fund $ 282,712 $ 13,778,099 $ 88,440 $ 13,583,006 $ 341,223 $ 233,438 W W y 0 0 >v crc N O O C CD O a w School Capital Projects 5/98 ATM A31 E Upgrade School Smoke Detectors 5/02 ATM A15H Brophy School Roof 4/03 ATM A27M Boiler Replacement Walsh School 4/04 ATM A21 M Walsh Roof Replacement 4/05 ATM A26B Vertical Handicap Lifts School 4/05 ATM A26C Elevator Shaft & Piston Repairs Schools 4/05 ATM A26Q Sanitary Line Replacement Fuller Middle School 4/06 ATM A30S Stapleton Roof Supplement 4/06 ATM A30T Boiler Replace 5 Schools 2/07 STM A5 Fuller Auditorium Ceiling 4/07 ATM A4900 Fuller Auditorium Ceiling 4/07 ATM A49PP McCarthy School Roof Replacemtent 4/07 A49QQ DDC Energy Conservation Controls Phase 1 of 3 4/07 ATM A49RR Fire Alarm McCarthy Elementary School 4/07 ATM A49SS 3 Utility Pick -Ups, 2 Cars 4/07 ATM A49YY Thayer Campus Paint Windows 4/08 ATM A44N DDC Energy Conservation Controls -Phase II 4/08 ATM A440 School Security Camera 13 Schools 4/08 ATM A44P Emergency Generators Schools Total School Capital Projects Municipal Capital Projects 11/93 STM A18 Computer Equipment 11/94 STM A21 Municipal Information Systems 5/98 ATM A31C Backflow Preventers Park Drainage 5/98 ATM A31 F Underground Tank Removal 5/00 ATM A25Q Park Street Drainage 5/00 ATM A25U Park & School Fences 5/01 ATM A21 Stormwater Plan 5/02 ATM Al 5C Henry Street Remediation 5/02 ATM A15J Financial Management Software 4/03 ATM A27F Multi- purpose Sidewalk Tractor with Attachments 4/03 ATM A27L Tercentennial Park Phase 1 10/03 STM A9 Senior Center at 535 Union Avenue 4/04 ATM A21 G Engine 5 Fire Pumper 4/04 ATM A21 K Ford 650 J Hook Dump 4/04 ATM A21 LL Resurfacing of Bowditch Field Track 4/05 ATM A26A Pedestrian Ramps 4/05 ATM A26E Beach Stormwater Management 4/05 ATM A26G Maynard Stair & Walk Repairs 4/05 ATM A26H Boiler Bowditch School 4/05 ATM A261 Municipal Data Storage Upgrade 4/05 ATM A26J F450 Crew Cab Dump Truck 4/05 ATM A26L Engine 8 -Brush Truck 4/05 ATM A21 P Bowditch Athletic Complex Renovation Design 4/05 ATM A26T Replace Platform 1 4/05 ATM A26U Callahan Phase 2 Floor 4/05 ATM A26V Case 570 Loader 4/05 ATM A26W Resurfacing of Bowditch Field Track 4/06 ATM A30A Engine 2 Fire Pumper 4/06 ATM A30C Communication Cabling Town of Framingham Summary of Capital Projects As of June 30, 2008 y 0 0 '77 >y CfQ r' N O O CD C O Expenditures Expenditures Encumbrances Appropriation Transfer Reauthorized Rescinded Prior Years Fiscal 2008 Fiscal 2008 Balance $ 80,000 $ $ (2,400) $ - $ 77,600 $ - $ - $ 647,000 (1) (89,710) 557,289 - 575,000 (8,166) (23,000) 532,314 10,630 890 1,610,000 (2,469) 1,607,531 - - 160,000 (11,510) 148,490 - 130,000 - 50,188 - 79,812 108,000 10,710 - 17,497 100,245 968 130,000 - (495) 129,505 - 0 480,000 - - (48,000) 428,279 2,398 - 1,323 360,000 8,970 27,000 323,640 9,360 8,970 360,000 - (297,155) - 62,855 - (10) 560,000 (41, 000) 488,368 30,632 255,000 243,648 11,352 118,000 (8,970) 109,030 - 85,045 84,777 268 120,000 115,858 4,142 175,300 - 175,300 1,380,000 1,380,000 329,323 329,323 $ 7,662,668 $ (8,966) $ (5,365) $ (498,865) $ 3,575,693 $ 1,541,449 $ 9,360 $ 2,022,970 $ 587,000 $ $ $ $ 584,065 $ 2,935 $ - $ - 670,406 666,498 3,908 25,000 (9) 24,991 - - - 1,427,112 1,421,112 5,014 986 0 300,000 18,413 10,963 1,624 269,000 409,425 (152) 409,273 - - - 500,000 - 468,833 27,764 3,234 169 62,000 58,358 - - 3,642 715,000 517,261 24,384 159,020 14,335 98,000 (7) 97,993 - - - 420,000 (250,000) 164,148 - 5,852 - 1,800,000 1,781,484 17,317 - 1,199 430,000 - 429,590 410 - 121,000 15,500 (708) 135,792 - - 185,000 - - 182,300 650 - 2,050 60,706 14,294 49,387 5,050 2,446 18,117 267,410 - 96,055 16,240 19,165 135,950 108,613 41,686 150,299 - - - 40,392 (1,217) 39,175 79,373 12,397 91,726 44 42,107 (134) 41,973 60,000 (1,036) 58,964 - - - 412,188 37,812 194,813 160,266 59,518 35,403 850,000 (90,149) 759,851 - - - 372,183 - 1,817 356,554 17,446 68,320 (587) (6,037) 61,696 - - - - 17,000 - - 17,000 398,750 (16,921) (182) 373,295 8,352 - - 378,485 - 16,973 293,940 57,860 9,712 y 0 0 '77 >y CfQ r' N O O CD C O a m W 4/06 ATM A30D Memorial Building Boiler 809,339 - - - 4/06 ATM A30E Pearl Street Garage Caulking 45,000 (21,979) - - 4/06 ATM A30F McAuliffe Branch Renovations 65,046 - - - 4/06 ATM A30G F450 4WD Dump Truck 46,060 - (182) - 4/06 ATM A30H F550 Trash Compactor 68,506 - (443) - 4/06 ATM A30J Basketball Resurfacing Loring 53,750 32,250 - - 4/06 ATM A30K PC Mobile Laptops 157,850 - - - 4/06 ATM A30L Beaver Dam Stormwater Plan 350,000 - - - 4/06 ATM A30U Voice Mail- Telephone Upgrade 40,000 - - - 4/06 ATM A30V Tercentennial Park Phase 3 420,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A18 Villiage Hall, Edgell Memorial Library, Old Academy 300,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A19 Hollis St Community Center Repaving & Capital 90,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49A Accu -Vote Machine Replacement (20) 117,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49B Main Library Doors 44,893 - - - 4/07 ATM A49C Main Library- Parking Lot 75,750 - - - 4/07 ATM A49D Main Library Renovations Restroom & Community Room 66,650 - - - 4/07 ATM A49E Replace SCBA Units 356,545 - - - 4/07 ATM A49F Replace Engine 3 474,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49G Replace Maintenance Truck 65,550 - - - 4/07 ATM A49H Voice Over Internet Town Phone Intergration 64,248 - - - 4/07 ATM A491 Memorial Building Window Replacement 280,500 - - - 4/07 ATMA49J Memorial Building Stair Replacement 199,500 - - - 4/07 ATM A49K Nevins Hall Stage Renovations 280,500 - - - 4/07 ATM A49L Maynard Chimney Repointing and Repair 470,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49M Energy Management Upgrade for Police Headquarters 146,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49N Emergency Generator Systems Callahan Senior Center 60,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A490 Demolition of Badger Road Dog Pound 50,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49P Old Senior Center Roof Repair 59,500 - - - 4/07 ATM A49Q Maynard Window, Gutter Replacement 201,500 - - - 4/07 ATM A49R Maynard Building Front & Rear Door Replacement 27,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49S ADA Phase 1 Compliance Multiple Buildings & Schools 228,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49T Callahan Phase 3 468,268 - - - 4/07 ATM 49X Winch Grandstand Demolition & Replacement 147,275 - - - 4/07 ATM A49Y V #2 F550 Crew Cab Dump Truck 49,350 - - - 4/07 ATM A49Z V #3 Ford F350 Extended Cab 4x4 10,000 GVW 29,794 - (2,117) - 4/07 ATM A49AA V #4 Ford 650Dump Truck, 4x2 26,000 GVW 56,174 - - - 4/07 ATM A49BB Communication Center Upgrade 355,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49CC Sucker Brook Drainage Improvements- Design 50,000 (20,000) - - 4/07 ATM A49DD Roadway Improvements 450,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49EE 40,000 GVW Cab & Chassis with Dump Body and Plow 168,360 - - - 4/07 ATM A49FF 70,000 GVW Cab and Chassis with Dump Body and 100,000 (5,063) - - 4/07 ATM A49GG 40,000 GVW Cab and Chassis with Dump Body and 168,360 - - - 4/07 ATM A49HH 35,000 GVW Cab and Chassis with Aerial Lift #440 181,200 10,865 - - 4/07 ATM A4911 40,000 GVW Cab and Chassis with Dump Body and Plow 168,360 - - - 4/07 ATM A49JJ 8,800 GVW Pick -up Truck with Plow #402 35,442 - (10) - 4/07 ATM A49KK 8,800 Pick -up Truck with Plow #405 35,442 - (10) - 4/07 ATM A49LL 68,000 GVW Cab & Chassiss with Refuse Packer & 211,327 35 - - 4/07 ATM A49MM 15,000 GVW 4 -Wheel Drive Cab and Chassis with 61,841 - (7) - 4/07 ATM A49NN Roof Replacement Transfer Station 126,000 25,063 - - 4/07 ATM A49TT Web Content Management System 107,873 - - - 4/07 ATM A49UU Pub Safety System Upgrades (Police & Fire) 243,761 - - - 4/07 ATM A49VV Library Generator 30,000 - - - 4/07 ATM A49WW Bombadier Sidewalk Tractor 120,445 - (94) - - 147,167 542,096 120,076 - - - 23,021 45,315 19,731 - - 45,878 - 68,063 - - 86,000 - - 144,443 10,185 2,951 271 104,183 211,098 24,575 10,144 6,763 33,237 - - 30,000 379,472 - 10,528 - 108,646 191,354 - - 84,800 - 5,200 - 110,000 - 7,000 - 16,284 - 28,609 - 75,180 - 570 - 42,815 4,899 18,936 - 356,545 - - - - 458,213 15,787 - 62,237 - 3,313 - 63,943 - 305 - - - 280,500 - 9,966 - 189,534 - 87,862 192,638 - - - - 470,000 - 146,000 - - - - 47,500 12,500 - 24,300 - 25,700 - 38,764 12,550 8,186 - - - 201,500 - - 27,000 - 7,343 2,607 218,050 - 38,600 11,700 417,968 - 43,198 104,077 - 49,350 - 27,677 56,174 - 355,000 - - - - 1,007 28,993 - 450,000 - - - 168,360 - - - 89,142 5,795 - - 168,360 - - - 119,121 72,944 - - 168,360 - - 35,432 35,432 - 211,362 - 61,834 - - - - 151,063 - 30,085 9,300 68,488 - 160,850 82,911 - - - 30,000 - 120,351 - - y 0 0 w Uq N O O C CD O a m W 4/07 ATM A49XX Front End Loader #455 4/07 ATM A49ZZ Sidewalk Accessibility 4/08 ATM A15 Edgell Memorial Library, Academy, & Villiage Hall Roofs 4/08 ATM A44A Joint Town /School Capital Management Project 4/08 ATM A44B Replace Rescue 1 Truck 4/08 ATM A44C Main Library Renovation s(Garage, Alarm, Lighting) 4/08 ATM A44D McAuliffe Library HVAC /Boiler Renovation 4/08 ATM A44E Bowditch Master Plan & Construction 4/08 ATM A44F TORO Groundmaster 4x4 Mower 4/08 ATM A44G Police Locker Room Renovations 4/08 ATM A44H Prisoner Processing Systems 4/08 ATM A441 Saxonville Levy Accreditation 4/08 ATM A44J Saxonville Levee Risk Analysis 4/08 ATM A44K Roadway Improvements 2009 4/08 ATM A44L Sidewalk/Accessibility Improvements 2009 4/08 ATM A44M Refuse Packer and Plow 4/08 ATM A44Q Townwide Permits, Licensing & Inspection System 4/08 ATM A44R Wireless Access Points for Public Safety 31852 10/08 STM A22 188 Concord St Purcha Total Municipal Capital Projects Mass Highway Chapter 90 Expenditures Total Expenditures Municipal Capital Projects High School Capital Project 3/00 STM Al High School Renovation 10/04 STM A13 High School Project Additional Appropriation Total High School Capital Project 153,920 (10,900) (45) 100,000 - 650,000 358,700 530,000 135,436 70,000 7,900,000 93,450 90,858 147,115 400,000 50,000 - 367,392 132,608 100,000 - 219,780 317,648 301,134 1,750,000 33,700,862 8,263 155,075 142,975 50,000 50,000 - 570,236 79,764 10/04 STM Al2 Arena Light and Energy Improvements $ - 358,700 $ 23,110 $ 530,000 - $ 20,110 $ 135,436 4/06 ATM A30W Dasher Board Glass Replacement 70,000 - 7,900,000 159,703.00 - 93,450 4/07 ATM A49U Arena Condenser 90,858 147,115 29,900.00 400,000 Total $ 50,000 $ 23,110 $ 500,000 159,703 $ 50,010 $ 100,000 Water Enterprise Capital Projects 219,780 317,648 301,134 - - - 1,750,000 (250,000) 9,695,517 5,297,921 2,647,058 15,973,704 2,212,130 - $ 7,510,051 4,623 $ 54,000,000 $ $ $ $ 53,808,190 $ (292,812) $ 105,323 $ 379,299 5,237,000 3,371,038 1,365,322 325,684 174,956 $ 59,237,000 $ $ $ $ 57,179,228 $ 1,072,510 $ 431,007 $ 554,255 Arena Capital Projects 10/04 STM Al2 Arena Light and Energy Improvements $ - $ $ 23,110 $ $ - $ - $ 20,110 $ 3,000 4/06 ATM A30W Dasher Board Glass Replacement 164,710 - 4,655 159,703.00 - 352 4/07 ATM A49U Arena Condenser 37,167 29,900.00 7,267 Total $ 201,877 $ $ 23,110 $ $ 4,655 $ 159,703 $ 50,010 $ 10,619 Water Enterprise Capital Projects * 5/92 ATM A33 Indian Head Water $ 23,887 $ $ (23,887) $ $ - $ - $ - $ - * DEQE L -4 -030 Leak Detection 4,623 (4,623) - 5/95 ATM A51 -4 Dump Truck, Four Wheel Drive pickup truck 100,000 (5,079) 94,921 ATM97 A73 Water System Improvement funded by MWRA Grant and 997,574 (224) 997,350 - 12/96 STM A7 16 Inch Water Main Singletary, Hodder and Checkerberry 875,000 - 693,435 181,565 12/96 STM A9 1 Ton 4 Wheel Drive Pickup 33,500 (5,192) 28,308 - 5/97 ATM A72 F3560 Utility Body Truck 77,609 (9,971) 67,638 - 5/98 ATM A28 Water Capital Project voted from Retained Earnings 946,074 945,873 201 - 5/99 ATM A32 Water Capital Project voted from Retained Earnings 337,077 336,310 160 607 5/00 ATM A31 Special Assessment Doeskin, Carter, Woodstock, 2,000,000 1,994,494 - 5,506 10/00 STM A10A Reline 8 Inch Mains in Hollis, Millwood and Wlnch 750,000 498,180 251,820 10/00 STM A1013 Installation of 1200 feet 8 Inch Main Under Waushakum 174,000 - 174,000 y 0 0 w CfQ r' N O O C CD O a m W J 5/01 ATMA21Y Water Main Replacement Reline 1,407,000 1,349,143 40,217 17,640 5/02 ATM A15K Water Main Replacement 1,288,000 (667) 1,287,333 - - 5/02 ATM A15L Water Service Replacement 150,000 (5) 149,995 - 4/03 ATM A27R Vulnerability Assessment of the Town's Water System 50,000 - 47,683 - 2,317 4/03 ATM A27S Franklin Street Water Main Replacement 1,386,500 1,362,271 24,229 - - 4/03 ATM A32 Special Assessment Doeskin, Carter, Woodstock, 340,000 326,482 925 12,593 4/04 ATM A21 N Franklin Street Water Main Replacement Phase II 969,000 560,284 140,933 259,884 7,899 4/04 ATM 210 Cleaning and Lining of Grove Street Water Mains 1,368,000 1,215,798 152,202 - - 4/04 ATM A21 P Water Service Replacement 200,000 (86,555) 113,445 - - - 4/04 ATM A21 Water System Management Phase II 304,000 86,555 303,947 84,988 1,565 55 4/04 ATM A21 Carter Drive Water Main Replacement 1,120,000 - 1,119,373 - 269 358 4/04 ATM A21 W 70,000 GVW 14 Cubic Yard Dump Truck 145,531 145,481 50 - 4/04 ATM A21X Tracked Construction Excavator 151,000 (12,675) 138,325 - - - 4/04 ATM A21Y Hydrant Replacements 405,000 399,731 200 5,070 4/04 ATM A21Z Birch Road Well Reactivation 300,000 299,998 - - 2 4/05 ATM A26X Birch Road Well Reactivation 600,000 599,357 - 643 0 4/05 ATM A26Y William J Heights Water Station Upgrade 200,000 63,824 28,676 26,759 80,741 4/05 ATM A26Z Fire Hydrant Replacement Program 225,000 200,849 5,573 - 18,578 4/05 ATM A26AA Water Service Replacements 200,000 173,855 26,145 - 4/05 ATM A26BB 15,000 GVW Four Wheel Drive Utility Truck 45,300 45,300 - 4/05 ATM A26CC 15,000 GVW Four Wheel Drive Utility Truck 45,300 (1) 45,299 4/05 ATM A26DD 15,000 GVW Four Wheel Drive Utility Truck #617 45,300 45,300 - 4/05 ATM A26EE Cleaning & Lining of Edmands Road Water Mains 2,082,000 1,610,295 471,705 - 4/05 ATM A29 Doeskin Hill Repairs 143,000 133,000 - - 10,000 4/06 ATM A30X Birch Road Well Reactivation 400,000 275,119 120,957 830 3,094 4/06 ATM A30Y Fire Hydrant Replacement 225,000 103,579 97,260 - 24,161 4/06 ATM A30Z Backhoe, Loader and Plow 121,975 96,435 - - 25,540 4/06 ATM A30AA Cove Ave Water Main Replacement 820,000 45,017 67,459 72,623 634,902 4/06 ATM A30BB Fay Road Water Main Replacement 950,000 58,500 70,098 90,383 731,019 4/06 ATM A30CC Waverly Street Water Main Replacement 530,000 31,500 63,093 26,435 408,972 4/07 ATM A50A Pershing Ave Water Main Replacement 39,250 - 15,890 23,165 195 4/07 ATM A50B Cove Avenue Area Water Main Replacement 1,011,500 355,896 515,643 139,961 4/07 ATM A50C Fay Road Area Water Main Replacement 1,006,375 353,962 511,236 141,177 4/07 ATM A50D Waverly Street Water Main Replacement 552,250 246,617 228,163 77,470 4/07 ATM A50E Grove Street Pumping Station Rehabilitation 235,000 - - 235,000 4/07 ATM A50F Goddnow Water Storage Tank Rehabiliation 107,500 7,874 85,604 14,022 4/07 ATM A50G Automated Meter Reading Program - (Water Portion) 1,282,950 54,562 675 1,227,713 4/07 ATM A50H Water Street Replacement Design 372,625 225,100 49,707 97,818 4/07 ATM A501 11,000 GVW 4 -Wheel Drive cab & Chassis with Utility 47,500 (2) 47,498 - - 4/07 ATM A50J 11,000 GVW 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis with Utility 47,500 (2) 47,498 4/07 ATM A50K 11,000 GVW 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis with Utility 47,500 (2) 47,498 4/07 ATM A50L 11,000 GVW 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis with Utility 47,500 (2) 47,498 - 4/07 ATM A50M Electronic Message Board 37,500 34,090 - 3,410 4/07 ATM A50N Prospect Street Water Main Replacement Design 173,185 72,688 81,282 19,215 4/07 ATMA500 William J Heights Booster Station Rehabilitation 765,000 - - 765,000 4/07 ATM A50P 11,000 GVW 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis Utility 47,500 (2) 47,498 - - 4/07 ATM A50W Birch Road Well Reactivation 1,400,000 190,069 325,981 883,950 4/07 ATM A50R Brigham Road Water Design 25,700 3,556 1,440 20,704 4/08 ATM A46A 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis Utility with Plow 44,994 - 44,994 4/08 ATM A46B Grove St Water Pump Station Construction 2,869,836 62,464 2,932,300 4/08 ATM A46C Pershing Ave Water Main Replacement 438,750 - 438,750 4/08 ATM A46D Water St Water Main Construction 8,522,150 (135,000) 8,387,150 4/08 ATM A46E Beebe Steel Water Tank Rehabilitation 90,600 90,600 y 0 0 w Uq r' N O O C CD O a m W cc 4/08 ATM A46F Prospect St Area Water Main Replacement 3,000,000 - - - - 3,000,000 4/08 ATM A46G Various Water Main Design and Replacement 200,000 135,000 - - 41,541 293,459 4/08 ATM A46H 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis Utility with Plow 44,994 - - 44,994 4/08 ATM A461 Grant St Water Main Replacement Design 153,750 - - - - 153,750 4/08 ATM A46J North Concord St Water Main Design 600,000 - - - - 600,000 4/08 ATM A46K Birch Rd Well Reactivation Project 2,830,400 - - - - 2,830,400 4/08 ATM A46L Choutea & LaSalle Avenues Water Main Replacement 110,000 - - - - 110,000 4/08 ATM A46M Goodnow Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation 891,600 - - - - 891,600 4/08 ATM A46N Brigham Rd Water Main Construction 263,000 - - - 2,363 260,637 4/08 ATM A460 Union Ave &Main St Water Main Design 320,000 - - - - 320,000 4/08 ATM A46P Barbieri Rd Water Main Design 149,400 - - - - 149,400 4/08 ATM A46Q Concord St Water Main Replacement 141,750 - - - - 141,750 4/08 ATM A46R Edmands Road Water Main Installation 110,000 - - - - 110,000 4/08 ATM A46S Goodnow Lane Water Pump Station Design 115,500 - - - - 115,500 4/08 ATM A46T Pond St Water Replacement Design 276,750 - - - - 276,750 Total $ 50,956,059 $ $ 130 $ $ 18,003,025 $ 3,235,794 $ 2,305,579 $ 27,411,791 Sewer Enterprise Capital Projects * 11/86 STM Al 7D Farm Pond Sewer Project $ 273 $ - $ (273) $ - * Al 9D ATM88 Interceptor Bates Road 28,054 - (28,054) - - - - - * A44 ATM90 Saxon Sewer Pump Station 432 - (432) - - - - - * A20 ATM92Improvements Sewer 51,710 - (701) - 51,009 - - - * A22 ATM92 Repair Work Sewer Lines 2,888 - (2,615) - 273 - - - 4/93 ATM Al2 Sewer System Improvements 1,200,000 - - - 1,176,675 - - 23,325 5/95 ATM A51 -4 F250 Pickup Truck, 2 F350 Service Trucks and Backhoe 171,000 - (19,810) - 151,190 - - - 5/95 ATM A35 Sewer Sump Pump Removal 100,000 - - - 23,660 - - 76,340 5/96 STM A2 Sewer Inflow and Infiltration in Sub - basins to Sudbury River 195,000 - - - 179,398 - - 15,602 12/96 STM A8 Six Wheel Dump, 1 1/2 Ton Dump and 3/4 Ton 4 Wheel 142,200 - (12,414) - 129,786 - - - 5/97 ATM A71 9 Foot Utility Truck with Tailgate Lift 44,204 - (3,372) - 40,832 - - - 12/97 STM A9 16 Inch Sewer Force Main Rte 30 and Speen Street 140,000 - - - 124,466 - - 15,534 12/97 STM A10 Replace Singletary Lane Sewer Pump Station 550,000 - - - 506,355 - - 43,645 5/98 ATM A27 Sewer Capital Projects voted from Retained Earnings 367,590 - - - 366,308 - - 1,282 5/99 ATM A31 Sewer Capital Projects voted from Retained Earnings 300,000 - - - 278,803 - - 21,197 5/99 A44 Monitoring Foss Reservoir and Mass Turnpike Authority Right of 25,000 - - - - - - 25,000 10/00 STM A9A Reline Arthur Street 1700 feet with 18 Inch Main 385,000 - - - - - - 385,000 10/00 STM A9C Replace 6 Inch Union Avenue Sewer Main 50,000 - - - 39,329 - - 10,671 10/00 STM A9D TV Camera Truck 170,000 - (4,800) - 165,200 - - - 5/01 ATM A21Q Sewer Main Rehabilitation (Sudbury River Interceptor 312,695 - - - 247,107 - 2,302 63,286 5/01 ATM A21 Vaillencourt Pump Station Elimination (Installation of 130,000 - - - 43,066 29,637 17,063 40,234 11/01 STM A27 Edgewater Drive Submersible Pump Station 148,000 - - - 134,494 - 3,677 9,829 5/02 ATM Al 5M Comprehensive Sewer Maintenance Study 350,000 - - - 350,000 - - - 5/02 ATM Al 5N Odor Corrosion Mitigation Measures 350,000 - - - 187,594 - 6,906 155,500 4/03 ATM A27T Four Wheel Drive Utility Truck 29,010 - (3) - 29,007 - - - 4/03 ATM A27W Six Inch Water Pump and Equipment 26,500 - (145) - 26,355 - - - 4/03 ATM A27Z Franklin Street Sewer Improvements 1,050,000 - - - 1,049,997 - - 3 4/04 ATM A21AA 47,000 All Wheel Drive GVW Crane 165,000 - - - 165,000 - - - 4/04 ATM A21 BB Franklin Street Sewer Phase 11 451,000 - - - 440,271 - - 10,729 4/04 ATM A21GG Howard Street Sewer Replacement 1,100,000 - - - 1,053,610 13,621 - 32,769 4/04 ATM A21HH Infiltration and Inflow Study 375,000 - - - 356,026 4,917 14,056 1 4/04 A2111 Hemenway Pump Station Rehabilitation 1,200,000 - - - 929,394 214,506 56,099 1 4/04 ATM A21 JJ 70,000 GVW Cab & Chassis with 12 CY Vactor Unit 275,000 - (345) - 274,655 - - - y 0 0 >v CfQ N O O C CD O W Ic N O O C CD O O n O �T1 >y 4/04 ATM A21 KK Design Facility Expansion 204,000 32,088 32,221 139,691 4/05 ATM A26FF Swift Road Sewer Main Replacement 350,000 (80,000) 218,912 - 3,584 47,505 4/05 ATM A26GG Hemenway Pump Station Rehabilitation 1,000,000 80,000 922,956 84,592 10,045 62,407 4/05 ATM A26HH Grove Street Sewer Main Improvements 200,000 - - 191,797 8,203 - - 4/05 ATM A2611 15,000 GVW Cab & Chassis 68,500 (542) 67,958 - 4/05 ATM A26JJ 15,000 GVW 4 Wheel Drive Utility Body 45,300 (1) 45,299 - 4/06 ATM A30DD Upgrade Sewer Inspection Equipment 56,010 - 44,100 11,910 4/06 ATM A30EE 15000 GVW 4 Wheel Drive Utility Body Truck 48,152 - 45,221 2,931 4/06 ATM A30FF 15000 GVW Dump Truck with Plow 52,296 (586) 51,710 - - 4/06 ATM A30GG Gregory Road Sewer Relief Design 38,000 - 36,677 1,323 - 4/06 ATM A30HH Gregory Road Sewer Relief SRF 2954 portion 707,000 1,199 456,932 - 248,869 4/06 ATM A3011 SSES SRF 2940 400,000 121,901 242,533 25,566 10,000 4/06 ATM A30JJ Pump Station Replacement Design 396,000 384,828 7,534 3,638 - 4/06 ATM A30KK Pump Station Replacement SRF2958 Portion 3,104,000 608 1,963,527 606,139 533,726 4/06 ATM A30LL Water Street Replacement Design 510,000 421,824 88,140 36 - 4/06 ATM A30MM Water Street Sewer SRF 2957 Portion 6,785,000 45,510 3,497,923 933,628 2,307,939 2/07 STM A4 Herbert & Eames Improvements 125,000 30,413 74,586 - 20,001 4/07 ATM A51A Wastewater Pumping Station Elimination Project 405,000 - 6,154 - 398,846 4/07 ATM A51 B Water Street Sewer Main Replacement and Gregory 1,592,000 725,660 676,712 189,628 4/07 ATM A51C Concord and School Street Sewer Improvement Project 5,557,500 379,767 313,239 4,864,494 4/07 ATM A51 D Prospect Street Sewer Replacement: Project Design 200,000 87,158 89,489 23,353 4/07 ATM A51E SCADA Improvements/Wireless Mesh Networking 351,000 210,501 31,714 108,785 4/07 ATM A51 F Sewer System Evaluation Survey: Phase 2 540,000 114,088 335,912 90,000 4/07 ATM A51 East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project Phase 1 2,708,500 422,787 2,144,902 140,811 4/07 ATM A511 Automated Meter Reading Program (Sewer Portion) 1,282,950 54,562 675 1,227,713 4/07 ATM A511 Cove Avenue Area Sewer Replacement Project 200,000 83,776 88,411 27,813 4/07 ATM A51J Wastewater Pumping Stations Replacement Project 8,009,800 804,285 44,783 7,160,732 4/07 ATM A51 K Herbert Street Sewer Improvement Project 1,373,250 60,640 269,122 1,043,488 4/07 ATM A51 L 70,000 Cab and Chassis with Vactor #741 286,405 286,405 - - 4/08 ATM A47A North Framingham Pump Station Replacement Design 792,500 - 792,500 4/08 ATM A47B Cab & Chassis Closed Circuit Camera Inspection Unit 197,211 197,211 4/08 ATM A47C 300 KW Used Generator 90,000 90,000 4/08 ATM A47D SCADA Wireless Network 350,000 350,000 4/08 ATM A47E Farm Pond Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Project 1,100,000 1,100,000 4/08 ATM A47F Cove Area Sewer Main Rehabilitation 1,753,750 1,753,750 4/08 ATM A47G Prospect St A Swr Rpl 2,783,000 2,783,000 4/08 ATM A47H Lakeview Pump St Elmn 175,000 175,000 4/08 ATM A471 Central St Siphon Rpl 794,000 794,000 4/08 ATM A47J Swr Sys Eval P3 575,000 575,000 4/08 ATM A47K Union Ave Swr Rpl 432,000 432,000 Total $ 55,523,681 $ 250,000 $ (74,093) $ $ 11,432,860 $ 9,955,978 $ 5,677,698 $ 28,633,051 * Balances carried over from prior accounting systems W Ic N O O C CD O Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report � Collector Fiscal Year 2008 was a good year in this busy office. The staff remained constant with no turnover. The total number of employees remained unchanged at 9. As always I am indebted to them for the first class job they do on my behalf as well as the Town's. The Town continued to hold the Aa3 bond rating only with a negative outlook in FY 2008 from Moody's. The future will hold a challenge to maintain it but the goal is to work to that end. We need to improve our fund balances to help offset those areas that we have little control over such as per capita income levels. Our operating system on Munis continues to be updated on a regular basis but we have become very comfortable with it. We have continued to enjoy excellent in house support from Scott Jung in the TS Department with Munis and are indebted to him. Because of the time sensitive nature of most of our operation from sending bills to posting payments disruptions can be disastrous. Collection amounts and percentages were as follows. Real Estate taxes collected were $130,808,858.52 (97.45 %) and Personal Property taxes were $6,915,277.48 (98.20 %). Excise Taxes collected were $5,287,073.98 (72.63 %). Excise tax is collected on a calendar year basis which reflects the lower collection percentage.Tax Title collections were $1,148,325.07 including interest and penalties. We have continued to work hard on delinquent taxes in every area and recently entered into a contract for third party collection of out of town water bills and out of state parking tickets. Earnings on investments for the year of $740,869.20 were ,below budget. We continue to monitor the bank rates to maximize our earnings. We issued two Bond Anticipation Note in 2008, one in the amount of $2,111,172, awarded to UBS Securities at a rate of 3.85% and the other in the amount of $7,658,657 to Banc of America at a rate of 2.50% and borrowed $9,246,000 in general obligation bonds for multiple projects. The lowest net rate was 4.13% by UBS securities among the several bidders. These were very competitive rates in the face of stable Fed Fund rates. This department has worked diligently to meet the requirements of the laws, the challenges of the technology advances and the Town's customer service policy. We try to treat customers with respect while taking their payments, answering their questions regarding process and solving their problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. As per Town By -Law I am reporting the following information regarding authorized debt schedules. The first schedule shows what is authorized and unissued as of June 30, 2008. The second schedule shows the debt issued and out standing during Fiscal Year 2008. Authorized and Unissued Debt Purpose Date of Article Amount - Issued = Unissued Vote Number Authorized - Retired 6/30/08 - Rescinded STM 10/00 A10B 1200' Waushakum 10/25/2000 10 924,000.00 868,180.00 55,820.00 Lake ATMO2 A21S Vaillencourt Pump 4/24/2001 21S 130,000.00 51,765.00 78,235.00 ATM04 A27 Boiler Replacement - 6/12/2003 27 M 575,000.00 563,480.00 11,520.00 Walsh School Finance 40 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 10/04 STM A13 High School Pro 10/19/2004 13.00 5,237,000.00 3,080,916.00 2,156,084.00 4/05 ATM A26E Beach Stormwater Mgmm 6/16/2005 26 E 267,410.00 137,410.00 130,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 D Memorial Building Boiler Replacement 4/25/2006 30 D 809,339.00 700,339.00 109,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 E Pearl Street Garage T truss Caulkin 4/25/2006 30 E 45,000.00 21,979.00 23,021.00 4/06 ATM A30 L Stormwater Planning (B eaver Dam SRF 2956 4/25/2006 30 L 350,000.00 307,600.00 42,400.00 4/06 ATM A30 V Tercentennial Park Phase 3 4/25/2006 30V 420,000.00 170,000.00 250,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 AA Cove Avenue Water Main Replacement 4/25/2006 30 AA 820,000.00 820,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 BB Fay Road Water Main Replacement 4/25/2006 30 BB 950,000.00 950,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 CC Waverly Street Water Main Replacement 4/25/2006 30 CC 530,000.00 530,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 HH Gregory Road Sewer Relief SRF 2954 4/25/2006 30 HH 707,000.00 707,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 KK Pump Station Replacement SRF 2958 4/25/2006 30 KK 3,104,000.00 2,643,413.00 460,587.00 4/06 ATM A30 MM Water St. Sewer Replacement SRF 2957 4/25/2006 30 MM 6,785,000.00 6,419,694.00 365,306.00 4/07 ATM A18 Village I-M Ed 1 Li 04/24/07 18 300,000.00 125,000.00 175,000.00 4/07 ATM A49B Main Lib Door & 04/24/07 49 B 44,893.00 16,000.00 28,893.00 4/07 ATM A49D Main Libr Rest & 04/24/07 49 D 66,650.00 36,650.00 30,000.00 4/07 ATM A49I Memorial Window 04/24/07 491 280,500.00 280,500.00 4/07 ATM A49J Memorial Bldg St 04/24/07 49 j 199,500.00 10,000.00 189,500.00 4/07 ATM A49L Maynard Chimney 04/24/07 49 L 470,000.00 470,000.00 4/07 ATM A49N Generator Callahan 04/24/07 49 N 60,000.00 47,500.00 12,500.00 4/07 ATM A49O Demo Badger Rd D 04/24/07 490 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 4/07 ATM A49Q Maynard Window G 04/24/07 49 Q 201,500.00 0.00 201,500.00 4/07 ATM A49R Maynard F &R Door 04/24/07 49 R 27,000.00 5,000.00 22,000.00 4/07 ATM A49S ADA Multiple Bld 04/24/07 49S 228,000.00 0.00 228,000.00 4/07 ATM A49T Callahan Phase 3 04/24/07 49 T 468,268.00 70,000.00 398,268.00 04/07 ATM A50U Arena Condenser 04/24/07 49 U 37,167.00 30,000.00 7,167.00 4/07 ATM A49X Winch Grandstand 04/24/07 49X 147,275.00 125,000.00 22,275.00 4/07 ATM A49CC Sucker Brk Drainage 04/24/07 49 CC 50,000.00 20,000.00 30,000.00 4/07 ATM A49NN Roof Replace Tr 04/24/07 49 NN 126,000.00 126,000.00 4/07 ATM A49PP McCarthy School 04/24/07 49 PP 560,000.00 531,000.00 29,000.00 4/07 ATM A49TT Web Content Mgt 04/24/07 49 TT 107,873.00 47,873.00 60,000.00 4/07 ATM A49UU Pub Safety S st 04/24/07 49 UU 243,761.00 183,761.00 60,000.00 4/07 ATM A49VV Library Generat 04/24/07 49 VV 30,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 4/07 ATM A50B Cove Ave Wtr R 1 04/24/07 50 B 1,011,500.00 300,000.00 711,500.00 4/07 ATM A50C Fay Rd Area Wtr 04/24/07 50 C 1,006,375.00 300,000.00 706,375.00 4/07 ATM A50D Waverly St Wtr M 04/24/07 50 D 552,250.00 300,000.00 252,250.00 4/07 ATM A50E Grove St Pump St 04/24/07 50 E 235,000.00 235,000.00 4/07 ATM A50G Automated Meter 04/24/07 50 G 1,282,950.00 50,000.00 1,232,950.00 4/07 ATM A50O W Heights Bster 04/24/07 500 765,000.00 765,000.00 4/07 ATM A50Q Birch Road Well 04/24/07 50 Q 1,400,000.00 1,400,000.00 4/07 ATM A51B Water St Gre 04/24/07 51 B 1,592,000.00 1,592,000.00 4/07 ATM A51C Concord School S 04/24/07 51 C 5,557,500.00 1,000,000.00 4,557,500.00 4/07 ATM A51E SCADA Im rove /Wi 04/24/07 51 E 351,000.00 250,000.00 101,000.00 4/07 ATM A51F Sewer Sys Evalua 04/24/07 51 F 540,000.00 540,000.00 4/07 ATM A51G East Fram Sewer 04/24/07 51 G 2,708,500.00 1,000,000.00 1,708,500.00 4/07 ATM A51I Automated Meter 04/24/07 511 1,282,950.00 55,000.00 1,227,950.00 4/07 ATM A51J Wastewater Pump 04/24/07 51 8,009,800.00 1,000,000.00 7,009,800.00 4/07 ATM A51K Herbert St Sewer 04/24/07 51 K 1,373,250.00 1,373,250.00 ATM03 A15M Comp Sewer Main Study 22,400.00 6,500.00 15,900.00 4/08 ATM A15 Ed 1 Lib Acdemy Vill R 04/29/08 A15 650,000.00 650,000.00 4/08 ATM A44A Town /Schl Bldg Mgmm 04/29/08 A44A 358,700.00 358,700.00 4/08 ATM A44C Replace Rescue 1 Trck 04/29/08 A44B 530,000.00 530,000.00 Finance 41 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 4/08 ATM A44C Main Library Renovati 04/29/08 A44C 135,436.00 135,436.00 4/08 ATM A44D McAuliffe Lib Renvtn 04/29/08 A44D 70,000.00 70,000.00 4/08 ATM A44E Bowditch Mstr Plan Co 04/29/08 A44E 7,900,000.00 7,900,000.00 4/08 ATM A44F TORO Groundmaster Mow 04/29/08 A44F 93,450.00 93,450.00 4/08 ATM A44G Police Locker Room 04/29/08 A44G 90,858.00 90,858.00 4/08 ATM A44H Prisoner Processing 04/29/08 A44H 147,115.00 147,115.00 4/08 ATM A44I Saxonville Levy Accre 04/29/08 A44I 400,000.00 400,000.00 4/08 ATM A44J Saxonville Levee Risk 04/29/08 A44J 50,000.00 50,000.00 4/08 ATM A44K Roadway Improve 2009 04/29/08 A44K 367,392.06 367,392.06 4/08 ATM A44L Sidewalk Im rov 2009 04/29/08 A44L 100,000.00 100,000.00 4/08 ATM A44M Refuse Packer & Plow 04/29/08 A44M 219,780.00 219,780.00 4/08 ATM A44N DDC Energy Controls 2 04/29/08 A44N 175,300.00 175,300.00 4/08 ATM A44O Schl Security Camera 04/29/08 A44O 690,000.00 1 690,000.00 4/08 ATM A44P Emergency Generators 04/29/08 A44P 329,323.00 329,323.00 4/08 ATM A44Q Pnnits, License Ins 04/29/08 A44Q 317,648.00 317,648.00 4/08 ATM A44R Wireless Access Pub S 04/29/08 A44R 301,134.00 301,134.00 4/08 ATM A46A 4Wheel Drive C &C /Plw 04/29/08 A46A 44,994.00 44,994.00 4/08 ATM A46B Grove St Water Pump S 04/29/08 A46B 2,869,836.17 2,869,836.17 4/08 ATM A46C Pershing Ave Wtr Main 04/29/08 A46C 438,750.00 438,750.00 4/08 ATM A46D Water St Main Constrc 04/29/08 A46D 8,522,150.00 8,522,150.00 4/08 ATM A46F Prospect St Wtr Main 04/29/08 A46F 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 4/08 ATM A46G Wtr Main Replacement 04/29/08 A46G 200,000.00 200,000.00 4/08 ATM A46H 4Wd C &C Utility Bd /P 04/29/08 A46H 44,994.00 44,994.00 4/08 ATM A461 Grant St Water R lc D 04/29/08 A461 153,750.00 153,750.00 4/08 ATM A46J N Concord St Wtr Desi 04/29/08 A46J 600,000.00 600,000.00 4/08 ATM A46K Birch Rd Well React 04/29/08 A46K 2,830,400.00 2,830,400.00 4/08 ATM A46L Choutea & LaSalle Wtr 04/29/08 A46L 110,000.00 110,000.00 4/08 ATM A46M Goodnow Wtr Tank Cnst 04/29/08 A46M 891,600.00 891,600.00 4/08 ATM A46N Brigham Rd Wtr Cnstrc 04/29/08 A46N 263,000.00 263,000.00 4/08 ATM A46O Union Ave /Main St Ds 04/29/08 A46O 320,000.00 320,000.00 4/08 ATM A46Q Concord St Wtr R lcmn 04/29/08 A46Q 141,750.00 141,750.00 4/08 ATM A46R Edmands Road Wtr Main 04/29/08 A46R 110,000.00 110,000.00 4/08 ATM A46T Pond St Wtr Rplc Ds 04/29/08 A46T 276,750.00 276,750.00 4/08 ATM A47A North Fram Pump Stn D 04/29/08 A47A 792,500.00 792,500.00 4/08 ATM A47E Farm Pd Interceptor C 04/29/08 A47E 1,100,000.00 1,100,000.00 4/08 ATM A47F Cove Area Swr Main R 04/29/08 A47F 1,753,750.00 1,753,750.00 4/08 ATM A47G Prospect St A Swr R1 04/29/08 A47G 2,708,906.45 2,708,906.45 4/08 ATM A47I Central St Siphon R 1 04/29/08 A47I 794,000.00 794,000.00 4/08 ATM A47J Swr Sys Eval P3 04/29/08 A47J 575,000.00 575,000.00 Finance 42 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report TOTAL AUTHORIZED $74,036,817.68 UNISSUED DEBT Long Term Debt Inside the Debt Limit Outstanding July 1, 2007 + New Debt Issued - Retirements = Outstanding June 30, 2008 Buildings 8,668,492.00 542,085.00 1,298,064.78 7,912,512.22 Departmental Equipment 2,315,951.51 2,193,732.00 614,077.47 3,895,606.04 School Buildings 7,470,767.54 808,503.00 1,112,804.91 7,166,465.63 School - All Other 1,220,000.00 822,324.00 145,000.00 1,897,324.00 Sewer 3,731,448.29 12,463,807.00 542,746.72 15,652,508.57 Solid Waste 0.00 0.00 Other Inside 2,647,331.63 1,635,421.00 445,741.32 3 SUB - TOTAL Inside $26,053,990.97 $18,465,872.00 $4,158,435.20 $40,361,427.77 Long Term Debt Outside the Debt Limit Outstanding July 1, 2007 + New Debt Issued - Retirements = Outstanding June 30, 2008 Airport 0.00 Gas /Electric Utility 0.00 Hospital 0.00 School Buildings 26,116,000.00 2,076,000.00 24,040,000.00 Sewer 0.00 Solid Waste 0.00 Water 11,551,752.00 550,835.00 1,056,446.00 11,046,141.00 Other Outside 0.00 SUB - TOTAL Outside $37,667,752.00 $550,835.00 $3,132,446.00 $35,086,141.00 TOTAL Long Term Debt $63,721,742.97 $19,016,707.00 $7,290,881.20 $75,447,568.77 As ever it is a pleasure to work for the Town of Framingham and its citizens. Respectfully Submitted, Stephen W. Price, Treasurer/ Collector If you have questions on this report, please contact me at 508 - 532 -5431. The Board of Assessors' annual report for calendar year 2008 with statistics for Fiscal Year 2008 is as follows: Because of the values established in Fiscal Year 2008, we received 232 abatement applications. These applications represented 1.19% of the total tax bills issued for Fiscal Year 2008. In Fiscal Year 2008 the residential class contributed $35.7 million dollars in new value. This growth was attributed to new homes completed in 2008 as well as other improvements made to the residential inventory during 2008. Commercial & Industrial growth added $14.0 million in commercial and industrial new growth value along with $46.3 million in personal property new growth value. Values were lowered for Fiscal Year 2009 due to declining values indicated by sales and Finance 43 Town of Framingham market data analyzed. The average value for a single - family home was $369,018. I would like to thank Members of the Board of Assessors, Mr. Arthur Holmes and Mr. William Figler for their dedication and insight in assessing matters. I would also like to thank Assessors staff members Cindy Lombardi, Jane Piacentini, Wendy Elassy, Jim St. Andre, Sharon Gagne, Paul D'Olympio, Jr. and Kelly Schoor for their hard work. Also, I would like to thank Mr. James Sullivan, Esquire for his legal assistance. After making a presentation to the Board of Selectmen on December 16, 2008 for the Fiscal year 2009 Tax Rate Classification Hearing, the Board voted to adopt a 75% shift in values of the Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property classes of property to maintain the share of the tax levy borne by these classes in Fiscal Year 2009. The Fiscal Year tax rates are: Residential - $12.83 and Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property - $29.45. They represent a decrease of 1.7% for Residential and an increase of 4.6% for commercial, industrial and personal property. The Board of Assessors' annual report for year 2008 with statistics for FY2008 PROPERTY AND TAXES ASSESSED AS OF Fiscal Year 2008 (7/1/07 — 6/30/08) Fiscal Year 2009 Tax Rates: RESIDENTIAL $12.83 COMMERCIAL $29.45 FY 2009 VALUATIONS: REAL ESTATE $8,482,263,680 TAX ASSESSED $139,578,800.10 PERSONAL PROPERTY $252,186,907 TAX ASSESSED $7,426,904.41 2008 Annual Report MOTOR VEHICLE ASSESSED 2006 BILLS AND TAXES COMMITTED IN FY06 389 - $115,596.48 2007 BILLS AND TAXES COMMITTED IN FY07 10,621 - $1,155.022.05 2008 BILLS AND TAXES COMMITTED IN FY08 55,766 - $6,040,542.88 TOTAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX ASSESSED 66,776 - $7,311,161.41 FISCAL YEAR 2008 ABATEMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS GRANTED (7/1/07 — 6/30/08) CATEGORY GRANTED TAX ABATED REAL ESTATE (57) $306,892.90 SURVIVING SPOUSE (17D) (34) $5,950.00 HARDSHIP (CL.18) (3) $3,042.92 VETERANS (CL.22A -F) (251) $100,400.00 BLIND (37A) (46) $23,000.00 ELDERLY (41C) (23) $11,500.00 WIDOW OF POLICE (CL.42) (1) $5,039.57 TAX DEFERRALS (CL.41A) $40,864.83 (10) FY 2008 REAL ESTATE ABATEMENTS GRANTED: Finance 44 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report PD Add re$ Value Abated Tax Abated Use Owner 100/768.0- 0001 -0008.0 8 BISHOPDR 26700 334.55 102 ROTH MB_, ETHELH 100/444.0 -0005 -0408.0 1500 WORCESTER RD #408 13900 174.16 102 TSOUROS, CHARLES& PANDORA 100/549.0 -0001 -0032.0 4 HARVARD RD 23900 299.47 101 LIN, YAU -YAM ARTHUR& SERAH SHEW -WAH 100/422.0- 0003 -0003.1 60FNIXON RD 143000 1791.79 131 ARON, ROBERT LTR 100/830.0- 0015 -0005.0 15 WI LEIS ST #5 66100 828.23 102 PEREIRA, DANA EE 100/684.0- 0001 -0035.0 4 MOHAWKDR 21300 266.89 101 WILLIAM$ PETER G& ADB_EC 100/383.0- 0046 -0 001.0 100 DR HARVEY GUSHING WY 3457400 43321.22 126 VENTASFRAMINGHAM, LLC 100/484.0 -0001 -0067.0 61 JEAN ST 2700 33.83 101 CHASE, WILLIAM FIII 100/311.0- 0235 -0004.0 75000CHITUATERD 2454000 68949.71 340 GENERAZIO, FRANKWSR& EMILYTRS 100/311.0- 0235 -0021.0 156 S'EBN ST OFF 1826600 51309.19 340 CAM PANELLI, J & N & A TRS 100/301.0- 0208 -0012.0 137 MEADOW ST 5800 72.67 101 NING, KE& ZHANG, LAN 100/421.0- 0001 -0001.G 38 WAYS DE INN RD 11100 139.08 101 HARRINGTON, ROBERT J& FAYEE 100/783.0- 0001 -0006.0 6 ROYAL MEADOW LN 44900 562.6 101 CLARK ROBERT S& SUSAN T 100/221.0 -0042 -0005.A 0 MAIN ST 233500 2925.75 131 DRAKE MICHAEL L& JUDYJO 100/299.0- 0201 -0051.0 34FENWOODST 2800 35.08101 SCH RO EPPEL, BETTY M A RE 100/499.0- 0001 -0397.0 25 BRA DFORDRD 21100 264.38101 HA LSTEA D JA M ES EA RL & M YRA 100/379.0 -0038 -0022.0 25 MILL ST 25000 313.25 101 BOLIVAROCTAVIO C& SUSAN R 100/244.0- 0001 -0029.0 3 HIGHGATE RD 4000 50.12 101 MATTINA, JAMES& MARY 100/044.0 -0085 -0006.0 21 DENNISON AVE 6800 85.2 101 1 ODRGUEZ, RICHARD M & SUSAN B 100/454.0- 0004 -0007.A 743 SALEM END RD 29200 365.88 131 ROURKEIII, DANIELJTRUSTEE 100/106.0 -0217 -0005.0 199 EEAVERST 67000 839.51 112 TELIO, JACQUES 100/772.0- 0001 -0302.0 1550 WO ROESTER RD #3 0 2 43400 543.8 102 COHBN, RUTHANN L 100/141.0 -0293 -0007.0 26 BRDGESST 61100 765.59 104 CELLA, FR ®A & JOAN E 100/141.0 -0293 -0008.0 32 BRDGESST 51300 642.79 104 CELLA PAUL& JOHN D& MARY 100/589.0 -0001 -0015.0 14 SUN VALLEY DR 15400 192.96 101 MANGANELLI, CHESTERA 100/357.0 -0087 -0002.0 201 ®CELL RD 95400 2679.78 375 SUDBURY RIVER TENNISCLUB 100/772.0- 0001 -0319.0 1550 WO ROESTER RD #319 27600 345.82102 BAKERMANJOgPH & RUTH A 100/166.0- 0999 -0005.13 53 BATES RDEXTN #2 29900 374.64 102 SOUSA, CLAUDIND O 100/048.0- 0094 -0001.0 135 WARREN RD 21900 274.41 101 PATTISON TRS, JOSEPH J & MANN, CHARLOTTE 100/231.0- 0052 -0010.A 187 OAKS RD 147500 4143.28 340 ZEMACK, ABYTR 100/231.0- 0052 -0010.A 187 OAKS RD 96500 2710.68 340 ZEMACK, ABYTR 100/202.0 -0003 -0016.0 563 FRANKLIN ST 8800 110.26 101 JOBIN, MARCT & GIA S 100/638.0 -0001 -0008.13 2 BAYBERRY LN 15300 191.71 101 CABRERA, BETANIA ALEXANDRE 100/007.0- 0014 -0014.0 73 HOLLISST 936000 11728.08 121 SOUTH MIDDLESEX NON -PROFIT HOUSING CORP 100/381.0- 0001 -0031.0 517 WINTER ST 2000000 56180 304 SOUTH MIDDLESEX NON -PROFIT HOUSING CORP 100/432.0 -0001 -0016.0 1062 EDMANDSRD 136800 3842.71 718 STEPHAN TR, DW 100/733.0- 0001 -0046.0 9 GOODNOW LN 32300 404.72 101 GREENS PETER E& NANCY F 100/210.0- 0023 -0034.0 23 CURVE ST 9200 115.28 101 DAMATTA, MARIA J 100/076.0- 0152 -0006.0 305 GRANT ST 15000 187.95 104 BROSS, DAVIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 100/448.0- 0001 -0056.0 103 RNCUSHION RD 11200 140.34 101 SHAUGHNESSY, EDWARD P 100/076.0 -0152 -0008.0 15 WILSON ST 5300 66.41 101 STRATTON, LILLIAN A LIFEESTATE 100/688.0 -0001 -0009.0 16 LANTERN RD 22700 284.43 101 BRAUNER, LEAH & AGNETA L& RAULA 100/715.0 -0001 -0027.0 30 TRAVIS DR 8500 106.51 101 NELSON, VALERIEJ 100/720.0- 0001 -0007.A 660 FL E4 S4NT ST 108700 1362.01 101 SETO, MARK & CAROL 100/010.0- 0020 -0 003.0 121A ARLINGTON ST 221100 2770.38 903 ARAM- PANAHI, NASSAR 100/032.0- 0088 -0002.D 89 WALNUT ST 239700 3003.44 903 HALL JULIA G 100/156.0- 0069 -0112.0 44 PERSHING AV 346600 3089.9 903 STUCCHI WILLIAM E 100/108.0- 0219 -0011.0 1 HENRY ST 217700 2727.78 130 SULLIVAN, GERTRUDEA 100/854.0 -0001 -0174.0 126 BEAVER ST #174 65100 815.7 102 ZANIBONI JAMES& LOUIS 100/347.0- 0111 -0002.0 869 CONCORD ST 307700 8643.29 340 MACLEAN,CHARLES 100/306.0 -0215 -0013.13 0 OLDCONN PATH 11400 142.84 131 TOWN OFFRAMINGHAM 100/088.0- 0142 -0005.0 92 WORCESTER RD 358600 10073.07 325 WESTATE ILL C 100/357.0- 0087 -0005.A 10 MASSTURNPKESTOP 426600 11983.19 326 MASiACHUS_TTSTURNPKEAUTHORITY Respectfully Submitted, Dan Dargon, Chief Assessor Purcha 7f4 Memorial Building, Bin 123 1 508-532-5405 1 purchasing(ifframinghamma.gov Report not submitted Finance 45 z� The Framingham Retirement System is a member of the Massachusetts Contributory Retirement System, governed by Chapter 32 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and is managed by a five member Retirement Board which consists of- Richard G. Howarth, Jr. Town Accountant -Ex- officio Member Mary Ellen Kelley, CFO Selectmen Appointee Paul F. Barbieri Elected Member Peter J. Rovinelli Elected Member 2008 Annual Report Sidney W. Lebewohl Board Member Appointee Sovereign Bank and MMDT $ 66,232.44 Pension Reserve Investment Trust 8 151.341.613.59 Total Assets on 12/31/2008 $ 151,407,846.03 Membership in the Retirement System: Active /Inactive members 1,404 Retired members and beneficiaries 780 Total Membership 2,184 Respectfully Submitted, Roberta E. Griffin, Executive Director Finance 46 Town of Framingham PUBLIC S FO M 11 A Message from Chief Carl The Framingham Police Department is charged with protecting and serving those who live, work, and travel in Framingham. The Department accomplishes its mission by establishing partnerships with the community, using innovative problem - solving approaches, and recognizing the value of strong leadership and organizational accountability. In an environment of challenging fiscal constraint, the Department continues to aggressively seek revenues through grant funding and outside sources to assist in accomplishing its mission. Also, like other Town Departments, the Police Department maintains fiscal responsibility, by reducing expenditures wherever possible. One of the core tools used to identify areas upon which to focus our resources is intelligence driven deployment, by analyzing crime and call data we are able to deploy officers into the community with purpose and direction. This strategy makes the most of our resources. As the Department continues to address significant challenges reflective of large urban communities; our greatest resource continues to be our personnel. To capitalize on this we recruit and hire only the best individuals to be Framingham police officers, presently approximately 74% of all persons attempting to become Framingham Officers are disqualified from the process, only the best and the brightest earn the opportunity to wear a Framingham Police badge. In addition to our primary mission of crime reduction, the Department continues to proactively address current and emerging 2008 Annual Report HEALTH issues in law enforcement, such as immigration and community outreach. The Department continues to develop a productive relationship with Framingham's large immigrant community in an effort to educate them on how to report crime and prevent becoming victims. We also continue to receive grant funding to enhance our partnerships with other important segments of the community, such as youths and the homeless. The aggressive pursuit of grant funding has continued to allow us to provide every police officer with new body armor, at absolutely no cost to the Town. As we move forward in a post -9/11 era, the Police Department will continue to work closely with our state and federal public safety partners to address critical issues such as domestic terrorism, homeland security, gang activity, and emergency preparedness. Through these partnerships, the Department is able to access and leverage otherwise unavailable resources to accomplish our mission. As Chief of Police, I am thankful for the support given to the Police Department from the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, Town Meeting, and especially from our town residents. Retirements This year we had several retirements of officers from service. Officer William Fuer served since 1974. He was a reliable and well respected police officer. In January of 2005 he and Officer Degnan were brutally stabbed making the arrest of a violent suspect. Both received high Public Safety & Health 47 Town of Framingham praise and recognition for their acts of bravery, receiving the George L. Hanna Award for their actions. Officer Fuer epitomized dedication, sacrifice and true professionalism throughout his career. We will miss him. The following patrol officers have also retired this year; Officer James Finks served since 1974. Officer Douglas Bevilacqua served since 1976. Officer Joseph Besardi served since 1982. Officer Angela Aurelio retired due to a job related injury. New Police Employees We have added eight new officers to the department. Officers' Brian Blue, Rony Cesar, Jose Goncalves, Wayne Jordan, Rachel Mickens, Chris Pisano, underwent rigorous training at the Lowell Police Academy. Also hired were Chris Ottaviani and John Haidousis, a transfer from Fitchburg Police Department. There are presently 3 Portuguese speaking Police recruits attending the Boston Police Academy. Promotions This year we saw the promotions of three hard working officers. Those officers are now; Lieutenants Victor Pereira, Harry Wareham, Sergeants Lester Baker, and Martin Keith. 2008 Police Personnel Resources Chief 1 Deputy Chiefs 3 Captain 1 Lieutenants 13* Sergeants 13 Administrative Aide 1 Assistant to the Chief 1 Patrol Officers 86* Dispatchers 5 Civilian Staff 4FT, 1PT Mechanic 1 Parking Enforcement Officer 1 Animal Control Officers 2FT, 2PT Crossing Guards 17* 2008 Annual Report * This figure fluctuates with resignations, transfers, retirements, academy attendance, and injuries. Revenue The fiscal responsibilities of day -to -day operations of the department fall under the direction of the Administrative Aide to the chief, Officer Michael Donnelly, and his assistant, Mary McGonagle. The Police Department generates monies for the Town of Framingham through the issuance of licenses, permits, administration fees, and fines associated with parking tickets and traffic citations. Money is also received from the Framingham District Court for fines associated with penalties imposed upon those convicted of various crimes. This revenue is not entered into the Police Department budget, but is deposited into the Town General Fund. Fiscal year 2008 revenues are as follows: Finger prints $250 Subpoena $198 Report Fees $11,538 Detail Admin fee $90,504 Permit to Carry $7,113 Alarms $56,050 Hackney $1,065 Photo $255 Court Fines $83,751 Parking Fines $273,543 M/V Fines $202,537 111 F $40,030 Other Revenues $16,188 Emergency Management Framingham Emergency Management Agency (FrEMA) directs all emergency management operations in the Town of Framingham. Emergency management is the preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery of both naturally occurring events like blizzards, ice storms, hurricanes, flooding or earthquakes as well as any man made disasters such as chemical spills, fires, transportation events and acts of terrorism. Framingham Emergency Management has worked Public Safety & Health 48 Town of Framingham extensively under its current structure to create planning groups, exercise response activities, secure funding from grants and state and federal sources and expand participation in this municipal function. On October 8, 2008 the local emergency planning committee held a table top exercise in conjunction with the Towns of Holliston, Ashland, and Natick, many things were learned and will be incorporated into our emergency plans in the future. FrEMA in conjunction with state and federal authorities, prepares, administers and implements Framingham's CEMP (Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan) as well as the federal mandated NIMSCAST. Framingham will continue to be a leader in the ever increasing role of 2008 Annual Report emergency management in a post 911 era, roles and responsibilities are increasing and the Town will need to recognize the value of emergency preparedness. Crime Statistics The department is committed to using its resources efficiently and effectively. The use of crime and statistical analysis enables us to identify emerging crime trends, track incident locations and identify and implement preventative, educational, intervention, or enforcement strategies. Due to a Federal reporting mandate in 2007, Domestic Assaults were re -coded and are now classified from Part 2 offenses to Part 1 offenses under the Assault category. This effected change in both Part 1 and 2 offenses in previous years as well. Public Safety & Health 49 Town of Framingham 2008 Part 1 Crime Make -up Homicide 1 0% Arson 7 0 %� I -Rape 11 1% Motor Vehicle Theft 166 ga/ Larceny (Except Motc Vehicle) 1170 54% Assault 465 22% Burglary 270 13% 2007 Part 1 Crime Make -up Homicide 0 0% Arson 6 Robbery 40 2% Rape 5 0% Robbery 30 2% Motor Vehicle Theft 152 9% Larceny (Excel Vehicle) 1029 64% Assault 200 12% Burglary 217 13 2008 Annual Report Public Safety & Health 50 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 2008 Part 2 Crime Make -up Fraud, 3, 0% Forgery/Counterfeiting Offenses AgainsDrug Offenses, 144, Family, 77,4% 8% 2007 Part 2 Make -up Fraud, 11, 1% Forgery and Counterfeiting, 10,1% %stol Other Offenses, 425, Property, 10, 1% Vandalism, 538, 29% Offenses Against Family & Children, 308,17% Drug Offenses, 127, 7% Public Safety & Health 51 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Jail Diversion Program This program which partners clinicians from Advocates with Officers from the Framingham Police Department, re- directs appropriate non - violent offenders out of the punitive criminal justice system into community based mental health and substance abuse services. Often, these individuals would have no other ways or means of accessing medical treatment for medically based /caused behavioral problems and offences. Statistics Outcomes: January 1st 2008 — December 31st 2008 During the Year 2008, as the first chart on the next page reveals, there were a total number of 112 diversions from arrests (an average of 78 %) as a result of a JDP intervention. This number reflects those who would have been arrested for non - violent nuisance type offenses had the program not been in operation. In the Year 2008, the Framingham Jail Diversion Program received a Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Suicide for its work in the Framingham community. In 2008, the Framingham JDP team provided consultation and training to JDP program replication sites established at police departments in Quincy and Marlborough. The JDP team presented the program to 7 community groups and provided consultation and training to several additional groups interested in replication efforts. In the Year 2008, the second chart on the following page reveals the breakdown between out patient and in- patient referrals as a result of the Jail Diversion Program psychiatric evaluation. In the Year 2008, the third chart on the following page reveals the breakdown of the 647 total joint interventions which occurred between police officers from the Framingham Police Department and clinicians from the Jail Diversion Program. Public Safety & Health 52 2004 % Change 2005 % Change 2006 % Change 2007 % Change 2008 Alarm - Business 2,496 - 3.13 °l0 2,418 - 14.43% 2,069 8.46 % 2,244 - 7.13% 2,084 Alarm - Residential 1,306 -1 2.94 %'' '' 1,137 - 10.64% 1,016 '' 3.44% 1,051 - 10.18% 944 Arrests 1 14.59% 1,940 4.48% 2,027 -8.19% 1,861 - 3.33 ° l0 1,799 Assault - Inicuded Domestics for 2007 and 2008 172 16.28 ° ! 0 '''' 200 2.00% 204 '' 127.45% '' 464 0.22 %'' 465 BIE Attempted 47 - 2.13% '' 46 - 54.35% 21 '' 76.19% '' 37 5.41% 39 BIE 299 - 4.68 ° ! 0 ''' 285 - 22.11% '' 222 '' - 20.72% '' 176 31.25 % 231 Citations 7,898 23.51% '''' 9,755 13.38% 11,060 '' 1.77% 11,256 - 28.05% 8,099 Collisions 1,861 >.7.63% 2,003 - 12.68% 1,749 8.06% 1,890 - 6.30 ° ! 0 1,771 Drugs 169 16.57% `` 197 23.35% `` 243 `` - 19.75% 195 - 26.15% 144 E911 Calls 2,307 -9.58% '' 2,086 - 14.48% '' 1,784 '' - 6.28 % 1,672 - 14.47% 1,430 Family Problem 457 19.04% s''' 544 16.91% 636 - 88.52% ?; 73 5.48% 77 Inebriate 211 29.45% 261 23.70°% 196 - 24.90% 198 - 3.54 ° l0 >' 191 Log Entries 39,444 17.05 ° ! 0 46,168 11.17% 51,324 - 0.26% '' 51,190 - 2.14 °l0' 50,092 Missing Person -Adult 113 - 13.27 ° Io'''' 98 - 21.43% '' 77 '' 37.66% '' 106 - 52.83% '' 50 Missing Person - Juvenile 95 75.79 ° ! 0 167 2.40% 171 - 26.32% 126 - 46.83% 67 Motor Vehicle Break'' 221 19.46% '''' 264 7.95% 285 '' 11.58% '' 318 55.66 ° Io` '' 495 Motor Vehicle Stolen 246 - 8.13 °!0 226 - 10.18% 203 - 13.30% 176 - 2.27 ° ! 0 172 Rape - includes rape kits with no charges', 9 88.89% 17 -23.53% 13 - 61.54% 5 120.00% 11 Robbery includes all 45 ..0.00% '> 45 -13.33% '> 39 - 23.08% `' 30 33.33 %` '' 40 Jail Diversion Program This program which partners clinicians from Advocates with Officers from the Framingham Police Department, re- directs appropriate non - violent offenders out of the punitive criminal justice system into community based mental health and substance abuse services. Often, these individuals would have no other ways or means of accessing medical treatment for medically based /caused behavioral problems and offences. Statistics Outcomes: January 1st 2008 — December 31st 2008 During the Year 2008, as the first chart on the next page reveals, there were a total number of 112 diversions from arrests (an average of 78 %) as a result of a JDP intervention. This number reflects those who would have been arrested for non - violent nuisance type offenses had the program not been in operation. In the Year 2008, the Framingham Jail Diversion Program received a Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Suicide for its work in the Framingham community. In 2008, the Framingham JDP team provided consultation and training to JDP program replication sites established at police departments in Quincy and Marlborough. The JDP team presented the program to 7 community groups and provided consultation and training to several additional groups interested in replication efforts. In the Year 2008, the second chart on the following page reveals the breakdown between out patient and in- patient referrals as a result of the Jail Diversion Program psychiatric evaluation. In the Year 2008, the third chart on the following page reveals the breakdown of the 647 total joint interventions which occurred between police officers from the Framingham Police Department and clinicians from the Jail Diversion Program. Public Safety & Health 52 Town of Framingham Monthly JDP Cases in 2008 700 600 500 400 300 200 m IWI Diversions From Arrest % 120% 100% 80% 'a t j r W L L 60% r 40% IL 20% 0% 2008 Annual Report Jan -08 Feb -08 Mar -08 Apr -08 May -08 Jun -08 Jul -08 Aug -08 Sep -08 Oct -08 Nov -08 Dec -08 Annual Average Public Safety & Health Month 53 Jan -08 Feb -09 Mar -08 Apr -08 May -08 Jun -08 Jul -08 Aug -08 Sep -08 Oct -08 Nov -08 Dec -08 TOTAL Month Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Case dispositions 2008 Inpatient ® Outpatient Animal Control Department 50 Western Avenge 1 508 -532 -5870 ani al.controlCq)framinghamma.gov Although Animal Control is a small department the staff responded to more than 4,050 calls in 2008. The Framingham Animal Control Department is staffed by 2 full -time and 2 part- time Animal Control Officers. The Officers provide service to the residents of Framingham and care for the animals held by the department 7 days a week 365 days a year. The Officers also respond to off -hour emergencies as needed. Officer Shepard became a certified Animal Control Officer in December of 2008, all members of the department are now certified Animal Control Officers. Officer MacKenzie prepared the examinations for the 2008 certification course, instructed and also assisted in the coordination of the program. All ACO are sworn state of Massachusetts Animal Inspectors as well. The Animal Control Officers respond to calls regarding dogs, there are more than 3,600 licensed dogs in the Town of Framingham, cats, livestock and wildlife. There are 29 different locations that keep livestock and foul. The annual livestock census is also taken by the members of this department. The department fields many calls regarding wildlife. The Officers offer educational materials and information that is obtained through the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. The department also provides a low cost Rabies vaccination and micro -chip identification clinic to the public. More than 75 pets participated in the 2008 clinic. Public Safety & Health 54 Jan -08 Feb -08 Mar -08 Apr -08 May -08 Jun -08 Jul -08 Aug -08 Sep -08 Oct -08 Nov -08 Dec -08 Month Town of Framingham Activity statistics for 2008; Approximately 922 wildlife calls were fielded by the department. Approximately 1290 canine calls were fielded by the department. Approximately 349 feline calls were fielded by the department. Other calls total approximately 1,496. Respectfully Submitted, Katherine J. MacKenzie, Director Framingham Auxiliary Police One William Welch Way The 20 dedicated men and women of the Framingham Auxiliary Police completed another outstanding year of service for the community. For the past 66 years, the auxiliary police have been an active and vital component of the Police Department. The auxiliary police, under the guidance of Auxiliary Captain Marc Spigel, have a well - defined training program in which officers attend an academy for reserve police officers; and are trained in first responder first aid and CPR /AED. Annually the auxiliary officers 2008 Annual Report keep their skills and certifications current with field and in- service training. The result is a professional auxiliary police organization that stands ready to assist this department. During the year, the auxiliary officers volunteer countless hours of their time to help make Framingham a better place to live and work. You can see some of their volunteer efforts in action at community events such as the Concerts on the Green, Flag Day events, charitable road races, and child safety programs. As part of the Framingham Emergency Management Agency auxiliary police officers provide assistance at the Emergency Operations Center and emergency shelters as needed and are trained in the National Incident Management System. The Framingham Auxiliary Police was again honored this year with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their efforts in Framingham. The Framingham Police Department extends its sincere thanks to each auxiliary officer for their tireless dedication, professionalism and volunteer help during the past year. Respectfully Submitted, Steven Carl, Police Chief jIlW ire De artment V \ I .* 10 Loring Drive 1 508 -532 -5930 1 gtd(ofra Ingham _ a.gov Mission Statement The Framingham Fire Department is an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to protecting the citizens of Framingham from loss of life and property caused by the ravages of fire, and to respond in a quick and efficient manner to medical emergencies. Through fire prevention education, our mission is to prevent disastrous incidents from occurring and to minimize damage to life, property, and the environment. In addition to fire suppression duties, this Department responds to medical emergencies, hazardous material incidents, water problems, and other calls for assistance. The Fire Prevention Division provides safety education, code enforcement, plan review, and inspections. We are committed to delivering these services through proper staffing strategically placed through the community and to do so in a cost effective manner. Public Safety & Health 55 Town of Framingham Personnel /155 Chief 1 Assistant Chiefs 2 Deputies 4 Fire Marshal 1 Assistant Fire Marshal 1 Training Officer 1 Captains 8 Lieutenants 24 Firefighters 106 Civilians 7 The Framingham Fire Department experienced several changes in 2008 caused by the retirement of four (4) members, three (3) new hires and three (3) active military deployments. The annual report of the Framingham Fire Department for the year ending December 31, 2008 is as follows: Retirements Chief 011ie Gadson Captain John Moore Firefighter Michael Marshall Firefighter Kenneth Brown Military Deployments Firefighter Robert Morrison Firefighter Joseph Neiberger Firefighter Dana Tesorero New Hires Firefighter Michael Burnes Firefighter Michael Espinosa Firefighter Thomas Hancock 2008 Annual Report Total Alarms The Framingham Fire Department responded to a total of 9,465 emergency calls in 2008. Emergency Responses 9,465 Non - Emergency 9,609 Responses Total Responses: 19,074 Administration The Framingham Fire Department faced many changes this year most notably was the retirement of Fire Chief 011ie D Gadson. Chief Gadson provided Framingham with 32 years 1 month of faithful and dedicated service. In December of 2008 the Town announced Gary T Daugherty as Framingham's new Fire Chief. During this transition period Deputy Chief Al Ordway Jr. served as interim Fire Chief. The Department and its members received special recognitions during 2008, the pinnacle being awarded the Pro - Patria Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Pro- Patria is the highest honor which can be awarded to an organization for its commitment and support of military members who have been actively deployed. The Department also received the Freedom, Above and Beyond and Patriotic Employer Awards. Lieutenant Michael Dutcher received special recognition for his heroic actions. While off duty Mike rendered advanced first aid to a seriously injured Framingham High School hockey player saving his life. The fire service has faced many dramatic changes over the past several years with many more on the horizon. The leadership of Public Safety & Health 56 Members of the FFD Town of Framingham Framingham Fire Department continually establishes reasonable and valuable guidelines to improve organizational objectives, comply with federal mandates and introduce cutting edge technologies into our service. A total of $224,617.98 was collected in revenue and deposited in the general fund in 2008. $125,920.35 was collected in non - permit fees, such as master box annual fees and site inspections. $98,697.63 was collected in permit fees. This is a 12.5% increase from the previous period. Framingham Fire Incidents by Type Fire 422 Rescue 60 EMS 5779 Service 1140 General 515 False 1549 Fire Prevention Division The Division of Fire Prevention is comprised of one Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal and two Inspectors that have the following responsibilities: The Fire Marshal is responsible for the day - to -day operation of the fire prevention office. He is also responsible for conducting fire investigations and coordinating activities between the Framingham Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's office. Other responsibilities of the Marshal include giving safety talks for Framingham's schools, citizens groups, group residences, and setting up tours of the fire stations. The Marshal also meets on a regular basis with other town departments to assist in the planning of the town's future. The Assistant Fire Marshal is responsible for reviewing the construction plans that are submitted to the Fire Department. He also meets with contractors regarding fire alarm and sprinkler systems, as well as conducting meetings with contractors, engineers and property owners for up- coming projects and 2008 Annual Report any problems that arise during construction. He coordinates with other Town Departments on important issues such as overcrowding, boarding and lodging house issues. The Inspectors are responsible for issuing permits and conduct the inspections required by state and local codes. They also inspect and test all new homes, new and remodeled commercial buildings as well as renovation projects. The Inspectors investigate and work in conjunction with other town departments to handle complaints by citizens and town departments to assure the safety of Framingham's residents, their guests, and the ever - increasing Framingham business community. The goal of the Framingham Fire Department is to establish a fire and safety education program that will be delivered to preschool, day care, grades K -6, Boy and Girl Scout troops as well as church and community groups. By visiting these groups on an annual basis, the safety message that they receive will become part of their lives and each child as they grow will always be aware of fire safety. They will also be bringing this message home to their families, which ultimately, would prevent fire related accidents in their lives and the lives of their family and friends. Permits Issued 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2,684 3,327 3,037 3398 3142 3521 Inspections Completed 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2386 2800 3312 3486 3168 2689 Training As always, the Training Division strives to ensure all training is based on accepted standards and documented accordingly. The Framingham Fire Department logged thousands of hours in Fire Rescue and EMS training. EMT and CPR recertification, hazardous materials and decontamination Public Safety & Health 57 Town of Framingham operations, emergency vehicle operations, self - contained breathing apparatus proficiency, technical rescue operations, pump operations, and ladder operations are some of the annual training programs conducted. In addition, major department -wide training programs focused on critical areas of fire service operations and overall firefighter safety. Professional firefighters know that the job is training intensive - the safety of the public and that of the firefighters depends on it. To help address firefighter safety a comprehensive Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training program was developed for the Department. National consensus standards endorse standardized RIT training and RIT operations to reduce firefighter death and injuries. Unfortunately, much of the content of the RIT training program is based on "lessons learned" from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) firefighter fatality reports. Those reports often find a deviation from standard procedure or a lack of basic training as a cause of the fatality. The Framingham Fire Department RIT training program focuses on basic fire ground skills and knowledge. All members of the Department completed individual skill proficiency training modules and company evolutions. To ensure consistency, standard operating guidelines for RIT operations and emergency procedures 2008 Annual Report Temple Street Fire where implemented. New equipment, such as the recently acquired "state of the art" self contained breathing apparatus also plays an integral role in firefighter safety. In summary, the ultimate goal of any training division is to support effective operations in a safe and efficient manner. Proficient basics, sound strategies and tactics, and a proactive and progressive philosophy are the guiding principles in developing all training programs within the Framingham Fire Department. Fire Alarm The Fire Alarm Division is responsible for the general maintenance of traffic signals, controls, the municipal fire alarm system, master boxes, street boxes and underground and aerial cable. Fourteen new master boxes were added in 2008. We now have a total of 900 boxes in service in strategic locations throughout Framingham. Of the 900 boxes, 538 are master boxes that protect individual properties, and 362 are street boxes. In addition to the regular duties of maintaining and installing the fire alarm and communication system, the Fire Alarm Division was also responsible for maintaining and repairing forty -two (42) traffic signals, six (6) 4 -way flashing signals, twenty -eight (28) school zone signals and two (2) 30mph `S' curve signals. The following is a breakdown of traffic signal repairs: Public Safety & Health 58 Coburn Street Fire Town of Framingham 66 calls for traffic signals not working; 11 calls for signal heads turned; 29 calls for re- lamping traffic signals; 109 calls for changing of time, checking preemption, Opticom, repair broken pedestrian buttons, repair knock downs, meetings with contractors digging up roads to mark underground pipes, meetings with contractors doing traffic signal improvements, preventive maintenance and investigations. 13 traffic signals knocked -down in motor vehicle accidents: 10 were reported to the Police Department, 3 were hit and run. 124 calls for school zone signals not working properly that required time adjustments, new lamps and new clock installations. This also included time adjustments made at the beginning and the end of the school year. The Division installed approximately 8,065 feet of new fire alarm cable for new master boxes and replacement of deteriorated cable doubling the amount installed in 2007. 32 pole transfers for Verizon were completed, this was and increase of 8 poles. The Fire Alarm Division worked jointly with Fire Prevention in reviewing all fire alarm plans submitted to the Department. In addition, the Division attended meetings with contractors for new interior fire alarm installations and master box locations. Both Fire Alarm and Fire Prevention worked together to perform interior fire alarm system inspections in new and existing buildings. Total of 65 meetings Total of 200 plan reviews Total of 132 fire alarm inspections 2008 Annual Report The following new master boxes were added in 2008: Box # Location 139 74 New York Avenue 299 15 School Street 597 635 Waverly Street 599 630 Worcester Road 741 730 Cochituate Road 744 155 Worcester Road 758 692 Cochituate Road 846 57 New York Avenue 1428 Nobscot Drive 3344 45 Hollis Street 5213 486 Concord Street 5214 11 Beech Street 5217 1 15 Willis Street 5218 1 180 Howard Street Stations Loring Drive Station /Headquarters (1994): This station is in good condition. Replacement of life limited components is ongoing, including replacement of HVAC components, carpeting, furniture and flooring. The slate roof is in need of general repair. Worcester Road Station /Engine 1 (1968): This station is in good condition; however, this station is in need of interior maintenance and exterior finishes including fascia and paint. Concord Street Station /Engine 5 (1961): This station is in fair condition, replacement of life limited components is ongoing. Asbestos flooring tiles are disintegrating and need to be recovered. Watson Place Station /Engine 2 (Approximately 1890): This station has begun initial upgrades. The Hose Tower at this station was condemned and is no longer in use. The basement has been quarantined due to an asbestos problem and the windows throughout the building are in poor condition and in need of replacement. The roof has been replaced and remodeling is needed on Public Safety & Health 59 Town of Framingham the second floor. Replacement of overhead doors and windows is needed. Water Street Station /Engine 7 (1961): This station is in good condition. Asbestos flooring tiles are disintegrating and need to be replaced. The parking lot will need to be repaved soon. Signal Division Building 1055 Worcester Road (1974): This building is in good condition. The exterior siding and fascia has been repaired and upgrades are ongoing. Emergency Medical Services American Medical Response (AMR) continues to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the Town of Framingham. Currently AMR is contracted to provide two 2008 Annual Report Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic level ambulances. Framingham has experienced a steady rise in medical calls as we responded to 5,779 calls for medical assistance in 2008. Increased demands on Emergency Medical Services have forced the administration to reevaluate our EMS operations. During this restructuring we have negotiated a third AMR non - dedicated ambulance which is stationed within our borders and have also initiated new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These upgrades have assisted us to better supervise our current operation. Respectfully Submitted, Gary T Daugherty, Sr., Chief r Public Safety & Health 60 For 2008 the Inspectors, Administrators and Code Enforcement Inspectors within the Building Department have had a very active year providing quality customer service and effective solutions toward resolving citizen concerns. The focus of the Department continues to be the pursuit of the highest quality of public service by responding to concerns as they arise, to follow up on previous concerns, maintain a record of property activities reviewed by inspectors and investigators and be responsive to consumer protection. The Department continues to maintain a recognized professional presence for its staff for other communities. As we work toward hiring the best and most qualified people to deliver the services expected other communities see these qualities and extend opportunities to staff members to deliver similar services for their citizens. In 2008 Paul Landers the Senior Field Inspector accepted a position with the Framingham Housing Authority. Paul is very knowledgeable individual with excellent people skills and a great sense of awareness of the community. He shared his professional construction knowledge and experiences with those he interacted with in the field to assist them with their construction projects. He responded to all request for emergency assistance in a timely professional manner without delay and provided guidance to the property owners, tenants and others who may have suffered loss do fire or other un- natural or natural causes. All of us here were disappointed to see him leave and extremely proud of the opportunity extended to him to provide assistance and continue to improve the quality of life for others in the community. With 2 positions being vacant and the number of projects ongoing through out town, Mike 2008 Annual Report Tusino, Steve Barss, Mark Hughes and the Commissioner stepped up to meet the request for these services in addition to their every day duties until the positions can be refilled. One Field Inspector Position was offered and accepted by James Paolini, Jim lives and has worked in the constructions field in Framingham and the Metro West area for many years. He is a certified building inspector, possesses excellent knowledge and personal experience of construction practice and method. His educational background in Economics and Consumer Affairs has well prepared him with the customer service skills required when interacting with the public. The building department in conjunction with the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and many other town officials worked to develop action planning at the beginning of the year (2008) that is proactive and preventive to assist in dealing with the housing economic crisis occurring within the town and across the nation. The action plan resulted in the creation of a data base to monitor over 200 foreclosed properties. The purpose of the plan was to identify foreclosed properties and reduce the impacts these properties could have on public safety and neighboring properties. The data base contains critical information for ownership, conditions of the property, status, and use. Properties as noted as being un- occupied are forwarded to both the Framingham Police and Fire Department who monitored and reported conditions of change. The data base identified 123 single family homes, 93 condominiums, 35 2 families and 10 3 families. Code Enforcement Activities which includes the enforcement of the Nuisance, Sign, Zoning, General By -Laws and other Life Public Safety & Health 61 Town of Framingham Safety Codes Regulations and Standard for 2008 was also very active. The Code Enforcement Housing activity reports illustrates that the inspectors investigated over 600 cases of alleged housing issues including 80 cases for basement apartments,173 cases of rooming houses and 160 cases of illegal apartments. The Nuisance Officer has investigated and pursued over 500 cases involving Trash & Debris, Commercial Vehicles, Unregistered Vehicles and Vehicles Parking within the front Setback. The Sign Officer continues to make progress with property owners and businesses toward compliance with the Towns' Sign By -Law. Over 70 signs have been removed and or brought into compliance, over 500 notices have sent to owners /businesses advising them of the non - compliance their signs are with the Sign By -Law with suggested relief needed to maintain them. The cataloging of the signs on each building and property through out the town is continuing, which provides imaging and permit history. 2008 Annual Report The economic crisis and inflationary effects on commodities and goods provided high demand for consumer protection. Jack Walsh the Town's Sealer and the Assistant Sealer Ed Gentile provided preventive and reactive response service to monitor and address consumers concerns. They investigated multiple cases involving retail gas pricing, fuel oil delivery services and retail price frauds. The building permit activity for 2008 indicates that over 2300 permits were issued for this period an increase of 400 plus building permits over 2007. New home starts building permits were the lowest number than any other year in comparison to the past five years. The total receipts for 2008 were up by $40,000 in comparison to the previous year. In conclusion I extend my deepest appreciation to the team I have the pleasure of working with daily, their individual and combine efforts to provide quality service to the people and businesses within the community is tireless. Respectfully Submitted, Michael F. Foley, CBO Building Commissioner Public Safety & Health 62 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report The following is a list permit activities for the Activity Summary: calendar year of 2008 with a Five Year Five Year Record of Building Activity in Framingham Number of Permits Issued 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Single Family Dwellings 46 124 31 23 15 Two Family Dwellings 2 2 4 3 0 New Buildings 5 5 8 3 1 Alterations &Additions 698 826 744 743 1,019 Miscellaneous 1,748 1,118 1,161 1,108 1,320 Total Building Permits 2,499 2,075 1,948 1,880 2,355 Valuation on Permits 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 New Residential 9,739,630 21,301,613 6,786,081 4,713,224 3,570,460 New Commercial 475,030 19,312,194 11,042,878 2,577,797 550,000 All Others 53,911,916 47,045,339 59,986,288 79,024,574 75,627,038 Total Valuations 64,126,576 87,659,146 77,815,247 86,315,595 79,747,498 Fees Received and Turned Over to General Fund 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Building Permits 643,989 1,069,996 827,916 1,076,722 1,104,131 Sign Permits 19,687 Wire Permits 108,299 208,731 152,931 156,649 167,711 Plumb.& Gas Permits 109,658 171,626 132,320 171,729 141,196 Occupancy Permits 5,050 6,725 3,450 5,325 12,750 Certificates 22,614 21,377 28,547 14,523 19,500 Miscellaneous 13,216 14 40 0 Sign License Fees 1,185 172 38,729 3,728 3,783 Total Fees 904,011 1,478,641 1,183,933 1,428,676 1,468,758 The Weights and Measures Department is required by state statute to inspect all weighing and measuring devices in the town of Framingham each calendar year. In 2008, the Department inspected 1372 weighing and measures devices, including scanning audits. The Department collected $ 42,219.00 in inspection and sealing fees during 2008. This is the most revenue ever collected by this Department. The Department issued 41 civil Public Safety & Health 63 Town of Framingham citations in calendar year 2008 for the following: short weight, pricing errors (scanning), item pricing, no motor fuel license, no motor oil license, and missing consumer notice. The total fine amount was $ 14,262.50 for calendar year 2008. The average non - criminal fine was $ 347.87 per violation. The Department during 2008 saved consumers and businesses in Framingham well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars by conducting both mandated and spot inspections. This is in addition to the fees and fines collected for the town. Errors were found and corrected which resulted in sufficient savings to consumers. The Department checked 4,300 items in local retail stores to ensure that they scanned correctly. This was an increase of 11% over the previous year of items inspected. The Department found that 96.21 % were priced correctly, 2.44 % were under priced, and 1.35 % were over priced. 2008 Annual Report The Department investigated approximately 50 consumer complaints during the year. The Sealer has been elected to be the Chairman of the Northeast Weights and Measures Association for the 2009 -2010 year. This national organization which is supported by the United States Department of Commerce through NIST includes the states of Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Sealer also has also been appointed as a presiding officer at the National Conference of Weights and Measures in San Antonio, Texas in July of 2009. I want to thank Mike Foley, the Director of Inspectional Services, the town's part -time Weights and Measures Inspector, Ed Gentili, and our part -time Administrative Support Person, Mary Tiziani, for their help and assistance during the past year. Respectfully Submitted, Jack Walsh, Sealer of Weights & Measures Board Memorial Building, Rin 221 1 508-532-5470 1 heal th@framinghamma.gov The Board of Health mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and wellbeing of all Framingham residents To accomplish its mission, the Board of Health members and staff are responsible for a diverse array of public health inspections, investigations, enforcement, permitting, consultation and education including: Enrironmental Health • Food Establishments — Food Service, Residential Kitchens, Plan Review, Food Retailers, Caterers • Housing Conditions • Lead Poisoning Prevention • Tobacco Control • Bathing Beaches • Swimming Pools • Summer Camps • Tattoo Establishments • Body Piercing Establishments • Tanning Establishments • Kennels and Animal Facilities • rDNA Research Facilities • Sewage treatment and disposal • Trash disposal • Medical Waste disposal • Private and public water supplies • Bottled Water • Air Pollution • Odor Pollution • Water Pollution • Hazardous Materials and Safety • Pest Control and Safety • Solid Waste Facilities Public Safety & Health 64 Town of Framingham • All nuisances and hazardous conditions Public Health Nursing • Immunizations • Communicable Diseases • Tuberculosis Screening and Monitoring • Influenza Clinics • Cardiovascular Screenings • Camp Inspections • Sight and Sound Screenings • Skin Cancer Awareness • Immigrant Health • Obesity Planning Grant • Teen Reproductive Health • Lead Level Screenings • Health presentations and educational programs throughout the town, particularly among the most vulnerable communities. Emergency Preparedness • Framingham Emergency Reserve Corp (FERC) — approximately 150 volunteer member organization providing community and medical support in emergencies. • Member of a 34- community emergency preparedness region • Member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) • Six Emergency Dispensing Sites • Drills and training of volunteers include: Incident Command, First Aid, CPR, Sheltering, Flu Care At Home, and Family Preparedness. • All hazards simulated outbreak event including a successful test Connect - CTY which sent out emergency notifications. • FERC members deployed to Western Massachusetts during December ice storms. • Flu clinics served an unprecedented number of residents and were staffed almost entirely with FERC volunteers. 2008 Annual Report Board Members and Staff Board of Health Members are: Michael R. Hugo, Esq., Chairman (5 years); Tammy C. Harris, MD, Secretary, (4 years); Nelson Goldin (9 years). These Board Members have selflessly given their time and skills for meetings, discussions, drafting of documents, setting policy and guiding the nine member staff. The Board of Health has made significant staff changes during 2008. Ethan Mascoop was hired as the Director of Public Health in September. He holds MPH and MUA degrees with environmental health concentrations and is a Registered Sanitarian. He has experience in public service on local, state and federal levels in addition to years as a consultant primarily in urban public health settings. Another recent hire, Laurie Courtney, RN, BSN, has recently joined the staff as a Public Health Nurse. She has over 24 years experience in the field and provides much needed professional support to a busy nursing office. Lise Mespelli, MPH, RS, guided the Department for most of the year as its Acting Director. She provided professional leadership with her extensive technical background and exemplary managerial abilities. She has resumed her prior position as Chief Sanitarian of the Department. The environmental staff includes: Jane Anderson, MPH, James Starbard, BS, and Kelly Pawluczonek, BS, who are all certified as Registered Sanitarians provide the highest level of professional service to the town. This year, Kitty Mahoney, RN, MS was promoted to the position of Chief Public Health Nurse. Her appointment followed the retirement of Charlotte Trubiani, RN, who served the Town for 16 years as a Public Health Nurse. The staff is supported by administrators Michael Fridley and Maria Goncalves who provide able and calm demeanors in a hectic office. In addition, Annette Alderman, RN, provides expert nursing coverage at peak demand periods on a part -time basis. Joan Public Safety & Health 65 Town of Framingham Seariac, a volunteer from the Council on Aging, keeps the files in order and most importantly she keeps everyone sane with her cheerful disposition. The Board of Health maintains a full bank of information on its web site www.FraminghamMa.gov A Day in the Health Department • 8:30am — A voice mail message is received requesting a housing inspection. There is no heat, a possible bedbug infestation, and a question of lead paint. An inspector is assigned the case and an inspection is conducted by the afternoon. The inspection, report, re- inspections, questions from the occupant and property owner will take over 30 days to resolve. • 10:00am — Thirty food establishment renewal applications are being processed and 12 applications are pulled due to incomplete information. The applicants are contacted for more information. • 10:17am — A call from the Fire Department is received. Paramedics responding to a medical call find an elderly woman alone in an apartment surrounded with so much clutter that only one person can enter the unit at a time. The paramedics cannot find the kitchen sink, the toilet, or the rear door /egress. They will not leave until a Health Inspector arrives. The occupant initially refuses the Inspector entry insisting that nothing is wrong. It will take a team of five to six professionals from the Board of Health (nurse, inspector), Council on Aging and outside professionals over 12 months to help the occupant and remove the clutter from the apartment. *I 1:40am — An anonymous complaint is received regarding a restaurant that the caller claims made her ill. She describes the symptoms and an unannounced inspection occurs the following day. Although the illness does not appear to be associated with the restaurant, a significant rodent infestation is observed. The restaurant is ordered to appear at an administrative hearing the following day. 2008 Annual Report The owner is required to hire a food safety consultant to provide intensive training in order to bring the establishment to code. This will take two months to ensure compliance. • 1:00pm — A young man comes into the office and asks for a tuberculosis test he needs for his new job. He does not have health insurance and the employer will not cover the cost of the test. The nurse speaks with him, arranges the test (at a nominal fee) and reminds him that he must return in 48 to 72 hours for the skin test reading. •2:29pm — A newspaper reporter calls asking for copies of all food establishment inspection reports for the last 12 months. The administrative staff compiles the necessary documents as mandated by law. A reminder that all work is public and all documents are available for scrutiny. • 2:55pm — A septic system failed an inspection at a property posted for sale. The system needs to be replaced. The Department schedules a percolation and deep hole test two weeks later. The field tests require one full day to observe and witness. The inspector will later review the septic design plans and send the plans back to the engineer for revisions prior to issuing a permit for construction. The inspector will observe the system at various key points of construction. • 4:38pm — A call is received from the MA Department of Public Health (DPI-1) regarding a family visiting the United States. The family flew in two days earlier and is staying with friends in Framingham. The family may have been exposed to an active case of measles from a traveler sitting in the adjacent row on the transatlantic flight. The nurse finds the family after extensive research. One family member is hospitalized with measles (immunization is not required in their home country), the other family members are vaccinated and a quarantine is ordered. The young boy is treated, the other family members do not become ill and they return home later than they had planned as they Public Safety & Health 66 Town of Framingham needed to remain in the country until the quarantine was lifted. The investigation was coordinated with the MA DPH and US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. • 7:OOpm — The Board of Health prepares for a meeting to discuss an animal permit, discipline a tattoo establishment for providing tattoos to a minor, review of planning board plans & conditions and amendments to local tobacco regulations. Environmental Health Services The environmental health division conducted 2,386 inspections and investigations. In addition, the staff conducted numerous plan reviews of food establishments, septic system designs, summer camp applications, swimming pools and other establishments. A total of 1,246 inspections related to food sanitation accounted for approximately 52% of the total inspections conducted. The staff investigated 111 food establishment related complaints in 2008, 11 were food -borne illness complaints. The Board of Health must investigate all housing complaints as required by the State Sanitary Code. These complaints are followed until compliance is attained. The Board responded to 379 housing complaints, of which 201 cases required re- inspections. Lead paint determinations are required in units (pre -1978) where children under the age of 6 live. Improper disposal and handling of trash and debris resulted in 243 trash related complaints (increase of 25% from 2007). The office received 32 Title 5 (septic disposal and design) requests for field inspections and design review /approvals. 159 pool and bathing beach inspections were conducted. Recreational camps required 17 inspections and additional extensive plan and camp staff reviews. 12 tanning and body massage establishment inspections were conducted. The Board received 328 complaints including tobacco, nuisance, odors and other 2008 Annual Report miscellaneous conditions (nearly a 3 times increase from 2007). Tobacco Control Program The Tobacco Control Program is funded by the MA Department of Public Health and enforces the Board of Health local regulations regarding the sale, use, vending and distribution of tobacco. Compliance checks were conducted in 73 licensed retail facilities and 5 facilities were fined for sales to minors. Framingham Emergency Response Corps (formerly MRC) The Framingham Emergency Response Corps (FERC) is a 150 member civilian volunteer group trained to respond in coordination with the Board of Health in the event of manmade or natural emergencies and disasters. Public Health Nursing The public health nursing division of the Board of Health provides vital interventions for communicable disease control, monitors current trends and disease clusters, and delivers essential health services. There are no charges for nursing services to Framingham residents. There were over 5900 patient encounters by the public health nurses. Daily clinic hours at the Board of Health Office are: Monday- Friday: 8:30- 9:30am, 4- 4:45pm and Monday Evenings: 6 -8pm. Immuni ,zations • Nearly 3500 immunizations given to adults & children (an increase of 8.2% from 2007). • 988 office immunizations. • 2500 influenza doses, including vaccines given at multiple sites with the assistance of FERC. • New school partnership pilot program. Communicable Disease • Monitor all reportable, communicable and infectious diseases; track disease trends; investigate outbreaks and review statistical data for the MA Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public Safety & Health 67 Town of Framingham • 235 cases (an 11% increase in investigations from 2007). Tuberculosis -Provides free tuberculosis tests for residents who are at high risk. Residents who request testing for school or work receive the test at nominal fee. • Active tuberculosis cases are closely monitored through home /office visits for medication compliance and supervision. • 300 visits for 7 confirmed cases of infectious tuberculosis and 77 cases of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). LTBI requires supervision for care plan compliance to prevent TB advancement. Cardiovascular Screening Program • Over 300 individual evaluations. • Screenings include: comprehensive information on physical conditioning, nutrition, cholesterol and blood pressure. Sight and Sound Screenings • 90 Framingham residents screened. • Screenings included: vision acuity testing, hearing evaluation oral cancer examination and hypertension. Skin Cancer Awareness • 665 residents were screened, evaluated and educated on sun safe behaviors. • From May- October the Town's website listed the UV Daily Index. • UV Index signs were posted at all recreational camps and public beaches. Immigrant Health • Outreach included: partnerships with the Latino Health Insurance Program, United Way, Wayside Youth and Family Services, Advocates, South Middlesex Legal Service, Kids Care, Women With Infants and Children (WIC), South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Framingham Public Schools, Y.M.C.A., and various cultural community groups. • Outreach to the Portuguese- speaking community included six screening events, 2008 Annual Report health articles in Portuguese print media and monthly meetings with cultural organizations. Obesity Planning Grant • Funded by the Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation (MCHCF) • Town -wide assessment of current programs influencing childhood nutrition and physical conditioning. • Recommendations to reduce /prevent childhood obesity will be produced. Teen Reproductive Health • Member of the Framingham Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition. • Grant support from MCHCF. • Promotes safe sex & barrier protection, including condoms available at no charge. Presentations and Information • Over 500 residents and professionals received health information. • Conducted health education programs at: shelters, schools, civic organizations and agencies, community groups and public housing facilities. • Topics included: Human & Home Pest Infestations; Hand washing and Cough Etiquette; MRSA; Flu -Care at Home; Lyme Disease; Tick and Mosquito Diseases; Vaccines; Preventable Disease; and Childhood Obesity. • Updated health information is available at the Framingham Public Library, a table outside of Nevins Hall and in the Board of Health Office. Student Interns •5 Nursing students interns assisted staff. -Partnerships with: Boston University School of Public Health, Anna Maria College, Regis College, University of Massachusetts, and Keefe Vocational Technical School. East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project — Framingham District The Project's public education program develops awareness in the public and private sectors as to their roles in mosquito control. The Project serves as a resource to residents, Public Safety & Health 68 Town of Framingham municipal officials, and the media on controlling mosquitoes, breeding sites, and mosquito -borne diseases. Larval Mosquito Control -Helicopter application of larvicide (BTI, Bacillus spbaeracus and methoprene to 29 wetland acres. -Ground applications of Bti to 33 wetland acres. -Applications of methoprene in 5,428 roadside catchbasins. -Applications of larvicide Bacillus spbaeracus in 4 neglected swimming pools. Adult Mosquito Control -Truck mounted aerosol nighttime applications of sumithrin to 4,023 acres. 2008 Annual Report Ditch Excavationl Obstruction Removal •267 feet of ditch were excavated. Surveillance -Adult and larval mosquito surveillance in 5 locations with 30 trap collections and testing for EEE and West Nile Virus -Frequent summer rains produced major broods of floodwater mosquitoes. There were no human cases of West Nile Virus and the EEE risk remained low. Respectfully Submitted, Ethan Mascoop, Director 5 Licensin The Licensing Office issued with the Board of Selectmen and /or Town Manager's approval the following categories of licenses and permits: • Liquor License for Restaurants, Hotels, Clubs and Retail Stores — 92 • One -day Liquor License for events held at the various function halls throughout town — 41 • Common Victualer Restaurant License — 159 • Innholder's License - 7 • Lodging House License - 13 • Class I, II, III Auto Dealers License. New /Used /Junk Car Dealers • Class I — 9 • Class II — 32 • Class III - 3 • Junk /Old Metals /Second Hand License —15 • Entertainment License (Yearly) — 28 • Entertainment License (One -day) — 6 • Sunday Entertainment License - 17 • Coin - Operated Machine License - 21 • Auctioneer's License — 1 • Hawker's and Peddler's License - 12 • Taxi Cab Permit — 2 • Taxi Cab License - 40 • Livery License — 4 • Carnival License - 1 Respectfully Submitted, Maryellen Rupp, Licensing Administrator Public Safety & Health 69 Town of Framingham I-D Ain 2008 Annual Report 'MKS Department of Public Works Admin. Offices — Memorial Building, Rm 213 1 508- 532 -5600 1 public.worksC{?framinghamma.gov The Department of Public Works had yet another extremely busy year that tested our administrative and operational resources to the extreme. As the overall condition of the infrastructure continues to decline at an accelerated pace, the Department worked diligently across the various disciplines to respond to customer service initiatives and to make repairs as quickly as possible. The water and sewer infrastructure continues to experience failures of its components at an alarming rate. In 2008, the Water Division responded to 380 system failures that included broken hydrants, leaking water services, broken water mains, frozen distribution valves, and replaced other components of the system that were associated with the Pumping Station and storage tanks systems. The Highway Division continues to be innovative in its approach to preserving the surface condition of roadways by using new pavement mixes and surface treatments that will serve to extend the life of roadways until more a substantive reconstruction program can be funded by the Town. These surface treatments are applied after the Department workforce has reshaped the road and repaired the utility structures and signage. The Department began in 2008 to take a lead role in the development of plans to improve the grade crossings of the CSX rail lines along Routes 126 and 135. A significant effort has been undertaken to advance the planning studies and to develop the conceptual designs of the various rail crossing alternatives. Administratively, the Department also devoted a significant amount of resources to the acquisition of a $310,000 Massachusetts Opportunity Relocation Expansion (MORE) Grant and a 12.9 million dollar Massachusetts Life Science Center Grant for the upgrade of the water and wastewater systems that serve the Technology Park. These improvements to the infrastructure enable the transition of the Tech Park from a mostly industrial to offices and laboratories supporting the Life Sciences. All Divisions in the Department participated in the investigation, analysis and application effort. Engineering & Transportation Division '100 \Vestern .4\venue 1508-532-604 0 end i nee rirg(ct;f�a i ngl� a��a.g e >v The Engineering and Transportation Division is responsible for the planning, design and construction of capital roadway and utility infrastructure projects, maintaining compliance with various State & Federal programs such as NPDES Phase II stormwater, managing the Town's Street Opening Permit program, reviewing development and redevelopment plans to ensure roadway and utility changes conform to the Town's construction standards, and inspecting modifications and expansions to the roadway, water, sewer and stormwater networks. The Division also provides technical expertise to the operational divisions of the Public Works Department, other Town Departments, and various Boards and Commissions, maintains an extensive Geographical Information System (GIS) and is the custodian of a large collection of irreplaceable paper plans and documents. During 2008 Town Meeting approved a Public Works sponsored Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination By -Law in order to Public Works 70 Town of Framingham protect the Town's water and streams from pollution and to comply with the USEPA regulations relative thereto. Significant progress was made in a variety of critical areas during FY08 including the completion of two projects outlined in the MADEP Administrative Consent Order (ACO): the completion of the Fenwick Wastewater Pump Station and construction of the Water Street and Saxonville Sewer line. The ACO requires the Town to undertake major sewer construction and rehabilitation projects over several years with the primary focus of alleviating reoccurring sanitary sewer overflows, a violation of State and Federal law. Failure to comply with the conditions of the ACO can result in administrative civil or criminal action. Continued improvements to the infrastructure and maintenance management of the Wastewater System and has resulted in significant reductions in Sewer System Overflows (SSO's). Water system improvements were achieved with the installation of a new water distribution system in the Cove Avenue, Fay Road and Waverly Street neighborhoods. DPW Water Department staff completed the installation of a new water main in the Brigham Road area at a sizeable cost savings as compared to contractor services. The Department will continue to identify projects that can be performed with DPW staff and equipment. The Department completed the evaluation of the Saxonville Levee Flood Control Station and System as required by FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers and thereby preserved the avoidance of the Federal Flood Insurance requirements for the inhabitants of the area. The Levee and dam system were determined to be in good condition and required only modest improvements to the flood control devices which are underway. Phase One of a three phase project to reconstruct the State Street area was 2008 Annual Report completed through the collective efforts of Engineering, Highway, Water and Wastewater Department staff. New street lighting, roadway improvements, curbing, sidewalks and ADA compliant crosswalks were installed. In addition, the water and wastewater utilities were replaced strategically addressing infrastructure needs in a holistic fashion. Reconstruction of Franklin Street began in FY08 with approximately 35% of the work completed. This is a state funded Transportation Improvement Project (TIP). The department is working on the design of Concord Street from Lincoln Street to Route 9 which is the priority of the State TIP list. Improvements to traffic signals, pedestrian signals and sidewalks were achieved at Beacon Street at Route 30, Potter at Elm Streets, High Street at Main and Pleasant Street at Edgell Road. These improvements included the modifications necessary to achieve ADA compliant sidewalks. The Department replaced the master traffic signal controller in the Route 135/126 intersection, coordinating the signals with Howard Street. The intersection was repaved, new signal heads were mounted and corresponding pavement markings were installed. Traffic queues have improved as a result of these upgrades. The Department continued to work on the design of multiple projects scheduled in the MADEP ACO in order to better coordinate the projects and keep them on the tight schedule mandated in the ACO. The Department successfully sought two time extensions on projects with schedules that lagged due to bidding and /or construction delays The Birch Road Well Reactivation Project continues to progress. The design of the project reached 30% during FY08 and the Public Works 71 Town of Framingham Department filed a draft environmental impact report (EIR) and MEPA applications. Hi2hwav Mang ement Pro ram 100 ,"esternAven ze 1508--'532-6030 pgs <,cz framinglranuzra.gov The Highway Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Town's roadway and sidewalk infrastructure including; pavement markings, granite and bituminous curbing, street and regulatory signage, stormwater utilities, traffic islands, and street trees. Stormwater Management The Stormwater Management System consists of more than 200 miles of surface and subsurface drainage systems, 12,200 catch basin and manhole structures, and more than 600 drainage outfalls. In order to maintain compliance with the EPA Storm Water Phase II Permit, the Highway Division made a vigorous yearlong effort to visit and clean as many of the drainage structures as possible and, with use of contract services, removed silt, sand, and debris from approximately 8,600 catch basins. The storm drain cleaning program has continued to produce a significant repair list as the inspection process proceeds. The Beaver Dam Brook continues to be a significant operational challenge for the Division as even modest rain events may cause the brook to surcharge at the many culvert headwalls in South Framingham. The deficiencies in the stormwater systems throughout the Town are a major cause of unscheduled overtime in the Department. In order to minimize the intrusion of sand from entering, and further diminishing the capacity of the system, the Division has implemented strict control practices for the use of deicing materials during the winter months. In addition, a rapid and comprehensive post- winter street cleaning program is performed annually to remove as 2008 Annual Report much sand from the streets and thereby minimize the opportunity for accumulation in the system. The Division also performed the routine overnight sweeping of the streets and sidewalks of the commercial areas to minimize the entry of materials into the drainage system and to provide a cleaner environment in the downtown area. The removal of sand and debris from the Town's catch basins and manholes remains an operational priority each year. Pavement Management The 2008 construction projects included the replacement or upgrade of roadway elements and appurtenances so that both regulatory guidelines, and directives, were adhered to and visual enhancements could be made. New pavement markings, street signs, sidewalks, granite and bituminous curbing, wheelchair ramps and curb -cut control measures were addressed during the construction. The projects addressed more then six miles of public ways. Winter Storm Management The Highway Division is responsible for the provision of a safe automotive and pedestrian environment both during and after winter storm events. This effort involves the plowing and treating of 550 lane miles of public roadway, 22 municipal parking facilities, and 115 miles of sidewalks and public pathways. The Division has integrated the Town's Geographical Information System (GIS) with an Incident Command Structure to manage each event. The purpose of this strategic effort is to provide a high level of accountability while applying the minimum amount of resources to each storm event. Tree Warden & Forestry Management The Highway Division is responsible for the maintenance management of the Town's estimated 12,000 public street trees and for the development of a Public Shade Tree program for the community. The purpose of Public Works 72 Town of Framingham this program is to promote, preserve, and enhance the shade tree environment of the community through the application of best management practices and public education campaigns. The Department planted 45 trees in 2008 at the Town Common and Town Centre. Additionally, the islands in the adjacent areas were landscaped. The Highway Division oversees the Town's roadside vegetation management program that is permitted annually by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. This program allows the Department to apply best management practices for the control of curbside vegetation that otherwise would grow uncontrollably and require the commitment of substantial and sustained labor to control growth. A primary and recurring function of this operating group is the statutory requirement to maintain the 14' -6" height clearance over the 550 lane mile roadway network. The Town's shade trees, while providing a great public amenity to the Town, require routine maintenance management so that they do not also become a public liability. The Tree warden conducts frequent hazardous tree assessments, prescribes treatment, oversees removals, and participates in public hearings on issues related to trees within scenic ways. The Department routinely responded to citizen inquiries and requests for service, and Forestry Section personnel removed several dead or diseased street trees in 2008. The tree crews performed tree pruning and up- limbing for road and sidewalk clearance on several streets included in the 2008 Annual Road Resurfacing Plan. The Department and specialized temporary staff continued a town wide tree survey to identify tree hazards and diseases so that we may provide and promote tree health and support and an overall accounting of street trees, which may benefit the Town of 2008 Annual Report Framingham in federal and state grant applications. Traffic Systems Management The Traffic Systems section of the Highway Division manages the maintenance, fabrication, and placement of the Town's regulatory and street signage, steel beam safety guardrail, installation of new and annual refreshing of pavement markings, and the work zone safety program for Division operations. This section is responsible for the advance planning of the traffic management coordination for the roadway construction program, as well as, for the implementation of the street by street "no parking" posting required to efficiently advance the street sweeping program. The pre - planning for the traffic management coordination during the construction season maximizes the efficient production of the work, and also secures a safe environment for the motorists and the work crews alike. The Traffic Systems section managed the contract and divisional painting of 86 miles of yellow centerline, 92 miles of white edge line, and over 600 crosswalks throughout the Town. In addition, the Division installed and or replaced hundreds of regulatory signs and advisory signs either by direction of the Board of Selectmen or as required through routine maintenance practices. Solid Waste Management Program 100 \Western AvellLle ( 508 -532 -6001 nitl((zfraTllingh <L1TliTl�1. g0v The Solid Waste Management Program is responsible for the management and oversight of the Town's Solid Waste and Recycling Programs. Materials are collected by means of curbside and containerized collection programs, the leaf and yard waste drop -off area and the operation of a resource recovery center located on Mt. Wayte Ave. The Division collects and manages the collection Public Works 73 Town of Framingham of refuse and recycling from 19,503 dwelling units weekly, averaging more than 3,900 stops and 159,078 pounds per day collected. In 2008, the Division continued to see the positive results of our town wide comprehensive recycling initiative. While our curbside trash tonnage remained relatively unchanged compared to 2007, our curbside recycling tonnage increased by over 730 tons. This represents a trash disposal cost avoidance of $ 61,609. Our overall recycling rate has now increased from 33% for 2007 to 35% for 2008. The Massachusetts state average is 30 %. This demonstrates a vast improvement in Framingham's recycling rate from the 23% we were at four years ago. The recycling initiative continues to encompass four major parts: 1. School and Municipal participation; the school recycling program continues to succeed and grow. The program is now institutionalized in most of Framingham's schools. In addition, many of the schools have expanded their program and now include cafeteria recycling as well. The Abitibi paper recycling containers have also been very successful, collecting over 400 tons of mixed paper for recycling. Framingham is now the largest generator in the northeast region of the country participating in the Abitibi program. The successes of these programs have allowed us continued cost savings by reducing container size or collection frequency at many of our public schools. Our school program has now become a state model for the successful implementation of recycling in public schools. 2. Public Education; 2008 marked our first year with a focused monthly theme and events. Some of these themes have encompassed targeted programs such as: paper recycling, plans for bottles and cans, household hazardous waste, composting and yard care, recycling and the economy. Others have been linked to an event. One example was the school wide poster contest last 2008 Annual Report September promoting zero waste. First prize winners of the contest received bicycles donated by local retailers. Another event was the Shred Fest. This event allowed resident to have their confidential documents shredded and recycled free of charge. Framingham generated more tonnage from this event than both the City of Boston and the City of Worcester that held identical events. 3. Enhancements and Initiatives; Single stream recycling, or all in one container, continues to be well received and successful. During 2008 the division provided over 1,000 yellow, 32 gallon recycling containers. Single stream and the use of these larger containers continue to play a significant role in increasing our recycling rate. Currently the division is exploring the possibility of even larger containers in the future. 4. Compliance education program; since 2006, the Division has issued over 10,000 non - collection and non - compliance notices. These notices were issued for various reasons such as: excessive recyclables or yard waste intended for curbside disposal (violates State Waste Bans), fees required and hazardous wastes. The three 35 gallon trash barrel limit enforcement program has been successful. 95% of Framingham is now in compliance with the trash barrel size and volume limitations. Without the current policies the resulting cost saving would not have been realized. While most residents comply with the Town's solid waste requirements, regulatory compliance efforts will continue. 5. The Resource Recovery Center located on Mount Wayte Ave, continues to improve and provides the Department the opportunity to expand upon the services offered. Last year the Division issued 6,679 permits to residents providing access to the solid waste services offered at the facility. This represents an additional 200 permits issued over 2007. In addition to the hazardous and hard to manage wastes collected, the center collected 1,164 tons of recyclables. This represents a trash disposal Public Works 74 Town of Framingham cost avoidance of $ 98,067. The Town has also partnered with the Town of Wellesley in the marketing of recyclables. This has allowed a greater revenue stream to be produced for the recyclables received. Through fees collected for divisional services and marketing of the recyclables $199,872 was generated for the General Fund. The center continues to provide excellent service at reduced costs to the residents as well as generate a significant revenue stream for the town. The 2007 reorganization of the yard waste drop -off area has produced significant savings and benefits in 2008. The current configuration dramatically increased Department oversight of the materials accepted. As a result, we have been able to partner with the Town of Needham for the disposal of a portion of these materials. This partnership reduced the cost of the disposal from a high of $9.70 per yard to $30 per yard. Although the costs of trucking and fuel have increased significantly, the collaboration has allowed this budgetary account to remain level funded. The facility received, processed and handled over 11,000 yards of brush, grass and leaves from residents and the Park and Recreation Department during 2008. In addition to providing free compost to residents, for the first time the division was able to market and sell over 1,000 yards of finished compost. Once again avoiding disposal costs and generating revenue for the town. Water & Wastewater Management Pro ram '100 W_ stern AN -cnuc 1 508- 532 -6050 pgb���fr��cnig�ghars�nra F gcjv The Water and Wastewater Management Program is responsible for the provision of a drinking water supply, a fire suppression service, and a sewer collection service to the 70,000 residents of the community that it serves. 2008 Annual Report The Water Department is responsible for the distribution of a public potable water supply and for the provision of fire suppression service to the 17,000 residential and commercial accounts within the Community. The average daily water demand of nearly eight million gallons per day (mgd) is purchased from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and is subsequently distributed throughout the Town by means of a complicated system of pumps, pipes, valves, and reservoirs. The Water Department program provides for the maintenance and repair to the water distribution infrastructure that includes; 250 miles of pipe, 17,000 service connections, 2,000 hydrants, 4,800 gate valves, 22,000 meters, four pumping stations, three booster stations, and six above ground water tanks having a storage capacity of nearly nine million gallons. The Sewer Department is responsible for the collection and transport of 10 million gallons of sewage each day, a significant portion of which is infiltration and inflow (I /I) from sources such as leaking pipes and sump pump discharges during wet weather. Sewage is conveyed from Town systems to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) which is charged with the transport and treatment of sewerage from its forty -three member communities. The Town's collection system consists of 226 miles of gravity mains, 18 miles of force mains, 50 pump stations, 6,600 manholes, and over 40 miles of cross - country sewer -line easements. The Division's capital improvement programs have been substantially under funded in recent decades and, as a consequence, the critical infrastructure is experiencing ever increasing incidents of failure. The system continued to grow and expand over time, but the funding for the aging and expanding infrastructure did not keep pace with capital needs. As a consequence, the Division was historically engaged solely in performing unscheduled maintenance and was unable to Public Works 75 Town of Framingham devote resources to perform critical maintenance to the system. This is underscored by the issuance of an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) and Notice of Noncompliance by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) during March 2007. The ACO requires the Town to undertake major sewer construction and rehabilitation projects over several years with the primary focus of alleviating reoccurring sanitary sewer overflows, a violation of State and Federal law. The ACO has several other requirements including increased staffing levels, major equipment purchases, implementation of a SCADA system to remotely monitor and control pumping stations and strict reporting requirements. Failure to comply with the conditions of the ACO can result in administrative civil or criminal action. The Department also faces the continuing challenges of managing another Administrative Order originally issued by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in 2003. The MWRA Settlement Agreement limits the level of sulfide that the Town is authorized to discharge to the MWRA system through operational efforts. Sulfide generation can cause odor and corrosion problems in sewers which sometimes can be catastrophic. Activities which the Sewer Department performs to mitigate the generation of sulfide include chemical dosing at selected wastewater pumping stations, targeted collection system cleaning and inspection, and enforcement of grease interceptor requirements at food establishments. A major cause of sulfide is the wastewater detention time associated with the 50 pumping stations and 19 miles of related sewer force main sewer. The Department plans on eliminating up to eight wastewater pumping stations and related force mains over the next several years as part of its Capital program. During 2008, the Department's Water Master Plan was finalized which will drive many of the future Operational and Capital Planning 2008 Annual Report programs related to the Town's water distribution system. In addition, the Department continued the evaluation of the sewer system with the completion of the Phase 2 Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES). SSES efforts carry on the inspections and investigations that began under the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Program to help the Town proactively mitigate sanitary sewer overflows, sewer back -ups and improve upon aging infrastructure. Major components of the Phase 2 study included video inspection of 63,000 feet of sewer main, temporary installation of flow meters at seven locations to monitor wastewater flows during periods of precipitation, and nearly 500 manhole inspections. The findings and recommendations were submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection as a requirement of the Town's Consent Order and will be the impetus of future operational and capital improvement efforts. During FY08 the Department contracted for the acquisition of the Automated Meter Reading System. Installation is currently underway. The system is anticipated to become fully operational in FY10 and will provide real time, on demand, water meter readings and will provide a substantially higher level of customer service to water and sewer customers. Emergency response was required by department staff during FY08 to repair more than 200 water main breaks and 42 sewer system failures. Conservation Commission Memorial Building, Rn 211 ( 708 - 532 -5460 conservation. commission tataniirlglianznia.gov The Conservation Commission Office is responsible for implementing local, state, and federal wetland laws, managing over 400 acres Public Works 76 Town of Framingham of Conservation land, and engaging the public in resource conservation efforts. The Conservation Office is responsible for reviewing all proposed and on -going municipal, private, commercial, and industrial projects to determine if they come under the jurisdiction of local, state, and federal wetland laws. Staff conducted pre- and post- hearing site inspections and meetings. The Conservation Staff advises and provides technical expertise to the Conservation Commissioners in the areas of environmental laws and regulations, wetlands delineation, siltation control measures and flood control measures to avoid legal action against the Town and to further protect the environment. Other duties include: managing Conservation Land owned by the Town; and providing education and outreach to residents. The Conservation Commission works closely with DPW, Park and Recreation Dept., Planning Board, Building Dept., and ZBA to ensure compliance with state and local wetland laws. Conservation Commission Staff work closely with several local organizations such as Sudbury Valley Trustees, New England Wildflower Society, Bay Circuit Trail Alliance, SuAsCo Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Counsel, and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to protect the Town's wetland resource areas and open space. The office has benefited greatly by having volunteers and interns this year whose primary roles have included: creating educational brochures; assisting with compilation of data for the Open Space and Recreation Plan, assisting with addressing encroachments on Conservation land, developing an interpretive trail, developing information on each of our key parcels, and developing a short lecture series. Wetlands Protection Achievements The Commission: 2008 Annual Report (1) Reviewed, for jurisdictional relevance, all applications for 245 Building permits, 54 ZBA permits, and 21 Planning Board permits; (2) Held 27 Public meetings to discuss project applications, land management efforts, and public education efforts; (3) Reviewed and permitted 19 Notices of Intent applications; (4) Reviewed and permitted 13 Requests for Determination applications; (5) Reviewed and permitted 2 Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation applications; and (6) Performed over 90 site visits and inspections to gain first -hand information on site conditions and verify wetland delineations. The Commission continued to oversee active projects from prior years. It issued: (1) 4 Amended Orders of Conditions for project changes; (2) 5 Permit Extensions; (3) 31 Certificates of Compliance; and (4) 5 Emergency Certifications. Wetland Violations continue to be a problem. The Commission discovered 23 wetland violations in 2008 and collected $4,700 in fines. Land Acquisition and Stewardship The Conservation Office implemented the second year of its land stewardship program, running 7 workdays or educational days on Conservation parcels. Efforts focused on removal of trash and brush, contribution to Green -Up Day, creation of news trails, and maintenance of existing trails. The Conservation Office also coordinates with Boy Scouts undertaking Eagle Scout projects on Conservation land. This past year the Commission sponsored 3 such projects. The Conservation Office oversaw the development of the updating of the Framingham Open Space and Recreation Plan. The effort involved several public Public Works 77 Town of Framingham forums, a widely distributed survey, numerous meetings of the Open Space and Recreation Committee, and substantial efforts dedicated to data collection and document development. The Conservation Commission protected five parcels this year: two off of Spring Lane, one off Sudbury Landing, 1161 Worcester Rd., and one off Herbert St. Educational Achievements The Conservation Administrator held 6 environmental education programs in 2008 on Town property attended by 123 residents. Programs included the annual Christmas Bird Count, vernal pool slide show, public forum on land management efforts, Salamander Big Night, RiverFest bird walk, and spring scavenger hunts. Fleet, Facilities, & Communications Management 100 «c stern avenue 1 508-532-5073 fjd (q,fs °ari ii s - igll asnsna.gov The Fleet, Facilities and Communications program continues to provide a critical support service to various public works programs and provides vehicle and equipment maintenance support to other agencies within the Town. The Program is accountable for; the development and implementation of professional fleet management standards and practices, the design and procurement of all public works vehicles and equipment, and for providing standardized maintenance management practices for all Public Works facilities including Water and Sewer Pumping Stations. The Division is also charged with the technical management of the telecommunications network and thereby provides a critical service component to the Department's Emergency Management response plan. The Fleet, Facility, and Communications Division's role is to provide logistical support to the Department through the provision of fully operational equipment, facilities, and telecommunications that together, ensure the 2008 Annual Report effective and efficient delivery of essential services to the residents of the Community. These vital services include the provision of public safety, public works, and public utility functions for the residents of Framingham. Fleet Management In 2008 the Division prepared specifications for the procurement of the following specialized equipment: one closed circuit camera truck, one 68,000 GVW Refuse Packer, two four wheel drive utility body trucks with plows. The Division also prepared specifications for the purchase of Bio Diesel fuel which was implemented in February 2009. The Fleet Services Division has requested from the Department of Energy Resources, a Hybrid /Diesel Grant for the cab & chassis to be used for the closed circuit camera truck. This was the second winter season the Department set up a temporary site at the King School for Technicians who are assigned to the north side of Town during plowing events. This has worked very well in providing the Technicians a more functional work area: repairs have been performed more effectively. Fleet Services assisted in the upgrading of the Saxonville Flood Station for the necessary repairs to the pump building and the flood gates on Concord Street. In 2008, Fleet Services wrote 2 repair orders, performed 447 scheduled preventative maintenance services and performed 148 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Enhanced Emissions State Inspections. The Division also managed the acquisition & distribution of more than 230,000 gallons of gasoline & diesel fuel. Facility Maintenance Each year the Department of Environmental Protection Stage II Vapor Recovery Public Works 78 Town of Framingham Certification program is performed for the fuel system at Western Ave. The oil /water separators at Western Avenue and the Transfer Station are inspected quarterly and pumped out in compliance with DEP regulations as needed but at least annually. Full load tests are performed on the emergency generators at both Western Avenue and Henry Street quarterly to insure proper operation. Fleet Services completes a monthly inspection of the Watson Place flood station and performs any necessary repairs. This year Fleet Services sent two Technicians to repair the floodgates at the location. Administration & Finance .Memorial Building, lZ n 213 1 508-5 32-5600 diz7c (ci' franzin ghanuz7a. go The Administration and Finance Division provides for the consolidation of all administrative and financial functions within the Department of Public Works. The Division strives to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of financial and administrative functions within the Department through the use of professional practices. The core mission of the Division of Administration & Finance is to provide service and technical support to the major Divisions within the Department of Public Works: Engineering, Conservation, Highway, Sanitation, Fleet, Water and Wastewater as well as providing other Town Departments with information in a timely and accurate manner. In addition to managing the general operating budgets, the Division of Administration and 2008 Annual Report Finance manages funding for all Public Works capital projects within the Town including infrastructure repairs that are funded through state aid. The Division is also responsible for the management of grant funding, as well as federal reimbursement activities that are related to storm emergencies. Water and Sewer utility billings for the Town of Framingham are also managed by this Division. Staff issued approximately 73,000 bills in FY08. Residential customers in Framingham are billed quarterly for water and sewer usage, while commercial, industrial and high volume customers are billed monthly. The staff also administers the Senior Discount and Utility Abatement policies on behalf of the Board of Selectmen. In 2008, the Department worked with various organizations for grant processing as well as DEP representatives in the processing of State Revolving Fund (SRF) loans associated with certain capital projects. Staff also worked with MassHighway representatives to reimburse the town for eligible Chapter 90 expenses. Working with NSTAR Electric, the Department was able to modify the billing process for many of its electric accounts, eliminating the need to process over 600 invoices each year. This consolidated billing method will be expanded to other services as appropriate. Respectfully Submitted, Peter Sellers, Director BARD OF PUBLIC WORDS Report not submitted Public Works 79 Town of Framingham Utility Abatement Board Calendar 2008 Report 2008 Annual Report Hearing Name Loc Location Total Decisio Decision Official Date #: Abated n Date Making Abatement 1/3/2008 Judith 429 Grove Street $423.03 03- Jan -08 Reallocate 58 units of water at Utility Abatement Moody FY08 rates to MWRA FY08 Board rates, and reduce the sewer charge by 72 units. 1/3/2008 Corbit 16 Winter Lane $0.00 03- Jan -08 Utility Board motioned to Utility Abatement Larson continue hearing until January Board 30, 2008. 1/3/2008 John 25 Duggan Drive $238.68 03- Jan -08 Reallocate 128 units of water Utility Abatement Viveiros and sewer at FY08 rates to 42 Board units of water and sewer at Tier 1 at FY07 rates, 43 units of water and sewer at Tier 1 at FY06 rates, and 43 units of water and sewer at Tier 1 at FY05 rates. 1/3/2008 Robert Fair 656 Grove Street $0.00 03- Jan -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement abatement. The request does Board not comply with the leak policy set forth by the Town Selectmen. 1/3/2008 172 -178 172 Irving Street $0.00 03- Jan -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement Irving Street abatement at this time. There Board LLC was not suffient history to calculate an average usage for this four - apartment dwelling. The Board would reconsider the request a year from now with additional usage used at the property. 1/3/2008 Roger Aube 34 Wesley Road $85.87 03- Jan -08 Reallocate 70 units of water Utility Abatement and sewer at FY08 rates to 10 Board additional units of water and sewer at Tier 1 for FY08, 39 units of water and sewer at Tier 1 at FY07 rates, 21 units of water and sewer at Tier 1 at FY06 rates. The senior discount was applied. 1/3/2008 Tommy 34 Westgate Road $0.00 03- Jan -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement Wong abatement. The request does Board not comply with the leak policy set forth by the Town Selectmen. 1/3/2008 Walter 12 Barry Drive $460.53 03 -Jan-08 Reallocate 91 units of water Utility Abatement Weldon Jr. and sewer at FY08 rates to Board MWRA FY08 rates. 1/30/2008 Dr. William 2 William J Hgts $0.00 30- Jan -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement J. Scott abatement. The request does Board not comply with the leak policy set forth by the Town Selectmen. 1/30/2008 Corbit 16 Winter Lane $721.50 30- Jan -08 Reallocate 418 units of water Utility Abatement Larson and sewer at FY08 rates to Board 104.5 units of water and sewer at FY04 through FY07 rates, and reallocate 188 units of irrigation usage over the same period at 47 units per FY, and add 31 units irrigation usage at F 08 rates. 1/30/2008 Todd 73 Flanagan Drive $0.00 30- Jan -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement Sheldon abatement. The request does Board not comply with the leak policy set forth by the Town Selectmen. Public Works 80 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 1/30/2008 Anthony 40 Bridges Street $3,239.32 30- Jan -08 Reallocate 577 units of water Utility Abatement Onorato and sewer at FY08 rates to Board MWRA FY08 rates. 1/30/2008 Avni Patel 269 Hollis Street $530.72 30- Jan -08 Reallocate 117 units of water Utility Abatement and sewer at FY08 rates to Board MWRA FY08 rates. 1/30/2008 Shavzab 622 Belknap Road $0.00 30- Jan -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement Ladha abatement. The Board Board suggested to the owner to install a separate meter for outdoor usage. The Board will reconsider the request for abatement if a leak is discovered in the irrigation system and repaired. 1/30/2008 Michael 63 Carter Drive $624.48 30- Jan -08 Prorate 411 units of water and Utility Abatement Donovan sewer to FY06 through FY08 Board rates. 1/30/2008 William 104 Everit Avenue $1,254.35 30- Jan -08 Reallocate 455 units of water Utility Abatement Kennedy and sewer at FY08 rates to Board MWRA FY08 rates. 4/23/2008 Deborah 96 Hastings Street $871.33 23- Apr -08 Reallocate 203 units of water Utility Abatement Reed and sewer to MWRA FY08 Board rates due to leak at property. 4/23/2008 Michael Joy 974 Waverley Street $452.91 23- Apr -08 Reallocate 80 units of water Utility Abatement and sewer to MWRA FY08 Board rates due to leak at property. 4/23/2008 Shirley 81 Leland Street $127.89 23- Apr -08 Reallocate 38 units ofwater Utility Abatement Adams and sewer to MWRA FY08 Board rates due to leak at property. 4/23/2008 Anita 47 Gleason Street $0.00 23- Apr -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement Kupferman abatement because of Board insuffienct consumption history for this new owner. The Board will reconsider the request for abatement in a year at their request. 4/23/2008 Joseph 1126 Concord Street $198.24 23- Apr -08 Prorate 236 units of irrigaiton Utility Abatement Taylor from FY08 rates to 59 units of Board irrigation usage for each Fiscal Year from FY04 through FY07. There is no outside reading device to obtain actual reads. 4/23/2008 Alan 95 Winter Street $70.79 23- Apr -08 Reallocate 53 units of water Utility Abatement Zarembok and sewer at FY08 rates to 23 Board units at FY07, 15 units at FY06 and 15 units at FY05 rates due to meter update. 4/23/2008 Martin Maria 208 Irving Street $410.63 23- Apr -08 Reallocate 50 units of water to Utility Abatement MWRA FY08 rates, and to Board reduce the sewer usage by 77 units due to leak at property. 6/19/2008 Theresa 9 Whiting Road $88.74 19- Jun -08 Reallocate 952 units of Utility Abatement Alvino irrigation usage FY06 through Board FY08 and charge as 318 units of usage to FY08 rates, 317 units of usage to FY07 rates, and 317 units of usage to FY06 rates. 9/4/2008 1661 1661 Worcester Road $0.00 04- Sep -08 Motion to reduce credits was Utility Abatement Worcester applied to reduced debits on Board Rd LLC Account #: 10 -02- 137000 per Utility Abatement Board. 9/4/2008 1671 1671 Worcester Road $1,177.46 04- Sep -08 Motion to abate in full charges Utility Abatement Worcester from August 10, 1998 to Board Rd LLC October 19, 1999 based on property was sold in October 1999. Second meter was overlooked by the Water Department, charges from October 1999 to May 2002 reduced by half for both Public Works 81 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Public Works 82 accounts. 10/2/2008 Frederick 151 State Street $150.00 02- Oct -08 Motion to adjust 38 units from Utility Abatement Martin sewer usage for pool leak, and Board to waive the 30 day file requirement as stated in the Abatement Policy. 10/2/2008 Paul & Bijou 160 Irving Street $0.00 02- Oct -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement Vilaranda abatement. The request does Board not comply with the leak policy set forth by the Town Selectmen. 10/2/2008 Robert 30 Sanger Street $0.00 02- Oct -08 Motion to deny the request for Utility Abatement Assarian abatement because of Board insuffienct consumption history for this new owner. The Board will reconsider the request for abatement in a year at their request. 10/2/2008 Bishop 1 Bishop Drive $14,512.05 02- Oct -08 Utility Abatement Board Utility Abatement Gardens approved recalculation amount Board Condo Trust of $159,054.70 charged at appropriate Fiscal Year rates to Bishop Gardens Utility account. 11/12/2008 Paul Sandler 651 Potter Road $0.00 12 -Nov- Motion to deny request for pool Utility Abatement 08 abatement. The request was Board received well after the 30 day filing requirement. 11/12/2008 Bishop 1 Bishop Drive $26,938.74 12 -Nov- Motion to recalculate the Utility Abatement Gardens 08 average daily usage using bills Board Condo Trust from February 2005 to June 2006 and apply to prorated bills genereated from February 2007 to June 2008. This will result in an additional 3,685 HCF to be adjusted. 11/12/2008 David 128 Cedar Street $69.07 12 -Nov- Motion to adjust 12 units of Utility Abatement Wilkie 08 sewer at FY09 rates. Leak at Board property occurred in basement, and plumbers verification supported the fact that the water did not enter the sewer system. 11/12/2008 Nikki Davis 6 Birchmeadow $24.03 12 -Nov- Motion to grant a prorated Utility Abatement Circle 08 adjustment of $24.03 for Board estimated bills generated July 2007 to July 2008. New meter installed July 28, 2008 with an outside touch ad. 11/12/2008 Eric Kelley 59 Hemenway $0.00 12 -Nov- Motion to deny request for pool Utility Abatement Road 08 abatement. The request was Board received well after the 30 day filing requirement. 11/12/2008 Ronald 57 Checkerberry $0.00 12 -Nov- Motion to recalculate water and Utility Abatement Glover Lane 08 sewer usage from May 2004 to Board August 2006 at the approriate Fiscal Year rates for domestic and irrigation usage due to the meters switched at the property. Public Works 82 Town of Framingham C - QM MUNUY & ONQMW 10-KN ,MMI M" Jk o1 p UR AN ARVAIPLANN DEAV EMOPMENT 'REVAMAL 1«ANMAUTU k� Communitv & Economic Development Memorial Building, Rm 132 1 508- 532 -5455 1 planning. department @frainingllainina.gov The Community and Economic Development Division (C &ED) undertakes a wide variety of projects — all of which are focused on protecting and enhancing the quality of life for Framingham's residents. The projects are multi- dimensional, ranging from securing grants and providing policy analyses to promoting homeownership and strengthening the tax base by encouraging appropriate new development. The Division consists of three departments: Planning, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and the Community Development office. While each department focuses on different planning functions, there are clearly interrelationships between and amongst the departments as well as other municipal divisions, boards and committees. Therefore, coordination of the interrelated functions becomes critical. Planning The Planning component of the division is concentrated on both promoting economic development in order to strengthen and expand the tax base, and supporting our residential neighborhoods. Planners, with a full spectrum of professional expertise and experience, manage a wide variety of projects and provide policy analyses requested by the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, and other divisions. Revitali .Ze Downtown In recognition of its commitment to revitalize our downtown, the Board of Selectmen appointed the Director of C &ED as the Downtown Director. Charged with coordinating an extensive array of ongoing 2008 Annual Report and planned projects, the Director works closely with DPW, Building and Wires Department, Town Manger's Office and the Planning Board as well as state, regional and federal agencies to insure that all projects are moving forward in a coordinated as well as expeditious manner. In addition, C &ED participates in the activities of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance (FDR) and in the recent efforts to organize the downtown business owners. Underlying the Town's approach to improving the economic viability of Downtown Framingham is our recognition that public infrastructure improvements are critical to leverage private investment without public investment to facilitate vehicular and pedestrian circulation patterns and beautify the downtown, it is unlikely that developers will be sufficiently attracted to invest in the downtown. Accordingly, efforts are now focused on finalizing plans to install new sidewalks and period street lighting; improving pedestrian connections between various destination points, and involving state and federal transportation agencies as well as CSX and the MBTA to develop a feasible resolution to the rail crossings and rail yard issues that plague the downtown. To that end, the Town worked hard in 2008 to reinforce political awareness of the compelling need to restructure the roadway network and railroad with our legislators and Lt. Governor. That effort continues in earnest. The department is also working to target and promote the development of major parcels for (re) development. Although the lack of available credit has seriously undermined the Planning & Economic Development 83 Town of Framingham progress of several private developments, we are focused on some of the opportunities presented by vacant and underutilized property in the downtown. Working relationships were established and nurtured with several major property owners so that we can partner to plan for the future. Downtown Rail Crossing / Grade Separation Planning staff continued to focus on resolving the downtown rail crossing issue. Based on extensive work completed by the Downtown Rail Crossing Task Force, the Town's engineering consultant was directed to analyze several alternatives and develop a final report, which will be issued in the summer of 2009. The Board of Selectmen realigned the task force into an advisory committee to provide advice to a newly created steering committee of professional staff and Town officials charged with managing the final stages of the report. The report will identify the most feasible approach to improving the downtown rail crossing issue. The Steering Committee, of which the C &ED Director is a member, works closely with engineering consultants, State and Federal agencies as well as CSX and the MBTA, both of which own significant property in the downtown and are major stakeholders in the ultimate revitalization of the town's central business district. Downtown Streetscape Improvements The department, in close partnership with DPW, continued to develop plans for intermediate improvements that will not be affected by future decisions relative to rail crossings and rail yards. The Town hopes to implement these improvements in the next few years, and is aggressively seeking federal and state funding. This project will clarify traffic patterns, improve pedestrian safety, and help revitalize the downtown with improved infrastructure and beautification. Transit Oriented Development. In 2007, the Town received a $50,000 grant from the State Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works. This 2008 Annual Report funded a study of pedestrian access to the MBTA station and the Concord Street retail spine from the Pearl Street Garage. The resulting 25% design set for streetscape improvements will be incorporated into the plans for Concord Street and other downtown streetscape improvements. Bevitali.Ze Neighborhood Commercial Areas Whereas the downtown is a focus of our economic development efforts, it is clearly just one of a number of projects town -wide that were undertaken or expanded upon during 2008. The commercial centers in Nobscot and Saxonville and around Mt. Wayte and Franklin Streets were identified as areas that warrant revitalization. Renewed efforts were made to establish relationships with the property owners and convey the Town's willingness— indeed eagerness to work closely with them and any prospective tenants or buyers to revitalize those areas. Implement Brownfields Project As a result of an application submitted by C &ED in 2007, the Town received a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April of 2008 to undertake comprehensive site assessments of brownfields. Brownfields are properties that contain or potentially contain hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants that complicate the property's expansion or redevelopment. Framingham has a considerable number of brownfields, many of which are not only a blight on our town but represent enormous potential to generate significant new property taxes once they are abated or it is established that that they are not contaminated. Upon notification of the award, the department immediately started implementation of the three -year project, which involves targeting sites, working with property owners, and hiring a licensed site professional to conduct site assessments of selected properties. Significant progress was made, including selecting a highly qualified Planning & Economic Development 84 Town of Framingham consultant and developing a website for public outreach. The department submitted an application for a second round of EPA grant funding in November in order to focus on property potentially contaminated by petroleum -based substances. This category includes gas stations and former auto dealership and repair sites. Encourage Appropriate Economic Development New development is one of the few mechanisms available to expand the tax base, thereby reducing the financial burden on existing property owners and /or increasing the availability of funding to improve municipal services. In recognition of the tremendous potential of Technology Park, C &ED provided assistance to the Planning Board in its successful efforts to rezone Technology Park in order to expand its development potential. The Zoning Amendments, adopted by Town Meeting in 2008, define and encourage acceptable levels of expansion of life sciences and research and development facilities. The division will continue to partner with the Planning Board in identifying other sites with development potential that may strengthen Framingham's tax base while still accommodating the needs of surrounding and nearby neighborhoods. Protect and Improve Residential Neighborhoods While economic development initiatives support residential neighborhoods by generating additional taxes, C &ED also undertook projects that were directed specifically at protecting and improving neighborhoods. In light of several new initiatives undertaken in 2008, the need to provide careful and ongoing coordination of housing - related programs has increased dramatically. Accordingly, C &ED has focused on insuring that various projects within the C &ED Division as well as other Town divisions are aimed at achieving a 2008 Annual Report common goal and avoiding conflict or duplication of effort. This year, C &ED coordinated various interrelated activities focused on improving neighborhoods including those being undertaken by the Community Development Department, Building Department and DPW through several key planning efforts: Foreclosure Action Plan: Unfortunately, efforts to revitalize neighborhoods and promote homeownership took on a new urgency given the dramatic increase in home foreclosures. Framingham has not been immune to the rash of foreclosures that are endemic to the nation as a whole. Early in 2008, the Building Commissioner initiated a system to document property in various stages of foreclosure in order to avoid issues of blight and abandonment. Subsequently, the Board of Selectmen instructed C &ED in the spring of 2008 to focus immediate attention on this emerging issue. Based on the monitoring system developed and implemented by the Building Commissioner, a team of professionals began to address the expanding foreclosure problem. Consequently, in partnership with the Board of Selectmen and Building Commissioner, C &ED developed the Framingham Foreclosure Action Plan, approved by the Board of Selectmen in October 2008. The Plan focuses on prevention, management, and neighborhood stabilization. The team subsequently concentrated its efforts on implementing the plan. Neighborhood Stabilization Plan (NSP): The Foreclosure Action Plan served as the basis for an NSP, which was required as part of a $1.6 million grant application for federal foreclosure assistance administered through the Commonwealth. The NSP, which was submitted in January of 2009 for funding, represents the work of C &ED as well as DPW including its GIS (mapping) Department, Building Department, and Board of Selectmen as well as the direct and critically Planning & Economic Development 85 Town of Framingham important involvement of the Framingham Housing Authority (FHA) and its subsidiary, the Framingham Housing Development Corporation. The overriding focus of the NSP is to promote homeownership by converting abandoned property into owner - occupied homes and thereby stabilize our neighborhoods. For more information about the NPS and Foreclosure Action Plan, go to: www.framinghamma.gov/foreclosures Develop Marketing Program There are two fundamental and interrelated mechanisms to improve the quality of life in Framingham: strengthen the tax base and protect our residential neighborhoods. Marketing Framingham as a desirable and attractive place in which to live, work and invest is critical to achieving both objectives. Working with the Economic Development Industrial Corporation (FDIC) and other partners, C &ED staff began developing a marketing plan to promote Framingham. Essentially, the plan will incorporate and promote many of the projects being undertaken by the division, including its Foreclosure Action Plan, NSP, Brownfields, economic development functions and web sites. Some of the specific components of the marketing plan include: Branding Study: C &ED initiated the process to hire a consultant to develop a Branding Study that will identify and focus on Framingham's strengths in order to capture both new homeowners and prospective commercial development. The study, which will be coordinated with marketing strategies already in development, is aimed at filling the vacuum of information available to both potential homeowners and businesses that might be interested in relocating here—if they knew and understood the merits of Framingham. For example, the plan will target, among others, the employees that work 2008 Annual Report throughout Framingham who represent an untapped market of prospective homeowners. The Branding Study will also help market Framingham to its own citizens to help foster pride and provide them the tools to serve as ambassadors who can promote Framingham on a micro level. Property Clearinghouse: The department initiated the creation of a vacant space clearinghouse system for the downtown, which will eventually be extended to other commercial, retail and industrial sectors throughout town. The Clearinghouse will identify vacant and underutilized property, provide property prospectuses replete with information, and a system for interacting with brokers and businesses interested in locating in Framingham. Partnership with the Real Estate Community: C &ED, in conjunction with other Town divisions, started to develop a partnership with real estate brokers, bankers and other lenders to take advantage of the significant opportunities to link commercial and residential sectors and to better market the advantages of Framingham to both potential homeowners and commercial and industrial developers. Marketing Web Site: As part of the NSP, C &ED initiated development of www.ChooseFmmingham.com, a web site that will promote Framingham as a desirable place in which to buy a home and invest in commercial property. Ultimately, this website will be the digital gateway for those seeking more information about Framingham. The ongoing work on this site is being coordinated with all of the above marketing efforts. Seek grants The department continued to monitor the applicability of grants as well as research the availability of funding for specific projects. In order to insure that all Town divisions are eligible to receive State grants, the department annually submits a Commonwealth Capital Planning & Economic Development 86 Town of Framingham application, which essentially grades municipalities on their success in meeting State objectives and mandates. Framingham was awarded the 4th highest score in Massachusetts in 2008, which positions us extremely well for state grants. The department is available to provide direct staff support to divisions throughout the Town in identifying and preparing grant applications. As a result of C &ED's assistance to the Parks and Recreation Department, the Town received a $500,000 State PARC grant to help in the reconstruction of Bowditch. Additional grant applications in 2008 included: • A $200,000 EPA Brownfields grant (expanded upon above). • A $50,000 Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism grant to fund FDR projects, of which $30,000 was used for a marketing study of Nevins Hall. This study positioned us well for a $50,000 Mass. Cultural Facilities grant application for studies of capital improvements to Nevins Hall. Funding decisions will be made in May of 2009. • In October, C &ED staff prepared a Recreational Trail grant application for $50,000 to conduct Phase I of the Cochituate Rail Trail project. Awards will be announced during the summer of 2009. Policy Analyses, Studies, Project Management, and Spea'al Projects C &ED is available to undertake projects, prepare policy analyses, and coordinate inter- departmental projects, including the following: Transportation: C &ED works closely with DPW to insure that the Town's transportation improvement priorities are identified on the state's Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which is a prerequisite for state funding eligibility. 2008 Annual Report Although the Town no longer operates the LIFT bus system, C &ED maintains a relationship with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) leadership in order to insure coordination of Town and MWRTA activities. Open Space Plan: C &ED staff served on the Open Space Recreation Plan Committee, conducted research and analyses, drafted sections of the plan, and reviewed and edited the final report. The Plan was adopted in December of 2008. Parking Study: C &ED hired an engineering firm to conduct a town -wide Parking Study, with a particular focus on examining the two - hour parking limit and the overnight parking ban. The report will be submitted to the Board of Selectmen during the spring of 2009. Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT): C &ED is responsible for the design and ultimate construction of the 1.3 -mile CRT in Saxonville. A 99 -year lease with the MBTA was drafted and is awaiting execution in order to authorize the Town to use the property for the trail. Further, with the help of the CRT Advisory Committee, the Town selected an engineering design firm to prepare design plans for the trail. C &ED is also working with DPW to insure that the rail trail is coordinated with DPW's plans to perform sewer work along the right -of -way. Bruce Freeman Rail Trail: The department manages the planning process to develop the Framingham component of the proposed 25- mile rail trail that will extend from Lowell to Framingham. Land at the trail head, off of Route 9, was removed from the Town's tax delinquent list in May of 2008 and an appraisal for the 3.4 -mile right -of -way was completed in August. C &ED has been aggressively seeking grant funding as well as working with the regional committee representing all of the communities through which the trail will traverse. Planning & Economic Development 87 Town of Framingham Provide Support to Town Committees C &ED provides staff support to several Town committees, including: E CONOMIC DE VELOPMENT INDUSTRIAL CO RPORATION (EDIC) The EDIC is charged with creating a pro- active capacity within the Town to plan for and carry out economic development where it is most critically needed. Key projects included: • Initiating work the MetroWest Medical Center to understand its program needs and explore the desirability of creating a medical overlay zone. • Working in conjunction with C &ED staff to create a Permitting Guide. • Continuing discussions with property owners and others about potential development opportunities. AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY CO MMITTEE (AAC) During 2008, the first full year of its existence, the AAC prepared an inventory and map of active agricultural properties. AAC subsequently distributed them together with the Town's Right -to -Farm policy to area realtors to be shared with prospective homebuyers in order to reduce residential - agricultural conflicts. The AAC began work on implementing some of the recommendations of the Open Space Plan, with emphasis on creating a Town policy for handling properties that are withdrawn from the Ch. 61 taxation program (provides for reduced property taxes for those who maintain their property in agriculture, forestry or recreational use). MULTIPLE HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING GROUP The C &ED Director serves on the group, which consists of representatives of various Town departments as well as citizens. The group is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Town's Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan, required by the 2008 Annual Report Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. During 2008, the Group: developed and released a pamphlet entitled, "Flood Facts," designed to educate homeowners and other residents; monitored potential grant opportunities; and updated priority measures to address potential hazards (most notably flooding). Zoning Board. of Appeals 1letnc>tia� Building, ] to 132 1 508 -532 -5436 zl)`a�(Z- traTllingh aTllSTla.gov The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is the Permit Granting Authority and the Special Permit Granting Authority for those projects not meeting the requirements of the Framingham Zoning Bylaws. The ZBA's function is to approve or deny requests for variances and special permits; and issue findings through the public hearing process by determining if criteria, established in the Zoning Bylaw, have been met. The ZBA also administers the Comprehensive Permit process for affordable housing as set forth under M.G.L. Chapter 40B. The ZBA is a three - member Board appointed by the Selectmen. In 2008, Full Members of the Board were Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr., Chair; Susan S. Craighead, Vice Chair; and Stephen E. Meltzer, Clerk. David Norton and Karl Thober continued to serve as Associate Members. Edward (Ted) Cosgrove and Robert Snider were appointed as Associate Members in August 2008. Eugene Kennedy was promoted to Assistant Director of Community & Economic Development and continued his duties as ZBA Administrator. Mr. Kennedy prepares the legal decisions and advises the Board on procedural and other issues. Alice Clapper was offered the position of Administrative Assistant in 2008. Town Counsel continued to advise the Board as required. Fifty -seven (57) petitions were filed with the ZBA office in 2008. Twelve (12) petitions that were filed in 2007 were decided in 2008. Planning & Economic Development 88 Town of Framingham This total of 69 cases is comparable to the cases processed in 2007. Of the 69 cases heard in 2008, 22 were requests for Variances, one for an Amendment to a Special Permit, 32 for Special Permits, six for Findings, three for Variance & Special Permits, and five for Appeals of the Decision of the Building Commissioner. Variance and Special Permit requests included those for relief from dimensional requirements for construction of, and additions to, single - family homes; placement of sheds on residential properties, construction of two- family residences; automotive and restaurant uses; and changes of use for local business owners. Some of these filings were the outcome of changes in zoning districts in past years resulting in non- conforming lots. The Board also reviewed and approved final plans for the Chapter 40B Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly OCHE) 150 -unit housing development on Edmands Road. The ZBA generally meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 P.M. in the Blumer Room. The public is encouraged to attend. Community Development Since 1975, Framingham has received over 19 million dollars through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The Town recently became eligible for Home Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funds, which are directed exclusively to housing projects. In combination, the programs seek to: arrest deterioration in the housing stock and stabilize neighborhoods through financial and technical rehabilitation assistance to property owners; develop programs to preserve and expand affordable housing; eliminate architectural barriers that prevent access to facilities; improve Town -owned facilities and infrastructure to prolong their useful life and stabilize neighborhoods; improve the quality of life for low and moderate income residents 2008 Annual Report through the provision of social services; and administer the programs effectively and equitably to ensure that all members of the community can participate in or benefit from program activities. The following summarizes several major accomplishments during 2008: Housing Rehabilitation Assistance (HRAP): This program provides technical and financial assistance for the rehabilitation of housing units. A total of 17 living units were helped or were in the process of being helped through HRAP assistance and related services through the provision of grants and loans to property owners who were of low or moderate income or the majority of whose tenants were of low or moderate income. Staff helped owners secure additional resources to undertake repairs and improvements through MassHousing grants, issued by the Commonwealth. HOME funds were also used to initiate the rehabilitation of six housing units. Homebuyer Assistance: The program provided homeownership opportunities to two low and moderate income households with a combination of HOME and CDBG funds. The department closed one loan and initiated six others, which are anticipated to close during 2009. Five households in the income range of 81 -100% of median family income achieved ownership through the Program's referral of those households to the MassHousing Partnership Soft Second Loan Program. Code Enforcement: An agreement was developed with the Building Department to use CDBG funds to conduct code - related inspections to properties located in 11 Census Block Groups with a majority population that has low or moderate income. Code enforcement inspectional staff (with the equivalent of one full -time position made possible by CDBG funds) and one administrative staff person were hired. Staff Planning & Economic Development 89 Town of Framingham speaks and understands Spanish and Portuguese. The Building Department maintains a data base on inspectional findings, and maps where problems are occurring. During the past program year, 566 inspectional cases were initiated and closed. Public Facilities Improvements: Accessibility Adaptations: CDBG funded several handicapped accessibility improvements to the Memorial Building, including the installation of an interactive emergency alarm system, improved railings, door handles and locks, and handicapped accessible renovations to cashiers' windows and areas. The program also funded: handicapped accessible improvements in school buildings including renovation of entrances, sidewalks and walkways to achieve access to elementary school; and installation of an automatic sliding door system to the main library. Funds remained committed to cover part of the cost of constructing a handicapped accessible bathroom in Athenaeum Hall, thereby making the building eligible for historic restoration funding. CDBG funds were allocated to study, design, and eventually construct an accessible entrance to the Village Hall and to install more energy efficient and effective lighting in the Danforth Gymnasium. CDBG also contributed funds toward the engineering costs associated with planning for downtown streetlight improvements. Facade and Sign Improvement Program: Assistance was offered to business and 2008 Annual Report property owners as well as merchants, located in and around Framingham's central business district and surrounding commercial core, to undertake facade, signage, and storefront improvements. Two sign and facade improvement projects were planned and undertaken. Public Services: The following initiatives were undertaken with CDBG funds to serve youth: a summer employment and counseling program (Community Connections Summer Work Program); a special program for high school students who faced issues that have impeded their ability to learn and achieve (Resiliency for Life); and a program to provide job training and employment opportunities (Career Resources for Youth). CDBG- funded adult programs included: literacy training (Literacy Unlimited); English - as-a- Second Language (Framingham Adult ESL Plus); and limited financial assistance to prevent homelessness (Homeless Prevention Program). Over 460 individuals were served by the activities. Subsidized Housing Support: HOME funds supported subsidized housing projects including: Shillman House UCHE) pre - development assistance (10 housing units), FHA Memorial House pre - development design feasibility (10 units), and FHA Rose Kennedy Lane rehabilitation (10 units placed under agreement). Respectfully Submitted, Alison C. Steinfeld, Director Planning Board ° Memorial Building, Run B37 1 508-532-5450 1 plaiiiiiiig.board@framinghamma.gov The Planning Board strives to work with both project proponents and the public to shape projects that minimize impacts to the community while accommodating new growth. Such growth provides excellent employment opportunities and a growing tax base to the Town. Framingham continues to be an attractive market for significant new development, as well as reuse of existing sites. Highlights of the year and of the range of projects before the Planning Board in 2008 are provided below: Planning & Economic Development 90 Town of Framingham The Board On April 10, 2008, Christine Long was elected to the Planning Board. Following the election, the five (5) member Board reorganized and Carol J. Spack was elected to the position of Chairwoman, Andrea Carr - Evans elected to serve as Vice - Chairwoman, and Susan P. Bernstein was elected as Clerk to the Board. Kathy Vassar was jointly appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board to serve as the Associate Planning Board Member. The Planning Board Office is staffed with three employees. John W. Grande served as Planning Board Director. John M. Charbonneau served as Senior Planner and Mary Ruth Reynolds served as Administrative Assistant. The Planning Board regularly met on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building. In calendar year 2008, the Board held 41 regular meetings and 6 additional meetings (working sessions, site visits or joint meetings with other Boards or Committees). The Planning Board held public hearings to consider applications for; 4 site plan reviews, off - street parking plans, 4 special permits for use, 2 special permits for parking relief, 1 subdivision review, scenic ways, 4 public way access permits, 1 Sign Waivers, 1 special permit for land disturbance, as well as 2 public hearings for zoning amendments and 1 public hearing for subdivision amendments. 12 ANR Reviews Project Reviews A summary of projects approved by the Planning Board are as follows: 39 Gates Street and 9690, 9692, 9620, 9622, 9630 and 9640 lYorcester Road, Jefferson Hills and 9330 -9430 Vorcester Road, Jefferson Terrace The Planning Board received applications from JPI, a national company that develops, owns and manages apartment communities throughout the United States, to make 2008 Annual Report substantial renovations to the apartment complexes at Jefferson Hills and Jefferson Terrace. JPI purchased the premises from Capital Properties in March 2007. 9 10 Dudley Road Parks & Recreation plan to consolidate their maintenance operation at this location and will construct two (2) new buildings on the site which will house office space, vehicles and equipment. 74 -80 New York Ave, Gen,yme Corporation The plan is to demolish approximately 14,000 square feet of the existing building known as 74 New York Avenue and reconstruct an area of approximately 10,000 gross square feet. The new space is to be used for manufacturing, laboratory, office, storage, mechanical and research and development operations. 380 Vavery and 96 South Streets Great Brook Valley Health Center, Inc. plan to construct a medical office building, structured parking and off - street parking and related improvements on the premises located at 380 Waverly Street and 16 South Street. 569 -579 Union Avenue Charles River Medical Associates, an affiliate of Partners Community Health Care, ( "Charles River ") plans to renovate the existing building at 571 Union Avenue. 30 & 32 Derby Street Extension entitled Danforth Village The plans were filed to create one additional lot for one new single family home by Starr Construction, Inc. Conformance Reviews Once projects are approved, the Board ensures that they conform to the conditions of approval by conducting conformance reviews during the permitting and construction phases. In 2008, conformance reviews were conducted for five (5) residential subdivisions: Planning & Economic Development 91 Town of Framingham Brimstone OSRD, Brookbury, Derby Street Extension, Fenwick Farms and Wayside Circle. In addition, conformance reviews were conducted for 328 Worcester Road, 730 Cochituate Road, 747 Water Street, 659 Worcester Road and 1670 Worcester Road. Zoning /Subdivision The following Zoning Amendments were adopted at the Annual and Special Town Meetings and approved by the Attorney General during the 2008 calendar year. Apral29, 2008 Annual Town Meeting �V.E.2.(e), "Special Permit Change, Extension or Modification" Specify quantum of vote for extension or modification of special permit. �IV.I.5., "Site Plan Review submission requirements" Add sign detail submission requirement. �111.A.3., "Historic Reuse" Adding special regulations for historic reuse and bed and breakfast. �IV.L6.b.(2), "Environmental Impact Standards" Add reference the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP's) Stormwater Management Standards, 310 CMR 10.00. �111.L.5.a., "Table of Floor Area Ratios" Add "office and laboratory" to the Principal Use row, Increase Base FAR for "Research and development, processing, assembling, manufacturing, printing ". �IV.G.2., Table of Dimensional Regulations Increase building height in Technology Park District. �111.L.7.b.L, "Landscaped Open Space Requirements in the District" Reduce the front yard landscaped buffer in the Technology Park District. 2008 Annual Report � III.L.5.b.(c), "Special Permit for an Increase in FAR" Modify transportation demand management plan requirement. III.L.6.b., "Off- Street Parking Requirements" Reduce the off - street parking requirement in the Technology Park District. � V.E.2.c., "Special Permit Voting" Quantum of vote required for special permit approval. October 28, 2008 Special Town Meeting: � I.E., "Accessory Use Definition" Add new definition for Accessory Use. � I.E., "Principal Use Definition" Add new definition for Principal Use. � IV.F., "Accessory Uses" Clarify what is meant by "principal use" and "accessory use � V.C., "Certificate of Occupancy" Clarify occupancy permit requirement for that accessory structures. The following Amendments to the Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land were adopted by the Board. � IV.A.1., "Procedure for Submission of Plan Thought not to Require Approval" Modify submission requirements. � IV.B.1., "Requirements for Submission of Plan Thought not to Require Approval" Modify plan content requirements. � VILC.3., "Stormwater and Surface Water Drainage and Management" Reference to the Wetlands Protection Act. The Board also amended the Planning Boards Administrative Rules and Regulations for submission requirements, sign application fee, uniform application form for Site Plan Review Planning & Economic Development 92 Town of Framingham and Special Permits and policy on the Receipt, Retention and Release of Confidential Correspondence, Documents and Plans. Master Plan In relation to preparation of a Master Plan, M.G.L, Chapter 41 �81D states, "A planning board established in a city or town or such part or parts thereof as said board may deem advisable and from time to time may extend or perfect such plan ". In 2007, the Planning Board began the development of Framingham's first comprehensive Master Plan since 1988. The Planning Board completed has completed the first phase of the Master Plan and published the Baseline Conditions Report. This is a stand -alone document that summarizes the present state of Framingham in all facets such as land use, transportation, housing, open space and recreation and economic development, among others. It also serves as a transition to discussion of future goals and policies for each facet. In 2008 the Board sent out proposals for the next phase of the Master Plan. The Planning Board will be requesting an appropriation from Town Meeting for this phase of the plan. Administration The Planning Board has continued to work with the Town Treasurer's Office to require prospective developers to obtain certification from the Town's Treasurer /Tax Collector that no local taxes, fees, assessments or other municipal charges are outstanding prior to submission of an application. As a result of this process, many applicants have been obligated to bring unsettled accounts up to date before the Board would consider their development proposals. Since first employed in May of 1993, this noteworthy process has been a source of substantial uncollected taxes for the Town. By the end of calendar year 2008, $1,902,348.72 had been collected to date. 2008 Annual Report The Planning Board continued improving the webpage this year to increase availability of information to the public. The Zoning By- Law was updated in both its paper copy as well as online, and now contains amendments through Annual Town Meeting 2008. Weekly agendas and approved minutes can be accessed directly from the Planning Board website. The "Projects" page has changed substantially, with a list of development projects included. Submissions for larger projects review such as Danforth Green PUD are available on the Board's website. A Master Plan webpage is also available, which provides citizens the ability to keep updated on the status of the Plan, find out where and when public participation sessions will occur and be able to provide comments or questions from this page. In calendar year 2008, the Planning Board reviewed 18 different development applications. In the course of the year, the Board collected a total of $19,704.34 associated project review fees and sale of Zoning By -Laws, Zoning Maps, Subdivision Rules and Regulations, and minor miscellaneous revenues and $333,750.00 in mitigation payments. In addition to these contributions to the General Fund, the Planning Board obtains significant Town -wide amenities through the process of negotiated mitigation. In the course of its review the Planning Board requires applicants to provide improvements such as roadway widening and reconstruction, signalization, enhancements for public transportation and landscaping to offset adverse project impacts. Upcoming Year Calendar year 2009 promises to be another challenging year for the Planning Board. The single largest projects that are anticipated for the Board's agenda are related to the Genzyme Expansion and the ongoing review of the Danforth Green PUD. Planning & Economic Development 93 Town of Framingham The Planning Board will also continue to update the Master Plan and to implement changes in the Zoning By -Law and to the Zoning Map to achieve the Policies of the existing Master Plan. MetroWest Growth Management Committee ( MWGMC) held 7 regular meetings in 2008, at which the local officials from 9 communities discussed transportation planning and priorities for state funding, grant programs for municipalities, and other regional planning issues. In addition, MWGMC hosted two Legislative Breakfasts at which local leaders and legislators were able to interact and talk about the region's legislative priorities and concerns. MWGMC held their first annual Regionalism Breakfast in December 2008. The Committee welcomed Chairman Robert A. DeLeo as the Keynote Speaker. The Chairman addressed the subregion's legislative delegation and selectmen, planning board members, town managers, planners, public safety officials, and public school committees and officials. The goal of the meeting was to emphasize the need to suggest and advocate for regional solutions to the significant issues facing MetroWest. MWGMC is continuing to work on developing an inventory of cost - effective measures that MetroWest communities can easily employ. MWGMC and MAPC received a grant from the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation to study the contamination in the Sudbury River from the Nyanza superfund site. MWGMC hired a consultant to conduct a peer review of the EPA human health risk assessment and ecological risk assessment. The consultant will review the EPA's cleanup plan and advise the MWGMC Nyanza Advisory Committee. In addition MWGMC staff is developing a public awareness campaign. 2008 Annual Report Respectfully Submitted, Carol J. Spack, Chairwoman MWGMC holds monthly meetings of the Transportation Task Force and Planners Roundtable. The MWGMC staff continues to staff the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Advisory Board in several capacities. Staff continues to work on the development of a land use analysis report for the Turnpike's potentially developable parcels. MetroWest Growth Management Committee wrote two grant applications for the MWRTA to the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for a Green Line project. The Green Line project is designed to expand existing fixed route and demand responsive services provided by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority, specifically those that would serve the needs of individuals with disabilities attempting to access fixed route or Para- transit services, and would improve access to employment related activities for people with low incomes. Both applications were granted, which will provide a new Green Line route and 4 new buses. MWGMC's provides free technical assistance to member communities. Staff drafted regulations for Southborough's stormwater bylaw written in 2007, and is assisting the Town of Weston with development of a stormwater bylaw. Staff assisted Wayland with housing regulations, and developed a West Gateway Plan for Wellesley. In 2008, MWGMC conducted a review of Weston's housing strategies, and provided recommendations for future actions. MWGMC and MAPC are jointly working on an analysis of the Route 9 corridor, and worked together on an analysis of a portion of Planning & Economic Development 94 Town of Framingham the Route 126 corridor from Holliston to Respectfully Submitted, Framingham. Donna Jacobs, Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPQ 60 Temple ple Place, Poston, MA 02111 1 617 - 451 -2770 1 mdraisen@mapc.org apc.org Please see MVGM report above T? The MetroWest RTA initiated fixed route service to its 9 member communities from the 160 Waverley Street headquarters on December 1s` 2007. Marlborough and Southborough have since joined, creating a total of 11 communities in the MWRTA. In 2008 the original Framingham LIFT and Natick Neighborhood Bus routes were integrated into a unified transit system, which is resulting in improved service and continually increasing growth. Planners at the Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization are assisting the MWRTA in providing more efficiency and integrity into the service. First Transit, MWRTA's fixed route contractor, helps the RTA develop a practical and reliable schedule. The MetroVest Grow[b Management Committee offers planning help to access grants for funding new service. Growth of the system is supported by a growing staff dedicated to personal, friendly and helpful service to every customer. This new focus on customer service assures the public of our commitment to reliability and convenience. 2008 Annual Report thousand rides per month, serves Framingham, Southborough and Marlborough. Routes 10 and 11 serve Natick. Route 9, exclusively on Route 9, and will become part of the new Route 1, scheduled to begin in the Spring of '09, running between the Woodland Green Line stop of the MBTA to the "Golden Triangle" and on to the 9/90 Office park. The MWRTA has combined The Local Connection (TLC) and the Assabet Valley Council on Aging (AVCOA) services in Marlborough and Southborough into a new Demand - Response service providing over 2000 rides a month to those communities. This new "Dial -a- Ride" service will be offered to the other member communities in a sequential and orderly process over the next few years. The MBTA "RIDE" continues in Framingham and Natick. In July of '09 that service will be assumed by the MWRTA. The MWRTA, with the invaluable assistance of the MBTA is developing a plan for a seamless transition of those ADA transit services to the communities of Framingham and Natick. Routes 2 and 3, which loop entirely within Framingham, are the most highly traveled routes; consistently experiencing 3 to 4 thousands rides a month. Route 4 connects Ashland to the Natick Mall. Route 5 is the Hopkinton route, Route 6 the Holliston route and Route 7, which also experiences 3 to 4 For further details and for real time transit planning please visit our website: www. MWRTA. org Respectfully Submitted, John Stasik, Chair, RTA Advisory Board Planning & Economic Development 95 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Framingham Housing Authorit One John J. Brady Drive, Framingham, MA 01702 1 508 - 879 -7562 1 kbumpus@)framha.org Formed in 1946, the Framingham Housing Authority is led by a dedicated five - member Board of Commissioners. Together with Executive Director Kevin Bumpus and a supportive staff of 30, the FHA maintains over 1000 units of public housing and administers rent subsidies for over 800 units of private housing, in cooperation with federal, state and local authorities. State Funded Housing The Framingham Housing Authority administers 249 units of state -aided family housing (185 units under Chapter 200 -C Family Housing; 76 units under Chapter 705 - C Family Housing) at Oran Road, Concord Street, Anzio Road, Corrigidor Road, Guadalcanal Road, Normandy Road, Pearl Harbor Road, Arsenal Road, St. Lo Road, Hollis Street, Beaver Park Road, Marian Road, Taralli Terrace and Second Street. Rental Assistance through the Mass. Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) includes 62 units - - 12 units on Gordon Street, 21 units (SRO - DMH) on Gordon Street and Union Avenue, 15 units (SRO-DPI on Evergreen Street, five units on Prospect Street (SRO -DMH), six units on Wellington Avenue (SRO -DMH) and three on scattered sites. Federally Funded Housing Federally aided family housing administered by the FHA includes 125 units (under MA028 -001 Family Housing) at Beaver Street, Carlson Road and Pusan Road. Senior units (under MA0028 -002 Elderly Housing) include 110 apartments on John J. Brady Drive. The FHA also administers 792 federal Section 8 Rental Assistance vouchers for apartments in privately owned properties located throughout Framingham and surrounding towns. State - funded senior housing — 536 units (under Chapter 667C Elderly Housing, Chapter 667 -2, 667 -8 Elderly Housing) — is located on Everitt Avenue, John Gallagher Drive, Grant Street, Rose Kennedy Lane, Normandy Road, Arsenal Road, Guadalcanal Road, Cochichuate Road and Hollis Street. Twenty -four units of state - subsidized handicapped housing (under Chapters 689, 689 -1 and 689 -2 Handicapped Housing) are situated on Temple Place, Alexander Street and Underwood Avenue. Respectfully Submitted, Kevin P. Bumpus, Executive Director Commissioners: Stephen Starr Mark Galante Phyllis May Edward Convery Robert Merusi Planning & Economic Development 96 Town of Framingham RECREATION PARRS & RIPMEAT X 2008 Annual Report TURAL AFFAIRS I-D Ap ""Im Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs 475 Union Avenue 1 508- 532 -5960 1 parks.recreation@framinghai PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION Barry Bograd served as chairman with other members Robert Brown, Dan Jones Joan Rastani and Kevin Salvi. The Annual Town Meeting voted an annual operating budget of $2,127,558 for Parks Administration, Park Maintenance and Recreation services. The Bowditch Master Plan was an ongoing project throughout the year. The Commission worked with the Division Director and the Bowditch Advisory Committee to bring forward a revised plan for reconsideration during the Annual Town Meeting. Thanks to the support from the Capital Budget Committee and many Town Committees, Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted $7.9 million to rehabilitate this community showplace. A successful application to the Urban Self Help Fund secured a maximum grant award in the amount of $500,000 to support the Bowditch project, construction is scheduled to begin in 2009. Capital improvements included the completion of Phase 3 at Cushing Memorial Park and the installation of the Winch Grandstands. A five year Open Space and Recreation Plan was submitted to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Office, up to date plans make the community eligible for grant funding through the Division of Conservation Services. These grants have been very beneficial to the Town. The Division in effort of being environmentally friendly successfully applied and received a solar grant and bike rack grant. These initiatives will provide the community with additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. A five year Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the State for the use of the public beach located at Lake Street in Framingham, known as the Saxonville Beach. We would like to thank Town Meeting, the many Town boards, committees, and departments for supporting our services. We would also like to thank the hundreds of user organizations for their continued support. Respectfully Submitted, Barry Bograd, Park Commission Chair Robert L. Merusi, Director Recreation Division We are thankful to the many successful grants that enhanced our 2008 programs. The Framingham Grants panel of the Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation granted us an additional year of funding for the Kid Fit Program, as well as funding for additional programming of the PAL Program. The Sudbury River Tennis Club contributed monies to defer the cost of youth tennis lessons, and the Department of Public Health, and the State of Massachusetts for provided funding for Youth at Risk programming. The department, assisted by the Friends of Framingham Recreation, sponsored many special events throughout the year. The 3 -day Cole Brother Circus and the Hall of Famer, Jim Rice Day were two new events that were Recreation & Cultural Affairs 97 Town of Framingham made possible solely because of FOF sponsorship. They also offered assistance in defraying the cost of Pumpkins in the Park and the bi- annual Thanksgiving Bonfire (highlighting Selectman, Jason Smith as the honorary "Fire Starter "). We look forward to working with the new tenants of the old Callahan Senior Center in the Danforth Building. The Boys and Girls Club of Metro West moved into this space and additional arrangements have been made for access to the Parks and Recreation department's gym. This new relationship will help to address the much needed youth at risk population; some grants have been implemented to reach this goal. Arrangements have been made with the Department of Conservation Services offering free parking at over fifty Massachusetts State Parks. Residents were encouraged to reserve these passes for their enjoyment. For the first time in the history of the Suburban Swim League, Framingham finished with a 10 -0 record, placed first in the Mile Swim, and placed first in both the Regional A and Regional B Swim Meets. The 164 member team ages 6 -18 was lead by the enthusiastic Coach, Joey Sementelli along with help from assistants, Brian Carrozza, Aubrey Courville and Kristen Shippee. The Beach season was interrupted by the sighting of an alligator at Lake Waushakum. Police and the Animal Control Department searched the lake, but after a two day investigation with no findings, the beach was re opened. Many thanks to the Town Selectmen, Town Meeting Members, Town Staff, and numerous community volunteers for their continued support. Without your endless assistance we would not be successful in offering our quality programs to the residents of Framingham. Respectfully Submitted, 2008 Annual Report Trisha Powell, Superintendent of Recreation Robert L. Merusi, Director Parks Maintenance Our efforts to provide well maintained and safe facilities for all user groups continue to be an important function of the Parks Maintenance Department. The Department provides scheduling maintenance support for hundreds of other user groups from the Framingham Community. Departmental support is also provided to the athletic programs of three high schools, Framingham High, Marian High and Keefe Vocational High School, as well as the Framingham Middle School athletic programs. In addition, Framingham State College and Mass. Bay Community College rely on the department for a portion of their athletic program needs. We are currently supporting over 14,000 formally scheduled events each year on our Framingham facilities. We have continued our collaborative effort with Keefe Technical School. This mutually beneficial relationship provides the Town of Framingham with access to cost effective and professionally supervised work assignments. The students are trained in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and metal fabrication. The Town receives quality work while affording students the benefit of practical "real world" learning experiences in a commercial setting. Phase III of Cushing Memorial Park has been completed. The new entrance on Winter Street, walking corridors, and landscaping around the buildings have greatly enhanced this area. A new play structure was installed at Mt. Wayte Park. This has replaced outdated and non compliant play structures while adding a useful amenity to this popular site. The Framingham Rotary Club chose the Butterworth Park for a major community Recreation & Cultural Affairs 98 Town of Framingham fundraising initiative. Designs include a new playground, walking path and gazebo. A phased construction plan has been initiated in 2008 and will continue through 2009. Through a cooperative effort with Framingham State College a permanent softball fence and new irrigation system were added to the Farley Softball Field. These significant additions as well as field renovations will increase the use and playability of this under facility. With the assistance of a Community Development Block Grant, new, energy efficient, lights and fixtures were erected in the Danforth Gym. Through our Capital Budget program, demolition and rebuilding of new grandstands at Winch Park has been completed and 3 vehicles from our existing fleet have been replaced. We began the reconstruction of the Learned Beach parking lot and drainage systems. It will be completed in Spring of 2009. This project will bring the Town closer to compliance with several Local, State, and Federal policies associated with storm water management. We have expanded our beautification plan; at present there are over fifty -five formally planted areas that include many Town memorials, traffic islands and parks. In addition we have continued our tree pruning and removal program through our park sites. Thank you to all Town departments and volunteer groups for their continued assistance. Respectfully Submitted, Chris McGinty, Superintendent Robert Merusi, Director 2008 Annual Report Cemeteries The Cemetery Commissioners elected Barry Bograd as Chairman at its meeting of October 1, 2008. During the year a new maintenance contract was awarded to Commercial Services of Ashland. This contract is to perform the routine grounds maintenance for Edwards Cemetery, Main St. Cemetery, and Old South Cemetery. The Parks Maintenance staff continues to perform grave openings. There were four burials at Edwards and six cremations during the year. There is a moratorium on the general sale of new lots which is still in effect. The limited lots remaining are reserved to solve potential administrative problems that are commonplace with older cemeteries. Fee schedules for associated cemetery activities are up to date, and on par with surrounding communities. There continues to be an increase in requests for historical records associated with cemetery activities. The Cemetery Commission consists of a three member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Respectfully Submitted, Christopher A. McGinty, Superintendent Cemetery Commission: Barry Bograd Chairman Robert Brown Kevin Salvi Council on A in2 /Callahan Center 335 Union .' \venue 1 508--" council.osl.aging(ttfrfuna ghELnuiia.gov The Raymond J. Callahan Center is a multi- purpose, multi- functional senior center. The advisory board of the Center is the Council on Aging (COA) which is an eleven member Recreation & Cultural Affairs 99 Town of Framingham board whose principal purpose is to act in the best interest of all older residents. The Center maintains four full -time and three part -time positions paid under municipal funding. Other part -time positions are paid through the State, Federal Grants and some foundation grants. Annually, the Center also receives a tremendous in -kind value from its volunteers. New Happenings The Second Phase of the Center was completed this year. Programs are being held in this area daily. The Metropolitan Dental Society is committed to our new Oral Health Clinic. They have provided us with a dental chair and are willing to organize local dentists to provide services to us. Two distinctive awards came to the Callahan Center this year; the MA Council on Aging awarded the Director of the Callahan Center the designation of Massachusetts Director of the Year and Evelyn Langley won first prize for 30 years of volunteering and coordinating numerous projects for the Center. This prestigious award was given to her by a national company. The Friends of Callahan, a 50IC(3) non- profit, donated to the Center for several projects. They paid over $40,000 for the completion of the second phase of the building; the replacement and maintenance of equipment in the computer room; repairs to the main hallway, as well as subsidizing many of the center's programs and events. A new informational brochure about programs and services was created and is available to any residents either through direct contact or it can be mailed to them. The Third Phase of the building, the former warehouse area, named in honor of Jack and Shelley Blais, has been completed and will be 2008 Annual Report operable by February 2009. This area includes a caterer's kitchen, a large meeting room and storage space. Upon completion, this large area will maximize the space in which to hold programs and events. Programs, Services and Community Involvement The Center offers educational, health and wellness, recreational, and intergenerational programs; SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders), a Social Service Department, information and referrals, a Wellness Clinic, support groups, community groups and transportation options. The Center has affiliations with local schools, hospitals, and Veterans' organizations. We are also involved with the USO, and the MA Society for the Preventions of Cruelty to Children. Information There is no fee to join the Center, but there are minimal charges for some programs. The Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 A.M to 4:30 PM and welcomes all residents 59+ to join in the many activities and services it offers. The Callahan Staff and Volunteers feel they play an essential role in the Framingham community, serving a growing and diversified population of older adults and their families. Please acquaint yourself with all that we offer here at this center. Respectfully Submitted, Mary Parcher, Director of Elder Services Tom Pedulla, Council on Aging Chair Loring Skating Arena Fountain Street 1 508- 532 -5951 rnz�v(L7�t ramingbamma,go This is the 46th year of operations for Loring Arena, a department within the Park and Recreation Division. In addition to our customary services, we continue to upgrade Recreation & Cultural Affairs 100 Town of Framingham the facility while creating a user - friendly atmosphere. The Loring Arena Committee members are appointed as an advisory board. The members appointed by the Board of Selectmen this year were co- chairs Joe Tersom and David Friday, John Hart, Jack Jagher, Bob Brown, Richard Callahan, and Joan Rastani. In an effort to make the facility more efficient and attractive to the town and user groups, significant upgrades were preformed. A new Cooling Tower, a key component to the mechanical systems in the rink, was replaced. This $40,000 project was largely installed by our own staff. This upgrade will now provide for more efficient operations of the compressors and uses less energy. In addition, a $4,500 energy rebate was received from NStar. In addition to the new dasher boards and glass that was installed in 2007, the staff completed the project by adding a finished back to the visitor's side of the rink. This provides for a unified and cleaner look while improving the exterior. A new sign /marquis was installed to replace the 43 year old original that had become a 2008 Annual Report safety issue and detraction to the curb -side appearance and appeal of the rink. The Loring Arena Legacy Foundation continues to play a role in supporting and enhancing the usability of the rink. They continue to fundraise for projects that will modernize and improve the overall value and demand of the facility by selling advertisement space inside the rink. This is a unique arrangement between the Division and the Foundation. Loring Arena is coordinated through the Park and Recreation Division operating budget. The following figures are financial information relating to business conducted through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008: Total gross revenue as of June 30, 2008: $381,127.75* Total Rink Operational Expenditures $425,679.37 ** * Does not include $40,476.00 of unpaid High School Rental Revenue as approved by Town Meeting * *Does not include health insurance and debt service Respectfully Submitted, Joe Tersoni and David Friday, Loring Arena Co- Chairs Richard Weston, Arena Director Robert L. Merusi, Director Recreation & Cultural Affairs 101 Town of Framingham DU 0 A YlkAm RAM Fume SCHWAS Framingham Public Schools School Committee Budget The School Committee began the FY09 budget process with the goal of maintaining a level service budget. However, given projected revenues, expected levels of state and federal funding, and increased district expenses, a level service budget was not feasible and a budget gap of approximately $4.2 million existed between the School Department's projected FY09 budget and the Chief Financial Officer's recommendation. It was a very difficult budget process. The Committee spent a number of weeks in budget deliberations, reducing and cutting programs and personnel as well as increasing fees. At its May 12, 2008 meeting, the School Committee voted to request an FY09 budget appropriation of $87,746,829. The request was $600,000 above the Chief Financial Officer's recommendation. Working closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and Finance Committee, an agreement was reached on an FY09 budget of $87,362,829. Superintendent Search As the Superintendent Gene Thayer entered the second and final year of his interim superintendency, the School Committee began its search for a new superintendent of schools. In September, the School Committee appointed a 12- member Search Committee with a goal to interview and screen applicants for the position of superintendent. In an effort to solicit as much input as possible, the School Committee scheduled a series of focus groups to ascertain the community's interests, concerns and preferences. An online survey was available Framingham Public School's 2008 Annual Report RIS If IRCUMCAL VWA'T RaNAL SCHWA website. Focus group and online survey results were shared with the Search Committee and the School Committee to guide them in the selection process. The Search Committee screened 27 applications and interviewed 11 candidates, and ultimately forwarded the names of four semi - finalist candidates to the School Committee in December. The School Committee interviewed semi - finalists in January and scheduled final interviews in early February. On February 5, 2009, the School Committee appointed Dr. Steven A. Hiersche, Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2009. School Committee Vacancy In October 2008, Cesar Monzon resigned his seat on the School Committee in the second year of his second term. The School Committee posted notice of the vacancy in the local newspaper and received letters of interest from citizens. On December 2, 2008, the School Committee and Board of Selectmen convened a joint meeting and voted to appoint Diane M. Throop, former two -term School Committee member, to the vacant seat. Ms. Throop's appointment is effective until the Town Election in April 2009. Contracts The School Committee completed collective bargaining negotiations with the district's nine bargaining units. Respectfully Submitted, Philip A. Dinsky, Chair David F. Miles, Vice Chair Beverly Hugo, Secretary Adam Blumer Education & Libraries 102 Town of Framingham Michael J. Bower Andy Limeri Diane M. Throop Superintendent In my role as Interim Superintendent I am pleased to present this report to the Town. 2008 was another busy and successful year for Framingham Public Schools. The variety of programs and the pace of activities is clear in the School Committee and Departmental reports. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers students the opportunity to take challenging, college -level courses while still in high school and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Since 2002, the number of students taking the AP exams has doubled with three hundred and forty three participating in 718 Advanced Placement Exams, in twenty one subjects, in 2008. 84% of the exams were passed and eligible for college credit. This compares with three hundred fifty six who took the exam in eighteen subjects in 2007. Through continuing aggressive efforts of the FHS Guidance Department, 87% of the junior class and 89% of the sophomore class took the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT). These numbers are impressive compared to the fact that 65% of the junior class and 46% of the sophomore class took the test in 2004. 90% of the graduating class participated in the SAT. Framingham students averaged 501 on the Critical Reading portion, 541 in the Mathematics portion, and 505 on the Writing Component. These scores compare well with National Averages, which are 502, 515 and 494 respectively. The community should be proud that so many students take and pass a wide variety of these college -level exams, and that they do so well. One result of the high student achievement is acceptance at a college or 2008 Annual Report university to continue education. In keeping with past years, more than 85% of the graduates in the Class of 2008 continued their education at an impressive variety of institutions of higher learning, including some of the most selective colleges in the country. Framingham High School Drama Company went to the 2008 Massachusetts High School Drama Guild and placed in the semi finals of the State Champion Tide. They also participated in the North Shore Music Theater Spotlight Awards and won 7 awards including Best Musical. The Drama Company production of Once on This Island was also awarded the Moss Hart award by the New England Theater Conference. That same organization also named the high school Fine and Performing Arts Director, Donna Wresinski, as Theater Educator of the Year. The band performed at Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association where the orchestra received a bronze medal. The jazz band attended the International Association of Educators Northeast Jazz Festival earning a Silver medal and the jazz combo earned a Silver medal as well. The community at large has been a strong participant in increasing programs and activities at all academic levels. The partnership with the New England Eye Institute continues through the operation of a Vision Clinic at the Fuller Middle School. This was opened in 2004 and continues to be the only school -based vision center in Massachusetts. Through a partnership with Boston University School of Dental Medicine, second grade students, with parental consent, receive dental screenings and dental sealants, if needed. Plans are underway with Great Brook Valley Health Center to open a health clinic at FHS. Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation has been a major financial support, particularly in the "Wellness" programs evident throughout the schools. Education & Libraries 103 Town of Framingham Community support is vital to school districts. I am proud of the relationships that the district has developed with numerous public and private companies, foundations and organizations over the last several years. It is also gratifying to participate in the strong collaborative relationship between the Framingham School Department, and the Police, Fire, Department of Public works and the other Municipal Departments. In particular, the Department of Public Works has efficiently, and with little fanfare done an excellent job of cleaning the streets and sidewalks. Based on conversations with people from Framingham and other communities, the relationship in Framingham between Municipal and School Departments is one of the best in the Commonwealth and is something we can all be proud of. The Transportation Department provides a vital service for the Framingham Public Schools. Seven thousand students utilize bus transportation on a daily basis. The transportation office continues to work diligently to ensure our students with safe and efficient transport. Massachusetts General Law requires School Departments to provide transportation to all children within each respective district. To that end, Framingham provides school transportation to six hundred students in non - public schools in Framingham. Due to budget constraints, the School Department moved to a fee -based transportation program five years ago for only those students in grades 7 -12. Fees are waived for special circumstances such as children placed in Framingham foster care homes, homeless students, special education students and students on medical waivers. In 2008, approximately twenty -two hundred students, of the forty one hundred plus students in grades 7 through 12 purchased bus passes. Financially, the School Department's budget faced a $600,000 shortfall for FY09. However, in keeping with the tradition of excellent 2008 Annual Report support for the education program the Town was able to provide the $600,000 funding to achieve a balanced budget for FY09. The School Department is most appreciative of the Town's timely and adequate response to this problem. This year regular reports are being presented publicly to inform the School Committee and Town Officials of the financial status of the School Department. This is a major goal — to establish systems and monitor the finances to provide a transparent financial picture for the community. In addition to the continued pursuit of educational excellence for our students through strengthening the curriculum and educational programs other goals, begun in 2007 -2008 were: to review and, if need be, to revise the School Choice and Student Assignment programs; to study and develop a plan for organizing the administrative structure of the School System and to finalize the collective bargaining process with the nine associations and unions in the department. In closing I would like to thank not only the entire staff for their diligent efforts on behalf of our students but also the School Committee and Town officials for their attention to the education of our students. I appreciate everyone's willingness to work together in a positive and productive manner! Respectfully Submitted, Eugene F. Thayer, Interim Superintendent Adult ESL In 2008, twenty -three students celebrated the end of a semester of study in Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation classes to conclude the 24th year of programming at Framingham Adult ESL Plus. The previous week, 114 morning. and 368 evening. ESL students finished their semester and 75 students in volunteer -led classes finished in mid -May. Twenty students completed Citizenship Preparation classes as well. In all, 663 students participated in classes this semester, a far cry from the 30 students Education & Libraries 104 Town of Framingham enrolled in the first classes in 1984. Attendance was very good with 80% of the students who began the semester completing classes. Students at Framingham Adult ESL Plus come from 38 countries and speak 19 languages. They range in age from 18 to 85. They are all eager to improve their English skills and in doing so, improve their lives in the United States. The Stress of Immigration Support Group also provided critical additional support to 33 Portuguese- speaking students enrolled in evening ESL classes. The Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation provided funding for this important service. The United Way of Tri- County Women's Leadership Council provided funding for a "Women's Health and Wellness" class for 15 women enrolled in morning ESL classes. Another beneficial collaboration was with SMOC's "Healthy Habits in the Home" project funded through the Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation. The program's ongoing collaboration with the Danforth Museum of Art received a boost when the museum received a grant which provided for additional docent training for work with limited English speaking visitors, as well as funding to allow for museum visits by evening classes. Framingham Adult ESL Plus was pleased to offer two "Introduction to Computers" classes this semester. Twenty - five students learned basic computer skills including e -mail. Metrowest Bank provided a Financial Literacy series to Level 4 classes, which covered banking vocabulary, loans, and credit cards. On March 24, Framingham Adult ESL Plus was highlighted at the annual Metrowest Adult ESL Fundraising dinner. This annual event, spearheaded by Middlesex Bank and supported by many area businesses, raises funds to support 6 classes each year. This year's event included a moving video about the importance of learning English featuring Red Sox players. It was produced as a result 2008 Annual Report of a trip to Red Sox Spring Training camp by a number of committee members. Autographed Red Sox memorabilia also helped in the fundraising efforts of this highly success event. Framingham Adult ESL Plus is fortunate to be in a school system and a community which values life long learning and appreciates the diversity of its residents. We look forward to continuing to give back to the community which has been so supportive. Respectfully Submitted, Christine Tibor, Coordinator Bilingual, ESL, Sheltered English Programs During 2008, FPS has continued to serve as a leader in educating English language learners. With at least 60 different languages represented in our school district, it has been our goal to ensure that each student achieves in all academic areas while acquiring English. For the third consecutive year, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report shows that the percentage of English language learners that made progress in learning English and the percentage that attained fluency in English surpassed the goals by 11 percentage points and 6 points respectively. Teachers across the district and those from other districts have participated in a wide variety of professional development opportunities offered by our staff. These include: assessing English language learners, sheltering content, and effective instructional practices for English language learners. This year, as in past years, we were pleased to have a number of staff members selected to make presentations at several important educational conferences. We also co- sponsored a statewide conference on Dual Language education at Barbieri School. Education & Libraries 105 Town of Framingham The mark of any effective program is continued analysis and self - reflection. This year, as a result of the self - studies we had undertaken of our Two -Way elementary and secondary program, we received a $370,000 grant to share this information with other districts statewide. Parent involvement is an important element in all our programs. Grant funded Parent Involvement Facilitators at each school outreach to families throughout the year. Events that have been well attended include: Homework and Study Skills, Helping Children with Literature, Family Math Night, Benefits of Bilingualism, College Planning Night, MCAS Informational Night, Two -Way Education: How Students Acquire Another Language and ESL Awards Night at Framingham High School. The success of our programs is due to the dedication and expertise of a highly qualified professional and paraprofessional staff. This past summer, over 50 staff members participated in workshops to develop and refine curriculum, as we continue to refine and improve the programs for the benefit of our students and their families. Respectfully Submitted Susan J. McGilvray- Rivet, Ed.D., Director Buildings & Grounds Department The Buildings and Grounds Department currently maintains sixteen school -owned buildings comprised of 1,655,076 square feet of building space and 265 acres of grounds, including athletic playing fields, paved driveways, walkways, parking lots and wooded areas. The department employs 60 custodians, 10 maintenance personnel, 1 secretary, 1 administrative assistant, 1 interim assistant director and 1 interim director. Department objectives are as follows: • Adhere to safety and health standards 2008 Annual Report • Provide cleaning and maintenance inside and outside of building structures • Ensure security of buildings • Plan for and monitor efficient use of utilities • Provide year -round maintenance of grounds Building maintenance and upgrades were planned for and accomplished through budget planning, capital project appropriation through Town Meeting approval, High School Building Committee and Community Development Block Grant funding. The following is a summary of sizable projects completed this year, listed by school building: 1. Framingham High School — A health care suite was created. High School Building Committee provided funding, through the capital project appropriation, for the installation of security cameras, demolition of chimneys, installation of a new door to the penthouse roof, installation of security devices at athletic field access doors, groundwater compliance testing plan as required by the Department of Environmental Protection, signage, and new roof staging. 2. Walsh Middle School — Replaced roof fans, air compressor and condensate pump. 3. Fuller Middle School — ADA upgrades performed to stalls, bath fixtures, accessories and counters in all restrooms. 4. Cameron Middle School - General cleaning and maintenance to building, grounds and equipment. 5. Barbieri Elementary School — In- filled pool, converting the space to a warehouse. 6. Brophy Elementary School — Installation of new generator and DDC controls (funded through capital project appropriation). Education & Libraries 106 Town of Framingham 7. Dunning Elementary School — Performed five -year warranty roof work requirement. Installation of new compressor and new generator (funded through capital project appropriation). 8. Hemenway Elementary School — Performed five -year warranty roof work requirement. ADA compliance replacement of walkway and curb cuts (funded through Community Development Block Grant) and installation of new generator (funded through capital project appropriation). 9. Juniper Hill School — Installation of new generator and a new compressor (funded through capital project appropriation). 10. King Administration Building /BLOCKS School — Performed five - year warranty roof work requirement. 11. McCarthy Elementary School — Tied in head -end room to backup power (funded through capital project appropriation). 12. Potter Road Elementary School — Performed five -year warranty requirement. Installation of new compressor, new domestic hot water heater, new DDC controls, ADA handicap ramp replacement and installation of eight curb cuts (funded through capital project appropriation). 13. Stapleton Elementary School — Installation of new condensate pump. 14. Thayer Campus — Performed general cleaning and maintenance to the building and the mechanical systems. 15. Transportation Building — Installation of new boiler and new air conditioning compressor. 16. Jonathan Maynard Building — Relocated Business Operations, Title I and the Physical Education offices to the third 2008 Annual Report floor suite, due to a flood stemming from public restrooms located on the first floor. 17. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School — Performed five -year warranty roof work requirement. In addition, the office of Buildings and Grounds implemented and /or provided consult on the district's Recycling Program, School Green Teams, and School Energy Conservation Committee, Capital Improvement Proposals, budget preparation and presentation, general maintenance and cleaning, security, fire and intrusion alarms at all school facilities, mechanical systems maintenance and upgrades, Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act, Integrated Pest Management, Right -to -Know, Massachusetts Safety Data Sheets, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Chemical Management Program. In closing, I would like to express appreciation to all Buildings and Grounds personnel: custodians, maintenance and office staff for their performance, professionalism and dedication during this very hectic and challenging year. Respectfully Submitted, Matt Torti, Interim Director Ernest Moreau, Interim Assistant Director Business Administration The School Business Office provides financial and administrative support to the overall educational program of the School Department. The primary function of the office is to provide accounting and oversight of the Town appropriated School Department FY08 budget ($82,952,631), as well as 65 Revolving Funds (with total revenue and beginning balances of $6,826,346 as of June 30, 2008), State grants ($5,292,682), Federal Grants ($4,946,622), and Local Grants ($476,629). The Business Office is also responsible for completing and submitting the annual End of Year Report to the state Education & Libraries 107 Town of Framingham Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which is the basis for the Town's receipt of Chapter 70 Aid to Education ($17,335,878 for FY08). The Business Office serves over 50 Responsibility Centers by processing over 6,000 purchase orders with a value of over $20,000,000. In addition, the Business Office manages the cash receipts of the School Department that total over $6,000,000, ensuring that the collection, accounting and distribution of these funds conform to Town guidelines as well as sound business practices. Respectfully Submitted, Edward Gotgart, Director Curriculum & Staff Development The major responsibilities of this department include 1) curriculum development, review and implementation; 2) assessment of student achievement and analysis of data; 3) resource and program support; and 4) professional development. The Curriculum Frameworks from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continue to guide our curriculum implementation and revision process. PreK -12 Curriculum Committees for English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, K -6 Math Study Group and a MS /HS Foreign Language Curriculum Committee meet on a regular basis to review and update curriculum and professional development for each of these content areas. The SAGE Department, Framingham's program for gifted and talented students, is currently providing direct services to more than 370 students in all schools, K -12. In addition, SAGE staff works with classroom teachers to differentiate learning experiences. This year, SAGE received a grant to be an Implementation Center for districts throughout the site, which is located at Walsh. SAGE staff are available to work with staff on developing and modifying curriculum to meet 2008 Annual Report the needs of gifted students. Graduate courses are also offered for school districts in issues related to gifted education and differentiating instruction. State MCAS results have been received, reviewed and analyzed for the district and each school. Twenty -one MCAS tests were administered in the spring of 2008. The English Language Arts MCAS is given in every grade from 3 through 8 and in grade 10. Scores for grades 4, 6, 7 and 10 improved over the previous year. 96% of Framingham High School's tenth graders passed the ELA test and met this graduation requirement on their first attempt. The Mathematics MCAS is given in every grade from 3 through 8 and in grade 10. Scores for grades 4, 5, 7, and 8 improved over the previous year. 95% of Framingham High School's tenth graders passed the Mathematics test and met this graduation requirement on their first attempt. The Science MCAS is given in grades 5, 8, and 10. Scores for grades 5 and 8 improved over the previous year. 98% of Framingham High School students who took the Biology MCAS passed the test and met this graduation requirement on their first attempt. The district has met all Annual Yearly Progress targets for the No Child Left Behind in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. History MCAS assessments were given in grades 5, 7, and 11. These were pilot tests; individual student results were not given. Common grade level assessments that are aligned with curriculum standards are used across all schools in the district. These assessments, developed by committees of teachers, are used to identify specific strengths and weaknesses of students and the curriculum. Teachers use this information to plan their instruction and to provide support in areas of need. By providing targeted assistance in areas of demonstrated need, Education & Libraries 108 Town of Framingham student achievement will improve. Curriculum specialists, literacy specialists, teachers of gifted and talented, program directors, and librarians provide leadership in curriculum development and delivery through courses, workshops, study groups, as well as ongoing classroom support for teachers, students, and curriculum integration. Professional development is ongoing and occurs in the classroom with curriculum support personnel and beyond school hours through courses, workshops, study groups and curriculum development committees. Respectfully Submitted, Nancy Sprague, Director Family Support Programs Family Support Programs includes the Parent Information Center, the Community Partnership for Children, the Parent -Child Home Program and the McKinney —Vento Safe and Supportive Schools Program. Over 1500 Framingham families and approximately 300 educators received services or support through the combined efforts of all these programs in 2008. The programs are funded by over $800,000 in federal and state grants. The Parent Information Center provides comprehensive registration, information and assessment services for all PreK -12 students registering for the Framingham Public Schools. Approximately 1200 students registered in 2008 including 650 new kindergarten students. In February 2008 Interim Superintendent Dr. Eugene Thayer established a 30 member District Wide Planning and Review Task Force and charged the group with examining a number of areas including transportation, student assignment, space utilization and grade level re- structuring. The final report was presented to the Superintendent on November 23, 2008. The Community Partnership for Children (CPC) provides childcare assistance for income eligible families, mentoring and 2008 Annual Report consultation support for programs seeking National Association for the Education for Young Children accreditation and professional development for early education staff. 45 Framingham families received childcare tuition assistance. Framingham and Natick joined resources to provide college courses, conferences and workshops for 100 early educators. The CPC is 100% grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care. The Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) provides literacy support for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. 27 Framingham families received services in 2008. In addition, 23 Marlboro families were served in a joint program developed with the Assabet Valley Collaborative. The PCHP program is 100% grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care. The McKinney -Vento Safe and Supportive Schools program provided support and services for over 200 families, as well as training and consultation for 150 staff members. The "Teaching Strategies Guide for Working with Children Exposed to Trauma" developed by Framingham staff and supported by grant funds is now in its third printing and has been distributed nationally. Respectfully Submitted, Anna Carollo Cross, Director School Health Services School Health Services (SHS) provides daily comprehensive nursing care to the students of FPS with one nurse in each school, two at the high school. In Spring 2008, SHS was awarded $220,000, a five -year grant, the Essential School Health Services program (ESHS), from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). SHS has received funding from MDPH since 1993. In the past, this funding has allowed SHS to build a strong infrastructure with personnel and services and Education & Libraries 109 Town of Framingham equipment, including technology. Continued funding will allow for the maintenance and improvement of the SHS program. FPS has a long history of collaboration with partners engaging in provision of health care and research. These collaborations continue with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center /Boston University on the SONIC study (a study investigating sun exposure, moles and melanoma in school -aged children) and the New England Eye Institute in the operation of the Vision Center at Fuller Middle School (providing comprehensive vision care to all members of the FPS community). In Spring 2008, a community - based coalition was formed to address increasing teen pregnancy rates in Framingham. Recently approved proposals to the Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy will fund district efforts to address Framingham's teen pregnancy rates through curriculum review and development. The 16 year -old Teen Parenting and Pregnancy program, funded by an earmark through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, experienced a significant funding cut in October 2008. The continued existence of this successful and critical support program for FPS pregnant and parenting students is in question for the coming year. School nurses participate on the Health Advisory Council. Their participation during the past year has been integral to the formation of Wellness Committees in various schools. SHS is committed to providing preeminent nursing services to the FPS community. We look forward to another year of administering our program. Respectfully Submitted, Judy Styer, Director 2008 Annual Report Human Resources We continued our efforts on bringing the best educators to the best school system in Massachusetts. Our recruiting efforts this year began on March 5th. Staff attended five job fairs and seven college campuses. Through these efforts, seventy -six new teachers were hired. Of these new staff members, forty -nine had a masters degree or higher. They truly are of a high quality. Congratulations are extended to the following staff members whom attained Professional Teacher Status in 2008: Judith Alter; Marc Banks; Alma Barillas; Denise Barlow; James Bergeron; Eric Bloomstein; Jonathan Burrill; Brian Cervone; Dione Coelho; Matthew Coleman; Melissa Davis; Kate Despres; Scott Evans; Jessica Falk; Timothy Fauth; Mary Fitterer; Sheri Flecca; Josilene Freire; Sarah Gerlt; Jennifer Hendry; Karen Hennelly; Stephanie Henry; Erin Heslin; Timothy Hintz; Virginia Hoehlein; Amanda Howlett; Luciana Imbillicieri; Jennifer Johnson; Jonathan Kanavich; Emily Kearns; Kathleen Kennedy; Annureet Khatri; Jared Killgoar; Lanny Kim; Erica Kluge; Lissa Kostas; Livia Kropf; Jennifer Langmyer; Samantha Lowe; Patricia Lynn; Daphan Malinsky; Daniel Mariani; Christopher Martell; Deborah Martin; Maureen McDeromott; Ariane McEvoy; Mary Medina Zamora; Kevin Nelson; Michael Pearson; Jason Peledge; Amy Pogoriler; Maria Sequenzia; Pamela Sharron; Amy Sinni; Laura Sinnott; Kaylene Stevens; Wendi Stever; Amy Swallow; Lynn Taylor; Ann Treitman; Lawrence Wilbur; Julie Williamsn - Tinkham, Kerry Wood; and Laura Zammiello. It is a privilege at this time to express the School Department's gratitude to our retiring faculty of 2008: Mary Crichlow; Kristin Croci; Barbara Earley; Marilyn Feinber; Mary Ferraro; Beverly Hart; Robert Heller; Regina Henneberry; John Kubitza; Anthony Manzella; Charles McInnis; Judy McPhee; Jack Morrocco; Ron Pereira; Deb Shaurette; Sally Smith; Virginia Stagg; Marion Stevens; Ron Sudmyer; and Michael Vodoklys. Education & Libraries 110 Town of Framingham They have served our community with dedication and professional commitment. We thank them and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Respectfully Submitted, Paula J. Ceglowski, Director Special Education Program The Department of Special Education provides a broad array of services for children and youth identified with disabilities from the ages of three through twenty -two. The referral, evaluation and placement procedures are governed by state and federal special education laws and regulations, namely, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). FPS is committed to the goal of providing an appropriate education for students with special needs in the least restrictive setting. The following programs and services were offered by FPS from Pre - School to High School: Special Education Resource Rooms are available in each school. The Resource Room model provides direct teaching in both special and regular class settings, through inclusion, supportive teaching and /or consultation to the regular classroom teacher of identified children. There are forty -one Substantially Separate classes from Pre - School through High School. These students require comprehensive programming which is provided outside of the regular education classroom for more than 60% of the school day. These classes are located at the High School, three Middle Schools, at seven Elementary Schools, and at the Pre - School serving the special education needs of students throughout the District. Where appropriate, these students are included in general education classes and ancillary activities. Related services, namely speech /language therapy, occupational therapy, physical 2008 Annual Report therapy, adaptive physical education and services from the teachers of the visually impaired may be included in a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and are provided by itinerant personnel at all schools. Inclusion programs have been established using a variety of approaches throughout the district. Some classes are team - taught, some classes meet for specific periods, and some special education teachers are assigned to a group of classes. In addition, some teachers who are dually certified in special education and regular education have full time responsibility for inclusion classes at the elementary level. Framingham is a model for Pre - School Programs for both children with special needs and typical children ages three to five. The placement of children with special needs in the Pre - School Programs emphasizes language, communication and social skills development. The majority of children with special needs in the BLOCKS Pre - School Program are integrated throughout their school day with children without special needs. Framingham continues to see a significant increase in the number of children with autism, with multiple disabilities and medical needs, with significant social/ emotional disabilities, particularly at the Pre - School and Elementary level. The severity of these disabilities presents challenges to the school district to develop new and additional programs in order to maintain these children in the public schools. In conclusion, Framingham has continued to implement and provide a comprehensive continuum of programs, services, and placement options for students with disabilities. Framingham is fortunate to have an active Special Education Parent Advisory Council whose role is to advise the special education department and to engage parents of children with disabilities in the schools through meetings and town wide newsletters. Education & Libraries 111 Town of Framingham Respectfully Submitted, Pamela Kaufmann, Director Title I Title I is a federally funded program that provides financial resources to districts and schools with a high rate of students from low - income families. Five schools, Barbieri, Brophy, McCarthy and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools and Cameron Middle School, have "school -wide Title I programs ". This means that all students in the school are eligible to receive support through the Title I program. One school, Fuller Middle School, has a "targeted assistance Title I program ", offering support to students with a demonstrated academic need. The Title I grant is used to support struggling students in literacy and math. At the elementary level, there are 19 staff members who provide individual and small group instruction in literacy and mathematics. At the middle school level, there are two math specialists who serve two functions - remedial support to small groups of students, as well as coaching for the other math teachers in the school. This year, we have shifted the model of support at the elementary level. We use quantitative and qualitative achievement data to identify students who warrant targeted interventions. Teachers set specific goals for these students, then monitor progress towards those goals on a weekly basis. Our Parent Involvement Initiatives have also shifted, to be aligned with the goals of the Title I schools. The Parent Involvement Coordinator works closely with staff at the schools to provide support for their parent outreach activities. This ensures that families receive consistent and adequate support in their efforts to help their children succeed in school. Title I is a section of the No Child Left Behind Act; as a result, this department fulfills 2008 Annual Report many of the obligations of this Act. One major component is to provide Supplemental Educational Services to students from low - income families. This year, we are providing the services ourselves, rather than using outside providers, for over 100 students. As we look back on 2008, we are proud of the excellent program we have created. We have outstanding educators in place who help parents, teachers and students meet the rigorous demands of the MCAS and No Child Left Behind. Respectfully Submitted, Sarah Guernsey, Director Office of Technology The Office of Technology continues to advance the district's level of technology integration in day -to -day instruction by collaborating efforts with the Office of Curriculum and Professional Development. To this end, the Office of Technology now offers the tools to create and operate online courses via the World Wide Web (VVWV . With the hiring of a new Director of Technology in December, 2008, the Office of Technology is currently exploring different methods to address the replacement of dated technology hardware throughout the district. While the end -user computer equipment is in need of replacement, it is important to consider the need for district -wide wireless infrastructure. We plan to invest in expanding our secure and dependable wireless network while simultaneously addressing computer replacement. During the past year, the Office of Technology began to research ways to centralize data stores and provide access to important student and staff data to the extent required by each user. With a centralized data system (i.e., all data in one place), it will be easier to make data -driven instructional decisions. The research process for a new data management system is in progress. Education & Libraries 112 Town of Framingham In an effort to assist parents, members of the community, district personnel and students in locating information about the Framingham Public Schools, the Office of Technology is currently redesigning the district website. The new website will provide a professional and easy -to- navigate face to an easy -to- manage website content management system. The new website will prominently display current, relevant news while making it easy for anyone in the district to update their website content in a timely manner. As required by federal and state law, the Office of Technology now archives all email and electronic documents attached to email messages for a minimum of seven (7) years. This allows the district to produce any documents requested through litigation or subpoena. Respectfully Submitted, Adam Seldow, Director Food Services Department In a effort to enhance the dining experience of the students and respond to the desire of the community to move to a more healthy, contemporary style of food, great strides have been made in moving away from Process Foods and increasing "Scratch Cooking" of fresh ingredients. In the last year the percentage of in -house made items has increased to more than 75% of the overall menu, up from less than 35 %. During this challenging economic period it is the goal of the Food Service Department to keep the cost of all meals as low as possible to the benefit of the families of the community. It is our objective to make a significant contribution to the general well being, mental and physical capacity, and learning ability of each student in the district and afford them the opportunity to fully participate in the education process. This will be achieved by providing all students with wholesome, 2008 Annual Report nutritious and appetizing meals served at a cost that all can afford. The Food Service Department took an aggressive approach to changing the offering in all the meals served throughout the District. The changes with the most impact are as follows: • All White Breads Removed only Whole Wheat Breads being served • All Breakfast Cereals Whole Grain & Fortified and All Sugar Coated Cereals Removed • 95% of all Trans Fat items have been removed • All Juices Removed at Breakfast • Soy Milk now Offered in All Schools • Project Bread Certified Breakfast Program in all Elementary & Middle Schools • New Hand Fruit Standard- Minimum 3 to 5 Styles Daily • New Fresh Cut Fruit Program in All Schools • All Pasta in All Schools now Whole Wheat • New Pizza Station at High School served w/ Tossed Salad • All Dairy Based Ice Creams Removed at Middle & Elementary Schools, Replaced with Frozen Fruit Treats • French Fries Removed at High School, Replaced with In -House Potato Chip • New Salad Bar at High School with a selection of 40 items • Ethnic Theme Lunches at HS such as- Chicken Teriyaki Stir -Fry, Tika Masala, Churrasco BBQ • Pizza made In -House at all Middle Schools • New Web Site Completed • Computer Register Install Completed in All Schools Respectfully Submitted, Brendan Ryan, Director of Food Services Education & Libraries 113 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical Vocational School 750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA 1 508- 416 -2100 1 info@)jpkeefehs.org This annual report is submitted by the members of the School Committee of the Joseph P. Keefe Regional Vocational Technical School in compliance with the provisions of the Agreement among the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick. The Report discusses from the perspective of the Committee the principal items with which the Committee was concerned during the calendar year 2008. It includes the more significant matters within the sole policy making authority of the Committee and matters which the Superintendent /Director brought before the Committee for information and consultation. For greater detail of the Committee discussions the reader may wish to read the extended minutes of Committee meetings and the attachments thereto which are available at the School office. This year has been characterized by significant changes not only in the School's administrative leadership but also by innovations in policies and practices under the leadership commencing on July 1, 2008 of Superintendent /Director James M. Lynch. The transition in leadership included the recruitment of Ms. Patricia M. Canali, formerly Assistant Principal of Milford High School. The seamless nature of the transition has been due in large part to the selfless cooperation of the entire staff for which the Committee is grateful. The Committee especially recognizes the service of Ms. Carol Lydon who continues as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent /Director and Ms. Elaine O'Toole who prepares the minutes of the Committee meetings. In July 2008 the new Superintendent /Director told the Committee that: "our students must be prepared for their next steps and today that preparation not only involves employment in skilled positions but also academic skills that will allow our students entry into post - secondary institutions ... We have a responsibility to develop citizenship, interpersonal skills, self esteem, financial literacy and other broad skills that will allow our young graduates to be successful in the world of rapid technological changes ...I have a vision of Keefe Tech. in the South Middlesex District as a hub of work force development through our newly improved Continuing Education. We should do more to train adults to obtain employment skills and thereby increase their competitiveness in the marketplace." The Committee reorganized in June with the following results: Chair: Nelson Goldin Vice - Chair: Tassos Filledes Secretary: Linda Fobes Treasurer: Jack Keating Assistant Treasurer: Lawrence Cooper Highlights of the Year Lt. Governor Murray's' visit. On December 10, 2008 Lt. Governor Tim Murray selected Keefe as one of the early schools on his tour of the Commonwealth's voke schools. He addressed the faculty, staff and visitors on the importance of vocational education to the state's economy and prosperity and of the personal and professional opportunities opened to voke ed students. His timely visit was arranged through the efforts of Superintendent /Director Lynch and Committee member A.J. Mulvey. Holding the Line on Fees. The administration and the Committee agreed that bus transportation and sports team participation should continue to be available without charge to Keefe students, unlike the policy of Education & Libraries 114 Town of Framingham at least one district town. After holding the line on school lunch charges for several years, the Committee authorized an increase of 25 cents in the current year and an additional 25 cents next year, the second increase being subject to review if warranted. This two stage increase brings Keefe's charges more into line with those in the member communities and is less than the free and reduced lunch reimbursement rate. Accreditation by NEASC. Keefe received continued unconditional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Technical and Career Institutions. This action followed a comprehensive review of Keefe in 2007 and resulted in specific commendations for Keefe's: • Commitment to data driven decision making to impact improvement in teaching and learning; • Commitment to the High Schools that Work initiative; • Positive school climate and pride in the school; • Beginning to prepare grade 9 and 10 students for the Science and Social Studies MCAS tests; • Aligning its curriculum to the Voke- Tech frameworks to meet the requirements for the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency; • Completing the energy management program and its ongoing efforts toward increasing the facility's energy efficiency. Post Graduate Initiative. Keefe now offers on a tuition basis technical training to high school graduates (or GED) who are looking to further their education in a technical training program. Thirteen of the highest demand programs are open to eligible applicants who want to earn program certificates or Certificates of Occupational Proficiency and who are deemed suitable for absorption in regular vocational classes. This program has been approved by the 2008 Annual Report Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Enrollees will be included in our student count for state aid. The program will not require the addition of staff or facilities. Community Projects. Keefe students continue to gain practical experience under faculty supervision in house building and other projects benefiting district towns. This year, houses are various stages of construction in Holliston, Natick, and Framingham. Other project examples include construction of a public access TV studio at the Fuller School in Framingham, installation of a shop constructed trophy case for Holliston High School, a display case for the Ashland library, and electrical renovations in the Hopkinton Historical Society building. Keefe Tech Alumni Association. This year has seen a renewed effort to increase participation in the KTAA with a view to expanding and strengthening ties between Keefe Tech and its alumni and their communities. Apart from the satisfaction of renewing Keefe founded friendships, an active association can enhance the image and reputation of Keefe and assist graduates in their networking for employment and further educational opportunities. The Committee applauded the efforts of Ms. Gayle Vigeant, Vice - Principal for Curriculum, and Ms. Jill Cuozzi, an alumna and faculty member, on behalf of the Association. Framingham Sewer Easement. Keefe has negotiated a mitigation agreement with Framingham in conjunction with the eminent domain taking of an easement to be made by the Town of Framingham at the edge of Keefe's property near the corner of Winter and Fountain streets. The easement enables Framingham to comply with a court order to relieve potential overflow hazards in the area and will provide more reliable service to area residents. The station and its construction will not interfere with Keefe's activities and programs. Keefe continues to own the area Education & Libraries 115 Town of Framingham which will be subject to an easement allowing the Town to install and maintain the pump station. Keefe will receive an appropriate payment for the value of the land area on which the easement is located. Keefe students in the relevant vocations will be able to observe the methods and procedures involved in this work as it proceeds. Administration The Superintendent/ Director realigned the school's administrative structure to better achieve the mission of the school. Within the existing budget, the positions that report directly to the Superintendent /Director are the Facilities Manager, the Principal, and the Business Manager. This structure links intimately to his office the responsibility for maintenance of school facilities, student service and achievement, and financial management. Reporting directly to Principal Canali are persons responsible for student services such as guidance, special education; special education service delivery; academics; career technical programs, discipline and athletics. School Facilities During the year the first full season of operating the energy saving equipment and program installed under agreement with Siemens Corporation was completed. The Committee Chair appointed a sub - committee consisting of Mr. John Kahn; Keefe Treasurer, Mr. Jack Keating; Business Manager, Ms. Leslie Lesperance; and Keefe's auditor, Mr. Alfred T. Hargrave; Facilities Manager, Domenic Jannetti; and Superintendent /Director James M. Lynch. The charge of this committee is to verify that the savings in usage and energy costs projected and guaranteed by Siemens as the inducement for contracting for the project are being realized. That committee, working with Keefe's consultant, David Ward, and Siemens' engineering personnel has begun that assignment which had not been completed as of the end of the year. 2008 Annual Report School and Personnel Security In January 2008 the Committee received and approved a school security report and plan that reviewed and updated existing security measures. The plan included an ongoing program for communicating with parents through an emergency phone call system and establishing and training a school security team. During the year consideration was given to enhanced equipment and procedures including: surveillance cameras for the building; cameras on school busses; professional development for school bus drivers and school staff regarding security and the need for front entrance improvements to improve visitor control and monitoring. The open nature of the school structure and the continuing policy of facilitating public use and access require the administration to seek a balance between those considerations and the goal of achieving rigorous security. Personnel Relations The Committee approved revisions to the Non - Bargaining Personnel Policy which applies to Secretarial and Information Management Personnel, Teaching Aides and Associates and Teaching Assistants. The policy changes included an incremental increase in the contribution of the school to the cost of health insurance premiums so that for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2008 the employees will pay 30 %, in FY 2009 28% and in FY 2010 25 %.In view of the proposed increase in premiums under the current plans, consideration was given to whether Keefe should join the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association Health Benefits Trust which would provide benefits identical to those of the Blue Cross plans. Administrative Leadership As noted above, as of July 1, 2008 James M. Lynch succeeded Peter Dewar as Superintendent /Director. Mr. Lynch's selection was the result of an extensive search by a committee consisting of Committee members Tassos Filledes (Chair); Nelson Goldin, Dr. Esther Hopkins and John Kahn. Education & Libraries 116 Town of Framingham The Search Committee received 12 applications and proposed three finalists to the full Committee. Site visits to the finalists' current campuses were followed by interviews by the full Committee. Mr. Lynch had previously served Keefe in a variety of vocational and administrative positions, most recently as Principal following the retirement of Mr. Karl Lord and his appointment was endorsed unanimously by the Committee. In July 2008 Mr. Lynch appointed to the position of Principal Ms. Patricia Murray Canali who had served as the Assistant Principal at Milford High School since 2006. She had previously been Director of Guidance Services and high school guidance counselor at Mendon -Upton Regional School and at Milford High School. She had had 11 years of experience as a vocational guidance counselor at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School. Ms. Canali in her introductory comments to the faculty and staff described a number of initiatives she would seek to implement during her first year, including as the first three: student assessment, student retention and recruitment and development of expectations for student learning. She expressed appreciation to her new associates for having "warmly welcomed me to the Keefe Tech family." Student Enrollment In June Superintendent /Director Dewar reported to the Committee on efforts by his administration to attend to the need to increase enrollment. Outreach is done to both middle and high school students and parents through contacts with district schools' guidance counselors, open houses, scheduled school visits and Keefe's career exploratory/ sports camp. He made no specific recommendations for enhanced efforts, but noted the importance of the issue for the incoming Superintendent /Director. 2008 Annual Report In September Mr. Lynch established an Advisory Committee to the Superintendent concerning enrollment. The Committee consists of the Principal, Mrs. Canali; the Director of Student Services, Jon Evans; the Internship and Recruiting Specialist, Faith Chrisom; Committee members John Kahn and Bill Gaine. Six teachers were subsequently added: Patricia Boyd, Erin Bengiovanni, Bill Gibbons, Marie Stefanini, Tom Iglesias and Amy Snyder. In November the Superintendent reported his analysis (as of the latest available figures — October 1, 2008) of the percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 in the member towns that attend Keefe: Framingham - 22 %, Ashland — 6.5 %, Holliston — 2.5 %m Hopkinton — 2% and Natick — 5 %. The committee proposed a number of steps to improve recruiting that are being implemented. In summary they include: beginning recruiting efforts as early as the 6th grade and focusing on parents as well as students; inviting the entire 8th grade population to Keefe for a full day familiarization program; better informing guidance counselors in the district schools of the programs and opportunities available at Keefe; using Keefe alumni, the evening school brochure and the Summer Discover Camp to further promote the Keefe experience with students and parents. Curriculum Planning & Development A number of initiatives this year are aimed at increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Keefe's delivery of academic instruction. For example in order to enable students who encounter the school's disciplinary procedure to benefit academically there is increased emphasis on in- school suspensions. This program will require those students to pursue academic work in a supervised restrictive environment thus reducing Keefe's suspension rate and improving both student behavior and academic progress. Education & Libraries 117 Town of Framingham Keefe will initiate an eight (8) period day which will allow inclusion of a reading program, more academic electives, specialty computer related courses such as computer aided design (CAD), more health and physical education offerings, and a true college prep track for juniors and seniors with post- secondary education plans. On the vocational side, the Superintendent /Director presented an analysis of Keefe's vocational programs as compared with those of other voke schools. Excluding the vocational agricultural schools, the analysis showed that there are approximately forty three (43) general categories of voke offerings ranging from the traditional such as plumbing and carpentry to the more technical such as Design and Visual Communications and Office Technology. Keefe offers vocational choices in 14 of the courses most frequently offered by voke schools. Among the courses most frequently offered by other voke schools that Keefe does not presently offer (apart from inclusion in other areas of instruction) are Marketing, Drafting, Electronics, Machine Tool Technology and Auto Collision. The Superintendent /Director intends to use this information in reviewing the present Keefe offerings and considering possible changes or additions. The administration explored the possibility of securing a grant for development of an expanded time in learning program. If the grant were awarded and a program implemented it would better enable Keefe students to earn competency determinations in the four content areas of Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies as well as earn a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in their vocational technical majors. It will become increasingly difficult to prepare our students for these achievements in the environment of a six (6) hour 180 day school year. While this highly competitive grant (67 awarded out of 213 2008 Annual Report proposals) was not awarded, the Keefe community must soon meet the challenge of providing this expanded learning opportunity to its students. Financial The outcome of the Keefe budget process for the fiscal year ending June 30 2009 (FY'09) with the resulting assessments is reported in the individual district towns' financial reports. It is important to note, however, that the responsibility of the Committee extends principally to developing an operating budget that will sustain an appropriate learning experience for all Keefe students whatever their readiness, ability or prior school experience may be. The ultimate assessment upon each member community is driven not only by the total budget as recommended by the Committee but by the amount of state aid received, by the minimum required contribution of the community as determined by the Department of Revenue and by the percent of the student body originating from each member town. Moreover, while striving to maintain and enhance the level of academic and vocational achievement of its students Keefe operates on, essentially, an open admissions policy, accepting students on a non - competitive basis which has a justifiable impact on per student costs. The budget sub - committee for FY 2010 consists of Dr. Kane (Chair); Ms. Arias, Ms. Knowles, Ms. Giargiari, Dr. Hopkins and Mr. Gaine. The preliminary budget provided by the Superintendent /Director seeks in these difficult times, to adhere to the policy of providing an appropriate educational experience for all students, but will defer all additional equipment or staff expenses, except, as to the latter, increases driven by bargaining agreements previously agreed upon and advances in health care premiums. The Committee began consideration of how best to implement an accounting requirement Education & Libraries 118 Town of Framingham recently imposed on public entities by the General Accounting Standards Board — the so called GASB 45 requirement. This accounting standard parallels one previously imposed on private enterprises that have accrued but unfunded liabilities for providing post retirement health care benefits for employees. The first step requires reflecting on the financial records of the entity the actuarially determined present value of the liability. That step is followed by the creation of a vehicle, such as a trust fund, in which to accumulate and segregate assets devoted to the payment of those health care benefits as they become due. At some point, though not at the moment, it will be mandatory for entities to begin to provide those funds out of current revenue. This procedure differs from the common current practice, followed by Keefe and many other public entities — including our member towns- of providing such benefit out of current revenues in the year in which they become due. Failure to adhere to GASB 45 and, when applicable, funding requirements, will adversely affect the ability of a public entity to raise funds for capital improvements through borrowing. Given the age of Keefe's facility and its mechanical systems, and despite the care and maintenance provided over the years by Keefe's facilities managers, we must expect the need for capital maintenance and improvements that cannot be met from the annual operating budget. Improvements to facilities, advancements in technology, increases in programming, securing of grants and implementation of a new long -range plan highlighted a very successful 2008 at the Framingham Public Library. 2008 Annual Report Superintendent Evaluation Policy The Committee developed in cooperation with Superintendent /Director Lynch a revised procedure for reviewing and evaluating his achievement of goals that will be set jointly with the Committee in October of each year. The procedure also includes an assessment of his demonstrated employment of specified interpersonal skills and management techniques important to successful administration. The entire Committee will have the opportunity to participate in the evaluation. The results will be compiled, discussed with the Superintendent /Director and a summary presented to the Committee. The members of the sub - committee who completed this project are: Michael Rossi (chair), A.J.Mulvey, Dr. Esther Hopkins, Linda Fobes and Dr. Stephen Kane. Respectfully Submitted, Edward Burman, Ashland William N. Game, Jr., Ashland Argentina Arias, Framingham Lawrence Cooper, Framingham Linda Fobes, Framingham Nelson Goldin, Framingham Dr. Esther Hopkins, Framingham John M. Kahn, Framingham A. J. Mulvey, Framingham Michael Rossi, Framingham Yvonne Giargiari, Holliston Richard Lanoue, Holliston Ruth Knowles, Hopkinton Fayyaz Hussain, Hopkinton Dr. Stephen Kane, Natick Tassos Filledes, Natick The Library was once again fortunate to realize several important budgetary advances at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting that provided resources to address ongoing facility and technology challenges. Although budgetary storm clouds would gather over the last half of the year, resulting in several Education & Libraries 119 Town of Framingham unfilled positions, the essential work of the Library continued to progress. Library trustees, staff, and patrons remain appreciative of the strong support received from Town Meeting Members, the Standing Committee on Education, the Finance Committee, the Capital Planning Committee, Board of Selectmen and Town Manager's Office, as well as the Office of Chief Financial Officer. Facility Improvements Capital improvement projects completed at the McAuliffe Branch Library included: renovation of the delivery, technology and storage areas. Also undertaken, was the planning and design phase for a new boiler and other components of the HVAC system. We are appreciative of the assistance we have received from Jim Egan of the Building Services Department in regards to this important project. Capital improvement projects undertaken at the Main Library in 2008 included: renovations to all public restrooms to replace worn plumbing fixtures and bring facilities in compliance with all ADA regulations. State - of- the -art presentation equipment was installed in public meeting rooms, greatly expanding the usefulness of these valuable community resources. Also undertaken in 2008, was a comprehensive study of the parking garage facility that identified present conditions that will require corrective repairs. Finally, cafe tables and chairs were installed in the Main Library lobby thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. This new component to library services provides a welcoming place for patrons to meet and enjoy a cup of coffee. Technology Improvements Enhancements to the Library's computer network moved forward with the cooperation of the Town's Technology Services Department and the Minuteman Library Network. In 2008, the Library added more computers, updated older hardware, invested 2008 Annual Report in time saving software, and dramatically increased the responsiveness of the staff and public networks. The Friends of the Library generously provided the funding for the purchase of additional Internet access that permitted the creation of a second staff network that has greatly improved productivity. Patrons have benefited from additional computers connected to the Internet and new computers designated for word processing assignments such as resume writing. Wireless access to the Internet was installed throughout the Main Library. Installation of wireless at McAuliffe is scheduled for early 2009. Grants The Library received several grants in 2008. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded the Library a $7,500.00 Community Reads grant. This grant will be used to initiate a series of Town - wide events centered on the community -wide reading of a selected book. The Library also received funds from the Community Development Department to support the Literacy Unlimited program. Friends of the Library The Friends of the Framingham Public Library Association, Inc. continued their long tradition of dedicated work on behalf of the Library. The Friends, through their monthly book sales, raised thousands of dollars to support collections, programs, and special projects — several of which have been highlighted in this report. Please consider joining this special group of library supporters. Reaching Out To The Community Library staff collaborated with many community organizations, including the Framingham Historical Society & Museum, Town -wide PTO, the START Framingham Partnership and the Board of Health. Staff also attended registrations for the Framingham Adult ESL Program (FAESL), and provided library information at tables for Education & Libraries 120 Town of Framingham a health fair, and the multicultural fair. We regularly attend meetings of the Framingham Community Partners. We delivered 1300 copies of our "Look Here First" library newsletter to 38 organizations throughout Framingham. The Library continued to do an outstanding job of meeting the needs of its patrons. In FY2008, the total system -wide circulation, including interlibrary loans was 898,953. A total of 368,686 visits were made to the Library this year, an average of 7,090 visits per week. A typical week recorded 1,911 uses of Internet and electronic resources and 1,934 reference transactions. Presently, there are 33,225 town residents with an active Framingham Public library card. Library Trustees News At the April 2008 town election, Jo -Anne Thompson, Danielle Barney, Arthur Finstem, and Sam Klaidman were elected to the Board of Library Trustees. After contributing many years of service, Kurt Samuelson and Marjorie Sisitsky stepped down. Board re- organization followed, with Jan Harrington elected Chair, Ruth Winett - Vice Chair, Danielle Barney - Treasurer, and Ann Arvedon - Secretary. During Calendar Year 2008, Library Trustees were involved in the following efforts: Fundraising to install a Grand Piano in the Costin Community Room; Laid initial 2008 Annual Report groundwork toward forming a Library Foundation; Presentation of the Outstanding Trustee Award to Bob Dodd from the Mass. Library Trustees Assoc. for his programming accomplishments; Introduction of a Community -based Long Range Plan at Annual Town Meeting; Met with Jay Grande, Planning Dept. Administrator, regarding Master Plan; Attended a Continuing Education Seminar, led by MetroWest Regional Library System Administrator; Updated by -laws & policies, under leadership of the Governance Standing Committee; Participation in Staff Appreciation Day; Activated Fiscal Management Standing Committee; Worked with a Building Consultant to address future needs of Main Library; Became members of Massachusetts Library Trustees Association; A Framingham Reads Together Committee comprised of Trustees, staff, residents, and other town departments worked from January through December 2008, culminating in an event that occurred on Saturday, February 7, 2009, when close to 2,000 people arrived at Nevins Hall to hear Greg Mortenson, co- author of the book, "Three Cups of Tea" . CONGRATULATIONS to one & all! Respectfully Submitted, Jan Harrington, Chairperson Mark Contois, Director of Libraries Education & Libraries 121 UISIM C -0WSU Tr II HIMMCMMV Ct CQ;1ZaSMQX II RUVANRUARMIS C- QX Rte,Ir' ]kQR TX Umunm II If &M W Y AmISMY UNtm n WIND ENEK(W C— URVAIRWPAQ I C- CABLE ADvisoRy COMMITTEE The Cable Advisory Committee negotiated a renewal contract for cable TV service with RCN Communications. The Selectmen signed the contract in January 2009. The following were the key points of the 10- year contract: ■ RCN Communications will pay the town 5% of the annual gross revenues it receives from its Framingham cable TV customers. ■ Framingham will receive $100,000 capital, which will be paid out over 10 years. ■ RCN agreed to keep its Customer Service office in Framingham. ■ RCN will provide free fiber optic cabling to nine water and sewer towers. ■ RCN will continue to maintain the town's institutional network, which connects all town buildings. RCN will add, and move drops as required. ■ RCN will provide Framingham with 30 megabits per second of free Internet access. The members of the Cable Advisory Committee are: W. Peter Barnes, Annabel Dodd (Chair), Sam Klaidman, Kathleen McCarthy and Russ Ohanian. Respectfully Submitted, Annabel Dodd, Chair CAPITAL BUDGET COMMITTEE The Capital Budget Committee (CBC) consists of six Town Meeting Members appointed by the Town Moderator, and one representative from the Finance Committee. The role of the CBC is to recommend to Town Meeting for approval all capital projects with a cost of at least $25,000 and an expected useful life of five years. This year at the Annual Town Meeting, the CBC recommended for approval General Fund projects amounting to $13,098,744. Included in the total was approximately $8,000,000 for the Bowditch Field project. The source of funding for all of these General Fund projects was from bonding. The requested projects included the following departments: Fire, Library, Parks and Recreation, Police, Public Works, Highway, Sanitation, Schools and Tech Services. In addition the CBC recommended to Town Meeting Enterprise Funds projects totaling $30,278,399. The projects were as follows: Water Enterprise Fund $21,235,938 and Sewer Enterprise Fund $9,042,461. The sources of funding were $1,599,711 from Water and Sewer retained earnings and $28,678,688 from bonding. A substantial portion of the bonding projects will be at interest rates of 2% or less. It was a very challenging year for the CBC. The Committee made some very difficult decisions due to limited Town funds and a never ending list of capital projects requested by the various Town departments /divisions. The Committee plays a very critical role in the long -term future of the Town's infrastructure. We will continue to work closely with the Chief Financial Officer in order to make recommendations of projects that benefit our Town, while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Bill McCarthy thanks all members (Jeanne Bullock, Ted Cosgrove, Kevin Crotty, Ed Kross, Dick Weader and Tony Agostino) for General Committees 122 Town of Framingham their time and efforts during the year. It is a privilege to serve with such dedicated members. Respectfully Submitted, Bill McCarthy, Chair CELEBRA ri ®N COMMITTEE /FLAG DAY The Framingham Celebration Committee once again sponsored its Flag Day Festival on June 14`'' & 15`'' 2008 at Cushing Veteran's Memorial Park. More than 200 Civil War Re- enactors came from all over New England, as well as from other states, to participate in the festival. They began by making camp on Friday night and settling into a quite night of cooking over an open fire and trading stories of past events. Many of the participants included soldier's wives and children who camped out and slept in authentic period tents. Each of the participants pitched their tents in either the Union or Confederate camp which were kept separate, just like it was during the Civil War. As the morning approached, the smell of fresh coffee was in the air as each camp prepared for the battle scene by doing drills and cleaning their muskets. The battle re- enactment, dubbed "The Battle of Farm Pond ", was staged with both infantry and cavalry from the Union north and Confederate south. This fictional Civil War battle (there was no real Civil War action in Framingham) was waged for about an hour on a large open field within Cushing Park. There were many spectators who enjoyed cotton candy and filmed the action with their digital cameras. The festival included re- enactors convincingly portraying both Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee The more than 100 antique muskets involved produced huge clouds of smoke as the north infantry fired in unison and the south returned fire. 2008 Annual Report An actor portrays Confederate General Robert E. Lee Participants in this "living history" enjoy performing for the public as a hobby during numerous Civil War re- enactments across the US. They make friends, get a chance to camp out and learn first -hand what it was like to live during the Civil War era. As the first day ended there was music and laughter heard from each camp despite some brief but heavy rains. The next morning brought sunshine to the camp and the re- enactors prepared for another day of making history come alive! Other elements of the event included the annual flea market and craft vendors, musical groups and attractions for the kids. There was entertainment for all ages, including performances from Dan Clark "the singing trooper" and the Natick American Legion Band. Our patriotic procession once again honored all veterans, past & present. The parade around the park included musket fire and patriotic marching music. The traditional Flag Retirement Ceremony closed the event at the end of the day Sunday and was a moving display of patriotism. Our thanks go to those veteran's who assisted in the ceremony. Thanks go once again to the following organizations for their support and assistance: Framingham Park & Recreation, Framingham Selectman, Framingham Elks, Framingham Rotary, Framingham Building Services as well as the Framingham Fire & Police Departments. Additional thanks go to the TJX companies for their continued financial sponsorship. Respectfully Submitted, Doug Freeman, Chair General Committees 123 Town of Framingham CULTURAL COUNCIL Report not submitted The Cushing Chapel Advisory Committee under the direction and policy of the Board of Selectmen has hosted numerous weddings, funerals and special events this past year. The many visitors to the Chapel, young and old alike, have enjoyed the peaceful serene setting of Cushing Chapel within the Cushing Memorial Park. The Committee is ready to embark on a fundraising event to replace the front walk with engraved brick that will formalize the entrance and raise capital funds to purchase much needed items for the Chapel. The response thus far has been very positive as many citizens and veterans have expressed an interest in purchasing a brick remembrance. The Committee would like to thank the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager's office for its continued support over the years. Respectfully Submitted, Stanton T. Fitts, Chair DISABILITY COMMISSION The Framingham Disability Commission accomplished much in 2008. Following are some of the activities the Disability Commission has been involved with to ensure access for all residents. We were involved with the 2008 revision of the Open Space and Recreation Plan 2008 Annual Report Committee ensuring that the plan incorporated the needs of persons with disabilities. Also, we continue to be involved with the MetroWest Regional Transportation Authority (MWRTA). Recently the MWRTA formed a RIDE Task Force to ensure a smooth transition from the current MBTA RIDE service to the new MWRTA MetroWest RIDE service. Though we are pleased the town went forward and conducted an ADA Self - Evaluation and Transition Plan in 2006 we are hopeful that the recommendations outlined are implemented. During these tough economic times it is imperative that as a town we continue to move forward after having already accomplished so much. I am hopeful that the ADA Transition Plan Subcommittee, which is responsible for overseeing and implementing the ADA Plan, will reconvene and meet regularly so they can prioritize what needs to be done and ensure that the town is in compliance with disability laws. With the monies from the Handicapped Parking Fine account we were able to give $500 to the Callahan Senior Center for Emergency Transportation. Also we gave money for two important projects for the Framingham Public Library. The Library requested $5,130 for a Playaway portable audio books which is a collection of digital audio titles. They also requested $4,200 for an accessible computer workstation as well as some hand held devices. Both of these projects enable the library to better serve patrons who are blind, have low vision, reading disabled, have learning and physical disabilities. We would like to thank the town departments, the Selectman's Office and Town Meeting members for their continued support of our programs and activities. General Committees 124 CUSHING CHAPEL ADvisoRY COMMITTEE Town of Framingham Finally, it has been my great pleasure to serve in town government as Chair of the the Commission since its' inception in 2003. After having resided in Framingham for the past 25/2 years I have decided to retire from Framingham State College and move from Framingham. Respectfully Submitted, Dennis Polselli, Chair EDGELL GR®vE CEMETERY TRUSTEES In April 2008, the Board of Trustees reorganized, electing Stanton Fitts as Chairman, Barbara Ford as Vice Chairman, William F. Welch as Treasurer, and John Silva as Secretary. During the year 2008, Edgell Grove Cemetery had 68 full burials, 41 cremation burials and 5 niche entombments. Thirteen family lots were sold as well as 16 single graves, 6 cremation graves, 1 crypt, and 6 niches. A new columbarium was installed behind the mausoleum and work continued on updates to the long -range plans for improvements. Respectfully Submitted, Stanton Fitts, Chair FINANCE COMMITTEE The Finance Committee consists of nine members appointed by the Town Moderator for a term of three years. The Finance Committee recommends action to Town Meeting regarding the budget and other areas of finance. Other key responsibilities include authorizing disbursements from the Reserve Fund for emergency expenses, authorizing deficit spending for emergency winter - related expenses, approving the expenditure ceiling for revolving funds and monitoring the Town's annual audit. The FY 2009 budget review process was streamlined and prioritized to maximize efficiency and to allow the Committee to focus on financial issues beyond the annual 2008 Annual Report budget. The CFO and department heads worked together to resolve any disparities between requests and the CFO's FY 2009 budget recommendations before the Finance Committee received the budget. The Committee invited the five largest divisions (64% of projected FY09 budget), including Police, Fire, Public Works, Keefe Technical School and the Framingham Public Schools to present their budgets to the full Committee. Smaller departments that requested budget increases beyond level services also came before the full Committee. The CFO presented the budgets for other smaller departments and unclassified expenses to the Committee. The Finance Committee's written report to Annual Town Meeting was expanded from prior years, and included many charts and tables to help Town Meeting members better understand the FY 2009 budget. Because the School Committee was continuing to work on their budget when the original report was issued, a separate report on the School Department Budget was issued. The FY 2009 School Department Budget was $600,000 greater than that recommended by the CFO. Ultimately, Town and School Department management was able to negotiate a compromise that avoided further cuts in educational services through cost savings within the School Department and a small contribution from the municipal budget. In 2008, the Finance Committee also focused on several other key financial issues. In the first half 2008, the Finance Committee reviewed the school's financial data, including any potential deficit, monitored the increasing legal budget for large litigation cases, and monitored the progress of collective bargaining. In the fall of 2008, the Finance Committee reviewed warrant articles for Fall Town Meeting and conducted a detailed review of two smaller departments, Inspectional Services and Community and Economic Development, that have had increases in headcount over the past few General Committees 125 Town of Framingham years, to ensure that funds are being used in the most effective and efficient manner. Second, the Committee also completed its analysis on the potential cost savings on retiree health care benefits and recommended adoption of Section 18 of Chapter 32B M.G.L. in the Fall Special Town Meeting. In addition, the Finance Committee also authorizes disbursements from the Reserve Fund for emergency expenses. During 2008, the Committee approved a FY 2008 Reserve Fund transfer of $250,000 to partially fund the Snow and Ice deficit for fiscal year 2008 and a FY 2009 Reserve Fund transfer of $58,141 to fund emergency repairs on the Danforth Building heating system. The FY 2008 Snow and Ice Deficit was $1,370,000 after the transfer from the reserve fund. This deficit was rectified in the Fall 2008 Special Town Meeting. No changes in the expenditure ceiling for revolving funds were needed in 2008. The Finance Committee's Audit Review Subcommittee reviewed the Town's FY 2007 Audit Report and presented the results to the Finance Committee. Most audit issues have been addressed, and efforts are ongoing to develop an internal audit function and to document the Town's internal control procedures using the COSO model, in accordance with current audit standards. The Finance Committee reviewed specific concerns with the School Committee about audit findings related to the student activity funds, school building use billing system, and employee time and effort records for federal grants that extended over multiple years. The Finance Division and School Business Office have collaborated to address these issues. Members of the Finance Committee as of December 31, 2008: Elizabeth Funk, Chair (2010); Linda Dunbrack, Vice Chair (2009); Steve Feldman, Clerk, (2010); Daniel Lampl, (2011); Laurence W. Marsh (2011); Katie Murphy (2009); Kurt Steinberg (2010); Nancy Wilson (2009) and John A. Zucchi (2011). 2008 Annual Report The Finance Committee would like to thank Duncan Fuller (2009) and Anthony D'Agostino (2010) for their service on the Finance Committee through, June 2008; Katie Murphy for serving as Chair of the Finance Committee until September 2008, and CFO Mary Ellen Kelley and Assistant CFO Jennifer Pratt for their expertise and support. Respectfully Submitted, Elizabeth Funk, Chair GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMITTEE This was a difficult year for the Government Study Committee due to changes in leadership and membership. GSC's past Chair, Bill Haberman, chose not to run for another term. On August 18th, the GSC vote to select a new Chair was split 4 -4 for Yaakov Cohn and Joel Feingold. The two decided on a "power sharing" agreement that was unanimously approved. Mr. Cohn would be Chair and Mr. Feingold would be Vice Chair and would lead an effort to get moving on the research and discussion of potential changes in our government structure that could become the basis of a recommendation to a Charter Commission. In early 2009, Mr. Cohn needed to resign the Chair for personal reasons. To this date no quorum has been reached to affirm a transfer of the Chair to Mr. Feingold, as has been requested by the Town Clerk and Moderator, although Mr. Feingold is functioning as Chair in fact. The GSC proposed an important change to the composition of the Zoning Board of Appeals: Full voting membership was to increase from 3 to 5, with a supermajority required for a variance (4 yes votes) and Associate Members were to be reduced to 2. The GSC met with the ZBA to discuss their concerns. Following further consideration the GSC voted 8 to 0 to support this change. Due to misunderstanding of the procedural issues, the Bylaw was filed incorrectly. In addition, there was considerable opposition to the adjustment of the ZBA composition, and the change has not been implemented. Further General Committees 126 Town of Framingham discussion on this issue led to a [6 -1 -1] vote in favor of tabling this item. In 2008 GSC also considered whether the Town would benefit from a Charter. Generally speaking, the GSC favored a Charter. However, the process is difficult and, once a Charter Commission is elected, that group can propose any structure it wants. The GSC has not grappled with the innumerable questions that arise when considering a Charter and thus has not developed a set of recommendations to provide the potential elected Charter Commission. As part of this process Joel Feingold created a complete chart of the Town Government structure, including all branches of the government, elected officials, and all appointed and standing committees. Significant discussion was held about the relationship between Capital Budget Committee (CBC), Finance Committee, and Ways and Means Committee, in particular, whether non -Town Meeting Members might be allowed on the CBC in order to have a larger pool of qualified volunteers. No consensus was reached. Considerable discussion took place about the relative power of the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting, as it applied to the former question. There was a general consensus that, as there seemed to be a larger political question in the Town about this relationship, it was better that GSC make no recommendation for change in CBC membership requirements at this time. Throughout the year GSC also reviewed and commented on other bylaw changes as submitted by various parties, per its defined mission in our Bylaws. Respectfully Submitted, Joel A. Feingold, Acting Chair GREENER FRAMINGHAM COMMITTEE The Greener Framingham Committee has been charged with the task of investigating our municipal energy costs and consumption and finding ways to reduce both. We have 2008 Annual Report collected three years worth of energy data to establish energy benchmarks. We have taken tours of buildings, and invited NStar reps, and Town employees to educate ourselves. While it is clear that many our buildings have made improvements over time, several including the Memorial Building, are in need of major improvements to conserve energy. Lighting upgrades, motion sensors, and digital controls would go a long way towards meeting the Town's energy goals. However, until those investments in conservation technology are made, one of the greatest sources of energy waste remains the human factor. It has been our repeated observation that the Town's current energy policy, adopted by the Board of Selectmen in 2007, has not been effectively enforced. Lights, computers, and other appliances are frequently left on when municipal employees are not using them. Unfortunately, there are inadequate prompts to encourage folks to turn them off. In an effort to remind all employees of the important role they play in energy conservation, the GFC has teamed up with the Framingham Schools' Conservation Committee to sponsor an art contest for Framingham students to create signs and posters geared towards energy conservation. Winning artwork will be distributed to all municipal buildings. Respectfully Submitted, Dawn Harkness, Chair HIsTORICAL COMMISSION The Framingham Historical Commission spent 2008 reviewing demolition applications and carefully implementing the Town's Demolition Delay By -law in order to preserve our history. Near the end of 2008, the FHC began the long process of a town -wide review of all buildings in order to update our Cultural Resources Inventory. General Committees 127 Town of Framingham After long discussion and debate, it was with regret that the FHC allowed the planned demolition of the grandstands at Bowditch field, but we look forward to a new facility that will better serve the Town and its residents. Members of the Commission are involved in the group designing a memorial that will be erected on site to commemorate these important WPA built structures. The Commission was especially excited to see restoration work beginning on both The Edgell Memorial Library and The Framingham Academy Building. As always we look forward to the challenges in the year ahead. Respectfully Submitted, David Marks, Chair Gerald Couto, Vice -chair Perry Bent, Secretary Clint Knight Todd Robecki Fred Wallace Jane Whiting HisToRIC DImicT COMMISSION The Historic District Commission (HDC) administers the Centre Common District located in Framingham Centre and the Jonathan Maynard District located along Pleasant Street from the First Parish Church to the Mass. Pike. The five basic purposes of the Commission are: 1) to preserve the exterior appearance and harmonious relationships of groups of buildings and their related structures that compose an historic landscape designated by the Town as a local historic district; 2) to ensure that changes and additions are compatible and enhancing while preventing incongruous elements that distract from the aesthetic and historic character of the districts; 2008 Annual Report 3) to conduct public hearings in response to applications for Certificates of Appropriateness and to issue decisions in a timely manner; 4) to serve as a knowledgeable and educative resource for the benefit of the districts' citizens and for the Town; and 5) to propose the expansion of existing districts and the creation of new ones when the situation warrants. The Commission normally meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building. This year the Commission took before town meeting a proposal to extend the Centre Historic district by adding two elegant and historic properties: the Train /Vernon House and the Whitney /Stone House. In addition the Commission proposed creating a separate district on Salem End Road for the Sarah Clayes House which is in significant disrepair. Town Meeting as it has in the past, responded favorably. The Commission has continued to respond to inquiries from District residents, grant Certificates of Appropriateness, make non - applicability determinations, and develop guidelines for non - compliant properties. Respectfully Submitted, Chris Walsh, Chair HuMA,N RELATIONS COMMISSION The Human Relations Commission is comprised of dedicated citizens of Framingham who have been appointed by the Selectmen for having represented the community in such areas as housing, employment, and education, and representative of several religious faiths and racial groups. The members of the Commission are: Robert B. Anspach, Chair, Mahmood Akhtar, Vice Chair, Timothy Lee, General Committees 128 Town of Framingham Clerk, Arlene Bernstein, Laura Medrano, John Schaefer, Josh Sullivan and Richard Winer. Advisors to the Commission are: Kurt Carter, William Robinson, Lt. Paul Shastany, and Ralph Woodward. As there are thirteen available positions on the Commission we continue to encourage interested members of our community to participate in our programs and take an active role in our community concerns. The Commission sponsored three significant forums during the course of this year. Each was used as an educational opportunity for the community, with the hope that there would develop greater interest in each of the topics. Our first forum dealt with the issue of homelessness within our community and its impact upon Framingham. Participants included Jerry Desilets, Director of Planning, South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Susan Gentile, Director of Family and Individual Shelters, Bill Philips, New Beginnings Advocate, Teacher, Keefe Tech and Rev. Jim Bauchman, Outreach Worker (SMOC). Our second forum focused on mental health issues. The presenters were: Grace Fogerty, Video Consultant, Advocates and Mental Health Consumer, Chris Gordon, MD, Medical Director and Vice - President, Advocates, Inc., Oswald Rambarran, West Suburban Site Director, Department of Mental Health, and Ken Bates, Director of Behavioral Health, Advocates, Inc. Our third forum, held in the fall, dealt with the Framingham Jail Diversion Program, and was conducted by Deputy Chief Craig Davis and Lt. Paul Shastany of the Framingham Police Department, and Sarah Abbott, Director of Advocates Jail Diversion Program. Each of these programs was televised on the Government Channel (log on to the web: Framinghamtv.com). For more information contact the Framingham Media Services Department. 2008 Annual Report Through the course of the year individual Commissioners have met with NAMI, MAHRC, the Health Care Committee, Advocates, attended an Immigration Roundtable in Hyannis, Universal Veteran's Post #1 activity, events promoted by Ronald Marlow, Assistant Secretary for Access and Opportunity for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These activities and events show an active and resourceful Commission. If anyone would like to find out more about the Commission, you are invited to attend its monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month, in the Memorial Building, or by contacting the chair at bobanspach(a�aol.com Respectfully Submitted, Robert B. Anspach, Chair REAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE The Real Property Committee is entrusted with the responsibility of advising Town Meeting on all matters involving the sale, transfer, acquisition or lease of real property by the Town. It is composed of ten Town Meeting members appointed by the Moderator and seven representatives of Town boards. The Committee met four times, and these recommendations for approval were made and followed by Town Meeting: • acceptance of two streets and improvements of two already accepted streets • authorization for the Board of Selectmen to acquire property at 188 Concord St. • authorization for the Board of Selectmen to acquire necessary easements for water and sewer projects • addition of a new Section 28 to Article V of the General Bylaws entitled "Tax Title Payment Agreements." • transfer of 746 Water St., 235 Brook St. and 1 Sudbury Landing to the Conservation Commission for preservation as open space. General Committees 129 Town of Framingham Respectfully Submitted, Linda M. Romero TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2008 was a year of significant transition for technology in the town of Framingham. Most importantly, we saw the retirement of Kathleen McCarthy, the town's long time Technology Director. The Technology Advisory Committee would like to thank Kathleen for her hard work and leadership and wish her the best of luck in the future. During 2008, the Technology Advisory Committee advised various town boards and committees, as well as Town Meeting, on several technology projects. The Committee also played an active role in the hiring process for the Framingham Public Schools Technology Director, a position that was vacant for three years. The committee looks forward to working closely into the future with the school's new Director, Adam Seldow. The committee also looks forward to 2009, particularly participating in the hiring process for the new Technology Director for the town and bringing communication between the school department and the town in areas of technology. Respectfully Submitted, Adam Levensohn, Chair 2008 Annual Report WIND ENERGY CONSERVATION FACILITIES BYLAW COMMITTEE This committee was formed by Town Meeting to review the Wind Turbine bylaw that was referred back at the 2008 Annual TM. It consists of 2 members from the Planning & Zoning Committee, 2 members from the Planning Board, 2 members from the Greener Framingham Committee and one member from the Board of Selectmen. The mission is to establish a proposed bylaw for the fall or for the 2009 Annual Town Meeting. Due to the complexity of the required regulations, the committee, as of Dec. 2008, has not voted on any regulations. The projection is that it may be ready for the 2009 Annual Town Meeting. Respectfully Submitted, Tom O'Neil, Clerk General Committees 130 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report STANNNOC"NIMMONIFUvanx ` VAN0CQMMMMQKRUM11 STANVANOCUUMME&ONWAYS & MEANS II TOWW M IS OURNAL TOWN MODERATOR Framingham's annual town meeting began on April 28 and met 12 times to consider 51 articles consisting of administrative, fiscal, policy and zoning articles. The fiscal 2009 operating budget saw the most discussion as Town Meeting approved a final operating budget for $202,957,366 for the year which began on July 1, 2008. committees and boards are to be highly complimented for their time and dedication. Finally, a debt of gratitude is owed to each town meeting member for sharing their time and talent by volunteering to be Town Meeting members. Their dedication makes Framingham's government function and is very much appreciated. Town Meeting also met on five separate occasions for Special Town Meetings on March 18, April 30, June 24, October 28 and December 18. These five special meetings had a total of 38 warrant articles for consideration with the October 28th fall meeting having a warrant of 24 articles. Town Meeting members this year totaled 196 of an authorized amount of 216, 12 each from 18 precincts. Vacancies were in precincts 5 (1), 9 (1), 14 (1), 15 (3), 16 (5), 17 (7), and 18 (2). Town Meeting members listened carefully, thoughtfully discussed, debated and voted on each article presented for their consideration. Town Meetings are the result of the efforts of many different people. A special thank you goes to the Town Clerk and her staff, the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager and his staff, especially the Building Services Manager and his staff, Town Counsel, and Media Services. Town Meeting could not happen without their help. Also, many hours are spent by the Town Meeting Standing Committees and the Moderator appointed committees (Capital Budget, Finance, Government Study, Real Property, Technology Advisory and the Personnel Board) discussing and developing articles to be presented to the Board of Selectmen for the warrants. Each of these Respectfully Submitted, Edward J. Noonan, Moderator STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY SERVICES The Standing Committee on Community Services is responsible for Parks and Recreational and Cultural Division, the Edgell Grove Cemetery, the Community Development Block Grant Committee, Council on Aging, Human Relations Commission, Veterans Council, and Fair Housing.. This year, the Standing Committee on Community Services met to address the issues that came under our purview including the $7.9 million project to overhaul Bowditch Field's grandstands and build a new maintenance garage for the Park and Recreation department. We met with Park and Recreation Director, Robert Merusi, members of his staff as well as members of the Park and Recreation Commission to evaluate the project. After thorough discussions, the SCCS voted to support the project, and it was subsequently supported by Town Meeting. We also met with the newly hired director of Veteran's Services, Peter Harvel. While it is clear that Mr. Harvel and his staff are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, it is important that we all do Town Meeting 131 Town of Framingham what we can to let veterans know that they need to register with Veterans services to be eligible to collect all the benefits they have earned. Respectfully Submitted, Dawn Harkness, Chair STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION The Standing Committee on Education concerns itself with the activities, budgets and related warrant articles pertaining to Framingham Public Schools, Joseph P. Keefe Technical School and the Framingham Public Library system. During the course of 2008, the Committee met with key personnel from each of these organizations to review their operational and capital requests prior to the full Town Meeting discussion and votes. Ultimately the Committee voted to support the budgets of the Public Library, of Keefe Tech (with a caution that continued declining enrollment would limit future support) and the Public Schools (while recognizing the continued need for program and staff cuts.) Continuing on into fiscal year 2010 the Standing Committee on Education has continued meeting with the abovementioned organizations to discuss ways for the Town to work supportively and within budget with each. I thank Committee members Phil Romine, Jan Gill, Hank Moran, Dick Weader, Richard Finlay, Robert Bolles, Richard Paul, Phil Romine, Pat Dunne, Lloyd Kaye, Debbie Chase, Michael Quinlan, Phil Reitz, Jim Rizoli, Victor D'Costa and past members Michael Bower (past chair), Caraline Levy, Jamie Ordway, Adam Blumer, Mary Healy, Albert Roos and Gwen Halbrow have worked diligently to contribute to the work of this Committee. Respectfully submitted, Melanie Goddard, Chair 2008 Annual Report STANDING COMMITTEE ON PLANNING & ZONING SCP &Z meets 10 months of the year and has had an average attendance of 10 to 12 members. For the 2008 Annual Town Meeting, we sponsored Article 11 (Wind Turbines) as a Citizens Petition. It was, in fact, co- sponsored by the SCP &Z but was referred back to the sponsors and it was also voted to establish an ad -hoc committee to further study the issue. At the October 28 Spec. TM our committee co- sponsored, with the Planning Board, Articles 6, 7, 8, & 9 to define principal and accessory uses and to make them consistent with the Dept. of Housing & Community Development and Case Law interpretation that "a use not defined in our Zoning Bylaw is denied." These four zoning change Articles were approved by the State Attorney General on Dec. 23, 2008. STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY In 2008, Town Meeting Standing Committee on Public Safety continued in its role to meet with the, Police, Fire, and Building and Inspectional Services departments to discuss, and to vote on, and make recommendations to Town Meeting on articles that will be presented at Town Meeting. We met with Fire Chief 011ie Gadson and Assistant Chief John Magri and discussed their plan and need for emergency response replacement vehicles and continued to support their long term goal as related to their capital improvements. The Committee continued to meet with Chief Carl of the Framingham Police department and continues to support their goal to provide credible service to the town, and their aggressive approach to seek federal grants for the Town of Framingham. The Committee held a joint meeting with the Chief Carl and Chief Gadson to discuss the Patrolman's and Superior Ratification Contract as well as The Public Safety Town Meeting 132 Town of Framingham Management pay adjustments which were voted on and passed. We also met with Michael Foley from the Framingham Building Department, and continued to support its proactive approach with the code enforcement and its attention to abundance of foreclosed properties and the effects on the neighborhoods. 2008 brought a new Chairman as well as a few new members; so the committee has done some rebuilding. I would like to thank all the committee members for their patience while I get more acclimated to the role. Respectively Submitted, Janet Leombruno, Chair STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORDS As Chair, one of my highest priorities was to bring closure -- after 15plus contentious years -- to the issue of out -of -town water and sewer billing. This activity was stepped up on Natick customers, spurred by the results obtained in the Ashland dispute. After the FINCOM recommended spending $25,000 for an independent audit of Natick customers, the SCPW aggressively followed up, which included written requests to the Chief Financial Officer and Town Counsel for audit data and conclusions, plus the complete file of the litigation with Interstate Brands ( Plaintif ). As we go to press, the receipt of the audit is still pending. A taskforce is reviewing the Continental Bakery case to determine if there are reasonable grounds to recommend to Town Meeting that Framingham should re -open the agreement the Town made with Continental in order to recover the large sums paid to the Plaintiff. The SCPW will make a report on both items. As the same time, the SCPW supported all DPW articles, including the water treatment plant for the Birch road wells, the Paramount Pump station for the Genzyme expansion project sewer improvement, installment of 2008 Annual Report backflow devices on water lines in Eastleigh Farms, continued maintenance in public works, to name a few. And due to space restrictions, a full report will be made to Town Meeting. Respectfully Submitted, Larry Schmeidler, Chair STANDING COMMITTEE ON RULES The Standing Committee on Rules continues to be active and meets, when possible, once a month. This year we met 10 times. The Chairman of the committee is Gloria Geller, the Vice -Chair is Amy Weader, and our Secretary is Don Chute. Our Mission is to enhance the function of Town Meeting Sessions, support the Moderator, Ed Noonan, and update the Town Meeting Members' Handbook. A Rules Committee member, Bernice Strom, manages the information tables for the Moderator. An important Bylaw addressing the dates for our Spring and Fall Town Meetings was passed. The fourth Tuesdays of October and April have been designated as the start days for our meetings. Each session of Town Meeting opens with a Reporting Article sponsored by the Rules Committee. We continue to work on implementing the use of electronic voting in our Town Meeting to further streamline its workings. Our annual budget is $50.00 per year. Respectfully Submitted, Gloria Geller, Chair STANDING COMMITTEE ON WAYS & MEANS As defined in the Town by -laws, the Standing Committee on Ways and Means (SCW &M) is responsible for making recommendations to Town Meeting 133 Town of Framingham town meeting on warrant articles sponsored by and /or related to the Finance Committee (FinCom), the Finance, Human Resources and Information Services Divisions, the Board of Selectmen (BOS), the Town Clerk, Town Elections, the Legal Department, the Retirement Board and the Capital Budget and Government Study Committees. One town meeting member from each precinct is eligible to be elected to the SCW &M. All precincts except for 9 and 18 were represented in 2008. In the process of reviewing the warrant articles, the SCW &M meets with involved parties and representatives of town departments, boards, committees, and commissions. In 2008 there were seven special town meetings and the annual town meeting. The SCW &M has earned a superb reputation for conducting credible, thorough analyses, and composing comprehensive, fact -based reports and recommendations to assist town meeting members with the process of evaluating warrant articles. The committee had a tremendous impact on the fiscal 2009 school department budget. The school committee's final budget request was for $600K more than the CFO allocated. It was met with great resistance from town officials and the finance committee. The SCW &M worked extensively with the school department to identify opportunities for compromise (to prevent cuts which would reach further into the classrooms) and broke from the pack to propose $300K above the CFO's recommendation. After many meetings and further negotiation between the BOS, FinCom, CFO, and school dept., the parties agreed to a $200K compromise in an II hour meeting. The CFO made the motion and town meeting supported it with a ballot vote of 120 -29 -1. The SCWM recommended funding for the Nexum and SMOC legal cases, which have significant implications for the town. 2008 Annual Report One issue which stalled on town meeting floor originated from the Department of Public Works' (DPW) requirement to install backflow valves at Eastleigh Farms. The farm receives free water in exchange for a town water easement on that property. The longstanding agreement was not supported by written documentation. The SCW &M recommends further research and future action on this issue. Special thanks to these dedicated volunteers who serve(d) on Town Meeting and this productive committee: Teri S. Banerjee (Vice - Chair) (Precinct 1), David J. Longden (Clerk) (Precinct 2), Scott Estes (Precinct 4), Rebecca A. Connelley (Precinct 5), Thomas W. Murphy (Precinct 6), Chris Walsh (Precinct 7), Wolf (Bill) Haberman (Precinct 8), William G. McCarthy (Precinct 10), Peter Pleshaw (Precinct 11), Mark W. McClennan (Precinct 12), Karen Hewitt, (Precinct 13), Courtney Anne Elgart (Precinct 14) Deborah Geis (Precinct 15), Joe C. Fonseca (Precinct 17), Rosemary Jebari (Precinct 18). Respectfully Submitted, Audrey M. Hall, Chair Town Meeting 134 Town of Framingham TOWN MEETING JOURNAL VALERIE MULVEY, TOWN CLERK LISA FERGUSON, ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK 2008 Annual Report Town Meeting 135 Town of Framingham TOWN MEETING ATTENDANCE 2008 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings Precinct t Brenda M. Dostie 385 Edmonds Road 2011 13 19 Edward R. Vassar 22 Carter Drive 2011 16 18 J ohn R. Dwyer 51 Eaton Road West 2011 18 19 Sheila Ann Pinn 29 Juniper Lane 2011 18 19 Mark S. Lamkin 495 Edmonds Road 2010 18 19 R. Kathy Vassar 22 Carter Drive 2010 18 19 Teri S. Bonerjee 248 Winch Street 2010 12 19 Theodore C. Anthony, Jr. 1015 Grove Street 2010 18 19 Christoper S. Lorant 1806 Windsor Drive 2009 1 14 Kevin J. Gatlin 802 Ed ell Road 2009 5 5 Janet L. Gill 32 Wayside Inn Road 2009 14 19 Margaret E. Groppo 301 Brimstone Lane 1 2009 1 7 1 19 Steven W. Orr 41 Wayside Inn Road 2009 19 19 Laurie A. Lee 25 Carter Drive 2008 1 1 Ptecirtct 2 Nancy Cooper 9 Griffin Road 2011 14 19 Harold J. Geller 3 Lowry Road 2011 19 19 Linda A. Hom 66 Hadley Road 2011 12 19 Maryelaine F. Sullivan 24 Griffin Road 2011 13 19 Stephen Shull 16 Sloane Drive 2010 19 19 Christine A. Long 10 Hemenway Road 2010 1 1 Katie L. Crowley 10 Hemenway Road 2010 4 19 David J. Lon den, Jr. 1070 Old Conn Path 2010 16 19 Gloria H. Geller 3 Lowry Road 2010 19 19 Kenneth M. Schwartz 14 Hillside Street 2009 8 19 Stephen W. Dressler 41 Hemenway Road 2009 15 19 Melanie L. Goddard 43 Little Farms Road 2009 13 19 Leonard J. Hoffman 4 Corrine Drive 1 2009 4 19 preeinct 3 Carol E. Casselman 48 Florissant Avenue 2011 13 19 Audrey M. Hall 18 Salmi Road 2011 17 19 C. William Cook 148 Danforth Street 2 2011 14 19 Kathleen T. Austin 106 Lasalle Avenue 2011 18 18 Linda L. Panzer 10 Chouteau Avenue 2010 7 14 J eff R. Shearstone 21 Chouteau Ave 2010 4 5 Karen Foran Dempsey 10 Bellefontaine Ave. 2010 8 19 George T. Dixon 56 Delmar Avenue 2010 19 19 Marilyn Zimmerman 875 Old Conn Path 2010 13 19 Mark E. Dempsey 10 Bellefontaine Ave. 2009 7 19 Patricia E. Woodward 3 Springhill Road 2009 12 19 Mary McCarty 45 Chouteau Avenue 2009 13 19 Harold J. Moran 7 Chouteau Avenue 1 2009 1 19 1 19 Patricia C. Koningisor 24 Lakeview Road 1 2008 0 1 Precinct 4 Herbert E. Chasan 56 Agnes Drive 2011 15 18 J ames M. O'Loughlin Sr 444 Grove Street 2011 9 14 Nicholas Sanchez 13 Redcoat Road 2011 3 5 Richard J. Weader, II 24 Amy Road 2011 19 19 Scott D. Estes 37 Winch Street 2011 15 19 Laurence M. Schmeidler 27 Claudette Circle 2010 15 19 Henry E. Vafides 56 Led ewood Road 2010 16 19 Amy M. Weader 24 Amy Road 2010 18 19 Diane Z. Pabst 18 McAdams Road 2010 13 19 Paula L. Schmeidler 27 Claudette Circle 2009 12 19 Karl B. Thober 502 Grove Street 2009 18 19 Arlene V. Semefian 13 Janice Circle 2009 8 19 Dawn F. Harkness P.O. Box 1723 2009 19 19 Thomas J. Sherwin 7 Lavelle Lane 2008 0 1 Town Meeting 136 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings precinct 3 Kim M. Comatas 331 Central Street 2011 9 18 J anice Knapp-Cordes 22 Simpson Drive 2011 18 18 Yaakov Z. Cohn 5 Harvard Road 2011 19 19 Jeanne I. Bullock 22 Pinewood Drive 2011 18 19 J anet Leombruno 2 Cider Mill Road 2010 19 19 Rebecca A. Connelly 20 Francine Road 2010 12 19 Amelia Jacob 9 Alfred Road 2010 13 19 Judith M. Perry 311 Central Street 2010 18 19 Elizabeth K. Sleczkowski 27 Townsend Terrace 2009 16 19 Michael J. Bower 18 Edith Road 2009 1 1 Judith F. Cohn 5 Harvard Road 2009 14 14 Richard A. Finla 11 Francine Road 2009 7 18 Norma B. Shulman 13 Alfred Road 2009 19 19 Paul F. King 62 Linda Avenue 2009 0 1 J ames P. Ca obianco 5 Chesterfield Street 2008 0 1 Precinct 6 Robert H. Bolles 35 North Lane 2011 16 19 Peter J. DeVito 9 Gilmore Road 2011 15 19 J ohn Speranza 66 Spruce Street 2011 17 19 Edward T. Leva , Jr. 13 Summer Street, #2 2011 18 19 Antoinette K. Burrill 5 Myrna Road 2010 2 19 Jennifer A. Trombino 67 Leigh Street 2010 6 19 Thomas W. Murphy 60 Hins Road 2010 6 19 Nancy A. Sweeney 290 Brook Street 2010 16 19 Nicholas J. Pa anella 20 Antrim Road 2009 6 19 J ohn D. Styles 23 Terri Road 2009 14 19 Kathleen M. Stefanini 15 Cunningham Drive 2009 0 1 Mary C. Healy 3 Poplar Street 2009 2 19 precinct 7 Joel Winett 10 Berkeley Road 2011 18 18 Kevin P. Crotty 79 Pleasant Street 2011 19 19 J ohn Christopher Walsh 113 Pleasant Street 2011 18 19 Richard E. Paul 10 Aspen Circle 2011 14 19 Edward J. Noonan 346 Belknap Road 2010 1 1 Ronald B. Handverger 150 Prospect Street 2010 15 16 Francis X. Reilly 534 Ed ell Road 2010 9 19 Melvin S. Warshaw 149 Maynard Road 2010 15 19 Kathleen J. Reilly 534 Ed ell Road 2010 10 19 Henry W. Ohrenber er 16 John M. McQuinn Circle 2009 18 19 Peter A. Poulos 41 Pleasant Street 2009 7 19 Morton J. Shuman 582 Pleasant Street 2009 16 19 Lawrence J. Griffin 38 Pine Lane 2009 18 19 J anice L. Kiley 1 146 Maynard Rd. #503G 1 2008 1 0 1 1 precinct S Philip Romine 6 Pitt Road 2011 11 19 Thomas H. O'Neil 107 Lockland Avenue 2011 19 19 Linda M. Romero 20 Donna Road 2011 14 19 J effrey B. Shick 10 Pitt Road 2011 7 18 Joseph B. Connolly 3 Sylvester Drive 2010 17 19 Michael J. Boyle 4 McLaughlin St. #3 2010 9 19 Nancy J. Rogerson 18 Hastings Street 2010 9 19 Wolf Haberman 41 Crestwood Drive 2010 15 19 Arthur J. Mills 79 Beacon Street 2009 10 19 Laurie jean Carroll 57 Indian Head Road 2009 10 19 Dorothy Collier 146 Lockland Avenue 2009 16 19 Paul J. Jasper 11 Hastings Street 2009 0 19 Marshall D. Krashin 58 Lohnes Road 2008 0 1 Town Meeting 137 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings preeinct 9 Maureen E. Dunne 174 Old Connecticut Path 2011 15 19 Shelley R. Strowman 9 Longview Road 2011 7 13 Ghafoor A. Sheikh 26 Sewell Street 2001 6 6 Pablo Maio 50 Dinsmore Ave., 311 2011 10 19 Edward T. Doering 112 Summer Street 2011 3 18 Steven H. Friedman 2 Woodward Road 2010 13 19 Bernice W. Strom 12 Longview Road 2010 17 19 Rita K. Blum 60 Dinsmore Avenue 412 2010 11 19 Casey Dylan 16 McPhee Road 2010 0 19 Kitty Crone 165 Old Conn. Path 2009 12 19 Dennis J. Paulsen 829 Concord Street 2009 17 19 Kimberly Ann Lombardo 345 Old Conn. Path 1 2009 1 0 1 19 C. Patrick Dunne 174 Old Connecticut Path 2009 14 19 Bruce Leish 7 Randy Road 2008 0 1 Precinct 10 George L. Drummey 10 Woodlei h Road 2011 7 19 Lloyd Kaye 1400 Worcester Rd 110 2011 15 19 Walter L. Adamski 115 Oakcrest Drive 2011 14 14 Mark J. Holbrow 65 Gates Road 2011 12 18 J oseph A. Mola 18 Westgate Road 2010 7 19 William G. McCarthy 25 Westgate Road 2010 19 19 Kathleen T. McCarthy 25 Westgate Road 2010 17 19 Clifford Moreland 1321 Worcester Rd,104 2010 17 19 Diana Bailey 26 Westgate Road 2009 4 19 Anne E. Mola 18 Westgate Road 2009 8 19 Pamela V. Roberts 1321 Worcester Rd,605 2009 13 19 Gwendolyn Holbrow 65 Gates Road 2009 16 19 Margo Deane 1500 Worcester Road 1 2008 1 1 precinct 11 Arsene G. Bajakian 34 Gryzboska Circle 2011 19 19 Robert Snider 11 Cahill Park Road 2011 13 19 Enzo F. Rotatori 550 Winter Street 2011 17 19 Debbie Chase 85 Salem End Lane 2011 16 19 Diane M. Montgomery 3 Badger Road 2010 10 19 Peter C. Adams 222 Edgewater Drive 2010 17 19 J udy B. Leerer 395 Winter Street 2010 12 19 Martin F. Mulvey 7 William J. Height 2010 13 19 Cynthia J. Laurora 11 Winter Lane 2009 18 19 Edward V. Cosgrove 597 Winter Street 2009 13 19 Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. 630 Salem End Road 2009 6 10 Peter Pleshaw 10 Gryzboska Circle 2009 17 19 Christopher A. McGinty 49 Salem End Lane 1 2009 1 8 1 9 preeinct 12 Betty H. Muto 35 Neville Road 2011 19 19 David I. Hutchinson 36 Day Hill Road 2011 17 19 Dawn C. Dreisbach 67 Prescott Street 2011 17 18 Thomas Scionti 12 Maple Street 2011 12 19 Cheryl L. Gordon 600 Union Avenue 2010 10 19 Michael A. Quinlan 66 Prescott Street 2010 14 19 J ohn Eric Doherty 30 Warren Road 2010 15 19 Harold E. Johnson 16 Neville Road 2010 11 19 Joan Rastani 38 Circle Drive 2009 13 18 Edward J. Kross 559 Union Avenue 2 2009 19 19 Caroline R. Levy 73 Barber Road 2009 8 19 Mark W. McClennan 14 Trafton Road 2009 12 19 Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings precinct 13 X 358 Louis V. Cintolo Grant Street 2011 1 19 Sarah Ann Cult on P. O. Box 4896 2011 17 18 Anita P. O'Neil 49 Warren Road 2011 18 19 Michelle McElroy 30 Myrtle Street 2011 13 19 Karen L. Hewitt 99 Dennison Avenue 2010 17 18 WesleyJ. Ritchie 5 Deloss Street 2010 1 13 Town Meeting 138 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Bradford Goodwin 3 Deloss Street, 2L 2010 4 5 Elizabeth J. Stone 14 Arthur Street 2010 4 19 J ohn B. Steacie 35 Hartford Street 2010 18 19 Faith C. Tolson Pierce 4 Arch Street 2009 0 19 Elsa Hornfischer 29 Arch Street 2009 17 19 Philip L. Reitz 34 Shawmut Terrace 2009 10 19 Matthew A. Pace 35 Thelma Road 2009 2 14 Gerald Couto 25 Dennison Avenue 2008 1 1 June P. Robertson 69 Dennison Avenue 2008 0 1 Precinct 14 Robert D. Cushing PO Box 225 2011 17 19 Courtney Anne El art 45 Lawrence Street 2011 9 19 Robert B. DeShaw 124 Lawrence Street 2011 4 19 Richard J. Pelletier, Jr. 81 Wilson Drive 2011 11 14 Donald R. Chute 36 Everit Avenue 2010 17 19 George C. Brown 33 Clark Street 2010 9 14 Daniel D. Gittelsohn 16 Bishop Drive 2010 17 19 Jim M. Rizoli 94 Pond Street 2010 18 19 J ames C. Bauchman P. O. Box 342 2009 0 1 James H. McCann 11 Thompson Street 2009 1 14 J udith P. Callahan 158 Arthur Street 2009 10 19 J amie M. Ordway 199 Bishop Drive 2009 0 19 Isabel L. Chute 36 Everit Avenue 2009 16 19 Agnalclo L. Da Cruz 107 Mansfield Street 1 2008 0 1 PleClflCt �� Michael G. Berardi 78 Bethany Road 2011 6 19 Christina M. Antonio 729 Waverly Street 2011 2 18 Alexander R. Capone 29 Seminole Avenue 2011 15 18 Mary P. Bushart 995 Waverly Street 2011 0 18 Albert Q. Roos 14 Harmony Lane, B 2010 10 19 Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr. 89 Bethany Road 402 2010 11 19 Beverly C. Good 24 Hayes Street 2 1 2009 1 10 1 19 Deborah J. Geis 75 Cedar Street 2009 18 18 Paul A. Ordway 223B Winthrop Street 2009 0 18 Precinct 16 Ellyn Iris Fishkin 66 Kendall Avenue 2011 15 18 P. Nandi Varris 225 Beaver Street 2011 16 18 Jeff M. Convery 15 Alla Street 2010 8 19 William J. LaBarge 11 East Street 2010 18 19 David T. Marks 82 Leland Street 2009 18 19 Kathleen T. DeMarco 92 South Street 2009 14 19 Frank N. DeMarco 92 South Street 2009 14 19 Precinct 17 Joe C. Fonseca 248 Beaver Street 2011 13 19 Martin Ned Price 250 Beaver Street 2011 18 19 Isabel Fonseca 248 Beaver Street 2011 2 19 Richard G. Baritz 1 Marian Road 2010 14 19 Town Meeting 139 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings Precinct 1$ Bruce A. Clain 64 Berry Street, 2nd fl. 2011 10 18 Victor P. D'Costa 52 Summit Street 2011 15 18 Rosemary P. jebari 4 Cedar Place 2011 15 18 George A. Lewis 78 Gilbert Street 2011 5 5 Alan C. Crane 43 Pratt Street 2010 11 19 Victor A. Ortiz 45 Alexander Street #1 2010 1 19 Kevin D. O'Neill 42 Lake Avenue 2010 2 7 Norman L. Snow, Jr. 35 Lindsay Street 2009 16 19 Elliot R Joseph 36 Summit Street 2009 2 18 Marylou P. Greenwood 188 Arlington Street 2009 6 14 Ilene Hofrenning 24 Wood Avenue 2009 6 19 Town Meeting 140 Town of Framingham MARCH 18, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2008 Annual Report To see if Framingham's elected representative Town Meeting will vote to amend Section 6 of the Town's General Bylaws by adding Sub - Section 6.3. Said Sub - Section shall read; Section 6.3 the Board of Selectmen (BoS) in their capacity as the Water & Sewer Commissioners of the Town, is authorized to establish a shut - off - policy for all out -of -town Water and Sewer Customers in any community that does not have an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) with Framingham and /or has met the following requirements; 1)Provid an acceptable bond guaranteeing full payment of any possible Framingham bill as determined by the Director of Public Works, 2) Installed a sewer meter in the Framingham sewer line at their own expense and /or be hooked up to a Framingham Water Meter and 3) provide within one month, if requested a certified record or the metered water billed to them by their community over the period so requested. In the case of the Town of Natick Massachusetts the IMA shall include the Town of Natick taking responsibility to pay Framingham for any and all monies that should have been paid over the last 30+ years. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Francis X. Reilly, the B -Fair Committee and others March 18, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Board of Selectmen, Government Study Committee and the Standing Committee on Public Works for further review. ARTICLE 2 To see if Framingham's elected representative Town Meeting will vote to request the proper Framingham Authority to abate and /or otherwise credit all Framingham single family homeowners who were deliberately over - billed by the Water & Sewer billing policies voted in 1991 by the then Board of Public Works. Said monies and /or credits shall be for each year that an over - billing took place between 1991 & 1999 and shall include reasonable interest up to time of payment. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Francis X. Reilly, the B -Fair Committee and others March 18, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred to the Board of Selectmen for review upon completion of the audit and at which time a report is made to town meeting no later than the next Annual Town Meeting. ARTICLE 3 To see if Framingham's elected representative Town Meeting will vote to request that a motion be made at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting and at all future Town Meetings to vote to transfer at least $300,000 from the Enterprise Fund to the General Fund for monies pay in previous years by Town Meeting 141 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report the Taxpayers for water and sewer projects and /or operations. Further, that the Executive branch shall take into account the possible availability of such funds in establishing the 2008 Town Budget. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Francis X. Reilly, the B -Fair Committee and others March 18, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred to the Board of Selectmen and the Standing Committee on Public Works to act according to the advice of the CFO and the Finance Committee and to report back to the Fall Town Meeting. Town Meeting 142 Town of Framingham APRIL 29, 2008 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will hear reports from various Departments, Boards, Committees and Commissions including, but not limited, to the following: 1. Report by the Town Clerk on the status of Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Legislature in 2007. 2. Report by the Board of Selectmen on petitions to the legislature requested by Town Meeting 3. Report of the CFO on Transfers in the FY2007 budget. 4. Report of the CFO on the status of pending Capital Budget projects. 5. Report by the director of Parks and Recreation or, by the Council on Aging, on the Callahan Senior Center project. 6. Report by the High School Building Committee on the High School building project. 7. Report from the Planning Board on the status of the Master Plan, and on plans for development in the Town. 8. Report from the Greener Framingham Committee on their activities. 9. Report from the Library Trustees on the progress of the Library Long Range Plan. And after all reports are given, Town Meeting shall vote to dispose of this article. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Rules April 29, 2008 Voted: That Town Meeting hear reports from various departments, boards, committees and commissions including, but not limited, to the following: 1. Report by the Town Clerk on the status of Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Attorney General in 2007. 2. Report by the Board of Selectmen on petitions to the Legislature requested by Town Meeting. 3. Report of the CFO on transfers in the FY2007 Budget. 4. Report of the CFO on the status of pending Capital Budget projects. 5. Report by the Director of Parks and Recreation or by the Council on Aging, on the Callahan Senior Center project. 6. Report by the High School Building Committee on the High School building proj ect. 7. Report from the Planning Board on the status of the Master Plan, and on plans for development in the Town. 8. Report from the Greener Framingham Committee on their activities. 9. Report from the Library Trustees on the progress of the Library Long Range Plan. Further, that after all reports were given, Town Meeting voted to dispose of this article. Town Meeting 143 Town of Framingham ARTICLE 2 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will hear reports from the Assistant Town Manager, The Town Clerk, Town Counsel, Special Counsel for the legal case commonly known as "the SMOC Case ", and any other town official on the status, activities, objectives, detailed expenditures of funds, and the process in general as related to the case. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Citizens' Petition April 29, 2008 Voted: That reports be heard from the Assistant Town Manager, the Town Clerk, Town Counsel and Special Counsel on the legal case commonly known as "the SMOC case ", and any other town official on the status, activities, objectives, detailed expenditures of funds, and the process in general as related to the case. ARTICLE 3 To see if Town Meeting will vote to amend the Town Bylaws, Article III, section 1.3.2 clarifying when the notice of an adjournment session shall be posted on the web. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Rules April 29, 2008 Voted: That Article III, Section 1.3.2 of the Town Bylaws be amended to clarify when the notice of an adjournment session shall be posted on the web, as follows (additional text is bolded and italicized): Whenever a Town Meeting session shall adjourn to a future date, the Town Clerk shall cause a notice of the time and place of adjournment to be posted in Town Hall and on the Town website before 12.•00 noon of the dayfollowing the opening of the adjourned session. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 4 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Framingham bylaws by amending Article III, Section 1.4. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Rules April 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town of Framingham Bylaws be amended by replacing Section 1.4 in Article III with the following: Town Meeting 144 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 1.4 There shall also be a Fall Town Meeting to be held on the fourth Tuesday of October. Adjourned sessions when required shall be on the next Wednesday night and Thursday night and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night thereafter until final adjournment. This does not preclude the Board of Selectmen from calling a Special Town Meeting at any time in accordance with state statutes. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 5 To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend Section V.D.1, "Administration; Board of Appeals; Establishment, Membership and Rules ", by striking the entire section and replacing it with the following: "1. Establishment, Membership and Rules The Board of Appeals shall be the same Board of Appeals in existence on the effective date of this By -Law, and shall consist of five members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms of such length and so arranged that the term of two members shall expire each year for two years and the term of one member shall expire in the third year. Its members shall serve without compensation. Any member may be removed for cause by the Board of Selectmen upon written charges and after public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms in the same manner as in the case of original appointments. The Board of Selectmen shall also appoint at least two associate members annually, any one of which may be designated by the Chairman of the Board of Appeals to sit on said Board because of the vacancy, inability to act, conflict of interest, or absence of a regular member. The Board of Appeals shall adopt rules consistent with the provisions of this By -Law for the conduct of its business and the purposes of M.G.L. Ch. 40A and shall file a copy of such rules with the Town Clerk." Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Government Study Committee April 29, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 6 To see if the town will vote to modify Article I, Section 1 of the General Bylaws, entitled "Permanent Officers, Boards and Committees ", as follows: By replacing the entry for Zoning Board of Appeals in Article I, Section 1.3 with the following: Board Number of Members Term of Office Appointing Authority # Appointed/Year Zoning Board of Appeals Five Members Three Years Board of Selectmen Two in 2 years One in 1 year Town Meeting 145 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Two Associate Members One Year Board of Selectmen Two Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Government Study Committee April 29, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 7 To see if Town Meeting will vote to amend the General Bylaws of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend Article I, section 1.3 by striking "Town Manager with approval from the Board of Selectmen" and replacing that with "Board of Selectmen" as the Appointing Authority for the Conservation Commission, in compliance with Chapter 350 of the Acts of 2004 amendments to changes to Chapter 27 of the Acts of 1996. This section and the table entry for Conservation Commission shall thus read: 1.3 The Town shall have the following multiple member governmental bodies with members appointed by the indicated authority for the stated terms. Number of Term of Board Members Office Conservation Seven Commission Three Years Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Government Study Committee Appointing Authority Board of Selectmen Number Appointed/Yr. Two in 2 years Three in 1 year April 29, 2008 Voted: That the General Bylaws of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: To amend Article I, Section 1.3 by striking "Town Manager with approval from the Board of Selectmen" and replacing that with "Board of Selectmen" as the Appointing Authority for the Conservation Commission, in compliance with Chapter 350 of the Acts of 2004 amendments to changes to Chapter 27 of the Acts of 1996. This section and table entry for Conservation Commission shall thus read: 1.3 The Town shall have the following multiple member governmental bodies with members appointed by the indicated authority for the stated terms. Town Meeting 146 Town of Framingham Board Conservation Commission Number of Term of Members Office Seven Three Years 2008 Annual Report Appointing Number Authority Appointed/Yr. Board of Two in 2 years Selectmen Three in 1 year Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 8 To see if Town Meeting will vote to amend the General Bylaws of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend Article III, section 4.2 by striking the last sentence, such that the section, in its entirety shall read: 4.2 Membership: The Technology Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Town Moderator and shall consist of six (6) members with a term of 3 years, 2 appointed per year. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Government Study Committee April 29, 2008 Voted: That the General Bylaws of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Article III, Section 4.2 by striking the last sentence, such that the section, in its entirety shall read: 4.2 Membership: The Technology Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Town Moderator and shall consist of six (6) members with a term of 3 years, 2 appointed per year. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 9 To see if the Town will vote to amend the by -laws of the Town, Article VII, Section 5, Historic Districts 5.7.1, by adding under "Properties Included in the Framingham Centre Common Historic District "; 33. The Whitney- Wiggins House, 10 Auburn Street 34. The Train -Vernon House, 20 Vernon Street Town Meeting 147 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report and by striking the entire list of such properties included in the Framingham Centre Common Historic District, numbers 1 through 32, and restating said list with the addition of these two properties. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Historic District Commission May 1, 2008 Voted: That the Bylaws of the Town, Article VII, Section 5, Historic Districts 5.7.1 be amended by adding under "Properties Included in the Framingham Centre Common Historic District "; the following: 33. The Whitney- Wiggins House, 10 Auburn Street 34. The Train - Vernon House, 20 Vernon Street and, by striking the entire list of such properties included in the Framingham Centre Common Historic District, numbers 1 through 32, and restating said list with the addition of these two properties. 120 voting in favor, 0 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. AR TIC, LF, 10 To see if the Town will vote to amend the by -laws of the Town, Article VII, Section 5, by amending section 5.2 to establish a new Historic District to be known as the Sarah Clayes Historic District and by adding a new section 5.9 entitled "Properties Included in the Sarah Clayes Historic District ", with the following property to be listed in that district: 1. The Sarah Clayes House, 657 Salem End Road Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Historic District Commission May 1, 2008 Voted: That the Town amend the Bylaws of the Town, Article VII, Section 5.2 to establish a new Historic District to be known as the Sarah Clayes Historic District and by adding a new Section 5.9 entitled "Properties Included in the Sarah Clayes Historic District ", with the following property to be listed in that district: 1. The Sarah Clayes House, 657 Salem End Road 116 voting in favor, 4 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTTCIT,, 11 Town Meeting 148 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend Section IV (SPECIAL REGULATIONS) by adding a new section Q, "Wind Energy Conservation Facility ", as presented in the background material. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsors: Citizens' Petition May 6, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor but also to establish a committee to be made up of the following: 2 members from the Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning, 2 members from the Planning Board 2 members from the Greener Framingham Committee, and 1 member from the Board of Selectmen to review this issue and return at the Fall Town Meeting with a report and recommended Wind Energy Conversion Facility Bylaw. ARTICLE 12 To see if the Town of Framingham will vote to amend Section V, E. 2 of the Zoning Bylaws by adding a new sub - section as follows: V. E. 2. (e) Change, Extension or Modification of a Special Permit Any change, extension or modification of a Special Permit shall require a concurring vote of all three members of a three member board and four of the five members of a five member board. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning April 29, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaws, Section V, E.2 be amended by adding a new subsection as follows: V. E. 2. (e) Change, Extension or Modification of a Special Permit Any change, extension or modification of a Special Permit shall require a concurring vote of all three members of a three member board and four of the five members of a five member board. 133 voting in favor, 16 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 13 Town Meeting 149 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to amend and update the Bylaws of the Town of Framingham Article VII, Signs and Districts, as provided in the background material for the Town Warrant. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Sign Review Committee April 30, 2008 Voted: That the Bylaws of the Town of Framingham, Article VII, Signs and Districts, be amended as provided in the background material for the Town Warrant and shown in the attached handout. ARTICLE 13 (HANDOUT) Further, to amend the Sign Bylaw, Section 1.9.9.c by adding the words "Real estate" before the words "real estate development" and the word "permanent" before the word "freestanding" so that Section 1.9.9.c will read: Real estate and real estate development signs may not be placed on or be a part of any permanent freestanding sign. ARTICLE 13 (AMENDMENT) Add the words by a 4/5 vote to section 1.12.5.a and strike the word "their" and insert in its place the word "its". a. The Planning Board by a 4/5 vote shall render a decision on any appeal or petition for a waiver within 90 days after the start of the public hearing and shall file its decision with the Town Clerk. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICIT 14 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a long term lease not to exceed fifty (50) years with a tenant selected as a result of a competitive procurement process in accordance with the requirements of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30B, S. 16 for the use of the Athenaeum Hall, 1580 Concord Street, Framingham, Massachusetts. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 15 Town Meeting 150 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and /or borrow a sum or sums of money to provide for the installation of a new slate roof at the Edgell Memorial Library. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Citizens' petition May 13, 2008 Voted: That the Town appropriate $650,000 to provide for the installation of new roofs at the Edgell Memorial Library, the Old Academy, and the Village Hall and the Treasurer be authorized, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue from time to time bonds or notes in the amount of $650,000 pursuant to the provisions of MGL, Chapter 44, Section 7 and 8 or any other enabling authority, to be spent under the direction of the Town Manager or his designee. 137 voting in favor, 6 opposed. ARTICIN 16 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent sewer and utility easements and temporary construction easements for the purpose of installing, constructing, maintaining, replacing, and repairing a sewer main and other utilities and appurtenances thereto, and repairing, reconstructing, and installing a portion of Herbert Street and the Herbert Street bridge, said easements as shown on a plan entitled "Herbert Street Bridge and Sewer Replacement, Easement Verification Exhibit ", dated January 1, 2008 prepared by SEA Consultants, Inc., and further to transfer one million, six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000) from funds paid to the Town from the Town of Ashland for its share of this project, for said purpose and for all related expenses; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen and other town officials to take all actions to carry out the purposes of this Article; pass any vote or to take any action relative thereto. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2008 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent sewer and utility easements and temporary construction easements for the purpose of installing, constructing, maintaining, replacing, and repairing a sewer main and other utilities and appurtenances thereto, and repairing, reconstructing, and installing a portion of Herbert Street and the Herbert Street bridge, said easements as shown on a plan entitled "Herbert Street Bridge and Sewer Replacement, Easement Verification Exhibit ", dated January 1, 2008 prepared by SEA Consultants, Inc., and further to transfer one million, six hundred thousand doll ars($1,6000,000) from funds paid to the Town from the Town of Ashland for its share of this project, for said purpose and for all related expenses; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen and other town officials to take all actions to carry out the purposes of this article. 144 voting in favor, 0 opposed. Town Meeting 151 Town of Framingham ARTTrT.r 17 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, a permanent water and utility easement and temporary construction easements for the purpose of installing, constructing, maintaining, replacing, and repairing a water main and other utilities and appurtenances thereto, on a portion of the land at the end of William J. Heights and running to the Framingham /Ashland town line, said easement shown as "48' Wide Right of Way" on a subdivision plan entitled "Definitive Plan Ballard Hill Estates, Subdivision of Land in Ashland, Massachusetts ", dated April 24, 1987 and most recently revised as of April 19, 1995 prepared by MacCarthy & Sullivan Engineering, Inc., as recorded with the Middlesex South District Registry of Deeds in Book 25711, Page 306 as Plan No. 882 -1995 and filed with the Middlesex South District Registry of Deeds of the Land Court on October 3, 1995 as Plan 11453 -3, being Lot 289 on Land Court Plan 11453 -Y and certain unregistered land, and further to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow a sum of money for said purpose and for all related expenses; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take all actions to carry out the purposes of this Article; pass any vote or to take any action relative thereto. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2008 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen by authorized to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, a permanent water and utility easement and temporary construction easements for the purpose of installing, constructing, maintaining, replacing, and repairing a water main and other utilities and appurtenances thereto, on a portion of the land at the end of William J. Heights and running to the Framingham /Ashland town line, said easement shown as "48' Wide Right of Way" on a subdivision plan entitled "Definitive Plan Ballard Hill Estates, Subdivision of Land in Ashland, Massachusetts ", dated April 24, 1987 and most recently revised as of April 19, 1995 prepared by MacCarthy & Sullivan Engineering, Inc., as recorded with the Middlesex South District Registry of Deeds of the Land Court on October 3, 1995 as Plan 1145303 being Lot 289 on Land Court Plan 11453 -Y and certain unregistered land, and further to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow a sum of money for said purpose and for all related expenses; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take all actions to carry out the purposes of this article. 144 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTICIN 1R To see if the Town will vote to amend its General Bylaws by adding a new Article V, Section 26, entitled "Illicit Discharges to Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System ", as set forth in the proposed Bylaw dated February 21, 2008 on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Department of Public Works and the materials for this Town Meeting. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Town Meeting 152 Town of Framingham Sponsor: Board of Selectmen 2008 Annual Report April 30, 2008 Voted: That the General Bylaws of the Town of Framingham be amended by adding a new Article V, Section 26, entitled "Illicit Discharges to Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System" as set forth in the proposed Bylaw dated February 21, 2008 on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Department of Public Works and the background materials for this warrant and attached. ARTICLE 18 (ATTACHMENT) Section 26. Illicit Discharges to Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Purpose The purpose of the bylaw is to eliminate non - stormwater discharges to the Town of Framingham's municipal separate storm sewer system. Non - stormwater discharges contain contaminants and supply additional flows to the Town's storm drain system. Both increased and contaminated stormwater runoff are major causes of- (1) impairment of water quality and flow in lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, wetlands and groundwater; (2) contamination of drinking water supplies; (3) alteration or destruction of aquatic and wildlife habitat; and (4) flooding. Regulation of illicit connections and discharges to the municipal separate storm sewer system is necessary for the protection of the Town of Framingham's natural resources, municipal facilities, and to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare and the environment. The objectives of the bylaw are: (1) To prevent pollutants from entering the Town's municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4); (2) To prohibit illicit connections and unauthorized discharges to the MS4; (3) To require the removal of all such illicit connections; (4) To comply with state and federal statutes and regulations relating to stormwater discharges; and (5) To establish the legal authority to ensure compliance with the provisions of the bylaw through inspection, monitoring, and enforcement. Definitions Unless a different definition is indicated in other sections of this bylaw, the following definitions and provisions shall apply throughout this article, also referred to in this article, as this bylaw. Applicable Authority: The employees and /or agents of the Department of Public Works, Department of Conservation, Department of Building Inspection, and Board of Health designated to enforce this bylaw. Town Meeting 153 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Best Management Practice (BMP): An activity, procedure, restraint, or structural improvement that helps to reduce the quantity or improve the quality of stormwater runoff. Clean Water Act: The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. sec. 1251 et seq.) as hereafter amended. Discharge of Pollutants: The addition from any source of any pollutant or combination of pollutants into the municipal storm drain system or into the Wetland Resource Areas from any source. Discharger: A person or persons who discharge any pollutant or combination of pollutants into the municipal storm drain system or into the Wetland Resource Areas from any source. Groundwater: Water beneath the surface of the ground. Illicit Connection: A surface or subsurface drain or conveyance, which allows an illicit discharge into the municipal storm drain system, including without limitation sewage, process wastewater, or wash water and any connections from indoor drains, sinks, or toilets, regardless of whether said connection was previously allowed or approved before the effective date of this bylaw. Illicit Discharge: Direct or indirect discharge to the municipal storm drain system that is not composed entirely of stormwater except as exempted herein. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE): One of six Minimum Control Measures regulated under the Town's NPDES Phase II MS4 Permit. The federal regulation governing implementation of the IDDE program under this permit is Section (b) (3) of CFR 122.34, "Storm Water Phase II Regulations." Impervious Surface: Any material or structure on or above the ground that prevents water infiltrating the underlying soil. Impervious surface includes without limitation roads, paved parking lots, sidewalks and roof tops. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) or Municipal Storm Drain System: 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 man -made or altered drainage channel, reservoir, and other drainage structure that together comprise the storm drainage system owned or operated by the Town of Framingham. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ( NPDES) Storm Water Discharge Permit: A permit issued by United States Environmental Protection Agency or jointly with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that authorizes and regulates the discharge of pollutants to waters of the United States. Non- Stormwater Discharge: Discharge to the municipal storm drain system not composed entirely of stormwater. Notice of Violation: A written notice given to a person by the Applicable Authority that states that said person has violated this bylaw on any specified occasion. Town Meeting 154 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Person: An individual, partnership, association, firm, company, trust, corporation, agency, authority, department or political subdivision of the Commonwealth or the federal government, to the extent permitted by law, and any officer, employee, or agent of such person. 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 nonpoint source, that is or may be introduced into any Wedand Resource Areas. Effluent waters from dewatering operations are adequately regulated under NPDES. Pollutants shall include without limitation: (1) paints, varnishes, and solvents; (2) oil 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, ordnances, accumulations and floatables; (5) pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers; (6) hazardous materials and wastes; (7) sewage, fecal coliform and pathogens; (8) dissolved and particulate metals; (9) animal wastes; (10) rock, sand, salt soils; (11) construction wastes and residues; and (12) noxious or offensive matter of any kind (13) vegetable oil and waste vegetable oil. Process Wastewater: Water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any material, intermediate product, finished product, or waste product. Recharge: The process by which groundwater is replenished by precipitation through the percolation of runoff and surface water through the soil. Stormwater: Runoff from precipitation or snow melt. Toxic or Hazardous Material or Waste: Any material, which because of its quantity, concentration, chemical, corrosive, flammable, reactive, toxic, infectious or radioactive characteristics, either separately or in combination with any substance or substances, constitutes a present or potential threat to human health, safety, welfare, or to the environment as defined under G.L. Ch. 21C and Ch. 21E, and the regulations at 310 CMR 30.000 and 310 CMR 40.0000. Toxic or hazardous materials include any synthetic organic chemical, petroleum product, heavy metal, radioactive or infectious waste, acid and alkali, and any substance defined as Toxic or Hazardous under these laws and regulations. Watercourse: A natural or man -made channel through which water flows or a stream of water, including a river, brook or underground stream. Wetland Resource Areas: All wetlands and watercourses protected under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Framingham Wetlands Protection Bylaw. Town Meeting 155 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Wastewater: Any sanitary waste, sludge, or septic tank or cesspool overflow, and water that during manufacturing, cleaning or processing, come into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, byproduct or waste product. Applicability This bylaw shall apply to flows entering the municipally owned storm drainage system, a watercourse, and any Wetland Resource Areas located within the boundaries of the Town of Framingham. Authority This bylaw is adopted under authority granted by the Home Rule Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, the Home Rule statutes, and the regulations of the federal Clean Water Act found at 40 CFR 122.34. Responsibility for Administration The Applicable Authority shall administer, implement and enforce this bylaw. Regulations The Applicable Authority may promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this bylaw. Failure by the Applicable Authority to promulgate such rules and regulations shall not have the effect of suspending or invalidating this bylaw. Prohibited Activities Illicit Discharges. No person shall dump, discharge, cause or allow to be discharged any pollutant or non - stormwater discharge into the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4), into a watercourse, or into the Wetland Resource Areas. Illicit Connections: No person shall construct, use, allow, maintain or continue any illicit connection to the municipal storm drain system, regardless or whether the connection was permissible under applicable law, regulation or custom at the time of connection. Obstruction of Municipal Storm Drain System (MS4). No person shall obstruct or interfere with the normal flow of stormwater into or out of the MS4 without prior consent from the Applicable Authority. No person shall dump or dispose of yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) into the open watercourses (swales, brooks and streams) that make up the MS4. Other Prohibited Activities. (1) No person shall discharge, or cause to be discharged, water or any other liquid, on to the streets, sidewalks, or ways of the Town in such a manner as to cause an obstruction of traffic or to endanger travel by freezing or otherwise. (2) Drains — No one shall tie any pump, cellar, yard, roof or area drain directly into the storm water drainage system without approval from the Applicable Authority. Town Meeting 156 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report (3) Catch Basins — No person shall directly or indirectly pump, discharge or cause or allow to be discharged into any catchbasin, any solid waste, construction debris, paint or paint product, antifreeze, hazardous waste, oil, gasoline, grease and all other automotive and petroleum products, solvents and degreasers, drain cleaners, commercial and household cleaners, soap, detergent, ammonia, food and food waste, grease or yard waste, animal feces, dirt, sand gravel or other pollutant. Any person determined by the Applicable Authority to be responsible for the discharge of any of the above substances to a catchbasin and any other portions of the storm water system impacted according to Town standards and requirements or paying the cost for such cleaning. In addition, the person shall be responsible for paying any penalties assessed by the Town. (4) Septage — No person shall discharge or cause or allow to be discharged any septage, or septage tank or cesspool overflow into the Town's storm water drainage system. (5) Storage & Disposal of Hazardous Material — No one shall dispose of anything other than clear water into the Town's storm drainage system. The disposal of waste, gasoline or any other hazardous material into the storm drainage system is strictly prohibited and is in violation of state and federal pollution laws. (6) Private Drainage Systems — It is prohibited for anyone with a private drainage system from tying into the public storm water disposal system without written approval from the Applicable Authority. The maintenance of any and all private drainage systems shall be the responsibility or the owners. Exemptions Discharges or flows resulting from fire fighting activities or other authorized hydrant use are exempt. The following non- stormwater discharges or flows are exempt from the prohibitions of this bylaw provided that the source is not a significant contributor of a pollutant to the municipal storm drain system: (1) Waterline flushing; (2) Water from exterior foundation drains, footing drains (not including active groundwater dewatering systems), crawl space pumps, or air conditioning condensation; (3) Discharge from landscape irrigation or lawn watering; (4) Water from individual residential car washing; (5) Discharge from dechlorinated swimming pool water (less than one ppm chlorine) provided the water is allowed to stand for one week following last chlorination prior to draining and the pool is drained in such a way as not to cause a nuisance; (6) Discharge from street sweeping; (7) Flow from potable water sources; (8) Springs; (9) Natural flow from riparian habitats and wetlands; (10) Diverted stream flow; (11) Rising groundwater; (12) Uncontaminated groundwater infiltration as defined in 40 CFR 35.2005(20), or uncontaminated pumped groundwater (e.g. sump pump), provided that the operator seeks written approval fro the Applicable Authority prior to discharge, and thereafter discharges in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations to be issued by the Applicable Authority; Town Meeting 157 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report (13) Dye testing, provided verbal notification is given to the Applicable Authority prior to the time of the test; (14) Non- stormwater discharge permitted under an NPDES permit, waiver, or waste discharge order administered under the authority of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, provided that the discharge is in full compliance with the requirements of the written approval, waiver, or order and applicable laws and regulations; and (15) Discharge for which advanced written approval is received from the Applicable Authority as necessary to protect the public interest. Emergency Suspension of Storm Drainage System Access The Applicable Authority may suspend municipal storm drain system access to any person or property without prior written notice when such suspension is necessary to stop an actual or threatened discharge of pollutants that presents imminent risk or harm to the public health, safety, welfare or the environment. In the event any person fails to comply with an emergency suspension order, the Applicable Authority ma take all reasonable steps to prevent or minimize harm to the public health, safety, welfare or the environment. A person commits an offense if the person reinstates water service, sanitary sewer service, and or MS4 access to premises terminated pursuant to this bylaw, without the prior written approval of the Applicable Authority. Industrial or Construction Activity Discharges NPDES Stormwater Permit Any person subject to an industrial or construction activity NPDES storm water discharge permit shall comply with all provisions of such permit. Proof of compliance with said permit may be required in a form acceptable to the Applicable Authority prior to the allowing of discharges to the MS4. Monitoring of Discharges Upon notice of an alleged illicit discharge or connection, the Applicable Authority have the right to investigate any facility that has storm water discharges associated with industrial activity, including construction activity. The exercise of this right does not constitute a replacement or substitution for enforcement by federal or state agencies for facilities that are adequately regulated either under a NPDES permit or, if a violation is determined to have occurred, under 310 CMR 40.00, the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. Watercourse Protection Every person owning property through which a watercourse passes, or such person's lessee, shall keep and maintain that part of the watercourse within the property free of trash, debris, and other obstacles that would pollute, contaminate, or significantly retard the flow of water through the watercourse. In addition, the owner or lessee shall maintain existing privately owned structures within or adjacent to a watercourse so that such structures will not become a hazard to the use, function, or physical integrity of the watercourse. Failure by the property owner to maintain the watercourse does not constitute an obligation on the part of the Town to assume this responsibility. Town Meeting 158 Town of Framingham Notification of Spills 2008 Annual Report Notwithstanding other requirements of local, state or federal law, as soon as a person responsible for a facility or operation, or responsible for emergency response for a facility or operation has information of or suspects a release of materials at that facility or operation resulting in or which may result in discharge of pollutants to the municipal drainage system or Wetland Resource Areas, the person shall take all necessary steps to ensure containment, and cleanup of the release. In the event of a release of oil or hazardous materials, the person shall immediately notify the municipal fire and police departments. In the event of a release of non - hazardous materials, the reporting person shall notify the Applicable Authority not later than the next business day. The reporting person shall provide to the Applicable Authority written confirmation of all telephone, facsimile or in- person notifications within three business days thereafter. If the discharge of prohibited materials is from a commercial or industrial facility, the facility owner or operator of the facility shall retain on -site a written record of the discharge and the actions taken to prevent its recurrence. Such records shall be retained for at least three years. Enforcement The Applicable Authority or an authorized agent of the Applicable Authority shall enforce this bylaw, regulations, orders, violation notices, and enforcement orders, and may pursue all civil and criminal remedies for such violations. Entry to Perform Duties To the extent permitted by state law, or if authorized by the owner or other party in control of the property, the Applicable Authority may enter upon privately owned property for the purpose of performing their duties under these regulations and may make or cause to be made such examinations, surveys or sampling as the Applicable Authority deems reasonably necessary. Civil Relief If a person violates the provisions of this bylaw, regulations, written approval, notice or order issued thereunder, the Applicable 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. Orders The Applicable Authority may issue a written order to enforce the provisions of this bylaw or the regulations thereunder, which may include: (a) elimination of illicit connections or discharges to the MS4; (b) performance of monitoring, analyses, and reporting; (c) that unlawful discharges, practices, or operations shall cease and desist; (d) remediation of contamination in connection therewith; and (e) implementation of source control or treatment BMPs. If the enforcing person determines that abatement or remediation of contamination is required, the order shall set forth a deadline by which such abatement or remediation must be completed. Said order shall further advise that, should the violator or property owner fail to abate or perform Town Meeting 159 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report remediation within the specified deadline, the Town may, at its option, undertake such work, and expenses thereof shall be charged to the violator. Within thirty (30) days after completing all measures necessary to abet the violation or to perform remediation, the violator and the property owner will be notified of the costs incurred by the Town, including administrative costs. The violator or property owner may file a written protest objecting to the amount or basis of costs with the Applicable Authority within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notification of the costs incurred. If the amount due is not received by the expiration of the time in which to file a protest or within thirty (30) days following a decision of the Applicable Authority affirming or reducing the costs, or from a final decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, the costs shall become a special assessment against the property owner and shall constitute a lien on the owner's property for the amount of said costs. Interest shall being to accrue on any unpaid costs at the statutory rate provided in G.L. Ch. 59, Sec. 57 after the thirty -first day at which the costs first become due. 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 G.L. Ch. 40, sec. 21D in which case the Applicable Authority shall be the enforcing person. For non - criminal disposition, the penalty for the first violation shall be $100.00, the penalty for the second violation shall be $200.00, and the penalty for the third and subsequent violations shall be $300.00. Each day or part thereof that such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense. Criminal Penalty Any person who violates any provision of this bylaw, regulation, order or written approval issued thereunder, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $300.00 per violation. Each day or part thereof that such violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense. Appeals The decisions or orders of the Applicable Authority shall be final. Further relief shall be to a court of competent jurisdiction. Remedies Not Exclusive The remedies listed in this bylaw are not exclusive of any other remedies available under any applicable federal, state or local law. Severability The provisions of this bylaw are hereby declared to be severable. If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause, of this bylaw or the application thereof to any person, establishment, or circumstances shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or application of this bylaw. Town Meeting 160 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Residential property owners shall have 90 days from the effective date of the bylaw to comply with its provisions provided good cause is shown for the failure to comply with the bylaw during that period. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 19 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into agreements for terms exceeding three years for the design and construction oversight of a treatment plant for the Birch Street well, and for the maintenance of the treatment process after the treatment plant is completed, pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 1, 2008 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into agreements for terms exceeding three years for the design and construction oversight of a treatment plant for the Birch Street well, and for the maintenance of the treatment process after the treatment plant is completed. ARTICLE 20 To see if the Town will vote to amend its General Bylaws by adding a new Section as Article VI, Section 7 as follows: "7.6 No person shall throw, place or cause to be placed within the lay out of any public way in the town, any tree, bush or other planting, or any obstruction, nor any stone, rock, brick, or other object to act as curbing, nor fence, basketball hoop, post, light, irrigation system, nor other object, except in such place and in such manner as shall be directed by the [Board of Selectmen or Director of the Department of Public Works] and except that mail boxes that are placed outside of the paved portion of the street will not be a violation of this provision, and this provision shall not apply to printed matter vending machines. The Board of Selectmen may grant permits in its sole discretion for the temporary placement of objects within the layout of the public way, such as for sidewalk sales, upon such terms and conditions as the Board determines will protect the public interest. The Town shall not be responsible for any damage to such objects placed within the lay out of any public way caused by Town employees or contractors using the lay out of the public way for any lawful purpose such as street sweeping, snow plowing, maintenance, repair, or construction, replacement or repair of public utilities. Any person who violates this Section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $300.00 per violation. Each calendar day that an object remains within the lay out of a public way in violation of this Section shall be considered a separate violation. Each individual object that is within the lay out of a public way in violation of this Section shall be considered a separate violation. As an alternative means of enforcement, any person violating this Town Meeting 161 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Section may be subject to a noncriminal disposition as provided for in M.G.L. c. 40 §21D. The noncriminal disposition penalties shall be: First offense $50.00 Second offense $100.00 Third and subsequent offenses $300.00 The Director of the Department of Public Works or his designee, the Building Commissioner or his designee, and any police officer of the Town, shall have the authority to enforce this Section and issue the noncriminal dispositions. In addition, the Director of the Department of Public Works or his designee may place a notice on any object placed within the public way that the object or objects is within the public way and must be removed within a specific period of time. If the object or objects are not removed within the time period noticed, the Town may remove any such objects that are located on land owned by the Town, and /or pursue any other legal remedy to provide for removal of the object." Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 1, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor. ARTICLE 21 To hear a report of the Board of Selectmen relative to the laying out, the widening of, or the alteration to, the following named streets under provisions of Chapter 82 of the General Laws; and to see if the Town will vote to accept any or all of said streets or the widening or alteration of said streets as public ways, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen and as shown on a plan or plans on file in the Office of the Town Clerk: Street Ditullio Drive Hancock Lane Brook Meadow Circle Reni Lane Duggan Drive Franklin Street Widening at 33 Main Street From To Major Hale Drive End Ditullio Drive End Millwood Circle End Temple Place End 25/26 Duggan Dr. End Not Applicable* And further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, eminent domain or otherwise, and to accept the deed or deeds to the Town of a fee simple interest or easements in any land necessary for said laying out, and any associated drainage, utility or other easements for said streets, and to appropriate a sum of money for this purpose and any related expenses, and to Town Meeting 162 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report authorize the Board of Selectmen and town officers to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this article, or to act in any manner relating thereto, pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 1, 2008 Voted: That the Town hear a report of the Board of Selectmen relative to the laying out, the widening of, or the alteration to, the following named streets under provisions of Chapter 82 of the General Laws; and that the Town vote to accept any or all of said streets or the widening or alteration of said streets as public ways, as laid out by the Board of Selectmen and as shown on a plan or plans on file in the Office of the Town Clerk: Street From To Brook Meadow Circle Millwood Circle End Reni Lane Temple Place End Duggan Drive 25/26 Duggan Dr. End Franklin Street Not Applicable* *Widening at 33 Main Street And, further that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by gift, purchase, eminent domain or otherwise, and to accept the deed or deeds to the Town of a fee simple interest or easements in any land necessary for said laying out, and any associated drainage, utility or other easements for said streets, and to appropriate a sum of money for this purpose and any related expenses, and that the Board of Selectmen and Town Officers be authorized to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this article, or to act in any manner relating thereto. ARTICLE 22 To see if the Town will hear the Annual Report of the Board of Selectmen for the year preceding this Annual Meeting. Printed copies of this report shall be made available to the inhabitants of the town pursuant to MGL C. 40 §49. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 1, 2008 Voted: That the Town hear the Annual Report of the Board of Selectmen for the year preceding this Annual Meeting. Printed copies of this report have been made available to the inhabitants of the town pursuant to MGL, Ch. 40, sec. 49. ARTICLE 23 To see if the Town will vote to adopt for FY09, the FY08 pay plans as listed: Town Meeting 163 Town of Framingham Schedule M — Municipal Employees Schedule T — Temporary Employees Schedule DH — Division Heads Schedule PSM — Public Safety Management Schedule LO — Library Pages Schedule DPS — Dispatchers Schedule FF — Firefighters Schedule FDC — Deputy Fire Chiefs Schedule L — Library Schedule PS — Police Superiors Schedule PD — Police Officers Schedule PW — Public Works Supervisors Schedule V — Crossing Guards Schedule W —General Local 1156 Schedule WH — Police and Fire Mechanics Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources 2008 Annual Report May 8, 2008 Voted: That the following FY08 pay plans as listed and presented in the background materials be adopted for FY09: Schedule M — Municipal Employees Schedule T — Temporary Employees Schedule DH — Division Heads Schedule PSM — Public Safety Management Schedule LO — Library Pages Schedule DPS — Dispatchers Schedule FF — Firefighters Schedule FDC — Deputy Fire Chiefs Schedule L — Library Schedule PS — Police Superiors Schedule PD — Police Officers Schedule PW — Public Works Supervisors Schedule V — Crossing Guards Schedule W —General Local 1156 Schedule WH — Police and Fire Mechanics ARTICLE 24 To see if the Town will vote to approve all Collective Bargaining Agreements that have been settled. Pass or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources Town Meeting 164 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report May 8, 2008 Voted: That all Collective Bargaining Agreements that have been settled and as presented in the background materials be approved. ARTIC LF. 25 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept and expend funds in accordance with the provisions of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 1, 2008 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to accept and expend funds in accordance with the provisions of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and in accordance with the "Proposed Statement of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds" approved by the Board of Selectmen on February 26, 2008. The Proposed Use of Federal FY2008 Funds is attached. ARTICLE 25 (ATTACHMENT) B. PROJECTED USE OF FEDERAL FY 2008 (THIRTY FOURTH YEAR) FUNDS The Town expects to have available an estimated $604,444 in CDBG funds in FY'09 (FFY'08). 1.0 ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING $115,597 Funding for staff, supplies, technical assistance and operating expenses necessary to administer and plan the Community Development Block Grant Program and other related grants. 2.0 HOUSING REHABILITATION 2.1 HOUSING REHABILITATION/ HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM $155,320 SPONSOR: Framingham Department of Planning and Economic Development Sources of funds: Entitlement Grant: $105,320 Program Income: $ 50,000 HRHAP plans to assist lower- income owners of approximately 10 -12 single family homes and 8- 10 rental units (the majority of which are occupied by lower income tenants), to finance repairs to their properties. Small direct cash grants and loans will be provided ranging from up to $6,000 per renter occupied unit, on a loaned basis only, to up to $16,000, grant and low interest loan basis, for an owner occupied unit. Additional grant funds will be made available to lower income homeowners and properties (where the majority of tenants are low income) in lower income neighborhoods to carry out exterior rehabilitation in tandem with code related rehab. Grant amounts, loan amounts, and repayment terms will vary according to number of dwelling units in the structure and the income of its residents. In addition to grants and loans, technical assistance on financial and rehabilitation matters is provided. Funding of this component provides capacity for the Town to receive MassHousing Home Improvement Loan Program funds and other programs. As a separate component funds are also sought to provide home ownership assistance through counseling and partial down payment and closing cost assistance and /or Town Meeting 165 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report subsidies and guarantees. A special emphasis will remain on increasing ownership, investment, and stability in the Town's oldest and densest neighborhoods. 2.2 CODE ENFORCEMENT $55,000 SPONSOR: Town of Framingham Inspectional Services The Town of Framingham has identified a need for stronger code enforcement to address substandard housing and overcrowded housing conditions. The Town requests CDBG funds to pay for code enforcement in designated neighborhoods with many substandard or deteriorated buildings or areas with concentrated low- or moderate - income populations. CDBG funds will be used to pay for Town inspectors doing housing code inspections in low- to moderate - income neighborhoods. 3.0 PUBLIC FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS 3.1 DANFORTH GYMNASIUM $16,166 SPONSOR: Framingham Parks and Recreation Department Funding is requested to replace the 36 existing metal halide light fixtures with 20 T -5 Fluorescent fixtures in the Danforth Gymnasium. The present lighting system is gradually failing, and the new lights will provide more night time use of the gymnasium with lower energy costs. 4.0 PUBLIC FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS /REMOVAL OF ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS 4.1 REMOVAL AND ACCESSIBILITY PROJECT $30,000 SPONSOR: Framingham Civic League Funds will be used to replace the existing dilapidated wooden ramp at the Framingham Civic League with a new composite material ramp, to make the facility fully accessible to persons with physical disabilities, and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The existing ramp is in continual need of maintenance and repair. 4.2 ADA UPGRADES $75,000 SPONSOR: Town of Framingham School Department Funds will be used exclusively to address findings of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) self - evaluation and transition plan with respect to barriers, which must be removed to make facilities ADA accessible. The proposed schools for this funding round will be Fuller Middle School, Hemenway Elementary School, and Potter Road Elementary School. Town Meeting 166 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 4.3 ADA COMPLIANCE $70,000 SPONSOR: Town of Framingham Building Services Funds will be used to upgrade Town buildings to bring them into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Funding will be used to address items in the ADA transition plan report undertaken by the Town. The grant requested may be used to provide better access to the Blumer Room and adjoining conference rooms through the installation of automatic door openers, handrails, and slip resistant flooring. Work is planned for the Treasurer /Collectors' transaction counter and window area, entailing construction of a new counter and speaker devices and for other locations requiring accessibility adaptations. 5.0 PUBLIC SERVICES 5.1 LITERACY UNLIMITED $15,000 SPONSOR: Framingham Public Library Partial funding to continue the work of an adult literacy training program which features training of volunteer tutors to teach basic reading, writing, and computational skills, to illiterate and learning disabled adults on a one -to -one basis. The range of activities include classroom training of tutors, one -to -one tutoring, tutoring in conversational English to limited English speakers, counseling, job development, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation and materials, and student and maintenance of tutor support networks. Training sessions will be developed specifically to teach small groups of English for Speakers of Other Languages. On -site tutoring will also be increased. CDBG funds support the administrative staff to recruit and train hundreds of volunteer tutors. The program will enhance basic literacy instruction by hiring a reading consultant to evaluate students initially and on an on -going basis, develop a learning plan for each low level literacy student, and provide guidance to tutors as they work with these students. 5.2 FRAMINGHAM ADULT ESL PLUS PROJECT $24,000 SPONSOR: Framingham Adult ESL Program Partial funding to provide free English -as -a- Second Language classes, training, and development to adult (ages 18 - 90) limited - English speakers to facilitate their integration into the community prepare for their GED, Citizenship Preparation classes and the job market, customs, culture and the law. Funds will meet the cost of instructors, and counseling support for three full capacity classes of instruction for two semesters. 5.3 COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS SUMMER WORK PROGRAM $25,916 SPONSOR: Community Connections Action Team /Framingham Coalition Funding is being requested to provide a youth summer work program to employ a total of 50 teens (ages 14 to 16) that live in low socioeconomic Framingham neighborhoods. The program will operate during the summer months for two and a half weeks in which teens will learn responsibility and investment in their community by implement appropriate landscaping, general clean up, painting, maintenance skills, and work together as a team by completing projects assigned to them. Because this will be a first job for most, teens will also learn the interview process and how to complete a job application. These sessions are supervised (on -site) by two adults who have numerous years of experience working with youth in both school and community settings. 5.4 RESILIENCY FOR LIFE $7,000 SPONSOR: Resiliency for Life Funding is requested to provide an intervention program serving under - achieving at -risk students at Framingham High School. The mission is to take students most at risk of academic failure, truancy, and delinquency and help them develop the skills and confidence they need to turn around their education and lives. Specific responsibilities' for the position currently include academic monitoring of classroom expectations and homework, assembling progress reports, dealing with disciplinary situations and individual tutoring. RFL students with missing or incomplete work are required to stay Town Meeting 167 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report after school or to come for Saturday School, (8a.m.- 11a.m.), if necessary. During these hours, students also receive tutoring and counseling services. The funds will directly pay the salary of the administrative assistant over the summer months. RFL will need to employ a Grade Academic Monitor with CDBG funds for the summer months and to expand that person's role within the 10th _ 12 grade program. 5.5 HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM SPONSOR: Metrowest Outreach Connection $15,000 Funds will provide assistance to those low- income families, including the elderly, who are in financial arrears, in danger of eviction, in need of funds for security and last months deposits, or other payments to obtain or sustain permanent housing. Metrowest Outreach Connection and Catholic Charities, South Middlesex Legal Services, and other agencies will work together to select recipients that best meet the criteria for these housing stabilization grants. GRAND TOTAL ARTICLE 26 $604,444 To see if the Town of Framingham will vote to approve the Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan submitted to it by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of the Town. (The Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan is included in the background materials. In addition, copies may be examined at the Office of the Board of Selectmen, Town Clerk, Planning and Economic Development Department and the Main Branch of the Library.) Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Economic Development and Industrial Corporation May 1, 2008 Voted: That the Town of Framingham approve the Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan submitted by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of the Town as presented in the background materials for Article 26 of the Annual Town Meeting and attached. ARTICLE 26 (ATTACHMENT) Fiscal Year 2009 Work Plan Goal 1. Work to develop (or redevelop) vacant or underutilized properties Objective 1 -A. Identify vacant and underutilized industrial that present opportunities for possible future redevelopment Actions Timeline Identify properties with Ongoing highest potential for reuse and redevelopment and assess need for redevelopment of vacant and underutilized parcels, brownfield sites, and tax title properties. Pursue grants and other funding sources as appropriate. Work toward redevelopment Ongoing or intensified re -use of selected neighborhood shopping centers. and commercially zoned properties Responsible Party C &ED Staff EDIC with C &ED Staff Town Meeting 168 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Goal 2. Use technical and financial resources that can be made available to retain and expand current Framingham businesses. Objective 2 -A. Continue to support CDBG managed small business assistance programs Actions Timeline Responsible Party Fagade Improvement Program Ongoing C &ED Staff (CDBG) Sign Improvement Program Ongoing C &ED Staff (CDBG) Micro - enterprise Loan Program Ongoing C &ED Staff (CDBG) Objective 2 -B. Reinvigorate the Downtown merchant outreach program Actions Timeline Responsible Party Market business assistance Ongoing C &ED Staff programs through mailings and door to door distribution of Merchant Outreach Packets Work with FDR and local Quarterly C &ED Staff banks to conduct workshops for small businesses Objective 2 -C. Implement the MassDevelopment Business Visitation Program Actions Timeline Responsible Party Research Framingham Ongoing C &ED Staff, MassDevelopment businesses that could benefit Senior Vice President, and from MassDevelopment EDIC programs. Contact business owners or upper management to inform them of MassDevelopment programs and to arrange meetings Objective 2 -D. Educate and inform the public about the EDIC and related economic development issues. Actions Timeline Responsible Party Update EDIC, web page and Ongoing C &ED Staff and EDIC work with Town Webmaster to ensure access to information for the business community Objective 2 -E. Develop informational documents and other activities that will attract new business and guide new businesses through the development and permitting process. Actions Timeline Responsible Party Continue to develop Ongoing C &ED Staff development incentives Brochure /Marketing Package Continue joint meetings with Ongoing C &ED Staff and EDIC the Planning Board Goal 3. Expand focus in other areas of Town, to begin to develop individualized redevelopment plans to generate jobs and income, and expand the tax base for certain key industrial and commercial areas in Town Objective 3 -A. Develop individualized redevelopment plans for the following target areas: Actions Timeline Responsible Party Industrial and Commercially In concert the EPA brownfields EDIC appointed member with Zoned property in Southeast grant C &ED Staff assistance as Framingham needed Technology Park 1S Quarter FY09 EDIC appointed members with Town Meeting 169 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report C &ED Staff assistance as needed Goal 4. Implement projects and programs that will bring to life the Downtown Framingham Vision and expand the tax base. Responsible Party Objective 4 -A. Leverage development of the Cultural Triangle to generate economic benefits. Actions Timeline Responsible Party Support the START Ongoing C &ED Staff, EDIC members as Partnership and FDR on needed activities relating to business up of commercial space promotion and development Identify grants and other funding Ongoing C &ED Staff, EDIC members as sources for physical needed improvements in the Cultural needed Triangle, including Nevins Hall, Danforth Museum, and Identify and seek funding for streetscape improvements, and C &ED Staff for programming that will promote cultural economic Development (TOD) projects. development in the Cultural Triangle. Assist with grant 1S and 2 nd Quarter preparation. principal healthcare employer Objective 4 -B. Continue to encourage mixed -use and institutional development in Downtown Framingham Actions Timeline Responsible Party Continue to assist with the Ongoing C &ED Staff, EDIC members as Arcade development project, needed including permitting and rent up of commercial space Market Downtown Ongoing C &ED Staff, EDIC members as Framingham to potential needed developers Identify and seek funding for Fall 2008 C &ED Staff additional Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects. Work with the hospital, our 1S and 2 nd Quarter EDIC with C &ED Staff principal healthcare employer in downtown Framingham, to develop a long range plan and establish appropriate medical zoning overlays Work with educational 3r Quarter EDIC with C &ED Staff institutions such as Mass Bay Community College and Framingham State College to develop a long range plan for expansion in downtown Framingham Objective 4 -C. Support the efforts of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance (FDR) as it transitions to a non - profit entity Actions Maintain an EDIC presence on FDR and support their efforts to become a 501(c)(3) non- Timeline Responsible Party Monthly EDIC member to serve on FDR. C &ED Staff to continue to participate with FDR. Town Meeting 170 Town of Framingham profit corporation 2008 Annual Report Objective 4 -D. Assure that the railroad crossing at Routes 126 and 135 and related traffic problems are properly addressed, and a plan to solve problems is implemented Actions Timeline Responsible Party Serve on the Downtown Ongoing EDIC appointed member Railroad Crossing Committee, and its Steering Committee Goal 5. Be a catalyst for driving discussion about economic development issues and the role they play in generating tax revenue and income for the Town Objective 5 -A. Obtain input from organizations and general public regarding economic development issues Actions Timeline Responsible Party Obtain input from business As Needed EDIC owners and residents on issues and projects impacted by potential EDIC projects Objective 5 -13. Provide resources to educate Elected boards about economic development issues. Actions Timeline Use the results from the First Half of FY09 Northeastern University Center for Urban and Regional Policy's "Moving to Massachusetts Self - Assessment Tool" results and develop policies or procedures that will better position the Town for commercial and industrial recruitment. Officials, Town Meeting members and Objective 5 -C. Provide input into Master Planning Process Actions Timeline Take lead on economic In concert with Master Plan development issues during timeframe Master Plan process, including Transit Oriented Development, rezoning of mill village centers and other important underutilized commercial centers, and rezoning of manufacturing zones in southeast Framingham to better reflect current uses. ARTICLE 27 Responsible Party EDIC members, C &ED Staff Responsible Party EDIC members To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § IVI5 by deleting the number "15" in the first paragraph and replacing it with the number, "16 ". Town Meeting 171 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Amend § IV.I.5.a. by renumbering existing subparagraph 15 to 16 and inserting a new subparagraph 15, as presented in the background materials. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 6, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Sec. IV.I.5 by deleting the number "15" in the first paragraph and replacing it with the number, "16 ". Amend Sec. IV.I.5.a. by renumbering existing subparagraph 15 related to sign detail submission requirement for site plan review applications as presented in the background materials. Passed Unanimously. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 28 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § III.A.3. by adding a new subsection c. "Historic Reuse as presented in the background materials. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 6, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Sec. 111A.3. by adding a new subsection c. "Historic Reuse' as presented in the handout to Town Meeting 82 voting in favor, 28 opposed, 4 abstentions. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 29 To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Town Meeting 172 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Amend Article V "Health and Safety' by adding a new § 26: "Hours of Operation for Outdoor Construction', as described in the background materials. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor. ARTICLE 30 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § IV.I.6.b.(2) "Environmental Impact Standards" by deleting the existing words, "the latest accepted state and federal Best Management Practices for water quality mitigation and management" and replacing with, "Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protections (DEP's) Stormwater Management Standards, 310 CMR 10.00 ". Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Section IV.I.6.b.(2) "Environmental Impact Standards" by deleting the existing words, "the latest accepted state and federal Best Management Practices for water quality mitigation and management" and replacing with, "Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP's) Stormwater Management Standards, 310 CMR 10.00 ". 131 voting in favor, 0 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTIC.I.F, 31 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § III.L.S.a "Table of Floor Area Ratios" by adding the words, "office and laboratory" to the Principal Use row, assembling, manufacturing, printing" Maximum FAR to 1.0. "Research and development, processing, and increasing the Base FAR to .8 and the Town Meeting 173 Town of Framingham Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board 2008 Annual Report May 7, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Section III.L.5.a. "Table of Floor Area Ratios" by adding the words, "office and laboratory" to the Principal use row, "Research and development, processing, assembling, manufacturing, printing" and increasing the Base FAR to .8 and the Maximum FAR 1.0. 129 voting in favor, 2 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 32 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § IV.G.2. "Table of Dimensional Regulations' for the Technology Park District by substituting, in the height column, 6/100 for 6/80. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Section IV.G.2. "Table of Dimensional Regulations" for the Technology Park District by substituting, in the height column, 6/100 for 6/80 130 voting in favor, 1 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 33 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § III.L.7.b.1. "Landscaped Open Space Requirements in the District" by reducing the depth of the required landscaped buffer from 30 feet to 15 feet. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board Town Meeting 174 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report May 7, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Section III.L.7.b.1. "Landscaped Open Space Requirements in the District" by adding new text as follows: The Board may reduce the buffer to 15' along the public way provided that the applicant replicates the open space elsewhere on the site in the form of courtyard areas or other types of usable open space, as approved by the Board. 127 voting in favor, 4 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTIC'IT 34 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § III.L.5.b. (c) "Special Permit for an Increase in FAR ", as presented in the background materials. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend Section III.L.5.b.(c) "Special Permit for an Increase in FAR ", to read as follows: C) The applicant agrees to develop a transportation demand management plan and actively participate in a transportation demand management program to reduce the number of peak hour vehicle trips. TDM programs shall include, but are not limited to, membership or contribution to a transportation management organization, carpooling program, public transportation voucher program, public transit system, bicycle trail or lane, pedestrian way or shuttle service. 122 voting in favor, 9 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 35 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Town Meeting 175 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Amend § III.L.6.b. "Off- Street Parking Requirements" by deleting the existing text and replacing with the following: "The number of off - street parking spaces to be provided within the Technology Park District shall be in accordance with § IV.b.1, "Table of Off - Street Parking Regulations for all developments ". Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2008 Voted: That Section III.L.6.b. "Off- Street Parking Requirements" to read as follows: b. Off - Street Parking Requirements: The base Parking Requirement for Research and Development, Processing, Assembly and Manufacturing, Printing, and Laboratory and for Associated Offices that the Planning Board finds are related and ancillary to these uses shall be 1 space per 800 square feet of gross floor area or 1 space per employee, whichever is greater. Additional parking requirements for the square footage above the Base FAR and up to the Maximum FAR shall be additive to the Base Parking Requirement and shall be calculated at 50 percent of the Base Parking Requirement. 122 voting in favor, 9 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTTC IT 36 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham as follows: Amend § V.E.2.c. by deleting the existing words, "The concurring vote of all members of a three - member board and four members of a five - member board shall be necessary to render a favorable decision on any application' and replacing it with new wording, as presented in the background material. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2008 Voted: That the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended as follows: Amend section V.E.2.c. by deleting the existing words, "The concurring vote of all members of a three - member board and four members of a five- member board shall be necessary to render a favorable decision on any application" and replacing it with new wording to read as follows: Town Meeting 176 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report A special permit issued by an SPGA shall require a two - thirds vote of boards with more than five members, a vote of at least four members of a five - member board and a unanimous vote of a three - member board. 66 voting in favor, 30 opposed, 5 abstentions. Approved by the Attorney General on September 19, 2008. ARTICLE 37 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of prior years of the Town. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 8, 2008 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the purpose of paying the following unpaid bills of prior years of the Town: ➢ LIUNA Pension $84,318.06 The Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) audited pension payments from January 2004 to February 2007. ➢ J.E. Guertin $21,791.03 Payment to be made for repairs to fire alarm cabling that was damaged by Liddell Bros. during work completed by them. ➢ Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Agency (MIIA) $50,000.00 Insurance deductible for Wayside Civil Rights litigation. ➢ Kelley and Ryan Associates $ 629.85 Invoice for first half of FY08 lockbox services included the month of June 2007. ARTIC'IT 3R To see if the Town will vote to determine what sum or sums of money the Town will appropriate and raise, or transfer from available funds, for the operations of the Town of Framingham, including debt and interest for FY'08 (July 1, 2007 — June 30, 2008) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2008 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer Town Meeting 177 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report May 8, 2008 Voted: That Article 50 of the April 2007 Annual Town Meeting and Article 8(A) February 2007 be amended by: Increasing the following items: General Government Selectmen $8,000 General Government Purchasing $2,000 General Government Building Services $46,450 Finance CFO $12,000 Technology Services $4,641 Police $30,632 STM 2/07 A8 (A) Paulini Loam Case $75,000 And, decreasing the following items: General Government Legal $75,000 Human Resources $26,641 Planning & Economic Development $77,082 ARTICLE 39 To see if the Town will vote to determine what sum or sums of money the Town will appropriate and raise, or transfer from available funds, for the operations of the Water Department, including debt and interest for FY'08 (July 1, 2007 — June 30, 2008) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2008 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 8, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 40 To see if the Town will vote to determine what sum or sums of money the Town will appropriate and raise, or transfer from available funds, for the operations of the Sewer Department, including debt and interest for FY'08 (July 1, 2007 — June 30, 2008) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2008 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 8, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 41 Town Meeting 178 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to rescind various authorized, but unissued borrowing votes of the Town. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 8, 2008 Voted: That the following authorized, but unissued balances of Town borrowing votes be rescinded: Town Meeting /Project # /Project Name Balance to Rescind ATM 04 A27 Boiler Replacement — Walsh $23,000 School STM 10.03 A10 Tercentennial Park Phase 2 $250,000 ATM 07 A4900 Fuller Auditorium Ceiling $297,155 ATM 07 A49PP McCarthy School $41,000 ATM 06 A30T Final Stage Boiler $48,000 Replacements, 5 schools ARTICLE 42 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum or sums of money for off -site mitigation improvements or as otherwise agreed upon by the Town of Framingham Planning Board and Project Applicant (s) pursuant to recorded Planning Board decision(s) for dated to be managed by the Town Manager or designee in consultation with the Planning Board and consistent with said decision(s). Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 8, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 43 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Parks and Recreation Commission, staff, and its agents to give a status report on the Bowditch Field Master Plan. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen/Parks and Recreation Commission May 14, 2008 Voted: That a report from the Park and Recreation Department and its agents on the Bowditch Field Master Plan be heard. ARTICLE 44 Town Meeting 179 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for various capital projects including purchase of equipment, purchase of land, repair, rehabilitation, design or construction of buildings and infrastructure. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 15, 2008 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow the sum of $13,098,744 for the projects in the attachment dated April 2, 2008, to be spent under the direction of the Town Manager or his designee, with the exception of items proposed by the School Department, which will be spent under the direction of the School Superintendent or his designee, and further, that the Town Manager or School Superintendent shall be allowed to exceed the appropriation for individual capital projects to be spent under his direction as long as the total amount to be spent does not exceed the total amount appropriated and that such adjustments are in compliance with M.G.L., Chapter 44 for the purpose of the design and construction, including any related engineering, personnel and legal services, and provided further, that the School Security Camera project be authorized contingent upon the receipt of federal public safety grant funds. Budget Project Title Department 2009 Cost Cost Total Vote Year General Fund Recommended Projects A44A Combined Town Town $358,700 $358,700 143 -2 Buildings Mgr /School A44B Replace Rescue 1 Fire $530,000 $530,000 145 -0 Truck A44C Main Library Library $135,436 $135,436 145 -0 Renovations: Parking Garage, Alarm System, Exterior Lighting A44D McAuliffe Branch Library $70,000 $70,000 145 -0 Library Renovations HVAC /Boiler Replacment A44E Bowditch Master Plan Parks and $7,900,000 $7,900,000 135 -10 Construction Rec A44F Toro Groundmaster Parks and $93,450 $93,450 145 -0 580 -D 4x4 Rec A44G Locker Room Update Police $90,858 $90,858 145 -0 A44H Prisoner Processing Police $147,115 $147,115 145 -0 A44I Saxonville Levy DPW- $400,000 $400,000 145 -0 Accreditation Engineering A443 Saxonville Levee Rick DPW- $50,000 $50,000 145 -0 Analysis Engineering A44K Roadway DPW- $500,000 $5,200,000 145 -0 Improvements 2009 Highway A44L Sidewalk /Accessibility DPW- $100,000 $100,000 145 -0 Improvements 2009 Highway Town Meeting 180 Town of Framingham A44M 68,000 GVW C &C w/ DPW - $9.03 Refuse Packer & Sanitation Upgrd Schl Smoke Det Plow #518 5/00 ATM A44N DDC Energy School 5/02 ATM Conservation Roof Brophy Sc $1.25 Controls, Phase 2 of A27F MultiSidewalk Tractor 3 4/04 ATM A44O Security Cameras, IP School Infrastructure — Dump Contingent upon A21M Walsh Roof $690,000 Grant A44P Emergency School 4/05 ATM Generator Maynard Stair & Walk $24,701.00 Replacements (4 ea.) A26H Bowditch Boiler Rplce Phase 1 o 4/05 ATM A44Q Townwide Permits, Tech. Svs 4/05 ATM Licensing and Engine 8 -Brush Truck $1,036.60 Inspections System A26T A44R Wireless Access Tech. Svs A26V Points for Public $6,037.00 4/06 ATM Safety Engine 2 Fire Pumper Total Recommended Projects 4/06 ATM $219,780 $219,780 145 -0 $175,300 $175,300 145 -0 $1,380,000 $1,380,000 119 -5 $329,323 $583,969 122 -2 $317,648 $317,648 145 -0 $301,134 $301,134 124 -0 $13,098,744 $18,168,390 2008 Annual Report And to meet said appropriation, $132,607.94 will be transferred from the following Capital Projects to fund item Roadway Improvements 2009: 5/98 ATM A31C Back Prev Park Dt $9.03 5/98 ATM A31 Upgrd Schl Smoke Det $2,400.00 5/00 ATM A25U Park & School Fences $151.80 5/02 ATM A15H Roof Brophy Sc $1.25 4/03 ATM A27F MultiSidewalk Tractor $7.00 4/04 ATM A21K Ford 650 J Hook $708.30 Dump 4/04 ATM A21M Walsh Roof $2,469.42 Replacement 4/05 ATM A26G Maynard Stair & Walk $24,701.00 4/05 ATM A26H Bowditch Boiler Rplce $1,217.00 4/05 ATM A263 F450 Crew Cab Dump $134.00 4/05 ATM A26L Engine 8 -Brush Truck $1,036.60 4/05 ATM A26T Replace Platform 1 $90,148.99 4/05 ATM A26V Case 570 Loader $6,037.00 4/06 ATM A30A Engine 2 Fire Pumper $182.39 4/06 ATM A30G F450 4WD Dump Trck $182.00 4/06 ATM A30H F550 Trash $443.00 Compactor 4/06 ATM A30S Stapleton Roof Splmnt $495.10 4/07 ATM A49Z V #3 F359 Ext Cab 4x4 $2,117.00 4/07 ATM A4933 8800 GVW Pickup $10.50 Plow 4/07 ATM A49KK 8800 Pickup & Plow $10.50 4/07 ATM A49MM 15k 4WD Cab Rack $6.80 4/07 ATM A49WW Bombadier Sidewalk $93.80 Tr 4/07 ATM A49XX Frnt End Loader #455 $45.46 Town Meeting 181 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report And, further, the Treasurer is authorized, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue from time to time bonds or notes in the amount of $12,408,038 pursuant to the provisions of MGL, Chapter 44, Section 7 and 8 or any other enabling authority. And further, that the individual hired under the general fund capital project titled "Combined Town Buildings" in the amount of $358,700, will, within a one year period, present a plan to Town Meeting with RFPs ready to go on the Memorial Building and the Maynard Building. ARTICLE 45 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for a special act providing that legislation be adopted allowing the Park and Recreation Commission to construct, maintain and use a maintenance garage on land owned by the town for park purposes located at the corner of Dudley Road and Fountain Street; provided that the General Court may make clerical or editorial changes of form only to the bill, unless the Board of Selectmen approve amendments to the bill before enactment by the General Court; and provided further that the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to approve amendments which shall be within the scope of the general public objectives of this petition. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen/Parks and Recreation Commission May 15, 2008 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to petition the General Court for a special act providing that legislation be adopted allowing the Park and Recreation Commission to construct, maintain and use at the corner of Dudley Road and Fountain Street; provided that the General Court may make clerical or editorial changes of form only to the special act, unless the Board of Selectmen approve amendments to the special act before enactment by the General Court; and provided further that the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to approve amendments which shall be within the scope of the general public objectives of this petition. ARTICLE 46 To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of the design and construction, including any related engineering and legal services, of the following water projects, and the acquisition of any necessary permanent and /or temporary easements or other interests in land for said projects: Other water projects as set forth in the background materials; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent easements and temporary construction easements or other interests in land for said projects and as further described in the background materials; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take all actions to carry out the purposes of this Article. Pass any vote or to take any action relative thereto. Town Meeting 182 Town of Framingham Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer 2008 Annual Report May 13, 2008 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow the sum of $21,235,938, for the projects in the attachment dated April 2, 2008, to be spent under the direction of the Town Manager or his designee, and further, that the Town Manager shall be allowed to exceed the appropriation for individual capital projects to be spent under his direction as long as the total amount to be spent does not exceed the total amount appropriated and that such adjustments are in compliance with MGL, Chapter 44, for the purpose of the design and construction, including any related engineering, personnel and legal services, of the following Water Department projects, and the acquisition of any necessary permanent and /or temporary easements or other interests in land for said projects: A46A 11,000 GVW 4 Wheel Drive C &C w/ Util Body & Plow #614 $44,994 A46B Grove Street Water Pump Station — Construction $2,932,300 A46C Pershing Avenue Water Main Replacement — Construction $438,750 A46D Water Street Water Main Replacement — Construction $8,522,150 A46E Beebe Water Tank Steel Replacement — Design $90,600 A46F Prospect Street Area Water Main Replacement — Construct $3,000,000 A46G Water Main Replacement — Various Locations 2009 $200,000 A46H 11,000 GVW 4WD C &C w/ Utility Body & Plow #603 $44,994 A46I Grant Street Water Replacement — Design $153,750 A463 North Concord Street Water Main Replacement Project Design $600,000 A46K Birch Road Well Reactivation Project $2,830,400 A46L Chouteau & LaSalle Avenues Water Main Replacement Project Design $110,000 A46M Goodnow Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation — Construction $891,600 A46N Brigham Road Water Main Replacement — Construction $263,000 A460 Union Avenue Area/ Main St Water Main Replacement — Design $320,000 A46P Barbieri Road Water Main — Design $149,400 A46Q Concord Street Water Main Replacement $141,750 A46R Edmands Road Water Main Installation $110,000 A46S Goodnow Lane Water Pump Station — Design $115,500 A46T Pond Street Water Replacement — Design $276,750 Other water projects as set forth in the background materials. And, further, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent easements and temporary construction easements or other interests in land for said projects, and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take all actions necessary to carry out the purposes of this article. To meet said appropriation, $62,463.83 will be transferred from the following Capital Projects to fund item Grove Street Water Pump Station: A34/85 Water Supply Equipment 126.51 DEQE L -4 -030 Leak Detection 4,622.68 5/92 ATM A33 Indian Head Water 23,887.39 5/95 ATM A51 -4 Sewer /Water Equip 5,079.00 ATM97 A73 MWRA Water Imp 224.42 ATM97 A73 MWRA Water Imp 5,192.00 5/97 ATM A72 Utility Truck 9,971.00 5/02 ATM A15K Water Main Rp 667.06 5/02 ATM A15L Water Sery Repl 5.26 4/04 ATM A21X Trcked Constion Excvt 12,675.00 4/05 ATM A26CC 15K GVW Utility Trck 1.01 Town Meeting 183 Town of Framingham 4/07 ATM A50I 11 GVW Cab Chassis Ut 2.50 4/07 ATM A503 11 GVW 4WD Utility 2.50 4/07 ATM A50K 11 GVW 4W Cab Utility 2.50 4/07 ATM A50L 11 GVW 4W Cab Utility 2.50 4/07 ATM A50P 11 GVW 4WD Utility 2.50 2008 Annual Report $355,500 be appropriated from Water Retained Earnings for items 46 Water Tank Steel Rehabilitation- Design, 46_Barbieri Road Water Main - Design, and 46_Goodnow Lane Water Pump Station - Design, and the Treasurer is authorized, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue from time to time bonds or notes in the amount of $20,817,974 pursuant to the provisions of MGL, Chapter 44, Section 7 and 8 or any other enabling authority. 147 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTICLE 47 To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of the design and construction, including related engineering and legal services, of the following sewer projects, and the acquisition of any necessary permanent and /or temporary easements or other interests in land for said projects: Other sewer projects as set forth in the background materials; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent easements and temporary construction easements or other interests in land for said projects and as further described in the background materials; and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take all actions to carry out the purposes of this Article. Pass any vote or to take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 15, 2008 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow the sum of $9,042,461, for the projects in the attachment dated April 2, 2008, to be spent under the direction of the Town Manager or his designee, and further, that the Town Manager shall be allowed to exceed the appropriation for individual capital projects to be spent under his direction as long as the total amount to be spent does not exceed the total amount appropriated and that such adjustments are in compliance with MGL, Chapter 44, for the purpose of the design and construction, and legal services, of the following Sewer Department projects, and the acquisition of any necessary permanent and /or temporary easements or other interests in land for said projects: A47A North Framingham Pump Station Replacement Project Design $792,500 127 -0 A47B 18,000 GVW C &C w/ Closed Circuit Camera Body $197,211 127 -0 A47C 300 kw Generator (Used) $90,000 127 -0 A47D SCADA Wireless Networking $350,000 127 -0 A47E Farm Pond Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Project — Construction $1,100,000 142 -0 A47F Cove Area Sewer main Rehabilitation $1,753,750 127 -0 A47G Prospect Street Area Sewer Replacement Project — Constr $2,783,000 127 -0 A47H Lakeview Pump Station Elimination Project — Design $175,000 127 -0 Town Meeting 184 Town of Framingham A47I Central Street Siphon Replacement $794,000 A473 Sewer System Evaluation Study Phase 3 $575,000 A47K Union Avenue Area Sewer Replacement — Design $432,000 Other Sewer projects as set forth in the background materials. 2008 Annual Report 127 -0 127 -0 127 -0 And, further, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent easements and temporary construction easements or other interests in land for said projects and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take all actions necessary to carry out the purpose of this article. To meet said appropriation, $74,093.55 will be transferred from the following Capital Projects to fund item 47, Prospect Street Area Sewer Replacement Project-Construction: 11/86 STM A17D Sewer Farm Pond $272.79 A19D ATM88 Intercept Bates $28,054.02 A44 ATM90 Sewer Saxon Pump $432.49 A20 ATM92 Improv Sewerage $701.38 A22 ATM92 Repair Wk Sewer Lines $2,614.86 5/95 ATM A51 -4 Sewer /Water Equip $19,810.00 STM 96 A8 Sewer Equipment $12,414.00 5/97 ATM A71 Utility Truck $3,372.00 10/00 STM A9D TFV Camera Truck $4,800.00 4/03 ATM A27T 4WD Utility Truck $3.00 4/03 ATM A27W 6 Water Pump & Equip $145.00 4/04 ATM A2133 70kGVW 12CY Vactor U $345.00 4/05 ATM A26II 15K GVW Cab & Chass $542.00 4/05 ATM A2633 15K GVW Utility Body $1.01 4/06 ATM A30FF 15K GVE Dmp Trck/Plw $586.00 $1,244,211 be appropriated from the Sewer Retained Earnings for items 47_18,000 GVW C &C w/ Closed Circuit Camera Body, 47_300 kw Generator (used), 47 SACDA Wireless Networking, and 47_Union Avenue Area Sewer Replacement — Design, and the Treasurer be authorized, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue from time to time bonds or notes in the amount of $7,724,156 pursuant to the provisions of MGL, Chapter 44, Section 7 and 8 or any other enabling authority. ARTTC.T.F, 48 To see if the Town will vote to authorize or re- authorize several revolving funds as defined by M.G.L, Chapter 44, Section 53 E' /2 for FY 09 beginning July 1, 2008, including but not limited to the following: A) Town Owned Building Civic Use (Maynard Building) Fund; B) Town Owned Building Civic Use Fund; C) Town Owned Building Civic Use (Cushing Chapel) Fund; D) Concert on the Common Fund; E) School Bus Fees Fund; F) Pavement Management Fund; G) Town Wetland Protection Fund; H) Vaccine Administration Fund Town Meeting 185 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report I) Fluorescent Lamp/Mercury Recycling Fund Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 15, 2008 Voted: That the Town authorized or re- authorized several revolving funds as defined by MGL, Ch. 44, Section 53E'/2 for FY09 beginning July 1', 2008, including, but not limited to the following: Fund Manager Town Owned Building /Civic Use Fund — Maynard Building Town Owned Building /Civic Use Fund — Danforth and Memorial Buildings Town owned Building /Civic Use Fund - Cushing Chapel Town owned Building /Civic Use Fund - Concerts on the Common Purpose Building Services To receive funds from rental fees and other Department of the similar charges for the use of the Jonathan General Maynard Building and to authorize the Government Building Services Department to spend these Division funds for direct expenses associated with the Excavation (formally general maintenance of this building such as Pavement) custodial direct expenses associated with the Management Fund general maintenance of this building such as custodial costs, utilities, maintenance supplies and other similar expenses Building Services To receive funds from rental fees and other Department of the similar charges for the use of the Danforth and General Memorial Buildings and to authorize the Government Building Services Department to spend these Division funds for direct expenses associated with the general maintenance of these buildings such as custodial costs, utilities, maintenance supplies and other similar expenses Building Services Department of the General Government Division Building Services Department of the General Government Division Framingham School Framingham Committee- School School Committee Bus fees School Department Town Wetland Conservation Protection Fund Commission Excavation (formally Department of Pavement) Public Works Management Fund Vaccine Board of Health Administration Fund To receive funds from rental fees and other similar charges for the use of the Cushing Chapel and to authorize the Building Services Department to spend these funds for direct expenses associated with the general maintenance of these buildings such as custodial costs, utilities, maintenance supplies and other similar expenses To receive funds from the sale of food and other similar charges during Concerts on the Common and to authorize the Building Services Department to spend these funds for direct expenses associated with the sale of food and other concert - related charges such as staff costs, utilities, maintenance supplies and other similar expenses. To receive and spend funds for direct expenses associated with the transportation of students to and from school. To receive and spend funds to pay services associated with processing Permits and Requests for Determination. To account for revenue from fees generated by Town of Framingham's Street Opening Permit and if approved by Town Meeting, fees associated with the Excavation Management program. The intent of this revolving fund is to retain the revenue generated there from, within an account, that the Department of Public Works may access, as needed, for the administrative and operational costs associated with the management of this program. To use funds secured from reimbursements from Medicare, other private insurance carriers and non - residents, for influenza vaccine administration to those citizens over 65 years of age. The funds will be used to buy FY09 Spending Ceiling $175,000 $90,000 Disposition of FY08 Fund Balance Balance available for expenditure Balance available for expenditure $20,000 Balance available for expenditure $4,000 Balance available for expenditure $380,000 Balance available for expenditure $20,500 Balance available for expenditure $75,000 Balance available for expenditure $20,000 Balance available for expenditure Town Meeting 186 Town of Framingham additional vaccines and supplies to expand the purchase of flu vaccine for town employees. Other programs could include the meningococcal vaccine for high school seniors and college freshmen and the new HPV vaccine for cervical cancer. Fluorescent Department of To use funds secured from the cost to dispose Lamp /Mercury Public Works of Fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent and Recycling other mercury containing items like thermometers, thermostats and button -cell batteries to offset the costs of disposal. In addition, we will encourage the proper disposal of these regulated items at or by a certified vendor using the correct containers. ARTICLE 49 2008 Annual Report $5,000 Balance available for expenditure To see if the Town will vote to hear and act on reports and recommendations of the Selectmen and other officers and committees of the Town and Boards of Trustees and to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the support of the operations of the Town, for a Reserve Fund, for any other purposes included in said reports, for the payments of notes and bonds of the Town, if any, which mature before the next annual meeting, for the payment of pensions and for all other necessary expenses of the Town for the Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009). Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 22, 2008 Voted: That the Town hear and act on reports and recommendations of the Selectmen and other officers and committees of the Town and Boards of Trustees and to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the support of the operations of the Town, for a Reserve Fund, for any other purposes included in said reports, for the payments of notes and bonds of the Town, if any, which mature before the next annual meeting, for the payment of pensions and for all other necessary expenses of the Town for the Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009). Unclassified $32,060,228 Retirement $10,738,564 Debt Service $8,832,938 Framingham Public Schools $87,346,829 Keefe Technical Assessment $8,863,574 Fire $11,714,330 Police $11,881,268 Public Works $9,695,204 Framingham Public Library $2,594,760 Planning Board $217,234 Town Clerk/Stipend $84,239 Town Clerk/Elections $361,705 Town Meeting 187 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report General Government $3,032,909 Parks & Recreation /Cultural Affairs $3,081,026 Finance $1,618,200 Inspectional Services $1,539,447 Community and Economic Development $483,018 Technology Services $1,293,142 Human Resources $706,604 Stabilization Fund $0 Reserve Fund $400,000 Snow & Ice $651,301 Total Town Meeting Appropriation $196,996,520 and to meet said appropriations, the Town approves the following to support the budget, Transfer from Free Cash $1,246,510 Transfer From Parking Meter Receipts $66,000 Transfer From Stabilization Fund $198,958 116 voting in favor, 1 opposed Transfer from Sewer Enterprise Fund $1,115,796 Revenue Transfer from Water Enterprise Fund $1,208930 Revenue Transfer from Consumer and Merchant $12,590 Protection Act Funds And the balance to be raised from taxation. And further, that the establishment of an ad hoc committee to research and recommend more uniform criteria and security practices regarding sensitive, personal information required for discounts on municipal and school fees and taxes. This committee shall be composed of one member from each of the standing committees of town meeting and will report its findings and recommendations to the 2008 Fall Town Meeting. And further, that the Selectmen review these policies on ID information and come back in the Fall Town Meeting with new streamlined handling this issue for Town Meeting review. ARTTCIT 50 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the operation of the Water Department, including capital outlay and debt service, and for all other necessary expenses for the Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Town Meeting 188 Town of Framingham Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer 2008 Annual Report May 22, 2008 Voted: That the Town expend $13,398,858 in FY09 in the Water Department for the cost of personnel, operating expenses, MWRA Assessment and debt service, under the direction of the Town Manager or his designee: And, that the $13,398,858 be raised from water receipts. ARTICLE 51 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the operation of the Sewer Department, including capital outlay and debt service, and for all other necessary expenses for the Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 22, 2008 Voted: That the Town expend $14,779,427 in FY09 in the Sewer Department for the cost of personnel, operating expenses, MWRA Assessment and debt service, under the direction of the Town Manager or his designee: And that the $14,779,427 be raised from sewer receipts. RESOLUTION April 30, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved that the Planning Board come back in the Fall Town Meeting with amendments to enforcement to include specific language in regard to providing accused the opportunity to appeal within the town prior to bringing the accused, who considers themselves innocent, to work it out within the town prior to going through a court process which is a criminal action against the accused. Kathleen T. McCarthy, Precinct 10 RESOLUTION May 14, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved that the School Committee, Parks and Recreation Department and the High School Athletic Department work together to develop and implement a policy for scheduling Framingham's team usage of the Bowditch Field complex so that the policy complies with the intent and meaning of Federal Title IX (which mandates fairness and equal treatment of male and female athletes). Such scheduling shall ensure that equal opportunities are formally offered to Framingham's boys and girls teams every calendar year. The results of this collaborative policy draft shall be presented at next annual town meeting in 2009. Philip L. Reitz, Precinct 13 Town Meeting 189 Town of Framingham RESOLUTION 2008 Annual Report May 15, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved that it is the will of Town Meeting to have the CFO, Assessor or designee make a presentation to Town Meeting at this and future Annual Spring Town Meetings indicating their best professional estimates as to the amount of $$$ (monetary) impact that the approval of the annual Town Operating Budget will have on the Real Estate Tax Rate and average homeowners total tax bill for the forthcoming fiscal year(s).that the Board of Selectmen present for Town Meeting approval plans for the disposition of all real property in the Town of Framingham held more than 3 years, including tax title property. Peter Pleshaw, Precinct 11 RF,soi JiTInN May 20, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved that it is the will of Town Meeting that the Board of Selectmen adopt policies and procedures to substantially increase the Town of Framingham's recycling program. We urge the Town to shift away from a purely voluntary recycling program and to expeditiously implement and enforce mandatory recycling policies for residential, municipal and educational buildings. Dawn E Harkness, Precinct 4 Alexander R. Capone, Precinct 15 Janet Leombruno, Precinct 5 Norma R Shulman, Precinct 5 Jim Rizoli, Precinct 14 David L Hutchinson, Precinct 12 Laurence M. Schmeidler, Precinct 4 Amy M. Weader, Precinct 4 Janice Knapp - Cordes, Precinct 5 Judith M. Perry, Precinct 5 Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr., Precinct 11 Mark S. Lamkin, Precinct I Wolf Haberman, Precinct 8 Laurie Jeanne Carroll, Precinct 8 RESOLUTION May 20, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved, in all future School budgets, that the following will occur: Change the wording "Total School Budget" at the bottom of the school budget to "Sub -Total School Budget ". Add an additional page showing each additional school related expense in line item format, indicating total amounts for each entry. Total these additional school expenses adding them to the Sub -Total school expenses to arrive at a true "Total School Budget ". Town Meeting 190 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Footnote on the overall Town Budget page that the "Education" budget total does not reflect additional school expenses of $ (Insert total) as shown in the School Budget book. Enzo Rotatori, Precinct 11 RESOLUTION May 22, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved that the Selectmen review these policies on ID information and come back in the Fall Town Meeting with new streamlined handling this issue for Town Meeting review. Kathleen T. McCarthy, Precinct 10 RESOLUTION May 22, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved that the Director of Human Resources for the Town of Framingham report back to the October Town Meeting a cost benefit analysis and proposed action plan for confirming that all dependents covered under Group Health Insurance are, in fact, eligible dependents. Edward V. Cosgrove, Precinct 11 RESOLUTION May 22, 2008 Voted: Be it resolved that the Town Meeting request that all sponsors of articles provide the complete main motion on the articles to Town Meeting Members in written form at least two days before the article is discussed. In addition, any amendments to motions or resolutions that have been prepared before the day the motion or amendment or resolution is discussed shall be provided to Town Meeting Members in written form or displayed. Joel Winett, Precinct 7 RESOLUTION May 22, 2008 Voted: In consideration of the concerns expressed at this Town Meeting relative to the escalating cost of providing educational programming within the Framingham Public Schools, be it resolved that the Framingham Town Meeting respectfully requests a thorough study and status report from the Superintendent and Framingham School Committee in the form of a plan for reducing educational costs, including but not limited to the cost of transportation, the number of students bused, the cost and priority of the School Choice Program, the recruitment process for selection of a new Superintendent, and any other creative ways to reduce cost while retaining quality education. Said report to be presented to the Town Meeting no later than October 31, 2008. Peter Pleshaw, Precinct 11 Town Meeting 191 Town of Framingham APRIL 30, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to settle the litigation entitled Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System on behalf of Mrs. Bonnie Carey) v. Town of Framingham (School Department) Department of Industrial Accidents Board No. 9520 -06, and approve said settlement pursuant to Art. 11, Sec. 1.4 of the General Bylaws. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2008 Voted: That the Town be authorized to settle litigation entitled Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System (on behalf of Mrs. Bonnie Carey) v. Town of Framingham (School Department) Department of Industrial Accidents Board No. 9520 -06, and approve said settlement pursuant to Art. 11, Sec. 1.4 of the General Bylaws for the sum of $70,000, and further to transfer $40,000 from the 2008 School Department budget to the 2008 Worker's Compensation Settlement budget line within the miscellaneous unclassified portion of the budget. ARTICLE 2 To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to settle the litigation pending in Middlesex Superior Court entitled L. Perrina Construction Co., Inc. v. Town of Framingham Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action No. 07- 04496 -J, and approve said settlement pursuant to Article 11, Sec. 1.4 of the General Bylaws. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2008 Voted: That the Town be authorized to settle the litigation pending in Middlesex Superior Court entitled L. Perrina Construction Co., Inc. v. Town of Framingham Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action No. 07- 04496 -J, and approve said settlement pursuant to Article II, Sec. 1.4 of the General Bylaws for the sum of $56,000. Said funds to be paid from existing 2008 capital appropriations within the Department of Public Works budget. ARTICLE 3 To see if the Town will vote to add a new Section 28 to Article V of the General Bylaws entitled "Tax Title Payment Agreements," which shall provide as follows: Section 28. Tax Title Payment Agreements 28.1 Purpose Town Meeting 192 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 60, §62A and the terms set forth in this Article V, Section 27 of the General Bylaws, the Town is authorized but not required to offer tax title payment agreements to persons entitled to redeem parcels in tax title. 28.2 Subject Properties Property which may be the subject of tax title payment agreements pursuant to this section must: (a) Be a site or portion of a site from or at which there has been a release of oil or hazardous material; (b) Be owned by a person not otherwise eligible to utilize Article V, Section 20 of the General Bylaws related to Brownfields Tax Abatement Agreements; (c) Be zoned for commercial or industrial use; and (d) Be the subject of a clean -up and remediation plan that at a minimum complies with M.G.L. c. 21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, 310 CMR 40.0000 (the "MCP ") and which allows for the continued use of the property for commercial or industrial uses. The compliance of said clean -up and remediation plan shall be ascertained by the Town's Licensed Site Professional or equivalent paid for by the property owner, and shall be confirmed in writing by the Town Manager or his /her designee. 28.3 Payment Agreements 28.3.1 The Treasurer or Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to negotiate agreements for the reduction of interest that has accrued on the amount of the tax title account (hereinafter, "Payment Agreements ") with owners of eligible properties, the terms of which Payment Agreements shall be subject to approval by the Board of Selectmen for reductions not exceeding $500,000. Reductions above this amount shall also be subject to approval of Town Meeting. 28.3.2 Payment Agreements may allow for the reduction of not more than thirty -five percent (35 %) of the interest that has accrued on the tax title account. 28.3.3 Such Payment Agreements shall be for a maximum term of no more than three (3) years and require a minimum payment at the inception of the agreement of twenty -five percent (25 %) of the total amount needed to redeem the parcel. 28.3.4 During the term of the Payment Agreement, the Treasurer or Chief Financial Officer may not bring an action to foreclose the tax title unless payments are not made in accordance with the schedule set out in the Payment Agreement or timely payments are not made on other amounts due to the Town relative to the same parcel. 28.3.5 Payment Agreements shall include, but not be limited to: Town Meeting 193 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report (a) The amount of outstanding real estate taxes; (b) The statutory interest to accrue; (c) The description of quantifiable monthly payments; (d) The inception date of monthly payments; (e) The date of the final payment; (f) Contractual late fees to be imposed; (g) The amount and percentage of the reduction of interest (not to exceed 30 %) that will occur provided that the recipient complies with all terms of the Payment Agreement; (h) A statement that any reduction in the interest authorized by this subsection shall be contingent upon the recipient's fulfillment of all terms of the Payment Agreement, including making all payments required by such Payment Agreement in a timely manner; (i) Such Payment Agreement shall further provide that all interest and penalties will become due in full should the recipient fail to comply with all terms of the Payment Agreement; (j) A requirement that the property owner will provide the Town with a copy of all reports submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection within seven (7) days of receipt; (k) A requirement that the property owner will pay for the services of a Licensed Site Professional ( "LSP ") or equivalent, retained by the Town to assist the Town in evaluating whether the clean -up and remediation plan for the property at a minimum complies with M.G.L. c. 21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, 310 CMR 40.0000 (the "MCP ") and which allows for the continued use of the entire property for commercial or industrial uses. The amount of such payment shall be agreed upon between the Town and the property owner; and (1) Any and all other contractual terms as arranged between the Treasurer or Chief Financial Officer and the property owner, and as approved by the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting as set forth in Section 28.3.1 herein. 28.4 All Payment Agreements shall be signed by the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and the property owner, whose signatures shall be notarized. Town Meeting 194 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 28.5 Copies of all Payment Agreements shall be provided to the Board of Selectmen and the property owner. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2008 Voted: That the Town add a new Section 28 to Article V of the General Bylaws entitled "Tax Title Payment Agreements ", as set forth in the warrant, with the exception that 28.3.5(g)'s reference to "not to exceed 30 %" shall be changed to "not to exceed 35 % ". Approved by the Attorney General on July 29, 2008. ARTICLE 4 To see if the Town will vote to transfer the town -owned property located at 618R Waverly Street from the care, custody and control of the School Committee to the care, custody and control of the Board of Selectmen for general municipal purposes, pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor. Town Meeting 195 Town of Framingham JUNE 24, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING #1 ARTICLE 1 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen acting as Sewer Commissioners pursuant to General Laws chapter 83 Section 1, General Laws chapter 79 and any and all other enabling statutes, to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain a permanent easement or fee simple, including temporary construction easements, for the relocation, expansion, and reconstruction of the Town sewer pump station known as the Paramount pump station, and for other sewer infrastructure improvements associated with this sewer project, including the replacement, relocation, and construction of sewer pipes, mains, and other appurtenances, and further to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds a sum of money for said purposes and for related expenses including appraisals, engineering, legal, and recording fees; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen and other town officials to take any other action necessary to carry out this project. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen June 24, 2008 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized, acting as Sewer Commissioners pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 83, Section 1, General Laws Chapter 79 and any and all other enabling statutes, to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain a permanent easement or fee simple, including temporary construction easements, for the relocation, expansion, and reconstruction of the Town sewer pump station known as the Paramount pump station, and for other sewer infrastructure improvements associated with this sewer project, including the replacement, relocation, and construction of sewer pipes, mains, and other appurtenances; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen and other town officials to take any other action necessary to carry out this project. 129 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTICLE 2 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 14, General Laws Chapter 79, and any and all other enabling statutes, to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain a permanent easement or fee simple, including temporary construction easements, in a portion of the owned by the Framingham Housing Authority and located at 115 Cochituate Road, at the intersection of Route 30 and Beacon Street, for highway purposes, including the installation of traffic signal posts and bases, controller cabinet and pad, and associated interconnect conduit, as shown on a plan prepared by Rizzo Associates on file at the Town Department of Public Works, and further to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds a sum of money for said purposes and for related expenses including appraisals, engineering, legal, and recording fees; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen and other town officials to take any other action necessary to carry out this project. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Town Meeting 196 Town of Framingham Sponsor: Board of Selectmen 2008 Annual Report June 24, 2008 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 14, General Laws, Chapter 79 and all other enabling statutes, to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain a permanent easement or fee simple, including temporary construction easements in a portion of the land owned by the Framingham Housing Authority and located at 115 Cochituate Road, at the intersection of Route 30 and Beacon Street, for highway purposes, including the installation of traffic signal posts and bases, controller cabinet and pad, and associated interconnect conduit, as shown on a plan prepared by Rizzo Associates on file at the Town Department of Public Works; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen and other town officials to take any other actions necessary to carry out this project. 129 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTICLE 3 To see if the Town will vote to approve all Collective Bargaining Agreements that have been settled. Pass or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources June 24, 2008 Voted: That the Town approved the settlement of collective bargaining agreements with the Public Works and Park Supervisors' (Mass. Laborers' District Council Local 1116) and the Framingham Librarians' Union (SE1U Local 888), to approve the pay plans attached for these bargaining units and to transfer the sum of $25,536.00 from the FY08 Inspectional Services — Board of Health operating budget to the following departments for this purpose: Dept. Library Parks & Rec. Amount $19,513.00 $5,023.00 And as further described in the background material for Article 3 from the Chief Financial Officer's office dated June 24, 2008. 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ARTICLE 4 To see if the Town will vote to approve any settlements of labor disputes. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources June 24, 2008 Voted: This article failed. ARTICLE 5 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum or sums of money for off -site traffic mitigation received from Natick Mall, LLC (as the successor to General Growth Properties- Natick Limited Partnership) and GGP- Natick West, LLC pursuant to a March 31, 2005 Settlement Agreement and an amendment thereto with the Town of Framingham and the Framingham Planning Board, to be managed by the Town Manager or his designee in consultation with the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board consistent with said Settlement Agreement and amendment. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer June 24, 2008 Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of $315,000.00 for off -site traffic mitigation received from Natick Mall, LLC (as the successor to General Growth Properties - Natick Limited Partnership) and GGP- Natick West, LLC pursuant to a March 31, 2005 Settlement Agreement and an amendment thereto with the Town of Framingham and the Framingham Planning Board to be managed by the Town Manager or his designee in consultation with the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board consistent with said Settlement Agreement and amendment. Town Meeting 204 Town of Framingham JUNE 24, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING #2 ARTICLE 1 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to supplement the legal budget for the Town of Framingham to defend Town officials, elected and appointed as well as other Town employees named in the lawsuit filed in the Town Clerks office on October 24th, 2007 by South Middlesex Opportunity Council Inc. and South Middlesex Non - Profit Housing Corp. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen June 24, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the sponsor with the concurrence of the sponsor. Town Meeting 205 Town of Framingham OCTOBER 28, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will hear reports from various Departments, Boards, Committees and Commissions including, but not limited, to the following: 1. Report by the Selectmen regarding review and recommendation of policies on ID information. 2. Report by the Director of Human Resources regarding a cost benefit analysis and proposed action plan for confirming that all dependents covered under Group Health Insurance are, in fact, eligible dependents. 3. Report by the Superintendent of Schools and the Framingham School Committee in the form of a plan for reducing educational costs. 4. Report by the Town Clerk on the status of Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Legislature in 2008. 5. Report from the Ad Hoc Wind Energy Conservation Facility Committee regarding a proposed Wind Energy Conversion Facility bylaw. 6. Report by the Board of Selectmen on the petition to the General Court authorized by Town Meeting. 7. Report by the ad hoc committee on uniform criteria regarding discounts on municipal and school fees and taxes. 8. Report by the Planning Board regarding enforcement of Zoning Bylaws. 9. Report by the Planning Board on the status of Zoning Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Legislature in 2008. And after all reports are given, Town Meeting shall vote to dispose of this article. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Rules October 28, 2008 Voted: That Town Meeting hear reports from various Departments, Boards, Committees and Commissions including, but not limited to, the following: 1. Report by the Selectmen regarding review and recommendation of policies on ID information. 2. Report by the Director of Human Resources regarding a cost benefit analysis and proposed action plan for confirming that all dependents covered under Group Health Insurance are, in fact, eligible dependents. Town Meeting 206 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 3. Report by the Superintendent of Schools and the Framingham School Committee in the form of a plan for reducing educational costs. 4. Report by the Town Clerk on the status of Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Legislature in 2008. 5. Report from the Ad Hoc Wind Energy Conservation Facility Committee regarding a proposed Wind Energy Conversion Facility bylaw. 6. Report by the Board of Selectmen on the petition to the General Court authorized by Town Meeting. 7. Report by the ad hoc committee on uniform criteria regarding discounts on municipal and school fees and taxes 8. Report by the Planning Board regarding enforcement of Zoning Bylaws. 9. Report by the Planning Board on the status of Zoning Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Legislature in 2008. 10. Report by the High School Building Committee. Further that after all reports were given, Town Meeting voted to dispose of this article. ARTICLE 2 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of prior years of the Town. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 28, 2008 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of prior years of the Town totaling $19,355.66. ARTICLE 3 To see if the Town will vote to determine what sum or sums of money the Town will appropriate and raise, or transfer from available funds, for the operations of the Town of Framingham, including debt and interest for Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2009 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer Town Meeting 207 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town determine what sum or sums of money the Town will appropriate and raise, or transfer from available funds, for the operation of the Town of Framingham, including debt and interest for Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2009 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Revenue Adjustment: $1,092,158.54 in interest on overdue property tax was collected on September 30, 2008 from NStar as part of the recently approved tax title agreement. Increase the Interest, Penalties and Fines revenue category to $2,492,774 to accept the additional revenue. Appropriations: Appropriate $1,370,086 to the snow and ice deficit. To meet said appropriation the Town approves the following: • $842,158.54 in interest revenue • $369,537 from free cash • $158,390.66 transfer from the FY09 Reserve Fund Transfers within FY09 Budget Appropriations FY09 Appropriation Transfer From Transfer To Community & Economic Development $17,100 Board of Health $17,100 Police Department $34,200 Contingency Fund $226,103 Fire Department $10,000 Police Department $140,000 DPW Engineering $6,900 DPW Highway $21,463 DPW Sanitation $9,900 DPW Fleet Services $3,600 Parks & Rec $6,600 Arena $860 Library $28,000 Town Meeting 208 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report ARTICLE 4 To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $15,136.11 from the handicapped parking fines receipt reserved for appropriation fund, for expenditure by the Disability Commission on projects for the benefit of persons with disabilities. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 28, 2008 Voted: That the Town transfer the sum of $15,136.11 from the handicapped parking fines receipt reserved for appropriation fund, for expenditure by the Disability Commission on projects for the benefit of persons with disabilities. ARTICLE 5 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum or sums of money for off -site mitigation improvements or as otherwise agreed upon by the Town of Framingham Planning Board and Project Applicant (s) pursuant to recorded Planning Board decision(s) for dated to be managed by the Town Manager or designee in consultation with the Planning Board and consistent with said decision(s). Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 28, 2008 Voted: That this article be referred back to the sponsor with the concurrence of the sponsor. ARTICLE 6 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding to Section I.E. a new definition for "Accessory Use" as follows: Accessory Use: A subordinate use, building or structure clearly incidental to and customarily found in connection with the principal use, building or structure and which is located on the same lot with the main use, building or structure. A use or activity not prescribed for in the zoning district shall be expressly prohibited. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsors: Framingham Planning Board and Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding to Section I.E. a new definition for "Accessory Use" as follows: Town Meeting 209 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Accessory Use: A subordinate use, building or structure clearly incidental to and customarily found in connection with the principal use, building or structure and which is located on the same lot with the main use, building or structure. A use or activity not prescribed for in the zoning district shall be expressly prohibited. 120 voting in favor, 5 opposed Approved by the Attorney General on December 23, 2008. ARTICLE 7 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding to Section I.E. a new definition for "Principal Use" as follows: Principal Use: The primary or main use of land, building or structure, as distinguished from an accessory use, building or structure. A use or activity not prescribed for in the zoning district shall be expressly prohibited. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsors: Framingham Planning Board and Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding to Section I.E. a new definition for "Principal Use" as follows: Principal Use: The primary or main use of land, building or structure, as distinguished from an accessory use, building or structure. A use or activity not prescribed for in the zoning district shall be expressly prohibited. 113 voting in favor, 12 opposed Approved by the Attorney General on December 23, 2008. ARTICLE 8 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham under Section W.F. Accessory Uses by adding the new language to the existing language: Any use permitted as a principal use is also permitted as an accessory use provided such use is incidental to and customarily found in connection with the principal use, building or structure and which is located on the same lot with the primary use, building or structure. Any use authorized as a principal use by a Special Permit Granting Authority may also be authorized as an accessory use by the same Special Permit Granting Authority provided such use is incidental to and customarily found in connection with the principal use, building or structure on the same lot with the primary use or building. Any use not allowed in a zoning district as a principal use is also prohibited as an accessory use. An accessory use is permitted only in connection with a lawfully existing principal use. A use or Town Meeting 210 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report activity not prescribed or permitted in the zoning district or Town By -Laws shall be expressly prohibited. In any instance where site plan review approval is required for a principal use, the addition of any new use accessory to the principal use, where such addition exceeds the thresholds established in Section IV.I.2., shall also require site plan review approval as amended from time to time. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsors: Framingham Planning Board and Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning October 30, 2008 Voted: That the Town amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham under Section IV.F. Accessory Uses by adding the new language to the existing language: Any use permitted as a principal use is also permitted as an accessory use provided such use is incidental to and customarily found in connection with the principal use, building or structure and which is located on the same lot with the primary use, building or structure. Any use authorized as a principal use by a Special Permit Granting Authority may also be authorized as an accessory use by the same Special Permit Granting Authority provided such use is incidental to and customarily found in connection with the principal use, building or structure on the same lot with the primary use or building. Any use not allowed in a zoning district as a principal use is also prohibited as an accessory use. An accessory use is permitted only in connection with a lawfully existing principal use. A use or activity not prescribed or permitted in the zoning district or Town By -Laws shall be expressly prohibited. In any instance where site plan review approval is required for a principal use, the addition of any new use accessory to the principal use, where such addition exceeds the thresholds established in Section IV.I.2., shall also require site plan review approval as amended from time to time. 96 voting in favor, 4 opposed Approved by the Attorney General on December 23, 2008. ARTICLE 9 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by deleting the existing first sentence under Section V.C. Certificate Of Occupancy and replacing with the following new sentence. No building or structure erected, altered or in any way changed as to construction or use under a permit, shall be occupied or used without an occupancy permit signed by the Building Town Meeting 211 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report Commissioner which shall not be issued until the principal building, structure or its use or accessory building, structure or its use comply in all respects with the By -Law. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsors: Framingham Planning Board and Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning October 30, 2008 Voted: That the Town amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by deleting the existing first sentence under Section V.C. Certificate Of Occupancy and replacing with the following new sentence: No building or structure erected, altered or in any way changed as to construction or use under a permit, shall be occupied or used without an occupancy permit signed by the Building Commissioner which shall not be issued until the principal building, structure or its use or accessory building, structure or its use comply in all respects with the By -Law. 96 voting in favor, 4 opposed Approved by the Attorney General on December 23, 2008. ARTICLE 10 To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 32B, Section 18, regarding the mandatory transfer of retirees to Medicare extension plans. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 32B, Section 18, regarding the mandatory transfer of retirees to Medicare extension plans. ARTICLE 11 To see if the Town will vote to approve Collective Bargaining Agreements that have been settled. Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources October 28, 2008 Voted: That the Town approve the following Collective Bargaining Agreement that has been settled: Framingham Police Officers Union and Town of Framingham. ARTICLE 12 Town Meeting 212 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the town will vote pursuant to General Laws Chapter 82A, section 2 to designate the Board of Selectmen or Town Manager as the means by which the Town will designate the board or officer to issue trench excavation permits and carry out said statute, and further to see if the Town will enact any general bylaws relative to the implementation of said statute, or to take any action relative thereto. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 28, 2008 Voted: That the town pursuant to General Laws Chapter 82A, section 2 designate the Board of Selectmen or Town Manager as the means by which the Town will designate the board or officer to issue trench excavation permits and carry out said statute, and further to see if the Town will enact any general bylaws relative to the implementation of said statute, or to take any action relative thereto. ARTICLE 13 To see if the Town will vote to approve certain agreements with Town employees. Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town approve the PSM Salary Schedule. ARTICLE 14 To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following revised pay plans: Schedule PSM — Public Safety Management Schedule FF — Firefighters Schedule FDC — Deputy Fire Chiefs Schedule PD — Police Officers Schedule M — Municipal Employees Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town adopt the following revised pay plans: Schedule PSM — Public Safety Management Schedule PD — Police Officers ARTICLE 15 Town Meeting 213 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to supplement the legal budget for the Town of Framingham for purposes of funding expert witnesses, legal fees and associated legal expenses in the case of NEXUM v. Framingham Planning Board, oard, Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action No.004 -1628. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town hereby transfer from the FY09 Reserve Fund the sum of $69,000.00 to Article 8(b) of the Special Town Meeting of February 13, 2007 for the Town of Framingham for purposes of funding expert witnesses, legal fees and associated legal expenses in the case of NEXUM v. Framingham Planning Board Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action No.004 -1628. ARTICLE 16 To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to supplement the legal budget for the Town of Framingham to defend Town officials, elected and appointed as well as other Town employees named in the lawsuit filed in the Town Clerks office on October 24th, 2007 by South Middlesex Opportunity Council Inc. and South Middlesex Non - Profit Housing Corp. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 29, 2008 Voted: That the Town hereby appropriate the sum of $250,000.00 to supplement Article 1 of the Special Town Meeting of November 27, 2007 for he Town of Framingham to defend Town officials, elected and appointed as well as other Town employees named in the lawsuit filed in the Town Clerks office on October 24th, 2007 by South Middlesex Opportunity Council Inc. and South Middlesex Non - Profit Housing Corp. ARTICIT 17 To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow the sum of $173,000.00 for the purpose of designing and constructing, including related engineering and legal services, necessary improvements to the public and private water system located at 1062 Edmands Road on property known as Eastleigh Farm, and will authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by eminent domain or acquire by purchase or otherwise necessary by permanent and /or temporary easements or other interests in land for said project. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 30, 2008 Voted: That the town hereby appropriate the sum of $173,000.00 from retained earnings of the Water Enterprise Fund for the purpose of designing and constructing, including related engineering and legal services, necessary improvements to the public and private water system located at 1062 Edmands Road on property known as Eastleigh Farm, and Town Meeting 214 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by eminent domain or acquire by purchase or otherwise necessary by permanent and /or temporary easements or other interests in land for said project. ARTICLE 18 To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 100G 1/4, which provides, in pertinent part, that the Town shall pay the reasonable expense, not exceeding $15,000, of the funeral and burial of any firefighter or police officer killed while in the performance of his duty. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 30, 2008 Voted: That the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 10OG 1/4, which provides, in pertinent part, that the Town shall pay the reasonable expense, not exceeding $15,000, of the funeral and burial of any firefighter or police officer killed while in the performance of his duty. ARTICLE 19 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to transfer a parcel of land located at 746 Water Street RR (Parcel number 375- 00104 - 00030), consisting of approximately 3.1 acres, as shown on the Town of Framingham's Assessor's Maps, to the care and management of the Framingham Conservation Commission for preservation as Open Space for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, sec. 8C, and further to authorize the Conservation Commission, the Board of Selectmen, and employees or officers of the Town to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer or to accept said transfer. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Conservation Commission November 6, 2008 Voted: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to transfer a parcel of land located at 746 Water Street RR (Parcel number 375- 00104 - 00030), consisting of approximately 3.1 acres, as shown on the Town of Framingham's Assessor's Maps, to the care and management of the Framingham Conservation Commission for preservation as Open Space for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, sec. 8C, and further authorizes the Conservation Commission, the Board of Selectmen, and employees or officers of the Town to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer or to accept said transfer and that this property will never have hunting of any kind permitted on it. 65 voting in favor, 16 opposed and 2 abstaining. ARTTC LF. 20 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to transfer a parcel of land located at 235 Brook Street RR (Parcel number 3770010600170), consisting of approximately Town Meeting 215 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report 8.7 acres, as shown on the Town of Framingham's Assessor's Maps, to the care and management of the Framingham Conservation Commission for preservation as Open Space for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, sec. 8C, and further to authorize the Conservation Commission, the Board of Selectmen, and employees or officers of the Town to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer or to accept said transfer. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Conservation Commission November 6, 2008 Voted: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to transfer a parcel of land located at 235 Brook Street RR (Parcel number 3770010600170), consisting of approximately 8.7 acres, as shown on the Town of Framingham's Assessor's Maps, to the care and management of the Framingham Conservation Commission for preservation as Open Space for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, sec. 8C, and further to authorize the Conservation Commission, the Board of Selectmen, and employees or officers of the Town to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer or to accept said transfer and that this property will never have hunting of any kind on it. 68 voting in favor, 15 opposed and 3 abstaining. ARTICLE 21 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to transfer a parcel of land located at 1 Sudbury Landing (Parcel number 301 - 208 -931) consisting of approximately 3.3 acres (and site of the Carol Getchell Nature Trail), as shown on the Town of Framingham's Assessor's Maps, to the care and management of the Framingham Conservation Commission for preservation as Open Space for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, sec. 8C, and further to authorize the Conservation Commission, the Board of Selectmen, and employees or officers of the Town to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer or to accept said transfer. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Conservation Commission November 6, 2008 Voted: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to transfer a parcel of land located at 1 Sudbury Landing (Parcel number 301 - 208 -931) consisting of approximately 3.3 acres (and site of the Carol Getchell Nature Trail), as shown on the Town of Framingham's Assessor's Maps, to the care and management of the Framingham Conservation Commission for preservation as Open Space for conservation purposes pursuant to G.L. c. 40, sec. 8C, and further to authorize the Conservation Commission, the Board of Selectmen, and employees or officers of the Town to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer or to accept said transfer. 87 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTIC LF, 22 Town Meeting 216 Town of Framingham 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, eminent domain or otherwise, a fee interest in a property located at 188 Concord Street, Framingham, Mass., and to borrow a sum or sums of money for said purpose, and for costs incidental and related thereto; and further, that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(3), of the General Laws, or pursuant to and any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen November 6, 2008 Voted: That the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase, eminent domain or otherwise, a fee interest in a property located at 188 Concord Street, Framingham, Mass., and to authorize the Selectmen to borrow an amount not to exceed $1,750,0000 for said purpose, and for costs incidental and related thereto; including the cost of: surveys, appraisals, inspections, permit fees, legal and recording fees and further, that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(3), of the General Laws, or pursuant to and any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 72 voting in favor, 10 opposed and 4 abstaining. ARTICLE 23 To determine if the Town Meeting will grant the Town of Framingham authority to lease Town - owned properties for a period of up to 10 years, to the selected respondent or respondents to a Request for Proposals, selected pursuant to Mass. General Laws, Chapter 30B, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating wireless communications facilities thereupon, subject to special permit(s) granted from the Zoning Board of Appeals in accordance with Section IV.L. of the zoning by laws, if necessary, and other legal requirements that may exist in connection with said properties; and in exchange for a lease or leases for a negotiated annual payment to the Town and subject to conditions to protect the Town's interests. All rental proceeds shall be deposited with the Treasurer into the General Fund to be used for purposes deemed appropriate by the Town. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen November 6, 2008 Voted: That article 23 be referred back to sponsor. ARTICLE 24 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $45,000.00 recently received from NSTAR and deposited into the General Fund to a special purpose account for the payment of oversight costs related to the remediation of the 300 -350 Irving Street site. Town Meeting 217 Town of Framingham Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer 2008 Annual Report November 6, 2008 Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of $45,000.00 recently received from NSTAR and deposited into the General Fund to a special purpose account for the payment of oversight costs related to the remediation of the 300 -350 Irving Street site. Town Meeting 218 Town of Framingham DECEMBER 18, 2008 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2008 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Parks and Recreation Commission to seek reimbursement from the Commonwealth's Division of Conservation Services' Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations to Communities (PARC ) grant program or any other applicable state agency or program for the Bowditch Field Renovation Project as voted by Town Meeting under Article 44 of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting on May 15, 2008, and to enter into any contracts necessary thereto. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen Parks and Recreation Commission December 18, 2008 Voted: That the Parks and Recreation Commission be authorized to seek reimbursement in an amount up to $500,000 from the Commonwealth's Division of Conservation Services' Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations to Communities (PARC) grant program or any other applicable state agency or program under and pursuant to 301 CMR 5.00, as amended, and to authorize the Parks and Recreation Commission to file on behalf of the Town any and all applications deemed necessary thereto, in connection with the Bowditch Master Plan Construction project previously authorized in the amount of $7,900,000 by the vote taken under Article 44 of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting on May 15, 2008, for improvements to the Bowditch Athletic Complex on Union Avenue, which land was deeded to the Park Commissioners in 1917 and is dedicated to park and playground purposes under General Laws chapter 45, section 14, and to enter into any contracts and execute any and all instruments necessary thereto on behalf of the Town. 100 voting in favor, 0 opposed. 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