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HomeMy WebLinkAbout2009 Annual Report and Town Meeting JournalTOWN OF IFRAmINGHAM MASSACHUSETTS IZ Annual Report Year Ending December 31, 2009 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. ORGANIZATIONAL CHART, IV ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICIALS V GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1 BOARD OF SELECTMEN. I TOWN MANAGER 3 TOWN CLERK, 5 TOWN COUNSEL 9 HUMAN RESOURCES 16 VETERANS' SERVICES --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 18 HUMAN SERVICES 20 BUILDING SERVICES 21 CAPITAL BUILDINGS PROJECT MANAGER ------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- MEDIA SERVICES 22 FINANCE 23 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 23 TOWN ACCOUNTANT 24 TREASURER/ COLLECTOR 38 BOARD OF ASSESSORS 43 PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 46 RETIREMENT SYSTEM 46 PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH, 47 POLICE DEPARTMENT 47 ANIMAL CONTROL 54 FRAMINGHAM AUXILIARY POLICE 54 FIRE DEPARTMENT.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- 55 INSPECTIONAL SERVICES 60 DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 63 BOARD OF HEALTH ---------------------------------------- --- - - - - -- --- - - - - -- --- - - - - -- -- - - - - --64 LICENSING 68 PUBLIC WORKS 69 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 69 ENGINEERING & TRANSPORTATION 69 HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT 70 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT 72 WATER & WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT 73 CONSERVATION COMMISSION 75 FLEET, FACILITIES, & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT ------------------------------------ 76 ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 77 UTILITY ABATEMENT BOARD 78 PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 80 COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 80 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION 84 AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ------------------------------------------------------ ---- -- 84 MULTIPLE HAZARD MITIGATION PLANNING GROUP 84 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS.----------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- 85 PLANNINGBOARD.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- 87 METROWEST GROWTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 90 METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL -------- - - - - -- --- - - - - -- --- - - - - -- -- - - - - -- 91 METROWEST REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY 92 FRAMINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY ---- -- --- ---- -- --- ---- -- --- ---- -- --- ---- -- --- ---- -- ----- ---- - - 92 RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS 94 PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION 94 RECREATION 95 PARKS MAINTENANCE, 96 CEMETERY COMMISSION 96 COUNCIL ON AGING /CALLAHAN CENTER 97 CORINGARENA,------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - - - - -- 98 EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES 100 FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS 100 KEEFE TECHNICAL SCHOOL 112 FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY 117 GENERAL COMMITTEES 120 CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 120 CAPITAL BUDGET COMMITTEE 120 CULTURAL COUNCIL 121 CUSHING CHAPEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 121 DISABILITY COMMISSION . 121 FINANCE COMMITTEE 122 GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMITTEE 123 GREENER FRAMINGHAM COMMITTEE .--------------------------------------------------------------------- ---- -- - 124 HISTORICAL COMMISSION 124 HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION 124 HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION 125 REAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE 125 TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 126 TOWN MEETING 127 TOWN MODERATOR 127 STANDING COMMITTEES 127 STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY SERVICES 127 STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 128 STANDING COMMITTEE ON PLANNING AND ZONING 128 STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 129 STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS 129 STANDING COMMITTEE ON RULES 129 STANDING COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS 130 TOWN MEETING JOURNAL --------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - -- ----- - - - - --132 TOWN MEETING ATTENDANCE 133 APRIL 28, 2009 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING ______________________________ ____________________________ 137 APRIL 30, 2009 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 175 OCTOBER 27, 2009 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING_______________________ _______________________________ 179 Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey Moderator Edward Noonan Board of Selectmen A. Ginger Esty Charles J. Sisitsky Dennis L. Giombetti Laurie Lee Jason A. Smith School Committee Adam S. Blumer Richard A. Finlay Michael J. Bower David F. Miles Carol C. Phalen Andrew Limeri Beverly K. Hugo Library Trustees Ruth S. Winett Elizabeth F. Fideler Robert M. Dodd Chris Walsh Danielle G. Barney Arthur M. Finstein Samuel L. Klaidman Jo -Anne Thompson Maria E.L. Barry Edward L. Burke Nancy Coville Wallace Janet L. Harrington 2010 2010 Larry Cooper 2010 Linda B. Fobes 2010 John M. Kahn 2011 A. J. Mulvey 2011 Michael M. Rossi 2010 Nelson H. Goldin 2010 James Cameau 2011 Esther A.H. Hopkins 2011 Senator Karen Spilka (D) 2012 Planning Board 2012 Susan P. Bernstein Andrea Carr -Evans 2010 Christine A. Long 2010 Thomas F. Mahoney 2011 Carol J. Spack 2011 2011 Housing Authority 2012 Robert L. Merusi 2012 Stephen P. Starr Phyllis A. May Edward F. Convery 2010 2010 Edgell Grove Cemetery Trustees 2010 Kathleen Griffith 2010 Stanton T. Fitts 2011 Barbara W. Ford 2011 William F. Welch 2011 John J. Silva 2011 2012 State Legislators 2012 Senator Karen Spilka (D) 2012 Representative Tom Sannicandro (D) 2012 Representative Pam Richardson (D) V 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2010 2010 2011 2012 2012 2011 2012 2013 2014 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2011 Committee N Community & Economic Town Manager Development Director Julian M. Suso 2011 Alison Steinfeld 2011 Police Chief Town Engineer Steven B. Carl 2010 William Sedewitz 2011 Fire Chief Parks & Recreation Director Gary Daugherty 2012 Robert Merusi Indefinite Town Counsel Public Health Director Christopher J. Petrini 2010 Ethan Mascoop Indefinite Chief Financial Officer Veterans Benefits & Services Director Mary Ellen Kelley 2011 Peter Harvell 2011 Technology Services Director Conservation Administrator Carly Premo Melo (Interim) Indefinite Heather Marusa 2011 Town Accountant Elder Services /Callahan Senior Center Richard G. Howarth, Jr. 2010 Director Mary Parcher 2010 Treasurer /Tax Collector Stephen W. Price 2011 Public Works Director Peter Sellers 2011 Chief Assessor Dan Dargon 2011 Town Owned Buildings Director James W. Egan 2010 Human Resources Director Vacant Human Services Policy & Program Coordinator Chief Procurement Officer Alexis J. Silver Indefinite David R. Williams 2013 School Superintendent Building Commissioner /Inspectional Steven Hiersche Indefinite Services Director Michael F. Foley 2010 Planning Board Administrator Jay Grande 2011 Library Director Mark J. Contois Indefinite N George Harrington Dudley Stephan Nicola Cataldo Kathy Huckins (Altemate) Richard Lerner (Altemate) Matthew Hanson Thomas Hanson Bicycle and Pedestrian Adviso Committee 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 Timothy Lee 2010 Richard Whalen 2010 Steven Zallen 2010 Thomas Branham 2012 Graham Steele 2012 William Hanson Indefinite Edward Kross Indefinite Cable Advisory Committee William Peter Barnes 2010 Samuel Klaidman 2010 Annabel Z. Dodd 2010 Adam Seldow 2010 James Schiavone 2010 Cemetery Commission Barry Bograd 2010 Kevin Salvi 2010 Robert Brown 2011 Communitv Development Committee Cynthia Laurora 2010 Beverly C. Good 2010 Robert Schecter 2010 Patricia Woodward 2010 Ellen Bellantoni 2010 Karolyne White 2010 Michael Devlin 2010 Roger Small 2010 Pablo Maia 2010 1 Anne Arvedon Conservation Commission Pam Helinek Steven W. Orr Sampath K. Bade Robert McArthur Kevin D. O'Neill William G. Merriam Judith Perry Constables Nelson Goldin Henry Ohrenberger Willian Pickett, Jr. Philip Robinson Elizabeth Fuller Armand Tavarez Allen Auerr Marjorie Goldin Paul L.M. Kelley Sean McCarthy Paul Nardizzi Joanne Shulman 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 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2009 2009 2009 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 VII Cushing Chanel Board of Trustees M. Elizabeth Gavin 2009 Cynthia Laurora 2009 Anne M. Mozdiez 2009 Nicholas Paganella 2009 Elizabeth Sleczkowski 2009 James W. Egan 2010 Stanton T. Fitts 2010 John Speranza 2010 Edward T. Levay, Jr. 2010 Larry Herson 2011 Karolyne U. White 2012 Disabilitv Commission Dennis Polselli 2009 Karen Foran Dempsey 2010 Kathleen T. McCarthy 2010 Rose Quinn 2010 Thelma Berman 2011 Elise A. Marcil 2011 Vacant 2011 Vacant 2011 Debra Freed 2012 Economic Development & Industrial Corporation Mark Galante 2010 Martin F. Mulvey 2010 Edwin Stoll 2010 Maureen E. Dunne 2011 Kevin Looby 2011 Michael Gatlin 2012 Andrew Rogers 2012 Emergency Management Director Steven Trask Indefinite Emergency Management Asst. Director John C. Magri Indefinite Fair Housing Committee Bricio Baez 2009 Rev. Faith Tolson- Pierce 2009 Vacant (Ex- officio, Planning Board) 2009 Cynthia M. Higgins 2010 Douglas Rich 2010 Lisa Rohmer 2010 Robert Anspach (Ex- officio, HR Comm.) 2011 Ozzy Diagne 2011 Vacant (Ex- officio, Housing Authority) 2011 Vacant 2011 Vacant 2011 Sam Swisher (Ex- officio, CED Dept.) 2012 Fence Viewer Vacant Board of Health Michael R. Hugo 2010 Tammy C. Harris 2011 Nelson H. Goldin 2012 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 Vork completed in 2009. Committee concluded and disbanded. 2011 Historic District Commission Adam Sisitsky 2009 Julie A. Ferrarai 2010 James R. Kubat (Alternate) 2010 Ronald M. Lamphere (Alternate) 2010 Helen Lemoine (Alternate) 2011 Gerald Couto 2011 Christopher Walsh 2011 Henry Field (Alternate) 2011 Ted Grenham (Alternate) 2011 Vacant (Alternate) 2011 Susan Bernstein 2012 Jeff Kotkin (Alternate) 2012 Historical Commission Todd S. Robecki 2010 Frederic Wallace 2010 Perry L. Bent 2011 David T. Marks 2011 Jane B. Whiting 2011 VIII Gerald Couto 2012 Barry Bograd 2012 Clinton J. Knight 2012 Robert L. Brown 2010 Daniel F. Jones 2011 Human Relations Commission Kevin Salvi 2011 Joshua Sullivan 2009 Mahmood M. Akhtar 2010 Board of Public Works James Bauchman 2010 Wolf Haberman 2010 Arlene Bernstein 2010 Ralph Robert Funk 2011 Robert Anspach 2011 Jim Wade Hansen 2012 Robert Edwards 2011 Richard Winer 2011 Town Historian Timothy Lee 2011 Frederic Wallace Indefinite Vacant 2011 Vacant 2011 Tree Warden Howard M. Lewis 2012 Daniel S. Nan 2010 John Schaefer 2012 Zoning Board of A�eals Insect Pest Control Officer Vacant (Associate) 2009 Vacant Stephen Meltzer 2010 Susan S. Craighead 2011 Metro Area Planning Council Edward Cosgrove (Associate) 2012 A. Ginger Esty 2011 Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. 2012 Robert Snider (Associate) 2012 MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Karl B. Thober (Associate) 2012 Jason Smith 2010 Park and Recreation Commission Joan Klan Rastani 2012 10 111 . !I Capital Budget Committee '° William G. McCarthy 2010 Richard J. Weader, II 2010 Kurt Steinberg (Fin Com Rep) 2010 Edward V. Cosgrove 2011 Jeanne Bullock 2011 Kevin P. Crotty 2012 Edward J. Kross 2012 Finance Committee Steve Feldman 2010 Elizabeth Funk 2010 Kurt T. Steinberg 2010 Laurence W. Marsh 2011 John A. Zucchi 2011 Daniel Lampl 2010 Linda W. Dunbrack 2012 Nancy Wilson 2012 Nicholas Sanchez 2012 Government Studv Committee Laurence M. Schmeidler 2010 Vacant 2010 Karen Burke 2010 Alycia DeAngelis 2010 Cynthia Laurora 2011 Yaakov Cohn 2011 Dean Siflinger 2011 James Tierny 2011 J. Christopher Walsh 2011 Wolf Haberman 2012 Karl Thober 2012 David Marks 2012 Personnel Board Burton R. Marmer 2009 Barry Bograd 2009 Stanley L. Shindler 2010 Thomas W. Komola 2010 James Divver 2011 Real Property Committee 1 Martin Ned Price 2010 Linda Romero 2010 Edward T. Levay, Jr. 2010 Robert Bolles 2011 Betty Muto 2011 Sarah Oulton 2011 David Longden, Jr. 2011 Janet Leombruno 2012 Norman Snow 2012 Harold J. Geller 2012 Technologv Advisory Committee Adam C. Levensohn 2010 Jason Mohnkern 2010 Steven Orr 2011 Andrew Limeri 2011 Robert A. Berman 2012 Vacant 2012 Council on Aging Vacant Vacant Leo Cantin (temporary) Larry Griffin Howard Hill Evelyn Langley Patricia Paganella Thomas Pedulla Morton J. Shuman Elizabeth Matterazzo John Pugh Five appointed by the Board of Selectmen, six by the Council on Aging Greener Framingham Committee Dawn Harkness Thomas W. Murphy Mark Racicot Vacant 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 2009 2009 2010 2012 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2012 2012 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 Housing Authority Mark R. Galante 2009 Appointed by the MA Department of Housing & Community Development Loring Arena Committee David Friday 2012 Robert Brown 2012 Joseph Tersoni 2012 Richard Callahan 2012 John Hart 2012 Jack Jagher 2012 Joan Rastani 2012 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 2010 Daniel Dargon 2011 Arthur Holmes 2011 Appointed by the Chief Financial OVicer with approval of the Town Manager ff Town of Framingham Calendar year 2009 was both challenging and productive, with a number of issues of critical importance facing the Town of Framingham. The Board met in regular business session on at least 36 separate occasions throughout the year, and in addition participated in a large number of meetings /events related to Town business. These include Metrowest Growth Management, Metrowest Regional Transportation Authority, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, I -495 Partnership, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization among others. In addition to completing work on carryover FY09 Goals during the first portion of calendar year 2009, the Board embraced the following broad categories of Goals for FYIO: Commu- nity /Economic Development; Long -term Capital Infrastructure Needs; Energy Efficiency and Environment; and Budget Concerns. Overlaying all of the Town's basic work in 2009 was the continuing reality of a national eco- nomic recession, and the resultant loss of both state and local revenues to the Town to support the staff that delivers our basic services to residents. Unfortunately, this significant reduc- tion in revenue required that the Town Manager reduce Town -side staffing to live within the realities of the Town's budget. By March of 2009, this had resulted in the reduction of 29 full -time equivalent positions providing basic services in Town Government. No such reduction in employees can occur without an attendant impact on basic customer service; the Board appreciates the willingness of all remain- ing Town employees who have stepped up and taken on additional responsibility to maintain critical basic services for our residents. The Town continued to work diligently in defending Town interests in several fundamen- tal legal areas. These included the unfortunate, 2009 Annual Report long - running litigation against the Town by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council. The Town is now awaiting a judge's preliminary decision in this case. The Town's position in the landuse- related Nexum case was affirmed, followed shortly after by an appeal. With Town Meeting concurrence, the Board of Selectmen continue to responsibly manage the Town's critical interests in these legal areas in close collaboration with Town Counsel. The Board of Selectmen, like their counterparts in municipalities across the Commonwealth, were frustrated and disappointed with the significant reductions in local aid to municipali- ties, further eroding the state -local partnership. These reductions included not only cuts in Cherry Sheet payments but also a failure on the part of the state to meet their ongoing obliga- tions under the long- standing Quinn Bill partnership with municipalities. This has unfairly shifted unnecessary legal costs from the state to local municipalities at the very time when budget dollars are most precious. Fur- ther, continuing unfunded State mandates consume our local resources. Examples of this are the recent state trench regulation law as well as the new, expansive paperwork requirements of the state ethics reform bill. On the positive side, the Legislature supported the Governor's initiative on the local revenue options regarding the small, incremental meals and lodging tax which Town Meeting endorsed. Town Meeting directed that this new revenue be placed in the Town Stabilization Fund, with benefits to the Town's long -term financial stability. The long - awaited repeal of the state tax loophole for telecommunications (poles and wires) was welcome. We still await action to repeal the inequitable remaining loophole regarding General Government Town of Framingham telecommunications equipment; this would benefit Framingham significantly. Demand for pro - active police and fire services continued in neighborhoods throughout the community. We were all greatly troubled at the tragic shooting of police officer Phil Hurton early in 2009. We are most thankful that he has made a full recovery and has returned to work! We continue to work closely with the Town Manager and the Chief of Police in pursuing enhanced strategies to facilitate the police department's ability to identify similar potential public safety threats in a responsible manner. The Department of Public Works completed its most aggressive year so far in utility replace- ment and reconstruction. This is, of course, part of a multi -year Administrative Consent Order to which the Town agreed several years ago to reverse the significant deterioration of the Town water and sewer infrastructure that was occurring following years of obsolescence. These responsibilities are pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act. Although these Town utility projects continue to create temporary traffic flow inconveniences in various parts of the community, we are finally reinvesting in a planned, thoughtful manner in critical Town infrastructure to the benefit of all. We thank all residents for their continued patience as this important effort moves forward. During 2009, the Board took the lead in collaborating with the Town of Natick in creating a political support group of 25 local communities all served by the Metrowest Medical Center. This, of course, includes both the Framingham Union and the Leonard Morse Hospitals so important to the quality of life in the Metrowest area. This working group of local communities met on two different occasions to discuss areas of common concern and with the common mission of support for the continued success of the Metrowest Medical Center. Regularly scheduled meetings will continue into the future. A number of long - delayed Town building improvements began. The replacement and 2009 Annual Report reconstruction of the long- damaged front steps of the Memorial Building was completed with aesthetically pleasing results; our "front door" entrance to the world has now been largely restored as a visual anchor in Framingham's downtown. Long- awaited improvements to restore the integrity of the exterior of the Maynard Building were initiated late in 2009, with work continuing into 2010. The Bowditch Field reconstruction project continued throughout 2009, laying the foundation for an extraordinary new and renovated recreation facility to be completed within the coming year to enhance the quality of life for all in the community. In addition, 2009 saw further expansion and improvements at the Callahan Senior Center as well as the latest phased improvement of Cushing Park. Work continued in 2009 on the strategically important downtown railroad grade separation and streetscape initiative. This continued to build on efforts over the past several years. A set of preliminary conceptual studies was completed. We greatly appreciate the assistance of our legislators and Congressman in working with the Town to maintain critical funding for the continuing engineering and design work. This is a monumental effort that has the potential to transform the downtown of Framingham, greatly enhance traffic flows, improve public safety and raise the bar for the quality of life in our community for both businesses and residents. More work lies ahead and it is imperative that we stay the course on this important work; our future success as a community depends on it. We continue to work in close collaboration with the Framingham Housing Authority in areas of common interest. This includes the exciting redevelopment of the Musterfield Project, which is now underway. This partnership also includes the current Town initiative on Housing Foreclosure Prevention. Finally, the Board would like to offer a sincere thank you to the many, many dedicated indi- viduals who work so diligently to make Fram- ingham such a rich and wonderful place to live General Government 2 Town of Framingham and work. From senior Town officials to front line employees to elected and appointed boards, committees and commissions, the Town has a committed and highly professional group of persons working on its behalf. That is our great strength. Leaving us in 2009 was Assistant Town Manager Tim Goddard, whom we thank for his dedicated professional service. Also leaving us, as of this writing, is Executive Assistant Scott Morelli whom we thank for his I am pleased to present this Town Manager's Report for Framingham for calendar year 2009. It includes a brief summary of selected activities and is not intended to be comprehensive of all Town affairs. This more comprehensive information is included elsewhere in this Annual Town Report. Given the financial situation we are facing as a community, I have determined to focus my report accordingly. As we concluded 2008 and turned the page into 2009, the Town as well as all local and state governments continued to be profoundly affected by the continuing national economic downturn. This began the second consecutive year in which Town government operated in a reduced spending mode. The freeze on hiring for non - essential staff positions within the Town and the companion cautious spending on all operating elements, begun in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2008, continued throughout 2009. Further, the Town's 2009 actual revenues began to fall short of initial estimates, significantly fueled by the state's unilateral reduction in local aid to Framingham and other local governments. Fortunately, the School Department was able to avoid signifi- cant reductions /cutbacks in revenue in 2009 due to a one -time -only infusion of targeted federal economic stimulus funds to education in excess of $2.5 million; this one -time supplemen- tary federal operating subsidy was essentially unavailable to municipalities in 2009. During 2009 we reduced Town staff positions by 29 full -time equivalents through both attrition and 2009 Annual Report exemplary professional work. We also welcome new Assistant Town Manager David Williams, hired as Mr. Goddard's successor by Town Manager Julian Suso. In closing, we look forward to continued progress on the afore- mentioned issues and others in 2010. Respectfully Submitted, A. Ginger Esty, Chair, Board of Selectmen furloughs. This was a combination of reduc- tions in both full -time and part -time Town staff positions. All Town divisions supported by general fund spending were affected. This, unfortunately, culminated in the layoffs and reductions -in -hours of ten Town employees to supplement those positions already vacated through attrition. This was the responsible management action necessary for the Town to live within our means. A number of Town employees, including management and supervi- sory personnel, have stepped up during this time to assume additional duties and responsi- bilities to help ensure that quality customer service is maintained in spite of this significant loss of staff support. As Town Manager, I thank my colleagues for their leadership, dedication and professionalism in this challenging time. As 2009 drew to a close, the careful scrutiny of Town spending continued, with all signs confirming that a national economic recovery lies in the more "distant" future. On January 24, 2009, new Fire Chief Gary Daugherty officially began his duties. Gary was selected following a rigorous search, including a formal assessment center process. Gary has been a welcome addition to our professional management team. In October, Assistant Town Manager Tim Goddard left Town employment to accept the position of Town Manager in Carlisle. I thank Tim for the high level of professionalism and expertise he brought to this position during his three years as my colleague. In late December, I was pleased to confirm the General Government 3 Town of Framingham appointment of David Williams to succeed Tim. David was scheduled to begin his duties with the Town on February 1, 2010. We were the recipients of both good news and bad news from the state level in 2009. While we suffered the significant reduction in local financial aid already noted and rallied to re- spond to unfunded state mandates regarding trench regulation and the significant paperwork required for a state change in ethics laws, we were pleased to secure some measure of further local revenue autonomy. This included the state's closing of the telecommunications tax loophole for poles and wires as well as provid- ing the authorization for municipalities to levy a very modest local meals and lodging tax. Town Meeting, in its wisdom, acted to make Framing- ham one of the first municipalities in the state to ratify these modest local user taxes. Many other municipalities have followed Framing - ham's lead. The meals tax increment, for instance, amounts only to an additional 75 cents on a $100 restaurant bill. As Town Manager, I have called this modest local meals and lodging tax a form of "user fee," as it begins to account for the considerable services that we as a Town provide to the many visitors to our community who receive Town services while enjoying visits to our many local establishments. These services vary from police and fire /rescue response as needed, to traffic - related services provided by the Department of Public Works. Regarding state taxation, we join with munici- palities throughout the Commonwealth in continuing to urge our legislators to step up and repeal the significant remaining state tax loophole which represents the telecommunica- tions tax on equipment —this would be of considerable benefit to the Town as well, and at a very urgent time. I want to present a few additional comments about the state reduction in local aid. The Town, of course, experienced a reduction in the state's local aid to municipalities of about 9.7% on the Town's Cherry Sheet. In addition, and less well publicized, the Town's pilot payment for being the "host community" for MCI- 2009 Annual Report Framingham was totally eliminated (a loss of $75,437 from the past year). Further devastating to the Town was the state's refusal to fund their full share of responsibility for the Quinn Bill compensating police officers for their educa- tional attainment. In doing this, the state placed Framingham and many other municipalities in a very difficult financial and legal position as to the responsibility for thisan amount that equals over $450,000 in Framingham alone. This placed the Town in an adversarial position with its police officers, an unconscionable situation that could have and should have been anticipated and avoided by the state. We simply do not have the financial resources to absorb this additional payment annually without concessions or assistance. Ironically, the Quinn Bill has now become yet another form of state unfunded mandate at the very time when local municipalities can least afford it. Substantial legal resources are being expended as of this writing in protecting the Town's position, which should not need to occur. Although the state has acted to amend existing Quinn Bill language in state law, they inexplicably did not address a companion issue that some police unions are pursuing in an attempt to penalize municipalities by levying "triple damages" for alleged non - payment of wages. As of this writing, we continue to work with the very limited options available to us to unravel this situation, which has unilaterally been laid at our feet. In closing, I am grateful to the Board of Selectmen for their leadership and support during 2009. I commend the division and department heads comprising Framingham's excellent administrative team for their extraor- dinary commitment and collaborative spirit during this year just completed. I also thank Town Meeting for your communication, engagement and budget support for the many Town services we are privileged to deliver to fellow residents of Framingham. Respectfully submitted, Julian M Suso, Town Manager General Government 4 Town of Framingham J The Framingham Town Clerk's office is the largest joint clerk /election operation in Massa- chusetts. 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 and supervises staff and attends conferences and workshops to ensure that we comply with all state requirements. Administrators Emily Black and Lauren DiGiandomenico process vital records. They registered and issued 1525 birth certificates, 584 death certificates, 495 marriage licenses, 3354 dog licenses and 602 business certificates in 2009. 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 2009 revenues were $228,413. 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. In 2009, Election Coordinator Chris Sullivan registered 1484 people, deleted 1121 voters and amended 6466 records. The Annual Town Election had an historically low turnout of 3.4 %. A special state primary to fill the US Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator 2009 Annual Report Edward M. Kennedy was held on December 8"'. The turnout was 23 %. The Annual Town Meeting met over thirteen nights in April and May. Members voted on 48 articles and approved six resolutions. Two Special Town Meetings were held in 2009. Two articles were voted at the April 30 meeting and members voted on 34 articles, and approved two resolutions over four nights at the October 27 meeting. In July, the state legislature passed legislation that imposes additional work on city and town clerks with additional costs to municipalities, often referred to as unfunded mandates. Changes to the Conflict of Interest Law became effective on September 29. Clerks were notified of their new responsibilities on September 23. Changes to Campaign Finance laws and the Open Meeting Law will take effect in 2010. In response to the additional workload in this office caused by the two special elections and the implementation of the new Conflict of Interest Law, Town Manager Julian Suso asked Alexis Silver, Human Services Coordinator and Alison Steinfeld, Community & Economic Development Director to coordinate the Complete Count Committee of the US Census with State Representative Pam Richardson. As the selectmen- appointed liaison to the US Census, I am very grateful to him for recogniz- ing and responding to this need and to Alexis and Alison for their dedication and tireless efforts to help us achieve an accurate count of our residents. In addition, DPW Director Peter Sellers and Town Engineer Jeremy Marsette generously allowed their GIS expert, Geoff Kovar, to review the US Census officials' response to our Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA). Geoff was able to identify 491 addresses that the federal counters had missed. This could translate to an additional $736,500. General Government 5 Town of Framingham Many people have contributed to our success. 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 partici- pate in our government. Town employees are always professional, knowledgeable and willing to help. We are especially grateful to Jim Egan and the Building Services staff for facilitating elections. We are not charged to use Keefe Tech or St. Tarcisius Parish Center as polling locations; nor are we charged to park in St. Stephen's lot on election days. Our pollworkers continue to work long days to ensure that the public is well served when they vote. Through 2009 Annual Report the Senior Tax Relief Program, we were fortu- nate to have the help of Chet Fenno, Gertrude Kaplan and Alexandra Ross. Finally and most importantly I thank and commend my small, dedicated staff for their hard work, professionalism and knowledgeable, 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 6 Town of Framingham Official Results Local Election Apr 7 2009 2009 Annual Report General Government 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Moderator Blanks 25 35 14 32 19 22 25 13 6 4 25 6 10 3 13 3 2 4 261 Edward J. Noonan 79 107 55 64 52 72 69 55 23 27 97 40 31 28 42 17 12 20 890 Write -Ins 0 0 0 6 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Selectmen Blanks 23 31 11 27 18 26 18 12 6 3 29 8 11 3 12 2 2 3 245 Jason A. Smith 81 108 58 70 53 69 77 56 22 27 92 40 29 28 41 18 12 20 901 Write -Ins 0 3 0 5 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 25 School Committee 13 year► Blanks 42 60 39 59 31 32 40 23 9 11 70 15 15 8 32 4 6 13 509 Beverly K. Hugo 76 111 48 71 50 78 76 51 20 23 78 36 30 20 34 12 9 16 839 Andrew Limeri 65 79 36 53 48 64 58 40 24 20 67 30 24 24 23 14 9 8 686 Robert S. Edwards 25 32 15 21 17 18 20 24 6 9 31 17 13 10 21 10 4 11 304 Write -Ins 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 School Committee (1 year) Blanks 39 45 16 52 19 31 33 19 6 10 40 7 17 9 14 5 3 5 370 Richard A. Finlay 64 92 53 48 51 64 60 48 23 20 82 42 24 22 41 15 11 19 779 Write -Ins 1 5 0 2 3 1 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 Planning Board Blanks 74 95 49 97 52 69 62 40 18 19 93 20 26 14 43 9 7 18 805 Thomas F. Mahoney 69 96 47 58 46 65 74 52 24 23 79 41 32 25 37 18 12 17 815 Carol J. Spack 63 91 42 48 46 57 57 45 17 22 73 37 24 23 30 13 9 13 710 Write -Ins 2 2 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Library Trustee Blanks 172 226 119 215 137 159 140 96 38 44 213 56 64 37 88 32 17 37 1890 Janet L. Harrington 67 91 44 49 40 61 61 47 21 21 69 36 29 22 35 13 9 16 731 Nancy Coville Wallace 59 85 35 48 37 58 63 42 21 20 65 35 22 21 33 10 9 13 676 Maria E. L. Barry 56 79 39 48 35 50 59 43 20 20 63 36 22 20 32 12 11 14 659 Edward L. Burke 62 87 39 47 39 56 65 48 20 23 82 33 27 24 32 13 10 16 723 Write -Ins 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Keefe School Committee Blanks 135 181 81 173 105 131 126 84 30 26 158 49 48 25 61 22 14 35 1484 Nelson H. Goldin 61 90 42 46 44 56 53 42 20 23 70 31 26 20 33 12 10 10 689 Esther A. H. Hopkins 64 81 43 42 37 57 58 45 20 24 69 35 28 25 36 13 10 15 702 James Cameau 52 74 41 43 32 43 53 36 20 23 70 32 21 22 35 13 8 12 630 Write Ins 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 Trustee Edgell Grove Cemetery Blanks 40 49 22 49 23 32 33 16 10 9 41 14 11 8 17 6 5 7 392 John J. Silva 64 93 47 53 50 64 63 53 20 23 82 35 30 23 38 14 9 17 778 Write -Ins 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Housing Authority Blank 43 50 20 48 22 29 38 19 8 10 45 9 9 6 17 3 3 5 384 Edward F. Convery 61 92 49 54 50 67 59 50 22 21 78 40 32 24 38 17 11 19 784 Write -Ins 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 Total Voter Turnout 104 142 69 102 73 96 97 69 30 32 123 49 41 31 55 20 14 24 1171 Total Registered Voters 2556 2575 2221 2596 2516 2427 2258 2174 1676 1549 2752 1293 1651 1272 1471 672 836 1193 33688 Percentage 4% 6% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2% 4% 4% 2% 2% 4% 3% 2% 2% 3% A True Copy Attest: Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk Winners are indicated in bold italics General Government Town of Framingham Official Results State Primary December 8, 2009 2009 Annual Report Candidate 1 2 3 4 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 16 17 18 Total Democratic Senator in Congress Blanks 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 Michael E. Capuano 129 166 96 142 158 153 112 95 67 55 151 59 70 57 67 26 13 33 1649 Martha Coakley 323 341 213 305 274 226 219 217 114 96 319 94 170 76 142 34 28 73 3264 Alan A. Khazei 87 71 47 102 67 52 63 62 36 31 86 32 51 9 29 8 3 14 850 Stephen G.Pagliuca 63 70 60 73 59 57 59 45 56 16 64 35 39 27 45 15 10 25 818 Write -Ins 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 14 6598 Republican Senator in Congress Blanks 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Scott P. Brown 135 141 65 129 115 89 92 71 56 28 128 41 45 38 38 8 7 40 1266 Jack E. Robinson 6 3 6 3 10 8 2 10 2 4 12 2 3 4 2 3 0 7 87 Write -Ins 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 1367 Libertarian Senator in Congress Blanks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Write -Ins 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 5 Democrat Turnout 605 649 416 623 560 489 453 421 274 198 621 221 330 171 285 83 54 145 6598 Republican Turnout 144 147 72 132 125 99 95 82 59 32 140 43 48 42 41 11 7 48 1367 Libertarian Turnout 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 Total Turnout 749 796 488 757 685 588 548 503 335 230 761 264 378 213 327 94 61 193 7970 Total Registered 2561 2566 2225 2574 2511 2432 2252 2186 1728 1555 2754 1295 1672 1312 1481 688 895 1246 33933 Percentage 29% 31 22% 29% 27% 24% 24% 23% 19% 15% 28% 20% 23% 16% 22% 14% 7% 15% 23% A True Copy Attest Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk December 8, 2009 General Government Town of Framingham Introduction & Overview Petrini & Associates, P.C. ( "P &A ") is pleased to provide the 2009 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 repre- sent 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 represent- ing 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 opin- ions 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 Office Of Town Counsel Cases 2009 Annual Report available to review and comment upon written motions submitted in advance upon request 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. 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 2009, 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 2009. 2009 Report on Status of Framingham Cases In accordance with Art. IL Sections 5.8 and 1.5 of the General Bylaws, below is a list of the Framingham cases that were active in 2009. I have included the case name, type of case, and a brief description of the case with the 2009 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. MATTER TYPE 2008 STATUS/DISPOSITION Balboni v. Town of Framingham Handicap Discrimi- The claimant filed this claim with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimina- nation tion 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. 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 October of 2009 the parties reached a settlement of this case wherein the Town denied liability and Mr. Balboni withdrew his claim with prejudice. This matter is now closed. Bugaboo Creek v. Town, et al. Sign Bylaw Bugaboo Creek Holdings, Inc., which owns and operates the Bugaboo Creek Steak- house, 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 General Government 9 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report General Government 10 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 parties moved, respectively, for summary judgment on January 26, 2009. While these motions were pending, the parties resolved the matter and filed a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice on August 21, 2009. Calvao, Duarte and all Fair Labor Stan- This action was filed against the Town in 2005 by approximately 100 Framingham others similarly situated v. dards Act patrol officers alleging that the Town failed to appropriately compute and pay overtime Town of Framingham Statutory Claim 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 a written decision which sided with the Town and found that the Town had effectively established a 24 -day work period under the FLSA in 1986. Following the Court's decision, the parties entered a stipulation of j udgment whereby the Town would not be liable to the officers, subject to the officers' right to appeal the Court's determination that the Town established a 24 -day work period under 29 U. S.C. § 207(k) to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After the parties filed their respective appeal briefs in the fall of 2009, the First Circuit held an oral argument in this case on February 4, 2010. The Court took the matter under advisement and as of the date of this report has not issued a decision. 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 enforce- ment 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. In response, the Town moved to dismiss Mr. Carney's complaint and filed a counterclaim seeking an order requiring Mr. Carney's compliance with the Enforcement Order. The Court granted the Town's motion to dismiss on May 4, 2009. The Town is currently preparing a motion for summa as to its counterclaim. C &B (Cramer and Zoning The plaintiffs, Cheryl B. Cramer and Carol L. Bosworth, appealed a special permit Bosworth) v. Staples, Inc. granted by the Planning Board to Staples, Inc. for land clearing under Section IV.H.4 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. The parties filed a stipulation of dismissal in May, 2009. This case is now closed. Framingham Police Labor The Framingham Police Officers Union (FPOU) filed this unfair labor practice charge Officers Union Framing- with the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, now the Division of Labor ham Police Officers Union Resources (DLR), following the Town's issuance of correspondence to the FPOU in v. Town of Framingham April of 2007 reaffirming the existence of the Town's 24 -day work period pursuant to (24 -day work period ULP) 29 USC 207(k) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Town prepared a 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. On April 30, 2009, after administratively closing the matter in November, 2007, the Division of Labor Relations issued a complaint of unfair practice against the Town. The Town filed a motion to dismiss the charge on May 12, 2009. The DLR has taken no action on General Government 10 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report General Government 11 the Town's motion and is believed to be awaiting the outcome of the patrol officers' class- action appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Calvao, et al. v. Town of Framingham, Appeal No. 09 -1648 (described above). FPOU E. Rivera Sick Labor In 2007 Patrolman Eduardo Rivera filed a demand for arbitration appealing a discipli- Leave Arbitration and nary suspension. The Town filed an action in Middlesex Superior Court to enjoin the Declaratory Judgment arbitration on the grounds that the CBA expressly provides that the proper forum to Action appeal disciplinary decisions is the Civil Service Commission rather than arbitration. After the Superior Court granted the Town's motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the arbitration, the FPOU filed a motion for summary judgment on August 18, 2009. The Town opposed this motion and accompanied its opposition with its own cross - motion for summary judgment. On February 5, 2010, the Superior Court issued an order denying the FPOU's motion for summary judgment and allowing the Town's cross - motion. The FPOU has 30 days to file a notice of appeal. The arbitration proceeding has been stayed pending the final outcome of the Superior Court case. The p laintiff has filed a notice of appeal of this decision with the Superior Court. Framingham Police Labor The Framingham Police Officers Union filed this complaint of prohibited management Officers Union v. Town of practice charge on June 26, 2009, alleging that the Town committed an unfair manage - Framingham (Moore and ment practice by allegedly requiring certain patrol officers to be interviewed without Patriarca) representation in connection with an internal affairs investigation concerning a different officer. The Division of Labor Relations issued a complaint of prohibited practice on January 8, 2010, to which the Town filed an answer on January 19, 2010. The Town expects the DLR to hold a hearing on this complaint in the fall of 2010. General Mechanical Contractors, Inc. v. Town Bid Protest This matter involved a Bid Protest Regarding East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project, A Street Wastewater Management Facility. General Mechanical Contractors, of Framingham Inc. filed a bid protest on December 15, 2009 with the Bid Unit of the Attorney General's Office regarding the HVAC sub -bids for the A Street Wastewater Manage- ment Facility. General Mechanical was the fourth - lowest filed sub - bidder for the HVAC work. General Mechanical claimed that the Town should have required all HVAC sub - bidders to list on the Form for Sub -Bids certain categories of sub - sub -bids whose costs were estimated to exceed the statutory threshold of $10,000, and that the failure to so require was a statutory defect in the bidding process. Due to the bid protest, the Town rejected all HVAC sub -bids and solicited new bids for the HVAC work. General Mechanical withdrew its protest on December 23, 2009. Hess v. Zoning Board of ess Corporation filed an appeal in February of 2009 of a decision by the Zoning Appeals Zoning Board of Appeals denying it a special permit modification for its gas station located at 272 Hollis Street. After engaging in initial discovery, the ZBA moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the doctrine of res judicata precluded the plaintiff from seeking zoning relief that was denied in 2005. The Land Court issued an order denying the motion on October 1, 2009. Following the Court's decision, the ZBA retained an expert traffic consultant. The case is scheduled for trial on June 23, 2010 at the Land Court in Boston. Lannon v. Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning This action involved 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. The plaintiff withdrew this action on April 6, 2009. This case is now closed. Roger and Dawn eur Wetlands This case involves the appeal of a December, 2008 Enforcement Order issued v. Town Framinngham gham by the Conservation Commission requiring the abatement and remediation of wetlands violations at 49 Gates Street. The Commission recently filed a t Conservati on Commission counterclaim seeking an order from the Court specifically requiring compli- ance with the Enforcement Order. The plaintiffs also recently moved to amend their complaint. Court rules require the plaintiffs to now file a motion for judgment on the pleadings. 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 General Government 11 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report General Government 12 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 agreed to settle this matter in the spring of 2009. This matter is now closed. P Loam Zoning Zoning In December of 2005, the Zoning Board denied applicant's request for a special permit a r d a Board Appeals (597 Old or a determination that the proposed use, a concrete batching plant, was apermitted use cut Path) Connecticut 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 was stayed by the Land Court as Paulini filed an application for a building permit in 2008 for a similar use at the Property. The Building Commissioner denied the application on the grounds that the proposed use requires a special permit in the applicable zoning district and the proposed project requires a dimensional variance since the plans showed that a structure would be constructed within a required setback area. Paulini appealed the Building Inspector's denial with the ZBA. After a duly noticed public hearing, the ZBA voted unanimously to deny the appeal and uphold the Building Commissioner's decision. Paulini filed an appeal of the Board of Appeals' decision with the Land Court. The ZBA moved for summary judgment in the summer of 2009. The Court has not yet issued a decision on the Town's motion. As the ZBA's motion remains pending, the ZBA is reviewing another application by Paulini for a special permit to conduct a similar use at the Property. Public Works Supply, Inc. Public Procurement This lawsuit was filed in 2006 by Public Works Supply, Inc. (" PWS "), a supplier of fire v. Town of Framingham hydrants, after the Town awarded a contract for fire hydrants to one of PWS's competi- tors. The Court issued a decision denying PW S' motion for a preliminary injunction. The Town filed a counterclaim for interference with its contractual relationship with the successful bidder. The parties reached a settlement and filed a stipulation of dismissal on July 24, 2009 withdrawing their respective claims with prejudice. This case is now closed. Rev Construction Co., Construction The plaintiff filed this case in September of 2007, alleging breach of contract and v i Inc. v. Town of Framing- seeking payment for work purportedly performed by Revoli in connection with the ham 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 has filed a counterclaim seeking recovery of certain costs and additional expenses that it incurred due to alleged defects in Revoli's performance. Discovery has closed and the parties are awaiting the Court's scheduling of a trial. Sagamore v. Town of Bid Protest This matter involved as series of bid protests that were withdrawn in connection with "). Framingham the Bowditch Athletic Complex Renovation project (`Project The first protest was filed by Sagamore seeking to challenge whether the bid of Emond Plumbing & Heating ( "Emond "), the lowest plumbing filed sub - bidder, should be disqualified for neglecting to include a signed certificate or attestation of tax compliance with their bid package and for neglecting to submit a separate non - collusion affidavit with its bid package. The second protest was by Emond seeking to withdraw its sub -bid or a return of its bid bond as a result of what it characterized as a "bona fide clerical error of a substantial nature." The third protest was brought by Seaver Construction, Inc. (`Seaver "), the General Contractor for the Project, seeking an adjustment of the price of its contract with the Town as a result of the withdrawal of Emond. Each of these protests was withdrawn following the Town's filing of its oppositions. These matters are now closed. General Government 12 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report SDR Management ABCC Licensing This case was an appeal by SDR Management, Inc. (SDR) of the Board of Selectmen's Appeal April 14, 2009 vote to deny SDR's application for a transfer of an all alcoholic beverages license from Bruburger's, Inc. SDR appealed the denial to the ABCC, which held a hearing on July 1, 2009. The ABCC issued a decision on September 2, 2009 upholding the Board's denial. SDR did not appeal the ABCC's decision. This matter is now closed. Tarr v. Town of Framing- Property y his is an action appealing a vote of the Board of Selectmen taken on October 21, 2008 ham to remove certain public shade trees located adjacent to 13 Bradford Road. The plaintiff also alleged in Count II of the complaint that the Board of Selectmen violated the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 39, § 23B. The Town moved to dismiss Count II and on June 4, 2009 the Court entered an order allowing the Town's motion to dismiss Count IL The Town filed the records of proceedings in this case on February 10, 2009. On August 3, 2009 the plaintiff filed a second action against the Town alleging that the Town's removal of the underlying trees constituted an unlawful taking. On October 9, 2009, the Court entered an order consolidating the plaintiff's two cases into a single Superior Court action. The parties currently are engaged in discovery. 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 homes. Winch Pond Trust v. Winch Pond Trust appealed the decision under the bylaw to Superior Court and under Conservation Commission, the Wetlands Protection Act to the DEP and obtained a Superceding Order of Condi- Biagio Conte v. Conserva- tions from the DEP, which the Town appealed. In 2004, the Town opposed the Trust's tion Commission and motion to substitute a revised plan in the DEP proceeding showing certain changes to Winch Pond Trust ( Fafard the wetlands crossing plan shown to the Conservation Commission in 1999. After Wetlands Litigation) hearing oral argument, the Administrative Law Judge ruled that the Trust must either proceed under the original plan or file a new notice of intent with the Conservation Commission. The Trust filed anew 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 superced- ing 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. On March 11, 2009, the Appeals Court issued a decision affirming the Superior Court's ruling. This case is now closed. 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, Apartments project) LLC, in connection with the proposed development of over 400 dwelling units at 5 Chrysler Road in Natick. The Town asserted that the Natick ZBA failed to consider the Town's input as required under the Golden Triangle Regulations, which require a reciprocal review agreement between the towns. The Town further alleged that the proposed project would have deleterious impacts upon the Town, its property and its resources, including with respect to traffic, environmental conditions, and the Town's emergency services, among other things. The defendant developer moved to dismiss the complaint based on the allegation that the Town is not an aggrieved party within the meaning of G.L. c. 40B and thus lacks standing. The Court allowed the developer's motion on May 27, 2009. Following the Court's order, the parties entered a settlement agreement resolving this matter. This matter is now closed. 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 Town v. Alessandra Dearaujo, et is named as a defendant, the plaintiff acknowledges in the complaint that the Town has al. 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 General Government 13 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Special 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 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 Town v. Gildo Dearaujo 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. 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 Town v. Lawrence Beatrice 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. VHS Acquisition No. 9 v. Zoning This case involved the Metrowest Medical Center's appeal of the Planning Board's Planning Board site plan approval of a site plan for a proposed 24,000 - square -foot outpatient surgical center proposed by Newton- Wellesley Hospital at the former Comp USA facility at 500 Cochituate Road in Framingham. Newton- Wellesley withdrew its plans for the facility and the appeal of the Planning Board Decision is now dormant awaiting the filing of a stipulation of dismissal. 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 Parties resolved this matter and the grievance was withdrawn on May 26, 2009. This matter is now closed. Special 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 Charton v. Town of Employment This case was filed by the Town's former Director of Human Resources in Middlesex Framingham Superior Court in August, 2009 alleging constitutional, contract, defamation, emotional distress and state whistleblower claims in connection with the Town's termination of the plaintiff's employment in the spring of 2009. The Town's liability insurer, Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (IVIIIA), has retained the firm of Pierce, Davis and Perritano to represent the Town in this matter. The parties currently are engaged in discove Nexum v. Town of Zoning This case concerns the developer's appeal of the denial of special permits in 2004 to Framingham construct the Ford's Meadow Proj ect 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. A trial was held in March and April of 2009. In July of 2009, the Court issued a 20 page Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law deciding the case in favor of the Planning Board in July of 2009. Nexum has appealed this ruling to the Massachusetts Appeals Court. The Appeal is currently pending, with the parties scheduled to file their respective briefs in the spring of 2010. General Government 14 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report South Middlesex Opportu- Civil Rights/Land The plaintiffs are not - for - profit organizations that provide housing and other social nity Council, Inc., et al. v. Use services to individuals who are disadvantaged and in need of services. In recent Town of Framingham, et transport and litigation years the plaintiffs have proposed and obtained the sitting of several programs, al. This represents a more than 200 -fold increase over what Framingham received facilities and housing throughout the Town. The plaintiffs have sued the Town and from 1964 -2003 under the 1963 Intermunicipal Agreement with Ashland (R evenue) several Town officials and employees in their official and individual capacities, along with 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, MIIA, accepted the tender of these cases and initially 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 individual defendants moved to dismiss various counts of the complaint in 2008. On Septem- ber 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. On March 2, 2009, all defendants moved for summary judgment on the remaining issues. Oral arguments were held before Judge Woodlock on July 29, 2010. The parties are currently awaiting the Court's ruling on these motions. Tang v. Town of Framing- Constitutional Law This is an action against the Town by a state prison inmate alleging, among other ham 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, and then again in January, 2009. The First Circuit issued rulings in March, 2009 affirming the District Court rulings and dismissing Mr. Tang's appeals. The Court followed with an Order on April 23, 2009 directing the Clerk of Court not to accept any further filings by Mr. Tang in this case. Recently, Mr. Tang filed two other lawsuits against the Town in Middlesex Superior Court. III. Budgetary Overview As in past years, I would like to conclude this report with a brief discussion of budgeting and legal expenses. In 2009 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 2009 appropriation of $623,000. Below is a chart summarizing the revenue, mitigation and avoided expenses achieved in FY 2009 and likely to be achieved in FY 2010 by the efforts of the Office of the Town Counsel, or through the substantial assistance of this office. A. FY 2009 Revenue, Mitigation and Avoided Expenses Matter: Descri tion: Payments Received from Payments received in FY2009 for sewage transport under the February 13, Ashland for sewage 2004 Decision issued by the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, transport and litigation and pursuant to the January 1, 2007 IMA between Ashland and Framingham. settlement in FY 2009 This represents a more than 200 -fold increase over what Framingham received $892,934.56 from 1964 -2003 under the 1963 Intermunicipal Agreement with Ashland (R evenue) ($5500 per year). General Government 15 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 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 Human Resources Memorial Building, Rm B The Human Resources Division consists of the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Veterans' Services. Human Resources The Department of Human Resources has multiple responsibilities overseeing the recruit- ment and hiring process for all Town positions, and conducting orientations for new Town and school employees. In addition, the department maintains and updates the Town's classification and pay plan; drafts; revises and interprets the Town's personnel policies and procedures; plays a key role in negotiating and implementing all collective bargaining agreements; fosters productive labor and employee relations; performs cost and staff analyses; assists in employee development and training; and oversees employee recognition programs. Moreover, the department oversees the Town's payroll and benefits, as well as Workers' Com- pensation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and unemployment insurance pro- grams. Judith Caron is the Human Resource General- ist /Analyst. She manages the employment and recruitment process, including advertising, reviewing employment applications, interview- ing candidates, checking references, and facili- tating background checks and pre - employment testingwhere 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 Medical Leave Act (FMLA). General Government 16 Pelham Apartments and By virtue of a prior year's favorable summary judgment ruling achieved in the Pelham Framingham Housing litigation, the Town was able to cease trash collection at the 550 units at the Pelham Authority Trash Collection Apartments, which results in avoided expenses estimated at more than $100,000 per year. $300,000 By virtue of the Pelham ruling, the Town also was able to cease trash collection at approxi- (Avoided Expense) mately 1,000 units owned by the Framingham Housing 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. 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 work $1,500,000 period under 29 U.S.C. 207(k), the Town has avoided liability to date for ap- (Avoided Expense) proximately $1,500,000 in damages, inview of the stringent federal lawthat often allows for double damages and attorney's fees to be assessed against parties found to have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Additionally, the Town has to date avoided the need to pay FLSA overtime to officers who work more than 40 hours per week (CBA overtime is paid), thus saving the Town approximately $150,000 p er year on an annual basis. TOTAL FY 2010 $2,692,934.50 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 Human Resources Memorial Building, Rm B The Human Resources Division consists of the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Veterans' Services. Human Resources The Department of Human Resources has multiple responsibilities overseeing the recruit- ment and hiring process for all Town positions, and conducting orientations for new Town and school employees. In addition, the department maintains and updates the Town's classification and pay plan; drafts; revises and interprets the Town's personnel policies and procedures; plays a key role in negotiating and implementing all collective bargaining agreements; fosters productive labor and employee relations; performs cost and staff analyses; assists in employee development and training; and oversees employee recognition programs. Moreover, the department oversees the Town's payroll and benefits, as well as Workers' Com- pensation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and unemployment insurance pro- grams. Judith Caron is the Human Resource General- ist /Analyst. She manages the employment and recruitment process, including advertising, reviewing employment applications, interview- ing candidates, checking references, and facili- tating background checks and pre - employment testingwhere 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 Medical Leave Act (FMLA). General Government 16 Town of Framingham Anne Wynne, Payroll Administrator, maintains and processes the Town's weekly payroll and attendance records. 2009 is the last year that Payroll was a function of Human Resources. It has been transitioned to the Department of Accounting. Cindy McKellick is the Benefits Administrator. She administers health, dental and life insurance programs for the Town, the schools, and retirees. Claudia Araujo manages the Worker's Compen- sation program for employees of the Town and the 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 the Administrative Assistant. He provides administrative support and manages monthly departmental vendor meetings, as well as HR- sponsored events, such as the Employee Recognition and Health and Wellness Fair. In the past year, the department has undertaken a classification and compensation study to compare Framingham with similar communi- ties. That study will be finalized mid -year 2010. The department continues to organize free seminars to introduce 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 group rates and other advantages. Due to fiscal constraints, this year will be extremely challenging, but the department is determined to continue serving the Town's employees, retirees, and citizensin a courte- ous 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 personnel functions. This 5- member board is 2009 Annual Report 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, David R. Williams, Assistant Town Manager Veterans Benefits and Services Memorial Building, Rm B35 508- 532 -5514 veterans@framinghamma.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 local, state and federal laws. Services offered by the department include emergency financial assistance; help with obtaining food, clothing and shelter; assistance in filling out claim forms for benefits; as well as coordinating other social services and resources that might be available to aid veterans and their depend- ents. The department keeps up to date on new policies, legislation and programs available to the veteran community. In an attempt to reach the new generation of returning veterans, we have started a Face - book page. Please come visit. www.facebook.com /pares /Framingham - MA/ Framingham- Veteran- Services/244117931758 Veterans' activities this year included Memorial Day Ceremonies, during which the Veterans Council placed 4,100 flags on the graves of veterans in Framingham cemeteries. The traditional Veterans Day activities were con- ducted in the beautiful Cushing Chapel, due to construction at the Memorial Building. In addition to these activities, The director participated in the Welch School's Veterans Activities. Veterans are treated to a short program by the students, followed by a question and answer period. This is by far the favorite veteran event in town. Calls from veterans begin in June wondering when the November General Government 17 Town of Framingham dates are going to be set. A Trench Art exhibit was held at the Framingham Historical Society, in conjunction with a "Thank you" party for the Edgell Library receiving enough votes to win a $100,000 grant for new windows. The federal government distributes $5.6 million dollars annually to Framingham veterans and their dependents for compensation and /or pensions. Veterans' Services continues to help veterans apply for these funds. If you served in Vietnam, recent changes in diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure may make it worth your while to come in and see the VSO. Staff: Carly Premo Melo Alan D. Holt Scott Jung Nancy H. Lomas Susan Joyce Roy James V. Schiavone 2009 Annual Report The Framingham Veterans Council with President Larry Herson and his fellow council members distributed 80 fruit baskets to Middle- sex Nursing Home at Christmas time. The Council also assisted with the Callahan Senior Center in providing hand - knitted lap blankets to VA hospitals and 2,200 knitted helmet "liners" for the troops in Afghanistan. These are all distributed or shipped out through the efforts of the Veterans Council. Respectfully submitted, Peter R. Harvell, Veterans Agent Acting Director Database Manager Applications Manager Technical Services Coordinator, Administration & Finance Manager, User Services Network Manager FY09 Operating Budget: $1,293,142 With reduced staff and resources, 2009 was a challenging year. Technology Services strived to continue to deliver the highest level of service and to continue to grow as a technology leader among Massachusetts communities by utilizing and implementing the most current technology available. 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 325 users of the Munis system: 184 Town and 141 School users. In 2009, Direct Pay retirees were loaded into the Munis General billing system to allow receivables and payables to be tracked on our integrated Accounting System. Also, each school and principal was given software to enable them to run ad hoc budget reports instead of waiting for a monthly paper budget. The FLSA conversion to the Munis Payroll system was completed to allow tracking and distribution of this mandated payroll compensa- tion benefit. Database Services Alan D. Holt, Manager Permits and Licenses Database Services is responsible for the pro- gramming and development of online databases and applications of a corporate nature. Imple- mentation of a new web -based permitting system, Accela Automation, began with a kick- off event in February. The system went live in November with over 150 different types of permits and licenses issued by 8 different departments. Data from the legacy permitting system was converted for historical reporting. In 2010, the new system will expand to more departments, provide wireless inspections and code enforcement tracking from the field, allow citizens to apply for permits online, and inte- General Government 18 Town of Framingham grate a real time connection to the Town's GIS. The Town Clerk's Death Certificate application was replaced with a new application built on Microsoft Access; the legacy program was over 10 years old and was no longer compliant with current operating systems and software. The online mapping application was upgraded to support current web standards and the latest web server version. Analysis of existing systems and processes has begun so that the Town and its service partners will be in compliance with 201 CMR 17, the Commonwealth's regulations for securing sensitive citizen data stored in Town electronic and paper formats Public Safety The Manager of Database Services assumed responsibility for Public Safety administration, including off -hours support to Police and Fire, after the mid -year departure of the previous administrator. Updates were completed in 2009 for Keystone Computer Aided Dispatching for both Fire and Police, Identix Finger Print and Palm Scanning, FireHouse Incident Reporting software, and the new Fire Mobile wireless response and reporting system, as well as operating system and office automation soft- ware upgrades for various PC's and laptops. The dispatch server for Fire operated the entire year without shutdown and with less than 2 hours of online maintenance. The Police server had some unscheduled shutdowns during testing and implementation of the new Com- puter Aided Dispatching software but otherwise ran continuously 24 hours a day. Day -to -day support for dispatch operations has shifted from Tech Service to Public Safety. Due to our reductions in resources and personnel, we would like to recognize Officer Ed Burman for his superior effort and contributions to improve dispatch operations in Fire and Police. Network Services James V. Schiavone, Network Manager Network Services plans, configures and main- tains all Town of Framingham hardware, along with the institutional network that connects all town buildings. 2009 Annual Report Network Statistics 2009. A five nines (99.999) reliability performance goal was met for all 36 networked buildings on the fiber network again this year. Two additional buildings were added to the Town's fiber network — DPW Capital Building and the Parks and Recreation Mainte- nance Building. Wireless Access Points were installed in 22 Town buildings as well as throughout the downtown area and points south of Route 9 as we began to create a wireless mesh network. This network is used by Public Safety as well as Public Works and field inspectors to enable Town workers to utilize mobile devices while in the field. Administration and Finance Nancy Lomas, Technical Services Coordinator The coordinator is responsible for the prepara- tion of the department's program -based budget, capital and project planning, overall operations management, policies and procedures; and town -wide technology acquisitions. The coordinator continues to maintain 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 Manager is responsible for technology support services to Town Depart- ments, including Help Desk support, set -up and training, email, Internet, hardware and software support, inventory maintenance, policy and licensed software audits. User Services is also responsible for PC, printer and software upgrades and maintenance; Town Meeting equipment and presentation assistance to Town administration, departmental staff, boards and committees. In 2009, User Services supported 378 PCs and 128 laptops with 422 users, including 34 new users. The Technology Services Help Desk answered 1207 Help Desk calls, of which 745 were resolved on the same day. In addition, 313 PCs were configured and installed; of those PCs, 19 were new PCs and 18 were new laptops /ToughBooks. General Government 19 Town of Framingham Voice, Web and Office Services Carly Premo Melo In the absence of a director, in 2009 this position assumed the Acting Director responsi- bilities in addition to the daily operations and support of the Voice over Internet phone system and the Town's website. In the last two years, the number of page views on the Town's website has more than quadru- pled, from 544,114 in 2007 to 2.8 million in 2009. We had 196,047 unique visitors, and the top 10 countries that visited the Town's website were: United States, Russian Federation, India, 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 of and attend on a regular basis meetings of 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 Partner- ships (FCP); Violence Prevention Round Table (VPRT); MetroWest Healthcare Coalition; MetroWest Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition (MHSA); Stand Together Act Re- sponsibly (STAR; on hold); 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; Teen Pregnancy Coalition; Framingham Youth Initiative project; Systems of Care Committee; ICHH Metro West Leadership Council; and the Metro South /West 2009 Annual Report Germany, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, Italy and Japan. I would like to thank each member of the staff for their contributions this year. The accom- plishments of this small but incredibly talented and dedicated staff continue to place the Town of Framingham in the forefront as a technology leader among Massachusetts communities. Respectfully submitted, Carly P. Melo, Acting Director, Technology Services Regional Employment Board Inc. Young Adult Initiative Board. The following are highlights of some of the activities that I have both initiated and been involved in throughout the past year; • Coordinated and held meetings with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Town of Framingham. • Co- Trained with LT. Paul Shastany to provide Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Train- ing to the Framingham Police Depart- ment. • Worked with the Lockland Avenue neighborhood and Wayside Youth and Families, Inc., regarding the Fredrick Abbott Way facility. • Attended the State Fire Marshall's Juve- nile Fire Setter Intervention Training Specialist certificate courses,l & 2. • Accepted invitation to join the Metro /South West Regional Employ- ment Board's Young Adult Initiative Board. Collaborated with Advocates, Inc., and the library to provide "May is Mental Health Month" awareness programming. General Government 20 Town of Framingham I continue to provide ongoing information and referral to residents of Framingham, and to other individuals as needed. Building Services is a department of the Gen- eral Government Division. Our primary function is the care and maintenance of Town buildings under the jurisdiction of the Town Manager. A serious reduction in force has reduced our staff, and this mandated the department to prioritize our work. We continue to make strides in using volunteer and subsidized help from non -Town agencies in these times of budget cuts. Building Services has been in- volved with many routine repair projects and preventive programs this past year. Our capital projects program has been trans- ferred to Doug Goddard, Capital Projects Manager, who has taken an aggressive approach to many needed repair and replacement projects funded by Town Meeting. We thank Doug for his professionalism. In addition to our core responsibilities Building Services operates all parking functions, the December 1, 2009, marked the end of my first year of service as the Capital Building Projects Manager for the Town of Framingham. During the past year, I have been able to access and review the existing conditions of many of the town- owned properties, and determine where the financial and technical challenges exist, moving forward. I have developed working relationships with town departments, residents, boards and committees, and state legislators. These rela- tionships help to expedite building projects, and improve our building infrastructure in Fram- ingham. 2009 Annual Report Respectfully submitted, Alexis J. Silver, LICSW, Human Service Policy and Program Coordinator Parking Meter program, Waverly Commuter Lot, Pearl Street Garage and the Hollis Court Lot. Staffing issues continue to be particularly difficult as the Town struggles through another year of budget cuts. I, as always would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge my staff, who continue to adjust under less than perfect circumstances. Building Services will continue in the coming year to provide services to the best of its abilities. I also would like to thank the many departments of the Town for their assistance throughout the year. I look 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 of Buildings As the Capital Building Projects Manager, my duties include working with the Town Manager to envision and expedite strategic building projects. In the past year, I have managed financial, technical, and historical aspects of building projects that have a value of over $20,000,000.00 in Framingham. Included are many projects in multiple buildings, of widely varying ages and complexities. These projects are: Edgell Memorial Library, Memorial Build- ing, Maynard Building, Callahan Senior Center, Police Department Headquarters, Fire Depart- ment Headquarters, Fire Stations, and Library Buildings. General Government 21 Town of Framingham The position of Capital Building Projects Manager has allowed me to be an energy advocate on behalf of Framingham to decrease the energy consumption of town owned buildings. This serves two purposes: saving the Framingham taxpayers money and reducing the "carbon footprint" of Framingham. This part of my position has been interesting to me, since energy- saving technology has always been one of my keen interests. This part of my job has drawn the attention of state officials and afforded the Town of Framingham the oppor- tunity to take advantage of federal stimulus funding. This will both create good jobs in Framingham and will bolster our economic stability. My position as the Capital Building Projects Manager during 2009 has included working with the Framingham Disability Commission. I have met with the disabled community, and the historic preservationists to learn, listen, and �V The mission of the Government Channel is to serve the community by providing timely news and events to inform Framingham residents on town programs and services. We do this by producing video coverage of public meetings, developing original series, and displaying important town announcements on our mu- nicipal electronic bulletin board. The Government Channel is dedicated to providing programming that supports the goals of town departments and to making the pro- ceedings of local government more accessible to the public. Some activities that the channel has supported this year are the Memorial and Veterans Day Observance Ceremony, Open Meeting Law forum, Joint State Congressional Committee hearings, Government Study Committee presentations, Drug & Alcohol prevention workshop, Board of Health raw milk hearings, several Mass DOT presentations, fire preven- tion and emergency preparedness outreach, 2009 Annual Report understand their views and positions on key historical buildings regarding building access: The desire of the disabled community to access all public buildings, including historic ones with a sense of dignity. The desire of the historical preserva- tionists to maintain the original charac- teristics, qualities. and historic fabric of the historic buildings. From these meetings, drawings and discourse, I have come to appreciate the views of both groups and understand that they both need to come together with a common purpose, to achieve goals that work for both groups, and the Town of Framingham. I look forward to serving the culturally rich community of Framingham in the future. Respectfully Submitted, Douglas J. Goddard, AIA Capital Building Projects Manager Swine Flu vaccination information, Fair Hous- ing Education, Park and Recreation Updates and Tournaments, Casino Gambling Education, Senate Representative Discussion Programs, September 11 Observance Ceremony, holiday season concert, and live election night analysis. The Government Channel carries regular live coverage of various board and commission meetings, giving residences instant access to Framingham government on their cable system and via the Internet The Government Channel through its pro- gramming is compiling complete and accurate public records for Framingham government. This helps assess the accuracy of official print records. All programming is available to the public upon request; selectmen, planning, and town meetings are available via streaming video on demand for Internet viewing Respectfully submitted, Ron J. Rego, Director General Government 22 Town of Framingham 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 managementwith the assistance of three departments that have direct responsi- bility for financial management of Town government: 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 Depart- ment maintains the Town's accounting records, generates financial management information for use by all Town departments in the manage- ment 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. The CFO works closely with all Town officials to develop these budgets. Upon adoption of the annual operating and capital budgets, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer monitors revenue and spending throughout the year to eliminate budgetary problems that adversely affect the fiscal condition of the Town. The CFO is also required to file a long -term forecast for strategic plan of the Towns financial position. 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. 2009 Annual Report Maintaining the financial health of the Town was a critical task in 2009. State aid for FYI 0, which began July 1, 2009, was reduced by more than $3.4 million. In total, revenue grew by less than 1 %, even though property taxes were increased by the maximum 2.5 %. Municipal departments were reduced in total by 3.1% and the School Department increased a total of $1.5 million only because of federal stimulus money. Health insurance increased by its lowest annual rate in recent times, 5.2 %, but it still grew to more than 15% of the total budget. The shift of costs to Medicare, which began July 1, 2009, and the increase in employee premium contri- butions in January 2010 should mitigate the increase in the cost of health care, but its growth rate is still unsustainable. The Town awarded a bid for the bulk purchase of tax liens, which increased collections $1 million. The Town passed an increase in the local room tax of 2% and a new local meals tax of .75 %. The revenue generated by these new taxes was placed in the Stabilization Fund, the Town's savings account, as it is severely underfunded. This had a positive impact on the financial position of the Town. However, local revenues will not grow until after the economy has recovered. Budgets will still need to be reduced. The CFO would like to thank the Assistant CFO, Jennifer Pratt; Richard G. Howarth, Jr., and his staff in the Accounting Department; Stephen Price and his staff in the Office of the Treasurer/ Collector; Dan Dargon and his staff in the Assessing Office. This dedicated group of smart, innovative, and hard - working employees keep the Town from financial chaos. Respectfully submitted, Mary Ellen Kelley, Chief Financial Officer Finance 23 Town of Framingham The Office of the Town Accountant is respon- sible for insuring that all expenditures of the Town conform to the requirements of Massa- chusetts General Laws, Town Meeting appro- priations 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 expen- ditures — in conformance with generally ac- cepted accounting principles and the Uniform Municipal Accounting System promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Depart- ment of Revenue. It then makes this account- ing information available to (1) the Town's municipal program managers to facilitate their management of program budgets, (2) independ- ent auditors who must opine on the financial condition of the Town, (3) state and federal agencies for use in generating financial informa- tion for program and policy development, and, (4) credit rating agencies for their use in assess- ing the Town's fiscal stability and creditworthi- ness and Residents. Significant activities of the Accounting Office include submission of required financial reports, reconciliation of revenue and expenditure accounts, cash, and accounts receivable; and auditing all accounts payable invoices for accuracy prior to payment. At the October 27, 2009, the Town's payroll function was transferred from Human Re- sources Director to the Chief Financial Officer. Those responsibilities now fall under the Town Accountant's Office. The June 30, 2009 (FY09) balance sheet was submitted to the DOR on October 6 2009, for certification of available funds. On October 21, 2008, the DOR certified the following amounts as available for appropriation: General Fund Free Cash: $1,765,820, Sewer Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings: $2,572,306, Water Enter- 2009 Annual Report prise Fund Retained Earnings $1,209,915. 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 by Town Meeting. For Fiscal Year 2009, the Department proc- essed over 13,600 purchase orders, reviewed over 47,250 invoices and issued over 19,740 accounts payable checks. The top ten vendors paid during Fiscal 2009 are as follows: Blue Cross /Blue Shield $38,670,665 US Bank 38,347,250 Framingham Retirement 9,326,843 Keefe Technical School 8,853,933 SEA Consultants, Inc 5,741,147 P Gioioso & Sons, Inc 2,431,517 Accept Ed Collaborative 2,031,746 LM Heavy Civil Construction 1,955,802 Transcanada Power Marketing 1,832,992 Defelice Corp 1,787,505 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, Technol- ogy Services Acting Assistant Director Carly Premo Melo and their staffs for their guidance and assistance. I would like to recognize the invaluable efforts of the members of the staff, Assistant Town Accountant Judy Moore, Payroll Administrator Anne Wynne, Shirley Tibbert, and Lynn Porter. Your obedient servant Richard G. Howarth, Jr., Town Accountant Finance 24 a n N CI1 y 0 O �S Uq 5 N O O r CD O Town of Framingham Combined Balance Sheet Fund Basis Statement for Free Cash Certification As of June 30,'00' Unaudited Special Capital High School Enterprise Enterprise Health Ins Trusts and Total Assets General Revenue Projects Capital Project Capital Project Funds Trust Fund Agency (Memo) Cash & Investments Cash $ 18,432,283 $ 6,354,349 $ 1,745,229 $ (38,896) $ 13,118,987 $ 5,869,541 $ 6,497,410 $ 8,800,050 $ 60,778,953 Investments - - - - - - - 1,101,509 1,101,509 Letters of Credit & Security Bonds 1,903,800 1,903,800 Total Cash & Investments 18,432,283 6 1 (38,896) 13,118,987 5,869,541 6,497,410 11,805,359 63,784,262 Receivables Taxes Real Estate 3,687,424 - - - - - - - 3,687,424 Personal Property 961,548 - - - - - - - 961,548 Motor Vehicle Excise 1,959,517 - - - - - - - 1,959,517 Deffered Property Taxes and Tax Foreclosures 447,539 - - - - - - - 447,539 Tax Liens and Charges Added to Taxes 2,076,437 - - - - 688,156 - - 2,764,593 Total Taxes 9,132,465 - - - - 688,156 - - 9,820,621 Other Receivables Sewer Usage Receivable - - - - - 2,407,191 - - 2,407,191 Water Usage Receivables - - - - 1,518,405 2,358,199 - - 3,876,604 Departmental Receivables 11,535 35,642 - - - 125,889 - 303,552 476,618 Intergovernmental Receivables 248,906 2,382,541 1,323,494 883,803 400,000 5,238,744 Total Other Receivables 260,441 2 1 2,402,208 5,291,279 303,552 11,999,157 Total Receivables 9,392,906 2,418,183 1,323,494 - 2,402,208 5,979,435 303,552 21,819,778 Other Assets Due From Other Funds 21,991 - - - - - - - 21,991 Tax Foreclosures 410,042 - - - - - - - 410,042 Other Assets -- Inventories 26,456 26,456 Total Other Assets 458,489 458,489 Amts to be provided for bonds 48,009,019 2 28,260,513 78,669,532 Amts to be Prov for loans Total Assets $ 28,283,678 $ 8,772,532 $ 51,077,742 $ 2,361,104 $ 43,781,708 $ 11,848,976 $ 6,497,410 $ 12,108,911 $ 164,732,061 Liabilities, Reserves, and Fund Balances Liabilities Accounts Payable Securty Deposits $ 11,579,645 $ 1,796,467 $ 669,074 $ 2,695 $ 3,906,178 $ 825,543 $ 62,757 $ 4,446,884 $ 23,289,243 Incurred But Not Reported Liability - - - - - - 5,911,673 - 5,911,673 BAN Payable - - 3,559,904 3,361,172 17,900,000 - - - 24,821,076 Due to Other Funds - 21,991 - - - - - - 21,991 Loans Authorized - - 18,369,507 906,084 132,872,433 - - - 152,148,024 Loans Authorized and Unissued - - (18,369,507) (906,084) (132,872,433) - - - (152,148,024) Bonds Payable 48,009,019 2,400,000 28,260,513 78,669,532 Total Liabilities 11,579,645 1 52,237,997 5 50,066,691 825,543 5 4,446,884 132,713,515 Reserves For Uncollectable Receivables 4,710,967 344,838 876,770 - 1,518,405 5,979,434 - - 13,430,414 For Abatements and Exemptions 3,480,057 3,480,057 Total Reserves 8,191,024 344,838 876,770 1,518,405 5,979,434 16,910,471 Fund Balances Reserved for Encumberances 1,903,323 538,067 2,363,922 14,792 22,126,512 300,236 264 82,556 27,329,672 Reserved for Petty Cash 550 - - - - - - - 550 Reserved for Inventory 26,456 - - - - - - - 26,456 Reserved for Expenditure 1,500,000 90,029 - - - 550,424 - 206,458 2,346,911 Reserve for Premium on Issuance of Debt Excluded BANS 31,997 - - - - - - - 31,997 Des. for Snow & Ice Deficit (1,288,102) - - - - - - (1,288,102) Teachers Pay Deferral (397,914) - - - - - - (397,914) Undesignated 6,736,699 5,981,140 (4,400,947) (3,417,555) (29,929,900) 4,193,339 522,716 7,373,013 (12,941,495) Total Fund Balances 8,513,009 6,609,236 (2,037,025) (3,402,763) (7,803,388) 5,043,999 522,980 7,662,027 15,108,075 Total Liabilies, Reserves and Fund Balances $ 28,283,678 $ 8,772,532 $ 51,077,742 $ 2,361,104 $ 43,781,708 $ 11,848,976 $ 6,497,410 $ 12,108,911 164,732,061 y 0 O �S Uq 5 N O O r CD O a m A Revenues Property taxes Excise Penalties, interest and other taxes Intergovernmental Fees Licenses & Permits Charges for services Investment 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 Change in Agency Accounts Operating transfers out Total other financing sources (uses) Excess of Revenues and other sources over (under) expenditures and other uses Fund Balance, June 30, 2008 Fund Balance, June 30, 2009 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, 2009 Unaudited y 0 0 >y CfQ r' >y 5 N O O >y C CD O Special Capital High School EnterpriseCapital Enterprise Health Ins Total General Revenue Projects Project Projects Funds Trust Fund Trusts (Memo) $ 147,034,801 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 147,034,801.00 7,342,477 7,342,477 2,673,487 490 2,673,977 32,816,544 8,896,757 1,348,272 547,972 210,028 43,819,573 464,246 - - 193,949 - 658,195 2,238,110 - - - 2,238,110 1,705,921 1,813,434 - 27,962,808 2,295,208 33,777,371 593,631 8,785 46,028 61,102 279,991 (230,360) 759,177 525,825 8,805,432 - - - 9,331,257 205,169 3,563 13,564 - - 222,296 29,000 4,910,533 20,100 38,250,787 846,990 44,057,410 195,629,211 24,438,504 1,394,300 742,411 28,267,602 38,530,778 2,911,838 291,914,644 7,633,597 2,318,460 2,376,275 - - - 1,633,772 13,962,104 24,239,723 621,646 722,051 2,172,484 27,755,904 92,834,325 18,984,395 591,386 389,739 - - - 112,799,845 11,924,257 644,657 2,649,509 - 18,776,815 23,074,229 258,515 57,327,982 1,148,753 128,829 404,573 - - - 1,682,155 5,076,886 672,287 1,629,730 37,167 - 9,007 7,425,077 42,161,990 - - - - 39,016,093 - 81,178,083 8,456,512 3,064,981 - - 11,521,493 3,351,308 530,671 3,881,979 196,827,351 23,370,274 8,373,524 389,739 18,813,982 26,139,210 39,016,093 4,604,449 317,534,623 (1,198,140) 1,068,229 (6,979,224) (389,739) (18,071,571) 2,128,392 (485,315) (1,692,611) (25,619,979) - - 7,554,253 2,891,738 - 10,445,991 2,651,563 132,608 1,909,268 193,878 279,642 - 5,166,959 - - - - 1,418,580 1,418,580 (122,011) (132,608) (330,436) (4,097,436) (279,642) (204,826) (5,166,959) 2,651,563 (122,011) 7,554,253 4,470,570 (3,903,558) 1,213,754 11,864,571 1,453,423 946,218 575,029 (389,739) (13,601,001) (1,775,166) (485,315) (478,857) (13,755,407) 7,059,586 5,663,018 (2,612,054) (3,013,024) 5,797,613 6,819,165 1,008,296 8,140,884 28,863,484 $ 8,513,009 $ 6,609,236 $ (2,037,025) $ (3,402,763) $ (7,803,388) $ 5,043,999 $ 522,981 $ 7,662,027 $ 15,108,076 y 0 0 >y CfQ r' >y 5 N O O >y C CD O Town of Framingham Assets Town of Framingham Enterprise Fund Balance Sheets As of June 30, 2009 Unaudited Sewer Enterprise Water Enterprise Fund Fund 2009 Annual Report Total Memo Onl Cash and Investments $ 3,999,873 $ 1,869,668 $ 5,869,541 Water /Sewer Charges 2,407,191 2,358,199 4,765,390 Other Receivables 97,550 28,339 125,889 Tax Title and Charges Added to Taxes 404,874 283,282 688,156 Intergovernmental Receivable (Ashland) 400,000 - 400,000 Total Assets $ 7,309,488 $ 4,539,488 $ 11,848,976 Liabilities, Reserves and Fund Balances Liabilities Accounts Payable Reserves For Uncollected Receivables Total Liabilities and Reserves Fund Balance Reserved for Encumbrances (Carryovers) Reserved for Other Assets Unreserved (Retained Earnings) Total Fund Balances Total Liabilities, Reserves and Fund Balances $ 321,656 $ 503,887 $ 825,543 3,309,615 2,669,819 5,979,434 3,631,271 3,173,706 6,804,977 144,368 155,867 300,235 550,424 - 550,424 2,983,425 1,209,915 4,193,340 3.678.217 1.365.782 5.043.999 $ 7,309,488 $ 4,539,488 $ 11,848,976 Finance 27 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Town of Framingham Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance - Enterprise Funds For the Period Ended June 30, 2009 Unaudited Sewer Water Fund Fund Revenues Property taxes Excise Penalties, Interest and Other Taxes Intergovernmental (Grants) Charges for services Interest earnings Licenses and permits Fines and forfeitures Miscellaneous Contributions Total Revenues Expenditures: Current: Personal Services Operating Expenses Intergovernmental Capital Outlay Debt Service Total Expenditures Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenditures Other Financing Sources (Uses) Transfer from Other Funds Transfer to Other Funds Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) Excess (deficiency) of revenues and other sources over expenditures and other uses Fund Balance June 30, 2008 Fund Balance June 30, 2009 210,028 14,197,630 45,408 4,694 14,457,760 13,809,839 28,267,599 Total Memo 1,924,580 2,385,689 - 210,028 13,765,178 27,962,808 15,694 61,102 8,867 13,561 20,100 20,100 13,809,839 28,267,599 Total Memo 1,924,580 2,385,689 4,310,269 1,404,127 1,443,358 2,847,485 8,846,214 6,546,693 15,392,907 152,103 371,465 523,568 1,477,034 1,587,947 3,064,981 13, 804, 058 12, 335,152 26,139,210 653,702 1,474,687 2,128,389 - 190,576 190,576 (2,356,705) (1,737,430) (4,094,135) (2,356,705) (1,546, 854) (3,903, 559) (1,703,003) (72,167) (1,775,170) 5,381,220 1,437,948 6,819,168 $ 3,678,217 $ 1,365,782 $ 5,043,999 Finance 28 a n G y O �T1 >y CfQ r' >y 5 N O O >y C CD O Town of Framingham Summary of Expenditures Fiscal Year 2009 As of June 30, 2009 Special Town Finance Committee Closed to Original Meeting Reserve Fund and Inter Divisional Fund Encumbered Budget Adjustments M unicipal Relief Transfe Transfers Expended Encumbered Balance General Government Selectmen 11,550 574,717 (28,215) - 539,098 7,705 11,249 Legal 567 638,000 (20,000) - 19,843 634,042 2,856 1,512 Town Buildings 13,965 1,655,459 (32,954) 58,141 (20,000) 1,507,775 20,726 146,110 Purchasing Department 30,074 157,833 (16,250) - 135,188 19,253 17,216 Committees - 6,900 - - 275 - 6,625 Total Appropriation 56,156 3,032,909 (97,419) 58,141 (157) 2,816,378 50,540 182,712 Finance Finance Committee - 1,500 - - 461 55 984 Chief Financial Officer 258,026 (2,050) 255,134 300 542 Accounting 264,776 (7,000) 255,544 - 2,232 Treasurer /Collector - 615,518 (23,337) 576,977 15,204 Assessors 2,000 478,380 (8,906) 410,751 - 60,723 Total Appropriation 2,000 1,618,200 (41,293) 1,498,867 355 79,685 Technology Services Total Appropriation 20,659 1,293,142 (147,906) 1,061,206 1,400 103,289 Human Resources Human Resourses 1,386 418,326 (18,453) (12,000) 370,943 5,368 12,948 Veterans' Services - 288,278 12,000 279,656 7,493 13,129 Total Appropriation 1,386 706,604 (18,453) 650,599 12,861 26,077 Planning and Economic Development Planning Department 59,215 398,706 (41,338) 351,926 19,152 45,505 Zoning Board 130 84,312 (3,495) 68,577 285 12,085 Total Appropriation 59,345 483,018 (44,833) 420,503 19,437 57,590 Police Division Police Department 46,465 11,107,584 174,200 11,248,069 55,196 24,984 Framingham Emergency Managemei 2,429 93,150 - 71,057 2,953 21,569 Animal Control 7,863 181,306 (4,522) 160,982 5,403 18,262 Street Lighting 3,000 499,228 - 446,308 17,852 38,068 Total Appropriation 59,757 11,881,268 169,678 11,926,416 81,404 102,883 Fire Division Total Appropriation 61,041 11,714,330 376,000 (0) 11,941,872 209,499 y O �T1 >y CfQ r' >y 5 N O O >y C CD O a n w O Public Works Public Works Administration Public Works Highway Fleet Services Sanitation Engineering Conservation Total Appropriation Snow & Ice Removal Total Appropriation 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 School Department 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 6,790 87,346,829 (1,315,765) (1,802,082) 8,863,574 7,400 2,594,760 (88,825) 3,897 217,234 151,227 210,478 361,705 84,239 445,944 83,932,186 3,586 300,000 8,848,289 15,285 2,497,899 15,436 203,722 696 16,713 1,000 141,354 (1,000) 174,626 315,980 84,239 400,219 10,873 34,852 45,725 45,725 y O '77 CfQ r' >y 5 N O O >y C CD O Town of Framingham Summary of Expenditures Fiscal Year 2009 As of June 30, 2009 Special Town Finance Committee Closed to Original Meeting Reserve Fund and Inter Divisional Fund Encumbered Budget Adjustments M unicipal Relief Transfe Transfers Expended Encumbered Balance 9,036 566,458 (13,500) - 549,448 9,391 3,155 64,119 3,107,349 (14,099) 139 3,002,271 11,331 143,906 21,981 1,067,784 (8,500) - 1,054,563 169 26,533 92,180 4,032,720 (296,100) (139) 3,574,324 58,552 195,785 20,265 808,198 (9,100) - 767,873 19,563 31,927 8,423 112,695 102,824 13,240 5,054 216,004 9,695,204 (341,299) 9,051,303 112,246 406,360 651,301 400,000 2,339,403 (1,288,102) 14,860 2,246,184 (44,800) 2,174,183 5,985 36,076 - 30,280 (4,000) 24,194 - 2,086 4,129 342,035 324,663 21,501 - 462,527 (19,150) 404,804 - 38,573 18,989 3,081,026 (67,950) 2,927,844 5,985 98,236 - 806,143 (51,344) (285) 691,210 - 63,304 316 600,350 (27,901) - 544,434 28,331 - 132,954 (6,648) 285 126,531 60 316 1,539,447 (85,893) - 1,362,175 91,695 6,790 87,346,829 (1,315,765) (1,802,082) 8,863,574 7,400 2,594,760 (88,825) 3,897 217,234 151,227 210,478 361,705 84,239 445,944 83,932,186 3,586 300,000 8,848,289 15,285 2,497,899 15,436 203,722 696 16,713 1,000 141,354 (1,000) 174,626 315,980 84,239 400,219 10,873 34,852 45,725 45,725 y O '77 CfQ r' >y 5 N O O >y C CD O 2 Town of Framingham Summary of Expenditures Fiscal Year 2009 As of June 30, 2009 n Special Town Finance Committee Closed to Original Meeting Reserve Fund and Inter Divisional Fund Encumbered Budget Adjustments M unicipal Relief Transfe Transfers Expended Encumbered Balance Miscellaneous Unclassified Property & Liability Insurance 8,241 830,000 63,174 894,829 3,069 3,517 Workers' Compensation 1,727 630,000 150,136 780,870 - 993 Unemployment - 350,000 (93,174) 252,814 4,012 Sick Leave Buyback 60,000 (12,325) 43,670 4,005 Group Insurance - 29,889,125 (350,000) (109,672) 29,429,453 - - Medicallndemnification 5,000 3,610 8,602 8 Self- insurance 6,961 30,000 (15,339) 15,122 2,500 4,000 Medicaid Part 1 Contract 8,632 40,000 13,590 53,849 8,366 7 Salary Reserve - 226,103 (226,103) - - - - Total Appropriation 25,561 32,060,228 (576,103) 31,479,211 13,935 16,541 Reserve Fund Total Appropriation 400,000 (227,391) (58,141) 114,468 Retirement Retirement Contributory Pension 9,303,259 9,303,259 - Pensions non contributory 116,715 (5,550) 109,239 1,926 Medicare 1,318,590 5,550 1,324,131 9 Total Appropriation 10,738,564 10,736,629 1,935 Debt Service Debt Service Principal and Interest General Loai 8,557,438 (781,434) (23,739) 7,752,265 Interest on Temporary Loans 160,000 (32,566) 37,840 165,274 Interest on Abatements 115,500 (14,101) 101,399 Total Appropriation 8,832,938 (814,000) 8,018,938 Total General Fund Appropriated 539,301 197,196,520 (2,921,452) (1,802,082) (157) 192,113,658 317,881 580,591 Non appropriated items Unclassified Tax Title - 50,000 - 45,698 - 4,302 Unclassified Overlay Deficit 93,639 - 44,503 49,136 Cherry Sheet Offsets - - - Teachers Pay Deferral 596,872 - 596,872 Snow& Ice Deficit - 1,370,086 1,370,086 - Cherry Sheet Charges 3,630,649 - 3,351,308 279,341 Debt Exclusion High School Debt 334,579 437,573 (102,994) Overlay - 1,790,084 - - 1,790,084 Total Non appropriated items 93,639 6,402,184 1,370,086 - 5,846,040 - 2,019,869 Total General Fund Operating 632,940 203,598,704 (1,551,366) (1,802,082) (157) 197,959,698 317,881 2,600,460 w y O '77 CfQ r' >y 5 N O O >y C CD O a n Enterprise Funds Sewer Enterprise Fund Total Appropriation $ 164,827 $ 14,779,427 $ $ $ $ 13,804,057 $ 144,368 $ 995,828 Indirect Costs - 1,115,796 1,115,796 - - * Transfers RE Capital Projects - 1,240,909 1,240,909 - - Total Sewer Enterprise Fund $ 164,827 $ 17,136,132 $ $ $ $ 16,160,762 $ 144,368 $ 995,828 * $6,000 Grant received for Vactor Purchase $ 2,356,705 W N Town of Framingham Summary of Expenditures Fiscal Year 2009 As of June 30, 2009 y O '77 CfQ Water Enterprise fund Total Appropriation $ 282,712 $ 13,398,858 $ Insurance /Property Restitution Accoi 58,511 - Indirect Costs - 1,208,930 Transfers RE Capital Projects - 528,500 Total Water Enterprise Fund $ 341,223 $ 13,778,099 $ 37,969 $ 88,440 $ $ 12,276,641 $ 155,867 $ 1,114,442 58,511 - 37,969 1,208,930 - 528,500 $ 13,583,006 $ 341,223 $ 233,438 5 N O O >y C CD O Special Town Finance Committee Closed to Original Meeting Reserve Fund and Inter Divisional Fund Encumbered Budget Adjustments M unicipal Relief Transfe Transfers Expended Encumbered Balance Articles Al STM3 /04 Legal Cons vs WnchPn( 1,011 1,011 - A40 ATM Town Master Plan 28,400 9,000 19,400 A27 ATM Self- Evaluation & Transitioi 5,410 - 5,410 10/05 A6 Framingham Disability Corr 6,132 6,132 4/06 ATM A33 Rail Trail 100,000 100,000 5/09 A2 Lowes and Natick Lift Service 45,000 - 45,000 A4(A) STM 2/07 Paulini Loam C 48,543 - 7,156 41,387 A4(B) STM 2/07 NEXUM 11,567 69,000 69,000 11,567 4/07 A36 Cochituate Rail Trail 100,000 - 6,262 93,738 4/07 A37 Disability Commission 12,475 - 9,583 2,892 11/07 Al Litigation Cost SMOC 3,483 600,000 518,598 84,885 10/07 Al2 Disability Commission 13,595 - - 13,595 5/07 A2 PB Mit -350 Cochituate 95,390 93,729 1,661 5/07 A2 PB Mit- Natick Mall 83,154 44,954 38,200 5/07 A2 PB Mit- Cochituate Rd 39,364 - 39,364 5/07 A2 PB Mit -500 Old Conn Path 93,601 - 93,601 5/07 A2 PB -Mit -749 Worcester Rd 121 121 - 5/07 A2 PB -Mit -One Clark Hill 10,000 - 10,000 5/07 A2 PB -Mit 1124 Worcester Rd 65,000 65,000 10/07 A5 FY08 Supple Legal Budget 4,609 - 4,609 10/07 Sidewalk & Video Security 155,000 37,098 117,902 10/07 A7 Waverly Retail Mit 56,842 - 56,842 10/07 A8 Traffic Control Improvemen 27,121 - 27,070 51 6/08 A5 Natick Mall, LLC Mitiga - 315,000 - 315,000 10/08 A4 Disability Commission - 15,136 15,136 10/08 A24 300 -350 Irving St Mit 45,000 10,871 34,129 Total Articles 1,005,818 315,000 729,136 - 834,452 1,215,502 Total General Fund 1,638,705 203,913,704 (822,230) (1,802,082) (103) 198,794,152 1,533,383 2,600,459 Water Enterprise fund Total Appropriation $ 282,712 $ 13,398,858 $ Insurance /Property Restitution Accoi 58,511 - Indirect Costs - 1,208,930 Transfers RE Capital Projects - 528,500 Total Water Enterprise Fund $ 341,223 $ 13,778,099 $ 37,969 $ 88,440 $ $ 12,276,641 $ 155,867 $ 1,114,442 58,511 - 37,969 1,208,930 - 528,500 $ 13,583,006 $ 341,223 $ 233,438 5 N O O >y C CD O a n W W School Capital Projects 4/03 ATM A27M Boiler Replacement Walsh School 4/05 ATM A26C Elevator Shaft & Piston Repairs Schools 4/05 ATM A26Q Sanitary Line Replacement Fuller Middle School 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 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 4/09 ATM A39X IP Phone & Security 4/09 ATM A39Y DDC Energy Conservati 4/09 ATM A39Z Undergrnd Oil Tanks 4/09 ATM A39AA Emgncy Gentr Rplcmnt 4/09 ATM A39BB ADA Upgrades 4/09 ATM A39CC Brck Wall Fuller MS Total School Capital Projects Municipal Capital Projects 5/98 ATM A31 F Underground Tank Removal 5/00 ATM A25Q Park Street Drainage 5/01 ATM A21 Stormwater Plan 5/02 ATM A15C Henry Street Remediation 5/02 ATM A15J Financial Management Software 4/03 ATM A27L Tercentennial Park Phase I 10/03 STM A9 Senior Center at 535 Union Avenue 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 A21 P Bowditch Athletic Complex Renovation Design 4/05 ATM A26W Resurfacing of Bowditch Field Track 4/06 ATM A30B Roof Station 2 Replace 4/06 ATM A30C Communication Cabling 4/06 ATM A30D Memorial Building Boiler 4/06 ATM A30E Pearl Street Garage Caulking 4/06 ATM A30K PC Mobile Laptops 4/06 ATM A30L Beaver Dam Stormwater Plan 4/06 ATM A30V Tercentennial Park Phase 3 4/07 ATM A18 Villiage Hall, Edgell Memorial Library, Old Academy Building 4/07 ATM A19 Hollis St Community Center Repaving & Capital 4/07 ATM A49A Accu -Vote Machine Replacement (20) 4/07 ATM A49B Main Library Doors 4/07 ATM A49C Main Library- Parking Lot 4/07 ATM A49D Main Library Renovations Restroom & Community Room 4/07 ATM A49F Replace Engine 3 4/07 ATM A49G Replace Maintenance Truck 4/07 ATM A49H Voice Over Internet Town Phone Intergration 4/07 ATM A49I Memorial Building Window Replacement 4/07 ATMA49J Memorial Building Stair Replacement 4/07 ATM A49K Nevins Hall Stage Renovations 4/07 ATM A49L Maynard Chimney Repointing and Repair 4/07 ATM A49N Emergency Generator Systems Callahan Senior Center 4/07 ATM A490 Demolition of Badger Road Dog Pound 4/07 ATM A49P Old Senior Center Roof Repair 4/07 ATM A49Q Maynard Window, Gutter Replacement 4/07 ATM A49R Maynard Building Front & Rear Door Replacement Town of Framingham Summary of Capital Projects As of June 30, 2009 y 0 O h Uq 5 N O O C CD O Reauthorized Additional Expenditures Prior Expenditures Encumbrances Appropriation Transfer Authorization Rescinded Years Fiscal 2009 Fiscal 2009 Balance $ 575,000 $ (8,166) $ - $ (23,000) $ 542,944 $ - $ - $ 890 130,000 - - - 50,188 - - 79,812 108,000 10,710 - - 117,742 - - 968 480,000 - - (48,000) 430,677 - - 1,323 360,000 8,970 - - 350,640 16,449 - 1,881 360,000 - - (297,155) 62,855 - - (10) 560,000 - - (41,000) 488,368 - - 30,632 255,000 - - - 243,648 - - 11,352 85,045 - - - 84,777 - - 268 120,000 - - - 115,858 - - 4,142 175,300 - - - - 175,300 - - 1,380,000 - - - - - - 1,380,000 329,323 - - - - 328,537 - 786 750,000 - - - - - - 750,000 243,200 - - - - - - 243,200 200,000 - - - - - - 200,000 240,000 - - - - - - 240,000 300,000 - - - - - - 300,000 60,000 60,000 $ 6,710,868 $ 11,514 $ $ (409,155) $ 2,487,697 $ 520,286 $ $ 3,305,244 $ 1,427,112 $ - $ - $ - $ 1,426,126 $ - $ 986 $ - 300,000 - - - 29,376 38,512 37 232,075 500,000 - - - 496,597 1,971 - 1,432 62,000 - - - 58,358 - - 3,642 715,000 - - - 541,645 57,356 101,664 14,335 420,000 - - (250,000) 164,148 - 5,852 - 1,800,000 - - - 1,798,801 1,165 - 34 185,000 - - - 182,950 - - 2,050 60,706 - 14,294 - 54,437 20,503 - 60 267,410 - - - 112,295 136,114 8,956 10,045 412,188 - 37,812 - 355,079 67,813 25,766 1,342 - - 17,000 - - - - 17,000 38,025 1,500 - - 38,025 - - 1,500 378,485 - - - 310,913 67,572 - - 809,339 - - - 147,167 602,210 4,985 54,977 45,000 (21,979) - - - - - 23,021 157,850 - - - 154,628 1,800 - 1,422 350,000 (1,500) - - 315,281 19,887 5,560 7,772 420,000 - - - 409,472 - - 10,528 300,000 - - - 108,646 191,354 - - 90,000 - - - 84,800 5,200 - - 117,000 - - - 110,000 - - 7,000 44,893 - - - 16,284 3,383 750 24,476 75,750 - - - 75,180 - - 570 66,650 - - - 42,815 23,835 - - 474,000 - - - - 474,000 - - 65,550 - - - 62,237 3,313 - - 64,248 - - - 63,943 - - 305 280,500 - - - - - - 280,500 199,500 - - - 9,966 20,024 4,020 165,490 280,500 - - - 87,862 192,638 - - 470,000 - - - - 59,856 24,389 385,755 60,000 - - - - - 47,500 12,500 50,000 - - - 24,300 - - 25,700 59,500 - - - 38,764 - 12,550 8,186 201,500 - - - - - - 201,500 27,000 - - - - - - 27,000 y 0 O h Uq 5 N O O C CD O a n W 4/07 ATM A49S ADA Phase 1 Compliance Multiple Buildings & Schools 4/07 ATM A49T Callahan Phase 3 4/07 ATM 49X Winch Grandstand Demolition & Replacement 4/07 ATM A49CC Sucker Brook Drainage Improvements- Design 4/07 ATM A49FF 70,000 GVW Cab and Chassis with Dump Body and Plow 4/07 ATM A49HH 35,000 GVW Cab and Chassis with Aerial Lift #440 4/07 ATM A49NN Roof Replacement Transfer Station 4/07 ATM A49TT Web Content Management System 4/07 ATM A49UU Pub Safety System Upgrades (Police & Fire) 4/07 ATM A49VV Library Generator 4/07 ATM A49ZZ Sidewalk Accessibility 4/08 ATM A15 Edgell Memorial Library, Academy, & Vlliage 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 Renovations(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 10/08 STM A22 188 Concord St Purcha 4/09 ATM A39A McAuliffe Branch Lib 4/09 ATM A39D Memorial Bldg Elevatr 4/09 ATM A39E Mem Bld Heating Pipes 4/09 ATM A39F Maynard /Memorial Bldg 4/09 ATM A39H Cushing Memorial 4/09 ATM A391 Arena Infrared Heatng 4/09 ATM A39M RDC Roof Replacement 4/09 ATM A390 Roadway Improvements 4/09 ATM A39P Sidewalk /Access 4/09 ATM A39R McAdams Drainage Impr 4/09 ATM A39S Stream Gauges Automtn 4/09 ATM A39T Pearl Harbor Strmwtr 4/09 ATM A39U Carter Dr Outfall Rpr 4/09 ATM A39W Stormwtr Impry Total Municipal Capital Projects Bond Prep Costs Mass Highway Chapter 90 Expenditures Total Expenditures Municipal Capital Projects High School Capital Project 3/00 STM Al High School Renovation 10/04 STM At 3 High School Project Additional Appropriation Total High School Capital Project y 0 O h >y Uq >y 5 N O O >y C CD O Town of Framingham Summary of Capital Projects As of June 30, 2009 Reauthorized Additional Expenditures Prior Expenditures Encumbrances Appropriation Transfer Authorization Rescinded Years Fiscal 2009 Fiscal 2009 Balance 228,000 - - - 7,343 71,101 961 148,595 468,268 - - - 38,600 403,408 - 26,260 147,275 - - - 43,198 104,077 - - 50,000 (20,000) - - - 8,671 720 20,609 100,000 (5,063) - - 89,142 5,795 - - 181,200 10,865 - - 119,121 72,944 - - 126,000 25,063 - - - 26,215 3,785 121,063 107,873 - - - 30,085 28,134 10,680 38,974 243,761 - - - 160,850 82,911 - - 30,000 - - - - - - 30,000 100,000 - - - 50,000 47,339 - 2,661 650,000 - - - - 580,414 27,322 42,264 358,700 - - - - 96,954 - 261,746 530,000 - - - - - - 530,000 135,436 - - - - 70,893 1,300 63,243 70,000 - - - - - - 70,000 7,900,000 - - - - 1,137,077 1,652,368 5,110,555 93,450 - - - - 86,539 - 6,911 90,858 - - - - 83,935 - 6,923 147,115 - - - - 91,433 7,530 48,152 400,000 - - - - 352,743 7,870 39,387 50,000 - - - - - - 50,000 367,392 - 132,608 - - 402,589 61,752 35,659 100,000 - - - - 100,000 - - 219,780 - - - - 206,381 - 13,399 317,648 - - - - 237,549 64,054 16,045 301,134 - - - - 175,647 78,961 46,526 1,750,000 - - - - - - 1,750,000 67,515 - - - - - - 67,515 90,000 - - - - - - 90,000 70,000 - - - - - - 70,000 1,555,000 - - - - - - 1,555,000 450,000 - - - - - - 450,000 80,412 - - - - - - 80,412 100,000 - - - - - - 100,000 750,000 - - - - - - 750,000 100,000 - - - - - - 100,000 125,000 - - - - - - 125,000 75,000 - - - - - - 75,000 100,000 - - - - - - 100,000 120,000 - - - - - - 120,000 325,000 325,000 30,546,523 (11,114) 201,714 (250,000) 7,858,434 6,461,255 2,160,318 14,007,116 46,029 1,345,958 $ 7,853,242 $ 54,000,000 $ - $ - $ - $ 53,515,378 $ 45,810 $ - $ 438,812 5,237,000 4,736,360 343,929 14,791 141,920 $ 59,237,000 $ $ $ $ 58,251,738 $ 389,739 $ 14,791 $ 580,732 y 0 O h >y Uq >y 5 N O O >y C CD O a n W CIi Town of Framingham Summary of Capital Projects As of June 30, 2009 y 0 O h Al Al 5 N O O Al C CD O Reauthorized Additional Expenditures Prior Expenditures Encumbrances Appropriation Transfer Authorization Rescinded Years Fiscal 2009 Fiscal 2009 Balance 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 - - - 164,358 - 352 4/07 ATM A49U Arena Condenser 37,167 37,167 Total $ 201,877 $ $ 23,110 $ $ 164,358 $ 37,167 $ 20,110 $ 3,352 Water Enterprise Capital Projects 12/96 STM A7 16 Inch Water Main Singletary, Hodder and Checkerberry Lanes $ 875,000 $ - $ - $ - $ 693,435 $ - $ - $ 181,565 5/99 ATM A32 Water Capital Project voted from Retained Earnings 337,077 - - - 336,470 - - 607 5/00 ATM A31 Special Assessment Doeskin, Carter, Woodstock, Mountainview 2,000,000 - - - 1,994,494 - - 5,506 10/00 STM At OA Reline 8 Inch Mains in Hollis, Millwood and Wlnch Streets 750,000 - - - 498,180 - - 251,820 10/00 STM A1 0B Installation of 1200 feet 8 Inch Main Under Waushakum Lake 174,000 - - - - - - 174,000 5/01 ATMA21Y Water Main Replacement Reline 1,407,000 - - - 1,389,360 13,622 - 4,018 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 - - - 1,386,500 - - - 4/03 ATM A32 Special Assessment Doeskin, Carter, Woodstock, Mountainview 340,000 - - - 326,482 - 925 12,593 4/04 ATM A21 N Franklin Street Water Main Replacement Phase II 969,000 - - - 701,217 173,055 86,829 7,899 4/04 ATM A21 Q Water System Management Phase II 304,000 86,555 - - 388,934 - 1,565 56 4/04 ATM A21 R 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 A21 Hydrant Replacements 405,000 - - - 399,931 5,069 - - 4/04 ATM A21 Birch Road Well Reactivation 300,000 - - - 299,998 2 - - 4/05 ATM A26X Birch Road Well Reactivation 600,000 - - - 599,357 - 643 - 4/05 ATM A26Y William J Heights Water Station Upgrade 200,000 - - - 92,500 57,621 34,527 15,352 4/05 ATM A26Z Fire Hydrant Replacement Program 225,000 - - - 206,422 13,520 5,058 - 4/05 ATM A29 Doeskin Hill Repairs 143,000 - - - 132,000 - - 11,000 4/06 ATM A30X Birch Road Well Reactivation 400,000 - - - 396,076 542 295 3,087 4/06 ATM A30Y Fire Hydrant Replacement 225,000 - - - 200,839 23,240 - 921 4/06 ATM A30Z Backhoe, Loader and Plow 121,975 - - - 96,435 21,860 - 3,680 4/06 ATM A30AA Cove Ave Water Main Replacement 820,000 - - - 112,476 142,837 234,275 330,412 4/06 ATM A30BB Fay Road Water Main Replacement 950,000 - - - 128,598 277,375 39,949 504,078 4/06 ATM A30CC Waverly Street Water Main Replacement 530,000 - - - 94,593 26,435 1,000 407,972 4/07 ATM A50A Pershing Ave Water Main Replacement 39,250 - - - 15,890 13,949 9,216 195 4/07 ATM A50B Cove Avenue Area Water Main Replacement 1,011,500 - - - 355,896 415,741 99,902 139,961 4/07 ATM A50C Fay Road Area Water Main Replacement 1,006,375 - - - 353,962 417,664 215,195 19,554 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 - - - - 124,229 110,771 - 4/07 ATM A50F Goodnow Water Storage Tank Rehabiliation 107,500 - - - 7,874 70,604 21,760 7,262 4/07 ATM A50G Automated Meter Reading Program - (Water Portion) 1,282,950 - - - 54,562 606,922 530,991 90,475 4/07 ATM A50H Water Street Replacement Design 372,625 - - - 225,100 84,454 58,248 4,823 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 95,996 4,496 5 4/07 ATMA500 William J Heights Booster Station Rehabilitation 765,000 - - - - 39,713 725,224 63 4/07 ATM A50Q Birch Road Well Reactivation 1,400,000 - - - 190,069 393,439 455,024 361,468 4/07 ATM A50R Brigham Road Water Design 25,700 - - - 3,556 896 1,548 19,700 4/08 ATM A46A 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis Utility with Plow 44,994 - - - - 44,821 - 173 4/08 ATM A46B Grove St Water Pump Station Construction 2,869,836 - 62,464 - - 2,600 59,800 2,869,900 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) - - - 1,489,432 2,368,902 4,528,816 4/08 ATM A46E Beebe Steel Water Tank Rehabilitation 90,600 - - - - - - 90,600 4/08 ATM A46F Prospect St Area Water Main Replacement 3,000,000 - - - - 53,254 1,701,236 1,245,510 4/08 ATM A46G Various Water Main Design and Replacement 200,000 135,000 - - 41,541 154,588 3,658 135,213 4/08 ATM A46H 4 -Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis Utility with Plow 44,994 - - - 44,959 - 35 4/08 ATM A461 Grant St Water Main Replacement Design 153,750 - - - - 83,417 41,683 28,650 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 - - - - 911,052 1,201,640 717,708 4/08 ATM A46L Choutea & LaSalle Avenues Water Main Replacement 110,000 - - - - 53,947 26,053 30,000 4/08 ATM A46M Goodnow Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation 891,600 - - - - 521,232 247,559 122,809 4/08 ATM A46N Brigham Rd Water Main Construction 263,000 - - - 2,363 156,529 61,854 42,254 y 0 O h Al Al 5 N O O Al C CD O a n W Town of Framingham Summary of Capital Projects As of June 30, 2009 y 0 O h Al Uq Al 5 N O O C CD O Reauthorized Additional Expenditures Prior Expenditures Encumbrances Appropriation Transfer Authorization Rescinded Years Fiscal 2009 Fiscal 2009 Balance 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 - - - - 58,113 62,629 21,008 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 - - - - 156,684 69,601 50,465 4/09 ATM A40A 15K Service Body #301 28,300 - - - - - - 28,300 4/09 ATM A40B Birch Rd Well Reactiv 40,337,900 - - - - - - 40,337,900 4/09 ATM A40C Concord St Wtr Main 2,000,000 - - - - - - 2,000,000 4/09 ATM A40D Wir Hydrant Rplcmnt 100,000 - - - - - - 100,000 4/09 ATM A40E State St Water Rplc 550,000 - - - - - - 550,000 4/09 ATM A40F Pearl Harbor Wtr Main 505,000 - - - - - - 505,000 4/09 ATM A40G Rte 9 Wtr Rplc Design 900,000 - - - - - - 900,000 4/09 ATM A40H Wir Main Rplcmnt Prgr 200,000 - - - - - - 200,000 4/09 ATM A401 Chouteau & LaSalle Wt 800,000 - - - - - - 800,000 4/09 ATM A40J Coburn St Wtr Main 1,540,000 - - - - - - 1,540,000 10/09 STM A6 Tech Park Land Acq Swr 10,000 - - - - - - 10,000 10/09 STM A7 Tech Park Land Acq Wir 40,000 - - - - - - 40,000 A17 STM 10/28 1062 Edmands Road 173,000 16,524 51,276 105,200 Total $ 90,144,592 $ 86,555 $ 62,464 $ $ 13,392,041 $ 6,994,100 $ 8,535,918 $ 61,372,551 Sewer Enterprise Capital Projects 4/93 ATM At Sewer System Improvements $ 1,200,000 $ - $ - $ - $ 1,176,675 $ 23,325 $ - $ - 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 - - 12/97 STM A9 16 Inch Sewer Force Main Rte 30 and Speen Street Intersection 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 Way 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 5/01 ATM A21Q Sewer Main Rehabilitation (Sudbury River Interceptor and Sub 312,695 - - - 247,107 56,074 145 9,369 5/01 ATM A2 1 S Vaillen court Pump Station Elimination (Installation of Gravity sewer 130,000 - - - 72,703 35,751 6,783 14,763 11/01 STM A27 Edgewater Drive Submersible Pump Station 148,000 - - - 134,494 - 375 13,131 5/02 ATM A15N Odor Corrosion Mitigation Measures 350,000 - - - 187,594 - 6,906 155,500 4/03 ATM A27Z Franklin Street Sewer Improvements 1,050,000 - - - 1,049,997 - - 3 4/04 ATM A21 BB Franklin Street Sewer Phase 11 451,000 - - - 440,271 - - 10,729 4/04 ATM A21 GG Howard Street Sewer Replacement 1,100,000 - - - 1,067,231 - - 32,769 4/04 ATM A21 HH Infiltration and Inflow Study 375,000 - - - 360,943 - - 14,057 4/04 A2111 Hemenway Pump Station Rehabilitation 1,200,000 - - - 1,143,900 16,505 - 39,595 4/04 ATM A21 KK Design Facility Expansion 204,000 - - - 64,309 139,691 - - 4/05 ATM A26FF Swift Road Sewer Main Replacement 350,000 (80,000) - - 218,912 - 3,584 47,504 4/05 ATM A26GG Hemenway Pump Station Rehabilitation 1,000,000 80,000 - - 1,007,548 56,000 - 16,452 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 2,048 - 883 4/06 ATM A30HH Gregory Road Sewer Relief SRF 2954 Portion 707,000 - - - 458,131 248,869 - - 4/06 ATM A3011 SSES SRF 2940 400,000 - - - 364,434 25,566 - 10,000 4/06 ATM A30JJ Pump Station Replacement Design 396,000 - - - 392,362 - - 3,638 4/06 ATM A30KK Pump Station Replacement SRF2958 Portion 3,104,000 - - - 1,964,135 616,988 179,681 343,196 4/06 ATM A30LL Water Street Replacement Design 510,000 - - - 509,964 - - 36 4/06 ATM A30MM Water Street Sewer SRF 2957 Portion 6,785,000 - - - 3,543,433 1,959,082 670,333 612,152 2/07 STM A4 Herbert & Eames Improvements 125,000 - - - 104,999 20,001 - - 4/ 07 ATM A51AWastewater Pumping Station Elimination Project 405,000 - - - 6,154 14,796 51,204 332,846 4/07 ATM A51 B Water Street Sewer Main Replacement and Gregory Road 1,592,000 - - - 725,660 616,343 62,178 187,819 4/07 ATM A51 C Concord and School Street Sewer Improvement Project 5,557,500 - - - 379,767 32,674 310,445 4,834,614 4/07 ATM A51 D Prospect Street Sewer Replacement: Project Design 200,000 - - - 87,158 108,453 4,389 - 4/07 ATM A51 E SCADA ImprovementsNVireless Mesh Networking 351,000 - - - 210,501 72,295 68,204 - 4/07 ATM A51 F Sewer System Evaluation Survey: Phase 2 540,000 - - - 114,088 329,443 6,468 90,001 y 0 O h Al Uq Al 5 N O O C CD O a n W J 4/07 ATM A51 G East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project Phase 1 4/07 ATM A511 Automated Meter Reading Program (Sewer Portion) 4/07 ATM A511 Cove Avenue Area Sewer Replacement Project 4/07 ATM A51 J Wastewater Pumping Stations Replacement Project 4/07 ATM A51 K Herbert Street Sewer Improvement Project 4/08 ATM A47A North Framingham Pump Station Replacement Design 4/08 ATM A47B Cab & Chassis Closed Circuit Camera Inspection Unit 4/08 ATM A47C 300 KW Used Generator 4/08 ATM A47D SCADA Wireless Network 4/08 ATM A47E Farm Pond Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Project 4/08 ATM A47F Cove Area Sewer Main Rehabilitation 4/08 ATM A47G Prospect St A Swr Rpl 4/08 ATM A47H Lakeview Pump St Elmn 4/08 ATM A471 Central St Siphon Rpl 4/08 ATM A47J Swr Sys Eval P3 4/08 ATM A47K Union Ave Swr Rpl 4/09 ATM A41A Backhoe Loader #752 4/09 ATM A41 B 15K Service Body #301 4/09 ATM A41 C 4Wd Utility Body Elct 4/09 ATM A41 D East Fram Swr Prjct 4/09 ATM A41 E Sewer System Eval Std 4/09 ATM A41 F Concord St Sewer Main 4/09 ATM A41 G State St Sewer Replac 4/09 ATM A41 H SCADA Year 3 4/09 ATM A411 Sewer Main Rplcmnt 4/09 ATM A41 J Grant & Pond St Swr R 4/09 ATM A41 K Rte 9 Sewer Rplc Desi 4/09 ATM A41 L Lakeview Pump Stn 4/09 ATM A41 M Coburn St Sewer Main 10/09 STM At 2 Central St Siphon Total Sewer Capital Grants Mass Opportunity Relocation & Expansion Grant Life Sciences Grant * Balances carried over from prior accounting systems Town of Framingham Summary of Capital Projects As of June 30, 2009 Reauthorized Additional Expenditures Prior Expenditures Encumbrances Appropriation Transfer Authorization Rescinded Years Fiscal 2009 Fiscal 2009 Balance 2,708,500 - - - 422,787 768,118 1,460,022 57,573 1,282,950 - - - 54,562 607,285 529,992 91,111 200,000 - - - 83,776 72,102 16,309 27,813 8,009,800 - - - 804,285 1,556,167 3,379,594 2,269,754 1,373,250 - 1,600,000 - 60,640 2,268,324 91,944 552,342 792,500 - - - - - - 792,500 197,211 - - - - - - 197,211 90,000 - - - - 89,980 - 20 350,000 - - - - 67,990 282,010 - 1,100,000 - - - - 126,243 130,325 843,432 1,753,750 - - - - 541,616 180,026 1,032,108 2,783,000 - - - - 19,173 1,592,212 1,171,615 175,000 - - - - 77,849 41,735 55,416 794,000 - - - - 194,682 531,285 68,033 575,000 - - - - 179,857 345,143 50,000 432,000 - - - - - - 432,000 125,500 - - - - - - 125,500 28,300 - - - - - - 28,300 84,950 - - - - - - 84,950 40,407,100 - - - - - - 40,407,100 450,000 - - - - - - 450,000 2,480,000 - - - - - - 2,480,000 900,000 - - - - - - 900,000 350,000 - - - - - - 350,000 200,000 - - - - - - 200,000 270,000 - - - - - - 270,000 450,000 - - - - - - 450,000 1,600,000 - - - - - - 1,600,000 2,000,000 - - - - - - 2,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 $ 110,722,758 $ $ 1,600,000 $ $ 19,066,160 $ 10,958,892 $ 9,951,292 $ 72,346,414 $ 340,000 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ 273,945 $ - $ 66,055 5,200,000 549,896 3,303,115 1,346,989 $ 11,782,733 y 0 O h Al Al 5 N O O Al C CD O Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Stephen W. Price, Treasurer Collector Cindi Natoli, Fiscal Supervisor Carolyn R. Lyons, Assistant Treasurer Collector Rajni Sharma, Collection Assistant Edna Bernard, Payroll Coordinator Ross Netherton, Office Coordinator Dawn Devito, Office Manager Robin Nemeth, Administrative Assistant II Fiscal Year 2009 was a good year in this busy office. Although budget cuts reduced our staff from 9 to 8, the Treasurer/ Collector's Office continues to provide customer service and essential municipal services. As always, I am indebted to my staff for the firs -class job they do on my behalf as well as the Town of Framingham. 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 with Munis from Scott Jung in the Technical Services Department and we 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 $136,722,338.37 (97.95 %) and Personal Property taxes were $7,349,021.03 (98.95 %). Excise Taxes collected were $5,038,755.27 (78.04 %). Excise tax is collected on a calen- dar -year basis, which is reflected in the lower collection percentage. Tax Title collections were $3,448,642.41, including interest and penalties. We have continued to work hard on delinquent taxes in every area and recently conducted a bulk sales auction of delinquent tax title liens. Earnings on general fund investments for the year totaling $354,579.53 were below budget. We continue to monitor the bank rates to maximize our earnings. The Town continued to hold the Al bond ratingwith a Challenging outlook in FY 2010 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. We issued two Bond Anticipation Notes in 2009, one in the amount of $2,545,000 awarded to Eastern Bank at a net interest cost of 0.5980 %, including a premium of $1,912,.71; and the other in the amount of $22,276,076, including a premium of $210,146.31 to Eastern Bank at a net interest cost 0.5540 %. Additionally we borrowed $7,824,000 in general obligation bonds for multiple projects awarded to Fidelity Capital Markets. At a rate of 3.64% among the several bidders. The bid included accrued interest of $2,128.60, and a premium for $73,019.47. This was the most competitive rate in the face of stable Fed Fund rates. Additionally, the Town refunded $19,700,00.00 in general obligation bonds at a rate of 2.85% awarded to Bank of America. Net savings of $318, 665.24 will be recog- nized over the period of the loan due to mature on 06/30/2020. 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 treat taxpayers with respect while accepting their payments, answering their questions regarding process, and solving their problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. Finance 38 Town of Framingham As per Town By -Law, I am reporting the following information regarding authorized debt schedules. The first schedule shows what is authorized and un- issued as of June 30, 2009. The second schedule shows the 2009 Annual Report debt issued and outstanding during Fiscal Year 2009. Respectfully submitted, Stephen W. Price, Treasurerer /Collector Long Term Debt Outstanding + New Debt = Outstanding Interest Inside the Debt Limit July 1, 2008 Issued Retirements june 30, 2009 Paid in FY2009 Buildings 7,912,512.22 2,976,551.00 1,418,645.09 9,470,418.13 276,164.13 Departmental Equipment 3,895,606.04 2,798,246.00 849,106.04 5,844,746.00 161,056.20 School Buildings 7,166,465.63 1,500,780.00 1,544,230.96 7,123,014.67 270,342.48 School - All Other 1,897,324.00 334,047.00 227,324.00 2,004,047.00 72,425.26 Sewer 15,652,508.57 2,644,391.00 1,019,103.04 17,277,796.53 430,287.24 Solid Waste 0.00 0.00 Other Inside 3,837,011.31 1,841,576.00 1,301,837.31 4,376,750.00 152,950.16 SUB - TOTAL Inside $40,361,427.77 $12,095,591.00 $6,360,246.44 $46,096,772.33 $1,363,225.47 Long Term Debt Outstanding + New Debt = Outstanding Interest Outside the Debt Limit July 1, 2008 Issued Retirements June 30, 2009 Paid in FY2009 Airport 0.00 Gas /Electric Utility 0.00 Hospital 0.00 School Buildings 24,040,000.00 18,082,000.00 19,370,000.00 22,752,000.00 1,170,860.00 Sewer 0.00 Solid Waste 0.00 Water 11,046,141.00 82,900.00 1,308,281.00 9,820,760.00 287,595.38 Other Outside 0.00 SUB - TOTAL Outside $35,086,141.00 $18,164,900.00 $20,678,281.00 $32,572,760.00 $1,458,455.38 TOTAL Long Term Debt $75,447,568.77 $30,260,491.00 $27,038,527.44 $78,669,532.33 $2,821,680.85 Finance 39 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Authorized and Unissued Debt - Issued Purpose Date of Article Amount Retired = Unissued Vote Number Authorized Rescinded 6/30/2009 ATM01 A25Q Park St Drainage 5/11/2000 25 300,000.00 72,000.00 228,000.00 STM 10/00 A10B 1200' Waushakum Lake 10/25/2000 10 924,000.00 868,180.00 55,820.00 ATMO2 A21S Vaillencourt Pump 4/24/2001 21S 130,000.00 116,765.00 13,235.00 ATM04 A27 Boiler Replacement - Walsh School 6/12/2003 27 M 575,000.00 551,110.00 23,890.00 10/04 STM A13 High School Pro 10/19/2004 13.00 5,237,000.00 4,330,916.00 906,084.00 4/05 ATM A26E Beach Strmwater Mgmnt 6/16/2005 26 E 267,410.00 267,410.00 0.00 4/06 ATM A30 D Memorial Building Boiler Replace- ment 4/25/2006 30 D 809,339.00 809,339.00 0.00 4/06 ATM A30 E Pearl Street Garage T truss Caulking 4/25/2006 30 E 45,000.00 21,979.00 23,021.00 4/06 ATM A30 L Stormwater Planning (Beaver Dam SRF 2956 4/25/2006 30 L 350,000.00 343,486.00 6,514.00 4/06 ATM A30 V Tercentennial Park Phase 3 4/25/2006 30 V 420,000.00 420,000.00 0.00 4/06 ATM A30 AA Cove Avenue Water Main Replacement 4/25/2006 30 AA 820,000.00 460,000.00 360,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 BB Fay Road Water Main Replacement 4/25/2006 30 BB 950,000.00 620,000.00 330,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 CC Waverly Street Water Main Replacement 4/25/2006 30 CC 530,000.00 125,000.00 405,000.00 4/06 ATM A30 HH Gregory Road Sewer Relief (SRF 2954 ) 4/25/2006 30 HH 707,000.00 707,000.00 0.00 4/06 ATM A30 KK Pump Station Replacement SRF 2958 4/25/2006 30 KK 3,104,000.00 2,768,413.00 335,587.00 4/06 ATM A30 MM Water St. Sewer Replacement SRF 2957 4/25/2006 30 MM 6,785,000.00 5,712,694.00 1,072,306.00 4/07 ATM A18 Vll e I Ed 1 Li 04/24/07 18 1 300,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 4/07 ATM A49B Main Lib Door & 04/24/07 49 B 44,893.00 20,000.00 24,893.00 4/07 ATM A49D Main Libr Rest & 04/24/07 49 D 66,650.00 66,650.00 0.00 4/07 ATM A491 Memorial Window 04/24/07 491 280,500.00 280,500.00 4/07 ATM A49J Memorial Bldg St 04/24/07 49 199,500.00 35,000.00 164,500.00 4/07 ATM A49L Maynard Chimney 04/24/07 49 L 470,000.00 50,000.00 420,000.00 4/07 ATM A49N Generator Callah 04/24/07 49 N 60,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 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 80,000.00 148,000.00 4/07 ATM A49T Callahan Phase 3 04/24/07 49 T 468,268.00 398,268.00 70,000.00 04/07 ATM A50U Arena Condenser 04/24/07 49 U 37,167.00 37,167.00 0.00 4/07 ATM A49X Winch Grandstand 04/24/07 49X 147,275.00 147,275.00 0.00 4/07 ATM A49CC Sucker Brk Drai 04/24/07 49 CC 50,000.00 30,000.00 20,000.00 4/07 ATM A49NN Roof Replace Tr 04/24/07 49 NN 126,000.00 50,000.00 76,000.00 4/07 ATM A49PP McCarthy School 04/24/07 49 PP 560,000.00 490,000.00 70,000.00 4/07 ATM A49TT Web Content Mgt 04/24/07 49 TT 107,873.00 63,000.00 44,873.00 4/07 ATM A49UU Pub Safety S st 04/24/07 49 UU 243,761.00 243,761.00 0.00 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 1,011,500.00 872,000.00 139,500.00 Finance 40 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 4/07 ATM A50C Fay Rd Area Wtr 04/24/07 50 C 1,006,375.00 870,000.00 136,375.00 4/07 ATM A50D Waverly St Wtr M 04/24/07 50 D 552,250.00 520,000.00 32,250.00 4/07 ATM A50E Grove St Pump St 04/24/07 50 E 235,000.00 235,000.00 0.00 4/07 ATM A50G Automated Meter 04/24/07 50 G 1,282,950.00 850,000.00 432,950.00 4/07 ATM A50O W Heights Bster 04/24/07 500 765,000.00 400,000.00 365,000.00 4/07 ATM A50Q Birch Road Well 04/24/07 50 Q 1,400,000.00 620,000.00 780,000.00 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 351,000.00 351,000.00 0.00 4/07 ATM A51F Sewer Sys Evalua 04/24/07 51 F 540,000.00 475,000.00 65,000.00 4/07 ATM A51G East Fram Sewer 04/24/07 51 G 2,708,500.00 1,660,000.00 1,048,500.00 4/07 ATM A51I Automated Meter 04/24/07 511 1,282,950.00 850,000.00 432,950.00 4/07 ATM A51J Wastewater Pump 04/24/07 51 j 8,009,800.00 6,026,991.00 1 4/07 ATM A51K Herbert St Sewer 04/24/07 51 K 1,373,250.00 50,000.00 1,323,250.00 ATM03 A15M Comp Sewer Main Study 22,400.00 22,400.00 0.00 4/08 ATM A15 Ed 1 Lib Acdemy Vill R 04/29/08 A15 650,000.00 597,750.00 52,250.00 4/08 ATM A44A Town /Schl Bldg Mgmnt 04/29/08 A44A 358,700.00 80,000.00 278,700.00 4/08 ATM A44C Replace Rescue 1 Trck 04/29/08 A44B 530,000.00 530,000.00 4/08 ATM A44C Main Library Renovati 04/29/08 A44C 135,436.00 65,950.00 69,486.00 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 1,851,000.00 6,049,000.00 4/08 ATM A44F TORO Groundmaster Mow 04/29/08 A44F 93,450.00 93,450.00 0.00 4/08 ATM A44G Police Locker Room 04/29/08 A44G 90,858.00 90,000.00 858.00 4/08 ATM A44H Prisoner Processing 04/29/08 A44H 147,115.00 95,000.00 52,115.00 4/08 ATM A441 Saxonville Levy Accre 04/29/08 A441 400,000.00 370,000.00 30,000.00 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 0.00 4/08 ATM A44L Sidewalk Im rov 2009 04/29/08 A44L 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 4/08 ATM A44M Refuse Packer & Plow 04/29/08 A44M 219,780.00 206,420.00 13,360.00 4/08 ATM A44N DDC Energy Controls 2 04/29/08 A44N 175,300.00 175,300.00 0.00 4/08 ATM A44O Schl Security Camera 04/29/08 A44O 690,000.00 690,000.00 4/08 ATM A44P Emergency Generators 04/29/08 A44P 329,323.00 329,323.00 0.00 4/08 ATM A44Q Pnnits, License Ins 04/29/08 A44Q 317,648.00 310,985.00 6,663.00 4/08 ATM A44R Wireless Access Pub S 04/29/08 A44R 301,134.00 282,850.00 18,284.00 4/08 ATM A46A 4Wheel Drive C &C /Plw 04/29/08 A46A 44,994.00 44,821.00 173.00 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 2,000,000.00 6,522,150.00 4/08 ATM A46F Prospect St Wtr Main 04/29/08 A46F 3,000,000.00 300,000.00 2,700,000.00 4/08 ATM A46G Wtr Main Replacement 04/29/08 A46G 200,000.00 82,000.00 118,000.00 4/08 ATM A46H 4Wd C &C Utility Bd /P 04/29/08 A46H 44,994.00 44,959.00 35.00 4/08 ATM A46I Grant St Water R lc D 04/29/08 A46I 153,750.00 120,000.00 33,750.00 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 1,200,000.00 1,630,400.00 4/08 ATM A46L Choutea & LaSalle Wtr 04/29/08 A46L 110,000.00 110,000.00 0.00 4/08 ATM A46M Goodnow Wtr Tank Cnst 04/29/08 A46M 891,600.00 725,000.00 166,600.00 4/08 ATM A46N Brigham Rd Wtr Cnstrc 04/29/08 A46N 263,000.00 180,000.00 83,000.00 4/08 ATM A46O Union Ave /Main St Dsg 04/29/08 A46O 320,000.00 320,000.00 Finance 41 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 4/08 ATM A46Q Concord St Wtr R lcmn 04/29/08 A46Q 141,750.00 100,000.00 41,750.00 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 R lc Dsgn 04/29/08 A46T 276,750.00 225,000.00 51,750.00 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 1,100,000.00 300,000.00 800,000.00 4/08 ATM A47F Cove Area Swx Main Rp 04/29/08 A47F 1,753,750.00 1,000,000.00 753,750.00 4/08 ATM A47G Prospect St A Swx R 1 04/29/08 A47G 2,708,906.45 270,000.00 2,438,906.45 4/08 ATM A47I Central St Siphon R 1 04/29/08 A47I 794,000.00 350,000.00 444,000.00 4/08 ATM A47J Swx Sys Eval P3 04/29/08 A47J 575,000.00 385,000.00 190,000.00 10/08 STM A22 188 Concord St Purcha 11/06/08 A22 1,750,000.00 1,750,000.00 4/09 ATM A39A McAuliff B 04/29/09 A39A 67,515.00 67,515.00 4/09 ATM A39B Radio Com 04/29/09 A39B 239,600.00 239,600.00 4/09 ATM A39C Fire Drain 04/29/09 A39C 70,000.00 70,000.00 4/09 ATM A39D Mem Elvtr 04/29/09 A39D 90,000.00 90,000.00 4/09 ATM A39E Mem Bld He 04/29/09 A39E 70,000.00 70,000.00 4/09 ATM A39F Ma /MemBld 04/29/09 A39F 1,555,000.00 1,555,000.00 4/09 ATM A39G F350 Stak 04/29/09 A39G 38,833.00 38,833.00 4/09 ATM A39H Cushng Mem 04/29/09 A39H 450,000.00 450,000.00 4/09 ATM A39I Infrared H 04/29/09 A39I 80,412.00 80,412.00 4/09 ATM A39J Plygrd E u 04/29/09 A39J 30,000.00 30,000.00 4/09 AM A39K Comm Upgde 04/29/09 A39K 30,000.00 30,000.00 4/09 ATM A39L 15K Dump 04/29/09 A39L 59,922.00 59,922.00 4/09 ATM A39M RRC Roof 04/29/09 A39M 100,000.00 100,000.00 4/09 ATM A39N Loader 451 04/29/09 A39N 45,000.00 45,000.00 4/09 ATM A39O Roadway Im 04/29/09 A39O 750,000.00 750,000.00 4/09 ATM A39P Sidewalk /A 04/29/09 A39P 100,000.00 100,000.00 4/09 ATM A39Q Refuse Pck 04/29/09 A39Q 224,356.00 224,356.00 4/09 ATM A39R MCAdmS Drn 04/29/09 A39R 125,000.00 125,000.00 4/09 ATM A39S Stream Gag 04/29/09 A39S 75,000.00 75,000.00 4/09 ATM A39T Pearl Hxbx 04/29/09 A39T 100,000.00 100,000.00 4/09 ATM A39U Carter Dr 04/29/09 A39U 120,000.00 120,000.00 4/09 ATM A39V 15k Rack B 04/29/09 A39V 58,927.00 58,927.00 4/09 ATM A39W Stormwtr I 04/29/09 A39W 325,000.00 325,000.00 4/09 ATM A39X IP Phones 04/29/09 A39X 750,000.00 750,000.00 4/09 ATM A39Y DDC Enr 04/29/09 A39Y 200,000.00 200,000.00 4/09 ATM A39Z Under and 04/29/09 A39Z 200,000.00 200,000.00 4/09 ATM A39AA Emrgy Gen 04/29/09 A39AA 240,000.00 240,000.00 4/09 ATM A39BB ADA Upgrd 04/29/09 A39BB 300,000.00 300,000.00 4/09 ATM A39CC Brck Wl F 04/29/09 A39CC 60,000.00 60,000.00 4/09 ATM A39DD Network I 04/29/09 A39DD 250,535.00 250,535.00 4/09 ATM A40A 15k Servic 04/29/09 A40A 28,300.00 28,300.00 4/09 ATM A40B Birch Rd W 04/29/09 A40B 40,337,900.00 40,337,900.00 4/09 ATM A40C Concord St 04/29/09 A40C 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 4/09 ATM A40D Wtr H dran 04/29/09 A40D 100,000.00 100,000.00 4/09 ATM A40E State St W 04/29/09 A40E 550,000.00 550,000.00 4/09 ATM A40F Pearl Hxbx 04/29/09 A40F 505,000.00 505,000.00 4/09 ATM A40G Rte 9 Wtr 04/29/09 A40G 900,000.00 900,000.00 4/09 ATM A40H Wtr Mn R 1 04/29/09 A40H 200,000.00 200,000.00 Finance 42 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 4/09 ATM A40I Chouteau & 04/29/09 A40I 800,000.00 800,000.00 4/09 ATM A40J Coburn St 04/29/09 A40J 1,540,000.00 1,540,000.00 4/09 ATM A41A Backhoe 04/29/09 A41A 125,500.00 125,500.00 4/09 ATM A41B 15 Body 04/29/09 A41B 28,300.00 28,300.00 4/09 ATM A41C Utility 04/29/09 A41C 84,950.00 84,950.00 4/09 ATM A41D East Frrn S 04/29/09 A41D 40,407,100.00 40,407,100.00 4/09 ATM A41E Swr Eval 04/29/09 A41E 450,000.00 450,000.00 4/09 ATM A41F Concord St 04/29/09 A41F 2,480,000.00 2,480,000.00 4/09 ATM A41G State St 04/29/09 A41G 900,000.00 900,000.00 4/09 ATM A41HH SCADA 3 04/29/09 A41H 350,000.00 350,000.00 4/09 ATM A41I Sewer Mn R 04/29/09 A41I 200,000.00 200,000.00 4/09 ATM A41J Gmt & Pnd 04/29/09 A41J 270,000.00 270,000.00 4/09 ATM A41K Rte 9 Swr 04/29/09 A41K 450,000.00 450,000.00 4/09 ATM A41L Lakeview P 04/29/09 A41L 1,600,000.00 1,600,000.00 4/09 ATM A41M Coburn St 04/29/09 A41M 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 TOTAL Authorized and Unissued Debt 152,148,023.62 J The Board of Assessors' annual report for calendar year 2009 with statistics for Fiscal Year 2009 is as follows: Because of the values established in Fiscal Year 2009, we received 598 abatement applications. These applications represented 3.39% of the total tax bills issued for Fiscal Year 2009. 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, 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. In Fiscal Year 2010 the residential class con- tributed $45.9 million dollars in new value. This growth was attributed to new homes completed in 2009 as well as other improvements made to the residential inventory during 2009. Commer- cial & Industrial growth added $16.9 million in commercial and industrial new growth value along with $30.6 million in personal property new growth value. Values were lowered for Fiscal Year 2010 due to declining values indicated by sales and market data analyzed. The average value for a single - family home was $342,887 from $369,018 or 7.4 %. After a presentation to the Board of Selectmen on December 11, 2009, for the Fiscal year 2010 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 2010. The Fiscal Year tax rates are: Residential - $14.52 and Commercial, Industrial and Personal Property - $33.65. Finance 43 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report The Board of Assessors' annual report for year 2010 with statistics for FY2009 TOTAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX PROPERTY AND TAXES ASSESSED AS ASSESSED OF Fiscal Year 2010 (7/1/09 - 6/30/10) 62,790 - $6,463,867.41 Fiscal Year 2010 Tax Rates: RESIDENTIAL $14.52 COMMERCIAL $33.65 FY 2010 VALUATIONS: REAL ESTATE $7,664,381,280 TAX ASSESSED $144,831,213.97 PERSONAL PROPERTY $270,100,034 TAX ASSESSED $8,999,888.19 FISCAL YEAR 2009 MOTOR VEHICLE ASSESSED 2007 BILLS AND TAXES COMMITTED IN FY06 89 - $33,453.68 2008 BILLS AND TAXES COMMITTED IN FY07 9,427 - $851,438.42 2009 BILLS AND TAXES COMMITTED IN FY08 53,274 - $5,578,975.31 FISCAL YEAR 2009 ABATEMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS GRANTED (7/1/08 - 6/30/09) CATEGORY GRANTED TAX ABATED REAL ESTATE (105) $163,747.83 SURVIVING SPOUSE (17D) (33) $5,775.00 HARDSHIP (CL.18) (3) $6,467.86 VETERANS (CL.22A -F) (284) $177,210.57 BLIND (37A) (44) $22,000.00 ELDERLY (41C) (24) $12,000.00 WIDOW OF POLICE (CL.42) (1) $5,001.13 TAX DEFERRALS (CL.41A) (12) $47,531.39 FY 2009 REAL ESTATE ABATEMENTS GRANTED: PID Address Value Abated Tax Abated Owner Use 100/156.0- 0069 - 0112.0 44R PERSHING AV 172200 2209.33 GERALD B MAC GREGOR 131 100/444.0- 0005 - 0408.0 1500 WORCESTER RD #408 25400 325.88 TSOUROS, CHARLES & PANDORA 102 100/187.0- 0009 - 0434.0 15 SHERWIN TERR 12900 165.51 EGAN, ERIN M 101 100/252.0- 0106 - 0168.0 233 COCHITUATE RD 240500 7082.73 SHRIBER, PAUL M TR 340 100/013.0- 0999 - 0040.0 40 WAUSHAKUM ST 35000 449.05 RYAN, ROBERTA AND JOHN 102 100/200.0- 0001 - 0045.0 18 BANTRY RD 34100 437.5 MENINNO, JAMES A & HEATHER K 101 100/213.0- 0027 - 0013.0 568 FRANKLIN ST 15600 200.15 SMITH, ALLAN & VERONICA 101 100/737.0- 0001- 0029.0 0 CARTER DR 1.28 TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM 132 100/387.0- 0005 - 0001.0 1161 WORCESTER RD 4615.13 TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM 391 100/114.0- 0229 - 0007.0 38 SUMMIT ST 230.07 TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM 132 100/218.0- 0035 - 0003.0 22 ADAMS RD 3457.43 COMMONWEALTH OF MA./ FRAMINGHAM STATE 101 100/673.0- 0001 - 0087.0 26 BRIARWOOD RD 3364.65 TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM 903 100/143.0- 0296- 0001.0 35 FOUNTAIN ST 66700 855.76 HOLBROW, GWENDOLYN 132 100/514.0- 0001- 0007.0 63 GATES ST 185900 2385.1 HOLBROW, MARK J & GWENDOLYN J 106 100/435.0- 0001- 0002.D 502 GROVE ST 48300 619.69 THOBER, KARL B 101 100/296.0- 0185 - 0006.0 11 HILLSIDE ST 101000 1295.83 STRATTNER, ANTHONY O & KAREN K 131 100/156.0- 0068 - 0028.0 0 FAY RD 2300 29.51 DEMMA, MARY R / JEAN B CELLA 130 100/156.0- 0068 - 0028.0 0 FAY RD 9200 118.04 DEMMA, MARY R / JEAN B CELLA 130 100/302.0- 0211- 0006.B OX DANFORTH ST 264000 3387.12 DANFORTH VILLAGE, LLC / STEPHEN STARR 130 100/222.0- 0043 - 0027.0 229 MAPLE ST 36700 470.86 ROSEN, DAVID S 101 100/431.0- 0001 - 0002.13 1064 GROVE ST 1402.82 ROSE, ELIZABETH T 018 100/122.0- 0251- 0009.A 332 IRVING ST 89600 2638.72 C.A.P INC / PASQUALE F TOFANI 332 100/379.0- 0038 - 0022.0 25 MILL ST 35200 451.62 BOLIVAR OCTAVIO C & SUSAN R 101 100/751.0- 0001- 0001.0 625 GROVE ST RR 91200 1170.1 DAVID I SHORR 130 100/121.0- 0247- 0006.A 14 TRIPP ST 178100 5245.05 JOHN M LYNCH, LYNCH,DESMOINE & NYLEN 402 100/121.0- 0248 - 0001.0 35 TRIPP ST 1750600 51555.17 JOHN M. LYNCH ESQ. LYNCH DESMOINES NYLEN 401 Finance 44 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 100/182.0- 0411 - 0050.0 60 TRIPP ST 50000 1472.5 JOHN M LYNCH DESMOINE NYLEN 340 100/172.0- 0409 - 0001.0 61 TRIPP ST 50000 1472.5 JOHN M LYNCH LYNCH DESMOINE NYLEN 332 100/569.0- 0001 - 0111.0 5 MERRILL DR 17800 228.37 DICICCO, BARBARA 101 100/768.0- 0001 - 0008.0 8 BISHOP DR 15600 200.15 ETHEL H ROTHMEL 102 100/070.0- 0144 - 0027.0 114 HARTFORD ST 13500 173.21 GILDA N GAINES 101 100/371.0- 0120- 0004.A 876 EDGELL RD 68200 2008.49 WILLIAM B & MARY KAY SANTORO 332 100/387.0- 0005 - 0001.0 1161 WORCESTER RD 4615.13 JEROME J RYAN 391 100/589.0- 0001 - 0015.0 14 SUN VALLEY DR 2900 37.21 CHESTER A MANGANELLI 101 100/215.0- 0031 - 0013.0 19 CHURCH ST 35300 452.9 GALINA AND MISHA SHTIVELMAN 101 100/008.0- 0016- 0003.A 9 GORDON ST 333900 4283.94 THOMAS J. PIATT 112 100/096.0- 0201 - 0002.0 218 BEAVER ST 136700 1753.86 THOMAS J PIATT 112 100/220.0- 0040- 0013.A 105 WINTER ST 31200 400.3 DAVID A LIZOTTE 101 100/794.0- 0135- 0012.A 135 WINTHROP ST #12A 17100 219.39 FRANCIS AND SILVANA M DIGIANDOMENICO 102 100/112.0- 0225 - 0017.0 25 BLANDIN AVE 83800 2467.91 SALVATORE BELLONE 391 100/368.0- 0103 - 0020.0 37 BELKNAP RD 9200 18.36 DAVID ROSENTHAL 101 100/507.0- 0001 - 0042.0 48 JOSEPH RD 4700 60.3 MELVIN & SANDRA FRIED 101 100/767.0- 0001 - 0005.0 9 MCCARTHY CIR 18900 242.49 DAVID P & DIANNE BORGHI 101 100/556.0- 0001 - 0019.0 43 MCADAMS RD 9600 123.17 ADAM STEINER AND KERRY DUNNE 101 100/422.0- 0002- 0001.D 105 PARMENTER RD 62200 798.03 ROBERT ELEANOR LAVALLEE 132 100/430.0- 0001- 0009.F 957 GROVE ST 38000 487.54 RONALD & LINDA ISAACSON 132 100/010.0- 0020 - 0003.0 121A ARLINGTON ST 127600 1637.11 THOMAS L CORRADO 131 100/284.0- 0150 - 0005.0 32 HAMILTON ST 1600 20.53 REY LEMAINE 101 100/114.0- 0228 - 0015.0 17 SUMMIT ST 57000 731.31 PAUL ALLEN 111 100/327.0- 0001 - 0008.0 319 ELM ST 14500 186.04 SHELLY LYN FRASER 101 100/378.0- 0038 - 0002.E 189 MILL ST 107500 1379.23 JOSEPH & NANCY WERTHEIM 101 100/045.0- 0086 - 0002.0 92 DENNISON AVE 41300 529.88 ED & ANNETTE CONVERY C/O CHRISTENE TIBOR 101 100/207.0- 0016 - 0017.0 19 BARBER RD 11300 144.98 MAUREEN WARAKSA 101 100/004.0- 0008 - 0002.0 9 FREDERICK ST 56400 723.61 MASS PROPERTY SOLUTIONS LLC 105 100/331.0- 0001 - 0053.0 63 CENTRAL ST 9800 125.73 DARLENE J & RAYMOND G FRAPPIER 104 100/780.0- 0001 - 0006.0 68 CARTER DR 14600 187.32 JAMES HARGROVE 101 100/300.0- 0203 - 0019.0 950 OLD CONN PATH 10800 138.56 BARBARA A. MCCABE 101 100/311.0- 0235 - 0004.0 750 COCHITUATE RD 4700 138.42 JOHN M. LYNCH, ESQ. 340 100/311.0- 0235 - 0021.0 156 SPEEN ST OFF 59300 1746.39 JOHN M. LYNCH, ESQ. 340 100/697.0- 0001 - 0017.0 1347 EDGELL RD 29600 379.77 GERALD BLOOMFIELD, REV TR 101 100/636.0- 0001 - 0016.0 3 MAYMONT DR 23000 295.09 THOMAS & NANCY KIVELL 101 100/034.0- 0064 - 0001.E 12 CLOVELLY LN 218400 2802.07 SOCRATES SIRAFOS 130 100/589.0- 0001 - 0001.0 3 SUN VALLEY DR 48500 622.26 BARBARA DEFINO 101 100/228.0- 0087 - 0001.8 20 PROSPECT ST 15900 204 PAUL N STRATON 101 100/595.0- 0001 - 0116.0 34 AGNES DR 4800 61.58 GERALD & LYNN YAFFE 101 100/019.0- 0039 - 0002.0 166 FRANKLIN ST 3900 50.04 RAYMOND & JEANTETTE LAWRENCE 104 100/019.0- 0039 - 0003.0 2 HENRY ST 73900 2176.36 RAYMOND LAWRENCE, TR 332 100/676.0- 0001 - 0004.0 10 CHERRY OCA LN 55100 706.93 MARTIN & DEBORAH QUITT 101 100/357.0- 0087 - 0002.0 201 EDGELL RD 59500 1752.28 SUDBURY RIVER TENNIS CLUB 375 100/411.0- 0001- 0018.D 275 EDMANDS RD 10700 137.28 ELINOR D CALVER 101 100/067.0- 0134 - 0003.0 709 CONCORD ST 39700 509.35 SEAN & MARIA S O'CONNELL 101 100/430.0- 0001- 0015.D 1173 GROVE ST 22200 284.83 PATRICIA & NICHOLAS KILADIS TR 101 100/532.0- 0001 - 0023.0 18 LILLIAN RD EXTN 10600 136 JOSEPH FRAPPIER 101 100/064.0- 0125 - 0034.0 19 HARRISON ST 3241.52 VICTORIA CARR 031 100/733.0- 0001 - 0014.0 32 GOODNOW LN 30400 350.03 ERIC & SUSANNE OLSON 101 100/384.0- 0001- 0012.H 1208 EDGELL RD 21100 270.71 LIONEL & HELENA BOURGEOIS 101 100/435.0- 0001- 0002.J 492 GROVE ST 7100 91.09 IRENE MYERS 101 100/018.0- 0038 - 0002.0 150 FRANKLIN ST 12100 155.24 ROBERT P. SANDRA R BIRD 104 100/209.0- 0020 - 0004.0 8 MAIN ST 133400 1711.52 EDMAR S OLIVEIRA 101 100/736.0- 0001 - 0001.0 10 POWDER MILL RD 21500 275.85 JOHN & NORMA MULA 101 100/918.0- 0001- 0002.F 37 WAVERLEY ST 150300 4426.34 THOMAS A. BATTELL 332 100/653.0- 0001 - 0036.0 53 GREENLEAF CIR 8700 111.62 CAROL A JARBOE 101 100/029.0- 0059 - 0011.0 84 WALNUT ST 37200 477.28 INDRESHWARI P KHARE 101 100/498.0- 0001 - 0607.0 17 PINEWOOD DR 16400 210.41 CATHERINE ALEXANDER 101 100/830.0- 0015 - 0005.0 15 WILLIS ST #5 66100 848.06 DANAEE PEREIRA 102 100/106.0- 0217 - 0005.0 199 BEAVER ST 172700 2215.74 JACQUES TELIO TRUSTEE, SADEL REALTY TR 112 100/247.0- 0085 - 0002.0 245 PROSPECT ST 14600 187.32 LAWRENCE VAGNINI & MARIA ROMERO 101 100/228.0- 0087- 0008.A 174 PROSPECT ST 1400 17.96 KATHLEEN MURPHY 101 100/259.0- 0125 - 0002.0 14 LONGVIEW RD 2100 26.94 SUSAN & THOMAS HOGAN 101 100/840.0- 0001 - 0024.0 369 WINCH ST 25800 331.01 SEAN & DONNA ANGUS 101 100/421.0- 0001- 0008.0 1A NIXON RD 35200 451.62 FRANK PILHOWSKI 130 100/317.0- 0001 - 0014.0 314 ELM ST 4200 53.89 LUCIANO, SILVA, MARIA SCARES 101 100/430.0- 0001 - 0010.E 1015 GROVE ST RR 24800 318.18 D & T REALTY TRUST 132 100/554.0- 0001 - 0008.0 17 BLACKBERRY LN 6000 76.98 ROBERT FENYVES 101 100/765.0- 0001 - 0001.0 3 GATES ST 24400 313.05 GEORGE & GERALDINE SULLIVAN 101 100/532.0- 0001- 0023.A 16 LILLIAN RD EXTN 21200 272 FLORENCE GRAY 101 100/002.0- 0003 - 0002.0 7 PROCTOR ST 70100 6292.27 COLONIAL REALTY TRUST 111 100/683.0- 0001 - 0160.0 11 LARNIS RD 46400 595.31 LAUREN S LEAVITT 101 100/546.0- 0001 - 0150.0 4 WALNUT AVE 13400 171.92 JOHN & ARLINE HARDING 101 100/405.0- 0992 - 0009.8 1325 WORCESTER RD #B9 20500 263.02 MARTHA FITZGERALD 102 100/057.0- 0115 - 0015.0 158 GRANT ST 16100 206.56 PAUL SLATKAVITZ 105 100/289.0- 0001 - 0031.0 34 LITTLE TREE LN 27200 348.98 MATTHEW & CATHERINE CUDDY 101 100/315.0- 0998 - 0001.0 7 CENTRAL ST #1 30400 390.03 SARAH HOLMES 102 1 132 100/531.0- 0001- 0017.A 0 INDIAN HEAD HGTS 3364.65 TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM Finance 45 Town of Framingham Respectfully Submitted, Dan Dargon, Chief Assessor Purcha: Memorial'_ Report not submitted m The Framingham Retirement System is a member of the Massachusetts Contributory Retirement System, governed by Chapter 32 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and is man- aged 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 2009 Annual Report Wayne MacDonald Board Member Appointee Sovereign Bank and MMDT $ 309,234.14 Pension Reserve Investment Trust 8 174.435.644.24 Total Assets on 12/31/2009 $ 174,744,878.38 Membership in the Retirement System: Active /Inactive members 1,408 Retired members and beneficiaries 778 Total Membership 2,186 Respectfully Submitted, Roberta E. Griffin, Executive Director Finance 46 Town of Framingham A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF CARL The Framingham Police Department is charged with protecting and serving those who live, work and travel in Framingham. The depart- ment accomplishes its mission by establishing partnerships with the community, using innova- tive problem solving approaches, and recogniz- ing the value of strong leadership and organizational accountability. In a climate of extremely limited financial resources, the department continues to aggressively pursue grant funding and other non -town revenue streams to assist in accomplishing its mission. Financial constraints have forced the depart- ment to focus on the preservation of core and essential police services. However, the Fram- ingham Police Department has not lost sight of its commitment to the community and will continue to deliver exceptional service. The department is pleased to welcome back to duty Officer Phil Hurton, who sustained serious and life - threatening gunshot wounds in the performance of his duties. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant shortly after returning to duty. Also, the department extends its congratula- tions to Lieutenant Paul J. Shastany, who will soon be leaving to serve as Chief of Police in the Town of Stoughton. Paul joins two other ranking officers who, during my tenure as Chief of Police, have left Framingham to become police chiefs in other communities. This shows that the Framingham Police Department is held in high regard within the law enforcement community. The department will remain proactive and responsive to the community's needs, even with limited resources. I am thankful for the strong 2009 Annual Report support that the department receives from the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting members, and the community at large. Retirements This year we had several retirements of officers from service. Their long -term dedication to serving the residents and visitors to Framing- ham has made this a great community. Lieutenant Edward Yarosz served the Town since 1974. Sgt. Richard Thompson began his career in 1994 and left to become the Chief of Police for Sherborn Police Department. Officer Brad Newman began in 1982 and became the housing liaison officer. Officer Charles Piso began his career in 1995 and retired due to injuries. New Police Employees Our recruitment and hiring of three Portu- guese- speaking police officers Katharine Demouraes, Thiago Miranda, and David Loureiro —are a significant step in bridging the gap of trust. Promotions This year we saw the promotions of three hard working officers. Those officers are now Lieutenant Blaise Tersoni and Sergeants Philip Hurton and Jorge Ruiz. 2009 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* Public Safety & Health 47 Town of Framingham Dispatchers 5 Civilian Staff 4FT, 1PT Mechanic 1 Parking Enforcement Officer 1 Animal Control Officers 2FT, 2PT Crossing Guards 17* * These figures fluctuate with resignations, transfers, retirements, academy attendance, and injuries. Revenue The Police Department generates monies for the Town of Framingham through the issuance of licenses and 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. Revenues are as follows. Billable Activity FY07 FY08 FY09 Finger Prints $185 $250 $145 Photos 332 255 80 Subpoenas 89 198 59 Hackney Licenses 1,155 1,065 1,585 Permits to Carry 9,610 7,113 4,076 Report Fees 7,661 11,538 8,861 Cruiser Detail Surcharge -- 16,550 30,440 Misc. Revenues 7,061 16,223 19,722 Alarms 63,802 56,050 16,650 111F Recovery 332 40,030 78,780 Court Fines 73,536 83,751 100,871 Detail Admin Fee 131,088 90,504 124,249 M/V Fines 198,207 202,537 137,298 Parking Fines 183,162 273,543 263,185 Tow Fee -- -- 1,180 Marijuana Fines -- -- 920 Total $676,220 $799,607 $788,101 Emergency Management Framingham Emergency Management Agency (FrEMA) directs all emergency management operations in the Town of Framing- 2009 Annual Report ham. Emergency management is the prepared- ness for, mitigation of, response to and recovery from naturally occurring events like blizzards, ice storms, hurricanes, flooding or earthquakes as well as manmade disasters, such as chemical spills, fires, transportation events and acts of terrorism. Framingham Emergency Management has worked 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 September 13, 2009, the local emergency planning committee assisted the Natick LEPC with a full -scale exercise at the Natick Collec- tion; 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 (Compre- hensive Emergency Management Plan) as well as the federal mandated NIMSCAST. Framing- ham will continue to be a leader in the ever - increasing role of 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 preventa- tive, 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 of- fenses under the Assault category. This pro- duced changes in both Part 1 and 2 offenses in previous years as well. Public Safety & Health 48 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Public Safety & Health 49 Part 1 & 2 Statistics 2008 vs. 2009 2500 2129 1972 1649 2000 1474 1500 1000 500 01" : xx xx Part 1 Part 2 0 2008 E 12:0:0 9 2009 Annual Report Public Safety & Health 49 Town of Framingham 2009 Part 1 Crime Make -up Homicide Arson Oak Rape 0 0% � I 0 Robbery 2% Larceny (Except Motor Vehicle) 54% 2008 Part 1 Crime Make -up Larceny (Except Motor Vehicle) 54 Assault 24% urglary 13% Burglary 13% 2009 Annual Report Public Safety & Health 50 Motor Vehicle Theft 7% 2009 Part 2 Crime Make -up Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Forgery /Counterfeiting 2% All Other 30% Disorderly Conduct 6% Drunkenness 6% Liquor Violations 1% I\ UI \ '/o \1 Offenses Against Fam Drug Offenses 6% 7% 2008 Part 2 Crime Make -up Disorderly Conduct 4% Drunkenness 7% Liquor Violations 2% Offenses Against Family 4% Public Safety & Health Fraud 1% Stolen /Receiving Stolen Property 1% Vandalism 31% IAI - ----- Weapons Charges 2% Prostitution 0% Sex Offenses 2% 51 Town of Framingham 2009 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 to access medical treatment for medically based /caused behavioral problems and of- fences. In the year 2009, the Program Director for the Framingham Jail Diversion Program, Sarah Abbott, was awarded a Public Service Award from the Framingham Police Department for her emotional support and assistance to the residents at a large apartment complex fire scene. In 2009, the Framingham JDP team provided consultation and training to the JDP program replication site established at the Marlborough police department. The JDP team presented the program to 8 community groups and provided consultation and training to 3 additional groups interested in replication efforts. Public Safety & Health 52 2005 % Change 2006 % Change ! 2007 % Change ! 2008 % Change ! 2009 Alarm - Business' 2,418 - 14.43% ! 2,069 8.46% 2,244 -7.13% 2,084 - 9.26% 1,891 Alarm - Residential 1,137 - 10.64% 1,016 3.44% 1,051 - 10.18% 944 -1.48% 930 Arrests 1,940 4.48% 2,027. -8.19% 1,861 -3.33% 1,799. - 10.84°1° 1,604 Assault - 'Includes Domestics for 2007 and 2008 200 2.00% 204 127.45% 464 0.22% 465 1.51% 472 BIE Attempted 46 - 54.35% ! 21 76.19% ! 37 5.41% 39 10!26% 43 BIE 285 - 22.11% 222 - 20.72% 176 31 .25% 231 - 16.45% '! 193 Citations' 9,755 13.38% ! 11,0601 1.77% 11,256 - 28.05% ! 8,0991 11!35% ! 9,018 Collisions 2,003 - 12.68% 1,749 8.06% 1,890 - 6`.30% 1,771 - 1.41% 1,746 Drugs 197 23.35% 243 - 19.75% 195 - 26.15% 144 - 29.86% '! 101 E911 Calls 2,086 - 14.48% ! 1,784 - 6.28% 1,672 - 14.47% ! 1,430 - 12.10% 1,257 Family Problem 544 16.91% 636 - 17.61% 524 - 6 .49% 490 8.57% 532 Inebriate' 261 29.45% ! 196 23.70% 198 - 24.90% '! 191 -3.54% 168 Log Entries 46,168 11.17% 51,324 - 0.26% 51,190 - 2.14% 50,092 10.44% 55,321 Missing Person - 'Adult 98 - 21.43% 77 37.66% 106 - 52.83% 50 - 16.00% ! 42 Missing Person -' J'uvenile'' 167 2.40% 171 - 26.32% ! 126 - 6.35% 118 35!59% ! 160 Motor Vehicle Break 264 7.95% 285 11!.58% ! 318 55.66% 495 - 20.20% '! 395 Motor Vehicle Stolen 226 - 10.18% ! 203 - 13.30% ! 176 - 2!.27% 172 - 22.09% 134 Rape - includes rape kits' with no charges 17 - 23.53% 13 - 61.54% 5 120.00% 11 - 27.27% 8 Robbery (includes all) 45 - 13.33% 39 - 23.08% 30 33.33% 40 - 17.50% ! 33 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 to access medical treatment for medically based /caused behavioral problems and of- fences. In the year 2009, the Program Director for the Framingham Jail Diversion Program, Sarah Abbott, was awarded a Public Service Award from the Framingham Police Department for her emotional support and assistance to the residents at a large apartment complex fire scene. In 2009, the Framingham JDP team provided consultation and training to the JDP program replication site established at the Marlborough police department. The JDP team presented the program to 8 community groups and provided consultation and training to 3 additional groups interested in replication efforts. Public Safety & Health 52 Town of Framingham Statistics Outcomes: January 1s 2009- December 31s 2009 During 2009, as this chart reveals, there were a total number of 116 diversions from arrests (an average of 99 %) as a result of a JDP interven- tion. This number reflects those who would have been arrested for non - violent nuisance type offenses had the program not been in operation. Diversions From Arrest 2009 H 18 ......... ......... ......... ......... ....... 7 .............................. 0 16 w 14 11 > 12 i5 10 8 7 7 O `w 6 E 4 = 2 Z 0 Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov Dec - 09 09 09 09 09 09 09 09 09 09 09 09 Month and Year The following chart reveals the breakdown between out patient and in- patient referrals as a result of the Jail Diversion Program psychiatric evaluation. Total Interventions 2009 80 70 60 50 `w a E 40 z z 30 20 10 0 2009 Annual Report In the Year 2009 the following chart reveals the breakdown of the 680 total joint interventions which occurred between police officers from the Framingham Police Department and clinicians from the Jail Diversion Program. Public Safety & Health 53 Jan -09 Fe-09 Mar -09 Apr -09 May -09 Jun -09 Jul -09 Aug -09 Sep -09 Oct -09 Nov -09 Dec -09 Month and Year Evaluation Disposition 80% ..... 70% w 60% R 50% 40% ❑ Inpatient v 30% ® Outpatient a 20% 10% 0% O o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 g Q cn Month and Year Public Safety & Health 53 Jan -09 Fe-09 Mar -09 Apr -09 May -09 Jun -09 Jul -09 Aug -09 Sep -09 Oct -09 Nov -09 Dec -09 Month and Year Town of Framingham ANIMAL CONTROL DEPARTMENT 50 Western Avenue 508 - 532 -5870 Fax 508 - 620 -4872 Animal. control@framinghamma.gov Katherine J. MacKenzie, Director of Animal Control William C. Sage, Animal Control Officer Joseph R. Shepard, PT. Animal Control Officer Paul F. Hagerty, PT Animal Control Officer 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. Part -time ACO Paul Hagerty was laid off on March 19, 2009 due to budget cuts. His position had not been recalled at the time of this report. The remaining Animal Control Officers responded to more than 4,300 calls in 2009. Activity statistics for 2009 Calls fielded by the department: Approximately 876 wildlife calls Approxi- mately 1040 canine calls Approximately 427 feline calls Approximately other calls, such as animal quarantines, police assists. Respectfully submitted, Katherine J. MacKenzie, Director of Animal Control AUXILIARY POLICE The 20 dedicated men and women of the Framingham Auxiliary Police completed another outstanding year of service for the community. For the past 67 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 2009 Annual Report All members of the department are certified Animal Control Officers and sworn Massachu- setts Animal Inspectors. Officer MacKenzie prepared the examinations for the 2009 Animal Control Officer Certification courses, instructed and also assisted in the coordination of the program. The Animal Control Officers respond to calls regarding dogs (there are more than 3,350 licensed dogs in the Town of Framingham), cats, livestock and wildlife. 30 different loca- tions keep livestock and foul. The annual livestock census is taken by the members of this department. The department fields many calls regarding wildlife. The officers offer educational materials and information from the Massachu- setts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Due to budgetary constraints, the department was unable to provide a low -cost Rabies vaccination and micro -chip identification clinic to the public. attend an academy for reserve police officers; and are trained in first responder first aid and CPR /AED. Annually the auxiliary officers keep their skills and certifications current with field and in- service training. The result is a profes- sional 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 Con- certs on the Green, charitable road races, and child safety programs. As part of the Framing- ham Emergency Management Agency, auxiliary police officers provide assistance at the Emer- gency Operations Center and emergency shelters as needed, and are trained in the National Incident Management System. The Framingham Auxiliary Police were again honored this year with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their efforts in Framingham. Public Safety & Health 54 Town of Framingham The Framingham Police Department extends its sincere thanks to all auxiliary officers for their dedication, professionalism and volunteer help during the past year. 2009 Annual Report Respectfully submitted, Steven B. Carl, Chief of Police Uniet vtticers teary i . uaugnerty, unier John C. Magri, Assistant Chief William V. Norton, Assistant Chief Fire Prevention Brian C. Mauro, Fire Marshal Randy S. Smith, Assistant Fire Marshal Todd Young, Inspector Office Staff Kelly J. O'Rourke, Office Manager Mission Statement The Framingham Fire Department is an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to protecting the citizens of Fram- ingham 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 occur- ring 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 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 through proper staffing strategically placed through the community and to do so in a cost effective manner. The Framingham Fire Department experienced several changes in 2009 caused by the retire- ment of one member, resignation of two members, one new hire and three military deployments. The annual report of the Fram- ingham Fire Department for the year ending December 31, 2009 is as follows. Retirements Firefighter Gerald Bradley Resignations Firefighter Jose Castro Firefighter Juan Rivera Public Safety & Health 55 Members of the Framingham Fire Department Town of Framingham Military Deployments Firefighter K. Ryan Sullivan Firefighter Chris Carvalho Firefighter Steven Shea New Hires Fire Chief Gary T. Daugherty Total Alarms The Framingham Fire Department responded to a total of 9,498 emergency calls in 2009. ADMINISTRATION The Framingham Fire Department provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services to those who live, work and travel through the community. As the delivery of emergency services becomes ever more complex, it is necessary for the fire department to become more creative in how it delivers these services. Collaboration and Mutual Aid with other communities and agencies are now the norm rather than the exception. We've had some success in obtaining outside funding through grant awards from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Department of Fire Services and will continue to seek additional outside revenue sources and grants. As we continue to face the challenges of a community as large and complex as Framing- ham, we would be unable to meet those chal- 2009 Annual Report Emergency Responses 9,498 Non - Emergency Responses 8,654 Total Responses: 18,152 lenges without the quality of the fire personnel we employ. In addition to our personnel, we also make use of new and current technology to meet the challenges of service delivery. Enhancements to our communication center started after last year's Town Meeting. We also upgraded our portable radio communications so that every on -duty firefighter is capable of communicating with the fire dispatcher and \or incident com- mander. These new portables enhance safety and allow us to operate more safely and effi- ciently. As I begin my second year as Fire Chief, I would like to thank the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, Town Meeting and the resi- dents themselves for the continued support that has been given to the Fire Department. Framingham Fire Incidents by Type Fire: Rescue: EMS: Service: General: False: 406 46 6199 1054 466 1327 FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION The Division of Fire Prevention is comprised of one Fire Marshal, one Assistant Fire Marshal and two Inspectors. They 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 investiga- tions and coordinating activities between the Framingham Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's office. Other responsibilities include giving safety talks for Framingham's schools, citizens' groups, and 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 planning the town's future. Public Safety & Health 56 Town of Framingham 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 meet- ings with contractors, engineers and property owners for up- coming projects and any prob- lems that arise during construction. He coordi- nates with other town departments on important issues such as overcrowding, board- ing and lodging house issues. The inspectors are responsible for issuing permits and conducting the inspections required by state and local codes. They also inspect and test all new homes and new and remodeled commercial buildings as well as renovation projects. The inspectors investigate and work in conjunction with other town departments to Permits Issued: Inspection Completed: TRAINING Training Division objectives are driven by accepted standards, training mandates, and operational needs. All training is documented electronically and quality control reviewed by the Training Officer. Today's fire service training needs are diverse and often include cooperative ventures with other public safety agencies and neighboring fire departments. Training programs involving incident com- 2009 Annual Report handle complaints by citizens and town de- partments 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. With annual visits from the Fire Department, the safety message will become part of children's lives, and the children as they grow will always be aware of fire safety. A total of $201,967.20 was collected in revenue and deposited in the general fund in 2009. $110,696.85 was collected in non - permit fees, such as master box annual fees and site inspec- tions. $91,270.35 was collected in permit fees. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 3,327 3,037 3,398 3,142 3,521 3,537 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2386 3,312 3,486 3,168 2,689 2,952 mand, technical rescue, water rescue, tactical medical operations, hazardous materials re- sponse and fire and rescue operations are conducted cooperatively with various agencies. These include the MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham Police, State Police, Department of Fire Services, mutual aid fire departments, and regional response teams such as the Fire District 14 Technical Rescue Team. Training is also conducted with support agencies such as Public Safety & Health 57 WaveneyRoad Fire Mill Street Fire Town of Framingham the water department, public works, board of health, Autism Alliance, and Red Cross, to name a few. The Training Division plays the lead role in the delivery of the mandated National Incident Management System, offering training for all public safety and support agencies involved. All firefighter /EMT's attend monthly medical trainings to meet the state recertification requirements. All official EMT trainings must be approved by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services. Major annual topics include CPR; trauma management; burn; cardiac emergencies; elderly emergencies; pediatric emergencies; environmental emergencies; wounds, bandaging and splinting; and mass casualty incident management. Some of the major fire based training programs conducted in 2009 include hazardous materials and decontamination operations, emergency vehicle operations, self - contained breathing apparatus proficiency, technical rescue opera- tions, pump operations, and ladder operations. 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 demanding, with the safety of the public and of the firefighters depending on profes- sional training. Firefighter safety is a top priority and a comprehensive Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training program was developed. Fire training programs focus on skills, basic knowledge, and demonstrated proficiency. All members of the department completed individ- ual skill proficiency training modules and company evolutions. To ensure consistency, training follows standard operating guidelines. In summary, the ultimate goal of the training division is to support effective operations in a safe and efficient manner. Sound strategies and tactics and a proactive approach help to ensure this endeavor. 2009 Annual Report 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. Nine new master boxes were added in 2009. We now have a total of 905 boxes in service in strategic locations throughout Framingham. Of the 905 boxes, 548 are master boxes that protect individual properties, and 357 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 traffic signals, six 4 -way flashing signals, twenty -eight school zone signals and two 30mph `S' curve signals. The following is a breakdown of traffic signal repairs. 66 calls for traffic signals not working; 6 calls for signal heads turned; 31 calls for re- lamping traffic signals; 146 calls for changing of time, checking pre- emption, Opticom, repair broken pedestrian buttons, repair knock downs, meetings with contractors digging up roads to mark under- ground pipes, meetings with contractors doing traffic signal improvements, preventive main- tenance and investigations. 8 traffic signals knocked down in motor vehicle accidents: 10 were reported to the Police Department, 3 were hit and run. 132 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 begin- ning and the end of the school year. The division installed approximately 4,095 feet of new fire alarm cable for new master boxes and replacement of deteriorated cable doubling the amount installed in 2009. 80 pole transfers for Verizon were completed. This was an increase of 48 poles. Public Safety & Health 58 Town of Framingham 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. Fire Alarm and Fire Prevention worked together to perform interior fire alarm system inspections in new and existing build- ings. Total of 72 meetings Total of 157 plan reviews Total of 113 fire alarm inspections STATIONS Loring Drive Station/ Headquarters (1994). This station is in good condition. Replacement of life - limited components is ongoing, including considerable overhaul to HVAC components, carpeting, furniture and flooring. The slate roof is in need of substantial 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 re- covered. 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 three Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic -level ambulances. Framingham has experienced a steady rise in medical calls. We responded to 6,199 calls for medical assistance in 2009; this is an approxi- mately 6.5% increase. Continued demands on Emergency Medical Services have forced the administration to reevaluate our EMS opera- 2009 Annual Report The following new master boxes were added in 2009. Box # Location 324 2 Church Street 529 1 Fred Abbott Way 845 66 New York Avenue 1621 118 State Street 3343 35 South Street 3345 624 Waverly Street 3346 110 Western Avenue 3347 185 Fountain Street 5219 1 Henry Street Watson Place Station /Engine 2 (Approxi- mately 1890). This station has begun initial upgrades. The Hose Tower at this station was condemned and is no longer in use. Major remodeling is needed on the second floor, and the windows throughout the building are in poor condition and in need of replacement. The roof has been replaced and the basement has undergone asbestos removal. Replacement of overhead and entry doors is needed. Water Street Station /Engine 7 (1961). This station is in good condition. Asbestos flooring tiles are disintegrating and need to be re- covered. The parking lot will need to be re- paved soon. Signal Division Building 1055 Worcester Road (1974): This building is in good condi- tion. tions. In 2009 we negotiated a new provider contract with AMR. During this restructuring we have enhanced benefits and added a third AMR non - dedicated ambulance that is stationed within our borders. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives Respectfully submitted, Gary T. Daugherty, Sr., Chief Framingham Fire Department Public Safety & Health 59 Town of Framingham T Framingham Fire Department Mutual Aid Report January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 � Mutual Aid RECEIVED' From January February March Aril May June July August September October November December Year to Date Ashland 3 0 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 3 0 1 Marlboro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Natick 2 3 5 6 1 8 6 0 3 2 4 2 Sherborn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Southboro 1 1 2 4 2 4 2 2 0 1 2 3 Sudbury 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 Wayland 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 Weston 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 Mutual Aid GIVEN TO January February March Aril May June July August September October November December earto Date Ashland 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 4 1 1 1 Marlboro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Natick 14 7 7 10 10 14 17 9 4 8 13 8 Sherborn 1 2 1 1 4 1 3 4 2 11 7 6 Southboro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sudbury 1 4 11 5 5 7 12 10 9 10 0 5 Wayland 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 3 1 2 Weston 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 �� . Director: Michael F. Foley, Commissioner Michael Tusino, Deputy James Paolini, Local Inspector John Tirella, Plumbing & Gas Inspector Jennifer Baum, Asst. Sign Officer Vacant, Code Enforcement Office Staff: Mary Tiziani, Office Manager FY09 Operating Budget (Actual): $759,077.18 For 2009 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. 2009 Annual Report Vacant, Local Inspector Vacant, Local Inspector Edward Hicks, Wiring Inspector Mark Hughes, Plans Examiner Dave Keniry, Nuisance Officer Michael McCarthy, Code Enforcement Tracy Quintanilla, Administrative Asst. The focus of the department continues to be to pursue 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. Public Safety & Health 60 Town of Framingham 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 communi- ties see these qualities and extend opportunities to staff members to deliver similar services for their citizens. In 2009 Local Inspector Steven Bars tendered his resignation. Steve had been with the office for five years; at his time of hire he acted as the sign review officer and zoning review inspector. As the staffing increased within the division with the hiring of the Assistant Sign Officer, Steve served as a Code Enforcement Inspector responding to complaints involving residential properties. When the off -hour Code Enforce- ment Inspectors were hired, Steve continued as the day Code Enforcement Officer for Multi - Families, Restaurants, Night Clubs. With 2 Local Inspector positions being vacant and the number of projects ongoing through out town, Mike Tusino, James Paolini, Mark Hughes and the Commissioner stepped up to meet the request for these services in addition to their everyday duties until the positions can be refilled. In addition we are continuing to maintain a vacant position within the off -hour code enforcement. We believe that the off -hour code enforcement is still a high priority of service required to address many of the issues raised by the citizens within the town. In light of the reduction of staff we had to adjust how this service was to continue. The inspector continues to work all Saturdays and most evenings during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Due to winterweather and concern for the safety of the inspector, we suspended evening hours enforcement where it was proving to be unproductive. 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 2009 Annual Report occurring within the town and across the nation. The action plan resulted in the creation of a database to monitor foreclosed properties. The purpose of the plan was to identify foreclosed properties with the intent to reduce the impacts these properties could have on public safety and neighboring properties. In 2008 this office recorded over 200 foreclosed properties through out the town. The database identified 123 single - family homes, 93 condominiums, 35 two families and 10 three families. We continue monitoring the foreclosure notices for 2009 where there were fewer than 100 additional foreclosure actions during this period. The database identified 35 single families, 9 two families, 31 condominiums and 1 three family We further expanded the database to include assessed value and recent sale activities for each of these identified properties. We will continue to monitor the foreclosure notices for properties within the town for the near future. We have determined that by being proactive in this area we are able to deter blighted property conditions and have the people who have interest in these properties maintain them. The database contains critical information for ownership, conditions of the property, status, and use. Properties noted as being un- occupied are forwarded to the Framingham Police and Fire Departments, who monitor and report conditions of change. Code Enforcement Activities, which includes the enforcement of the Nuisance, Sign, Zoning, General By -Laws and other Life Safety Codes Regulations and Standard for 2009, was also very active. The reduction in staffing levels did not translate into a reduction in requests for service during 2009; delivering these services was challenging. The Code Enforcement Housing activity reports illustrates that the inspectors investi- Public Safety & Health 61 Town of Framingham gated over 900 cases of alleged housing issues including 24 cases for basement apartments, 73 cases of rooming houses and 115 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 119 signs have been removed and /or brought into compliance. Over 200 notices have been sent to owners /businesses advising them of their signs' non - compliance with the Sign By- Law, including 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. 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 2009 Annual Report Gentile, provided preventive and reactive response service to monitor and address consumer concerns. They investigated multiple cases involving retail gas pricing, fuel oil delivery services and retail price fraud. The building permit activity for 2009 indicates that over 1900 permits were issued for this period, a decrease of 400 plus building permits in comparison to 2008. The office issued twenty -three new single - family home building permits, which is about average for the five -year permit history. The total receipts for 2009 were up by $300,000 in comparison to the previous year. In conclusion, I extend my deepest appreciation to the team I have the pleasure of working with daily. They are tireless in their individual and combine efforts to provide quality service to the people and businesses within the community. Respectfully submitted, Michael F. Foley, CBO, Building Commissioner The following is a list of permit activities for the calendar year of 2009 with a Five -Year Activity Sum- mary. Five Year Record of Building Activity in Framingham Number of Permits Issued 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Single Family Dwellings 124 31 23 15 23 Two Family Dwellings 2 4 3 0 3 New Buildings 5 8 3 1 6 Alterations & Additions 826 744 743 1,019 658 Miscellaneous 1,118 1,161 1,108 1,320 1,238 Total Building Permits 2,075 1,948 1,880 2,355 1,928 Valuation on Permits 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 New Residential 21,301,613 6,786,081 4,713,224 3,570,460 5,155,507 New Commercial 19,312,194 11,042,878 2,577,797 550,000 53,885,615 All Others 47,045,339 59,986,288 79,024,574 75,627,038 71,922,934 Total Valuations 87,659,146 77,815,247 86,315,595 79,747,498 130,964,056 Public Safety & Health 62 Town of Framingham Fees Received and Turned Over to General Fund 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Building Permits 1,069,996 827,916 1,076,722 1,104,131 1,394,477 Sign Permits 19,687 17460 Wire Permits 208,731 152,931 156,649 167,711 168,670 Plumb.& Gas Permits 171,626 132,320 171,729 141,196 124,192 Occupancy Permits 6,725 3,450 5,325 12,750 7,300 Certificates 21,377 28,547 14,523 19,500 21,230 Miscellaneous 14 40 0 0 Sign License Fees 172 38,729 3,728 3,783 35,233 Total Fees 1,478,641 1,183,933 1,428,676 1,468,758 1,768,562 Weights & Measures Memorial Building, Rm 203 1508- 532 -5480 weights.measures@framinghamma.gov framinghamma.gov In compliance with Section 34, Chapter 98, General Laws of the Commonwealth, I submit my annual report of the Department of Weights and Measures for the year ended December 31, 2009. The Weights and Measures Department is required by state statute to inspect all weighing and measuring devices in the town of Framing- ham each calendar year. In 2009, the Depart- ment inspected 1350 weighing and measures devices, including scanning audits. The depart- ment collected $42,811.00 in inspection and sealing fees during 2009. This is the most revenue ever collected by this department. The department issued 32 civil citations in calendar year 2009 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 $12,250.00 for calendar year 2009.The average non - criminal fine was $382.81 per violation. The department has one case pending in Framingham District Court (criminal) for overcharging consumers. The department during 2009 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 2009 Annual Report department checked 3 items in local retail stores to ensure that they scanned correctly. The department found that 97.39% were priced correctly, 1.07% were under priced, and 1.54 % were over priced. This was an improvement over the previous year and shows that our education and inspection program is working. The department investigated approximately 56 consumer complaints during the year. The Sealer has been elected to be the Chairman of the Northeast Weights and Measures Asso- ciation for the 2009 -2010 year. This national organization, which is supported by the United States Department of Commerce through National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), includes the states of Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Sealer was also elected as the Chair of the Legislation Committee for the Massachusetts Weights and Measures Associa- tion. 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 assis- tance during the past year. Respectfully submitted, Jack Walsh, Sealer of Weights and Measures Department Public Safety & Health 63 Town of Framingham 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, investiga- tions, enforcement, permitting, consultation and education, including the following. 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 • All nuisances and hazardous conditions Public Health Nursing: • Immunizations • Communicable Diseases • Tuberculosis Screening and Monitoring 2009 Annual Report • 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, particu- larly among the most vulnerable commu- nities. Emergency Preparedness: • Framingham Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) — approximately 150 volunteer member organization providing commu- nity 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, Shel- tering, Flu Care At Home, and Family Preparedness. • Get Ready Day, part of national campaign to help residents prepare themselves, families and communities for all potential disasters and hazards • Provided seasonal health related literature and materials at community events • Stock and maintain a pandemic trailer to be used at clinics or emergencies Board Members and Staff Board of Health Members are: Michael R. Hugo, Esq., Chairman (6 years); Tammy C. Harris, MD, MPH, Secretary, (5 years); Nelson Goldin (10 years). These Board Members have selflessly given their time and skills for meet- Planning & Economic Development 64 Town of Framingham ings, discussions, hearings, drafting of docu- ments, writing regulations, setting policy and guiding the eight- member staff. The Board of Health wrote and passed the following regulations in 2009. Prohibiting Smoking of Marihuana and /or THC in Workplaces and Public Places. Project Review Fees The following regulations were amended • Tobacco Regulations • Permit and Fee Regulations The Board of Health held hearings, discussions and issued findings on the following. Proposal to site a Partners ambulatory surgical clinic in Framingham. • Site assignments of Noisome Trades. • DEP 21E clean -up sites. The Board of Health lost one position during 2009. James Starbard, BS was laid off in March due to the severe budget reductions. He was a valued member of the staff and a profes- sional sanitarian committed to improving public health in Framingham. We are sorry to have let him go from the staff and wish him well in his career. The eight members of the staff include Ethan Mascoop, MPH, MUA, Director of Public Health. Lise Mespelli, MPH, RS, serves as the Chief Sanitarian of the department and is responsible for the daily oversight of the field inspection program. The environmental staff includes Jane Anderson, MPH, and Kelly Pawluczonek, BS, who are both certified as Registered Sanitarians and provide the highest level of professional service to the Town. Kitty Mahoney, RN, MS, serves as the Chief Public Health Nurse. In addition, she was elected president of the Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurse Association in 2009, voted Nurse of the Year and received a Proclamation from the Town of Framingham at Spring Town Meeting. Laurie Courtney, RN, BSN, com- pleted her first full year as a Framingham Public Health Nurse. She has quickly become an integral and valued member of the staff provid- ing exemplary service to the public. The staff is supported by administrative assistants Michael 2009 Annual Report 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. Joan 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 information on its web site www.FraminghamMa.gov Environmental Health Services The environmental health division conducted 2,038 inspections and investigations. In addi- tion, the staff conducted numerous plan reviews of food establishments, septic system designs, summer camp applications, swimming pools and other establishments. A total of 1,017 inspections related to food sanitation accounted for approximately 50% of the total inspections conducted. The staff investigated 88 food establishment related complaints in 2009, 17 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 re- sponded to 197 housing complaints, of which 140 cases required re- inspections. 10 lead paint determinations were conducted; they are required in units (pre -1978) where children under the age of 6 live. Improper disposal and handling of trash and debris resulted in 236 trash - related complaints. The office received 93 Title 5 (septic disposal and design) requests for field inspections and design review /approvals (an increase of 3 times more than 2008). 204 pool and bathing beach inspections were conducted (an increase of 33 %). Recreational camps required 10 inspec- tions and additional extensive plan and camp staff reviews. 2 tanning and body massage establishment inspections were conducted. The board received 327 complaints, including tobacco, nuisance, odors and other conditions. Planning & Economic Development 65 Town of Framingham 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 76 licensed retail facilities and 6 facilities were fined for sales to minors. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) The Framingham Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) 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 10,000 patient encounters by the public health nurses (an increase of 69.7 %). Daily clinic hours at the Board of Health Office are: Monday- Friday: 8:30- 9:30am, 4- 4:45pm and Tuesday Evenings: 6 -8pm. Immunizations 0 There were 1500 office immunizations (increase of 52% from 2008). This includes vaccines given at shelters, employee health and at high -risk settings. 0 8750 influenza doses dispensed: 4300 seasonal flu (an increase of 70.9 %) and 4500 of HINI given in 2009. Communicable Disease 0 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. 0 382 cases (a 62% increase in investigations from 2008). A single case may involve local, state, regional, national and international investiga- tory pathways such as work, school or travel including public transportation by boat, plane, 2009 Annual Report bus or rail. Passenger manifests for all flights with a Framingham destination and travel of residents of Framingham exposed to an infec- tious disease during work, school or travel are investigated. Framingham Public Health Nurses are trained in MAVEN: immediate electronic reporting network. 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. 0 Active tuberculosis cases are closely moni- tored through home /office visits for medica- tion compliance and supervision. 190 visits for 3 confirmed cases of infec- tious tuberculosis and 18 cases of latent tuber- culosis infection (LTBI). LTBI requires supervision for care plan compliance to pre- vent TB advancement. Influen .Za and Pandemic Response 0 Nearly 9000 doses of two types of influenza at flu clinic sites, schools and office visits. 0 There were profound challenges of chang- ing CDC and MDPH guidelines, national manufacturing /distribution delays and vaccine formulation limitations. The Framingham Twin Site School Model of 2008 was replicated throughout the commonwealth due to its success here. Seasonal flu vaccinations were provided for senior citizens, town employees, retirees and parents and children through several clinic models and a new school partnership in influ- enza prevention with public school nurses. Early intervention and response teams were activated in concert with the Town Emergency Plan and Emergency Operations. 0 14 media and other notification systems used during the pandemic. Cardiovascular Screening Program • Over 150 individual evaluations • Screenings include: comprehensive informa- tion on physical conditioning, nutrition, choles- terol and blood pressure. Planning & Economic Development 66 Town of Framingham Camp Inspections 0 Review of staff, junior staff and camper applications for their health history and immu- nization requirements. 0 Health lodges are also inspected. Skin Cancer Awareness 0 Over 200 residents were screened, evaluated and educated on sun -safe behaviors. 0 From May - October the Town's website listed the UV Daily Index. UV Index signs were posted at all recrea- tional 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, Fram- ingham Public Schools, Y.M.C.A., and various cultural community groups. Outreach to the Portuguese- speaking community included six screening events, health articles in Portuguese print media and monthly meetings with cultural organizations. Childhood Obesity Planning Grant * Funded by the Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation 0 6 programs on diet, nutrition, food label interpretation, Ht- Wt. -BMI relationships, Portion Distortion and Community Garden programs. • Significant interest in community gardens. • Participated in the HAC (Health Advisory Council) for the Framingham Public Schools. Teen Reproductive Health 0 Participants in the Framingham Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition. 0 Promotes safe sex & barrier protection, including condoms available at no charge. Presentations and Information: Over 500 residents and professionals received health information. 0 Conducted health education programs at: shelters, schools, civic organizations and 2009 Annual Report agencies, community groups and public housing facilities. 0 Topics included: Flu Care At Home; Human & Home Pest Infestations; Hand Washing and Cough Etiquette; MRSA; H1N1 Information Sessions; Lyme Disease; Tick and Mosquito Diseases; Vaccine 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. Messaging: In addition to the regular public service announcement media, several new health message deliveries were used throughout the year including website upgrades, Twitter, Facebook, 211 information, reverse 911, connect Ed, trilingual flyers, public poster sessions, English and foreign language print media, cable TV, email and email signatures, flu care hot line, and radio. Student Interns Student internships through Boston Univer- sity School of Public Health, Worcester State College, Anna Maria College, Regis College, University of Massachusetts; School of Public Health and Keefe Vocational Technical School Health Careers. 0 The students provide the nursing staff mutual aid and assistance at public health programs. 2009 Annual Report of the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project conducts a program in Framingham consisting of mosquito surveillance, larval and adult mosquito control, ditch maintenance and public education. Over 13 inches of rain fell during June and July, which produced above - average mosquito populations and contributed towards an increased risk of EEE. The adult mosquito surveillance program used traps to collect mosquitoes from 5 Framingham locations. Data was compiled from 24 mosquito trap collec- tions over 6 nights. In August and September, Planning & Economic Development 67 Town of Framingham selected trap collections from Framingham and other Project communities were tested for West Nile Virus and EEE by the Mass. DPH. The larval mosquito control program relied on the larvicides Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) and methoprene, which are classified by the EPA as relatively non - toxic. An April helicopter application of Bti controlled mos- quito larvae at 34 wetland acres. Field crews using portable sprayers applied Bti in the spring and the summer to 33 wetland acres when high densities of mosquito larvae were found in stagnant water. Project personnel applied packets of Altosid (methoprene) to control Culex mosquito larvae at 5,816 catchbasins in June. Culex mosquitoes are considered the primary West Nile Virus vectors. For adult mosquito control, 8 crews applied Sumithrin to 4,184 acres at night using truck mounted aerosol sprayers when survey traps indicated high populations of mosquitoes. 2 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 — 90 One -day Liquor License for events held at the various function halls throughout town — 37 Common Victualer Restaurant License — 160 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 — 34 Class III — 3 Junk /Old Metals /Second Hand License — 14 Entertainment License (Yearly) — 27 Entertainment License (One -day) — 2 Sunday Entertainment License — 16 Coin - Operated Machine License — 17 Auctioneer's License — 1 Hawker's and Peddler's License — 18 2009 Annual Report Advance notification of the spraying was done through notices on the Town website, the Town's Connect CTY system and via a re- corded telephone message at 781 - 893 -5759. In July a Project representative metwith the Board of Health to review the adult mosquito control program. In January an excavator was used to maintain a 47 -foot section of a waterway near Whiting Rd. In February the excavator maintained a 109 - foot section of a channel near Edgell Rd. and another 331 -foot section of awaterway adjacent to Beaver St. A project crew used hand tools to remove obstructions from a 348 - section of a waterway by Knight Rd. Extension. www.town.sudbury.ma.us /services /health /em min provides additional information. Respectfully submitted, Ethan Mascoop, MPH, RS, Director Taxi Cab Permit — 2 Taxi Cab License — 44 Livery License — 3 Respectfully submitted, Maryellen Rupp, License Administrator Planning & Economic Development 68 Town of Framingham 6 2009 Annual Report In MKS •c �>O&ATE 91'1 � W Department of Public Works Admin. Offices - Memorial Building, Rm 2131508-532-56001 public .works @framinghamma.gov' Peter A. Sellers, Director Paul G. Barden, Deputy Director of Public Works 508- 532 -6053 William R. Sedewitz, Chief Engineer 508 - 532 -6012 Jeremy T. Marsettte, Town Engineer 508 - 532 -6092 James J. Murphy III, Director of Highway & Solid Waste 508 - 532 -6033 Fred J. Davies, Director of Fleet, Facilities & Communications 508- 532 -6073 Darren Guertin, Conservation Agent 508 - 532 -5152 Diane M. Conner, Director of Administration & Finance 508- 532 -5611 ENGINEERING AND TRANSPORTATION DIVISION 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 and Trench Opening Permit programs, reviewing develop- ment 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, various Boards, Committees, and Commissions, maintains an extensive Geographical Informa- tion System (GIS) and is the custodian of a large collection of irreplaceable paper plans and documents. A significant portion of the Division's resources was directed toward the Department's extensive capital improvement program. Many of the projects in this program are mandated under MADEP Administrative Consent Order (ACO). 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 have resulted in signifi- cant reductions in Sewer System Overflows (SSO's). During 2009 over forty major capital improve- ment projects were completed or advanced. Over forty -four thousand linear feet of water and wastewater main were replaced or rehabili- tated. Locations included Water Street, Cove Avenue, Prospect Street, State Street, and Worcester Road. Water and stormwater im- provements were made on Pearl Harbor Road to support a $25 million dollar redevelopment project being undertaken by the Framingham Housing Authority. Four wastewater pump stations (Michaud, Cypress, Ransom and Paramount) and one water booster station (William J. Heights) were also replaced. Other construction projects included the rehabilitation of the Goodnow Water Storage Tank, ad- vancement of the Franklin Street Traffic and Roadway Improvements, roadway and sidewalk improvements on Hardy Road, and the re- placement of sidewalks on Winthrop Street. The division also coordinated with the State during the completion of the Route 9 and Main Street Bridge projects. Public Works 69 Town of Framingham There were over two dozen active design projects during 2009. Designs for the East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project, A Street Wastewater Management Facility, Central Street Siphon /Sudbury River Interceptor and Birch Road Water Resource Center were all accelerated in order to secure federal stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC) grant funds were also used to advance several water and wastewater designs to support the Technology Park. Financial management of the capital improve- ment program required tracking ninety -nine town appropriations totaling in excess of $185 million, nearly $4 million in State Chapter 90 funds, $12.9 million in MLSC grants, and $310,000 in Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation grants. The Division was also responsible for conducting thirty -nine public bids. The Department of Public Works Construction Standards were completely rewritten in 2009. These were the first revisions since 1987. The division designed and implemented emer- gency repairs to Maple Street Culvert over Baiting Brook. The design of a replacement structure is underway and will be constructed in spring 2010. The division completed a town -wide public works Stormwater Management Plan. The division has also completed the first of several phases of a town -wide Stormwater Master Plan. The division completed system -wide QA -QC review of wastewater GIS layers and raised status of those layers to Functionally Complete; added new traffic and street signs layers to GIS system and provided mapping and data for the town -wide parking study. Despite the sluggish economy, the volume of 2009 permit application approvals and engineer- ing plan reviews exceeded previous -year levels. The division permitted and inspected over 534,000 square feet of street openings, the 2009 Annual Report equivalent of reconstructing over 3 miles of new roadway. HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 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 subsur- face drainage systems, 12,200 catch basin and manhole structures, and more than 600 drainage outfalls. 2009 construction projects included stormwater pipe and catch basin installation at the Framingham Housing Authority property on Pearl Harbor Drive. This work was per- formed by the department, saving a great deal of money in labor costs. In order to maintain compliance with the EPA Stormwater Phase II Permit, the Highway Division made a vigorous yearlong effort to visit and clean as many of the drainage struc- tures as possible and, with use of contract services, removed silt, sand, and debris from approximately 8,200 catch basins. The storm drain cleaning program has continued to produce a significant repair list as the inspection process proceeds. The Beaver Dam Brook and Hop Brook continue to be significant opera- tional challenges for the division, as even modest rain events may cause the brooks to surcharge at the many culvert headwalls in both South Framingham and the Gregory Road area of North Framingham. The deficiencies in the stormwater systems throughout the Town are a major cause of unscheduled overtime and emergency repair cost in the department. In order to minimize the intrusion of sand from entering and further diminishing the capacity of the system, the division has continued 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 Public Works 70 Town of Framingham much sand from the streets and thereby mini- mize the opportunity for accumulation in the system. The division also performed 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 2009 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 this in addition to preventive and emergency road and bridge repairs. 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 road- way, 22 municipal parking facilities, and 77 miles of sidewalks and public pathways. The division has integrated the Town's Geographi- cal 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 quantity 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 this pro- gram is to promote, preserve, and enhance the 2009 Annual Report shade -tree environment of the community through the application of best management practices and public education campaigns. The department planted 45 trees throughout the town in 2009. Additionally, the islands in the adjacent areas were landscaped. The Highway Division oversees the Town's roadside vegetation management program, which is permitted annually by the Massachu- setts 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 require- ment 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 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 responds to citizen inquiries and requests for service, and Forestry Section personnel removed several dead or diseased street trees in 2009. The tree crews performed tree pruning for road and sidewalk clearance on several streets included in the 2009 Annual Road Resurfacing Plan. Department 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 Framing- ham 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 maintenance of Public Works 71 Town of Framingham pavement markings, and the work zone safety program for division operations. This section is responsible for advance planning of traffic management coordination for roadway con- struction, as well as for the implementation of street by street "no parking" postings required to efficiently advance the street sweeping program. The pre - planning for traffic manage- ment during the construction season maximizes the efficient production of the work, and also contributes to 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 Solid Waste Management. The Solid Waste Management Program is responsible for the management and oversight of the Town's Solid Waste and Recycling Programs. Materi- als are collected by means of curbside and containerized collection programs, the leaf and yard waste drop -off area and the opera- tion of a Resource Recovery Center located on Mt. Wayte Avenue. The division collects and manages the collection of refuse and recycling from 19,503 dwelling units weekly, averaging more than 3,900 stops and 135,328 pounds per day collected. In 2009, the division continued to see the positive results of our town -wide comprehen- sive recycling initiatives. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has certified the town's overall recycling rate increased from 33% for 2007 to 35% for 2008 and gains have been make in 2009 as well. The Massachusetts state average is 30 %. This demonstrates a vast improvement in Framingham's recycling rate from the 23% rate four years earlier. The 2009 Annual Report recycling initiative continues to encompass four major parts: School and Municipal Participation. The school recycling program continues to succeed and grow. The program is now institutionalized in most of Framingham's schools. Framingham is the largest generator in the northeast region of the country participating in the Abitibi paper recycling program. Our school program has now become a state model for the successful implementation of recycling in public schools. Public Education. 2009 continued the monthly theme and events program. 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 such event was the Shred Fest, which allowed residents to have their confidential documents shredded and recycled free of charge. Framingham once again generated more tonnage from this event than the City of Boston or the City of Worcester, which held identical events. Enhancements and Initiatives. Single stream recycling, or "all in one container," continues to be well received and successful. During 2009 the division provided an additional 1,000 yellow, 32- gallon recycling containers. There are now over three thousand of these containers in use. Single stream recycling and the use of these larger containers continue to play a significant role in increasing our recycling rate. The division is exploring the possibility of even larger containers in the future. Compliance education program. Since 2006, the division has issued over 14,400 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), disposal fees required for selected items 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 poll- Public Works 72 Town of Framingham cies, 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. In 2010 we hope to reevaluate the temporary use of 45 gallon barrels and have a mandatory recycling policy approved by the Selectmen. The Resource Recovery Center (RRC), located on Mount Wayte Avenue, continues to improve and provides the department the opportunity to expand upon the services offered. Last year the division issued 6,830 permits to residents providing access to the solid waste services offered at the facility. This represents an additional 151 permits issued over 2008. The center continues to provide excellent service at reduced costs to the residents, as well as generate a significant revenue stream for the Town. In addition to the hazardous and hard to manage wastes collected, the center collected 418.37 tons of recyclables and curbside 4,964 tons were collected. This represents a trash disposal cost avoidance of $468,070. The Town has partnered with the Town of Wellesley in the marketing of recyclables. This has produced a greater revenue stream for the recyclables received. Through fees collected for divisional services and marketing of the recyclables, $171,440 was generated for the General Fund. 2009 also was the first full year for local busi- ness use of the RRC. The facility is now open on Thursdays for permitted businesses and residents to recycle. This was done to help generate additional revenues for the Town while at the same time reducing disposal costs for local businesses. The 2007 reorganization of the yard waste drop -off area has continued to produce signifi- cant savings and benefits in 2009. 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 disposal of a portion of these materials. This partnership reduced the cost of the disposal from a high of $9.70 per yard to 2009 Annual Report $30 per yard. Although the costs of trucking and fuel have increased, the collaboration has allowed this budgetary account to remain level funded. The facility received, processed, and handled over 14,600 yards of brush, grass and leaves from residents, the Park and Recreation Department and the School Department during 2009. WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM The Water and Wastewater Program is respon- sible 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. 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 seven 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 compli- cated 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, 4 pumping stations, 3 booster stations, and 6 above - ground water tanks having a storage capacity of nearly 9 million gallons. The Wastewater 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 (1 /1) from sources such as leaking pipes and sump pump discharges during wet weather. Sewage is conveyed from Town systems to the Massachu- setts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), which is charged with the transport and treat- ment 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 man- Public Works 73 Town of Framingham holes, and over 40 miles of cross - country sewer -line easements. The division's capital improvement programs have been substantially underfunded 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 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 Environ- mental Protection (MADEP) in 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 supervisory control and data acquisition (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 administra- tive 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 the Wastewater Department performs to mitigate the generation of sulfide include chemical dosing at selected wastewater pumping stations, targeted collection system cleaning and inspec- tion, and enforcement of grease interceptor requirements at food establishments. A major 2009 Annual Report 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 to eliminate up to eight wastewater pumping stations and related force mains over the next several years as part of its Capital program. In recent years the Department of Public Works has developed a professional and knowledgeable staff at all levels and disciplines. This progression has provided an opportunity to identify and fully carry out some capital projects from design thru construction using solely Public Works staff. This practice not only provides the Town with a significant cost savings over contracting for these services but is used as a tool for continually training our employees. During 2009 water or sewer infra- structure was replaced using this approach in Stalker Lane, Pincushion Lane, Franklin Street Extended, Pearl Harbor Road, and Spring Lane. The aforementioned planned construction activities were in addition to the excavations required by department staff to repair nearly 300 water system failures and 180 sewer system failures during the course of the year. The department began installation of the Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system early in 2009, and approximately 75% of the Town's water meters are now being read remotely. The AMR system provides the utility billing office with real time, on- demand, water meter read- ings resulting in a substantially higher level of customer service to water and sewer customers. It is anticipated that all 21,000 meters will be outfitted with the new reading device by the end of 2010. The Water Department was the recipient of the MADEP's 2009 STAR -L Award in recognition for its efforts in taking action to reduce and eliminate lead in drinking water. The depart- ment was honored for working in tandem with the Framingham School District to survey schools, test their water, and educate the school community on how best to reduce lead content in water. Public Works 74 Town of Framingham The Water Department's Emergency Response Plan (ERP) was updated during 2009 to comply with the revised Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations. The new regulations include specific requirements for ERPs and notification requirements for reporting to the MADEP and the Board of Health such emergencies as loss of water supply, contamination incident, acts of vandalism and other potential or actual emer- gencies requiring immediate action in order to protect public health. CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Conservation Commission Office is responsible for implementing local, state, and federal wetland laws, managing over 400 acres 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 fall under the jurisdiction of local, state, and federalwetland laws. Conserva- tion staff conducts site inspections and attends pertinent meetings. Staff advises and provides technical expertise to the Conservation Com- mission to avoid legal action against the Town and protect the environment. Other duties include: managing conservation land owned by the Town; overseeing the Framingham Stew- ardship Program; directing the Aquatic Man- agement Program and providing education and outreach to residents. 1. Wetlands Protection Achievements. The commission: > Reviewed, for jurisdictional relevance, all applications for 188 Building permits, 37 ZBA permits, and 21 Planning Board per- mits; > Held 27 Public meetings to discuss project applications, land management efforts, and public education efforts; > Reviewed and permitted 37 Notices of Intent applications; > Reviewed 15 and permitted 12 Requests for Determination applications; > Permitted 5 Emergency Certifications 2009 Annual Report > Performed over 90 site visits and inspec- tions to gain first -hand information on site conditions and verify wetland delineations. The commission continued to oversee active projects from prior years. It issued: > Amended Orders of Conditions for project changes; > 4 Permit Extensions; > 18 Certificates of Compliance; > 2 wetland violations in 2009. 2. Land Acquisition and Stewardship Achievements. With help from the Framing- ham Stewardship Program, the Conservation Office continued to make improvements to its conservation land, running seven work days on conservation parcels. Efforts focused on removal of trash and brush, contribution to Green -Up Day, creation of new trails, mainte- nance of existing trails, etc. The Conservation Office also coordinated with four Boy Scouts undertaking Eagle Scout projects on conserva- tion land. 3. Educational Achievements. The Conserva- tion Office held three environmental education programs in 2009: nature walks /scavenger hunts on three town properties that were attended by 26 residents. The Conservation Office will continue to offer educational programs while exploring new topics of interest. 4. Administrative Achievements. The Con- servation Commission works closely with DPW, Park and Recreation., Planning Board, Building Department., and ZBA to ensure compliance with state and local wetland laws. Conservation Commission staff works closely with several local organizations, such as Sud- bury 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 continues to provide opportunities for volun- teers. Public Works 75 Town of Framingham FLEET, FACILITIES & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT 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, the provision of standardized maintenance management practices for all Public Works facilities, including Water and Wastewater 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 telecom- munications that together, ensure the 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. It is the mission of the Fleet Management Program to support the operational programs that provide these critical services through the efficient management of Public Works facilities and all division equip- ment so that it effectively meets or exceeds its anticipated service life. Fleet Management In 2009 the division prepared specifications for the procurement of the following specialized equipment: two F series heavy duty cab & chassis's with plows— Highway Division, one 68,000 GVW Refuse packer— Sanitation Divi- sion, one four -wheel drive utility body truck with plow, one backhoe /loader and one overhead bucket truck— Wastewater Division. 2009 Annual Report The Division also prepared specifications for the major repairs of CAT loader #451 - Highway Division. The Massachusetts Department of Environ- mental Protection supplied the Town with four retrofit kits to help reduce emissions on our off -road equipment. This was done under the Northeast Diesel Collaborative Emissions Reduction - Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program grant program. This was the third winter season that a tempo- rary site at the King School was created for technicians who are assigned to be on the north side of Town during plowing events. This has worked very well in providing the technicians a more functional area: repairs have been per- formed more effectively. In 2009, Fleet Services wrote 2 repair orders, performed 423 scheduled preventive maintenance services and performed 143 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Enhanced Emissions State Inspections. The division also managed the acquisition & distribution of more than 241,000 gallons of gasoline & diesel fuel. Facility Maintenance Each year the Department of Environmental Protection Stage II Vapor Recovery Certifica- tion program is performed for the fuel system at Western Avenue along with the annual calibration of the fuel pumps which is per- formed by the Town's Sealer of Weights & Measurers. This year we had to add another certification called a "Third Party Inspection," which is now required by DEP. 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 per- formed on the emergency/ standby generators at both Western Avenue and Henry Street quarterly to insure proper operation. The annual fire sprinkler inspection was performed at Western Avenue facility. Public Works 76 Town of Framingham A new fuel management program was installed and the in- ground fuel system delivery lines and unleaded fuel pump were also upgraded. Repairs to the fuel delivery pad area were performed so as to provide current fuel fills. We have installed an energy management system at the Western Avenue facility. This was 50% funded by an NSTAR grant program in the amount of $36,625. The remainder will be financed through NSTAR over a 2 -year period at 0% interest. The estimated energy savings according to NSTAR's calculations are an estimated $24,700 per year. We have also installed energy efficient light fixtures in the Fleet Maintenance repair shop through another NSTAR rebate program, which has doubled the light quality in the repair shop. Fleet Services conducts a monthly inspection of the Watson Place flood station and performs any necessary repairs. This year a proximity card security system was installed at the Western Avenue facility. This system will work in conjunction with the department's time and attendance management system and will also be the employee ID card. Doors and windows at the Winter Street pump station were upgraded and an overhead door was installed so as to be able to store equipment and do pump maintenance. ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE The Administration and Finance Division provides for the consolidation of all administra- tive and financial functions within the Depart- ment of Public Works. The division strives to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of financial and administrative functions within the depart- ment through the use of professional practices. The core mission of the Division of Admini- stration & Finance is to provide service and technical support to the major divisions within the Department of Public Works: Engineering, Conservation, Highway, Solid Waste, Fleet, Water and Wastewater, as well as providing other Town departments with information in a timely and accurate manner. 2009 Annual Report The division is also responsible for the man- agement of grant funding, as well as federal reimbursement activities that are related to storm emergencies and other events. Water and Sewer utility billings for the Town of Framingham are also managed by this division. Staff issued approximately 73,000 bills in 2009. Residential customers in Framingham are billed quarterly for water and sewer usage, while commercial, industrial and high volume cus- tomers are billed monthly. The staff also administers the Senior Discount and Utility Abatement policies on behalf of the Board of Selectmen. In 2009 a new software system was purchased for utility billing activities. This robust software, along with the benefits of the automated meter reading system, will greatly improve the effi- ciency and accuracy of utility billing and en- hance customer service. The new software is targeted to go into production in spring 2010. In 2009 the department entered into an agree- ment with ENEROC, an energy management group, leveraging electric capacity at four of our larger facilities for financial incentives. The Town receives quarterly payments for our ability to transfer electric loads off of our power supplies and onto established auxiliary power sources in the event of system emergencies on the power grid. The town receives a guaranteed annual capacity payment regardless of whether we are requested to activate our auxiliary power. In 2009 the department continued to focus on streamlining administrative processes. Working with several vendors, the department was able to eliminate the need to process over 370 individual power generation and natural gas invoices through the use of consolidated invoices. Internet resources provided by the vendors and supporting documentation on the consolidated statements retain the ability to analyze and verify charges. Respectfully submitted, Peter A. Sellers, Director Public Works 77 Town of Framingham Utility Abatement Board Calendar 2009 Report 2009 Annual Report Hearing Loc # Location Name Decision Total Decision Official Making Date Date Abated Abatement Motion to deny the request for abatement The request does not comply with the leak policy set forth by the Town Selectmen. The Board will reconsider the Antonio issue in one year at the owner's request if there Utility Abatement 1/22/09 74 South Street DeMarco 1/22/09 $0.00 appears to be a continued problem. Board Motion to have the cooling tower investigated by 1101 Worcester Engineering or the Service Department. If the cooling Realty Trust tower does not dispense into the sewer system, then Worcester Attn: Ronald the Board will discuss the request for abatement at the Utility Abatement 1/22/09 1101 Road Jewell 1/22/09 $0.00 next hearing. Board Pelham Motion to deny the request for abatement Request Corporation was not filed with the 60 day requirement of the Beaver Park Attn: Carlos Abatement Policy. There is no reason to believe the Utility Abatement 1/22/09 38B Road Lopez 1/22/09 $0.00 bill is not correct. Board Motion to deny the request for abatement at this time. The owner can reapply without prejudice after the next two billing periods to determine if there is any Fenway change to the analysis, and if so then bill can be Utility Abatement 1/22/09 8 Drive Flavio Jacob 1/22/09 $0.00 recalculated at owner's request. Board Motion to prorate usage charged in bill #: 211349 James dated 12 -9 -08 over the period from June 2003 to Utility Abatement 1/22/09 101 Grant Street Marcolon o 1/22/09 $1,447.91 September 2008 at the then prevailing rates. Board 172 -178 Irving Motion to reallocate 373 units of water and sewer Utility Abatement 1/22/09 172 Irving Street Street LLC 1/22/09 $1,851.57 charged at FY07 rates to MWRA FY07 rates. Board 172 -178 Irving Motion to reallocate 168 units of water and sewer Utility Abatement 1/22/09 172 Irving Street Street LLC 1/22/09 $822.37 charged at FY08 rates to MWRA FY08 rates. Board Briarwood Theodore Owner requested to have hearing rescheduled due to Utility Abatement 1/22/09 35 Road Langmeyer 1/22/09 $0.00 illness. Board Motion to reallocate 172 units of water to FY09 Worcester 1101 Realty MWRA rates and to reduce 265 units from sewer Utility Abatement 3/26/09 1101 Road Trust 3/26/09 $2,509.84 charge. Leak was due to cooling tower malfunction. Board Motion to prorate 210 units of water and sewer from FY09 rates to FY04 to FY08 at prevailing rates at 42 units per year. Meter replaced in September 2008 Briarwood Theodore reflected a higher read than billed to in consumption Utility Abatement 3/26/09 35 Road Langmeyer 3/26/09 $1,248.20 history. Board Motion to reallocate 775 units of water to FY09 MWRA rates, and to reduce 1,225 units of sewer charges at FY09 rates. Utility bills not received by owner. Leak was not discovered until much usage Utility Abatement 3/26/09 224 Hollis Street Frank Sciacca 3/26/09 $2,166.11 was lost. Board Motion to reallocate 775 units of water to FY09 MWRA rates, and to reduce 1,225 units of sewer charges at FY09 rates. Utility bills not received by owner. Leak was not discovered until much usage Utility Abatement 3/26/09 224 Hollis Street Frank Sciacca 3/26/09 $7,349.00 was lost. Board Motion to reallocate 775 units of water to FY09 MWRA rates, and to reduce 1,225 units of sewer charges at FY09 rates. Utility bills not received by owner. Leak was not discovered until much usage Utility Abatement 3/26/09 224 Hollis Street Frank Sciacca 3/26/09 $2,247.85 was lost. Board Motion to deny the request for abatement at this time. There was not enough information submitted by owner to determine the eligibility for an adjustment. Waverley The Board would reconsider the request after June Utility Abatement 3/26/09 708 Street Michael Kisler 3/26/09 $0.00 2009 bill was generated at the owner's request. Board Motion to deny the request for abatement. Request Concord Brossi Brothers was the fire service fees. Accounts are charged Utility Abatement 3/26/09 965 Street Limited 3/26/09 $0.00 according to the size of the main no the riser. Board Waverley Motion to deny request for abatement. Owner was Utility Abatement 4/30/09 22 Street Mark Bakerly 4/30/09 $0.00 not present at hearing to explain reasons for dispute. Board Motion to adjust all irrigation charges from final read Michael date in January 2007. Error in recording read for Utility Abatement 4/30/09 44 Larnis Road McAuliffe 4/30/09 $2,859.48 irrigation meter on bill. Board Motion to adjust all irrigation charges from final read Michael date in January 2007. Error in recording read for Utility Abatement 4/30/09 44 Larnis Road McAuliffe 4/30/09 $676.00 irrigation meter on bill. Board 4/30/09 44 Larnis Road Michael 4/30/09 $16.05 Motion to adjust all irrigation charges from final read Utility Abatement Planning & Economic Development 78 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Planning & Economic Development 79 McAuliffe date in January 2007. Error in recording read for Board irrigation meter on bill. Hearing Loc # Location Name Decision Total Decision Official Making Date Date Abated Abatement Motion to adjust all irrigation charges from final read Michael date in January 2007. Error in recording read for Utility Abatement 4/30/09 44 Larnis Road McAuliffe 4/30/09 $53.20 irrigation meter on bill. Board Motion to deny request for abatement. Failure of the owner to receive the bills does not relieve the owner Nobscot Union from the obligation of paying the bill or the Utility Abatement 7/22/09 780 Water Street Chapel 7/22/09 $0.00 consequences of non - payment Board David A Brossi Motion to reallocate 275 units of water and sewer to Limited FY09 MWRA rates. Leak due to toilet malfunction- Utility Abatement 7/22/09 303B Grant Street Partnership 7/22/09 $2,476.19 ing. Board Motion to reallocate 125 units of water and sewer to Union FY09 MWRA rates. Leak due to toilet malfunction- Utility Abatement 7/22/09 118 Avenue Dennis Ford 7/22/09 $729.35 ing. Board Motion to reallocate 125 units of water and sewer to Union FY09 MWRA rates. Leak due to toilet malfunction- Utility Abatement 7/22/09 118 Avenue Dennis Ford 7/22/09 $396.19 ing. Board Motion to reallocate 404 units of water to FY09 MWRA rates and reduce sewer charge by 404 units. Howard Richard J. Broken pipe inside structure. Water did not enter Utility Abatement 7/22/09 15 Street Downing 7/22/09 $4,203.80 sewers stem. Board Motion to reacllocate 186 units of water and sewer to Worcester Raymond FY09 MWRA rates. Leak due to toilet malfunction- Utility Abatement 7/22/09 389 Road Warren 7/22/09 $849.65 ing. Board Motion to reallocate 186 units of water and sewer to Worcester Raymond FY09 MWRA rates. Leak due to toilet malfunction- Utility Abatement 7/22/09 389 Road Warren 7/22/09 $518.17 ing. Board Motion to reallocate 96 units of water and sewer to Franklin Christopher FY09 MWRA rates. Leak due to two toilets Utility Abatement 7/22/09 273 Street Min ace 7/22/09 $864.41 malfunctionin . Board Clearview Motion to hold this request to the next hearing date Utility Abatement 9/16/09 12 Drive Jane Paolini 9/16/09 $0.00 upon receipt of the new meter tests. Board European Motion to reallocate 162 units of water and sewer to Waverley Automotive FY09 MWRA rates. Due to a leak. Utility Abatement 9/16/09 330 Street Lmtd Inc 9/16/09 $0.00 Held over due to customer request to next hearing. Board Motion to reallocate 80 units of water and sewer in Clearview highest tier from domestic rates to the irrigation rate Utility Abatement 10/14/09 12 Drive Jane Paolini 10/14/09 $480.77 for FY10. Board European Waverley Automotive Motion to process original motion from 9- 16 -09. Utility Abatement 10/14/09 330 Street Lmtd Inc 10/14/09 $1,458.70 Meter test was within AWWA guidelines. Board Salem End Utility Abatement 10/14/09 720 Road John Murphy 10/14/09 $0.00 Per owner's request, hold for the next hearing. Board Motion to deny request for abatement. Owner claimed that the usage was higher than normal, and Montgomery she did not use irrigation system. No abnormalties in Utility Abatement 10/14/09 13 Drive Roy Po loge 10/14/09 $0.00 consumption to suggest a leak. Board Motion to reallocate 108 units of water to MWRA rates and to reduce 108 units from sewer. Leak was in Utility Abatement 10/14/09 142 Beaver Street Vinod Patel 10/14/09 $1,238.75 hot water tank. Did not enter the sewers stem. Board Motion to deny owner's request for an additional adjustment The bills were recalculated with the appropriate rates with the coordinating fiscal years Utility Abatement 10/14/09 16 Winter Lane Corbit Larson 10/14/09 $0.00 rates. Board Planning & Economic Development 79 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report INNING & Edgi& DEVELOPMENT 00MMUNUY & VCMQMK I • 0 1 MUROW' GROW kM AMM Community and Economic Development 508 - 532 -5455 150 Concord Street, Room B -2 508 - 532 -5461 (fax) Framingham, MA 01702 Planning.Department @ framinghamma.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 Framing - ham's residents. The projects are multi- dimensional, ranging from securing grants and providing policy analyses to promoting home- ownership and strengthening the tax base by encouraging appropriate new development. The Division consists of three departments: Planning, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and the federally funded Community Development office. While each department focuses on different planning functions, there are strong interrelationships between and amongst the departments as well as other municipal divi- sions, boards and committees. Therefore, ongoing coordination is critical. Planning The Planning component of the division is concentrated on both promoting economic development 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. Economic Development The department is committed to promoting and supporting appropriate economic development in order to expand and strengthen the tax base to improve the quality of life for Framingham's residents. An effective economic development strategy must be multi- faceted and include a range of strategies and economic development tools that are tailored to the specific characteris- tics of an area. Promote Downtown Revitalization. The department is responsible for coordinating an extensive array of ongoing and planned proj ects directed at revitalizing Framingham's central business district. The division works closely with the Department of Public Works, Building and Wires Department, the Town Manager's Office, and Planning Board as well as state, regional and federal agencies and legislators to insure that all projects are moving forward in a coordinated and expeditious manner. Underlying the Town's approach to improving the economic viability of Downtown Framing- ham is the recognition that public infrastructure improvements are critical to leverage private investment—without public investment to facilitate vehicular and pedestrian circulation patterns, improve safety, and beautify the downtown, it is unlikely that developers will be sufficiently motivated to invest in the down- town. Working closely with DPW and its consultant as well as Planning Board staff, C &ED has helped guide the development of a long -term revitalization strategy for the downtown that addresses the rail crossing issue, seeks to incorporate Farm Pond into the downtown, promotes mixed use development, significantly improves safety and traffic flow, and enhances Planning & Economic Development 80 Town of Framingham the physical appeal of the downtown. This is a coordinated approach that consists of several interrelated phases and components that are moving forward simultaneously. A working group of town officials and staff including representatives of C &ED as well as engineering and landscape architects under contract to DPW, released its recommendations on the future of downtown including prelimi- nary recommendations to address the rail crossings during the summer of 2009. In consultation with C &ED, DPW is negotiating a contract to proceed with Environmental Reviews of various alternatives, as required by the State. The Town is working with the State to release existing earmarks to contribute to the design costs. Simultaneously, the Town has engaged in ongoing discussions with both the State Gov- ernment— including the Lt. Governor—as well as CSX, which owns over 200 acres of land dedicated to railroad use in the downtown. Plans are nearing completion that are more short term in nature. Specifically, the Pro- grammatic Study, being conducted in coordina- tion with the overall Downtown Plan, will be submitted early in 2010. These plans will include major traffic improvements to the two "Y" intersections (Union /Concord and Ir- ving /Hollis) to allow for signal coordination and provide improved safety for pedestrians and vehicles. Finally, the department works with both Framingham Downtown Renaissance (FDR) and an emerging downtown merchants associa- tion to incorporate their concerns into our planning processes. Revitalize 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 2009. The commercial centers in Nobscot and Saxonville and around Mt. Wayte and Franklin 2009 Annual Report Streets were identified as areas that warrant revitalization. C &ED maintained its previously established relationships with the property owners and continued to convey the Town's willingness— indeed eagerness to work closely with them and any prospective tenants or buyers in order to revitalize those areas. Implement Brownfields Project. Framingham unfortunately has a considerable number of brownfields, which are properties that contain or potentially contain hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants that complicate the expansion or redevelopment. Brownfields are not only blight on our town but are typically underutilized, thereby representing enormous potential to generate significant new property taxes once they are abated or it is established that that they are not contaminated. The department has focused significant energy on securing funding to identify, abate and eventually redevelop brownfields. Our efforts to secure that funding have been successful and will continue in future years. As a result of an application submitted by C &ED in 2008, the Town received a second $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April of 2009 to undertake comprehensive site assessments of brownfields. This second round of EPA grant funding brings total funding to $400,000 and will focus on property potentially contaminated by petroleum -based substances. This category includes gas stations and former auto dealership and repair sites. The Division continues to implement the four - 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 consultant, developing a website for public outreach, creating an inventory of properties and conducting environmental site assessments on several properties. Encourage Appropriate Economic Devel- opment. New development is one of the few Planning & Economic Development 81 Town of Framingham 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 works with both prospective developers and the State to encourage and facilitate appropriate devel- opment. Further, given the Town's commit- ment to convert Tech Park into a world -class facility that is consistent with the image of its life sciences and research and development tenants, C &ED continued to work closely with DPW in order to insure that sufficient water and sewer capacity is available to respond to the needs of future developments. Toward that end, the department is participating in a part- nership of Town departments and Technology Park property owners to undertake a compre- hensive Capital Improvement Program to help identify infrastructure needs includingwater and sewer, traffic, and streetscape improvements. C &ED participates in a quarterly meeting with Tech Park and representatives of the Town to identify issues of mutual concern and how we can strengthen our partnership to address these issues. The department is also working to target and promote the development of major parcels for (re)development throughout town. Although the lack of available credit has seriously under- mined the progress of several private develop- ments, we are focused on some of the opportunities presented by vacant and underuti- lized property in the downtown and commu- nity -wide including neighborhood shopping areas (as expanded upon above). Working relationships established in the prior year were nurtured with several major property owners so that we can partner to plan for the future. Essentially, we have to view the economic recession as an opportunity that will provide us time to create a strong foundation upon which to build when conditions improve. Protect and Improve Residential Neighbor- hoods. While economic development initiatives 2009 Annual Report support residential neighborhoods by generat- ing additional taxes, C &ED also undertook projects that were directed specifically at protecting and improving Framingham's neighborhoods. The department continued to respond to a Board of Selectmen policy that places a priority on encouraging homeowner- ship and targeting efforts to vulnerable neighborhoods. Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The dramatic increase in home foreclosures that began in 2008 continued through 2009. Accordingly, C &ED continued to implement the Foreclosure Action Plan, which it developed in 2008 in partnership with the Building Com- missioner and Board of Selectmen. The Plan, which focuses on prevention and management of foreclosures as well as neighborhood stabili- zation, served as the basis for the Neighbor- hood Stabilization Program (NSP) and an application for federal funding to help imple- ment the Program. In response to the divi- sion's application, the Town received $700,000 in federal foreclosure assistance administered through the Commonwealth. NSP represents the work of C &ED and the Board of Selectmen as well as the direct and critically important involvement of the Fram- ingham Housing Authority (FHA) and its subsidiary, the Framingham Housing Develop- ment Corporation. The overriding focus of the NSP is to promote homeownership by convert- ing foreclosed properties into owner - occupied homes to help stabilize neighborhoods. Three properties were acquired in 2009 and will be rehabilitated and sold to income - eligible families in 2010. The success of our program led to additional funding requests for $150,000 from the Attor- ney General's office and $500,000 from the Commonwealth. The award letter from the Attorney General's office was received at the end of the year and the Commonwealth's grant application was still pending at the close of 2009. Planning & Economic Development 82 Town of Framingham For more information about the NSP and Foreclosure Action Plan, please go to: www.framinghamma. gov /foreclosures Pursue State and Federal Grants. The department continued to monitor the applica- bility of grants as well as research the availability of funding for specific projects. In order to insure that all municipal departments are eligible to receive State grants, the department annually submits a Commonwealth Capital application, which essentially grades municipalities on their success in meeting State objectives and man- dates. Framingham was awarded the 4th highest score in Massachusetts in 2009, which positions us extremely well for state grants. The department applied for and received close to $2 million in grants during 2009 as follows: $700,000— Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to implement its Fore- closure Plan $200,000 —EPA Brownfields grant to focus on petroleum -based contamination $150,000— Attorney General's Aban- doned Property Rehabilitation Grant to supplement NSP funding, awarded in rec- ognition of C &ED's ongoing success in implementing the $700,000 NSP grant re- ceived earlier in the year $657,000—Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant to help retrofit Memorial Building and install solar panels on the Barbieri School roof (with the in- valuable support of the Capital Buildings Project Manager) $270,000 State PARC Grant to imple- ment Phase IV of the Cushing Park Reno- vation Plan (in conjunction with Parks & Recreation) The department also applied for the following grants that remain pending: $50,000 Recreation Trails Grant to fund site amenities for the Cochituate Rail Trail $500,000 NSP funding to supplement existing grants. 2009 Annual Report Finally, the department has coordinated major Town -wide efforts to submit the following requests for funding: • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for an estimated $232 mil- lion in projects • Federal appropriations for projects totaling $189 million • Federal transportation (SAFETEA -LU) projects totaling in excess of $122 million The department is available to provide direct staff support to divisions throughout the Town in identifying and preparing grant applications. The extraordinary assistance and cooperation provided by other municipal and school departments have been instrumental in the C &ED Division's success in securing grants. Provide Policy Analyses, Studies, Project Management, and Special Projects. C &ED undertakes projects, prepares policy analyses, and coordinates 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 eligibil- ity. Cochituate Rail Trail (CRT). C &ED is responsible for the design and ultimate con- struction of the 1.3 -mile CRT in Saxonville. Plans to enter into a 99 -year lease with the MBTA were replaced with acquisition of the property in order to accommodate the DPW's East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project ( EFSIP). The division is working closely with DPW to coordinate design and construction activities along the rail trail. With the help of the CRT Advisory Committee, the Town's engineering design firm prepared design plans for the trail and assisted in permitting the project with the Conservation Commis- sion. The basic infrastructure of the trail has been included in EFSIP with anticipated Planning & Economic Development 83 Town of Framingham construction in 2011. C &ED is working to explore grant and funding opportunities for completing the CRT. Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT). C &ED manages the planning process to develop the Framingham component of the proposed 25- mile rail trail that will extend from Lowell to Framingham. A 6.8 mile portion of the BFRT in Chelmsford opened in September. C &ED has been seeking grant funding as well as working with the regional committee represent- ing all of the communities through which the trail will traverse. Subsidized Housing Inventory. The division closely monitors the Town's status on the Commonwealth's Subsidized Housing Inven- tory (SHI) in order to insure that Framingham's subsidized housing units are accurately and fully counted. The Town's SHI remains in excess of 10 %, which exempts Framingham from Chap- ter 40B developments (subsidized housing development that is not subject to municipal Zoning Codes). As a result of C &ED's dili- gence, the State recertified 81 units that had been removed from our inventory. The division is also poised to insure that an addi- tional 150 units will be placed on the inventory as soon as they meet State eligibility require- ments (expected in 2010). Provide Support to Town Committees C &ED provides staff support to several Town committees, including: Economic Development Industrial Corpo- ration (EDIC). The EDIC is charged with creating a pro - active capacity within the town to plan for and carry out economic development activities. Key projects included: Continuing discussions with property owners and others about potential devel- opment opportunities Participating in Brownfields and Branding efforts 2009 Annual Report Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC). We are very sad to report the passing of Com- mittee Chair Charles Hanson, who died in a tragic farming accident in August. His lifelong dedication to Framingham's agricultural com- munity will be sorely missed. We are pleased to report that Mathew Hanson, Charles' grandson, joined the Committee as an alternate. George C. Harrington is now the new Committee Chair and Thomas Hanson (Charles' son) is now the new Vice - Chair. In 2009 the Committee successfully worked with the Board of Select- men to implement a policy for handling proper- ties that are withdrawn from the Ch. 61 taxation program, which provides for reduced property taxes for those who maintain their property in agriculture, forestry or recreational use. The Committee also provided input to the Planning Board regarding Master Plan goals and policies, reviewed and commented on farming - related bills pending before the State and Federal legislatures, and continued to move forward on creating a community garden in southern Framingham. Multiple Hazard Mitigation Planning Group. The C &ED Director serves on the group, which consists of representatives of various Town divisions as well as citizens. The group is responsible for overseeing the imple- mentation of the Town's Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan, required by the Federal Disas- ter Mitigation Act of 2000. During 2009, the Group was kept apprised of DPW's commit- ment to implement a number of strategies identified in the Plan, including but not limited to: installing stream gauges installed at Route 9 /Sudbury River and Beaver Dam Brook /Second Street Bridges; documenting a 100 -year storm in the summer that affected residences in the Angelica, Baiting and Hop Brook areas; and obtaining several new portable pumps to be used during flooding events. The Group provided a public service message that was included in the fall tax bill about flooding and steps residents can take to mitigate flood impacts. The Group initiated efforts to update the Plan consistent with federal requirements. Planning & Economic Development 84 Town of Framingham Zoning Board of Appeals Memorial Building, Rm B2 '1 502 - 532 -5456 zba@framinghamma.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 Framing- ham 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 the required criteria, as stated in the Zoning Bylaw, has been met. In addition, the ZBA administers the Comprehensive Permit process for afford- able housing as set forth under M.G.L. Chapter 40B. The ZBA is a three- member Board, appointed by the Selectmen. In 2009, Full Members of the Board were Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr., Chair; Susan S. Craighead, Vice - Chair; and Stephen E. Meltzer, Clerk. Karl Thober, Edward (Ted) Cosgrove and Robert Snider continued to serve as Associate Members. There is one Associate Member vacancy. Eugene Kennedy, Assistant Director of Community and Economic Devel- opment, continued his duties as ZBA Adminis- trator. Mr. Kennedy prepared the Board's decisions and advised the Board on procedural and other issues. Alice Clapper continued her duties as Administrative Assistant. Town Counsel continued to advise the Board as required. Forty -five (45) petitions were filed with the ZBA office in 2009. Seven (7) petitions that were filed in 2008 were decided in 2009. This total of fifty -two (52) cases is 21% less than the fifty -seven (57) cases processed in 2008. Of the fifty -two (52) cases heard in 2009, 14 were requests for Variances, 1 Amendment to a Special Permit, 31 for Special Permits, 3 for Findings, 1 for Variance & Special Permits, and 2 Appeals of the Decision of the Building Commissioner. Variance and special permit requests included those for relief from dimen- sional requirements for: construction of, and 2009 Annual Report additions to, single family homes; placement of sheds on residential properties; construction of two- family residences, and 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 meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 P.M. in the Deborah D. Blumer Community Hearing Room. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend ZBA meetings. Community Development. Since 1975, Framingham has received over 19 million dollars through the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The Town also receives 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 opportunities; eliminate architectural barriers; 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 through the provision of social services; and administer the programs effec- tively 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 2009: Housing Rehabilitation Assistance (HRAP). provides technical and financial assistance for the rehabilitation of housing units. Sixteen 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 have low or moderate incomes or the majority of whose tenants have low or Planning & Economic Development 85 Town of Framingham moderate incomes. HOME funds were also used to undertake the rehabilitation of 10 additional housing units. Staff provided admin- istrative support in the Division's implementa- tion of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program featuring the acquisition, rehabilita- tion, and resale of foreclosed and abandoned property. Homebuyer Assistance provided homeowner- ship opportunities to income - eligible house- holds with HOME funds. Seven households in the income range of 80 -100% of median family income became homeowners through the Program's referral of those households to the MassHousing Partnership Soft Second Loan Program. Code Enforcement. The Program provides funding to conduct code - related inspections to properties located in eleven Census Block Groups with a majority of its population having low or moderate incomes. Inspectional staff (with the equivalent of one full -time position made possible by CDBG funds) and one administrative staff person were hired. Staff speaks and understands Spanish and Portu- guese. The Building Department maintains a data base on inspectional findings, and maps where problems are occurring. During the past program year, over 500 inspectional cases were initiated and closed. Public Facilities Improvements: Accessibil- ity Adaptations. CDBG grants continued to fund several handicapped accessibility im- provements to the Memorial Building, including the installation of a new automated lift linking the first floor to the Union Avenue meeting room and office wing. The program also funded: the installation of new sidewalk and accessible curb cuts along Winthrop Street in the Coburnville neighborhood; construction of accessible sidewalks and a pedestrian crossing area; and renovation of water, sewer, and drainage connections and initial street resurfac- ing at the Rose Kennedy Lane Elderly Housing complex. 2009 Annual Report CDBG funds were allocated to study, design, and eventually construct an accessible entrance to the Village Hall. Funds were used to upgrade public parks and recreational facilities including the final phase of installation of more energy efficient and effec- tive lighting in the heavily used Danforth Gymnasium, plus the provision of new basket- ball back boards and nets, and the installation of benches to complement a newly developed family play area at Butterworth Park. Facade and Sign Improvement Program. Assistance was offered to business and 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. Three (3) sign improvement projects were undertaken and a fourth designed for installa- tion in early 2010. Public Services. The following initiatives were undertaken with CDBG funds to serve youth: a summer employment and counseling program (Community Connections Summer Work Program); and a special program for high school students who faced issues that have impeded their ability to learn and achieve (Resiliency for Life). 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 400 individuals were served by the activities. Subsidized Housing Support. HOME funds supported subsidized housing projects includ- ing: Shillman House UCHE) pre - development assistance (10 housing units), FHA Memorial House pre - development design feasibility (10 units), and FHA Rose Kennedy Lane rehabilitation (14 units placed under agreement). Respectfully submitted, Alison C. Steinfeld, Director Division of Community & Economic Development Planning & Economic Development 86 Town of Framingham J The Planning Board strives to work with both project proponents and the public to shape projects that minimize impacts to the commu- nity while accommodating new growth. Such growth provides excellent employment oppor- tunities 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 2009 are provided below. THE BOARD The five (5) present Board members are Susan P. Bernstein, Andrea Carr - Evans, Christine Long, Thomas F. Mahoney, and Carol J. Spack. On April 16, 2009, the Board elected officers; Carol J. Spack was re- elected to the position of Chairwoman, Andrea Carr -Evans re- elected to serve as Vice - Chairwoman, and Susan P. Bernstein was re- elected as Clerk. The Planning Board Office is staffed with three employees. John W. Grande served as Planning Board Director. Mary Ruth Reynolds served as Administrative Assistant. The Senior Planner position is presently vacant. The Board regularly met on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building. In calendar year 2009, the Board held 39 regular meetings and 18 additional meetings (working sessions, site visits or joint meetings with other boards or committees). The Board held public hearings and meetings to consider applications for; 11 Site Plan Review Approvals, 11 Special Permits, 7 Public Way Access Permits, 3 Sign Waivers, 7 Approval Not Required Plans, 2 Modifications to a Scenic Road and 1 Modifica- tion to an Approved Definitive Subdivision Plan. APPROVED PROJECTS Gen,yme Corporation, 74 New York Avenue The Board approved the application of Gen - zyme Corporation for the construction of Phase 2009 Annual Report I of "the Biologics Project." The Genzyme Corporation will construct approximately 152,000 square feet. The new space is to be used for manufacturing, laboratory, office, storage, mechanical and research and develop- ment operations. The space will also have a basement and a cafeteria. There is a net de- crease in the amount of impervious coverage of approximately 436 square feet after the expan- sion. The existing building currently has an assessed value of $17,005,300.00. The applicant estimates "total development cost" within the meaning of the By -Law of approximately $11,400,000.00; while it is difficult to estimate the ultimate impact on the building's assessed value following completion of the improve- ments, the applicant projects an assessed value of approximately $30,000,000.00 following completion of construction. Framingham Housing Authority, 2 — 72 Pearl Harbor Road The Board approved the application by the Framingham Housing Authority (FHA) to renovate and expand its existing public housing along Pearl Harbor Road, Anzio Road, Nor- mandy Road, Arsenal Road and Concord Street.. The 110 existing residential units will be completely renovated and modernized. Parking will be re- aligned and reconstructed, landscap- ing, new lighting and various streetscape improvements will be added, and playgrounds and other site amenities will be constructed. The project improvements also include street - scape improvements, playground and new fencing. The project will be funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. Saxonville Riverview Pla .Za, 2 School Street The Board approved the application of Tony Ding On Kwan to redevelop the former State Lumber site into a new mixed commercial center. The site is located on a peninsula between the Sudbury River and Cochituate Brook approximately 5.77 acres in size. The Planning & Economic Development 87 Town of Framingham applicant proposed to demolish the existing three buildings and replace with a proposed Saxonville Riverview Plaza, substantially upgrading the appearance of the property with the construction of buildings, parking lot and landscaping improvements to accommodate new specialty retail tenants, an approximately 25,000 square foot health club, medical offices, and service establishments such as a bank in two buildings of 14,900 square feet and 55,020 square feet respectively. The project and site improvements will integrate the development and its functions into historic Saxonville Village. A new passive recreational area (the "Pocket Park ") will be created along the Sudbury River, west of the parking area, providing needed public access to the Sudbury River. Clark's Hill, EveratAvenue The Board approved the application by John R. Parsons, Jr., Manager and principal of Clark's Hill Commercial Center, LLC proposal to construct a building for offices and research and development on a parcel of vacant land located along the southerly side of the existing Clark's Hill Road. The proposed building will be three stories in height and will have a gross floor area of approximately 51,600 square feet. At the request of the Board and in order to increase the amount of landscaped open space on the site, the applicant filed an Application for Reduction in the Amount of Required Parking Spaces, reducing the amount of off - street parking to 180 parking spaces, including 7 handicapped spaces. The property has a current assessed value of $523,900.00. It generates current total property tax revenue of approxi- mately $15,428.00. The applicant projects that the value of the completed and occupied building will be approximately $5,460,000, which will result in post - development annual real estate taxes in the amount of approximately $160,797.00. Vastewater Management Facility, 67 A Street The Board approved the application of the Framingham Public Works Department repre- sented by William Sedewitz, Chief Engineer, and James Barsanti, Project Manager, to construct a Wastewater Management Facility. 2009 Annual Report This facility is one component of the East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project. The East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project (EFSIP) will eliminate three sewer pump stations and several miles of force main, one of the largest contributors of sulfides in the Town's sewer system. In addition, this project will eliminate several sanitary sewer overflows. The new Wastewater Management Facility (WWMF) will convey up to 13 million gallons per day of wastewater from north Framingham to the MWRA discharge location on Arthur Street. ZONING /SUBDIVISION The following Zoning Amendments were adopted at the Annual and Special Town Meetings and approved by the Attorney Gen- eral during the 2009 calendar year. Article 19 � IV.L5.a.9 & � IV.L6.e. Snow Storage & Disposal. Article 20 � IV.K.8.h.b) & � IV.B.4.a. Landscaping Standards for Off - street Park- ing Areas. Article 21� IV.B.2.b. & c. & �IV.13.3.a. Parking Setback Requirements Article 22 � IV.L5.a.10. Photometric Plans Article 23 � IV.I.5.g.(2) Stormwater Impact Analysis Article 24 � IV.I.5.a. & � IV.I.6.d.(2) Waste and Refuse Areas SPECIAL PLANNING STUDIES Townwide 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 Board began the development of Framingham's first com- prehensive Master Plan since 1988. The Board completed the first phase of the Master Plan and published the Baseline Condi- tions Report, which is available online. The commencement of the second phase of the Planning & Economic Development 88 Town of Framingham Master Plan was delayed, due to lack of funding. Town Meeting approved the appropriation of unassigned mitigation funds to complete the Master Plan. The Board has engaged the Cecil Group to complete the plan. The Cecil Group has held meetings with Board members and with other stakeholders. The draft goals and policies with implementation strategies will be completed by summer 2010. The Master Plan will be com- pleted winter 2010. Comprehensive Improvement Plan for the Framingham Technology Park The Board, as a condition of their site plan approval for Genzyme's Biologics Support Center and with the agreement of Genzyme Corporation, initiated a planning process to develop a comprehensive improvement plan for the Framingham Technology Park. The Board engaged Terra Tech Rizzo to provide develop the plan. The planning process is a collaborative effort between town officials and park owners and tenants. The plan will evaluate the sufficiency of current infrastructure to meet the forecasted develop- ment needs and will explore options for sub- stantially upgrading the appearance of the park in a comprehensive and cohesive manner. The plan will, in a specific way, define expectations related to streetscape elements such as lighting, signage, pedestrian accommodations, and landscaping so that any upgrades to the park through public grants or private initiatives are done in a manner consistentwith a documented plan. The plan will address broader issues related to transportation and utility infrastruc- ture and emergency services in a more general way, focusing on identifying current and future system deficiencies and potential solutions. The draft plan will be issued April 2010. ADMINISTRATION The 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 2009 Annual Report an application. As a result, many applicants have been obligated to bring unsettled accounts up to date before the Board would consider their development proposals. Since first em- ployed in May of 1993, this noteworthy process has been a source of substantial uncollected taxes for the Town. In calendar year 2009, the Board collected $366,000.00 in past due taxes and fees. By the end of calendar year 2009, $2,268,348.72 had been collected to date. The Board continues to improve the website to increase availability of information to the public. The Zoning By -Law and Subdivision Regulations will be available for downloading and printing to make the document more widely available to the public. The Board continues to post on the website zoning amendments, which are current through Annual Town Meeting 2009, weekly agendas and approved minutes. Submissions for larger projects review are available on the Board's website. A specific 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. A webpage will also be constructed for the Comprehensive Infra- structure Improvement Plan for the Framing- ham Technology Park. Once projects are approved, the Board also ensures that they conform to the conditions of approval by conducting conformance reviews during the permitting and construction phases for approved projects. In calendar year 2009, the Board collected a total of $49,418.05 in revenue from associated project review fees and from the sale of Zoning By -Laws, Zoning Maps, Subdivision Rules and Regulations, and minor miscellaneous revenues. 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 roadwaywidening and reconstruction, signaliza- Planning & Economic Development 89 Town of Framingham tion, enhancements for public transportation and landscaping to offset adverse project impacts. In calendar year 2009, the Board received $377,000.00 in mitigation performance guarantees and payments. UPCOMING YEAR Calendar year 2010 will be a challenging year for the Board. The Board will continue to review the following major development proposals. Crossroads Corporate Center, 923 Pennsylvania Avenue The Board is reviewing the proposed Office and R & D development. The proposal is to demolish the three existing buildings on the site and replace them with two office towers of 436,765 square feet with parking structure on 10 acres of land. McDonald's Restaurant, 343 Cochituate Road The Board is reviewing the application by McDonalds to demolish the existing restaurant and construct a restaurant. These improvements include an expanded drive thru facility with substantial site changes. The site changes will include new parking field layout, landscaping and lighting improvements and changes to on- site traffic circulation. Vater Resource Center, off Riverpath Drive The Board will continue to review the applica- tion of the Framingham Public Works Depart- ment related to the Birch Road Wells Reactivation Project consists of the reactivation of an existing public water supply well site and construction of a new water treatment facility. The project will consist of approximately 36,000 MetroWest Growth Management Committee (MWGMC) held 11 regular meetings in 2009, at which the local officials from 9 communities discussed transportation planning and priorities for state funding, grant programs for munici- palities, and other regional planning issues. The committee held a series of strategic planning sessions to refine the committee's work pro- 2009 Annual Report square feet of new construction with landscap- ing, lighting, and parking improvements for a new Water Resource Center (WRC). The WRC will primarily function as a treatment facility to remove iron and manganese from the extracted groundwater. The proposed withdrawal from the well site is 1,570 million gallons per year, which represents an average dailywithdrawal of 4.3 million gallons. The site is located off River Path Drive in the northeaster area of Framing- ham. The site is bordered by wetland resource areas to the north, River Path Drive to the south, and vacant land to the east and west. The operation of the Water Resource Center will provide a significant financial benefit to the water rate payers of the Town of Framingham. The WRC will incorporate a learning center to allow school tours and provide an educational opportunity for the Town of Framingham. In addition, the project is planned to eventually include a trail system throughout the property to allow for passive recreation activities. In conclusion, the Board will also continue its review of the Danforth Green PUD. The review was restarted by the owner recently. The Board also anticipates additional development application filings by Genzyme Corporation. The Board will also be completing the Master Plan and Comprehensive Infrastructure Im- provement Plan for the Framingham Technol- ogy Park. Respectfully submitted, Carol J. Spack, Chairwoman gram and goals. In April, Donna Jacobs de- parted as director and Jennifer Raitt served as Interim Director. Recruitment began for a new director. The committee's Transportation Task Force was reconstituted and began meeting again in 2009. The Planners Roundtable held four Planning & Economic Development 90 Town of Framingham meetings in 2009 on topics ranging from Zoning Reform to Economic Development. MWGMC staffed the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Advisory Board through November. MWGMC hosted a Legislative Breakfast at which local leaders and legislators were able to interact and talk about the region's legislative priorities and concerns. MWGMC held a Fall Policy Conference in November 2009 at which Lieutenant Governor Patrick Murray spoke about transportation issues and regionalization. Technical Assistance project work continued on projects that included but are not limited to a Metrowest Community Health Care Founda- tion- funded study and public outreach cam- paign and strategy about Nyanza, a Superfund site on the Sudbury River. Phase I of the joint MAPC / MWGMC Route 9 Corridor analysis 2009 Annual Report was completed and Phase II of the project began in September. A report was issued on the Regional Affordable Housing Trust Fund research project. Work began with MAPC on a collaborative effort between Hopkinton and Ashland on fire services. Additionally, MWGMC worked with MAPC on a regional health coalition effortwith 34 communities, including those in Metrowest. Respectfully submitted, Andrew Flanagan, Metrowest Growth Management Committee Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC, 60 Temple Place, Poston, MA 021111617-451-2770 1 mdraisen @mapc.org from each city or town and led by one MAPC The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning agency serring the people who live and work in Metro Boston. MAPC's work isguided by our regional plan, "MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region. " Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration, which includes protect- ing the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities. MAPC's 101 member communities are repre- sented on the local level through eight subre- gional groups, staffed by appointed officials staff coordinator. Despite economically challenging times, MAPC has proudly helped the 101 cities and towns in Greater Boston in navigating the recession with an eye toward preserving our region's vast resources for future generations. Whether in the area of public safety, open space preservation, clean water, affordable housing, transportation equity, sustainable development or inter - municipal cooperation, MAPC is uniquely positioned to bring cities and towns together for the betterment of the region as a whole. Our work encompasses many facets of living and working in Massachusetts, but is always guided by smart growth principles, and the philosophy that collaborative approaches can best solve regional issues. Respectfully submitted, Marc Draisen, Executive Director. Planning & Economic Development 91 Town of Framingham Metrowest Regional Transit [] 160 Waverley Street, Framingham, MA The MetroWest RTA was created by a vote of the Framingham and the Ashland Boards of Selectman in December of 2006. By the sum- mer of 2007, seven additional communities had joined, a budget and fares were put in place, and an Administrator was hired to oversee the daily operation of the LIFT, which had been under the Framingham Planning Department. MWRTA "fixed route" service was then initiated on December 1s`, 2007, with a new contracted provider and 10 new buses obtained from Federal and State grants. At the same time, the MWRTA was paying the MBTA to continue its RIDE service in the Framingham and Natick area. In 2008, the original Framingham LIFT and the Natick Neighborhood bus routes were inte- grated into a unified transit system, which has resulted in improved service and continued growth. That year, Marlborough and Southbor- ough joined MWRTA, expanding the author- ity's demand response service delivery by 2,000 rides a month. In 2009, the authority, through a Federal grant, expanded again to create a link to the Woodland MBTA Station in Newton (Route #1) setting the stage for an "interopera- bility" project using the Charlie Card. Addition- ally, the authority took over the MBTA's RIDE provision in Framingham and Natick expanding again the demand response provision by another 5,000 rides a month. Growth of the system is supported by a staff dedicated to personal, friendly and helpful 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 2009 Annual Report service to every customer. This focus on customer service has been augmented by the authority's leadership in the use of technology to provide reliability and convenience. Route #1, as mentioned above, is MetroWest's link to the MBTA's Green Line. Routes #2 and #3, which loop entirely within Framingham, are the most highly traveled routes; consistently averaging over 4,000 rides a month. Route 4 connects Market Basket to the Shopper's World /Mall area and provides service to the Beaver Street neighborhood. Route #5 con- nects Framingham to Hopkinton, Route 6 connects Framingham to Holliston, and Route 7, which also consistently averages over 4,000 rides a month, connects Framingham to Southborough and Marlborough. Routes 10, 11, and 12 serve Natick and its commuters and elderly. Route #9 is a component of Route #1 during the commuter hours and runs exclusively on Route 9 during the off - commute hours. The MWRTA will continue to build upon the over 400,000 rides provided in FY09 by using technology, an emphasis on customer service and the more effective and efficient delivery of transportation service. For further details and for real- time transit options and customer service, please visit our website; www.mwrta.com Respectfully submitted, Ed Carr, MWRTA Administrator housing, in cooperation with federal, state and local authorities. State Funded Housing The Framingham Housing Authority adminis- ters 249 units of state -aided family housing (185 units under Chapter 200 -C Family Housing; 76 Planning & Economic Development 92 Town of Framingham 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. 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 handi- capped housing (under Chapters 689, 689 -1 and 689 -2 Handicapped Housing) are situated on Temple Place, Alexander Street and Under- wood Avenue. 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-1) 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 983 federal Section 8 Rental Assistance vouchers for apartments in privately owned properties located throughout Framingham and surrounding towns. Respectfully submitted, Kevin P. Bumpus, Executive Director Commissioners: Stephen P. Starr, Chairman Edward F. Convery, Vice Chairman 2009 Annual Report Phyllis A. May, Treasurer Faith C. Tolson- Pierce, Asst. Treasurer Robert Merusi, Member Recreation & Cultural Affairs 93 Town of Framingham IL i' EAATION A S[ = A I`UItAL AFF1 Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs 475 Union Avenue 15 00- 532 -5960 1 parks.reereat PAP,IS AND RECREA IONf COMMISRON 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 $2,200,472 for Parks Administration, Maintenance and Recreation. This was a 3% reduction of a level- funded budget, which resulted in the decrease of one full -time position, three Seasonal Laborers and two Summer Laborers. A highlight of the year was the implementation of the renovation of the Bowditch Field Athletic Complex. Seaver Construction was awarded the contract for both the Maintenance and Operations facility and the Bowditch Stadium improvements. The final designs will resolve all of the major problems cited in the Bowditch Master Plan. The scope of work and final expectations should include essential municipal stadium functions such as appropri- ate seating, press box, decorative block wall construction of the locker rooms and bath- rooms, all with a landscaped look. There will be an improved image to the streetscape along Union Avenue. Added to the scope of work were three historical walls inside the home side plaza. They will contain interpretive signage capturing the unique history of the prop- 2009 Annual Report erty. We believe that the final designs will achieve an appropriate balance between func- tionality and aesthetics that can be achieved within the budget. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in November, and anticipated comple- tion is scheduled for late fall 2010. Capital funding included the purchase of a new Stake Body Pick Up Truck; Cushing Phase 4, which will address the Winter Street side of the park; and Infrared heating at Loring Arena. All projects are expected to be implemented in 2010. Butterworth Park was improved with Commu- nity Development Block Grant money and private fundraising by the Rotary Club. CDBG provided for the removal of old and unsightly utility poles, new basketball backboards, and park benches. The Rotary provided for the installation of a new Evos playground installa- tion. The commission successfully sponsored an article at the Fall Town Meeting to transfer 3.68 acres of 410 Water Street from the Board of Selectmen to the jurisdiction to the Park and Recreation Commission. Many successful applications for alternative resources included requests for Mitigation funds from the project at 571 Union Avenue for the improvement of Bowditch Streetscape. An additional grant was received through Parkland Acquisition and Renovations for Communities (PARC) for $279,000 to complete the fourth phase of Cushing Memorial Park and $33,500 from the Disabilities Commission for a handi- capped- accessible playground at Farm Pond, which is expected to open in 2010. Parks & Recreation 94 Town of Framingham We would like to thank Town Meeting, the many Town boards, committees, and depart- ments for supporting our services. We would also like to thank the hundreds of user organi- zations for their continued support. Respectfully submitted, Barry Bograd, Chair, Park and Recreation Commission Robert L. Merusi, Director, Parks and Recrea- tion Rr-cREmoNf Dtvisim As the decade concluded, the Recreation Division remained active by offering 200 plus programs for 15,000 registered participants. There was an increased interest in the wrestling program, start smart programs, summer basket- ball clinics and the men's slow pitch softball league. New programs included Zumba classes, additional preschool classes, and the latest new tennis offerings with our recent partners at the Longfellow Tennis Club in Wayland. Once again we are thankful to the many successful grants that enhanced our 2009 programs. The Framingham Grants panel of the Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation granted us an additional six months of funding for the popular Kid Fit Program, the Depart- ment of Public Health, and the State of Massa- chusetts provided funding for Youth at Risk programming. Endicott College provided an Intern student for a semester and Future Skill funded two summer counselors for our Recrea- tion Centers. 2009 Annual Report For the second year in a row, the Framingham Town Summer Swim Team finished with a 10 -0 record; they also placed first in the Mile Swim, and placed first in the Regional A Swim Meet. The 190- member team (ages 6 -18) was led by the enthusiastic coach, Joey Sementelli along with help from assistants, Aubrey Courville and Kristen Shippe, Joe Lessard and Chris Peterson. The PAL basketball league, led by Director Tom Click, challenged the New England Patriots in an exciting game of Basketball. Steve Gostkowski, Pierre Woods, and Ellis Hobbs participated for the Patriots, who won by two points in a nail biter at the buzzer. The department transferred their web site to the Town's page at Civic Plus. The new design can be accessed at: httl2://www.framing_hamma.V,ovLparks This change will now allow for the addition of the new e- letter, cancellation updates, and new and upcoming events. One of the highlights of the year was the groundbreaking event at Bowditch Field. Attendees enjoyed speakers sharing their stories of times gone by and the historical aspect of the site, as well what to anticipate seeing in the future when the proj ect is completed. Everyone had the opportunity to preserve a little piece of history by taking home a concrete piece of the old stadium. We look forward to the grand re- opening ceremonies in 2010. We would like to thank the Town Selectmen, Town Meeting Members, Town Staff, and numerous community volunteers for their continued support. Without your endless continued support we would not be successful in offering our quality programs to the residents of Framingham. Respectfully submitted, Trisha Powell, Superintendent of Recreation Robert L. Merusi, Executive Director Parks & Recreation 95 Town of Framingham PARKMAINTE14ANCE The Park Division moved its maintenance operation to the new facility located at 175 Fountain Street in the Loring Complex. The 2.3 million dollar project was funded through the Capital Budget. This facility is ideally located next to the Keefe Vocational School and will enable the department to efficiently perform operations. There continues to be an increase in demand for practice and game field facilities. With over 14,700 formally scheduled events, including the support of the athletic programs of three high schools, the middle school athletic programs and two colleges, overuse and the decline in turf quality is again a major area of concern. We continue our strategy of field rotation and limiting usage, but we're met by the challenges of not having enough space for all groups. The increase in participation and extended seasons of some of the seasonal sports has led to the increased demand and overuse. The department strives to collaborate with many outside groups. The $50,000 renovation of Fuller Field was completed thanks to the effort of the Youth Lacrosse program, Fram- ingham State College and Town Resources. A new Evos playground was installed at Butter- worth Park through cooperative efforts and resources from the Rotary Club. The town -wide beautification program at roadside islands has also been a successful collaboration with commercial groups willing to make donations to upgrade and beautify these areas. Our relation- ship with Keefe Technical School continues to allow our department to complete many major 2009 Annual Report projects including a rehabilitation of a building located in Cushing Memorial Park, the renova- tion of the Bowditch bathroom facility, and part of the electrical demolition for the Bowditch Field project. This mutually beneficial relation- ship provides the Town of Framingham with access to cost - effective, professionally super- vised electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and metal fabrication, while affording students the benefit of practical "real world" learning experiences in a commercial setting. Due to budgetary constraints, the tree pruning and removal program was reduced significantly. We are concentrating on hazard trees and trees with obvious structural defects. It is hoped that this program will continue through the future, as problems will increase over time. The Beach Storm Water Improvement at Learneds Pond was completed prior to the beach season. Improvements included re- grading and lifting of the existing parking area and additional handicap accessible measures. This projectwill benefit the water quality of the pond and bring the Town closer to compliance with several Local, State, and Federal policies associated with storm water management. We continue to give support and resources to other Town departments including the School Dept., Building Services, the Department of Public Works, and Conservation. We would like to thank all of the Town departments, volun- teers and groups for the cooperation they have provided throughout the year. Itwould be very difficult for us to achieve the success we have without their help. Respectfully submitted, Christopher McGinty, Superintendent, Parks Maintenance Bob Merusi, Executive Director CEMETERIES The Cemetery Commissioners Robert Brown and Kevin Salvi elected Barry Bograd as Chairman at the Commission meeting of October 30, 2009. Parks & Recreation 96 Town of Framingham Commercial Services of Ashland is in the second year of a three -year contract. 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 three burials at Edwards and three 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 on behalf of the Ceme- tery Commission, Christopher A. McGinty Superintendent, Parks & Recreation Council on Aging Callahan Center 535 Union Avenue ( 508 -532 -5980 council.on.aging@framin haninza.gov The Center maintains four full -time and three part -time positions paid under municipal funding. Other part -time positions are paid 2009 Annual Report through the state, Federal Grants and some private foundations. The Center also receives over 600K+ in value from its volunteers, instructors and Metrowest businesses. New Happenings This Year The Final Phase of the Center was completed this year; programs are being held in this area including but not restricted to a Choral Pro- gram, the Friends of Callahan General Meeting, AARP educational programs, guest speakers, a monthly movie, a Latino Health and Wellness Forum, and entertainment and other programs. The Center now has integrated some weekend events to this large function room. These included Senator Karen Spilka's Annual Health Fair, an event which educates older adults concerning what resources are available to them to live an independent and healthy life; the I st Annual Hospice & Future Care and Considera- tions Forum, where a number of topics were discussed with residents who needed informa- tion regarding hospice care. Both seminars included volunteer health and wellness profes- sional organizations. The Friends of Callahan held a weekend indoor yard sale, which in- cluded other vendors for the purpose of raising money for the betterment of the Center. The staff donated their own personal time, as well as baked goods and other items to this endeavor. Additionally this year, the Center established a part -time Wellness Nurse position funded by a grant from a private donor. Muscle Building classes (photo at top of section) were increased to three sessions weekly to meet the needs of those participants with arthritis. A Balance Class was developed for those frail older adults who were prone to falling. The Caregivers Support Group instructor gave notice that this support group would no longer be available. Our licensed clinical social worker came forward to lead this support group. We established a TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Program; TOPS is a non - profit organization dealingwith healthy eating. It was offered to employees of the Center and the Town, residents and older adults and it is well attended and growing significantly. Parks & Recreation 97 Cemetery Commission Barry Bograd Chairman Robert Brown Kevin Salvi Town of Framingham An intergenerational program was developed utilizing SKYPE technology to bring students from Fuller Middle School and seniors together to offer an educational experience that teaches history and current events to both groups. An Acrylic Painting class, in addition to our Beginners' Drawing Class, was offered and well received by participants. The Framingham Police Department conducted a self - defense course for seniors. The AARP Tax Program has returned to the Callahan Center to benefit older residents by assisting them with their taxes. A college student is now working at the Center on an internship, providing social services to older adults. The Center hopes to integrate more college interns in the work at the center. The Computer Learning Center established a computer program which is dedicated to those seeking employment and is available several days a week. The Friends of Callahan, a 501C(3) non - profit, donated funding to the Center for several projects including 10K for a new copy machine for the staff use; replaced outdated computer equipment in the computer room; donated funding to purchase materials for those who are making hats for the Skull Cap Project for our American troops who are stationed in Afghani- stan and Iraq, (see letter of thanks below) as well as subsidizing many of the Center's programs and events including the Foster Children's Program, The Kate McSweeney Homeless Fund, and the Veterans Apprecia- tion Luncheon. "Dear thoughtful and crafty person, Thank you so much for sending us the knit caps for winter. They arrived just in time, and we wear them around outside when we're not conducting missions. They must have taken a long time to make and we sure do appreciate them. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. - ODA 7214 in Afghanistan" Programs, Services and Community Involvement The Center offers educational, health and wellness, recreational, and intergenerational programs; SHINE (Serving the Health Infor- 2009 Annual Report mation Needs of Elders), which deals with the numerous changes to Medicare, a Social Service Department, information and referrals, a Wellness Clinic, support groups, community groups and transportation options. The Center has affiliations with local schools, local busi- nesses, hospitals, the Town of Framingham Veterans' agent and Bedford Air Force volun- teers who pack our donations for the troops abroad. Information There is no fee to join the Center, but there are minimal charges for some programs. The Center is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and welcomes all residents 59+ to join in the many activities and services offered. The Callahan Staff, Volunteers and Instructors feel they play an essential role in the Framing- ham community, serving a growing and diversi- fied population of older adults and their families. Please acquaint yourself with all that we offer here at this Center. Respectfully submitted, Mary C. Parcher, LSW, Director, Elder Services Tom Pedulla, Chairperson, Council on Aging LQptiNG S 'iNG APtEm This is the 47th year of operations for Loring Arena. In addition to our normal services, we are continuing to create a user - friendly atmos- phere. The Loring Arena Committee members are appointed as an advisory board. The members appointed by the Board of Selectmen this past year were co- chairs Joe Tersom and David Friday, John Hart, Jack Jagher, Bob Brown, Richard Callahan, and Joan Rastani. During the summer of 2009, a new electric motor for the compressor was installed to replace the original 46- year -old motor. The compressor is a key component to running the refrigeration system. This new motor is more efficient in running the compressor. The motor cost $4,685.37. The installation was done by Parks & Recreation 98 Town of Framingham Arena staff. New perimeter piping was added to the front of the ice surface. The original piping pulled away from the boards about 6 inches, causing that part of the ice not to freeze. Installation was done by American Refrigera- tion and cost $2,085. Approximately 1,200 gallons of glycol were drained from the piping and reinstalled by arena staff, saving the arena approximately $2,000. New batteries were installed in the electric zamboni at the cost of $7798. Currently, we are one of the only rinks that have been getting 6 years out of the batteries. The average life of these batteries is approximately 3 to 4 years. The extended life of our batteries is mainly due to scheduled maintenance done by arena staff. Removal and disposal of the batteries were done by rink staff and Park and Recreation staff. The Loring Arena Legacy Foundation donated a brand new hockey scoreboard and message center. Cost of this new scoreboard and mes- sage center was $13,735. Removal of the old scoreboard, which was the original scoreboard from 1993, was done by arena staff, Waverly Tool, and Park and Recreation staff. The installation cost of $1,200 was paid by the Arena. Electrical work was done by arena staff. The size of the scoreboard is 18'x3'. Loring Arena is a department within the Park and Recreation Division and will be handled through the operating budget. The following financial information relates to business con- ducted through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. Total gross revenue as of June 30, 2009: $424,768.50. Total Rink Operational Expenditures: $404,804.00.* *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, Executive Director 2009 Annual Report Parks & Recreation 99 Town of Framingham SCHOOL COMMITTEE Budget The School Committee's FY10 budget devel- opment process was particularly complicated because of two factorsa free - falling economic situation and the lack of clarity about federal stimulus funds. On April 14, 2009, the School Committee voted to request an FY10 budget appropriation from the Town of $87,346,829. The requested amount matched the Chief Financial Officer's guideline and represented a 0% increase over the FY09 budget appropria- tion. To reach this budget guideline, the School Committee made reductions of 21.6 full -time equivalent positions (6.1 teachers, .5 administra- 2009 Annual Report tors, and 15 teacher's aides). Some of the reductions were made possible because of enrollment shifts, but many required changes in district programs, particularly in Special Educa- tion and English Language Learner services. When the Massachusetts House of Representa- tives' budget was released with reduced aid and revenue assumptions, both school and munici- pal allocations had to be reduced. The Chief Financial Officer asked Framingham Public Schools to lower its budget request by $1 million to an FY10 appropriation request of $86,346,829, a 1.2% reduction from the FY09 allocation. On May 4, 2009, the School Com- Education & Libraries 100 At FHS Graduation on May 30, 2009, School Committee (from left to right) Carol Phalen, Andy Limeri, Michael Bower, Richard Finlay, Adam Blumer, Beverly Hugo and David Miles Town of Framingham mittee voted unanimously to lower the re- quested FY10 allocation to this level. At the time, Governor Patrick had promised $3.5 million in federal stimulus dollars (ARRA- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) to the Framingham schools because the district, one of 163 districts statewide, was in danger of falling below the foundation level of funding. These anticipated dollars were built into the FYI budget appropriation request that was discussed and approved at the annual Town Meeting. However, the stimulus in its final form provided less than the anticipated amount, and the schools were faced with a $964,966 deficit to start FYI 0. As the 2009/2010 school year began, district administrators closed the budget gap through a series of cost - cutting measures including a district -wide budget freeze, energy conservation measures, and eliminating plans to fill key vacant positions. In August, the School Committee unanimously voted to convene a Finance Subcommittee as part of a larger School Committee goal to facilitate effective communication between the School Committee, Finance Committee, Town Meeting, and other Town Boards. School Property on A Street In September 2009, the Town asked the School Committee to transfer school property to the Town for purposes of the development of the East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project (EFSIP). The undeveloped lot was located at the intersection of A Street and Concord Street. The School Committee developed a series of proposed restrictions for the project for consideration as part of the Planning Board's Site Plan Review Decision. The proposed restrictions, which were agreeable to the Department of Public Works, would ensure student safety and minimize interruptions to learning during the construction process and after its completion. Ultimately, the School Committee retained a buffer strip of land for screening purposes and authorized the remain- ing acreage to be transferred to the Town for the new wastewater management facility. 2009 Annual Report District Reorganization Proposal Superintendent Steven Hiersche and the district administrators worked on a reorganization proposal in the summer and fall. Former Superintendent Eugene Thayer's District Planning and Review Task Force laid much of the groundwork for this transition. The initial proposal was presented to the School Commit- tee in January 2010. The Committee In April 2009, incumbents Beverly Hugo and Andy Limeri were elected to second terms. New member Richard Finlay was elected to a one - year term, the final year of former member Cesar Monzon's term. Later that same month, Philip Dinsky resigned from the School Com- mittee after sixteen years of service. In May, the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen jointly appointed Carol Phalen to fill the vacant seat until the April 2010 Town election. The School Committee would like to thank the Framingham Public Schools' faculty, staff, and administration for the superb work that they do each and every day. In addition, we would like to thank the citizens of the Town of Framing- ham and Town Meeting for their continued support of the school system. It is truly a privilege to represent the Framingham commu- nity in supporting our outstanding public schools. Respectfully submitted, Adam Blumer, Chair Beverly Hugo, Vice Chair Michael J. Bower, Secretary Richard A. Finlay Andy Limeri David F. Miles Carol Phalen SUPERINTENDENT 2009 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. Education & Libraries 101 Town of Framingham The College Board's Advance 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 more than doubled, with three hundred and sixty three participating in 789 Advanced Placement Exams in twenty -two subjects, in 2009. 87% of the exams were passed and eligible for college credit. This compares with three hundred forty three who took the exam in twenty -one subjects in 2008. Through continuing aggressive efforts of the FHS Guidance Department, 95% of the junior class and 87% 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. With more graduates having chosen to begin their post - secondary education at two -year commu- nity colleges, which do not require the SAT, 79% of the graduating class participated in the SAT. Framingham students averaged 522 on the Critical Reading portion, 563 in the Mathe- matics portion, and 524 on the Writing Com- ponent. These scores compare well with national averages, which are 501, 515 and 493 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 university to continue education. In keeping with past years, more than 88% of the graduates in the Class of 2009 continued their education at an impressive variety of institutions of higher learning, including some of the most selective colleges in the country. The Fine Arts program in Framingham schools continues to grow at all levels. A few examples of their accomplishments are: Walsh Middle School won a Gold Medal at the 2009 Massa- chusetts Middle School Drama Festival for their 2009 Annual Report production of The Seussification of Romeo and ju&l.. Fuller Middle School participated in the Massa- chusetts Middle School Drama Guild Festival and earned a gold medal for their excellent performance of School Da .Ze. In addition, Fuller Middle School Jazz Band performed at the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education District Festival and earned a Silver Medal; three additional students were awarded an Outstanding Musician Award. Five Cameron Middle School students won Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. The Framingham High School Drama Company has been invited to represent the United States at the Drama Festival in Scotland in the summer of 2010. Over 2000 schools are nominated and only 50 are chosen. They will perform Once on This Island, the show they performed in 2008 that won them the prestigious honor of performing in Scotland. In addition, The Drama Company was a State Finalist at the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival, and two high school students were selected, from thirty who audi- tioned, to play in the All -State Orchestra. The School Department continues to work diligently on its efforts to become "greener." Framingham Public Schools stood alone in receiving three honors from the State Executive Office of Energy /Environmental Affairs for "Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education." In keeping with the tradition of excellent support for the education program, the Town was able to provide the funding to achieve a balanced budget for FY10. The School De- partment is most appreciative of the Town's assistance with obtaining this. One of our major goals is to establish systems and monitor the finances to provide a transparent financial picture for the community. Jae Goodwin, Dunning Elementary School teacher, was named 2010 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. Ms. Goodwin was selected from more than forty nominees. Each year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher of the Year program honors a Massachusetts teacher who Education & Libraries 102 Town of Framingham exemplifies fine teaching. The purpose of the program is to select a teacher who is worthy of speaking for and energizing the teaching profession. Framingham School Department is proud to have Jae Goodwin teaching our students. After three years without an Assistant Superin- tendent, we hired Dr. Christine Tyrie to fill this vacant position. She has also taken on the responsibility of Director of Curriculum and Professional Development. Dr. Tyrie comes to Framingham from Blackstone Millville Regional School, where she was Superintendent. We are very fortunate to have her join our administra- tive team. Her experience with finance and curriculum has been an asset. 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. Working together creates a positive and productive environment and I appreciate everyone's participation. Respectfully submitted, Dr. Steven A. Hiersche, Superintendent of Schools ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT This year our new elementary math program, Think Math, has been successfully implemented in each of our elementary schools. Turning our attention to literacy, the elementary and middle schools have piloted a computer -based screen- ing assessment to identify students reading on or above grade level as well as students reading below grade level. The district is preparing to strengthen its three -tier model of reading instruction so that students reading below grade level are given additional instruction and students reading above grade level can be appropriately challenged. This approach is consistent with the new student growth model unveiled by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where not only MCAS scores but also each individual student's aca- demic growth is taken into account to deter- mine acceptable school level performance. 2009 Annual Report There are several science and technology initiatives underway. The high school has partnered with the Fall River Public Schools and was awarded a grant to develop on -line courses for students. The first application of these courses will be for students who cannot attend school regularly during the school day. Student computers for the Thayer Campus were included as part of this grant. A number of middle school eighth grade science teachers will participate in developing blended science lessons, i.e., a part of the lesson will be accessed by students on -line and a part in face -to -face instruction. This offering is through a grant that ACCEPT, one of our education collaborative partners, has received. Elementary teachers at Stapleton and Dunning are piloting a science module from a science curriculum entitled Science Companion. The teacher materials for the pilot are entirely on -line and students receive science notebooks to support them as science investigators. In addition, a small group of Stapleton and Dunning pilot teachers will participate in a Museum of Science weeklong workshop this spring. There are eleven High Tech —High Touch classrooms identified now for implementation in fall 2010. These teachers will not only use technology in their classrooms to engage all students, but have agreed to be demonstration classrooms where colleagues, parents and community members will be able to track progress, visit and support further technology integration. The district is committed to collecting and acting on student achievement data. Data show that our special populations (special education, low income, limited English proficient) are not always achieving at the same levels as their peers. Our more capable students are not always challenged. As someone new to Fram- ingham with responsibility for curriculum and instruction, I am excited about shifting to increasing effective instructional practices in all content areas. Respectfully submitted, Dr. Christine Tyrie, Assistant Superintendent Education & Libraries 103 Town of Framingham ADULT ESL Framingham Adult ESL Pl us enrolled 690 students in each of two semesters for 2009. Students came from 33 countries and spoke 15 different languages. They ranged in age from 18 to 85. Students attended a.m. or p.m. English as Second Language classes, Adult Basic Educa- tion classes, GED preparation classes, or Citizenship Preparation classes. All were eager to improve their English skills and in doing so become better integrated into the Framingham community. Twenty -five students graduated from the program's highest level and eight students received their GED after successfully passing the GED examination. Attendance for the year was excellent, with over 80% of enrolled students completing each semester. Highlights of 2009 include: ➢ 170 students receiving "CPR For Friends and Family" training with the assistance of The American Heart Association. ➢ The Stress of Immigration Support Group, which provides counseling sup- port to Portuguese and Spanish speaking students enrolled in evening ESL classes. The Metrowest Community Healthcare Foundation provides funding for this im- portant service. ➢ Participation in the "Framingham Reads" project with the book Three Cups of Tea ➢ Class visits to The Danforth Museum, The Framingham History Center, The State House, The Framingham Public Li- brary, and The Framingham Police De- partment. The effectiveness of educational programming at Framingham Adult ESL Plus is measured by the Performance Standards for Adult Education Programs issued by The Massachusetts De- partment of Elementary and Secondary Educa- tion (formerly the Department of Education). The standards include the following areas. Attendance - Programs ensure that students attend between 66% and 76% of planned 2009 Annual Report student hours. Framingham Adult ESL Plus achieved an attendance rate of 83 %. Pre and Post Test Percentage - Programs ensure that between 66% and 76% of eligible students are pre and post tested using the DESE's approved assessment tools Framingham Adult ESL Plus pre and post- tested 89.74% of students. Learner Gains - Programs ensure that between 35% and 49% of students demonstrate gain as defined for each ap- proved assessment. 55% of students at Framingham Adult ESL Plus made measur- able gains. Setting and Meeting Goals - Pro- grams set on average at least 2 goals per student per year and programs meet on av- erage at least one goal per year. Students at Framingham Adult ESL Plus set, on average, 3.76 goals per year and met 2.6 goals per year. Another indication of program effectiveness is increased student involvement in the area's economy, schools, and greater community. Students report joining school parent organiza- tions, becoming more active in youth groups, getting jobs, attending training programs, and starting businesses. Framingham Adult ESL Plus also has an active volunteer component through which some of the hundreds of wait - listed students can receive 2 hours each week of tutoring. At present there are 8 volunteers who are former students in the program. They have decided to "give back" to the program that helped them so much. On March 30, 2009, The Metrowest Adult ESL Fundraising Committee hosted a successful gala to support Framingham Adult ESL Plus This annual event, spearheaded by Middlesex Savings Bank and attended by many area businesses, raises funds to support 6 classes each year. The support of the local business community as well as many agencies and individuals is of tremen- dous importance, especially in helping to address the ongoing waiting list of over 500 eager students. Framingham Adult ESL Plus has demonstrated tremendous growth since it' inception by a Education & Libraries 104 Town of Framingham group of town meeting members in 1984. Framingham Adult ESL Pl us is fortunate to be in a school system and a community that value lifelong learning and appreciate its diversity of residents. We look forward to continuing to give back to the community, which has been so supportive. Respectfully submitted, Christine Tibor, Adult ESL Coordinator BILINGUAL, ESL, SHELTERED ENGLISH PROGRAMS During 2009, Framingham Public Schools 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 fourth 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 17 percentage points and 9 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 mem- bers selected to make presentations at several important educational conferences. We also co- sponsored a statewide conference on Dual Language education at Barbieri School. The mark of any effective program is continued analysis and self - reflection. For the third year, as a result of the self - studies we had undertaken of our Two -Way elementary and secondary programs, we received a $370,000 state grant to share this information with other districts statewide. This fall, we were invited to partici- 2009 Annual Report pate in a state Board of Education Task Force to make recommendations on closing the achievement gap for English language learners. Parent involvement is an important element in all our programs. Grant - funded Parent In- volvement Facilitators at each school plan meetings and events to involve families in the education of their children. The district received a commendation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during its Coordinated Program Review for our out- standing work with parents. 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 partici- pated 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 of Bilingual, ESL and Sheltered English Programs BUILDINGS AND 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 drive- ways, walkways, parking lots and wooded areas. The department employs 60 custodians, 10 maintenance personnel, 1 secretary, 1 adminis- trative assistant, 1 interim assistant director and 1 director. Department objectives are as follows. • Adhere to safety and health standards • Provide cleaning and maintenance in- side and outside of building structures • Ensure security of buildings • Plan for and monitor efficient use of utilities Education & Libraries 105 Town of Framingham Provide year -round maintenance of grounds Building maintenance and upgrades were planned for and accomplished through budget planning and capital project appropriation through Town Meeting approval. The following is a summary of sizable projects completed this year, listed by school building. I. Framingham High School — General cleaning and maintenance to building, grounds and equipment and interior painting throughout portions of the school. 2. Walsh Middle School — Installed a new condensate pump heating system; re- placed the emergency generator with new (funded through capital project appro- priation). 3. Fuller Middle School —ADA compliance installed new handicap ramp. Removed and disposed of existing underground fuel storage tank; removed deteriorated brick wall and replaced with new (funded through capital project appropriation). 4. Cameron Middle School - General clean- ing and maintenance to building, grounds and equipment. 5. Barbieri Elementary School — ADA compliance replacement of walkway curb cuts, paving, line striping and signage. Replaced emergency generator with new generator (funded through capital project appropriation). 6. Brophy Elementary School — General cleaning and maintenance to building, grounds and equipment. 7. Dunning Elementary School — Per- formed window replacement, removed existing curb, sidewalks and installed new granite curb, walkways, ADA curb cuts, line striping and signage. Installed DDC controls on heating system, lighting con- trols, new emergency generator and compressors (funded through capital pro- ject appropriation); upgraded plumbing flush -o- meters and faucets. 8. Hemenway Elementary School — In- stalled new DDC controls to heating sys- 2009 Annual Report tem (funded through capital project appropriation); installed automated light- ing sensors. 9. Juniper Hill School —Performed exterior masonry repairs to chimney. 10. King Administration Building /BLOCKS School — Performed general cleaning and maintenance to building, grounds and equipment. 11. McCarthy Elementary School — Removed and disposed of existing underground fuel storage tank (funded through capital project appropriation); upgraded toilet partitions and replaced cooling coils. 12. Potter Road Elementary School — Re- moved existing underground fuel storage tank (funded through capital project ap- propriation); installed automated light sensors, replaced domestic boiler. 13. Stapleton Elementary School — Removed and replaced concrete sidewalks, granite curb and ADA curb cuts, line striping, hand rails and stairs (funded through capital project appropriation); performed lighting upgrade through Nstar Incentive Program. 14. Thayer Campus — Performed general cleaning and maintenance to the building and the mechanical systems. 15. Transportation Building — Performed general cleaning and maintenance to the building and the mechanical systems. 16. Jonathan Maynard Building — Performed general cleaning and maintenance to the building. 17. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School — Performed maintenance and upgrades to existing playground; removed and re- placed deteriorated toilet partitions. 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, mechani- cal systems maintenance and upgrades, Ashes- Education & Libraries 106 Town of Framingham tos Hazardous Emergency Response Act, Integrated Pest Management, Right -to -Know, Material Safety Data, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Chemical Management Program. In closing, I would like to express appreciation to all Buildings and Grounds personnel: custo- dians, maintenance and office staff for their performance, professionalism and dedication during this very hectic and challenging year. Respectfully submitted, Matthew Torti, Director of Buildings and Grounds Ernest Moreau, Interim Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds 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 FYI budget ($87,346,829), as well as 65 Revolving Funds (with beginning balances of $6,057,498 as of June 30, 2009), State grants ($3,776,536), Federal Grants ($6,565,522 including ARRA Stimulus funds), and Local Grants ($380,309). The Business Office is also responsible for completing and submitting the annual End of Year Report to the state Department of Ele- mentary and Secondary Education, which is the basis for the Town's receipt of Chapter 70 Aid to Education ($15,333,796 for FY10). The Business Office serves over 50 Responsi- bility 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, Dr. Edward Gotgart, Director of Business Administration 2009 Annual Report FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT The continuing effort to combat childhood obesity while maximizing the nutritional intake of the students has been the focus of the Food Service Department over the last year. Great strides have taken place in the variety of foods offered at breakfast and lunch at all school levels. Scratch cooking continues to be the focal point of the department, with fresh products being the foundation of all items served. With that, the overall participation in both lunch and breakfast has again risen overall by 1.3% from the previous 12 -month period, with the biggest participation increase in breakfast-up 1.1% over the 07/08 school year, an additional 100 meals served daily. Costs. 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 benefit the families of the community. With that, the cost for school lunch ($2.25/$2.50) and milk ($.60) was held steady, with the only increase being in breakfast, bringing the cost up to $1.50, was the first increase in 4 years for that meal period. Respectfully submitted, Brendan Ryan, Director of Food Services HUMAN RESOURCES In 2009, we had many administrative staff changes. We welcomed Dr. Steven Hiersche as our new Superintendent on July 1, 2009. With support from the School Committee and Town Meeting, after three years, the Assistant Super- intendent's position was filled by Dr. Christine Tyrie. Under Dr. Hiersche's leadership, three principals were also hired. Ms. Teresa Carney was appointed Walsh Middle School Principal, Ms. Paula Del Prete became the Potter Road Elementary Principal, and Ms. Kimberly Taylor was appointed Dunning Elementary Principal. Two new vice - principals were also hired. Mr. John Maynard joined the Fuller staff and Mr. Patrick Johnson joined the Walsh staff. In addition, twenty new teachers and one new school nurse were hired. With these new staff, we will be challenging every student to succeed. Education & Libraries 107 Town of Framingham Congratulations are extended to the following staff members who attained Professional Teacher Status in 2009: Karin Agte; Susan Bairos; Cindy Barhoff; Laura Beck; Marisa Berenbaum; Cameron Berkman; Jeanne Bloom; Darrell Braggs; Stephen Bresnick; Amy Brown; Shannon Call; Gina Capodilupo; Rebecca Cauchon, Ana Maria Chacon; Lisa Chitvanni; Andrea Connolly; Anne Connors; Heather Conroy; Michelle Crandell; Kristi Daley; Holly Davis; Elizabeth Delahunty; Maria Doncov; Shmoel Doner; Sheron Doucette; Susan Dulong Langley; Andrea Ferrara Popp; Elena Figueroa; Michelle Gallagher; Roberta Janik; Otto Johnson; Lindsay Kowalski; Paula Kweder; Nurit Lieberman; Sarah Lynch; Albert Lynch III; Carolyn MacKinnon; Megan Maguire; Antonio Marin; Alison McDonough; Jane McHugh; Michele Merrick; Rose Micozzi; Samuel Miskin; Denise Nolan; Matthew Nolan; Carol O'Neal, John O'Rourke; Mary Owen, Kristine Parker; Brad Paul; Maria Piantedosi; Julie Podsadowski; Juliet Rodriguez; Tara Rufo; Heidi Sack; Daniel Santos; Jennifer Seney; David Sexton; Ty Skelton; Lauren Sulcius; Barbara Throwe; Faye Tonkonogy; Trupti Vora; Kelly Walsh; Stacey Wilgoren, and K. Meaghan Williamson. It is a privilege at this time to express the School Department's gratitude to our retiring faculty of 2009: Rita Agostinelli; Katherine Babitts; Ana Ferrer; William Feindel; Maria Iglesias; Sarah Mittleman; James Quinn; Jane Shapiro; Classia Simmons; and Phyllis Steiner. They have served our community with dedica- tion and professional commitment. We thank them and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Respectfully submitted, Paula J. Ceglowski, Director of Human Resources SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES School Health Services (SHS) provides daily comprehensive nursing care to the students of Framingham Public Schools. Nurse staffing includes one full time nurse in each school, two nurses at the high school, and two adolescent 2009 Annual Report health nurses. This year SHS again benefits from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Essential School Health Services (ESHS) program. ESHS provides funding to SHS to strengthen infrastructure with personnel, professional development opportunities, and equipment, including technology. SHS responded quickly and efficiently to this year's HINT pandemic. In close collaboration with the Framingham Board of Health, impor- tant and up -to -date HINT information was regularly disseminated to the school community via the district website. HINT immunizations were provided to staff in their buildings. At three school -based family flu clinics, SHS nurses were instrumental in administering 5286 seasonal and HINT vaccines. SHS continues its long history of collaboration with partners engaged in health care and research. Collaborations continue with Memo- rial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center /Boston University on the SONIC study (a study investigating sun exposure, moles and mela- noma in school -aged children) and the New England Eye Institute in the operation of the Vision Center at Fuller Middle School (provid- ing comprehensive vision care to all members of the FPS community). As the result of the community -based Teen Pregnancy Coalition, formed last year to address increasing teen pregnancy rates in Framingham, SHS received funding from two competitive grants proposals, one from the Metrowest Community Health- care Foundation and the other from the Massa- chusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy. These grant monies allowed for a review of the middle school health curriculum (as it relates to repro- ductive health) and ultimately, the purchase and implementation of "Making Proud Choices" in all three middle schools. The Teen Parenting and Pregnancy program, which experienced significant funding reduc- tions in 2008, continues to serve an average of 48 students each month. Students include pregnant teens, new teen mothers, and fathers. Education & Libraries 108 Town of Framingham Continued existence of this successful and critical support program for FPS pregnant and parenting students remains in question for the coming year. 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 of School Health Services 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 regula- tions, 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 preschool to high school. Special Education Resource Rooms are avail- able in each school. The Resource Room or Learning Center 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 preschool through high school. These students require comprehensive pro- gramming, 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 preschool 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 2009 Annual Report therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education and services from the teachers of the visually impaired —may be included in a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The services 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 preschool programs for both children with special needs and typical children ages three to five. The placement of children with special needs in the preschool programs emphasizes language, communication and social skills development. The majority of children with special needs in the BLOCKS Preschool 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, and with significant social /emotional disabilities, particularly at the preschool and elementary levels. 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 place- ment 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. Respectfully submitted, Pamela Kaufmann, Director of Special Educa- tion Education & Libraries 109 Town of Framingham OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY The Office of Technology is responsible for all administrative and instructional technology for the Framingham Public Schools. Seventeen locations are supported on our fiber optic wide area network (WAN), over 9,000 users (5,500 network accounts) and almost 3,000 computers. The Office of Technology is focused on enhancing and streamlining the teaching and learning process with an efficient and accessible network and data management system. 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. Furthermore, the Office of Technology is supporting innovative teaching by assisting teachers through the procurement and use of emerging educational technologies that improve instruction. The 2009 -2010 school year has seen immense growth in the area of technology. Several advances are listed and described below. 1. Redefine role of the school -based Tech- nology Specialists to include teacher and staff technology professional develop- ment. 2. Rolled out new district -wide public website (content management system) where each organization creates and manages its own content: www.framin� 3. The FPS job application process is now 100% paperless with the new Human Re- sources online application tool. 4. Reduced 50+ physical servers to fewer than 10 physical servers and 45+ virtual servers. Server virtualization has drasti- cally improved productivity and reduced electricity consumption. 5. 1s` year of a three -year district -wide cost - saving printing plan. By using Xerox copiers with Equitrac software, district 2009 Annual Report personnel can print directly to copiers therefore greatly reducing desktop print- ing. 6. Currently unifying student and staff data under one web -based student informa- tion system. 7. Implemented archiving of electronic documents to comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). 8. Implemented new spam /antivirus filter- ing solution. 9. Installed new district core switch updating the "central nervous system" of the district to support a high -speed voice and data network. 10. Implemented a suite of web tools: 1. Self- service FAQs and a Moodle online course system 2. Access documents from anywhere tool 3. Password self - service tool 11. FPS video streaming including Flyer news and school committee meetings is now available on the public website: www.framingham.kI2.ma.us /streaming.c fm 12. Implemented web -based solutions for SPED and school health data. 13. High School, King Building, and May- nard Building are now 100% wireless. The wireless network is designed to sup- port school - provided computers as well as personal laptops, netbooks, and web - enabled mobile devices. 14. 55% federal E -Rate district -wide discount last year increased to 61 % this year. This discount applies to Internet and tele- phone services. 15. Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone network for all schools will be- gin in spring 2010. Costs were managed to include an upgrade of all existing VOIP phones and licenses within the current budget. 16. The schools increased Internet connec- tivity redundancy by installing second firewall. 17. The Office of Technology is working with librarians to implement an open Education & Libraries 110 Town of Framingham source web based card catalog and patron management system for all schools (koha.org). The remainder of the 2009 -2010 school year will be consumed with three major technology projects: VOIP telephone installation for remaining schools and administration buildings, student information system conversion and roll out, and wireless network upgrades for remain- ing schools. Respectfully submitted, Adam Seldow, Director of Technology 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. All six of our Title I schools Barbieri, Brophy, McCarthy and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools; Cameron and Fuller Middle Schools —have "schoolwide programs." This means that all students in the school are eligible to receive support through the Title I program. The Title I grant is used to support struggling students in literacy and math. At the elementary level, there are 18 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 and coaching for the other math teachers in the school. All of these staff members meet the federal requirement of "highly qualified," with most of them holding teaching certifications. This year, Framingham qualified for additional Title I funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This money was used to sustain some positions that other- wise would have been cut, as well as hire two elementary math coaches. These coaches will work for two years —the timeframe of ARRA to support teachers as they implement the new Think Math! program in grades K -5. This year, we have shifted the model of support at the elementary level. We use quantitative and 2009 Annual Report 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. During the summer of 2009, three schools participated in professional development focused on data analysis. After attending the sessions provided by Nancy Love at Research for Better Teaching, the 22 "data coaches" are able to support other teachers in their buildings as they conduct a more detailed analysis of data to develop improvement plans for students and the school as a whole. In early 2010, an online version of the course will be offered to all Framingham teachers. 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. The Title I program continues to be excited about the support it is able to provide to students, families, and the general school community. Respectfully submitted, Sarah Guernsey, Director of Title I TRANSPORTATION The Transportation Department provides a vital service for the Framingham Public Schools. Over six thousand students utilize bus transportation on a daily basis. The transporta- tion 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 trans- portation to four hundred students in non- public schools in Framingham. Due to budget constraints, the School Department moved to a fee -based transportation program six years ago Education & Libraries 111 Town of Framingham 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 2009, approximately twenty -two hundred students, of the forty -one hundred plus stu- dents in grades 7 through 12 purchased bus passes. 2009 Annual Report Transportation Department works closely with the Framingham Police Department's Safety Division and the Public works department and is a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee. Respectfully submitted Rick Gallagher, Transportation Director Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical Vocational School 750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA ( 508-416-21001 info(te.jpkeefehs.org This annual report is submitted by the members of the School Committee of the South Mid- dlesex Regional Vocational Technical School in compliance with the provisions of the Agreement among the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, and Natick. Phelps, Information Technology Teacher, 30 years; and Gayle Vigeant, Academic Coordina- tor, 36 years. The Committee reorganized on June 1, 2009, with the following officers being elected unanimously: As in recent past reports, this report discusses from the perspective of the Committee the principal items with which the Committee was concerned during the year. It is a representative account of matters solely within the policy - making authority of the Committee and also of matters that the Superintendent /Director brought before the Committee for information and consultation. For greater detail and discus- sion the reader should read the extended minutes of committee meetings and the attach- ments thereto which are available at the School office. The Committee acknowledges with great appreciation the service of its Business Man- ager, Leslie Lesperance. Ms. Lesperance began her career at the school as a Computer Instruc- tor in 1977 and earned advancement through a variety of responsible positions in which she rendered invaluable support and guidance to a succession of Superintendents and School Committees. Ms. Lesperance's retirement became effective July 31, 2009. The Committee also noted the retirement of a number of long term employees including Ms. Eileen Katz, Cafeteria Worker 25 years; Virginia Slep, English Teacher, 25 years; Mr. Benton Chair: Nelson Goldin. Vice - Chair: Tassos Filledes Secretary: Linda Fobes Treasurer: Jack Keating Assistant Treasurer: Lawrence Cooper Mid -year the Committee welcomed a new member, Ms Michelle Gates, who is also a Selectman of the Town of Hopkinton. The balance of this report presents a summary of the discussion and actions of the Committee on a number of the important matters brought before the Committee for advice or action. Our 2009 Graduates Superintendent /Director Jim Lynch reported on the post -Keefe activities of graduates in the Class of 2009: 40% received acceptance to two - year colleges; 19% received acceptance to four - year colleges; 28% secured work related to their trade; 8% secured work related to their trade; 5% enlisted in the military. Curriculum Innovations The Committee approved the designation of its Small Business Management course as a gradua- tion requirement for all students beginningwith the 2009/2010 academic year. This important course uses computer technology to create Education & Libraries 112 Town of Framingham comprehensive business plans and culminates in a business plan competition. It is designed to be of practical use to students who would like to apply their career - technical skills to the man- agement and business operation of their own small business enterprises. Under the leadership of Principal Canali the school initialed a Youth Leadership Program under the sponsorship of Toastmasters Interna- tional. The program is advised by Dr. Howard Rivenson who is a Past District Governor of Toastmasters District 31 and a lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. The program is designed to enable high - school teenagers to better understand and participate in collective action through the democratic process. School Finances and Budget: The Committee reviewed the recommendation of its budget Sub - committee, under the leader- ship of Natick representative Dr. Stephen Kane, and approved a preliminary budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, of $15,401,467, an increase of only 1.01% over the prior year's budget. This budget was developed so as to be consistent with the financial constraints confronting each of our member districts. The Committee is also mindful of the high percentage of students who rely on the free or reduced lunch fee program and the impact on the educational experience of those students that would result from charging fees for athletic participation. Subsequent savings in the health premium expense (see Personnel Administration below) reduced the budget to $15,228,709. In April the Committee finalized its budget request to the member communities by further reducing expenses and by increasing the local credits by $10,000 received from building rentals. These changes reduced the amount to be assessed to member communities in the 2009/2010 budget below the prior year's budget by one -half of one percent. These reductions were accomplished despite the non - receipt of any federal stimulus funds and a reduction by the state in regional transportation funding, a key element in the viability of regional school 2009 Annual Report districts and contrary to the state's policy to support regionalization. The District's operating budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 31, 2010, will be supple- mented with no additional charges to the member communities by a combination of federal and state grants totaling approximately $880,000. The assessment allocated annually to each member community is based upon the number of students enrolled from each town as of October 1 of the prior year. The enrollment of "indistrict" students as of October 1, 2009, increased by 22 students over the prior year. The percentage of students from Framingham decreased slightly; Natick and the other towns increased their representation. The Superintendent /Director and the Principal made budget presentations to the Finance Committees of each of the member communi- ties and received their support for the proposed budget and assessments at each annual town meeting. At the request of the Committee, the Business Manager and the Superintendent /Director have developed a monthly report enabling the Committee to better track transfers within and between budget line items that are either within the discretion of the Superintendent /Director or require Committee approval. Upon the expiration of the prior school bus contract competitive bids were solicited for a three -year contract. For the first time in recent years two bids were received. Upon presenta- tion of the bids to the Committee, some clarification was required. Both bids were rejected and the contract rebid. Again two bids were received, and M.J. Connolly & Sons, Inc. was awarded the contract on the basis of low bids on both the three -year base element and the optional two -year extension. Other Post Employment Benefits Trust Fund (OPEB) The Committee explored the ways in which it, and the member communities, is planning to Education & Libraries 113 Town of Framingham meet the requirements of the General Account- ing Standards Board that local governmental units reflect in their financial statements the amount of their liability for unfunded post employment benefits other than pensions. Final action to create the Trust Fund will await development and review of a standardized legislative model. At present, there is no requirement that governmental bodies appro- priate money in their operating budgets to begin to fund that liability. Community Engagement The Committee agreed to amend the agreement with the Town of Framingham relating to the construction of the sewer pump station at the side line of Winter Street. Some additional area will be added to the easement and the amount to be paid by the Town for the easement was set at $5,575, a compromise between the two appraisals obtained by the Town and the District, thereby avoiding unnecessary contro- versy and possible litigation. The 2008/2009 House Building Project at 264 Elm Street, Framingham provided hands on experience for Keefe students in the carpentry, plumbing and electrical shops. Students in the Health Care Careers and Culinary Arts vocations received commenda- tions for assisting the professional staff of the Framingham Board of Health in conducting its Heart Forum 2009. Keefe's unique summer camp operated success- fully with nearly 500 children from neighboring communities. The camp, under the direction of Chris Kane, Keefe's athletic director, combines a look at a career - oriented education with opportunities for traditional summer camp sports. Scholarships were available for students from Keefe's member communities. Campers are offered a variety of vocational workshop experiences in of the sort that they will experi- ence when they elect Keefe as their high school of choice. The Committee, at the suggestion of the Chair, Nelson Goldin, considered his proposal to change the name of the school district to 2009 Annual Report include the term "MetroWest" to better reflect the area in which the district is located and to eliminate the reference to "high school" resulting in a name such as MetroWest Techni- cal School. This proposal would acknowledge the possibility of adding two or more years of further educational opportunity and the award- ing of Associate degrees in some vocational programs. Upon the recommendation of the student body and staff, and upon the persistent urging of the several sports teams, male and female, that wear the image and name of Keefe's long time symbolic mascot, the unicorn, the Committee approved the adoption of the name and character "BRONCOS" for use on uniforms and other appropriate displays. The Culinary Arts Department provided its award - winning clam chowder for Framingham's Miriam McCarthy School's annual Pumpkin Fair. Administration With the enthusiastic support of Superintendent Lynch, the Committee initiated a new compre- hensive process for the review and evaluation of his performance. The new process was developed jointly by the Superinten- dent /Director and a Sub - committee consisting of Dr. Stephen Kane, Ms Linda Fobes, Mr. A.J. Mulvey and Dr. Esther Hopkins with Mr. Michael Rossi as chair. The process depends upon the establishment by mutual consent of goals for the year with each goal having defined objectives against which progress can be measured during the course of the year. The evaluation also covers specific personal qualities deemed by the Committee to be important to successful performance. An interim evaluation was conducted during the February/ March with the results being compiled and shared with the Superintendent /Director, the Committee members, and the public. The Committee and the Superintendent/ Director support the notion that the entire process, including indi- vidual members' comments and evaluations, written and oral, should be open and transpar- ent as required by law. Education & Libraries 114 Town of Framingham Pursuant to the new evaluation procedure, the Superintendent /Director submitted to the December meeting a proposal for new goals for the year 2009 -2010. In recognition of the desirability of having more complete data on which to base the performance evaluation itwas suggested that the goal setting and performance evaluation cycle be shifted from July 1 to October 1. The proposed goals were referred to a reconstituted Superintendent Evaluation Sub - Committee for review and comment. School and Student Safety and Security In January the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commended the District for the progress it has made in correcting all safety hazards that had been identified during a safety inspection conducted by the Department of Labor in March 2008. The commendation followed a re- inspection on January 22, 2009. The Committee authorized the application of available funds to replace the dust collector apparatus in the Carpentry Shop. The work project was submitted for competitive bidding and a contract awarded in the amount of $233,000. In May the District's security plan encompass- ing emergency, fire or catastrophic event planning and procedures was completely reviewed and revised under the leadership of Principal Canali. The plan is coordinated with the departments of the Town of Framingham responsible for emergency responses and includes provisions for school crisis response and security teams. Faculty, staff and students were informed of their respective responsibili- ties under the revised plan. Practice drills in coordination with the Framingham police and fire departments have been held. Initial ele- ments of security equipment have been installed and practice procedures are ongoing. The Committee at its August meeting consid- ered a presentation by Robert Edwards of Framingham relating to the risks and serious consequences of concussion injuries sustained in high school sports. He proposed that the District adopt a sports concussion program that would require medical approval before students 2009 Annual Report who had sustained a concussion are permitted to resume participation in contact sports. The Committee noted the importance of the subject and agreed to look further into the matter and to solicit the comments of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Shortly after the reopening of school there were reports of adverse skin reactions to several students using the swimming pool that had been drained and regrouted as is customary during the summer months. Upon investigation and in compliance with the suggestion of the Framingham Board of Health the pool was drained, the walls washed and refilled in order to correct the problem. The pool was reopened without further incident and with only limited disruption to the scheduled use of the pool. Siemens' Energy Conservation Project The administration and the School Committee's Energy Sub - committee established a protocol for regularly monitoring the energy conserva- tion and cost savings realized by the Siemens' project. The Committee will receive periodic certifications that the project continues to meet its performance and financial guarantees. Personnel Administration The Keefe Health Insurance Advisory Commit- tee reviewed the health insurance options available through the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association plan in which Keefe now participates. Changes to the plan were approved to take effect on July 1, 2009 and are estimated to reduce costs for both the employees and the district. District savings are estimated to be approximately $33,000 at current rates of enrollment. The Superintendent /Director established a Business Manager Search Committee which included Committee members, Rossi, Fobes and Knowles. A new job description and list of duties was created jointly by the Superinten- dent /Director and the former Business Man- ager. The position was advertised and posted with approximately 20 applications being received. The position was filled on May 11 by the appointment of Ms. Kirsteen Leveille, who had served for 13 years in the District Business Education & Libraries 115 Town of Framingham Office of Blackstone Valley Vocational Re- gional School District, a district with 13 mem- ber towns, 1,100 students and an operating budget of $18.5 million dollars. Ms. Leveille began her employment as Business Manager and Procurement Officer on August 1, 2009. Continuing Education Program The District entered its 36` year of offering night classes to members of the community in a program of courses that attract approximately 2,500 students each semester. The program, which is under the direction of James Callanan, Coordinator of Adult Education, has added certifications for nursing assistants to meet the MetroWest area's need for those professions and has expanded its range of Microsoft computer certifications in popular business programs. Student Achievements Twenty -eight Keefe Students participated in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Conferences in March and May 2009. BPA is a national co- curricular career and technical organization for high school, middle school and college students who are preparing for careers in business and information technology. Eleven of the students won seventeen competitive awards in areas that included Network Design, Administrative Support, Advanced Word Processing Skills and PC Servicing and Trouble- shooting. In April Keefe horticultural and landscaping students won medals at the Future Farmers of America State Convention. Medals were awarded in categories for Environmental Science and a research project study of the longhorn beetle. The Committee reviewed with the Superinten- dent /Director the 2009 Adequate Yearly Progress data compiled by the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. Determi- nation of AYP is based on a comparison of the achievement levels of Keefe students on the English Language Arts and Mathematics sections of the MCAS tests at the Grade 10 level for 2008 and 2009. To make Adequate 2009 Annual Report Yearly Progress in 2009, at least 95% of the students in a student sub -group (such as Limited English Proficient or Low Income) must participate and meet either (at the option of the school) the state's 2009 performance target for the subject or the sub - group's own 2009 improvement target and meet an atten- dance or graduation requirement. The 2009 compilation indicates that although Keefe students met the participation and graduation requirements in all student sub- groups, not all subgroups met the DESE's improvement requirements based upon the prior year's performance. In 2008 all sub - groups had achieved AYP. The Committee considered at length the likely reasons for the insufficient AYP and remedial steps that may be taken. These include recog- nizing and overcoming deficiencies that can be identified in students' 8` Grade scores; and improving students' abilities to read analytically, to draw inferences from written material, and to respond to the sort of questions MCAS tests present. Itwas suggested that the administration review the MCAS test questions and student scores to identify the types of questions that appear to be most troublesome for our students with a report to be provided at a later date. Special Education Parent Advisory Council In May the Committee was visited by four members of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council, a state - mandated, school - wide volunteer organization. This Council serves as a resource and advisor to parents and guardians of children with special needs. It also serves to bring to the attention of the admini- stration concerns and recommendations for supporting special needs students. School Improvement Plan The Committee reviewed and approved on June 25, 2009, the 2009 -2010 School Improvement Plan. Under state law the plan originates with the School Council, which consists of commu- nity members, parents, students and faculty. The plan deals with: School Safety, Climate and Facilities; Curriculum, Instruction and Assess- ment; Community Partnerships & Communica- Education & Libraries 116 Town of Framingham tions; Performance Evaluation; and Profes- sional Development. Overall, the plan estab- lishes goals to be achieved during the plan year in each category and methods of assessing progress toward those goals. The major themes of the plan include achieving higher levels of proficiency in MCAS results; expanding pro- grams to promote a more positive image of the school and its advantages; increasing use of data to assess effectiveness of existing methods, programs and practices; and providing addi- tional professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Respectfully submitted, South Middlesex Regional Vocational School Committee Improvements to facilities, advancements in technology, introduction of timely program- ming, securing of grants and significant accom- plishments of our Long -Range Plan objectives highlighted a very successful 2009 at the Framingham Public Library. The library was again fortunate to realize several important budgetary advances at the 2009 Annual Town Meeting, which provided re- sources to address ongoing facility and technol- ogy challenges. Although the fiscal storm clouds that gathered over Framingham (and communi- ties across the state and nation) in 2008 contin- ued into 2009, the essential work of the library continued to progress. Library trustees, staff, and patrons remain appreciative of the strong support received from Town Meeting Mem- bers, the Standing Committee on Education, the Finance Committee, the Capital Planning Committee and the Board of Selectmen. We are especially appreciative of the efforts under- taken by the Town Manager and the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that the library received sufficient municipal funding to be in compliance with all Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners regulations. 2009 Annual Report Edward Burman, Ashland William N. Game, Jr., Ashland Nelson Goldin, Framingham Michael Rossi, Framingham John Kahn, Framingham Linda Fobes, Framingham James Cameau, Framingham A.J. Mulvey, Framingham Dr. Esther Hopkins, Framingham Larry Cooper, Framingham Ruth Knowles, Hopkinton Michelle Gates, Hopkinton Richard Lanoue, Holliston Yvonne Giargiari, Holliston Dr. Stephen Kane, Natick Tassos Filledes, Natick Facility Improvements Capital improvement projects completed at the McAuliffe Branch Library included renovation of the manager's office and the Circulation workroom. Also undertaken was the installation of a new energy- efficient boiler and other components of the HVAC system. New interior lights were installed throughout the building with a $37,000 energy saving grant from NStar. We are appreciative of the assistance we received from Jim Egan of the Building Services Department and Capital Projects Manager Doug Goddard in regards to these important projects. Capital planning projects undertaken at the Main Library included major renovations to the parking garage facility that included improve- ments to lighting, additional support columns and repairs to concrete surfaces. While much has been accomplished, the garage will require more repairs in the future if it is remain a safe resource for library users. Finally, new decora- tive lights were installed in the lobby cafe thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library. This area of the library has become a central gathering place for patrons to meet, talk, Education & Libraries 117 Town of Framingham and access wireless Internet or just to enjoy a cup of coffee. Technology Improvements Enhancements to the library's computer network continued with the collaboration of the Town's Technology Services Department and the Minuteman Library Network. The library added a portable computer classroom in the Costin Room for hands -on PC -based programs. The portable classroom also serves as a major upgrade to Literacy Center computing. We continued to add more computers, updated older peripheral hardware, invested in new networking software, and dramatically increased the responsiveness of the staff and public networks by linkingwith the Town's high -speed Fiber Network. Patrons have benefited from additional computers connected to the Internet and new computers designated for word processing projects such as resume writing. The Town Disability Commission generously provided the funding for the purchase of an accessible PC with special hardware and software to assist persons with disabilities to access the Internet. The Comcast Cable Com- pany provided a free -of- charge television feed at the Main Library. Wireless printing from the Internet for patrons was installed at the Main Library. Public wireless Internet access was added at the McAuliffe Branch Library. Grants The library received several grants in 2009. The Gates Foundation awarded the library a $13,000 technology grant. This grantwas used to initiate many of the technological improvements highlighted earlier in this report. As in previous years, the Town Cultural Commission awarded the library grants to support both adult and children's programming. The library also received funds from the Community Develop- ment Department to support the Literacy Unlimited program. Friends of the Library The Friends of the Framingham Public Library Association, Inc., continued its long tradition of dedication on behalf of the library. The Friends raised thousands of dollars through monthly 2009 Annual Report book sales to support collections, programs, and special projects. The Friends worked diligently to establish a large ongoing bookstore located just off the lobby at the Main Library. This new venture has proven to be very popu- lar, netting thousands of additional dollars to support library services. Please consider joining this special group of library supporters. Being a Part of the Economic Solution Recognizing that a great many Framingham citizens were being adversely impacted by these difficult economic times, the library took action to assist persons in developing job- searching skills. Special programs were offered through- out the year on resume writing, job interviewing preparation skills, and accessing on -line em- ployment resources. We also provided space for job discussion groups and other networking programs. Reaching Out To The Community Library staff collaborated with many commu- nity organizations, including the Framingham Historical Society & Museum, assisting with a major fundraising endeavor to restore the Old Edgell Library. We collaborated with the Town - wide PTO to bring programs focusing on parenting skills to the community. We joined the START Framingham Partnership in under- taking a study of the economic impact Fram- ingham's cultural institutions have on the local economy. We hosted two flu clinics staffed by the Board of Health. Library staff attended registrations for the Framingham Adult ESL Program (FAESL), and provided library information at tables for a health fair and the multicultural fair. We regularly attend meetings of the Framingham Community Partners. We delivered 1500 copies of our "Look Here First" library newsletter to 39 organizations through- out Framingham. The library continued to do an outstanding job of meeting the needs of its patrons. In FY2009, the total system -wide circulation, including interlibrary loans was 888,543. A total of 383,742 visits were made to the library this year, an average of 7,379 visits per week. A typical Education & Libraries 118 Town of Framingham week recorded 1,985 uses of Internet and electronic resources and 1,886 reference transactions. Presently, there are 36,545 town residents with active Framingham Public library cards. Framingham Reads Together The Framingham Public Library invited the entire community to be part of Framingham's first town -wide reading program. During the month of February, the library, local schools, businesses and organizations offered special programs and festivities connected with the Framingham Reads Together book selection, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. This is an inspiring story of how one person can truly change the world. Three Cups of Tea co- author Greg Mortenson kicked off the project by speaking to a crowd of 2000 attendees who packed Nevins Hall on February 7th. Selectmen Laurie Lee, Dennis 2009 Annual Report Giombetti and Ginger Esty presented Mr. Mortenson with a proclamation from the Town recognizing his humanitarian work building schools in remote areas of Pakistan and Af- ghanistan. Library Trustees News At the April 2009 town election, Jan Harrington and Nancy Coville- Wallace were re- elected. Maria Barry and Edward Burke were newly elected. After contributing many years of service, Ann Arvedon and Sheila Fair stepped down. Trustee Ann Dickson tendered her resignation from the Board in May and was replaced by Christopher Walsh, who was selected to serve by a j oint vote of the Library Board of Trustees and Board of Selectmen. Board re- organization followed, with Ruth Winett elected Chair, Elizabeth Fideler Vice Chair, Danielle Barney Treasurer, and Nancy Colville - Wallace Secretary. Respectfully submitted, Mark Contois, Director of Libraries For the Board of Library Trustees Education & Libraries 119 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report GENERAda_6TTEES CAuKAmismyCoAzanull W ...... CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Cable Advisory Committee negotiated a contract for cable TV service with RCN. The Selectmen signed the contract in January 2009. The term of the license is from December 16, 2008, to December 15, 2018. The following were the key points of the 10- year contract: ■ RCN will pay the town 5% of the annual gross revenues received from its Framingham cable customers. ■ Framingham will receive $100,000 capital, to be paid out over the ten -year contract term. ■ RCN will maintain, and add locations to the fiber based institutional network connecting all town buildings. ■ RCN agreed to keep its existing Customer Service office in Framingham. • RCN agreed to keep its senior discount. • RCN will continue its free cable service to town buildings. ■ RCN will continue to provide its cable TV over fiber optic cabling. The members of the Cable Advisory Commit- tee were: W. Peter Barnes, (Chair), Kathleen McCarthy, and Sam Klaidman. Respectfully submitted, W. Peter Barnes, 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 $6,805,100. The source of funding for virtually all of these General Fund projects was from bonding. The re- quested projects included the following depart- ments: Fire, Library, Building Services /Capital Projects, Parks and Recreation, Police, Public Works, Highway, Sanitation, Schools and Tech Services. In addition the CBC recommended to Town Meeting Enterprise Funds projects totaling $96,307,050. The projects were as follows: Water Enterprise Fund $46,961,200 and Sewer Enterprise Fund $49,345,850. The sources of funding were from bonding. A substantial portion of the bonding projects will be at interest rates of 2% or less. In addition, the Town is hopeful that some stimulus funding will be received from the Federal Government. Included in the two Enterprise Funds were $40,337,900 for the ongoing Birch Road Well Project and $40,407,100 for the East Framing- ham Sewer Project. 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 closelywith 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 Steve Feldman) for General Committees 120 Town of Framingham their time and efforts during the year. It is a privilege to serve with such dedicated members. Respectfully submitted, Bill McCarthy, Chairman CULTURAL COUNCIL FCC received $18,900 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and funded 17 out of 26 applicants requesting money. A full grantees list is available at: www.mass-culture.org/Framingham. FCC held its 1s` Annual Grant Awards Recep- tion on June 17, 2009 at the Danforth Museum. The program included performances by The Golden Tones, Framingham High School Drama Club and Metrowest Performing Arts Center, all of whom who were 2009 grantees. Senator Karen Spilka and Representative Pam Richardson both spoke along with Tara Ahmed from Massachusetts Cultural Council. Look for FCC's 2nd Annual Grant Awards event in spring, 2010. FCC's has recently upgraded our Massachusetts Cultural Council website. Finally, the Framingham Cultural Council extends a heartfelt thank you to all who helped to make 2009 a successful year and we look forward to an outstanding year ahead. Respectfully submitted, P. Nandi Varris, Co -Chair 2009 Annual Report CUSHING CHAPEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Report not received. DISABILITY COMMISSION Members: Karen Foran Dempsey (Chair), Thelma Berman (Vice Chair), Rose Quinn (Treasurer), Elise Marcil (Clerk), Kathie McCarthy, Deb Freed, Dennis Moran. The Disability Commission accomplished much in 2009. Much of our work is done by our Sub - Committees, some of which are: Access Issues, Legislation and Public Education and Aware- ness. In July the MetroWest Regional Transit Author- ity (MWRTA) began the MetroWest RIDE assuming the para transit service from the MBTA. Commissioners were instrumental in assisting the MWRTA as members of the Ride Task Force. Initially the service had start -up issues in the area of communications and with transfer trips to Boston. Both the MWRTA's Call Center and the RIDE service itself have improved since then and there are few com- plaints. When the MWRTA instituted a change in service hours for new riders versus grand - fathered riders, the commission wrote a letter to the BoS stating our opposition. The BoS in September voted to support our letter. We will continue to be involved and work on this issue. The commission, through its participation in the ADA Transition Plan Sub - committee, continues to work with the town to improve ADA- mandated access to town -owned build- ings. Recently a new lift was installed outside the Ablondi Room. There have been some problems with the new lift but we continue to work with Jim Egan of Building Services to rectify the problems. One issue the Access Issues Sub - committee is dealing with is handicapped access to the main entrance of the Village Hall. The BoS agreed to our request to have a feasibility study conducted by an outside architectural firm that specializes in accessibility of historical buildings. General Committees 121 L -R: Joel Feingold, P. Nandi Varris, Sarah Donato, Joel Winett, Cindy Camuso Town of Framingham In October the commission hosted a training with the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board on its Rules and Regulations (521 CMR). The training, attended by many town employ- ees, will aid in the town's compliance with state regulations for accessibility. The handicapped parking fine monies have been approved for assistive listening devices for the Callahan Senior Center, JAWS Screen Reader for the library and a fully accessible playground for Parks & Recreation Depart- ment. The total amount voted was $37,395. We would like to thank all the town depart- ments, the Selectman's Office and Town Meeting members for their continued support of our programs and activities. We look forward to continuing to work with the town on these as well as other issues to ensure that the town is in compliance with State and Federal disability laws. We also want to thank Tim Goddard, the former Assistant Town Manager /ADA Coordi- nator. Mr. Goddard was wonderful to work with and very aware of our issues and needs. Also thank you to Scott Morelli, who was also very helpful to the commission. They will be greatly missed. Lastly we want to extend a special thank you to Dennis Polselli, who resigned from the Com- mission in April 2009. Mr. Polselli served as the Chair of the Commission since its inception in 2003. He is greatly missed by all of the commis- sioners as well as by the town. Respectfully submitted, Karen Foran Dempsey, Chair, Framingham Disability Commission FINANCE COMMITTEE The Finance Committee consists of nine members appointed by the Town Moderator for a term of three years. The Finance Commit- tee 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 spend- 2009 Annual Report ing for emergency winter - related expenses, approving the expenditure ceiling for revolving funds and monitoring the Town's annual audit. Members serve on the Real Property and Capital Budget Committees and other forums of a financial nature. This report is based on a calendar rather that town fiscal year. The period was unprecedented in the unpredictability of state and federal government revenue sources and there were losses all around. Thus closing the gap between revenue and expense was a deliberation of brinkmanship and negotiation down to the floor of the Annual Town Meeting. During this process, it became glaringly obvious that the structural reform of our local government of which the Finance Committee had spoken for the prior three years should have taken place and now must take place. The question was how to get there. The Finance Committee met 31 times during the year and participated in the Annual and three Special Town Meetings to address these challenges. The process to structure FY 2010 budget recommendations was preceded by intense focus on FY 2009 School Department budget performance, monitoring accounts, and explor- ing financial activities and systems. Frank conversations about potential structural revi- sions between the schools and Town and within the schools gave evidence to the mutual con- cern that every effort should be taken to minimize cost without disruption of service. The review process for the FY 2010 operating budget requested each department to present an overview of the mission and goals, organ .Zation, scope of work, comparison with other towns, revenues, and requested budget of their department. This provided a comprehensive view of all Town services as well as an appreciation for the efforts that had been undertaken to stabilize services in a time that required fiscal constraint. In that same context the committee discussed key long term financial issues: 1) Increasing revenues through economic development, one General Committees 122 Town of Framingham time state and federal funding, meals and lodging tax, ongoing Cherry Sheet bottom line; 2) Streamlining Town Policy on Litigation to assure efficient oversight; 3) Building reserves to address unfunded liabilities (Stabilization Fund, Pension Fund, OPEB- Retiree Health Insurance); 4) Monitoring the Town audit; and 5) Identifying potential solutions to the Town structural deficit. In its wisdom, the Town Meeting accepted recommendations to adopt the meals and lodging tax for placement in the Stabilization Fund as well as provisions of MGL that permit consolidation of Town and school administra- tive functions. With the assistance of ARRA funding, the School Department budget gap was closed with the hope that the same funds would be available for the FY 2011 budget. However, one of the paramount budgetary structural deficits remains; Town leadership must find a way to address the enormous disparity between school and non - school salaries and wages, and in closing that gap, demonstrate that we are one municipality, not two component parts with separate power bases. There were no reserve fund transfers in calen- dar year 2009. Per provisions of MGL, the Finance Committee did authorize a snow and ice deficit that grew to $1,370,000 and was rectified in the Fall Special Town Meeting. The Audit Sub - committee, consisting of three Finance Committee members, met with the Town's outside audit firm as well as members of the Chief Financial Officer's staff and the school Business Department throughout the year to further progress on the ongoing mission to establish an internal control program and to dispose of audit findings. Individual roles and responsibilities were defined to write policies and procedures and to initiate self - audits for the areas that the audit report cited as in need of correction. The schools made significant progress in launching their controls program to address in particular activity funds, receipts, and time and effort records. 2009 Annual Report Members of the Finance Committee as of December 31, 2009: Elizabeth Funk, Chair (2010); Linda Dunbrack, Vice Chair (2012); Steve Feldman, Clerk, (2010); Daniel Lampl, (2011); Laurence W. Marsh (2011); Nicholas Sanchez (2012); Kurt Steinberg (2010); Nancy Wilson (2012) and John A. Zucchi (2011). The Finance Committee thanks Katie Murphy (2009) for serving on the Finance Committee and acting as Chair until September 2008. We also express our appreciation to CFO Mary Ellen Kelley and Assistant CFO Jennifer Pratt for their extraordinary expertise and support. Respectfully Submitted, Elizabeth Funk, Chair GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMITTEE The Government Study Committee, after a period of inactivity, has been revitalized with the appointment of new members and the election of new officers. The committee's Rules and Procedures have been updated to change attendance and meeting quorum requirements. It is hoped that this will improve participation in our meetings and activities. In preparation for fall Town Meeting the committee evaluated and voted on three warrant articles. These were two that related to the dates for scheduling of spring and fall town meeting and one that changed the town clerk's attendance reporting requirements for town meeting members running for reelection. The vote results were reported to town meeting during the deliberations of the articles. In November, the Committee hosted a public presentation about possible changes to town government. Our speakers were the town managers from Franklin and Lowell. They discussed the change from town meeting to councilmen with town /city manager forms of government. A lively interchange of ideas followed the presentations. There are a number of issues currently affecting town government under discussion by the Government Study Committee. We plan to take General Committees 123 Town of Framingham an active role in advising Town Meeting and the Board of Selectman on these issues. The committee meetings are open to all. We wel- come comments and participation by the public. Our meeting schedules, agendas, and meeting minutes are posted on the town web site. Respectfully submitted, Karl Thober, Government Study Committee Chairman 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 collected four years' worth of energy data to establish energy benchmarks and taken thermal imaging pictures to measure heat loss. We have studied the Stretch Building Code as well as LEED building standards and we are considering ways to encourage the Town to adopt these princi- ples in both new building construction and current building renovations. While it is clear that many our buildings have made improve- ments over time, several—including the Memo- rial 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 conserva- tion 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. This needs to change. It was disappointing that the Town of Framingham failed to apply to be considered for the Green Communities pro- gram run by the Commonwealth, however we do hope the Town will take advantage of other opportunities offered by state and federal governments. 2009 Annual Report Respectfully submitted, Dawn Harkness, Chairwoman HISTORICAL COMMISSION The Framingham Historical Commission's main effort in 2009, as in years past, was to review demolition applications. Researching the history of each structure and carefully reviewing any architectural or cultural significance help us render decisions that are in keeping with the Town's Demolition Delay By- law and in the best interests of the town's inhabitants. In 2009, the commission nearly completed the town -wide review of all buildings in order to update our Cultural Resources Inventory. We will finish this task in early 2010. Looking forward to the years ahead, the FHC began the process of reviewing the Demolition Delay By -law to plan ways to update it to better serve its original purpose. Respectfully submitted, David Marks, Chair Gerald Couto, Vice -chair Perry Bent, Secretary Clint Knight Todd Robecki Fred Wallace Jane Whiting HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION In 2009 the Framingham Historic District Commission reviewed applications for work in the districts including projects done by the town to the Jonathan Maynard School (now School administration), The Framingham History Center (windows) and various signs in the districts. The HDC voted to begin the process of extending the historic district up to Route 9 and over to the residential neighborhood adjacent to Framingham State College, and we worked with the town's administration on the long -term care of the Centre Common, includ- ing handicapped access to the Village Hall, as well as reviewing the sewer work proposed by the DPW in the district along Auburn Street, a street designated as a scenic way. General Committees 124 Town of Framingham In particular, the HDC commended the high - quality work done on both the Edgell Memorial Library building by the Framingham History Center and the renovations at 20 Vernon Street by the Advocates, Inc. (architect Ed Clinton). Respectfully submitted, Chris Walsh, AIA, Chairman Framingham Historic District Commission HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION The Human Relations Commission, in keeping with its mission to educate the community on matters of concern and interest, worked diligently this year on two specific forums. Our first forum, held in the spring, focused on legal services provided the community through the efforts of the MetroWest Legal Services. It is their mission to provide legal advocacy and to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled and other disenfranchised people. The panel was comprised of several speakers. Megan Christopher spoke on the general aspects of legal services, and also special education programs; Melissa Hartford spoke on domestic violence; Daniel Daley presented circumstances around eviction defense; Laura Edwards spoke on Government benefits; Brian Angel Burke reviewed the Homeless Advocacy Project. Our second forum, held in the fall, dealt with the Juvenile Court System. The focus of this forum was on youth arrests, incarceration, detention centers, and advocacy for youth, youth education, intervention and enforcement. Guest speakers included: Joseph Shields, former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney, now representing children facing court; Amy Reichbach, Attorney /Racial Justice Advocate, ACLU of Massachusetts; Yolanda Ortiz, Director of Future Skills Institute, Wayside, TEMPO Young Adult Resource Center; Debi Belkin, Adolescent Supervisor of the Depart- ment of Children and Families in Franklin and Hampshire Counties; and Lt. Paul Shastany of the Framingham Police Department. 2009 Annual Report These forums were televised on the Govern- ment Channel, with the cooperation of Ron Rego. The commission has thirteen seats, of which eight are filled. The members are: Robert Anspach, Chair; Mahmood Akhtar, Vice Chair; Timothy Lee, Clerk; John Schaefer; Laura Medrano; Arlene Bernstein; Richard Winer; and Robert Edwards. Our Advisors are William Robinson, Ralph Woodward, and Lt. Paul Shastany. The commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in Confer- ence Room 1 in Lower Nevins Hall. Commissioners also attended a Citizen Spon- sored Forum, Municipal Affairs Community Cabinet meeting, Open Meeting Law confer- ence, ACLU MA Conference, and other HRC- related events; and they also serve the commu- nity in other ways. Robert Anspach also serves as Chair of the Alliance for MetroWest Unity which recognizes students who promote understanding between people of diverse backgrounds; Arlene Bernstein is a participant in Partakers, a non - profit organization which volunteers to academically mentor prisoners; Tim Lee is a member of the Board of Directors of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association; Robert Edwards was awarded the Volunteer Appreciation Award from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts; Bill Robinson is a members of the South Middlesex Branch of the NAACP, and is their Political Action Chair, as well as a member of a Civil Rights Initiative Working Group; Lt. Paul Shastany was recently selected as Chief of Police for Stoughton, MA. If you are interested in learning more about the commission or wish to become a member contact bobanspach&aol.com Respectfully submitted, Robert Anspach, Chair REAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE The Real Property Committee considers all matters related to the acquisition, transfer, or disposition of real property by the town. Membership consists of ten Town Meeting General Committees 125 Town of Framingham members who are appointed by the Moderator, and representatives of seven major boards of the town. The Real Property Committee met three times in 2009. We considered articles that relate to the lease of a part of the proposed Cochituate Rail Trail from the MBTA, to the sale of the Para- mount Pump Station to Genzyme, to the transfer of land from the School Committee to the Board of Public Works for the construction of a Wastewater Management Facility near Framingham High School, and to the transfer of land behind the King School from the Board of Selectmen to the Park Department. We also considered street acceptances of Wayside Circle, Brookbury Circle and Rose Kennedy Lane. Respectfully submitted, Ned Price, Chairman TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2009 was a challenging year for the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC has a growing concern that the town's Technology Director position has been vacant for 2 years now. In our personal and business lives we all know that technology, well applied, can increase efficiency and decrease costs. Framingham is saving money in salary by leaving this position vacant, but we fear that continued delay in filling this role will ultimately end up costing the town more money. We would note that we respect and admire the work of the acting Assistant Director of Technology, Carly Melo Premo, and appreciate Carly's continuing to maintain a partnership with the TAC. However, filling the town's Technology Director role needs to be a priority in early 2010. In contrast, the School Superintendent's decision to hire Adam Seldow as Technology Director last year has yielded solid benefits for the schools. Adam Seldow and his team have implemented server optimization, upgraded core and wireless networking, and replaced aging phone systems, to name a few. The TAC has been pleased to build a partnership with 2009 Annual Report Adam, consulting and advising as needed on various technology decisions. We look forward to this continued partnership with the schools' technology department. In keeping with its charter, the TAC reviewed the capital budget in 2009 and advised on capital technology purchases and initiatives. You can also now find us on the town's web site at www. framinghamma.gov /index.asj2x ?nid =1031 Respectfully submitted, Adam Levensohn Chair, Technology Advisory Committee General Committees 126 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report A f- If OWN MAIM II STANVANO 0MUMM � II STANVANa CQMMMU M EW CATWX STANVANOC"WIMM ` AN PAN 160 UM M M RUB STANVA� C"MMU ON WAYS & M EANS II TOWN M INA 1 RML TOWN MODERATOR Framingham's Annual Town Meeting began on April 28 and met 13 times to consider 48 articles consisting of administrative, fiscal, policy and zoning articles. The fiscal 2010 operating budget saw the most discussion as Town Meeting approved a final operating budget of $196,601,633 for the year that began on July 1, 2009. Town Meeting also met on three separate occasions for Special Town Meetings on April 30 (one time), October 27 (four times) and January 26, 2010 (one time). These three special meetings had a total of 38 warrant articles for consideration, with the October fall meeting having a warrant of 34 articles. Town Meeting members this year totaled 180 of an authorized amount of 216, 12 each from 18 precincts. Vacancies were in precincts 2 (1), 3 (1), 5 (1), 7 (1), 9 (3),10 (1),11 (1),13 (2) 14 (4), 15 (3), 16 (5), 17 (8), and 18 (5). At every meeting, Town Meeting members listened carefully and 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 seven Town Meeting Standing Committees and the Modem - tor- appointed committees (Capital Budget, Finance, Government Study, Real Property, Technology Advisory and the Personnel Board) discussing and developing articles to be pre- sented to the Board of Selectmen for the warrants. All of these 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 Framing - ham's government function and is very much appreciated. Respectfully submitted, Edward J. Noonan, Moderator STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY SERVICES This Committee is responsible for overseeing Parks, Recreational and Cultural Affairs, the Edgell Grove Cemetery, the Community Development Block Grant Committee, the Council on Aging, Human Relations, Veterans Services, and Fair Housing. The year 2009 was a year of transition for the committee. Recent turnover in Town Meeting has brought about changes both in its leader- ship and its membership. The committee has 12 of 18 possible positions filled with the ones for Precincts 3, 10, 13, 16, 17, and 18 presently being vacant. Long time veterans of the Com- mittee who have continued to serve include Ed Driscoll, Vice Chair and the liaison to Human Relations, and Rita Blum, the liaison to the Council on Aging. The Chair recognizes them for their continued commitment and participa- tion. The committee met twice in 2009. Among the issues put before or addressed by the SCCS were the following. The committee unanimously supported Articles Town Meeting 127 Town of Framingham 11 and 12 submitted by the Community Devel- opment Block Grant Committee in the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting in April. The committee has monitored the Bowditch Field construction project. At this writing the demolition of the old stadium and the construc- tion of the new maintenance sheds next to the Loring Arena have been completed. The stadium construction portion of the projectwill hopefully be completed in time for the fall 2010 high school football season. The condition of the Main Street Burial Ground was brought to the committee's attention by the Chair. The deterioration of the headstones, monuments, and markers is quite advanced as might be expected in a graveyard dating back to before the Revolution. The graveyard may need preservation care over and above the profes- sional maintenance already being provided. The Chair intends to approach Parks and pertinent Town committees in 2010 to inquire if anything more can be done to preserve the Town cemeteries. A housekeeping issue of note that was dealt with by the committee was lack of availability of its past minutes. The library and the Town Clerk's office presently have no copies of any meeting minutes before April 27, 2009. The committee is now submitting its meeting minutes electronically. Due to the above issue, the upcoming changes to the Commonwealth's open meeting law and the possible need of this Committee to comply with same, a liaison has been appointed to consult with the Rules Committee. In a final note, the Chair wishes to thank at this time his predecessors, Dave Hutchinson and Dawn Harkness, both of whom he served with as a committee member and as the Vice Chair- man respectively, for their service to this committee. The Chair and committee will look to meet the challenges assigned to them in 2010 with the same good spirit and vigor that was displayed during their tenures. Respectfully submitted, John R. Dwyer, Chairman 2009 Annual Report STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION The Standing Committee on Education con- cerns itself with the activities, budgets, and related warrant articles pertaining to Framing- ham Public Schools, Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School and the Framingham Public Library system. The committee met with key personnel from each of these organizations to review their operational and capital requests prior to the 2009 annual Town Meeting. Also during 2009, the committee sought to clarify their charge for the future, considering the current fiscal oversight provided by both the Finance and Ways and Means Committees. It was agreed that a broader and longer -term view of each organization, including operational and functional analyses, would be undertaken for report at future Town Meetings. Respectfully submitted, Melanie Goddard, Chair STANDING COMMITTEE ON PLANNING & ZONING Our committee met monthly (except in July and August) during this past year. For Annual Town Meeting, we met with individual applicants, members of the Planning Board, and Alison Steinfeld of Community and Economic Devel- opment to discuss in detail and vote on eight proposed zoning change Articles. For Special Town Meeting this fall, we met with members from the Planning Board and Board of Select- men to discuss at length and vote on six proposed sign by -law change Articles. We have also worked on, and are submitting to Annual Town Meeting, proposed changes to the current kennel provisions in Section IV.E. of the Zoning By -law. This work came about at the request of residents in neighborhoods. We continue to study and discuss the ongoing efforts of the State to pre -empt local zoning control. Specifically, these legislative efforts are manifested in the Land Use Partnership Act (LUPA) and the Comprehensive Siting Reform for Land Based Wind Projects. These proposed Town Meeting 128 Town of Framingham State mandates have the potential to greatly impair local zoning options with as yet unveri- fied economic return. Respectfully submitted, Judy Callahan, Chair STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY On behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Safety, I am honored to present this annual report. This past year has focused on rebuilding and re- energizing. Time seemed to slip by and relationships with town departments were strained, which we are working hard to re- build. In addition to the departments that fall under the purview of this committee (Police, Fire and Building Services), the committee has started a process of reaching out to other boards and commissions. That process has resulted in an agreement between this committee and the Traffic Safety and Roadway Committee that we will keep each other in- formed of the topics being covered and provide a means of information and knowledge transfer. As this process continues, it is our hope to reach similar agreements with other boards and commissions. Respectfully submitted, Ken Schwartz, Chair, SCPS TMM Pct 2 Chair STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORDS The Standing Committee on Public Works is making steady progress towards recovering potentially large sums of monies owed to Framingham by major out -of -town sewer customers, thanks to a very active committee and the cooperation of the Town's Chief Financial Officer. Reports to Town Meeting have been very well received, and the SCPW has been encouraged to bring the bacon home at a time when the Town is facing a financial crisis. Success will see money returned not only to the Enterprise Fund (EF) but also to the General Fund to pay taxpayers back for funds invested before the EF was created. 2009 Annual Report Having one of the highest attendance records of any standing committee, the SCPW was able to successfully carry out its responsibilities to Town Meeting. Participating are: Kevin Gatlin, Pct. 1; Matt Calder, Pct. 2; George Dixon, Pct. 3, Eric Silverman, Pct. 5; David Ellis, Pct. 6; Frank Reilly, Pct. 7; Joseph Connolly, Pct. 8; Dennis Paulsen, Pct. 9; Mark Holbrow, Pct. 10; Phil Ottaviani, Pct. 11; Harold Johnson, Pct. 12; Elizabeth Stone, Pct. 13; Dan Gittelsohn, Pct. 14; Deborah Geis, Pct. 15; William LaBarge, Pct. 16; Richard Baritz, Pct. 17; and Norman Snow, Pct. 18. Respectfully submitted, Larry Schmeidler, Chairman, Pct. 4 STANDING COMMITTEE ON RULES A major objective of the Standing Committee on Rules is to work with the Town Moderator, other officials, and various committees to create more efficient Town Meetings through proce- dures involving implementation of rules, policies, and bylaws. Timely distribution of background educational packets on warrant articles and related topics is a committee objective. The handouts on the tables at Town Hall are managed by Bernice Strom. In addition, updating the "Town Meeting Member's Handbook" is an ongoing Rules Committee objective, with a new issue sched- uled for release in spring 2010. We thank our Vice - Chair, Amy Weader, who has dedicated tedious hours to updating the handbook, and Walter Adamski, whose new and revised guidelines (Appendices 3 and 4 of the hand- book) will make a significant contribution to any persons who present warrant articles and use Power Point for reports or presentations at Town Meeting. In cooperation with the Town Clerk, the Rules Committee supported two articles that passed at the October 2009 Town Meeting. One requires attendance records of Town Meeting members running for election, and the other alters the Town Meeting 129 Town of Framingham Fall Town Meeting start date to the third Tuesday in October. In addition, a resolution sponsored by Joel Winett and unanimously approved by Town Meeting reminds those who place material on the information tables that an identifying article number must be displayed at the upper right -hand corner of the first page of each informational sheet or packet, along with the date and name of the provider. In calendar year 2009, our Rules Committee achieved significant progress in its endeavor to provide electronic voting at future Town Meetings. Joel Winett, Walter Adamski, and Ed Kross met with Town administrators, boards, and committees to discuss the electronic voting endeavor and to provide cost analyses, proce- dures, policies, and data sheets. They also obtained keypads, a receiver, and software to run a demo of electronic voting. In summary, when our committee's goal of electronic voting is realized, this new technology, at minimal expense, will streamline Town Meeting sessions by providing a faster, more efficient voting process, along with reducing the Town Clerk's work recording Town Meeting members' votes. We thank all of our Rules Committee members for their dedication, commitment, and contribu- tions toward creating a more effective Town Meeting process. 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 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 Retire- ment Board and the Capital Budget and Gov- ernment Study Committees. 2009 Annual Report One Town Meeting member from each precinct is eligible to be elected to the SCW &M. 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 2009 there were two 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 evaluate warrant articles. The committee reviewed and reported on 55% of the articles that came before Town Meeting, in addition to performing detailed reviews of components of the annual operating, school and capital budgets. One major challenge the committee faced in doing its work was the lack of information made available prior to Town Meeting. This was especially difficult when backup material and /or motions were not prepared prior to their introduction on Town Meeting floor. Because of this, the SCWM recommended that Town Meeting table an article regarding a request for an additional appropriation for legal funds for the Nexum lawsuit. Town meeting heeded that recommen- dation and many members, including other standing committee chairs spoke about the difficulty of doing their work without informa- tion being made available to the committees in a timelier manner. Since that time, and one review meeting later (which included representation from The Standing Committee on Ways and Means, The Government Study Committee, The Finance Committee and The Standing Committee on Public Works), specific recom- mendations to improve the process were made to the Moderator. The Moderator has since collaborated with town officials to implement the recommendations and make the Town Meeting due diligence process more productive. We look forward to seeing the benefits of those actions at the annual 2010 Town Meeting. Town Meeting 130 Town of Framingham 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, Jr. (Precinct 2); Scott Estes, Clerk (Precinct 4); Thomas W. Murphy (Precinct 6); Joel Winett (Precinct 7); Wolf (Bill) Haberman (Precinct 8); Ghafoor A. Sheikh (Precinct 9); Lloyd Kaye (Precinct 10); Peter Pleshaw (Precinct 11); Mark W. McClennan (Precinct 12); Luis A. Torres, Sr. (Precinct 15); Joe C. Fonseca (Precinct 17); Rosemary Jebari (Precinct 18). Respectfully submitted, Audrey M. Hall, Chair, Standing Committee on Ways and Means Town Meeting Member, Precinct 3 2009 Annual Report Town Meeting 131 Town of Framingham 2009 TOWN MEETING JOURNAL VALERIE MULVEY, TOWN CLERK LISA FERGUSON, ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK 2009 Annual Report Town Meeting 132 Town of Framingham TOWN MEETING ATTENDANCE 2009 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings Precincti Brenda M. Dostie 385 Edmonds Road 2011 8 17 Edward R. Vassar 22 Carter Drive 2011 14 17 J ohn R. Dwyer 51 Eaton Road West 2011 17 17 Sheila Ann Pinn 29 Juniper Lane 2011 17 17 Mark S. Lamkin 495 Edmonds Road 2010 17 17 R. Kathy Vassar 22 Carter Drive 2010 17 17 Teri S. Bonerjee 248 Winch Street 2010 16 17 Theodore C. Anthony, Jr. 1015 Grove Street 2010 17 17 Kevin J. Gatlin 802 Edgell Road 2012 17 17 J anet L. Gill 32 Wayside Inn Road 2012 15 17 Steven W. Orr 41 Wayside Inn Road 2012 17 17 Michael A. Wishnow 12 Parmenter Road 1 2012 1 13 1 17 Precinct 2 Nancy Cooper 9 Griffin Road 2011 8 17 Harold J. Geller 3 Lowry Road 2011 17 17 Linda A. Hom 66 Hadley Road 2011 12 17 Maryelaine F. Sullivan 24 Griffin Road 2011 13 17 Stephen Shull 16 Sloane Drive 2010 17 17 Katie L. Crowley 10 Hemenway Road 2010 0 17 David J. Longden, Jr. 1070 Old Conn Path 2010 13 17 Gloria H. Geller 3 Lowry Road 2010 17 17 Kenneth M. Schwartz 14 Hillside Street 2012 11 17 Nicola Cataldo 6 Eisenhower Road 2012 16 17 Melanie L. Goddard 43 Little Farms Road 2012 14 17 Matthew V. Calder 33 Oakvale Road 2012 16 17 Precinct 3 Carol E. Casselman 48 Florissant Avenue 2011 15 17 Audrey M. Hall 18 Salmi Road 2011 16 17 C. William Cook 148 Danforth Street 2 2011 6 17 Kathleen T. Austin 106 Lasalle Avenue 2011 10 13 Jeff R. Shearstone 21 Chouteau Ave 2010 13 17 Karen Foran Dempsey 10 Bellefontaine Ave. 2010 10 17 George T. Dixon 56 Delmar Avenue 2010 17 17 Marilyn Zimmerman 875 Old Conn Path 2010 13 17 Mark E. Dempsey 10 Bellefontaine Ave. 2012 4 17 Patricia E. Woodward 3 Springhill Road 2012 12 17 J oshua K. Mulread , II 3 Brownlad Road 2012 3 17 Harold J. Moran 7 Chouteau Avenue 2012 16 17 Precinct 4 Herbert E. Chasan 56 Agnes Drive 2011 8 17 Nicholas Sanchez 13 Redcoat Road 2011 11 13 Colleen A. McLoughlin 45 Briarwood Road 2011 3 4 Richard J. Weader, II 24 Amy Road 2011 17 17 Scott D. Estes 37 Winch Street 2011 14 17 Laurence M. Schmeidler 27 Claudette Circle 2010 17 17 Henry E. Vafides 56 Led ewood Road 2010 13 17 Amy M. Weader 24 Amy Road 2010 17 17 Diane Z. Pabst 18 McAdams Road 2010 11 17 Paula L. Schmeidler 27 Claudette Circle 2012 15 17 Karl B. Thober 502 Grove Street 2012 16 17 Linda M. Lackey 730 Ed ell Road 2012 17 17 Roxona M. Sanchez 13 Redcoat Road 1 2012 1 9 1 11 Carol C. Phalen 30 Major Hale Drive 1 2012 1 6 1 6 Town Meeting 133 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings Pree -inct 5 Kim M. Comatas 331 Central Street 2011 12 17 J anice Knapp-Cordes 22 Simpson Drive 2011 17 17 Yaakov Z. Cohn 5 Harvard Road 2011 15 17 Jeanne I. Bullock 22 Pinewood Drive 2011 17 17 J anet Leombruno 2 Cider Mill Road 2010 15 17 Rebecca A. Connelly 20 Francine Road 2010 4 17 Amelia Jacob 9 Alfred Road 2010 3 13 Judith M. Perry 311 Central Street 2010 16 17 Elizabeth K. Sleczkowski 27 Townsend Terrace 2012 4 17 J udith F. Cohn 5 Harvard Road 2012 15 17 Norma B. Shulman 13 Alfred Road 2012 14 17 Eric K. Silverman 11 Pamela Road 1 2012 1 15 1 17 Preeinct i ° Robert H. Bolles 35 North Lane 2011 17 17 Peter J. DeVito 9 Gilmore Road 2011 10 17 J ohn Speranza 66 Spruce Street 2011 17 17 Edward T. Levay, Jr. 13 Summer Street, #2 2011 16 17 Antoinette K. Burrill 5 Myrna Road 2010 4 17 Jennifer A. Trombino 67 Leigh Street 2010 3 17 Thomas W. Murphy 60 Hi Road 2010 3 17 Nancy A. Sweeney 290 Brook Street 2010 11 17 Nicholas J. Paganella 20 Antrim Road 2012 7 17 J ohn D. Styles 23 Terri Road 2012 11 17 David J. Ellis 495 Brook Street 2012 14 17 Mary C. Healy 3 Poplar Street 2012 3 17 Precinct 7 J oel Winett 10 Berkeley Road 2011 17 17 Kevin P. Crotty 79 Pleasant Street 2011 17 17 J ohn Christopher Walsh 113 Pleasant Street 2011 10 13 Richard E. Paul 10 Aspen Circle 2011 13 17 J ames W. Egan 9 Elsemiller Terrace 2011 4 4 Ronald B. Handver er 150 Prospect Street 2010 11 17 Francis X. Reilly 534 Ed ell Road 2010 9 17 Melvin S. Warshaw 149 Maynard Road 2010 17 17 Kathleen J. Reilly 534 Edgell Road 2010 7 17 Henry W. Ohrenber er 16 John M. McQuinn Circle 2012 17 17 Peter A. Poulos 41 Pleasant Street 2012 0 17 J effrey C. Dutile 25 Sun Valley Drive 2012 14 17 Lawrence J. Griffin 38 Pine Lane 1 2012 1 16 1 17 Precinct 8 Philip Romine 6 Pitt Road 2011 4 17 Thomas H. O'Neil 107 Lockland Avenue 2011 17 17 Linda M. Romero 20 Donna Road 2011 9 17 Jeffrey B. Shick 10 Pitt Road 2011 2 17 J oseph B. Connolly 3 Sylvester Drive 2010 16 17 Michael J. Boyle 4 McLaughlin St. #3 2010 1 17 Nancy J. Rogerson 18 Hastings Street 2010 9 17 Wolf Haberman 41 Crestwood Drive 2010 14 17 Arthur J. Mills 79 Beacon Street 2012 3 17 Michael D. Brady 29 Lohnes Road 2012 11 17 Dorothy Collier 146 Lockland Avenue 2012 12 17 Graham P. M. Steele 40 Cochituate Road, #3 2012 16 17 Preeinct 9 Maureen E. Dunne 174 Old Connecticut Path 2011 13 17 Nancy G. Black 21 Foster Drive 2011 9 17 Pablo Maio 50 Dinsmore Ave., 311 2011 0 17 Edward T. Doering 112 Summer Street 2011 0 17 Steven H. Friedman 2 Woodward Road 2010 14 17 Bernice W. Strom 12 Longview Road 2010 17 17 Rita K. Blum 60 Dinsmore Avenue 412 2010 9 17 Ghafoor A. Sheikh 26 Sewell Street 2012 3 17 Dennis J. Paulsen 829 Concord Street 2012 16 17 C. Patrick Dunne 174 Old Connecticut Path 2012 9 17 Town Meeting 134 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings Preernct 10 George L. Drummey 10 Woodleigh Road 2011 0 17 Lloyd Kaye 1400 Worcester Rd 110 2011 15 17 Walter L. Adamski 115 Oakcrest Drive 2011 17 17 Mark J. Holbrow 65 Gates Road 2011 6 17 J oseph A. Mola 18 Westgate Road 2010 1 17 William G. McCarthy 25 Westgate Road 2010 17 17 Kathleen T. McCarthy 25 Westgate Road 2010 17 17 Clifford Moreland 1321 Worcester Rd,104 2010 14 17 Diana Bailey 26 Westgate Road 2012 4 17 Anne E. Mola 18 Westgate Road 2012 1 17 Pamela V. Roberts 1321 Worcester Rd,605 2012 14 17 Gwendolyn Holbrow 65 Gates Road 1 2012 1 16 1 17 PrCCinet 11 Arsene G. Bajakian 34 Gryzboska Circle 2011 13 17 Robert Snider 11 Cahill Park Road 2011 12 17 Enzo F. Rotatori 550 Winter Street 2011 12 13 Debbie Chase 85 Salem End Lane 2011 11 17 Diane M. Montgomery 3 Badger Road 2010 2 17 Peter C. Adams 222 Edgewater Drive 2010 13 17 J udy B. Leerer 395 Winter Street 2010 7 17 Martin F. Mulvey 7 William J. Heights 2010 13 17 Cynthia J. Laurora 11 Winter Lane 2009 16 17 Edward V. Cosgrove 597 Winter Street 2009 9 17 Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. 630 Salem End Road 2009 10 17 Peter Pleshaw 10 Gryzboska Circle 2009 17 17 Precinct 12 Betty H. Muto 35 Neville Road 2011 17 17 David I. Hutchinson 36 Day Hill Road 2011 15 17 Dawn C. Dreisbach 67 Prescott Street 2011 14 17 Thomas Scionti 12 Maple Street 2011 14 17 Sharon McKenna 12 Bare Hill Road 2010 3 4 Michael A. Quinlan 66 Prescott Street 2010 13 17 John Eric Doherty 30 Warren Road 2010 12 17 Harold E. Johnson 16 Neville Road 2010 9 17 Bradley C. Bauler 73 Main Street 2012 11 17 Edward J. Kross 559 Union Avenue 2 2012 17 17 Caroline R. Levy 73 Barber Road 2012 11 17 Mark W. McClennan 14 Trafton Road 2012 10 17 Precinct 13 X 358 Louis V. Cintolo Grant Street 2011 1 17 Sarah Ann Oulton P. O. Box 4896 2011 11 12 Anita P. O'Neil 49 Warren Road 2011 17 17 Michelle McElroy 30 Myrtle Street 2011 10 17 Karen L. Hewitt 99 Dennison Avenue 2010 10 12 Bradford Goodwin 3 Deloss Street, 2L 2010 12 17 Elizabeth J. Stone 14 Arthur Street 2010 7 17 J ohn B. Steacie 35 Hartford Street 2010 16 17 Robert S. Edwards 12 D Rose Kennedy Lane 2010 3 4 Elsa Hornfischer 29 Arch Street 2012 15 17 Philip L. Reitz 34 Shawmut Terrace 2012 9 17 Matthew A. Pace 35 Thelma Road 2012 3 17 Precinct 11 Robert D. Cushing PO Box 225 2011 13 17 Courtney Anne El art 45 Lawrence Street 2011 2 17 Robert B. DeShaw 124 Lawrence Street 2011 11 17 Donald R. Chute 36 Everit Avenue 2010 16 17 Daniel D. Gittelsohn 16 Bishop Drive 2010 15 17 Jim M. Rizoli 94 Pond Street 2010 16 17 George C. Brown 33 Clark Street 1 2012 1 14 1 17 Judith P. Callahan 158 Arthur Street 2012 12 17 Isabel L. Chute 36 Everit Avenue 2009 7 7 Town Meeting 135 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Name Address Term Expires Meetings Attended Eligible Meetings Pree lint 15 Michael G. Berardi 78 Bethany Road 2011 12 17 Frank X. Kavanagh 13 Seminole Avenue 1 2011 6 16 Alexander R. Capone 29 Seminole Avenue 2011 6 17 Luis A. Torres 796 Waverly Street, 1 2011 7 16 Albert Q. Roos 14 Harmony Lane, B 2010 11 17 Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr. 89 Bethany Road 402 1 2010 1 12 1 17 Beverly C. Good 24 Hayes Street 2 2012 9 17 Deborah J. Geis 75 Cedar Street 2012 12 17 Thomas Barbieri 15 Daisley Place 2012 7 17 Precinct 16 Ellyn Iris Fishkin 66 Kendall Avenue 2011 12 17 P. Nandi Varris 225 Beaver Street 2011 1 17 J eff M. Convery 15 Alla Street 2010 3 17 William J. LaBarge 11 East Street 2010 17 17 David T. Marks 82 Leland Street 2012 15 17 Kathleen T. DeMarco 92 South Street 2012 13 17 Frank N. DeMarco 92 South Street 1 2012 13 17 Precinct 17 J oe C. Fonseca 248 Beaver Street 2011 10 17 Martin Ned Price 250 Beaver Street 2011 15 17 Isabel Fonseca 248 Beaver Street 2011 0 11 Donald Shay 11 D Carlson Road 2010 4 4 Richard G. Baritz 1 Marian Road 2010 11 17 Precinct 1$ Bruce A. Clain 64 Berry Street, 2nd fl. 2011 1 17 Victor P. D'Costa 52 Summit Street 2011 9 17 Rosemary P. Jebari 4 Cedar Place 2011 13 17 Alan C. Crane 43 Pratt Street 2010 6 17 Victor A. Ortiz 45 Alexander Street #1 2010 0 17 Norman L. Snow, Jr. 35 Lindsay Street 2012 17 17 George A. Lewis 78 Gilbert Street 2012 4 17 Town Meeting 136 Town of Framingham APRIL 28, 2009 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2009 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to accept Ch. 71, s. 37M of the Massachusetts General Laws, in order to enable the consolidation of Town and School Department administrative functions, including but not limited to financial, personnel and maintenance functions. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 28, 2009 Voted: That the Town accept Ch. 71, § 37M of the Massachusetts General Laws, in order to enable the consolidation of Town and School Department administrative functions, includ- ing but not limited to financial, personnel and maintenance functions. ARTICLE 2 To see if the Town will vote to accept any applicable enabling statute(s) which would allow the Town to impose a local sales tax of 1.0% upon the sale of restaurant meals or lodgings; to take effect on the first day of the calendar quarter following 30 days after acceptance, or on the first day of a later calendar quarter that the Town may designate. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 26, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor, with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 3 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or otherwise provide a sum or sums of money to settle matters of pending litigation and approve said settle - ment(s) 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 28, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 4 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Framingham Bylaws, Article I, Section 2.3 to read as follows (changes in bold italic underline) Town Meeting 137 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report "All meetings of all Town boards and committees elected or appointed, except the Framingham Retirement Board, Council on Aging, Cemetery Trustees and Finance Committee, shall commence no earlier than 7:00 p.m. except in emergency situations and for executive sessions, and for such emergency meetings and executive sessions the first order of business shall be the recording of the nature of the meeting. This provision shall not apply to any subcommittee, task force, or working kroup of an elected or appointed board, so lon,- as the subcommittee, task force, or working group is not comprised of a quorum of members of the elected or appointing boartL Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 28, 2009 Voted: That the Town of Framingham Bylaws, Article I, Section 2.3 be amended to read as follows (changes in bold italic underline) "All meetings of all Town boards and committees elected or appointed, except the Framingham Retirement Board, Council on Aging, Cemetery Trustees and Finance Committee, shall commence no earlier than 7:00 p.m. except in emergency situations and for executive sessions, and for such emergency meetings and executive sessions the first order of business shall be the recording of the nature of the meeting. This provision shall not apply to any subcommittee, task force, or working kroup of an elected or appointed board or committee, so lon,- as the subcommittee, task force, or working group is not comprised of a quorum of members of the elected or appointed board or committee. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 ARTICLE 5 To see if the Town of Framingham will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a contract or contracts for emergency medical services for a period not to exceed ten years. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 28, 2009 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into a contract or contracts for emergency medical services for a period not to exceed ten years. ARTICLE 6 To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the legislature to amend Chapter 143 of the Acts of 1949, An Act Establishing in the Town of Framingham representative Town Government by Limited Town Meeting, as previously amended, by replacing the first sen- tence in Section 6 with the following language: The Board of Selectmen shall notify the town meeting members of the time and place at which town meetings are to be held, the notices to be sent at least fourteen days before the meeting. Town Meeting 138 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 28, 2009 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to petition the legislature to amend Chapter 143 of the Acts of 1949, An Act Establishing in the Town of Framingham represen- tative Town Government by Limited Town Meeting, as previously amended, by replacing the first sentence in Section 6 with the following language: The Board of Selectmen shall notify the town meeting members of the time and place at which town meetings are to be held, the notices to be sent at least fourteen days before the meeting. ARTICLE 7 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 FY2010 beginning July 1, 2009, 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 I) Fluorescent Lamp/Mercury Recycling Fund J) Town Records Preservation Fund (new) K) Callahan Senior Center Fund (new) L) Emergency Management Equipment Fund (new) M) Animal Control Fund (new) Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer April 28, 2009 Voted: That the Town authorize or re- authorize several revolving funds as defined by M.G.L., Chapter 44, Section 53E'/2 for FYI beginning July 1, 2009, including, but not limited to the following: Fund Manager Purpose FY10 Disposition of Spending FY09 Fund Ceilin Balance Town Meeting 139 Town of Framingham 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 School Bus Fees Town Wetland Protection Fund 2009 Annual Report Building Services To receive funds from rental fees and other $175,000 Department of the similar charges for the use of the Jonathan General Govern- Maynard Building and to authorize the Building ment Division Services Department to spend these funds for direct expenses associated with the general maintenance of this building such as custodial direct expenses associated with the 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 $90,000 Department of the similar charges for the use of the Danforth and General Govern- Memorial Buildings and to authorize the ment Division 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 Building Services To receive funds from rental fees and other $20,000 Department of the similar charges for the use of Cushing Chapel General Govern- and to authorize the Building Services Depart- ment Division ment 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. Building Services To receive funds from the sale of food and other $4,000 Department of the similar charges during Concerts on the Common General Govern- and to authorize the Building Services Depart- ment Division ment to spend these funds for direct expenses Conservation associated with the sale of food and other Commission concert- related charges such as staff costs, utilities, maintenance supplies and other similar expenses. Framingham To receive and spend funds for direct expenses $380,000 School Committee associated with the transportation of students to - School Depart- and from school. ment Conservation To receive and spend funds to pay services $20,500 Commission associated with processing Permits and Requests for Determination Excavation Department of (formally Public Works pavement) Management Fund To account for revenue from fees generated by Town of Framingham's Street Opening Permit and if approved by Town Meeting, fees associ- ated 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. $75,000 Balance available for expenditure Balance available for expenditure Balance available for expenditure Balance available for expenditure Balance available for expenditure Balance available for expenditure Balance available for expenditure Town Meeting 140 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Vaccine Board of Health To use funds secured from reimbursements from $20,000 Balance Administration Medicare, other private insurance carriers and available for Fund non - residents, for influenza vaccine administra- expenditure tion to those citizens over 65 years of age. The funds will be used to buy additional vaccines and supplies to expand the program including but not limited to 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 of $5,000 Balance Lamp/Mercury Public Works Fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescents and available for Recycling other mercury containing items like thermome- expenditure ters, 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. Town Records Town Clerk To use funds secured from vital records charges $34,000 New Preservation to preserve deteriorating records of the Town of Framingham. A specific charge of $2 per record is collected and will be deposited in this fund to be used for record preservation. Callahan Senior Council on Aging To use fees and revenues received from building $25,000 New Center rental, programming, and general services. The funds would be expended to cover associated costs and expenses of those services and for the advancement of Council on Aging's established mission statement. All expenditures would be compliant with MGL Chapters 44 section 53E1/2. Said expenditures shall be made by the Council on Aging and its professional staff and under the general direction of the Division Manager. Emergency Framingham The revolving account is needed to collect fees $2,500 New Management Emergency assessed to NERAC (Northeast Regional Equipment Management Advisory Council for Homeland Security) Agency communities for the use of centrally housed equipment for emergent situations. The monies collected will be used to provide upkeep and maintenance on the equipment in the cache. Animal Control Animal Control To use fees collected from boarding animals and $4,500 New Department kennel rental fees for the purpose of offsetting kennel operating costs. Expenses include veterinary care, rabies clinics, and rabies testing, equipment purchase and office supplies. ARTICLE 8 Town Meeting 141 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report To hear a report of the Board of Selectmen relative to the laying out, the widening of, or the altera- tion 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 From To Wayside Circle Wayside Inn Road End Brookbury Circle Brook Street End Rose Kennedy Lane Normandy Road Extension End 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 author- ize 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. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 29, 2009 Voted: That a report from the Board of Selectmen be heard relative to the laying out, the widening of, or the alteration to, the following named streets under the provisions of Chap- ter 82 of the General Laws; and to accept any or all of said streets or the widening 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 Rose Kennedy Lane Normandy Road Extension End And further, that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by gift, purchase 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 be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this article, or to act in any manner relating thereto. ARTICLE 9 To see if the Town will vote to rescind Article IX, Section 8., Trash Collection Fees of the General Bylaws of the Town of Framingham. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Town Meeting 142 Town of Framingham Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 29, 2009 Voted: This article failed. nY�Trrru In To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII Signs and Districts as follows: 1.4. DEFINITIONS Delete the existing Section 1.4.40 2009 Annual Report 1.4.40 Real Estate Sign: A temporary sign that identifies a single residential unit a commercial property for sale or lease. And replace with the following new Section 1.4.40 1.4.40 Real Estate Sign : A temporary sign that identifies or advertises a residential or commercial property for sale or lease. Delete the existing Section 1.4.43 1.4.43 Roof Sign: A sign erected on or attached to a roof or extending above the roof or facade of a building. And replace with the following new Section 1.4.43 1.4.43 Roof Sign: A sign erected on or attached to a roof or extending above the top edge of the wall or the parapet to which it is attached. 1.8. GENERAL REGULATIONS 1.8.2 ILLUMINATION Add a new Section 1.8.2. g. The only lighting permitted to be a part of a sign or sign structure is internal illu- mination of the sign face area or attached external illumination designed to pri- marily illuminate the sign face area. Neon or other additional lighting on the sign or sign structure is prohibited. 1.9. SPECIFIC SIGN REGULATIONS 1.9.9 REAL ESTATE SIGNS Insert a new Section 1.9.9.d and renumber the remainder of the Section Town Meeting 143 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report d. Real Estate signs of any kind may not be internally illuminated. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. SPONSOR: Board of Selectmen April 29, 2009 Voted: That Article VII Signs and Districts be amended as described in Article 10 of the 2009 Annual Town Meeting Warrant and include the following changes and amend- ments: 1. Eliminate the proposed changes to Section 1.4.40 Real Estate Sign; 2. Delete the existing Section 1.4.43 and replace with the following new Section 1.4.43: 1.4.43 Roof Sign: A sign erected on or attached to a roof or extending above the top edge of the wall or the parapet to which it is attached. Add a new Section 1.8.2.g as follows: g. The only lighting permitted to be a part of a sign or sign structure is internal illu- mination of the sign face area or attached external illumination designed to pri- marily illuminate the sign face area. Neon or other additional lighting on the sign or sign structure is prohibited. Non - attached ground lighting is permitted for ex- ternally illuminated signs. 4. In Section 1.9.9 Real Estate Signs, insert a new Section 1.9.9.d and renumber the re- mainder of the Section. d. Real estate and real estate development signs may not be internally illuminated. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 ARTICLE 11 To see if the Town will vote to amend the approved FY09 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan and authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept and expend additional CDBG funds received in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 29, 2009 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen accept and expend funds in accordance with the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 entitled Community Devel- opment Block Grant — Recovery Act Funds and Regulations promulgated thereunder by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and in accordance with the "Uses of Community Development Block Grant — Recovery Act Funds" approved by the Board of Selectmen on April 14, 2009. Town Meeting 144 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report The outline of uses is as follows: Total funds available: $143,643 Rose Kennedy Lane Street Sidewalk & Utility Improvements $130,000 (Sponsor: Framingham Housing Authority in collaboration with Framingham DPW) A sum of $130,000 will be combined with a sum of $185,000 secured through the State Department of Housing and Community Development and will be used for comprehensive roadway improve- ments (street work, curbing, accessible curbcuts) and utilities improvements (water, sewer, drainage) at Rose Kennedy Lane. Proj ect scope will involve the design and installation of accessible crossing areas with push button activated crossing signals. All work will be undertaken in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act and Massachusetts Architectural Access Board requirements and regulations. This work will allow the acceptance of the roadway as a street by the Town of Fram- ingham. The project will benefit 203 elderly and disabled housing residents. Butterworth Park Improvements $13,643 (Sponsor: Framingham Parks and Recreation) The Parks and Recreation Department is proposing to purchase park benches with CDBG funds for installation at Butterworth Park and undertake other related park health and safety and amenities improvements. Once installed, the benches and other related work will complement and add a finished look and feel to the construction program associated with an initial phase improvement, involving the installation of play equipment for children of multiple age groups. The use of funds will also complement future planned phases of comprehensive improvements at the park. ARTICLE 12 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 April 29, 2009 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen accept and expend funds in accordance with the provisions of Title 1 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 24, 2009, with the amounts of funding increased or decreased proportionately to the percentage change in actual Entitlement Grant funding available versus estimated Entitlement Grant funding available. Said projected use of funds is shown on the attached pages. Town Meeting 145 Town of Framingham ARTICLE 12 (ATTACHMENT) 2009 Annual Report FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2009 (35 YEAR) (LOCAL FISCAL YEAR 2010) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSED STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES AND USES A. OBJECTIVES The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of the Town of Framingham, Massachusetts is intended to benefit low and very low income residents in the Town. The following objectives have been developed for the FFY 2009 (CDBG) Program. 1. To arrest deterioration in the existing housing stock and to stabilize neighborhoods through ongoing financial and technical housing rehabilitation assistance to property owners. 2. To develop innovative measures to promote affordable housing for low and moderate low income households. 3. To improve infrastructure that will prolong the useful life of public facilities. 4. To eliminate architectural barriers which prevent access by persons with disabili- ties to public and private facilities. 5. To improve the quality of life for low and moderate income residents of the Town through the provision of public services. 6. To administer the CDBG program effectively and equitably and to ensure that all members of the community can participate in or benefit from program activities. B. PROJECTED USE OF FEDERAL FY 2009 (THIRTY FIFTH YEAR) FUNDS The Town expects to have available an estimated $600,000 in CDBG funds in FY'l0 (FFY'09). 1.0 ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING $115,300 Funding for staff, supplies, technical assistance and operating expenses necessary to admin- ister and plan the Community Development Block Grant Program and other related grants. 2.0 HOUSING REHABILITATION 2.1 HOUSING REHABILITATION/ HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM $142,000 SPONSOR: Framingham Department of Planning and Economic Development HRAP plans primarily to assist approximately 9 -12 lower - income homeowners, and where possible, 2 to 3 qualified rental units (the majority of which are occupied by lower income ten- ants), and owners of blighted properties (as permitted by regulation) in specified target neighborhoods, with financing to make repairs to those properties. Direct cash grants and loans will be provided ranging from up to $6,000 in loaned funds (when matched dollar for dollar with owner private funds) per renter occupied unit, on a loaned basis only, to up to $16,000, grant and low interest loans (with no owner match required), for an owner occupied unit. Additional grant funds will be made available to lower income homeowners and proper- ties (where the majority of tenants are low income) in specified 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 struc- ture and the income of its residents. The use of funds to undertake broad repairs and im- provements will be focused on specific target neighborhoods. Funds will also be available to Town Meeting 146 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report eligible owners, in any area of Town, to address qualified emergency repair needs, such as heat- ing system and roofing repairs and replacements. In addition to grants and loans, technical as- sistance 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. Asa separate component funds will also be used to provide home ownership assistance through counseling and partial down payment and closing cost assis- tance and /or subsidies and guarantees. A special emphasis will remain on increasing owner- ship, 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 re- quests CDBG funds to pay for code enforcement in designated neighborhoods with many substandard or deteriorated buildings and 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. Hous- ing code violations will be required to be corrected by the property owners. The sponsor may work in collaboration with the Housing Rehabilitation Program to ad- dress needs in qualified properties. 3.0 PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS 3.1 PEARL HARBOR (MUSTERFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE) PHASE 1 $100,000 SPONSOR: Framingham Housing Authority Project improvements, along Concord Street, will be undertaken in a first phase that will include the installation of ornamental brick walls at key entrances to the development, ornamental brick pillars and fencing treatments along Concord Street, and specialty colored concrete pavement walkways. Trees and shrubs will be installed along the fence line in a pattern alternating with the brick pillars. Perennial gardens and ornamental landscaping will border the edges of the pathways and building. These highly visible improvements will provide an attractive gateway leading to the Downtown. A second phase of the proposal would be for much needed improvements to the landscape and physical environment of the development through the use of recreational elements such as play structures, spray pool, and a half court basketball court. The area will also include informal play ar- eas as well as community gathering areas 3.2 WINTHROP STREET SIDEWALKS ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS $100,700 SPONSOR: Town of Framingham Division of Public Works Funding is requested to undertake the first phase of sidewalk repairs along Winthrop Street to benefit residents of the Coburnville neighborhood. This work is part of a larger project to make significant utility, roadway and streetscape improvements to this neighborhood. The limit of this phase of the work is the sidewalks on the northeast side of Winthrop Street from near Waverley Street, where a recent Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) project stopped, to Bridges Street Extension. The existing bituminous and concrete sidewalks are severely deteriorated and do not meet current ADA standards. The scope of work will involve field survey and engineering, demolition and removal of current materials, resetting and emplacement of curbing and walkways. All work will be designed and implemented in conformity to accessibility standards. 4.0 PUBLIC SERVICES 4.1 LITERACY UNLIMITED $15,000 Town Meeting 147 Town of Framingham SPONSOR: Framingham Public Library 2009 Annual Report Partial funding is sought 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 maintenance of student and tutor support networks. 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 tu- tors as they work with these students. 4.2 FRAMINGHAM ADULT ESL PLUS PROJECT $24,000 SPONSOR: Framingham Adult ESL Program Partial funding is sought to provide free English -as -a- Second Language classes, training, and devel- opment to adult (ages 18 - 90) limited - English speakers to facilitate their integration into the commu- nity, prepare fortheirGED, Citizenship Preparation classes ,thejob 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 operated during the evening hours. 4.3 COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS SUMMER WORK PROGRAM $27,000 SPONSOR: Community Connections Action Team /Framingham Coalition Funding is being requested to provide a youth summer work program to employ a total of thirty (30) teens (ages 14 to 17) that live in low socioeconomic Framingham neighborhoods. The program will operate a six (6) week session during the summer months in which teens will learn about responsibil- ity and investment in their community by undertaking appropriate landscaping, general clean up, painting, maintenance projects. Teens will 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. The 30 teens will be split in to 6 groups, consisting of four (4) crew members and one (1) captain. The teens will work twenty (20) hours a week underthe direct supervi- sion of two (2) adults who have numerous years of experience working with youth in both school and community settings. 4.4 RESILIENCY FOR LIFE $6,000 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 afterschool orto come for Saturday School, 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 Monitorwith CDBG funds forthe summer months and to expand her role within the 10 — 12 grade program. 4.5 HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM $15,000 SPONSOR: Metrowest Outreach Connection Funds will provide assistance to those low- income Framingham families, including the elderly, who are in rental arrears, in danger of eviction, in need of funds for security and last months deposits to obtain permanent housing. Metrowest Outreach Connection and Catholic Charities, Metrowest Legal Services, the Advocates, and other agencies will work together to select recipients that best meet the criteria for these housing stabilization grants. Town Meeting 148 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report GRAND TOTAL $600,000 ARTICLE 13 To see if the Town of Framingham will vote to approve the Fiscal Year 2010 Work Plan submitted to it by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of the Town. (The Fiscal Year 2010 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 5, 2009 Voted: That the Fiscal Year 2010 Work Plan that was submitted by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of the Town be approved . The Fiscal Year 2010 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. ARTICLE 14 To see if the Town of Framingham will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a contract or contracts for curbside recycling for a period not to exceed ten years. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 5, 2009 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into a contractor contracts for curbside recycling for a period not to exceed ten years. ARTICLE 15 To see if the Town will vote to transfer to the Board of Selectmen for the purpose of conveying, and authorize the Board of Selectmen to grant to Genzyme Corporation, a Massachusetts corporation owning properties in the Technology Park District, a three year option to purchase, renewable for up to ten years, and should said option be exercised, further authorize the Board of Selectmen to convey a parcel of Town property located at Rear New York Avenue, as described in a Deed recorded at Middlesex County South Registry of Deeds in Book 13033, Page 715, also known as Paramount Pump Station Parcel, containing a total area of 20,021 square feet, plus or minus, said conveyance to occur following completion of the New York Avenue Sewer Pump Station and Collection System Improvements Project and on such further terms as the Board of Selectmen deem to be in the best interests of the Town; said real estate disposition to be made in compliance with General Laws chapter 30B to the extent applicable, 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 any action relative thereto. Town Meeting 149 Town of Framingham Sponsor: Board of Selectmen 2009 Annual Report May 5, 2009 Voted: That the Town transfer to the Board of Selectmen for the purpose of convey- ing, and that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to grant to Genzyme Corporation, a Massachu- setts corporation owning properties in the Technology Park District, a three year option to purchase, renewable for up to ten years, and should said option be exercised, further, that the Board of Select- men be authorized to convey a parcel of Town property located at Rear New York Avenue, as described in a deed recorded at Middlesex County South Registry of Deeds in Book 13033, Page 715, also known as Paramount Pump Station Parcel, containing a total area of 20,021 square feet, plus or minus, said conveyance to occur following completion of the New York Avenue Sewer Pump Station and Collection System Improvement Proj ect and on such further terms as the Board of Selectmen deem to be in the best interests of the Town; said real estate disposition to be made in compliance with General Laws, Chapter 30B to the extent applicable, and further that the Board of Selectmen and other town officials be authorized to take all actions to carry out the purposes of this article. 129 voting in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstentions. ARTICLE 16 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 20, 2009 Voted: That the Town hear the Annual Report of the Board of Selectmen for the year preceding this Annual Meeting and accept the printed copies of this report that have been made available to the inhabitance of the town pursuant to MGL C. 40 §49. Further, that the attached statement as a revised report, presented by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Planning and Zoning, be accepted and that the report be installed in the 2008 perma- nently bound copies of the 2008 Town Report. Further, that the Town Clerk install the record of the 2008 elections in the permanently bound copies of the Town Report. Further, that Town Meeting dispose this article. ARTICLE 16 (ATTACHED STATEMENT) STANDING COMMITTEE ON PLANNING AND ZONING Revised committee report for the 2008 Annual Town Report Town Meeting 150 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 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 Special TM our committee co- sponsored, with the Planning Board, Articles 6, 7, 8, & 9 to define principal and accessory uses and to make the changes 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. The changes were incorporated into our Zoning Bylaw. Respectfully submitted, Tom O'Neil, Chair ARTICLE 17 To see if the Town will hear reports from various Departments, Boards, Committees and Commis- sions including, but not limited, to the following: 1. Report from the Greener Framingham Committee on their activities. 2. Report by the Board of Selectmen on petitions to the legislature requested by Town Meeting. (Art 45 of the 2008 ATM) 3. Report by the Town Clerk on the status of bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Attorney General in 2008. 4. Report by the Planning Board on the status of Zoning Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Legislature in 2008. 5. Report by the CFO on the status of pending Capital Budget projects. 6. Report by the CFO on expenditures of funds for the SMOC suit. 7. Report by the CFO on the monetary impact that the approval of the annual Town Op- erating Budget will have on the Real Estate Tax Rate and average homeowners total tax bill. 8. Report by the Town Manager on the hiring or contracting of a building manager. (Art 44A of the 2008 ATM) 9. Report by the Director of Parks and Recreation or, by the Council on Aging, on the Callahan Senior Center project. 10. Report by the Director of Parks and Recreation on the Bowditch Field and Mainte- nance Garage Project. 11. Report by the Town Manager on the Roofs for the Historical Museum Buildings. (Art 15 of the 2008 ATM) 12. Report by the High School Building Committee on the High School building project. (Article 13 of the October 19, 2004 STM) 13. Report by the School Committee on the policy for scheduling Framingham's team usage of the Bowditch Field complex Report requested in a Resolution on May 14, 2008 by Philip L. Reitz, Precinct 13 And after all reports are given, Town Meeting shall vote to dispose of this article. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Rules Town Meeting 151 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report May 6, 2009 Voted: That the Town hear the following reports from various Departments, Boards, Committees and Commissions: 1. Report from the Greener Framingham Committee on their activities. 2. Report by the Board of Selectmen on petitions to the legislature requested by Town Meeting. (Art 45 of the 2008 ATM) 3. Report by the Town Clerk on the status of bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Attorney General in 2008. 4. Report by the Planning Board on the status of Zoning Bylaw changes approved by Town Meeting and sent to the Legislature in 2008. 5. Report by the CFO on the status of pending Capital Budget projects. 6. Report by the CFO on expenditures of funds for the SMOC suit. 7. Report by the CFO on the monetary impact that the approval of the annual Town Op- erating Budget will have on the Real Estate Tax Rate and average homeowners total tax bill. 8. Report by the Town Manager on the hiring or contracting of a building manager. (Art 44A of the 2008 ATM) 9. Report by the Director of Parks and Recreation or, by the Council on Aging, on the Callahan Senior Center project. 10. Report by the Director of Parks and Recreation on the Bowditch Field and Mainte- nance Garage Project. 11. Report by the Town Manager on the Roofs for the Historical Museum Buildings. (Art 15 of the 2008 ATM) 12. Report by the High School Building Committee on the High School building project. (Article 13 of the October 19, 2004 STM) 13. Report by the School Committee on the policy for scheduling Framingham's team usage of the Bowditch Field complex Report requested in a Resolution on May 14, 2008 by Philip L. Reitz, Precinct 13 Further, that after all reports are given, this article is disposed. AR TIC, IX 18 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law and the Zoning Map of the Town by changing to an Office and Professional District (P) four (4) parcels of land known as (1) 61 Edgell Road containing 8,276 s.f. more or less, (2) 63 Edgell Road containing 7,841 s.f more or less and (3) 65 Edgell Road containing 33,106 s.f. more or less and (4) 85 Edgell Road containing 20,038 s.f more or less and owned by Chesley Oriel and David Finkelstein and being more particularly bounded and described in Exhibit A. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Citizens' Petition May 6, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor. ARTTCIT, 19 Town Meeting 152 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to amend Section IV.I.5.a.9. by replacing the word "disposal" with the word "storage" after the word "snow" to read as follows: 9. Provisions for stormwater drainage affecting the site and adjacent parcels, and snow storage computations and limits of floodways shall be shown where applicable. And to further amend Section IV.L6.e. of the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framing- ham by adding a new performance standard number (4) for snow storage to read as fol- lows: (4) The snow storage area(s) shall be located so as not to encroach upon or obstruct any parking spaces, inhibit sight visibility, reduce the recommended minimum stop- ping sight distances or turning radii at any point on the site, or obstruct or encroach upon fire lanes or emergency access points. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 6, 2009 Voted: That § IV.I.5.a.9. be amended by replacing the word "disposal" with the word "storage" after the word "snow" and further, that § IV.I.6.e. of the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended as set forth under Article 19 of the April 28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting in the Warrants and Background Materials and as presented in the handout to Town Meeting. Further, that the following words be added to the proposed, amended language new performance standard (4): "sidewalks or walkways," in sentence 1 after "...or obstruct any..." and before "...parking spaces... ". 146 voting in favor, 2 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 ARTICLE 20 To see if the Town will vote to amend Section IV.K.8.h.1)b) of the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding a provision for Low Impact Development (LID) techniques related to stormwater management under the Highway Overlay District Regulations to read as follows: b) Each landscaped island shall have a minimum area of one hundred fifty (150) square feet and shall consist of pervious landscaping. Landscaped islands may be curbed or without curbing as follows: Curbing, at least five (5) inches in height, shall surround each landscaped island as protection from vehicles. No tree shall be planted less than four (4) feet from the curbing. Rain gardens shall be designed to meet LID standards and other applicable stormwater management Best Management Practices (BMP's) and may be de- signed without curbing where appropriate. Town Meeting 153 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report And to further amend the Zoning By -Laws by deleting the first sentence of Section IV.B.4.a. and replacing it with the revised language regarding landscaping in off - street parking areas from Section IV.K.8.h.to read as follows: a. Standards for Landscaping Within Parking Areas (1) Parking areas shall be broken into sections not to exceed one hundred forty (140) cars per section. Sections shall be separated by landscaped buffers to provide visual relief. At a minimum, the buffers shall consist of islands which shall be a combination of "divider islands" and "terminal islands ". (2) Each landscaped island shall have a minimum area of one hundred fifty (150) square feet and shall consist of pervious landscaping. Curbing, at least five (5) inches in height, shall surround each landscaped island as protection from vehicles. No tree shall be planted less than four (4) feet from the curbing. Rain gardens shall be designed to meet LID standards and other applicable stormwater management Best Management Practices. (BMP's) and may be designed without curbing where appropriate. (a) Divider Islands: The following additional design standards shall apply to divider islands: 1. At least one landscaped divider island shall be provided for every four (4) parallel rows of parking. 2. Trees shall be spaced not more than twenty -seven (27) feet on center. 3. At least one (1) shrub shall be provided for every five (5) linear feet, or one (1) shrub per thirty -five (35) square feet of ground area, whichever results in a greater number of shrubs. (b) Terminal Islands: The following additional design standards apply to terminal islands: 1. Terminal islands shall be used either (1) to separate parking spaces from driveways and other vehicular travel lanes, or (2) to break up large numbers of parking spaces in a single row of spaces. 2. Landscaped terminal islands shall be provided at the ends of rows of parking where such rows are adjacent to driveways or vehicular travel lanes. In addition, terminal islands shall separate groups of parking spaces in a row, such that no continuous line of adjoining spaces contains more than twenty -five (25) parking spaces. 3. As an alternative to separating groups of parking spaces with small internal terminal- islands, additional landscaped area may be provided. Such additional land- scaped area shall be provided as additional depth in the buffer strip (above the minimum depth otherwise required in Section 8.b.), terminal and divider islands adjacent to rows exceeding twenty -five (25) spaces, and shall be provided at a ratio of at least 1.2:1.0. However, no more Town Meeting 154 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report than thirty -five (35) adjoining parking spaces may be provided in a row of spaces, regardless of the size of the landscaped islands at the ends of the row. 4. Terminal islands shall contain at least two (2) trees when abutting a double row of parking spaces. 5. Landscaped terminal islands shall contain evergreen shrubs planted three (3) feet or less on center, in order to prevent damage due to pedestrian traffic. (3) Grass or ground cover may be substituted for shrubs in divider islands and terminal islands with the approval of the Planning Board. (4) Increase of impervious areas: Notwithstanding the limitation on paved areas set forth elsewhere in Section 8.h. 1)b), a landscaped island may be up to thirty -three per cent (33 %) impervious surface, provided that all such area is used for pedestrian walkways and that such walkways are adequately buffered from the parking areas. (5) Use of porous paving materials: In order to minimize the amount of storm water runoff from paved areas, the use of porous paving materials is encouraged where feasible. b. Perimeter Landscaped Open Space The required setback from lot lines specified for parking areas in Section IV.B.2.(b) shall consist entirely of landscaped open space. C. Tree Requirement Landscaping in off - street parking areas with four (4) parking spaces or fewer shall include at least two (2) trees. Such trees shall be in accordance with Section IV.K.8.j. Standards for Plant Materials. d. Protection From Drainage In order to preserve landscaped open space from damage by parking cars and snow re- moval operations, bumper overhang areas shall be provided with permeable ground cover that will not be damaged by bumpers or vehicle drippings and all landscaped open space shall be provided with suitable curbing." Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. SPONSORS: Framingham Planning Board May 6, 2009 Voted: That § IV.K.8.h.1)b) be amended by adding a provision for Low Impact Development (LID) techniques related to stormwater management under the Highway Overlay District Regulations and further, that § IV.B.4.a.of the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended by deleting the first sentence and replacing it with the revised language regarding landscaping in off - street parking areas from § IV.K.8.h. as set forth under Article 20 of the April 28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting in the Warrants and Background Materi- als and as presented in the handout to Town Meeting. 143 voting in favor, 5 opposed. Town Meeting 155 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 ARTICLE 21 To see if the Town will vote to amend Section IV.B.3.a. Parking Table by deleting footnote 12 for vehicle bumper overhang of landscaped areas and pedestrian sidewalk areas and renumbering existing footnote 13 to 12 accordingly. And to further amend Section IV.B.2.b.by deleting the last sentence that allows a reduced front, side and rear setback requirement commensurate with the reduced parking space stall depth requirement under Section IV.B.3.a. And to further amend Section IV.B.2.c. by deleting the last sentence that allows a reduced building setback requirement commensurate with the reduced parking space stall depth requirement under Section IV.B.3.a. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2009 Voted: That § IV.B.3.a. "Parking Table" of the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Fram- ingham be amended by deleting footnote 12 for vehicle bumper overhang of landscaped areas and pedestrian sidewalk areas and renumbering existing 13 to 12 accordingly and further, to amend § IV.B.2.b. and c. by deleting the last sentences in each paragraph that allow for a reduced building setback requirement commensurate with the reduced parking space stall depth requirement under Section IV.B.3.a. as set forth under Article 21 of the April 28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting in the Warrants and Background Materials dated March 23, 2009. 112 voting in favor, 1 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 Article 22 To see if Town will vote to amend Section IV.I.5.a.10. of the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by deleting the existing lighting provision and replacing with the following new lighting provision to read as follows: 10. A photometric plan showing both the intensity of illumination expressed in foot - candles at ground level to the property's boundaries and the location, orientation, height, wattage, type, style and color of outdoor luminaire(s) for all existing and proposed lighting. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2009 Voted: That § IV.I.5.10. of the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Framingham be amended by deleting the existing lighting provision and replacing it with the new lighting provision Town Meeting 156 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report as set forth under Article 22 of the April 28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting in the Warrants and Background Materials dated March 23, 2009. 113 voting in favor, 0 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 Article 23 To see if the Town will vote to amend Section IV.I.5.g.(2)(b) of the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding a new (iv) for Stormwater Impact Analysis at the end of the subsection to read as follows: (iv) The Stormwater Impact Analysis shall describe the impacts of the proposed develop- ment on the quality, volume and rate of on -site and off -site stormwater runoff. The format and scope of the analysis shall identify any potential impacts of stormwater runoff and shall demonstrate compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Stormwater Management Standards, 310 CMR 10.00 using the guidelines and structure set forth in the latest edition of the Massachusetts Stormwater Handbook and Town of Fram- ingham Regulations for Stormwater Management. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2009 Voted: That § IV.I.5.g.(2)(b) be amended by adding a new (iv) for Stormwater Impact Analysis at the end of the subsection as set forth under Article 23 of the April 28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting in the Warrants and Background Materials and as presented in the handout to Town Meeting. 113 voting in favor, 0 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 ARTICLE 24 To see if the Town will vote to amend Section IV.I.5.a.of the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by renumbering the existing submittal requirement 15. to 16. and adding a new submit- tal requirement 15. for waste and refuse areas to read as follows: "15. An area designated for the storage of waste and refuse." And to further amend Section IV.I.6.d.(2) of the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding to the existing performance standard two sentences for waste and refuse disposal after the first sentence to read as follows: If waste or refuse disposal areas are located outside of any proposed building, the waste and refuse shall be placed in a container kept fully closed. Such containers shall be surrounded entirely Town Meeting 157 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report by solid fencing or other material as approved by the Planning Board and incorporated into the site design and landscaping. Adequate waste and refuse facilities shall be provided for all proposed uses. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2009 Voted: That § IV.I.5.a. be amended by renumbering the existing submittal require- ment 15. to 16. and by adding a new submittal requirement 15. for waste and refuse areas and further, to amend Section IV.I.6.d.(2) by adding to the existing performance standard two sentences for waste and refuse disposal after the first sentence as set forth under Article 24 of the April 28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting in the Warrants and Background Materials and as presented in the handout to Town Meeting. 112 voting in favor, 1 opposed. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 ARTICLE 25 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law of the Town of Framingham by adding Section IV.Q. "Wind Energy Conversion Facilities (WECF's) ". And to further amend Section III.A.3. to add a new subsection d., as follows: "d. Wind Energy Conversion Facilities (WECF's), as regulated in Section IV.Q." And to further amend Section III.L.4. to add a new item d., as follows: "d. Wind Energy Conversion Facilities (WECF's), as regulated in Section IV.Q." Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: WECF By -Law Subcommittee May 26, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred to the Planning Board for further study. ARTICLE 26 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By -Law and the Zoning Map of the Town by changing from a Single Family Residence District (R -1) to a General Residence (G) a parcel of land known and numbered as 9 Auburn Street. Said land is more particularly described as "Exhibit A" attached hereto and incorporated herein. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Citizens' Petition May 7, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor, with the concurrence of the Sponsor. Town Meeting 158 Town of Framingham ARTICLE 27 2009 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 the purposes of completing the next phase of the Master Plan for the Town of Framingham pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 81D. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Framingham Planning Board May 7, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor, with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 28 To see if the Town will vote to create a distinct Investment Trust Fund for the purposes of funding the actuarially determined costs of the Town's health insurance liability as it relates to retirees from the Framingham Retirement System, commonly called "Other Post Employment Benefits" (OPEB). Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That a distinct Investment Trust Fund be created for the purposes of funding the actuarially determined costs of the Town's health insurance liability as it relates to retirees from the Framingham Retirement System, commonly called "Other Post Employment Benefits" (OPEB); provided that no funds will be appropriated to this account until the parameters for the investment and expenditures of this trust fund be developed, presented to and approved by Town Meeting. Article 29 To see if the Town will vote to charge for each written demand issued by the collector a fee of $10.00 to be added to and collected as part of the tax, as authorized by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 60, Section 15, effective as of July 1, 2009. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That the Town charge for each written demand issued by the collector a fee of $15.00 to be added to and collected as part of the tax, as authorized by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 60, Section 15, effective as of July 1, 2009. ARTICLE 30 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. Town Meeting 159 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTIC'IT 31 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the proceeds of any gifts or grants accepted pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 44, Section 53A, and any interest thereon, and that, consistent with the requirements of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, Section 4A, the Board of Select- men or Town Manager are authorized to enter into an agreement or agreements on behalf of the Town, on such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen or the Town Manager may deter- mine, for the stated purposes of the gifts or grants. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: This article failed. ARTICLE 32 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate any Federal Government and State Government reim- bursement for costs incurred as a result of any declared emergencies or other occurrence, and that, consistent with the requirements of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, Section 4A, the Board of Selectmen or Town Manager are authorized to enter into an agreement or agreements on behalf of the Town, on such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen or the Town Manager may determine. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That any Federal Government and State Government reimbursement for costs incurred as a result of any declared emergencies or other occurrence be appropriated, and that, consistent with the requirements of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, Section 4A, the Board of Selectmen or Town Manager be authorized to enter into an agreement or agreements on behalf of the Town, on such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen or the Town Manager may determine. ARTICLE 33 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the proceeds of any insurance policy reimbursements of costs incurred as a result of any covered loss, including without limitation any liability insurance, property insurance, casualty insurance, workers' compensation insurance, health insurance, disability Town Meeting 160 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report insurance, automobile insurance, police and fire injury and medical costs, and any other insurance of any name and nature whatsoever. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 34 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' 09 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2009 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That Article 49 of the April 2008 Annual Town Meeting and Article 3 of the October 2008 Special Town Meeting be amended by: Decreasing the following items: Group Insurance $350,000 School Department $1,115,765 Finance Division $41,293 Police Division $4,522 Inspectional Services Division $68,793 General Government Division $97,419 Parks and Recreation Division $75,300 Community & Economic Development Division $27,733 Public Works Division $280,052 Human Resources Division $18,453 Elected Boards Division $116,825 Technology Services Division $147,906 Increasing the following items: Snow and Ice $400,000 And, to meet said appropriation, that the following be approved to support the budget amendments: Transfer from Debt Service $400.000 Town Meeting 161 Town of Framingham ARTICLE 35 2009 Annual Report 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' 09 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2009 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 36 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' 09 (July 1, 2008 — June 30, 2009) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2009 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 7, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTIC'IT 37 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 7, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 38 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum or sums of money for off -site mitigation improve- ments or as otherwise agreed upon by the Town of Framingham Planning Board and Proj ect Appli- cant(s) pursuant to recorded Planning Board decision(s)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. Town Meeting 162 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer/Planning Board May 12, 2009 Voted: That the sum of $18,750 received for mitigation be appropriated to be expended for public open space, pedestrian improvement, public amenities, or community enhance- ments as required by the Planning Board site review decision for the Kendall Hotel, 79 -85 Concord Street dated December 23, 2003, to be managed by the Town Manager in consultation with the Planning Board and consistent with said decision. ARTTCT,F, 39 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 13, 2009 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow the sum of $6,805,100 for the projects listed below, 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, per- sonnel and legal services; and provided further, that the Cushing Memorial Park Phase 4 Rehabilita- tion be for park and recreation purposes under the care and control of the Park Commissioners, and that said appropriation be conditional on receiving a grant of not less than $225,000 from the State of Massachusetts, Division of Conservation Services, and that the Park Commissioners be authorized to seek reimbursement for said amount and to file on behalf of the Town any and all applications and to enter into any contracts necessary thereto, and that should any additional funds become available in connection with this project, including, but not limited to, mitigation, grant funds and private donations, said sums shall be used to offset and /or defray the amounts to be borrowed to finance this proj ect. Budget Year Project Title Department Cost Vote A39A McAuliffe Branch Library Renovations Library $67,515 103-0 A39B Radio Communications Upgrade Fire $239,600 103-0 A39C Fire HQ Drainage Repair Capital Project M r. $70,000 103-0 A39D Memorial Building Upgrade Machine Room Elevator Building Services $90,000 103-0 A39E Replace Heating Pipes Building Services $70,000 103-0 A39F Maynard/Memorial Building Improve- ments Capital Project Mgr. $1,555,000 103 -0 A39G F350 Stake Body, 4x4, 13,000 GVW Parks & Recreation $38,833 103-0 A39H Cushing Memorial Park Phase 4 Parks & Recreation $450,000 103-0 A39I Loring Arena Infrared Spectator Heatin Parks & Recreation $80,412 103-0 Town Meeting 163 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report A39J Playground Equipment/Handi Accessi- bility Improvements-Phase 1 Parks & Recreation $30,000 103-0 A39K Communication Upgrade at Framingham High School Police $30,000 103-0 A39L 15,000 GVW 4WD C &C w/ Dump Body w/ Plow #414 DPW — Highway $59,922 103-0 A39M RRC Roof Replacement- Supplemental DPW - Sanitation $100,000 103-0 A39N Mechanical Repairs to Highway Loader #451 DPW — Highway $45,000 103-0 A39O Roadway Improvements 2010 DPW — Highway $750,000 103-0 A39P Sidewalk/Accessibility Improvements 2010 DPW — Highway $100,000 103-0 A39Q 68,000 GVW Cab & Chassis w/ Refuse Packer & Plow #510 DPW — Sanitation $224,356 98-5 A39R McAdams Drainage Improvements DPW— Engineering $125,000 103-0 A39S Stream Gauges DPW— Engineering $75,000 102-1 A39T Pearl Harbor Drive Stormwater Im- rovements DPW- Engineering $100,000 103-0 A39U Carter Drive Outfall Repair DPW— Engineering $120,000 103-0 A39V 15,000 GVW 4WD, Cab & Chassis w/ Rack Body & Plow #406 DPW — Highway $58,927 103-0 A39W Stormwater Master Plan — Phase IIA DPW- Engineering $325,000 103-0 A39X IP Phone & Security System for School District School Department $750,000 110-9 A39Y DDC Energy Conservation Controls, Ph 3 of 6 School Department $200,000 103-0 A39Z Removal of 3 underground fuel oil storage tanks* School Department $200,000 103-0 A39AA Emergency Generator Replacements School Department $240,000 103-0 A39BB ADA Upgrades School Department $300,000 123-3 A39CC Remove & rebuild deteriorated brick wall at Fuller Middle School School Department $60,000 103-0 A39DD Network Infrastructure Improvements Tech Services $250,535 121-5 And to meet said appropriation, 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 $6,805,100 pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 44, Section 7 & 8 or any other enabling authority; And provided further, that the following projects, estimated at the amounts listed below, totaling $34,478,074, be authorized contingent upon federal or state funding 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. Main Libra — Furnishings Library $52,860 103-0 Maynard Parra et and Paint Building Services $85,000 103-0 Cushing Memorial Park Phase 4 Parks & Recrea- tion $1,050,000 103-0 Roadway Improvements 2010 Highway $10,250,000 103-0 Replace rooftop AHD's & ventilation equipment various schools School Depart- ment $1,300,000 103-0 Kitchen Upgrades I School Dept. $148,614 1 103 — 0 Replace deteriorated water piping I School Dept. $60,000 1 103-0 Town Meeting 164 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Technology upgrades School Dept. $200,000 103-0 Domestic Boilers School Dept. $30,000 103-0 Fire Alarm upgrades School Dept. $130,000 103-0 School Parking Lot and Sidewalk Improvements School Dept. $2,400,000 103-0 Digitizing Building Permit Information System Tech. Services $260,000 103-0 Athenaeum Historical Restoration and Accessibility Capital Projects Mgr. $811,600 103-0 Beaver Dam Brook Drainage Im- rovements Engineering $2,200,000 103-0 Bishop Street Traffic & Roadway Improvements Highway $4,200,000 103-0 Bridge Improvements Highway $2,500,000 103-0 Downtown Traffic & Streetscape Improvements Highway $3,000,000 103-0 Saxonville Intersection Improvements I Highway $1,800,000 103-0 LED Street Lighting Highway $4,000,000 103— 0 ARTICLE 40 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 perma- nent 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. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 13, 2009 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow the sum of $46,961,200 for the projects listed below, 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: A40A 115,000 GWV 4WD Service Body I Water 1 $28,300 1 126-0 Town Meeting 165 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report And, further, that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain, permanent easements and temporary construction easements or other interests in land for said projects, and further that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to take all actions neces- sary to carry out the purposes of this article; To meet said appropriation, 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 $46,961,200 pursuant to the provisions of MGL, Chapter 44, Section 7 & 8 or any other enabling authority; And provided further, that the following projects, estimated at the amounts listed below, totaling $17,800,000, be authorized contingent upon federal or state funding 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, North Concord Street Water Main Replace- Truck (Partial Funding #301) $7,800,000 126-0 ment Construction A40B Birch Road Well Reactivation Pro Water $40,337,900 122-4 A40C Concord Street Water Main Replace- ment — Construction Water $2,000,000 126-0 A40D Water Hydrant Replacement Water $100,000 126-0 A40E State Street Water Replacement — Design and Construction Water $550,000 126-0 A40F Pearl Harbor Drive Water Main Replacement Water $505,000 126-0 A40G Route 9 Water Replacement Design Water $900,000 126-0 A40H Water Main Replacement Various Locations Water $200,000 126-0 A40I Chouteau & LaSalle Avenues Water Main Replacement Water $800,000 126-0 A40J Coburn Street Area Water Main Replacement Water $1,540,000 126-0 And, further, that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain, permanent easements and temporary construction easements or other interests in land for said projects, and further that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to take all actions neces- sary to carry out the purposes of this article; To meet said appropriation, 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 $46,961,200 pursuant to the provisions of MGL, Chapter 44, Section 7 & 8 or any other enabling authority; And provided further, that the following projects, estimated at the amounts listed below, totaling $17,800,000, be authorized contingent upon federal or state funding 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, North Concord Street Water Main Replace- Water $7,800,000 126-0 ment Construction Edmands Road Water Main Replacement Water $2,000,000 126-0 Construction Central Street Siphon Replacement Construc- Water $8,000,000 126-0 tion ARTICLE 41 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; Town Meeting 166 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 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 14, 2009 Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow the sum of $49,345,850 for the projects listed below, 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 Sewer Department projects, and the acquisition of any necessary permanent and /or temporary easements or other interests in land for said projects: A41A Backhoe / Loader #752 Sewer $125,500 101-0 A41B 15,000 GVW 4WD Service Body Truck ( #301 p artial fundin Sewer $28,300 101-0 A41C 4WD Utility Body Truck — Electrician Sewer $84,950 101-0 A41D East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project Sewer $40,407,100 101-0 A41E Sewer System Evaluation Study Phase 4 Sewer $450,000 101-0 A41F Concord Street Sewer Main Replacement — Design and Construction Sewer $2,480,000 101-0 A41G State Street Sewer Replacement — Design and Construction Sewer $900,000 101-0 A41H SCADA Year 3 Sewer $350,000 101-0 A4 11 Sewer Main Replacement Various Locations 2010 Sewer $200,000 101-0 A41J Grant and Pond Street Area Sewer Replacement — Design Sewer $270,000 101-0 A41K Route 9 Sewer Replacement Design Sewer $450,000 101-0 A41L Lakeview Pump Station Elimination Project Sewer $1,600,000 101-0 A41M Coburn Street Area Sewer Main Replacement Sewer $2,000,000 101-0 And further, that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by gift, purchase, or eminent domain, permanent easements and temporary construction easements or other interests in land for said projects, and further that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to take all actions neces- sary to carry out the purposes of this article. To meet said appropriation, 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 $49,346,850 pursuant to the provisions of MGL, Chapter 44, Section 7 and 8 or any other enabling authority. Town Meeting 167 Town of Framingham ARTICLE 42 2009 Annual Report 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 2010 (July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010). Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 21, 2009 Voted: That the Town hear and act on reports and recommendations of the Select- men and other officers and committees of the Town and Boards of Trustees and to raise and appro- priate, 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 2010 (July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010) Unclassified $33,592,195 Retirement $11,333,355 Debt Service $8,110,957 Framingham Public Schools $86,246,829 Keefe Technical Assessment $8,754,724 Fire $12,026,812 Police $12,062,036 Public Works $9,291,183 Framingham Public Library $2,538,674 Planning Board $210,623 Town Clerk / Stipend $85,924 Town Clerk / Elections $265,413 General Government $2,741,712 Parks and Recreation / Cultural Affairs $3,036,749 Finance $1,519,861 Inspectional Services $1,434,850 Community & Economic Development $380,993 Technology Services $1,308,427 Human Resources $609,015 Stabilization Fund $0 Reserve Fund $400,000 Snow & Ice $651,301 Total Town Meeting Appropriation $196,601,633 and to meet said appropriations, the Town approves the following to support the budget, Town Meeting 168 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Transfer from Free Cash $1,500,000 Transfer From Parking Meter Receipts $66,000 Transfer From Stabilization Fund $198,958 108 voting in favor, 4 opposed Transfer from Sewer Enterprise Fund Reve- $1,197,112 nue Transfer from Water Enterprise Fund Reve- $1,292,109 nue Transfer from Consumer and Merchant $23,000 Protection Act Funds And the balance to be raised from taxation. Further, that the Chief Financial Officer provide the finished and complete audit to the Standing Committee on Public Works no later than two weeks before the start of the 2009 Fall Town Meeting. Further, that the Police Budget was increased by $68,400 to supply an additional two marked vehi- cles. ARTICLE 43 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 2010 (July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010) Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer May 26, 2009 Voted: That the Town expend $13,43 8,320 in FYI 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 $13,438,320 be raised from water receipts. ARTIC'IT 44 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 2010 (July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010) Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer Town Meeting 169 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report May 26, 2009 Voted: That the Town expend $15,852,743 in FYI 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 $15,852,743 be raised from sewer receipts. ARTICI.F, 45 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a 99 -year lease entitled "Alternative Transportation Corridor Agreement" with the Massachusetts Bay Transpor- tation Authority in order to lease land from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to establish the Cochituate Rail Trail, on such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen deem to be in the best interests of the town. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen May 26, 2009 Voted: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into a 99 -year lease entitled "Alternative Transportation Corridor Agreement" with the Massachusetts Bay Transpor- tation Authority to establish the Cochituate Rail Trail, on such terms and conditions as the Board of Selectmen deem to be in the best interests of the Town and as presented in the background materials. ARTICLE 46 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 May 26, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 47 To see if the Town will vote to adopt for FY10, the pay plans as listed: 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 Town Meeting 170 Town of Framingham 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 May 26, 2009 Voted: That the Town adopt for FY10 the pay plans as listed: 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 48 2009 Annual Report To see if Town Meeting will amend Article III, Section 1.7 and subsequent sub - sections of the Town Bylaws to include the option of voting electronically by adding the words shown in bold below: 1.7 Voting All voting in Town Meeting shall be by a show of hands, except for ballot or roll call votes as described below, or by use of an electronic tally and display system (see Section 1.74). Use of an electronic tally and display system may be authorized by a majority vote of Town Meeting to facilitate voting. If the result is in doubt, the Moderator shall count or cause to be counted the uplifted hands or have the electronic results updated and re- displayed. If the vote is still in doubt, or if the result is questioned by seven or more voters, the Moderator shall appoint tellers who shall verify the vote. 1.7.1 If immediately after a vote is taken by an a show of hands or by electronic tally and display system, a request is made for a roll call vote on that question, the Moderator shall ask how many members support that request. If supported by 40 members, a roll Town Meeting 171 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report call shall immediately be taken by the Town Clerk or his designee, and the count from such recorded roll call vote shall be the official count of the vote on that question. 1.7.2 Upon a motion supported by not less than 20 members made prior to a vote on any question (whether required by law to be a counted vote or not) the vote shall be taken by ballot in such form as will in the opinion of the Town Clerk indicate how individual town meeting members have voted on a question. Town Meeting members must be present and shall cast only his /her ballot. All paper ballots must be signed to be valid. 1.7.3 The results of a roll call, or ballot vote, or electronic tally shall be announced follow- ing the vote in terms of the numbers of aye, nay or abstain votes cast. The Town Clerk shall post within a reasonable time after the session in which the vote was taken on the question a list which shall disclose how each member voted. Said list together with the original ballots, shall be open to public inspection so that the public shall be able to de- termine the way in which each town meeting member voted on the question and shall be preserved for at least 3 years. In addition, said list shall become a permanent record of the Town and be included in the Annual Report and Town Meeting Journal for the year in which it was voted. 1.7.4 Any electronic display system used to show votes shall be visible to Town Meeting Members and the public during Town Meeting sessions. The display shall show each Town Meeting member's name, his /her precinct, his/her vote ( "yes ", "no" or "abstain ") and the final tally of the vote. The electronic tally and display system shall embody reasonable means to ensure secure collection and accurate display of each Town Meeting member's vote. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsors: Joel Winett, Precinct 7, and Ed Kross, Precinct 12 May 26, 2009 Voted: That Article III, Section 1.7 and subsequent sub - sections of Section 1.7 of the Town Bylaws be amended by adding the words in bold and the new Section 1.7.4 as shown in statement of Article 48 printed in the Warrant and Background Material dated April 28, 2009. Approved by the Attorney General on September 22, 2009 RF.cni,11T1ON April 29, 2009 Voted: Be it resolved that the Town of Framingham and the Board of Select- men be required to notify each property owner of any investigations, consideration, or possible interest in acquiring any part of said property owner's land by eminent domain, within 30 days of such interest or investigation. Linda M. Lackey, Precinct 4 Town Meeting 172 Town of Framingham RESOLUTION 2009 Annual Report April 28, 2009 Voted: Be it resolved that any board advertising "Open Meeting" shall provide comfortable conditions such as seating for public. No more than 10 people shall be left standing and be unable to hear presentation. Under no conditions shall public be told to go home and watch meeting on tv. Antoinette K. Burrill, Precinct 6 RFSOLUTION May 14, 2009 Voted: Be it resolved that the CFO provide benchmarking data that includes both health insurance and salary comparisons for all Town Employees in the form of a report for the Annual Town Meeting of FYI 1. Melanie L. Goddard, Precinct 2 RFSOLUTION May 20, 2009 Voted: Be it resolved that it is the hope of Town Meeting on behalf of the neighborhoods we represent and our community at large, that in the interest of our public safety, protection, readiness and impacted quality of life issues for our residents, we request that no additional cuts be taken in manpower of our Police Force at least through the coming year. Cuts such as these have direct impact not only on these peacekeeping men and women in doing their job of protecting us, but especially on our own lives and sense of security within our community. We join together to show our appreciation, support and concern for our much needed Police Force, especially as they deal individually each moment with the related issues presenting themselves by this difficult economic trend inclusive but not limited to increased violence, anger, desperation, victimization, robbery, prostitution and crime in general, as well as our additional needs here in Framingham as we continue as a community to deal with being a caretaker even to those who would do us harm. Kathleen T. McCarthy, Precinct 10 RESOLUTION May 21, 2009 Voted: Be it resolved that it is the will of Town Meeting that the Board of Selectmen along with other boards and departments make every effort to enable a shortened Concert Series on the Green this summer. Elsa D. Hornfischer, Precinct 13 RESOLUTION May 26, 2009 Voted: Whereas the Town Meeting desires to clarify and enhance the intent of a resolution relative to collective bargaining that it voted favorably on May 4, 2006, and Town Meeting 173 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Whereas the Town Meeting requests all collective bargaining units to relate growth in salaries and wages, including steps, stipends and cost of living to the principle of the Town's capacity to pay based on growth of revenue; and Whereas the Town Meeting requests that each collective bargaining team apply the principle of capacity to pay based on growth of revenue to each collective bargaining unit, each year within the following guidelines: 1. the increase or decrease in said formula will apply to each bargaining unit (no con- solidations), and 2. all contracts will include a reopener clause to address years in which Town revenue is lower than the previous fiscal year, and Whereas this resolution applies to all Municipal and School Department units; and Whereas the Chief Financial Officer will create an annual three to five year financial forecast and report to the Town Meeting in the fall of each year in order to instruct internal development of the next year's operating budget and collective bargaining, and that the financial forecast will be forwarded to all bargaining units for consideration in reaching the above stated goals. Therefore, Be it resolved that Town Meeting requests the Town and School Department bargaining agents to conduct future collective bargaining negotiations and settlements with the goal of limiting increases in salaries and wages, including steps, stipends and cost of living for each individual bargaining unit for each year of the contracts to not more than the anticipated percentage increase in general fund revenue of the Town as stated in the Chief Financial Officer's annual three to five year long -term forecast that is available in the Fall. Provided further, be it resolved that at each annual Town Meeting, the Chief Financial Officer report the anticipated financial impact upon the following year's operating budget of each collective bargaining agreement for municipal units, and that the school department report the financial impact upon the following year's operating budget of each collective bargaining agreement for school units. Provided further, be it resolved that the Chief Financial Officer present an updated long -term financial forecast at the Fall Town Meeting and at each Fall Town Meeting thereafter. Elizabeth L. Funk, Chair of the Finance Committee Town Meeting 174 Town of Framingham APRIL 30, 2009 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2009 Annual Report To see if the Town will vote to approve Collective Bargaining Agreements that have been settled with the Framingham Firefighters Union, Local 1652, IAFF and the Framingham Deputy Fire Chiefs, Local 1652, IAFF /AFL -CIO. Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Human Resources April 30, 2009 Voted: That the following Collective Bargaining Agreements that have been settled with Town employees be approved: Firefighters Local #1652 Salary Schedule Fire Deputy Chiefs Salary Schedule And further, that funds appropriated in the FY09 budget from line items entitled Debt Service in the amount of $166,000 and the School Department in the amount of $200,000 be transferred to the FY09 Fire Department appropriation. 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 supplement the special appropriation voted by Town Meeting on October 28, 2008 to defend Town officials, elected and appointed as well as other Town employees named in the lawsuit filed in the Town Clerk's office on October 24th, 2007 by South Middlesex Opportunity Council Inc. and South Middlesex Non - Profit Housing Corp. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen April 30, 2009 Voted: That funds appropriated in the FY2009 budget from line items entitled Debt Service in the amount of $248,000 and Public Works in the amount of $102,000 be transferred to the special purpose account entitled SMOC Litigation Costs created by Article 1 of the November 27, 2007 Special Town Meeting. 126 voting in favor, 9 opposed, 5 absentions. Name Voted I Name Voted Precinct 1 Steven W. Orr Yes Kevin J. Gatlin Yes Mark S. Lamkin Yes Janet L. Gill Yes Michael A. Wishnow Yes John R. Dwyer Yes Sheila Ann Pinn Yes Brenda M. Dostie Yes R. Kathy Vassar Yes Edward R. Vassar Yes Theodore Anthony, Jr. Yes Teri S. Bane 'ee Yes Precinct 2 Linda A. Hom Yes Kenneth M. Schwartz Not Present Town Meeting 175 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Melanie L. Goddard Not Present Matthew V. Calder Yes Nancy Cooper Yes Harold J. Geller Yes Nicola Cataldo Yes Maryclaine F. Sullivan Yes Stephen Shull Abstain Katie L. Crowley Not Present David J. Lon den Jr. Yes Gloria H. Geller Yes Precinct 3 Mark E. Dempsey Not Present Patricia E. Woodward Yes C. William Cook Nor Present Harold J. Moran Yes Carol E. Casselman Yes Audrey M. Hall Yes Jeff R. Shearstone Yes Joshua K. Mulready, II Not Present Karen Foran Dempsey Yes Kathleen T. Austin No George T. Dixon No Marilyn Zimmerman Yes Precinct 4 Paula L. Schmeidler Yes Henry E. Vafides Nor Present Linda M. Lackey Yes Karl B. Thober Yes Amy M. Weader Yes Nicolas Sanchez Yes Herbert E. Chasan Not Present Scott D. Estes Yes Laurence M. Schmeidler Yes Richard J. Weader, II Yes Carol C. Phalen Yes Diane Z. Pabst Yes Precinct 5 Elizabeth Sleczkowski Not Present Eric K. Silverman Yes Norma B. Shulman Not Present Janice Knapp- Cordes No Yaakov Z. Cohn Yes Jeanne L Bullock Yes Amelia Jacob Not Present Judith F. Cohn Yes Janet Leombruno Yes Rebecca A. Connelly Yes Kim M. Comatas Yes Judith M. Peny No Precinct 6 Nicholas J. Paganella Yes David J. Ellis Yes John D. Styles Yes Mary C. Healy Yes Jennifer A. Trombino Not Present Peter J. DeVito Yes John Speranza Yes Antoinette K. Bunill Yes Robert H. Bolles Yes Nancy A. Sweeney Yes Thomas W. Murphy Not Present Edward T. Levay, Jr. Yes Precinct 7 Joel Winett Abstain Henry W. Ohrenberger Yes Peter A. Poulos Not Present Lawrence J. Griffin Yes Francis X. Reilly Yes Kevin P. Crotty Yes John Christopher Walsh Yes Jeffrey C. Dutile Yes Mel Warshaw Yes Richard E. Paul Yes Ronald B. Handverger Yes Kathleen J. Reilly Yes Precinct S Nancy J. Rogerson Not Present Arthur J. Mills Not Present Michael J. Boyle Not Present Philip Romine Yes Graham P. M. Steele Yes Thomas H. O'Neil Yes Linda M. Romero Yes Jeffrey B. Snick Yes Joseph B. Connolly Yes Dorothy Collier Not Present Michael D. Brady Yes Wolf Haberman Yes Precinct 9 Vacant Vacant Seat Vacant Vacant Seat Pablo Maia Not Present Edward T. Doefing Not Present Maureen E. Dunne Yes Steven H. Friedman Yes Nancy G. Black Yes Ghafoor A. Sheikh Not Present Dennis J. Paulsen Yes Bernice W. Strom Yes Rita K. Blum Yes C. Patrick Dunne Not Present Precinct 10 Town Meeting 176 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Joseph A. Mola Not Present Pamela V. Roberts No Mark J. Holbrow Yes Diana Bailey Not Present George L. Dmmmey Not Present Walter 1. Adamski Yes Anne E. Mola Not Present William G. McCarthy Yes Kathleen T. McCarthy Yes Clifford Moreland Yes Lloyd Kaye No Gwendolyn J. Holbrow Yes Precinct II Debbie Chase Yes Edward V. Cosgrove Yes Peter Pleshaw Yes Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. Yes Arsene G. Bajakian Yes Robert Snider Yes Enzo F. Rotatori Yes Markin F. Mulvey Yes Diane M. Montgomery No Judy B. Leerer Not Present Cynthia J. Laurora Yes Peter C. Adams Yes Precinct 12 Michael Quinlan Yes Edward J. Kross Abstain Mark W. McClennan Yes Bradley C. Bauler Yes Betty H. Muto Yes David L Hutchinson Yes Dawn C. Dreisbach Did Not Vote Thomas Scionti Not Present Cheryl L. Gordon Not Present Caraline R. Levy Not Present John Eric Doherty Did Not Vote Harold E. Johnson Not Present Precinct 13 Vacant Vacant Seat Philip L. Reitz Not Present Michelle McElroy Not Present Sarah Ann Oulton Yes Louis V. Cintolo Not Present Bradford Goodwin Yes Anita P. O'Neil Yes Karen L. Hewitt Yes Matthew A. Pace Yes Elizabeth J. Stone Not Present John B. Steacie Yes Elsa Hornfischer Yes Precinct 14 Courtney Anne Elgart Not Present Vacant Vacant Seat Isabel L. Chute Yes Robert D. Cushing Abstain Judith P. Callahan Not Present Robert B. DeShaw Yes Donald R. Chute Yes Daniel D. Gittelsohn Yes Vacant Vacant Seat George C. Brown No Vacant Vacant Seat James M. Rizoli Abstain Precinct 15 Beverly C. Good Yes Frank Kavanagh No Luis A. Torres, Sr. Yes Alexander Capone Yes Michael G. Berardi Yes Thomas Barbieri Yes Albert Q. Roos Yes Deborah J. Geis Yes Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr Yes Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Vacant Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Precinct 16 David T. Marks Yes Frank N. Demarco Yes Jeff M. Convery Yes Kathleen T. Demarco Yes Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Seat William J. LaBarge Yes Vacant Vacant Seat P. Nandi Varris Not Present Vacant Vacant Seat Ellen Iris Fishkin Not Present Vacant Vacant Seat Precinct 17 Joe C. Fonseca Yes Martin Ned Price Yes Isabel Fonseca Not Present Richard G. Baritz Did Not Vote Vacant Seat Vacant Vacant Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Vacant Vacant Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Vacant Vacant Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Vacant Vacant Vacant Seat Precinct 18 Town Meeting 177 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Norman L. Snow, Jr. Yes Rosemary Jebari Not present Bruce A. Clain Not Present Vacant Vacant Seat Victor A. Ortiz Not Present Vacant Vacant Seat Vacant Seat Vacant Vacant Vacant Seat Alan C. Crane Not Present Vacant Vacant Seat Victor Pedro D'Costa Did Not Vote Vacant Vacant Seat RFSOLUTTnN Be it resolved that it is the will of Town Meeting to ask the Town to bring forth a countersuit to seek relief from the abuse brought forth by SMOC, to seek damages, and seek that the leadership of SMOC be replaced with responsible people. William J. LaBarge, Precinct 16 Town Meeting 178 Town of Framingham OCTOBER 27, 2009 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ARTICLE 1 2009 Annual Report To see if the Town will, notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the con- trary, vote to promote John Costanza, a Framingham fire department lieutenant who died in the line of duty in 1979, to the rank of captain. This promotion is titular and said promotion shall not constitute or confer any additional benefits or rights arising from said promotion. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town, notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, promote John Costanza, a Framingham Fire Department Lieutenant who died in the line of duty in 1979, to the rank of Captain. This promotion is titular and said promotion shall not constitute or confer any additional benefits or rights arising form said promotion. ARTICLE 2 To see if the Town will hear reports from various Departments, Boards, Committees and Commis- sions including, but not limited, to the following: 1. Report of the CFO regarding the Town's long -term financial forecast. 2. Report of the CFO re: Special Audit of Water /Sewer Billings 3. Report by DPW on the status of the new wells. 4. Report of the High School Building Committee on project progress. And after all reports are given, Town Meeting shall vote to dispose of this article. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Rules October 27, 2009 Voted: That the following reports be heard: 1. Report of the CFO regarding the Town's long -term financial forecast. 2. Report of the CFO regarding Special Audit of Water /Sewer billings. 3. Report by DPW on the status of the new wells. 4. Report of the High School Building Committee on project progress. and, after all reports are given, this article be disposed. ARTICLE 3 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 Town Meeting 179 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report October 29, 2009 Voted: That the amount of $77,928.66 be authorize for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of prior years of the Town and that, of this amount, $76,200 be transferred from the Building Services Department to Article A4(b) of the February 2007 Special Town Meeting, and the balance be paid from monies previously appropriated as set forth in the materials of this Town Meeting. 96 voting in favor, 4 opposed, 2 abstentions. ARTICLE 4 To see if the Town will vote to determine what sum or sums of money the Town will transfer from available funds, for the operations of the Town of Framingham, including debt and interest for Fiscal Year 2010 (July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010) and to see what budgets for Fiscal Year 2010 will be reduced to offset said appropriations. Pass or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 29, 2009 Voted: That the Town transfer the sum of $80,259 from the Human Resources and Technology Services account for the operations of the Town of Framingham, Fiscal Year 2010 (July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010) for the purpose of funding collective bargaining agreements, and further, that the Chief Financial Officer be authorized to allocate such sum among the various line items as is appropriate to fund the collective bargaining agreements. ARTICLE 5 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 2010 (July 1, 2009 — June 30, 2010). Pass or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of $31,759 for the operations of the Framingham Fire Department to be transferred from the insurance proceeds greater than $20,000 receipt reserved for appropriation account. ARTICLE 6 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from Sewer Enterprise Fund retained earnings the sum of $10,000.00 for the purpose of land acquisition costs related to wastewater capital improvements in Technology Park. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer Town Meeting 180 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report October 29, 2009 Voted: That the Town appropriate from the Sewer Enterprise Fund retained earnings the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of land acquisition costs related to wastewater capital improvements in Technology Park. ARTICLE 7 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from Water Enterprise Fund retained earnings the sum of $40,000.00 for the purpose of land acquisition costs related to wastewater capital improvements in Technology Park. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town appropriate from the Water Enterprise Fund retained earnings the sum of $40,000 for the purpose of land acquisition costs related to water capital im- provements in Technology Park ARTICLE 8 To see if the Town will vote to authorize short term borrowing notes of $3.1 million in anticipation of receipt of state grant funds for the purposes of sewer improvements in Technology Park funded by the state Life Sciences bill. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town appropriate $3.1 million in anticipation of receipt of state grant funds for the purposes of sewer improvements in Technology Park funded by the state Life Sciences bill, and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Select- men, is authorized to borrow $3.1 million by issuing grant anticipation notes under General Laws Chapter 44, Section 6A or any other enabling authority. 129 voting in favor, 1 opposed. ARTICLE 9 To see if the Town will vote to authorize short term borrowing notes of $4.6 million in anticipation of receipt of state grant funds for the purposes of water improvements in Technology Park funded by the state Life Sciences bill. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 27, 2009 Voted: That the town appropriate $4.6 million in anticipation of receipt of state grant funds for the purposes of water improvements in Technology Park funded by the state Life Sciences bill, and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Select- men, is authorized to borrow $4.6 million by issuing grant anticipation notes under General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 6A or any other enabling authority. Town Meeting 181 Town of Framingham 129 voting in favor, 1 opposed. ARTICLE 10 2009 Annual Report To see if the Town will amend Article 16 of the Annual Town Meeting of 2008 by increasing the borrowing authorization for the Herbert Street sewer project by $1.6 million and eliminating the appropriation of $1.6 million. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town amend Article 16 of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting by removing the language; 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 and replacing it with the following language: "that 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 one million, six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000) pursuant to the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Sections 7 & 8 or any other enabling authority." 129 voting in favor, 1 opposed. ARTICIT 11 To see of the Town will amend the bond authorization for the $8,000,000 Central Street siphon project included in Article 40 of the 2009 Annual Town Meeting, by changing the fund designation from Water Enterprise Fund to Sewer Enterprise Fund, and to specify the amount of federal /state funds that will be allocated to this project. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town amend Article 40 (FY2010 Water Capital Projects) of the 2009 Annual Town Meeting by reducing the $17,800,000 that was authorized contingent upon federal or state funding by the sum of $8,000,000 for the Central Street Siphon Replacement Con- struction Project for a corrected total of nine million, eight hundred thousand dollars ($9,800,000). 130 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTICLE 12 To see of the Town will amend the bond authorization for the $8,000,000 Central Street siphon project included in Article 40 of the 2009 Annual Town Meeting, by changing the fund designation from Water Enterprise Fund to Sewer Enterprise Fund, and to specify the amount of federal /state funds that will be allocated to this project. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town amend Article 41 (FY2010 Sewer Capital Proj ects) of the 2009 Annual Town Meeting by increasing the bond authorization by the sum of $8,000,000 for the Town Meeting 182 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Central Street Siphon Replacement Construction Project as previously authorized by Article 40 (FY2010 Water Capital Projects) of the 2009 Annual Town Meeting; for a corrected total of $57,345,850; to be reduced by any state or federal grant funding the town may receive. 130 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTICIT 13 To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum or sums of money 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 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town transfer the sum of $20,890 from the handicapped park- ing fines receipt reserved for appropriation fund, for expenditure by the Disability Commission on projects for the benefit of persons with disabilities. 129 voting in favor, 1 opposed. ARTICIT 14 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or otherwise provide a sum of $100,000 for the purposes of designing a Town Master Plan for the Town of Framingham pursuant to MGL Chapter 41, Section 81D, as described in the background materials. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen, Planning Board October 27, 2009 Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of $100,000 for the purpose of designing a Town Master Plan for the Town of Framingham pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 41, section 81D; said appropriation to be transferred from the following available funds: Article 40 of the April 2005 Annual Town Meeting, $19,400; Article 7 of the October 2007 Special Town Meeting, $55,000; Outstanding Mitigation Account PB027, Union Avenue, $15,600; Outstanding Mitigation Account PB088, Framingham Storage, 501 Cochituate Road, $10,000. ARTICLE 15 To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum or sums of money for off -site mitigation improve- ments or as otherwise agreed upon by the Town of Framingham Planning Board and Project Appli- cant(s) pursuant to recorded Planning Board decision(s)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, Planning Board Town Meeting 183 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report October 29, 2009 Voted: That the Town appropriate the following sums of money received for off -site mitigation improvements or as otherwise agreed upon by the Town of Framingham Planning Board and Proj ect Applicants pursuant to recorded Planning Board decision(s) to be managed by the Town Manager or designee in consultation with the Planning Board and consistent with said deci- sion(s). $5,000 received for mitigation to be expended for offsite pedestrian improvements as required by the Planning Board site review decision for Walgreens located in the North Framingham Plaza, 1 Hamilton Street, dated June 1, 2009. $5,000 received for mitigation to be expended for offsite improvements as specified by the Planning Board site review decision for MetroWest YMCA located at 280 Old Connecticut Path dated August 11, 2009. $15,000 received for mitigation to be expended for offsite improvements as required by the Planning Board site review decision for Staples located at 225 Crossing Boulevard dated August 31, 2009. $10,000 received for mitigation to be expended for offsite improvements and planning studies as determined by the Planning Board site review decision for Charles River Medical Associates located at 561 — 571 Union Avenue dated October 31, 2009. ARTICLE 16 To see if the Town will vote to amend the General Bylaws of the Town of Framingham, Article III, Town Meetings, Section 1. 1, General Provisions as follows: Section 1. General Provisions 1.1 The Annual Town meeting for the election of officers and boards designated in Article I, Section s 1.1 and 1.2 shall be held on the first Tuesday in April. No later than December 1 st of the preceding year, the Board of Selectmen may upon the recommendation of the Town Clerk, change the date of the election by ene no more than two weeks, either to t4+e a preceding or succeeding Tuesday. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 29, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Sponsor. ARTICIT 17 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to transfer a parcel of town owned land located at 410 Water Street RR (parcel number 3770010600160) consisting of approximately 3.68 acres, as shown on the Town of Framingham Assessors' Maps, to the care and custody of the Park and Recreation Commission for park purposes, and to further authorize the Park and Recreation Commission and Board of Selectmen and their employees and officers to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer and accept said transfer. Pass any vote or take any action in relation thereto. Town Meeting 184 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Sponsor: Board of Selectmen, Parks & Recreation Commission October 28, 2009 Voted: That the Town transfer a parcel of town owned land located at 410 Water Street RR (parcel number 3770010600160) consisting of approximately 3.68 acres, as shown on the Town of Framingham Assessors' Maps, to the care and custody of the Park and Recreation Commis- sion for park purposes, and to further authorize the Park and Recreation Commission and Board of Selectmen and their employees and officers to take all related actions necessary or appropriate to carry out this transfer and accept said transfer. 105 voting in favor, 1 opposed. ARTTCIT 1R To see if the Town will vote to fund any collective bargaining agreements that have been settled and adopt any necessary changes to the pay plans for FY2010. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer October 29, 2009 Voted: That the Town approve the following Collective Bargaining Agreements that have been settled with Town employees: Massachusetts Laborers' District Council, Public Employees Local Union 1116, DPW Massachusetts Laborers' District Council, Public Employees Local Union 1116, Parks Massachusetts Laborers' District Council, Public Employees Local Union 1156, Parks Framingham Library Staff Association, SEIU, Local 888 Framingham School Police, Massachusetts Laborers' International Union (Crossing Guards) Framingham Police Dispatchers, SEIU Local 888 and, further, that the Town amend the Pay Plans of the Town by striking the following pay plans: Schedule M Municipal Employees Schedule T Temporary Employees Schedule DH Division Heads Schedule LO Library Pages Schedule DPS Dispatchers Schedule CG Crossing Guards Schedule L Library Schedule PWSF Public Works/Park and Rec Supervisors Schedule 1156 Parks Parks and Rec and, adopting in their places the proposed pay schedules as presented to the Special Town Meeting of October 27, 2009 effective July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010: Schedule M Municipal Employees Schedule T Temporary Employees Schedule DH Division Heads Town Meeting 185 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Schedule LO Library Pages Schedule DPS Dispatchers Schedule CG Crossing Guards Schedule L Library Schedule PWSF Public Works/Park and Rec Supervisors Schedule 1156 Parks Parks and Rec ARTIC'IT 19 To see if the Town of Framingham will vote to accept G.L. c. 64L, § 2(a) to impose a local meals excise of 0.75 percent, and also to vote that the anticipated FY2010 revenues shall be deposited into the stabilization fund. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen October 28, 2009 Voted: That the Town accept General Laws Chapter 64L, Section 2(a) to impose a local meals excise of 0.75 percent. 76 voting in favor, 29 opposed, 0 absentions. Name Voted I Name Voted Precinct 1 Steven W. Orr No Kevin Gatlin Yes Brenda M. Dostie Not Present Janet L. Gill Yes Mark Lamkin Yes John R. Dwyer No Sheila Ann Pinn Did Not Vote Michael A. Wishnow Did Not Vote R. Kathy Vassar No Teri S. Bane 'ee Yes Theodore Anthony, Jr. No Edward R. Vassar No Precinct 2 Matthew V. Calder No Kenneth M. Schwartz Yes Melanie L. Goddard Yes Nicola Cataldo No Nancy Cooper Not Present Harold J. Geller Yes Linda Hom Yes Maryclaine F. Sullivan Yes Stephen Shull Yes Katie L. Crowley Not Present David J. Lon den Jr. Yes Gloria H. Geller Did Not Vote Precinct Mark E. Dempsey Not Present Patricia E. Woodward Yes C. William Cook Not Present Harold J. Moran Yes Carol E. Casselman Yes Audrey M. Hall Yes Jeff R. Shearstone Not Present Joshua K. Mulready Yes Karen Foran Dempsey Not Present Vacant Vacant George T. Dixon Yes Marilyn Zimmerman Not Present Precinct 4 Paula L. Schmeidler Not Present Karl B. Thober No Linda M. Lackey No Henry Vafides Yes Colleen A. McLaughlin No Amy Weader Yes Richard J. Weader, II Yes Roxana Sanchez No Laurence M. Schmeidler No Herbert E. Chasan Not Present Scott D. Estes Yes Diane Z. Pabst Yes Precinct 5 Elizabeth Sleczkowski Yes Eric K. Silverman Yes Judith F. Cohn Not Present Norma B. Shulman Yes Town Meeting 186 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Yaakov Z. Cohn Not Present Jeanne L Bullock Yes Kim M. Comatos Yes Vacant Vacant Janet Leombruno Did Not Vote Rebecca A. Connelly Not Present Janice Knapp-Cordes Yes Judith M. Peny Yes Precinct Nicholas J. Pa anella Not Present John D. St Not Present Jennifer A. Trombino Not Present Mary C. Healy Not Present David J. Ellis Yes Peter J. DeVito Not Present John Speranza No Antoinette K. Bunill Not Present Robert H. Bolles No Thomas W. Murphy Not Present Nancy A. Sweeney Not Present Edward T. Levay, Jr. No Precinct 7 James W. Egan Yes Henry W. Ohrenberger Yes Peter A. Poulos Not Present Lawrence J. Griffin Yes Francis X. Reilly Not Present Kevin P. Crotty No Richard E. Paul Yes Jeffrey C. Dutile No Ronald B. Handverger Yes Joel Winett Yes Melvin S. Warshaw Yes Kathleen J. Reilly Not Present Precinct 8 Graham P. M. Steele Yes Arthur J. Mills Not Present Philip Romine Not Present Nancy J. Rogerson Yes Jeffrey B. Shick Not Present Thomas H. O'Neil No Linda M. Romero Not Present Michael D. Brady Not Present Joseph B. Connolly No Dorothy Collier No Michael J. Boyle Not Present Wolf Haberman Yes Precinct 9 Nancy G. Black Not Present Dennis J. Paulsen No Pablo Maia Not Present C. Patrick Dunne Not Present Maureen E. Dunne Yes Steven H. Friedman No Edward T. Doering Not Present Vacant Vacant Ghafoor A. Sheikh Yes Bernice W. Strom Yes Rita K. Blum Not Present Vacant Vacant Precinct 10 Lloyd Kaye No Diana Bailey Not Present Walter L. Adamski Yes Joseph A. Mola Not Present George L. Drummey Not Present Pamela V. Roberts Yes Mark J. Holbrow Yes William G. McCarthy Yes Kathleen T. McCarthy Yes Clifford Moreland Not Present Anne E. Mola Not Present Gwendolyn Holbrow Yes Precinct 11 Vacant Vacant Edward V. Cosgrove Yes Peter Pleshaw Yes Debbie Chase Not Present Arsene Bajakian No Robert Snider Not Present Judy B. Leerer Not Present Cynthia J. Laurora Yes Diane M. Montgomery Not Present Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr. Not Present Peter C. Adams Yes Martin F. Mulvey, Jr. Yes Precinct 12 John Eric Doherty Yes Edward J. Kross Yes Michael A. Quinlan Yes Bradley Bauler Not Present Betty H. Muto Yes David L Hutchinson Yes Sharon Ann McKenna Not Present Thomas Scionti Yes Dawn C. Dreisbach Yes Caraline Levy Not Present Harold E. Johnson Not Present Mark McLennan No Precinct 13 Vacant Vacant Philip L. Reitz Yes Vacant Vacant Bradford Goodwin Not Present Town Meeting 187 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Louis V. Cintolo Not Present Robert S. Edwards Did Not Vote Anita P. O'Neil No Matthew A. Pace Not Present Michelle McElroy Did Not Vote Elizabeth J. Stone Not Present John B. Steacie Yes Elsa Hornfischer Yes Precinct 14 Courtney Anne El art Not Present Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Robert D. Cushing Yes Judith P. Callahan Yes Robert B. DeShaw Did Not Vote Donald R. Chute Yes Daniel D. Gittelsohn Not Present Vacant Vacant George C. Brown Yes Vacant Vacant James M. Rizoli Did Not Vote Precinct 15 Frank X. Kavanagh Not Present Vacant Vacant Beverly C. Good Not Present Luis A. Torres Did Not Vote Michael G. Berardi Did Not Vote Albert Q. Roos Not Present Deborah J. Geis Not Present Alexander R. Capone Not Present Thomas J. Driscoll, Jr Not Present Thomas Barbieri Not Present Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Precinct 16 David T. Marks Not Present P. Nandi Varris Not Present Frank N. DeMarco Yes Vacant Vacant Kathleen T. DeMarco Yes Vacant Vacant William J. LaBarge Yes Vacant Vacant Jeff M. Convery Not Present Vacant Vacant Ellen Iris Fishkin Yes Vacant Vacant Precinct 17 Joe C. Fonseca No Martin Ned Price No Richard Baritz Not Present Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Donald F. Shay Yes Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Vacant Precinct 19 Norman L. Snow, Jr. Yes Jonathan Lang Yes Rosemary Jebari Yes George A. Lewis No Victor Ortiz Not Present Vacant Vacant Victor D'Costa Not Present Vacant Vacant Alan C. Crane Not Present Vacant Vacant Bruce A. Clain Not Present Vacant Vacant October 28, 2009 Voted: That the anticipated FY2010 revenues of $650,559 from the increase in the local meals tax be appropriated into the stabilization fund. 97 voting in favor, 9 opposed, 0 abstentions ARTTC LF. 20 To see if the Town of Framingham will vote to amend its local room occupancy excise under G.L. c. 64G, § 3A to the rate of 6.00 percent, and also to vote that the anticipated FY2010 revenues shall be deposited into the stabilization fund. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen Town Meeting 188 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report October 29, 2009 Voted: That the Town amend its local room occupancy excise under General Laws Chapter 64G, section 3A to the rate of 6.00 percent. October 29, 2009 Voted: That the anticipated FY2010 revenues of $226,725 from the additional local room tax be appropriated into the stabilization fund. 90 voting in favor, 8 opposed, 1 abstention. ARTTC.LF, 21 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaws by adding the following to Article II, section 19.5.1: "(i) to administer the payroll system for the Town." and by deleting the following from Article IV, section 7.1.2: (n) "shall administer the payroll system for the Town." Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Chief Financial Officer November 3, 2009 Voted: That the Town Bylaws be amended by adding the following to Article II, Section 19.5.1: "(i) to administer the payroll system for the Town." and, by deleting the following from Article IV, Section 7.1.2: (n) "shall administer the payroll system for the Town." Approved by the Attorney General on February 19, 2010. ARTTC.I.F, 22 To hear 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 From To Brookbury Circle Brook Street End Wayside Circle 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 Town Meeting 189 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report 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 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 any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen November 3, 2009 Voted: That the Town accept said street or the widening or alteration of said street as a public way, 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 Brookbury Circle Brook Street End 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 street, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen and town officers to take all related actions necessary or appropri- ate to carry out the purposes of this article. 95 voting in favor, 4 opposed, 2 abstentions. Also, that the acceptance of Wayside Circle, from Wayside Inn Road to End, be referred back to the Sponsor. ARTICLE 23 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town's General Bylaws, Article VII, Section 1, by clarifying and adding an appeals process. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board for review and be brought back for consideration at the next Town Meeting, with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 24 To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII, Section I of the General By -laws (Sign Bylaw) by adding the text set forth in italics below: 1.6 Prohibited signs 1.6.1 All off - premise signs whether with or without the property owner's or tenant's consent or a contractual agreement. Town Meeting 190 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report EXCEPTION: Non - profit civic, educational, or religious use off - premise directional signs up to 2 s.f in size that are located in the public way may be allowed after approval by the Board of Selectmen. EXCEPTION: Management Signs. EXCEPTION: See exception under billboards 1.6.5 Billboards * Except that notwithstanding anything in this by -law to the contrary, billboards are allowed as provided for under the Outdoor Advertising Zoning District, provided that the Board of Selectmen first approve a Licensing Agreement with the owner of the proposed billboard. No sign permit shall issue for a billboard in the Outdoor Advertising District unless a Licensing Agreement has been executed between the Board of Selectmen and the owner of the billboard and a special permit has been granted by the Planning Board and the special permitwith LicensingAgreement have been recorded at the Registry ofDeeds as re- quired by G.L. c. 40A. The Licensing Agreement shall include appropriate mitigation to off- set the impacts of the proposed billboard(s). The approval of a Licensing Agreement by the Board of Selectmen shall be a precedent to an application for a special permit under the Outdoor Advertising Zoning District, but the approval of a Licensing Agreement shall not obligate the Planning Board to issue a special permit for the proposed billboard, and the Planning Board shall exercise its own discretion as provided for in G.L. c. 40A and the Zon- ing By -laws. Any special permit issued in the Outdoor Advertising Zoning District shall be limited and expire in accordance with the terms of the Licensing Agreement. 1.6.7. Changeable copy signs: Prohibited with the following EXCEPTIONS: f See exception under billboard signs; provided, that no billboard shall have a message that includes flashing, animated or moving copy. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board for review and be brought back for consideration at the next Town Meeting, with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 25 To see if the Town will vote to amend its Zoning By -laws and Zoning Map to provide for a new overlay district to be known as the Outdoor Advertising District, as provided in the background materials for this Town Meeting. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen Town Meeting 191 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board for review and be brought back for consideration at the next Town Meeting, with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTTC LF, 26 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaws Article III, Section 1.4 making the follow- ing change (new text in bold print): 1.4 There shall also be a Fall Town Meeting to be held on the €etri4h third 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. Pass any vote or take any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Standing Committee on Rules November 3, 2009 Voted: That the Town Bylaws, Article III, Section 1.4 be amended by making the following change (new text in bold print): 1.4 There shall also be a Fall Town Meeting to be held on the third 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 February 19, 2010. ARTTCT,F, 27 To see if the Town will vote to delete Article III, section 1.15 of the Town Bylaws and replace it with the following: A record available for public inspection shall be kept by the Town Clerk of the attendance of Town Meeting members at each Town Meeting and adjourned Town Meeting thereafter. Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Valerie Mulvey, Town Clerk November 3, 2009 Voted: That Article III, section 1.15 of the Town Bylaws be deleted and replaced with the following: 1.15 A record available for public inspection shall be kept by the Town Clerk of the attendance of Town Meeting members at each Town Meeting and adjourned Town Meeting thereafter. The Town Clerk shall post on the Town website, no later than eight calendar days before Town Meeting 192 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report nomination papers for Town Meeting representatives are due, the attendance records of all Town Meeting members for the previous year. Approved by the Attorney General on February 19, 2010. ARTICLE 28 To see if the Town will vote to authorize or approve the transfer and control of a certain parcel, or part thereof, of land located on A Street (Assessors Map 276 Block 151 Lot 9) being a parcel of 4.68 acres on the westerly side of A Street, referenced as Parcel C in Town Meeting Article 43, March 15, 1957 and in a Deed to the Town recorded at S. Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Book 605, pg. 200, Certificate of Title 95150, from the Town of Framingham School Committee to the Town Department of Public Works for public utility purposes, including a sewer pump station provided that prior to this vote of the Town Meeting, the Framingham School Committee, by vote pursuant to MGL c.40 sec. 15A, determined that said land is no longer needed for school purposes. This approval of transfer does not include the paved westerly portion of parcel C now used as a High School parking lot which portion is still to be used for school purposes including student parking. Pass any vote or any action relative thereto. Sponsor: Board of Selectmen November 3, 2009 Voted: That the Town authorize the transfer and control of a certain parcel, or part thereof, of land located on A Street (Assessors Map 276 Block 151 Lot 9) being a parcel of 4.68 acres on the westerly side of A Street, referenced as Parcel C in Town Meeting Article 43, March 15, 1957 and in a deed to the Town recorded at South Middlesex Registry of Deeds, Book 605, pg. 200, Certificate of Title 95150, from the Town of Framingham School Committee to the Town Depart- ment of Public Works for public utility purposes, including a sewer pump station provided that prior to this vote of the Town Meeting, the Framingham School Committee, by vote pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 15A, determined that said land is no longer needed for school purposes. This approval of transfer does not include the paved westerly portion of parcel C now used as a High School parking lot which portion is still to be used for school purposes including student parking. 101 voting in favor, 0 opposed. ARTICI.F, 29 To see if the Town will vote to amend its General Bylaws by adding a new Article - Section - entitled Prohibition of Floor Drains as set forth in the proposed Bylaw dated September 15, 2009 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 Sponsor: Board of Selectmen November 3, 2009 Voted: That Article V of the Town Bylaws be amended, as provided in the warrant and in the background materials provided by the Town Counsel dated October 27, 2009. Town Meeting 193 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Further, that Section 27.8 Severability be deleted Approved by the Attorney General on February 19, 2010. ARTTC'IT 30 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaw Section VII: Signs and Districts by amending Section 1.10.3.2 FREESTANDING SIGNS AND SECTION 1.10.3.3 MULTIPLE BUSINESS SIGNS and the Charts 2, 3 4 and 5 contained therein to provide an additional EXCEPTIONS in the R! -R4,G Districts for Prior Non - conforming Retail Businesses as follows: 1.10.3.2 FREESTANDING SIGNS FOR A SINGLE BUSINESS (a.) The maximum dimensions of the height, width and sign face area of a freestanding sign shall be determined by the district in which it is located, as indicated in Chart 2. (b.) The sign face area for a single business shall not exceed 0.5 square feet for each linear foot of building frontage having the main entrance to the business (whether or not the main entrance faces a street), or a minimum of 18 square feet whichever is greater, subject to the standards in the chart below. See Definition of Frontage D.20. (c.) Sign panels on signs with two supporting poles must be between the inner edges of the sign supports or poles. All sign panels between two supporting poles must be the same width and shape regardless of the number of businesses on each panel (d.) Sign supports, poles or framework on internally illuminated signs may not extend above the top sign panel with the exception of the sign face area or panel with the street name or number. (e.) Poles for non - internally illuminated signs may extend up to 12 inches above the top of the sign. (f) The maximum depth between the two outermost external faces of the sign panels shall not exceed 14 inches. Town Meeting 194 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report Chart 2: DIMENSIONS FOR A FREESTANDING SIGN FOR A SINGLE BUSINESS DISTRICT DISTRICT MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM DEPT HEIGHT WIDTH IGN FACE AREA IN DISTANCE SQUARE FEET DISTANCE DISTANCE BETWEEN SIGN BETWEEN BETWEEN FACES IN INCHE GROUND TO SUPPORT POLES TOP EDGE OF IN LINEAR FEET SIGN IN LINEAR FEET HC/ RC 40 20 12 14 131 -134 30 10 6 14 CB 30 10 6 14 P 18 6 5 14 M /M1 30 10 6 14 R1 -R4,G 2 4 2 4 OSR 30 6 6 14 TP ** ONLY MONUMENT SIGNS ALLOWED. SEE CHART 3 GE,PUD * Exception: Existing prior non - conforming retail businesses located in R -1 -11-4 and G Districts shall be allowed one, non - internally illuminated sign with the same dimensions allowed in the P Dis- trict except the maximum depth shall be 4 ". These signs shall not be eligible for the Modification process. * *Exception; For office/ technology park as defined. See Section D.33 and Chart 8 Town Meeting 195 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report DISTRICT MAXIM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM UM HEIGHT WIDTH(A) DEPTH SIGN GROUND DISTANCE DISTANCE FACE TO TOP BETWEEN BETWEEN SIGN AREA IN EDGE OF THE OUTEr FACES IN SQUARE SIGN IN EDGES OF INCHES FEET LINEAR THE SIGN (A) FEET STRUCTUR HC/ RC 40 20 E IN 14 B1 -B4 30 10 LINEAR 14 FEET HC/ RC 40 8 8 14 R1 -R4, G NOT - -- - -- - -- ALLOW ED ALL OTHERS 30 6 6 14 * Exception: Existing prior non - conforming retail businesses located in R -1 -R -4 and G Districts shall be allowed one, non - internally illuminated sign with the same dimensions allowed in the P District except the maximum depth shall be 4" These signs shall not be eligible for the Modification process. 'Exception; For office/ technology park as defined. See Section D.33 and Chart g ?? Chart 4: DIMENSIONS FOR A FREESTANDING SIGN FOR MULTIPLE BUSINESSES DISTRICT MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM SIGN FACE HEIGHT WIDTH(A) DEPTH ARE DISTANCE DISTANCE DISTANCE A BETWEEN BETWEEN BETWEEN SIGN IN SQUARE GROUND TO SUPPORT FACES IN FEET TOP EDGE OF POLES IN INCHES SIGN IN LINEAR FEET (A) LINEAR FEET HC/ RC 40 20 12 14 B1 -B4 30 10 6 14 Town Meeting 196 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report CB 30 10 6 14 P 18 6 5 14 M/ M1 30 10 6 14 R1 -R4,G 2 4 2 4 OSR 30 6 6 14 TP ** GE, PUD, ONLY MONUMENT SIGNS ALLOWED. SEE CHART 5 (a) The maximum width must remain consistent for the entire height of the sign. EXCEPTION: Existing prior non - conforming retail businesses located in R -1 -11-4 and G Districts shall be allowed One non - internally illuminated sign with the same dimensions allowed in the P District except the maximum depth Shall be 4 ". These signs shall not be eligible for the Modification process. EXCEPTIONS: For office/ technology parks as defined. See Section D 33 and Chart 8 For HC /RC districts See Section J.3.c.(7) Chart 5: DIMENSIONS FOR A MONUMENT SIGN FOR MULTIPLE BUSINESSES DISTRICT MAXIMU vlAX MAXIMUM MAXIMUM M MAXIMUN WIDTH DEPTH SIGN HEIGHT (A) DISTANCE ACE AREA DISTANCE DISTANCE BETWEEN N SQUARE BETWEEN BETWEEN THE SIGN FACES I FEET GROUND TO OUTER EDGES INCHES TOP EDGE OF OF SIGN SIGN IN STRUCTURE IN LINEAR FEET LINEAR FEET HC/ RC 40 8 8 14 R1 -R4, G '� NOT - -- - -- - -- ALLOWED ALL OTHERS 1 30 6 6 1 14 (a) Maximum width must remain consistent for entire width of sign. Town Meeting 197 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report NOTE: Monument signs may also have a solid surface base as allowed in Section J.3.a.(4). and are subject to the regulations for street numbers in Section J.3.a.(2). See.J.3.c(7) for EXCEPTIONS. EXCEPTION: Existing prior non - conforming retail businesses located in R- 1-R-4 and G Districts shall be allowed one, non - internally illuminated sign with the same dimensions allowed in the P District except the maximum depth shall be 4 ". These signs shall not be eligible for the Modification process. EXCEPTIONS: For office/ technology parks as defined. See Section D 33 and Chart 8 For HC/ RC districts See Section J.3. c. (7) Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Planning Board November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 31 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaws Article VII: Signs and Districts Section 1.10 DIMENSION REGULATIONS by adding a new Section (e) to Section 1.10.2.6 AREA OF WALL SIGNS as follows: Exception: The Sign Face Area of wall signs for businesses that have the word "Framingham" in their name shall not be determined as provided in Section 1.4.47. The determination of the total wall sign face area and sign location shall be as provided in this Section 1.10.2.6, but the word "Framingham" may be located sepa- rately from the remainder of the business name on the sign. The combined sign face area of the word "Fram- ingham" and the remainder of the business sign name shall not exceed the total allowed sign face area proscribed in this Section 1.10.2.6. Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Planning Board November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTIC'IT 32 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaw Section VII: Signs and Historic Districts Section 1.10.3.1 GENERAL REGULATIONS FORFREESTANDING SIGNS by amending Section 1.10.3.1 as follows: In Section (d)(1.) add a new Section (c.) Town Meeting 198 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report (c.) Exception: A free standing sign may be placed on the top surface of an exist- ing stone wall provided the combined height of the stone wall and the sign does not exceed that which is allowed in the district. And by adding a new provision (c.) to Section (d)(2.) (c.) This provision shall not apply to the Exception in this Section d.(1.)(c.) above. Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Planning Board November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICLE 33 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaw Section VII: Signs and Districts Section 1.10.3.1 GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR FREESTANDING SIGNS by deleting the following: Section 1.10.3.1(g.)(9.) 9.) A restaurant, but not a drive -thru restaurant, may incorporative a changeable copy panel provided that such changeable copy message board shall not exceed two reader lines and the total vertical dimension shall not exceed twelve inches. The changeable copy panel shall be included in the calculation of the total sign area and may only announce special events and entertainment, not prices or products. Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Planning Board November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen with the concurrence of the Sponsor. ARTICI.F, 34 To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII "Signs and Districts" of the General By -Laws by adding a new Section 1.9.11 and renumbering the remainder of the Section as follows: ,, a. Standards for Shoppers World wall and freestanding signs shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Special Permit Decision dated January 10, 1994 and the Sign Review Ap- proval in Conjunction with a Special Permit Site Plan Approval dated August 9, 1994." Pass any vote or take any action thereto. Sponsor: Planning Board November 3, 2009 Voted: That this article be referred back to the Planning Board and Town Meeting 199 Town of Framingham 2009 Annual Report the Board of Selectmen with the concurrence of the Sponsor. RESOLUTION October 28, 2009 Voted: Be it resolved that Town Meeting requests the Planning Board to report back to Town Meeting in April 2010 a summary of accounts containing unused mitigation funds. Scott Estes, Precinct 4 RESOLUTION November 3, 2009 Voted: Whereas: Town Meeting votes on motions under articles in a warrant, and the Town Meeting Standing Committees and the Moderator Appointed Committees meet to make recommendations on the warrant articles, and Town Meeting Members need to be have the text of the motions on which they will be voting, Therefore, be it resolved that Town Meeting requests that the Board of Selectmen ask the sponsors of all articles in a town warrant to provide them with the motion that they anticipate will be made at Town Meeting under a warrant article, and make the anticipated motions available to the Town Meeting Standing Committees and the Moderator Appointed Committees two weeks before the first day of a Town Meeting for the Committees to consider when they are reviewing articles, and make the anticipated motions available to all Town Meeting Members, by noon of the Friday before the first day of a Town Meeting, on a table in Nevins Hall and on the Town website. Joel Winett, Precinct 7 Town Meeting 200 PRECINCT MAP TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM