Selectmen Appoint New Local Building Inspector
By Kevin Rudden Staff Reporter/Columnist · July 30, 2012
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on June 18 to appoint Tim Aicardi of Mendon as the town's new part-time Local Building Inspector. Building Commissioner John Erickson said Aicardi was the only applicant for the position, which has been vacant since Ericson was named to his current post last fall.
Selectmen also approved a proposed settlement that Town Counsel Gerald Moody was due to take to Milford District Court on June 25 to try to resolve an appeal of the board's June 4 order to destroy a pit bull named "Roxy." Under Moody's proposal, the dog would be removed to its co-owner's home in Gorham, Maine.
Town Administrator Louis Celozzi told selectmen that the Town Hall repainting project was scheduled to begin on June 25 and take an estimated two months to complete. The local Benjamin Moore plant once again donated the paint for the project, he added.
Celozzi also advocated putting a request for an estimated $220,000 on the warrant for the yet-to-be scheduled fall Special Town Meeting to pay for a new roof for both the new and older sections of the Police Station roof. The warranty for newer roof section recently expired, he said. "I'm certainly in favor of pursuing that in the future," Selectmen Chairman Brian Murray said. "We don't want to monkey around with roofs."
The board also:
• Postponed a transfer of the package store license held by the Milford Package Store at 270 Main St. until the board's July 9 meeting;
• Approved Town Engineer Michael Santora's request to erect a "Caution – Deaf Child" sign at 74 Pearl St.;
• Adopted a new Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) policy suggested by the state to cover changes in the CORI Reform law of 2010 which took effect on May 4 of this year;
• Approved a one-day wine and malt beverages license for a wedding held in the St. Mary's parish hall from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on June 23; and,
• Approved a request from Clearview Drive residents to have a block party on their street from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 29, subject to Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin's recommendation that they only occupy one side of the road to give emergency vehicles room to pass.