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Recent Actions by Milford Town Boards

• Health Officer Paul Mazzuchelli reported

that the new curbside "pink bag" textile recycling program is starting to be accepted and used by residents. In its

first week of operation, from October 29-November 2, 2,490 pounds of textiles were collected, netting the town $24.90 in revenue, he said. (December 3)

• Mazzuchelli reported the new grass and leaf recycling center off Fiske Mill Rd.

is being used by hundreds of residents each weekend, and is easier to drive into instead of the traffic congestion near the board's Cedar Street (Route 85) transfer station. The Fiske Mill Rd. site will close for the season on December 31, he said. (December 3)

• Mazzuchelli reported that 417 people took advantage of the five flu clinics held this fall by Salmon VNA & Hospice. The number is a 24.5 percent increase over last year's 335 people. (December 3)

• Mazzuchelli said amendments to the state's anti-smoking regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019 that ban

DECEMBER 14, 2018

e-cigarette "vaping" on school grounds and at school events. School Wellness Nurse Lisa White will be invited to a future board meeting to discuss how Milford public schools are enforcing the town's ban. (December 3)

• Mazzuchelli reported he and board member Leonard Izzo will be attending

a seminar to learn about what he termed "Minor updates" to the state's food code that will take place in 2019. (December 3)

Board of Selectmen

• Approved National Grid and Verizon's request to move 12 utility poles and install one new one along Main St.

(Rt. 16) and various side streets in association with the road reconstruction project being done next year by

the Massachusetts Department of

Transportation. (December 3)

• Approved a request by Fun Zone Milford

LL, doing business as Pinz, to change

its pledge of license agreement from the former Milford National Bank and Trust to Citizens Bank. (December 3)

• Town Administrator Richard Villani thanked the Fire Department, Highway Department and Maintenance Supervisor

Carlos Benjamin for installing the Christmas banners and lights along Main St. (Rt. 16). (December 3)

• Villani reported that IT Manager Andrew Diorio and Susan Edmonds, Milford Town Library director, were successful in obtaining a $12,500 grant from the state's Community Compact program to update the library's website. (December 3)

• Villani reported that applications for downtown façade improvement are being accepted, now that the town has received $75,000 – half of the state funding for the program. (December 3)

• Chairman Michael Walsh thanked the Milford Rotary Club for decorating the trees in front of the public parking lot across from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. (December 3)

• Walsh requested that a letter be sent

to the Milford Permanent Firefighters Association thanking them for running the annual "Welcome Santa Parade" on December 2. (December 3)

• Voted to renew various licenses for

2019 as follows: Automatic Amusement device licenses at 10 locations; Boarding House licenses at four locations; Class 1 New Car Dealer licenses at six locations;

Class 2 Used Car Dealer licenses at

28 of 29 locations; a Class 3 Junk Car Dealer license at one location; Common Victualler licenses at 49 locations; Common Victualler All-Alcoholic licenses at 31 of 34 locations; Common Victualler Wine and Malt Beverages Restaurant licenses at four locations; Common Victualler Wine and Malt Beverages with Cordials licenses at two locations; Entertainment licenses at 14 locations; a Farmers Brewers license at one location; a Fortune Teller license

at one location; Retail Package All- Alcoholic licenses at seven locations; and, Retail Package Wine and Malt Beverages licenses at 10 of 11 locations.

• Voted to schedule hearings for five businesses on December 17 regarding their license renewals not being approved by the board due to their owing taxes to the town. (December 3)

• Approved Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin's recommendation to create a "Handicapped Parking" space in front of 55 Pearl St. (December 3)




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