Cohasset Advisory

Wiper Advisory from Acting Chief Bill Quigley

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“WIPERS ON, HEADLIGHTS ON” TAKES EFFECT TOMORROW” On Tuesday, April 7th we will all be required to turn on our headlights whenever our windshield wipers are on. The law, signed back in January, also includes a provision that mandates headlight use under “unfavorable atmospheric conditions” to include heavy fog, etc. According to the state Department…

Cohasset Advisory to meet 10.23.14 over STM articles

A citizens’ petition to reimburse Selectman Martha Gjesteby for legal frees she acquired while fighting a criminal ethics charge filed against her by the board of selectmen in 2012-13 will be discussed by the advisory committee tonight. This will be the committee’s second go-’round on whether to reimburse Gjesteby for legal fees of $9,226.52. (Photo of Gjesteby at…

Advisors asked Social Service League Some Hard Questions

Glenn Pratt and Marita Carpenter of the Social Service League addressed advisors last night on numerous aspects of the 8,000 sq. ft. senior center that will be ready for occupancy November 1. Paul Kierce, chairman of board of elder affairs said: “This project has been adrift from public for some period of time. We’ve been…

Cohasset Advisors to hear citizens’ petitions on Senior Center and Gjesteby

Cohasset Elder Affaris and the Cohasset Social Service League have refused to discuss fundraising and budgets with town hallThe Cohasset Advisory meeting on 9/25 at 7 pm, Cohasset Town Hall, might be a sizzler. There is reportedly little joy at town hall about the Cohasset Elder Affairs (CEA) articles for the Nov.17th special town meeting; this is mainly because…

Cohasset advisors recommend against citizens’ sewer article

The advisory committee voted 5-4 against a citizen’s petition article that would authorize the expansion of the Central Cohasset Waste Water Sewer system district into King Street. Advisory chair Peter Pescatore said it was not in the sewer district and a majority of advisors felt the creation of districts best be handled by the sewer…

Town Manager Chris Senior has finalized the Town’s FY15 budget.

The school committee and the budget planning committee that acts as advisory to Town Manager Chris Senior’s, voted in favor of Senior’s total town-wide budget of $27,442,620, that allots $16,957,496 for the schools and $10,485,124 for the Town. Peter Pescatore, chair of budget planning voted no. (Pescatore is also chair of the advisory committee.) The…

Cohasset chasing a Triple AAA rating

Town Manager Chris Senior met with advisor Monday night over a draft policy for investment and debt policies being proposed by Town Treasurer Paula Linhares. Senior told advisors that Linhares’ recommendations were important for long-term credit policy. Peter Pescatore, chair of the advisory committee, said the town was facing a $6-$8 million town hall renovation…