Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The town manager alerted the Board of Selectmen during its April 22 meeting.
A citizens' petition calling for a moratorium on new construction in the historic district of West Acton may be brought to Special Town Meeting on June 3. Many residents are voicing concerns of a proposed developement at the site, Town Manager Steven Ledoux said during at taping of the Board of Selectmen meeting on April 22. The concerns are in relation to land and the recommended zoning changes. Ledoux has asked town counsel to review the citizens' petition prior to the next board meeting. June's Special Town Meeting is planned so the town can vote on a proposed pre-k through grade 12 regionalization plan between Acton and Boxborough schools. The Acton-Boxborough school committees support the plan. In other selectmen news, Janet Adachi …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Roof pitch a concern for Selectman Mike Gowing.
Demolition of the vacant McDonald's building on Main Street may take place to bring Panera Bread to Acton at Kelley's Corner if it can measure up with town zoning requirements. At a special permit hearing on April 22 taped by Acton TV, the Acton Board of Selectmen listened to a plan for a 129-seat restaurant measured at 4,100 square feet. The proposal also calls for outdoor seating for 30 customers on a 700-square-foot patio. One issue Selectman Mike Gowing brought forward had to do with the roof that would be partly flat for installation of a HVAC system. “According to the by-law it's suppossed to be a 9/12 roof and it doesn't appear to be a 9/12 roof at all. I appreciate the effort but I think you fell short on that," Gowing said. "There…
Friday, April 5, 2013
After winning the two seats, Acton's Board of Selectmen members looking forward to solving the town's issues over the next 3 years.
With the long election season behind them, Selectmen Janet Adachi and Katie Green want Acton residents to know they are eager to tackle the town's biggest issues. Both selectmen issued separate statements and answers to questions provided by Acton Patch prior to the start of Annual Town Election on April 1. Janet Adachi For a few reasons, I did not worry about being re-elected. First, I believed that my first term spoke well for the skills that I had brought to the Board and how I had used those abilities to the benefit of the Board and the Town. Second, although I believed that I was a strong incumbent candidate, I did not take re-election for granted, and invested as much time and effort on my re-election as I did on my initial election …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Selectman Janet Adachi was re-elected at Annual Town Election on Tuesday.
My re-election on March 26 to the Board of Selectmen was a team effort, for which I would like to acknowledge the contributions of the team members and offer my profound thanks to: Now, back to preparing for 2013 Town Meeting, where I hope to see many residents! Janet Adachi Acton Selectman
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Resident Catherine Chase says Katie Green is the right choice for Board of Selectmen.
I am writing in support of Katie Green for Acton selectman in the upcoming March 26th election. Katie is a hard working, well educated young woman with a strong commitment to Acton and a desire to contribute to our community. For four years she was the legislative aide to one of our state representatives. During those years she learned a lot about the needs of Acton, about the legislative process, about the all important budget process and its effect on our town. She has learned the importance of working with people of all backgrounds and all viewpoints. As a selectman she would actively seek out differing viewpoints, the better to represent our entire community. Katie is practical, down to earth, well organized and attentive to the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Residents Bob and Deena Ferrara say Katie Green's work ethic will help guide Acton.
We are encouraged by the competitive Selectmen’s race in Acton and that the March 26 ballot offers several competent and well-motivated candidates for the two positions. We are especially enthusiastic about the first-time candidacy of Katie Green. In the several years we have known Katie, she has always been a very thoughtful, approachable, and well-grounded person. And when it comes to getting something done or participating in a community project, you absolutely want her on your team. She brings a solid work ethic, focus, intelligence, and a sensitivity to others’ viewpoints. These traits suited her well on the staff of State Representative Jen Benson. In several years in that role, she also gained first-hand experience with the …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Resident Lauren Rosenzweig Morton says Katie Green she will help to make sure people's voices are heard.
Katie Green will make the kind of Selectman that will bring both experience and a fresh new perspective to our Town of Acton. Her work in the State House as a legislative aide to Representative Jen Benson has given her a depth of knowledge very few people have had before running for Selectman. She has already helped our town in countless ways — helping to get additional state funding for municipal and school needs, advocate for the train station and shuttle, the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and many others. She worked on many issues to help individual constituents who had problems that needed solving, or needed help to get their voices heard on a variety of issues. She cares about all people, and will work hard to make sure that Acton is …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Acton Democratic Town Committee Chair Phyllis Novick says Green is the right choice for selectmen.
Katie Green is a special candidate for selectwoman because she brings to the office the important new viewpoint of a young single woman. Katie's youthful attitudes accept and embrace individual rights and enable her to use social media comfortably to communicate. She understands Acton's values and plans to support them, but will strive to balance expenditures and revenues to keep costs down for young people trying to live independently in Acton Moving here three years ago, Katie loves living in Acton and has shown this by her willingness to join volunteer organizations. As a member of the League of Women Voters she has encouraged Acton voters to be knowledgeable about the candidates and to exercise their right to vote in local, state and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Resident Miriam Lezak explains her support for Green for Board of Selectmen.
I am writing to urge my fellow Acton residents to vote for Katie Green for Selectman on March 26. Katie brings broad experience from working for one of Acton’s state representatives and from her volunteer involvement with the League of Woman Voters. I am delighted to see someone with Katie's commitment to our town and knowledge of the workings of government as a candidate for Selectman. Katie’s years of working with Representative Benson have given her a thorough understanding of Acton’s needs and goals. With the current uncertainty with federal and state budgets, I believe Katie’s experience working in state government makes her very well suited to help keep Acton moving forward. Please join me in electing Katie as a fresh new voice …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Resident Calvin Winroth says the challenger has the leadership skills needed for Acton's board.
Margaret Busse has my vote for her candidacy as a Selectman of Acton because of her good character and her desire to help maintain Acton as a decent place to live. My wife, Mary Lou, and I have been citizens of Acton for more than 45 years. Our three children received a good education in the Acton Public School system and grew up in a good safe neighborhood. Much of our positive feelings for this town have come from the dedicated service of many good town citizens who, over the years, have been willing to step up to the plate. They have given generously of their time and talents to this town as elected officials in our town government. This tradition of electing town members who are willing to serve on the Acton Board of Selectmen is once …