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COHASSET 




TOWN REPORT 



2009 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 
ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
of the FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

of the 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

Reports of the School Committee 

and the 
Reports of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
December 31, 2009 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January 2009 — 7,777 

President of the United States of America 
Barack Obama 

Massachusetts Senators 

Edward M. Kennedy 

John F. Kerry 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative William D. Delahunt 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator Robert L. Hedlund 

Third Plymouth Representational District 
Representative Garrett Bradley 

Annual Town Meeting 
Date Set by Board of Selectmen 

Election of Officers 
Within 35 days of the Annual Town Meeting 



IN MEMORIAM 



James W. Lagrotteira 

February 23, 2009 

Assessor 

Advisory Committee 

Linda A. Elworthy 

May 24, 2009 

Elder Affairs Director 

Ruth Pratt 

May 28, 2009 

Election Worker 

Jean H. Simonds 

July 19, 2009 

Planning Board 

Benjamin Blake 

October 23, 2009 

Town Hall Study Committee 

Advisory Committee 

Thomas E. Burke 

December 30, 2009 

Advisory Committee 



ELECTED OFFICIALS - TOWN OF COHASSET 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN - 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Paul Carlson 2010 

Ralph Dormitzer 2010 

Frederick Koed 2011 

Karen M. Quigley 2011 

Edwin G. Carr 2012 

MODERATOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

Daniel S. Evans 2011 
TOWN CLERK - 3 YEAR TERM 

Marion L Douglas 2011 

ASSESSOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

Elsa Miller 2010 

Mary E. Granville 2011 

Michael C. Patrolia 2012 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - 3 YEAR TERM 

Adrienne MacCarthy 2010 

Lucia Flibotte 2010 

Alfred Slanetz 2011 

HeleneA. Lieb 2012 

Paul J. Schubert 2012 

TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 3 YEAR TERM 

Sarah R. Pease 2010 

Barbara Power 2010 

Stacey V. Weaver 2010 

Sheila Evans 2011 

Rodney M. Hobson 2011 

Marylou Lawrence 2011 

Roger L. Lowe 2012 

Agnes McCann 2012 

Patience G. Towie 2012 



BOARD OF HEALTH - 3 YEAR TERM 



Stephen N. Bobo 
Robin M. Lawrence 
Margaret S. Chapman 



2010 
2011 
2012 



COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY - 5 YEAR TERM 

Helen C. Nothnagle (appointed by Governor) 

Christopher M.Allen 2010 

Susan L. Sardina 2011 

Ralph Perroncello 2012 

Ann Barrett 2014 

PLANNING BOARD - 5 YEAR TERM 



Stuart W. Ivimey 
Clark H. Brewer 
Alfred S. Moore 
Charles A. Samuelson 
Jean M. Healey Dippold 



2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014 



RECREATION COMMISSION- 5 YEAR TERM 



Abigail Alves 
Andrew P. Quigley 
Lisa L. Lojacono 
Lillian Murray Curley 
Jannes Richardson 
Daniel J. Martin, Sr. 
Roseanne M. McMorris 
Kathryn C. Lydon 



2010 

2010 (appointed 2009) 

2011 (resigned April 2, 2009) 
2012 

2012 
2012 
2013 
2014 



SEWER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 



Sean Cunning 
Wayne Sawchuk 
John W. Beck 



2010 
2011 
2012 



WATER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 



Nathaniel Palmer 
Glenn A. Pratt 
John McNabb 



2010 
2011 
2012 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Town Manager/Chief Procurement Officer 

William Griffin 

Town Counsel 

Paul R. DeRensis 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY TOWN MANAGER 



ADA Coordinator 

Robert M. Egan 



2011 



Animal Control Officer 

Paul Murphy 



2011 



Assessor/Appraiser 

Mary E. Quill 



Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Robert M. Egan 



2012 



Constable 

Maria Plante 



2012 



D.P.W. Superintendent 

Carl A. Sestito 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 

J. Michael Buckley, Jr. 



Elder Affairs Director 

Linda A. Elworthy 
Coral Grande 



Deceased May 2009 
Appointed Sept. 2009 



Fire Chief 

Robert D. Silvia 



FIRE DEPARTMENT UNDER CIVIL SERVICE 


Randy Belanger 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Paul T. Bilodeau 


Captain/EMT 


Daniel J. Cunningham 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


James F. Curley 


Firefighter/EMT 


John J. Dockray 


Lieutenant/EMT-Paramedic 


Kevin D. Donovan 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Kevin J. Durette 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Robert F. Forde 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


John W. Haley 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


James E. Hall 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


John M. Hernan 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Jonathan M. Hickey 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Frances X. Mahoney, Jr. 


Firefighter/EMT 


Robert R. Martin II 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Laura C. Morrison 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Robert A. Nadeau 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Joseph M. Pergola 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


Robert F. Protulis 


Lieutenant/EMT 


James P. Runey 


Captain 


Daniel N. Smith 


Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 


MarkH.Trask 


Captain 


Eric Wenzlow 


Lieutenant/EMT 


CALL FIREFIGHTERS 




Kathleen Adams 




William Brooke 


Lieutenant 


John MacNeill 


Lieutenant 


Jordan MacNeill 




Steven Maynard 




Thomas McKay 




Joseph Migliaccio 


Lieutenant 


Bruce Pratt 




Forest Warden 




Robert D. Silvia 




Harbormaster 





Lorren S. Gibbons 



Library Director 

Jackie Rafferty 

Shellfish Deputy 

Paul L. Pattison, (Constable) 

Chief of Police 

James M. Hussey Transferred 10/1/2009 

Brian Noonan, Interim appointed 10/1/2009 

Lieutenants of Police under Civil Service 

Gregory J. Lennon 
William P. Quigley 

Sergeants of Police under Civil Service 

John C. Conte 

Jefferey R. Treanor 

Christy J. Tarantino Promoted March 2, 2009 

Patrolmen under Civil Service 

Garrett A. Hunt 

Patrick Kenney 

Lisa M. Matos 

James P. McLean 

Patrick W. Reardon 

John H. Small 

Regen E. Steverman 

John J. St. Ives Promoted to patrolmen 11/2/09 

Christy J. Tarantino 

Daniel Williams 

Paul M. Wilson 

Francis P. Yannuzzi, Jr. 

PERMANENT INTERMITTENT 

Joseph T. Duffey 
Brian M. Peebles 
Timothy P. Reardon 



Plumbing and Gas Inspector 

Recreation Director 

James E. Carrolljr. 2011 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Robert M. Egan 2010 

Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 2012 

Treasurer-Collector 

Linda M. Litchfield 



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BOARDS. COMMISSIONS. COMMITTEES and REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED by the BOARD of SELECTMEN 



Cable Advisory Committee 

Paul Carlson 2010 

Patricia Martin 2010 

James Morison 2010 

Michael Zotos 2010 

Call Firefighters Committee 

Bruce W. Pratt 
Robert D. Silvia 
Ian R. Fitzpatrick 
Richard Bonanno 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Sarah H. Gomez, (District Resident) 2010 

Victor Lanzillotti 2010 

Virginia Norman (Historical Society Rep) 2010 

Can Tiryaki 2010 

William A. Hurley (District Resident) 2011 

Peter J. Wood 2011 

Gail Parks (District Resident) 2012 

Janice Crowley (Realtor) 2012 

Cohasset Cultural Council 

Selene Carlo-Eymer 2010 

Sarah Torrey 2010 

Diane Kennedy 2012 

D. AlexAdkins 2012 

Community Preservation Committee 

Alfred Moore, Planning Board 

James G. Dedes, Conservation Committee 

Vacant, Open Space 

Ralph Dormitzer, Selectmen 

Helen Nothnagle, Housing Authority 

Margaret Charles 2011 

Stuart Ivimey 2011 

Jeffrey Waal 2011 

Sarah E. Charron 2012 



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Conservation Commission 



Jonathan R. Creighton (appointed full member 10/19/09) 


2010 




Edward Graham 


2010 




Veneta Roebuck 


2010 




Douglas Wilson 


2010 


Resigned 7/31/09 


Sarah E. Charron 


2011 




Deborah S. Cook 


2011 




Richard M. Karoff 


2011 




David H. Farrag 


2012 




Richard Perkinson (associate member) 


2010 




Economic Development Committee 







Timothy Chamberlain 
Alain Pinel 
Peter L. Brown 
Darilynn Evans 
William F. Fitgerald 
Timothy J. O'Brien 



2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2012 
2012 



Elder Affairs. Council On 

Anna A. Abbruzzese 
James F. Kearney 
Edward T. Mulvey 
Karen Oronte 
June Hubbard 
Dolores A. Roy 
Marjorie Murphy 
Joseph Nedrow 
John W. Campbell 



2010 
2010 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2012 
2012 
2012 



Emergency Management 

Arthur H. Lehr, Director 
Glenn A. Pratt, Deputy Director 



Fence Viewers 

Kearin A. Dunn 
Glenn A. Pratt 



2011 
2011 



Government Island Advisory Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 
Constance M. Afshar 



2011 
2012 



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Growth and Development Task Force 

Clark H. Brewer 
Richard W. Swanborg, Jr. 
Michael R. Westcott 



N/A 
N/A 
N/A 



Harbor Committee 

Lorren S. Gibbons, (ex-officio) 

Harald Gundersen (Yacht Club Designee) 

Lillian Murray Curley (Recreation Designee) 

Peter J. Wood 

Grace Evans (Yacht Club Designee) 

John F. Bertolami 

Adam Donovan, (Connmercial Fisherman) 

Gail Parks 

Charles Peterson (Sailing Club Designee) 

Mark Rattenbury 



2010 (Resigned 9/24/09)| 

2010 j 
2010 

2011 (Appointed 10/19/C 
2012 

2012 
2012 
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2012 



Harbor Health Committee 

Noel Collins 
Christopher Evans 
Paul Figueirdo 
Paul Pattison 
Karen Quigley 



Harbormaster - Assistant 

Robert A. Johnson 
Ryan MacDonald 
Thomas J. O'Malley 



2010 
2010 
2010 



Historical Commission 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 
David Wadsv^orth 
Nathaniel Palmer 
Rebecca Bates-McArthur 
Marilyn M. Morrison 



2010 
2010 
2011 
2012 
2012 



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Cohasset Housing Trust 

Margaret Charles 

Clark Brewer 

James Hamilton 

Thomas Callahan 

Stephen Lucitt 

Helen (Taffy) Nothnagle 

Mary E. Grayden 

Karen Quigley, Selectmen Liaison 



2010 
2010 

2010 (Resigned 11/19/09) 

2011 (Resigned 11/19/09) 
2011 

2011 
2011 
2011 



Keeper of the Lockup 

John C. Conte 



2010 



Keeper of the Town Clock 

(1) Vacancy 



MBTA Representative 

Mark D. Brennan 



2011 



Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Frederick R. Koed 



2011 



Norfolk County Advisory Board 

Frederick R. Koed 



2010 



Open Space Committee 

Richard Avery 
Deborah Shadd 
James (Ted) Carroll 
Sandra Durant 
Liam O'Connell 



2010 
2011 
2011 
2011 
2012 



Recycling Committee 

JohnK. McNabb, Jr. 
Sharyn K. Studley 
Jean White 



N/A 
N/A 
N/A 



Registrars of Voters 

Marion L. Douglas, Clerk 
Judith Volungis 
Edythe Ford 
Margaret R. Charles 



2010 
2011 
2012 



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South Shore Recycling Cooperative Committee 

Merle S. Brown 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 



2011 



South Shore Regional School District Representative 

Kenneth Thayer 



2011 



Stormwater Management Committee 

Stephen Bobo, Board of Health 

James Drysdale, Citizen 

Sarah Charron, Conservation Comm 

James Kinch, Water Resources Protection Comm 

Martin Nee, Citizen 

Lawry Reid, President Straits Pond Watershed Ass., Non -Voting 



2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 
2008 



Town Hall Restoration and Renovation Committee 

David Farrag 
Werner Diekman 
Donna McGee 
Lisa Pratt 
David Wadsworth 



2010 
2010 
2010 
2010 
2010 



[Resigned 12/29/0? 



Tow/n Historv Committee 

Margot Cheel 
Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 
Ann Pompeo 
Ernest Grassey 
Harold E. Coughlin 
Louis R. Eaton, Jr. 
Nancy Garrison 
Julia H. Gleason 
James W. Hamilton 



2010 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2012 
2012 
2012 
2012 
2012 



Veteran's Graves Officer 

Joseph R. McElroy 



Appointed Oct. 5, 2009 



Veteran Services - Director of 

Joseph R. McElroy 



Appointed Jan. 15, 2009 



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Wastewater Committee 

John C. Cavanaro 

Paul Davis 

James G. Dedes 

Joseph R. Godzik (Board of Health) 

Jeffrey F. Moy 

Raymond Kasperowicz 

Stephen N. Bobo, (Board of Health) 

Vicky C Neaves 

Weir River Estuary Park Committee 

Vincent P. Dunn 
Richard J. Avery 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Susan Kent 2010 

Charles Higginson 2010 

S. Woodworth Chittick 2011 

Peter L. Goedecke 2011 

Kathleen Hunter 2011 

Benjamin H. Lacy 2012 



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BOARDS. COMMITTEES. COMMISSIONS. REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY THE TROIKA 

Advisory Committee 

Merles. Brown 2010 

Thomas J. Glavin 2010 

Patrick Waters 2010 

Chartis Langmaid Tebbetts 2011 

Thomas Reardon 2001 

Samuel Wakeman 2011 

Robert W. Benson 2012 

Edward Lappen 2012 

Kathleen, A. Ofsthun 2012 

Alternative Energy Committee 

Sally Ayers 2010 

Charles M. Bliss 2010 

Marie Caristi-McDonald 2010 

Rodney Hobson 2010 

Conrad Langenhagen 2010 

Jeffrey Patterson 2010 

Mary White 2010 

Andrew Willard 2010 

By-Law Committee 

Jacqueline Dormitzer 

Louis F. Eaton 

Agnes McCann 

Marion L. Douglas, CLERK (ex-officio) 

Paul R. DeRensis, ESQ. - TOWN COUNSEL (ex-officio) 

Capital Budget Committee 

Mark Baker 2010 

David Bergers 2010 

Steve Gaumer 2011 

Peter DeCapricio 2012 

John Keniley III 2012 



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Design Review Board 

Robert Egan, Building Inspector, ex-officio 

John Cavanaro 

Margaret Cotter 

James Sandell 

Martin Nee 

Robert Skolnick, Jr. 

Virginia Norman, (Associate member) 

Can Tiryaki, (Associate member) 



2009 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2011 
2011 



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2009 REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



The following elections and town meetings were held: 

Annual Town Meeting, March 28, 2009 
Annual Town Election, April 4, 2009 
Special Town Meeting, June 25, 2009 
Special Town Meeting, November 16, 2009 
Special State Primary, December 8, 2009 

The Annual Listing of Persons seventeen years of age and older as per General Laws, Chapter 
51, Section 4 was conducted by mail during January. Any citizen of the United States who is a 
Massachusetts resident and who will be 18 years old on or before a town meeting or Election 
Day may register to vote. There is no waiting period to be eligible to register to vote, if you 
move, you may register to vote as soon as you move into your new home. Registration is 
closed for a brief period before town meeting and election to allow election officials time to 
prepare the voting lists. If you register during a "closed" period, you will be eligible to vote only 
in later town meeting or elections. You must be registered twenty days before all primaries and 
elections, and ten days before a special town meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret Charles, Chairwoman 
Marion Douglas, Clerk 
Edythe Ford 
Judith P. Volungis 



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TOWN MANAGER'S 
2009 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 

I am pleased to submit the Town Manager's annual town report for the year 2009. Town finances 
once again were a central issue over the past year. I was pleased to inform the 2009 annual town 
meeting that a balanced budget was being presented that did not require an override despite 
reduced state aid and otherwise poor fiscal conditions. Other important efforts undertaken over 
the past calendar year included: 

Personnel Administration 

• With the unfortunate and untimely passing of Director of Elder Affairs Linda Elworthy, the 
selection process for the new Director resulted in the appointment of Coral Grande of 
Gloucester, MA to that position. Ms. Grande came to the Town of Cohasset with 
considerable experience and training in elder affairs matters and has been an outstanding 
addition to our professional staff. 

• The appointment of Joseph McElroy to the position of Director of Veterans Services. 
McElroy has been working tirelessly to serve the needs of our veterans and to promote the 
availability of federal, state and local resources for those veterans and spouses in need. 

• With the resignation of James Hussey as Police Chief, the selection process for the new 
Police Chief was commenced, and resulted in the appointment of Mark DeLuca of Whitman, 
MA to that critical position. Sincere appreciation was expressed to Chief Hussey for his 
years of effective service to the Town of Cohasset. The town was also fortunate that former 
Police Chief Brian Noonan offered to assume the Acting Chief's position until the chief 
commenced service. 

Regional Cooperation 



• 



For the past several years, this office has worked with town officials of Cohasset, Hull, 
Hingham and Norwell on the formation of a regional emergency communications center to 
provide public safety dispatching service to the four communities. During the past year, an 
Intermunicipal Agreement was negotiated by the four towns, and to date both Cohasset and 
Hingham have executed that agreement. In addition, the State awarded over $3.3 millions 
in grant funds to allow for the construction of the regional center in Hingham and the 
equipment and technology necessary to provide for this state-of-the-art center. 

This office also negotiated an Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Hull to allow Hull 
residents to utilize Cohasset's recycling center, an effort that would have provided for 
additional revenue to this community. Unfortunately, not enough Hull residents purchased 
the required sticker and the initiative was not implemented. 



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Grant Efforts 



• 



In response to an invitation from Governor Deval Patrick, the town through this office 
submitted a total of seventeen (17) project requests for consideration under the federal 
infrastructure stimulus program. While none of those projects were approved for federal 
funding, the town was very pleased with the assistance of our legislative delegation to 
receive a $450,000 grant from the Commonwealth for the Jacobs Meadow Culvert 
Replacement Program, one of the projects originally submitted under the federal stimulus 
program. 

The town was pleased to be awarded a Green Communities planning assistance grant during 
the past year. 



Other Initiatives 

• This office was pleased to participate in the effort to finance and construct the new turf 
field at Alumni Field. The turf field has proven to be an outstanding asset to the town, its 
school department and children. 

• This office participated in the negotiations that resulted in an access agreement over several 
private properties to allow the town to continue to clear the outfall pipe on Sandy Cove. 



• With funding through the Capital Budget Committee, this office hired the firm of JFK 
Systems to undertake a comprehensive master plan to address the town's future 
information technology needs. 

In closing, I wish to sincerely thank the Board of Selectmen for its continued support and guidance 
during the past year. I would like to express my thanks to the many town employees who day in 
and day out provide excellent services to our citizens. I would also like to thank the many 
volunteers who serve on our many boards, commissions and committees. It is through the 
combined efforts of our elected officials, town employees and volunteers that we serve the 
interests of our residents and businesses. 

William R. Griffin 
Town Manager 



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2009 Annual Report of the Board of Selectmen 



The Board of Selectmen dealt with many diverse issues in 2009. One of the more pressing has been the 
impact of the economic downturn on the finances of the town and its citizens. Town revenues have 
been cut through declines in excise tax receipts, new construction, and state aid. Due to prudent 
budgeting we were able to get through fiscal 2009 and 2010 (so far) with few cuts. Department heads 
did more with less and grants assisted the town to maintain services. On the expenditure side, many 
town employees went without raises or with only minor increases for another year. Nevertheless, 
unfunded mandates continue to create budgetary difficulties. 

The outlook for fiscal 2011 remains tight. In order to begin an early assessment of the problem, the 
Board of Selectmen authorized the formation of the Budget Planning Group to take a longer term view 
of budget issues. The group includes two members from each of the Board of Selectmen, the School 
Board, the Advisory Committee and the Capital Budget Committee. The Town Manager, Superintendent 
of Schools, Director of Finance and School Business Manager also actively participate. Based on its work 
to date, indications are that continued belt tightening will be required in 2011. 

Early in the year the board solicited project recommendations from town agencies and boards for 
submission to the state for the funding through the Federal Stimulus Bill. So far, we have not received 
any funding from this source. However, we did receive a $450,000 grant to assist with the repair of the 
Border Street culvert which will reduce stress from storm water runoff on Jacob's Meadow by improving 
water flow. We received another grant for repairing the channel between the Gulf and Bailey's Creek to 
Improve water flows in the harbor. 

Another major issue facing the town during the year was the proposal for two wind turbines on the 
Cohasset Heights landfill. Numerous hearings were held by the Planning Board which members of the 
Board of Selectmen attended. The turbines were finally rejected after they were found to be in violation 
of the zoning bylaws. 

The board also dealt with the Treat's Pond drainage issue at numerous meetings. After extensive 
discussion, we obtained a five year license from the property owners which will allow the DPW to relieve 
neighborhood flooding by accessing the pond's drainage pipe from the southern end of Sandy Cove. 

Other Board of Selectmen activities during the year were: 

A public hearing on a 40B project at 25 Riplev Road. After hearing from the developer, the Cohasset 
Housing Partnership, the Zoning Board of Appeals and neighbors, we decided not to recommend this 
project and concluded that this matter should be left to the Zoning Board of Appeals. 



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Land Acquisition - Morrissev Property We heard a proposal from the Trust for Public Lands and the 
Cohasset Open Space Committee to acquire the 12 acre Morrissey property on Beach Street. The Open 
Space Committee Is very much in favor of this land being acquired as they feel It will link together many 
other protected parcels and offer great trails and recreation for the Tov^/n. Later, the Trust for Public 
Lands pulled out of the project. The Open Space Committee has recently received a recommendation 
from the Community Protection Commission to the Annual Town Meeting for $250,000 toward 
purchase of this property if agreement with the owner can be reached. The Open Space Committee also 
plans to conduct a fund raising program for the purchase. 

Proposed Senior Center The board heard a proposal for a new senior center on Sohler Street. There is 
town and water department owned land there, part of which could be swapped with the Swim Center to 
enhance the parcel needed for the seniors while also Improving the Swim Center lot. We placed three 
articles on the 2009 Annual Town Meeting warrant to facilitate these swaps. The supporters of the 
senior center have received grants of $1,000,000 from the Social Service League $200,000 and the 
Community Protection Commission conditioned on certain undertakings. 

Capital Request for Information Technology Master Plan The board also approved a request for 
$35,000 to retain an independent, outside consultant to prepare an Information technology master plan 
for all town departments and the school department. 

CPC Funding for Affordable Housing Mr. James Hamilton, Chairman of the Housing Trust, and Mr. 
Stuart Ivimey, Chairman of the Community Preservation Commission (CPC) addressed the board 
regarding having the CPC provide operational funding for the Housing Trust. Mr. Hamilton argued that 
the trust needed some capital to facilitate projects while the Mr. Ivimey stated that the CPC's policy has 
consistently been to fund only proposed projects, rather than providing working capital. After an 
extensive discussion, the two chairmen agreed to work out a solution between the two committees 
which was submitted to the Annual Town Meeting. The Town Meeting turned down the request. 

Cable Advisory Committee - Cohasset Community Television Budget Plan The Cable Advisory 
Committee presented their initial budget for the new Cohasset Community Television facility in Town 
Hall. The also proposed the creation of the Cohasset Community Television Corporation to carry out the 
business of community television. Funding will come from surcharges on residents' cable bills. The 
board approved the budget, the creation of the corporation and the appointment of the members of the 
Cable Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors of CCTV. The board also approved the use of space 
in the Town Hall auditorium for the studio and new cable licenses for Comcast and Verizon. 

Commendations for Sea Rescue On April 28 at approximately 7:42PM, a man heard calls for help off of 
Whitehead Road. A kayaker had capsized his boat and was in the water. A call to 911 prompted a land 
and sea rescue by Fire Personnel, Police Personnel and Harbormaster Lorri Gibbons. The rescue was 
quickly implemented and the man was pulled to safety to the Harbormaster's boat. The board issued a 
proclamation to all involved in the sea rescue. 



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Annual Police Awards Police Chief James Hussey issued awards to members of the police force. He 
stated that the award criteria are quite stringent and they only give out awards they feel are much 
deserved. The following awards were given: 

• The Excellence Award presented to Police Officer Patrick Kenney and Police Officer Regen 
Steverman. 

• The Meritorious Service Award presented to Detective Garrett Hunt, Police Officer Patrick 
Reardon and Sergeant Christy Tarantino. 

• The Chief's Community Service Award Top Animal Control Officer, Paul Murphy. 

Police Chief Resignation and Hiring In August Police Chief James Hussey announced his resignation. 
Town Manager, William Griffin, then began the search process for finding a new chief. He appointed a 
Selection Advisory Committee of town residents to participate. After advertising the position over 
eighty applications were received. Following a review of the applications, two sets of interviews with 
the leading candidates and considerable public comment, Mark DeLuca, former Police Chief of Duxbury, 
was appointed to the position. 

Minot Ledge Light The board received a notice from the U. S. General Services Administration that the 
GSA intends to dispose of the lighthouse. The towns of Cohasset and Scituate have the right to purchase 
it while the Coast Guard will continue to operate the light. The board decided to submit a notice of 
interest to the GSA and begin an investigation into the process and costs of owning the property, 
preferably in conjunction with the Town of Scituate. Selectmen Koed and Quigley volunteered to 
perform the investigation. 

Regional Emergency Communications Center Intermunicipal Agreement Mr. Griffin negotiated an 
agreement with Hingham, Hull and Norwell for a regional 911 dispatch center to replace the dispatch 
operations of each of the four towns. The agreement gives the towns full responsibility for managing 
the center and should lead to service improvements. The new center will also receive substantial state 
aid for new, modern equipment. The board approved the agreement. 

Facilities Management Review Selectmen Carlson and Quigley conducted a review of the five year old 
Facilities Management Department. They concluded that the department was working well, but that 
there were some changes that should be made. 

Respectively submitted, 

Paul Carlson 

Chairman 

Cohasset Board of Selectmen 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 

2009 

This year was a very active and successful year for the Law Department: 

1. Advice & Legal Documents . Numerous advisory opinions were rendered throughout 
the year to various Town officials and Boards relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. 
Frequent and ongoing attention was given to reviewing and/or drafting Bylaws, numerous 
contract documents and agreements, easements, procurement documents, public road 
documents. Warrants for Town meetings (both special and annual town meetings), compliance 
with State Ethics Act, Open Meeting Law, public records requests, various Town rules and 
regulations (including new/revised subdivision regulations and Wind Turbine issues), 
subdivision control issues for proposed developments, and other legal documents. 

2. Administrative Agency Proceedings . The Town was involved with a number of state or 
federal administrative agencies, including issues before Department of Environmental 
Protection, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, Attorney General of the Commonwealth, 
Lottery Commission (Keno Licenses) and the Army Corps of Engineers. 

3. Proiects . We assisted with issues related to Wind Energy, storm water management 
and flood control issues, the Community Preservation Act, various road issues. Little 

Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue sewer expansion, the Avalon, Village Business and T.O.D. proposals, the 
Cook Estate/Abbott Development issues. Central Cohasset Sewer Treatment Plant Expansion 
Project issues, licensing issues, artificial turf at Alumni Field, a possible senior center, the MBTA 
Greenbush line, 40B Comprehensive Permit issues, various regulatory a possible environmental 
issues involving Cat Dam, Treats Pond, and Jacobs Meadow, Comcast and Verizon Cable 
Television licenses, affordable housing issues, enforcement procedures for various town 
agencies, regionalization of public safety dispatching and acquisition of watershed properties to 
protect the town's water supply. 

4. Labor Issues . We assisted the Town in general employee matters and in connection 
with employee grievances, labor arbitrations and retirement issues. We also provided advice 
from time to time during the year regarding the interpretation and application of collective 
bargaining agreements and the processing of grievances. In addition, several non-union 
personnel issues, including possible disciplinary proceedings, occurred during this year. The 
Town entered into an Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Towns of Hingham, Norwell and Hull 
to form a regional dispatch center in Hingham. We have been asked to work with labor counsel 
from the other Towns to bargain with the various unions over the labor issues involved in 
moving to a regionalized dispatch center. 



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5. Litifiation . As of December 31, 2009, the number of claims and lawsuits in which the 
Town is a party total 27 as follows: 

4 Matters involving the Board of Selectmen/Town Manager: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Town of Cohasset, Suffolk Superior Court, 

C.A. No. 38652. 

DeWolfe v. Town of Cohasset, Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 04-01061. 

JER Trust #2, Polly Dean Trustee v. Town of Cohasset, Norfolk Superior Court C.A. 

o. 2008-00868. 

Town of Cohasset v. Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, Sup.Ct. C.A. No. 09- 

00786-D. 

10 Matters involving the Board of Appeals: 

Chief Justice CushinR Highway Corporation v. Cohasset Board of Appeals. Mass. 

Land Court No. 243862. 

LedRewood Estates, Inc. v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, Mass. Land Court No. 

302403. 

Morrissey v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, Mass. Land Court No. 263788. 

Susan Tehranian v. Ross, Steven A. Trustee of GMR Nominee Trust and Cohasset 

Board of Appeals ; Land Court Misc. No. 344297. 

Schramm v. Cohasset Board of Appeals Peter A. Cundall and Ann C. Stenbeck, 

Norfolk Superior Court C.A. No. 2007-01700. 

Schramm v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, Peter A. Cundall and Ann C. Stenbeck, 

Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 2008-00031. 

McNary v. Cohasset Board of Appeals and Janice Reiter, Individually, Mass. Land Court 

Misc. No.: 394047. 

Jerome A. Vainisi and Tracy Vainisi v. Cohasset Board of Appeals and Diarmuid 

O'Connell and Elizabeth O'Connell, Land Court C.A. No.: 2009 MISC 404954. 

Diarmuid O'Connell and Elizabeth O'Connell v. Jerome A. Vainisi, Tracy Vainisi 

and Cohasset Board of Appeals, Norfolk Superior Court C.A. No.: 2009-01147. 

Ripley Associates, LLC v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, Housing Appeals Committee Docket 

No. 09-11. 

1 Matter involving the Planning Board : 

CCI Energy, LLC v. Cohasset Planning Board, Land Court C.A. No.: 09 MISC 
406150. 

1 Matter involving the Board of Health: 

Buckley v. Cohasset Board of Health and Wilmarc Charles; Norfolk Superior Court 
C.A. No. 2008-01289. 



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Matters involving the Sewer Commission : 

Kelli Calhoun, Trustee of Beach Island Nominee Trust v. Cohasset, Cohasset 
Sewer Commission and L&M HoldinRS LLC, Norfolk Superior Court Civil Action 
No.: 2009-01076. 

Thomas S. Quirk v. Cohasset Board of Sewer Commissioners, Plymouth Superior Court 
C.A. No.: 2009-00176. 

Matters involving the Police Department : 

Local 66, New England Police Benevolent Association and the Town of Cohasset, JLMC- 

0918P . 

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority v. Town of Cohasset and Cohasset Police 

Association (NEPBA Local 66), Norfolk Superior Court Civil Action No. 09-00871. 



Matter involving the Fire Department: 

Local 2804, International Association of Firefighters and Town of Cohasset, JLMC-08-24F . 

Claims pending: 

Arthur Roberts v. Town of Cohasset (Police Department). 

Kathleen Crosby and William Bell (Sewer Commission) . 

Barrow v. Town of Cohasset . 

Silva V. Town of Cohasset (DRW) . 

Cohasset Public Schools v. S.J. Services and CNA Insurance 

Robert D. Smith, Robert A. Smith and James C. Smith (Cohasset Water 

Commissioners) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Paul R. DeRensis 
TOWN COUNSEL 



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2009 REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



In addition to our regularly scheduled town meetings and elections we had an additional 
Special Town Meeting on June 25*^ On December 8*'' a Special State Primary was held due to 
the passing of Senator Kennedy. Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 - August 
25, 2009) was first elected in November 1962 and was elected nine times and served for 46 
years in the U.S. Senate. At the time of his death, he was the second most senior member of 
the Senate, and is the fourth-longest serving senator. A special state election will be held on 
January 19, 2010 to fill his seat. 

During the year our books were returned from being preserved and restored with funds we 
received from the Community Preservation Committee. We are in the process of submitting an 
application to the CPC for further funding for restoration and appreciate all the support we 
have received on this long term project. 

Again - thank you to all town officials, department heads, town employees, election workers, 
committees, citizens of Cohasset and to my assistant for their support and assistance during the 
year. 

Respectfully submitted 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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INDEX ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - MARCH 28, 2009 



Article # Description of Article 

1 Accept annual town report. Unanimous 

2 Report of committees. Unanimous 

3 Operating budget. Unanimous 

4 Union Contracts and other salary adjustments. Indefinitely postponed. 

5 Capital Stabilization funding. Unanimous. 

6 Capital improvement budget. Unanimous. 

7 Community Preservation. Adopted. 

8 Unpaid bills from previous year. Indefinitely postponed. 

9 Supplemental appropriations FY09. Unanimous. 

10 Post-retirement health insurance liability stabilization fund. Unanimous. 

11 Increase in quarterly water fees. Adopted. 

12 Update zoning map. Defeated. 

13 Update subdivision rules and regulations. Adopted. 

14 Amend Advisory Committee bylaw. Adopted. 

15 Cat Dam- Notice of Intent. Adopted 

16 Transfer of land by Water Commissioners to Board of Selectmen. 
Unanimous. 

17 Acquisition of property for new senior center. Unanimous. 

18 Conveyance of property - northwesterly of Sohier Street. Unanimous. 

19 Access to Sandy Cove off Atlantic Ave. Unanimous. 



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Annual Town Meeting -- March 28, 2009 

At the Annual Town Meeting held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Cohasset High School 
Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as 
follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 8:30 a.m. were Carol St. Pierre, 
Debra Krupczak, Sandra Murray, Abigail Alves and Deborah Protulis. Tellers were appointed 
and sworn in by the Moderator, Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 9:42 a.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at 
that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled for Precinct 1 - 121 and 
Precinct 2-78 for a grand total of 199. 

Members of the meeting called the pledge of allegiance. A moment of silence was observed 
for citizens listed in the memoriam of the town report. 

Representative Garrett Bradley was recognized at this time. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of 
Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 

Article 1: Annual Town Report 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report for 
2008. 

Moved that the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report for 
2008 be accepted, and filed with the permanent records of the Town. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 2; Reports of Committees 

To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon. 
MOVED that the subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 3: Operating Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected Officers, and to see 
what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from available funds or otherwise, for 
the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment and outlays, capital and 
otherwise, of the several Town Departments, for the ensuing fiscal year. 

MOVED that $37,811,657 be appropriated for the Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Town Budget to be 
allotted as follows: $76,117 for salaries of elected Town Officials consisting of the Town Clerk 
$65,600; Clerk, Board of Registrars (4) at $329.00; $1,316; Moderator, $1.00; Selectmen, 
Chairman, $1,500.00; Members (4) at $1,000.00, $4,000.00; Board of Assessors, Chairman, 
$1,300.00; Members (2); at $1,200.00, $2,400.00; and the remaining $37,735,540 for Personal 
Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, interest on Maturing Debt and other charges for various 
departments as recommended for purposes set forth in Appendix A as attached to these Town 
Manager's Recommended Motions for the 2009 Annual Town Meeting and Appendix B of the 
Warrant for the 2009 Annual Town Warrant, a copy of which Appendices are incorporated here 
by reference, and to meet the appropriation, the following transfers are made: 

$4,450,503 from Water Revenue 

$1,314,345 from Sewer Revenue 

$ 100,000 from Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) 

$ 75,000 from Overlay Surplus 

$ 60,894 from School Construction Surplus Fund 

$ 193,078 from Sewer Stabilization Fund 

$ 60,000 from Pension Reserve Stabilization Fund 

$ 107,715 from Capital Stabilization Fund 

$ 11,645 from Waterways Fund 

$ 5,000 from Wetlands Fund 



And $31,433,477 is raised from taxation and other general revenues of the Town; and further 
that the Salary Rate and Schedule as printed in the Warrant and shown in Appendix B be 
adopted. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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APPENDIX A 



FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2007 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2009 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2010 
RECOMM'D 


ADMINISTRATION 


573 


573 


552 


573 


573 


Moderator 

Personal Services 


Total 


$573 


$573 


$552 


$573 


$573 


Selectmen 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


5,500 
62.618 


5,500 
64,050 


5,417 
62.048 


5,500 
61,450 


5,500 
61,450 


Total 


$68,118 


$69,550 


$67,465 


$66,950 


$66,950 


Town Manager 

Personal Services 
Town Hall Clerical 
General Expenses 


120,000 

202,632 

35.050 


125,000 

184,692 

39.150 


125,000 

184,384 

39,150 


128,750 

191,093 

39,900 


128,750 

188,886 

43,400 


Total 


$357,682 


$348,842 


$348,534 


$359,743 


$361,036 


Advisory Committee 

General Expenses 
Reserve Fund 


345 

100.000 


345 

100.000 


169 
99.967 


345 
100,000 


345 

100.000 


Total 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,136 


$100,345 


$100,345 


Director of Finance 

Personal Expenses 
General Expenses 


123,676 

28.948 


128.955 

31.850 


128,955 
31.352 


132,587 

29,193 


130,383 
29,193 


Total 


$152,624 


$160,805 


$160,307 


$161,780 


$159,576 


Board of Assessors 

Personal Expenses 
General Expenses 


143.600 
27.655 


152,645 
35.355 


152,498 
33.084 


160,382 

33,780 


163,193 
29,680 


Total 


$171,255 


$188,000 


$185,582 


$194,162 


$192,873 


Treasurer/Collector 

Personal Expenses 
General Expenses 


146.597 
41.486 


155,783 
40.985 


156,133 
40.426 


160,237 
38.865 


163,717 
36,665 


Total 


$188,083 


$196,768 


$196,559 


$199,102 


$200,382 



32 



APPENDIX A 



FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2007 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2009 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2010 
RECOMWD 


Legal Services 

Town Counsel Services 


260,420 


248,460 


248,459 


150,000 


160,000 


Total 


$260,420 


$248,460 


$248,459 


$150,000 


$160,000 


Town Clerk 

Personal Services - Elected 
General Expenses 


78,016 

11,125 


80,376 
10,010 


73,483 
9,780 


82,027 
8,890 


76,439 
8,825 


Total 


$89,141 


$90,386 


$83,263 


$90,917 


$85,264 


Conservation Commission 

General Expenses 


37,374 


31,910 


31,425 


31,260 


29,697 


Total 


$37,374 


$31,910 


$31,425 


$31,260 


$29,697 


Planning Board 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 



14,450 




25,050 




25,035 


54,892 
14,750 


54,795 
1 1 ,034 


Total 


$14,450 


$25,050 


$25,035 


$69,642 


$65,829 


Zoning Board of Appeals 

General Expenses 


3,025 


2,560 


634 


2,260 


2,135 


Total 


$3,025 


$2,560 


$634 


$2,260 


$2,135 


Town Reports 

General Expenses 


15,000 


15,000 


14,907 


13,000 


13,000 


Total 


$15,000 


$15,000 


$14,907 


$13,000 


$13,000 


Parking Clerk 

General Expenses 


1,800 


1,200 


1,200 


1,200 


1,200 


Total 


$1,800 


$1,200 


$1,025 


$1,200 


$1,200 


Unclassified 

Audit of Accounts 
S.S. Coalition 
Water Purchase 


12,000 

4,000 

30,000 


12,000 

4,000 

30,000 


12,000 

4,000 

29,023 


12,000 

4,000 

30,000 


12,000 

4,000 

30,000 


Total 


$46,000 


$46,000 


$45,023 


$46,000 


$46,000 














ADMINISTRATIVE TOTAL 


$1,505,890 


$1,525,449 


$1,508,906 


$1,486,934 


$1,484,860 



33 



APPENDIX A 



FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2007 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2009 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2010 
RECOMM'D 


PUBLIC SAFETY 


1,686,956 
112.738 


1,804,267 

120.195 


1,797,487 
120,082 


1,793,273 
105,200 


1,766,526 
105,200 


Police Department 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


Total 


$1,799,694 


$1,924,462 


$1,917,569 


$1,898,473 


$1,871,726 


Fire Department 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Hydrant Services 


1,617,808 
165,295 

87.120 


1,668,279 

193,095 

17.120 


1,636,050 

186,447 

14.329 


1,704,502 

195,710 

17,120 


1,729,949 

196,560 

17,120 


Total 


$1,870,223 


$1,878,494 


$1,836,826 


$1,917,332 


$1,943,629 


Building Commissioner 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


71.209 

5.250 


72,778 

5.250 


72.058 
5.250 


73.909 

4,700 


74,109 
4,700 


Total 


$76,459 


$78,028 


$77,308 


$78,609 


$78,809 


Gas & Plumbing Inspector 

General Expenses 


10.000 


10.000 


9.460 


9.500 


9,500 


Total 


$10,000 


$10,000 


$9,460 


$9,500 


$9,500 


Weights & Measures 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


2,678 

450 


2.678 



2,678 




2,758 



2,758 
200 


Total 


$3,128 


$2,678 


$2,678 


$2,758 


$2,958 


Wiring Inspector 

General Expenses 


17,500 


17.950 


17,912 


18,014 


18,014 


Total 


$17,500 


$17,950 


$17,912 


$18,014 


$18,014 


Civil Defense 

Salaries & Expenses 


5.350 


7.850 


7,850 


5,350 


5,100 


Total 


$5,350 


$7,850 


$7,850 


$5,350 


$5,100 



34 



APPENDIX A 



FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2007 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2009 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2010 
RECOMM'D 


Harbormaster 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


61,623 
8,050 


64,435 
9,400 


63,935 
9,400 


65,905 
7,900 


67,136 
7,900 


Total 


$69,673 


$73,835 


$73,335 


$73,805 


$75,036 


Shellfish 

Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 


475 


Total 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$475 














PUBLIC SAFETY TOTAL 


$3,852,527 


$3,993,797 


$3,943,438 


$4,004,341 


$4,005,247 


EDUCATION 


12,914,714 


13,686,400 


13,679,616 


14,316,397 


14,713,000 


Cohasset Schools 

Salaries & Expenses 


Total 


$12,914,714 


$13,686,400 


$13,679,616 


$14,316,397 


$14,713,000 


South Shore VocTech 

Vocational Assessment 


105,910 


144,752 


144,752 


133,028 


75,529 


Total 


$105,910 


$144,752 


$144,752 


$133,028 


$75,529 














EDUCATION TOTAL 


$13,020,624 


$13,831,152 


$13,824,368 


$14,449,425 


$14,788,529 


PUBLIC WORKS/FACIL 


TIES 


745,113 
194,400 
425,110 


745,113 
193,397 
402,628 


764,970 
197,590 
433,110 


767,822 
202,850 
413,800 


Department of Public Works 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Other Appropriations 


718,166 
185,395 
427,473 


Total 


$1,331,034 


$1,364,623 


$1,341,138 


$1,395,670 


$1,384,472 


Snow & Ice 

General Expenses 


51,437 


76,000 


150,862 


76,300 


100,000 


Total 


$51,437 


$76,000 


$150,862 


$76,300 


$100,000 


Street Lighting 

General Expenses 


64,219 


69,801 


69,801 


70,000 


70,000 


Total 


$64,219 


$69,801 


$69,801 


$70,000 


$70,000 


Building Maintenance 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


224,694 
301,718 


245,896 
391,000 


245,896 
390,915 


250,227 
357,300 


248,690 
348,300 


Total 


$526,412 


$636,896 


$636,811 


$607,527 


$596,990 














DPW/FACILITIES TOTAL 


$1,973,102 


$2,147,320 


$2,198,612 


$2,149,497 


$2,151,462 



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APPENDIX A 



FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2007 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2009 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2010 
RECOMM'D 


HEALTH & WELFARE 


123,102 

8,350 


126.785 
8.350 


125,395 
8,351 


129,782 

6.150 


124,535 
4,600 


Board of Health 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


Total 


$131,452 


$135,135 


$133,746 


$135,932 


$129,135 


Elder Affairs 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


138,829 
42,510 


154,578 
39,400 


149,335 
33,553 


158,149 
38,400 


158,149 
34,350 


Total 


$181,339 


$193,978 


$182,888 


$196,549 


$192,499 


Veterans Services 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


1,600 
225 


1.600 
100 


1,467 



1,600 
100 



1.700 


Total 


$1,825 


$1,700 


$1,467 


$1,700 


$1,700 














HEALTH & WEL. TOTAL 


$314,616 


$330,813 


$318,101 


$334,181 


$323,334 


CULTURE & RECREATI 


ON 


377,776 
108,118 


377,179 
108,118 


398,085 
98,104 


395,083 
88,410 


Library Services 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


361.450 
110.085 


Total 


$471,535 


$485,894 


$485,297 


$496,189 


$483,493 


Recreation 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


121,946 
6.380 


134,727 

6,680 


134,726 

6,679 


126,695 
5.905 


123,293 
2,677 


Total 


$128,326 


$141,407 


$141,405 


$132,600 


$125,970 


Common Historical Commiss 

General Expenses 


ion 

100 





100 


100 


100 


Total 


$100 


$0 


$100 


$100 


$100 


Historical Preservation 

Personal Sen/ices 
General Expenses 


800 
200 


800 
100 


800 
93 


800 

100 


800 
100 


Total 


$1,000 


$900 


$893 


$900 


$900 


Celebrations 

General Expenses 


5,000 


5.000 


5.000 


5,000 


5,000 


Total 


$5,000 


$5,000 


$5,000 


$5,000 


$5,000 














CUL. & REC. TOTAL 


$605,961 


$633,201 


$632,695 


$634,789 


$615,463 



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APPENDIX A 



FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 



DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2007 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2008 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2009 
BUDGETED 


FISCAL 2010 
RECOMM'D 


DEBT SERVICE 


1,195,005 

415,323 

1,543,826 

1,388,817 


1,327,727 

425,844 

1,871,830 

1,171,128 


1,242,593 

374,349 

1,871,830 

1,171,128 


1,208,413 
558,132 

1,609,820 
884,461 


1,099,789 
541,015 

1,588,365 
863,558 


Non-Excluded Principle 
Non-Excluded Interest 
Excluded Principle 
Excluded Interest 


DEBT SERVICE TOTAL 


$4,542,971 


$4,796,529 


$4,659,900 


$4,260,826 


$4,092,727 


BENEFITS & INSURANC 


:e 


1,126,111 


1,126,111 


1,123,165 


1,224,487 


Pensions 

County Assessment 


1,105,000 


Total 


$1,105,000 


$1,126,111 


$1,126,111 


$1,123,165 


$1,224,487 


Worker's Compensation 

General Expenses 


80.000 


92,000 


86,754 


92,000 


92,000 


Total 


$80,000 


$92,000 


$86,754 


$92,000 


$92,000 


Unemployment 

General Expenses 


30,109 


36,740 


36,740 


40,000 


5,000 


Total 


$30,109 


$36,740 


$36,740 


$40,000 


$5,000 


Health Insurance 

General Expenses 


2,157,500 


2,500,000 


2,313,400 


2,580,000 


2,786,400 


Total 


$2,157,500 


$2,500,000 


$2,313,400 


$2,580,000 


$2,786,400 


Life Insurance 

General Expenses 


9,000 


11,000 


7,244 


9,000 


9,000 


Total 


$9,000 


$11,000 


$7,244 


$9,000 


$9,000 


Medicare 

General Expenses 


200,000 


220,249 


220,248 


226,000 


237,300 


Total 


$200,000 


$220,249 


$220,248 


$226,000 


$237,300 


Property & Liability Ins. 

General Expenses 


218,000 


236,200 


235,161 


236,000 


231,000 


Total 


$218,000 


$236,200 


$235,161 


$236,000 


$231,000 














BENEFITS & INS. TOTAL 


$3,799,609 


$4,222,300 


$4,025,658 


$4,306,165 


K585,187 



37 



APPENDIX A 



FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 





FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2008 


FISCAL 2008 


FISCAL 2009 


FISCAL 2010 


DEPARTMENT 


BUDGETED 


BUDGETED 


EXPENDED 


BUDGETED 


RECOMM'D 


ENTERPRISE FUNDS 












Central Cohasset Sewer 


General Expenses 


538,706 


624,897 


679,328 


624,775 


789,228 


Depreciation/Capital 


-62,000 








30,000 


100,000 


Indirect Expenses 


54.312 


22.536 


22,536 


32,818 


34.776 


Debt Service 


58,550 


60,137 


56,474 


60,137 


73,725 


Total 


$589,568 


$707,570 


$758,338 


$747,730 


$997,729 


North Cohasset Sewer 












General Expenses 


155,490 


179,210 


153,003 


165,178 


238,026 


Depreciation/Capital 


52,750 


71,362 


71,362 


97,419 


65,000 


Indirect Expenses 


20,085 


20,688 


20,688 


11,529 


13,590 


Total 


$228,325 


$271,260 


$245,053 


$274,126 


$316,616 


Water Enterprise Fund 












General Expenses 


1,188,600 


1,207,600 


1,094,361 


1,236,100 


1,722,600 


Capital Outlay 

















Town Hall Services 


32,000 


32,000 


32,000 


32,000 


32,000 


Debt Service - Principle 


777,159 


857,070 


1,017,069 


1,022,443 


1,480,040 


Debt Service - Interest 


695,391 


898,930 


894,607 


1,148.000 


1,215,863 


Total 


$2,693,150 


$2,995,600 


$3,038,037 


$3,438,543 


$4,450,503 














ENTERPRISE TOTAL 


$3,511,043 


$3,974,430 


$4,041,428 


$4,460,399 


$5,764,848 


GRAND TOTAL 


$33,126,343 


$35,454,991 


$35,153,106 


$36,086,557 


$37,811,657 



38 



APPENDIX B 

Fiscal Year 2010-0% 

Grade Step 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 



A 


Hourly 


10.77 


11.38 


12.00 


12.62 


13.23 


13.85 


14.48 




35 Hrs. 


377.08 


398.35 


419.98 


441.61 


462.88 


484.87 


506.86 




40 Hrs. 


430.95 


455.26 


479 98 


504.70 


529.01 


554.14 


579.27 


B 


Hourly 


11.64 


12.31 


12.98 


13.64 


14.26 


14.92 


15.60 




35 Hrs. 


407.37 


430.80 


454.23 


477.30 


498.93 


522.36 


546.16 




40 Hrs. 


465.56 


492.34 


519.12 


545.49 


570.21 


596.99 


624.18 


C 


Hourly 


12.61 


13.28 


13.98 


14.67 


15.41 


16.16 


16.88 




35 Hrs. 


441 .25 


464.68 


489.20 


513.35 


539.31 


565.62 


590.86 




40 Hrs. 


504.29 


531.07 


559.08 


586.69 


616.35 


646.43 


675.27 


D 


Hourly 


13.58 


14.38 


15.11 


15.90 


16.69 


17.45 


18.24 




35 Hrs. 


475.14 


503.26 


528.85 


556.61 


584.01 


610.69 


638.45 




40 Hrs. 


543.02 


575.15 


604.40 


636.13 


667.44 


697.93 


729.65 


E 


Hourly 


14.65 


15.52 


16.32 


17.16 


17.99 


18.85 


19.69 




35 Hrs. 


512.63 


543.27 


571.03 


600.59 


629.79 


659.72 


689.28 




40 Hrs. 


585.86 


620.88 


652.61 


686.39 


719.76 


753.96 


787.74 


F 


Hourly 


15.82 


16.74 


17.61 


18.48 


19.43 


20.34 


21.25 




35 Hrs. 


553.73 


585.81 


616.46 


646.74 


679.90 


711.99 


743.71 




40 Hrs. 


632.83 


669.50 


704.52 


739.13 


777.03 


813.70 


849.96 


G 


Hourly 


17.11 


18.06 


19.04 


20.01 


20.98 


21.91 


22.91 




35 Hrs. 


598.79 


631.96 


666.56 


700.45 


734.34 


766.78 


801.75 




40 Hrs. 


684.33 


722.24 


761.79 


800.52 


839.24 


876.32 


916.29 


H 


Hourly 


18.46 


19.51 


20.56 


21.63 


22.65 


2369 


24.76 




35 Hrs. 


646.02 


682.79 


719.56 


757.05 


792.74 


829.15 


866.64 




40 Hrs. 


738.30 


780.33 


822.35 


865.20 


905.99 


947.60 


990.45 


1 


Hourly 


19.95 


21.06 


22.21 


23.33 


24.46 


25.60 


26.75 




35 Hrs. 


698.29 


737.22 


777.24 


816.53 


856.19 


895.84 


936.22 




40 Hrs. 


798.04 


842.54 


888.27 


933.18 


978.50 


1,023.82 


1,069.96 


J 


Hourly 


21.53 


22.72 


23.96 


25.15 


26.45 


27.67 


28.91 




35 Hrs. 


753.45 


795.26 


838.52 


880.34 


925.76 


968.30 


1,011.92 




40 Hrs. 


861.08 


908.87 


958.31 


1,006.10 


1,058.02 


1,106.63 


1,156.48 


K 


Hourly 


23.27 


24.54 


25.91 


27.21 


28.53 


29.86 


31.21 




35 Hrs. 


814.37 


859.07 


907.02 


952.44 


998.59 


1,045.09 


1,092.32 




40 Hrs. 


930.71 


981.80 


1,036.59 


1,088.50 


1,141.24 


1,194.39 


1,248.36 


L 


Hourly 


25.13 


26.57 


28.01 


29.44 


30.85 


32.25 


33.68 




35 Hrs. 


879.62 


930.09 


980.20 


1,030.31 


1,079.70 


1,128.73 


1,178.84 




40 Hrs. 


1,005.28 


1,062.96 


1,120.23 


1,177.50 


1,233.94 


1,289.97 


1,347.24 


M 


Hourly 


27.17 


28.65 


30.20 


31.75 


33.30 


34.86 


36.42 




35 Hrs. 


951.00 


1,002.91 


1,056.99 


1,111.42 


1,165.50 


1,219.93 


1,274.73 




40 Hrs. 


1,086.86 


1,146.18 


1,207.98 


1,270.20 


1,332.00 


1,394.21 


1,456.83 


N 


Hourly 


29.29 


30.96 


32.63 


34.26 


35.95 


37.61 


39.30 




35 Hrs. 


1,025.26 


1,083.66 


1,142.06 


1,199.02 


1,258.15 


1,316.19 


1,375.67 




40 Hrs. 


1,171,73 


1,238.47 


1,305.22 


1,370.31 


1,437.88 


1,504.21 


1,572.19 





Hourly 


31.66 


33.44 


35.27 


37.08 


38.86 


40.64 


4247 




35 Hrs. 


1,108.18 


1,170.54 


1,234.35 


1,297.80 


1,360.17 


1,422.53 


1,486.34 




40 Hrs. 


1,266.49 


1,337.76 


1,410.69 


1,483.20 


1,554.48 


1,625.75 


1,698.68 



39 



APPENDIX B 




PAY 


POSITIONS 


GROUP 


AUTHORIZED 



HOURS 



Schedule 1 - Regular Employees 



Board of Assessors 

Deputy Assessor/Appraiser 
Assistant Assessor 
Administrative Assistant 



Contract 

I 

G 



40 

35 

32.5 



Building Department 

Building Commissioner/Zoning Officer 
Clerk 



Contract 

F 



40 
4 



Civilian Dispatch 

Communications Supervisor 
Lead Dispatcher 
Dispatcher (FT) 
Dispatcher (PT) 



H 
G 

F 
F 



40 
40 
40 
24 



Conservation Commission 
Administrative Assistant 



32.5 



Elder Affairs 
Director 
Elder Advocate 
Volunteer Coordinator 
Clerk 

Van Driver 
Van Driver 

Facilities 
Director 

Maintenance Worker 
Custodial Worker 
Custodial Worker 

Fire Department 
Fire Chief 
Captain 
Lieutenant 
Firefighter - Paramedic 

Harbor Department 
Harbormaster 

Board of Health 
Health Agent 
Administrator 



Contract 


1 


40 


1 


1 


28 


G 


1 


19 


G 


1 


18 


F 


1 


19 


F 


2 


4 


Contract 


1 


40 


G 


2 


40 


F 


1 


40 


F 


1 


19 


Contract 


1 


40 


FS-13 


4 


42 


FS-12 


4 


42 


FS-11 


14 


42 


Contract 


1 


40 


Contract 


1 


12 


Contract 


1 


40 



40 



Library 

Chief Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Library Assistant 
Library Assistant 
Library Teclinician 
Library Teclinician 
Library Technician 
Library Technician 
Administrative Assistant 



APPENDIX B 






PAY 


POSITIONS 




GROUP 


AUTHORIZED 


HOUR 


Contract 




40 






35 






31 






37.5 






35 






29 






22 




2 


21 




2 


20 




1 


9 



Planning Board 
Administrator 



38 



Police Department 
Police Chief 
Lieutenant 
Sergeant 
Patrolman 
Secretary 

Department of Public Works 
Superintendent 
General Foreman 
Working Foreman 
Heavy Equipment Operator 
Skilled Utility Worker 
Tree Climber 

Skilled Utility Worker - Cemetery 
Administrative Assistant 

Recreation 
Director 

Board of Selectmen 

Administrative Assistant 
Secretary/Receptionist 



Contract 


1 


40 


PS -11 


2 


37.5 


PS -11 


3 


37.5 


PS -09 


12 


37.5 


H 


1 


40 


Contract 


1 


40 


K 


1 


40 


1 


3 


40 


G 


4 


40 


F 


3 


40 


F 


1 


40 


F 


1 


40 


G 


1 


35 


Contract 


1 


40 


1 


1 


40 


F 


1 


24 



Sewer Department 

Administrative Assistant 



35 



Director of Finance/Town Accountant 
Director of Finance/Town Accountant 
Assistant Town Accountant 



Contract 
G 



40 
22.5 



41 



Town Clerk 

Assistant Town Clerk 



APPENDIX B 






PAY 


POSITIONS 




GROUP 


AUTHORIZED 


HOURS 


1 


1 


40 



Town Manager 
Town Manager 



Contract 



40 



Treasurer/Collector 
Treasurer/Collector 
Assistant Treasurer/Collector 
Assistant to Treasurer 



Contract 


1 


40 


1 


1 


40 


G 


1 


35 



Schedule 1a - Elected Employees 



Town Clerk 


$65,600 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 


329 


Moderator 


1 


Board of Selectmen: 




Chair 


1,500 


Members (4) at $1,000 


4,000 


Board of Assessors 




Chair 


1,300 


Members (2) at $1,200 


2,400 


Schedule 2a - Part Time Positions Annual 




Veterans' Agent 


1,600 


Member, Board of Registrars 


326 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


2,758 


Town Archivist 


600 


Director of Emergency Management 


350 


Assistant Director of Emergency Management 


100 


Shellfish Constable 


500 


Animal Control Officer 


12,000 


Keeper of the Town Clock 


100 


Keeper of the Town Pump 


100 


Schedule 2b - Part Time Positions Hourly 




Assistant Harbor Master 


13.11 


Casual Labor 


8.00 


Election Officers 


12.00 


Election Clerk 


12.00 


Election Warden 


12.00 


Summer Patrolman 


14.32 


Police Matron 


13.00 


Deputy Building Inspector (H-Min) 


18.46 


Library Pages 


8.00 


Recording Secretary (D-Min) 


13.58 



42 



APPENDIX B 




PAY 


POSITIONS 


GROUP 


AUTHORIZED 



HOURS 



Schedule 3 - Part Time Positions 
Constable - Per Notice 



20.00 



Exempt Positions - Per the Fair Labor Standards Act 

Deputy Assessor/Appraiser Health Agent 

Building Commissioner Chief Librarian 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant Police Chief 

Director of Facilities Recreation Director 

Elder Affairs Director Superintendent of Public Works 

Fire Chief Town Manager 

Harbormaster Treasurer/Collector 

Health Administrator Town Planner 



43 



APPENDIX C 

TOWN OF COH ASSET 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 

FY 2010 TO FY 2014 



Department/Description 


2010 
Proposed 


CBC 
Recommended 


2011 
Proposed 


2012 
Proposed 


2013 
Proposed 


2014 
Proposed 
















FACILITIES MANAGEMENT 














Town Hall Fire Alarm System Replacement 


$ 40,000 


$ 40.000 










Library Gutters and Downspouts 


$ 150,000 












Osgood School Hot Water Heater 


$ 24,000 


$ 24.000 










Dark Fiber Installation 






$ 30,000 








Common/Centeral Building Automation Sysytem 






$ 80,000 








Town Hall Chiller Replacement 








$ 45,000 






Maintenance Vehicle Replacement 










$ 35,000 




Sub-Total 


$ 214,000 


$ 64,000 


$ 110,000 


$ 45,000 


$ 35,000 


$ 
















SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 














School Buses (2) & SPED Van (1) 


S 200,000 


$ 200.000 










One Ton Dump Truck 


$ 45,000 












Computers for Classrooms 


$ 100,000 












School Buses (2) 










$ 59,469 


$59,469 


Bleachers for Alumni Field 






$ 85,000 








Repairs to Running Track 






$ 50,000 








Osgood School Pavement 










$ 50,000 




Osgood School Playground Additions 












$75,000 


Osgood School Emergency Generator 












$160,000 


Middle/High School Fitness Center Airconditioning 












$22,000 


Middle/High School Science Lab Exhaust Fans (5) 










S 25,000 




Sub-Total 


$ 345,000 


$ 200,000 


$ 135,000 


$ 


$ 134,469 


$ 316,469 
















ELDER AFFAIRS 














Twelve Passenger Van 


S 23,089 












Sub-Total 


$ 23,089 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 
















FIRE DEPARTMENT 














Rescue Pumper 


$ 360,000 


$ 360.000 










Thermal Imaging Camera 


$ 14,000 












High Pressure Self Contained Filling Station/Compress 


$ 50,000 












Fire Station Feasibility Study 


$ 50,000 












Hydraulic Extrication Equipment 






S 23,000 








Thermal Imaging Camera 






S 14,000 








Computer Equipment 






$ 10,000 








Heart Monitor/Defibrillator 








$ 28,000 






Forest Fire Truck 










$ 150,000 




Rescue Boat and Trailer 












$15,000 


Sub-Total 


$ 474,000 


% 360,000 


$ 47,000 


$ 28,000 


$ 150,000 


$ 15,000 

















44 



APPENDIX C 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 

FY 2010 TO FY 2014 



Department/Description 


2010 
Proposed 


CBC 
Recommended 


2011 
Proposed 


2012 
Proposed 


2013 
Proposed 


2014 
Proposed 
















RECREATION 














Milliken Tennis Court & Facillities Repairs 


$ 100,000 












Elms Meadow Light Poles & Fixtures 






$ 35,000 








Library Basketball Court Resurfacing & Light Poles 






$ 75,000 








Rebuild Multisport Field at Library 








5 50,000 






Milliken Field Fence along Bancroft Road 








5 50,000 






Warming Shed at Elms Meadow Skating Area 








5 25.000 






Design Plans for Athetic Field off Cushing Stret 










$ 25,000 




Bandstand Gazebo at Library Complex 










5 25,000 




Milliken Field Tennis Courts Resurfacing 












S 25,000 


Open Space & Rrecreation Plan Implementation 






$ 50,000 


$ 50,000 


$ 50,000 


$ 50,000 
















Sub-Total 


$ 100,000 


$ 


$ 160,000 


$ 175,000 


$ 100,000 


$ 75,000 
















PUBLIC WORKS 














Sand Spreader 


510,000 


$10,000 










Front End Loader Refurbishment 


$35,000 


$35,000 










Bucket Truck 


575,000 












Heavy Haul Tractor 






$120,000 








One Ton Truck w/ Chip Body 








$75,000 






Replace 20 Mobile Radio Units 








522,000 






Loader/Backhoe 










5110,000 




Dump Truck - 35,000 GVW 












$95,000 
















Sub-Total 


$120,000 


$45,000 


$120,000 


$97,000 


$110,000 


$95,000 
















IN FORMA TION TECHNOLOGY 














Information Technology Master Plan 


$35,000 


$35,000 










Town Hall Equipment Replacement Program 


520,500 


$10,000 


532,500 


$27,600 


52,900 


$1,500 
















Sub-Total 


$55,500 


$45,000 


$32,500 


$27,600 


$2,900 


$1,500 
















LIBRARY 














Computer Replacement Program 


$12,925 


$5,000 


511,595 


$18,245 


512,925 


$11,595 


Finalization of Staff Work Room 


$5,000 


$5,000 










Upholstery of Seats, Chairs, Staff Seating & Cushions 


$2,500 






$2,500 




















Sub-Total 


$20,425 


$10,000 


$11,595 


$20,745 


$12,925 


$11,595 



45 



APPENDIX C 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 

FY 2010 TO FY 2014 



Department/Description 


2010 
Proposed 


CBC 
Recommended 


2011 
Proposed 


2012 
Proposed 


2013 
Proposed 


2014 
Proposed 






























POLICE DEPARTMENT 














Communication & Security System Upgrades 


$34,900 


$23,500 










Marked Cruisers (2) 


$62,000 


$31,000 










Computers (5) & Printers (3) 


$10,900 


$10,900 










Marked Cruiser (1) 






$31,000 








Computer Server 






$5,000 








Unmarked Car 






$22,000 








Computers (3) 






$3,600 








Portable Radios (25) 






$80,000 








Radio Repeater Replace/Update 






$30,000 








Dispatch Center - Replace Consoles 






$150,000 








Mari<ed Cruiser (1) 








$31,000 






Pistols & Holsters (25) 








$12,500 






Long Guns (10) 








$3,000 






New Police Station 








$4,500,000 






Marked Cruisers (2) 










$62,000 




Mobile Radios (10) 










$50,000 




Unmarked Car 










$22,000 




Marked Cruiser 












$31,000 


Computers (4) & Printers (3) 












$8,700 


Marked 4X4 Vehicle 












$32,000 
















Sub-Total 


$107,800 


$65,400 


$321,600 


$4,546,500 


$134,000 


$71,700 






























GRAND TOTAL 


$1,459,814 


$789,400 


$905,195 


$4,912,245 


$676,394 


$584,764 



46 



Article 4: Union Contracts & Other Salary Adjustments 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, 
and/or transfer from available funds, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, to fund the FY09 cost items of a collective bargaining agreement between the Town, 
represented by the Board of Selectmen, and the Fire Department employees represented by 
Local 2804, Cohasset Permanent Firefighters, Police Department employees represented by the 
New England Police Benevolent Association, Inc. Local 9000, in accordance with Chapter 150E 
of the General Laws, and to fund salary adjustments for non-union and employees with 
individual employment contracts. 

MOVED that the subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 5: Capital Stabilization Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be deposited into the Capital 
Stabilization Fund. 

MOVED that the sum of Three Hundred Forty Eight Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty Four 
Dollars and Fifty Three Cents($348,324.53)) be appropriated for deposit into the Capital 
Stabilization Fund; and to meet this appropriation. Three Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars 
($320,000) be raised and appropriated from taxation and other general revenues of the Town, 
and the sum of Twenty Eight Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty Four Dollars and Fifty Three 
Cents ($28,324.53) be transferred from the unexpended balance of the following prior 
appropriations: 



Town Meeting Article # 


Purpose 


Amount 


March 27, 1993 STM 1 


Fire Dept. Hepatitis Vaccine 


$ 


1,742.50 


March 26, 1994 ATM 21 


Fire Dept. Generator 


$ 


859.01 


October 28, 1996 STM 36 


Fire Dept. Pumper Repair 


$ 


343.71 


March 29, 1997 ATM 13 


North Cohasset Water Study 


$ 


2,500.00 


March 28, 1998 ATM 42 


Eleazer Lane 


$ 


1,500.00 


October 26, 1998 STM 15 


Repairs to Private Ways 


$ 


465.90 


March 25, 2000 ATM 36 


Little Harbor Sewer Study 


$ 


2,278.86 


November 17, 2003 STM 11 


School Bus 


$ 


5,360.83 


December 6, 2004 STM 4 


Elder Affairs Van 


$ 


1,673.72 


December 6, 2004 STM 4 


School Utility Van 


$ 


200.00 


November 13, 2007 STM 2 


School SPED Van 


$11,400.00 



A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 6: 



Capital Improvements Budget 



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to fund various capital improvements, 
capital projects and/or capital equipment for the various departments, boards, commissions 
and agencies of the town. 

MOVED 

That One Hundred Thirty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($136,900) be appropriated, with 
the intention that these funds be available in FY09 and beyond, to be expended by the Town 
Manager for the following departmental equipment: 



Department 



Description 



Amount 



Public Works 

Public Works 

Information Technology 

Information Technology 

Library 

Police Department 

Police Department 



Sand Spreader $10,000 

Front End Loader Refurbishment $35,000 

Information Technology Master Plan $35,000 

Town Hall Equipment Replacement $10,000 

Computer Replacement Program $ 5,000 

Police Cruiser (1) $31,000 

Computers & Printers $10,900 



And that to fund this appropriation, the sum of One Hundred Thirty Six Thousand Nine Hundred 
Dollars ($136,900) be transferred from the Capital Stabilization Fund, and 

That Six Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($652,500) be appropriated, with 
the intention that these funds be available in FY09 and beyond, to be expended by the Town 
Manager for the following capital projects and equipment: 



Department 

Facilities Management 

Osgood School 

Library 

Police Department 

School Department 

School Department 

Fire Department 



Description Amount 

Town Hall Fire Alarm System Replacement $ 40,000 

Water Heater Replacement $ 24,000 

Staff Work Room Completion $ 5,000 

Communication & Security System Upgrades $ 23,500 

School Buses (2) $170,000 

SPED Van $ 30,000 

Rescue Pumper $360,000 



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And that to fund this appropriation, the sum of One Hundred Seventeen Thousand Five 
Hundred Dollars ($117,500) be transferred from the Capital Stabilization Fund, and that the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow Five 
Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($535,000) pursuant to Chapter 44 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, as amended, and to issue bonds and notes of the Town therefor, such borrowing 
to be a general obligation of the Town. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

It was agreed upon by the meeting to take Article 7 (CPC article) after the three articles having 
to do with the land for the senior center - articles 16 - 18. 

Commendation offered by Samuel Wakeman, Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

WHEREAS, since Roger Q. Hill has lived in Cohasset, he has had a strong ongoing interest in 
the public affairs of the Town; and 

WHEREAS, Roger Q. Hill was appointed to the Advisory Committee in 2003 and has been a 
dedicated member for the past six years; and 

WHEREAS, such dedication and service to the Town can not come without great sacrifice to 
personal matters and family life; and 

WHEREAS, the Advisory Committee now recommends this Unanimous Motion for 
Commendation to Roger Q. Hill. 

NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town 
Meeting hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Roger Q. Hill for his many years 
of service to the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the Town of Cohasset on this twenty-eighth day of 
March in the year Two Thousand Nine. 

Commendation adopted unanimously. 

Article 8: Unpaid Bills from Previous Years 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to pay for unpaid bills from previous fiscal years. 

MOVED that the subject matter of this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 9: Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 2009 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute 
and/or transfer fronn available funds, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, needed by various departmental budgets and appropriations to complete the fiscal 
year ending June 30, 2009. 

MOVED that Two Hundred Nineteen Thousand Dollars ($219,000) be hereby appropriated to 
the Fiscal 2009 budgetary items set forth below amending the amounts appropriated by the 
Town pursuant to Article 3 of the 2008 Annual Town Meeting (which appropriations may have 
been amended at the November 17, 2008 Special Town Meeting), which funds after transfer 
are to be expended by the Town Manager, to supplement certain departmental budgets and 
appropriations set forth below to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, as follows. 



Transfer Funds to: 



Legal Services Budget $ 75,000 

Unclassified Budget $ 9,000 

Police Department Salaries $80,000 

Police Department Expenses $ 5,000 

Public Works Salaries $ 5,000 

Facilities Management Budget $ 10,000 

Unemployment Compensation $25,000 

Medicare $ 10,000 



Legal Services 
Water Purchase 
Overtime 
Various Expenses 
Overtime 

Contingency Budget 
Claims Budget 
General Expenses 



TOTAL AMOUNT TRANSFERRED $219,000 

And to fund this appropriation. Two Hundred Nineteen Thousand Dollars ($219,000) be 
transferred from Free Cash (Surplus Revenue). 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Resolution offered by Alfred Slanetz, member of the School Committee. 

WHEREAS, STEVEN FUSCO, has served the students of Cohasset and all its citizens for three 
years as a member of the School Committee; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Fusco has devoted his time and talents to the betterment of education in 
Cohasset through his time on the school committee and his active involvement as a board 
member on the Cohasset Education Foundation; and 

WHEREAS, he has applied his knowledge and expertise for the continued need for 
replacement and advancement of technology as it relates to education; 



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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we his fellow members of the Cohasset School 
Committee and the citizens gathered here this 28*^ day of March, 2009 hereby record their 
sincere appreciation for his commitment of time and talent so that we "continued the 
commitment to excellence" in the Cohasset Public Schools. 

Resolution adopted unanimously. 

Article 10: Post-Retirement Health Insurance Liability Stabilization Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer fronn available funds and/or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be deposited into the Post- 
Retirement Health Insurance Liability Stabilization Fund. 

MOVED that the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be hereby appropriated for deposit 
into the Post-Retirement Health Insurance Liability Stabilization Fund; and to meet this 
appropriation, the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be transferred from the Health 
Insurance budget approved for Fiscal 2009 as appropriated under Article 3 of the 2008 Annual 
Town Meeting. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 11: Water Department - Increase in Quarterly Fees 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the current schedule of water rates by adopting the 
following new schedule of Rate #1, Service Charges and Unit Consumption Charges for all 
customers and Rate #2 Stand by Fire Service. 

Rate #1 - Metered Residential and Non Residential 

Rate Level 

(Plus) Charge per 100 cf per Quarter 



Size of Meter 


Charge per Qtr. 


1'' Step 


2"*^ Step 


1" or less 


$ 94.06 


$ 5.16 


$ 10.32 


1 1/2" 


$ 184.07 


$ 5.16 


$ 10.32 


2" 


$ 291.88 


$ 5.16 


$ 10.32 


3" 


$ 578.23 


$ 5.16 


$ 10.32 


4" 


$ 850.76 


$ 5.16 


$ 10.32 


6" 


$2,120.00 


$ 5.16 


$ 10.32 



Rate #2 - Stand By Fire Service 

$18.00 per quarter 



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MOVED that the current schedule of water rates be amended by approving a new schedule of 
Rate #1, Service Charges and Unit Consumption Charges for ail customers and Rate #2 Stand by 
Fire Service as printed in the warrant, to take effect July 1, 2009. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 12: Update of Town of Cohasset Zoning District Map 

To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate or transfer from available funds or, borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to be expended by the Town Manager with 
approval of the Planning Board to engage consulting services to update the "March, 2002 Town 
of Cohasset, Massachusetts Zoning District Map. 

MOVED that Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000) be appropriated to be expended by the Town 
Manager with the approval of the Planning Board to engage consulting services to update the 
"March, 2002 Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts Zoning District Map", and to fund this 
appropriation, Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000) be raised from the FY 10 tax levy and other 
general revenues of the Town. 

Motion is defeated. 

Commendation offered by Samuel Wakeman, Chairman of the Advisory Committee. 

WHEREAS, since Vivian Bobo has lived in Cohasset, she has had a strong ongoing interest in 
the public affairs of the Town; and 

WHEREAS, Vivian Bobo was appointed to the Advisory Committee in 2003 and has been a 
dedicated member for the past six years; and 

WHEREAS, such dedication and service to the Town can not come without great sacrifice to 
personal matters and family life; and 

WHEREAS, the Advisory Committee now recommends this Unanimous Motion for 
Commendation to Vivian Bobo. 

NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town 
Meeting hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Vivian Bobo for her many years 
of service to the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the Town of Cohasset on this twenty-eighth day of 
March in the year Two Thousand Nine. 

Commendation voted unanimously. 



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Article 13: Update of Town of Cohasset Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision 
of Land 

To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate or transfer from available funds or, borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to be expended by the Town Manager with 
approval of the Planning Board to engage consulting services to update the "November 15, 
1989 Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of 
Land". 

MOVED that Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000) to be expended by the Town Manager with 
approval of the Planning Board to engage consulting services to update the "November 15, 
1989 Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of 
Land", and to fund this appropriation. Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000) be transferred from 
Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the treasury of the town.. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 14: Advisory Committee Bylaw 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article V, Section 1, of the Town General Bylaws by 
striking paragraph (d) in its entirety and substituting therefore the following: 

(d) Each December, the Advisory Committee shall meet and elect from their membership a 
Chairman, a Secretary, and such other officers as the membership deems fit and necessary, 
who shall hold office until their successors are elected. A true record of the proceedings of this 
committee shall be kept, and a copy of this record shall be filed annually in the office of the 
Town Clerk. 

and further by striking paragraph (e) in its entirety and substituting therefore the following: 

(e)\ Five (5) members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

MOVED that the General Bylaws, Article V, Section 1, be amended by striking paragraph (d) in 
its entirety and substituting therefore the following: 

(d) Each December, the Advisory Committee shall meet and elect from their membership a 
Chairman, a Secretary, and other such officers as the membership deems fit and 
necessary, who shall hold office until their successors are elected. A true record of the 
proceedings of this committee shall be kept, and a copy of this record shall be filed 
annually in the office of the Town Clerk. 



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And further by striking paragraph (e) in its entirety and substituting therefore the following: 

(e) Five (5) members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

Motion adopted. 

Resolution offered by Adrienne MacCarthy, member of the School Committee. 

WHEREAS, Richard Flynn has served the citizens of Cohasset as a member of the Advisory 
Committee from 1993 thru 1999; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Flynn has also served the students of Cohasset as a member of the School 
Committee for the past nine years; and serving three of those years as Chairman; and 

WHEREAS, he has devoted his time and talent to the betterment of education in Cohasset 
through advances in curriculum, technology and facility improvement; and 

WHEREAS, he has deliberated effectively and has skillfully applied his financial expertise 
during both budget and contract negotiations never losing sight of the "commitment to 
excellence"; and 

WHEREAS, the students and citizens have greatly benefited from Richard Flynn's contribution 
of time, expertise, wit and common sense; 

NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, that we, the Cohasset School Committee and the 
citizens of Cohasset assembled here of the 28**^ day of March 2009 acknowledge with sincere 
appreciation the long and devoted service to the Town of Cohasset and will be ever grateful 
to Richard Flynn for his "commitment to excellence." 

Resolution adopted unanimously. 

Article 15: Cat Dam Notice of Intent 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or 
borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, for the purpose of professional services to assist the Town in preparing and 
submitting to the Conservation Commission a Notice of Intent for the operation, maintenance 
and tide gate schedule for the town owned Cat Dam on Nichols Road. 

MOVED that the sum of Seventeen Thousand Dollars ($17,000) be appropriated to be 
expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of professional services to assist the Town in 
preparing and submitting to the Conservation Commission a Notice of Intent for the operation. 



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maintenance and tide gate schedule for tine town owned Cat Dann on Nicliols Road and to fund 
this appropriation, Seventeen Thousand Dollars ($17,000) be raised from the FY 10 tax levy and 
other general revenues of the Town. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 16: Transfer of Land by Water Commissioners to Board of Selectmen 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Water Commissioners to transfer to the 
Board of Selectmen, and for the Board of Selectmen to accept, the care, custody, management 
and control of a certain parcel of land located northwesterly off Sohier Street, known as Town 
of Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcel 2, further described in the Order of Taking made by 
the Town on October 25, 1950 and recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 
2958, Page 182, and shown as Lot A on the plan entitled "Plan of Land in Cohasset, Mass.," 
dated September 19, 1950 and on file at said Registry with such Order of Taking, or any 
portions thereof or interests therein; to authorize the Board of Selectmen to file with the 
General Court a petition for the enactment of a Home Rule special act as set forth below and to 
request the Town's representatives to the General Court to introduce a Special Act set forth 
below, and further to authorize the General Court, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, to make constructive changes in language as may be necessary or advisable towards 
perfecting the intent of this legislation in order to secure passage. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF COHASSET TO 

TRANSFER CERTAIN INTERESTS IN LAND SITUATED IN THE TOWN OF 

COHASSET ACQUIRED FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES AND TO USE 

SUCH LAND FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES 

Section 1. Pursuant to Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special 
law to the contrary, the Town of Cohasset, acting by and through it Board of Water 
Commissioners and its Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to transfer to the Board of 
Selectmen, the custody and control of that certain parcel of land located northwesterly off 
Sohier Street in Cohasset, known as Town of Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcel 2, further 
described in the Order of Taking made by the Town on October 25, 1950 and recorded at the 
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 2958, Page 182, and shown as Lot A on the plan 
entitled "Plan of Land in Cohasset, Mass.," dated September 19, 1950 and on file at said 
Registry with such Order of Taking, or any portions thereof or interests therein, and to use such 
property for general municipal and other lawful purposes. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

MOVED that pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 15A of the General Laws, the Board of Water 
Commissioners be hereby authorized to transfer to the Board of Selectmen, and the Board of 
Selectmen be hereby authorized to accept, the care, custody, management and control of a 



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certain parcel of land located northwesterly off Sohier Street, known as Town of Cohasset Tax 
Assessor Map 15, Parcel 2, further described in the Order of Taking made by the Town on 
October 25, 1950 and recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 2958, Page 
182, and shown as Lot A on the plan entitled "Plan of Land in Cohasset, Mass.," dated 
September 19, 1950 and on file at said Registry with such Order of Taking, or any portions 
thereof or interests therein; the Board of Selectmen be further authorized to file with the 
General Court a petition for the enactment of a Home Rule special act as set forth below and 
that the Town's representatives to the General Court be requested to introduce a Special Act 
set forth below, and further that the General Court be authorized, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, to make constructive changes in language as may be necessary or 
advisable towards perfecting the intent of this legislation in order to secure passage 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF COHASSET TO 

TRANSFER CERTAIN INTERESTS IN LAND SITUATED IN THE TOWN OF 

COHASSET ACQUIRED FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES AND TO USE 

SUCH LAND FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES 

Section 1. Pursuant to Article XCVII of the Amendments to the Constitution of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special 
law to the contrary, the Town of Cohasset, acting by and through it Board of Water 
Commissioners and its Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to transfer to the Board of 
Selectmen, the custody and control of that certain parcel of land located northwesterly off 
Sohier Street in Cohasset, known as Town of Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcel 2, further 
described in the Order of Taking made by the Town on October 25, 1950 and recorded at the 
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 2958, Page 182, and shown as Lot A on the plan 
entitled "Plan of Land in Cohasset, Mass.," dated September 19, 1950 and on file at said 
Registry with such Order of Taking, or any portions thereof or interests therein, and to use such 
property for general municipal and other lawful purposes. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 17: Acquisition of Propertv for Senior Center 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, pursuant to G.L. c. 40 and 79, 
to acquire by purchase or gift the fee title or lesser title interests in all or any portions of that 
certain parcel known as 89 Sohier Street and Town of Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcel 3, 
for the construction of a senior center facility and/or for general municipal purposes; to see if 
the Town will vote to appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute or transfer from 
available funds, a sum of money for such purposes. 



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MOVED that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized, pursuant to G.L. c. 40 and 79, to 
acquire by purchase or gift the fee title or lesser title interests in all or any portions of that 
certain parcel known as 89 Sohier Street and Town of Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcel 3, 
for the construction of a senior center facility and/or for general municipal purposes. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 18: Conveyance of Property 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell, convey, release or 
otherwise dispose of the certain parcel of land located northwesterly off Sohier Street, known 
as Town of Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcel 2, further described in the Order of Taking 
made by the Town on October 25, 1950 and recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 
in Book 2958, Page 182, and shown as Lot A on the plan entitled "Plan of Land in Cohasset, 
Mass.," dated September 19, 1950 and on file at the Registry with such Order of Taking, or any 
portions thereof or interests therein, subject to Massachusetts G.L. c. SOB. 

MOVED that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to sell, convey, release or otherwise 
dispose of the certain parcel of land located northwesterly off Sohier Street, known as Town of 
Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcel 2, further described in the Order of Taking made by the 
Town on October 25, 1950 and recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 2958, 
Page 182, and shown as Lot A on the plan entitled "Plan of Land in Cohasset, Mass.," dated 
September 19, 1950 and on file at the Registry with such Order of Taking, or any portions 
thereof or interests therein, subject to Massachusetts G.L. c. SOB. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 7: Community Preservation Committee 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt and approve the recommendations of the Community 
Preservation Committee for Fiscal Year 2010, and to see if the Town will vote to implement 
such recommendations by appropriating a sum or sums of money from the Community 
Preservation Fund established pursuant to Chapter 44B of the General Laws, and by authorizing 
the Board of Selectmen, with the approval of the Community Preservation Committee to 
acquire, by purchase, gift or eminent domain such real property interests in the name of the 
Town, or enforceable by the Town, including real property interests in the form of permanent 
affordable housing restrictions and historical preservation restrictions that will meet the 
requirements of Chapter 184 of the General Laws, as may be necessary or proper to carry out 
the foregoing. 



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MOVED 

Recommendation A: 

That Fiscal Year 2010 revenues to the Community Preservation Fund be divided to the follovy/ing 
sub accounts to be administered by the Community Preservation Committee as follows: 

Historical Resources Sub Account (10%) $37,875 

Open Space Sub Account (10%) $37,875 

Community Housing Sub Account (10%) $ 37,875 

Total Budget $113,625 

Recommendation B : 

That One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($110,000) be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account and that One Hundred Ten Thousand 
Dollars ($110,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund Housing Sub Account 
for a total of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($220,000), with the intention that these 
funds be available in FY 2009 and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town 
Manager, as follows: "Phase One" - the first $110,000 as set forth above from the Discretionary 
Sub Account shall be used for the purposes of creating a business and operating plan for the 
construction of the envisioned senior housing and senior center, its maintenance, operation 
and upkeep, performing necessary engineering/architectural/other related preliminary design 
work, obtaining site approval, attorneys fees, permitting, and other related costs. Once Phase 
One is completed to the satisfaction of both the Community Preservation Committee and Board 
of Selectmen then "Phase Two" of the project may begin, which shall include, but not limited to 
the costs for additional professional design services and engineering, land transfers, legal 
services, construction costs, and other related costs. The second $110,000, as set forth above 
from the Housing Sub Account, shall be used to fund Phase Two and any funds remaining 
unexpended from the first $110,000 may also then be added to and used for Phase Two 
purposes. No part of this appropriation shall be spent until the Attorney General of the 
Commonwealth has issued approval of the use of Social Service league trust funds for the 
purposes of this appropriation. 

Recommendation C: 

That Thirty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($37,500) be transferred from the 
Community Preservation Fund Open Space Sub Account to be expended by the Town Manager 
for payment of debt service for the project approved under Article 12 (Recommendation E) of 
the 2004 annual town meeting (open space land acquisition). 

Motion adopted. 



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Article 19: Right of Access to Sandy Cove off Atlantic Avenue 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase or gift 
permanent easements, rights of entry or lesser title interests over and under those properties 
located off Atlantic Avenue and listed below as shown on that certain plan entitled "Easement 
Plan, Atlantic Avenue, Cohasset, MA," prepared for the Town of Cohasset by Coughlin 
Environmental Services, dated December 7, 2008 and on file with the Board of Selectmen, for 
access to and from Sandy Cove; to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to acquire by purchase or gift permanent easements, rights of entry or lesser title interests over 
and under any portions of such properties for drainage purposes; to see if the Town will vote to 
appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute or transfer from available funds, a sum 
of money for any of such purposes. 



MAP 


PARCEL 


ADDRESS 


31 


21 


79 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21B 


81 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21D 


83 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21C 


85 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21A 


87 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21E 


89 Atlantic Avenue 


29 


1 


91 Atlantic Avenue 


29 


3 


95 Atlantic Avenue 


29 


4 


99 Atlantic Avenue 



MOVED that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by purchase or gift permanent 
easements, rights of entry or lesser title interests over and under those properties located off 
Atlantic Avenue and listed below as shown on that certain plan entitled "Easement Plan, 
Atlantic Avenue, Cohasset, MA," prepared for the Town of Cohasset by Coughlin Environmental 
Services, dated December 7, 2008 and on file with the Board of Selectmen, for access to and 
from Sandy Cove; to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by 
purchase or gift permanent easements, rights of entry or lesser title interests over and under 
any portions of such properties for drainage purposes; to see if the Town will vote to 
appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute or transfer from available funds, a sum 
of money for any of such purposes; or to take any other action related thereto. 



MAP 


PARCEL 


ADDRESS 


31 


21 


79 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21B 


81 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21D 


83 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21C 


85 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21A 


87 Atlantic Avenue 


31 


21E 


89 Atlantic Avenue 


29 


1 


91 Atlantic Avenue 


29 


3 


95 Atlantic Avenue 


29 


4 


99 Atlantic Avenue 



Motion adopted unanimously. 



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It was moved and seconded that this meeting stand adjourned to Saturday, April 4, 2009 for 
the election of town officers. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L Douglas, Town Clerk 



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ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - TOWN OF COHASSET 
APRIL 4, 2009 

The polls opened at 8 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. 

Total Voters — 272 ; Per Cent - 5. Absentee Voters - Pre. 1 - 5 ; Pre. 2-5. 

Total of absentees was 10. 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 7:45 a.m. were as follows: 



Carol St. Pierre 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Katherine Lincoln 
Grace Tuckerman 
James Contis 



Carolyn Contis 
Debra Krupczak 
Alison Krupczak 
Carolyn Contis 
Abigail Alves 



Selectmen for Three Years (1) 



Edwin G. Carr 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Pre. 1 



Pre. 2 



Total 



134 


101 


235 


8 


2 


10 


11 


16 


27 


153 


119 


272 



School Committee for Three Years (2) 



Helene A. Lieb 

Paul J. Schubert 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



121 


90 


211 


128 


83 


211 


7 


6 


13 


50 


59 


109 


306 


238 


544 



Trustees Paul Pratt Memorial Library for Three Years (3) 



Roger L. Lowe 

Agnes McCann 

Patience G.TowIe 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



127 


80 


207 


124 


92 


216 


130 


85 


215 


5 





5 


73 


100 


173 


459 


357 


816 



61 



Assessor for Three Years (1) 

Michael C. Patrolia 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Board of Health for Three Years (1) 

Margaret S. Chapman 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Cohasset Housing Authority (1) 

Ann Barrett 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Planning Board for Five Years (1) 

Jean M. Healey Dippold 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Recreation Commission for Five Years (1) 

Kathryn C. Lydon 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Sewer Commission for Three Years (1) 

John W. Beck 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



130 


99 


229 


1 





1 


22 


20 


42 


153 


119 


272 



134 


98 


232 











19 


21 


40 


153 


119 


272 



129 


84 


223 


1 





1 


23 


25 


48 


153 


119 


272 



128 


97 


225 


1 





1 


24 


22 


46 


153 


119 


272 



130 


91 


221 


1 





1 


22 


28 


50 


153 


119 


272 



.31 


83 


214 





1 


1 


22 


35 


57 


153 


119 


272 



62 



Water Commission for Three Years (1) 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



The polls closed at 6 p.m. and the results were declared at 6:20 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 
Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



124 


100 


224 





1 


1 


29 


18 


47 


153 


119 


272 



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INDEX SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - JUNE 25, 2009 



Article # Description of Article 

1 Turf Field Project. Adopted by required 2/3's. 

2 Citizen's Petition Wind Energy Bylaw Amendments. Indefinitely 
postponed. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. THURSDAY. JUNE 25. 2009 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Cohasset High School 
Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as 
follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:30 p.m. were Carol St. Pierre, 
Debra Krupczak, Sandra Murray, Abigail Alves and Christina St Pierre. Tellers were appointed 
and sworn in by the Moderator, Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:25 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at 
that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled for Precinct 1 - 158 and 
Precinct 2 -159 for a grand total of 317. 

Members of the meeting called the pledge of allegiance. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of 
Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 

ARTICLE 1: TURF FIELD PROJECT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the vote taken pursuant to Article 13 of the 2008 fall 
Special Town Meeting to change the conditions upon which the town may borrow money or 
expend money for the purpose of a synthetic turf field and track at the Clark Chatterton 
Athletic Complex, or take any other action related thereto. 

ARTICLE 1: TURF FIELD PROJECT 

MOVED that the appropriation voted pursuant to Article 13 of the 2008 fall Special Town 
Meeting, no part of which has been spent or borrowed, be changed as follows: delete the 
existing language entirely and substitute the following: 

MOVED that Nine Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($975,000), be hereby appropriated, 
with the intention that these amounts be available in FY 09 and beyond, to be expended by the 
Town Manager, to construct a synthetic turf field and track at the Clark Chatterton Athletic 
Complex; and that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) pursuant 
to Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, and to issue bonds 
and notes of the Town therefor, such borrowing to be a general obligation of the Town; and 
Four Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($475,000) to come from donations of cash and 
in-kind contributions of materials, goods and services to be received by the Town as gifts, 
provided however, that no money shall be borrowed under this vote unless the following 
condition is met: that the Cohasset Sports Partnership will have raised a sum of at least Four 



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Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($475,000), and delivered in cash and documented 
paid receipts for goods, materials and services to the Town Manager, by December 31, 2010 it 
being the understanding of the Town that said Four Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars 
($475,000) in cash and in-kind contributions shall be given to the Town by the Cohasset Sports 
Partnership for this purpose. 

Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

ARTICLE 2: CITIZEN^S PETITION - WIND ENERGY CONVERSION FACILITY BYLAW 

AMENDMENT 

The undersigned request that the following article be included in the warrant for the Special 
Town Meeting scheduled to be held in June 2009. The purpose of the article is to see if the 
Town will vote to amend Section 19, of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, the Town of Cohasset 
Wind Energy Conversion Facility Bylaw, inserting the following: All provisions of Section 19 and 
any other provisions of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws which would allow an application for and 
consideration of a special permit for the placement and/or construction of one or more 
commercial wind turbines in Town shall cease in their effect and operation, as a whole and 
severable, upon passage of this paragraph by action of Town Meeting, such that no further 
special permits for the placement and/or construction of one or more commercial wind 
turbines in Town may be applied for by any person, partnerships, corporations, or other entity 
following the date of first public advertisement of the amendatory town meeting warrant 
article containing this paragraph. 

NAME ADDRESS NAME ADDRESS 

Nathaniel Palmer 9 Little Harbor Road Gary Cohen 27 Cedar Street 

Vaughn Littlejohn 39 Hill Street Jill Littlejohn 39 Hill Street 

Melissa Schorr 27 Cedar Street Jeffrey Patterson 10 Sanctuary Pond 

James Huse 34 Cedar Acres Lane Conrad Langenhagen 24 Sanctuary Pond 

H. Shields Day, Jr. 96 Fairoaks Lane Nora Speer 100 Pond Street 



ARTICLE 2: CITIZENS PETITION - WIND ENERGY CONVERSION FACILITY BYLAW 

MOVED, that Section 19 of the Zoning Bylaws be amended by adding the following new Section 
19.10: 

All provisions of Section 19 and any other provisions of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws which 
would allow an application for and consideration of a special permit for the placement and/or 
construction of one or more commercial wind turbines in Town shall cease in their effect and 
operation, as a whole and severable, upon passage of this paragraph by action of Town 
Meeting, such that no further special permits for the placement and/or construction of one or 
more commercial wind turbines in Town may be applied for by any person, partnerships. 



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corporations, or other entity from the date of first notice of the Planning Board's public 
hearing, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40A, Section 5, on the annendatory town meeting warrant article 
containing this paragraph until the earlier of the following: the effective date of any additional 
amendments to Section 19 or thirty five (35) days after the Cohasset Town Meeting to be held 
in Spring 2010. The purpose of this Section 19.10 is to allow the Town to consider further 
amendments to the Zoning Bylaws to improve the process by which wind energy conversion 
facilities are permitted in the Town. 

Moved by Jeffrey Patterson that this meeting be adjourned to Monday, September 21, 2009 at 
7 p.m. at the Cohasset High School Sullivan Gymnasium. Hand count was taken to adjourn - Yes 
113; No 134. Motion is defeated. 

Moved by Paul Carlson, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen that the article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Motion adopted. 

It was moved and seconded that this Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 8:30 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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INDEX SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - NOVEMBER 16. 2009 



Article # Description of Article 

1 Amendments to FY2010 Operating Budget. Adopted unanimously. 

2 Fiscal 2009 - Snow and Ice Control Deficit. Adopted unanimously. 

3 Community Preservation Committee. 

1. Recommendation A. Fifty Thousand ($50,000) to Community 
Preservation Fund Housing Sub Account. Defeated. 

2. Recommendation B. Ten Thousand ($10,000) to retain a civil 
engineer for final plans for reconstruction of pond on Cohasset 
Common. Adopted. 

3. Recommendation C. Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000) for 
design, engineering and construction of an outfield fence at 
Beechwood Street ball field. Adopted unanimously. 

4. Recommendation D. Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) to payoff 
debt for the project approved under Article 12 (recommendation 
E) of the 2004 Annual Town Meeting - open space land 
acquisition. Adopted unanimously. 

4. Planning Board Associate Member. Adopted as amended 

5. Tax deferral limits. Adopted unanimously. 

6. Tax deferral for military service. Adopted unanimously. 

7. Demolition of property at 137 Hull Street. Adopted. 

8. Easement to Abbott Homes -Cohasset. LLC. Defeated. 

9. Acceptance of Chapter 32b, Section 18 - move employees at age 65 to 
Medicare coverage along with supplemental health insurance. Adopted 
unanimously. 



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Special Town Meeting - November 16. 2009 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, November 16, 2009 at the Cohasset High School 
Sullivan Gynnnasium the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as 
follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 7 p.m.. were Carol St. Pierre, Debra 
Krupczak, Abigail Alves, Sandra Murray and Betts Murray. Tellers were appointed and sworn in 
by the Moderator, Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at 
that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list for Pre. 1 -55; Pre. 2 -58 for a 
total of 113. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and Return of 
Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 

Citizens recited the pledge of allegiance. 

ARTICLE 1; AMENDMENTS TO FISCAL 2010 OPERATING BUDGET 

To see what additional action the Town will vote to amend, modify, increase or decrease, or 
otherwise, to balance the Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget as voted in Article 3 of the March 
28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting, including proposed revised appropriations and any additional 
sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, or 
transfer from available funds or otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, 
expenses, equipment, and outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town departments, for 
the current fiscal year, or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that Seventy Seven Thousand Dollars ($77,000) be appropriated to reduce the Fiscal 
2010 tax levy, and to fund such appropriation the amount of Seventy Seven Thousand Dollars 
($77,000) be transferred from the Overlay Surplus Account. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2: FISCAL 2009 SNOW & ICE CONTROL DEFICIT 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to pay for FY09 snow and ice deficit 
expenditures made pursuant to ch. 44, section 31 D of the General Laws during the prior fiscal 
year, or to take any other action related thereto. 



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Moved that Two Hundred Three Thousand One Hundred Eleven Dollars and Seventy Eight 
Cents ($203,111-78) be hereby appropriated to pay for FY09 snow and ice deficit expenditures 
paid pursuant to ch. 44, section 31D of the General Laws during the prior fiscal year, and to 
fund such appropriation the amount of Two Hundred Three Thousand One Hundred Eleven 
Dollars and Seventy Eight Cents ($203,111.78) be transferred fronn Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) 
in the treasury of the Town. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3: COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE 

To see what action the Town will take with respect to the recommendations of the Community 
Preservation Committee for Fiscal Year 2010, and to see if the Town will vote to implement any 
such recommendation by appropriating a sum or sums of money from the Community 
Preservation Fund established pursuant to Chapter 44B of the General Laws, and from any 
other source, by raising and appropriating, transferring from available funds, borrowing 
pursuant to any applicable statute or borrowing pursuant to any applicable statute for this 
purpose, and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift or 
eminent domain, or alternatively to convey, sell or dispose of, such real property interests as 
may be required by the Community Preservation Act to implement any such expenditure of 
community preservation funds, or take any other action related thereto. 

Recommendation A: 

Moved that Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Housing Sub Account, with the intention that these funds be available in 
FY2010 and thereafter, which funds will be used to fund the activities of the Cohasset Housing 
Trust with the restriction that the Cohasset Housing Trust may not contract for any real estate, 
goods and services and/or use said sum to pay for any real estate, goods and services unless it 
receives the prior consent of the Board of Selectmen. 

Hand count taken. Yes 45; No 50 Motion is defeated. 

Recommendation B: 

Moved that Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation 
Fund Historical Preservation Sub Account, the intention that these funds be available in FY 2010 
and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of 
retaining a civil engineer to prepare the final plans and bid documents associated with the 
reconstruction of the pond located on the Cohasset Common. 

Motion adopted. 



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Recommendation C: 

That Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund 
Open Space Sub Account and that Thirty One Thousand Dollars ($31,000) be transferred from 
the Community Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account for a total of Thirty Five Thousand 
Dollars ($35,000) with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2010 and thereafter, 
which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager for the design, engineering and 
construction of an outfield fence at the Beechwood Street ball field. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion for indefinite postponement adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation D: 

Moved that Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation 
Fund Discretionary Sub Account, with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2010 and 
thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager to payoff the debt for the 
project approved under Article 12 (Recommendation E) of the 2004 annual town meeting (open 
space land acquisition). 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4: PLANNING BOARD ASSOCIATE MEMBER 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the General Bylaws, Article III, Section 7. (a) to read as 
follows: "The Planning Board shall consist of five (5) members, with one member elected each 
year for a five (5) year term and one associate member elected for a three (3) year term. Such 
associate member shall sit on the board only when designated by the chairman of the planning 
board for the purposes of acting on a special permit application in the case of absence, inability 
to act, or conflict of interest on the part of any 

member of the planning board or in the event of a vacancy on the board." And to amend the 
Zoning Bylaw, Section 12.4, first paragraph, by adding the following new third sentence: 

"Where the terms of this bylaw designate the planning board as the special permit granting 
authority, the chairman of the planning board may designate the associate member of the 
planning board to sit on the board for the purposes of acting on a special permit application, in 
the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest, on the part of any member of the 
planning board or in the event of a vacancy on the board." or take any other action related 
thereto. 



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Moved that the Town's General Bylaws, Article III, Section 7 (a) be amended to read as follows: 

"The Planning Board shall consist of five (5) members, with one member elected each year for a 
five (5) year term and one associate member elected for a three (3) year term. Such associate 
member shall sit on the board only when designated by the chairman of the planning board for 
the purposes of acting on a special permit application in the case of absence, inability to act, or 
conflict of interest on the part of any member of the planning board or in the event of a 
vacancy on the board." 

And further that the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Section 12.4, first paragraph, by adding the following 
new third sentence: "Where the terms of this bylaw designate the planning board as the special 
permit granting authority, the chairman of the planning board may designate the associate 
member of the planning board to sit on the board for the purposes of acting on a special permit 
application, in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest, on the part of any 
member of the planning board or in the event of a vacancy on the board." 

Amendment offered by the Advisory Committee. 

Second paragraph on the third line - change the word may to shall so the paragraph shall read 
as follows: 

And further that the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Section 12.4, first paragraph, by adding the following 
new third sentence: "Where the terms of this bylaw designate the planning board as the special 
permit granting authority, the chairman of the planning board shall designate the associate 
member of the planning board to sit on the board for the purposes of acting on a special permit 
application, in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest, on the part of any 
member of the planning board or in the event of a vacancy on the board." 

Amendment is adopted. 

Main motion as amended requires a 2/3's vote. Main motion as amended is adopted by the 
required 2/3's. 

ARTICLE 5: TAX DEFERRAL LIMITS 

To see if the Town will vote to increase the gross receipts that seniors may have in the prior 
calendar year to be eligible to defer property taxes in accordance with Massachusetts General 
Laws Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 41A from $40,000 to $49,000 which is less than 100% of the 
amount established by the Commissioner of Revenue as the income limit for single seniors who 
are not heads of households to qualify for the "circuit breaker" state income tax credit for the 
preceding state tax year, with such increase to be effective for deferrals granted for taxes 
assessed for any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2009; or take any other action related 
thereto. 



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Moved that the gross receipts that seniors may have in the prior calendar year to be eligible to 
defer property taxes in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5, 
Clause 41A from $40,000 to $49,000 which is less than 100% of the amount established by the 
Commissioner of Revenue as the income limit for single seniors who are not heads of 
households to qualify for the "circuit breaker" state income tax credit for the preceding state 
tax year, with such increase to be effective for deferrals granted for taxes assessed for any fiscal 
year beginning on or after July 1, 2009. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6: TAX DEFERRAL FOR MILITARY SERVICE 

To see if the Town will vote to accept Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5L, as 
amended by Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2006, Section 12 - An Act Establishing the 
Massachusetts Military Enhanced Relief Individual Tax (MERIT) Plan, which states that "[u]pon 
acceptance of this section by a municipality and notwithstanding any other provision of this 
chapter to the contrary, any taxes due under this chapter by a member of the Massachusetts 
National Guard or reservist or a dependent of a member of the Massachusetts National Guard 
or reservist shall be deferred while that member is on active service outside the commonwealth 
and for the next 180 days after that service. No interest or penalties shall be assessed for any 
period before the expiration of those 180 days." or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5L, as amended by Chapter 260 of 
the Acts of 2006, Section 12 be accepted. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7: DEMOLITION OF PROPERTY AT 137 HULL STREET. 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to carry out the demolition of the home 
located at 137 Hull Street, Cohasset pursuant to G.L c. Ill, § 127 and 105 CMR 410.000: State 
Sanitary Code Chapter II: Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation, and to have the 
Town Manager, with the concurrence of the Board of Health, to expend such funds and money 
for such purposes, or take any other action related thereto. 



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Moved that Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be hereby appropriated to carry out the 
demolition of the home located at 137 Hull Street, Cohasset pursuant to G.L c. Ill, § 127 and 
105 CMR 410.000: State Sanitary Code Chapter II: Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human 
Habitation, and to have the Town Manager, with the concurrence of the Board of Health, to 
expend such funds and money for such purposes, and to fund such appropriation the amount 
of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be transferred from Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the 
treasury of the Town. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 8: PROPOSED EASEMENT TO ABBOTT HOMES-COHASSET. LLC 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to grant to Abbott Homes- 
Cohasset, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company, a permanent easement over that 
portion of Town property located off Sohier Street and known as Town Assessor Map 42, Parcel 
41 shown as "Proposed Drainage Easement" on the plan entitled "Drainage Plans (2003) The 
Cook Estate 230 Sohier Street, Cohasset, Mass," prepared by Coler & Colantonio, dated March 
7, 2007 and on file with the Office of the Town Clerk for the purposes of surface drainage of 
water from a point source discharge pipe and for access to provide erosion control, to prune 
vegetation and to remove debris related to such water discharge, or take any other action 
related thereto. 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to grant to Abbott Homes-Cohasset, LLC, a 
Massachusetts limited liability company, a permanent easement over that portion of Town 
property located off Sohier Street and known as Town Assessor Map 42, Parcel 41 shown as 
"Proposed Drainage Easement" on the plan entitled "Drainage Plans (2003) The Cook Estate 
230 Sohier Street, Cohasset, Mass," prepared by Coler & Colantonio, dated March 7, 2007 for 
the purposes of surface drainage of water from a point source discharge pipe and for access to 
provide erosion control, to prune vegetation and to remove debris related to such water 
discharge. 

A 2/3's vote required. Hand count taken - Yes 59; No 36. Motion is defeated. 

ARTICLE 9: ACCEPTANCE OF CHAPTER 32b. SECTION 18 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of G.L. c. 32B, § 18 and for all retirees, their 
spouses and dependents who are enrolled in Medicare Part A at no cost to a retiree, their 
spouse or dependents, or eligible for coverage thereunder at no cost to a retiree, their spouse 
or dependents, be required to enroll in a medicare health benefits supplement plan offered by 
the Town; or to take any other action related thereto. 



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Moved that G.L. c. 32B, § 18 be hereby accepted and that all retirees, their spouses and 
dependents who are enrolled in Medicare Part A at no cost to a retiree, their spouse or 
dependents, or eligible for coverage thereunder at no cost to a retiree, their spouse or 
dependents, be required to enroll in a medicare health benefits supplement plan offered by the 
Town. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

It was moved and seconded that the Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 9:30 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 
Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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STATE PRIMARY- December 8. 2009 

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. 

Total Voters -. Democrats - 868; Republicans - 328; Libertarians - 0. 

Absentees- Democrats; Pre. 1- 16; Pre. 2 - 5. 
Republicans; Pre. 1 - 3; Pre. 2-8. 
Libertarians; Pre. 1 - 0; Pre. 2-0. 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion Douglas, at 6:45 a.m. were as follows: 



Carol St. Pierre 
Betts Murray 
Katherine Lincoln 
Roger Whitley 
James Contis 



Debra Krupczak Susan Loring 
Abigail Alves 
Michael Barra 
Katherine Whitley 
Sandra Murray 



Democratic Party 
Senator in Congress (1) 

Michael E. Capuano 
Martha Coakley 
Alan A. Khazel 
Stephen G. Pagluica 
Blanks 

Write-ins/Scattering 
Total 



Pre. 1 



Pre. 2 



Total 



67 


81 


148 


230 


240 


470 


84 


65 


149 


36 


60 


96 


2 


2 


4 


1 





1 


420 


448 


868 



Republican Party 
Senator in Congress (1) 

Scott P. Brown 
Jack E. Robinson 
Blanks 

Write-ins/Scattering 
Total 



Pre. 1 



Pre. 2 



Total 



154 


135 


289 


16 


16 


32 


1 


5 


6 


1 





1 


172 


156 


328 



Libertarian Party -0 

The polls closed at 8 p.m. and the results were declared at 8:30 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 
Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk 



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2009 - VITAL STATISTICS 

Record of birth, marriage and death records in the Town of Cohasset for 2009 are as follows: 

BIRTHS 

The numbers of births recorded were seventy. Twenty-eight were females and forty-two were 
males. 

MARRIAGES 

The total of marriages was twenty-seven. Fifteen of those were solemnized in Cohasset during 
the current year. 

DEATHS 

The total number of deaths was sixty including residents of Cohasset who died elsewhere and 
non-residents who died in Cohasset. Thirty-two were females and twenty-eight were males. 



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2009 PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234A, Section 15, the Prospective Juror List is 
available in the Town Clerk's office with the names of those residents who may be summoned 
for juror service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. 
This report includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1. Historical Data 

2. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

4. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

5. Statement of Revenues, Budget vs. Actual 

6. Statement of State and County Assessments 
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
Town Special Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
School Special Revenue Funds 

SEWER FUNDS - NORTH AND CENTRAL COHASSET 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
WATER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
TRUST FUNDS 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
LONG TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

1. Statement of Long Term Debt 

2. Statement of Debt Authorized and Unissued 
OTHER REPORTS 

1. Schedule of Reserve Fund Transfers 

2. Community Preservation Fund 

Respectfully Submitted, 
J. Michael Buckley 



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SUMMARY OF HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA 



TAX RATE 



2004 


11.89 


2005 


10.44 


2006 


10.84 


2007 


10.50 


2008 


10.60 


2009 


10.78 


2010 


11.22 




TAX LEVY 



TOWN VALUATION 

1,730,261,119 
2,086,149,189 

2,173,147,423 
2,324,029,983 
2,403,120,204 
2,455,174,229 
2,592,397,052 

OPERATING BUDGET 



2004 
2005 
2006 
2007 
2008 
2009 
2010 



20,572,805 
22,779,398 
23,556,917 
24,402,315 
25,473,074 
26,466,778 
27,362,661 



28,112,193 
29,784,963 
31,724,742 
33,174,703 
35,340,212 
36,374,463 
37,811,657 



AVERAGE 
SINGLE FAMILY TAX BILL 



STATE AID * 



2004 
2005 
2006 
2007 
2008 
2009 
2010 



7,396 
7,804 
8,442 
8,664 
8,988 
9,346 
9,627 



915,942 
927,721 
910,613 
1,117,164 
1,284,155 
1,423,127 
1,214,710 



FREE CASH 



STABILIZATION FUND* 



2004 
2005 
2006 
2007 
2008 
2009 



346,818 
737,226 
1,007,767 
956,971 
359,773 
347,086 



492,660 
38,962 
42,781 
562,792 
590,953 
614,717 



* Unrestricted Net 



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STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES 
AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
GENERAL FUND 
FISCAL YEAR 2009 



Revenue: 

Property Taxes 
State Aid 
Excise Taxes 
Other Local Receipts 

Total Revenue 

Less: 

Expenditures: 

General Government 

Public Safety 

Schools 

Public Works 

Public Health 

Human Services 

Culture & Recreation 

Debt Service 

Employee Benefits & Insurance 

State and County Assessments 

Total Expenditures 

Encumbrances: 
Encumbrances 
Encumbrances-Prior Year 

Total Encumbrances 

Other Financing Sources (Uses)) 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 
Overlay Surplus Release 
Appropriation Deficits (net) 
Reserved for Expenditures (Net) 

Total Financing Sources (Uses)) 

Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures 

Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 2008 

Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 2009 



26,358,347 
2,210,382 
1,151,630 
2,282,775 



1,524,010 

3,978,053 

14,390,546 

2,470,594 

130,096 

198,920 

634,688 

4,017,131 

4,108,610 

1,069,319 



(475,882) 
496,813 



223,069 

(266,485) 



203,112 

275,000 



32,003,134 



(32,521,967) 



20,931 



434,696 
(63,206) 
633,025 
$569,819 



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GENERAL FUND REVENUE 








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Actual 


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TAX LEVY 
























Real Estate 


26,337,911 


26,068,535 


(269,376) 


99.0% 




Personal Property 


165,000 


189,892 


24,892 


115.1% 




Tax Liens 


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86,240 


86,240 


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Rollback Tax 


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Deferred Tax 


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13,680 


13,680 


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Total Tax Levy 


26,502,911 


26,358,347 


(144,564) 


99.5% 


























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FEAID 
























Chapter 70 Education Aid 


1,788,815 


1,600,696 


(188,119) 


89.5% 




Additional Assistance 


166,099 


149,913 


(16,186) 


90.3% 




Lottery 


474,221 


428,010 


(46,211) 


90.3% 




Veterans' Exemptions 


12,750 


15,763 


3,013 


123.6% 




Elderly Exennptions 


8,534 


8,534 


- 


100.0% 




Charter School Reimbursement 


12,432 


7,466 


(4,966) 


60.1% 




Miscellaneous 


- 




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Total State Aid 


2,462,851 


2,210,382 


(252,469) 


89.7% 


























LOCAL RECEIPTS 
























Motor Vehicle Excise 


1.200,000 


1,141,943 


(58,057) 


95.2% 




Boat Excise 


7,500 


9,687 


2,187 


129.2% 




Betterments - Sewer 


500,000 


468,365 


(31,635) 


93.7% 




Betterments - Drainage 


7,000 


8,161 


1,161 


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Committed Interest 


56,000 


47,157 


(8,843) 


84.2% 




Property Taxes 


45,000 


93,750 


48,750 


208.3% 




Liens 


4,000 


8,809 


4,809 


220.2% 




Excise 


5,000 


7,354 


2,354 


147.1% 




Facility Stickers 


150,000 


132,185 


(17,815) 


88.1% 




Trash Bags 


130,000 


142,190 


12,190 


109.4% 




Fees - 












Board Of Selectmen 


4,000 


4,421 


421 


110.5% 




Town Clerk 


6,000 


9,409 


3,409 


156.8% 




Treasurer/Collector 


17,000 


28,000 


11,000 


164.7% 




Assessors 


2,000 


2,391 


391 


119.6% 




Zoning Board 


3,000 


8,422 


5,422 


280.7% 




Planning Board 


6,000 


11,592 


5,592 


193.2% 




Conservation Commission 


8,000 


4,828 


(3,172) 


60.4% 




Stormwater Management 


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2,100 


2,100 


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Police Department 


25,000 


29,335 


4,335 


117.3% 



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Budget 


Actual 


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Ambulance 


350,000 


445.596 


95,596 


127.3% 




Fire Department 


6,000 


8,689 


2.689 


144.8% 




Weights & Measures 


3,000 


2,250 


(750) 


75.0% 




Recycling 


26,000 


20,342 


(5.658) 


78.2% 




Transfer Station Fees 


24,000 


25,539 


1,539 


106.4% 


School Fees 


- 


223 


223 


- 


Library Fees 


14,000 


17,859 


3,859 


127.6% 


Cemetery Fees 


15.000 


10.750 


(4,250) 


71.7% 


Recreation Fees 


75.000 


76.708 


1,708 


102.3% 


Town Rentals 


- 


1.000 


1,000 


- 


In Lieu of Tax 


- 


1,265 


1.265 


- 


Licenses & Permits - 










Board Of Health 


25,000 


23,527 


(1,473) 


94.1% 




Building 


226,000 


244,594 


18,594 


108.2% 




Plumbing 


9,000 


12.740 


3,740 


141.6% 




Gas 


5.000 


6.936 


1.936 


138.7% 




Electrical 


24.000 


23,765 


(235) 


99.0% 




Dog 


5,000 


5,684 


684 


113.7% 




Alcoholic Beverage 


20.000 


23,272 


3,272 


116.4% 




Selectmen Other 


5.000 


3,144 


(1,856) 


62.9% 




Road Openings 


1.000 


10.585 


9,585 


1058.5% 


Unclassified 


- 


674 


674 


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Parking 


31,000 


15,610 


(15,390) 


50.4% 




Court Fines 


6.000 


4,300 


(1,700) 


71.7% 




Registry Fines 


13.000 


11,995 


(1,005) 


92.3% 




Investment Income 


250.826 


150.529 


(100,297) 


60.0% 




Harbor Fees 


100,000 


126,955 


26,955 


127.0% 
















Total Local Receipts 


3,409,326 


3,434,630 


25,304 


100.7% 




























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32,375,088 


32,003,359 


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STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 

BUDGET VS. ACTUAL 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 



ASSESSMENT 

County Tax 

Retired Teachers Health Insurance 

Mosquito Control Project 

Air Pollution Control 

Metro Area Planning Council 

Registry Non Renewals 

Mass Bay Transit Authority 

Charter Schools 

Totals 



ESTIMATED 


ACTUAL 


CHARGES 


CHARGES 


96,986 


96,986 


716,171 


716,171 


30,556 


30,556 


3,244 


3,244 


2,117 


2,117 


5,400 


3,620 


145,571 


145,571 


46,736 


71,054 


$1,046,781 


$1,069,319 



91 



STATEMENT OF REVENUE, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

SCHOOL SPECIAL REVENUE 
FISCAL YEAR 2009 





Beginning 








Ending 




Balance 


Receipts 


Payroll 


Expenses 


Balance 


levolvinq Funds - 












School Lunch Program 


1,347 


350,631 


190,651 


136,908 


24,419.00 


School Committee Gifts 


68,266.71 


70,728.90 


0.00 


70,993.78 


68,001.83 


Musical Fund 


10,185.04 


9,550.00 


5,100.00 


3,069.46 


11,565.58 


Summer Institute 


2,231.89 






2,104.43 


127.46 


Insurance 


4,393.29 


70,483.08 




71,003.84 


3,872.53 


Athletic Revolving 


85,488.54 


156,273.25 


34,273.38 


135.019.82 


72,468.59 


Preschool Revolving 


2,297.85 


31,000.00 


17,240.77 


0.00 


16,057.08 


Enhchment 


25,357.58 


92,931.49 


85,455.04 


19,611.93 


13,222.10 


Kindergarten 


131,238.02 


258,413.36 


126,254.60 


11,099.88 


252,296.90 


Transportation 


18,766.07 


103,154.00 


14,587.43 


78,200.67 


29,131.97 


Use of Facilities 


10,771.18 


71,451.71 


29,771.32 


20,574.97 


31,876.60 


Middle School Intramurals 


3,369.90 


11,082.00 


7,680.00 


1,956.75 


4,815.15 


Summer Sports Camp 


16,895.82 


27,168.00 


14,486.00 


2,183.54 


27,394.28 


Lost Book Fund 


3,186.10 


3,837.00 


0.00 


3,969.85 


3,053.25 


irants - 

Improving Educator Quality Grant 


-2,264.80 


26,818.00 




23,133.66 


1,419.54 


Technology Grant 


0.00 


695.00 


0.00 


658.98 


36.02 


SPED IDEA Grant 


0.00 


281,916.00 


166,243.87 


115,672.13 


0.00 


SPED Early Childhood Grant 


0.00 


9,474.00 


4,774.00 


0.00 


4,700.00 


Program Improvement Grant 


778.30 


8,017.00 


2,403.00 


6,392.30 


0.00 


Title One Grant 


572.93 


28,610.00 


24,988.25 


6,500.13 


-2,305.45 


METCO Grant 


2,626.50 


239,591.00 


147,862.49 


94,737.76 


-382.75 


Drug Free Schools Grant 


6.25 


3,322.00 


0.00 


2,217.70 


1,110.55 


Circuit Breaker Grant 


354,356.42 


335,024.00 


9,411.30 


344,945.12 


335,024.00 


Medicaid Reimbursements 


182,129.00 


55,056.00 


1,332.63 


29,819.65 


206,032.72 


Academic Support Grant 


1,218.50 


4,500.00 


4,152.00 


1,566.50 


0.00 


Foundation Reserve Grant 


87,036.88 






63,650.00 


23,386.88 


Grant 




59,800.00 


53,340.54 


5,379.91 


1,079.55 


Community Service Grant 


1,922.00 


0.00 


306.00 


0.00 


1,616.00 


ARRA Grant 


0.00 


188,119.00 


0.00 


188,119.00 


0.00 


Totals 


$1,012,176.97 


$2,497,645.79 


$940,313.62 


$1,439,489.76 


$1,130,019.38 
$1,130,019.38 



92 



STATEMENT OF REVENU, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

TOWN SPECIAL REVENUE 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 











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Lighthouse Keepers Gift Fund 


1,247.86 






1 


1,247.86 




Adopt a Street Gift Fund 


358.29 








358.29 




Beechwood Ball Park Fund 


8,778.79 






4,252.30 ! 


4,526.49 




Cat Dam Gift Fund 


0.16 


22,282.87 




22.283.03 


0.00 




Mary Babaian Fund 


4,690.27 








4,690.27 


— 


Bond Premiums 


9,662.94 


197,812.06! 


77,475.00 I 


130,000.00 


Cable Studio Grant 


0.00 


25,000.00 






25,000.00 




Selectmen Gifts 


2,832.61 J 


100.00 




1 00.00 i 


2,832.61 


— 


Daig & Alcohol Gift Fund 


4,121.21 






611.60! 


3.509.61 


Little Harbor Insurance 


0.00 


1,768.43 




1,768.43 




0.00 




Selectmen Insurance 


0.00 


31,176.38 


19,487.24 


9,817.91 




1,871.23 




Linden Drive Gift Fund 


242.00 










242.00 




Waterways Fund 


35,310.37 


7,774.10 






-11,645.001 31,439.47 1 




Sale of Cemetery Lots Fund 


0.00 


11,400.00 




i j 11,400.00 




Conservation Deposits 


22,056.14 


33,250.00 : 


42,743.04^ ; 12,563.10 




Conservation Bonds 


23,000.00 






20,000.00 j 


3,000.00 




Wetlands Fund 


14,149.90 


4,645.00 




i -5,000.00 


13,794.90 


Conservation Deposits 


3,058.04 






1 


3,058.04 


? Storm water Deposits 


0.00 


5,600.00 




5,600.00 1 


0.00 




Planning Deposits 


52,125.07 


91,085.85 




67,109.581 


76.101.34 




Zoning Board Deposits 


3,638.90 


0.00 




3,638.90 i 


0.00 




Police Insurance 


-1,197.01 


5,026.35 




3,829.34 




0.00 




Police Gift Fund 


525.00 










525.00 




Police Bicycle Gift Fund 


287.52 










287.52 




Fire Gift Fund 


2,061.49 


325.00 








2,386.49 




Fire Defibrillator Gift Fund 


6,180.41 










6,180.41 




Harbor Insurance Fund 


0.00 










0.00 




Harbor Gift Fund 


0.00 










0.00 


DPW Insurance Fund 


0.00 










0.00 


IDPW Gift Fund 


1,130.00 


5,250.00 








6,380.00 


1 Health Gift Fund 


3,781.11 


1,497.70 




1 ,485.77 




3,793.04 


Health Gift Fund - Fitness 


0.00 


10,000.00 




10,000.00 




0.00 


! Health Deposits 


0.00 


699.20 




699.20 ! 


0.00 


(Elder Affairs MAP Gifts 


961.50 






894.72 1 


66.78 


! Elder Affairs Gifts 


18,226.20 


15,500.06 




9,666.53! 


24,059.73 


lEIder Affairs Outreach Gifts 


2,180.39 






728.91 1 


1,451.48 


iElder Affairs Building Fund 


7,315.00 


16,535.00 




23,850.00 


0.00 




Elder Affairs Coblentz Gifts 


1,366.46 






632.72 


733.74 




Disabilities Fine Fund 


4,156.14 


1,555.00 






5,711.14 


1 Library Gift Fund 


17,525.13 


4.805.00 




7,002.45 


15,327.68 


! Library Trust Income Fund 


9,560.69 


33,654.27 




38.619.421 


4,595.54 


Library Music Circus Gift Fund 


20,000.00 






20,000.00 i 


0.00 


! Recreation Revolving 


69,357.55 


151,847.50 




121.905.08 i 


99,299.97 


iCaptains Walk Fund 


1,593.61 








1,593.61 




Historical Book Fund 


24,333.40 


4,241.00 




14,483.70 ! 


14,090.70 










1 






! $374,617.14 


$682,830.77 


$19,487.24 


$509,197,631 -$16,645.00 


$512,118.04 






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93 



STATEMENT OF REVENU, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

TOWN SPECIAL REVENUE 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 



















































Beginning 










Ending 




1 Balance 


Receipts 


Payroll 


Expenses 


Transfers 


Balance 




1 












Grants - 1 












1 












Downtown Master Plan Grant 


0.00 


17.043.96 




16.221.96 




822.00 


Non Point Pollution Grant 


1.015.53 






1.015.53 




0.00 


TOD Grant 


0.00 


9,555.02 




10.532.24 




-977.22 


Downtown Parking Lot Grant 


108,780.01 








108,780.01 




BMP Grant 


0.00 


447.03 




447.03 


0.00 




319 Grant 


0.00 


47.515.60! 


44,392.73 




3.122.87 


319 Grant 


0.00 


46.430.00 




46.430.00 




0.00 


Preservation Grant 


0.00 


2.500.00 




2.500.00 




0.00 


Polling Hours Grant 


2.848.88 


1.216.00 




4.064.88 




0.00 


Planning Grants 


4.348.75 






4.348.75 




0.00 


Child Passenger Safety Grant 


0.00 










0.00 


Law Enforcement Fund 


25.957.28 






17.969.54 




7,987.74 


Vest Program Grant 


7.955.92 






7.955.92 




0.00 


Community Policing Grant 


7.792.07 


8.609.84 




14.410.30 


1,991.61 


Police Block Grant 


35.74 








35.74 


Police Vest Grant 


0.00 


3.832.50 




3.832.50 




0.00 




Police Equipment Grant 


3.000.00 






3.000.00 




0.00 




Police Traffic Safety Grant 


455.97 


285.14 








741.11 


Police SETB Grant 


5.00000 




0.00 




5,000.00 


Fire Safety Grant 


1,318.07 








1,318.07 


Fire Ambulance Grant 


2,000.00 








2,000.00 


Fire Equipment Grant 


4,252.20 








4,252.20 


Fire SAFE Grant 


14,164.67 


3.664.62 i 


536.30 




17,292.99 


Fire Equipment Grant 


3.00 


5.296.00 






5,299.00 


Fire Emergency Prepare Grant 


145.88 


946.08 


145.88 




946.08 


Harbor Pumpout Grant 


5.695.33 


8.500.00 i 


3.140.34 




11,054.99 


DPW Recycling Grant 


4.847.69 




400.00 




4,447.69 




Emergency Preparedness Grant 


4.539.26 


8.277.00 


10,316.26 




2,500.00 




Medicare Reimbursements 


33.249.83 


10.106.70 


15,181.23 




28,175.30 




Elder Affairs Caregiver Grant 


702.00 


696.00 


930.00 




468.00 




Elder Affairs Formula Grant 


0.00 


9.171.50! 


9,171.50 




0.00 




Elder Affairs Outreacfi Grant 


1.157.21 






61.44 




1,095.77 


Elder Affairs Triad Grant 


340.01 






138.24 




201.77 


Library SEMLS Grant 


15.787 71 


6,99392 


18.503.26 




4,278.37 


Library State Aid Grant 


5.998.62 


18.227.46 


14.686.94 




9,539.14 


Library Public Grant 


2.809.97 






1.780.72 




1,029.25 




Library on tfie Same Page Grant 


712.39 






712.39 




0.00 




















$264,913.99 


$209,314.37 


$0.00 


$252.82588 $0.00 


$221,402.48 




















$639,531.13 


$892,145.14 


$19,487.24 


5762,02351 -$16,645.00 


$733,520.52 












$733,520.52 






1 


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94 



ENTERPRISE FUNDS 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 



User Charges 
Connection Fees 
Fees & Services 
Penalties & Interest 
Sale of Water 
Miscellaneous 

Total Revenue 

General Expenses 
Encunnbrances 
Depreciation Expense 
Debt Service 
Indirect Costs 

Total Expenditures 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Retained Earnings July 1, 2008 

Retained Earnings June 30, 2009 



Central 
Sewer 


Straits 
Sewer 


Water 


Totals 


741,129 

98,657 



3,943 






262,920 


1,696 




2,636,754 

133,140 

45,875 

19,841 

231,071 

37,180 


3,640,803 

231,797 

45,875 

25,480 

231,071 

37,180 


843,729 


264,616 


3,103,861 


4,212,206 


676,162 

9,467 



47,767 

32,818 


216,790 



45,807 



11,529 


1,235,032 



1,903,502 
17,217 


2,127,984 
9,467 

45,807 
1,951,269 

61,564 


766,214 


274,126 


3,155,751 


4,196,091 


77,515 


(9,510) 


(51,890) 


68,005 


60,150 


110,423 


308,899 


170,573 


137,665 


100,913 


257,009 


238,578 



95 



STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND 

CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDS 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 





Balance 


Net 


Transfers/ 




Fund 




Forward 


Borrowing 


Revenue 


Expenditures 


Balance 


Chapter 90 Highway 





110,932 




(61,302) 


49,630 


Central Plant Evaluation 


2,327 










2,327 


Sewer Feasibility Studies 


31,867 


(40,000) 


20,000 




11,867 


Little Harbor Sewer 


31,340 


6,076,519 




(6,063,277) 


44,582 


Deep Run & Rust Way 


26,184 







12,494 


38,678 


Sewer Inflow & Infiltration 


78,393 


350,000 




(19,660) 


408,733 


Bond Refunding 















Harbor Seawall 


111,419 


(60,000) 


30,000 


(25,533) 


55,886 


Drainage 















Downtown Flooding 


28,386 





(14,503) 


(13,883) 


(0) 


Downtown Flooding 


64,840 


693,978 




(761,097) 


(2,279) 


Beechwood Street Sidewalk 


26,672 


(40,000) 


20,000 


(360) 


6,312 


Harbor Dredging 


41,968 









41,968 


Cook Property 


14,310 


(14,310) 









Jerusalem Road Wall 





176,671 




(203,294) 


(26,623) 


Jacobs Meadow Culvert 





450,000 




(50) 


449,950 


Capital Equipment 


16,366 







(11,699) 


4,667 


James Lane Easement 





(5,000) 


5,000 







Capital Equipment 


41 





159 


(200) 





Capital Equipment 


82,705 







(44,560) 


38,145 


Capital Equipment 





219,000 


45,000 


(226,269) 


37,731 


Capital Equipment 








136,900 




136,900 


School Construction 


1,023,181 





(60,894) 




962,287 


New Paul Pratt Library 


6,718 







(1,659) 


5,059 


MBTA Mitigation Funds 








13,601 


(13,601) 





P.W.E.D. Grant 


22,581 


(50,000) 


30,830 


(3,411) 


(0) 


Water System Improvements 


1,163,160 


3,748,717 




(4,772,014) 


139,863 


Fund Totals 


$2,772,458 


$11,616,507 


$226,093 


($12,209,375) 


$2,405,683 



96 





TRUST FUNDS 










STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 








FISCAL YEAR 2009 










Balance 


Donations & 


Withdrawals 


Investment 




Due From/ Balance 


PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 


Julyl 


Receipts 




Income 


Transfers 


(To) June 30 














Billings Park Fund 


1,941.93 






(17621) 




1.765 72 


Billings Common Fund 


1,711 85 






(155.34) 




1.556.51 


H.W. Wadleigh Park Fund 


9,082.57 






(824.20) 




8.25«.37 


Wheelwnght Park Fund 


15,748 65 






(1.429 10) 




14.319.55 


Edith M. Bates Fund 


11,047.16 






(1.002.45) 




10,044.71 


CEMETERIES 














Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery 


180,237.95 






(15.477.82) 




164,760 13 


Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery 


45,575.11 






(11.926.44) 




33,648.67 


Perpetual Care-Beechwood Cemetery 


19,370.27 


1 .000.00 




1.139.91 




(1,000.00) 20.510.18 


Beechwood Cemetery Association 


6,241.81 






(566.41) 




5,675.40 


Estate of Harry E. Wilbur (Woodside) 


10,701.75 






(971.17) 




9,730.58 


C. L- Bell Memonal Fund (Greengate) 


47,169.24 






(4.280.35) 




42,888 89 


Isadora B Newey Fund 


37.861.02 






(3.435.68) 




34,425.34 


Cedar Street Cemetery 


4,960.21 






(450.12) 




4.510.09 


SCHOOLS 














Ripley Fund 


8.66461 






(786.25) 




7.878.36 


James W. Nictiols Scholarship Fund 


3.30545 






(299 96) 




3.00549 


Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 


8,547.39 




800.00 


(812.64) 




6.934.75 


Alice and Walter Shuebruk Scholarship Fund 


132,818.37 




2,000.00 


(12.145.13) 




118.673.24 


William Ripley Jr., Athletic Fund 


21,657.97 




500.00 


(1.988 49) 




19.169 48 


John F, Creamer Scholarship Fund 


1.564 50 






(142.00) 




1.422.50 


Margaret M. Hardy Scholarship Fund 


255.034.86 




5.000.00 


(23.374 51) 




226.660 35 


Helen & Malcolm Stevens Scholarship Fund 


202.15247 




2.000.00 


(18.436.85) 




181.715.62 


Noel Ripley Scholarship 


61.412.04 






(5.472.25) 




55.939.79 


Langham Scholarship 


14.563.88 




950 00 


(1.133.31) 




12.480.57 


Staunton Scholarship 


1.548.85 






(140.55) 




1.408.30 


Gritzan Scholarship 


18.061.28 




900.00 


(1,680.61) 




15.480.67 


Class of 1958 Scholarship 


4.115.09 


1600 


850.00 


31.44 




3.74572 7.058.25 


VOLUNTARY CHECKOFF FUNDS 














Scholarship Fund 


3.047.58 


40.02 




(275.57) 




2,812.03 


Education Fund 


4.893.85 


538.28 




(380.56) 




5.051.57 


Senior Fund 


1.037.05 


538.00 




(5.41) 




1,569.64 


OTHER 














Stabilization Fund 


45,021.89 






1.643.14 




46.665.03 


Stabilization Fund 


545,931.56 






22.120 77 




568.052.33 


Stabilization Fund-Sewer 


515,367.79 




19.911.12 


21.173.74 




516.630.41 


Stabilization Fund-OPEB 


100,817.74 


20,000.00 




3.58958 




124.407.32 


Stabilization Fund-Capital 


0.00 


278,324.53 


181.900.00 


4.81200 




101.236.53 


Conservation Fund 


40,22078 




40,646.98 


977.13 




550.93 


Beechwood Improvement Association 


11.301.56 






41247 




11.714.03 


Pension Reserve Fund 


383.239 17 




60.000.00 


14,358.65 




337.597 82 


Pension Reserve Fund 


116.068.59 




60,000.00 


3,511 63 




59.580.22 


Town Pump Maintenance 


2.45977 






8977 




2.54954 


Reed Comer Tnjst Fund 


171.40 






626 




177.66 


Cultural Council Fund 


1.876.96 






68.51 




1,945.47 


Cultural Council Fund 


0.00 


1.485 00 




8.43 




1.493.43 


Captains' Walk Fund 


9.897.90 






361.24 




10.259.14 


Hagerty Tnjst 


947.53 




970.39 


22.86 




(0.00) 


Elder Affairs Trust Hingham 


26.236.13 






772.71 




27.008.84 


Elder Affairs Building Tnjst 


5.001.75 


4.000 00 




203.30 




9.210.05 


Elder Affairs Building Taist 


0.00 


19,800.00 




3539 




19.835.39 


PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND 














Nyes Ledge Capital Offshore Fund 


0.00 






(6.146.93) 


102.282,93 


96.136.00 


Hingham Institute For Savings 


0.00 






0-00 


000 


25,000.00 25.00000 


Alliance Bemstein Global Real Estate 


44,539.81 






(14,853.32) 


3,000.00 


32.68649 


Dodge & Cox International Fund 


38.117.63 






(1,584.71) 


25.000 00 


61.532.92 


T. Rowe Price Emerging Markets Fund 


24.606.19 






3.166.00 


24,000.00 


51,772.19 


T. Rowe Price New Era Fund 


34.949.47 






(14.945.19) 


11,000.00 


31.004.28 


Loomis Sayles Global Bond Fund 


5,412.66 






(91.95) 




5.320.71 


Pimco Total Return Fund 


0.00 






1.453 49 


24,000.00 


25.453.49 


Vanguard Money Market Fund 


971 88 


9,183.35 


18.504.29 


1,781.38 


154,417.17 


(1.918.35) 145.931.14 


Vanguard International Growth Fund 


23.953 46 






3,686.82 


42,000 00 


69.640.28 


Vanguard Star Fund 


586.671.04 


2,86200 


39.949,00 


(65,257.41) 


(144,417.17) 


339.909 46 


Vanguard Wellesley Fund 


293.411.44 


910.00 




(30,065 48) 


(263,28293) 


973.03 


Vanguard Growth Index Fund 


0.00 




13.000.00 


7,322.76 


50,000.00 


44.322.76 


Vanguard Value Index Fund 

TRUST FUND TOTALS 


0.00 




13.662.00 


3,589.34 


47,000.00 


36.927.34 


$3,991,268.86 


$338,697.18 


$461,543.78 


(3144,370.65) 


$75.000 00 


$25.82737 $3,824,878.98 



97 



COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 
Revenue:* 



Surcharge Revenue 2009 
Surcharge Revenue 2008 
Penalties & Interest 
Investment Income 
State Distribution 

Total Revenue 

Expenditures 

Encumbrances - Prior Year 
Encumbrances 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Undesignated Fund Balance July 1, 2008 

Less: Prior Year Accrual 



Undesignated Fund Balance June 30, 2009 



341,875 




4,794 


• 


1,086 




15,155 




224,757 






587,667 


386,570 




(371,075) 




351,184 






(366,679) 




220,988 




67,895 









288,883 



*Cash Basis 



98 



DEBT STATEMENT 
FISCAL YEAR 2009 



PrD|Kit 


Amount 
oflntM 


1 

Oalaol 

|UU8 


Term 


Interest 
Rata 


07/01/08 

Outstanding 

Balance 


Principal 
Additions 


Pnndpal 
Payment 


State 
Assistance 


06/30/09 

Outstanding 

Balance 


1 
FY09 ' 
Interest ' 
Payment 


TMLtvvO»Qit»n.lMU«J- 
H«0«rty Property (Ra«) 


495.911 


10«)1/04 


7yr«. 


r- ■ 

2.0O-3.25 


133^64 




29,472 




103.792 


3.679 


ASrieUc FMdi Supplafnant (Roll) 


34.453 


10/01/04 


6yrs. 


2.00-3.00 


19.554 




19.554 









AtiMlcFMdt (Rafl) 


232.367 


10/01/04 


5yrs. 


2,00-2.87 


112.057 




44,111 




67.946 


2.334 


PubNc Wo>1(i Garage (Red) 




10A)1/04 


7yrs, 


2.00-3.25 


235.127 




46.864 




188.263 


6.369 


1 ^"^ ' 


















19.107 


715 


Sewer 1 & 1 (ReA) 


26.145 


10/01/04 


12yrs, 


2,00-3.60 














LandM Capping (RsR) 


700.531 


10/01/04 


12yrs. 


2,00-3,60 


602.663 




72.192 




530.471 


18.629 
























S6w«r 1 & 1 (Refl) 


137^64 


10/01/04 


12yTS. 


2,00-3.60 


112.601 




12.283 




100,318 


4.591 
























New Elementary School 


10.140.000 


10/15/98 


19yis. 


3.90-5.75 


2,776.000 




245.480 




2,530,520 


64,889 
























Public Worics Garage SupplemenI 


230,000 


10/15«8 


18yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


115.100 




15.100 




100,000 


2,690 
























Hart>or Dredging 


75.000 


10/15«8 


12yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


18,700 




6.700 




12,000 


437 
























Sewer 1 & 1 MWPAT 96-37 


188,649 


10/06/99 


20yrs. 




123,310 




6.481 


2,555 


114,274 


6.169 
























New Elementary School Completion 2 


244,500 


12A)1/99 


15yrs. 


3.75-5.25 


105,000 




15.000 




90,000 


4.864 
























Flood Control 


260,000 


12/01/99 


15yrs. 


3.75-5.25 


105,000 




15.000 




90.000 


4,864 






















Hart»r Moorings 


90.000 


12/01/99 


9yrs. 


3.75-5.25 


10,000 




10.000 





243 












1 








Fire Trucks 


360.000 


12/01/00 


8yrs. 


4.30-6.00 


45,000 




45.000 





990 






















Hartwr Improvements 


109,500 


12/01/00 


9yrs. 


4.3O-6.00 


20,000 


10.000 




10.000 : 


665 






















Sewer 1 & 1 


80,000 


01/15/02 


15yrs. 1 2.254.60 ' 20,000 




5,000 




15.000 j 


715 




















Hagerty Property 


255,000 


01/15/02 


lOyrs. i 2.2S4.10 : 80,000 




20,000 


60.000 


2,860 




















Cemetery Construction 


750.000 


01/15/02 


9yrs. 2.25^.10 


225,000 




75,000 


150.000 


7.650 






















School Planning 


156,000 


06/15/04 


20yrs. i 3.00-5.00 


115,000 




10,000 




105.000 


5.025 ! 




















i 


School Constnjction 


16,720,000 


06/15/04 


20yrs. ' 3.00-5.0C 


14,160,000 




885,000 




13.275.000 


648.263 






















Uttle League Fields 


184,600 


06/15/04 


13yrs. 3.00-5.00 


120,000 




15.000 




105.000 


5.025 


















' 




Departmental Equipment 


793.000 


06/15/04 


lOyrs. 


3.00-4.00 


365,000 




65,000 


300.000 ' 


14.600 






















Library 


650,000 


06/15/04 


17yrB. 


3.00-5.00 


530.000 




40,000 1 490.000 


19.730 


















Police & Fire Station 


950,000 


06/15/04 


14yrs. 


3.00-5.00 


710,000 


80.000 




630.000 


25.125 






















Central Sewer Plant 


98.288 


06/14/04 


20yrs. 


3.00-5.00 


75,000 1 


5.000 




70.000 


3.413 
























James Brook Flooding 


96.400 


08/11/05 


19yrs. 


3.50-4.75 


85,000 




5.000 




80.000 


3.315 
















1 




Newtonville Drainage 


100,000 


08/1 1/05 


18yrs. 


3.50-4.75 


80,000 




5.000 


75,000 


3.103 






















Library Roof 


25.000 1 08/11/05 


4yrs. 


3.50-4.75 


10,000 




5,000 


5.000 


263 
















Departmental Equipment 


373,000 


08/11/05 




3.50-4.75 ' 145.000 




105.000 


40.000 


3.238 




















Little Hartxjr Engineering 


100.000 


08/11/05 


3yTs 


3.50-4.75 30.000 




30,000 i 





525 










1 










King Street Land (CPC) 


400,000 


08/11/05 


17yrs. 


3.50-4.75 


350,000 




25,000 


325.000 


13.479 
























West Comer Culvert 


25,000 


08/11/05 


3yrs. 


3.504.75 


5,000 




5.000 







88 






1 


! 












Sewer 1 & 1 


350,000 


03/15/09 1 20yrs 


2.25-5.00 





350.000 






350.000 


. 






1 
















Little Harbor Sewer 


415,215 


03/18/09 20yrs 


2.00 





415,215 






415,215 


_ 
























Ambulance 


160,000 


03/15/09 


5yrs. 


2.25-5.00 


- 


160,000 




160,000 


_ 
























Fire Vehicle 


30,000 


03/15/09 


3yTs. 


2.25-5.00 


- 


30,000 






30.000 


. 
























Police Cruiser 


29.000 


03/15/09 


3yrs. 


2.25-5.00 


- 


29,000 




1 29,000 


. 








1 








I 




James Brook Culvert 


450,000 


03/15/09 


18yrs 


2.25-5.00 


- i 450,000 




1 450,000 


- 


TOTALS - TAX LEVY FUNDED 










21,659,823 i 1,434,215 


1.975,577 


= = ============== 

2.555 21.115.906 


879.007 



























































































99 













DEBT STATEMENT 
FISCAL YEAR 2009 












































07/01/08 








06/30/09 


FY09 


Project 


Amount 


Date of 




Interest 


Outstanding 


Principal 


Principal 


State 


Outstanding 


Interest 




of Issue 


Issue 


Term 


Rate 


Balance 


Additions 


Payment 


Assistance 


Balance 


Payment 














































1 






















■Benemienl_and Tax Levy OWiiialions - 


































































Straits Pond Sewer 


325,000 


10/15«8 


15yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


150.500 




22,780 




127,720 


3,517 
























Straits Pond Sewef MWPAT 96-33 


1.930.900 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 




1.158.400 




33,122 


62,778 


1,062,500 


68.946 
























Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-34 


1.660.400 


12A>9/98 


20yrs. 




1.016,900 




60,982 


23,218 


932,700 


23,213 
























{Downtown Sewer MWPAT 97-38 


840.500 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 




504.200 




33,122 


8,578 


462,500 


22,569 


1 1 




















Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-45 


187.400 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 




112,400 




6,662 


2.638 


103,100 


5,031 
























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-55 


261,700 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 




157.000 




4,494 


8,506 


144,000 


7,029 
























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-105 


1.630.000 


10/06/99 


20yrs. 




1,078,772 




53,642 


22,269 


1.002,861 


54,149 
























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-106 


1.625.000 


10/06«9 


20yTS. 




1.073.770 




20,862 


55,050 


997.858 


53,894 


1 




















Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-33A 


1,866,327 


11/01/00 


20yTS. 




1,322,030 




25.776 


59,228 


1,237,026 


51.844 
























Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-34A 


2.072,061 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




1.340,566 




82,208 


32,386 


1,225,972 


45,511 






















Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-34A 


506.247 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




444.662 




4.644 


4,977 


435,041 


59,804 
























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 99-10 


2.291.772 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




1,622.359 




78,560 


26,008 


1,517,791 


64,608 
























Downtown Sewer MWPAT 99-1 1 


2.301.583 


11/01/00 


20yT8. 




1.628.867 




31.974 


73,088 


1.523.805 


84.953 






















Downtown Sewer MWPAT 0(M)3 


237.043 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




168,194 


8,086 


2,678 


157,430 


8,794 




















Downtown Sewer MWPAT 0004 


4.379.345 


11/01/00 


20yrs. 




3.100.651 




60,698 


139,014 


2.900,939 


161,690 
























Downtown Sewer 


1.104,500 


12rt)1/00 


20yrs. 


4.30-6.00 


700.176 




53,800 




646.376 


33.681 
























Straits Pond Sewer 


538.000 


i2ni/oo 


20yrs. 


4.30-6.00 


339.824 




26.200 




313.624 


14,225 
























Downtown Sewer 


600.000 


01/1 sn2 


15yrs. 


2.25-4.60 


360.000 




40,000 




320,000 


14,545 










============== 




============ 

647 612 


520 416 


15 111 243 


============= 

798,003 



























































































Water Treatment Plant 


2,500.000 


01/01/78 


34yrs. 


5.00 


292.000 




73,000 




219,000 


14,600 




















995 104 


36 200 


System Repairs 1995-6 (Rell) 






















Distribution System 


900,000 


10/15/98 


19yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


460.000 




45.240 




414,760 


11,096 


























1.430.500 


12A)1/99 


15yts. 


3.75-5.25 


640.000 




100,000 




540.000 


29.425 


























2.410.000 


12/01/00 


20yrs. 


4.30-6.00 


1.560.000 




120.000 




1,440,000 


70.077 
















in nnn 




80 000 


3 635 


WortRt 


150.000 






















2.617.000 


06I^2JM 


20yrs. 


3.0O-50O 


2.260,000 




190.000 




2,070,000 


84.652 
























System Improvements 


2.400.000 


08rt)1/05 


20yrs. 


3.50-4.75 


2.235.000 




55,000 




2.180.000 


109.512 


























3.000.000 


08mi/05 


20yTS 


3.50-4.75 


2,780.000 




60,000 




2,720,000 


93.019 
























State Revolving Fund 04-07 


1.371.260 


02A)1/07 


20yrs. 


2.00 


1.317.179 




57,559 




1,259.620 


25,768 
























State Revolving Fund 04-17 


64.285 


02fl)1/07 


20yrs 


2.00 


61.750 




2.698 




59,052 


1,208 










9 ^^^ nn 





1 051 000 






1,051,000 














============== 


============ 


============ 


============ 




============= 


TOTALS - WATER REVENUE FUNDED 










12.829,219 


1,051,000 


851,683 





13,028,536 


479,192 


GRAND TOTAL 










50,768.313 


2,485,215 


3,474,872 


522,971 


49.255,685 


2,156,202 






















































i 









100 



DEBT STATEMENT 
FISCAL YEAR 2009 



































07/01/08 








06/30/09 


FY09 


Project 


Amount 


Date of 




Interest 


Outstanding 


Principal 


Principal 


State 


Outstanding 


Interest 




of Issue 


Issue 


Term 


Rate 


Balance 


Additions 


Payment 


Assistance Balance 


Payment 






















' 
























TemDorarv Notes 




















I 


i 




















1 


Ctiapter 90 (SAN) 










100.000 


210,929 


100,000 




210.929 


4,436 


PWED (SAN) 










50.000 




50.000 







1,223 
























Satellite Sewer Plant Study 


Sewer 








100.000 


60.000 


100.000 




60.000 


1.099 


Little Hartor Sewer 


Sewer 








300.000 


848.000 


300.000 




848.000 


25,286 


Utile Hartor Sewer - SRF 


Sewer 








3.396.243 


5.526.519 







8.922,762 


- 


Deep Run & Rust Way 


Sewer 








100.000 


98,000 


100.000 




98,000 


1,756 


Sewer 1 & 1 


Sewer 








200.000 


200.000 


200.000 




200,000 


3.511 
























Cook Property 


General 








184,310 


35,000 


184.310 




35,000 


2.800 


Jerusalem Road Wall 


General 











50,000 







50,000 1 


I 


Jerusalem Road Wall-SRF 


General 











126,671 







126.671 


- 


James Lane Easement 


General 








57.000 


52,000 


57.000 




52.000 - 


712 


Harbor Seawall 


General 








600.000 


540.000 


600.000 




540.000 


32.249 


Beechwood Sidewalk 


General 








100.000 


60.000 


100.000 




60.000 


1.450 


Drainage 


General 








100.000 


100.000 


100.000 




100.000 


1.450 


Drainage - SRF 


General 








65.993 


693.978 







759.971 


- 
























Water System 


Water 








17.040.000 


16.835,000 


17.040.000 




16.835.000 


457.416j 


Water System-SRF 


Water 








4.146.125 


2,902,717 






7.048.842 


; 




































TOTALS - TEMPORARY NOTES 










26,539,671 


28,338,814 


18.931,310 


35,947,175 


533.388 












26,539,671 


28,338,814 


18,931,310 




35,947,175 


533.388 
























AMOUNTS AUTHORIZED AND UNISSUE 


D 












































Autti. 


Auth. 


















Proiect 


Date 


Amount 








































MBTA Wetlands 


11/05/01 


1 ,200.000 


















MBTA Wells 


11/05/01 


250.000 


















Water System Improvements 


11/05/01 


23,752 


















Water System Improvements 


03/30/02 


28.248 


















Sewer Planning 


03/30/02 


81.000 


















Streetscape 


11/18/02 


800.000 


















Cook Property 


11/17/03 


4.500.000 


















Water System Improvements 


03/27/04 


21.682.190 


















James Lane Easement 


03/27/04 


64.200 


















Seawall Repairs 


12/06/04 


600.000 


















Water System Improvements 


12/06/04 


2.000.000 


















Little Harbor Sewer 


04/02/05 


12.000.000 


















Water System Improvements 


04/02/05 


4.000.000 


















Deep Run Sewer 


04/02/05 


1.200.000 


















Sewer Planning 


04/02/05 


100.000 


















Beechwood Street Sidewalk 


12/05/05 


100.000 


















Sewer 1 & 1 


11/13/06 


1.000.000 


















Little Harbor Sewer 


03/31/07 


2.000.000 


















Drainage 


03/31/07 


1 .000.000 


















Jemsalem Road Wall 


11/17/08 


270.000 


















Alumni Field 


11/17/08 


500.000 


















Departmental Equipment 


03/28/09 


537.000 








































Auttiorized & Unissued 




$53,936,390 



















101 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv Department 


Gross Pav 








QUILL 


MARYE 


Board of Assessors 


72.096 


KRUPCZAK 


DEBRAJ. 


Board of Assessors 


50,052 


WARNER 


ELLEN 


Board of Assessors 


39,687 


GRANVILLE 


MARYE. 


Board of Assessors 


1,300 


MILLER 


ELSA J. 


Board of Assessors 


1,200 


PATROLIA 


MICHAEL C. 


Board of Assessors 


1,200 














Department Total - 


$165,536 










TRADD 


TARA 


Board of Health 


59,076 


GOODWIN 


MARYC. 


Board of Health 


44,835 


GODZIK 


JOSEPH R 


Board of Health 


20.205 


FITZSIMMONS 


JUDITH E. 


Board of Health 


5,445 


CAHILL 


CORINNE H. 


Board of Health 


399 














Department Total - 


$129,959 










EGAN 


ROBERT M. 


Building/Land Use 


80,923 


PILCZAK 


JOANN 


Building/Land Use 


53,744 


NOONAN 


NANCY ANN 


Building/Land Use 


43,074 


HINDLEY 


DIANE M. 


Bullding/Land Use 


28,953 














Department Total - 


$206,694 










SESTITO 


ANTHONY C 


Dept. of Public Works 


76.859 


SESTITO 


CARL A 


Dept. of Public Works 


76,009 


LIVINGSTON 


BOYD J 


Dept. of Public Works 


68,641 


SWANSON 


ANDREW W. 


Dept. of Public Works 


65.093 


EKBOM 


LEO A. 


Dept. of Public Works 


60.097 


GUARENTE 


CHARLES E. 


Dept. of Public Works 


57,686 


BLfTMAN 


KENNETH 8ARR 


Dept. of Public Works 


55,896 


THAYER JR 


KENNETH E. 


Dept. of Public Works 


54,531 


PIEPENBRINK 


ROBERT 


Dept. of Public Works 


52,755 


EDGETT 


PHILIP L. 


Dept. of Public Works 


48,660 


BAKER JR 


GRANVILLE C 


Dept of Public Works 


48,140 


MURRAY 


CHRISTOPHER 


Dept. of Public Works 


46,620 


MARSH 


HERBERT L 


Dept. of Public Works 


45,413 


SNOW 


MARYL. 


Dept. of Public Works 


43,294 


BROWN 


HERBERT L 


Dept. of Public Works 


15,921 


LANZILLOTTI 


AUSTEN K 


Dept. of Public Works 


6815 


Zappolo 


Nicholas M 


Dept. of Public Works 


6,393 


MCCORMACK 


ANDREW J 


Dept. of Public Works 


5,241 


GOFF 


ANN MARIE 


Dept. of Public Works 


1.635 














Department Total - 


$835,699 








BARRETT 


CAROL A. 


Elder Affairs 


39.804 


ELWORTHY 


LINDA A 


Elder Affairs 


25,356 


HORSEFIELD 


MARTHA R 


Elder Affairs 


23.574 


SALERNO 


GERTRUDE 


Elder Affairs 


22.030 


BUCKLEY 


JOHN 


Elder Affairs 


20.974 


GRANDE 


CORALS 


Elder Affairs 


19.954 














Department Total - 


$151,692 










ADAMS 


BRIAN 


Facilities 


73,229 


KELLY 


MARKH. 


Facilities 


64.548 


LINCOLN 


DEREK A. 


Facilities 


60.975 


EMANUELLO 


ANTHONY P. 


Facilities 


44.933 


RATTENBURY 


HENRY A 


Facilities 


18,890 














Department Total - 


$262,575 










BUCKLEY JR. 


J. MICHAEL 


Finance 


101,966 


LITCHFIELD 


iUNDAM. 


Finance 


66,263 


MCCARTHY 


KATHLEEN E 


Finance 


64.487 


PARNELL 


SANDRA E 


Finance 


53.231 


HENDERSON 


JANEE. 


Finance 


30.625 














Department Total - 


$316,572 










MAHONEY JR. 


FRANCIS X. 


Fire Department 


102,716 


SILVIA 


ROBERTO. 


Fire Department 


100.836 


BILODEAU 


PAULT. 


Fire Department 


95,645 


TRASK 


IMARKH. 


Fire Department 


88.645 



102 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv Deoartment 


Gross Pay 










PROTULIS 


ROBERT F. 


Fire Department 


83,310 


DOCKRAY 


JOHN J. 


Fire Department 


83,022 


RUNEY 


JAMES P. 


Fire Department 


79.648 


CURLEY 


JAMES F. 


Fire Department 


77,013 


HERNAN 


JOHN M. 


Fire Department 


73,800 


BEL^NGER 


RANDY P. 


Fire Department 


73,128 


MARTIN 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


71.049 


FORDE 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


68,885 


SMITH 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


68,688 


DURETTE 


KEVIN J. 


Fire Department 


68,152 


CUNNINGHAM 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


67,606 


PERGOLA 


JOSEPH M 


Fire Department 


67.214 


WENZLOW 


ERIC W. 


Fire Department 


64,770 


HICKEY 


JONATHAN M 


Fire Department 


64,184 


NADEAU 


ROBERT A 


Fire Department 


61,770 


MORRISON 


LAURA CHRIS 


Fire Department 


61,459 


HALL 


JAMES 


Fire Department 


61,041 


DONOVAN 


KEVIN D 


Fire Department 


58,345 


HALEY 


JOHNW 


Fire Department 


55,745 


MAYNARD 


STEVEN L. 


Fire Department 


3.462 


MCKAY 


THOMAS 


Fire Department 


1.154 


NORLIN 


ERICM 


Fire Department 


123 










1 Department Total - 


$1,701,408 




i 




GIBBONS 


LORREN 8. 


Hartjormaster 


50.261 


O'MALLEY III 


THOMAS J 


Harbormaster 


11.235 


MACDONALD 


RYAN J 


Harbormaster 


9.538 


JOHNSON 


ROBERT A. 


Harbormaster 


4,792 










Department Total - 


$75,826 








RAFFERTY 


JACQUELINE S 


Library 


71,151 


MOODY 


SHARON 


Library 


53,132 


COUGHLIN 


MARY E. 


Library 


46,495 


WALSH 


GAYLE 


Library 


45,525 


GAILUNAS 


PAUL J. 


Library 


43,348 


DWYER 


JANET 


Library 


34,810 


NORTON 


KRISTIN 


Library 


27,235 


WALSH 


LAURIE L. 


Library 


24,242 


OHRENBERGER 


MARJORIE 


Library 


24,202 


LONDERGAN 


MARY E. 


Library 


8,449 


LENGYEL 


BRIGID 


Library 


4,590 


NELSON 


BRONWYN 


Library 


3,814 


ISIHAFIA 


IKUKO 


Library 


3,216 


HILLMAN 


KATHRYN M 


Library 


2,114 


REEL 


MICHAEL C 


Library 


848 


KLEINZ 


JACQUELINE M 


Library 


688 


JENKS 


KAREN A 


Library 


252 














Department Total - 


$394,109 










TREANOR 


JEFFREY 


Police Department 


136,566 


MCLEAN 


JAMES P. 


Police Department 


115,585 


OUIGLEY 


WILLIAM P. 


Police Department 


112.107 


HUSSEY 


JAMES 


Police Department 


111,176 


SMALL 


JOHN H. 


Police Department 


101,886 


REARDON 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


98,948 


CONTE 


JOHN C. 


Police Department 


94,250 


YANNIZZI 


FRANCIS P. 


Police Department 


92,008 


LENNON 


GREGORY J. 


Police Department 


88,782 


STEVERMAN 


REGEN 


Police Department 


85,213 


WILSON 


PAULM. 


Police Department 


79,454 


KENNEY 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


78,998 


HUNT 


GARRET A. 


Police Department 


77,240 


WILLIAMS 


DANIEL 


Police Department 


76.829 


TARANTINO 


CHRISTY J. 


Police Department 


76.690 


MATOS 


LISA M. 


Police Department 


62.224 


GRANT 


CHRISTOPHER 


Police Department 


60,174 


WIGMORE 


THOMAS W. 


Police Department 


57,237 


LOWERY 


PATRICIA A. 


Police Department 


53,029 


MCCARTHY 


KELLI 


Police Department 


52,599 


COGILL 


DAVID C. 


Police Department 


51,915 


DOUGLAS 


PATRICIA A. 


Police Department 


50,908 


DOYLE 


JENIFER J. 


Police Department 


50,464 



103 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv DeDartment 


Gross Pav 










STIVES 


JOHN J 


Police Department 


47,496 


NOONAN 


BRIAN W. 


Police Department 


44.851 


MCLAUGHLIN 


JAMES 


Police Department 


40,792 


FORD 


ANDREW J. 


Police Department 


39,600 


PEEBLES 


BRIAN M. 


Police Department 


35,740 


BROOKS 


COREY 


Police Department 


35,536 


HARTNETT 


GREGG T 


Police Department 


31,848 


REARDON 


TIMOTHY P 


Police Department 


27,964 


MALOUF 


FREDERICK G 


Police Department 


24,927 


BRIGHAM 


PAULB 


Police Department 


18,627 


MURPHY 


PAUL W. 


Police Department 


15,029 


CASAGRANDE 


ROBERT C. 


Police Department 


12.306 


MCGEE 


NANCY 


Police Department 


9.846 


RAPPOLD 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


8,768 


WHITTIER 


WILLIAM F 


Police Department 


6,804 


HENVEY 


CAROL 


Police Department 


6,345 


GILMARTIN 


JAMES A. 


Police Department 


6,143 


SAUNDERS 


SCOTT 


Police Department 


5,733 


GOYETTE 


TIMOTHY J 


Police Department 


5.670 


FIDROCKI 


WILLIAM 


Police Department 


5,523 


ADAMS 


KATHLEEN M. 


Police Department 


5,515 


O'ROURKE 


JOHN 


Police Department 


5,460 


SWEENEY 


ANDREW J 


Police Department 


5,366 


O'HARA 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


5,282 


FAHEY 


SEANM 


Police Department 


5,187 


COSTA 


LOUIS C. 


Police Department 


4,872 


AHLSTEDT 


RICHARD 


Police Department 


4.557 


LUCAS 


MATTHEW J 


Police Department 


4,137 


FALL 


GREGORY 


Police Department 


3.959 


ACHILLE 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


3.812 


TALBOT 


KEVIN 


Police Department 


3.749 


BRESLIN 


DECLAN J 


Police Department 


3.581 


SALITURI 


JOELE 


Police Department 


3.276 


LOWRANCE 


RAWSON R 


Police Department 


3.087 


CONNEELY 


SEAN 


Police Department 


3.024 


SULLIVAN 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


2.909 


GREELEY 


THOMAS P 


Police Department 


2.867 


PERAINO 


MICHAEL J. 


Police Department 


2.846 


LEARY 


DANIEL S 


Police Department 


2.814 


GAETA SR 


THOMAS P 


Police Department 


2.804 


STEVERMAN 


ERIK 0. 


Police Department 


2.678 


ELMES 


STEPHEN R 


Police Department 


2.604 


PIERCE 


CHARLES J 


Police Department 


2.520 


DUFFEY 


JOSEPH P 


Police Department 


2.431 


SHEA 


DALEL 


Police Department 


2,384 


KENNEDY 


MARKP 


Police Department 


2,352 


MCISAAC 


JOHNF 


Police Department 


2.289 


SHEA 


GREGORY M. 


Police Department 


2.142 


TRACEY 


PHILIP E. 


Police Department 


2.142 


FARINA 


COREY M. 


Police Department 


2.111 


KELLEY 


SEANM 


Police Department 


2.090 


NOGUEIRA 


FRANK 


Police Department 


2.079 


NORRIS 


JOHN 


Police Department 


2.048 


OLSSON 


GLEN A 


Police Department 


2,016 


WALETKUS 


ALAN 


Police Department 


1.827 


BATES 


KENNETH H 


Police Department 


1.775 


GILMORE 


RICHARD M 


Police Department 


1.764 


CAVANAUGH 


SEANT. 


Police Department 


1.712 


PATTEN 


MATTHEW D 


Police Department 


1,691 


KARVELLIS 


JAMES A 


Police Department 


1,565 


STOCKBRIDGE JR 


ROBERT A 


Police Department 


1.544 


SULLIVAN 


JEREMIAH J 


Police Department 


1,502 


KELLY 


MICHAEL P 


Police Department 


1.491 


MENZ 


JAMES C 


Police Department 


1.491 


BUONAUGURIO 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


1.481 


CADIGAN 


THOMAS M. 


Police Department 


1,470 


PACING 


DAVID 


Police Department 


1,470 


DONNELLY 


RYANM 


Police Department 


1,407 


FARRELL 


THOMAS 


Police Department 


1,407 


KILROY 


JEFFERY 


Police Department 


1,407 


DENTREMONT 


JAMES 


Police Department 


1,376 


MAHONEY 


JONF. 


Police Department 


1,344 


SIMMONS 


TIMOTHY G 


Police Department 


1,344 


GIBBONS 


EDWARD F 


Police Department 


1.302 


TRIEU 


BRUCE C 


Police Department 


1.292 



104 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department Gross Pay 1 










GREENE 


JAMES 


Police Department 1 


197 


CARTHAS JR 


ARTHUR P 


Police Department 1 


134 


SULLIVAN 


JAMES M 


Police Department 1 


134 


WASH 


RICKY 


Police Department 1 


134 


LEUCHTE 


JOHNC 


Police Department 1 


124 


BRENNAN 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 1 


113 


HARRISON 


JEFF 


Police Department 1 


071 


MAHONEY 


BRIAN P 


Police Department 1 


071 


MCADAMS 


DARREN 


Police Department 1 


071 


SIMONELU 


ROLAND D 


Police Department 1 


071 


FRANCIS 


DANIEL G 


Police Department 1 


050 


KLIER 


CHRISTOPHER 


Police Department 1 


040 


SMITH 


MARKE 


Police Department 1 


040 


CHEN 


JIMMY J 


Police Department 1 


029 


ALLISON 


DONALD F 


Police Department 1 


008 


PEPDJONOVIC 


TOM 


Police Department 


987 


CHURCH 


DANNY D 


Police Department 


956 


RICE 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


903 


BAILEY 


DOUGLAS 


Police Department 


882 


LEVINE 


DAVID M. 


Police Department 


872 


FLAHERTY 


MICHAEL J 


Police Department 


851 


CHIN 


BENNETT 


Police Department 


840 


GAETA JR. 


THOMAS P 


Police Department 


798 


JACKSON 


PAULD 


Police Department 


798 


WILBUR 


KEITH A 


Police Department 


798 


BINA 


ROBERT E 


Police Department 


767 


COLETTI 


DAVID F 


Police Department 


767 


GRAZIOSO 


JOHN PAUL 


Police Department 


735 


FLANAGAN 


JAMES P 


Police Department 


704 


FORD 


THOMAS 


Police Department 


704 


FORD 


THOMAS W 


Police Department 


704 


HAMACHER 


MARK 


Police Department 


704 


LENCKI 


JAMES 


Police Department 


704 


BULMAN 


JAMES 


Police Department 


693 


FOLAN 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


672 


MACISAAC 


JASON S 


Police Department 


672 


MILLER 


MATTHEW J 


Police Department 


672 


SHALNO 


STEVEN 


Police Department 


672 


WYMAN 


CHRISTOPHER 


Police Department 


672 


BAGLEY 


EDWARD 


Police Department 


662 


GUARENTE 


DANIEL 


Police Department 


630 


FICARRA 


SCOTT 


Police Department 


536 


MCINNIS 


GERALD 


Police Department 


525 


DUNN 


DANIEL A 


Police Department 


504 


HOCKNEY 


MATTHEW W. 


Police Department 


504 


RYAN 


JOHN 


Police Department 


504 


FOLEY 


PAULE 


Police Department 


494 


BRABAZON 


WILLIAM 


Police Department 


462 


SWEETLAND 


ROBERT T 


Police Department 


462 


WEEKS 


DAVID 


Police Department 


454 


DELAHOYTE 


PAULF 


Police Department 


431 


CASSIDY JR 


JAMES A 


Police Department 


399 


GRAZIOSO 


JOHNM 


Police Department 


399 


MENZ 


JOHNR 


Police Department 


399 


SILCOX 


JAMES L 


Police Department 


399 


DESROCHE 


STEPHEN P 


Police Department 


368 


MALONEY 


DENNIS M. 


Police Department 


368 


SULLIVAN 


MICHAEL J. 


Police Department 


368 


WOOD 


KENNETH F 


Police Department 


368 


COYLE 


ALFRED 


Police Department 


357 


AIGUIER 


BRIAN E. 


Police Department 


336 


CLARK 


ROBERT W 


Police Department 


336 


CLEARY 


STEPHEN F 


Police Department 


336 


COOPER 


DAVID T 


Police Department 


336 


COPPENS 


LEO J 


Police Department 


336 


EMMOTT 


PHILIP 


Police Department 


336 


HANCOCK 


EDWARD 


Police Department 


336 


HOLLAND 


PAUL 


Police Department 


336 


KELLEY 


ROBERT F 


Police Department 


336 
336 


KRUKONIS 


HOLLY C 


Police Department 


LAMBERT 


LAUREN J 


Police Department 


336 


MCDONNELL 


TERENCE 


Police Department 


336 


MCGOVERN 


JOHNM 


Police Department 


336 


MCGOWAN 


JOHNR 


Police Department 


336 


PEARSON 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


336 



105 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 










TAPPER 


RICHARD S 


Police Department 


336 


RICE 


TAMI 


Police Department 


210 


O'REILLY 


JOSEPH 


Police Department 


189 


BRENNAN 


MARKF 


Police Department 


168 


BURGIO 


STEPHEN M 


Police Department 


168 


CANNY 


DAVID 


Police Department 


168 


CLAUSS 


DAVID F 


Police Department 


168 


CORSON III 


KENNETH R. 


Police Department 


168 


GLENNON 


SEANM 


Police Department 


168 


MACDONALD 


RICHARD 


Police Department 


168 


MURRAY 


MICHAEL S 


Police Department 


168 


PARKER 


MICHAEL R 


Police Department 


168 


SMEY 


PETER 


Police Department 


168 


TOBIN 


KEVIN G 


Police Department 


168 


WELLS 


JAMES J 


Police Department 


168 














Department Total - 


$2,488,658 










CARROLL 


JAMES 


Recreation 


65,668 


BARRA 


MICHAEL J 


Recreation 


22,239 


WORLEY 


JOHN M. 


Recreation 


9,592 


EQUI 


MARTHA A. 


Recreation 


6,840 


MCDONALD 


PAULINA A 


Recreation 


5,031 


CURTIN 


MICHAEL E 


Recreation 


3.204 


ETHIER 


PATRICIA 


Recreation 


2,943 


CORCORAN 


BLAIR 


Recreation 


2,640 


KENNEDY 


BRIAN 


Recreation 


2,454 


OCONNELL 


MATT 


Recreation 


2,420 


CONWAY 


COLIN 


Recreation 


2.339 


MCLELLAN 


RYAN 


Recreation 


2.284 


ALLEN 


LAUREN 


Recreation 


2.235 


SMITH 


GORDON R 


Recreation 


2.232 


BIAGINI 


ANDREA L 


Recreation 


2.226 


STURINO 


JOHN 


Recreation 


2.198 


SULLIVAN 


PATRICK 


Recreation 


2.008 


GOODWIN 


MARGARET 


Recreation 


1,890 


MARTIN 


DANIEL 


Recreation 


1.298 


GALLAGHER 


MOLLY K 


Recreation 


1,236 


THOMPSON 


AMANDA 


Recreation 


1.230 


LANDON 


OWEN 


Recreation 


1,170 


WISE 


ELLEN 


Recreation 


1,170 


LANDON 


CHARLOTTE D 


Recreation 


825 


LANDON 


ELIZABETH 


Recreation 


825 


CARBONE 


WILLIAM C. 


Recreation 


216 














Department Total - 


$148,410 








WALSH 


DEMISE 


School Department 


160.087 


CISNEROS 


KENNETH R. 


School Department 


119.081 


ANTOLINI 


JOEL 


School Department 


113,005 


MCGRAIL 


PATRICIA 


School Department 


106,995 


GILL 


MICHAEL PATR 


School Department 


103,956 


DEGENNARO 


DAVID 


School Department 


99,208 


SHEEHAN 


JANET 


School Department 


96.594 


DECHIARA 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


96,084 


MRZYGLOD 


NANCY 


School Department 


95.779 


KURKER 


KIMM 


School Department 


94,144 


DUFFY 


MAUREEN M 


School Department 


92,362 


THOMAE 


ANNM. 


School Department 


92,036 


GORDON 


CYNTHIA B. 


School Department 


91,393 


SWEENEY 


TORIN 


School Department 


89,645 


HORIGAN 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


88,945 


FORD 


RONALD J. 


School Department 


88.440 


AFANASIW 


PETER 


School Department 


88,242 


GALLOTTA 


ALANR. 


School Department 


87,836 


CISNEROS 


ELIZABETH A 


School Department 


87,555 


HENRY 


DEBORAH A. 


School Department 


87,367 


CONROY 


THERESA 


School Department 


87.071 


KENNY 


LYNNE 


School Department 


87.021 


GIBSON 


BARBARA A 


School Department 


86,765 


CRIMMINS 


CAROLYN L. 


School Department 


86,291 


DYKAS 


KEVIN P. 


School Department 


85,701 


YESS 


DENISE ANNE 


'School Department 


85,293 


WOMERSLEY 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


85,136 


CORKHUM 


SUZI Y. 


School Department 


84.486 



106 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


Fjrst Name 


Pnmarv DeDartment 


Gross Pav 










COOK 


LAUREN M. 


School Department 


84.031 


SANDLER 


KERRI L 


School Department 


83.543 


GIBSON 


COLLEEN E. 


School Department 


83,448 


SULLIVAN 


VICTORIA 


School Department 


83.343 


LEE 


MARGARET 


School Department 


83.277 


JORDAN 


KATHLEEN A. 


School Department 


83,180 


BRINDLEY 


PENELOPE A. 


School Department 


82.973 


BEAL 


DEBORAH G. 


School Department 


82,883 


JORDAN 


MARGARET 


School Department 


82,515 


MINGELS 


BRADLEY T 


School Department 


81 ,820 


WELCH 


MICHAEL R. 


School Department 


81.365 


MARKS 


BRYAN E 


School Department 


81.328 


BARBIERI 


DIANE M 


School Department 


81.286 


WOOLEY 


STEPHANIE E. 


School Department 


78.322 


MCGRATH 


ELIZABETH M. 


School Department 


77.506 


RITTS 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


76.460 


BIAGINI 


STEVEN 


School Department 


76.128 


OWENS-RIGBY 


ELIZABETH R 


School Department 


76.124 


WILLIS 


JAMES 


School Department 


75.876 


KEATING 


LAURA R. 


School Department 


75.692 


HANSON 


JEANNE B. 


School Department 


75.488 


BERRY 


MAUREEN M. 


School Department 


75,315 


BERKOWITZ 


NINA B. 


School Department 


75,164 


SYLVA 


CAROLE L. 


School Department 


75,153 


JONES 


DANIEL C. 


School Department 


75,128 


HIGGINS 


JOYL 


School Department 


74,836 


WINTER 


LAUREN M 


School Department 


74.777 


BUCKLEY JR 


JOHNC 


School Department 


74.498 


JOHNSTON 


KARIN 


School Department 


74.354 


LAFOUNTAIN 


ALLEN W. 


School Department 


74.344 


SUGRUE 


LISAV 


School Department 


74.212 


SWARTZ 


L^URAC. 


School Department 


73.420 


MORRISSEY 


PATRICIA A 


School Department 


72.941 


DIMINNIE 


LESLIE 


School Department 


72.940 


BROOKS 


KATHRYN A 


School Department 


72.354 


SULLIVAN 


ALLISON B. 


School Department 


71.656 


TRITTO 


STEPHANIE T. 


School Department 


71.443 


WEYDT 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


70.062 


PALMIERI 


VINCENT 


School Department 


69.677 


ROHRER 


EILEEN 


School Department 


69.158 


DUGAN 


MARY P. 


School Department 


69.135 


PARRELL 


ERICA K 


School Department 


67.855 


BLIDNER 


ARON 


School Department 


67.240 


GIULIANO 


LAURA 


School Department 


67.054 


DEWAAL 


JULIA P. 


School Department 


66.884 


SULC 


JENNIFER W 


School Department 


66.346 


MCTIGUE 


JOAN 


School Department 


65,616 


WANDS 


JOHN 


School Department 


65,166 


TUSCHER 


ROBERT 


School Department 


65,122 


CLA^RK 


JENNIFER A. 


School Department 


64,989 


BERMAN 


ANN 


School Department 


64.685 


NELLIGAN 


CATHERINE 


School Department 


64.105 


FOLEY 


KERRI ANN 


School Department 


63.998 


PORTER 


ANNE LESLIE 


School Department 


63.861 


MCPHILLIPS 


JENNIFER A 


School Department 


61.535 


CAPOBIANCO 


KRISTIE E 


School Department 


61 ,400 


YUROF 


KELLI 


School Department 


61,240 


LEVY 


ROBERT 


School Department 


61 ,226 


ERLANDSEN 


ROBERT J. 


School Department 


60,116 


WHALEN 


MEREDITH 


School Department 


60.039 


HOGAN 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


58,892 


GIBBONS 


EMILY F. 


School Department 


58.680 


MORIARTY 


STEPHANIE C. 


School Department 


58.521 


MCINNIS 


KAREN E 


School Department 


58.419 


LEWIS 


ARNA 


School Department 


58.030 


GRADY 


BETHS 


School Department 


58.001 


BEAUDRY 


KAYNE M. 


School Department 


57,750 


NOBLE 


STEPHANIE 


School Department 


57,644 


FISH 


WILLIAM 


School Department 


57,442 


MCCABE 


JASON D 


School Department 


56,675 


WELCH 


SUSAN N 


School Department 


56,549 


MCDAVITT 


KAREN E 


School Department 


56,522 


GOLDSTEIN 


CHERIEA 


School Department 


56,463 


HATHAWAY 


DEBORAH M 


School Department 


56,200 


OGDEN 


ELIZABETH A. 


School Department 


55.925 



107 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 










BOTTI 


CHRISTINA A 


School Department 


55,398 


O'HARA 


MEGHAN 


School Department 


55,210 


CALLAHAN 


JEANL. 


School Department 


55,066 


VINTON 


DAVID S 


School Department 


54,529 


JOYCE 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


53,818 


GITTENS-CARLE 


ALEISA M. 


School Department 


53,478 


KELLEY 


JILLL 


School Department 


53,134 


AMERO 


ERICF 


School Department 


53,121 


FORTIN 


JONATHAN T. 


School Department 


52,895 


GIBBS 


KAREN 


School Department 


52,404 


PENWELL 


KATHRYN R 


School Department 


52,340 


SULLIVAN-SANGE 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


51.160 


GILL 


LINDA 


School Department 


50,893 


JONES 


THOMAS W. 


School Department 


50,859 


MESSINA 


DENISE C 


School Department 


50,792 


SMITH 


MARGARET L. 


School Department 


50,048 


QUEENAN 


CAROLYN E. 


School Department 


49,612 


STRUZZIERY 


LAURA A 


School Department 


49,412 


KING JR 


JOSEPH W 


School Department 


49,182 


KOTTER 


JEFFREY 


School Department 


48,699 


MOSHER 


MICHELE S 


School Department 


47,707 


MCNAMARA 


PAMELA J. 


School Department 


47,497 


HOLLAND 


MARGARET 


School Department 


47,208 


FLAHERTY 


STEPHEN M 


School Department 


47,107 


PESCATORE 


JANE 


School Department 


47,077 


HANNON 


PETER H 


School Department 


46,611 


LEWIS 


MICHAEL A 


School Department 


46,253 


MURPHY 


KAREN 


School Department 


46,099 


HOLLAND 


THEODORE L. 


School Department 


45,735 


THOMAS 


JANEV 


School Department 


45,190 


DANIELSON 


JOHN 


School Department 


44,843 


ALBANESE 


PAULA M 


School Department 


44,834 


HATHON 


ROSEM 


School Department 


43,764 


COLLINS 


JUDITH 


School Department 


43,590 


WILKINSON 


MOLLY E 


School Department 


43,538 


GALLAGHER 


ASA 


School Department 


42,803 


FIGUEIREDO 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


41.969 


LEAHY 


DENISE M. 


School Department 


41,547 


GREGORY 


JANE E. 


School Department 


40.622 


BLUESTEIN 


NANCY A 


School Department 


39.991 


MARAT 


MARY 


School Department 


39.704 


DICKSON 


KELLY B. 


School Department 


39.052 


COSMAN 


SUSAN 


School Department 


38.784 


STROINEY RUSSE 


SALLY 


School Department 


37,698 


TALVITIE-SIPLE 


JUNE 


School Department 


36,376 


DEMAS 


LOUISE L 


School Department 


36,376 


DONOGHUE 


DONNA M 


School Department 


36.330 


MEADE 


JONI 


School Department 


36.152 


DISABATINO 


JENNIFER A 


School Department 


36.146 


MCALARNEY 


KATE 


School Department 


36,070 


HILL 


CHARLOTTE 


School Department 


35,412 


CLAASSEN 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


33,632 


MARKS 


LAURA 


School Department 


33,372 


DOW 


DAMA E. 


School Department 


32,300 


KENNY 


BRANDON P 


School Department 


30.861 


GROSSMAN 


CHRISTINA 


School Department 


30.370 


SIMMONS 


LISA 


School Department 


29.742 


ZAPPOLO 


SANDRA L. 


School Department 


29.690 


FOLEY 


JOSEPH 


School Department 


28,720 


MARTIN 


APRIL A. 


School Department 


28,295 


LILLE 


REBECCA A 


School Department 


27,051 


CANZATER 


BEATRICE 


School Department 


26,750 


MONTGOMERY 


JENNY M. 


School Department 


26,636 


MONTEIRO 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


25.316 


HALEY 


VALERIE A. 


School Department 


25,029 


MEEHAN 


JANET 


School Department 


24,583 


CREIGHTON 


NANCY F. 


School Department 


24,419 


STILLMAN 


MARGARET M 


School Department 


23,853 


LEMANSKI 


ALLISON M 


School Department 


23,809 


O'BRIEN 


CASSANDRA G 


School Department 


22.948 


POLLARD 


^KIMBERLY N 


School Department 


22.824 


R.-GRIFFITHS 


1 GRACE M. 


School Department 


22.437 


SADLER 


[SUSAN M. 


School Department 


22.093 


MACDONALD 


SARAH M 


School Department 


22,065 


SULLIVAN 


MARYELLEN 


School Department 


21,772 



108 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv DsDartment 


Gross Pav 










CROWLEY 


JEROME F 


School Department 


21.731 


ONEILIII 


THOMAS J 


School Department 


20,499 


WOLLAM 


FIACHEL N 


School Department 


20,186 


KURTZ 


JACQUELINE 


School Department 


19,978 


DAVIS 


JOSEPH G 


School Department 


19,967 


WILD 


LINDA S. 


School Department 


19,169 


SEPPALA 


LIANE L. 


School Department 


19,113 


SALERNO 


HEIDI C. 


School Department 


19,108 


SMITH 


PEARL F 


School Department 


19,073 


CLAY 


VIRGINIA E, 


School Department 


19,047 


ANDRUS 


JOAN B. 


School Department 


19.001 


DAVIS 


AMY 


School Department 


19.001 


AYER 


ALISON G. 


School Department 


19.001 


REGAN 


BRENDA W. 


School Department 


19.001 


SHANNON 


DEBORAH M. 


School Department 


19,001 


LEHR 


JOANNE 


School Department 


18.937 


FABIAN 


KATHERINE 


School Department 


18.936 


CARMODY 


ANN-MARIE A 


School Department 


18,753 


FIGUIEREDO 


JOHN 


School Department 


18.707 


DEGENNARO 


ALLISON 


School Department 


18.605 


BAUM 


ROBERT W. 


School Department 


18.454 


MCELHINNEY 


COLLETTE 


School Department 


17.642 


RIPATRAZONE 


JOANNE M. 


School Department 


17.513 


SABO 


JEAN 


School Department 


17.014 


FARRELL 


CAROLYN 


School Department 


16,909 


LOW 


SAMANTHA J 


School Department 


16,838 


MAGNER 


ROMINAV 


School Department 


16,638 


ROCHE 


AMELIA S 


School Department 


16,441 


MCELGUNN 


MAUREEN G 


School Department 


16.256 


MCLAUGHLIN 


JOANM 


School Department 


15.966 


CROUGH 


SANDRA 


School Department 


15.521 


HALL 


JONATHAN T 


School Department 


15.177 


LEWIS 


MARGARET 


School Department 


14.932 


BULKLEY 


BEVERLY E 


School Department 


14.735 


BROWN 


PETER A 


School Department 


14.183 


MALONE 


EMILY 


School Department 


13.645 


RIDGE 


EILEEN 


School Department 


12.920 


MCDONALD 


MARYE 


School Department 


12.816 


QUINLAN-MARCEL 


ERIN J 


School Department 


12.546 


RHODES 


KATHLEEN E. 


School Department 


12.259 


OUELLETTE 


ANNE 


School Department 


12.181 


PORRO 


COSMO 


School Department 


12,118 


MAFERA 


BENJAMIN N 


School Department 


1 1 ,863 


SHERIDAN 


M. ELIZABETH 


School Department 


11,710 


DONATO 


MARIA 1. 


School Department 


1 1 ,427 


CLIFFORD 


DIANE 


School Department 


11.310 


GRANDE 


LUCIA G. 


School Department 


1 1 .304 


CURTIN 


MICHELE L 


School Department 


11.238 


MORDE 


MATTHEW R 


School Department 


10.586 


CALABRIA 


MARIA 


School Department 


10.088 


D'ELIA 


JOANNE 


School Department 


10.060 


HENEGHAN 


BETH A 


School Department 


10.005 


MARASCIO 


JOSEPHINE 


School Department 


9.727 


PETROWSKI 


LYNN A 


School Department 


9,715 


RYAN 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


9,674 


SNOW 


DOROTHY B. 


School Department 


9,402 


LEARY 


EDWARD J. 


School Department 


9.400 


BANAHAN 


JEAN A 


School Department 


9,384 


SPADEA 


MARIA 


School Department 


9,383 


TRUGLIA 


SILVANA 


School Department 


9,235 


CARLO-EYMER 


SELENE 


School Department 


8,862 


MONACO 


LYNN B. 


School Department 


8.401 


SCHMITT 


JUDITH 


School Department 


8.000 


MILLER 


LILIANE 


School Department 


7,857 


WILFAND 


WENDY 


School Department 


7,170 


MIRARCHI 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


6.972 


CZAJAK 


PATRICIA 


School Department 


6.880 


NOLAN 


CAROLINE E 


School Department 


6.508 


WELLS 


SUSAN G 


School Department 


6.508 


LEVANGIE 


JOHN A. 


School Department 


6.193 


RUGGIERO 


GEORGE H 


School Department 


6.193 


TAM 


NICHOLAS 


School Department 


5.982 


LEHR 


REBECCA M 


School Department 


5.749 


O'CONNELL 


BERNADETTE 


School Department 


5,571 


GF?AVES 


JOHN 


School Department 


5,422 



109 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Pnmarv Department 


Gross Pav 










WALSH 


ROBERT 


School Department 


5,419 


EDWARD 


WILLIAM K 


School Department 


5,193 


BARNARD 


CLAIR J 


School Department 


5,180 


CURRAN 


CHARLES 


School Department 


4,885 


CURRAN 


SHANNON K 


School Department 


4,885 


SPOFFORD 


ROBERT B 


School Department 


4,885 


PATTISON 


BRIAN J. 


School Department 


4,722 


VENTRESCA 


THOMAS 


School Department 


4,722 


KING 


DONE 


School Department 


4,160 


NEDROW 


RUTH 


School Department 


4,110 


WEINTRAUB 


JANEB 


School Department 


3.910 


PELLETIER 


ELIZABETH 


School Department 


3,902 


LEWIS 


MATTHEW 


School Department 


3,870 


FOHR 


DORENE A 


School Department 


3,840 


OFSTHUN 


RYANR 


School Department 


3,790 


LYNCH-RAFFA 


SUSAN F 


School Department 


3.702 


JONES 


CHRISTINE B 


School Department 


3,390 


BUCKLEY 


PETER 


School Department 


3,364 


HILL 


BRIAN 


School Department 


3,342 


MEEHAN 


SARAG. 


School Department 


3.342 


DUGGAN 


JOHNF 


School Department 


3,281 


TAGGART 


CHRISTINE 


School Department 


3.281 


CALLANAN 


ELIZABETH A 


School Department 


3,215 


NEEDHAM JR 


PAULW 


School Department 


3.215 


ROBINSON 


DAVID J 


School Department 


3.215 


ROMAN 


ANTHONY 


School Department 


3.215 


MCKENNA 


CHRISTOPHER 


School Department 


3.179 


FEGREUS 


JANEM. 


School Department 


3.158 


MAREE 


AMY 


School Department 


3,073 


WOOD 


JO-ELLEN S 


School Department 


2,843 


PESTONE 


NICKT 


School Department 


2,830 


O'KANE 


MARGARET M 


School Department 


2,760 


PICOZZI 


TAFJA 


School Department 


2,720 


FLYNN 


LISA 


School Department 


2,720 


CARSTOIU 


LISA A 


School Department 


2,713 


CRONIN 


BASIL 


School Department 


2,584 


LAWLESS 


RICHARD F 


School Department 


2,584 


BARBUTO 


MARIANNA 


School Department 


2.174 


COX 


JUDITH L 


School Department 


2.113 


BAUMER 


COURTNEY A 


School Department 


2.110 


BURGESS 


LACHLAN C 


School Department 


2.073 


DAVENPORT 


SAUYB 


School Department 


1.975 


THOMS 


NORMAN 


School Department 


1.916 


ELY 


FLORENCE 


School Department 


1.910 


WALSH 


ROBERT 


School Department 


1.882 


JACOBUCCI 


EILEEN C. 


School Department 


1.845 


DOOLEY 


LISA ANN 


School Department 


1.820 


SLATER 


KATHRYN A 


School Department 


1,790 


SMITH 


RACHEL W 


School Department 


1,736 


GRUDINSKAS 


ANNAC 


School Department 


1.670 


MORAN 


DOUGLAS C 


School Department 


1.630 


PALMER 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


1.607 


FORD 


CORINNA M 


School Department 


1.607 


CICIOTTE 


CAROL 


School Department 


1,590 


CLIFFORD 


COLEMAN P 


School Department 


1.568 


BLACKINTON 


MARY 


School Department 


1,515 


GIBBS 


KASSANDRA 


School Department 


1,484 


ASTINO 


JEANNE 


School Department 


1,460 


FLIBOTTE 


THOMAS J 


School Department 


1,393 


DEWAAL 


JOHN 


School Department 


1.380 


MCMANUS 


ERIN 


School Department 


1.360 


CORCORAN 


ASHLEY R 


School Department 


1,310 


OAKLEY 


CATLIN 


School Department 


1.230 


RICHARDSON 


COLLEEN 


School Department 


1,220 


MORGAN 


DONNA 


School Department 


1.115 


DICKSON 


DEVON C 


School Department 


1,005 


LEGRO 


DIANNE H 


School Department 


985 


MARTINI 


KRISTINE G 


School Department 


910 


JOHNSTON 


HEATHER 


School Department 


900 


MULLEN 


DOROTHY 


School Department 


900 


O'CALLAGHAN 


STASHA 


School Department 


863 


FIACCUIA 


KAREN A 


School Department 


860 


TARPEY 


LORF5AINE C 


School Department 


835 


GLEDHILL 


EDWARD B 


School Department 


830 


MALONEY 


JUNE A 


School Department 


825 



110 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 2009 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primarv Deoartment 


Gross Pav 










ARDIZZONI 


RUTHANN 


School Department 


787 


DURKIN 


NANCY E 


School Department 


787 


HOBSON 


DEIRDRE M 


School Department 


600 


DOCKRAY 


HEATHER M 


School Department 


563 


FLIBOTTE 


MARK 


School Department 


546 


OFFERMAN 


LISA 


School Department 


480 


GILL 


KELLY 


School Department 


450 


GOODWIN 


DELORES L 


School Department 


450 


KAMP 


SUSAN 


School Department 


400 


ROSS 


STAC IE A 


School Department 


375 


SCEERY 


HELENE 


School Department 


375 


GERBIS 


JENNIFER F ISchool Department 


300 


MAGNUSSEN 


DAVID R 


School Department 


300 


MEADE 


JESSE 


School Department 


300 


STAVIS 


JUDITH Z 


School Department 


300 


SVENNING 


MARY ANN C 


School Department 


300 


M ALONE 


SARAH 


School Department 


263 


LOVALLO 


CHRISTINE M 


School Department 


150 


GILDEA 


KELLI A 


School Department 


80 


DRISCOLL 


MICHAEL P 


School Department 


75 


GROSSMAN 


LINDSAY R 


School Department 


75 


MASTROMARINO 


MARY E. 


School Department 


75 


NOTTAGE 


SARAH E 


School Department 


75 


SHEA 


STEPHEN P 


School Department 


75 


WATERS 


KATHERINE 


School Department 


75 














Department Total - 


$12,082,717 










GRIFFIN 


WILLIAM 


Selectmen's Office 


131,843 


OFIAM 


JENNIFER B 1 Selectmen's Office 


57,245 


CARISTI-MACDON 


MARIE F 


Selectmen's Office 


21,017 


CARLSON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


1,375 


CARR 


EDWIN 1 Selectmen's Office 


1,125 


DORMITZER 


FJALPH 


Selectmen's Office 


1,000 


KOED 


FRED 


Selectmen's Office 


1,000 


QUIGLEY 


KAREN M 


Selectmen's Office 


500 


WADSWORTH 


DAVID H 


Selectmen's Office 


600 


PATTISON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


500 


LEHR JR 


ARTHUR L 


Selectmen's Office 


350 














Department Total - 


$216,555 










DOUGLAS 


MARION L. 


Town Clerk 


65,677 


ST.PIERRE 


CAROL L. 


Town Clerk 


51,769 


FORD 


EDYTHE 


Town Clerk 


326 


CHARLES 


MARGARET R. 


Town Clerk 


326 


VOLUNGIS 


JUDITH P. iTown Clerk 


326 














Department Total - 


$118,424 




i i 1 



111 



RECONCILIATION OF TOWN CASH ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30, 2009 

Balance in Treasury July 1, 2008 $11,602,557 

Receipts 78,800,966 

Disbursements (78,851,329) 

Balance in Town Treasury June 30, 2009 $11,5 52,194 



Cash on Hand 

Bank of America 

Bank of Canton 

Eastern Bank 

East Bridgewater Savings - Trust Funds 

Hingham Institute For Savings 

Hingham Institute For Savings - Trust Funds 

Massachusetts Municipal Depository Trust 

Mellon Bank 

Nyes Ledge - Trust Fxond 

Pilgrim Bank 

Pilgrim Bank - Trust Funds 

Rockland Trust 

Rockland Trust - Trust Funds 

Vanguard Group - Trust Funds 

Total Funds in Town Custody $11,552,194 







150 




124, 


,317 




404, 


,062 




58, 


,168 




568, 


,052 


3 


,197, 


,067 



1 


,154, 


,293 




518, 


,366 




96, 


,106 


2 


,197, 


,668 


1 


,269, 


,368 




102, 


,395 




981, 


,141 




881, 


,041 



112 







1 


1 






REPORT OF THE COLLECTOR 




1 








Fiscal Year 2009 




























Balance 










Ending | 




Forward 


Committed 


Abated 


Refunds 


Receipts 


Liened / Adj. 


Balance | 












i 1 ] 


Real Estate Taxes - 












^ 


Levy of 2009 




26,273,156 


81,116 


99,607 


25,819,027 


166,107 


$306,513 


Levy of 2008 


451,227 




3,150 


41,316 


393,866 


95,059 


$468 












1 


Total Real Estate Taxes 


$451,227 


$26,273,156 


$84,266 


$140,923 


$26,212,893 


$261,166 


S306,98l| 
















Personal Property Taxes - 














Levy of 2009 




193,622 


1,181 


1,188 


191,310 




$2,319 


Levy of 2008 


3,278 




1,059 


1,084 


1,869 


$1,434 


Levy of 2007 


303 








49 


i $254 


Levy of 2006 


954 










$954 


Levy of 2005 


547 










$547 


Levy of 2004 


3,094 




1,063 


1,063 




$3,094 


Levy of 2003 


664 










$664 


Levy of 2002 


680 










$680 


Prior Years 


3,590 










$3,590 












1 


Total Personal Property Taxes 


S13,110 


$193,622 


$3,303 


$3,335 


$193,228 


$0 


$13,536| 












1 i 1 


Other Property Taxes - 












sol 


Deferred Property Taxes 


551,447 


85,056 










$636,503 


Tax Liens /Tax Title 


192,148 


115,029 






85,451 




$221,726 


Tax Foreclosures / Possessions 


89,695 












$89,695 


Community Preservation Surcharge 


354,475 




3,681 


713 


346,454 


1,132 


$3,921 














' 1 


Total Other Property Taxes 


$1,187,765 


$200,085 


$3,681 


$713 


$431,905 


$1,132 


$951,845 


















Excise Taxes - 














SO 


Motor Vehicle 2009 




986,178 


16,729 


7,072 


954,613 


i $21,908| 


Motor Vehicle 2008 


61,596 


163,261 


28,625 


28,127 


206,996 




$17,363 


Motor Vehicle 2007 


21,056 


2,047 


4,021 


3,451 


13,977 




$8,556 


Motor Vehicle 2006 


7,255 




367 


111 


2,017 




$4,982 


Motor Vehicle 2005 


4,125 








774 




$3,351 


Motor Vehicle 2004 


3,250 








155 




$3,095 


Motor Vehicle 2003 


3,823 








1 i $3,823 


Motor Vehicle 2002 


2,797 








! ! $2,797 


Motor Vehicle (Prior Years) 


11,692 








137 




$11,555 


Boat Excise (Ail Years) 


9,591 


18,874 


1,128 


20 


17,428 




$9,929 














{ 1 


Total Excise Taxes 


$125,185 


$1,170,360 


$50,870 


$38,781 


$1,196,097 


$0 


S87,359| 












i i 


Departmental Charges - 










i i 


Water Use Charges 


233,438 


2,691,818 


45,179 


3,112 


2,527,941 


114,456 


$240,792 


Water Liens 


5,203 


127,908 






123,390 


1,297 


$8,424 


Sewer - Central District 


85,749 


727,053 


3,797 




662,499 


37,978 


$108,528 


Sewer - North District 


21,319 


298,404 


23,162 


-490 


250,167 


11,571 


$34,333 


Sewer Liens 


2,022 


56,360 






51,264! 


$7,118 


Moorings Fees 




51,417 


873 


50,544| 


SO 


Ambulance Fees 


387,840 


441,184 


251,365 


5,440 


416,3731 


$166,726 


Drainage Betterments 


77,378 




i 


5,511 




$71,867 


Unapportioned Betterments 


4,284,059 








56,315 




$4,227,744 


Apportioned Betterments 


5,673 


414,126 




303 


410,191 


1,835 


$8,076 


Committed Interest 


1,117 


46,623 




36 


46,436 


245 


$1,095 












j 




Total Departmental Charges 


$5,103,798 


$4,854,893 


$324,376 


$8,401 


$4,600,631 


$167,382 


$4,874,703 



113 



2009 BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



The property tax levy is the revenue a community can raise through real and personal property 
taxes and is the largest source of revenue for the Town of Cohasset. The property tax levy for 
Fiscal Year 2009 was $26,466,778.19 representing 68% of the $38,989,288.19 budget. The 
residential share of the levy is 93%, while commercial, industrial, and personal property 
account for 7%. 

It is the responsibility of the Assessors' Office to establish fair market value for all properties in 
the Town of Cohasset. During Fiscal Year 2009, the Assessors' Office staff conducted an 
analysis of all arms-length sales that occurred in the town during calendar year 2007, reported 
sales trends in the real estate market, and applied interim adjustments. The Department of 
Revenue certified the values for Fiscal Year 2009. The total valuation of the town was 
$2,455,174,229 with a certified uniform tax rate of $10.78 per thousand dollars of assessment. 

In addition, the Assessors' Office is responsible for the assessment and commitment of motor 
vehicle excise and boat excise, betterment assessments, and the collection of new growth 
based on building construction. During 2009, the staff conducted field inspections or review of 
all building permits in the Town of Cohasset. 

The Board of Assessors would like to acknowledge Deputy Assessor, Mary Quill, Assistant 
Assessor, Debra Krupczak and Administrative Assistant, Ellen Warner for their professionalism 
throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mary E. Granville, Chairperson 
Michael C. Patrolia, Clerk 
Elsa J. Miller, Member 



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2009 Board of Health Annual Report 



The Board re-organized in April of 2009. Peggy S. Chapman, APRN, BC remained as 
Chairperson, with Stephen N. Bobo remained in the Clerl< position and Robin M. Lawrence, DDS 
as member. Joseph R. Godzik, VMD remains the Health Agent on a part-time basis and Tara N. 
Tradd, Health Inspector/Office Manager. Mary Goodwin, RN as public health nurse and Judy 
Fitzsimmons, RN who assists the Town's Public Health Nurse. 



Stephen N. Bobo continues to work on the Brain Fitness Program. Brain plasticity is a new field 
of neuroscience. The software program offers services to improve everything from reading skills 
to improved driving for elders. The Paul Pratt Library, through a grant has installed the 
computerized brain fitness exercise software on the library's many laptops for anyone's use. 

Students at the Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR) continued to monitor water quality 
in Cohasset Harbor and the surrounding area. Enterococci bacteria levels continue to be high 
especially in the area of the so-called "Parker Avenue Cut". The US Environmental Protection 
Agency concluded their water quality investigation of Cohasset Harbor and rendered a report 
which is available in the Board of Health Office. 

The Board continues to monitor water quality at the beaches around town and in Cohasset 
Harbor. Samples are collected weekly from mid-June to Labor Day at Bassing Beach, Cohasset 
Harbor at the Yacht Club, Sandy Cove, Sandy Beach, Black Rock Beach and Little Harbor near 
Cunningham Bridge. This year Health Inspector Tradd was assisted by CSCR Students Tara 
Goodwin; Carolyn Collins; Ashley Howard; Michelle Berube; and Logan Pratt. The students ran 
split lab samples of the Beach waters all season long. Lab results were outstanding in 
comparison to G&L Laboratory's results. A big thank you to the girls for helping protect the 
Public Health. There were many beach closures during the bathing season many of which were 
due to heavy rain and ocean storms. 

Emergency Preparedness continued to be high on the Board's agenda. Pandemic influenza 
planning continues. This year's focus is on HlNl Pandemic planning and administration of the 
HlNl vaccine. The Board of Health is surveying and upgrading their communication needs to 
ensure continuity in a time of an emergency. The Emergency Dispensing Site (EDS) Plan is 
completed and is in the process of being reviewed and updated. The Board also hosted an 
Emergency Preparedness training session in May for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) 
members in Region 4B there were many who participated. The Board continues to recruit for 
the MRC. Persons who have no medical training are needed for support roles. Applications for 
both medical and support staff are available at the Board of Health Office or the town website 
www.townofcohasset.org . 



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The annual Health Fair was held at the Second Congregational Church on September 29, 2009. 
Over 65 residents participated. Free screenings for PSA, cholesterol (total and HDL) blood 
glucose, bone density, oral cancer, glaucoma, skin cancer were offered as well as nutrition, 
mental health evaluations and bike and car seat safety promotions. New this year was 
representatives from Boston Medical Center with a concussion awareness program. Enhanced 
911 and Home Modification Loan Program offered through the Mass Rehab Commission. 

Two Flu clinics for senior citizens and high risk adults were held at the Town Hall, as well as a 
town wide flu clinic including children over the age of nine. Clinics were also held at Harborview 
Housing and Sunrise Assisted Living Center. To date, 700 doses of flu vaccine have been 
administered. 

HlNl flu clinics were held at the Cohasset Middle/High School with a total of 340 doses of 
vaccine administered to students and staff. 

A town wide campaign was begun with the goal of educating the public about the new novel 
HlNl virus and caring for people with the flu. Ongoing outreach visits were made to Carriage 
House Nursery School, Community Center Nursing School, and the Brown Bear Daycare Center. 
Presentations were made to the Cohasset Rotary Club and the Cohasset Chamber of Commerce 
as well as participation in Cohasset Days. Close collaboration with the Cohasset Middle/High 
School took place in planning and implementing school based flu clinics. 

The Board supported Jim Hamilton and the many students of Cohasset High who organized and 
volunteered for the annul Earth Day Cleanup. The turnout was a huge success. Tara Tradd is 
the coordinator of the Adopt of a Street Program. Nine areas in town have been adopted by 
various groups. This new environmental program is a partnership between the Town of 
Cohasset and community minded businesses, organizations and citizens. By working together 
we can continue to provide a beautiful environment for all of us. This program will also educate 
and encourage people to stop littering and take pride in their community. To become part of 
this new and exciting program contact Tara Tradd at: tarat@townofcohasset.org . 

The Board of Health lost its Tobacco Control Grant due to cuts at the State House. The Board 
will be focusing on how to continue inspections on Tobacco Sales to Minors; and the Retail of 
Tobacco Products. 

The Board will continue to be responsive to issues of public health, like the windmill installation 
to assure that compliance with environmental and public health regulations are being met. 
Water quality will be the principle focus. 

The Board thanks all its volunteers who assist with programs and clinics. Much is accomplished 
through your continuous efforts. 

The Board is grateful to all who assist with programs and clinics through volunteer efforts and 
monetary donations throughout the year. 



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Nursing Services Provided in 2009 



Keep Well Clinics 


201 


Adult Immunization 


1000+ 


Diabetic / Cholesterol Screening 


60 


Health Fair Participants 


65+ 


PSA Testing 


20 


Communicable Disease Follow Up 


6 


Home Nursing Visits 


190 


Office Nursing Visits 


1090 


Total Nursing Visits 


1280 



The Board received the following revenue during 2009: 

Licenses and Permits: $16,685.00 

Witnessing Percolation Testing: $2,320.00 

Disposal System Construction Permit: $2,870.00 

Other: $18,075.00 

PHN Gift Account: $900.00 

Medicare Reimbursement: $9,909.06 

Respectfully Submitted: 

Peggy S. Chapman, A.P.R.N., B.C., Chairperson 
Stephen N. Bobo, Clerk 
Robin M. Lawrence, DDS, MPH 



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2009 REPORT OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT 

The Commissioners of the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project are pleased to 
submit the following report of our activities during 2009. 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is now 
composed of all Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of Cohasset in 
Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional problem, and provides a way of 
organizing specialized equipment, specially trained employees, and mosquito control 
professionals into a single agency with a broad geographical area of responsibility. 

The 2009 season began with a high water table and above average rain fall into the fall 
season. Efforts were directed at larval mosquitoes starting with the spring brood. Ground and 
aerial larviciding was accomplished using B.t.i., an environmentally selective bacterial agent. 
Upon emergence of the spring brood of mosquitoes, ultra-low volume adulticiding began on 
May 26, 2009 and ended on September 25, 2009. The Project responded to a record 20,713 
spray requests for service from residents. 

In response to the continued threat of mosquito borne diseases in the district, we 
increased our surveillance trapping, aerial and ground larviciding, and adult spray in areas of 
concern to protect public health. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was first isolated in the district from Culiseta 
melanura, a bird biting species, by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Lakeville 
on August 24, 2009. Twelve EEE mosquito isolates were trapped in Plymouth County as 
follows: Rochester-9/3, 9/9 Culiseta melanura, 9/15 Ochlerotatus canadensis a human biter, 
9/23 (4) Culiseta melanura, Mattapoisett-8/27, 9/9 (2) Culiseta melanura 8/27 Ochlerotatus 
canadensis, Plympton-9/9 Culiseta melanura, 

Based on guidelines defined by the "Vector Control Plan to Prevent EEE" in 
Massachusetts, two Plymouth County towns Lakeville and Middleboro were elevated from 
"Low Level" to "Moderate Level' for EEE Risk" and Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester were 
elevated to "High Level" EEE risk category. All other towns in Plymouth County Mosquito 
Control Project remained in the "Low Level Risk" category. We are pleased to report that in 
2009 there were no human or horse EEE cases in Plymouth County. 

West Nile Virus (WNV) was also found within the district. A total of two isolations of 
WNV mosquitoes were found. Culex pipiens bird biters were trapped in Lakeville on 8/30 and in 
Wareham on 9/3. We are also pleased to report that in 2009 that there were no human or 
horse West Nile Virus cases in Plymouth County. As part of our West Nile Virus control strategy 
a total of 63,940 catch basins were treated with larvicide in all of our towns to prevent WNV. 
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health discontinued bird testing for West Nile Virus. 

The public health problem of EEE and WNV continues to ensure cooperation between 
the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project, local Boards of Health and the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health. In an effort to keep the public informed, EEE and WNV activity 
updates are regularly posted on Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at 
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The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do not 
respect town lines the information given below does provide a tally of the activities which have 
had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application. 1,068 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for 
control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if 
mosquitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in May and the last in 
September, 

During the summer 1,237 catch basins were treated to prevent the emergence of Culex 
pipiens, a known mosquito vector in West Nile Virus transmission. 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be 
found in woodland pools, swamps, marshes and other standing water areas. Inspectors 
continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when immature 
mosquitoes are present. 

Water Management. During 2009 crews removed blockages, brush and other 
obstructions from 2,730 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent overflows or stagnation 
that can result in mosquito breeding. This work, together with machine reclamation, is most 
often carried out in the fall and winter. 

Machine Reclamation. 500 linear feet of upland ditch was reconstructed in Cohasset 
using the Project's track driven excavator. 

Finally, we have been tracking response time, which is the time between notice of a 
mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint response time in the 
Town of Cohasset was less than two days with more than 248 complaints answered. 

Mosquito Survey. A systematic sampling for the mosquitoes in Cohasset indicates that 
Ae. vexans was the most abundant species. Other important species collected include Cq. 
perturbans and Ur. Sapphirina. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to visit our website at 
www.plvmouthmosquito.com or call our office for information about mosquitoes, mosquito- 
borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of concern. 

Anthony Texeira 
Superintendent 

Commissioners: 

Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 

Leighton F. Peck, Vice-Chairman/Secretary 

Kimberly King 

Michael F.Valenti 

John Kenney 



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COHASSET ELDER AFFAIRS 
2009 Annual Town Report 



Helping seniors to remain in their own homes or independent housing for as long as possible 
through the use of ancillary programs and services while maximizing the support network of 
their families and friends in their community, remains at the forefront of Elder Affairs' goals for 
2009 and beyond. With so many non-profit agencies and organizations suffering budget 
reductions this year, the demands on, and requests for assistance from Cohasset Elder Affairs 
have dramatically increased. 

According to the Town Clerk's report, 1,726 people who are 60 years of age and older, reside in 
Cohasset. In 2009, one out of every three seniors in Cohasset availed themselves of the more 
than 38 different programs, services, and activities at our Senior Center. Our Outreach program 
confirmed a record number of seniors and their families seeking assistance regarding health 
insurance premiums, transitional housing issues, as well as benefit decreases, transportation 
needs, wellness and nutritional effects, and costs associated with home care options. 

The following information provides a snapshot of the services that were provided to 
seniors and their families throughout the year: 

5,000 congregate meals served 

Transportation services provided for nearly 20% of the Town's elders 

7,000 requests for information fielded 

14 ongoing cultural and educational programs 

Expanded exercise, yoga, and Tai Chi programs 

Process completed to procure a new medical transportation van 

Enhanced outreach public relations to increase visibility in the community 

In 2009, more than 300 individuals faithfully and tirelessly volunteered 7,831 hours of their 
time to benefit seniors in our community. Transporting individuals to appointments, providing 
lunch on a regular basis, acting as receptionists for our office, performing wellness checks on 
frail elders, leading activities, shopping for seniors, collating our mailings - there are numerous 
ways in which volunteers have provided critical assistance this year. With the valuable support 
from these people, we were better able to fulfill our mission to serve elders' needs in our 
community. 

As we maintain our attention to existing programs and services, we are concurrently focusing 
time, effort, and energy on the future of Elder Affairs. In order to advance construction efforts 
on the new senior center which will enable Elder Affairs to more completely and efficiently 
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late November, whose sole purpose it is to move the building project forward. To this end, 
updated plans are being completed, the project is being readied for review by numerous Town 
boards and commissions, visibility of our department is being heightened, and job descriptions 
are being written to be filled by the individuals who will carry this project forward. The capital 
fundraising component is being initiated, as well, to encourage citizen input from the entire 
community and beyond, to participate financially in this exciting Town project. 

Elder Affairs relies heavily on the leadership provided by our Board of Directors. Through their 
dedication of time and energy to our seniors, they have helped expand programming, assisted 
with budget preparation, and provided ongoing support for the Elder Affairs Director and staff 
in each of our endeavors. Understanding the importance of networking with other agencies and 
organizations, we were particularly proud of Edward Mulvey, a current member of our 
Cohasset Elder Affairs Board of Directors for several years, who was also elected to serve as the 
President of the South Shore Elder Affairs Board of Directors. We congratulate Ed on this 
achievement, and feel that in his post, he will be able to forge an even closer relationship 
between Cohasset Elder Affairs and South Shore Elder Services in our quest to serve seniors in 
our community in the most comprehensive manner possible. Equally important are the Friends 
of Cohasset Elder Affairs, the non-profit fundraising arm of our organization, and their creative 
efforts to augment the services provided at the senior center. In 2009, an increasing number of 
seniors participated in the Cohasset Cafe - an outreach strategy to broaden our base of 
participants, held weekly during the spring, summer, and fall seasons, at the Lightkeepers. The 
Friends also orchestrated the ever-popular Cohasset Cabaret, assembling performing talent 
from multiple communities, with the proceeds supporting our continued outreach effort to 
Cohasset seniors. 

In May, with the passing of Linda Elworthy, our Elder Affairs Director for three years, a search 
began for a new leader. Arriving in Cohasset with thirty-six years' experience in elder services. 
Coral S. Grande was hired in September to serve the community as the new Elder Affairs 
Director. 

Throughout 2009 and beyond, Cohasset Elder Affairs remains committed to providing quality 
services to the seniors in our community. We encourage input, suggestions for improvement, 
and town-wide participation in our journey to fulfill our responsibility to our seniors and their 
families. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Coral S. Grande 
Elder Affairs Director 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 



The Cohasset Housing Authority is a public agency with a five member Board of Commissioners, 
four of whom stand for town election and the Governor appoints the remaining Commissioner. 

Commissioner Term Expires 

Helen C. Nothnagle, Chairman Governor's Appointee 
Christopher Allen, Vice Chairman 2010 

Ann C. Barrett, Treasurer 2014 

Ralph Perroncello, Asst. Treasurer 2012 

Susan Sardina 2011 

The Cohasset Housing Authority has a staff of two: 

Catherine M. Luna, Execu-Tech Consultant 
Jill Rosano, Maintenance Supervisor 

According to their bylaws, the Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth week of each 
month and holds its annual meeting in June. 

Cohasset's subsidized housing inventory includes 64 state units of Chapter 667 Elderly/Disabled 
housing located at Harborview, 60 Elm Street, and 12 units of Chapter 689 Special Needs 
housing located at 72, 74 and 76 Elm Street. The Department of Housing and Community 
Development subsidizes these 76 state units. Our annual subsidies are granted upon successful 
annual, semi-annual, and quarterly reviews of management and regulatory compliance. 

Eligibility standards for Harborview include a maximum allowable income of $46,300 for one 
person and the age for admission is 60. At the present time there is a waiting list of 81 people, 
many of whom are Cohasset residents. Local residents under state law have a preference on 
our Wait List. "Local Preference" as defined by state law is "any applicant living and/or working 
in the Town". The Board of Commissioners recommends that application for subsidized housing 
at Harborview be made before the need becomes critical. There is approximately a one-year 
wait for an apartment for a local resident and longer for a non-resident. 

Modernization grants for capital improvements are awarded by our funding source, the 
Department of Housing & Community Development. A bond issue is expected to be introduced 
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In past years, the Community Preservation Committee has given unprecedented consideration 
to the capital improvement needs of the Cohasset Housing Authority. Over $525,000 of 
Community Preservation Act funds have been expended at 60 Elm St. since 2003 to upgrade 
apartments for safety and energy efficiency. Our deepest gratitude to the CPC for their 
thoughtful and generous consideration of our needs; to the Selectmen and the Advisory 
Committee for their encouraging support in placing this issue on the Town Meeting warrant; 
and to the citizens attending Town Meeting. Their support in approving the requests honors 
our senior citizens and enhances their quality of life here at Harborview. 

In 2006 we submitted a Condition Assessment Report (our primary vehicle for grants awarded 
for Capital Improvements) requesting siding, windows and doors for the building envelope and 
it was approved. At that time it was also discovered that we needed new roofs and gutters. The 
Department of Housing and Community Development 

approved the funding of $ 1,000,000.+ for these improvements along with the $400,000 in CPC 
funds already awarded the Authority. This work is complete and we are eternally grateful to 
DHCD and the CPC for a practically new development. 

In 2007 we were awarded funding from the DHCD to improve the drainage, walkways, roadway 
and parking in the amount of $548,384.00. (This work had been approved in 1995 but not 
funded.) This work will be complete in the spring of 2010. 

The State's budget this year was a 4.7% decrease. We continue to request emergency funding 
for our complex, as weather and time take their toll and expenses increase. 

We are extremely grateful to the Norfolk County Sheriffs Department for assistance in building 
maintenance when requested; to the Cohasset Public Works, Police and Fire Departments for 
their continued vigilance and generosity, insuring the safety of our residents; to the students 
from Notre Dame Academy, and the Cohasset Girl Scout Troup 4870 for always remembering 
us. We thank you. 

The Board of Commissioners continues to pursue its mandate of providing affordable, safe, and 
secure housing and of reviewing and updating regulatory policies/procedures. It remains 
diligent in the research of opportunities to create affordable housing for those with the 
greatest need. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Helen Nothnagle, Chairman 
Susan Sardina, Vice-Chairman 
Ann C. Barrett, Treasurer 
Ralph Perroncello, Member 
Christopher Allen, Member 



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VETERANS' AGENT -ANNUAL REPORT 2009 

Appointed January 15, 2009: All types of contacts such as requests for information and 
assistance totaled approximately one hundred and forty although many contacts required 
multiple phone conversations and often one-on-one meetings to review issues and apply for 
entitlements. One half of the contacts v^ere from outside Cohasset, but many of these veterans 
or spouses had long-time ties to Cohasset and still regard it as home. The average time 
expended per contact averaged approximately eight hours. New initiatives included a. monthly 
library visiting hours(three per month), b. semi-annual newsletters to Cohasset veterans c. 
active support to the Deer Hill School's Memorial Day observances which included 
presenting classes to fifth graders and greatly increasing the presence of veterans at the 
School's assembly honoring veterans, d. monthly articles explaining veterans' issues, e. award 
of public assistance to veterans' and spouses in financial distress(seventy-five percent 
reimbursed by the State), f. increased applications for federal Veterans' Administration(VA) 
benefits, and g. greater publicity/listings on how to contact the Veterans' Agent(for example, in 
local phone books and Town Warrants. 

Goals for the Year 2010 include: a. creating a surviving spouse data base b. establishing or 
enhancing a web site providing answers to local veterans'/spouses concerns, c. Mary Snow, 
DPW cemetery administrator, is creating a data base of all veterans' cemetery plots, and d. we 
plan to establish a reverse 911 contact system to save money and time in contacting 
veterans/spouses(this will require their consent to be on the phone list), e. creating a "mini" 
volunteer transportation system to assure that veterans can make medical appointments at VA 
Medical Centers(Brockton/West Roxbury/Boston) and Outpatient Clinics(primarily Quincy), and 
f. gradually strengthen the Veterans' Agent Budget which has been steadily reduced over a 
matter of decades(however, it is accepted that we will be quite limited considering 
the current economic climate). 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph R. McElroy 

Cohasset Director of Veterans' Services and Veterans' Graves Agent 



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BUILDING DEPARTMENT 2009 ANNUAL REPORT 

In 2009, the Building Department issued 301 building permits for $14,521,385 wortii of 
construction value. 

3 building permits were issued for3 new residential structures on previously undeveloped land. 
In addition, 3 building permits were issued for the demolition and reconstruction of existing 
homes. 1 building permit was issued for the construction of a new commercial, medical office 
building. Hundreds more were issued for repairs, additions and substantial renovations. 

In addition to permitting, inspections and zoning enforcement, the Building Commissioner 
inspects and certifies the safety of all public buildings and places of assembly and seals all 
measuring devices as the Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Building Department Issuances & Activity for 2009 



Issuances/Activity 


Number 


Fees Collected 


Total Construction 
Value 


Building Permits 


301 


$146,765 


$14,521,385 


Certificates of Inspection 


47 


$1,400 


- 


Certificates of Occupancy 


15 


$525 


- 


Plumbing Permits 


168 


$9,705 


- 


Gas Permits 


122 


$5,305 


- 


Trench Permits 


32 


$750 




Weights & Measures Sealing 


16 


$2,760 


- 


Totals 


701 


$167,210 


$14,521,385 



As always, I would like to thank all departments, boards and commissions for their continued 
assistance, cooperation and support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert M. Egan 
Building Commissioner 
Zoning Enforcement Officer 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



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Planning Board 2009 Annual Report 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted by Massachusetts General Law, 
Chapter 41, Section 81A-GG (Planning and Subdivision Control Law), and Chapter 40A (the 
Zoning Act) is charged with the review of large homes, subdivisions and site plan review of 
various development projects. In addition to these duties the Board completed a number of 
additional planning tasks in 2009. 

The Board conducted public hearings on a number of zoning bylaw amendment articles: 



• 



For the March 28, 2009 Annual Town Meeting, the Planning Board scheduled a public 
hearing for an Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw Amendment, however, the article was withdrawn 
by the Housing Partnership Committee prior to the public hearing. 

In addition, the Planning Board submitted two general articles for the Annual Town Meeting 

Warrant: 

Article 12: Update of the Town of Cohasset Zoning District Map (defeated) 

Article 13: Update of the Town of Cohasset Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision 

of Land (adopted) 

• For the June 22, 2009 Special Town Meeting, the Planning Board conducted public hearings 
for one (1) zoning bylaw amendment warrant article: 

Article 2: Citizen's Petition - Wind Energy Conversion Facility Bylaw (indefinitely 
postponed) 

• For the November 16, 2009 Special Town Meeting, the Planning Board submitted an article 
for the warrant and conducted a public hearing for that article: 

Article 4: Planning Board Associate Member (adopted) 

A momentous amount of attention and review was focused on two combined Special Permit 
and Site Plan Review filings: 

• CCI ENERGY LLC - WIND ENERGY CONVERSION FACILITY SPECIAL PERMIT AND SITE PLAN 
REVIEW APPLICATION for two proposed wind turbines at 215 CJC HWY, the site of the former 
Cohasset Landfill. Filed in August, 2008, public hearings for this filing continued into 2009. 
After six (6) continued public hearings and two (2) meetings for deliberation in 2009, the 
Site Plan Review Approval for this application was approved with conditions while the 
Special Permit Application failed to achieve the necessary four vote supermajority and was 
therefore denied. This denial was subsequently appealed by the applicant. The Board ended 
2009 preparing for Remand Order public hearings for this application to begin in January, 
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• SOUTH COASTAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC - VILLAGE BUSINESS DISTRICT SPECIAL PERMIT 
AND SITE PLAN REVIEW APPLICATION for the construction of a 3-story, 26,300 sq. ft., 17 unit 
residential building on the 22,500 sq. ft. lot at 8 JAMES LANE. 

In December, 2009, the Planning Board voted unanimously to deny permits and approvals 
for this filing due to the applicant's lack of progress with the filing and because the material 
submitted to this point failed to meet the requirements of applicable bylaws. 

The Board also addressed one (1) new Preliminary Subdivision Application: 

• CCI ENERGY LLC - PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION APPLICATION to subdivide the existing 2 (two) 
parcels into 3 (three) parcels, two of which will be useable, conforming lots in the 
Technology Business District and one lot that will not be used. Plans included the 
construction of a new roadway access ("Technology Drive") from CJC Hwy. This new access 
road will provide frontage for the new lot, provide access on a conforming road, and, 
reduce traffic on Crocker Lane. Public hearings for this filing continue into January, 2010. 

Two Large Home Review applications were filed and reviewed: 

• 11 JERUSALEM ROAD DRIVE: This application was for the restoration of an existing dwelling 
to the original 1840's design which included the addition of a second and third level as 
originally existed and were removed in the 1950's. This would result in a 7,040 SF single 
family residence on this 51,456 ± SF lot. After thorough review of the plans, the Planning 
Board voted unanimously to recommend the issuance of building permits for this 
construction. 

• 379 ATLANTIC AVENUE: This application was for the demolition of an existing 4,862 SF 
dwelling and the construction of a new ± 6,598 SF single family residence on a 55,989 ± SF 
lot non-conforming. The proposed house would conform to all zoning requirements. After 
thorough review of the plans, the Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend the 
issuance of building permits for this construction although, the applicant was requested to 
consider redesigning the left side of the house to better preserve neighbors' site lines. 

Considerable attention was focused throughout the year on continued review of the 
inspections, status of conditions and progress of projects approved in the previous year(s) 
including: 

• Cedarmere 

• Joseph's Hardware - new construction 6,000 sq/ft commercial building 

• Manor Way Circle Subdivision - 6 single family residential house lots 

• the Old Colony Square Transit Oriented Development - Mixed-use building with retail on first 
floor and 16 dwelling units on second floor. 

• 20 Parkingway Site Plan Review- new Medical Building 

• Quonahassit Trail Subdivision - 7 single family residential house lots 

• Cook Estate - 27 single family residence Residential Cluster Development 



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Many informal discussions were held at Planning Board Meetings including: 

• Pre-application discussion regarding plans for Village Business District zoned residential 
construction at 8 James Lane including the possibility of combining this project with the 
construction of a three story retail/commercial building at 2 Pleasant St. The thought was 
that the two buildings combined would result in mixed-use. 

• Amendment of 100 Pond Street Special Permit to allow for an increase in the number of 
units in this cluster development. 

• Beechwood Downtown Business District Zoning - notices about this discussion were mailed 
to 110 residences in the Doane St., Church St., Beechwood St. and Bates Lane 
neighborhoods. The purpose of this discussion was to address the triangular portion of land 
bordered by Doane, Beechwood and Church Streets that is comprised of 13 lots zoned as 
"Downtown Business" District (DB) which lie within this otherwise zoned "Residence A" (RA) 
District. Discussion included: the history behind this zoning; area and use regulations for this 
"DB" District land as compared to the surrounding RA District; how this DB District zoning 
could impact this Beechwood neighborhood in the future; and the suggestion of rezoning 
the Beechwood DB District to "RA" to maintain the residential character of this 
neighborhood. This discussion will continue in early 2010. 

• Updated list of names of ways in Cohasset 

Other topics discussed on an ongoing basis included: 

• Master Plan 

• Green Communities Act, Green Development & Planning Assistance 

• Boston region MPO Suburban Mobility 

• Smart Growth 

• Necessity to reform the Design Review Board in anticipation of Village Business District 
Special Permit Applications 

• Cohasset Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land 

• Neighborhood LEED Development 

• Ocean Management Plan & Ocean Act of 2008 

The Planning Board also interacted with other Committees, Boards and Departments on issues 
of mutual interest and/or concern including the Economic Development Committee, the 
Housing Partnership, the Community Preservation Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals, 
the Stormwater Committee, the Fire Department and the Alternative Energy Committee. 

In this very busy year, the Board also conducted the following regular business: 

• Held 25 meetings 

• Reviewed eight (8) Subdivision Approval Not Required (ANR) applications or 

"Form A - Approval Not Required." After thorough review, all of the ANR applications were 
endorsed. 

• The Planning Board regularly reviews applications filed with the Zoning Board of Appeals. 
After review and discussion, the Planning Board offers a recommendation to the ZBA to 
either approve or deny an application as well as the reason(s) for the recommendation. In 



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2009, the Planning Board reviewed and offered recommendations on twelve (12) ZBA 
applications. 



Planning Board Member Michael Westcott, did not seek re-election and retired from the Board. 
The Board welcomed newly elected member Jean Healey-Dippold. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chairperson 
Stuart W. Ivimey, Vice Chairperson 
Jean Healey-Dippold, Clerk 
Charles A. Samuelson 
Clark H. Brewer 



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Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 

2009 Annual Report to the Town of Cohasset 

William P. O'Donnell, Register 

649 High Street, Dedham, Massachusetts 

The Registry of Deeds is the principal office for real property records in Norfolk County. The 
Registry receives and records hundreds of thousands of documents each year, and is a basic 
resource for title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, homeowners, and others with a 
need for land record information. The Registry of Deeds has been a vital component of Norfolk 
County since 1793, the year Governor John Hancock signed legislation creating Norfolk County, 
also known as the County of Presidents - the home or birthplace of John Adams, John Quincy 
Adams, John F. Kennedy and George H.W. Bush. The Registry operates under the supervision of 
the elected Register, William P. O'Donnell. In over two hundred years of continuous operation 
the Registry's objectives have remained the same: accuracy, reliability and accessibility for the 
residents and communities of Norfolk County. 

Improved technology, security and management of records and increased levels of customer 
service remain areas of major focus for the Registry of Deeds. Initiatives for 2009 include: 

• A community outreach office hours program that brought Register O'Donnell and the 
mobile Registry of Deeds to Cohasset on June 17, 2009. 

• The Registry completed a building sign project by naming a room or building location 
after each of the previous Registers beginning with the first Norfolk County Register of 
Deeds, Eliphalet Pond. 

• Register O'Donnell's administration recorded its 10,000th volume since the Register 
took office in 2002. 

• The internet accessible indexing system has been expanded back to include references 
from as early as 1937. Remote access over the internet for complete printing of Registry 
documents is steadily expanding among a growing number of account holders. 

• The full service telephone and walk-in customer service center provided thousands of 
residents of Norfolk County with quality assistance in all areas of Registry operations. 

• The Registry's internet website www.norfolkdeeds.org is regularly updated and 
enhanced to include recent news, trends, press information, and answers to frequently 
asked questions. 

• Annual community programs coordinated by the Registry now include Suits for Success, 
a food pantry collection and a Toys for Tots drive. 

Overall real estate activity in 2009 was up in Cohasset which saw over 2,700 documents 
recorded, an increase of 25% over 2008. Actual land transfers, however, declined by 25% in 
2009 with a total of 188 deeds, both for consideration and for nominal consideration, being 
recorded. The average price of a Cohasset real estate sale (greater than $1,000 - residential and 
commercial properties combined) increased by 3% and at the end of 2009 stood at $835,948. 
There were 661 new mortgages recorded in Cohasset in 2009 which translates to 26% more 
than in 2008. Cohasset homeowners also took advantage of the Massachusetts Homestead law 
by recording 135 Declarations up 26% from 2008. 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Wetlands Protection Bylaw (Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Town of Cohasset) 

The Cohasset Conservation Commission's bi-monthly meetings were generally lightly scheduled 
to review a number of applications, including 28 Notices of Intent (NO!) and 17 Requests for 
Determination of Applicability (RDA). The Cohasset Conservation Commission also conducted a 
large number of site visits throughout the town. It was quite clear that the economic status of 
the country had a lot to do with the number of filings being down from the past few years. 

In addition to our regular proceedings, several members attended multiple meetings regarding 
the ongoing issues of the Little Harbor Sewer Project Implementation, the implementation of 
grants for Best Management Practices (BMP's) for drainage regarding the Little Harbor Sewer 
Project, and various other meeting for Board's where applicable. 

During the year, Douglas Wilson resigned as a full time Commissioner and Jack Creighton who 
was an associate member was promoted to a full voting member in his place. Richard 
Perkinson who was an associate member also resigned. We would like to thank both Doug 
Wilson and Richard Perkinson for their contributions to the board and for their service to the 
town on Conservation issues. 

Town of Cohasset Stormwater Bylaw 

One new area that the Conservation Commission oversees was implementing of the Town of 
Cohasset's Stormwater Bylaw. 

The following report was prepared by Norfolk Ram Group, LLC 
Mark S. Bartlett, P.E., CPESC, President 



Stormwater Bylaw applications received in 2008, one Administrative Approval application 
that was withdrawn, and three Stormwater Permit Applications that were approved). 

For the twelve calendar months of 2009, there were three (3) Administrative Approval 
projects and thirteen (13) Stormwater Permit projects for which applications were received 
and reviewed. The three Administrative approval projects included: 

1. 22 Bancroft Road - Bylaw deemed not applicable in February 2009 

2. 140 Beach Street - Administrative Approval letter issued July 23, 2009. 

3. 100 Beach Street - Administrative Approval letter issued January 4, 2010. 

The thirteen Stormwater Permit projects are listed below. Of these thirteen applications, 
permits have been issued for eight. Five applications are still being reviewed and/or 
requiring additional applicant submittals. 
1. High School Athletic Field - Permit letter issued May 6, 2009 



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2. 379 Atlantic Ave- Permit letter issued May 5, 2009 
3. 155 Sohier Street - Permit letter issued July 30, 2009 

4. 438 Beechwood Street- Application still open, awaiting response material from 
applicant's engineer. 

5. 6 Ox Pasture Lane - Permit issued November 5, 2009 

6. 226 Chief Justice Gushing Highway- Bylaw deemed applicable. Norfolk met with the 
proponent and his engineer on site. We have yet to receive a complete application, 
only stormwater calculations have been provided. 

7. 43 Black Horse Lane - Permit issued November 5, 2009 

8. 457 Beechwood Street- Permit issued November 19, 2009 

9. 242 Pond Street- Permit Issued November 19, 2009 

10. 100 Pleasant Street - Permit Issued November 19, 2009 

11. 121 Sohier Street - Application still open, Completeness Review issued 11/17/09 

12. 17 Ox Pasture Lane - Application still open, Completeness Review issued 12/16/09 

13. 380 Chief Justice Cushing Highway - Application is required but not received yet. At 
the request of the Conservation Commission, Norfolk is performing a preliminary 

review to submit comments on Stormwater Bylaw issues to the Planning Board as requested by 
the Planning Board Plan submission. 

We would also like to thank our agent Paul Shea and Nancy Noonan the Conservation 
Commission Administrative Assistant for all of their guidance during this busy year. We feel 
privileged to have their knowledge and support. 

David H. Farrag, Chairman 

Richard M. Karoff, Vice Chairman 

Deborah S. Cook 

Venata P. Roebuck 

Sarah E. Charron 

Edward S. Graham, Jr. 

Jack Creighton 

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2009 ANNUAL REPORT 

The South Shore Recycling Cooperative (SSRC) is a voluntary association of thirteen South Shore 
towns. It was established by Intermunicipal Agreement and Special Legislation in 1998 to help 
member towns improve their recycling programs, and reduce the amount, toxicity and cost of 
disposal. 

Members of the SSRC are: Ablngton, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, HIngham, 
Kingston, Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth, and Whitman. From January 
through June, Holbrook, Hull and Marshfield were also members. Budget issues caused their 
withdrawal in FYIO. Representatives from each member town are appointed by Chief Elected 
Official(s) (list attached). 

Since its inception eleven years ago, disposed tons of trash-per-household has dropped by 27%, 
and the recycling rate for paper, cardboard, bottles and cans has risen by 38%. 

In 2009, the SSRC raised $58,500 through municipal member dues, and $10,000 in outreach 
sponsorships from Covanta SEMASS. It also netted $995 from its second Earth Day Celebration 
at the Hanover Mall. Those funds pay for the services of the Executive Director and for waste 
reduction and recycling activities that benefit our member towns. The SSRC estimates that in 
2009 these activities saved /earned Member Towns over $160,000. 

MATERIALS MANAGEMENT 

Household Hazardous Waste Collections 

The SSRC contract for the collection and disposal of household hazardous waste with Clean 
Harbors is in its last extension. Member Towns avoided a setup fee and paid less than State 
contract rates, saving our towns about $30,000. They also saved staff time to bid, schedule 
and publicize collections. The Executive Director assists at most events, and administers the 
billing. 

2,081 residents attended thirteen collections held in 2009. The contract also enabled 103 
residents and businesses to attend other Member Towns' collections using the reciprocal 
arrangement. 

Construction and Bulky Waste 

Through an arrangement facilitated by the SSRC with the Bourne ISWMF, Member Towns 
enjoyed a reduced tip fee of $75-79/ton for construction and bulky waste, $12.50/ton less 
than the gate fee. 

Cohasset, Hanover, Kingston and Scituate save on mattress recycling by using an SSRC 



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arranged program with Miller Recycling in Plainville to store, transport and process nnattresses 
for $14/each. 

Collectively, these arrangements resulted in about $30,000 in savings. 

Compost and Brush 

The SSRC extended the contract for compost screening with Lion's Head Organics with no 
pricing increase. A new brush grinding contract was awarded to Apple D'or Tree, with reduced 
pricing. 

Paper 

The SSRC facilitated the siting of dozens of Abitibi Paper Retriever bins in all our towns. In 
2009, they captured 907 tons of paper, and returned over $6,000 to municipalities and local 
organizations. 

Textiles 

The SSRC introduced Bay State Textiles, which pays $50/ton for used clothing and textiles, to 
the managers. In 2008, eight towns recycled 280 tons of material through them, and were paid 
$14,017. 

Books 

The SSRC introduced GotBooks, which pays $100/ton for used books and other media, to SSRC 
members. In 2009, thirteen SSRC towns repurposed 260 tons of material, earning $87,717. 



PUBLIC OUTREACH: 

Mass Recycles Paper 

This statewide Campaign grew out of a 2006 SSRC pilot project. It 
is run by MassRecycle, and chaired by the SSRC Executive 
Director. The goal is to recover an additional million tons of paper 
each year from the Mass. trash. The Campaign has broad support 
from MassDEP, Covanta Energy and the recycling industry. 



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Mass Recycles Paper ads were placed on 300 Red Line trains for the summer. SSRC 
communities stand to gain about $400K/year in avoided disposal cost and revenue from the 
sale of waste paper. 

Press Contacts 

The SSRC releases articles and is a resource to the local press on waste reduction, recycling, and 
the proper disposal of hazardous waste. 

11/09 " Less trash adds up to more cash ", by Matt Carroll, Globe South Weekly (Executive 
Director interviewed and quoted) 

9/09 South Shore support swells for Updated Bottle Bill 

7/09 SSRC towns fare well in Waste Ban Inspection Sweep more 

7/09 SSRC towns fare well in Waste Ban Inspection Sweep 
3/09 Celebrate Earth Day at the Hanover Mall 



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Resident Contacts 

The Executive Director fielded over 100 calls and emails from Member Towns' residents in 
CY09 to answer questions, mostly about hazardous and difficult to manage product disposal. 

Website 

ssrcoop.info provides town-specific recycling information, household hazardous product 
collection information, SSRC meeting minutes and annual reports, press releases, a quarterly 
newsletter, and links to other sites. It was overhauled this past fall, and logged 3,394 visitors in 
2009. 

Marshfield Fair Recycling 

With assistance from MassDEP, the SSRC supported recycling at the Marshfield Fair for the 
sixth year. While public education was the priority, seven tons of material was also recycled 
and composted. 

The SSRC loans recycling containers from a previous grant for use at local events. In 2009, 
Hanover Youth Athletic Ass'n softball, and the Island Creek Oyster Fest in Duxbury used them. 

ADVICE, ASSISTANCE AND NETWORKING. 

The Executive Director's help is frequently sought by the solid waste managers. She maintains 
regular contact with them, updates them on current trends, and advises on specific needs each 
town has. 

A sample of the assistance she provided and problems she helped solve in 2009 included: 

- collaborated with the Cape Cod Commission's Solid Waste Advisory Committee's alternatives 
analysis of Covanta SEMASS' extension proposal for our four Tier One towns 

- attended committee meetings in Cohasset, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Plymouth and 
Weymouth 

- facilitated discussion between Cohasset and Hull about a shared recycling facility 

- presented waste management options and analysis to Kingston BOS 

- flagged $80,000 in expiring MTC grants in time for several members to access 

- collected, evaluated and shared recycling and disposal cost, tonnage and hauler permit data 

- compiled and distributed of a ten page directory of service providers. 

Paper pricing 

The SSRC subscribes to Official Board Markets on which most towns' paper rebates are based, 
calculates rebates that should be paid by their recyclers, and updates the managers each 
month. 

Quarterly Newsletter 

The SSRC publishes a quarterly newsletter filled with information of immediate interest to the 
South Shore solid waste community. The newsletter is posted online at ssrcoop.info, click on 
Newsletters. 



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Monthly Meetings 

The SSRC provides networking opportunities and information sharing at our well-attended 
monthly meetings. Each meeting features a guest speaker. Solid waste collection, disposal, 
recycling service, outreach, pricing and proposed laws and regulations are discussed. 

ADVOCACY 

The Executive Director attends policy meetings and conferences hosted by MassDEP, Solid 
Waste Association of North America, Council of SEMASS Communities, MassRecycle, and the 
Northeast Resource Recovery Association. She acts as a liaison between the Board and the 
State organizations.. 

The SSRC held a Recognition Breakfast in May at which Governor Deval Patrick and DEP's Ann 

McGovern received our "Recycling Hero" award. 

The SSRC distributed a resolution to Update the Bottle Bill, which most of our members' Chief 
Elected Officials signed and sent to their legislators. The Executive Director met with several 
legislators about this, and testified at the first hearing. 

The SSRC exists to assist its member towns in improving their solid waste disposal and recycling 
functions. It always welcomes suggestions on how it can better serve its Members. 

Respectfully submitted. 



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2009 Cohasset Affordable Housing Trust 

Partnership created by BoS in summer 2006 to help address the state's chapter 40B law 
mandating that 10% of all cities and towns be affordable to those whose incomes are 80% or 
less of area median incomes 

At the time, Cohasset under 3%--76 affordable units provided by the Housing Authority based 
on the 2000 census 

Presently, AvalonBay has received building permit to build 200 apartments, 50 of which are 
affordable units which subsequently raises our affordable percentage to just under 10% since 
all housing units are counted if they are apartments and 25% are affordable 

This also gives Cohasset a one year moratorium for any 40B developments until the 2010 
census is published which will raise the number of housing units since the 2010 figure 

Partnership can take no credit for AvalonBay, though it has improved our affordability 
percentage in the eyes of the state 

Partnership is involved in three projects with affordable housing components which if all come 
on line will yield six units— 821 Jerusalem Rd., 25 Ripley Rd., and Old Colony Square 

A note about the Old Colony Square— this is a mixed use housing transit oriented district 
created thanks to a zoning board article in 2006 which must provide a percentage of affordable 
housing 

Last year the Partnership crafted an affordable housing trust bylaw which passed at 2008 
November town meeting which calls for funding CMP to help implement projects without the 
wait for town meeting approval 

Funding for the trust can come from donations, from an escrow account of developers "fee in 
lieu of construction" account, and from the CPC percentage of funds for low and moderate 
income housing 

To date as far as funding for the trust, there are no donations, there is no inclusionary zoning 
bylaw with a density provision which would provide developer funding, and there is no transfer 
of funds from the CPC in spite of several Partnership requests (last November and for this 
special town meeting— both of which have been turned down by the CPC) 

Though it is one of the three charges of the CPC to provide town-approved funding to create 
affordable housing, no affordable housing can be credited to that committee since the library 
apartments are not counted in our affordability stock 



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Without funding, the CHP/CHT will continue to operate in a limited capacity in its role as an 
informational resource for developers using our affordability consultant Judi Barrett 
to provide updated information both for developers and to the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jim Hamilton 
Chairman 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FIRE, RESCUE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit the Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 2009 

The Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to 2108 calls for 

service this year. 

The Department responded to 1171 fire related incidents: 

Building / Structure Fires 24 

Outdoor Fires/ Illegal Burning 19 

Motor Vehicle Crashes 115 

Motor Vehicle Fires 2 

Hazardous Materials Responses 8 

Automatic Fire Alarm Responses 182 

Investigations 194 

Inspections 329 

Downed Power Lines 37 

Lockout / Lock-in 17 

Assistance 39 

Mutual Aid Fire Responses 26 

Miscellaneous Responses 179 

The Department responded to 937 medical emergencies and transported 757 patients to 
hospitals. 

Basic Life Support (BLS) Transports 272 

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Transports 383 

Mutual Aid Ambulance BLS Transports 41 

Mutual Aid Ambulance ALS Transports 59 

Med Flight Helicopter Transports 2 



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The following fees were returned to the General Fund: 

Ambulance Transport Fees $425,079.00 

lOA Permit Fees $9,267.00 

Burning Permit Fees $1,370.00 

Detail Fees $850.00 

TOTAL $436,566.00 



APPARATUS 

The Fire Department is currently operating with the following apparatus: 

Engine 1 - 1994 Pierce - 1,750 Gallons per Minute (G.P.M.) Pumping Engine 

Engine 2 - 1987 Pierce - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 

Engine 3 - 2001 HME/Central States - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 

Ladder 1 - 2004 Pierce - 105 Foot Aerial Ladder Truck 

Squad 1 - 2000 Ford - 4 wheel drive - 500 G.P.M. pump 

Ambulance 1 - 2008 Ford - E-450 - Ambulance 

Ambulance 2 - 2001 Ford - E-450 - Ambulance 

Car 20 - 2009 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Incident Command Vehicle 

Car 25 - 1995 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Incident Command Vehicle 

Rescue Craft - 1993 Avon - 14ft, Inflatable Boat with Trailer 

In conclusion, I would like to extend to the Citizens of Cohasset, Board of Selectmen, Town 
Manager, Department Heads, Members of Town Departments and all Town Committees my 
gratitude and appreciation for their support and assistance. 

To the Officers and Firefighters of the Cohasset Fire Department my sincere thanks for your 
dedication and consummate professionalism while serving the Town of Cohasset. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Robert D. Silvia 
Chief of Department 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 2009 STATISTICS 

Offense Reported 

Robbery 

Assaults 11 

Breaking and Entering 23 

Larceny 66 

Larceny of Motor Vehicle 5 

Vandalism 62 

Criminal Complaints Sought 114 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 155 

Motor Vehicle Citations Issued 1,825 

Parking Tickets Issued 781 

Residential & Business Alarms answered 532 

Stolen Motor Vehicles Recovered 3 

Emergency and other calls for service 10,528 

Department Vehicle Mileage 297,443 

Special Details 1,903 

Domestic Violence Cases Investigated 20 

FID Cards Issued 15 

LTC Issued/Renewed 25 



RECORDS OF ARRESTS 2009 
Offense 

Male Female 

Assault 2 

Assault & Battery 10 3 

A&B with Dangerous Weapon 1 2 

Breaking and Entering 3 

Operating Under the Influence of Liquor 4 4 

0UI2"'^ Offense 2 2 

OUI 3'^^ Offense 1 

Violation of Drug Laws 4 1 

Warrants 11 4 

Larceny 1 

Motor Vehicle Violations 10 

Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle 1 

Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority 1 

Minor in Possession of Alcohol 11 3 



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Protective Custody 
Stalking 

Disorderly Conduct 
Trespassing on a Rail Road 
Courtesy Booking 



5 







79 



25 



TOTAL ARRESTS 104 



FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND 



Court Fines & Assessments 
Parking Violations 
Paid Detail Surcharge 
License Fees 
Police Report Fees 



$4,160 

$18,173 

$33,579 

$900 

$935 



TOTAL 



$57,747.00 



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2009 REPORT OF THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

During 2009 the Office of Emergency Management continued to enhance Cohasset's ability to 
respond and deal with various situations, threats and disasters. 

Here are some of our accomplishments during the year: 



The Board of Health continued to train and expand their volunteer Medical 

Reserve Corps. 

In conjunction with the Board of Health & Public Health Nurse, developed plans 

for HlNl flu clinics and continue to monitor the situation. 

Our Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met quarterly to assess, 

develop and refine Emergency Response plans and procedures. 

We continued to develop plans for continuance of government operations 

should a disaster take Town Hall out of service. 

Purchased Emergency kits for Senior's available through the Police Department. 

Mailed to each home in Town, an Emergency Planning Guide. 

Established a central storage area for our Emergency Response and shelter 

supplies. 

Received MEMA Grant $2,500.00 to electronically update our Emergency Plan. 

The Little Harbor Sewer & Water project provided us two programmable 

message boards and various jersey barriers and steel plates to be used by our 

DPW during a disaster response. 



We appreciate your support of our work and would like to thank all the Town Departments for 
their participation with us during the year. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

Arthur L. Lehr, Director of Emergency Management 

Glenn A. Pratt, Deputy Director 

Robert D. Silva, Fire Chief 

Joseph Godzik, Health Agent 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 



GENERAL: 

The Department of Public Works is a town service organization responsible for providing 
essential services for the citizens of Cohasset. Services provided by this department include 
construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks and storm drainage systems; 
maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment; maintenance of parks, cemeteries, athletic 
fields and off-street parking facilities; the transfer of public refuse and recyclables; snow 
removal and ice control; maintenance and/or removal of town owned trees; filling and 
maintenance of the fuel tanks. 

In addition to providing routine maintenance throughout the year, the following projects were 
completed by or under the direction of the DPW during the last year: 

Rebuilt or repaired 12 catch basins. 

Cleaned 675 catch basins with the truck basin cleaner and another 70 by hand. 

Dug out the flapper on Atlantic Avenue 28 times to alleviate flooding. 

Rebuilt or replaced 150' offences. 

Replaced or repaired 39 traffic and street signs and devices. 

In an effort to control algae in Little Harbor, we opened and closed the cat dam gates each 
month from April to December. Nine times as requested and 
twice for maintenance. 

Transferred 1,509 tons of solid waste and 595 tons of C&D. Recycled 630 tons of mixed paper 
products, 126 tons of scrap metals and cans, 64 tons of plastics, 142 tons of glass and 1,300 
gallons of waste oil. Over 300 ton of leaves and brush were processed which produced 200 ton 
of compost material that was free to residents. The amount of solid waste that is transported to 
the Semass Facility decreased by 112 ton from the previous year and saved the town 
approximately $9,000.00 Most recyclable totals increased with the exceptions of metal and 
paper products. Overall the town's recycling rate is among the highest in the state. This is 
something all residents can be proud of due to their recycling habits. 



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2009 Report of the Department of Public Works continued 

Cleaned and adjusted the self-regulating tidal gate twice a year as required. 

Plowed and/or sanded 40 times. 

Removed various dead or diseased trees and planted new trees and shrubs throughout the 
town. 

Conducted and recorded 28 internments at the various town owned cemeteries. 

Held 6 brush days for residential brush chipping. 

Installed 2 additional benches at the Beechwood Ballpark. 

Prepared $1,485 million Annual Operating Budget and $85,000 Capital Improvement Program 
for Fiscal Year 2011. 



The Department of Public Works would like to extend our appreciation to all town employees, 
boards and committees for their continued assistance and support during the past year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Carl A. Sestito 

D.P.W. Superintendent 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

In 2009, The Water Department had nnany significant accomplishments, including: 

• Completed, in cooperation with the Sewer Department and the DPW, replacement of 
over 1,000 feet of water main in the Little Harbor Project. 

• Successfully located and fixed many major distribution system leaks, including a 36 
million gallon per year leak on Jerusalem Road. Estimate that the leaks discovered and 
fixed in 2009 save 77,000,000 gallons and $365,000 a year. 

• Prepared plans submitted to the Mass DEP to add phosphate to the treatment process 
which would sequestrate the manganese and reduce or eliminate the discolored water 
issues. We expect a decision early in 2010 from DEP. 

WATER COMMISSIONERS. At the April 4, 2009 Town Election, Water Commissioner 
John McNabb was reelected to another 3-year term. At the Board's reorganization meeting. 
Commissioner Pratt was re-elected as Chairman, Commissioner Nathaniel Palmer was elected 
Vice-Chairman, and Commissioner John McNabb was elected Clerk. 

THE COHASSET WATER DEPARTMENT provides water for domestic consumption and 
fire protection to about 90% of the Town of Cohasset. Our service area does not include the 
North Cohasset area, which is serviced by the Aquarion Water Company of Massachusetts 
(formerly known as the Hingham Mass-American Water Company). The Cohasset Water 
Department system encompasses about 38 miles of water mains, 2,500 service connections, 
and 376 fire hydrants, and 564 valves. The American Water Company, under contract to the 
Board of Water Commissioners, operates and maintains the Water Department under the 
control of the Water Commission. 

During 2009, a total of 281,488,936 gallons of water were produced and pumped to the 
distribution system from the Lily Pond Treatment Plant and the Ellms Meadow Wellfield. The 
minimum demand for the year was 477,500 gallons on March 28, 2009, and the maximum 
demand was 1,260,351 gallons pumped on July 28, 2009. An additional 36,834,812 gallons was 
pumped to Hingham and sold to Linden Ponds. 

DISCOUNT RATE PROGRAM. The Water Commission in 2009 established a 50% reduced 
rate for basic Quarterly Service to customers who are qualified by the Cohasset Board of 
Assessors for tax exemptions under the categories for Veterans (22A, B, E & F) and Elderly (17D 
and 41C). The Commission is pleased to be able to contribute, in a small way to helping certain 
customers on fixed or low incomes. The Quarterly Rate for customers with 1" or smaller 
meters, which, most customers have, was recently increased to $94.06 per quarter. 

Over the last fifteen years the Water Department has executed an aggressive Capital 
Project to improve and expand the towns' water system. The cost of these system upgrades 
has pushed water rates up causing a hardship for some customers. Persons with a current year 
exemption for the above categories from the Cohasset Board of Assessors should bring a copy 
of the exemption to the Water Department at 339 King Street, to have their Quarterly Rate 
adjusted for 2009. The program will follow the qualification guidelines as set out by the 



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Cohasset Board of Assessors; the Commission will not make any independent determination of 
eligibility. 

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS. In the 15 years since the water emergency in 
1994, caused because of deferred maintenance in the distribution system, we have replaced or 
rehabilitated about 20.5 miles or about 57% of the 36 miles of water mains in the distribution, 
which has improved water service throughout Cohasset and has resulted in major measurable 
improvements in public safety by increasing fire flows in fire hydrants. 

In 2009, continuing our long range water distribution system capital improvements plan 
first prepared by Tutela Engineering in 1996, we installed the last thousand feet of water mains, 
as part of Little Harbor Project conducted joint with the Sewer Department: 

• Jerusalem Road- 1,000 feet of new water main from Atlantic Avenue to Jerusalem Road 
Drive to replace 100+year old pipe and to allow for the planned drainage improvements, 
also provide new water services 

• Construction oversight on various private developments such as Cook Estate, Old Colony 
Development on Route 3A, and the Scituate Hill Industrial site project. 

• Developed a new system to license water service installers, including development of rules 
& regulations, and standards. 

• Met with the new Director of the Aquarion Water System to review previous and potential 
future efforts to work together with adjacent systems. 

FIRE HYDRANTS & VALVES. In 2009 we replaced 3 fire hydrants and installed 2 new fire 
hydrants as part of the 2009 Little Harbor project totaling 5. We have also replaced 2 old gate 
valves and installed 2 new gate valves as part of the Little Harbor water-sewer project totaling 
4. Other hydrants that were replaced were one on Atlantic Ave., one at 100 Pond St., one on 
Pine Ridge Rd., one at the Water Treatment Plant, one at Margin St., one on James Lane and 
two on Whitehead Rd. for a totaling 8 replacements. In addition a new gate valve was installed 
at the Swim Center on Sohier St., and three on Atlantic Ave., totaling 4 replaced main gate 
valves. A new three gate intersection was installed on Sohier St. for the Cook Estate. 

Total system wide in 2009 - 11 new and replaced valves and 13 new and replaced fire 
hydrants. System wide totals ~ 570 gate valves and 380 fire hydrants. All fire hydrants and gate 
valves have been identified and listed in a database that is used to track their condition and 
maintenance. 

MANGANESE BEING ADDRESSED. In 2009, just like the last 3 years, has been much 
better than the year before it, in terms of discolored water, which is caused for the most part 
by manganese. 

In 2009 the Water dept. established a voice mailbox to solicit ideas, comments, and 
complaints about the quality of the town water and service. The mailbox can be reache dby 
dialing 383-0057 extension 103. 

Despite the significant amount of construction taking place in the distribution system, 
the department's discolored water complaints continue to drop year after year. Even better 
evidence of the improved water quality was highlighted in our Spring flushing program. The 



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fire hydrants when initially opened are discolored from the increased water velocity scouring 
the water main. 

Depending on the location, these hydrants, historically, can take anywhere from 10 to 
30 minutes to fully clear up. This season we found hydrants to be cleaning up faster than ever, 
almost right away in some cases. These points are supported by our Discolored Water 
Complaint logs and our Hydrant Flushing logs. 

We have been working on this issue since 2005 and our gradual improvements and 
changes have certainly made a difference. We continue to work on this issue through 
treatment changes, process changes, and increased hydrant flushing. This is the extent of what 
we can do with the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant that was designed in the mid 1970s. 

A major treatment plant renovation would be required to completely eliminate any 
Manganese from entering the distribution system. This is evidenced by Dr. William Knocke, the 
country's leader on manganese in drinking water, in his report to the Water Commission from 
his visit and study of the Cohasset Water System two years ago. 

Manganese is a mineral, just like iron, classified by the DEP as a secondary contaminant. 
What this means is that it does not pose a direct health risk. The human body needs 
manganese in some form and many popular juice drinks market their product as a good source 
of manganese. That being said, no one wants to drink water that is discolored, even though it is 
safe to drink. Manganese is an aesthetic problem for Cohasset and many other surrounding 
towns in this region of the country. 

In the summer, as the water temperature rises in Lily Pond, the dissolved oxygen 
content of the water decreases, allowing manganese that is always contained in the bed of the 
pond to be released into the water. This elevated level makes treating the water much more 
difficult. 

Certain areas of the distribution system are impacted more frequently from Manganese than 
other, due to their proximity to the treatment plant, storage tanks, or points of frequent 
hydraulic changes. Most customers experience this by seeing black or brown staining in the 
fixtures of their home. 

When there is a water main break or a schedule shut down from construction, a reversal 
of flow or increase of flow scours the water main adding significant levels of manganese to the 
water. If the customer is drawing water into their home at this time the will experience 
discolored water. This is a possible explanation why some people, despite living next door to 
one another, don't both experience discoloration 

LEAK DETECTION. The Dept. continued its regular leak detection efforts and had major 
successes this year in detecting and fixing numerous leaks. This included a 36 million gallon a 
year leak on Jerusalem Road and a 2.5 million gallons a year leak on Atlantic Ave. Estimate that 
the leaks detected & fixed save 73,000,000 gallons and $365,000 a year. 

Over the past ten years, 417 individual system leaks were identified and fixed, resolving 
problems for residents with discolored water. These repairs saved the Town more than 75 
million gallons of water per year and approximately 200 million to date. This translates to a cost 
savings in excess of $100,000 per year (based just on the incremental costs of water treatment). 



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Even a small leak can be a problem -for example, a single leak the size of a dime 
consumes: 60,900 gallons per day, 1,827,000 gallons per month, 22,228,500 gallons per year, 
enough water in a week to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool 

We used new state of the art technology Called SoundsSens deployment two and three 
correlation technology. Magnetic devices were placed on hydrants or other water assets and 
sound is sent down the pipe. The rate of sound waves depends upon the type of pipe it is being 
sent through and the distance between detectors. A computer is hooked up to the detectors 
and downloads the data and graft location leaks per the attached. 

Several huge leaks were detected this way that never came to the surface, but ran into the 
ocean, streams, and in one case a pond. This year alone we found leaks that probably reach 
200,000 gallons per day or about seventy three million gallons per year. 

The following is a list of the leaks that were discovered during leak detection or been 
called upon to pinpoint during the period 5 February 2009 to 15 December 2009. 

1. 264 Jerusalem Road, Leak in abandoned meter pit leaking 15 to 25 gallons per minute 
(Gpm). 

2. 42 Aaron River Rd, Leak in service to the home leaking 5 to 10 Gpm. 

3. 138 Atlantic Ave, Leak in service to the home leaking 6 to 12 Gpm. 

4. 72 Jerusalem Rd., Leak in abandoned service line leaking 6 to 12 Gpm. 

5. Ill Nichols Rd., Leak in the service to the home leaking 4 to 8 Gpm. 

6. 178 North Main St., Leak in the service to the home leaking 8 to 16 Gpm. 

7. 273 North Main St., Leak in 2" service leaking 8 to 16 Gpm. 

8. 86 Beach St., Leak in service to home leaking 6 to 12 Gpm. 

9. Whitney Woods Rd., Leak in the service to home leaking 6 tol2 Gpm. 

10. Route 3A @ Scituate line leaking hydrant leaking 2 to 5 Gpm. 

11. 66 Margin St., Leak in service to home leaking 6 to 12 Gpm 

12. Cohasset Swim Center, Leak on valve @ Sohier Rd. leaking 5 to 10 Gpm 

13. 35 Stevens St., Leak in service to home leaking 6 to 12 Gpm 

14. Rustic Ln. @ end. Leak in Service to home leaking 6 to 12 Gpm. 

15. North Main St. opp. the Meetinghouse, Leak in service to home leaking 5 to 10 Gpm 

16. Border St. opp parking for Atlantica, Leak in service to home leaking 5 tolO Gpm. 

AARON RIVER RESERVOIR & VARIABLE MILFOIL In 2009, the Water Commission was 
contact by field crews from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) regarding 
the presence of Variable Milfoil covers about 1/3 of an acre in a remote section of the reservoir. 
Variable Milfoil is an invasive that can environmentally damage a water body if left unchecked. 
Approvals were obtained from the conservation commission located in Hingham, Scituate and 
Cohasset, since the reservoir is located in all three towns, to eradicate the Variable Milfoil. In 
the spring of 2009, benthic mats were installed and checked throughout the summer months. 
The purpose of the mats is to block out the light to kill the variable milfoil. This process and the 
presence of the invasive species will continue to be evaluated. Arron River Reservoir, Bound 
Brook control Structure, the spillway at Arron River Reservoir, and the Emergency Spillway at 
Arron River Reservoir must be inspected every two years by a qualified engineer. This 
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LITTLE HARBOR PROJECT. The Little Harbor Project is one of the largest public works 
projects ever conducted by the Town of Cohasset. The expansion of the sewer collection 
system was required by a regulatory administration consent order and took several years of 
planning and design. The Water Department, during this period, adjusted the scheduling of 
planned improvements to replace water mains in streets in the Little Harbor area. This 
scheduling was done to limit the planned water and sewer line construction in the streets to 
only one disruption to the residents. 

The Water and Sewer Commission met prior to the selection of a contractor to assess 
the advantages and disadvantages of conducting the work as two separate projects or as one 
joint project between the two Commissions. A joint project was determined to be the best 
approach for the Town. 

By the beginning of 2009, the majority of the water improvements have been 
completed and by May 2009 the remaining streets were sewered. The majority of the Water 
Department's work conducted in 2009 is related to restoration of roadway shoulders and 
pavement. The Water and Sewer Departments utilized pavement pricing and services 
available to the Department of Public Works through the South Shore Consortium (provided by 
the Metro Area Planning Council) to control the paving work and costs. 

In 2009 the following streets were paved with a base course and a finished pavement 
course: Deep Run, Rust Way, White Head Road, Highland Avenue, North Main Street, Robert 
Jason Road, William B. Long Road, Gammons Road, and Keene Way. The edges of these streets 
were installed with berms or curbing to improve stormwater runoff. Loam and seed was also 
installed on the edges of these roads as one of the last steps in the restoration process. Much 
of the loam used was "recycled" from the loam removed to install the new turf surface at the 
High School football field. 

Since the project started in September 2007, the Cohasset Water Department replaced 
approximately 14, 800 linear feet (2.8 miles) of water main, along with 41 hydrants, and 152 
service connections. 

ENERGY SAVINGS. The Water Department submitted an application to the Department 
of Energy Resource (DOER) to have a free energy audit conducted by a third party to build upon 
the previous steps taken in 2008. 

WATER STORAGE TANKS. The Water Department has had discussion and proceeding 
with plans to have one or two cell phone carries install antennas on the Bear Hill and possible 
Scituate Hill tank to improve the coverage in Town. 

LILY POND WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS. In 2009, the Water 
Commission took several steps to improve the reliability of water provided its customers 
including: 

• Evaluated potential stimulus funding options 

• Submitted a list of proposed projects for funding by the Drinking Water State Revolving 
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• Prepared a design for a Pretreatment System process to improve the amount of 
organics that the WTP can remove from the source waters. The pretreatment reduction 
of organics is needed to allow the WTP to reliable produce water that is in compliance 
with the Stage 1 and pending Stage 2 Disinfection By Product Rule. By this rule, stricter 
requirement have been set on the amount of total trihalomethanes (TTHM) and 
haloacetic acids (HAA5) that can be delivered to customers. To date the WTP has made 
adjustment to the existing WTP to achieve better results. In some cases these changes 
have resulted in adverse water quality levels of other water quality parameters such as 
Manganese. 

• DEP has approved the proposed 3 MGD Pretreatment System which is composed of a 
magnetic ion exchange (MIEX) process that would treat the water from Lily Pond before 
the existing treatment plant. The Pretreatment System would be located in a new 
building located adjacent to the existing facility. 

• An application has been submitted to DEP to formalize the changes made to the Ferric 
Chloride and Poly Aluminum Chloride chemical feed system. 

• Steps have been take to select a new chemical to be added as part of the treatment 
process. The additional chemical would be a blend of two phosphate chemicals to 
inhibit corrosion and to sequester Manganese. The sequestered Manganese will 
reduce the amount that can precipitate out of solution and cause dirty water complaints 
when the settled precipitants are resuspended. The chemical will also reduce the 
amount of Lead and other metals that can leach out of plumbing fixtures and the 
soldered joints. 

WATERSHED PROTECTION. The Water Commission employs Norfolk Ram Group to 
conduct watershed protection work for the Water Department. In 2009 this work included: 

Review of Watershed Threats . 

• Norfolk reviewed a proposed development of a high density condominium project at 8 
James Lane, located with the Zone II (and within 150-feet of the Zone I) for the Ellms 
Meadow well field. 

• Norfolk provided follow up review of current activities for the Cook Estate (Abbott Homes) 
project, regarding a request for a drainage easement on Town property and possible 
implications for prevention of storm water discharges and/or erosion within the water 
supply watershed. This project was previously reviewed in 2007, but has been dormant. 

• Norfolk has also been reviewing activities at the former Norfolk Conveyor, which is a state 
21E hazardous waste site, and near the site of the Avalon development. The adequacy, 
completeness and progress of the site assessment and proposed waste site clean-up at 
Norfolk Conveyor continues to be reviewed, and our consultants provide, as appropriate, 
additional comments to DEP and the property owner concerning the 21E submittals of 
record (site assessments and remediation plans). In addition, because this site is proposed 
for residential redevelopment with an on-site wastewater treatment plant, our consultants 
have reviewed the project application for a Groundwater Discharge Permit (a GWDP), which 
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appealed the GWDP which was issued by the DEP July 20, 2007, but in 2008 withdrew the 
appeal as part of a settlement with Avalon which allows the development to go forward. 
The permit was finally issued last year. 

Stream Gauging . Monitoring continued for the four stream gauge locations that track 
hydrologic conditions and tributary flow contributions within the watershed. Norfolk Ram 
Group has coordinated with American Water to visit all of the monitoring gauges on a monthly 
basis to download stream depth and temperature data that is collected hourly by the 
automated field devices. Norfolk Ram Group has been compiling and interpreting this 
watershed data, and data is shared and stored on American Water computers as well. Norfolk 
coordinates with Drew Cottone at the Water Plant to receive monthly data downloaded by 
Drew from the four stream gauging field devices on a monthly basis (per DEP requirements). 
The data is uploaded into Norfolk's annual tracking spreadsheet. Norfolk prepared an annual 
summary of the stream gauging results (through the 3'^'^ quarter of 2009 as required by DEP), 
and submitted this to the Water Department this month (December) for their submittal to 
MADEP. The annual stream gauge summary is a graphed summary of average daily stream 
elevations, and average daily discharge volumes for each stream. The four streams that are 
tributary to Lily Pond are: Peppermint Brook, Brass Kettle Brook, Bound Brook, and Aaron River 
(below the dam). Also, Norfolk replaced two of the four water level monitoring devices (due to 
mechanical failure of the devices). These were at the stations for Bound Brook and Aaron River. 
The devices were replaced by the manufacturer at no charge per manufacturer's warrantee. 

NHESP Sampling Program . In the Spring of 2009, Norfolk Ram Group revisited the 
requirements of a Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) Surface Water 
Monitoring Program, set in place in 2008, that involved biological surface water sampling In 
May, July and October 2008. The sampling was conducted as part of the Lily Pond Attenuated 
Bluet Monitoring Plan required by NHESP (of the Massachusetts, Division of Fisheries & 
Wildlife). This trophic state monitoring program included sample collection at three locations 
within Lily Pond to enable NHESP to assess potential impacts from the installation of the in- 
Pond aeration system. In the Spring of 2009, after Norfolk Ram correspondence with the 
NHESP office concerning the results of the 2008 sampling program, the NHESP allowed the 
program to cease, and all sampling has been discontinued. 

RAIN GARDEN PROJECT. In calendar year 2009, we closed out the remaining two (of 
three total) rain garden construction contracts, after the contractors' respective one-year 
maintenance requirements were fulfilled. The two contracts, now completed, were for twenty- 
six (26) rain gardens within the watershed of Lily Pond, installed to reduce rainwater runoff 
pollutants that are carried to the pond. This Project utilizes structural best management 
practice (BMP) solutions and incorporates low impact development (LID) strategies to contain 
and minimize off-site flows and pollutant loading in these areas. Structural BMPs being 
implemented include hooded catch basins, bioretention facilities (a.k.a. rain gardens), roadside 
swales with biofilters and spill containment oil/water separator facilities. In total, thirty six (36) 
stormwater capture locations have been addressed in areas that are tributary to Peppermint 
Brook and Lily Pond. Such areas are around the Clay Spring Road development. Pond Street, 
Route 3A, and King Street; and areas tributary to Aaron River Reservoir. There is also a 



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demonstration rain garden at the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant and a bio-swale constructed 
along the Plant's driveway, which were the first constructed in Town. This stormwater 
improvement project utilized funds from our Section 319 Grant ($255,000) and the 2% low 
interest loans ($497,500) from the Clean Water SRF (CWSRF) program. 

In addition, Norfolk Ram conducted inspections and developed and issued a 
comprehensive Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual to the Water Department to ensure 
proper continued maintenance by the Water Commission's hired landscaper for all the rain 
gardens in the Lily Pond watershed. Norfolk Ram met with Water Department staff and the 
hired landscaper to review the scope of the O&M plan, and to be sure that all involved are 
familiar with its requirements and scope. 

RAIN GARDENS AT ELLMS MEADOW. Norfolk Ram prepared and submitted a Grant 
application to Coastal Zone Management for the design and implementation of additional 
stormwater BMP's in the James Brook watershed near Ellms Meadow well field. The 
application was not successful because the Town's Capital Commonwealth score was not high 
enough. This was a follow up to work in calendar year 2008, when the Water Department 
cooperated with the Town on an additional stormwater improvement project that benefits the 
Ellms Meadow Wellfield. The Town completed installation of one (1) rain garden and two (2) 
constructed wetlands at the intersection of Norfolk and Cushing Roads. The one rain garden 
intercepts and treats stormwater at a final catch basin in Norfolk Road near the intersection 
with Cushing Road; and the two constructed wetlands, located on the north side of Cushing 
Road at this intersection, intercept "first flush" stormwater from two (one 10-inch and one 12- 
inch diameter) drainage outfall pipes that exist in that area and that discharge toward the Zone 
1 for the wellfield. These new stormwater BMPs were part of a larger project that was 
designed by Norfolk Ram and funded in part by a state CZM grant plus Cohasset matching funds 
which included Cohasset Preservation Committee funds. The contractor who installed these 
BMPs has been contracted for maintenance of these storm water BMPs for a three year period 
(two years remain). 

MISCELLANEOUS 

• Norfolk provided the Commission with a "potential hydropower" estimate for the Aaron 
River Dam. 

• Norfolk assisted the Commission with some GIS watershed maps, such as for the 
Wheelwright property, and for a Conservation Trust map. 

• Norfolk responded to questions from the Commission concerning the use of the Ellms 
Meadow winter skating area 

• Norfolk also responded to a question from the Commission concerning control of weed 
growth in Lily Pond. In response, Norfolk called in Aquatic Control Technology (ACT) and 
held a meeting at the Pond with the Water Department, and ACT. As a result of this 
meeting, it was determined that action (weed removal) would not be appropriate. 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Commissioner McNabb presented a paper, "Watershed 
Protection in Developed and Developed Areas", on the Cohasset Water Department's 
successful watershed protection program at the NEWWA Annual Meeting April 1-2, 2009 in 



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Worcester, Mass. He also presented a paper, "Chlorine - the Achilles Heel?" at the American 
Water Works (AWWA) April 8-10, 2009 National Water Security Congress in Washington, DC , 
on a potential security vulnerability in the national drinking water infrastructure. Copies of 
these presentations can be downloaded from the Water Commission's website, 
www.cohassetwater.org. 

SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT & PROTECTION (SWAP) REPORT. On January 16, 2004 
the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the final SWAP 
Report for the Cohasset Water Department. The SWAP report identifies the sources of Cohasset 
public drinking water supply, the protection areas around those supplies, inventories the 
potential sources of contamination, and makes a number of recommendations to improve 
protection of our water supplies. The Cohasset Water Commission, in its ongoing watershed 
protection program, following the 2002 Surface Water Supply Protection Plan, is planning on 
implementing the recommendations of the SWAP along with the many other water supply 
protection measures already underway. A copy of the SWAP Report is available at the Lily Pond 
Water Treatment Plant and on the Water Department web site, www.cohassetwater.org. 

MAINTENANCE & OPERATION HIGHLIGHTS BY MONTH: 

JANUARY 

• Disassembled, cleaned and reassembled venturi tubes of all three rapid sand filters 
and backwash system for accurate measurement of flow 

FEBRUARY 

• Delivery of treatment residuals to Bourne Landfill ( Mass. Waste). Residuals were 
removed from #1 Lagoon in October '08 

• Treatment residuals removal (laria Bros.) and transport to Bourne landfill (Graham) 

MARCH 

• Repaired joint seals around leaking filter effluent pipes 

• #2 High Service inoperative (3 weeks) due to defective heat sink cooling fan. Fan 
replaced, unit back in service. 

• Cleaned flocculation/sedimentation basins. Performed routine maintenance. 

APRIL 

• Security gate for plant driveway out of service (defective gear box). Gear box replaced, 
unit put back in service. 



MAY 



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Initiated painting of interior plant structures, pump room level (walls and piping). 
Completed September '09. 

Ellms Meadow Well Station placed on line (daytime operation only) 5/27 
Conducted unidirectional flushing program on distribution system 



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JUNE 

• Cleaned #1 Lagoon of water treatment residuals. Removal performed by laria Bros., 
transport to Bourne Landfill by Graham. 

JULY 

• Remote monitoring site (Brass Kettle Brook) back on line after being out of service for 6 
months. 

• New batteries, timer and solar controller installed, radio transmitters were outsourced 
for electronic component upgrade. 

• Aaron River data logger defective, replaced, back in service 

• Replaced two damaged tube settler sections for the Sedimentation Basins. 

• Initiated investigation of Geo-Tubes for treatment residuals management 

AUGUST 

• Begin removal and transport of treatment residuals from #2 Lagoon in preparation for 
Geo-Tube installation. Removed by laria Bros., transported by Graham Waste. 

SEPTEMBER 

• Ellms Meadow in continuous operation (24 hour). Well field Level between 18' and 20'. 
(20' is well high level. 

• Transfer of treatment residuals from #1 Lagoon into Geo-tubes started 9/17, completed 
9/23. Work performed by Mineral Processing System (MPS) 

OCTOBER 

• Conducted unidirectional flushing program on distribution system 

• Initiated painting of plant interior walls, chemical room, still in progress. 

• Installed 2" water meter in plant process water line for accurate recording of water 
usage. 

• Installed carbon dioxide detector in boiler room as required by State Boiler Inspector. 

NOVEMBER 

• Installed new data logger at Bound Brook remote site. Out of service approximately 4 
weeks. 

• Cleaned flocculation/sedimentation basin. Performed routine maintenance. 

DECEMBER 

• Transferred treatment residuals from #1 Lagoon into Geo-Tubes started 12/1, 
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COOPERATION WITH OTHER TOWN DEPARTMENTS. The Cohasset Water Department 
cooperated with many other Town of Cohasset departments during 2009 including: 

• The water department provided significant improvements to Town roadways, working 
cooperatively with the DRW and Sewer Commission as part of the Little Harbor Project. 

• Provided a water supply for the veterans memorial and other parks at Lyons Memorial Park 
(North Main St and Joy Place) and various location along the Town Common. 

• The Water Department does billing for the Sewer Department. 

• Quarterly Collaboration with Sewer Department for Billing 

• Worked with DPW on multiple paving jobs, including South Main Street, Beechwood Street, 
Pond Street, Stanton Road, Bailey Road, and Ridgetop Road 

• Coordinated construction activities with various parties regarding road races, walks and 
other charity events 

CONCLUSION. The strength and successes of today's Water Department have been 
possible because of the vision and extraordinary efforts of the Water Commission and staff in 
the 1970's, to conceptualize, design, permit, and build the Aaron River Reservoir and the Lily 
Pond Treatment Plant which turned Cohasset from a water-poor town to a water-rich town. 

During 2009, the Cohasset Water Commission has implemented many major 
Infrastructure investments, operational initiatives, land acquisition and landscaping projects 
which significantly enhance our ability to protect our water supply, treat, pump and deliver 
excellent drinking water and reliable water service for domestic and firefighting use for our 
customers and our ratepayers in Cohasset. 

The Board of Water Commissioners and the Water Department would like to thank all 
the Town officials, boards, citizens, and committees who have supported and assisted us 
throughout 2009. We will continue to improve the water system in the coming years for the 
benefit of ail customers and the Town of Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 
Nathaniel Palmer, Vice-Chairman 
JohnK.McNabb, Jr., Clerk 



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2009 Sewer Commission Annual Report 

2009 saw the completion of the Little Harbor/Atlantic Avenue and Deep Run/Rust Way sewer 
expansion, as well as completion of the treatment plant expansion. Only a few punch list items 
and some final paving and landscaping remain for 2010, which will be completed next spring. 
The treatment plant, with the new GE membranes, has been performing very well and process 
testing continues to refine and optimize operations at the wastewater treatment plant. The 
Sewer Commission will be re-assessing wastewater system operations in 2010 to assure all the 
expanded system requirements will be met. 

The Sewer Commission began an information campaign in 2009 for residents and drain layers 
to address the upcoming sewer service connections for the new expansion area. A public 
meeting was held in September and individual distribution of Application and Information 
Packages were sent to half the new users, and the remainder will be distributed in January 
2010. A Project-Wide Conservation Commission filing for sewer connections was completed by 
the Sewer Commission to eliminate the need for individual filings with the Conservation 
Commission for each service. Service inspections by the Conservation agent will occur for each 
application to verify compliance with the system wide Order of Conditions. The application fee 
for a sewer service connection to the new low pressure sewer system also includes periodic 
inspection and pressure testing of the service. The overall goal is to streamline the connection 
process and reduce costs for residents while simultaneously ensuring the quality and integrity 
of all low pressure sewer service connections. 

It is anticipated that the North Cohasset expansion will consume the remaining capacity 
allowed in the Town's Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) with the Town of Hull. A flow meter 
has been activated to monitor flows in the main low pressure sewer connection to Hull. Current 
flow data indicate that the Town will be close to its flow limit to Hull once the Deep Run/Rust 
Way homes have been connected. 

The Sewer Commission issued a Grinder Pump Solicitation in 2009 and selected E/One Extreme 
series pumps for use in the new sewer expansion area. The solicitation, which included a 5 year 
equipment warranty, established a standard for quality and performance and obtained a very 
attractive price for the units, including enhanced control panels. 

Inflow and infiltration (I/I) system assessments were focused on the Jacob's Meadow area. A 
campaign to replace old clay service piping was initiated in that area. The initial program was 
anticipated to be exercised via the Towns existing Little Harbor sewer expansion contractors; 
however, construction progress on the expansion spanned the entire construction season. This 
pushed service replacement into the 2010 construction season. It is anticipated that an area 
wide program will be publicly bid in early 2010 to address the replacement of these antiquated 
and leaky service pipes. The Commission has worked with Town Counsel to formulate a 
temporary license procedure to allow the Town to upgrade such services which are on private 
property. It is also anticipated that a sewer main program of "testing and sealing" will also be 



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exercised in the spring of 2010 to allow inspection and sealing of sewer collector pipe joints 
primarily in the "original sewer" (circa 1978) area of the Town. 

The Sewer Commission maintains a "waiting list" for additional connections, and in 2009 the 
Commission contacted several of the listed entities for allocation of available capacity. This 
allocation was based on a 2008 engineering assessment of flows into the system. Due to 
economic conditions and development approval constraints, most of these allocations have not 
been used. 

In 2010, the Sewer Commission will be continuing a program to assess feasible satellite 
treatment options, and to re-assess sewer expansion options for currently non-sewered areas, 
especially those within the water supply watershed. Water resource preservation strategies to 
maintain stream flows and groundwater recharge blends well with the satellite treatment 
option. Recent economic conditions have increased the availability of land parcels for siting 
such facilities. The 2010 planning effort will expand past evaluations to identify and define 
conceptual solutions for these outlying, non-sewered areas which will provide increased 
protection for the Town's drinking water source and an environmentally sound and 
economically feasible option for wastewater disposal. 

The Sewer Commission office was relocated in 2009 to the basement of Town Hall. Due to the 
expanded size of the sewer system and the anticipated administrative demands, relocation to a 
dedicated office space was essential. Diane Hindley, Administrative Assistant to the 
Commission, coordinated the move and will be dealing with resident issues and new service 
applications from this location. She can be contacted at 
781-383-4108. 



John Beck, Chairman 

Sean Cunning, Vice Chairman 

Wayne Sawchuk, Clerk 



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2009 REPORT OF THE COHASSET HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

The Cohasset Historical Commission submits with pleasure the annual report of projects 
worked on during 2009 for the Town of Cohasset. 

"Local Historical Commissions are an important part of municipal government in 
Massachusetts. We are responsible for community-wide historic preservation planning. 
Historical Commissions advise elected officials and other boards on historic preservation issues, 
including zoning changes, the re-use of municipally owned historic buildings, and master 
planning or preservations of historic landscapes." (from Massachusetts Historical Commission 
by-laws summary sheet). This is different from the Cohasset Historical Society, a local non- 
profit society, whose mission is to preserve the history of Cohasset. 

National Register of Historic Places - The following properties and districts in Cohasset are 
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Caleb Lothrop House, Summer Street (1976) 

Government Island Historic District, Lighthouse Lane (1994) 

Cohasset Common Historic District (1978, 1996) 

Josephine M Hagerty House, Atlantic Avenue (1997) 

Central Cemetery, Joy Place (2003) 

Bates Ship Chandlery/Maritime Museum, Elm Street (2003) 

Captain John Wilson House, Elm Street (2003) 

Pratt Building, South Main Street (2006) 

Many other properties in town are eligible to be listed on the National Register, either 
individually or as part of a Historical District. 

Inventory Forms - Over 2100 historical properties in Cohasset have been inventoried and forms 
placed on file with the Massachusetts Historical Commission. There are properties from the 
late 1600's through the mid 1900's listed. All inventory listings can be accessed online through 
the Massachusetts Historical Commission website and going to "Search the MACRIS Database." 
Copies of the inventory forms are also available at the Paul Pratt Library and at the Historical 
Society's Pratt Building. We give special thanks to David Wadsworth for his time and effort in 
keeping these files up to date. He is always finding more areas of town which can be 
inventoried. 

"State or federally involved" proiects - We receive communication concerning any state 
projects which may impact a historic area. This year, comments were received from the marine 
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Local Involvement - 

1. Government Island National Register site. This year, 2010, celebrates the 150*^ 
anniversary of the lighting of the granite Minot's Ledge Lighthouse. The Historical Commission 
has a vested interest in Government Island and wants to keep this property historically correct. 
Thanks to the DPW, the area is cleared of weeds and mowed. We are working on signage for 
the site and at the Minot's Ledge Light Replica. We also are looking to develop signage to 
emphasize the historic significance of Beacon Rock. 

2. The Zoning Board of Appeals asked us to review the plans for the housing project at 
25 Ripley Road. This property is on the state inventory listing. We received the site plans, were 
able to give some of the history of the building and commented on preserving the character of 
this 1880 building. 

3. During the Cohasset Day, we sold "1-4-3" Minot Light T-shirts, sweatshirts, license 
plates and tote bags. We have inventory in both youth and adult sizes. The proceeds from 
these sales are used towards work on the Replica. 

4. Minot's Ledge Light - When the Coast Guard declared that Minot's Ledge Lighthouse 
was surplus property, we were able to meet with a lighthouse preservationist who had advised 
the commission in the past. We informed the town that we felt that the Lighthouse, as a 
National Register property with high liability, should stay under the control of the Federal 
Government and an alliance with other groups in the area be formed to promote the 
recreational, educational and cultural impact of the Lighthouse. 

5. Meeting House Pond - The Commission met twice with the proponents for the 
restoration of the Meeting House Pond, which is part of the Cohasset Common National 
Historic District. After our initial discussions, they were also advised to contact the 
District Commission and Massachusetts Historical Commission for their advice. 

6. Community Preservation Committee - A portion of the CPA funds are allocated for 
historic preservation and a member of our Commission sits on the Community Preservation 
Committee. Although it is not mandated that the Historical Commission review proposals 
before they go to the CPC, we feel strongly that in order to help maintain the historic integrity 
of this town, we need to be involved. 

As the town goes forward, Cohasset Historical Commission feels strongly that we need to be 
involved with the long-range planning of our very historic and picturesque town. In order to 
look and plan for the future it is necessary to study the past and know where we are coming 
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We thank the various town departments and committees that have helped and supported our 
goals. The Commission meets each month except during July and August. Meeting schedules 
are posted on at Town Clerk's office at Town Hall. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur, Chairman 

David Wadsworth, Secretary 

Marilyn Morrison 

Nathaniel Palmer 

Hamilton Tewksbury 



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2009 Report for the Committee on Town History 

The six publications produced by the Committee on Town History are still being sold by 
Buttonwood Books, the town hall clerk's office, and the Cohasset Historical Society. 

Revenues from the book account kept by Mike Buckely exceed $20,000 to be used for reprints 
and any other publication that our account can cover without appealing to the town for 
additional funding. 

The books are offered to the above venues at wholesale prices in order for them to make a 
profit, the same mark up as standard book sellers. 

The books are offered in small lots, so that unsold inventory will not be tied up. 

In addition to the book sellers, the commitee set up a table at the summer art show and sold 
several hundred dollars worth of books. 

There are no current new titles in production, though there has been some discussion about 
researching Indians in Cohasset as a future title. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jim Hamilton, chair. Committee on Town History January 20, 2010 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY 

Mission Statement: "The Paul Pratt Memorial Library enriches the Cohasset community by 
promoting a love of reading and the pursuit of knowledge. We provide a welcoming 
environment in which to read, learn and discover and -- through technology -- a window to the 
world beyond." 



Service Statistics At a Glance - FY2009 

149,299 items loaned out 

7,046 reference questions answered 

136,261 visitors to the library 

79% of Cohasset residents have an active library card 

2,130,995 hits to the library's web site 

9,601 public computer sessions for adults (youth statistics not tracked) 

158 children's programs presented to 4,757 participants 

80 adult programs presented to 1,205 participants 

2,029 reservations of library meeting room space 



FY2009 Operating Budget 



Revenue Sources 



Municipal Funds 


$496,189 


Gift Account 


$485 


Friends of the Cohasset Library 


$18,200 


State Aid To Public Libraries Grant 


$10,286 


Endowment Trust Income 


$32,000 


LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) Grant 


$2,500 


Net Lender Grant 


$6,993 


South Shore Music Circus Grant 


$5,000 


*Fees/fines turned over to Town's General Fund: $17,859.49 




Total 


$571,653 



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2009 ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY Continued 



Cohasset's public library is a busy one! The Paul Pratt Memorial Library (PPML) is 
ranked the number one top lender per capita of 48 libraries in Southeastern MA, number 4 top 
lender in its population group (5,000 - 9,999), and ranks 24 statewide (370 libraries). PPML is 
dedicated to offering outstanding resources and programming. The Library is a center for 
lifelong learning and a community meeting place where the Trustees and staff work to maintain 
an environment of intellectual freedom which welcomes all and satisfies the needs of users of 
diverse ages, backgrounds and abilities. 

In addition to offering 12 Internet computers for public use, the library's wireless 
environment supports users with laptops. We encourage you to visit the library at 35 Ripley 
Road in order to enjoy the amenities of a beautiful facility and welcoming staff. Or, visit our 
website at www.cohassetlibrarv.org to order books and movies from home and work, reserve 
museum passes or meeting room space online, use our online research databases, see listings 
of new books and movies and learn about upcoming programs. 

Grants 

LSTA (Library Services Technology Act) Grant 

The library was awarded a $2,500 federal IMLS (Institute of Museum & Library Services) grant 
for a Preservation Survey grant. The library's grant proposal was selected by the MA Board of 
Library Commissioners in a competitive grant process. 

Net Lender 

PPML was awarded a $6,993 Net Lender award by Southeastern MA Library System 
(SEMLS). These grant funds, intended to support resource sharing, are awarded to 
libraries that loan more library materials than they borrow from other libraries. 

South Shore Music Circus Grant 

PPML was awarded a $5,000 grant by the South Shore Music Circus to be used for purchasing a 
RFID self-checkout station. This was the third SSMC grant awarded to the library for this 
project, totaling $25,000. The self-check station will enable patrons to check out library 
materials independently. 

RFID Implementation 
During FY2009, the library began implementing Radio Frequency Identification 
technology (RFID). This technology improves the speed and accuracy of most circulation and 
shelving functions, facilitating good customer service and minimizing loss of materials. Using a 
self-checkout system and RFID, customers can independently check out multiple items at once 
and pay fees and fines independently with credit cards. Spending less time on routine tasks 
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Information Sen/Ices and Programming 

The Reference Department continues to field reference questions from children to 
adults on a variety of subjects. We make use of both print and electronic formats reminding 
patrons that they can access databases from home via our library's website. The Reference 
Department will search and place holds on materials not found in our network of libraries. 
Other services available through the Reference Department include one-on-one basic computer 
classes, reader's advisory services, and locating information on the internet. 

Our outreach program serves homebound Cohasset residents, the Golden Living Center 
of Cohasset, and the Sunrise Assisted Living Center of Cohasset. The Reference Department 
selects materials, manages, and coordinates with The Friends of the Library delivery of library 
materials to those who are unable to visit the library due to illness or disability. The library 
offers programs of interest to senior citizens including Posit Science Brain Fitness Program, an 
electronic auditory processing and memory exercise program. 

Selection of new titles keeps the collection refreshed and balanced. Continual weeding 
of the non-fiction and fiction areas of the library helps keep the collection valid and up-to-date. 
Our ReadyReads collection provides local book groups with a selection of popular books, in kit 
form. 

Adult programming includes monthly movies, a book discussion group, author visits, 
informative presentations on a variety of subjects, and the Great Decisions discussion program. 
The library is thankful to the Friends of the Library and the Cohasset Democratic Town 
committee for funding certain programs. 

Our third annual town-wide reading event brought residents and scholars together on 
the subjects of slavery, freedom, and Cohasset history. Authors Julian Houston and David Blight 
visited Cohasset as part of our Cohasset Reads Together event. 

We continue to promote library programs through newspapers, library flyers, e-mail 
newsletters, and the library's website. We also collaborate with local groups and organizations, 
such as local garden clubs, the senior center, and the Historical Society, to name a few, to offer 
interesting adult programs. 

Children and Teen Programs & Services 

The Children's Room supports, enriches, and encourages students and families with all 
their literacy needs. Children's programs continued to be very popular and well attended. We 
held 158 children's programs throughout the year with 4,757 in attendance. More than 300 
students registered for the statewide summer reading adventure. We offered an online version 
of the summer reading program for those students who chose to manage and log their time 
and titles in this fashion. The online version also allowed students to write book reviews and to 
rate books for publication on the Cohasset summer reading homepage. Our families enjoyed a 
magician, a musical concert, a storyteller, live animal shows, and a puppet show. Monday Night 
at the Movies was a new addition to summer programming. Newly released family films were 
shown on six consecutive Monday evenings. 

The Children's Room offered many literacy events during the year. Story & Craft for 
Cohasset residents ages 3-6 is always popular. Music with MamaSteph and Drop In Story Time 
draws families from ail over the South Shore. We celebrated Family Literacy Month with the 
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We participated in the Cohasset Reads Together town-wide reading program by 
providing each classroom grades K-5 with companion books for their classroom library and 
study guides that complemented the CRT theme. We also provided sets of CRT books and 
companion books for the Cohasset Middle/High School library. 

Our Teen Advisory Board met monthly with Sharon Moody, Children's Librarian, to 
discuss books, school assignments, and to provide feed back on library services to young adults. 
One member began a recycling program in the Community Room. We also post the summer 
reading lists for grades K-12 on our web site and we have paper copies on hand in the 
Children's Room and the Young Adult Room. Included in a binder are all the private and 
independent school summer reading lists that Cohasset students might need. 

With continued collaboration with the Cohasset Public School librarians we are able to 
select new titles in fiction and nonfiction and provide databases that complement the 
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. This collaboration enables our students to readily find 
materials necessary for successful school research projects. 

Homework Center 

The first year of the library's new Homework Center was a resounding success! Every 
Tuesday evening, Cohasset students were invited to drop in to the Homework Center for free 
tutoring provided by the members of the Cohasset High School Honor Society. One-on-one 
tutoring and homework help, as well as pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of the 
Cohasset Library, were appreciated by the many students who took advantage of this service. 

Friends of the Cohasset Library 
The Friends of Cohasset Library support the library through ongoing fund-raising and advocacy 
to provide programming and community outreach services and otherwise make our library 
special. In fiscal 2009, the Friends raised over $13,000 through their annual appeal and book 
sales. These funds, and more, were invested in our traditional services: children's and adult 
programming, senior citizen outreach and library museum passes that are available for the 
public. In addition, the Friends funded a coordinator and refreshments for a new initiative, a 
weekly Homework Center where children received homework help from honor society students 
free of charge. The Homework Center will be expanded in FY2010 to include a section 
exclusively for high school students. 

The Friends also provide refreshments at many library functions, volunteers at various 
events, and the coffee service for patrons. This year, the Friends and their families prepped, 
planted and maintained the center island in the library parking lot to give patrons a wonderful 
first impression of the library's physical space. Finally, the Friends host an annual luncheon to 
thank the fabulous and staff and volunteers that make our library a special community 
resource. 

Members of the Friends board include Carolyn Coffey, Linda Fechter, Gail Flynn, June 
Hubbard, Lauren Koncius, Kate Krumsiek, Jill Littlejohn, Marjie Murphy, Charlotte Pfaffmann 
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The Cohasset Library Trust. Inc. (CLT) 

The Cohasset Library Trust has had a good year. Its mission is to prudently manage the 
Trusf s endowment- the result of gifts to the library for more thanlOO years, as well as to 
grow the endowment for the future benefit of the library. 

The Library Trust has an outstanding Investment Advisory Comnnittee (lAC) which meets 
quarterly to consider the endowment's portfolio. During Fiscal Year 2009, the lACs 
recommendations resulted in the endowment's performance beating the appropriate 
indexes— even though results were also in the negative as a result of economic conditions. 

In the first six-months of 2008, the Library Trustees decided to use the remainder of the 
Library Building Fund (now merged into the Library Trust) to replace dangerous carpets in the 
library and install a state-of-the-art, RFID, self-checkout system in the library. RFID stands for 
radio frequency identification and replaces barcodes as identifiers. In expectation of bills to be 
paid for both these projects, the endowment Funds for these two purposes were transferred 
into Vanguard Money Market Fund from various other mutual funds in August, 2008. This 
preserved the remainder of the Building Fund from the drop in the stock market in late 2008 
and early 2009. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Agnes McCann, Chair 
Sheila Evans 
Barbara Power 
Patience Towie 
Sarah Pease 
Stacey Weaver 
Rodney Hobson 
Marylou Lawrence 
Roger Lowe 



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2009 Report of the Recreation Commission 

It is with distinct pleasure that we report the 2009 activities of the Recreation Comnnission to 
residents. 

2009 proved to be a landmark year for the commission in a number of areas. Via internal 
restructuring, the commission was able to provide the Director of Recreation with a 30 hour per 
week Recreation Assistant. On July 1^\ 2009 Michael J. Barra was hired by Town Manager 
William Griffin as the Department's first Recreation Assistant. This long overdue addition to the 
staff has made possible numerous capabilities for the department and operations that directly 
impact residents. 

With the new position of Recreation Assistant came new responsibilities for the department. 
The Recreation Director, Ted Carroll has formulated a comprehensive field use policy which he 
oversees and administers for the Town. While it has created a time consuming duty for the 
Director, all sports programs are now better accommodated via finite field use scheduling of 
our facilities. 

We are now able to offer on-line registrations which are of benefit to all participants. Further, 
our up to date website, ( www.cohassetrec.com ), allows residents to view all of our programs 
from home, anytime night or day, as well as the ability to register for programs from home, at 
their convenience. From October 2008, thru June 30, 2009, $41,500 was transacted via on-line 
registrations. Based upon a full 12 month Fiscal Year and greater familiarity of residents 
relative to online registrations, we would anticipate the dollar amount to quadruple in another 
year. 

This year we were able to offer new and exciting programs and special events and activities. 
For example, we conducted our first annual Recreation Fair on Sunday, March 22, 2009. The 
Recreation Fair brings together under one roof, a variety of public and private recreational 
opportunities and services that are available to Cohasset residents and allows residents to 
speak directly to the providers of those services. Further, residents are able to register that day 
for summer recreation programs that the department will offer, in October, the Massachusetts 
Recreation and Park Association honored the Cohasset Recreation Department with the 
Community Outreach Award for our Recreation Fair. The Program Outreach Award was one of 
eight awards presented by the MRPA at the annual conference and the award is given for a 
"program over and above regular programming that demonstrates a benefit to the 
community". The 2^"^ Annual Recreation Fair will be held on Sunday, March 22"^^, 2010 at the 
Deer Hill School. 

The old Teen Garage is now a fully programmed Recreation Center from which a multitude of 
Recreation Department programs are conducted on a year round basis. Dances and private 
parties continue to be held at the Center and rental of the facility remains available. 
We are pleased to report that the Cohasset Recreation Department was chosen as a South 
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full HVAC system. Once completed in 2010 the new system will allow us to save money and 
offer more programs at the site. Special thanks to Ken Thayer, Cohasset Representative to the 
SSVT School Committee, Scott Anderson from Anderson Fuel, Glenn Pratt from Suburban 
Contract Cleaning. 

Recreation is a very dynamic discipline and meeting the ever changing needs of residents of all 
ages, a challenge. To this end, we have offered a number of new services this past year 
including Summer Xtreme, our Middle school summer program, trips to Red Sox games, 
Nantucket Daffodil Days trip. New York City trips, piano lessons, SAT instruction, CPR classes, 
expanded Coast Guard Boating Safety programs and Babysitting training. 
Our summer concerts on the common series underwent an overhaul this summer and via the 
continuing generosity of the South Shore Playhouse Associates and in part from the Cohasset 
Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a 
state agency, we were able to offer 4 concerts during the summer of 2009. Concerts performed 
by a variety of bands were moved to Thursday nights after the Farmer's Market. 
November was a busy month for the Department as we hosted the Department's first annual 
Used Sports Sale and cosponsored the Thanks-for-giving road race. The Used Sports Sale gave 
residents the chance to recycle used equipment and or purchase items such as skates and skis. 
The proceeds benefited the Recreation Center. In conjunction with the Clark Chatterton 
Memorial Fund Committee the Department organized the Thanksgiving Morning 5 k Road Race. 
283 runners registered for the race and it was a highly successful run. Special thanks go out to 
our sponsors and volunteers. 

While Department budget restrictions continue and have become even more curtailing, we are 
utilizing our Revolving Account Fund for 100% Self-Supporting services to the maximum. Use of 
this Fund not only accounts for all the cost of providing a particular program, but also 
contributes a portion of revenue back to the tax payers via deposits in the General Fund of the 
Town. 

During Fiscal Year 2009, starting July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 the Recreation Commission 
produced for the General Fund $76,708.44. Over $11,000.00 was produced for use by the 
Commission via grants and matching grant funds and donations. Concurrently, over $75,000.00 
was transacted via Revolving Account Funds for 100% Self-Supporting programs via fees 
charged participants for a variety of services. Approximately another $200,000.00 was 
transacted via other and direct self-supporting financial systems during F.Y. 2009, manifesting 
over $360,000.00 of recreational services to residents. These figures do not include the 
thousands of man-hours that are annually donated by hundreds of residents, in support of a 
variety of program operations. 

Municipal recreation is for the benefit of all residents and we continue to direct our efforts 
towards assurance of equal access and opportunity to the entire Community. To this end, a 
specific and calculated portion of revenue was not collected this year from residents who were 
temporarily unable to pay full fee charges for services. In many instances time was volunteered 
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Programming represents only one aspect of the responsibilities, duties, and functions as 
prescribed and conferred upon the Recreation Commission by both Massachusetts General 
Laws and By-Laws of the Town. Continuing efforts are focused upon upgrading and renovating 
existing outdoor recreational facilities under jurisdiction of the Commission. Often times these 
undertakings are coordinated via a lending of both public and privately solicited resources and 
efforts, easing taxpayers' burden. 

The seven member, elected board of the Recreation Commissioner's, volunteer their services to 
the Town and Department meeting regularly in order to discuss a wide-spectrum of topics 
relative to the leisure needs and pursuits of all residents. Further, the Commissioner's establish 
policy, and provide Departmental direction, support, and assistance. Each meeting is publicly 
posted at least one week prior to date and residents are cordially invited to attend and 
participate in any meeting. Essential to our proper function, and absolutely vital towards 
success, is the ability to remain responsive to the dynamic Community needs. We consider 
your input and feedback our most important source of guidance. 

The Recreation Commission would like to thank both Anthony J. Carbone and Lisa L. Lojacono 
who served the Town as Commissioners for ten and six years respectively. Their dedication, 
time and efforts were greatly appreciated as each brought with them perspectives, insight and 
input which was essential towards meeting our goals and objectives. 

The Recreation Commission wishes to acknowledge gratitude to the many individuals, civic and 
business organizations, school and sport's groups. Town Boards, Committees and Departments 
who have lent their support and assistance in our efforts to best serve the recreational and 
leisure needs of residents of all ages. While too numerous to mention each by name, none are 
forgotten and all are sincerely appreciated and thanked. 

Respectfully yours, 

James H. Richardson, Chairman 
Daniel J. Martin, Vice-Chairperson 
Abigail H. Alves, Secretary 
Lillian M. Curley 
Kathryn C. Lydon 
Roseanne M. McMorris 
Andrew P. Quigley 

James E. Carroll, Jr., Director 



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2009 REPORT OF THE OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE 



The Open Space Committee, with several new members, worked this year to develop a new 
Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) for the Town of Cohasset. In January, we reviewed the 
proposals the Town received from potential consultants and on January 15*'^ the Town signed a 
contract with the firm of Beals and Thomas, Inc., (B & T), to work with the Committee on a new 
Plan. Money for this purpose came from a grant from the Community Preservation Committee. 

The new OSRP will be valid for seven years and will maintain the Town's eligibility for certain 
state grants. It will establish goals for the Town in the areas of open space and recreation and 
develop a timetable for tracking progress towards achieving those goals. 

In January the Committee distributed a Town-wide survey to assess residents' opinions about 
open space and recreational opportunities in Town. The surveys were mailed with tax bills and 
were also available on-line. The Committee also held two public "stakeholder" meetings during 
April and a Public Forum in June to gather input from other Town groups and the public. 

Using publicly available resources, the Town's old OSRP, input from the Committee and the 
stakeholder and public forums, B & T prepared a draft OSRP in the fall of 2009. The Committee 
is in the process of reviewing the draft plan and has submitted sections to other Town 
Committees that would be involved in implementation of the plan for their comment. The 
Committee will then prepare a final OSRP for the Town. 

Sandra T. Durant, Co-Chair 

Liam T. O'Connell, Co-Chair 

Richard J. Avery, Secretary 

James. E. Carroll, Jr., Recreation Director 

Deborah A. Shadd 

Karen M. Quigley, Board of Selectmen, Liaison 



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2009 Annual Report Government Island Advisory Committee 

The Island's 63"^^ birthday - 2009. The Town through the Board of Selectmen bought the Island 
- 7.4 acres - from the Government for $29, 000.00 or about, $3, 900.00 per acre. The area 
consists of ledge woods, shoreline and graded areas to be used by the fishermen, sailing club 
members, townspeople (YOU) and visitors to the Town. 

Our activities throughout the year call for sporadic meetings to discuss/solve a current 
question. This meeting schedule may change. Our Chairman, Hamilton Tewksbury, has been 
away from Cohasset much of this year. 

The normal maintenance of the Island goes on with good cooperation between Carl Sestito, 
DPW Superintendant, his crew and the GIAC. 

Please, as we have said many times, take some time to visit the area with your family. Enjoy it, 
absorb it, and drink in some history that is right here in your harbor - your backyard. 



Respectively submitted, 
Connie Afshar 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 
Lorren S. Gibbons, Harbormaster 
Rebecca Bates-McArthur 



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2009 COHASSET TOWN HALL RESTORATION AND RENOVATION COMMITTEE 



The Committee in the Spring of 2008 applied and received $300,000 in funds from the 
Community Preservation Committee to begin restoration and renovation for the outside of the 
Hall. This is subject but not limited to the windows, gutters, chimney, pilasters and drainage. 
These were immediate needs that will not interfere with any future construction inside the hall. 
It was learned through the feasibility process that the gutters were undersized (they were 
residential size being used for commercial) and emptied pushing water into the foundation and 
the basement when flooding occurs. Plans for these restorations were created especially for 
the windows in which a full restoration will occur. Due to their historic nature, the windows 
were schematically designed so that the winning bidder would have a specific set of plans for 
restoration that would be performance based (meaning the windows will be able to last for 
decades). A set of those plans are at the Selectman's office and the Cohasset Historical Society 
(for future generations when updating needs to occur). The winning bidder for this project was 
Campbell Construction which had previously completed historic renovation projects on the 
Martha's Vineyard Edgartown Lighthouse as well as other historic properties. 

Construction was performed and completed during the 2009 year which took up most of the 
time from the board members. The chimney which had paint on it was fully restored and re- 
pointed. The pilasters were taken off and re-secured. The front overhang of the old town hall 
was warped on the top due to water infiltration and was fully replaced and restored. The 
windows were meticulously removed taken off-site and restored. Each window pane was 
removed and numbered so it could be put back in its proper position. The window panes were 
reglazed and the sashes were restored. New chains and mechanisms were installed so that the 
windows would open and shut properly. The new gutters were ordered and replaced the old 
ones which were not the correct size for this building. The construction had to schedule its 
time and equipment as not to interfere with the Art Festival and accommodations were made 
so that there would be no interruption with the townspeople's ability to order the famous 
strawberry shortcakes from the 2"^ Congregational Church during the Art Festival Weekend. 
The final punch list was being completed at the end of 2009. 

We would also like to thank Werner Diekman who resigned as a member of the Committee for 
his assistance and oversight during the construction process. 

David H. Farrag, Chairman 
Lisa Pratt, Vice-Chairman 
Werner Diekman 
Donna McGee 
David Wadsorth 



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SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 
2009 COHASSET TOWN REPORT 

During the 2009 year, many challenges and much change have taken place at the South Shore 
Regional Vocational School. With the fiscal outlook being a serious concern, the staff and 
communities have pulled together to see that all students attending South Shore receive the 
best possible vocational education that can be delivered. 

On June 5, 2009, 2 graduates from Cohasset received diplomas and shop certificates at the 
South Shore Music Circus. The following students graduated: 
John Emanuello Nicholas Silvia 

Currently, 2 students from the Town of Cohasset are scheduled to graduate on June 11, 2010. 
Todd Emanuello John Plante 

During the summer recess, facilities upgrades took place in our science lab and cosmetology 
shop. The parking lot was paved. Exterior doors were upgraded and the usual painting and 
cleaning took place as well. With a building now 47 years old, maintenance issues are planned 
on a regular basis. Also scheduled on the horizon, with voter approval, will be the replacement 
of the roof and windows through the assistance of the Massachusetts School Building 
Authority. This project just recently completed the feasibility study phase and now will be 
moving onto the design phase. 

As educational demands continue to rise. South Shore students continue to meet these 
demands. This year, 31 students will receive the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship for scoring 
in the top 25% of their class. Increased enrollment of graduates attending post secondary 2- 
year and 4-year colleges has increased in this past year. 

The South Shore School District is represented by eight appointed School Committee members 
from each town's Selectmen's office: 

Gerald Blake, Chairman - Rockland John Manning, Vice Chairman - Scituate 

Robert Heywood - Hanover Daniel Salvucci - Whitman 

Lenwood Thompson - Abington Robert Molla - Norwell 

James Rodick - Hanson Kenneth Thayer - Cohasset 

It is no surprise that the down turn of the economy has placed a hardship on us all in some way, 
shape or form. South Shore will continue to work with our eight member towns and take a 
proactive stance in monitoring budget issues. Over the years, our member towns have 
supported our budget and it is much appreciated. We must continue to have an open line of 
communication with our elected officials and support our towns when possible. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Kenneth E. Thayer 
Town Representative 
South Shore Regional School District Committee 



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Annual Town Report 

2009 

Cohasset Public Schools 

"Continuing the Connmitment to Excellence" 

As the world changes so too does the purpose of education. Understanding the future needs of 
today's students is critical. We need to prepare students for their future not our past. We 
need to have a clear eye toward the future in this global economy while not forgetting about 
traditions and history. Global education is a call to action. Like the rapidly changing world in 
which we live, global education must evolve as educators, local business leaders, and policy 
makers deepen their understanding of the future needs of today's students. 

Some examples of what might be called global competence in students illuminate this concept: 

To think critically and creatively, and to be a problem solver. 

To work well independently, and in a group. 

To have strong skills in language, mathematics, and science. 

To be proficient in at least one additional language. 

To use technology to communicate and create knowledge. 

To have an understanding of world geography and politics. 

To appreciate the differences among people. 

To understand the importance of a strong work ethic for success. 

To be flexible and able to deal with ambiguity. 

To understand the United States in the context of the world today. 

To be eager to build bridges of respect and cooperation across national boundaries. 

The world is changing and we need to prepare students in Cohasset for the future in which they 
will live. Global education is not a new "silo" or curriculum framework that stands 
independently from other disciplines. The Cohasset Public Schools have restructured the 
curriculum departments this year. Under the direction of Program Supervisors, global 
education is led through Humanities, Fine Arts and STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and 
Mathematics. Through the generosity of the Cohasset Education Foundation and the Parent 
Student Organization, we opened our second STEM lab for hands on math and science 
programs at the elementary level. The CEF is also supporting us with our 21^* century efforts by 
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The school department is most appreciative of the continued fiscal support of the Cohasset 
community. We hope to continue to partner with the Cohasset community to meet the 
educational needs of all of our children as together we strive to accomplish our mission to 
"continue the commitment to excellence." 

Respectfully submitted 
Denise M. Walsh, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools 

Individual building reports for 2008-2009 will follow from the principal of the Joseph Osgood 
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2009 Annual Town Report Joseph Osgood School 

The "new" Joseph Osgood School entered its second decade with a focus on school 
improvement and 21^* century teaching and learning. Student enrollment increased from 418 in 
September 2008 to 429 in September 2009, while faculty and staff stayed at 55. 

Faculty members sought challenge and growth through professional development activities, 
and many took on teacher leadership roles to foster a learning community. Teachers planned 
weekly study groups with a focus on instruction. Members of the school-based Assessment 
Team analyzed data, used data to improve curriculum and instruction, and monitored individual 
student progress along with school progress. Grade 2 Stanford 10 Test score analysis indicated 
overall student improvement in reading and math from 2007 to 2009. Assessment Team 
participation increased considerably, allowing subcommittees to target specific skill areas in 
reading, writing, and mathematics. Teachers were committed to mentoring and peer coaching, 
and the sharing of resources and common planning additionally contributed to improved 
student performance. District professional development activities included a Dr. Willard 
Daggett presentation, "Preparing U.S. Schools for the 21^* Century," Six + 1 Traits of Writing , 
and an Instructional Technology Summit that offered PLATO Achieve Now training. Promethean 
Board training, and navigation of the Safari Montage video library. 

Each year the School Council assesses progress towards school improvement goals and 
develops a new plan that identifies areas of focus. In 2009, students met benchmarks in 
accordance with the School Improvement Plan. We continued to provide opportunities for 
parents, teachers, and content area specialists to communicate about curriculum and 
programs. We worked to strengthen partnerships with local preschools and to plan readiness 
and transitional activities to support Cohasset children. We expanded our own preschool to 
meet the needs of students in the community and improved resources to support our Primary 
Learning Center (for students with more severe special needs). Second graders partnered with 
Deer Hill students to prepare for their transition to the Deer Hill School and to explore the 
STEM lab for hands on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Integration of 
technology in the classroom increased learning opportunities as students utilized the PLATO 
Achieve Now Program and the interactive Promethean Board. First and second graders enjoyed 
sharing their discoveries in science and social studies through PowerPoint presentations. A new 
school and district website facilitated home/school communication and provided additional 
learning tools for students as they accessed resources connected to school curriculum 
programs. School safety continued to be a priority for our school goals, as we worked with the 
Cohasset Police and Fire Departments to plan safety drills and student programs. We also 
revised guidelines for food safety and worked to improve our food services and increase 
student participation. 

A highlight for school improvement this past year was the development of a revised student 
progress reporting system. In collaboration with the Deer Hill School, a committee was formed 
to create a K-5 standards-based report card/progress report that identifies learning standards 
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standards. The reporting system also aligns with currency in the curriculum and current 
instructional practices. It reflects 21^* century goals for student outcomes that include 
integration of skills or "a blending of content knowledge, specific skills, expertise, and 
literacies," according to the Partnership for 21^* Century skills framework and resource for 
Massachusetts schools. 

The School Council developed the 2009-2010 School Improvement Plan with a revised mission 
statement and core values to reflect our focus on communication, collaboration, critical 
thinking, and global awareness. The council also added a vision for students taken from the 
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) publication. School 
Reform in the New Millennium: Preparing All Children for 21^^ Century Success. Guidelines are 
included for core academic subjects, interdisciplinary themes, learning and innovation skills, 
information, media and technology skills, and life and career skills— skills that are now taught in 
the primary grades in a developmentally appropriate manner. 

Our Parent School Organization (PSO) continued to support students by providing multiple 
events that included curriculum enrichment programs, classroom grants for supplementary 
instructional materials, a Readathon, Math and Science Night, May Arts Night, and Snapper 
Sneaker Day. Many of these events promoted school/community partnerships. We enjoyed 
hands on science activities in the classroom offered by Holly Hill Farm and assistance in creating 
a lovely perennial garden. We also enjoyed visitors from the community on Guest Reader Day 
along with community support for May Arts Night. We are very pleased to report that PSO 
fundraising efforts resulted in a grant for an Osgood STEM lab (Science, Technology, 
Engineering, Math) that is planned for implementation in 2010. 

Our students continue to benefit from an updated computer lab and classroom technology 
donated by the Cohasset Education Foundation. We continue to enjoy a partnership with the 
CEF as we move forward and implement our current School Improvement Plan. 

Additional partnerships within the district and community continue to be appreciated. Our 
Cohasset High School students performed community service at the Osgood, and the jazz band, 
chorus, and band provided performances for our students during the school year. Our students 
and families enjoyed partnerships with senior citizens on Make Difference Day, and our Cub 
Scouts and Girl Scouts offered their services to the school to make a difference. We have also 
enjoyed the partnership and gift of a planting from the Cohasset Community Garden Club to 
help our children celebrate Arbor Day each year. 

The Osgood School is grateful for the support of our parents and community members. We are 
also grateful for the district leadership and support of the School Committee as we pursue our 
school goals and monitor continued school improvement. 

Respectfully submitted 
Janet Sheehan, Principal 
Joseph Osgood School 



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2009 Annual Town Report Deer Hill School 

With the start of the year 2010, the Deer Hill School looks forward to continued growth and 
improvement in our school program. Spring and fall of 2009 brought new forms of 
engagement, enrichment, and instruction to our learning community. As of October 1, 2009, 
enrollment at Deer Hill School was 379 students, an increase of 23 students from the year 
before. This increased enrollment led to the addition of one new classroom. Class sizes range 
from 19 to 25 in seventeen classrooms, grades three, four, and five. 

In June, Mrs. Pamela McNamara retired from teaching fourth grade after eleven years of 
dedicated service. In September, we welcomed Mrs. Margaret Holland from the Joseph 
Osgood School to our third grade team along with Ms. Amelia Roche, new to us from public 
elementary school in New Jersey. Ms. Meghan O'Hara, our former special education teacher, 
joined our fourth grade team as a classroom teacher, and Mrs. MaryBeth McDonald replaced 
her in special education. Mrs. Sarah MacDonald and Mr. Ben Mafera joined us as Literacy 
Specialist and Music Teacher, respectively. 

Promoting "Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships" is at the heart of all of our efforts here at Deer 
Hill School, and this year, with the support of our school community, we have been able to 
strengthen these essential components of schooling. Our instructional programs have 
benefitted from coherency in the areas of spelling and vocabulary with the adoption of 
schoolwide, research-based approaches. Over the last three years, our classroom teachers 
have participated in graduate level training in mathematics instruction ("Achieving Math 
Power") and the positive results are emerging in the form of improved instructional practices, 
higher test scores, and a curriculum revised to strengthen coherency and alignment with 
statewide expectations. Thanks to the support of our Parent Student Organization ("Deer Hill 
PSO") and the Cohasset Education Foundation ("CEF"), our Literacy Center is enhanced with 
resources to be used as mentor texts in the promotion of reading comprehension strategies 
and 6 + 1 Traits of Writing. We have also added resources to our Science, Technology, 
Engineering and Math ("STEM") laboratory in the form of inquiry based kits that teach about 
solar energy and environments. Our teachers and students have benefitted from on-site 
professional development in the area of inquiry-based science instruction. Owing to a generous 
grant from the CEF, we now have a dedicated professional development room for teachers, 
outfitted with current research, planning, and teaching materials for differentiated instruction, 
with an emphasis on differentiating for gifted and highly motivated students. Finally, through 
the budget process we were able to purchase new/current Social Studies Textbooks. Our new 
program, published by Scott Foresman, contains up to date information regarding Social 
Science and History, and provides teachers with resources to enhance student understanding 
and engagement with this important subject. 

These programmatic improvements, along with our existing rigorous instructional and 
assessment practices, have allowed Deer Hill faculty to join with the Joseph Osgood faculty in 
the creation of a new standards-based report card. These new "Progress Reports" describe 
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Curriculum Frameworks and our related grade level expectations. During the summer of 2009 
teachers created an Elementary Program of Studies - a resource provided to each family v\/ith 
detailed information regarding our assessment practices, academic expectations, and indicators 
of grade level proficiency in academic subject area as well as Thinking and Reasoning, Work 
Habit, and Social Skills. 

Deer Hill students have long benefitted from exciting academic enrichment programs 
sponsored by the PSO. This year our students built simple machines following a schoolwide 
presentation and individual workshop program entitled Techsplorations; the Star Lab visited 
our gymnasium from the Boston Museum of Science, Valerie Tutson, a professional story teller, 
engaged students with Tales from African Traditions, and the Tanglewood Marionettes gave a 
riveting performance of Perseus and Medusa. The Museum of Science demonstrated the 
phenomenon of Electromagnetism, and the Bay Colony Educators demonstrated life and 
culture of the Colonial Period. We are very grateful to the PSO for providing these 
opportunities for our students. 

Our assessment calendar provides us with many opportunities throughout the year to assess 
student progress in major subject areas. We have been able to meet or exceed our 
benchmarks this year in the Writing Assessment Program ("WrAP", 4^^ grade) as well as the 
Galileo K - 12 On-Line Assessments in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. In 2009, 
Deer Hill MCAS scores once again went above state average in all three grade levels in all 
subject areas and our students showed improvement across the board. We achieved our 
Adequate Yearly Progress ("AYP"), thereby demonstrating adequate schoolwide growth as 
determined by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In 
grade three, 2009 scores reported 77% in Above Proficient or Proficient in Reading and in 
Mathematics, 81% were either Above Proficient or Proficient. In grade four, 73% of students 
scored in the Advanced or Proficient category in English Language Arts (ELA) and 67% of the 
students scored in either Advanced or Proficient in Mathematics. In grade five, 57% of students 
scored in the Advanced or Proficient category in ELA, 87% in mathematics, (the fifth highest 
score in the state for this grade level!) and 82% in Science and Technology. These scores 
represent continuous improvement in student learning and help us to understand the relative 
strengths and weaknesses of our instructional programs. 

Moving forward, we keep in mind our school's primary goal, which is to prepare students for 
success in the 21^' century. With the understanding that relevance and relationships make 
academic rigor possible, we are going beyond traditional teaching practices to place learning 
within a context of real-world application. Our students engage in purposeful learning and are 
expected to integrate subject area knowledge and skills to solve problems in novel situations. 
Success in the 21^^ century requires critical thinking, creativity, analytical and technology skills, 
collaboration and effective communication. On behalf of the students of Deer Hill School, we 
are grateful to our school community and the Town of Cohasset for supporting us in this 
important endeavor. 
Respectfully submitted 
Jennifer deChiara, Ph.D., Principal, Deer Hill School 



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2009 Annual Town Report Cohasset Middle-High School 



In spite of the difficult economic picture in 2009, the Cohasset Middle-High School saw a 
number of accomplishments this past year, including continued academic success for our 
students, a focus toward standards-based curriculum, and continued high levels of participation 
and achievement in co-curricular activities. 

The Class of 2009 produced 100 graduates, 100% of whom earned competency determinations 
according to Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) standards. Thirty-five 
members of the class were recognized as members of the National Honor Society, and twenty- 
nine graduates earned eligibility for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Award. Fifty-seven 
students also earned Stanley Z. Koplik Certificates of Mastery by the Massachusetts 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for scoring advanced on at least one of 
their grade 10 MCAS tests and at minimum proficient in the other. Further, 91% of the 
graduating class enrolled in various public and private four-year colleges and another 2% plan 
to attend two-year college or preparatory school for a total of 93% of the Class of 2009 
continuing to further their education at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities 
in the country. 

Cohasset Middle-High School continues to perform at a very high level, as defined by the 
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education standards and the federal 
No Child Left Behind legislation for adequate yearly progress. Our SAT scores remain highly 
competitive when compared to surrounding communities, averaging 1664 total with scores of 
547 for critical reasoning, 561 in math, and 556 for writing. The school offers credit in twelve 
different Advanced Placement electives with our total number of AP exams administered up 
17% from the previous year of 194 students enrolled to 227. Results on AP exams demonstrate 
the preparation and success of the 125 students who participated in 227 exams, on which 183 
(approximately 80%) scored 3 or higher to be eligible to receive college credit. Six students 
received National Merit Scholarship commendations in recognition of their performance on the 
PSAT, and another, Jessica Fitts was a National Merit Finalist. August Oddleifson was honored 
as a Henry David Thoreau Scholar in recognition of his achievement in science. August 
Oddleifson, Jessica Fitts, Graham Sinclaire, Rachel McMorris, Fiona McBride, and Kristin 
Monaco earned President's Awards for Academic Excellence. 

Our students distinguish themselves as they participate in a number of our extra-curricular and 
co-curricular activities as well, including athletics, band, chorus, drama, journalism, student 
council, and community service. Our programs continue to excel because of the commitment, 
dedication, and hard work of our students and staff. Some examples of this include Emily 
Bertovich participation in the Massachusetts Art All-State program, and Sarah Trahon's 
nomination to that program as well, and numerous pieces of student art from both the middle 
and high school for consideration in the prestigious Boston Globe Scholastic Art awards 
program, in which Abbey Ayers, Scarlett Mcquade, and Nate Morse received Honorable 
Mention for their entries! The 8th Annual "Eat Your Art" exhibit was a giant success featuring 



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edible art from grades K-12. Cohasset High School was represented by 3 students at the Senior 
SEMSBA music festival- Ashley Howard (flute), Lauren Mack (soprano), and William Choi (cello). 
The band and chorus also received top honors at the Creative Arts Workshop (CAWS) in New 
York. Cohasset Middle School and Cohasset High School participated in the Massachusetts 
Theater Guild's one act play competitions for middle and high schools throughout 
Massachusetts. The Middle School performed "Lockers" by Jeremy Kruse, and earned a silver 
medal. Individual outstanding performance awards were awarded to Trevor Schramm, Isabelle 
Robinson, and Robert Nahill. The high school's production of Beth Henley's "Crimes of the 
Heart" earned three awards for excellence in acting to Lauren Mack, Ellie Baumgarten, and 
Elizabeth Crawford. 

Athletically, Cohasset High School's ice hockey as well as boy's and girl's basketball teams 
qualified for post season tournament play. The wrestling and swim teams had a number of 
individuals qualify for state tournament action with wrestler Mike Froio earning South Sectional 
champ to go with third place finishes by Andrew Littauer, David Toomey, and Jack Murphy. 
Mike Froio went on to place fourth in the State Division III championships. The boys swim and 
dive team won the Patriot League. The winter season was highlighted by the girl's basketball 
team earning South Sectional finalist and winning the South Shore League. Boys Coach Bo 
Ruggiero earned Coach of the Year recognition from the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches 
Association. In the spring, Cohasset High School's lacrosse teams qualified for the state 
tournament, with the boy's team advancing to state semi-finals. The girls softball team won 
the South Sectional title for the first time in school history. In addition, the boy's and girl's 
tennis teams each won the South Shore League title and qualified for post season play, with the 
girl's team advancing to the South Sectional finals. 

This past fall. Alumni Field received a transformation to artificial turf and a new surface for the 
track through the cooperative efforts of the town and the Cohasset Sports Partnership. We are 
very appreciative. The enthusiasm for the new field carried over to each team as every fall 
sport qualified for post-season play. The Golf and Football teams led the way with their South 
Shore League championship, with Dana Valentine being recognized as an All-Scholastic by the 
Boston Globe and Herald. Girls Field Hockey, as well as both Boys and Girls soccer teams 
enjoyed very successful seasons, with the boys goal keeper Will Wise earning All- Scholastic 
recognition by the Globe and Herald as well. Throughout the year a number of students earned 
all-star recognition and others were recognized as Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic for their sport. 
Overall, the students helped to distinguish our Athletic Program by earning placement in the 
MIAA Sportsmanship Honor Roll for their positive play throughout the entire year. 

The school bell rang for the last time for high school guidance counselor Anne Porter, who after 
many years of distinguished service to the Cohasset community chose to retire. We wish her 
well and appreciate her service. A number of staffing changes were made throughout the 
summer in preparation for the new school year. We welcomed in 2009, three new Program 
Supervisors, 3 new teachers at the middle school as well as 1 new guidance counselor at the 
high school. These new staff members join a dedicated faculty that numbers 67 that serve the 



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student population at the Middle-High School. There are currently 329 students in the Middle 
School and 364 students at Cohasset High School. 

Staff members have taken on initiatives for school improvement such as student performance 
analysis, curriculum review and renev\/al, a focus on 21^* century skills and global competencies, 
expectations for student learning as identified through our outcome based Program of Studies, 
and the expansion of student learning through Virtual High School. Ms. Stephanie Wooley 
volunteers to assist in the development of future MCAS Mathematics tests by the 
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, while another staff 
member, Mrs. Peg Jordan continues to serve as a reader for the AP Spanish tests. 

The school community has benefited from additional financial support provided by the Parent 
School Organization whose efforts have enabled the purchase of lighting for the auditorium, 
and we appreciate the Cohasset Education Foundation's fund raising efforts to modernize our 
foreign language lab. These initiatives, coupled with the dedicated staff and motivated student 
body have combined to better prepare our students with the 21^* century skills and global 
competencies students will need in the future. 

Respectfully submitted 
Joel Antolini, Principal 
Cohasset Middle-High School 



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INDEX Page 

In Memoriam 4 

Elected Officials 5-6 

Town Officers Appointed By Selectmen 7 

Town Officers Appointed by Town Manager 7-10 
Boards, Commissions, Committees and Representatives 

Appointed by Selectmen 11-16 

Appointed by TROIKA 17-18 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Board of Registrars 19 

Town Manager's Report 20-21 

Board of Selectmen 22-24 

Town Counsel 25-27 

Town Clerk's Report 28 

Index, Annual Town Meeting 29 

Annual Town Meeting, March 28, 2009 30-60 

Annual Town Election, April 4, 2009 61-63 

Index, Special Town Meeting 64 

Special Town Meeting, June 25, 2009 65-67 

Index, Special Town Meeting 68 

Special Town Meeting, November 16, 2009 69-75 

State Primary, December 8, 2009 76 

Vital Statistics 77 

Prospective Juror List 78 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Town Accountant 79-111 

Treasurer/Collector 112-113 

Board of Assessors 114 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

Board of Health 115-117 

Plymouth County Mosquito 118-119 

Cohasset Elder Affairs 120-121 

Cohasset Housing Authority 122-123 

Veteran's Agent 124 



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LAND USE CONTROL 



Page 



Building Department 

Planning Board 

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 

Conservation Commission 

South Shore Recycling Cooperative 

Affordable Housing Trust 



125 

126-129 

130 

131-132 

133-136 

137-138 



PUBLIC SAFETY 



Fire Department 
Police Department 
Emergency Management 



139-140 
141-142 
143 



PUBLIC WORKS 



Department of Public Works 
Water Commission 
Sewer Commission 



144-145 
146-156 
157-158 



GENERAL SERVICES 



Historical Commission 
Committee on Town History 
Paul Pratt Memorial Library 



159-161 

162 

163-167 



RECREATION 

Recreation Commission 168-170 

Open Space Committee 171 

Government Island Advisory Committee 172 

Cohasset Town Hall Restoration and Renovation Committee 173 

EDUCATION 



South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District 

Superintendent of Schools 

Joseph Osgood School 

Deer Hill School 

Cohasset Middle-High School 



174 

175-176 
177-178 
179-180 
181-183 



INDEX 



184-185 



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