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COHASSET 




TOWN REPORT 



2011 



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, 2011 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January 2011 —7,846 

President of the United States of America 
Barack Obama 

Massachusetts Senators 

Scott P. Brown 

John F. Kerry 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative William R. Keating 

Plymouth and Norfolk 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 



Marian C. Atkinson - January 7, 2011 

Special Needs Teacher - Osgood School 

Mildred D. Woomer - February 3, 2011 

Assistant Librarian Cohasset High School 

Mary N. "Betty" Grassie - March 29, 2011 

Cohasset Housing Authority 

Robert E. Barrow - June 19, 2011 

School Custodian 

Charles L. Stover - June 21, 2011 

School System 

Harry D. Blair - August 7, 2011 

Water Department 

Harold W. Litchfield - October 28, 2011 

Highway Surveyor 
Department of Public Worker Superintendent 

June S. Hubbard - November 5, 2011 

Library Trustee 
Council on Elder Affairs 

Helen J. Pratt - November 7, 2011 

Physical Education Teacher/Coach School System 

Hamilton Tewksbury - November 26, 2011 

Recreation Commission 
Government Island Committee 



ELECTED OFFICIALS - TOWN OF COHASSET 2011 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN - 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Edwin G.Carr 2012 

Paul E. Carlson 2013 

Leland H.Jenkins 2013 

Diane M. Kennedy 2014 

Frederick Koed 2014 

MODERATOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

DANIELS. Evans 2014 

TOWN CLERK - 3 YEAR TERM 

Carol L St. Pierre 2014 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - 3 YEAR TERM 

HeleneA. Lieb 2012 

Paul J. Schubert 2012 

Jeanne M.Astino 2013 

Linda A. Snowdale 2013 

Paul M.Ognibene 2014 

TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 3 YEAR TERM 

Roger L Lowe 2012 

Agnes McCann 2012 

Patience G. Towle 2012 

Sarah R. Pease 2013 

Teresa A. Polhemus 2013 

Stacey V. Weaver 2013 

Carolyn H. Coffey 2014 

Rodney M. Hobson 2014 

Marylou Lawrence 2014 

ASSESSOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

Michael C. Patrolia 2012 

Elsa Miller 2013 

Mary E. Granville 2014 

BOARD OF HEALTH - 3 YEAR TERM 

Margaret S. Chapman 2012 

Stephen N. Bobo 2013 

Robin M. Lawrence 2014 



COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY - 5 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Ralph Perroncello 2012 

Ann Barrett 2014 

Helen C. Nothnagle 2015 

Susan L. Sardina 2016 

PLANNING BOARD - 5 YEAR TER M 

Alfred S. Moore 2012 

Charles A. Samuelson 2013 

Jean M. Healey Dippold (resigned 2/24/11) 2014 

William J. Hannon (to fill unexpired term) 2014 

Stuart W. Ivimey 2015 

Clark H. Brewer 2016 

PLANNING BOARD ASSOCIATE MEMBER - 3 YEAR TERM 

William J. Hannon (resigned 5/11/11) 2013 

Judith Kasameyer (appointed 6/21/11 until next ATE) 2012 

RECREATION COMMISSION - 5 YEAR TERM 

Lillian Murray Curley 2012 

James Richardson 2012 

Daniel J. Martin, Sr. 2012 

Roseanne M. McMorris 2013 

Kathryn C. Lydon 2014 

Abigail Alves 2015 

Maria C. Osborne 2016 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

John W. Beck 2012 

James A. Dow (resigned 7/14/11) 2013 

Bryan Taylor Baldwin (appointed 8/17/11 until ATE) 2012 

Wayne Sawchuk 2014 

WATER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Leonora Jenkins (to fill unexpired term) 2012 

Christopher D. Seebeck 2013 

Peter DeCaprio 2014 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Town Manager/Chief Procurement Officer 

Stephen J. Lombard (Interim), Resigned June 30, 2011 

Michael J.Coughlin, Jr. Appointed August 1, 2011 

Town Counsel 

Paul R. DeRensis 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY TOWN MANAGER 

ADA Coordinator 

Robert M. Egan 2014 

Animal Control Officer 

Paul Murphy 2014 

Assessor/Appraiser 

Mary E. Quill 

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Robert M. Egan 2014 

Constable 

Maria Plante 2012 

D.P.W. Superintendent 

Carl A. Sestito 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 

John Stanbrook Resigned 10/28/11 

Eric Kinsherf, Interim Appointed October 2011 

Elder Affairs Director 

Coral Grande 

Fire Chief 

Robert D. Silvia 



FIRE DEPARTMENT UNDER CIVIL SERVICE 



Randy Belanger 
Paul T. Bilodeau 
Daniel J. Cunningham 
James F. Curley 
John J. Dockray 
Kevin D. Donovan 
Kevin J. Durette 
Robert F. Forde 
James E. Hall 
John W. Haley 
John M. Hernan 
Jonathan M. Hickey 
Frances X. Mahoney, Jr. 
Robert R. Martin II 
Laura C. Morrison 
Robert A. Nadeau 
Joseph M. Pergola 
Robert F. Protulis 
James P. Runey 
Daniel N. Smith 
Mark H. Trask 
Eric Wenzlow 



Lieutenant/EMT 

Captain/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Lieutenant/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMY- 

Captain/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Lieutenant/EMT 

Captain 

Firefighter/EMT- 

Captain 

Lieutenant/EMT 



-Paramedic 



Paramedic 
B 

Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 

Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 
Paramedic 
■B 

Paramedic 

B 



Resigned 3/31/11 



CALL FIREFIGHTERS 

Kathleen Adams 
Steven Maynard 
Thomas McKay 

Forest Warden 

Robert D. Silvia 

Harbormaster 

Lorren S. Gibbons 

Library Director 

Jacqueline Rafferty 



Parking Clerk 

Jennifer Brennan Oram 



Chief of Police 

Mark M. DeLuca 



Deputy Chief of Police 

William P. Quigley 



Appointed 12/12/11 



Lieutenants of Police under Civil Service 

Gregory J. Lennon 



Sergeants of Police under Civil Service 

John C. Conte 
Jefferey R. Treanor 
Christy J. Tarantino 
Garrett A. Hunt 



Promoted 4/12/11 



Patrolmen under Civil Service 

Gregg T. Hartnett 
Patrick Kenney 
Lisa M. Matos 
James P. McLean 
Patrick W. Reardon 
John J. St. Ives 
Daniel Williams 
Paul M.Wilson 
Francis P. Yannuzzi, Jr. 



Transferred to Quincy PD 11/1/11 



Retired 5/1/11 



PERMANENT INTERMITTENT 

Brian M. Peebles 
Timothy P. Reardon 



SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER 

Justin O. Adams 
Richard W. Ahlstedt 
Michael A. Boyd 
Christopher A. Bowers 
Michael A. Brokmeier 
Elizabeth Casoni 
Dennis M. Cunniff 
Christopher C. Dias 
Mark A. DiGravio 
William J. Donnellan 
Joseph T. Duffey 



Resigned 7/1/11 
Retired 8/1/11 

Resigned 10/1/11 
Resigned 10/1/11 
Resigned 7/1/11 



Resigned 10/1/11 
Resigned 10/1/11 



SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER CONTINUED 

Gregory Fall 
Andrew J. Ford 
Sasha Geddes 
Kevin St. Ives 
Joseph F. Kintigos, Jr. 
Dianne M. Kirkpatrick 
Nicholas A. Lancione 
Michael J. Lopes 
Kelli A. McCarthey 
Brian F. Naughton 
Brian W. Noonan 
Justin Runey 
Harrison W. Schmidt 
Brendan M. Skerry 
John H. Small 



Resigned 7/1/11 



Resigned 7/1/11 
Retired 8/1/11 



Plumbing and Gas Inspector 



Recreation Director 

James E. Carroll, Jr. 



2014 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Robert M. Egan 



2012 



Shellfish Deputy 

Paul L Pattison, (Constable) 



Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 



2012 



Treasurer-Collector 

Linda Litchfield 
Dan Sullivan, Interim 



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BOARDS, COMMISSIONS. COMMITTEES and REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED bv the BOARD of SELECTMEN 



Cable Advisory Committee 

Paul Carlson 2012 

Patricia Martin 2012 

James Morison 2012 

Call Firefighters Committee 

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

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Gail Parks (District Resident) 2012 

Janice Crowley (Realtor) 2012 

Sarah H. Gomez, (District Resident) 2013 

Victor Lanzillotti 2013 

Virginia Norman (Historical Society Rep) 2013 

Can Tiryaki (Architect) 2013 

Cohasset Community Television Corporation, Board of Directors 

Paul Carlson 2013 

Patricia Martin 2013 

James Morrison, Jr. 2013 

Cohasset Cultural Council 

Diane Kennedy 2012 Resigned 6/13/11 

D. AlexAdkins 2013 

Selene Carlo-Eymer 2013 

Sarah Torrey 2013 

Douglas Eymer 2014 

Susan A. Keene 2014 

Juliana C. Tiryaki 2014 



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Community Preservation Committe e 

Alexander Koines, Conservation Commission 2012 

Leland Jenkins, Selectmen 2013 
Susan Sardina, Housing Authority 

James Bonetti 2014 

Margaret Charles 2014 

Susan Hoadley 2014 

Alfred Moore, Planning Board 2014 

Conservation Commission 

David H. Farrag 2012 

Michael R. Milanoski 2012 

Jonathan R. Creighton 2013 

Edward Graham 2013 

Veneta Roebuck 2013 

Alexander C. Koines 2014 

Dr. James Marten 2014 

James Gilman 2014 
Richard M. Karoff (Asociate) 

Economic Development Committee 

William F. Fitzgerald 2012 

Timothy J. O'Brien 2012 

Melissa Browne 2013 Resigned 5/23/11 

Timothy Chamberlain 2013 

Lydia Everett 2013 

Peter L. Brown 2014 

Darilynn Evans 2014 

Elder Affairs, Council On 

Marjorie Murphy 2012 

John W.Campbell 2012 

Anna A. Abbruzzese 2013 

James F. Kearney 2013 

Edward T. Mulvey 2013 

Karen Oronte 2013 

Tana Carlson 2014 

Elinore Barrett, 2014 

Dolores A. Roy 2014 



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Cohasset Elder Affairs Building Committee 

Cora! Grande 
Wayne Halverson 
Robert C. Hoyler 
Glenn Pratt 
Wayne Sawchuk 

Emergency Management 

Glenn A. Pratt, Deputy Director 

Fence Viewers 

KearinA. Dunn 2011 

Glenn A. Pratt 2014 

Government Island Advisory Committee 

Lorren S. Gibbons- Harbor Master 

Constance M. Afshar 2014 

Growth and Development Task Force 

Clark H. Brewer 
Richard W. Swanborg, Jr. 

Harbor Committee 

Lorren S. Gibbons, (ex-officio) 

John F. Bertolami 2012 

Adam Donovan, (Commercial Fisherman) 2012 

Gail Parks 2012 

Charles Peterson (Sailing Club Designee) 2112 

Mark Rattenbury 2012 

Lillian Murray Curley (Recreation Designee) 2013 

Peter J. Wood 2013 

Goerge W. Parks 2013 

Grace Evans (Yacht Club Designee) 2014 

Harbor Health Committee 

Noel Collins 
Christopher Evans 
Paul Figueirdo 
Paul Pattison 
Karen Quigley 



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Harbormaster - Assistant 

Robert A. Johnson 2012 

Ryan MacDonald 2012 

Nicholas Johnson 2012 

Alexander London 2012 

Kevin Sartori 2012 

Historical Commission 

Nathaniel Palmer 2011 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur 2012 

Marilyn M. Morrison 2012 

David Wadsworth 2013 

Todd Goff 2014 

Cohasset Housing Trust 

Margaret Charles 2010 

Clark Brewer 2010 

Stephen Lucitt 2011 

Helen (Taffy) Nothnagle 2011 Resigned 1/5/11 

Mary E. Grayden 2011 

Insurance Advisory Committee 

Jane Henderson, Konohasset Clerical Association 

Garrett A. Hunt, Local 66 Representative 

Patricia Lowery, Teamsters Local No. 25 

Karen Mclnnis, Cohasset Teachers Association 

Kristin Norton, Library Unit 

William Quigley, Local 84 

Dr. Ann Thomae, PhD, Cohasset Teachers Association 

Steve Wigmore, Retiree Representative 

Keeper of the Lockup 

JohnC. Conte 2012 

Keeper of the Town Clock 

(1) Vacancy 

MBTA Representative 

MarkD. Brennan 2014 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Frederick R. Koed 2014 



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Norfolk County Advisory Board 

Frederick R. Koed 2012 

Open Space Committee 

LiamO'Connell 2012 

Richard Avery 2013 

James (Ted) Carroll 2014 

Deborah Shadd 2014 

Sandra Durant 2014 

Recycling Committee 

Sharyn K. Studley 
Jean White 

Registrars of Voters 

Carol L. St. Pierre, Clerk 

Margaret R. Charles 2012 

Judith Volungis 2013 Resigned 10/24/11 

Terese D'Urso 2013 

Diane Benson 2014 

Senior Center Planning Committee 

Joan S. Brown 2012 

S. Woodworth Chittick 2012 

Diane Karcher 2012 

Lynda Mooney 2012 

South Shore Recycling Cooperative Committee 

MerleS. Brown 

Mary Snow 2014 

South Shore Regional School District Representative 

Kenneth Thayer 2014 

Stormwater Advisory Committee 

James D. Fitzgerald 2013 

Ross W. Rosano 2013 

F. Noel Collins 2014 



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Town History Committee 

Harold E. Coughlin 2012 

Nancy Garrison 2012 

Julia H.GIeason 2012 

James W. Hamilton 2012 

Margot Cheel 2013 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 2013 

Ann Pompeo 2013 

Ernest Grassey 2014 

Veteran's Graves Officer 

Joseph R. McElroy Resigned 12/31/11 

Veteran Services - Director of 

Joseph R. McElroy Resigned 12/31/11 

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 

Benjamin H. Lacy 2012 

Charles Higginson 2013 

S. Woodworth Chittick 2014 

Peter L Goedecke 2014 

Susan Kent, Associate 2013 

David McMorris, Associate 2011 
Jennifer Oram, Assistant Clerk 



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APPOINTED BY THE TROIKA 

Advisory Committee 

Robert W. Benson 2012 

Nancy Adams Roth 2012 

Andrew Willard 2012 

Christopher Blackburn 2013 

Peter Pescatore 2013 

Brian Shuell 2013 

George W. Chamillard 2014 

Thomas Reardon 2014 

Anita Walker Jessen 2014 

Alternative Energy Committee 

Charles M. Bliss 2012 

Tanya L Bodell 2012 

Marie Caristi-McDonald 2012 

John Herth 2012 

Rodney Hobson 2012 

Congrad Langenhagen 2012 

Jeffrey Patterson 2012 

Steven Wenner 2012 

By-Law Committee 

Jacqueline Dormitzer 

Agnes McCann 

Carol L. St. Pierre, CLERK (ex-officio) 

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

Capital Budget Committee 

David Bergers 2010 

Peter DeCaprio 2012 

John Keniley III 2012 

Jeffrey S. Smith 2013 

Steve Gaumer 2014 

Scott Henry (Associate Member) 2014 



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APPOINTED BY THE TROIKA 

Design Review Board 

Robert Egan, Building Inspector, ex-officio 
John Cavanaro 

Margaret Cotter 2013 

James Sandell 2013 

Martin Nee 2014 

Robert Skolnick, Jr. 2014 

Virginia Norman, (Associate member) 2014 

Can Tiryaki, (Associate member) 2014 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



The following elections and town meetings were held: 

Special Town Meeting, March 14, 2011 
Annual Town Meeting, April 30, 2011 
Annual Town Election, May 7, 2011 
Special Town Meeting, December 5, 2011 

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 
Carol L. St. Pierre, Clerk 
Terese D'Urso 
Diane N. Benson 



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2011 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



On behalf of the entire Board of Selectmen - Diane Kennedy, Lee Jenkins, Fred Koed, Paul Carlson, and 
myself -- it has been our pleasure to serve you, the citizens of Cohasset. 

The year in review has been a trying time for Cohasset as our government has gone through a variety of 
transitions. In the last two years, we have had three Town Managers and just as many finance directors. 
The town has also experienced several structural difficulties with our infrastructure which required 
investment. We have had to take a hard look at how the town operates and where we can save money. 

In government, when challenging circumstances present themselves, the most prudent course of action 
most often dictates making difficult decisions. As you know, the Board has had to make several 
extremely difficult decisions in recent months. As a result, we believe that our town is stronger and 
offers a more positive future for us all. 

With reform comes a new, improved way in which this town will be governed. Many of the policies we 
have in place are intended to help Cohasset maintain and strengthen its financial position and 
governance. 

A Balanced Budget: I am pleased to recognize the hard work of our Town Employees, interim Town 
Manager Michael Milanoski, the Advisory Committee, Capitol Budget and Budget planning group and 
everyone who worked so hard to maintain Cohasset's AA+ bond rating and develop a level-funded 
budget that will help us to live within our means. 

Town Finances: Mary Gallagher serves as Financial Manager, returning to us from Situate where she 
experienced tremendous success. Under her guidance, the town will implement new financial policies 
and tools, including software, Purchase Orders, payment options, and a new town audit company. We 
also present new options to help strengthen our stabilization fund and other funding sources for 
maintenance of our town buildings to ensure that financial strain remains in our past and not the a part 
of our future. 

Little Harbor Sewer Project: Nearly three decades after inception, the town will complete the Little 
Harbor Sewer Project. The result will dramatically improve pollution levels in our water bodies and 
ecosystems. We thank the more than 350 homes and homeowners in Cohasset who are contributing to 
protecting our environment. 



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Management of Public Utilities: With newly elected board members in both the water and sewer 
enterprises, these committees will present multiple options for successful long-term management of 
our town's resources. 

New Housing: The Avalon Development project will be completed soon and the Cedarmere 
development is under consideration by the Planning Board. Both projects are now ultimately positioned 
to grow our local economy and provide diversified housing options in Cohasset. 

As we look ahead, we can learn from the challenges we have had in the past. It is with great honor we 
present this report for your consideration. 

Respectfully yours 

Edwin G.Carr ("Ted") 

Chairman of the Cohasset Board of Selectmen 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 

2011 

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 
(including two special town meetings and the annual town meeting), compliance with State Ethics Act, 
Open Meeting Law, public records requests, Town Manager employment issues, fuel license questions, 
various Town rules and regulations (including new/revised subdivision regulations, common dwelling 
regulations and Wind Turbine issues), subdivision control issues for proposed developments, ballot 
questions, and other legal documents. During the year, the Commonwealth's newly revised open 
meeting law and new open meeting regulations from the Attorney General's office took effect and we 
undertook a variety of steps to provide training to the town on the new requirements, including a 
presentation to town officials of an open meeting law seminar. 

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), Secretary of State's Public Records Office, and the Army Corps of Engineers. 

3. Projects. 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, 
the proposed senior center, 40B Comprehensive Permit issues, affordable housing issues, Comcast and 
Verizon Cable Television licenses, various environmental regulatory issues involving Cat Dam, Treats 
Pond, Bound Brook Culvert and Jacobs Meadow, enforcement procedures for various town agencies, 
regionalization of public safety dispatching, municipal harbor plan questions, town manager transition 
issues, possible sports complex, triathalon issues, cemetery layout issues, 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. 



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We have been working 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. 

5. Litigation. As of December 31, 2011, the number of claims and lawsuits in which the Town is a 

party total 21 as follows: 

1 Matter involving the Board of Selectmen/Town Manager: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Town of Cohasset, Suffolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 
38652. 

8 Matters involving the Board of Appeals: 

Chief Justice Cushing Highway Corporation v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, Mass. Land 

Court No. 243862. 

Morrisseyv. Cohasset Board of Appeals, Mass. Land Court No. 263788. 

Schramm v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, et al„ Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 2007- 

01700. 

Schramm v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, et al., Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 2008- 

00031. 

McNary v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, et al., Mass. Land Court Misc. No.: 394047. 

Vainisi v. Cohasset Board of Appeals, et al.. Land Court C.A. No.: 2009 M ISC 404954. 

O'Connell v. 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. 

3 Matters involving the Planning Board : 

Cohasset Realty Trust, et al. v. Cohasset Planning Board, Land Court Misc. No. 2010- 

442981. 

GPH Cohasset, LLC, et al. v. Cohasset Planning Board, Land Court 2011 Misc. 44618-AHS. 

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC v. Planning Board, Land Court 12 MISC. 458902. 

3 Matters involving the Sewer Commission: 

White, et al. v. Sewer Commissioners of the Town of Cohasset. 
Tyler, et al. v. Sewer Commissioners of the Town of Cohasset. 
Sturdy v. Sewer Commissioners of the Town of Cohasset. 

1 Matter involving the Public Schools: 

Barrow v. Town of Cohasset School Department, Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 11- 
00321. 



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1 Matter involving the Police Department: 

Cohasset Police Union, NEPBA Local 66 and Town of Cohasset, American Arbitration 
Association # 11 390 02308 10. 

1 Matter involving the Conservation Commission: 

Quigley, et al. v. Town of Cohasset, Mass DEP Wetlands File No. SE13-1040 (Cat Dam) 



3 Claims pending: 

Board of Health v. Wilmarc Charles. 
Nisbit v. Cohasset Recreation Commission. 
Graziano v. Cohasset DPW. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Paul R. DeRensis 
TOWN COUNSEL 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 
2011 

As the year 2011 comes to a close, I respectfully submit my first annual report as Town Clerk. On May 
7th my predecessor Town Clerk Marion Douglas retired. At this time, I would like to take the 
opportunity to thank her for her many years of service to the town. Her professionalism and dedication 
was truly appreciated and I wish her the best. Elizabeth Anderson filled the position of assistant town 
clerk. 

The first phase of the Vitals Information Partnership (VIP) a web-based vitals registration and statistics 
systems for births was implemented in February. Clerks throughout the Commonwealth are able to 
register, amend, issue and enter new and delayed birth certificates. 

We received funding from Community Preservation at the Annual Town Meeting for additional 
restoration and shelving for the two vaults at town hall. Systematics, a company on the state contract 
list, installed mobile shelving in December. We obtained 40 percent more storage space. 

In June the Local Election Districts Review Commission (LE.D.R.C.) accepted our precinct boundaries. 
The 2010 Federal census data did show population shifts between precincts but it was within the 
allowable plus/minus of the accepted 5%. This allows our current precincts to remain in effect until the 
next federal census in 2020. The dividing line starts at the Hingham town line on North Main Street. 
The center of the street divides the precincts and continues to South Main to the Scituate town line. 
Precinct 1 includes all the even numbered houses on North and South Main Streets and all streets to the 
ocean side of these streets. Precinct 2 includes all the odd numbered houses on North and South Main 
Streets and all streets to the west side of these streets. 

Massachusetts lost one of its 10 congressional districts after the state's population growth in the most 
recent U.S. Census failed to match the growth of other states. Cohasset will move from the 10th 
congressional district to the new 8th district which will go into effect in January 2013. 

I would like to extend my appreciation to the citizens of Cohasset, town officials, department heads, 
boards, committees and town personnel for their assistance and support during the year. Special thanks 
to my assistant Beth Anderson. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Carol L. St. Pierre 
Town Clerk 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at the Cohasset High School Auditorium 
the following article was 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, and Katherine Whitley. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by the 
Moderator, Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:15 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 - 102 and Precinct 2-99 for a 
grand total of 201. 

Members of the meeting called the pledge of allegiance. 

It was 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: Transfer of Funds 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds a sum of money 
for the purpose of funding the FY2010 deficit in the Water Enterprise Budget as identified in the 
Melanson Heath Company audit report dated January 24, 2011, or to do or act in any manner relative 
thereto. 

Moved that the sum of Two Hundred Sixty Five Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty Seven Dollars and Fifty 
Five cents ($265,967.55) be hereby transferred from the Stabilization Fund in the Treasury of the Town 
to the Water Enterprise budget voted pursuant to Article 4 of the June 14, 2010 Special Town Meeting, 
as an additional revenue source, for the purpose of funding the FY2010 deficit in the Water Enterprise 
Budget as identified in the Melanson Heath Company Audit Report dated January 24, 2011. 

A 2/3's vote is required. Motion was adopted by the required 2/3's. Seven voters questioned the 
Moderator's decision. Hand count was taken. Yes 143; No 29. 

Motion is adopted by the required 2/3's. 

It was moved and seconded that this Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 7:35 p.m. 

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



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Index - Annual Town Meeting, April 30, 2011 

1. Annual Town Report. Adopted. 

2. Report of Committees. Indefinitely postponed. 

3. Operating Budget. Adopted by required 2/3's. 

4. Union Contracts. Adopted. 

5. Capital Stabilization Fund. Adopted. 

6. Capital Improvements Budget. Adopted. 

7. Community Preservation Committee 

a. Subaccounts. Adopted unanimously 

b. Debt Service, Article 12, Annual Town meeting 2004. Adopted unanimously. 

c. Rehabilitation & restoration of town archives & shelving. Adopted, unanimously. 

d. Rehabilitate & restore roof of Paul Pratt Memorial Library. Adopted unanimously. 

8. Unpaid bills from previous years. Adopted unanimously. 

9. Release of Sewer Easements. Adopted unanimously. 

10. Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 2011. Adopted. 

11. Sewer Enterprise Fund Transfer. Adopted unanimously. 

12. Post-retirement health insurance liability stabilization fund. Indefinitely postponed. 

13. Amendment to tax exemption for seniors. Adopted unanimously. 

14. Overlay transfer. Adopted unanimously. 

15. Community septic program. Adopted by the required 2/3's. 

16. Senior Center lease agreement. Adopted unanimously. 

17. General bylaw amendment - date for annual town meeting. Adopted unanimously. 

18. General bylaw amendment - no mailing of special town meeting warrant. Motion defeated. 

19. Amend zoning map. Adopted unanimously. 

20. Amend Section 2: definitions Zoning Bylaw. Indefinitely postponed. 

21. Amend Wind Energy Conservation Facility Bylaw. Adopted. 

22. Citizen's petition remove parcel from Village Business District and establish as Residence A 
District. Indefinitely postponed. 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 30, 2011 



At the Annual Town Meeting held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 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 8:45 a.m. were Carol St Pierre, Sandra 
Murray, Abigail Alves, Katherine Whitley and Deborah Protulis. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by 
the Moderator, Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at that time. 
The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled . Precinct 1 - 110 voters and precinct 2 - 77. 
Citizens recited 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: Annual Town Report 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report for 2010, or 
take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report for 2010 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, or take any other action 
related thereto. 

MOVED that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

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 



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Town Departments, including the enterprise funds for the Water Department and Sewer Department, 
for the ensuing fiscal year, or to take any other action related thereto. 





APPENDIX A - FISCAL 2012 OPERATING BUDGET 




















FISCAL 

2009 


FISCAL 

2010 


FISCAL 
2011 


FISCAL 

2012 


FISCAL 

2012 




DEPARTMENT 


BUDGETED 


BUDGETD 


BUDGET 


REQUEST 


RECOMM. 


















ADMINISTRATION 














Moderator 














Personal Services 


573 


573 


552 


573 


573 




Total 


$573 


$573 


$552 


$573 


$573 


















Selectmen 














Personal Services 


5,500 


5,500 


5,500 


5,500 


5,500 




General Expenses 


61,450 


61,450 


61,300 


61,300 


61,300 




Total 


$66,950 


$66,950 


$66,800 


$66,800 


$66,800 


















Town Manager 














Personal Services 


319,158 


317,636 


322,130 


322,799 


327,161 


















General Expenses 


41,500 


43,400 


33,400 


36,300 


36,300 




Total 


$360,658 


$361,036 


$355,530 


$359,099 


$363,461 


















Advisory Committee 














General Expenses 


345 


345 


345 


345 


345 




Reserve Fund 


100,000 


100,000 


100,000 


100,000 


100,000 




Total 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,345 


















Director of Finance 














Personal Expenses 


132,801 


130,383 


133,331 


128,622 


128,045 




General Expenses 


29,193 


29,193 


32,398 


32,398 


39,898 




Total 


$161,994 


$159,576 


$165,729 


$161,020 


$167,943 


















Board of Assessors 














Personal Expenses 


159,382 


163,193 


169,476 


162,819 


163,521 




General Expenses 


33,780 


29,680 


24,780 


29,580 


29,180 




Total 


$193,162 


$192,873 


$194,256 


$192,399 


$192,701 


















Treasurer/Collector 














Personal Expenses 


160,428 


163,717 


156,704 


160,070 


161,499 




General Expenses 


38,865 


36,665 


39,165 


39,165 


39,165 




Total 


$199,293 


$200,382 


$195,869 


$199,235 


$200,664 


















Legal Services 














Town Counsel Services 


225,000 


160,000 


220,000 


200,000 


200,000 




Total 


$225,000 


$160,000 


$220,000 


$200,000 


$200,000 



29 



















Town Clerk 














Personal Services 


82,027 


76.439 


81,262 


77,360 


78,698 




General Expenses 


8,890 


8,825 


10,494 


8.925 


8,925 


















Total 


$90,917 


$85,264 


$91,756 


$86,285 


$87,623 
































Conservation Commission 














General Expenses 


31,260 


29,697 


29,697 


30.000 


30,000 




Total 


$31,260 


$29,697 


$29,697 


$30,000 


$30,000 


















Planning Board 














Personal Services 


54,542 


54,795 


55,342 


55,342 


55,554 




General Expenses 


14.750 


11,034 


10,487 


16,387 


11,387 




Total 


$69,292 


$65,829 


$65,829 


$71,729 


$66,941 


















Zoning Board of Appeals 














General Expenses 


2,260 


2,135 


1,560 


1,560 


1,560 




Total 


$2,260 


$2,135 


$1,560 


$1,560 


$1,560 


















Town Reports 














General Expenses 


13,000 


13,000 


13,000 


13,000 


13,000 




Total 


$13,000 


$13,000 


$13,000 


$13,000 


$13,000 


















Parking Clerk 














General Expenses 


1,200 


1,200 













Total 


$1,200 


$1,200 


$0 


$0 


so 


















Unclassified 














Audit of Accounts 


1 2,000 


12,000 


12,000 


12,000 


17,500 




S.S. Coalition 


4,000 


4,000 


4,000 


4,000 


4,500 




Water Purchase 


30,000 


30,000 


25,000 


25,000 


50,000 




Hingham Water 

Fire Protection Fee 

Regional Emergency Cont Ctr 










17,210 

247,000 

160,000 




Total 


$46,000 


$46,000 


$41,000 


$510,710 


$496,210 




ADMINISTRATIVE TOTAL 


$1,561,904 


$1,484,860 


$1,541,944 


$1,992,755 


$1,987,821 



30 

































PUBLIC SAFETY 






























Police Department 














Personal Services 


1,538,923 


1,541,526 


1,559,975 


1.598,964 


1,379,115 




Overtime 


290,000 


225,000 


285,000 


397,000 


350,000 




General Expenses 


110,200 


105,200 


105,200 


150,850 


138,300 




Total 


$1,939,123 


$1,871,726 


$1,950,175 


$2,146,814 


$1,867,415 




Fire Department 














Personal Services 
Overtime 


1,435,258 
212,180 


1,529,749 
200,200 


1,517,798 
215,000 


1,591,111 
216,427 


1,593,430 

216,427 




General Expenses 


195,710 


196,560 


196,560 


195,750 


195,750 




Hydrant Services 


17,120 


17,120 


264,120 










Total 


$1,860,268 


$1,943,629 


$2,193,568 


$2,003,288 


$2,005,607 


















Building Commissioner 














Personal Services 


73,909 


74,109 


75,572 


75,572 


77,137 




General Expenses 


4,700 


4,700 


4,700 


5,250 


5,250 




Total 


$78,609 


$78,809 


$80,272 


$80,822 


$82,387 


















Gas & Plumbing Inspector 














General Expenses 


9,500 


9,500 


9,500 


9,500 


9,500 




Total 


$9,500 


$9,500 


$9,500 


$9,500 


$9,500 
































Weights & Measures 














Personal Services 


2,758 


2,758 


2,813 


2,813 


2,870 




General Expenses 





200 


200 


200 


200 




Total 


$2,758 


$2,958 


$3,013 


$3,013 


$3,070 


















Wiring Inspector 














General Expenses 


18,014 


18,014 


18,332 


19,732 


19,732 




Total 


$18,014 


$18,014 


$18,332 


$19,732 


$19,732 


















Civil Defense 














Salaries & Expenses 


5,350 


5,100 


5,100 


5,350 


5,350 




Total 


$5,350 


$5,100 


$5,100 


$5,350 


$5,350 


















Harbormaster 














Personal Services 


65,905 


67,136 


68,479 


68,829 


70,200 




General Expenses 


7,900 


7,900 


7,900 


14,400 


14,400 




Total 


$73,805 


$75,036 


$76,379 


$83,229 


$84,600 




Shellfish 














Personal Services 


500 


475 


475 


475 


475 




Total 


$500 


$475 


$475 


$475 


$475 



31 



















PUBLIC SAFETY TOTAL 


$3,987,927 


$4,005,247 


$4,336,814 


$4,352,223 


$4,078,136 














































EDUCATION 




























Cohassct Schools 














Salaries & Expenses 


14,316.397 


14,713.000 


15.034,478 


15,732,294 


15,402,478 




Total 


14,316,397 


14,713,000 


15,034,478 


15,732,294 


$15,402,478 


















South Shore VocTech 














Vocational Assessment 


133,028 


75.529 


74.461 


74,461 


45,106 




Total 


$133,028 


$75,529 


$74,461 


$74,461 


$45,106 


















EDUCATION TOTAL 


$14,449,425 


$14,788,529 


$15,108,939 


$15,806,755 


$15,477,584 


















PUBLIC WORKS/FACILITIES 




























Department of Public Works 














Personal Services 


769,970 


767,822 


777,927 


778,767 


792,618 




General Expenses 


197,590 


202,850 


205,100 


205,100 


205,100 




Other Appropriations 


433,110 


413,800 


368,000 


388,000 


388,000 




Total 


$1,400,670 


$1,384,472 


$1,351,027 


$1,371,867 


$1,385,718 


















Snow & Ice 














General Expenses 


76,000 


100,000 


125,000 


125,000 


125,000 




Total 


$76,000 


$100,000 


$125,000 


$125,000 


$125,000 


















Street Lighting 














General Expenses 


70,000 


70,000 


80,000 


80,000 


80,000 




Total 


$70,000 


$70,000 


$80,000 


$80,000 


$80,000 


















Building Maintenance 














Personal Services 


260,227 


248,690 


254,500 


390,594 


267,183 




General Expenses 


357,300 


348,300 


347,300 


370,800 


343,800 




Total 


$617,527 


$596,990 


$601,800 


$761,394 


$610,983 


















DPW/FACILITIES TOTAL 


$2,164,197 


$2,151,462 


$2,157,827 


$2,338,261 


$2,201,701 































32 



















HEALTH & WELFARE 


























Board of Health 














Personal Services 


129,782 


124,585 


127,066 


129,597 


129,597 




General Expenses 


6,150 


4,600 


4,550 


4,550 


4,550 




Total 


$135,932 


$129,185 


$131,616 


$134,147 


$134,147 


















Elder Affairs 














Personal Services 


158,149 


158,149 


161,135 


163,874 


164,360 




General Expenses 


38,400 


34,350 


34,350 


34,350 


20,350 




Total 


$196,549 


$192,499 


$195,485 


$198,224 


$184,710 


















Veterans Services 














Personal Services 


1,600 
















General Expenses 


100 


1,700 


16,700 


39,200 


39,200 




Total 


$1,700 


$1,700 


$16,700 


$39,200 


$39,200 










































































Health & Welfare TOTAL 


$334,181 


$323,384 


$343,801 


$371,571 


$358,057 


















CULTURE & RECREATION 




























Library Services 














Personal Services 


398,085 


395,083 


398,027 


397,279 


398,729 




General Expenses 


98,104 


88,410 


88,410 


92,163 


88,163 




Total 


$496,189 


$483,493 


$486,437 


$489,442 


$486,892 


















Recreation 














Personal Services 


126,695 


123,293 


125,049 


125,049 


126,394 




General Expenses 


5,905 


2,677 


2,677 


2,677 


2,677 




Total 


$132,600 


$125,970 


$127,726 


$127,726 


$129,071 


















Common Historical Commission 














General Expenses 


100 


100 


50 


50 


50 




Total 


$100 


$100 


$50 


$50 


$50 


















Historical Preservation 














Personal Services 


800 


800 


800 


800 


800 




General Expenses 


100 


100 


100 


100 


100 




Total 


$900 


$900 


$900 


$900 


$900 




Celebrations 














General Expenses 


5,000 


5,000 


2,500 


2,500 


2,500 




Total 


$5,000 


$5,000 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$2,500 



33 



















CULTURAL & REC. TOTAL 


$634,789 


$615,463 


$617,613 


$620,618 


$619,413 
































DEBT SERVICE 




























Non-Excluded Principle & Int. 


1.766.545 


1,532,996 


1 ,342,042 


1,026,178 


1.026,178 




Excluded Principle & Interest 


2,494,281 


2,451,923 


2,384,335 


2,308,725 


2,308,725 




Cap Stab. Principle & Interest 





107,804 


254,359 


222,709 


222,709 




CPC Principle & Interest 








35,838 


35,838 


















DEBT SERVICE TOTAL 


$4,260,826 


$4,092,723 


$3,980,736 


$3,593,450 


$3,593,450 


















BENEFITS & INSURANCE 




























Pensions 














County Assessment 


1,123,165 


1.224,487 


1,270,561 


1,334,000 


1,323,182 




Total 


$1,123,165 


$1,224,487 


$1,270,561 


$1,334,000 


$1,323,182 


















Worker's Compensation 














General Expenses 


92.000 


92,000 


92,000 


121,250 


1 12,000 




Total 


$92,000 


$92,000 


$92,000 


$121,250 


$112,000 


















Unemployment 














General Expenses 


40,000 


5,000 


10.000 


10,000 


10,000 




Total 


$40,000 


$5,000 


$10,000 


$10,000 


$10,000 


















Health Insurance 














General Expenses 


2,580,000 


2,786.400 


2,726,400 


3,135,360 


3,135,360 




Total 


$2,580,000 


$2,786,400 


$2,726,400 


$3,135,360 


$3,135,360 


















Life Insurance 














General Expenses 


9,000 


9,000 


9,000 


9,000 


9,000 




Total 


$9,000 


$9,000 


$9,000 


$9,000 


$9,000 


















Medicare 














General Expenses 


226,000 


237,300 


249,300 


257,000 


257,000 




Total 


$226,000 


237,300 


$249,300 


$257,000 


$257,000 


















Property & Liability Insurance 














General Expenses 


236,000 


23 1 ,000 


221,000 


237,900 


247,150 




Total 


$236,000 


$231,000 


$221,000 


$237,900 


$247,150 


















Benefits & Insurance TOTAL 


$4,306,165 


$4,585,187 


$4,578,261 


$5,104,510 


$5,093,692 



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GENERAL FUND GRAND 
TOTAL 


S3 1,699,414 


$32,046,855 


$32,665,935 


$34,180,143 


$33,379,854 


















ENTERPRISE FUNDS 




























Sewer Enterprise 














Personnel Expenses 
General Expenses 


14,012 

775,941 


34,904 
992,350 


36,800 
1,065,600 


36,800 

1,803,412 


36,800 
1,803,412 




Depreciation/Capital 


127,419 


165,000 





90,000 


90,000 




Indirect Expenses 


44,347 


48,366 


53,850 


65,096 


65,096 




Debt Service 


60,137 


73,725 


1,116,535 


997,174 


997,174 




Sewer Enterprise Total 


$1,021,856 


$1,314,345 


$2,272,785 


$2,992,482 


$2,992,482 






































































































Water Enterprise Fund 














General Expenses 


1,236,100 


1,722,600 


1,695,200 


1,760,672 


1,760,672 




Other appropriations 


32,000 


32,000 


32,000 


121,750 


121,750 




Debt Service 


2,170,443 


2,695,903 


2,916,437 


2,851,075 


2,851,075 
































Water Enterprise Total 


$3,438,543 


$4,450,503 


$4,643,637 


$4,733,497 


4,733,497 


















ENTERPRISE FUNDS TOTAL 


$4,460,399 


$5,764,848 


$6,916,422 


$7,725,979 


$7,725,979 



























































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APPENDIX B - COMPENSATION AND CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULES 



PAY 
GROUP 



POSITIONS 
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) 

Conservation Commission 
Administrative Assistant 



Contract 



40 
40 
40 

24 



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 



Contract 


1 


40 


I 


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 



36 



Harbor Department 
Harbormaster 



Contract 



40 



Board of Health 
Health Agent 
Administrator 

Library 

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



Contract 


1 


12 


Contract 


1 


40 


Contract 


1 


40 




1 


35 




1 


31 




1 


37.5 




1 


35 




1 


29 




1 


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 
Clerk 



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 


I 


3 


40 


G 


4 


40 


F 


3 


40 


F 


1 


40 


F 


1 


40 


G 


1 


35 



Recreation 
Director 



Contract 



40 



Board of Selectmen 

Administrative Assistant 
Secretary/Receptionist 

Sewer Department 

Administrative Assistant 



40 
24 



40 



37 



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



Contract 
G 



40 

22.5 



Town Clerk 

Assistant Town Clerk 



40 



Town Manager 
Town Manager 



Contract 



40 



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



Contract 


1 


40 


I 


1 


40 


G 


1 


32.5 



Schedule la - Elected Employees 



Town Clerk 


$66.9 1 2 


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 Measurers 


$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 


S100 


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 


$13.58 



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Schedule 3 - Part Time Positions 
Constable - Per Notice 



$20.00 



Exempt Positions - Per the Fair Labor Standards Act 

Deputy Assessor/Appraiser 

Building Commissioner 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 

Director of Facilities 

Elder Affairs Director 

Fire Chief 

Harbormaster 

Health Administrator 



Health Agent 
Chief Librarian 
Police Chief 
Recreation Director 
Superintendent of Public Works 
Town Manager 
Treasurer/Collector 
Town Planner 



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Fiscal Year 2012 - 2% 



Grade 



Step 1st 



2nd 



3rd 



4th 



5th 



6th 



7th 



A 


Hourly 


11.21 


11.84 


12.48 


13.13 


13.76 


14.41 


15.07 




35 Hrs. 


392.34 


414.48 


436.97 


459.46 


481.59 


504.44 


527.29 




40Hrs. 


448.39 


473.69 


499.39 


525.10 


550.39 


576.50 


602.62 


B 


Hourly 


12.11 


12.80 


13.50 


14.19 


14.83 


15.52 


16.24 




35 Hrs. 


423.76 


448.04 


472.67 


496.59 


519.08 


543.35 


568.34 




40 Hrs. 


484.30 


512.04 


540.19 


567.53 


593.23 


620.98 


649.54 


C 


Hourly 


13.12 


13.81 


14.55 


15.26 


16.03 


16.81 


17.56 




35 Hrs. 


459.10 


483.38 


509.08 


534.07 


561.20 


588.34 


614.75 




40 Hrs. 


524.69 


552.43 


581.81 


610.37 


641.38 


672.38 


702.58 


D 


Hourly 


14.13 


14.96 


15.72 


16.54 


17.36 


18.16 


18.98 




35 Hrs. 


494.45 


523.72 


550.14 


579.05 


607.61 


635.46 


664.38 




40 Hrs. 


565.08 


598.54 


628.73 


661.78 


694.42 


726.24 


759.29 


E 


Hourly 


15.24 


16.15 


16.97 


17.85 


18.72 


19.61 


20.49 




35 Hrs. 


533.36 


565.13 


594.05 


624.75 


655.10 


686.51 


717.21 




40 Hrs. 


609.95 


645.86 


678.91 


714.00 


748.68 


784.58 


819.67 


F 


Hourly 


16.46 


17.41 


18.33 


19.23 


20.21 


21.17 


22.10 




35 Hrs. 


576.20 


609.40 


641.53 


672.95 


707.22 


740.78 


773.62 




40 Hrs. 


658.51 


696.46 


733.18 


769.08 


808.25 


846.60 


884.14 


G 


Hourly 


17.80 


18.79 


19.82 


20.82 


21.83 


22.80 


23.84 




35 Hrs. 


622.97 


657.59 


693.65 


728.64 


763.98 


797.90 


834.31 




40 Hrs. 


711.96 


751.54 


792.74 


832.73 


873.12 


911.88 


953.50 


H 


Hourly 


19.21 


20.30 


21.39 


22.50 


23.56 


24.64 


25.77 




35 Hrs. 


672.73 


710.43 


748.63 


787.54 


824.67 


862.51 


901.78 




40 Hrs. 


768.26 


811.92 


855.58 


900.05 


942.48 


985.73 


1,030.6 


1 


Hourly 


20.76 


21.91 


23.10 


24.28 


25.45 


26.63 


27.83 




35 Hrs. 


726.50 


766.84 


808.61 


849.66 


890.72 


923.13 


973.90 




40 Hrs. 


830.28 


876.38 


924.12 


971.04 


1,017.96 


1,065.29 


1,113.0 



40 



Hourly 


22.40 


23.64 


24.93 


26.17 


27.52 


28.78 


30.08 


35 Hrs. 


783.97 


827.53 


872.51 


916.06 


963.19 


1,007.45 


1,052.79 


40 Hrs. 


895.97 


945.74 


997.15 


1,046.93 


1,100.78 


1,151,38 


1,203.19 


Hourly 


24.20 


25.54 


26.96 


28.32 


29.68 


31.07 


32.47 


35 Hrs. 


847.16 


893.93 


943.55 


991.03 


1,038.87 


1,087.42 


1,136.33 


40 Hrs. 


968.18 


1,021.63 


1,078.34 


1,132.61 


1,187.28 


1,242.77 


1,298.66 



M 



N 



Hourly 


26.14 


27.65 


29.14 


30.63 


32.10 


33.55 


35.04 


35 Hrs. 


914.99 


967.83 


1,019.95 


1,072.07 


1,123.48 


1,174.17 


1,226.30 


40 Hrs. 


1,045.70 


1,106.09 


1,165.66 


1,225.22 


1,283.98 


1,341.91 


1,401.48 


Hourly 


28.26 


29.81 


31.42 


33.04 


34.65 


36.26 


37.89 


35 Hrs. 


989.25 


1,043.51 


1,099.56 


1,156.32 


1,212.73 


1,269.14 


1,326.26 


40 Hrs. 


1,130.57 


1,192.58 


1,256.64 


1,321.51 


1,385.98 


1,450.44 


1,515.72 


Hourly 


30.48 


32.21 


33.95 


35.64 


37.40 


39.13 


40.89 


35 Hrs. 


1,066.72 


1,127.41 


1,188.10 


1,247.36 


1,309.12 


1,369.45 


1,431.21 


40 Hrs. 


1,219.10 


1,288.46 


1,357.82 


1,422.55 


1,496.14 


1,565.09 


1,635.67 


Hourly 


32.95 


34.79 


36.69 


38.58 


40.43 


42.29 


44.19 


35 Hrs. 


1,153.11 


1,217.73 


1,284.13 


1,350.17 


1,415.15 


1,480.12 


1,546.52 


40 Hrs. 


1,317.84 


1,391.69 


1,467.58 


1,543.06 


1,617.31 


1.691.57 


1,767.42 



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Moved that $33,379,854.00 be appropriated for Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Town Budget to be allotted as 
follows $78,767.00 for Salaries of elected Town officials consisting of the Town Clerk $68,250; Board of 
Registrars 4 @ $329, $1,316; Moderator $1; Selectmen, Chairman $1,500; 4 @ $1,000, $4,000; Board of 
Assessors, Chairman $1,300; members 2 @ $1,200, $2,400; and the remaining $33,301,087.00 for 
Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Principal and Interest on Maturing Debt; and other 
charges for various departments as recommended for purposes set forth in Appendix A of the Warrant 
for the 2011 Annual Town Warrant a copy of which Appendices are incorporated here by reference, and 
to meet the appropriations the following transfers are made: 

$ 222,709 from Capital Stabilization Fund 

$ 121,750 from Water revenues 

$ 65,096 from Sewer Revenues 

$ 60,894 from School Construction Surplus Fund to Exempt Debt 

Budget for FY12 
$ 5,000 from Wetlands Fund 

And $ 32,904,405.00 is raised and appropriated 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: 

And further for the Enterprise Funds move that the Town vote to appropriate the following sums of 
monies as presented at this meeting in Appendix A: 

(1) Appropriate $ 4,733,497.00 to defray the expenses of the Water Enterprise Fund, and to meet 
this appropriation, the sum of $ 4,733,497.00 to be provided from the revenues of the Water Enterprise 
Fund 

(2) Appropriate $ 2,992,482.00 to defray the expenses of the Sewer Enterprise Fund, and to meet 
this appropriation, the sum of $ 2,992,482.00 to be provided from the revenues of the Sewer Enterprise 
Fund. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 4: Union Contracts 

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 FY12 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, the Library employees represented by SEIU Local 888, Clerical employees represented by 
SEIU Local 888, and Cohasset Police Lieutenant's Association represented by Local 84 in accordance with 
Chapter 150E of the General laws, or take any other action related thereto. 



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Moved that fifty-seven thousand one hundred forty-nine dollars ($57,149) be raised and appropriated 
from the FY2012 tax levy and other general revenues of the town, to fund the FY12 cost items of a 
collective bargaining agreement between the Town, represented by the Board of Selectmen, and the 
Fire Department, employees represented by Cohasset Permanent Firefighters Local 2804, the Library 
employees, represented by SEIU Local 888; clerical employees, represented by SEIU Local 888, and 
Cohasset Police Lieutenant's Association, represented by Local 84, in accordance with Chapter 150E of 
the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Motion adopted. 

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, 
or to take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of five hundred thirteen thousand eight hundred seventy-six dollars and forty-six 
cents ($513,876.46) be appropriated for deposit into the Capital Stabilization Fund; and to meet this 
appropriation four hundred eighty thousand dollars ($480,000) be raised and appropriated from 
taxation and other general revenues of the Town and sum of thirty-three thousand eight hundred 
seventy-six dollars and forty-six cents ($33,876.46) be transferred from the unexpended balances of the 
following prior appropriations, reducing such prior appropriations to zero dollar balances; 

Article 2-Special Town Meeting-11/13/07 Jacob's Meadow Design 743.76 

Article 3-Special Town Meeting- 11/17/08 Fire-Capital Equipment 225.95 

Article 6-Annual Town Meeting- 3/28/09 Fire-rescue Pumper 726.33 

Article 3-Special Town Meeting-11/17/08 Fire-Ambulance 1,826.69 

Article 6-Annual Town Meeting- 3/28/09 DPW Loader 3,154.83 

Article 6-Annual Town Meeting- 3/28/09 Town Hall Fire Alarm 26,580.90 

Article 6-Annual Town Meeting- 3/28/09 Library Staff Room 618.00 

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, as listed 
below, or take any other action related thereto. 



Entity 

School Department 
Fire Department 
Recreation Department 

Police Department 
Police Department 
Selectmen 
Selectmen 



Purpose Amount 

Kitchen Equipment $15,000 

Computer Server for regional dispatch $10,000 
Resurface Milliken Field Tennis Courts, 

repair retaining wall, replace nets $25,000 

Cell Upgrade $ 20,000 

Marked Cruiser $31,000 

New MIS for financial, HR management $91,400 
Permitting, engineering costs for 

Bound Brook Dam/Culvert repair $20,000 

Total ATM FY '12 $212,400 



Moved that two hundred twelve thousand four hundred dollars ($212,400) be hereby transferred 
from the Capital Stabilization Fund to fund the capital projects and equipment purchases outlined in the 
capital expenditure summary below: 



Entity 

School Department 
Fire Department 
Recreation Department 

Police Department 
Police Department 
Selectmen 
Selectmen 



Purpose Amount 

Kitchen Equipment $15,000 

Computer Server for regional dispatch $10,000 
Resurface Milliken Field Tennis Courts, 

repair retaining wall, replace nets $25,000 

Cell Upgrade $20,000 

Marked Cruiser $31,000 

New MIS for financial, HR management $91,400 
Permitting, engineering costs for 

Bound Brook Dam/Culvert repair $20,000 

Total ATM FY '12 $212,400 



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



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PROCLAMATION 

Proclamation presented by Steven Gaumer, Chairman of the Capital Budget Committee for Mark Baker. 

WHEREAS, Since Mark Baker has lived in Cohasset, he has had a strong ongoing interest in the 
Public affairs of the Town, 

WHEREAS, Mark Baker was appointed to the Capital Budget Committee on August 6, 1991 
And has been a member for the past 19 years, 

WHEREAS, Mark A. Baker has served as Chairman of the Capital Budget Committee from 1994-2004, 

WHEREAS, Such dedication and service to the Town cannot come without great sacrifice to personal 
matters and family life; and 

WHEREAS, the Capital Budget Committee now recommends this Unanimous Motion for Commendation 
to Mark A. Baker 

NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual 

Town Meeting hereby acknowledges and affirms their appreciation to Mark A. Baker for his many years 

of service to the Town of Cohasset. 

Proclamation adopted unanimously. 



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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 2012, 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, or to take any action related thereto. 

Moved That: 



That Fiscal Year 2012 revenues to the Community Preservation Fund be divided to the following 
Sub accounts to be administered by the Community Preservation Committee as follows: 

Historical Resources Sub Account (10%) $38,975 

Open Space Sub Account (10%) $38,975 

Community Housing Sub Account (10%) $38,975 

Total Budget $116,925 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Moved That: 

B: 

That Thirty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-Eight Dollars ($35,838) 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); and that Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000) be 
transferred from the Community Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account, with the intention that 
these funds be available in FY 2012 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. 



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Moved That: 

C: 

Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund Historical 
Resources Sub-Account and Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) be transferred form the Community 
Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account, for a total of Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000), which 
funds are to be expended by the Town Manager in Fiscal year 2012 and thereafter for the purposes of 
the rehabilitation and restoration of town archives held by the Town Clerk plus the purchase and 
installation of shelving and appropriate materials necessary for archival storage and any other materials 
and work related thereto. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Moved That: 

D: 

One Hundred Fifty Nine Thousand Two Hundred Twenty Eight Dollars ($159,228) be transferred from 
the Community Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account, which funds will be expended by the 
Town Manager in Fiscal Year 2012 and thereafter to rehabilitate and restore the roof and related 
structures of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library located on Ripley Road, Cohasset, Massachusetts, and all 
other related work, and that the Town of Cohasset must use a portion of these funds to hire an 
appropriate professional to supervise and inspect the work for the benefit of the town. 
Notwithstanding the above, Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) of this appropriation will be held in reserve 
and spent on restorative work that is currently unknown and later discovered once the project begins. 
This money shall be spent only after the Town Manager and the applicant receives the preapproval of 
the Community Preservation Committee that such additional work is related to the rehabilitation of the 
roof and damage caused by its current failure. 

Motion 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, or to take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of thirty-four thousand sixty-three dollars and forty-seven cents ($34,063.47) be 
appropriated to be expended by the Town Manager to pay for unpaid bills of a prior year as follows: 



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Fire Dept. Surgi-Care, Inc. 312.57 

Police Dept. Tufts Medical Center $12,476.68 

Southcoast Physician Services 333.00 

Sewer Enterprise: Hingham Sewer Commission $ 8,071.62 

Coughlin Environmental Services 12,869.60 



And to meet this appropriation thirteen thousand one hundred twenty-two dollars and twenty-five 
cents ($13,122.25) be transferred from Free Cash and twenty thousand nine hundred forty-one dollars 
and twenty-two cents ($20,941.22) be transferred from the 2010 certified sewer retained earnings. 

A 4/5's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 9: Release of Sewer Easements 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, pursuant to G.L. c.40 and based upon 
determinations by and recommendations of the Board of Sewer Commissioners, to release, dispose of 
or otherwise abandon all or any portions of all or any of those certain permanent sewer and access 
easements affecting properties located within all currently existing sewer service areas, granted to the 
Town in connection with past Town sewer expansion, extension and service projects, and described on a 
list on file with the Town Clerk, for a minimum of $1.00 for each such release, disposition or 
abandonment, including but not limited to any related grinder pumps and other improvements, or to 
take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen be authorized, pursuant to G.L. c.40 and based upon 
determinations and recommendations by the Board of Sewer Commissioners, to release, dispose of or 
otherwise abandon all or any portions of all or any of those certain permanent sewer and access 
easements affecting properties located within all currently existing sewer service areas, granted to the 
Town in connection with past Town sewer expansion, extension and service projects, and described on a 
list on file with the Town Clerk. 

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



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PROCLAMATION 

Proclamation presented by Sarah Charron, member of the Community Preservation Committee for 
Stuart Ivimey. 

WHEREAS, Stuart Ivimey has served the citizens of Cohasset as At-Large member and Chairman of the 
Community Preservation Committee from 2002 thru 2011; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Ivimey has devoted his time and talent to successful implementation of the Community 
Preservation Act in Cohasset; and 

WHEREAS, he has provided oversight of appropriations of money from the Community Preservation 
Fund established pursuant to Chapter 44B of the General Laws; and 

WHEREAS, he has managed the review and approval of projects that qualify for funding for the 
acquisition, creation and preservation of open space, the acquisition, creation and preservation of 
historic resources and the creation and preservation of community housing; and 

WHEREAS, the Community Preservation Committee now recommends this Unanimous Motion for 
Commendation to Stuart Ivimey. 

NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, that we, the Community Preservation Committee and citizens 
of Cohasset assembled here on the 30th day of April 2011 acknowledge with sincere appreciation the 
long and devoted service to the Town of Cohasset and will be ever grateful to Stuart Ivimey for his 
commitment to preserving our community. 

Proclamation adopted unanimously. 

Article 10: Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 2011 

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, needed 
by various departmental budgets and appropriations to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 or 
to decrease or otherwise adjust any budget line item as appropriated by the town at the 2011 annual 
town meeting or the November 15, 2010 and the March 14, 2011 special town meeting, or to take any 
other action related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of fifty-two thousand one hundred and fifty-four dollars and ninety nine cents 
($52,154.99) be hereby be appropriated to the Fiscal 2011 budgetary items set forth below amending 
the amount appropriated by the Town pursuant to Article 3 of the 2010 Annual Town Meeting which 
appropriation has been amended at the November 15, 2010 Special Town Meeting which funds after 



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transfer are to be expended by the Town Manager to supplement certain departmental budgets set 
forth below to complete fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. 

Transfer Funds to: 

Police Department— Overtime $52,154.99 

And to fund this appropriation, fifty-two thousand one hundred fifty-four dollars and ninety-nine cents 
($52,154.99) be transferred from Free Cash. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 11: Sewer Enterprise Fund Transfer 

To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of Two Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars 
($275,000) from Sewer Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings and the sum of Two Hundred Thousand 
Dollars ($200,000) from the FY11 Debt Service appropriation line item; for a total of Four Hundred 
Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($475,000) to the FY11 General Expenses appropriation budget line item; 
or take any other action related thereto. 

Move that the sum of Two Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($275,000) be hereby transferred 
from Sewer Enterprise Fund Retained Earnings and the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars 
($200,000) be hereby transferred from the FY11 Debt Service appropriation line item; for a total of Four 
Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($475,000) to the FY11 General Expenses appropriation budget 
line item as voted pursuant to Article of the 2010 Annual Town Meeting. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 12: Post-Retirement Health Insurance Liability 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 Post-Retirement Health 
Insurance Liability Stabilization Fund, or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the subject matter of Article 12 be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 13: Amendment to Tax Exemption for Seniors 

To see if the town will vote to accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 to grant an additional 
real estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption 
may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under clauses 17, 17C 34, 17D, 22, 
22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41B, 41C, 42 and 43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws and also, to see if the town will vote to accept the amendment of Clause 
41C in accordance with Chapter 184, Section 51 of the Acts of 2002, to subsequently grant an additional 
real estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption 
may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemption under clause 41C of Section 5 of 
Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws, or to take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 be accepted to grant an additional real estate 
tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption may be 
granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under clauses 17, 17C 34, 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 
22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41B, 41C, 42 and 43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws and also, that the amendment of Clause 41C in accordance with Chapter 184, Section 51 of the 
Acts of 2002, be also accepted to subsequently grant an additional real estate tax exemption of not 
more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption may be granted to persons who 
qualify for property tax exemption under clause 41C of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, or to take any other action related thereto. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 14: Overlay Transfer 

To see if the town will vote to transfer from the Fiscal Year 2008 Assessors' Overlay the sum of Four 
Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and no cents ($4,500.00) to the Fiscal Year 2009 Assessors' Overlay, or 
to take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and no cents ($4,500.00) be transferred from the Fiscal 
Year 2008 Assessors' Overlay to the Fiscal Year 2009 Assessors' Overlay. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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COMMENDATION 

Commendation offered by Samuel W. Wakeman Chair of Advisory Committee for Chartis Tebbetts: 

WHEREAS, since Chartis Tebbetts has lived in Cohasset, she has had a strong ongoing interest in the 
public affairs of the Town. She has served on numerous committees and held elected office. 

WHEREAS Chartis Tebbetts was appointed to the Advisory Committee in 2007 and has been a dedicated 
member for the past 4 years. 

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 
Chartis Tebbetts 

NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town Meeting 
hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Chartis Tebbetts 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 Thirtieth day of April in the year 
Two Thousand eleven. 
Proclamation adopted unanimously. 

Article 15: Community Septic Program 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of financing the following 
water pollution facility projects: repair, replacement and/or upgrade of septic systems, pursuant to 
agreements with Board of Health and residential property owners, including without limitation all costs 
thereof as defined in Section 1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws; and to meet this appropriation, to 
see if the town will vote to borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust or 
otherwise, or to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds, or to take any other action 
relative thereto. 

Moved, that Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) be appropriated to be spent by the Town Manager with 
the approval of the Board of Health for the purpose of financing the following water pollution facility 
projects: repair, replacement and/or upgrade of septic systems, pursuant to agreements with Board of 
Health and residential property owners, including without limitation all costs thereof as defined in 
Section I of Chapter 29C of the General Laws; and to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer of the Town, 
with the approval of the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow such sum from the 
Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust and to issue bonds and notes of the Town therefore. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 



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Article 16: Senior Center Lease Agreement 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, with the assistance of the Town 
Manager and subject to G.L. c. 30B, to lease property for public senior center purposes and to enter into 
a lease agreement with the owner of the property for a term not to exceed 3 years; to see if the Town 
will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute or transfer from available 
funds, a sum of money for such purposes; or to take any other action related thereto. 

Moved, that the Board of Selectmen be authorized, with the assistance of the Town Manager and 
subject to G.L. c. 30B, to lease property for public senior center purposes and to enter into a lease 
agreement with the owner of the property for a term not to exceed 3 years and that the Town raise and 
appropriate, twenty-six thousand five hundred dollars ($26,500) from the 2012 tax levy and other 
general revenues to fund the first year of the lease agreement. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 17: General Bylaw Amendment - Date for Annual Town Meeting 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article II Section 1 (a) of the General Bylaws by deleting the words 
"in either March or April of any year and replacing them with the new words "in March, April or May of 
any year", so that the text of the bylaw after amendment reads as follows: 

ARTICLE II, SECTION 1. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

a. The Board of Selectmen shall set the date for the Annual Town Meeting on or before December 
1st of the preceding year. The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on a Saturday 
commencing at a time of that day established by the Board of Selectmen at the time of 
issuance of the warrant in the months March, April or May of any year. The meeting for the 
election of those officers who by law must be elected by ballot, and for determining, such 
matters as by law must be decided by ballot, shall take place within the thirty-five (35) days 
after the opening of the Annual Town Meeting : the time that the polls shall be open for 
each election shall be determined by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 54, Section 64. 

Move that Article II Section 1 (a) of the General Bylaws be hereby amended by deleting the words "in 
either March or April of any year and replacing them with the new words "in March, April or May of any 
year", so that the text of the bylaw after amendment reads in its entirety as follows: 

ARTICLE II, SECTION 1. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

a. The Board of Selectmen shall set the date for the Annual Town Meeting on or before December 

1st of the preceding year. The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on a Saturday commencing at a time 
of that day established by the Board of Selectmen at the time of issuance of the warrant in the months 
March, April or May of any year. The meeting for the election of those officers who by law must be 



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elected by ballot, and for determining, such matters as by law must be decided by ballot, shall take place 
within the thirty-five (35) days after the opening of the Annual Town Meeting: the time that the polls 
shall be open for each election shall be determined by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 54, Section 64. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 18: General Bylaw Amendment - No Mailing of Special Town Meeting Warrant 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article II Section 2(b) of the General Bylaws by deleting the 
sentence "In addition thereto, a copy of the warrant printed in some convenient form shall be sent by 
mail or delivered to each registered voter of the Town at least fourteen (14) days before the day of the 
appointed Meeting" so that it reads as follows: 

The Selectmen shall give notice of every Special Town Meeting by causing a constable to post attested 
copies of the warrant for the Meeting at the Post Office in Town, and in not less than five (5) other 
public places in the Town, not less than fourteen (14) days before the day appointed for the Meeting." 

Moved that Article II Section 2(b) of the General Bylaws be hereby amended by deleting the sentence 
"In addition thereto, a copy of the warrant printed in some convenient form shall be sent by mail or 
delivered to each registered voter of the Town at least fourteen (14) days before the day of the 
appointed Meeting" so that it reads as amended, in its entirety as follows: 

The Selectmen shall give notice of every Special Town Meeting by causing a constable to post attested 
copies of the warrant for the Meeting at the Post Office in Town, and in not less than five (5) other 
public places in the Town, and by causing the warrant to be posted on the town website not less than 
fourteen (14) days before the day appointed for the Meeting." 

Motion is defeated. 

PROCLAMATION 

Proclamation presented by Stacey Weaver, Chairwoman of the Library Trustees for Sheila Evans. 

WHEREAS, Sheila Evans was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library in 1966, 
and has served with honor and distinction over the past 45 years, including many years as Chair; and 

WHEREAS, Sheila Evans has brought great wisdom and energy to the process of growth and change at 
our library; and 

WHEREAS, in 1975, Sheila Evans engineered the gifting of the former library building to the Town and 
led an effort to expand the space by 40 percent; and 



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WHEREAS, beginning in 1999, Sheila Evans, as a member of the Library Building Committee, labored for 
four years to make the vision of our new Library a reality, including the raising of $1.7 million from 
private donors; and 

WHEREAS, Sheila Evans helped to found the Cohasset Library Trust and now serves on its Board, helping 
to assure the Library's future; and 

WHEREAS, Sheila Evans, while providing such dedication and service to the Library, found the time to 
work on behalf of many other organizations and raise a family that has likewise dedicated itself to 
community service; and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library now recommends this Unanimous 
Motion for Commendation to Sheila Evans, 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town Meeting, 
hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Sheila S. Evans 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 thirtieth day of April in the year 
Two Thousand Eleven. 

Proclamation adopted unanimously. 

Article 19: Zoning Amendment - Amend Zoning Map 

To see if the town will vote to rezone certain districts as shown on map entitled Zoning Map Of 
Cohasset, Mass dated October, 1 1969 and revised 1976, 1985, 2000, 2002 as follows: 

So that the Highway Business District (HB) area east of Chief Justice Cushing Highway and northwest of 
Cohasset and Scituate town line, be expanded by 124,634 sq ft. (2.86 acres), indicated in yellow and 
described as follows: 

Starting at the Cohasset/Scituate town line at the limits of the existing HB zone, proceed 

N52°-52'-10" W a distance of 526.58', thence N 53°-14'-50" E a distance of 38.56', thence 

N 55°-36'-50" E a distance of 54.63', thence S 37°-28'-00" E a distance of 32.62', thence 

N 54°-01'-00" E a distance 261.26', thence S 52°-52'-10" E a distance of 481.80', thence 

S 51°-58'-15" W along the town line a distance of 258.63' back to the point of beginning. Or to take 

any other action related thereto. (Planning Board). 

Moved that the Town's Zoning District Map be amended by rezoning certain districts as shown on map 
entitled Zoning Map Of Cohasset, Mass dated October, 1 1969 and revised 1976, 1985, 2000, 2002 as 
follows: 



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so that the Highway Business District (HB) area east of Chief Justice Cushing Highway and northwest of 
Cohasset and Scituate town line, be expanded by 124,634 sq ft. (2.86 acres), indicated in yellow and 
described as follows: 

starting at the Cohasset/Scituate town line at the limits of the existing HB zone, proceed 
N 52°-52'-10" W a distance of 526.58', thence N 53°-14'-50" E a distance of 38.56', thence 
N 55°-36'-50" E a distance of 54.63', thence S 37°-28'-00" E a distance of 32.62', thence 
N 54°-01'-00" E a distance 261.26', thence S 52°-52'-10" E a distance of 481.80', thence 
S 51°-58'-15" W along the town line a distance of 258.63' back to the point of beginning. 

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

ARTICLE 20: Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Section 2: Definitions 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 2.1 Definitions by: 

a). Adding a new definition: "Permitted Projections: 1). Minor construction elements that extend 
beyond the main building wall surface, including but not limited to projecting eaves, chimneys, 
windows, bay windows (that do not provide additional floor area), belt courses, balconies, and like 
projections which do not project more than three feet. 2). Unenclosed porches, steps, decks or 
bulkheads, which do not project more than six feet beyond the line of the foundation wall, with a flat 
landing area that does not exceed (30) square feet in area, is not over four feet above the average level 
of adjoining ground, and is no closer to the property line than four feet. And, 

b). Amending the definition of Yard, Required by adding after set forth in Section 5.3.1 - "except for 
permitted projections" so as to read: "Yard, Required: With respect to any Front Yard, Side Yard, or 
Rear Yard, the distance required between the principal building and the respective lot lines for such yard 
in the Table of Area Regulations set forth in Section 5.3.1, except for permitted projections." 

Moved, that Section 2.1, Definitions, of the Town of Cohasset Zoning Bylaw be amended as follows: 
a). by adding the following new definition: "Permitted Projections: 1). Minor construction 

elements that extend beyond the main building wall surface, including but not limited to projecting 
eaves, chimneys, windows, bay windows (that do not provide additional floor area), belt courses, 
balconies, and like projections which do not project more than three feet. 2). Unenclosed porches, 
steps, decks or bulkheads, which do not project more than six feet beyond the line of the foundation 
wall, with a flat landing area that does not exceed (30) square feet in area, is not over four feet above 
the average level of adjoining ground, and is no closer to the property line than four feet, 
b). by amending the definition of Yard, Required by adding after "set forth in Section 5.3.1" - 

"except for permitted projections" so as to read: "Yard, Required: With respect to any Front Yard, 
Side Yard, or Rear Yard, the distance required between the principal building and the respective lot lines 
for such yard in the Table of Area Regulations set forth in Section 5.3.1, except for permitted 
projections." 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. Motion adopted for indefinite postponement. 



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PROCLAMATION 

Proclamation presented by Karen Quigley, Chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen for Marion Douglas. 

WHEREAS Marion L. Douglas has served the Town of Cohasset for the past thirty-two years: nineteen 
years as Town Clerk and for thirteen years in a variety of other capacities, including Secretary to the 
Sewer Commission, Board of Health, Building Department and Personnel Committee and As Assistant 
Town Clerk: 

WHEREAS, in the conduct of her office she has effectively enforced the requirements of the Open 
Meeting Law, in addition to the efficient performance of her multifarious duties as Town Clerk: and 

WHEREAS, a service marked by conscientious effort and proficiency and common sense in administering 
the interests of the Town, a calm and human approach in dealing with many a problem , and a friendly 
atmosphere contributing to harmonious public relations; and 

WHEREAS, she has won the support and admiration of her co-workers and the general populace in the 
impartial and exemplary fulfillment of her elected duties: 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Cohasset, on the 
occasion of her retirement from public office, acknowledge, on behalf of all those she has productively 
served, her diligence to the duties of her elected office, and her constant and energetic pursuit of all of 
its requirements. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET this thirtieth day of April in the year 
Two Thousand Eleven. 

Proclamation adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE: 21 Zoning By-Law Amendment: Wind Energy Conversion Facility Bylaw 

To see if the town will vote to amend Section 19.1 striking the words "visual" and "any": 

19.1 Purpose and Intent 

It is the express purpose of this bylaw to accommodate large distributed generation, wind energy 

conversion facilities, hereinafter referred to as a wind turbine(s), in appropriate locations, while 

minimizing any adverse visual safety and environmental impacts of the facilities... 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 19.2 Definitions: replacing the existing "Height" with new 

wording for "Total Height", adding a new definition for "Tower Height" and "Residence" and modify the 

existing wording which defines "Flicker": 



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19.2 Definitions: 

Total Height: The height of a turbine(s) is measured to the highest point reached by the blades. The 
height of the tower will be measured to the top of the nacelle. The height of a turbine(s) is measured 
from the Pre-Construction Grade to the highest point reached by the blades. 

Tower Height: The height of the tower is measured from the Pre-Construction Grade to the highest 
point reached by the nacelle. 

Residence: A shelter (as a house) in which people live (can include commercial apartments/living 
facilities) 

Wind Turbine Flickering: The blinking effect while the rotor is in motion. 

And to amend Section 19.3.3.1 Height striking the existing wording and replacing it with as follows: 

19.3.3.1 Height 

Wind turbines shall have a maximum height of 350-feet, as measured from the Pre-Construction Grade 
to the highest point reached by the nacelle. The SPGA may allow this height to be exceeded as part of 
the special permit process if the project proponent can demonstrate that the additional height is 
needed and that the additional benefits of the higher tower outweigh any adverse impacts. Monopole 
towers are the preferred type of support for wind turbines. 

Wind turbines shall have a maximum Tower Height of 260-feet (80 meters), as measured from the Pre- 
Construction Grade to the highest point reached by the nacelle. The SPGA may allow this Tower Height 
to be exceeded as part of the special permit process if the project proponent can demonstrate that the 
additional Tower Height is essential and that the additional benefits of the higher tower outweigh any 
adverse impacts, but in no case shall tower height exceed 350-feet (100 meters) to the highest point 
reached by the nacelle. Monopole towers are the required method of support. 
To see if the Town will vote to strike the current 19.3.3.2 Setback and replace with new wording 

19.3.3.2 Setback 

a) Each wind energy conversion facility and its associated equipment shall comply with the 
building setback provisions of the zoning district in which the facility is located. 

b) In addition, the following setbacks shall be observed: 

1. In order to ensure public safety and to protect the interest of neighboring property owners, the 
minimum distance from the base of any wind turbine tower to any property line in a residential district, 
shall be equal to the total height of the structure to the highest point. 

a) Each wind energy conversion facility and its associated equipment shall comply with the building 
setback provisions of the zoning district in which the facility is located. 



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b) In addition, a wind turbine may not be sited within: 

(1) a distance equal to the Total Height of the wind turbine from buildings, critical infrastructure, or 
private or public ways that are not part of the wind energy facility; 

(2) three times (3x) the Total Height of the turbine from the nearest existing residential structure; or 

(3) one point five times (1.5x) the Total Height of the turbine from the nearest property line not 
delineating properties each owned in whole by the applicant. 

To see if the town will vote to strike section 19.4.1.1 Visual Impact in total 
19.4.1.1 Visual Impact 

The proponent shall demonstrate through project siting and proposed mitigation that the wind turbine 
minimizes any impact on the visual character of surrounding neighborhoods and the community; this 
may include, without limitation, information regarding site selection, turbine design, buffering, lighting 
and cable layout. 

To see if the Town will vote to modify current 19.4.2.3 Noise with new wording for sub-sections 1,2,3,4, 

and 5 as follows and further add wording for post construction noise analysis. 

19.4.2.3 Noise 

The wind turbine and associated equipment shall conform to Massachusetts noise regulations (310 CMR 

7.10). An analysis prepared by a qualified engineer shall be presented to demonstrate compliance with 

these noise standards and shall be consistent with Massachusetts Department of Environmental 

Protection guidance for noise measurement. 

Additionally; a noise source will be considered in violation of this by-law if the source: 

1. Increases the broadband sound level by more than 10 dB(A) above ambient at the property line, 
(or) 

2. Increases the broadband sound level by more than 8dB(A) at the nearest Residence, (or) 

3. Produces a "pure tone" condition - when any octave band center frequency sound pressure 
level exceeds the two adjacent center frequency sound pressure levels by 3 decibels or more at 
the property line or at the nearest permitted Residence, (or) 

4. Adds to the noise generated by existing turbines within 34 mile, such that the cumulative totals 
of sound level calculations increases the broadband sound level by more than 10 dB(A) above 
ambient at the property line or increases the broadband sound level by more than 8dB(A) at the 
nearest Residence. 

5. "Ambient" is defined as: 

a. The background A-weighted sound level that is exceeded 90% of the time (and) 

b. Measured during the hours 7PM-7AM (and) 

c. No wind turbines within 34-mile of the proposed project in operation, (and) 

A noise analysis shall be performed within ninety days of initial operation and a certified test 
report, prepared by an engineer Board Certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering 
("INCE"), shall be submitted after initial operation of the facility to demonstrate compliance with 
these noise regulations and with the noise level analysis submitted by the applicant. Additional 
tests shall be performed from time to time upon the request of the SPGA and certified test 



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reports submitted. If any analyses indicate noise levels in excess of those permitted by 
regulations, remedial measures shall be undertaken to bring noise levels into compliance. Test 
methods shall be consistent with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 
guidelines for noise measurement. 

To see if the Town will vote to replace the existing 19.4.2.4 Shadowing/Flicker with new wording as 

follows: 

19.4.2.4. Shadowing/Flicker 

Wind turbines shall be sited in a manner that does not result in significant shadowing or flicker impacts. 

Applicant must demonstrate that this effect does not have significant adverse impact on adjacent uses 

through siting. 

A shadow flicker analysis shall be performed by a qualified engineer using industry recognized software 
to determine the worst-case shadow flicker that could be experienced by all private structures occupied 
during daylight hours within 54 mile of the base of each turbine. The maximum allowable worst-case 
daily shadow flicker for each applicable structure shall not exceed 30 minutes for each day. 

To see if the Town will vote to modify existing 19.7.3 by striking the final sentence and replacing it with 
new wording as below. 

19.7.3 If an applicant fails to remove a wind turbine in accordance with this section of this bylaw, the 
Town shall have the authority to enter the subject property and physically remove the facility. The SPGA 
may in its decision require the applicant to provide a form of surety (i.e. post a bond, letter of credit or 
establish an escrow account or other) at the SPGA's election to cover costs of removal in the event the 
town must remove the facility. The amount of such surety shall be equal to 150 percent of the cost of 
removal of the facility as determined by a qualified engineer. The amount shall include a mechanism for 
a Cost of Living Adjustment after 10 and 15 years. After 10 and 20 years, the original bond requirement 
may be adjusted to reflect then-current anticipated decommissioning/deconstruction costs. 

To see if the Town will vote to add Section 19.10 Conditions of Permit: 

19.10. Conditions of Permit 

In granting a special permit under this section, SPGA may impose conditions and limitations specially 

designed to safeguard the property, health, safety, and economic value of occupants of the premises 

and of other land, as well as the town and its residents. 

Moved, that Section 19 of the Town of Cohasset Zoning Bylaw be amended as follows: 

by amending Section 19.1 to strike the words "visual" and "any" as follows: 

19.1 Purpose and Intent 

It is the express purpose of this bylaw to accommodate large distributed generation, wind energy 

conversion facilities, hereinafter referred to as a wind turbine(s), in appropriate locations, while 

minimizing any adverse visual safety and environmental impacts of the facilities... 



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by amending Section 19.2 Definitions: to replace the existing "Height" with new wording for "Total 
Height", to add a new definition for "Tower Height" and "Residence" and to modify the existing wording 
which defines "Flicker" as follows: 

19.2 Definitions: 

Total Height: The height of a turbine(s) is measured to the highest point reached by the blades. The 
height of the tower will be measured to the top of the nacelle. The height of a turbine(s) is measured 
from the Pre-Construction Grade to the highest point reached by the blades. 

Tower Height: The height of the tower is measured from the Pre-Construction Grade to the highest 
point reached by the nacelle. 

Residence: A shelter (as a house) in which people live (can include commercial apartments/living 
facilities) 

Wind Turbine Flickering: The blinking effect while the rotor is in motion. 

by amending Section 19.3.3.1 Height to strike the existing wording and to replace it as follows: 

19.3.3.1 Height 

Wind turbines shall have a maximum height of 350-feet, as measured from the Pre-Construction Grade 
to the highest point reached by the nacelle. The SPGA may allow this height to be exceeded as part of 
the special permit process if the project proponent can demonstrate that the additional height is 
needed and that the additional benefits of the higher tower outweigh any adverse impacts. Monopole 
towers are the preferred type of support for wind turbines. 

Wind turbines shall have a maximum Tower Height of 260-feet (80 meters), as measured from the Pre- 
Construction Grade to the highest point reached by the nacelle. The SPGA may allow this Tower Height 
to be exceeded as part of the special permit process if the project proponent can demonstrate that the 
additional Tower Height is essential and that the additional benefits of the higher tower outweigh any 
adverse impacts, but in no case shall tower height exceed 350-feet (100 meters) to the highest point 
reached by the nacelle. Monopole towers are the required method of support. 

by amending Section 19.3.3.2 Setback to strike the existing wording and to replace it with new wording 
as follows: 

19.3.3.2 Setback 

a. Each wind energy conversion facility and its associated equipment shall comply with the 
building setback provisions of the zoning district in which the facility is located. 

b. In addition, the following setbacks shall be observed: 

1. In order to ensure public safety and to protect the interest of neighboring property owners, 

the minimum distance from the base of any wind turbine tower to any property line in a 
residential district, shall be equal to the total height of the structure to the highest point. 



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a) Each wind energy conversion facility and its associated equipment shall comply with the 

building setback provisions of the zoning district in which the facility is located, 
b. In addition, a wind turbine may not be sited within: 

(1) a distance equal to the Total Height of the wind turbine from buildings, critical infrastructure, 
or private or public ways that are not part of the wind energy facility; 

(2) three times (3x) the Total Height of the turbine from the nearest existing residential 
structure; or 

(3) one point five times (1.5x) the Total Height of the turbine from the nearest property line not 
delineating properties each owned in whole by the applicant. 

by striking section 19.4.1.1 Visual Impact in its entirety as follows; 

19.4.1.1 Visual Impact 

The proponent shall demonstrate through project siting and proposed mitigation that the wind turbine 
minimizes any impact on the visual character of surrounding neighborhoods and the community; this 
may include, without limitation, information regarding site selection, turbine design, buffering, lighting 
and cable layout. 

by amending Section 19.4.2.3 Noise with new wording for sub-sections 1,2,3,4, and 5 and further by 
adding wording for post construction noise analysis as follows. 

19.4.2.3 Noise 

The wind turbine and associated equipment shall conform to Massachusetts noise regulations (310 CMR 
7.10). An analysis prepared by a qualified engineer shall be presented to demonstrate compliance with 
these noise standards and shall be consistent with Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection guidance for noise measurement. 

Additionally; a noise source will be considered in violation of this by-law if the source: 

1. Increases the broadband sound level by more than 10 dB(A) above ambient at the property line, 
(or) 

2. Increases the broadband sound level by more than 8dB(A) at the nearest Residence, (or) 

3. Produces a "pure tone" condition - when any octave band center frequency sound pressure 
level exceeds the two adjacent center frequency sound pressure levels by 3 decibels or more at 
the property line or at the nearest permitted Residence, (or) 

4. Adds to the noise generated by existing turbines within Vi mile, such that the cumulative totals 
of sound level calculations increases the broadband sound level by more than 10 dB(A) above 
ambient at the property line or increases the broadband sound level by more than 8dB(A) at the 
nearest Residence. 

5. "Ambient" is defined as: 

a. The background A-weighted sound level that is exceeded 90% of the time (and) 

b. Measured during the hours 7PM-7AM (and) 

c. No wind turbines within Vi-mile of the proposed project in operation, (and) 

A noise analysis shall be performed within ninety days of initial operation and a certified test 
report, prepared by an engineer Board Certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering 



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("INCE"), shall be submitted after initial operation of the facility to demonstrate compliance with 
these noise regulations and with the noise level analysis submitted by the applicant. Additional 
tests shall be performed from time to time upon the request of the SPGA and certified test 
reports submitted. If any analyses indicate noise levels in excess of those permitted by 
regulations, remedial measures shall be undertaken to bring noise levels into compliance. Test 
methods shall be consistent with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 
guidelines for noise measurement, 
by replacing the existing 19.4.2.4 Shadowing/Flicker with new wording as follows: 

19.4.2.4. Shadowing/Flicker 

Wind turbines shall be sited in a manner that does not result in significant shadowing or flicker impacts. 
Applicant must demonstrate that this effect does not have significant adverse impact on adjacent uses 
through siting. 

A shadow flicker analysis shall be performed by a qualified engineer using industry recognized software 
to determine the worst-case shadow flicker that could be experienced by all private structures occupied 
during daylight hours within Vi mile of the base of each turbine. The maximum allowable worst-case 
daily shadow flicker for each applicable structure shall not exceed 30 minutes for each day. 
by amending Section 19.7.3 to strike the final sentence and to replace it with new wording as follows. 

19.7.3 If an applicant fails to remove a wind turbine in accordance with this section of this bylaw, the 
Town shall have the authority to enter the subject property and physically remove the facility. The SPGA 
may in its decision require the applicant to provide a form of surety (i.e. post a bond, letter of credit or 
establish an escrow account or other) at the SPGA's election to cover costs of removal in the event the 
town must remove the facility. The amount of such surety shall be equal to 150 percent of the cost of 
removal of the facility as determined by a qualified engineer. The amount shall include a mechanism for 
a Cost of Living Adjustment after 10 and 15 years. After 10 and 20 years, the original bond requirement 
may be adjusted to reflect then-current anticipated decommissioning/deconstruction costs, 
by adding the following new Section 19.10 Conditions of Permit: 
19.10. Conditions of Permit 

In granting a special permit under this section, SPGA may impose conditions and limitations specially 
designed to safeguard the property, health, safety, and economic value of occupants of the premises 
and of other land, as well as the town and its residents. 

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PROCLAMATION 

Proclamation presented by Samuel Wakeman, Chairman of the Advisory Board for Ed Lappen. 

Whereas, we stand here today to honor Edward 'Eddie' Lappen who through his dedication, 
commitment, enthusiasm and compassion served his community cheerfully and selflessly; and 

Whereas, among his many contributions to the Town of Cohasset, Ed served as a valued member of the 
Advisory Committee; was influential in the formation of and a respected member of the Budget Planning 
Group; and played a key role in the Water Planning Group and the Water/Sewer Audit Committee; and 

Whereas, Ed was a steadfast member of the Democratic Town Committee; and 

Whereas, Ed was a beloved and esteemed member of his congregation Sha-Aray Shalom; and 

Whereas, Ed was committed to environmental issues and green initiatives as a member of Sustainable 
Cohasset; and 

Whereas, Ed was a longtime participant in the Appalachia Service Project, leading Cohasset teens to 
work on home repair in Appalachia, with great sprit, humor and caring for the people of that area; and 

Whereas, Ed generously gave his time and support to numerous charities and community organizations 
in Cohasset and Greater Boston; and 

Whereas, Ed was a successful and respected member of the business community, and gave us that 
memorable line "It Happens at Lappen's": and 

Whereas, after stating all his accomplishments we do believe that he was most proud of his role as 
loving husband, devoted father, doting brother, and steadfast friend, and so we are gathered here today 
to honor and remember an exceptional person. 

Therefore, the Board of Selectmen on behalf of the citizens of the Town of Cohasset, with great pride 
recognizes Edward 'Eddie' Lappen as the Cohasset Mariner's Citizen of the Year. 

Given under our hands and the seal of the Town of Cohasset this sixth day of May in the year Two 
Thousand and Eleven. 

Proclamation adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 22: PETITIONED ARTICLE - AMENDMENT OF THE ZONING MAP TO REMOVE A PARCEL FROM 
THE "VILLAGE BUSINESS DISTRICT" AND ESTABLISHING IT AS A RESIDENCE (A) DISTRICT: 

To see if the Town of Cohasset will vote to amend the existing Zoning Map of the Town of Cohasset 
entitled "Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts Zoning District Map", dated March 2002 as amended by the 
adopted Article 14 of the Annual Town Meeting of 2007 creating the "Village Business District", as 
follows; 

By removing the following parcel from the "Village Business District" (District VB) and establishing the 
same as a "Residence (A) District" parcel. Said property is known as Town Assessors Map 39, Plot 1, 
addressed as 8 James Lane , Cohasset, and is described more particularly in the deed recorded in the 
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 35070 Page 263 recorded August 8, 2007 and describes the 
property as; 

A certain parcel of land shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land, James Lane, Cohasset, Mass., surveyed 
for the Estate of William H. McGaw" by Lewis W. Perkins & Sons, Engineers, dated November 13, 1959, 
recorded with Norfolk Deeds as Plan No. 688 of 1960, Plan Book 209, bounded and described as follows: 



WESTERLY: 

NORTHERLY: 

EASTERLY: 

SOUTHERLY and 

SOUTHWESTERLY: 

NORTHERLY: 



by James Lane 87.52 feet; 

by land of Dorothy C. Wood, 133.71 feet; 

by land of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad 

Company, 186.84 feet; 

by land of the Town of Cohasset; 190.15 feet; and 
by James Lane, 46 feet. 



Containing 22,117 square feet, according to said plan. 



Name: 

Alix White 
Janet Campbell 
Jenna Fegreus 
Cynthia MacCleave 
Eleanor Coughlin 



Address: 

25 James Lane 
14 Pleasant Street 
25 North Main Street 
9 James Lane 
31 Ash Street 



Name: 

Judith Nowak 
Joseph Campbell 
Jane Fegreus 
George MacCleave 
Scott Coughlin 



Address: 

12 Pleasant Street 
14 Pleasant Street 
25 North Main Street 
9 James Lane 
31 Ash Street 



Moved that the subject matter of Article 22 be indefinitely postponed. 



Motion adopted unanimously. 



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It was moved and seconded at 2 p.m. that this meeting stand adjourned to Saturday, May 7, 2011 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 
MAY 7, 2011 



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

Total Voters - 1770; 33 Per Cent. Absentee Voters - Pre. 1 - 52: Pre. 2 - 65. 

Total of absentees was 117. 

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



Carol St. Pierre 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Debra Krupczak 
Katherine Lincoln 
Katherine Whitley 
Michael Patrolia 



Selectmen for Three Years (2) 

Frederick R. Koed 

Karen M. Quigley 

Diane M. Kennedy 

Mary L. Snow 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Jody Doyle 




Roger Whitley 




James Contis 




Catherine Cont 


s 


Deborah Protul 


is 


Abigail Alves 




Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


437 


386 


338 


376 


621 


441 


223 


291 


4 


3 


233 


197 


1856 


1684 



Total 
813 
714 
1062 
514 
7 

430 
3540 



Moderator for Three Years (1) 



Daniel S. Evans 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



697 


578 


1275 


3 


3 


6 


228 


261 


489 


928 


842 


1770 



Town Clerk for Three Years (1) 



Carol L. St. Pierre 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



663 


584 


1247 











265 


258 


523 


928 


842 


1770 



67 



School Committee for Three Years (1) 



Paul M. Ognibene 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Trustees Paul Pratt Memorial Library for Three Years (3) 

Rodney M. Hobson 

Marylou Lawrence 

Carolyn H. Coffey 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Assessor for Three Years (1) 

Mary E. Granville 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Board of Health for Three Years (1) 

Robin M. Lawrence 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 

Cohasset Housing Authority 

Susan L. Sardina 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


635 


536 


1171 


4 


7 


11 


289 


299 


588 


928 


842 


1770 



631 


520 


1151 


603 


501 


1104 


669 


539 


1208 


8 


2 


10 


873 


964 


1837 


2784 


2526 


5310 



601 


524 


1125 


3 


2 


5 


324 


316 


640 


928 


842 


1770 



643 


534 


1177 


1 


1 


2 


284 


307 


591 


928 


842 


1770 



591 


510 


1101 





1 


1 


337 


331 


668 


28 


842 


1770 



68 



Planning Board for Five Years (1) 

Clark H. Brewer 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


590 


501 


1091 


4 


3 


7 


334 


338 


672 


928 


842 


1770 



Planning Board for Three Years 
to fill an unexpired term (1) 



Write-in William Hannon 

Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



10 


5 


15 


102 


91 


193 


816 


746 


1562 


928 


842 


1770 



Recreation Commission for Five Years (1) 



Maria C. Osborne 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



598 


515 


1113 


1 


3 


4 


329 


324 


653 


928 


842 


1770 



Sewer Commission for Three Years (1) 



Wayne Sawchuk 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



580 


492 


1072 


5 


5 


10 


343 


345 


688 


928 


842 


1770 



Water Commission for Three Years (1) 



Peter J. Decaprio 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



591 


483 


1074 


5 


14 


19 


332 


345 


677 


928 


842 


1770 



69 



Water Commission for One Year (1) 
to fill an unexpired term (1) 

Write-in Leonora Jenkins 

Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


10 


3 


13 


81 


90 


171 


837 


749 


1586 


928 


842 


1770 



The polls closed at 6 p.m. and the results were declared at 7:00 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 
Carol L. St. Pierre 
Town Clerk 



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index - Special Town Meeting, December 5, 2011 



1. Amendments to Fiscal 2012 operating Budget - Adopted 

2. Unpaid Bills from Previous Years - Adopted 

3. Stabilization Fund - Indefinitely postponed 

4. Capital Stabilization Fund - Indefinitely postponed 

5. Capital Improvements Budget, Thermal Imaging Camera - Unanimous 

6. Capital Improvement Budget Wording Amendment - Unanimous 

7. Transfer of funds for Plumbing Inspections - Adopted 

8. Transfer of funds for Wiring Inspections - Adopted 

9. Parking Clerk Budget Amendment - Unanimous 

10. Transfer of Funds for Senior Center Needs Assessment - Adopted 

11. Elder Affairs Board Amendment to Membership - Unanimous 

12. Lease of Town Property for use of a solar energy array - Schools - Adopted 

13. Lease of Town Property for the use of a solar Energy Array - DPW - Unanimous 

14. Vote to lease Town Property, 15-19 Lighthouse Lane - Unanimous 

15. Transfer to the Sewer Commission enterprise Fund - Indefinitely postponed 

16. Transfer of funds for Clerical Assistance for the Sewer Commission - Unanimous 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - Monday December 5, 2011 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Cohasset High School 
auditorium the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as follows. 

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

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:20 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 - 102 and Precinct 2- 72 for a 
grand total of 174. 

It was 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. 

Congressman Stephen Lynch was recognized at this time. 



ARTICLE 1: 



AMENDMENTS TO FISCAL 2012 OPERATING BUDGET 



To see what additional action the Town will vote to amend, modify, increase or decrease, or otherwise, 
to balance the Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget as voted in Article 3 of the April 30, 2011 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 the Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget as voted in Article 3 of the April 30, 2011 Annual 
Town Meeting, be hereby amended, modified, increased or decreased, or otherwise, as follows: 



Description of 

New 
Appropriation 


Amount 


Source of Funds 


Transfers to 

Meet 

Appropriation 


Balance In 

Source After 

Transfer 


Planning Board, 
Personnel Services 


SI 0.800.00 


Professional & 

Liability Insurance / 

(ieneral Expenses 


SI 0,800.00 


$236,350.00 


Director of 

Finance/ Personnel 

Services 


S75.000 


Health Insurance / 
General Expenses 


$75,000.00 


$3,060,360.00 


Library General 
Expenses 


S22.000 


Town Manager / 
Personnel Services 


$22,000 


$341,461.00 













Motion adopted. 



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Article 2: 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, or to take any other action related thereto. 



Department 


Unpaid Bill Ami. 


Vendor 


Reason 


Selectmen 


$580.98 


Verizon 


6/14/11 Telephone Bill 


Selectmen 


$117.26 


Fox Associates 


Letterheads 


Fire - EMS 


$262.50 


Philips Healthcare 


Pediatric Defib Pads 


Gas & Plumbing 


$3,975.00 


Jay Yetman 


FY1 1 June Inspections 


DPW 


$3,010.00 


PSC Environmental 


6/18/11 Collections 


DPW 


$1,168.24 


Brighter Horizons 


6/24/11 Disposal 


DPW 


$109.45 


Strategic Materials 


6/9/11 Disposal 


DPW 


$44.44 


Mary Snow 


5/4/11-6/23/11 Mileage 


DPW 


$3,187.84 


Global Montello 


6/24/11 Delivery 


Insurance 


$194.44 


Signature Medical 
Group 


FY 10 Police Medical 
Bills 


Totals 


$12,650.15 







MOVED that the sum of Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Dollars and Fifteen cents ($12,650.15) be 
hereby raised from the FY 2012 tax levy and general revenues of the town and appropriated to be 
expended by the Town Manager, to pay unpaid bills from previous fiscal years for the town's general 
fund, as set forth below, 



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Department 


Unpaid Bill A nit. 


Vendor 


Reason 


Selectmen 


$580.98 


Verizon 


6/14/11 Telephone Bill 


Selectmen 


$117.26 


Fox Associates 


Letterheads 


Fire - EMS 


$262.50 


Philips Healthcare 


Pediatric Dcfib Pads 


Gas & Plumbing 


$3,975.00 


Jay Yetman 


FY1 1 June Inspections 


DPW 


$3,010.00 


PSC Environmental 


6/18/11 Collections 


DPW 


$1,168.24 


Brighter Horizons 


6/24/11 Disposal 


DPW 


$109.45 


Strategic Materials 


6/9/11 Disposal 


DPW 


$44.44 


Mary Snow 


5/4/11-6/23/11 Mileage 


DPW 


$3,187.84 


Global Montello 


6/24/1 1 Delivery 


Insurance 


$194.44 


Signature Medical 
Group 


FY 10 Police Medical 
Bills 


Totals 


$12,650.15 







and further than the sum of Two Hundred Seventy Thousand Seventy Four Dollars and Thirty Three 
cents ($270,074.33) be hereby raised from the FY 2012 tax levy and general revenues of the town and 
appropriated to the Water Department Enterprise Fund, to be expended to pay for unpaid bills from 
previous fiscal years as set forth in a chart entitled (Article 2) Unpaid Bills of the Water Department. 



FY 


Account # 




Inv. Date 


Vendor 


Amount 


Description 


FY09 


61-450- 
5880-020 


Extraordinary 
Maintenance 


8/31/200 
9 


Mass Pavement 
Reclamation 


10,500.00 


Water of raingardens 
6/17-9/18/08 


FY11 


61-450- 
5424-020 


Consumer 

Confidence 

Report 


7/12/201 
1 


American Water 
Services 


$1,382.37 


Postage for Consumer 
Confidence Report 


FY10 


61-450- 
5380-020 


Contracted 
Services 


6/10/201 
1 


American Water 
Services 


5,355.25 


Pass thru charges W. 
McAuliffc 4/1-5/31/10 


FY10 


61-450- 
5380-020 


Contracted 
Services 


6/10/201 
1 


American Water 
Services 


8,826.79 


Pass thru charges W. 
McAuliffe 1/1-3/31/10 


FY11 


61-450- 
5380-020 


Contracted 

Services 


6/10/201 
1 


American Water 
Services 


$102,182.6 

1 


Contract Operations of 

Facilities 5/1 -5/31/11 


FY11 


61-450- 
5380-020 


Contracted 
Services 


7/1/2011 


American Water 
Services 


$87,722.84 


O&M 6/1-6/30/11 


FY11 


61-450- 
5380-020 


Contracted 
Services 


7/12/201 
1 


American Water 
Services 


$8,160.69 


Overtime Hours in excess 
of 650 Hours 


FY11 


61-450- 
5880-020 


Extraordinary 
Maintenance 


7/12/201 

1 


American Water 
Services 


$16,893.95 


Repair & Maintenance 
Cap over $20,000 



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FY11 


61- 

4505740- 

020 


General Liability 
Ins 


6/10/201 
1 


American Water 
Services 


SI, 55 1.00 


Liability Insurance 5/1 to 
5/31/11 


FY11 


61-450- 
5740-020 


General Liability 
Ins 


7/12/201 
1 


American Water 
Services 


51,551.00 


Insurance Reimbursement 
6/1-6/30/11 


FY11 


61-450- 
5250-020 


General 

Operating 

Expenses 


5/10/201 

1 


John Hoadley & 
Sons, Inc. 


S900.99 


Back Flows for Hydrants 


FY11 


61-450- 
5250-020 


General 

Operating 

Expenses 


1/26- 
2/18/11 


Town of Cohasset 


S861.77 


fuel 1/26-2/18/11 


FY11 


61-450- 
5250-020 


General 

Operating 

Expenses 


2/19- 
4/20/11 


Town of Cohasset 


$1,741.75 


fuel 2/19-4/20/11 


FY11 


61-450- 
5250-020 


General 

Operating 

Expenses 


4/2 1 - 

5/24/11 


Town of Cohasset 


S980.64 


fuel 4/21-5/24/11 


FY11 


61-450- 
5250-020 


General 

Operating 

Expenses 


5/25- 
6/30/11 


Town of Cohasset 


$1,187.64 


fuel 5/25-6/30/1 1 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


5/10/201 
1 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


S92.50 


General Real Estate 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


5/10/201 
1 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


S203.50 


Litchfield Conservation 
Restriction, Scituate 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


5/10/201 

1 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


S869.57 


Ogrodnik v. Water 
Commission 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


5/10/201 

1 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


S2,368.00 


Water Commission Real 
Estate Matters 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


6/7/2011 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


S370.00 


Litchfield Conservation 
Restriction, Scituate 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


6/7/2011 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


S980.50 


Robert Smith vs. Water 
Commissioners 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


6/8/2011 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


$37.00 


Ogrodnik v. Water 
Commission 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


6/8/2011 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


$2,793.50 


Water Commission Real 
Estate Matters 


FY11 


61-450- 
5214-020 


Utilities 


5/27- 
6/29/1 1 


National Grid - 
Electric 


$6,529.26 


Electric - Plant 


FY11 


61-450- 
5801-020 


Water Resource 
Protection 


5/10/201 
1 


Norfolk Ram 
Group, LLC 


$240.00 


Stream Gauging 


FY11 


61-450- 
5801-020 


Water Resource 
Protection 


7/1 1/201 

1 


Norfolk Ram 
Group. LLC 


SI, 076.35 


Professional Services June 
1 -June 30, 2011 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


6/23/201 
1 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


$2,004.40 


Water Commission Real 
Estate Matters 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


6/23/201 
1 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


$2,654.96 


Ogrodnik v. Water 
Commission 


FY11 


61-450- 
5304-020 


Legal 


6/23/201 
1 


Deutsch Williams 
Brooks 


$55.50 


Conservation Restriction - 
Trustees of Reservation 








































270.074.33 





A 9/10's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 9/10's. 



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Article 3: 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 Stabilization Fund, or to 
take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion for indefinite postponement adopted. 

Article 4: 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, 
or to take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the subject matter of Article 4 be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion for indefinite postponement adopted. 

Article 5: 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, as listed 
below, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) be transferred from the Capital Stabilization Fund to 
be spent by the Town Manager for the purpose of purchasing a thermal imaging camera for the Fire 
Department. 

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



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Article 6: Capital Improvement Budget Wording Amendment 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the wording of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting held on April 
30, 2011 as follows; or take any other action related thereto: 



Wording as Voted: 




Entity 


Purpose 


Amount 




Fire Department 


Computer Server for regional 
dispatch 


SI 0.000 





Proposed New Wording: 




Entity 


Purpose 


Amount 




Fire Department 


Computer Server for regional 
dispatch and associated 
hardware and software 


SI 0.000 





MOVED that the appropriation purpose wording of Article 6 of the Annual Town Meeting held on April 
30, 2011 be amended as follows: 

Wording as Voted: 

Entity Purpose Amount 

Fire Department Computer Server for regional dispatch $10,000.00. 

New Wording: 

Entity Purpose Amount 

Fire Department Computer Server for regional dispatch and associated hardware and software 
$10,000.00. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 7: Transfer of Funds for Plumbing Inspections 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, the sum of $13,000.00 to be appropriated to the FY12 Town Budget 
-Gas & Plumbing General Expenses budget line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting 
held on April 30, 2011; or take any other action related thereto. 



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MOVED that the sum of Thirteen Thousand Dollars ($13,000.00) be hereby raised from the FY 12 tax 
levy and general revenues of the town, and appropriated to the FY 12 Town Budget - Gas & Plumbing 
General Expenses budget line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting held on April 30, 
2011. 

Motion adopted. 



Article 8: Transfer of Funds for Wiring Inspections 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, the sum of $10,000.00 to be appropriated to the FY12 Town Budget 
- Wiring Inspector General Expenses budget line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting 
held on April 30, 2011; or take any other action related thereto. 



MOVED that the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) be raised from the FY 12 tax levy and other 
general revenues of the town and appropriated to the FY 12 Town Budget - Wiring Inspector General 
Expenses budget line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting held on April 30, 2011. 

Motion adopted. 



Article 9: Parking Clerk Budget Amendment 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, the sum of $1,500.00 to be appropriated to the FY12 Town Budget - 
Parking Clerk General Expenses budget line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting held 
on April 30, 2011; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) be raised from the FY 12 tax levy and 
other general revenues of the town and hereby appropriated to the FY 12 Town Budget - Parking Clerk 
General Expenses budget line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting held on April 30, 
2011. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 10: Transfer of Funds for Senior Center Needs Assessment 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, the sum of $15,000.00 to the Town Manager's FY 12 budget for the 
purposes of hiring a consultant to conduct a needs assessment for the proposed Cohasset Senior Center; 
or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that, the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) be raised from the FY 12 tax levy and 
other general revenues of the town and hereby appropriated to the Town Manager's FY 12 budget for 
the purposes of hiring a consultant to conduct a needs assessment for the proposed Cohasset Senior 
Center. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 11: Elder Affairs Board Amendment to Membership 

Article V, Section 5 Elder Affairs Board 

The following sentence to be added to (a) and before (b) 

There shall also be up to 3 associate members, each appointed for a three (3) year term by the Board of 
Selectmen. The associate members shall be non-voting. 

Moved that Article V, Section 5 of the General Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset be hereby amended by 
adding the following sentences to the end of subsection (a): 

There shall also be up to 3 associate members, each appointed for a three (3) year term by the Board of 
Selectmen. The associate members shall be non-voting. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 12: Lease of Town Property for the use of a Solar Energy Array - Schools 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt and approve the joint recommendation of the Alternative Energy 
Committee and the School Committee to authorize the School Committee to lease the roof of Cohasset 
Middle/High School located at 143 Pond Street, Cohasset, MA 02025, for $1.00 per year for up to twenty 
(20) years together with a non-exclusive easement for reasonable access for the purpose of 
constructing, installing, operating, and maintaining a solar energy array to provide electrical energy via 
net metering to Town owned Cohasset Middle/High School and the purchase of solar power generated 
at subject school to reduce the Town's energy costs to the maximum extent feasible or take any other 
action related thereto. 



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MOVED that the School Committee, pursuant to the joint recommendation of the Alternative Energy 
Committee and the School Committee, be hereby authorized to lease the roof of Cohasset Middle/High 
School and other portions of the property as may be related thereto located at 143 Pond Street, 
Cohasset, MA 02025 for up to twenty (20) years, together with a non-exclusive easement for reasonable 
access for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, and maintaining a solar energy array to 
provide electrical energy via net metering to Town owned Cohasset Middle/High School and the 
purchase of solar power generated at subject school to reduce the Town's energy costs to the maximum 
extent feasible. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 13: Lease of Town Property for the use of a Solar Energy Array - DPW 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease for $1.00 per year for a term 
not to exceed a total of twenty years a certain parcel of land, known as Town Assessor Map 05, Plot 048, 
Parcel 10, located at 81-91 Cedar Street in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and further described in the deed 
recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 2405, Page 423, subject to Massachusetts 
G.L.c30B for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating and maintaining a solar energy array to 
provide electrical energy to the Town of Cohasset via a net metering agreement to reduce the Town's 
energy costs or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to lease for a term not to exceed a total of 
twenty years a certain parcel of land, known as Town Assessor Map 05, Plot 048, Parcel 10, located at 
81-91 Cedar Street in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and further described in the deed recorded at the 
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 2405, Page 423, subject to Massachusetts G.L.c. 30B for the 
purpose of constructing, installing, operating and maintaining a solar energy array to provide electrical 
energy to the Town of Cohasset via a net metering agreement to reduce the Town's energy costs. 



Article 15: Transfer to the Sewer Commission Enterprise Fund 

To sec if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds and /or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statutes the sum of SI 65.000 to the Sewer Commission Enterprise Fund in 
order to compensate the Sewer Commission for excess paving costs incurred, above the budgeted amount, 
due to the additional excavation necessary to certain portions of the Cohasset roads from other utility 
activities including storm water, gas and electric company work or take any action related thereto. 
MOVED that the subject matter of Article 15 be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion for indefinite postponement adopted unanimously. 



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Article 16: Transfer of Funds for Clerical Assistance for the Sewer Commission 

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 $7,604.97 to be appropriated to the FY12 Town Budget- 
Clerical Assistance line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting held on April 30, 2011; or 
takes any other action related thereto. 



MOVED that Seven Thousand Six Hundred Four Dollars and Ninety Seven cents ($7,604.97) be 
appropriated from the Sewer Department FY 12 Receipts to the FY 12 Town Budget-Clerical Assistance 
line item as voted in Article 3 of the Annual Town Meeting held on April 30, 2011. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

It was moved and seconded that this Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 8:55 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 
Carol L. St. Pierre 
Town Clerk 



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VITAL STATISTICS - 2011 

Record of birth, marriage and death records in the Town of Cohasset for 2011 are as follows: 

BIRTHS 

The numbers of births recorded were sixty-five. Thirty-one were females and thirty-four were males. 

MARRIAGES 

The total of marriages was thirty-five. Eighteen of those were solemnized in Cohasset during the current 
year. 

DEATHS 

The total number of deaths was sixty-seven including residents of Cohasset who died elsewhere and 
non-residents who died in Cohasset. Thirty-six were females and thirty-one were males. 



82 



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, 

Carol L. St. Pierre 
Town Clerk 



83 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



Following are Basic Financial Statements that were in included in the Town of Cohasset's audit of Fiscal 
Year 2011. 



84 



TOWN OF COHASSET. MASSACHUSETTS 

BALANCE SHEET 

GOVERNMENTAL Fl NDS 

JLNE 30, 201 1 



General 



Community 
Preservation 



Library 



Monmajor 


Total 


Governmental 


Governmental 


t-unds 


Kunds 



ASSETS 



Cash and short-term investments 


S 


2.474.560 


S 


9 54. 697 


S 


20.648 


$ 


3.397.655 


S 


6.847,560 


Investments 




- 




- 




1.228.927 




451.705 




1.680.632 


Receivables, net of allowance for uncollectibles: 






















Property taxes 




628.123 




s.s:7 




■ 




- 




636.950 


Other 




1.443,716 




- 




- 




- 




1.443.716 


Intergovernmental 




- 




- 




- 




379.572 


$ 


379.572 


Total Assets 


s 


4.546J99 


s 


963,524 


$ 


1.249.575 


$ 


4.228,932 


10.988.430 



LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES 

LIABILITIES: 
Warrants and accounts payable 
Accrued withholdings 
Deferred revenues 
Other liabilities 
Bond anticipation notes payable 

Total Liabilities 

FUND BALANCES: 
Nortspendable 
Restricted 
Assigned 
Unassigned 

Total Fund Balances 



$ 874.301 $ 

1,755.8X8 



2.630,189 



261.659 
1,654.551 

1,916.210 



8,827 



8.827 



954,697 



954,697 



1.249.575 



1.249,575 



$ 222.723 



319.765 



542.488 



3.686.444 



S 1.097,024 

1.764.715 

319,765 

3.1 81.504 



1 00.000 


100.000 


.803.351 


6.007.623 


- 


261,659 


(216.907) 


1.437.644 



7.806.926 



Total Liabilities and Fund Balances $ 4.546,399 $ 963,524 $ 1,249,575 S 4.228.932 $ 10,988,430 

xsKxanasBsia mmbhbm^h^^hm m^m^hm^mm^m^mm B^^Hnmna CBHEKncnBiaam 

See accompanying notes to basic financial statements. 



Town ofCohasset, Massachusetts 



Basic Financial Statements 



85 



TOWN OF COHASSET. MASSACHL SETTS 

STATEMENT OF RE\ EM ES. EXPENDITl RES AND CHANGES IN FIND BALANCES 
GOVERNMENT \L FINDS 
^EAR ENDED II NE 30. 2011 



REVENUES 

Real estate and personal propern taxes net 

Intergovernmental 

Molor vehicle and other excises 

License and permits 

Departmental and other revenue 

Penalties and interest on taxes 

Fines and forfeitures 

Investment income 

Contributions and donation) 

Total Revenues 

EXPENDITURES 

Current 

General government 

Public safety 

Education 

Public works 

Health and human services 

Culture and recreation 

Pensions and other fringes 
State and county tax assessments 
Debt service 

Regular scheduled maturities of principal 

Interest and other related financing charges 

Total Expenditure* 

EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REV ENIES 
OVER EXPENDITURES 

OTHER FINANCING SOURCES (USES) 
Transfers n 
Trans ten out 

Total Other Financing Sources ilwti 

Net change in fund balance 

Fl Nl> R VI ANCF - Rfjinnin; (rOMfHl - See Note \ I 
FUND BALANCES -Ending 

See accompanying notes to basic financial statements 









Nonnuior 


Total 




Communitv 




Governmental 


tjovern mental 


General 


Preservation 


1 ibfjrv 


Fund". 


Funds 


S 28.288,869 


S >04 041 


S 


S 


S 28653.809 


5.156 4-: 


96.754 




2.030 153 


7J83.379 


1.141.926 








1 141.926 


543407 






- 


543.407 


936.214 






1 005.235 


2.541 449 


118.155 








118.155 


41.001 








41.603 


63.540 


D.D* 


204.751 


'8.858 


353.846 






82.641 

287.398 


245.323 
3.959 569 


327.964 


36.2°O.ISo 


468J85. 


4 1 005.538 



1.777.314 


295.713 


4.515.569 




15.101.023 


- 


2 259.110 


- 


369.655 


- 


579.839 


- 


7.355.047 


- 


988.613 


- 


2.009.985 


25.000 


909.614 


II "20 


35.865.769 


332.442 



424 417 



135.943 



14.823 



14.823 



2^2.575 



450.402 


2 529.489 


09.388 


4584.957 


2.577.785 


1 7.678.808 


885.848 


3.144.958 


14 622 


384.277 


308.536 


903.198 


- 


7.355.047 


- 


988.613 




2.034.985 




921 343 


4.312.641 


40.525.675 



(353.072) 



479.863 



599.099 






33.000 




632.099 


(1. 235.8191 






(125.8941 

192.8941 

(445.966) 




(1,361.713) 


1636.720) 






(729.614) 


(212.3031 


135.943 


272.575 


(249.751) 


2 128 513 


818 754 


971 000 


4 132.410 




8.056.677 


5 1.916.210 


S 954.697 


$ 1.249.575 


$ 3.686.444 


$ 


7.806.926 



Town of Coh asset, Massachusetts 



Basic Financial Statements 



86 



TOWN OF COHASSET, .MASSACHUSETTS 

STATEMENT OF NET ASSETS 

PROPRIETARY FUNDS 

JUNE 30. 2011 



Business-type Activities 



Enterprise Funds 



Water 



Sewer 



ASSETS 

CURRENT: 



CURRENT: 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses 
Accrued interest expense 
Bond anticipation notes payable 
Bond indebtedness due within one year 

Total Current Liabilities 

NONCURRENT: 

Bond indebtedness due in more than one year 

TOTAL LIABILITIES 

NET ASSETS 

Invested in capital assets, net of related debt 

Restricted 

Unrestricted 

NET ASSETS 

See accompanying notes to basic financial statements. 

Town ofCohasset, Massachusetts 



Totals 



Cash and cash equivalents 


S 146.799 


S 751.841 


S 898,640 


Receivables, net of allowance tor uncollectibles: 








User charges 


1 ,026,896 


425.797 


1.452.693 


Betterments 


- 


1.508.187 


1,508.187 


Intergovernmental 


- 


1.609.616 
4.295,441 


1.609,616 


Total Current Assets 


1.173,695 


5.469.136 


NONCURRENT: 








Receivables, net of allowance for uncollectibles: 








Betterments 


- 


13.573,686 


13,573,686 


Intergovernmental 


- 


4.994.242 


4,994,242 


Land 


1,307,549 


1,009 


1,308,558 


Depreciable capital assets. 








net of accumulated depreciation 


38.562,926 


32.261,649 


70,824.575 


TOTAL ASSETS 


41,044.170 


55,126,027 


96,170.197 


LIABILITIES 









269,824 


54,579 


324.403 


286,241 


147,178 


433,419 


1,187,150 


1,200,000 


2,387,150 


1.754,724 


1,877,506 


3,632.230 


3.497.939 


3.279.263 


6.777.202 


32.270.116 


25.051,223 


57.321.339 


35.768.055 


28,330,486 


64,098.541 


4.658,485 


10.737,787 


15,396,272 


- 


15,081.873 


15.081.873 


617.630 


975.881 


1.593,511 


S 5,276,115 


$ 26,795,541 


S 32,071,656 



Basic Financial Statements 



87 



TOWN OFCOIIASSET, MASSACHUSETTS 

STATEMEN 1 OK KEN EM ES. EXPENSES. AND CH VNGES IN FIND NET ASSETS 

PROPRIETARV FUNDS 

YEAR ENDED JINE 30. 2011 



Business rvptf Activities 



OPERATING REVKNl FS 

Charges Tot services 



lotal Operating Revenues 



OPERATING EXPENSES 

Operating costs 
Depreciation 



Total Operating Lxpenses 
OPERATING INCOME 

NONOPERATING REVENUES (EXPENSES): 

Intergovernmental 
Interest expense 

Total Nonoperating Revenues (Expenses), net 

INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE CAPITAL CONTRIBl TIOVS 
AND TRANSFERS 

CAPITAL CONTRIBITIONS 

Sewer betterments 

TRANSFERS 

Transfers in 
Trans ters out 

Total Transfers 

ClLvNGE IN NET ASSETS 

NET ASSETS AT BEGINNING OF VEAR 

Prior period restatement (see Note VI) 
NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR 

See accompanying notes to basic tinjncial statements 



'A .tier 



4.732.701 



1.853.202 
982.921 

2.836. 123 

I.896J78 



(1.503.350) 



(1.503.850) 


392.728 





Enterprise Funds 



1.684,014 

1,966.860 

"61.692 

(1.044.538) 

4I0.S64 
il.436.M2) 

(1.025. 748) 
(2.070.286) 
l3.4o4,435 



TotjU 



$ 4.732. "'Ol S I.6S4.0I4 S r>4l6. 7 l> 



0.4I6.~I5 



3.820.062 

1.744.613 



5.564.6 7 5 



852.040 



410.864 
(2. 040.462) 

i:. 529.598) 



(1.677.558) 



13.4b4.435 



288.932 


936.851 


1-225.783 


• 


(496.169) 
440.682 


(496.169) 


2S8,<>32 


729.614 


681.660 


11.834.831 


12.516,491 


4.594.455 


15.770.245 


20.364,700 




(809.535) 


(809.535) 


$ 5.276.115 


$ 26.795.541 


S 32.071,656 



Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts 



Basic Financial Statements 



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TOWN OF COH ASSET, MASSACHUSETTS 

SCHEDULE OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IS Fl ND BALANCE 
BUDGET AND VCTUAL - GENERAL FUND 
1EAR ENDED JUNE 30. 2011 





Budgeted Amounts 


Actual 

Budgetary 




Actual 

Budgetary 


Variance 




Original 


Final 


Favorable 




Budget 


Budget 


Amounts 


Encumbrances Adjusted 


(Unfavorable! 


REVENUES 








Real estate and personal property taxes, net 


S 28.093559 


S 28.093,959 


S 27.972.918 


S 


$ 27.972.918 


S (121,041) 


Intergovernmental 


2.122,868 


2.122.868 


2.119,985 




2.119.985 


(1883) 


Motor vehicle and other excises 


999.000 


999,000 


1,141,926 




1.141.926 


142.926 


Departmental and other revenue 


I.MOJ00 


1. 640.500 


1374.033 




1374.033 


(266,467) 


License and permits 


346.000 


346.000 


543.407 




543.407 


197,407 


Penalties and interest on taxes 


147.000 


147.000 


118.155 




118.155 


(28,845) 


Fines and forfeitures 


40.000 


40,000 


41,603 




41.603 


1.603 


Investment mcome 


100.000 
33.489327 


100.000 
33.489327 


52.110 
33364.137 




52.110 
33364.137 


(47,890) 


Total Revenues 




( 125.190) 


EXPENDITURES 






General government 


1.906,169 


1.906.169 


1.777318 


46.84: 


1,824.164 


8Z005 


Public safety 


4.582,492 


42582,492 


4315369 


2823: 


4343,802 


38.690 


Education 


15.269,591 


1522692591 


15.101,024 


166,02" 


' 15267.051 


2539.88 


Public works 


2.298.191 


2298.191 


2259.110 


725^ 


1 2266363 


31.828 


Health and human services 


380,174 


380.174 


369.655 


9,80f 


1 379,455 


719 


Culture and recreation 


621,113 


621,113 


579.839 


350f 


1 583339 


37.774 


State and county tax assessments 


998,795 


998,795 


988.613 




988.613 


10,182 


Pension and other fringe Benefits 


4,332,700 


4332,700 


4318359 




4318559 


14,141 


Debt service 


3.946308 
34,335,533 


3,946308 

34335333 


3.821,060 
33,730.747 




3,821.060 
1 33.992.406 


125248 


Total Expenditures 


$ 261,6$ 


343,127 


OTHER FINANCING SOTRCES (USES) 














Transfers in 


380253 


380253 


380253 




380253 


- 


Transfers out 


(355.000) 

25253 


(355.000) 

25253 


(355.000) 

25253 




(355.000) 
25253 


- 


Total Other Financing Sources ( Uses) 


- 



EXCESS (DEFICIENCY) OF REVENUES AND OTHER 
FINANCING SOURCES OVER EXPENDITURES/USE 
OF PRIOR YEAR BUDGETARY FUND BALANCE 



(820553) 



(820.953) $ (341357) 



$ (603,016) $ 217,937 



OTHER BUDGETARY ITEMS: 

Undesignated surplus (free cash) 

Overlay 

Prior year encumbrances 



185277 185277 

50.000 50.000 

585.676 585.676 



Total Other Budstetan Items 



820.953 



820.953 



NET BUDGET 



The notes to the basic financial statements and notes to the required supplementary information are an integral part of this stateme t. 



Town of Coh asset, Massachusetts 



Basic Financial Statements 



89 



TOWN OF COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS 

FIDUCIARY FUNDS 

STATEMENT OF FIDUCIARY NET ASSETS 

JUNE 30, 2011 



Private 

Purpose Agency- 

Trust Funds Funds 



ASSETS 
CURRENT: 

Cash and cash equivalents 
Investments 



706,071 



$ 447,289 



Total Assets 



706.071 



447,289 



LIABILITIES 

CURRENT: 
Payroll withholdings 
Agency liabilities 



396.972 
50,317 



Total Liabilities 



447.289 



NET ASSETS 



Held in trust lor private purposes 



706,071 



Net Assets 



706,071 



Sec accompanying notes to basic financial statements. 



Town o/Cohasset, Massachusetts 



Basic Financial Statements 



90 



TOWN OF COH ASSET, MASSACHUSETTS 

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FIDUCIARY NET ASSETS 
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 20 11 



Private 

Purpose 

Trust Funds 



ADDITIONS 

Investment income 
Total Additions 



$ 49,994 



49,994 



DISBURSEMENTS 



Education - scholarships 



17,050 



Total Deductions 



CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 



NET ASSETS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR 



NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR 



17,050 



32,944 
673,127 



$ 706,071 



See accompanying notes to basic financial statements. 



Town o/Cohasset, Massachusetts 



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Basic Financial Statements 






WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 201 1 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pav 










QUILL 


MARYE 


Board of Assessors 


73,205 


LANE 


WARREN 


Board of Assessors 


44,775 


WARNER 


ELLEN 


Board of Assessors 


42,408 


MILLER 


ELSA J. 


Board of Assessors 


1,300 


GRANVILLE 


MARY E. 


Board of Assessors 


1,200 


PATROLIA 


MICHAEL C. 


Board of Assessors 


1,200 














Department Total - 


$164,088 










TRADD 


TARA 


Board of Health 


61,788 


GOODWIN 


MARY C. 


Board of Health 


45.576 


GODZIK 


JOSEPH R 


Board of Health 


23,500 














Department Total - 


$130,864 










EGAN 


ROBERT M 


Building/Land Use 


81.519 


PILCZAK 


JOANN 


Building/Land Use 


55.544 














Department Total - 


$137,063 










NOONAN 


NANCY ANN 


Conservation 


44.874 














Department Total - 


$44,874 










SESTITO 


CARL A 


Dept of Public Works 


78.249 


SESTITO 


ANTHONY C 


Dept of Public Works 


75,306 


SWANSON 


ANDREW W 


Dept. of Public Works 


65.126 


LIVINGSTON 


BOYD J 


Dept of Public Works 


64.850 


EKBOM 


LEO A. 


Dept of Public Works 


59.752 


GUARENTE 


CHARLES E 


Dept of Public Works 


59.386 


BUTMAN 


KENNETH BARR 


Dept of Public Works 


58.018 


THAYER JR 


KENNETH E. 


Dept. of Public Works 


56.001 


PIEPENBRINK 


ROBERT 


Dept of Public Works 


53.817 


BAKER JR 


GRANVILLE C 


Dept of Public Works 


49.691 


MURRAY 


CHRISTOPHER 


Dept. of Public Works 


48.643 


MARSH 


HERBERT L 


Dept. of Public Works 


46.852 


SNOW 


MARY L. 


Dept. of Public Works 


44,985 


EDGETT 


PHILIP L. 


Dept of Public Works 


43.311 


BROWN 


HERBERT L 


Dept of Public Works 


15.043 


LANZILLOTTI 


AUSTEN K 


Dept. of Public Works 


7.357 


ZAPPOLA 


NICHOLAS M 


Dept of Public Works 


6.659 


GOFF 


ANN MARIE 


Dept of Public Works 


2,948 


FLINT 


MARKD 


Dept of Public Works 


593 






















Department Total - 


$836,587 










GRANDE 


CORALS 


Elder Affairs 


63.627 


BARRETT 


CAROL A 


Elder Affairs 


40,120 


SALERNO 


GERTRUDE 


Elder Affairs 


23,196 


HORSEFIELD 


MARTHA R 


Elder Affairs 


22,731 


BUCKLEY 


JOHN 


Elder Affairs 


19,934 


SALERNO 


ELIZABETH 


Elder Affairs 


2,055 














Department Total - 


$171,663 


















KELLY 


MARK H. 


Facilities 


73,965 


LINCOLN 


DEREK A. 


Facilities 


59,237 


RATTENBURY 


HENRY A 


Facilities 


22,615 


LITCHFIELD 


JOHN 


Facilities 


21,244 


ADAMS 


BRIAN 


Facilities 


20,014 


EMANUELLO 


ANTHONY P. 


Facilities 


13,850 


KELLY 


DANIEL 


Facilities 


13,678 














Department Total - 


$224,603 

















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WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 2011 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pav 










BILODEAU 


PAUL T. 


Fire Department 


133,438 


TRASK 


MARK H. 


Fire Department 


120,336 


SILVIA 


ROBERT D. 


Fire Department 


115,145 


PROTULIS 


ROBERT F. 


Fire Department 


106,777 


MAHONEY JR. 


FRANCIS X. 


Fire Department 


91,822 


CURLEY 


JAMES F. 


Fire Department 


88,450 


DOCKRAY 


JOHN J. 


Fire Department 


88,389 


HERNAN 


JOHN M. 


Fire Department 


84,323 


MARTIN 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


81,623 


SMITH 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


79,179 


RUNEY 


JAMES P. 


Fire Department 


78,591 


HALL 


JAMES 


Fire Department 


77,155 


DURETTE 


KEVIN J. 


Fire Department 


75,868 


BELANGER 


RANDY P 


Fire Department 


75,448 


WENZLOW 


ERIC W. 


Fire Department 


74,114 


PERGOLA 


JOSEPH M 


Fire Department 


73,541 


FORDE 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


72,641 


DONOVAN 


KEVIN D 


Fire Department 


71,698 


CUNNINGHAM 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


71 ,472 


MORRISON 


LAURA CHRIS 


Fire Department 


70,582 


NADEAU 


ROBERT A 


Fire Department 


63,371 


MAYNARD 


STEVEN 


Fire Department 


2,700 


MCKAY 


THOMAS 


Fire Department 


2,550 


BOUDREAU 


JAMIE 


Fire Department 


1,256 


COLLINS 


TIMOTHY 


Fire Department 


1,199 


HALEY 


JOHNW 


Fire Department 


336 


WILCOX 


COLBY 


Fire Department 


336 


MENDES 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


168 






Department Total - 


$1,802,508 










GIBBONS 


LORREN S. 


Harbormaster 


51,930 


SARTORI 


KEVIN 


Harbormaster 


12,413 


JOHNSON 


NICHOLAS 


Harbormaster 


4,345 


JOHNSON 


ROBERTA 


Harbormaster 


1,613 


LONDON 


ALEXANDER 


Harbormaster 


765 


MACDONALD 


RYAN J 


Harbormaster 


66 






















Department Total - 


$71,132 










RAFFERTY 


JACQUELINE S 


Library 


73,267 


MOODY 


SHARON 


Library 


57,679 


WALSH 


GAYLE 


Library 


47,832 


GAILUNAS 


PAUL J. 


Library 


44,655 


DWYER 


JANET 


Library 


37,110 


NORTON 


KRISTIN 


Library 


28,667 


WALSH 


LAURIE L. 


Library 


27,635 


COUGHLIN 


MARY E. 


Library 


27,123 


OHRENBERGER 


MARJORIE 


Library 


26,925 


NELSON 


BRONWYN 


Library 


8,697 


LONDERGAN 


MARY E. 


Library 


5,605 


LENGYEL 


BRIGID 


Library 


4,239 


RYDER 


CYNTHIA 


Library 


3,049 


CANNEY 


JULIA 


Library 


2,832 


REEL 


MICHAEL C 


Library 


816 


KANE 


ELLEN 


Library 


251 


JENKS 


KAREN 


Library 


107 






















Department Total - 


$396,489 










DELUCA 


MARK M. 


Police Department 


132,653 


TREANOR 


JEFFREY 


Police Department 


128,492 


QUIGLEY 


WILLIAM P. 


Police Department 


126,144 


MCLEAN 


JAMES P. 


Police Department 


121,387 


LENNON 


GREGORY J. 


Police Department 


112,593 


REARDON 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


112,104 


CONTE 


JOHN C. 


Police Department 


110,983 



93 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 2011 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pay 










HUNT 


GARRET A. 


Police Department 


97.544 


STIVES 


JOHN J 


Police Department 


96932 


YANNIZZI 


FRANCIS P 


Police Department 


91,336 


WILSON 


PAUL M. 


Police Department 


86,488 


KENNEY 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


77.146 


WILLIAMS 


DANIEL 


Police Department 


76,102 


TARANTINO 


CHRISTY J 


Police Department 


75.430 


SCHMIDT 


HARRISON W. 


Police Department 


65.813 


LOWERY 


PATRICIA A 


Police Department 


64,511 


DOUGLAS 


PATRICIA A 


Police Department 


63,501 


WIGMORE 


THOMAS W 


Police Department 


62.365 


MCCARTHY 


KELLI 


Police Department 


61.904 


HARTNETT 


GREGG T 


Police Department 


59,942 


FERRICK 


JENIFER 


Police Department 


54.651 


PEEBLES 


BRIAN M 


Police Department 


50.804 


FORD 


ANDREW J 


Police Department 


30.070 


MATOS 


LISA M. 


Police Department 


29.361 


DIAS 


CHRISTOPHER 


Police Department 


26,239 


CUNNIFF 


DENNIS M 


Police Department 


22.437 


DIGAVIO 


MARK A 


Police Department 


17.527 


MURPHY 


PAUL W 


Police Department 


13.620 


LOPES 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


13.542 


AHLSTEDT 


RICHARD 


Police Department 


12,923 


SMALL 


JOHN H. 


Police Department 


12.810 


GEDDES 


SASHA 


Police Department 


11.616 


REARDON 


TIMOTHY P 


Police Department 


10.231 


KINTIGOS 


JOSEPH F 


Police Department 


9,968 


NAUGHTON 


BRIAN F. 


Police Department 


6,853 


HENVEY 


CAROL 


Police Department 


6,126 


BOWERS 


CHRISTOPHER 


Police Department 


2.288 


MALOUF 


FREDERICK G 


Police Department 


4.934 


STIVES 


KEVIN 


Police Department 


4,588 


FALL 


GREGORY 


Police Department 


4.555 


RUNEY 


JUSTIN P 


Police Department 


4.244 


ADAMS 


KATHLEEN M 


Police Department 


3.802 


NORRIS 


JOHN 


Police Department 


3.282 


BROKMEIER 


MICHAEL A 


Police Department 


3.145 


BRIGHAM 


PAUL B 


Police Department 


3.041 


CADIGAN 


THOMAS M 


Police Department 


3.033 


O'HARA 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


2,340 


PIERCE 


CHARLES 


Police Department 


1,980 


LOWRANCE 


RAWSON 


Police Department 


1,860 


BUONAUGURIO 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


1,844 


FARINA 


COREY 


Police Department 


1.635 


HARRISON 


JEFF 


Police Department 


1.485 


CAVANAUGH 


SEAN T. 


Police Department 


1.457 


FAHEY 


SEANM 


Police Department 


1.432 


ADAMS 


JUSTIN 


Police Department 


1,408 


GILMARTIN 


JAMES A. 


Police Department 


1.248 


COLETTI 


DAVID F 


Police Department 


1.140 


ELMES 


STEPHEN 


Police Department 


1,064 


DUFFEY 


JOSEPH P 


Police Department 


926 


MAHONEY 


JON F 


Police Department 


892 


ACHILLE 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


788 


ALLISON 


DONALD 


Police Department 


780 


WILBUR 


KEITH 


Police Department 


770 


GAETA SR 


THOMAS 


Police Department 


754 


O'ROURKE 


JOHN 


Police Department 


754 


AIGUIER 


BRIAN 


Police Department 


720 


BAILEY 


DOUGLAS 


Police Department 


720 


CASAGRANDE 


ROBERT C. 


Police Department 


720 


GLENNON 


SEAN 


Police Department 


720 


RICE 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


712 


TALBOT 


KEVIN 


Police Department 


712 


CHURCH 


DANNY D 


Police Department 


704 


MALONEY 


DENNIS M. 


Police Department 


704 


ROSS 


RYAN 


Police Department 


704 


RAPPOLD 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


664 



94 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 2011 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pay 








CANNY 


DAVID 


Police Department 


627 


COOPER 


DAVID T 


Police Department 


540 


GIBBONS 


EDWARD 


Police Department 


540 


SHEA 


DALE 


Police Department 


540 


TAYLOR JR. 


JAMES F. 


Police Department 


540 


HOCKNEY 


MATTHEW 


Police Department 


536 


MCISAAC 


JOHNF 


Police Department 


536 


CHEN 


JIMMY 


Police Department 


532 


GALVIN 


DANIEL 


Police Department 


528 


LUCAS 


MATTHEW J 


Police Department 


528 


BRENNAN 


MARK 


Police Department 


446 


BAGLEY 


EDWARD 


Police Department 


418 


MCLAUGHLIN 


PETER 


Police Department 


418 


SHALNO 


STEVEN 


Police Department 


418 


LENCKI 


JAMES 


Police Department 


394 


LEARY 


DANIEL 


Police Department 


385 


FORD 


THOMAS 


Police Department 


360 


GAETA JR 


THOMAS 


Police Department 


360 


JOUDREY 


PAUL 


Police Department 


360 


LAMBERT 


LAUREN 


Police Department 


360 


STEELE 


JOHN 


Police Department 


360 


WHEDBEE JR 


JIMMIE 


Police Department 


360 


BEST 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


352 


CASSIDY JR 


JAMES A 


Police Department 


352 


DESROCHE 


STEPHEN 


Police Department 


352 


KELLY 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


352 


LANCIONE 


NICHOLAS A. 


Police Department 


352 


PACINO 


DAVID 


Police Department 


352 


TRIEU 


BRUCE 


Police Department 


352 


GREELEY 


THOMAS 


Police Department 


180 


MCLAUGHLIN 


KATELIN 


Police Department 


180 


BRENNAN 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


176 


GERVASI 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


176 


KIRKPATRICK 


DIANNE 


Police Department 


176 


MCCRACKEN 


JOSEPH 


Police Department 


176 


MURRAY 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


176 


WELLS 


JAMES J 


Police Department 


176 


WIGMORE 


DEIRDRE 


Police Department 


65 






















Department Total - 


$2,234,728 










CARROLL 


JAMES 


Recreation 


67,653 


MCCARTHY 


JENNIFER L. 


Recreation 


24,235 


R.-GRIFFINS 


GRACE 


Recreation 


17,110 


COGGINS 


SARAH E 


Recreation 


6,095 


DALEY 


KATHLEEN A. 


Recreation 


5,760 


WORLEY 


JOHN M. 


Recreation 


4,339 


GRANDE 


EMELYN 


Recreation 


3.353 


CURTIN 


MICHAEL 


Recreation 


3.011 


MCDONALD 


LINDSEY L. 


Recreation 


2,912 


DUNKELBERGER 


MARIE 


Recreation 


2.534 


LAWLESS 


NICHOLAS 


Recreation 


2,515 


HILL 


ROBERT 


Recreation 


2,401 


DOOLEY 


PATRICK 


Recreation 


2,373 


COLLINS 


PAIGE L. 


Recreation 


2,340 


WISE 


WILLIAM F. 


Recreation 


2,330 


ZAPPOLO 


CARLEYE. 


Recreation 


2,297 


CROUGH 


SAMANTHA 


Recreation 


2,290 


GOETZ 


ANDERS 


Recreation 


2,235 


MCDONALD 


PAULINA A 


Recreation 


2,129 


COLLINS 


JOHN 


Recreation 


2,045 


GALLAGHER 


JENNIFER 


Recreation 


1.978 


KELLT 


MEREDITH 


Recreation 


1,888 


GOODWIN 


MARGARET 


Recreation 


1,854 


HILLMAN 


KATHRYN 


Recreation 


1.818 


COGGINS 


ZACHARY 


Recreation 


1,654 


HILL JR 


BRIAN 


Recreation 


1,638 



95 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 2011 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pav 










DAVIS 


LINDSEY L. 


Recreation 


1,478 


HINDLEY 


KELSEA 


Recreation 


1,363 


GRECH 


KELLY 


Recreation 


1,238 


THOMPSON 


JULIA 


Recreation 


1,140 


GOETZ 


CONNOR 


Recreation 


1.082 


BRAGA 


HARRISON 


Recreation 


1,071 


QUEENAN 


BRENDAN 


Recreation 


1.010 


GREGORY 


MATTHEW 


Recreation 


876 


MULLIN 


JENNIFER 


Recreation 


865 


PIEPENBRINK DANIEL 


Recreation 


665 


LAURETTI 


ALEXANDRE 


Recreation 


590 


LYNNER 


ANDERSON S 


Recreation 


546 


JOHNSTON 


LUKE 


Recreation 


524 














Department Total - 


$183,235 










CISNEROS 


KENNETH R. 


School Department 


121.499 


DEGENNARO 


DAVID School Department 


119,785 


GILL 


MICHAEL PATR 


School Department 


116.696 


DEMAS 


LOUISE L 


School Department 


105.804 


MESSINA 


DENISE 


School Department 


105.636 


DECHIARA 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


101,292 


DUFFY 


MAUREEN M 


School Department 


99.559 


SWEENEY 


TORIN 


School Department 


98,499 


GORDON 


CYNTHIA B 


School Department 


94.969 


KURKER 


KIM M 


School Department 


94.522 


BEAL 


DEBORAH G 


School Department 


94,394 


THOMAE 


ANNM 


School Department 


93.844 


FORD 


RONALD J 


School Department 


93.094 


HORIGAN 


SUSAN M 


School Department 


92.847 


DYKAS 


KEVIN P 


School Department 


92.808 


AFANASIW 


PETER 


School Department 


92.286 


HENRY 


DEBORAH A. 


School Department 


92.283 


CONROY 


THERESA 


School Department 


91.752 


GALLOTTA 


ALANR 


School Department 


91,364 


GIBSON 


COLLEEN E 


School Department 


91.289 


KENNY 


LYNNE 


School Department 


91.283 


MCGRAIL 


PATRICIA 


School Department 


91.146 


JORDAN 


KATHLEEN A. 


School Department 


90.274 


YESS 


DENISE ANNE 


School Department 


90.124 


GIBSON 


BARBARA A 


School Department 


89.711 


CRIMMINS 


CAROLYN L. 


School Department 


89.421 


WOMERSLEY 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


89,299 


CORKHUM 


SUZI Y 


School Department 


88,964 


SULLIVAN 


VICTORIA 


School Department 


88,594 


WOOLEY 


STEPHANIE E. 


School Department 


88.196 


BARBIERI 


DIANE M 


School Department 


87,694 


SANDLER 


KERRIL 


School Department 


87,649 


JORDAN 


MARGARET 


School Department 


87,179 


MARKS 


BRYAN E 


School Department 


86.537 


BERRY 


MAUREEN M. 


School Department 


86,333 


BROOKS 


KATHRYN A 


School Department 


86,267 


KEATING 


LAURA R 


School Department 


85,342 


HANSON 


JEANNE B. 


School Department 


85,161 


WELCH 


MICHAEL R. 


School Department 


85.149 


JONES 


DANIEL C. 


School Department 


84,962 


RITTS 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


84,641 


BERKOWITZ 


NINAB 


School Department 


83,759 


JOYCE 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


83,537 


TRITTO 


STEPHANIE T. 


School Department 


83,537 


PARRELL 


ERICA K 


School Department 


82,830 


WILLIS 


JAMES 


School Department 


81,848 


LAFOUNTAIN 


ALLEN W 


School Department 


81,282 


DIMINNIE 


LESLIE 


School Department 


80,797 


BUCKLEY JR 


JOHNC 


School Department 


80,583 


SULLIVAN 


ALLISON B. 


School Department 


80,556 


BIAGINI 


STEVEN 


School Department 


80,058 


OWENS-RIGBY 


ELIZABETH R 


School Department 


79,815 



96 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 2011 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pay 










WINTER 


LAUREN M 


School Department 


79,808 


NELLIGAN 


CATHERINE 


School Department 


78,826 


JOHNSTON 


KARIN 


School Department 


78,808 


MORRISSEY 


PATRICIA A 


School Department 


77,163 


SWARTZ 


LAURA C 


School Department 


76,578 


CATALDO 


BARBARA 


School Department 


76,500 


GIULIANO 


LAURA 


School Department 


76,367 


SUGRUE 


LISAV 


School Department 


76,352 


MCTIGUE 


JOAN 


School Department 


76,311 


DEWAAL 


JULIA P. 


School Department 


74,958 


DUGAN 


MARY P. 


School Department 


74,503 


PALMIERI 


VINCENT 


School Department 


74,502 


WEYDT 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


73,544 


ANTOLINI 


JOEL 


School Department 


73,190 


ROHRER 


EILEEN 


School Department 


73,183 


FOLEY 


KERRI ANN 


School Department 


72,987 


MARAT 


MARY 


School Department 


72,774 


O'BRIEN 


CASSANDRA G. 


School Department 


72,309 


CLARK 


JENNIFER A 


School Department 


72,309 


CROWLEY 


JEROME F 


School Department 


71,653 


MACDONALD 


SARAH M 


School Department 


69,594 


BERMAN 


ANN 


School Department 


69,527 


MCPHILLIPS 


JENNIFER A 


School Department 


69,526 


GIBBONS 


EMILY F. 


School Department 


69,279 


PESCATORE 


JANE 


School Department 


68,899 


ERLANDSEN 


ROBERT J. 


School Department 


67,225 


HOGAN 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


66,715 


TUSCHER 


ROBERT 


School Department 


66,489 


MCCABE 


JASON D 


School Department 


66,320 


O'NEILL 


MARYELLEN 


School Department 


66,172 


LEWIS 


ARNA 


School Department 


65,218 


FISH 


WILLIAM 


School Department 


64,898 


NOBLE 


STEPHANIE 


School Department 


64,723 


MORIARTY 


STEPHANIE C. 


School Department 


64,681 


HATHAWAY 


DEBORAH M 


School Department 


64,191 


KELLEY 


JILL L 


School Department 


63,885 


MCINNIS 


KAREN E 


School Department 


63,797 


HUMPHREY 


LAURA 


School Department 


63,705 


MCDAVITT 


KAREN E 


School Department 


63,013 


VINTON 


DAVID S 


School Department 


63,013 


GRADY 


BETHS 


School Department 


62,708 


O'HARA 


MEGHAN 


School Department 


62,708 


WELCH 


SUSAN N 


School Department 


62,708 


SHEEHAN 


JANET 


School Department 


62,411 


CAPOBIANCO 


KRISTIE E 


School Department 


61 ,295 


WALSH 


DENISE 


School Department 


61,176 


GITTENS-CARLE 


ALEISA M. 


School Department 


60,023 


DOBLE 


CHRISTINA A 


School Department 


59,953 


FORTIN 


JONATHAN T. 


School Department 


59,471 


WHALEN 


MEREDITH 


School Department 


59,324 


CARMODY 


ANN-MARIE A 


School Department 


59,247 


OGDEN 


ELIZABETH A. 


School Department 


58,746 


SULLIVAN-SANGE 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


57,436 


BRINDLEY 


PENELOPE A. 


School Department 


57,424 


MOSHER 


MICHELE S 


School Department 


57,360 


MCGRATH 


ELIZABETH M. 


School Department 


57,339 


SMITH 


MARGARET L. 


School Department 


56,833 


KING JR 


JOSEPH W 


School Department 


56,691 


SMITH 


HEATHER D 


School Department 


55,800 


GIBBS 


KAREN 


School Department 


55,613 


BULKLEY 


BEVERLY E 


School Department 


55,579 


KOTTER 


JEFFREY 


School Department 


55,396 


MINGELS 


BRADLEY T 


School Department 


54,930 


QUEENAN 


CAROLYN E. 


School Department 


54,912 


HOLLAND 


MARGARET 


School Department 


54,646 


KENT 


DANIELLE P 


School Department 


53,055 


LOW 


SAMANTHA J 


School Department 


53,055 


COLLINS 


JUDITH 


School Department 


52.914 



97 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 2011 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pav 










CONETTA 


MOLLY E 


School Department 


52.382 


JONES 


THOMAS W. 


School Department 


51.880 


SYLVA 


CAROLE L. 


School Department 


50.988 


LEWIS 


MICHAEL A 


School Department 


50,450 


HOLLAND 


THEODORE L 


School Department 


50.433 


EMOND 


DENISE M. 


School Department 


50.016 


MCLAUGHLIN 


JOAN M 


School Department 


49.881 


MEEHAN 


JANET 


School Department 


49.503 


MASTROMARINO 


MARY E. 


School Department 


49.441 


HANNON 


PETER H 


School Department 


48.476 


STRUZZIERY 


LAURA A 


School Department 


48.213 


BEAUDRY 


KAYNE M 


School Department 


48.063 


MASSARI 


AMALIA M 


School Department 


47.853 


MARKS 


LAURA 


School Department 


47,852 


DANIELSON 


JOHN 


School Department 


47.522 


FLAHERTY 


STEPHEN M 


School Department 


47,487 


DEWAAL 


JOHN 


School Department 


46.424 


DICKSON 


KELLY B 


School Department 


46.129 


BELLAO 


SHARON 


School Department 


46.099 


HATHON 


ROSEM 


School Department 


45.908 


GREGORY 


JANE E 


School Department 


45.652 


FIGUIEREDO 


JOHN 


School Department 


43.206 


FIGUEIREDO 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


41,629 


MEADE 


JONI 


School Department 


41,629 


GEOGHEGAN 


MARTIN 


School Department 


40,771 


GERRISH 


SHANNON L 


School Department 


40,683 


WOLLAM 


RACHEL N 


School Department 


40,271 


DONOGHUE 


DONNA M 


School Department 


39,381 


PENWELL 


KATHRYN R 


School Department 


38.768 


PETROWSKI 


LYNN A 


School Department 


37.771 


CREIGHTON 


NANCY F 


School Department 


37,525 


COSMAN 


SUSAN 


School Department 


36.737 


YUROF 


KELLI 


School Department 


36.652 


CURTIN 


MICHELE L 


School Department 


35.687 


HILL 


CHARLOTTE 


School Department 


35,566 


RAYMOND 


THERESA M 


School Department 


35.353 


BARRY 


LAUREN 


School Department 


34.346 


SIMON 


MICHELLE R 


School Department 


32.545 


DOW 


DAMAE 


School Department 


31.768 


FOLEY 


JOSEPH 


School Department 


31,696 


COOK 


LAUREN M 


School Department 


31,631 


SIMMONS 


LISA 


School Department 


31.527 


PAPI 


SARAH S 


School Department 


30.552 


ZAPPOLO 


SANDRA L 


School Department 


30.495 


MARTIN 


APRIL A. 


School Department 


30.471 


ARVIDSON 


LAURA F 


School Department 


29,735 


NORTON 


EILEEN M 


School Department 


29,183 


LEMANSKI 


ALLISON M 


School Department 


28.811 


CUTSHAW 


KELLIE L 


School Department 


27.810 


KNIGHT 


JEFFREY 


School Department 


27.410 


STILLMAN 


MARGARET M 


School Department 


27.389 


SADLER 


SUSAN M 


School Department 


24.583 


MAFERA 


BENJAMIN N 


School Department 


23,889 


KERR 


CHRISTOPHER 


School Department 


23,006 


MALONE 


EMILY 


School Department 


22.395 


LEHR 


JOANNE 


School Department 


22.104 


LEFORT 


AMYL 


School Department 


21,549 


MIRARCHI 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


21,446 


SULLIVAN 


CAROL 


School Department 


21,248 


SALERNO 


HEIDI C. 


School Department 


21,082 


SMITH 


PEARL F 


School Department 


20,961 


DAVIS 


AMY 


School Department 


20,911 


ANDRUS 


JOAN B 


School Department 


20,891 


AYER 


ALISON G. 


School Department 


20,891 


BAUM 


ROBERT W 


School Department 


20,891 


RIPATRAZONE 


JOANNE M 


School Department 


20.891 


SEPPALA 


LIANE L 


School Department 


20,891 


SHANNON 


DEBORAH M 


School Department 


20,891 



98 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 2011 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pay 










TOPPA 


LAURIE A 


School Department 


20,891 


DRINKWATER 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


20,831 


REGAN 


BRENDA W. 


School Department 


20,776 


MONACO 


LYNN B. 


School Department 


20,686 


MCELHINNEY 


COLLETTE 


School Department 


20,661 


CORCORAN 


ASHLEY R 


School Department 


20,386 


FARRELL 


CAROLYN 


School Department 


20,052 


FABIAN 


KATHERINE 


School Department 


20,039 


SCHMITT 


JUDITH 


School Department 


19,897 


QUINLAN-MARCEL 


ERIN J 


School Department 


19,825 


PORRO 


COSMO 


School Department 


19.820 


CLAY 


VIRGINIA E. 


School Department 


19,739 


HUNT 


MARY ELLEN 


School Department 


19,319 


MILLER 


LILIANE 


School Department 


19,269 


LOTSPEICH-COSTA 


ROBYN 


School Department 


19,148 


CROUGH 


SANDRA 


School Department 


18,755 


HEBERT 


CHRISTINE B 


School Department 


18.636 


WAHLE 


BETHS 


School Department 


18,500 


HARADEN 


MARILYN 


School Department 


18,409 


DAVENPORT 


SALLY B 


School Department 


18,284 


MELIA 


DONNA 


School Department 


17,141 


CALLAHAN 


JEAN L. 


School Department 


16,414 


LEWIS 


KRISTEN 


School Department 


16,409 


CHAPMAN 


CHERYL 


School Department 


16,122 


WESTCOTT 


LISA A 


School Department 


15,807 


JENKINS 


KEVIN 


School Department 


15,275 


AMERO 


ERICF 


School Department 


14,514 


CARLO-EYMER 


SELENE 


School Department 


14,291 


MCALARNEY 


KATE 


School Department 


14,042 


D'ELIA 


JOANNE 


School Department 


12,908 


RHODES 


KATHLEEN E. 


School Department 


12,667 


GRANDE 


LUCIA G. 


School Department 


12,571 


RYAN 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


12,511 


LEARY 


EDWARD J. 


School Department 


12,000 


UNANGST 


KELLY 


School Department 


11,489 


SNOW 


DOROTHY B. 


School Department 


11,355 


NOLAN 


CAROLINE E 


School Department 


11,332 


CALABRIA 


MARIA 


School Department 


11,321 


MARTINI 


KRISTINE G 


School Department 


11,299 


LEVY 


ROBERT 


School Department 


11,216 


MARASCIO 


JOSEPHINE 


School Department 


11,190 


DONATO 


MARIA I. 


School Department 


10,974 


TRUGLIA 


SILVANA 


School Department 


10,918 


SPADEA 


MARIA 


School Department 


10,820 


O'MALLEY-TAYLOR 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


10,715 


MCWEENEY 


BRIANNE J 


School Department 


10,681 


HELM 


ELIZABETH 


School Department 


8,481 


FUCCI-FRANKS 


SHARON 


School Department 


7,599 


OUELLETTE 


ANNE 


School Department 


7,508 


JONES 


CHRISTINE B 


School Department 


6,870 


JEWELL 


PAULA 


School Department 


6,837 


KEARLEY 


ANNE 


School Department 


6,837 


BROOKE 


WILLIAM 


School Department 


6,810 


ANDERSON 


JOHN 


School Department 


6,785 


DRISCOLL 


MARY 


School Department 


6,696 


HOBSON 


DEIRDRE M 


School Department 


6,546 


LEVANGIE 


JOHN A. 


School Department 


6,507 


RUGGIERO 


GEORGE H 


School Department 


6,507 


SHERIDAN 


M. ELIZABETH 


School Department 


6,460 


O'CONNELL 


BERNADETTE 


School Department 


6,359 


BUTMAN 


AMELIA 


School Department 


6,106 


SARVIS 


ABIGAIL 


School Department 


6,072 


SHEA 


STEPHEN P 


School Department 


5,695 


WALSH 


ROBERT 


School Department 


5,694 


CERRI 


BARBARA 


School Department 


5,470 


COYLE 


ALFRED 


School Department 


5,235 


FLANAGAN 


THOMAS 


School Department 


5,107 


CARSTOIU 


LISA A 


School Department 


5,043 



99 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 201 1 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pay 










BEERS 


JAKE 


School Department 


4,961 


PATTISON 


BRIAN J. 


School Department 


4,961 


VENTRESCA 


THOMAS 


School Department 


4.961 


KABILIAN 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


4.200 


SPICER 


KIMBERLYA 


School Department 


4,173 


FLYNN 


LISA 


School Department 


4.150 


LEWIS 


MATTHEW 


School Department 


4,066 


BARRETT 


BRENDON 


School Department 


4,060 


NEDROW 


RUTH 


School Department 


3,920 


WILFAND 


WENDY 


School Department 


3.800 


GRUDINSKAS 


ANNAC 


School Department 


3.790 


MORAN 


DOUGLAS C 


School Department 


3.515 


HILL 


BRIAN 


School Department 


3,494 


MEEHAN 


SARA G 


School Department 


3,494 


BUCKLEY 


PETER 


School Department 


3,487 


SEEMS 


SUSANNA 


School Department 


3.485 


DUGGAN 


JOHNF 


School Department 


3.445 


WEINTRAUB 


JANEB 


School Department 


3.433 


PAGET 


MATTHEW 


School Department 


3.307 


GIBBS 


KASSANDRA 


School Department 


3.234 


EDWARD 


WILLIAM K 


School Department 


3.227 


PECCI 


MARY-ELLEN 


School Department 


3.226 


QAZILBASH 


MUZAFAR 


School Department 


2.996 


ROSS 


STAC IE A 


School Department 


2,980 


ROMAN 


DANIEL 


School Department 


2.941 


TRAHON 


JULIE 


School Department 


2.910 


THOMPSON 


AMANDA 


School Department 


2.904 


CRUMLEY 


MARY 


School Department 


2.700 


THOMS 


NORMAN 


School Department 


2,700 


PALMER 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


2.521 


FORD 


CORINNA M 


School Department 


2.521 


WOOD 


JO-ELLEN S 


School Department 


2.495 


ARDIZZONI 


RUTHANN 


School Department 


2.440 


DURKIN 


NANCY E 


School Department 


2.440 


BURGESS 


LACHLAN C 


School Department 


2.293 


PISCATELLI 


DIANNE 


School Department 


2.270 


GALLAGHER 


ASA 


School Department 


2,195 


NAUGHTON 


ELIZABETH 


School Department 


2.066 


WILLIAMS 


SAMANATHA G 


School Department 


2.065 


CRONIN 


BASIL 


School Department 


2.033 


LAWLESS 


RICHARD F 


School Department 


2,033 


MORGAN 


DONNA 


School Department 


1,880 


UNGVARSKY 


AARON J 


School Department 


1.791 


CLIFFORD 


COLEMAN P 


School Department 


1,747 


PREVITE 


JUSTIN 


School Department 


1,680 


MILLERD 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


1.613 


RACCUIA 


KAREN A 


School Department 


1,405 


ELY 


FLORENCE 


School Department 


1.345 


JOHNSON 


CHRISTOPHER 


School Department 


1.194 


HOLLAND 


THEODORE T 


School Department 


1,080 


LIVINGSTONE 


MICHAEL C 


School Department 


1.080 


SULLIVAN 


DANIEL 


School Department 


1,080 


MULLEN 


DOROTHY 


School Department 


930 


PETROWSKI 


ALDEN 


School Department 


920 


ROGERS 


HAROLD 


School Department 


870 


DOOLEY 


LISA ANN 


School Department 


775 


CICIOTTE 


CAROL 


School Department 


720 


WOOLEY 


SARAH 


School Department 


695 


DONOHUE 


SUSAN 


School Department 


675 


O'BRIEN 


LINDA 


School Department 


675 


REARDON 


CHRISTEN 


School Department 


675 


JONES 


ROBERT J 


School Department 


620 


DEGENNARO 


ALLISON 


School Department 


510 


SAVAGE 


EMILY 


School Department 


507 


LITTLEJOHN 


JILLM 


School Department 


480 


BRANDT 


NATALIE 


School Department 


455 


NOBLE 


SARAH 


School Department 


450 


BROWN 


PETER A 


School Department 


447 



100 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDAR YEAR 201 1 



Last Name 


First Name 


Primary Department 


Gross Pay 










MAGNUSSEN 


DAVID 


School Department 


375 


GILDEA 


KELLI A 


School Department 


225 


HELLER 


ELIZABETH 


School Department 


225 


NOBLE 


LUCY 


School Department 


225 


ROYAL 


LESAM 


School Department 


160 


TARPEY 


LORRAINE C 


School Department 


150 


JORDAN 


LAUREN 


School Department 


75 


MCCABE 


ANDREW 


School Department 


75 


MEADE 


JESSE 


School Department 


75 


PESTONE 


NICK 


School Department 


75 






















Department Total - 


$12,626,148 










ORAM 


JENNIFER B 


Selectmen's Office 


80,798 


LOMBARD 


STEPHEN J 


Selectmen's Office 


58,125 


COUGHLIN 


MICHAEL 


Selectmen's Office 


48,931 


CARISTI-MACDONALD 


MARIE 


Selectmen's Office 


25,444 


FEWSMITH 


ANDREW 


Selectmen's Office 


2,400 


CARR 


EDWIN 


Selectmen's Office 


1,333 


CARLSON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


1,000 


KOED 


FRED 


Selectmen's Office 


1,000 


JENKINS 


LELAND 


Selectmen's Office 


1.000 


KENNEDY 


DIANE 


Selectmen's Office 


667 


WADSWORTH 


DAVID H 


Selectmen's Office 


600 


QUIGLEY 


KAREN M 


Selectmen's Office 


500 


PATTISON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


475 














Department Total - 


$222,273 










HINDLEY 


DIANE 


Sewer 


41,070 














Department Total - 


$41,070 










STANBROOK 


JOHN 


Town Accountant 


70,690 


HENDERSON 


JANE 


Town Accountant 


47,290 














Department Total - 


$117,980 


















ST.PIERRE 


CAROL L. 


Town Clerk 


63,531 


ANDERSON 


BETH 


Town Clerk 


23,684 


DOUGLAS 


MARION L. 


Town Clerk 


23,402 


FORD 


EDYTHE 


Town Clerk 


326 


CHARLES 


MARGARET R. 


Town Clerk 


326 


VOLUNGIS 


JUDITH P. 


Town Clerk 


326 














Department Total - 


$111,595 










LITCHFIELD 


LINDA 


Treasurer/Collector 


68,239 


PARNELL 


SANDRA 


Treasurer/Collector 


59,330 


CORDEIRO 


BONNIE 


Treasurer/Collector 


27,208 


KINSHERF 


ERIC 


Treasurer/Collector 


8,750 


CONNORS 


TRACEY 


Treasurer/Collector 


3,705 














Department Total - 


$167,232 



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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 2011 
was $28,283,095.82 representing 66% of the $42,988,436.37 budget. The residential share of the levy is 
93%, while commercial, industrial, and personal property account for only 7% of the levy. 

It is the responsibility of the Assessors' Office to establish fair market value for all properties in the Town 
of Cohasset. During Fiscal Year 2011, the Assessors' Office staff conducted an analysis of all arms-length 
sales that occurred in the town during calendar year 2009, reported sales trends in the real estate 
market, and applied interim adjustments. The Department of Revenue certified the total valuation of 
the town for Fiscal Year 2011 at $2,440,301,624. 

Although the values were certified by the Department of Revenue, the budget was out of balance and 
there was a delay in setting the tax rate. The result of this delay was a combined third and fourth 
quarter tax billing in March, 2011 with a due date of May 2, 2011. This is the first time Cohasset has had 
to send a combined bill. The addition of the new Little Harbor sewer betterments and the delay of the 
tax bills caused confusion to taxpayers. There was a high volume of inquiries to our office and our staff 
was available to address taxpayers' concerns. 

In addition, the Assessors' Office is responsible for the assessment and commitment of personal 
property, motor vehicle and boat excise, betterment assessments, and the collection of new growth 
based on building construction. During 2011, the state mandated Little Harbor Sewer Project was 
completed, which resulted in 483 new sewer betterments added to the tax billing. 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, 
Bruce Lane and Administrative Assistant, Ellen Warner for their professionalism throughout the year. 

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



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2011 Board of Health Annual Report 



The Board re-organized in April of 2011 with Peggy S. Chapman, APRN, BC returning as Chairperson, 
Robin M. Lawrence, DDS, MPH elected as Clerk and Stephen N. Bobo as member. Joseph R. Godzik, 
VMD remains the Health Agent on a part-time basis and Tara N. Tradd, was appointed as health agent. 
Mary Goodwin, RN continued as public health nurse and Mary Whitley as her assistant. 

Water Quality in Cohasset Harbor was monitored by the Board. Enterococci monitoring for this year's 
sampling resulted in (4) beach closures - Twice for Bassing Beach and twice for Sandy Beach all other 
beaches remained opened throughout the beach bathing season. One known possible source of 
pollution remains to be remedied the septic system at the Lightkeepers. Town Finances have kept this 
facility from being connected to the municipal sewer system. New Beach regulations have been 
implemented by the State resulting in the Town no longer sampling Sandy Cove or Little Harbor these 
are privately owned and operated beaches should the operators of these waters wish to have the beach 
monitored they may perform the sampling themselves or contract with the Board of Health to perform 
those services on their behalf. 

Influenza immunizations were administered to any town resident over the age of 9 years at no charge. 
By purchasing most of the vaccine used for immunizations, the town was able to provide vaccine early 
on in the flu season, not having to wait for the free vaccine from the State which arrived later in the 
season. All vaccine purchased, or received from the State was used - none having been returned. By 
the end of December the influenza case incidence was very light. 

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) continues to play a vital role in emergency preparedness. This group 
of medical and non-medical volunteers plays a vital role in the Board's ability to operate during 
emergencies. Trainings are offered throughout the year and Cohasset hosted two of these sessions 
including a table top exercise dealing with shelter operations. About 30 members from throughout the 
region attended. 

The Community Septic Management Loan Program was again proposed at the Annual Town Meeting. 
This time the proposal passed. The program was approved by the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection and a revolving fund was established from which the Town could draw up to 3 
million dollars before requiring further authorization. Money is loaned to home owners at 2% interest 
and is repaid to the town over 20 year betterment. Administration of the Program is being done by the 
Old Colony Planning Council. As of December 21, 2011 18 owners have received loans and 10 
applications are being processed. $268,638.64 has been loaned to home owners. Most loans have been 
for sewer connections rather than septic system repairs. As the deadline for connecting to the 
municipal sewers approaches, the Board expects more applications to come in. 



103 



The Board was unable to perform compliance checks for the Youth Access to Tobacco Control program 
because no funding could be obtained from the state Tobacco Control Program. The Board will be 
proposing, at the Annual Town Meeting in 2012, the establishment of a revolving fund, funded, by 
Tobacco Sales Permits, which would allow compliance checks to resume. No compliance checks have 
been done since 2009 because of a lack of funding. 

The Board thanks all who donate their time, talent and treasure to protect and promote the high quality 
of health of the town's residents; to all volunteers who assist with program and clinics; and all others 
who help to protect the public health in our community. 

Finally, the Board recognizes the achievements of Tara Tradd as she continues to be an At-Large 
member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Health Officers Association; and of Mary 
Goodwin who was elected to the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Public Health Nurses 
Association as Secretary of the Association. Congratulations! 

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

The Board received the following revenue during 2010: 



Licenses and Permits: 


$ 


15,034.00 


Witnessing Percolation Testing: 


$ 


1,930.00 


Disposal System Construction Permit: 


$ 


3,825.00 


Other: 


$ 


4,150.00 


PHN Gift Account: 


$ 


1,885.00 


Medicare Reimbursement: 


$ 


23,389.62 



Respectfully Submitted: 

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



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2011 Annual Nursing Report 

2011 brought about big changes in flu vaccine supply. The Cohasset Board of Health's flu allocation from 
Mass Dept of Public Health was cut by 600 doses. This year we received 200 doses of flu vaccine from 
the Mass DPH. The decision was made to purchase 600 doses to maintain the same number of doses we 
had received in 2010. In order to pay for the vaccine we participated in the Center for Health Care 
Financing program managed through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. CHCF works with 
participating health plans to provide reimbursement for vaccine services provided in public clinics. To 
date over 700 doses of flu vaccine have been administered through public clinics and home visits. 

March 2011 the first annual Cohasset Health and Recreation Fair was held at the Deer Hill School. This 
was a joint collaboration between the Board of Health and the Recreation Department to provide a wide 
variety of health and recreation services and programs offered to town residents. This year the Blum 
Van from Dana Farber Cancer Institute was onsite staffed with dermatologists to perform skin 
screenings. We also had the Eye Mobile provided by the Lions Club available for vision screening. Over 
300 people attended the fair. 

I have continued working with the Region 4B Emergency Preparedness Coalition. This year we became 
Sub region 5 which consist of the towns of Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Scituate, Norwell and Hanover. Our 
focus this year has been planning an Emergency Shelter Drill. 

The TRIAD program is ongoing in Cohasset with Elder Affairs, Police and Fire Departments as well as the 
Norfolk County Sheriff's office and the Public Health Nurse. Focus this year has been on the Yellow Dot 
Program and File of Life. 

Nursing Services Provided: 

Monthly Keep Well Clinics: 

Cohasset Elder Affairs: 101 clients 
Harborview Housing: 88 
Communicable Disease Reports: 10 
Adult and Child Immunizations: >700 

Total Nursing Visits: 1091 

Home Visits: 189 
Office Visits: 902 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mary Goodwin RN 



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2011 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 2011. 

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. 

As a result of a mild winter with abundant snow cover, the 2011 season began with a high water table 
and above average number of spring mosquitoes. As we expected the initial requests for spraying were 
numerous following the worst Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) threat in 100 years in 2010. 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. Over 11,000 acres were aerial 
larvicided using the Project plane. Upon emergence of the spring brood of mosquitoes, ultra-low volume 
adulticiding began on June 1, 2011 and ended on September 16, 2011. The Project responded to 16,306 
spray requests for service from residents. As part of our West Nile Virus control strategy a total of 
58,701 catch basins were treated with larvicide in all of our towns to prevent West Nile Virus (WNV). 
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. 

The first virus isolations were identified on July 19, 2011 by the Massachusetts Department of Public 
Health, a (WNV) West Nile Virus from a Culex pipien/restuan, a bird biting species, in Cohasset and on 
the same day a Culiseta melanura, a bird biting species, was found to have (EEE) Eastern Equine 
Encephalitis virus in the town of Bridgewater. 



The 2011 season had a total of 34 EEE 


isolates, and 11 WNV trapped in Plymouth County as 


follows: 


Species 


Collection Date 


Town 


Countv 


ARent 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


7/19/2011 


Cohasset 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culiseta melanura 


7/19/2011 


Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/02/2011 


Whitman 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/02/2011 


Brockton 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/02/2011 


Brockton 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/09/2011 


Abington 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/09/2011 


Middleboro 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/23/2011 


Mattapoisett 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/30/2011 


W. Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/02/2011 


Brockton 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culex Salinarius 


8/02/2011 


W Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 



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Plymouth County Mosquito Report - Page 2 



Species 


Collection Date 


i Town 


County 


Agent 


Culiseta melanura 


8/09/2011 


Middleboro 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Coquillettidia perturban 


8/09/2011 


Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Ochlerotatus canadensis 


8/09/2011 


Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/09/2011 


W Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/09/2011 


W Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/09/2011 


Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/09/2011 


Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Coquillettidia perturban 


8/09/2011 


W Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Coquillettidia perturbans 


8/17/2011 


Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Coquillettidia perturbans 


8/18/2011 


Carver 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/18/2011 


Carver 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/17/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/17/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/17/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/19/2011 


Rockland 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


8/17/2011 


W. Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/17/2011 


W. Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/23/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/23/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culex species 


8/23/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culex species 


8/23/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Coquillettidia perturbans 


8/23/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Coquillettidia perturbans 


8/23/2011 


Middleborough 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


8/24/2011 


Plympton 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


9/06/2011 


Lakeville 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


9/07/2011 


Mattapoisett 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Ochlerotatus canadensis 


9/07/2011 


Hanson 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


9/08/2011 


Halifax P 


lymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


9/08/2011 


Halifax 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culiseta melanura 


9/13/2011 


Bridgewater 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culiseta melanura 


9/14/2011 


Kingston 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culex pipiens/restuans complex 


9/09/2011 


Abington 


Plymouth 


WNV 


Culiseta melanura 


9/26/2011 


Lakeville 


Plymouth 


EEE 


Culiseta melanura 


10/20/2011 


Hanover 


Plymouth 


EEE 



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Plymouth County Mosquito Report - Page 3 

Based on guidelines defined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's "Vector Control Plan 
to Prevent EEE" in Massachusetts, the season began with 23 Plymouth County towns at "Low Level" and 
4 towns at the "Moderate Level" for EEE risk category. The season ended with 19 Plymouth County 
towns at "Low Level" and 5 towns at the "Moderate Level" for EEE Risk and 4 towns at "high level" EEE 
risk category. In 2011 there were no human or horse cases as a result of contracting EEEV or WNV in 
Plymouth County. 

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 
The Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project website www.plymouthmosquito.org and the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at www. state. ma. us/dph/wnv/wnvl. htm. 
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. 1,308 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 June and the last in September. 

During the summer 1,347 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. Last year a total of 37 inspections were made to catalogued breeding sites. 

Water Management. During 2011 crews removed blockages, brush and other obstructions from 350 
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. 
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 three days with more than 322 complaints answered. 



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Plymouth County Mosquito Report - Page 4 

Mosquito Survey. Our surveillance showed that the dominant mosquitoes throughout the district were 
generally Culiseta melanura and Coquillettidia perturbans. In the Town of Cohasset the three most 
common mosquitoes were Ae. vexans, Ur. sapphirina and Cq. perturbans.. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to visit our website at www.plymouthmosquito.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 

2011 Annual Town Report 

The mission of Cohasset Elder Affairs is to link people with resources. We provide services, programs 
and activities to all spectrums of the senior population regardless of: income, socioeconomic 
background, ability to pay, abilities or disabilities, to help older adults remain active, connected to, and 
involved in the Cohasset community. 

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. 



Since 2000, the number of seniors residing in Cohasset has increased by 19.6% according to the Federal 
census. In the past year alone, the number of seniors has increased by 8%. This is a staggering figure 
considering that seniors now constitute 25% of Cohasset's entire population, and we are well on track to 
meet or exceed projections of seniors comprising at least one third of the overall population within 8 
short years. 

In 2011, Elder Affairs: 

A. Served 750 seniors with one or more programs during the year 

B. In the past two years, the number of senior participants increased by 26%. 

C. Information and referral calls increased from 7,340 to 7,521 calls between 2009 and 2011. 

D. Provided 1,137 medical rides seniors on an ongoing basis 

E. Provided 1,040 rides for seniors for food shopping, escort shopping, and ancillary services 

F. Provided rides for seniors to attend congregate meals 3,470 times 



Every area of services, programming, and activities, without exception, has increased tremendously in 
the past two years, AND we are just beginning to feel the burgeoning effects of this generational trend. 
Not only is the senior population in Cohasset on trend nationally and state-wide, we actually exceed the 
short and long term projections! 

This past year, 200 individuals faithfully and tirelessly volunteered 9,235 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. 



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As we maintain our attention on existing programs and services, we are concurrently focusing time, 
effort, and energy on the future of Elder Affairs. 

Plans continue to move the new senior center construction project forward that will allow Elder Affairs 
to respond more comprehensively to demands and needs for seniors and their families. 

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. 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 
2011, 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. 

Throughout 2011 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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2011 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 2015 

Ann C. Barrett 2014 

Ralph Perroncello 2012 

Susan Sardina 2016 

Open Seat Governor's Appointee 

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 once a month and holds its annual 
meeting in June. All meetings are Posted Public Meetings. 

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 including an Audit by the State Auditor's office. 
The State Auditor's Office review this past year showed the Agency to be in compliance for all aspects of 
our programs. 

Eligibility standards for Harborview include a maximum allowable income of $46,300 for one person and 
$52,950 for two person households, the age for admission is 60. During the past year there have been 
six apartment turnovers. At the present time there is a waiting list however, there are no Local 
Residents over the age of 60 on the list. 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. 

Modernization grants for capital improvements are awarded by our funding source, the Department of 
Housing & Community Development. This past year the Department of Housing & Community 
Development started a new program, Formula Funding. Under this program the Cohasset Housing 
Authority anticipates $135,000, over the next Five years to make improvements to the site, funding is 
pending State Budget approval. 



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In past years, the Cohasset 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 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 was completed in the spring of 2010. 

In 2010, the CPC awarded a total of $40,000 in order to install GFI's in the kitchens and bathrooms of all 
units and to replace the outside lighting. This project was completed in the summer of 2011. 

The State's budget this year allowed a 3% increase however our utility and other expenses have 
increased beyond the 3% therefore we continue to request emergency funding for our complex, as 
weather and time take their toll. 

We are extremely grateful to the Norfolk County Sheriff's 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 Girl Scout Troup 4870 for always remembering us. We thank you. We also 
appreciate the Cohasset School Department, specifically Joseph Buckley, for including Cohasset Housing 
in the "Service in the Community Program". 

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, Member 
Ralph Perroncello, Treasurer 



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BUILDING DEPARTMENT ~~ 2011 ANNUAL REPORT 

In 2011, the Building Department issued 304 building permits for $20,506,280 worth of construction 
value. 

Twelve (12) building permits were issued for new single family residential structures on previously 
undeveloped landr In addition, six (6) building permits were issued for the demolition and 
reconstruction of existing homes, and, one (1) building permit was issued for a new commercial 
structure. Hundreds more were issued for both residential and commercial 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 2011 



Issuances/Activity 


Number 


Fees Collected 


Total Construction 
Value 


Building Permits 


304 


$217,835 


$20,506,280 


Certificates of Inspection 


49 


$ 1,515 




Certificates of Occupancy 


50 


$ 1,190 




Plumbing Permits 


244 


$ 55,090 




Gas Permits 


197 


$ 10,370 




Trench Permits 


102 


$ 2,550 




Weights & Measures Sealing 


27 


$ 3,135 




Totals 


973 


$ 291,685 


$20,506,280 



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 — 2011 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 2011. 

The Planning Board conducted public hearings on five (5) zoning bylaw amendment articles for the April 
30, 2011 Annual Town Meeting: 

• Article 19: ZONING AMENDMENT- AMEND ZONING MAP (adopted) 

Article 20: ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT - SECTION 2: DEFINITIONS (indefinitely postponed) 

• Article 21: ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT- WIND ENERGY CONVERSION FACILITY BYLAW 
(adopted) 

Article 22: PETITIONED ARTICLE - AMENDMENT OF THE ZONING MAP TO REMOVE A PARCEL 
FROM THE "VILLAGE BUSINESS DISTRICT" AND ESTABLISHING IT AS A RESIDENCE (A) DISTRICT, 
(indefinitely postponed) 

Article W: ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT- SECTION 15: ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT SPECIAL 
PERMIT (indefinitely postponed prior to publication of the warrant). 

A significant amount of attention and review was focused on three (3) combined Special Permit and Site 
Plan Review filings: 

• CONSERVATION WIND LP - SITE PLAN REVIEW & WIND ENERGY CONVERSION FACILITY SPECIAL 
PERMIT APPLICATION for the construction of a commercial 1.8 MW wind turbine at Turkey Hill 
in Cohasset on land owned by the Trustees of Reservations. After several informal discussions in 
the summer and fall of 2010, public hearings for this application opened in November, 2010 and 
closed on December 15, 2010. Deliberations began in January, 2011 and, on a motion duly 
made and seconded, the applications for Special Permit and Site Plan Approval were granted 
with conditions. The approvals are in appeal by several Hingham residents. 

PAT'S HAIRSTYLING BARBERSHOP - SITE PLAN REVIEW & VILLAGE BUSINESS DISTRICT SPECIAL 
PERMIT APPLICATION for the renovation and expansion of the existing building located at 117 
Ripley Road, Unit II, currently known as "Pat's Hairstyling Barber Shop". The building renovation 
and enlargement was to construct a second floor addition for a residential apartment. Site Plan 
approval was sought pursuant to §12.6 and §18 of the Zoning Bylaws. A Special Permit approval 
was also sought pursuant to §8.7 to construct an enclosed stairway to the proposed second 
floor. After thorough review and deliberation, on a motion duly made and seconded, the 
applications for Special Permit and Site Plan Approval were granted with conditions. 



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8 JAMES LANE AND 2 PLEASANT STREET -SITE PLAN REVIEW & VILLAGE BUSINESS DICTRICT • 
SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION for a Special Permit pursuant to Sections 12.4 and 18 of the 
Zoning Bylaws and Site Plan Approval pursuant to Section 12.6 of the Zoning Bylaws for a 
Village Business District project for the new residential construction of "The Cohasset Village 
Town Homes" consisting of four, two-unit townhomes at 8 James Lane and one, three-unit 
townhome at 2 Pleasant St. This project was deemed substantially and materially different that 
the filing denied by the Planning Board in 2009. Public hearings are ongoing and will continue 
into 2012. 

The Board held public hearings on applications to modify previously approved projects: 

100 POND ST - APPLICATION TO MODIFY THE 1983 RESIDENTIAL CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT 
SPECIAL PERMIT to allow a land exchange and to permit the construction of one (1) additional 
single family dwelling unit. The Board approved this Special Permit modification subject to all 
conditions of the original permit. 

MANOR WAY CIRCLE SUBDIVISION - APPLICATION TO MODIFY THE APPROVED SIX (6) HOME 
SUBDIVISION: The Applicant sought to amend and supersede the lot lines as originally shown on 
the approved Definitive Subdivision plan which created a six lot subdivision off Manor Way and 
to reduce the number of lots to three (3). The Planning Board approved the modifications to 
this approved subdivision. 

The Board also addressed two (2) new Site Plan Review Filings: 

STOP & SHOP GAS FACILITY AT 391 CHIEF JUSTICE CUSHING HIGHWAY - SITE PLAN REVIEW for 
the redevelopment of an existing fuel facility (gas station) site including the construction of a 
four pump (8 fueling position) fuel facility, canopy, kiosk/restroom and two underground 
storage tanks. The size of the site and the location on Rt. 3A contributed to this being a very 
complicated application. After giving all notice required pursuant to applicable law, public 
hearings were held throughout the late summer and fall months. Upon completion of thorough 
review and deliberation, on a motion duly made and seconded, the Planning Board voted 4 -1 in 
favor of approving this Site Plan Application with conditions. 

SCITUATE RACQUET & FITNESS CLUB SWIMMING POOL SITE PLAN REVIEW - for the construction 
of an approx. 11,000 sq. ft. indoor swimming pool facility attached to the existing Scituate 
Racquet & Fitness Club at 1004 GC Hwy. Approx. 9,000 sq. ft. of the proposed swim facility 
lies in Cohasset, MA and approx. 2,000 sq. ft lies in Scituate, MA. This was a very complicated 
application due to drainage, a shared septic system and the fact that the proposed indoor pool 
lies on property in two towns. Discussions centered around drainage and drainage concerns 
voiced by an abutter as well as the need for additional information requested by the Planning 
Board and the Board's consulting engineer. After giving all notice required pursuant to 
applicable law, on a motion duly made and seconded, the Planning Board voted unanimously to 
grant Site Plan approval with conditions. 



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In addition, a Site Plan Review application for a fully automated carwash at 828 Chief Justice Cushing 
Highway was filed in mid-December, 2011. Public Hearings for this application are scheduled to begin 
in January, 2012. 

Three (3) Large Home Review applications were reviewed via the public hearing process: 

• 101 ATLANTIC AVENUE: This application was for the renovation of an existing approx. 3,600 sq. 
ft. single family residence. Renovations include raising the existing structure by 3 ft. and 
constructing an approx. 1,200 sq. ft addition for a total residential gross floor area of approx. 
4,800 sq. ft. After thorough review during public hearing, the Planning Board voted 
unanimously to recommend issuance of a building permit subject to conditions. 

• 379 ATLANTIC AVENUE: This application was for the demolition of an existing 4,862 sq. ft. single 
family residential structure and the construction of a new 7506± sq. ft. single family residential 
structure. After thorough review, the Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend 
issuance of a building permit subject to conditions. 

• 20 HOBART LANE: This application was for the construction of additions to the existing 6,010 sq. 
ft. residential structure, creating a final structure of 7,732 sq. ft. residential gross floor area. 
After thorough review, the Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend issuance of a 
building permit subject to conditions. 

Considerable attention was focused throughout the year on continued review of the inspections, status 
of conditions and progress of previously approved projects including: 

• Heritage Lane - Fourteen (14) single family residence subdivision: Lots continued to be sold in 
this subdivision. By the end of 2011, building permits had been issued for 9 homes in this 
subdivision. The unfinished subdivision road became a great concern to the Board and the 
existing homeowners. After the issuance of several Board mandated completion dates, the 
subdivision road was completed in November, 2011. The Board has issued completion dates in 
2012 for the still incomplete items and, continues to closely monitor this subdivision. 

• Scituate Hill Commercial Subdivision: The Applicant continues to explore the possibility of a 
traffic light with Mass. Highway. The Applicant also anticipates forward movement with this 
project as the economy improves. The Board granted an extension to this commercial 
subdivision approval. 

• Cook Estate: Building permits have been issued for eight (8) single family homes in this 
residential cluster development. The Board continued to monitor the progress of landscaping 
etc. along Sohier Street and the entrance to the neighborhood. Deadline dates were issued for 
completion of landscaping work in these areas. The work was completed. The Board continues 
to monitor progress in this cluster development. 



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Many informal discussions were held at Planning Board Meetings including: 

• Pre-application discussion regarding plans for a Site Plan Review filing for an indoor swimming 
pool at the Scituate Racquet & Fitness Club. 

• Pre-application discussion regarding plans for a Site Plan Review filing for a Stop & Shop fuel 
facility on Rt. 3A 

• Pre-application discussion regarding plans for a 41 home residential cluster development at the 
site of the former Cedarmere SMROD off Beechwood St. 

• Pre-application discussion regarding plans for a modification to the approved Manor Way Circle 
subdivision 

Other projects and topics discussed on an ongoing basis included: 

• Planning Board Goals 

• Cohasset Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land 

• CH. 91 Waterways license agreement endorsed 

• Discussion about reforming a Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) 

• 12 month Planning Board goals, objectives and interests 

• Endorsed TOD and PWED grant support letters 

• Installation of a generator at the new Pilgrim Bank building in the Village 

• Signing of the first Cook Estate Unit releases 

• Discussion with the MAPC Regional Coordinator regarding a Rt. 3A corridor study 

Continuing Administrative projects included: 

• Completion of a first draft of updated Common Driveway Rules & Regulations 

• Near completion of a first draft of updated Subdivision Rules & Regulations 

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

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

• Held thirty one (31) meetings 

• Reviewed seven (7) Subdivision Approval Not Required (ANR) applications. After thorough 
review, all applications were endorsed. 

• Pursuant to Sections 12.4.2 and 12.5.3, the Planning Board regularly reviews applications filed 
with the Zoning Board of Appeals and offers a recommendation to the ZBA to either approve or 
deny an application as well as the reason(s) for the recommendation. In 2011, the Planning 
Board reviewed and offered recommendations on ten (10) ZBA applications. 



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Planning Board Member Jeanne Healey-Dippold relocated to Washington D.C. and subsequently 
resigned her position on the Board. Former Associate Member William Hannon was elected to fill the 
vacancy created by Healey-Dippold's resignation. The Board welcomed newly appointed Associate 
Member Judith Kasameyer. 

The Planning Board reorganized after the May, 2011 town elections. After serving as Chairman for 22 of 
his 25 years on the Board, Al Moore declined nomination as chair during this most recent 
reorganization. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stuart W. Ivimey, Chairperson 

Clark H. Brewer, Vice Chairperson 

Charles A. Samuelson, Clerk 

William J. Hannon 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 

Judith Kasameyer, Associate Member 



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Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 

2011 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 
birthplaces of Presidents 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 2011 include: 

• The Community Outreach Program continues to bring the Registry to many of the County's 
Town Halls and Senior Centers during 2011. Register O'Donnell and staff were at Cohasset 
Town Hall on June 15, 2011. 

• The Registry's Informational Seminars offer both the real estate professional and the general 
public the opportunity to learn how to research the Registry's land records. 

• On July 14, 2011 the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds accepted all documents for electronically 
transmitted recordings. During 2011, the Registry of Deeds collected $2,154,087.04 in recording 
fees generated through electronic recording and 12,866 documents were submitted 
electronically. 

• Improvements to the physical appearance of the historic Registry Building built 1903 continued 
with the unveiling of the "Historical Photo" collection on the first floor of the Registry. 
Photographs depicting historic buildings and scenes from each of the 28 communities of Norfolk 
County are now on permanent display at the Registry. These photo's can now also be viewed on 
the Registry's website at: www.norfolkdeeds.org. 

• Norfolk County Registry of Deeds continues to enhance its disaster recovery business continuity 
plans. To continue "business as usual" for the entire Registry Building a generator was installed 
and an off-site recovery plan was developed. 

• Free public viewing of every document, including land plans, recorded by the Registry since its 
inception in 1793 is available at: www.norfolkdeeds.org 

• The full service telephone and walk-in Customer Service & Copy Center provided 
thousands of Norfolk County residents with quality assistance in all areas of the Registry 
operations. The Customer Service &. Copy Center can be reached at 781-461-6101. 

• 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. 

• Our on-going community programs, Suits for Success, and the Annual Holiday Food and Toys for 
Tots Drives have been successful through the generosity of the Registry employees and the 
residents of Norfolk County. 



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Cohasset real estate activity showed some definite signs of improvement over the past year. Growth 
was seen with the average sale price of both commercial and residential property in Cohasset. 
Cohasset's average sale price in 2011 was $lmillion. This 27% improvement from 2010's average price 
was most likely influenced by transfers of commercial property. Similarly, the total volume of 
commercial and residential sales this past year reached $119 million, an 8% climb from 2010. The 
number of actual land transfers, however, in Cohasset for both consideration and nominal consideration 
decreased by 7 % from last year with 201 deeds recorded. Despite historically low interest rates in 2011 
the amount of new mortgages recorded decreased by 16%. In addition to the actual number of 
mortgages recorded, mortgage indebtedness dropped by 33% from 2010's figures. Cohasset residents 
took advantage of the March 2011 changes to the Massachusetts Homestead law by recording 176 
Declarations, an impressive 45% jump from the previous year. 

The modernization initiatives that have improved the business operations of the Registry of Deeds will 
continue. I have been and continue to be committed to an efficient customer service oriented 
operation at the Registry of Deeds. It is a privilege to serve you as your Register of Deeds. 

Respectfully submitted, 




William P. O'Donnell 

Norfolk County Register of Deeds 



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Cohasset Conservation Commission Annual Report 2011 

The Conservation Commission has the responsibility for the administration of state and local 
environmental laws and regulations in our community of Cohasset. The Commission regulates projects 
that may have an impact on any wetland resource area, and Stormwater discharge. The Commission 
would like to especially thank our staff Commission Secretary Nancy Noonan and our Wetlands and 
Stormwater Agent Paul Shea for their dedication and hard work. Nancy who has been the Commission 
Secretary for many years has expressed her appreciation on how professional the Commission is now 
run. 

In 2011 there was 31 Notice of Intent (NOI) and 22 Request for Determination applications under the 
Wetland Regulations and 12 Stormwater applications. Total revenue collected from Wetland filing and 
review fees was $49,160 and from Stormwater was $36,075 that predominantly pays for technical 
review fees to our Wetlands and Stormwater Agent. 

2011 was an atypical year for the Commission. Three new members were appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen. The Commission with the support of staff has made several changes to our operations to 
bring us in compliance with local and state regulations. With the help of the new by-law review sub- 
committee and finance sub-committee several initiatives have been adopted including: 

• The Commission as a whole reviews and approves minutes at scheduled meetings in compliance 
with the State's open meeting law. 

• The Commission as a whole reviews and approves all expenditures made by staff in compliance 
with State Department of Revenue regulations. 

• The Commission voted to adopt a set of financial rules and regulations that include a 
requirement for the Commission to approve its annual budget and to monitor its expenditures 
on a monthly basis. 

• The Commission unanimously voted to streamline the Stormwater process and coordinate that 
process with the wetland review. This effort not only provides for better protection of the 
resource but should reduce the cost of process to the homeowner by over half with a reduction 
in the time it takes to process the application. 

We feel it is appropriate for Town Meeting to know that during 2011 we resolved a highly contentious 
NOI submitted by the Town which concerned changing the schedule for controlling the gates at Cat Dam 
as a result of the gates being opened two days longer than previously scheduled. This NOI, if 
implemented, will increase the number of days the gates will be open and providing full tidal flushing by 
50%. After thorough reviews of reports, studies and recommendations from many professional experts 
the Commission unanimously approved the Town's NOI. 

A small group of citizens appealed the Conservation Commission decision to the State DEP, where it is 
under review. The Town has been notified that a Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) 
review will be needed, with some level of an Environmental Impact Review (EIR) as well. The additional 
financial costs to the town are unknown at this time, but our Wetlands and Stormwater agent suggest 
that a figure of $300,000 to $500,000 is likely to prepare a full EIR. Of equal concern and 
disappointment to the Commission is the delay of the potential positive environmental improvements 
we approved to for Inner Little Harbor. Once a meeting has been held with the MEPA/DEP over the 



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permitting process, the Commission will have to determine how to proceed and what is in the best 
interest of the Town and the Town Environmental Resources. 

Respectfully submitted and approved on January 5, 2012, 

Veneta P. Roebuck 
Edward S. Graham, Jr. 
David H. Farrag 
Jack Creighton 
James F. Marten 
James H. Gilman 
Alexander C. Koines 
Richard M. Karoff 
Michael R. Milanoski 



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Tri-Town Weir River Estuary Park Committee 
For Towns' 2011 Annual Report 

During 2011, the Weir River Estuary Park Committee met with representatives of various groups who 
serve the Weir River Estuary to foster communication and collect information for a potential Weir River 
Estuary Resource Management Plan. The groups included: Hingham and Hull Harbormasters, Back River 
Watershed Association, and Hingham and Hull Conservation Commissions, Massachusetts Areas of 
Critical Environmental Concern Program, and Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management. 

WREP Committee members helped coordinate and publicize the annual spring clean-up of the Weir 
River Estuary, led by the Straits Pond Watershed Association in partnership with the Weir River 
Watershed Association and Hull Land Conservation Trust. 

2011 saw completion of payment for the Chatham Street entrance to the Weir River Woods. The 
Chatham Street property was identified as a conservation priority in the Weir River Estuary Land 
Protection Plan published by the WREP Committee in 2006. The Chatham Street entrance provides 
access to trails in an 18-acre publicly-owned preserve of upland and marsh along the Weir River Estuary. 
The entrance is now owned by the Hull Land Conservation Trust with a Conservation Restriction held 
jointly by The Trustees of Reservations and the Hull Conservation Commission. The Hull Land 
Conservation Trust is grateful for major grants from the Massachusetts Conservation Partnership 
Program, Sheehan Family Foundation and Fields Pond Foundation and for donations and participation in 
fundraising activities by over 1000 people. For information on walks generally held on the first Saturday 
of the month, go to www.HullLandConservationTrust.org or www.weirriver.org 

In 2011, the WREP Committee also helped facilitate communication between the Hull Conservation 
Commission, Hull Land Conservation Trust and Cohasset Conservation Trust toward the goal of creation 
of a Straits Pond Wildfowl Viewing Park, consisting of a continuous walkway around Straits Pond along 
Atlantic Avenue, Jerusalem Road and a proposed path connecting West Corner with Richards Road. 
Creating this path will involve conservation of a portion of the Lofchie Property on Straits Pond to 
connect the end of Richards Road with the landward edge of the publicly-owned Straits Pond peninsula. 
Conservation of a portion of the Lofchie Property was also identified as a priority in the 2006 Weir River 
Estuary Land Protection Plan . 

The WREP Committee invites you to attend its meetings, which are posted on the three towns' websites. 
The Committee is seeking new members interested in preservation, recreation and education for the 
Weir River Estuary. 



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2011 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FIRE. RESCUE AND 
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT 



I hereby submit the Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 2011 

The Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to 2218 calls for service this 
year. 

The Department responded to 1265 fire related incidents: 

Building / Structure Fires 36 

Outdoor Fires / Illegal Burning 12 

Motor Vehicle Crashes 103 

Motor Vehicle Fires 1 

Hazardous Materials Responses 7 

Automatic Fire Alarm Responses 212 

Investigations 283 

Inspections 380 

Downed Power Lines 80 

Lockout/ Lock-in 21 

Assistance 36 

Mutual Aid Fire Responses 21 

Miscellaneous Responses 73 

The Department responded to 953 medical emergencies and transported 773 patients to hospitals. 

Basic Life Support (BLS) Transports 304 

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Transports 375 

Mutual Aid Ambulance BLS Transports 45 

Mutual Aid Ambulance ALS Transports 49 



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The following fees were returned to the General Fund: 

Ambulance Transport Fees $412,531.00 

10A Permit Fees $32,837.00 

Burning Permit Fees $1,495.00 

Detail Fees $4,229.03 

TOTAL $451,092.03 

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 - 2010 Pierce - 1,500 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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2011 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COHASSET POLICE DEPARTMENT 

In accordance with the provisions of Article 3, Section 2, Paragraph D of the By-laws of the Town of 
Cohasset, I hereby submit the Annual Report for the Cohasset Police Department. This report includes 
crime/arrest statistical data and fees returned to the general fund from January 1, 2011 through 
December 31, 2011. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OFFENSES REPORTED TO THE POLICE 2011 STATISTICS 



Offense Reported 

A&B 21 

A&B Domestic 3 

A&B on +60/Disabled with Injury 1 

A&B On Ambulance Personnel 1 

A&B With Dangerous Weapon 3 

A&B With Dangerous Weapon +60 1 

Abuse Prevention Order, Violate 8 

Accost/Annoy Person Of Opposite Sex 1 

Assault 3 

Assault to Rob, Armed 1 

Assault W/Dangerous Weapon 5 

Attempt to Commit Crime 6 

B&E Building Daytime by False 4 

B&E Building Nighttime for Felony 6 

B&E for Misdemeanor 9 

B&E Motor Vehicle 41 

Cocaine, Trafficking In Over 100 Grams 1 

Computer System, Unauthorized Access 1 

Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law 1 

Credit Card Fraud Over $250 1 

Credit Card, Improper Use 2 

Crime Report, False 1 

Destruction of Property -$250 5 

Destruction of Property +$250 4 

Disorderly Conduct 2 

Drug Violation near School/Park 1 

Drug, Possess To Distribute 5 

Fence, Vandalize 1 

Harassment, Criminal 3 

Identity Fraud 9 

Indecent A&B on Person 14 or Over 2 

Larceny by Check Over $250 1 

Larceny by Check Under $250 2 



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Offense Reported 

Larceny from Building 8 

Larceny Over $250 39 

Larceny Under $250 30 

Leave Scene of Personal Injury 1 

Leave Scene of Property Damage 18 

Lewdness, Open and Gross 1 

License Suspended For OUI 1 

License Suspended, Op MVWith 15 

License Revoked, Op MV With 3 

Liquor to Person Under 21, Furnish 2 

Liquor, Person Under 21 Posses 8 

Motor Veh, Larceny Of 4 

Motor Veh, Malicious Damage To 1 

Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle 18 

Operating a Motor Vehicle to Endanger 1 

OUI Drugs 1 

OUI Liquor 13 

OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense 3 

OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense 2 

Protective Custody 20 

Rape 3 

Receive Stolen Property +$250 1 

Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicle 2 

Resist Arrest 1 

Shoplifting 4 

Stop For Police, Fail 3 

Tagging Property 1 

Telephone Calls, Annoying 2 

Threat to Commit Crime 9 

Trash, Litter 1 

Trespass 6 

Trespass With Motor Vehicle 1 

Trespassing On Rail Road Right 1 

Unlicensed Operation of MV 32 

Use MV without Authority 2 

Vandalize Property 24 

Willful Violation of Town Bylaw 3 

Wiretap, Unlawful 1 

Witness, Intimidate 3 

WMS Warrant 13 



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SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES 



Arrests 

Criminal Complaints Filed 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 

Motor Vehicle Citations Issued 

Parking Tickets Issued 

Residential & Business Alarms answered 

Stolen Motor Vehicles Recovered 

Emergency and other calls for service 

Special Details 

Domestic Violence Cases Investigated 

FID Cards Issued 

LTC Issued/Renewed 



115 

124 

140 

1,739 

540 

529 

2 

11,929 

917 

15 

5 

69 



FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND 



Parking Fines Issued 
Paid Detail Surcharge 
Police Cruiser Fee 
Gun License Fees 
Soliciting License Fees 
Police Report Fees 
False Alarm Fees 



$17,425 

$17,992.17 

$1,975.00 

$5,075.00 

$225.00 

$1,225.00 

$25.00 



TOTAL 



$43,942.17 



ACCREDITATION 

Accreditation is a self initiated outside assessment of our police department by professionals to ensure 
compliance with standards by which to ensure the highest level of service for our residents. 

The department continues to work towards accreditation. To date, approximately 75% of the work has 
been completed for certification. Once certification is complete, accreditation will follow. All of the 
department's standard operating procedures (SOP's) are in the process of a total revamp. SOP's having 
to do with firearms licensing and evidence storage have already been changed. 



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COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

Officers continuing with visits to Cohasset High School law classes 

Visits to the Recreation Department summer camps 

Police booth at the Cohasset Board of Health's health fair 

Cookout with elderly residents sponsored by police union 

Home visits with elderly "shut-ins" during heat waves 

Police Community Liaison Board (PCLB) 

Cohasset Day booth 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mark M. DeLuca, Chief of Police 
COHASSET POLICE DEPARTMENT 



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2011 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 10 catch basins. 

Cleaned 449 catch basins with the truck basin cleaner and 70 by hand. 

Dug out the flapper on Atlantic Avenue 25 times to alleviate flooding. 

Rebuilt or replaced 80' of fences. 

Repaired or replaced berms, aprons and sidewalks at various locations. 

Replaced or repaired 72 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. 

Marked out and issued 57 Street Opening Permits. 

Marked out and issued 6 Catch Basin Easements. 

Transferred 1,636 tons of solid waste and 697 tons of C&D. Recycled 569 tons of mixed paper products, 
113 tons of scrap metals and cans, 74 tons of plastics, 137 tons of glass and 950 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. Most recyclable totals increased with the exceptions of glass and metal 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. 

Plowed and/or sanded 49 times including the January Snowstorm that saw plow crews clearing roads 
and sidewalks for more than 24 hours. The Town was reimbursed for some of these costs. 

Cohasset ended 2011 with Hurricane Irene bringing down trees and wires town wide. All Departments 
assisted during this storm. Again, we have submitted paperwork for some monetary reimbursements. 
Our thanks to Glenn Pratt for all his work on that project. 



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

Conducted and recorded 33 internments at the various town owned cemeteries. 

Held 6 paint collection and brush days for residential brush chipping. 

Paved a section of North Main Street and all of Cedar Street using Chapter 90 State Funding. 

Completed the Straits Pond Project in conjunction with Mass DOT and the towns of Hingham and Hull. 

Completed the Jacobs Meadow Outfall Project. 

Prepared $1,385 million Annual Operating Budget and carried over a $75,000 Capital Improvement 
Program for Fiscal Year 2012. 

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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Sewer Commission 2011 Annual Report 



During 2011, the Little Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue and Deep Run/Rust Way sewer expansion projects continued 
with the authorization of additional service connections and private sewer service installation work. In addition, 
final paving operations were substantially completed along with loaming and seeding operations at the road 
edges. The Cohasset Sewer Commission (CSC) also began a campaign to recover a small portion of the costs for 
paving activities conducted during the sewer project which were in excess of the projects initial obligation. 
Project close-out was initiated and a final reconciliation with the Town and the Water Department commenced 
which also provided aid to the Town accounting and finance departments in reconciling accounts. Collection 
system start-up has gone relatively smooth with a few minor odor and mechanical issues which are normal and 
are being resolved as flows in the sewer system increase to design levels. 

To help expedite service connections, the CSC issued several notices to residents reminding them of the Town's 
obligation under the Second Amended Final Judgment with the State to have connections completed by July 1, 
2012. Town Meeting authorized a loan program sponsored by the Board of Health which is available to 
residents who needed to connect to the sewer system which provides an affordable means to fund the private 
portion of their sewer connection. Several future Little Harbor sewer users have started to take advantage of 
the loan program. 

The treatment plant, with the new GE membranes, continued to perform exceptionally well. The Sewer 
Commission awarded United Water the operations contract which commenced January 1, 2011 and United 
Water has performed well as they learned more about Cohasset's innovative membrane technology. United 
Water also took over operation of the wastewater collection system and began a camera inspection program of 
the existing sewers to help identify system defects and leaks also known as Infiltration and Inflow. Over 20,000 
linear feet of sewers have already been inspected and the CSC is planning sewer remediation and rehabilitation 
measures for 2012 based upon those videos. United Water conducted a detailed inventory assessment of 
critical treatment plant components and spare parts to better ensure that the WWTP has minimal down-time in 
instances of mechanical failure, helping to increase process reliability. In addition, a preventative maintenance 
program has been instituted and United Water's first actions in this involved process valve upgrades and repairs. 
United Water initiated a summer intern program for Cohasset high school students enabling hands-on 
experience and environmental education. This is a partnership program with the Center for Student Coastal 
Research and they hope to continue the program in future years. The Town installed wireless internet access at 
the WWTP to enable remote process monitoring by the membrane manufacturer, GE, to enable manufacturer 
input in optimizing the operation of the membranes and to better troubleshoot programming and software 
modifications as may be required. 

The CSC initiated a program to finally transfer the grinder pumps installed by the Town in the late 1990's to the 
individual property owners. A ten (10) year parts and labor warranty was maintained by the Town with Interon, 
the grinder pump manufacturer, to ensure product performance during that previous period. Now that the 
warranty has expired and since the new sewer projects did not include grinder pumps, the CSC plans to put all 
owners on the same basis. To facilitate this transition of ownership, the CSC began a retrofit process which 
includes replacing old Interon pumps with new E-One pumps with a new five year warranty similar to the new 
Little Harbor units. This transition is included as part of the ongoing grinder pump maintenance program for 
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Current work which will continue into 2012 is related to Infiltration and Inflow repairs of services around Jacob's 
Meadow. The project targeted for 2011 was delayed and missed the seasonal construction window needed for 
the project. It is anticipated to be bid and awarded in 2012. The CSC will be submitting an NPDES Permit 
renewal to MADEP and EPA for the existing WWTP in early 2012; a process which recurs every 5 years. The CSC 
will also be working with the Town in 2012 to finally vacate the Second Amended Final Judgment as the 
remaining Little Harbor sewer service connections are completed. 

Wayne Sawchuk, Chairman 
Bryan Baldwin, Vice Chairman 
John Beck, Clerk 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COHASSET HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 2011 

The Cohasset Historical Commission submits the annual report of work during 2011 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). The Cohasset Historical Commission 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 Historic District. 

Inventory Forms - Over 2100 historical properties in Cohasset have been inventoried 
and forms placed on file with the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Properties 
from the late 1600s through the mid 1900s are listed. All inventory listings can be 
accessed online through the Massachusetts Historical Commission website by 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" Projects - We receive communication concerning any state 
projects which may impact a historic area. This year we were notified of the Mill River 
boatyard's plans for a new pier and alterations to existing buildings. The state has 
proposed notifying towns only when a state or federal project concerns the state 
register of historic places listing. 

Local Involvement - 

1. Pilgrim Bank - The Commission is pleased with the adapted re-use of the old 
Cohasset Hardware Store as the new bank facility. The conscientious renovation of the 
building has done its best to maintain the character of the village area. A set of pictures 
of the work has been made available to the Historical Society for their files. 

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2. Government Island National Register Site - The year 2010 celebrated the 150 th 
anniversary of the lighting of the present Minot's Ledge Lighthouse. The Cohasset 
Historical Commission has an 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 developing signage for the site and for the Minot's Ledge Light Replica. 
We also are developing signage to emphasize the historical significance of Beacon Rock. 

3. Financial Support - We sell "1-4-3" Minot Light T-shirts, sweatshirts, license 
plates and tote bags. We have inventory in both youth and adult sizes. The money 
raised from this project is used towards work on Historical Commission projects. 

4. First Parish Meeting House - The Commission met with a representative of the First 
Parish Meeting House concerning the church's interest in obtaining funds through the CPA 
for the restoration of the windows of the church and regilding of the numbers and hands of 
the town clock. The Commission supports this proposal. 

5. Community Preservation Committee - A portion of CPA funds is 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, by having a representative we are 
encouraged to be more involved with the historical projects presented to CPC. 

6. Membership - After six years, Nathaniel Palmer resigned from the Historical 
Commission. We thank him for his involvement and help . We welcome a new member, 
Todd Goff, who has a background in history and certification in historical architecture. 
Finally, we pay tribute to Hamilton Tewksbury, who died in November. He had been a 
member of the commission for 21 years and was instrumental in the loan to Cohasset 
from the Coast Guard of the Fresnel lens on display in the Minot's Ledge Lighthouse 
watch room and lantern house on Government Island. He also had spearheaded our 
teeshirt sales. Many in town will miss his work and interest in the town's history. 

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 from. 

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 at Town Clerk's office at Town Hall. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Rebecca Bates-McArthur, Chairman 
David Wadsworth, Secretary 
Marilyn Morrison 
Todd Goff 



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Annual Report of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 2011 

Mission Statement: "The Paul Pratt Memorial Library serves as a gateway to knowledge, a 
stimulant to creative imagination and a resource for the entire community." 

Statement of Values: Library staff, trustees, and Friends are committed to offering high quality 
information resources and programming to the Cohasset community and beyond. We work to ensure 
that all citizens have equal access to information, and that all persons are welcomed and served by 
professional staff dedicated to providing outstanding services 

Service Statistics At a Glance - FY2011 



Items loaned Card Holders Visitors Reference question Programs 
149,224 5,188 134,709 5,577 285 



Meeting room use 
1,682* 



vs. 2010 +7.2% 



+5% 



-15.8% 



+7.8% 



+23.9% 



-17.1%* 



*Reasons for reduced attendance may be elimination of Sunday hours and interruptions in 
attendance tabulation. 



FY2011 Operating Budget 



Budgeted Sources of Revenue 


Budgeted Uses of Revenue 


Town-operating budget: $486,437* 


Town-funded salaries: $383,997 


Gift fund 3,000 


Unexpended salaries: 


State aid to public libraries grant 11,234 


14,210*** 


Endowment trust income: 35,404 


Town-funded operating expenses: 90,574 


Friends of the Cohasset Library: 14,210 


Gift, State and Trust funded materials: 45,535 


LSTA Grant: 7,500 


Other non-town funded expenses: 19,464 


Social Service League Grant: 5,982 


Non-town carryover 10,167 


Total Library Revenue: $563,767** 




**14,300 of fees and fines turned over to the 


Total uses of library revenue: $563,767 


Town's general fund. 


***Temporary staff reduction due to 


*Town library budget is less than 2% of total 


unexpected medical leave 


town budget 





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Operations 

Demand for library services was high again this year, and we worked hard to satisfy increasing user 
needs in spite of challenges presented by reduced funding support on the local and state levels. For the 
past few years, we have had to apply for waivers to the MA Board of Library Commissioners due to cuts 
in our municipal appropriation in order to remain certified for state aid to public libraries. State aid 
certification qualifies a library for modest grant funding, but more importantly, certification ensures that 
Cohasset patrons are able to borrow books and DVDs from other libraries in the Old Colony Library 
Network (OCLN) and beyond. Sustainable, stable and adequate funding for collections, technology 
infrastructure, staffing, and programming will ensure that the library can effectively fulfill its mission. 

We are most appreciative of the generosity of the Social Service League of Cohasset for the grant 
funding support that made possible our Next Chapter program initiative. This program was also 
supported by a Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Board of 
Library Commissioners and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Next Chapter 
programs provided older citizens with opportunities to acquire technology skills and learn how to 
engage social media for work, volunteering and for personal needs. 

Reference and Information Services 

It was another busy year in the Reference Department as we fielded 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. Other services available from the 
Reference Department include: 

• Searching and placing holds on items not found in our network of libraries 

• Hands-on basic computer skills workshops 

• Reader's advisory services 

• Outreach services to the homebound, including selection of books, magazines and DVDs that are 
delivered by volunteers of the Friends of the Cohasset Library to Cohasset residents and the 
residents of Golden Living Center of Cohasset and to Sunrise Assisted Living 

• Posit Science brain fitness program, an electronic auditory processing and memory exercise 
program 

Collections 

Our evolving collection contains titles, in print, audio, video, and electronic formats. Downloadable 
content from Overdrive, both e-books and audiobooks, continues to grow. This format allows Cohasset 
patrons exclusive content which can be downloaded to a variety of portable devices. We continue to 
add to our ReadyReads collection, which provides local book groups with a selection of popular books in 
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Programming 

Our annual town-wide reading event, Cohasset Reads Together, brought residents and scholars together 
on the subject of whaling and the sea. Author Nathaniel Philbrick visited Cohasset to speak about his 
book In the Heart of the Sea and his newest book, Last Stand. 

Two grants, one from the Social Service League of Cohasset and another from federal Institute of 
Museum and Library Services funds awarded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, 
allowed us to offer programming for the Next Chapter series of events aimed at the 50-70+ year old, 
active, lifelong learner. Programs included author events, writing workshops, hands-on workshops in 
technology, and lectures on social media, genealogy, and travel. 

Additional adult programming included: 
Monthly movies 

Book discussion group, open to all 
Author visits 

Cohasset Reads Together, annual town wide reading initiative (already noted above) 
Genealogy programs 
Film series 
Great Decisions discussion program, open to all 

The library is thankful to the Friends of the Library and the Cohasset Democratic Town committee for 
funding support. 

Children and Teen Programs & Services 

The Children's Room supports, enriches, and encourages students and families with all their literacy 
needs. Our year-round programming efforts continue to expand and grow thanks to the funding 
support from the Friends of the Cohasset Library. This year we held 181 programs for children and 
teens with 6,068 participants: 

• Award winning children's author, Patricia Reilly Giff (sponsored by Buttonwood Books), 
attended by residents from all over the South Shore 

• MamaSteph weekly live music performance for young children 

• Dogs and handlers from Dog B.O.N.E.S. ™, Dogs Building Opportunities for Nurturing and 
Emotional Support, provided students with the opportunity to rehearse their skills by reading to 
trained therapy dogs 

• Story times and craft sessions 

• Family Literacy Month featured Marcia Wilson's live owl show, "Eyes on Owls". 

• More than 250 students registered and participated in the state-wide summer reading program, 
Go Green @ your library. 

• Monday Family Movie Nights 

On Tuesday evenings during the summer we had a variety of different fun family programs including a 
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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 "tweens", teens, and young adults. We 
posted the Cohasset Middle/High School summer reading lists on our web site as well as offering paper 
copies to our patrons. A binder of private and independent school summer reading lists was also 
available for our residents. 

Our collaboration with the Cohasset Public School librarians assures that we continue to provide the 
research resources needed for the continued success of our students. This collaborative effort also led 
to the selection of new titles in fiction and nonfiction and the added provision of databases that 
compliment the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 

Homework Center 

Many Cohasset students of all ages visited the Homework Center weekly in order to benefit from the 
free tutoring offered by student volunteers from the Cohasset High School's National Honor Society. 
We are grateful to these outstanding tutors for donating their time and talents, and to the Friends of the 
Cohasset Library for funding this valuable program that facilitates learning and collegiality. The Friends 
pay for a professional educator to oversee the program, and for the pizza that is greatly appreciated by 
the students. 

Friends of the Cohasset Library 

The Friends of Cohasset Library support the library through ongoing find-raising and advocacy to provide 
programming and community outreach services and otherwise make our library special. In fiscal 2011, 
the Friends raised over $19,000 through their annual appeal and book sales. These funds paid for all of 
the children's and adult programming, the weekly homework center, senior citizen outreach and library 
museum passes that are available for the public. 

The Friends also provide refreshments at many library functions, volunteers at various events, and the 
coffee service for patrons. We beautified, and help to maintain the center island in the library parking 
lot to create a visually pleasing entryway to the library. We jointly fund a public movie license and staff 
weekly summer movies for children. We offer a Great Discussions discussion group for participants 
interested in civic and political issues. The Friends also provide books for our Cohasset Reads Together 
program and we support Family Literacy month with a live owl show. 

In addition to the summer reading program, "One World, Many Stories", the Friends helped to fund a 
second, wonderfully efficient, Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) self-checkout machine 
for the circulation desk. Finally, the Friends host an annual luncheon to thank the fabulous staff and 
volunteers that make our library a special community resource. 

Members of the Friends' board include Jill Littlejohn, Linda Fechter, Barbara Wrenn, Gail Flynn, Lauren 
Koncius, Marjie Murphy, June Hubbard, Jessica Patterson, and Annjean Moody. 



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The Cohasset Library Trust, Inc. (CLT) 

CLT's mission is to prudently manage the library's endowment and to increase it. In FY11, CLT 
successfully achieved this mission. On June 30, 2011, the value of the endowment was $1,253,827, a 
27% increase from June 30, 2010. This growth was primarily the result of the Library Trust's Investment 
Advisory Committee's management of the endowment, which met or exceeded market benchmarks. In 
addition, the increase benefited from generous gifts of about $55,000 -- including a $29,000 gift from 
the estate of Don Edwin Harrold, a $10,000 gift from Amory and Priscilla Houghton in honor of her 
grandparents, Arthur Campbell Badger and Grace Learnard Badger, a $10,000 gift in memory of Caroline 
Blanton Thayer and a $2,000 gift from Cornelia Barnard. 

The CLT also wants potential donors to understand the Trust and its goals by sponsoring events that give 
it some publicity. On May 17, 2011, CLT sponsored a very successful Evening with Nathaniel Philbrick, 
the second author evening to celebrate the South Shore Music Circus' $100,000 gift over four years to 
the Library. This event netted $9,600 for the Endowment, with $2,800 donated to CLT by vendors of 
food and wine. 

CLT's Annual Meeting in May 2011, elected Deborah A. Shadd as its new President, after expressing 
great gratitude to Sarah R. Pease for serving as CLT's second President. 



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Report of the Recreation Commission 

It is with distinct pleasure that we report the 2011 activities of the Recreation Commission to residents. 

2011 ended on a sad note for the department as Jack Worley, Cohasset's first Recreation Director 
passed away on December 5 th . Jack continued his service with the town after his 2008 retirement and 
was instrumental in the transition to the department we are today. More importantly Jack will be long 
remembered for being a dedicated public servant who served the town for 36 years and was a friend 
and mentor to everyone he touched. 

The Department had a very successful summer with both the Playground program, which celebrated its 
44 th year under town sponsorship and the Middle School Xtreme program at capacity. The staff at both 
programs far exceeded our expectations and performed brilliantly in operating programs that were both 
fun and safe. Close to 400 children enjoyed summers to remember due to their outstanding work and 
commitment. 

We offer a fully functional website, ( www.cohassetrec.com ) that allows on-line registrations which are 
of benefit to all participants who may register or need to find information on all of our programs from 
home, anytime night or day. From July 1 st 2010, thru June 30, 2011, $117,537.00 was transacted via on- 
line 'credit card' registrations. We anticipate and see the dollar amount grow each year. 

We conducted our third annual Health and Recreation Fair on Sunday, March 20, 2011. The 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. 
The 2011 Fair was the first to be run in conjunction with the Health Department. This added feature 
allowed residents a large array of health screenings. Further, residents are able to register that day for 
summer recreation programs that the department will offer. The Massachusetts Recreation and Park 
Association honored the Cohasset Recreation Department with the Community Outreach Award for our 
Recreation Fair. The award is given for a "program over and above regular programming that 
demonstrates a benefit to the community". The 4 th Annual Health and Recreation Fair will be held on 
Sunday, March 25 th , 2012 at the Deer Hill School. 

The Recreation Center is currently being used over 40 hours each week with a multitude of Recreation 
Department programs which are conducted on a year round basis. Private parties continue to be held at 
the Center and rental of the facility remains available. 

Recreation is a very dynamic discipline and meeting the ever changing needs of residents of all ages, a 
challenge. To this end, we offered a number of new services this year including Mom's Time Out, Dance 
Force, Double Dutch, Etiquette, Zumba, Blue Hills Learn to Ski Program, Yoga, Elementary basketball 
Clinic, High School Conditioning to go along with our popular Summer Xtreme and Playground Program, 
numerous summer camps and clinics, trips to Red Sox games, Strong Kids, Dance Classes, Guitar, Drama, 
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Our summer concerts on the common series continued to grow 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 6 concerts during the summer of 2011. Concerts performed by a variety of bands are on Thursday 
nights after the Farmer's Market. 

In September, the Department officially took over the School Department's Compass before and after 
school program. The R.I.S.E. (recreation, imagination, socialization and education) program has far 
exceeded our expectations. A before school program operates from 7 am to 9 am at the Osgood School 
and from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Deer Hill School. The cooperation and assistance from the School 
Department has led to a smooth transition and we have seen increased numbers each month. 

November was a busy month for the Department as we hosted the Department's third 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 "Thanks-for-Giving" 5 k Road Race for the third 
year. 490 runners registered for the race and it was a highly successful run with over 130 more runners 
from 2010. Special thanks go out to our sponsors and volunteers. 

During Fiscal Year 2011, starting July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 the Recreation Commission 
produced for the General Fund $73,958.23. Over $15,000.00 was produced for use by the Commission 
via grants and matching grant funds and donations. Concurrently, over $147,000.00 was transacted via 
Revolving Account Funds for 100% Self-Supporting programs via fees charged participants for a variety 
of services. Approximately another $75,000.00 was transacted via other and direct self-supporting 
financial systems during F.Y. 2011, manifesting over $300,000.00 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. We are indebted to the Cohasset Social Service League for their 
generous donation and underwriting the fees for those less fortunate. 

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 field permitting, scheduling, 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, 
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To this end, May Town Meeting allocated $25,000 from Capital Budget for refurbishment for the six 
town tennis courts at Milliken Field. Initial work was done in September which included repair of the 
retaining wall and replacement of the fence post foundations on the original two tennis courts. New 
posts and nets were installed in the newer four courts. In the spring of 2012 crack repair and a total 
resurface will be done. 

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 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 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 
Lillian M. Curley, Vice-Chairperson 
Abigail H. Alves, Secretary 
Lillian M. Curley 
Kathryn C. Lydon 
Daniel J. Martin 
Roseanne M. McMorris 
Maria K. Osborne 

James E. Carroll, Jr., Director 



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2011 Report to the Town of the Open Space Committee 

After two years of combined development with our consultants from Beals and Thomas, 
Inc., and review by Commonwealth agencies, the Open Space Committee received 
word that as of May 27, 2011, our Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) had been 
approved by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Therefore per 
the approval letter: "This final approval will allow Cohasset to participate in DCS grant 
rounds through May 2017." 

Although there was no resulting purchase, with the support of the Cohasset 
Conservation Trust, Inc., this committee pursued the chance to acquire part of the 
Morrissey land behind Town Hall. This would have been an opportunity to seek a DCS 
grant, one of the benefits of having a state approved OSRP. 

Cohasset' s Community Preservation Committee provided funding for this planning effort 
to the extent of $25,000 initial funding and an additional $1,500 to cover publishing 
costs of the document. Draft copies of the report sections were circulated to other Town 
Committees who will play a role in implementation, to solicit their input and comments. 

In order to oversee the plan during its remaining valid life of five years, the OSRP 
committee reorganized and divided up responsibility for coordinating the work facing us 
according to groupings of Town committees. In addition, members Sandra Durant and 
Liam O'Gonnell stepped down as Go -Chairs to be replaced by Richard Avery as Chair 
and James E. (Ted) Carrolljr. as Vice-Chair starting in 2012. 

The Committee would like to expand its size to seven members and would welcome 
applications for membership from citizens of the Town. Ideas for land acquisition are 
already being considered, which is why qualifying for DCS grants via the OSRP has 
been such an important endeavor. 

Richard J. Avery, Chair 
James E. Carroll, Vice-Chair 
Sandra T. Durant 
LiamT. O'Gonnell 
Debra A. Shadd 



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SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 



2011 COHASSETTOWN REPORT 



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



Adele Leonard - Abington 

Kenneth Thayer, Vice Chairman - Cohasset 

Robert Heywood - Hanover 

James Rodick - Hanson 



Robert Molla - Norwell 

Gerald Blake - Rockland 

John Manning, Chairman -Scituate 

Daniel Salvucci - Whitman 



During the 2011 year, the students of South Shore Vocational Technical High School continue to prosper 
as productive citizens in their community upon graduation. Over the past fifty years, South Shore 
students have been known for their technical skills and strong work ethic. As changing economic 
demands continue to be placed before our students, it is the duty of South Shore to provide the best 
possible vocational education. 

With unanimous support from our eight member towns at spring town meetings, SSVT was able to 
repair the roof and windows on the original portion of the building, which was built in 1960. The major 
portions of the project, as of October 2011, have been completed without disruption to the school year. 

On June 10, the Class of 2011 graduation ceremony was held at the South Shore Music Circus. 

In 2011 we also saw the retirements of two administrators, Charles Homer, Superintendent-Director and 
Gene Kelly, Assistant Principal; science teacher Gary Banuk; and guidance counselor Kate Schwabe. The 
school's new Superintendent-Director is Thomas Hickey, the Principal is Margaret Dutch, and the 
Director of Vocational Education is Barbara-jean Chauvin. 



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As SSVT enters its 50 year of delivering vocational technical education to residents of our district, we 
remain committed to careful planning, coupled with a bold vision to providing the local and regional 
economy with students excited about learning, committed to hard work, and ready to become 
responsible citizens. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Kenneth E. Thayer 

Town Representative 

South Shore Regional School District Committee 



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Town Report 2012 
From the Cohasset Public Schools. 



This year has been a busy one for everyone. Beginning in July we had a new Superintendent brought on 
board to help create a new vision for the district. From the beginning there has been an emphasis on 
students, on their learning, and how best to meet the needs of all students. Technology has become an 
integral part of this plan and many months have been put into planning the future of the schools and 
how to equip our students for the twenty-first century and create strong digital citizens moving forward. 
With this year have come many changes as the school district continues to teach our students. The 
success of our students can be attributed to the many fine staff who welcome the children into their 
classrooms each day and the wonderful families who support the efforts of our faculty and staff to make 
the each day better than the last. Lastly, thanks need to be given to the hard working, dedicated effort 
of the Cohasset School Committee who works tirelessly to help guide the district. Their constant 
direction and input contributes to the success of our students. 

From the Joseph Osgood School 



The year began with a new principal, Sharon Bellao, at the helm. After ten years Janet Sheehan 
returned to her roots in Milton. Ms. Bellao has brought some new activities to the district and her 
students are delighted by the various opportunities. She came to the school this with a strong reading 
background, something critical for this age group and experience in "Responsive Classroom". Changes 
abound at the Osgood School. Many of them have been pictured in the Cohasset Mariner. 

The first new event added to the schedule was the Halloween Night. Students and parents, alike, 
participated in trick or treating and arts and crafts activities. Through the talents of our many parents 
the school was transformed into a spooky setting for the children to enjoy. The second new event sure 
to be an annual gathering was the Pajama Night. Guest readers appeared in the school's library while a 
presentation for parents on the acquisition of literacy skills occurred in the school gymnasium. This 
evening allowed the children to come to the school after dark in their pajamas. Many were seen with 
their favorite stuffed animals and blankets. Smiles and giggles abounded that evening guaranteeing that 
this will be a yearly event. 

The PSO has been hard at work providing the schools with numerous enrichment activities in the 
classroom. Events they have helped us to produce include the Science and Math Night, the Scholastic 
Book Fairs, and the Winter Readathon. This year the children were challenged to beat the number of 
minutes the Superintendent would read. 

The children performed at the winter concert. This year's performance was particularly stunning. The 
room was overflowing with parents and friends alike. Students performed with their voices and 
instruments supported by our outstanding music faculty. 



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There remain a few favorite events left for this school year including the Spring Arbor Day concert, 
Snapper Sneaker Day and the May Arts Night. 

From the Deer Hill School 



When the 2011-2012 school year began in September, the students and staff returned with a renewed 
commitment to excellence at the Deer Hill School. The October enrollment, as of October 1, 2011, was 
420 students, an increase of 39 students from the October report from 2010. As of January 2012, class 
sizes range from 19 to 25 students, with our largest cohort being our fifth grade, with 144 students. 

The English Language Arts program benefited from the adoption this year of the Scott Foresman 
Reading Street Program. This anthology offers a coordinated, carefully sequenced reading 
comprehension program developed around meaningful themes. Once again there was a great deal of 
fun by all who participated in the Annual Readathon, sponsored by the Deer Hill PSO. Students logged 
over 8,000 hours of reading and raised over $13,000 for the renovation of our playground. 

The assessment programs give us valuable information regarding the academic achievement of our 
students. As a district, Deer Hill met our Adequate Yearly Progress ("AYP") for spring, 2011, and, as a 
school, the aggregate population achieved the AYP target. In 2011, once again Deer Hill MCAS scores 
were above state average in all three grade levels in all content areas. In grade three, 2011 scores 
reported 80% in Proficient or higher in Reading and in Mathematics, 84% were Proficient or higher. In 
grade four ELA, 66% of students scored in the Advanced or Proficient range and in Math that number 
was 68%. In grade five, 87% of students scored in the Advanced or Proficient category in ELA, 88% in 
Mathematics, and 79% in Science and Technology. These scores help the educators to understand the 
relative strengths and weaknesses of our instructional programs, while providing information regarding 
individual student growth profiles. 

The EMC 3 program grows in variety and popularity every year. This school wide enrichment model, 
based on the research surrounding gifted and talented education, allow all students to select an area of 
enrichment and engage in interest based inquiry for one period a week, often in multigrade classes. 
Popular new classes this year included Book Buddies (with Osgood students); Junior Library Guild Book 
Clubs; Yoga, Relaxation, and Meditation; Research and Technology; and Ocean Discovery. The Character 
Education Program has emphasized the character traits of Kindness, Responsibility, and Honesty this 
year. 

Technology continues to be upgraded, with the dream of providing all classrooms the 
instructional/technological resources suitable for success in the twenty-first century. Thanks to very 
generous grant funding from the Cohasset Education Foundation, ("CEF"), the Deer Hill School acquired 
a set of LED computer "notebooks" last year that acted as a mobile computer lab! This first one was so 
successful, the school was able to purchase another one this year. This year, we introduced 25 IPads for 
student and teacher use. With the successful installation of WiFi in the building through another 
generous grant from the CEF, the students have greatly enhanced their skills with dynamic, internet 
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As always, Deer Hill students benefited greatly from a wide variety of enrichment programs, sponsored 
by the Deer Hill Parent Student Organization ("PSO"). For the first time this year, the group 
ImprovBoston, from Young Audiences of America, presented three improvised shows to the fourth 
grade students. This interactive presentation helped students to see what bullying looks like and how to 
respond to it effectively, safely, and responsibly. This presentation was strongly supportive of the Steps 
to Respect curriculum that all Deer Hill Students receive every year. Tom Walhe of Techsplorations 
presented the scientific principles behind "Simple Machines" to the whole school and then followed up 
with individual workshops for each 5 th grade class. The Museum of Science brought its traveling Star Lab 
to the gymnasium! Ben Franklin and Abigail Adams stopped by for a visit and discussion; the Boston 
Museum of Science presented its engaging program entitled Wind, Weather, and Temperature. Valerie 
Tutson, a well-known story teller, visited the fourth grade once again to share in a highly engaging way 
her stories from around the world, with an emphasis on African traditions. This spring the fourth grade 
students will witness a life-size version of the Tanglewood Marionettes - Perseus and Medusa - just as 
they are completing their unit on Mythology. Finally, students had the opportunity to see a program 
from the Museum of Science entitled "Animal Adaptations" and a program from Bay Colony Educators 
entitled "Life in Colonial America." All of these programs have been carefully researched by teachers 
and parents for their quality of presentation as well as their connection to curriculum and generously 
provided by the fundraising efforts of the Deer Hill School PSO. 

One very exciting improvement to the Deer Hill School is found outside in the courtyard! We are all 
amazed at how beautiful our courtyard looks! Thanks to the efforts of the Community Junior Gardeners 
and to Chris Kennedy from Kennedy's Country Garden in Scituate for donations of plants, trees, and 
consultation. 

The Parent Partnership Series, now in its second year, has proven to be an outstanding vehicle for 
communication between our special education professionals and our parent community. 

Deer Hill students continued to enjoy some of the school's favorite traditions - the Favorites Arts Night, 
Spring and Winter Concerts, 5 th grade Promotion Ceremony, Veteran's Day Ceremony, and the Annual 
Field Day. Faculty and students will continue a tradition begun just last year - an assembly to honor 
everyone's commitment to a bully-free environment - "Deer Hill Cares" - with a special tribute to one 
leader who embodies our caring values. 

Everyone at the school remains committed to the mission, which is to see that as the students grow, 
their choices increase in number, their horizons grow bigger, their knowledge grows stronger, their 
interests deeper, and that they are empowered to take advantage of all opportunities available to them 
in the 21 st century. 



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From the Cohasset Middle-High School 

Cohasset Middle-High School experienced a number of accomplishments in 2011. The accomplishments 
included academic successes for students, as well as high levels of participation and achievement in co- 
curricular activities, which led to Cohasset being named one of the best public school districts in 
Massachusetts based on MCAS scores, per pupil spending, student-teacher ratio, AP courses offered and 
graduation rates. Cohasset ranked #13 of 135 districts evaluated. Boston Magazine September 2011. 

Two sixth grade students at Cohasset Middle School, Deven Varney and Alexander Arnold received the 
distinguished "Make A Difference" award. The Kennedy Library annually recognizes up to 100 middle 
school students from across Massachusetts for the difference they have made in their communities 
through service projects. 

Two eighth grade students at Cohasset Middle School, Grace Lucier and Bobby Driscoll received the 
distinguished "Scholar Leader" award which is intended to give public recognition to two students from 
each middle level school in the state who have distinguished themselves in terms of outstanding 
scholarship and leadership. 

Cohasset Middle-High School offers to its high school students credit in nine different Advanced 
Placement electives, plus two additional courses offered though a partnership with Virtual High School, 
which enables a current AP enrollment of 128 students taking 224 tests in May of 2012. Results on last 
year's AP exams demonstrate the preparation and success of the students who participated with 170 of 
the exams (approximately 80%) were graded to be eligible for college credit. SAT scores remain highly 
competitive when compared to surrounding communities. 

All 96 members of the present Class of 2012 have earned competency determinations according to 
Department of Education standards, with 71 students recognized as eligible for the Stanley Koplik 
Certificate of Mastery Award and twenty-seven members of the class were recognized as John and 
Abigail Adams Scholarship Award recipients. Twelve members of last year's graduating class (2011) 
were recognized as distinguished scholars based on the highly competitive nationally recognized 
Advanced Placement test results, and were joined by another 35 students in grades 11 and 12 who 
earned AP Scholar or AP Scholar with Honor status. Thirty graduates were members of the National 
Honor Society. Further, 87% of the graduating class enrolled in various public and private four-year 
colleges and another 6% planned to attend two-year college or preparatory school for a total of 93% of 
the Class of 2011 continuing to further their education in some capacity. 

The students distinguish themselves as they participate in a number of the extra-curricular activities as 
well, including athletics, band, chorus, drama, journalism, student council, and community service. The 
programs continue to excel because of the commitment, dedication, and hard work of both students 
and staff. Students represented the school well with a riveting performance of "The Miracle Worker" in 
this year's State Drama Festival. 



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Athletically, in the spring of 2011, Cohasset High School won South Shore League Titles in Baseball, Boys 
Tennis, and Boys Lacrosse. Five teams qualified for MIAA State Tournament play highlighted by the 
Baseball team winning it's second consecutive MIAA Division 4 South Sectional and State Titles. CHS had 
27 South Shore League All-Stars, 8 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastics, 2 Boston Herald and Boston Globe All- 
Scholastics, and 5 students earning All-State and/or All American honors in baseball and lacrosse. 

In the Fall of 2011, The Golf Team won its third consecutive South Shore League Title. Three teams 
qualified for MIAA State Tournament play highlighted by the Field Hockey Team finishing as an MIAA 
Division 2 Finalist. Twenty student-athletes were named to South Shore League All-Star teams, 5 
students were named to Patriot Ledger All-scholastic teams, 1 named to Boston Herald and 1 to Boston 
Globe All-Scholastic teams, and one boys soccer player earned All-State honors. 

In January of 2012, Cohasset High School was awarded the Boston Globe Division 4 Ames Award for the 
2010-11 school year by having the highest overall varsity athletic team winning percentage (66.13%) for 
school of 700 students and fewer. It is the third time in the in the past seven years Cohasset High School 
has won this prestigious award. 

In the winter 2011-12 season, two Cohasset teams and 16 individuals qualified for State Tournament 
competition. Again, 20 student-athletes qualified for League All-Star teams, 8 students were named as 
Patriot Ledger All-Scholastics, and one swimmer was named to the Boston Herald All-Scholastic team. 
Our Boys Basketball team also won the Team Sportsmanship given by the Board 54 Basketball Officials 
Association. 

From the district.... Our METCO Program 

Now in its 46th year, our METCO program continues to thrive under the direction of the watchful eye of 
Aleisa Gittens-Carle. She helps the 46 students who come from the greater Metropolitan Boston area to 
participate in grades Kindergarten through twelve. Throughout the year she extends herself for evening 
events as well as weekend jaunts. Students who participate in the program are matched with host 
families in Cohasset. Despite significant budget cuts in the program at the state level, it continues to 
thrive in Cohasset. 

Students have had the opportunity to participate in excursion such as apple picking at Honey Pot Hill in 
Stow and bowling and pizza at the South Shore Country Club. Parents have had a chance to venture out 
by participating in the Annual Parent Mixer that brings new families in the METCO program to meet and 
greet with families already enrolled in the program. 

Students were able to visit the Majestic Theatre in Scituate to view a movie as well as contribute to the 
annual PSO METCO wreath sale fundraiser. The most exciting day came this year when students in the 
program were able to join the Beacon Hill politicians at the Lobby Day at the State House. Students 
observed the political process while having the opportunity to engage in conversations with the political 



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leaders. They recognized the importance of receiving a good education and the importance of funding 
the program to ensure its longevity. 



From the Business Office. 



In January, Nutrikids Point of Sale Management system at the Middle-High School cafeteria was 
implemented. Nutrikids is an online management system that streamlines the food service operation. It 
helps control inventory by cutting inventory costs through better tracking, eliminates overstocking at 
sites, manages inventory daily at each school site, and gives needed centralized reporting. Nutrikids 
also allows the parents/guardians to prepay for meals using a secure online feature, and permits them 
to see their child's item purchase history. Implementation of Nutrikids is planned at Joseph Osgood 
School and Deer Hill School during the fall of next school year. 

Work on the floors at the Middle-High School has begun. This ongoing issue of the vinyl floors lifting 
began over 4 years ago. A settlement with the contractor took place earlier this year and has allowed 
schools to move forward with the needed repairs and replacement of the floors where necessary. This 
project is ongoing, but it is hoped that most areas will be repaired by the end of the summer. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Barbara J. Cataldo 
Superintendent of Schools 



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2011 Annual Report of the Office of Emergency Management 

2011 was one of the busiest years in recent memory for the Department. 

During the year, our long time director Arthur L. Lehr Jr. retired as Director of Emergency Management 
after 35 years on the job. Arthur led the department through the transition years from Civil Defense to 
Emergency Management. One of the Federal directives Arthur carried out during his tenure was to 
oversee the packing and shipment to Guatemala, the complete surgical hospital that had been pre- 
positioned in the basement of the High School since 1954. 

A major snow event at the end of 2010 led us to open a shelter for the first time in nearly 20 years. 
Overall, the shelter at the Deer Hill School worked well. We were able to apply for and receive 
reimbursement from FEMA for certain storm related expenses. 

We have been progressing with the build out of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) under the Deer 
Hill School. With the help of a MEMA grant, we were able to connect the EOC to the Public Safety 
building through the School Department's fiber network. 

Hurricane Irene was a major event for the Department. We worked alongside the Police and Fire 
Departments to respond to the needs of Cohasset Citizens. Spanning an entire week, the hurricane 
event cost over $100,000, for which we have applied to FEMA for partial reimbursement. 

The after action review of the storm made clear that we have some improvements to make in our 

Emergency Management facilities; we will address them at a Town Meeting soon. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Glenn A. Pratt 

Director, Emergency Management 



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Office of, 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

41 Highland Ave. * Cohasset, Ma 02025 

COHASSET 
EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDE 

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS 



Life Threatening Emergencies 

Fire Department Business Line 
Police Department Business Line 



911 

(781)383-0260 
(781)383-1212 



Electrical Problems (800) 322-3223 National Grid 



Fallen Trees, Limbs, etc. (call in this order) 

1. (781)783-0273 Department of Public Works 

2. (781)383-1212 Police Department 

3. (781)383-0260 Fire Department 

(781) 383-0057 Cohasset Water Department 

(67 1 ) 469-2300 Gas - National Grid 

(781) 740-6635 Aquarian Water (No. Cohasset) 



COHASSET EMERGENCY SHELTER 

Deer Hill School, 208 Sohier Street 

*Notice of Shelter Opening will be made by Connect-CTY phone call 

Check before coming to shelter with Police at 781-383-1212 

COHASSET FAMILY EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDELINES 

During hurricanes, blizzards, or other disasters, you should be prepared to be self-sustaining for 24-36 hours. 

To help keep you as safe as possible, check the following and be prepared: 



Working flashlight (extra batteries) 

Portable radio (extra batteries) 

WATD, 95.9 FM. Marshfield, MA 

or Cable Channel 1 for local 

news. 

Three (3) day supply of food and 

water 

Propane or charcoal for cooking 



If you are evacuating your home during a hurricane: 

1 . Turn off oil and gas burners and furnace 

2. Cut off water service at meter 

FAMDLY DISASTER PLAN 



Necessary Prescription Drugs 

Car gas tank full 

Supply of canned goods 

First aid supplies 

Fresh water in containers 

Charge any batteries you may need 



3. 
4. 



Turn off electrical power at main switch 
Secure the house when leaving 



Discuss the types of hazards that could affect your family. Know your homes vulnerability to 

storm surge, flooding or wind. 

Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain 

circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community. 

Determine escape routes from your house and places to meet. These should be measured in tens 

of miles, rather than hundreds of miles. 

Have out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all of your family members have a single point of 

contact 

Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate. 

Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and 

when to call 911. 

Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a disaster supply kit 

Add cell phone numbers to Connect CTY, go to Town website or call 781-353-0666. 



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Page 



In Memoriam 

Elected Officials 

Town Officers Appointed By Selectmen 

Town Officers Appointed by Town Manager 

Boards, Commissions, Committees and Representatives 

Appointed by Selectmen 

Appointed by TROIKA 



4 
5-6 

7 
7-10 

11-16 
17-18 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Board of Registrars 

Board of Selectmen 

Town Counsel 

Town Clerk's Report 

Special Town Meeting, March 14, 2011 

Index, Annual Town Meeting, April 30, 2011 

Annual Town Meeting, April 30, 2011 

Annual Town Election, May 7, 2011 

Index, Special Town Meeting, December 5, 2011 

Special Town Meeting, December 5, 2011 

Vital Statistics 

2011 Prospective Juror List 



19 

20-21 

22-24 

25 

26 

27 

28-66 

67-70 

71 

72-81 

82 

83 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 



Town Accountant 
Treasurer/Collector 
Board of Assessors 



84-91 

92-101 

102 



HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 



Board of Health 
Nursing Report 
Plymouth County Mosquito 
Cohasset Elder Affairs 
Cohasset Housing Authority 



103-104 

105 

106-109 

110-111 

112-113 



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LAND USE CONTROL Page 

Building Department 114 

Planning Board 115-119 

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 120-121 

Conservation Commission 122-123 

Tri-Town Weir River Estuary Park Committee 124 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Department 125-126 

Police Department 127-130 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Department of Public Works 131-132 

Sewer Commission 133-134 

GENERAL SERVICES 

Historical Commission 135-136 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 137-141 

RECREATION 

Recreation Commission 142-144 

Open Space Committee 145 

EDUCATION 

South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District 146 

Cohasset Public Schools 147-152 

Office of the Emergency Management 153 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING GUIDE 154 

INDEX 155-156 



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