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PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY, COHASSET, MA 




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COHASSET 




TOWN REPORT 



2012 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 
ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
of the FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

of the 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

Reports of the School Committee 

and the 
Reports of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
December 31, 2012 



Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

35 Ripley Road 

Cohasset, MA 02025 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 

Incorporated 1770 
Population January 2012 —7,490 



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 2012 



Donald F. Ainslie - April 11 

School Custodian 



Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. - May 2 

Board of Appeals 

Civilian Dispatch Committee 

Emergency Management 

Recycling Committee 

Transfer Station Building Committee 

2002 Citizen of the Year 



Wigmore Ailing Pierson -June 19 

Historical Commission 
Town History Committee 



Ann C. Barrett -July 22 

Cohasset Housing Authority 

Elder Affairs 

Election Worker 



Ralph Peroncello - August 1 

Cohasset Firefighter 
Cohasset Housing Authority 



Pauline Litchfield - August 29 

Town Custodian 



Shirley A. Tewksbury - October 2 

Election Worker 
School Teacher 



In Memoriam 2012 

continued 



Richard M. Poland - October 7 

Facilities 



Kevin W. Soule - November 10 

Call Firefighter 
School Bus Driver 
School Custodian 



J. Blake Thaxter, Jr. 

Town Counsel 
Town Moderator 



Sheila S. Evans - December 15 

School Facilities Connmittee 
Trustee Paul Pratt Memorial Library 



John W. Coe - December 31 

Elder Affairs 
2005 Citizen of the Year 



ELECTED OFFICIALS - TOWN OF COHASSET 2012 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN - 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Paul E. Carlson 2013 

Leiand H.Jenkins 2013 

Diane M. Kennedy 2014 

Frederick Koed 2014 

Martha K. Gjesteby 2015 



2014 



2014 



MODERATOR - 3 YEAR TERM 


Daniel S. Evans 


TOWN CLERK - 3 YEAR TERM 


Carol L. St. Pierre 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE - 3 YEAR TERM 



Jeanne M. Astino 


2013 


Linda A. Snowdale 


2013 


Paul M. Ognibene 


2014 


Helene A. Lieb 


2015 


Paul J.Schubert 


2015 


TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 3 YEAR TERM 




Sarah R. Pease 


2013 


Teresa A. Polhemus 


2013 


Stacey V. Weaver 


2013 


Carolyn H. Coffey 


2014 


Rodney M. Hobson 


2014 


Marylou Lawrence 


2014 


Lynne M. DeGiacomo 


2015 


Agnes McCann 


2015 


Patience G.TowIe 


2015 


ASSESSOR - 3 YEAR TERM 




Elsa Miller 


2013 


Mary E. Granville 


2014 


Debra J. Krupczak 


2015 



BOARD OF HEALTH - 3 YEAR TERM 

Staphen N. Bobo 
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick 
Robin M. Lawrence 
Margaret S. Chapnnan 



TERM EXPIRES 



2013 
2013 
2014 
2015 



Resigned Aug. 8, 2012 



COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY - 5 YEAR TERM 

Ann Barrett 

Virginia Laugelli Najmi 

Helen C. Nothnagle 

Susan L. Sardina 

Donna J. McGee - Governor's appointment 

A. Patrick McCarthy 



2014 Resigned June 6, 2012 

2013 

2015 

2016 

2017 

2017 



PLANNING BOARD - 5 YEAR TERM 

Charles A. Samuelson 

William J. Hannon (to fill unexpired term) 

Stuart W. Ivimey 

Clark H. Brewer 

David H. Drinan 



2013 
2014 
2015 
2016 
2017 



PLANNING BOARD ASSOCIATE MEMBER - 3 YEAR TERM 

Michael J. Dickey (to fill unexpired term) 



2013 



RECREATION COMMISSION - 5 YEAR TERM 

Roseanne M. McMorris 
Kathryn C. Lydon 
Abigail Alves 
Maria C. Osborne 
Douglas R. Ellinger 
Elizabeth Deveney Frazier 
Daniel J. Martin, Sr. 



2013 
2014 
2015 
2016 
2017 
2017 
2017 



SEWER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

John W. Beck (to fill unexpired term) 
Wayne Sawchuk 
Bryan T. Baldwin 



TERM 
2013 
2014 
2015 



WATER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Christopher D. Seebeck 
Peter DeCaprio 
Leonora Jenkins 



2013 
2014 
2015 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Town Manager/Chief Procurement Officer 

Michael Milanoski (Acting) 2013 

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 2015 

D.P.W. Superintendent 

Carl A. Sestito 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 

Mary Gallagher 

Elder Affairs Director 

Coral Grande 

Facilities Manager 2013 

MarkH. Kelly 

Fire Chief 

Robert D. Silvia 

Assistant Fire Chief 

John J. Dockray 



FIRE DEPARTMENT UNDER CIVIL SERVICE 



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



Captain/EMT-Paramedic 

Captain/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Acting Lieutenant/Firefighter/EMT- 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Acting Lieutenant/EMT-Paramedic 

Captain/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Lieutenant/EMT-B 

Captain 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic 

Captain 

Lieutenant/EMT-B 



B 



Appointed 7/2/2012 



Resigned 9/2/2012 



Retired 1/29/12 
Appointed 7/2/2012 
Resigned 7/8/2012 

Retired 6/30/2012 



CALL FIREFIGHTERS 

Kathleen Adams 
Steven Maynard 
Thomas McKay 

Forest Warden 

Robert D. Silvia 

Harbormaster 

Lorren S. Gibbons 

Health inspector / Agent 

Felix Zemel 



Library Director 

Jacqueline Rafferty 



PARKING CLERK 

Jennifer B. Oram 



Chief of Police 

Mark M. DeLuca 
William P. Quigley 

Deputy Chief of Police 

Lieutenants of Police under Civil Service 

Gregory J. Lennon 
William P. Quigley 

Sergeants of Police under Civil Service 

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

Patrolmen under Civil Service 

James P. McLean 
Paul M. Wilson 
Francis P. Yannizzi, Jr 
Patrick Kenney 
Patrick W. Reardon 
Daniel Williams 
John J. St. Ives 
Michael Lopes 
Christopher Dias 
Anthony Truglia 
Gregory Taylor 
Harrison W. Schmidt 



Appointed Acting Chief of Police 5/27/12 



LOA 12/8/11/promotion to Deputy 



Retired 3/15/12 



Appointed 12/24/12 



Retired 5/01/12 



Promoted to sergeant 12/24/12 
Appointed 1/23/12 
Appointed 1/23/12 
Appointed 6/25/12 
Appointed 8/27/12 
Appointed 8/27/12 



PERMANENT INTERMITTENT 

Brian M. Peebles 
Timothy P. Reardon 



Resigned 10/01/12 



SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER 

Adam Banfill 
John Cannizzo 
Robert Hayden 
Kelli McCarthy 
Michael Boyd 



Revoked 7/2012 
Revoked 7/2012 
Revoked 7/2012 
Revoked 7/2012 
Revoked 7/2012 



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SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER - Continued 

Dennis M. Cunniff 

Mark A. DiGravio 

Gregory Hall 

Andrew J. Ford 

Det. Sgt. Bart Forzese (Hull Police) 

Sasha Geddes 

James J. Hudson 

Joseph F. Kintigos, Jr. 

Det. Craig Lepro (Hull Police) 

Brian Naughton 

Brian W. Noonan 

Harrison W. Schmidt 

Kevin St. Ives 

Gregory Taylor 



Appointed 6/1/12 



Appointed full time patrolman 8/28/12 
Appointed full time patrolman 8/28/12 



KEEPER OF THE LOCKUP 

Police Officer Paul M. Wilson 



Plumbing and Gas Inspector 



Recreation Director 

James E. Carroll, Jr. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Robert M. Egan 



2014 
2013 



Shellfish Deputy 

Paul L. Pattison, (Constable) 



Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 



2013 



Treasurer-Collector 

Jane Cunniff Lepardo 



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

Cable Advisory Committee 

Paul Carlson 2013 

Patricia Martin 2013 

James Morison 2013 

Call Firefighters Committee 

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

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

7 members: 4 residents of district 
1 Realtor 
1 Historical Society 

1 Architect 

2 Alternate 

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 

Peter J. Wood 2015 

Cohasset Community Television Corporation. Board of Directors 

Paul Carlson 2013 

Patricia Martin 2013 

James Morrison, Jr. 2013 

Cohasset Cultural Council 

NO MEMBER MAY SERVE MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE FULL TERMS (PER MGL'S) 

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 Committee 

9 member board 

Leiand Jenkins, Selectmen 2013 

Susan Sardina, Housing Authority 

James Bonetti, 2014 

James Carroll, Open Space Committee 2014 

Margaret Charles 2014 

Todd M. Goff, Historical Commission Rep 

William Hannon, Planning Board 2014 

Susan Hoadley, 2014 

Alexander Koines, Conservation Commission Rep 2015 

Conservation Commission 

7 members and 2 associate members 

Jonathan R. Creighton 2013 

Edward Graham 2013 

Veneta Roebuck 2013 

James Gilman 2014 

Alexander C. Koines 2014 

Dr. James Marten 2014 

David H. Farrag 2015 

Michael R. Milanoski, (Associate Member) Resigned 3/5/2012 

VV'liam B. Henry, (Associate Member) 2013 

Joseph P. Kennedy, (Associate Member) 2013 

Economic Development Committee 

Peter L. Brown 2014 

Darilynn Evans 2014 

Edwin Carr 2015 

MaryE. Hynes 2015 
Elder Affairs. Council On 

Anna A. Abbruzzese 2013 

James F. Kearney 2013 

Edward T. Mulvey 2013 

Karen Oronte 2013 

Elinore Barrett 2014 

Tana Carlson 2014 

Dolores A. Roy 2014 

John W.Campbell 2015 

Paul Kierce 2015 

Christine M. McCarron 2015 

Marjorie Murphy 2015 

Cindy Smartwood 2015 



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Cohasset Elder Affairs Building Committee 

Coral Grande 
Wayne Halverson 
Robert C. Hoyler 
Glenn Pratt 
Wayne Sawchuk 

Emergency Management 

Glenn A. Pratt, Deputy Director 

Fence Viewers 

Glenn A. Pratt 2014 

Governance Committee 

Merle Brown 2013 

George Chammillard Resigned 9/13/12 

Christine Cunning 2013 

David DeGennaro 2013 

Ralph Dormitzer 2013 

John Keniley 2013 

George McGoldrick 2013 

Patricia Morse 2013 

Lee B. Stone 2013 

Samuel Wakeman 2013 

Government Island Advisory Committee 

7 nnember board - one of whom shall be the Harbor Master 

Lorren S. Gibbons - Harbor Master 

Constance M. Afshar 2014 

(5) Vacancies 

Growth and Development Task Force 

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

Harbor Committee 

9 member board 

2 Citizens at large 

1 Yacht Club representative 

1 Sailing Club representative 

2 Commercial fisherman representatives 
1 independent member 



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Harbor Committee Continued 

1 Recreation Commission representative 
Lorren S. Gibbons, (ex-officio) 

Charles Peterson (Sailing Club Designee) 2012 

Goerge W. Parks 2013 

Peter J. Wood 2013 

Grace Evans (Yacht Club Designee) 2014 

Francis D.Collins 2015 

Adam Donovan, (Commercial Fisherman) 2015 

Daniel J. Martin, (Recreation Designee) 2015 

Mark Rattenbury 2015 

Harbor Health Committee 

Noel Collins 
Christopher Evans 
Paul Figueirdo 
Paul Pattison 
Karen Quigley 

Harbormaster - Assistant 

William Gray 2013 

Vincent Harkins 2013 

Robert A. Johnson 2013 

Nicholas Johnson 2013 

Ryan MacDonald 2013 

Historical Commission 

7 members 

David Wadsworth 2013 

Todd Goff 2014 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur 2015 

Marilyn M. Morrison 2015 

(3) Vacancies 

Cohasset Housing Trust 

Margaret Charles 2010 

Clark Brev\/er 2010 

Stephen Lucitt 2011 

Mary E. Grayken 2011 

Keeper of the Lockup 

Paul Wilson 



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Keeper of the Town Clock 

(1) Vacancy 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Frederick R. Koed 2014 

Norfolk County Advisory Board 

Frederick R. Koed 2013 

Open Space Committee 

Richard Avery 2013 

James (Ted) Carroll 2014 

Deborah Shadd 2014 

Sandra Durant 2014 

Liam O'Connell 2015 

Recycling Committee 

Sharyn K. Studley 
Jean White 

Registrars of Voters 

Carol L. St. Pierre, Clerk 

Terese D'Urso 2013 

Diane Benson 2014 

Margaret R.Charles 2015 

Senior Center Planning Committee 

Joan S. Brown 2015 

S. Woodworth Chittick 2015 

Diane Karcher 2015 

Lynda Mooney 2015 

South Shore Recycling Cooperative Committee 

Merle S. Brown 

Mary Snow 2014 

South Shore Regional School District Representative 

Kenneth Thayer 2014 



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Stormwater Advisory Committee 

James D. Fitzgerald 2013 

RossW. Rosano 2013 

F. Noel Collins 2014 

Stormwater Management Committee 

Stephen Bobo, Board of Health 

James Drysdale, Citizen 

Sarah Charron, Conservation Comm 

James Kinch, Water Resources Protection Comm 

Martin Nee, Citizen 

Lawry Reid, President Straits Pond Watershed Association, Non -Voting 

Town History Committee 

Harold E. Coughlin Deceased 1/1/12 

MargotCheel 2013 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 2013 

Ann Pompeo 2013 

Ernest Grassey 2014 

Kimberlee C. Alemian 2015 

Nancy Garrison 2015 

Julia H.GIeason 2015 

James W. Hamilton 2015 

Veteran's Graves Officer 



Veteran Services - Director of Resigned 11/1/12 

Garrett Hunt, Interim 

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 



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Weir River Estuary Park Committee 

Vincent P. Dunn 
Richard J. Avery 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

3 members and 3 associate members 

Charles Higginson 2013 

Susan Kent 2013 

S. Woodworth Chittick 2014 

Peter L. Goedecke 2014 

Benjamin H. Lacy (Associate Member) 2014 

Davis McMorris, (Associate Member) 2014 
Jennifer Oram, Assistant Clerk 



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APPOINTED BY THE TROIKA 

Advisory Committee 

No member may serve more than two consecutive full terms. 

(9) members 

Christopher Blackburn (f'term) 2013 

Peter Pescatore (I'^erm) 2013 

Brian Shuell (l'4erm 2013 

George W.Chamillard (I'^term) 2014 

Lynda Mooney (to fill unexpired term) 2014 

Thomas Reardon (2"'^ full term) 2014 

Anita Walker Jessen (T^erm) 2014 Resigned 

Robert W. Benson (2"'^ term) 2015 

Nancy Adams Roth (1'^ full term) 2015 

Andrew Willard (l'^ full term) 2015 

Alternative Energy Committee 

(9) members 

Charles M. Bliss Resigned 2/6/12 

Rodney Hobson Resigned 7/25/12 

Tar ya L Bodell, 2013 

Marie Caristi-McDonald 2013 

John Herth, 2013 

Andrew R. Muir 2013 

Jeffrey Patterson 2013 

Shaun Seiha 2013 

Steven Wenner 2013 

(2) Vacancies 



By-Law Committee 

5 members 

Jacqueline Dormitzer 

Agnes McCann 

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

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

(1) Vacancy 



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APPOINTED BY THE TROIKA - Continued 

Capital Budget Committee 

5 member board and 1 associate member 

Jeffreys. Smith 2013 

Steve Gaumer 2014 

Peter DeCaprio 2015 

John Keniley III 2015 

(1) Vacancy 

Scott Henry Associate 2014 

Design Review Board 

5 members and 2 associate members 
Robert Egan, Building Inspector, ex-officio 

Margaret Cotter 2013 

James Sandell 2013 

Martin Nee 2014 

Robert Skolnick, Jr. 2014 

John Cavanaro 2015 

Virginia Norman, (Associate member) 2014 

Can Tiryaki, (Associate member) 2014 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



Th*? following elections and town meetings were held: 

Presidential Primary, March 6, 2012 
Annual Town Meeting, May 12, 2012 
Annual Town Election, May 19, 2012 
State Primary, September 6, 2012 
State Election, November 6, 2012 
Special Town Meeting, December 10, 2012 

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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2012 Report of the Board of Selectmen 



The year 2012 presented the town and the board with numerous challenges, but at the end of 
the year the town was in strong shape for facing the future. 

The slow economic recovery is keeping a lid on our revenues, but with careful planning and 
management we are able to continue providing town services within budget. Realistically, 
though the large debt incurred in the past limit the town's ability to start new initiatives. 
Overtime, our perseverance is leading to a stronger financial structure. 

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the Finance Department and many others we now 
have fully reconciled accounting records and modern accounting software has been 
implemented. As a result, the department is able to provide timely and accurate financial 
statements to the Board of Selectmen and to the other operating town boards. The board is 
meeting monthly with the Advisory Committee and the Capital Budget Committee for detailed 
financial reviews. Our tax rate was also certified in a timely manner and the town has retained 
its AA+ bond rating. Recent refinancings have been at very favorable rates showing the 
market's confidence in our progress. 

We had numerous major personnel changes in 2012. Former Town Manager Michael Coughlin 
was relieved of his duties and ultimately removed from office. Chief of Police Mark Deluca 
agreed not to seek reappointment. 

Robert Silvia was appointed Director of Public Safety. Reporting to him are Deputy Police Chief 
William Quigley and Assistant Fire Chief John Dockray. 

Mary Gallagher returned to Cohasset to become Director of Finance/Town Accountant early in 
the year and led the efforts of the Finance Department to bring our financial situation under 
control. 

The Board appointed Michael Milanoski to be Acting Town Manager and he has appointed Jane 
Lepardo as our new Treasurer/Collector and Brian Joyce as Director of Project Management 
and Planning. Robert Bonnell was appointed to be Chief Technology Officer serving both the 
School Department and the town operations. Felix Zemel is our new Health 
Administrator/Inspector. With these changes as well as our many dedicated long term 
employees, the town has an excellent group of people serving our residents. 

Upon the recommendation of Acting Town Manager, the board voted to endorse the 
appointment of Powers and Sullivan LLC as the new Town Auditor. This action rounds out the 
financial reforms we set in motion. 



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The board approved policy statements dealing with Electronic Communications, Computer 
Usage, Financial Management, and Budget Preparation. 

Progress has been made on the Senior Center project. The land transfers have been 
authorized. The Senior Survey was performed after much time spent on survey design. The 
draft report was received and the committees have begun analyzing it. 

The Little Harbor sewer and water project was completed and the town has met most of its 
obligations under the Second Amended Judgment. All but a handful of homeowners have 
connected. This long chapter is now almost behind the town. 

After many years of planning the South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center has 
opened. The center represents a major upgrade in our ability to provide quality emergency 
assistance and has already proven its value in specific situations. After careful negotiations 
with the public safety unions we were able to accomplish this goal while maintaining public 
access to the station at all times unless there are heavy calls on the night shift. 

The Nichols Road Tidal Gate operating schedule issue that has been on our agenda for many 
years was finally resolved when the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 
declined to hear an appeal. 

While much has been accomplished, we still face many challenges. Health care costs for both 
current employees and retirees are a rapidly growing portion of our budget. Unless this growth 
is checked, health care costs will crowd out other important town departments and lead to 
large tax increases. 

Cohasset functions best with the great work of town employees and volunteers who serve on 
boards or work on various projects. We owe them all our sincere appreciation and gratitude. 
The town is essentially a service provider and good services only come from good, hard working 
people. 

Respectively submitted, 

Paul Carlson 

Chairman 

Board of Selectmen 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 

2012 

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

1. Advice & Legal Docunfients . 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 a special 
town meeting and the annual town meeting), compliance with State Ethics Act, Open 
Meeting Law, numerous public records requests, Town Manager employment issues, 
fuel license questions, various Town rules and regulations. Wind Turbine issues, ballot 
questions, and other legal documents. 

2. Administrative Agency Proceedings . The Town was involved with a number of state or 
federal administrative agencies, including issues before Department of Environmental 
Protection, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, Attorney General of the 
Commonwealth, Lottery Commission (Keno Licenses), 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 including 
renaming public ways; Second Amended Judgment issues involving sewer and 
environmental protection, including Little Harbor/Atlantic Avenue sewer expansion and 
Central Cohasset Sewer Treatment Plant Expansion Project issues; development projects 
such as the Avalon, Village Business, Toll Brothers, James Lane, Highway Car Wash, Stop 
& Shop, Atlantic Avenue, and the Jerusalem Road single family housing project, the Cook 
Estate/Abbott 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; enforcement 
procedures for various town agencies; regionalization of public safety dispatching; 
municipal harbor plan questions; town manager transition issues; triathlon issues; 
cemetery layout issues; acquisition of watershed properties to protect the town's water 
supply; Town Hall renovations project; and sailing club facility project. 

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 the decision by the Town to let go the Town 
Manager, the engagement of an Acting Town Manager and a separation agreement with 
departing Police Chief, occurred during this year. 



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Litigation . As of December 31, 2012, the number of claims and lawsuits in which the 
Town is a party total 22 as follows: 

3 Matter involving the Board of Selectmen/Town Manager: 

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

C.A. No. 38652. 

Brennanv. Cohasset MCAD Docket No. 12BEM02734, EEOC/HUD No. 16C-2013- 

00108. 

Michael Coughlin v. Peter DeCaprio and the Cohasset Board of Selectmen. 

Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 2012-01944. 

6 Matters involving the Board of Appeals: 

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

Land Court No. 243862. 

Morrissey V. 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. 

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

404954. 

O'Connell v. Vainisi and Cohasset Board of Appeals, Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. 

No.: 2009-01147. 

2 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. 

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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2 Matters involving the Conservation Commission: 

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

Dam). 

Ford, et al. v. Cohasset Conservation Commission, Norfolk Superior Court, C.A. No. 

12-01017. 

5 Claims pending: 

Board of Health v. Wilmarc Charles . 

Nisbit V. Cohasset Recreation Commission . 

Graziano v. Cohasset DPW . 

Mt. Vernon Insurance Company (as subrogee of Timothy Hannan) v. Town of 

Cohasset and Cohasset Water Department. 

Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company a/s/o Scott O'Grady and Laura O'Grady). 



Respectfully submitted, 



Paul R. DeRensis 
TOWN COUNSEL 



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Index - Annual Town Meeting May 12, 2012 

1. Financial Management Policies - Adopted 

2. Annual Town Report- Adopted 

3. Reports of Committees - Indefinitely postponed 

4. Unpaid Bills from Previous Years - Adopted 

5. Transfer of Funds to Cohasset Schools from Settlement - Floors - Adopted 

6. Rescission of Authorized but Unissued Debt - Indefinitely postponed 

7. Bound Brook Project Reallocation - Adopted 

8. Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 2012 - Adopted 

9. Operating Budget- Adopted 

10. Stabilization Fund - Adopted 

11. Capital Stabilization Fund - Adopted 

12. Capital Improvements Budget- Adopted 

13. Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund - Adopted 

14. Funding Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund - Adopted 

15. Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Trust Fund - Adopted 

16. Meals and Hotel Tax Stabilization Fund - Defeated 

17. Acceptance of Local- Option Hotel Tax - Defeated 

18. Acceptance of Local-Option Meals Tax - Defeated 

19. Assessor's Article - Accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986- Adopted 

20. Sewer Enterprise Fund FY13 Budget- Adopted 

21. Citizen's Petition to Reorganize Water & Sewer- Defeated 

22. Land and Easement Transfers for Proposed Senior Center Site - Adopted 

23. Zoning Bylaw Amend-Area Regulations General Provisions - Adopted 

24. Zoning Bylaw Amend-Home Occupation Definition - Adopted 

25. Zoning Bylaw Amend-Fence and Wall Reference - Adopted 

26. Zoning Bylaw Amend- Special Permit Uses - Adopted 

27. Zoning Bylaw Amend-Special Flood Plain & Watershed Protection District - Adopted 

28. Community Preservation 

a. sub accounts - Adopted 

b. rescind funds - Adopted 

c. meeting house clock - Adopted 

d. meeting house windows - Adopted 

e. Forest Ave. - Adopted 

29. General Bylaw Amendment - Section 33 Smoking Bylaw - Defeated 

30. Scoping And Feasibility Study - Treat's Pond Floor - Adopted 

31. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 91 Liability - Adopted 

32. Water System Operations contact - Indefinitely postponed 

33. Water Enterprise Fund - FY13 Budget - Adopted 

34. General Bylaw Amendment - Annual Town Meeting - Adopted 



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Annual Town Meeting - May 12, 2012 

At the Annual Town Meeting held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 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, Carol L. St. Pierre at 8:30 a.m. were Elizabeth 
Anderson, Sandra Murray, Abigail Alves, Katherine Whitley, Rebekah Mattey 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 196. Precinctl-113 
voters and precinct 2 - 83. 

Citizens recited the pledge of allegiance. A moment of silence was observed for citizens 
listed in the memoriam of the town report 

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. 

Congressman Stephen Lynch was recognized at this time. 



Article: 1 Resolution - Town Meeting Support Town of Cohasset Financial Management 
Policies 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following nonbinding resolution: That Town 
Meeting is fully supportive of the Town of Cohasset's Financial Management Policies as 
voted on February 28, 2012 as may be amended, and that the Town Manager is encouraged 
to implement these policies with the goal of securing a AAA bond rating including increasing 
the Town's Stabilization Funds, and developing a financial plan to fully fund the Town's 
unfunded debt obligations, a copy of which policies is available in the office of the Town 
Clerk, Board of Selectmen, and published on the Town's Web Site. 

MOVED that the Town of Cohasset's Financial Management Polices a copy of which is 
attached to the Motions as Appendix (A), be approved as a non-binding resolution and that 
the Town Manager is hereby encouraged to implement these policies on behalf of the 
Town. 

Motion adopted. 



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APPENDIX - A - Town of Cohasset Financial Management Polices 

Town of Cohasset 
Financial Management Policies 

Approved February 28, 2012 
Introduction 

The financial policies set forth the broad framework for overall fiscal planning and management 
of the Town of Cohasset's taxpayers' resources. In addition, these polices address both current 
activities and long-term planning designed to ensure the Town's sound financial condition now 
and in the future. The principles are intended to serve as a point of reference for all policy- 
makers, administrators and advisors. It is fully understood that Town Meeting retains the full 
right to appropriate funds and incur debt at levels it deems appropriate, subject to statutory 
limits such as Proposition 2 Yi. It is equally important that the Town maintain flexibility in its 
finances to ensure that the Town is in a position to react and respond to changes in the 
economy and new service challenges without measurable financial stress. 

Financial Objective 

It is the Financial Objective of the Board of Selectmen to demonstrate sound financial 
management of Cohasset taxpayer resources through earning a AAA bond rating that 
includes developing a sustainable town-wide budget based on a five year forecast that 
provides the level of service we can afford within our known projected revenues. 

Policy Statements 

1. The Town Manager shall annually prepare a sustainable balanced budget and 
comprehensive Budget Message with a five year forecast consistent with the Town's 
Financial Objective and with the goal towards obtaining and securing a AAA bond rating. 
The Budget Message shall include a detailed examination of trends in tax levy "new growth" 
revenues, local receipts, state aid, and available funds. 

2. The town will avoid budgetary procedures that balance current expenditures at the expense 
of meeting future years expenses, such as postponing expenditures, accruing future years' 
revenues, rolling over short-term debt. 

3. Ongoing operating costs will be funded by ongoing operating revenue sources. This protects 
the Town from fluctuating service levels and avoids concern when one-time revenues are 
reduced or removed. In addition: 

a. Fund balances should be used only for one-time expenditures such as capital 
improvements, capital equipment and unexpected or extraordinary expenses such 
as unbudgeted snow and ice removal expenses. 

b. New operating costs associated with capital projects should be funded through the 
operating budget but reflected in the capital improvement plan. 

c. All new services, equipment, and personnel proposals shall include a full life-cycle 
cost analysis prior to budget approval. 

d. Use of single and multiple year grants should not fund operational costs as there is 
no guarantee the Town will fund future operational liabilities once grants expire. It 
is encouraged that grants are utilized to fund one-time expenditures and are 
programed outside operation budget. 



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4. The Town will maintain a Stabilization Fund as its main financial reserve in the event of an 
emergency or extraordinary need. It shall be the goal of the town to achieve and maintain a 
balance in the Stabilization Fund of 5% of its operating budget. 

5. Debt service and Capital Stabilization on an annual basis should be no more than 10% of the 
annual operating budget. Debt roll-off and funding below 10% will be reallocated to a 
capital project fund with approval of Town Meeting. The Town should strive to issue debt 
for shorter periods than the maximum allowable when the statutory limit exceeds 10 years. 

6. All new revenue shall be allocated after fixed cost in the following manner: 61% shall be 
allocated to the schools and 39% shall be allocated to town services. 

7. The Town will identify solutions and begin to fund other post-employment benefits - 
unfunded liability is currently valued at $32,380,795 as of July 1, 2010. 

8. The Town will identify options to reduce levy limit once AAA Bond Rating is achieved and 
maintained and unfunded liabilities of the Town are funded. 

Note: Budget Planning Committee to develop a Town Debt Management Policy and Investment 
Policy 



Article: 2 Annual Town Report 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report 
for 2011, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town Report 
for 2011 be accepted and filed with the permanent records of the Town. 

Motion adopted. 

Article: 3 Reports of Committees 

To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon, or take any other 
action related thereto. 

• Governance Committee 

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



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Resolution offered by Sarah Charron for Deborah Cook. 

We the People of the Town of Cohasset All say: 

WHEREAS, Deborah Cook has served the citizens of Cohasset as member of the 
Conservation Commission between 1999 thru 2011; and serving many of those years as 
Chairman; and 

WHEREAS, Deborah Cook has served the citizens of Cohasset as member of the 
Community Preservation Committee from its inception in 2001 thru 2011; and 

WHEREAS, Deborah Cook has also served the citizens of Cohasset as member and chair of 
the Open Space Committee, member of the Advisory Committee, member of the Zoning 
Bylaw Committee, Cohasset Representative to the Citizen's Advisory Committee for the 
Old Colony Railroad and member of Master Planning Committee; and 

WHEREAS, she ensured protection of the function and values of Cohasset's wetlands and 
water resource areas on the Conservation Commission; and 

WHEREAS, she helped rewrite the Cohasset Wetlands Regulations, drafted Open Space 
and town Master Plans and helped introduce the Community Preservation Act; and 

WHEREAS, she enabled the acquisition and preservation of open space, creation and 
support of community housing and preservation of historic buildings throughout Cohasset 
on the Community Preservation Committee; and 

WHEREAS, she has demonstrated her passion and enthusiasm to protecting and 
preserving the resources of the Town of Cohasset and enriching the lives of the citizens of 
Cohasset. 

NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, that we, the citizens of Cohasset assembled here 
on the 12th day of May 2012 acknowledge with sincere appreciation Deborah Cook's long 
and devoted service to the Town of Cohasset. 

Resolution adopted unanimously. 



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Proclamation offered by Stuart Ivemy for Alfred Moore 

PROCLAMATION 

WHEREAS, AL MOORE was elected to the Planning Board in 1987 and has served with 
incomparable honor and distinction for the past 25 years; and 

WHEREAS, AL MOORE served as Chairman of the Planning Board from 1989 to 201 1 ; and 

WHEREAS, AL MOORE as a member of the Planning Board has brought great wisdom, experience, 
consideration , forethought, leadership and camaraderie during the discharge of his duties; and 

WHEREAS, AL MOORE in his capacity as Chairman of the Planning Board has guided the Board in 
the discharge of its duties and responsibilities in an open-minded, competent, effective and efficient 
manner; and 

WHEREAS, AL MORE has worked diligently and effectively with other Boards and Committees, 
developers and residents during periods of great change all the while providing responsible leadership and 
common sense resulting in the resolution of complex and sometimes contentious issues; and 

WHEREAS, AL MOORE has served on the Community Preservation Committee since his 
appointment in 2001; and 

WHEREAS, AL MOORE has been a resident of Cohasset since 1979 during which time he has 
exhibited the strongest interest, involvement in and dedication to the well-being of the Town of Cohasset; 
and 

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

WHEREAS, the Planning Board now recommends this Unanimous Motion for Commendation to 
ALFRED S. MOORE, JR.. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual Town 
Meeting hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Planning Board Member ALFRED 
S. MOORE, JR., for his many years of dedicated service to the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET on this twelfth day of May in 
the year Two Thousand and Twelve. 



Proclamation adopted unanimously. 

Article: 4 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. 



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MOVED that Four Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Six Dollars ($4,826.00) be hereby 
transferred from the Stabilization fund and appropriated to be expended by the Town 
Manager, for the following unpaid bills from prior fiscal years. 

Description Date Amount 

Cohasset Police Department 2/24/11 $176.00 

East Coast Electric Recycling 4/7/11 $650.00 

MAPC South Shore Regional Services Consortium 4/28/11 $4,000.00 



An 8/10's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 



Article: 5 Transfer of Funds to Cohasset Schools from Settlement 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate Five Hundred Thousand Dollars 
($500,000.00) to spent by the Town Manager and School Superintendent for the 
purpose of repairing and/or replacing the damaged floors at the schools and for paying 
for the cost associated with emergency floor repairs it being the intent that such funds 
be immediately available in FY 12; and to meet this appropriation, Five Hundred 
Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) be transferred in accordance with G.L. Chapter 44, 
Section 53, from the funds recovered by the Town in FY 12 in restitution for damages 
done by third parties to School property with respect to the floors in the school district, 
or to take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) be hereby appropriated to 
be spent by the Town Manager and School Superintendent for the purpose of repairing 
and/or replacing the damaged floors at the schools and for paying for the costs 
associated with emergency floor repairs, it being the intent that such funds be 
immediately available in FY12; and to meet this appropriation. Five Hundred Thousand 
Dollars ($500,000.00) be transferred in accordance with G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53, 
from the funds recovered by the Town in FY12 in restitution for damages done by third 
parties to School property with respect to the floors in the school district. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article: 6 Rescission of Authorized but Unissued Debt 

To see if the Town will vote to rescind the balance of the loans authorized and un-issued 
pursuant prior authorization of Town Meeting, or take any other action relative thereto. 

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

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article: 7 New projects or old projects requiring additional funding. 

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 new projects, or an old projects needing additional 
funding issued pursuant prior authorization of Town Meeting, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

MOVED that Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) be appropriated from 
the Jacobs Meadow Culvert Repair and Upgrade as voted in Article 12 of the 2008 
Annual Town Meeting held on March 29, 2008 and be reallocated in the amount of Two 
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) for permitting, design, and initial 
construction for the Bound Brook Project on Beechwood Street to be expended by the 
Town Manager in a manner that is consistent with project management principles and 
review by the Board of Selectmen. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article: 8 Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 2012 

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, 2012 or to decrease or otherwise adjust any 
budget line item as appropriated by the town at the 2011 annual town meeting or the 
December 5, 2011 Special Town Meeting, or fund deficits in grants, or to take any other 
action related thereto. 

MOVED that Six hundred ninety six thousand eight hundred fifty six dollars ($696,856) 
be hereby appropriated to the Fiscal 2012 budgetary items set forth below amending 
the amounts appropriated by the Town pursuant to Article 3 of the 2011 Annual Town 
Meeting (which appropriations may have been amended at the December 5, 2011 
Special Town Meeting), which funds after transfer are to be expended by the Town 
Manager, to supplement certain departmental budgets and appropriations and to fund 
Special Revenue deficits set forth below to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 
2012 as follows: 



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Transfer to: 

Town Manager Personal Services 12,800.00 

Town Manager General Services 5,279.00 

Board of Assessors Personal Services 4,658.00 

Treasurer/Collector Personal Services 3,000.00 

Treasurer/Collector General Expenses 14,000.00 

Legal Services Town Counsel Services 100,000.00 

Town Clerk General Expenses 1,790.00 

Police Overtime 190,000.00 

Fire Overtime 121,309.00 

Building Commissioner Personal Services 3,597.00 

Gas & Plumbing Inspector General Expenses 10,870.00 

Shellfish Personal Services 475.00 

Dept. of Public Works Personal Services 11,672.00 

Board of Health Personal Services 6,470.00 

Elder Affairs Personal Services 11,057.00 

Veterans Services General Expenses 7,000.00 

Debt Services 91,377.00 

Transit Oriented Development Sidewalk Grant Fund 33,472.00 

Highway Improvements Fund 59,311.00 

MAPC Bike Rack Grant 3,241.00 

319 Stormwater BMP Grant 5,478.00 

Total transfer to: 696,856,00 



And to fund this appropriation. Six hundred ninety six thousand eight hundred fifty six 
dollars ($696,856) be transferred from the line items and reserves set forth below: 



Transfer from: 

Board of Assessors General Expenses 4,658.00 

Snow & Ice General Expenses 88,761.00 

Health Insurance General Expenses 90,000.00 

Police Personal Services 38,011.00 

Fire Personal Services 132,600.00 

Unclassified Regional Emergency Control Center 45,400.00 

Assessors Revaluation March 2010 Annual Town Meeting 20,000.00 

Assessors Revaluation December 2005 Special Town Meeting 3,153.00 

Public Nurse Medicare Fund 36,000.00 

Bond Premium Reserve 18,974.00 

Overlay Surplus 45,152.00 

Stabilization Fund 174,147.00 

Total transfer from: 696,856.00 
A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article: 9 Operating Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected Officers, and to. 
see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from available funds or 
otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment and 
outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments, and to modify the 
Town Manager's Department and Employee Organizational Chart, compensation 
schedule, and for all positions for the ensuing fiscal year, or to take any other action 
related thereto. 

APPENDIX -B 

FISCAL 2013 GENERAL FUND OPERATING BUDGET 

BUDGETED BUDGETED BUDGETED REQUEST RECOMMENDED 

FISCAL 2010 FISCAL 2011 FISCAL 2012 FISCAL 2013 FISCAL 2013 



ADMINISTRATIVE 












SERVICES 












Moderator 












Personal Expenses 


$573 


$573 


$573 


$573 


$500 


Total 


$573 


$573 


$573 


$573 


$500 


Board of Selectmen 












Personnel Services 


$5,500 


$5,500 


$5,500 


$5,500 


$8,100 


General Expenses 


$62,650 


$65,100 


$62,800 


$66,550 


$228,818 


Total 


$68,150 


$70,600 


$68,300 


$72,050 


$236,918 


Town Manager 












Personnel Services 


$373,488 


$322,130 


$305,161 


$258,607 


$336,541 


General Expenses 


$43,400 


$40,900 


$36,300 


$6,300 


$51,300 


Total 


$416,888 


$363,030 


$341,461 


$264,907 


$387,841 


Advisory Committee 












General Expenses 


$345 


$345 


$345 


$345 


$360 


Reserve Fund 


$100,000 


$100,000 


$100,000 


$100,000 


$100,000 


Total 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,345 


$100,360 


Director of Finance 












Personnel Services 


$130,383 


$133,331 


$203,045 


$208,995 


$164,460 


General Expenses 


$29,193 


$27,398 


$39,898 


$84,795 


$65,597 


Total 


$159,576 


$160,729 


$242,943 


$293,790 


$230,057 


Board of Assessors 












Personnel Services 


$163,193 


$169,476 


$163,521 


$183,682 


$182,134 


General Expenses 


$29,680 


$24,780 


$29,180 


$28,830 


$15,750 


Total 


$192,873 


$194,256 


$192,701 


$212,512 


$197,884 


Treasurer/Collector 












Personnel Services 


$163,717 


$156,704 


$161,499 


$185,271 


$195,398 


General Expenses 


$36,665 


$34,165 


$93,165 


$36,535 


$32,335 


Total 


$200,382 


$190,869 


$254,664 


$221,806 


$227,733 



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Legal Services 












Town Counsel 












Services 


$160,000 


$232,500 


$200,000 


$200,000 


$200,000 


Total 


$160,000 


$232,500 


$200,000 


$200,000 


$200,000 


Town Clerk 












Personnel Services 


$76,439 


$81,262 


$78,698 


$127,045 


$122,513 


General Expenses 


$8,825 


$10,494 


$8,925 


$14,200 


$6,500 


Total 


$85,264 


$91,756 


$87,623 


$141,245 


$129,013 


Conservation 












Commission 












Personnel Services 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$45,477 


$45,284 


General Expenses 


$29,697 


$29,697 


$30,000 


$30,250 


$25,750 


Total 


$29,697 


$29,697 


$30,000 


$75,727 


$71,034 


Planning Board 












Personnel Services 


$54,795 


$55,417 


$66,354 


$88,953 


$56,443 


General Expenses 


$11,034 


$10,487 


$11,387 


$13,887 


$550 


Total 


$65,829 


$65,904 


$77,741 


$102,840 


$56,993 


Zoning Board of 












Appeals 












Personnel Services 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$3,305 


$2,600 


General Expenses 


$2,135 


$1,560 


$1,560 


$1,560 


$200 


Total 


$2,135 


$1,560 


$1,560 


$4,865 


$2,800 


Unclassified 












Annual Audit 


$12,000 


$12,000 


$17,500 


$35,000 


$37,000 


OPEB 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$6,000 


$6,000 


S.S. Regional Refuse 












District 


$4,000 


$4,000 


$4,500 


$4,500 


$4,500 


Town Water/Sewer 


$30,000 


$25,000 


$50,000 


$0 


$41,000 


Hingham Water 


$0 


$0 


$17,210 


$17,210 


$17,210 


Fire Protection Fee 


$0 


$0 


$247,000 


$247,000 


$247,000 


Regional Emergency 












Control Center 


$0 


$0 


$160,000 


$160,000 


$0 


Town Reports 


$13,000 


$13,000 


$13,000 


$13,000 


$12,000 


Total 


$59,000 


$54,000 


$509,210 


$482,710 


$364,710 


^MINISTRATIVE 












lOTAL 


$1,540,712 


$1,555,819 


$2,107,121 


$2,173,370 


$2,205,843 


PUBLIC SAFETY 












Police Department 












Personnel Services 


$1,541,526 


$1,546,462 


$1,379,115 


$1,418,972 


$1,343,338 


Overtime 


$225,000 


$364,955 


$350,000 


$400,000 


$265,000 


General Expenses 


$155,200 


$120,200 


$138,300 


$165,675 


$338,825 


Total 


$1,921,726 


$2,031,617 


$1,867,415 


$1,984,647 


$1,947,163 



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Fire Department 












Personnel Services 


$1,529,749 


$1,517,798 


$1,593,430 


$1,653,791 


$1,645,388 


Overtime 


$210,000 


$210,000 


$216,427 


$237,226 


$215,000 


General Expenses 


$246,560 


$190,650 


$195,750 


$203,575 


$196,625 


Hydrant Services 


$17,120 


$264,120 


$0 


$0 


$0 


Total 


$2,003,429 


$2,182,568 


$2,005,607 


$2,094,592 


$2,057,013 


Inspections 












Personnel Services 


$76,867 


$78,385 


$80,007 


$89,828 


$85,983 


General Expenses 


$32,414 


$40,407 


$57,682 


$47,182 


$44,132 


Total 


$109,281 


$118,792 


$137,689 


$137,010 


$130,115 


Civil Defense 












Salaries & General 












Expenses 


$5,100 


$5,100 


$5,350 


$16,000 


$11,000 


Total 


$5,100 


$5,100 


$5,350 


$16,000 


$11,000 


Harbormaster 












Personnel Services 


$67,136 


$68,479 


$70,200 


$70,200 


$72,195 


General Expenses 


$57,900 


$7,900 


$14,400 


$14,400 


$17,650 


Total 


$125,036 


$76,379 


$84,600 


$84,600 


$89,845 


Shellfish Constable 












Personal Services 


$475 


$475 


$475 


$475 


$475 


Total 


$475 


$475 


$475 


$475 


$475 


PUBLIC SAFETY TOTAL 


$4,165,047 


$4,414,931 


$4,101,136 


$4,317,324 


$4,235,611 


EDUCATION SERVICES 












Cohasset Schools 












Salaries & Expenses 


$14,713,000 


$15,034,478 


$15,402,478 


$15,884,536 


$15,866,062 


Total 


$14,713,000 


$15,034,478 


$15,402,478 


$15,884,536 


$15,866,062 


South Shore Voc. Tech 












Vocational 












Assessment 


$75,529 


$74,461 


$45,106 


$136,635 


$136,635 


Total 


$75,529 


$74,461 


$45,106 


$136,635 


$136,635 


EDUCATION TOTAL 


$14,788,529 


$15,108,939 


$15,447,584 


$16,021,171 


$16,002,697 


PUBLIC 












WORKS/FACILITIES 












Dept. of Public Works 












Personnel Services 


$767,822 


$777,927 


$792,618 


$841,514 


$853,728 


General Expenses 


$202,850 


$205,100 


$205,100 


$205,650 


$206,450 


Other Appropriations 


$413,800 


$368,000 


$388,000 


$413,000 


$279,200 


Total 


$1,384,472 


$1,351,027 


$1,385,718 


$1,460,164 


$1,339,378 


Snow & Ice Control 












General Expenses 


$100,000 


$222,093 


$125,000 


$125,000 


$125,000 


Total 


$100,000 


$222,093 


$125,000 


$125,000 


$125,000 


Street Lighting 













38 






General Expenses 


$70,000 


$80,000 


$80,000 


$80,000 


$75,000 


Total 


$70,000 


$80,000 


$80,000 


$80,000 


$75,000 


Building Maintenance 












Personnel Services 


$248,690 


$254,500 


$267,183 


$275,816 


$260,111 


General Expenses 


$398,300 


$347,300 


$343,800 


$358,800 


$350,400 


Total 


$646,990 


$601,800 


$610,983 


$634,616 


$610,511 


PUB 












WORKS/FACILITIES 












TOTAL 


$2,201,462 


$2,254,920 


$2,201,701 


$2,299,780 


$2,149,889 


HEALTH & WELFARE 












Board of Health 












Personnel Services 


$124,585 


$127,066 


$129,597 


$142,050 


$139,518 


General Expenses 


$4,600 


$4,550 


$4,550 


$6,185 


$19,055 


Total 


$129,185 


$131,616 


$134,147 


$148,235 


$158,573 


Elder Affairs 












Personnel Services 


$158,149 


$161,135 


$164,360 


$208,500 


$199,690 


General Expenses 


$84,350 


$34,350 


$46,850 


$49,400 


$38,700 


Total 


$242,499 


$195,485 


$211,210 


$257,900 


$238,390 


Veterans Services 












Personnel Services 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$30,000 


$10,400 


General Expenses 


$1,700 


$31,900 


$63,165 


$92,120 


$83,720 


Total 


$1,700 


$31,900 


$63,165 


$122,120 


$94,120 


HEALTH & WELFARE 












TOTAL 


$373,384 


$359,001 


$408,522 


$528,255 


$491,083 


CULTURE & 












RECREATION 












Library 












Personnel Services 


$395,083 


$398,027 


$398,729 


$462,050 


$417,145 


General Expenses 


$88,410 


$88,410 


$88,163 


$113,012 


$103,012 


Capital Outlay 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$12,000 


$0 


Total 


$483,493 


$486,437 


$486,892 


$587,062 


$520,157 


Recreation 












Personnel Services 


$123,293 


$125,049 


$126,394 


$101,378 


$101,389 


General Expenses 


$2,677 


$2,677 


$2,677 


$2,677 


$0 


Total 


$125,970 


$127,726 


$129,071 


$104,055 


$101,389 


Common Historical 












Com. 












General Expenses 


$100 


$50 


$50 


$50 


$50 


Total 


$100 


$50 


$50 


$50 


$50 



39 



Historical 












Preservation 












Personnel Services 


$800 


$800 


$800 


$800 


$800 


General Expenses 


$100 


$100 


$100 


$100 


$0 


Total 


$900 


$900 


$900 


$900 


$800 


Celebrations 












General Expenses 


$5,000 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$2,500 


Total 


$5,000 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$2,500 


$2,500 


CULTURE & 












RECREATION TOTAL 


$615,463 


$617,613 


$619,413 


$694,567 


$624,896 


DEBT SERVICE 












Non-Excluded 












Principal & Interest 


$1,532,996 


$1,223,058 


$1,026,178 


$1,010,335 


$1,010,335 


Excluded Principal & 












Interest 


$2,451,923 


$2,384,335 


$2,308,725 


$2,201,184 


$2,201,184 


Capital Stab. Principal 












& Interest 


$107,804 


$254,359 


$222,709 


$167,067 


$167,067 


CPC Principal and 












Interest 


$0 


$0 


$35,838 


$34,823 


$34,823 


MWPAT 












Adnninistrative Fees 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$16,361 


$16,361 


DEBT SERVICE TOTAL 


$4,092,723 


$3,861,752 


$3,593,450 


$3,429,770 


$3,429,770 


BENEFITS & 












INSURANCE 












Pension Assessment 












County Assessment 


$1,224,487 


$1,270,561 


$1,323,182 


$1,388,631 


$1,388,631 


Total 


$1,224,487 


$1,270,561 


$1,323,182 


$1,388,631 


$1,388,631 


Workers 












Compensation 












General Expenses 


$92,000 


$92,000 


$112,000 


$123,200 


$123,200 


Total 


$92,000 


$92,000 


$112,000 


$123,200 


$123,200 


Unemployment 












General Expenses 


$5,000 


$14,175 


$10,000 


$40,000 


$20,000 


Total 


$5,000 


$14,175 


$10,000 


$40,000 


$20,000 


Health Insurance 












General Expenses 


$2,786,400 


$2,702,903 


$3,060,360 


$3,155,879 


$3,155,879 


Total 


$2,786,400 


$2,702,903 


$3,060,360 


$3,155,879 


$3,155,879 


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 Tax 












General Expenses 


$237,300 


$249,300 


$257,000 


$267,280 


$267,280 



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Total $237,300 $249,300 $257,000 $267,280 $267,280 
Property & Liability 

General Expenses $231,000 $225,925 $236,350 $255,765 $255,765 

Total $231,000 $225,925 $236,350 $255,765 $255,765 



BENEFITS & 
INSURANCE TOTAL 


$4,585,187 


$4,563,864 


$5,007,892 


$5,239,755 


$5,219,755 


GENERAL FUND 
GRAND TOTAL 


$32,362,507 


$32,736,839 


$33,486,819 


$34,703,992 


$34,359,544 



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Hourly 


$ 12.65 
$ 442.75 


$ 12.90 




35 Hrs 


$ 45161 






$ 23,023.00 


$ 23,483.46 













8th 


S 


9th 




10th 


13.21 


13.47 


$ 


13.7 


462.35 
24.041.99 


S 

$ 


471.59 
24,522.83 


$ 
$ 

$ 
$ 

$ 


481.0 
25,013.2 








1453 
508.58 


$ 

$ 


14.82 

518.75 


15.1 
529.1 


26,446.19 


$ 


26.975.11 


27,514.6 




$ 
$ 
$ 


16.30 

570.63 

29.672.63 






15.98 

559.44 

29,090.81 


$ 
$ 
$ 


16.6 

582.a 

30.266.a 










17.58 


$ 


17.93 


$ 


18.2 


615.38 
31,999.89 


$ 
$ 


627.69 
32,639.89 


$ 
$ 


640.2 
33.292.6 


19.34 
676.92 


$ 
$ 


19.73 
690.46 


$ 
$ 


20.1 
704.2 


35.199.88 


$ 


35.903.88 


$ 


36.621.9 



APPENDIX -D 

FY13 Salary i 

Grade Step 1^ 2nd 3rd 

I Hourly $ 11.50 $ 11.73 $ 11.96 

35 Hrs $ 402.50 $ 410.55 $ 418.76 

21,775.57 

13.16 

460.64 

23,953.13 

Hourly $ 13.92 $ 14.19 $ 14.48 

35 Hrs $ 487.03 $ 496.77 $ 506.70 

$ 25,325.30 $ 25,831.81 $ 26,348.44 

Hourly S 15.31 $ 15.61 $ 15.92 

35 Hrs S 535.73 $ 546.44 $ 557.37 

$ 27.857.83 $ 28.414.99 $ 28,983.29 

Hourly $ 16.84 $ 17.17 $ 17.52 

35 Hrs $ 589.30 $ 601.09 $ 613.11 

$ 30,643.61 $ 31256.49 $ 31,881.61 

Hourly $ 18.52 $ 18.89 $ 19.27 

35 Hrs S 648.23 $ 661.19 $ 674 42 

$ 33.707.97 $ 34,382.13 $ 35,069.78 

$ 20.37 $ 20.78 $ 21.20 

S 713.05 $ 727.31 $ 741.86 $ 756.70 $ 771.83 $ 787.27 $ 803.01 S 819.07 $ 835.46 

$ 37,078.77 S 37.820.35 $ 38,576.75 $ 39.348.29 $ 40,135.25 $ 40,937.96 $ 41,756.72 $ 42.591.85 $ 43.443.69 

$ 22.41 S 22.86 $ 23.32 $ 23.78 $ 24.26 $ 24.74 $ 25.24 $ 25.74 $ 26.26 S 26.78 

S 784 36 S 800.05 $ 816.05 $ 832.37 $ 849 02 $ 866.00 $ 883.32 $ 900.98 $ 919.00 S 937.38 

S 40.786.65 $ 41,602.38 $ 42,434.43 $ 43,283.12 $ 44,148.78 $ 45,031.76 $ 45,932.39 $ 46,851.04 $ 47,788.06 S 48.743.82 

IX Hourly S 24 65 S 25.14 $ 25.65 $ 26.16 $ 26.68 $ 27.22 $ 27.76 $ 28.32 $ 28.88 S 29.46 
35 Hrs S 862.79 $ 880.05 $ 897.65 $ 915.60 $ 933.92 $ 952.59 S 971.65 $ 991.08 $ 1,010.90 $ 1,031.12 

$ 44.865.31 $ 45.762.62 $ 46,677.87 $ 47,611.43 $ 48.563 66 $ 49,534.93 $ 50,525.63 S 51,536.14 $ 52.566.87 $ 53,618.20 

X Hourly S 27.12 S 27.66 S 28.21 $ 28.78 $ 29.35 $ 29.94 $ 30.54 $ 31.15 $ 31.77 $ 32.41 
35 Hrs $ 949.07 $ 968.06 $ 987.42 $ 1,007.16 $ 1,027.31 $ 1,047.85 $ 1.068.81 $ 1,090.19 $ 1,111.99 $ 1,134.23 

$ 49,351.85 $ 50,338.88 $ 51,345.66 $ 52,372.57 $ 53,420.02 $ 54,488.42 $ 55,578.19 S 56.689.76 $ 57.823.55 $ 58,980.02 

XI Hourly $ 29.83 S 30.42 S 31.03 $ 31.65 $ 32.29 S 32.93 S 33.59 $ 34.26 $ 34.95 $ 35.65 
Annually $ 54.287.03 $ 55,372.77 $ 56,480.23 $ 57,609.83 $ 58,762.03 S 59,937.27 $ 61,136.01 $ 62.358.73 $ 63.605.91 $ 64.878.03 

XII Hourly $ 32.81 $ 33.47 S 34.14 $ 34.82 $ 35.52 $ 36.23 $ 36.95 $ 37.69 S 38.44 $ 39.21 
Annually $ 59.715.73 S 60,910.05 $ 62.128.25 $ 63,370.81 $ 64.638.23 $ 65,930.99 $ 67,249.61 $ 68,594.61 $ 69.966.50 $ 71.365.83 

XIII Hourly $ 36.09 $ 36.81 S 37.55 S 38.30 S 39.07 $ 39.85 $ 40.65 $ 41.46 $ 42.29 $ 43.13 
Annually $ 65.687.31 $ 67.001.05 S 68,341.07 $ 69,707.89 $ 71.102.05 S 72,524.09 $ 73,974.58 S 75,454.07 $ 76,963.15 $ 78.502.41 

XIV Hourly $ 39.70 $ 40.50 $ 41.31 S 42.13 $ 42.97 $ 43.83 $ 44.71 $ 45.60 $ 46.52 $ 47.45 
Annually $ 72,256,04 $ 73,701.16 S 75.175.18 $ 76,678.68 $ 78,212.26 $ 79,776.50 $ 81,372,03 $ 82.999.47 S 84.659.46 $ 86,352.65 



VII 


Hourly 
35 Hrs 


VIII 


Hourly 


35 Hrs 



Wage Cla 


ssifi 


cation Tab 


e 














S 




4th 


$ 


5th 




6th 


■m 




12.45 








12.20 


$ 
$ 
$ 


12.70 

444.39 

23,108.41 


12.95 


427.14 
22,211.08 


$ 
$ 


43568 
22,655.31 


$ 
$ 


453.28 
23,570.58 




13.69 


$ 
$ 
$ 






13.42 


S 


13.97 

488.83 

25,419.25 


$ 
S 

$ 


14.25 


469.85 
24,432.19 


$ 
S 


479.25 
24,920.84 


498.61 
25,927 64 




$ 

$ 
$ 


15.06 

527.17 

27.412.92 








14.77 


$ 
$ 
$ 

$ 
$ 
$ 


15.36 


$ 
$ 


15.67 


516.83 


537.71 


548.47 


26.875.41 


27,961.18 


$ 


28,520.40 


16.24 


$ 
$ 


16.57 

579.89 

30,154.21 


16.90 


$ 


17.24 


568.52 


591.49 
30,757.30 


$ 
$ 


603.32 


29.562,95 


$ 


31,372.44 
















17.87 


$ 
$ 


18.23 
637.88 


$ 


18.59 


$ 
$ 
$ 


18.96 


625.37 


$ 
$ 


650.64 
33,833.02 


663.65 


32.519.25 


$ 


33,169.63 


34,509.69 




$ 
$ 
s 

$ 
$ 










19.65 

687.91 

35,771.17 


20.05 

701.67 

36.486.60 

22.05 
771.83 


$ 
$ 
$ 

$ 
$ 
$ 


20.45 

715.70 

37,216.33 

22.49 

787.27 

40,937.96 


$ 
$ 

$ 

$ 
$ 
$ 


20.86 

730.01 
37,960.65 


21.62 
756.70 


22.94 
803.01 


39.348.29 


$ 


40,135.25 


41,756.72 



21.27 

744.61 

38,719.87 


$ 
$ 
$ 


21.70 3 

759.51 3 

39.494.26 3 


23.40 


$ 


23.87 3 



43 



APPENDIX E - COMPENSATION AND CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULES 



Schedule 1 - Regular Employees 
Finance Department 

Finance Director /Town Accountant 
Assistant Town Accountant - Account Payable 
Assistant Town Accountant - Special Projects 

Treasurer / Collector 

Assistant Treasurer / Collector Payroll & Benefits 

Assistant Collector 

Director of Assessing 

Assistant Assessor 

Administrative Assistant to Assessor 
Facilities - Town-Wide 

Manager of Town-Wide Facilities 

Facilities Maintenance Technician 

Facilities Maintenance Technician 

Facilities Maintenance 

Facilities Maintenance 
Public Works 

Public Works Superintendent 

PW General Foreman 

PW Foreman - Highway 

PW Foreman - Tree & Parks 

PW Foreman - Recycling Transfer Station 

PW Equip Operator / Truck Driver - Class A-RTF 

PW Equip Operator / Truck Driver - Class A-RTF 

PW Equip Operator / Truck Driver - Class B-HWY 

PW Equip Operator / Truck Driver - Class B-HWY 

PW Equip Operator / Truck Driver - Class B-HWY 

PW Equip Operator / Skilled Utility Wkr 

PW Equip Operator / Skilled Utility Wkr 

PW Cemetery / Skilled Utility Wkr 

PWTree Climber 

PW Administrative Assistant 

PW RTF Monitor 
Elder Affairs 

Director of Elder Affairs 

EA Outreach Coordinator 



PAY 




GROUP 


HOURS 


Contract 


FLSA-exempt 


l-SEIU 


30 


VIII 


19 


XIV 


FLSA-exempt 


l-SEIU 


35 


G-SEIU 


35 


XIV 


FLSA-exempt 


l-SEIU 


35 


G-SEIU 


33 


XIII 


FLSA-exempt 


VII 


40 


VII 


40 


VI 


40 


VI 


23 


XIV 


FLSA-exempt 


XI 


40 


IX 


40 


IX 


40 


IX 


40 


VII 


40 


VII 


40 


VII 


40 


VII 


40 


VII 


40 


VI 


40 


VI 


40 


VI 


40 


VI 


40 


G-SEIU 


35 


1 


19 


XII 


FLSA-exempt 


IX 


19 



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EA Volunteer Coordinator 

EA Transportation Coordinator 

EA Service Coordinator (meals on wheels) 

EA Secretary (share with Inspections Office) 

EA Van Driver 

'"A Van Driver 
R;. creation 

Recreation Director 

Administrative Assistant to Recreation Director 
Harbormaster 

Harbormaster 
Inspections 

Building Inspector 

Planning and Building Administrator 

Conservation Secretary 
Health Department 

Health Inspector 

Health Nurse 
Town Clerk's Office 

Town Clerk 

Assistant Town Clerk 
Town Manager's Office 

Town Manager 

Director of Project Management and Planning 

Chief Technology Officer (share with school) 

Sewer Administrative Assistant (share w/ sewer comm) 

Assistant to the Town Manager 

Administrative Assistant to the Town Manager & BoS 
Library 

Library Director 

Librarian Children's 

Librarian Reference / Adult Services 

Librarian Young Adult / Reference 

Librarian Associate / Circulation Supervisor 

Library Tech / Circulation 

Library Tech / Circulation 

Library Tech / Circulation 

Library Tech / Circulation 

Library Tech / Acquisition 

Library Tech / Administrative Assistant 



VII 


19 


VII 


19 


IV 


19 


III 


19 


III 


19 


III 


19 


XII 


FLSA-exempt 


F-SEIU 


35 


XI 


FLSA-exempt 


XIII 


FLSA-exempt 


l-SEIU 


35 


G-SEIU 


35 


XI 


FLSA-exempt 


XI 


30 


XII 


FLSA-exempt 


l-SEIU 


35 


Contract 


FLSA-exempt 


XIII 


FLSA-exempt 


School Contract 


FLSA-exempt 


G-SEIU 


35 


IX-OFG 


35 


VIII 


35 


XIII 


FLSA-exempt 


7-SEIU 


35 


7-SEIU 


31 


l-SEIU 


14 


7-SEIU 


35 


7-SEIU 


20 


7-SEIU 


29.5 


7-SEIU 


22 


7-SEIU 


23 


7-SEIU 


22 


4-SEIU 


6 



45 



Fire Dept 

Fire Chief 
Assistant Fire Chief 

Fire Captain 
Fire Captain 
Fire Captain 
Fire Captain 
Fire Lieutenant 
Fire Lieutenant 
Fire Lieutenant / EMT-P 
Fire Lieutenant 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Fire /EMT-P 
Police Department 



Police Chief 
Deputy Police Chief 

Lieutenant Detective 

Detective 

Prosecutor/Sergeant/Relief 

Sergeant 

Sergeant 

Sergeant 

Sergeant 

Patrolman/K-9/Relief 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 

Patrolman 



Contract 


FLSA-exempt 


XIV 


FLSA-exempt 


FS-14 


42 


FS-14 


42 


FS-14 


42 


FS-14 


42 


FS-12 


42 


FS-12 


42 


FS-13 


42 


FS-12 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


FS-11 


42 


Contract 


FLSA-exempt 


XIV -OFG 


FLSA-exempt 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


TOP-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


MAX-L66 


37.5 


lst-L66 


37.5 


lst-L66 


37.5 



46 



Patrolman - to be hired 
Patrolman - to be hired 
Schedule lA - Elected Employees 

Town Clerk 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 

Moderator 

Board of Selectmen: 

Chair 

Members 4 (5) $1,000 
Board of Assessors 
Chair 

Members 2 @ $1,200 



lst-L66 
lst-L66 

Annua l 

$68,594 

$329 

$1 

$1,500 
$1,000 

$1,300 
$2,400 



37.5 
37.5 



Schedule 2A - Part Time Employees Annual 

Veterans' Agent 

Member, Board of Registrars 

Sealer of Weights and Measurers 

Town Archivist 

Director of Emergency Management 

Assistant Director Emergency Management 

Shellfish Constable 

Animal Control Officer 

Electrical Inspector 

Keeper of the Town Clock 

Keeper of the Town Pump 
Schedule 2b - Part Time Employees Hourly 

Assistant to Harbor Master 

Casual Labor 

Election Officers 

Election Clerk 

Election Warden 

Summer Patrolman 

Crossing Guard 

Police Matron 

Deputy Building Inspector (H-Min) 

Health Agent (9hrs) 

Library Pages 

Recording Secretary 
Schedule 3 - Part Time Positions 

Constable - Per Notice 

Plumbing Inspector - Per Inspection 



Annua l 

$10,400 

$326 

$2,758 

$600 

$350 

$100 

$500 

$12,000 

$18,000 

$100 

$100 

Hourly 

$11.00-$13.50 

$8.00 

$12.00 

$12.00 

$12.00 

$14.32 

$14.38 

$13.00 

$18.46 

$45.60 

$8.00 

$13.58 

Per Action 

$20.00 

$25.00 



47 



$ 


65,350 


$ 


111,921 


$ 


60,894 


$ 


34,823 


$ 


167,067 


$ 


5,000 



MOVED that $ 34,359,544 be appropriated for the Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Town Budget, 
to be allotted as follows: $ 79,066.00 for salaries of elected Town Officials consisting of 
the Town Clerk $ 68,549; Clerk, Board of Registrars (4) at $329.00; $1,316; Moderator, 
$1.00; Selectmen, Chairman, $1,500.00; Members (4) at $1,000.00, $4,000.00; Board of 
Assessors, Chairman, $1,300.00; Members (2); at $1,200.00, $2,400.00; and the 
remaining $34,280,478 for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, interest on 
Maturing Debt and other charges for various departments as recommended for 
purposes set forth in Appendix B of this document for the 2013 Annual Town Warrant, a 
copy of which Appendices are incorporated here by reference, and to meet the 
appropriation, the following transfers are made: 

from Sewer Enterprise Revenue 

from Water Enterprise Revenue 

from School Construction Surplus Fund 

from Reserve for Community Preservation Debt 

from Capital Stabilization Fund 

from Wetlands Fund 

and $33,914,489 is raised from taxation and other general revenues of the Town; and 
further that the Town Side Organization Chart as shown in Appendix C and, FY 13 Salary 
and Wage Classification Table as shown in Appendix D and Compensation and 
Classification Schedules as shown in Appendix E of this document are adopted. 

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

Article: 10 Stabilization Fund 

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 be deposited in the 
Town's Stabilization Fund, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, 
Section 5B, or take any action related thereto. 

MOVED that the sum of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000) be appropriated for 
deposit into the Stabilization Fund; and to meet this appropriation, these funds are to 
be raised and appropriated from taxation and other general revenues of the Town. 

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

Article: 11 Capital Stabilization Fund 

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 be deposited into the 
Capital Stabilization Fund, or to take any other action related thereto. 



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MOVED that the sum of four hundred ninety-nine thousand five hundred forty-eight 
dollars ($499,548) be appropriated for deposit into the Capital Stabilization Fund; and to 
meet this appropriation, four hundred ninety four thousand three hundred and ninety- 
eight dollars ($494,398) be raised and appropriated from taxation and other general 
revenues of the Town, and the sum of five thousand one hundred fifty dollars 
($5,150.00) be transferred from the unexpended balance of the following prior 
appropriations, reducing such prior appropriations to zero dollar balances: 

Town Meeting Article Purpose Amount 

December 5; 2011 8 Thermallmaging Camera $5,150 

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



Article: 12 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, or take any other action related thereto. 

Entity Purpose 

Fire Replacement of a second Thermal Imaging Camera 

Fire Replacement of Hydraulic Extrication Tools 

School Purchase of one 77 passenger bus 

Police Frontline Cruiser 

Police Unmarked Hybrid Vehicle for Chief 

Police Physical plant repairs, building security per regional dispatch. 

DPW Replacement of Utility Truck 
Town Manager Additional Funding for MIS Software Implementation (Capital) 

MOVED that Two Hundred Fifty Three Thousand Dollars- ($253,000) be hereby 
appropriated to be spent by the Town Manager for the purpose of paying the following 
items; 

Entity Purpose Amount 

Fire Replacement of a second Thermal Imaging Camera $10,000 

Fire Replacement of Hydraulic Extrication Tools $25,000 

Police Frontline Cruiser $33,000 

Police Unmarked Hybrid Vehicle for Chief $33,000 

Police Physical plant repairs. $80,000 

Police Building security $20,000 
Town Manager Additional Funding for MIS 

Software Implementation (Capital) $52,000 



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it being understood that the annount appropriated is one number and not the individual 
parts, and further that the Town Manager is hereby authorized to distribute such , 
appropriation in such a manner as may be needed to accomplish the above list of items, 
provided however, that each item contained in the list set forth above is undertaken 
and that any excess funds are available because one or more of the listed items cost less 
than was estimated and not because an item intended to be purchased is not so 
purchased; and to meet this appropriation Two Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand 
Dollars ($253,000) be hereby transferred from the Capital Stabilization Fund of the 
Town; and further 

MOVED that Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000) be hereby appropriated to be spent by 
the Town Manager for the purchase of one 77 passenger bus for the Cohasset Public 
Schools: and to meet this appropriation the Treasurer of the Town with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow said $90,000 as general 
obligations of the town and to issue bonds and notes of the town therefore; and further 

MOVED that Sixty Six Thousand Dollars ($66,000) be hereby appropriated to be spent by 
the Town Manager for replacement of Utility Truck for the Department of Public Works, 
with trade in, sale, or other disposition of the existing utility truck hereby so authorized, 
and to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer of the Town with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow said $66,000 as general obligations 
of the town and to issue bonds and notes of the town therefore 

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

Article: 13 Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to accept and create an Other Post-Employment Benefits 
Liability Trust Fund, per MGL 32B Section 20, copy of which is set forth below, or take 
any other action related thereto. 

Section 20. (a) A city, town, district, county or municipal lighting plant that accepts this 
section may establish an Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund, and may 
appropriate amounts to be credited to the fund. Any interest or other income generated 
by the fund shall be added to and become part of the fund. Amounts that a 
governmental unit receives as a sponsor of a qualified retiree prescription drug plan 
under 42 U.S.C. section 1395w-132 may be added to and become part of the fund. All 
monies held in the fund shall be segregated from other funds and shall not be subject to 
the claims of any general creditor of the city, town, district, county or municipal lighting 
plant. 

(b) The custodian of the fund shall be (i) a designee appointed by the board of a 
municipal lighting plant; (ii) the treasurer of any other governmental unit; or (iii) if 
designated by the city, town, district, county or municipal lighting plant in the same 
manner as acceptance prescribed in this section, the Health Care Security Trust board of 



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trustees established in section 4 of chapter 29D, provided that the board of trustees 
accepts the designation. The custodian may employ an outside custodial service to hold 
the monies in the fund. Monies in the fund shall be invested and reinvested by the 
custodian consistent with the prudent investor rule established in chapter 203C and 
may, with the approval of the Health Care Security Trust board of trustees, be invested 
in the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund established in section 24 of chapter 32A. 

(c) This section may be accepted in a city having a Plan D or Plan E charter, by vote of 
the city council; in any other city, by vote of the city council and approval of the mayor; 
in a town, by vote of the town at a town meeting; in a district, by vote of the governing 
board; in a municipal lighting plant, by vote of the board; and in a county, by vote of the 
county commissioners. 

(d) Every city, town, district, county and municipal lighting plant shall annually submit to 
the public employee retirement administration commission, on or before December 31, 
a summary of its other post-employment benefits cost and obligations and all related 
information required under Government Accounting Standards Board standard 45, in 
this subsection called "GASB 45", covering the last fiscal or calendar year for which this 
information is available. On or before June 30 of the following year, the public employee 
retirement administration commission shall notify any entity submitting this summary 
of any concerns that the commission may have or any areas in which the summary does 
not conform to the requirements of GASB 45 or other standards that the commission 
may establish. The public employee retirement administration commission shall file a 
summary report of the information received under this subsection with the chairs of the 
house and senate committees on ways and means, the secretary of administration and 
finance and the board of trustees of the Health Care Security Trust. 

MOVED that MGL 32B Section 20 be accepted to create an Other Post-Employment 
Benefits Liability Trust Fund. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article: 14 Funding Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds 
and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be deposited into 
Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund established pursuant to MGL 
Chapter 32B, Section 20, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that One Hundred Sixty Four Thousand Dollars ($164,000) be hereby 
appropriated for deposit into the Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund, 
and to meet this appropriations the sum of one hundred and forty-four thousand dollars 
($144,000) be transferred from the Health Insurance Stabilization Fund and the sum of 
Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be raised and appropriated from the FY13 tax levy 
and other general revenues of the town. 



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

Article; 15 Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Trust Fund 

To see if the Town will vote to create a Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Fund, per 
MGL 40 Section 5B, for the purpose of funding debt service payments incurred for sewer 
project or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that a Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Fund be hereby established 
pursuant to G. L. chapter 40, section 5B for the purpose of paying debt service on sewer 
project borrowings. 

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



Commendation offered by Helen Nothnagle, Chairman of the Cohasset Housing 
Authority. 

Commendation 

Whereas, Ralph Perroncello was elected to the Cohasset Housing Authority in 1982 and 

has 

served with diligence for 6 terms totaling 30 years, and 

Whereas, as a member of the Board of Commissioners, Ralph Perroncello dedicated 

countless 

Hours in almost daily visits to overseeing the property at 60 elm St., and 

Whereas, during his term of office the Cohasset housing Authority expanded its service 

by 

Building and acquiring 3 unity of Chapter 689 property, servings 13 people with 

intellectual 

Disabilities, and brought about a major renovation of the existing 64 units of housing for 

the elderly and young disabled, and 

Whereas, in 1986, to support the veterans of Cohasset, Ralph Perroncello founded Post 

9146 

Of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving as Post Commander until this spring, and 

Whereas, Ralph Perroncedllo served the Town of Cohasset as a Firefighter from 1950 
until 1982, 

And 



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Whereas, such dedication and service to the Town cannot conne without great sacrifice 
to personal matters and family life, and 

Whereas the Cohasset Housing Authority, now recommends this Unanimous Motion for 
Commendation to Ralph Perroncello, 

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

Annual Town 

Meeting hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Ralph Perroncello for his 

many 

Years of dedicated service to the Town of Cohasset and its citizens. 

Given under our hands and the seal of the Town of Cohasset on the twelfth day of May 

in the 

Year Two Thousand Twelve. 

Commendation adopted unanimously. 

Article: 16 Meals and Hotel Tax Stabilization Fund 

To see if the town will vote to create a Meals and Hotel Tax Stabilization Fund, per MGL 
40 Section 5B, for the purpose of funding maintenance and repair of existing facilities 
(vertical buildings owned by the Town of Cohasset) with improvements that have an 
individual value of over $10,000 per project, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that a Facilities Maintenance Stabilization Fund be hereby established pursuant 
to G.L. 40 Section 5B to be used for funding maintenance and repair of existing facilities 
with improvements that have an individual value of over $10,000 per project. 

Amendment offered by Thomas Gruber. 

Amend motion by replacing the word facilities with buildings. 

Amendment is defeated . 

Hand count taken on main motion. A 2/3's vote required. 
Yes 73 No 42. Motion is defeated . 

Article: 17 Acceptance of Local-Option Hotel Tax. 

To see if the town will accept sections 51 and 52 of Ch. 27 of the Acts of 2009 amending 
s. 3A of Ch. 64G of the General Laws of the Commonwealth and further to see what rate 
the town will establish for local room occupancy excise under such Ch. 64G, s. 3A, to 
take effect on July 1, 2012, on the rental of rooms in hotels establishments in the town; 
as provided by such law, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that Chapter 27 Sections 51 and 52 of the Acts of 2009 amending G.L. 64G 
section 3A, be hereby accepted and that a rate of six (6) percent be set for local room 



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occupancy tax, to take effect on July 1, 2012, upon the rental of rooms in hotels in the 
Town of Cohasset. 

Motion defeated. 

Article: 18 Acceptance of Local-Option Meals Tax. 

To see if the town will accept Section 2 of Chapter 64 L of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth to impose a .75% meals tax to take effect on July 1, 2012 in accordance 
with section 60 of Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2009, or take any other action related 
thereto. 

MOVED that G.L. Chapter 64L Section 2 be accepted to impose a 0.75% tax upon 
restaurant meals within the Town of Cohasset in accordance with section 60 of Chapter 
27 of the Acts of 2009 to take effect on July 1, 2012. 

Motion defeated. 



Article: 19 Assessor's Article 

To see if the town will vote to accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 of the 
Massachusetts Legislature 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 Vi, 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 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 Vi, 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 418, 
41C, 42 and 43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws and that 
the amendment of Clause 41C in accordance with Chapter 184, Section 51 of the Acts of 
2002 be 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. 

Motion adopted. 



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Article: 20 Sewer Enterprise Fund FY13 Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, the FY 13 operating budget and capital 
projects of the Sewer Enterprise Fund for the ensuing fiscal year commencing on July 1, 
2012, or take any other action related thereto. 



MOVED that Two Million Nine Hundred Sixty Five Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty- 
Five Dollars ($2,965,755) be hereby appropriated from the Sewer Enterprise Fund 
Revenues for FY13 Sewer Enterprise Fund Annual Budget for Personal Services in the 
amount of Forty-Four Thousand Six Hundred and Seven Dollars ($44,607) and Expenses 
Two Million Nine Hundred Twenty One Thousand and One Hundred Forty-Eight Dollars 
($2,921,148) to be jointly expended by the Sewer Commission and Town Manager. 



Motion adopted unanimously. 



Article: 21 Citizen's Petition to Reorganize Water & Sewer 

Consistent with the recommendations of the 2004 MMA Consulting Group Report and 
the 2010 Melanson and Heath Audit the undersigned citizens submit the following 
multi-part article for consideration at Town Meeting: 

To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen and its representatives in the 
General Court to submit to the General Court a Home Rule Petition repealing any and all 
past Acts that created the elected Water Commission and Sewer Commission in their 
present form, and authorizing management of those utilities to be under such governing 
structures as determined by the Town through local bylaw, and taking such other and 
further steps in that legislation as are necessary to accomplish the end result of the 
abolition of these Commissions and control of governance of these departments to the 
Town via local bylaw. 

Contingent on the passage of the above-referenced state legislation to see if the Town 
will vote to combine the Water and Sewer Commissions into one body consisting of five 
members and to make this body advisory, responsible for policy and planning. 

Existing elected officials to serve out their terms with the term expiring in 2012 to be 
left unfilled; the remaining 5 positions to be filled by the remaining elected officials if 
they so choose; appointments to be made by the Troika for three-year terms; or the 
Troika to appoint citizens at large as the elected positions expire if the elected officials 
choose to step down; and 



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To see if the Town will vote to approve and fund a new town position, Public Works 
Supervisor, reporting to the Town Manager as a department head; to have the full 
authority and responsibility of the daily management of the water and sewer plants and 
infrastructure, capital improvements and construction; including but not limited to 
accountability for enterprise fund budgets; and oversight of any management 
contractor and/or engineering services. 

Recommended minimum qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, or a 
related field; ten years experience in municipal public works administration, engineering 
and construction; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (2004 
MMA Report) and 

To see if the Town will vote to approve and fund three new town positions, Assistant 
Public Works Supervisor; said position to be filled and funded by the present position of 
Administrative Assistant to the Sewer Commission; and two clerical positions to be filled 
and funded by the two positions that currently exist in the Water Operating Contract, 
and 

To see if the Town will vote to make the Finance Director/Town Accountant the 
Business Manager to the Water and Sewer Departments; and 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Manager to continue to execute 
contracts for professional plant management of the water and sewer plants; and/or 

To vote to have the Town manage and operate the water and sewer plants in-house 
upon the expiration of existing contracts; and 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager 
to: 

1) Take the necessary steps to revise by Home Rule Petition the Town Manager Act 
and any and all state legislature pertaining to the authority of the Water and Sewer 
Commissions as elected bodies to reflect the change to an advisory role responsible for 
policy and planning; and 

2) Take the necessary steps to revise any local bylaws pertaining to the Water and 
Sewer Commissions as elected bodies to reflect the change to an advisory role 
responsible for policy and planning; and 

3) Take the necessary steps to revise any local bylaws pertaining to the water 
enterprise fund and the sewer enterprise fund to place responsibility for said funds 
under the co-management of the Town Manager and Finance Director/Town 
Accountant; 



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or take any other action related thereto. 
CITIZEN'S NAMES -TO BE INSERTED 

MOVED that the Board of Selectmen be requested to take the following steps: 

1) Prepare, for the next Town Meeting to act upon, a proposed Home Rule Petition 
repealing any and all past Acts that created the elected Water Commission and Sewer 
Commission in their present form, and authorizing management of those utilities to be 
under such governing structures as determined by the Town through local bylaw, and 
taking such other and further steps in that legislation as are necessary to accomplish the 
end result of the abolition of these Commissions and control of governance of these 
departments to the Town via local bylaw, 

2) Prepare for action at the next Town Meeting the warrant articles to combine the 
Water and Sewer Commissions into one advisory commission consisting of five 
members, appointed by the Troika, 

3) Pursuant to MA G.L 41, IB to put on the next official ballot a question asking shall the 
Town vote to have its elected Water Commission and its elected Sewer Commission 
become an appointed Water and Sewer Commission, 

4) Prepare a warrant article for action at the next Town Meeting that would revise Town 
Bylaws, Article III, Section 8, Water Commissioners and Article III, Section 9, Sewer 
Commissioners consistent with an advisory role, 

5) Prepare a warrant article for action at the next Town Meeting to create a department 
head position of Public Works Supervisor and to fund this position from the water and 
sewer enterprise funds and from any other town departments this position might 
supervise and/or act in an advisory capacity to, 

6) Prepare any other articles or votes necessary to carry out the foregoing. 

Karen Quigley 27 Clay Spring Road 

Thomas Wolf 27 Clay Spring Road 

Joan Brown 546 Beechwood Street 

Merle Brown 546 Beechwood Street 

Mary Ward 7 Church Street 

Francis Ward 7 Church Street 

Jeffery Waal 36 Old Pasture Road 

Eleanor Waal 36 Old Pasture Road 

Martha Gjesteby 81 Old Pasture Road 

Joseph Coggins 57 Elm Street 

Motion defeated . 

It was moved and seconded at 2:50 p.m. that this meeting stand adjourned to 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 for the election of town officers and reconvene on Monday 
May 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cohasset High School Sullivan Gymnasium. 



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Monday May 21, 2012 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Carol L. St. Pierre reported at 6:30 p.nn. were 
Elizabeth Anderson, Sandra Murray, Abigail Alves and Margaret Goodwin. The 
Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.nn. and a quorum of 100 was present at 
that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 212. 



Article 22: Land and Easement Transfers for Proposed Senior Center Site 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to file with the General 
Court a petition for the enactment of a Home Rule special act as set forth below to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell, convey, release or otherwise dispose of 
portions of Town land located off North Main Street and Sohier Street and known as 
Town of Cohasset Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcels 1, 12 and 13 and to request the Town's 
representatives to the General Court to introduce a Special Act set forth below; and 
further to authorize the General Court, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to 
make constructive changes in language as may be necessary or advisable towards 
perfecting the intent of this legislation in order to secure passage; or to take any other 
actions related thereto. 

AN ACT APPROVING THE TOWN OF COHASSET TO TRANSFER 

CERTAIN INTERESTS IN LAND SITUATED IN COHASSET 

ACQUIRED FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES AND TO USE 

AND DISPOSE OF SUCH LAND FOR OTHER PURPOSES 

SECTION 1. The town of Cohasset, acting by and through its board of water 
commissioners and board of selectmen may transfer to its board of selectmen the care, 
custody and control of a portion of a certain parcel of land acquired for water supply 
purposes to be used for general municipal purposes. The parcel is described in an order 
of taking made by the town on October 25, 1950 and recorded at the Norfolk county 
registry of deeds in book 2950, page 182 and is located northwesterly of Sohier street 
and is shown on assessor map 15 as parcel 1. The portion of the parcel to be 
transferred by the town contains 6,244 square feet and is shown on a plan entitled 
"Plan of Land, North Main Street & Sohier Street in Cohasset, MA," dated October 25, 
2011 and prepared by Cavanaro Consulting as parcel lA. 

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the 
contrary, said board of selectmen, may transfer to the Social Service League of 
Cohasset, Inc., or its designee, said parcel lA. 

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the 
contrary, said board of selectmen, may transfer to the Cohasset Swimming and 
Recreation Trust under declaration of trust dated November 23, 1970 and recorded at 



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the Norfolk county registry of deeds in book 4885, page 256 a portion of the parcel of 
land located southerly of North Main street and described in certificate of title no. 2241 
and plan 4899-A on file with the Norfolk county registry district of the land court that 
contains 10,877 square feet and is shown on the plan described in section 1 above as 
parcel 13A. 

SECTION 4. The selectmen may transfer to said corporation and said trust easements 
over a portion of the parcel located southerly of North Main street described by 
section 3 that contains 13,790 square feet and is shown on said plan as "40' Wide Access 
and Utility Easement" for access and utility purposes. 

SECTION 5. If the land of said corporation ceases to be used for public purposes, then 
said first parcel shall revert to the town of Cohasset board of selectmen for general 
municipal purposes and said easements to said corporation shall terminate. 

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

MOVED : That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to file with the General Court a 
petition for the enactment of a Home Rule special act as set forth below to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to sell, convey, release or otherwise dispose of portions of Town 
land located off North Main Street and Sohier Street and known as Town of Cohasset 
Tax Assessor Map 15, Parcels 1, 12 and 13 and to request the Town's representatives to 
the General Court to introduce a Special Act set forth below; and further that the 
General Court be authorized, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to make 
constructive changes in language as may be necessary or advisable towards perfecting 
the intent of this legislation in order to secure passage. 

AN ACT APPROVING THE TOWN OF COHASSET TO TRANSFER 

CERTAIN INTERESTS IN LAND SITUATED IN COHASSET 

ACQUIRED FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES AND TO USE 

AND DISPOSE OF SUCH LAND FOR OTHER PURPOSES 

SECTION 1. The town of Cohasset, acting by and through its board of water 
commissioners and board of selectmen may transfer to its board of selectmen the care, 
custody and control of a portion of a certain parcel of land acquired for water supply 
purposes to be used for general municipal purposes. The parcel is described in an order 
of taking made by the town on October 25, 1950 and recorded at the Norfolk county 
registry of deeds in book 2950, page 182 and is located northwesterly of Sohier street 
and is shown on assessor map 15 as parcel 1. The portion of the parcel to be transferred 
by the town contains 6,244 square feet and is shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land, 
North Main Street & Sohier Street in Cohasset, MA," dated October 25, 2011 and 
prepared by Cavanaro Consulting as parcel lA. 



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SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, 
said board of selectnnen, may transfer to the Social Service League of Cohasset, Inc., or 
its designee, said parcel lA. 

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, 
said board of selectmen, may transfer to the Cohasset Swimming and Recreation Trust 
under declaration of trust dated November 23, 1970 and recorded at the Norfolk county 
registry of deeds in book 4885, page 256 a portion of the parcel of land located 
southerly of North Main street and described in certificate of title no. 2241 and plan 
4899-A on file with the Norfolk county registry district of the land court that contains 
10,877 square feet and is shown on the plan described in section 1 above as parcel 13A. 
SECTION 4. The selectmen may transfer to said corporation and said trust easements 
over a portion of the parcel located southerly of North Main street described by section 
3 that contains 13,790 square feet and is shown on said plan as "40' Wide Access and 
Utility Easement" for access and utility purposes. 

SECTION 5. If the land of said corporation ceases to be used for public purposes, then 
said first parcel shall revert to the town of Cohasset board of selectmen for general 
municipal purposes and said easements to said corporation shall terminate. 
SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

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



Article: 23 Zoning Bylaw Amendments - Section 2.1: Definitions And Section 5.2.6. 
Area Regulations General Provisions 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Section 2.1 Definitions 
by: 

a). Adding a new definition: "Permitted Projections: 1). Construction elements that 
extend beyond the building wall surface no more than two feet, including but not 
limited to projecting eaves, chimneys, bay windows (that do not provide additional floor 
area), and belt courses, and are no closer to the property line than six feet. 2). 
Unenclosed entry porches, steps, and bulkheads, which do not project more than six 
feet beyond the line of the foundation wall, do not exceed (30) square feet in area, with 
a landing not over four feet in height, and are no closer to the property line than six 
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." 
And, 

c) Amend Section 5.2.6 Area Regulations General Provisions, by deleting the last 
sentence and replacing it with the following: "Except for a perimeter wall, fence or 
similar enclosure not in excess of six feet in height, a flag pole, utility pole, mailbox or 
Permitted Projection, no point of any structure shall be closer than the required setback 



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distance to any point of the front lot line, or center line of the street, as the case may 
be." 

Or to take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED, that the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Section 2.1 Definitions and Section 5.2.6 Area 
Regulations General Provisions be amended as follows: in Section 2.1, by adding the 
following new definition: "Permitted Projections: 1). Construction elements that 
extend beyond the building wall surface no more than two feet, including but not 
limited to projecting eaves, chimneys, bay windows (that do not provide additional floor 
area), and belt courses, and are no closer to the property line than six feet. 2). 
Unenclosed entry porches, steps, and bulkheads, which do not project more than six 
feet beyond the line of the foundation wall, do not exceed (30) square feet in area, with 
a landing not over four feet in height, and are no closer to the property line than six 
feet." 
and 

in Section 2.1, by amending the definition of "Yard, Required" by adding after "set 
forth in Section 5.3.1" the words "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." 
and 

by amending Section 5.2.6 Area Regulations General Provisions, by deleting the last 
sentence and replacing it with the following: "Except for a perimeter wall, fence or 
similar enclosure not in excess of six feet in height, a flag pole, utility pole, mailbox or 
Permitted Projection, no point of any structure shall be closer than the required setback 
distance to any point of the front lot line, or center line of the street, as the case may 
be." 

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



Article: 24 Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Section 2.1 - Home Occupation Definition And 
Section 4.3. 5. B - Additional Use Regulations 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town's Zoning Bylaws, Section 2.1 Definitions 
and 4.3.5. b Additional Use Regulations: 

a). Amend section 2.1 existing definition: Home Occupation: By changing "dwelling 
unit" to "permitted structure" in the first sentence so as to read: "Home Occupation: 
Any activity conducted by the inhabitants of and entirely within a permitted structure 
which use is incidental and subordinate to the dwelling use, and which does not in any 
manner change the residential character of the building or its surrounding lot." b). 
Amend Section 4.3.5 .b Additional Use Regulations, single family home occupation 



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By changing "principal building" to "permitted structure", deleting the reference to 

ground floor percentage, and increasing the maximum floor area allowed from 500 to 

600 square feet so as to read: "Not more than 600 square feet of total floor area shall 

be devoted to such use and the use is carried on strictly within the permitted 

structure." 

Or to take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED, that the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Section 2.1 Definitions and Section 4.3.5.b 

Additional Use Regulations, be amended as follows: 

by amending Section 2.1 existing definition "Home Occupation" by deleting "dwelling 

unit" and replacing it with "permitted structure" in the first sentence so as to 

read: "Home Occupation: Any activity conducted by the inhabitants of and entirely 

within a permitted structure which use is incidental and subordinate to the dwelling use, 

and which does not in any manner change the residential character of the building or its 

surrounding lot." 

and 

by amending Section 4.3.5 .b Additional Use Regulations, single family home 

occupation by changing "principal building" to "permitted structure", deleting the 

reference to ground floor percentage and increasing the maximum floor area allowed 

from 500 to 600 square feet so as to read: "Not more than 600 square feet of total floor 

area shall be devoted to such use and the use is carried on strictly within the permitted 

structure." 

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

Article: 25 Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Sections 2.1. 5.2.6 And 5.2.8 Fence And Wall 
Reference 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Sections 2.1 

(Definitions), 5.2.6 and 5.2.8 (Area Regulations, General Provisions) as follows: 

a). Add the following definitions to Section 2.1: 

Fence: A barrier constructed of posts, panels, rails, pickets or wire. Fence height shall be 

measured to the top of the panel, exclusive of posts and caps which may extend up to 

eight inches above the panel. 

Wall, Retaining and Perimeter: an enclosing structure of stone and/or masonry at a fixed 

location 

b). Amend Section 5.2.6, last sentence, to read as follows: "Except for structures cited 

in 5.2.8,a & b, no point of any structure shall be closer than the required setback 

distance to any point of the front lot line, or centerline of the street, as the case may 

be." 

c). Amend Section 5.2.8 to read as follows: "No open storage or display of goods, 

products, materials, or equipment, no gasoline pump, vending machine, or similar 

commercial device and no other structure, except for those listed in subsections a. and 

b. immediately below, shall be located nearer to any side or rear lot line than either 



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fifteen feet or the permitted setback distance for a building on the lot, whichever 
distance is lesser. 

a. A fence not in excess of six feet in height, flag pole, utility pole, and mail box may be 
located within the permitted setback distance for a building on the lot, 
b. A retaining or perimeter wall not in excess of three (3) feet in height may be located 
within minimum required setback distances of a property line." 
Or to take any other action related thereto. 



MOVED that the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Sections 2.1 (Definitions) and Sections 5.2.6 and 

5.2.8 (Area Regulations, General Provisions) be amended as follows: 

by adding the following definitions to Section 2.1: 

"Fence: A barrier constructed of posts, panels, rails, pickets or wire. Fence height shall 

be measured to the top of the panel, exclusive of posts and caps which may extend up 

to eight inches above the panel." 

"Wall, Retaining and Perimeter: an enclosing structure of stone and/or masonry at a 

fixed location." 

and 

by amending Section 5.2.6, last sentence, to read as follows: "Except for structures 

cited in Section 5.2.8 a & b, no point of any structure shall be closer than the required 

setback distance to any point of the front lot line, or centerline of the street, as the case 

may be." 

and 

by amending Section 5.2.8 to read as follows: "No open storage or display of goods, 

products, materials, or equipment, no gasoline pump, vending machine, or similar 

commercial device and no other structure, except for those listed in subsections a. and 

b. immediately below, shall be located nearer to any side or rear lot line than either 

fifteen feet or the permitted setback distance for a building on the lot, whichever 

distance is lesser. 

a. A fence not in excess of six feet in height, flag pole, utility pole, and mail box may be 
located within the permitted setback distance for a building on the lot; 

b. A retaining or perimeter wall not in excess of three (3) feet in height may be located 
within minimum required setback distances of a property line." 

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



Article: 26 Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Section 9.7.5 - Special Permit Uses 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town's Zoning Bylaws, Section 9.7.5: Special 
Permit Uses, in the Flood Plain and Watershed Protection District, by adding the phrase 
"such as private boat docks," so as to read: "Nonresidential structures incidental to any 
of the uses allowed under Section 9.5 of this section, such as private boat docks, 
provided, however, that the same do not exceed twenty feet in height or two hundred 



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square feet in total ground coverage, and that the water quality or natural drainage 
pattern of any watercourse is not adversely affected thereby." 
Or to take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED, that the Town's Zoning Bylaw, Section 9.7.5: Special Permit Uses, in the Flood 
Plain and Watershed Protection District be amended by adding the phrase "such as 
private boat docks," so as to read: "Nonresidential structures incidental to any of the 
uses allowed under Section 9.5 of this section, such as private boat docks, provided, 
however, that the same do not exceed twenty feet in height or two hundred square feet 
in total ground coverage, and that the water quality or natural drainage pattern of any 
watercourse is not adversely affected thereby." 

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

Article: 27 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Section 9: Special Flood Plain And Watershed 
Protection District: Section 9.2 Location And. Sections 9.12. 9.12.1 And 9.12.2 
General Provisions Relating To The Flood Plain District 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town's Zoning Bylaw: Section 9.2 Location; 
and. Sections 9.12, 9.12.1 and 9.12.2 General Provisions Relating To The Flood Plain 
District as follows: 

a). Amend Section 9.2 Location by deleting the existing Section 9.2 Location in its 
entirety and replacing new wording for Section 9.2 Location so as to read: "Section 9.2 
Location: The Floodplain District is herein established as an overlay district. The District 
includes all special flood hazard areas within the Town of Cohasset designated as Zone 
A, AE, AG, or VE on the Norfolk County Flood Insurance Rate Map (such map, 
hereinafter the "FIRM") issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
for the administration of the National Flood Insurance Program. The map panels of the 
Norfolk County FIRM that are wholly or partially within the Town of Cohasset are panel 
numbers 25021C0113E, 25021C0114E, 25021C0118E, 25021C0251E, 25021C0252E, 
25021C0254E, 25021C0256E, and 25021C0258E dated July 17, 2012. The exact 
boundaries of the District may be defined by the 100-year base flood elevations shown 
on the FIRM and further defined by the Norfolk County Flood Insurance Study (FIS) 
report dated July 17, 2012. The FIRM and FIS report are incorporated herein by 
reference and are on file with the Town Clerk, Planning Board, Building Inspector, and 
Board of Selectmen." 

b). Amend Section 9.12 General Provisions Relating to the Flood Plain District by 
adding, after the existing 9.12.4, new sections 9.12.5, 9.12.6, 9.12.7, 9.12.8, 9.12.9, 
9.12.10 as follows: 

"5. Within Zone AG on the FIRM, adequate drainage paths must be provided around 
structures on slopes, to guide floodwaters around and away from proposed structures. 

6. Man-made alteration of sand dunes within Zone VE which would increase potential 
flood damage are prohibited. 

7. All subdivision proposals must be designed to assure that: 
a) such proposals minimize flood damage; 



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b) all public utilities and facilities are located and constructed to minimize or eliminate 
flood damage; and 

c) adequate drainage is provided to reduce exposure to flood hazards. 

8. In Zones A and AE, along watercourses that have not had a regulatory floodv\/ay 
designated, the best available Federal, State, local, or other floodway data shall be used 
to prohibit encroachments in floodways which would result in any increase in flood 
levels within the community during the occurrence of the base flood discharge. 

9. In a riverine situation, the Conservation Commission shall notify the following of any 
alteration or relocation of a watercourse: 

• Adjacent Communities 

• NFIP State Coordinator 

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation 
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600-700 
Boston, MA 02114-2104 

• NFIP Program Specialist 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region I 
99 High Street, 6th Floor 
Boston, MA 02110" 

c). Amend Section 9.12.1 General Provisions Relating to the Flood Plain District by 
deleting "In any area outside of the flood plain as shown on the flood plain and 
watershed protection map within Zone A," from the first sentence in Section 9.12.1 
and replacing it with the following: "In any area outside of the flood plain as shown on 
the flood plain and watershed protection map, or within unnumbered A Zones" so the 
first sentence will read: "In any area outside of the flood plain as shown on the flood 
plain and watershed protection map, or within unnumbered A Zones where the 100 
year flood elevation is not provided on the FIRM, the applicant for a special permit shall 
obtain any existing flood elevation data and it shall be reviewed by the conservation 
commission and the building inspector." 

d). Amend Section 9.12.2 General Provisions Relating to the Flood Plain District by 
deleting Section 9.12.2 in its entirety and adding a new Section 9.12.2 so as to read: 
"9.12.2. The Floodplain District is established as an overlay district to all other districts. 
All development in the district, including structural and non-structural activities, 
whether permitted by right or by special permit must be in compliance with Chapter 
131, Section 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws and with the following: 

Sections of the Massachusetts State Building Code (780 CMR) which address 
floodplain and coastal high hazard areas; 

Wetlands Protection Regulations, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 
(currently 310 CMR 10.00); 

Inland Wetlands Restriction, DEP (currently 310 CMR 13.00); 

Coastal Wetlands Restriction, DEP (currently 310 CMR 12.00); 

Minimum Requirements for the Subsurface Disposal of Sanitary Sewage, DEP 
(currently 310 CMR 15, Title 5); 



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Any variances from the provisions and requirements of the above referenced state 
regulations may only be granted in accordance with the required variance procedures of 
these state regulations." 

Or, to take any action related thereto. 



MOVED, that the Town's Zoning Bylaw Section 

9.2ocation; and, Sections 9.12, 9.12.1 and 9.12.2 General Provisions Relating To The 

Flood Plain District be amended as set forth in the Annual Town Meeting Warrant. 

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



Article: 28 Community Preservation Committee Report & Recommendations 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt and approve the recommendations of the 
Community Preservation Committee for Fiscal Year 2013, 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, or to dispose of or grant such real property interests 
applicable such restrictions upon town property to third parties as may be necessary or 
proper to carry out the foregoing, or to rescind prior unused appropriations, or to take 
any action related thereto. 

Recommendation A: 

Moved that Fiscal Year 2013 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 $50,000 

Open Space Sub Account $50,000 

Community Housing Sub Account $50,000 

Administrative Fees $7,000 

Total Budget $157,000 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Recommendation B : 

Moved that Two Hundred and Forty Seven Thousand dollars ($247,000) be rescinded 

and returned to the Community Preservation Fund as follows. 

Description: Amount, Town Meeting Date & Article 

Smith Lane for testing: $20,000, 3/2008, Article 6 

Senior Center Design: $220,000, 3/2009, Article 7 

Beach Street Land: $7,000, 3/2010, Article 11 

Motion adopted unanimously. 
Recommendation C: 

Moved that Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) be appropriated from the Community 
Preservation Fund Historical Resources Sub Account for the rehabilitation and 
restoration of the Cohasset Meeting House Clock, and that the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Town Manager, be authorized to expend such appropriation for the 
rehabilitation and restoration of the Cohasset Meeting House Clock; and further that in 
compliance with the Community Preservation Act and to confirm the Town's ownership 
of the Town Clock, the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by purchase or gift 
all or any portions of the property known as the First Parish Church located at 23 North 
Main Street, Cohasset or lesser interests therein, including but not limited to a 
permanent preservation restriction, and to convey a permanent preservation restriction 
on the portion of such property known as the Town Clock to a nonprofit, charitable 
organization. 

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



Recommendation D: 

Moved that Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000) be appropriated from the 
Community Preservation Fund Historical Resources Sub Account and Thirty Thousand 
Dollars ($30,000) be appropriated from the FY13 Community Preservation Undesignated 
Funds for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Cohasset Meeting House windows, 
and that the Treasurer, with the approval of the Town Manager, be authorized to 
expend such appropriation for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Cohasset 
Meeting House Windows; and further that in compliance with the Community 
Preservation Act, the Board of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by purchase or gift a 
permanent preservation restriction in all or any portions of the property known as the 
First Parish Church located at 23 North Main Street, Cohasset. 

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

Recommendation E; 

Moved that Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) be appropriated from the Community 
Preservation Fund Open Space Sub Account and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) be 
appropriated from the FY13 Community Preservation Undesignated Funds for the 



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acquisition, creation and preservation of open space at two parcels of land located off 
Forest Avenue and known as Town Assessor Map 7, Parcels 2 and 43, and that the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Town Manager, be authorized to expend such 
appropriation for the purchase of a permanent conservation restriction such two 
parcels; and further that in compliance with the Community Preservation Act, the Board 
of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by purchase, gift and eminent domain a 
permanent conservation restriction on the two parcels of land located off Forest Avenue 
and known as Town Assessor Map 7, Parcels 2 and 43. 
A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 
Article: 29 General Bylaw Amendment - Section 33 Smoking Bylaw 
To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII Section 33 of the General Bylaws by 
adding the following text to the bylaws to reads as set forth below, or to take any action 
related thereto: 

SECTION 33.1 SMOKING IN THE WORKPLACE 

SECTION 33.1 Smoking in the Workplace 

(a) No person shall smoke in any Public Place or Workplace in accordance with the 
Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law, MGL Ch. 270 §22. 

(b) For the purpose of this By-law, the following terms, phrases, words and their 
definitions shall have the meaning given herein: 

i. E-Cigarette: Any electronic Nicotine Delivery Product composed of a mouthpiece, 

heating element, battery and/or electronic circuits that provides a vapor of liquid 

nicotine to the user, or relies on vaporization of solid nicotine, or any liquid. This term 

shall include such devices whether they are manufactured as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e- 

pipes or under any other product name. 

ii. Employee. The word employee means any individual who performs services for an 

employer in return for wages or profit. 

iii. Employer. The word employer means any individual, partnership, association, 

corporation, trust, or other organized group of individuals, including the Town of 

Cohasset or any department thereof, which regularly uses the services of one (1) or 

more employees. 

iv. Enclosed. The word enclosed means a space bounded by walls, with or without 

windows or fenestrations, continuous from floor to ceiling and enclosed by one (1) or 

more doors, including but not limited to an office, function room or hallway. 

V. Public Place. The words public place means an enclosed, indoor area and outdoor 

eating areas associated with restaurants when open to and used by the general public, 

including but not limited to the following facilities: auditoriums; licensed childcare 

locations; educational facilities; elevators; hotel and motel lobbies; stairwells, halls, 

entranceways and public restrooms; libraries; municipal buildings; museums; retail 

stores; restaurants; retail food establishments; sports arenas; theaters; transit facilities; 

and any other rooms or halls when used for public meetings. 

vi. Restaurant. The word restaurant means any establishment serving food for 

consumption on the premises, which maintains tables for the use of its customers. This 

includes, without limitation, cafeterias and cafeterias in the workplace. 



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vii. Retail Food Establishment. The words retail food establishment means any 
establishment in which the primary activity is the sale of food items to the public for off 
- premises consumption, including without limitation, supermarkets and grocery stores, 
viii. Retail Store. The words retail store means any establishment selling goods or 
articles to the public. 

ix. Smoking. The word smoking means the lighting of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or other 
tobacco product or possessing a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco or non- 
tobacco product designed to be combusted and inhaled. 

X. Sports Arena. The words sports arena means any sports pavilion, gymnasium, health 
spa, boxing arena, swimming pool, roller or ice rink, bowling alley or other place where 
members of the general public assemble to engage in physical exercise, participate in 
athletic competition or witness sports events. 

xi. Workplace. The word workplace means an indoor area, structure or facility or a 
portion thereof, at which one (1) or more employees perform a service for 
compensation for an employer, other enclosed spaces rented to or otherwise used by 
the public; and where the employer has the right or authority to exercise control over 
the space. It also includes an area outside the structure within 20 feet of any entrance 
to the structure, 
(c) The use of e-cigarettes is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited per Section 33.1 

(i) 
(d) 

i. Any person having control of premises upon which smoking is prohibited by this 
section shall conspicuously display upon the premises an appropriate number of signs 
reading "Smoking Prohibited by Law." 

ii. It shall be unlawful for any person having control of any premises in which smoking is 
prohibited by this section to permit, or for its, his, or her agent to permit a violation of 
this section. 

(e) No person or employer shall discharge, refuse to hire, or in any manner retaliate 
against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant 
exercises rights afforded by this section. 

(f) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of this 
section of the Bylaws. 

SECTION 33.2 SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS 

(a) Whereas there exists conclusive evidence that tobacco smoke causes cancer, 
respiratory and cardiac diseases, negative birth outcomes, irritations to the eyes, nose 
and throat; and whereas more than eighty percent of all smokers begin smoking before 
the age of eighteen years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Youth 
Surveillance - United States 2000," 50 MMWR 1 (Nov. 2000); and whereas nationally in 
2000, sixty nine percent of middle school age children who smoke at least once a month 
were not asked to show proof of age when purchasing cigarettes (Id.); and whereas the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that nicotine is as 
addictive as cocaine or heroin; and whereas despite state laws prohibiting the sale of 
tobacco products to minors, access by minors to tobacco products is a major problem; 



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and whereas the sale of tobacco products is incompatible with the mission of health 

care institutions because it is detrimental to the public health and undermines efforts to 

educate patients on the safe and effective use of medication; now, therefore it is the 

intention of this bylaw to regulate the access of tobacco products. 

(b) For the purpose of this Section, the following terms, phrases, words and their 

definitions shall have the meaning given herein: 

i. Business Agent: An individual who has been designated by the owner or operator of 

any establishment to be the manager or otherwise in charge of said establishment. 

ii. E-Cigarette: Any electronic Nicotine Delivery Product not approved by the Food and 

Drug Administration composed of a mouthpiece, heating element, battery and/or 

electronic circuits that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine to the user, or relies on 

vaporization of solid nicotine, or any liquid nicotine. This term shall include such devices 

whether they are manufactured as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes or under any other 

product name. 

iii. Employee: Any individual who performs services for an employer in return for wages 

or profit. 

iv. Employer: Any individual, partnership, association, corporation, trust or other 

organized group of individuals, including the town of Cohasset or any agency thereof, 

which uses the services of two (2) or more employees. 

V. Health Care Institution: An individual, partnership, association, corporation or trust or 

any person or group of persons that provides health care services and employs health 

care providers licensed, or subject to licensing, by the Massachusetts Department of 

Public Health under M.G.L. ch. 112 or a retail establishment that provides 

pharmaceutical goods and services and subject to the provisions of 247 CMR 6.00. 

Health care institution includes, but is not limited to, hospitals, clinics, health centers, 

pharmacies, drug stores, doctor offices and dentist offices. 

vi. Minor: Any individual who is under the age of eighteen (18). 

vii. Nicotine Delivery Product: Any article or product made wholly or in part of a 

tobacco substitute or containing nicotine that is expected or intended for human 

consumption, but not including a tobacco substitute prescribed by a licensed physician 

or a product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration 

for sale as a tobacco use cessation or harm reduction product or for other medical 

purposes and which is being marketed and sold solely for that approved purpose. 

Nicotine Delivery Product includes, but is not limited to, e-cigarettes. 

viii. Permit Holder: Any person engaged in the sale or distribution of tobacco products 

directly to consumers who applies for and receives a tobacco sales permit or any person 

who is required to apply for a tobacco sales permit pursuant to these regulations, or his 

or her business agent. 

ix. Person: An individual, employer, employee, retail store manager or owner, or the 

owner or operator of any establishment engaged in the sale or distribution of tobacco 

products directly to consumers. 

X. Self Service Display: Any display from which customers may select a tobacco product 

or a Nicotine Delivery Product without assistance from an employee or store personnel, 

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xi. Tobacco Product: Cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, bidis, snuff or 
tobacco in any of its forms. 

xii. Vending Machine: Any automated or mechanical self service device, v\/hich upon 
insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses cigarettes, any 
other tobacco product or Nicotine Delivery Products. 

(c) No person shall sell tobacco or nicotine delivery products or permit tobacco or 
nicotine delivery products to be sold to a minor; or not being the minor's parent or legal 
guardian, give tobacco or nicotine delivery products to a minor. 

i. In conformance with and in addition to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 270, 
Section 7, a copy of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 270, Section 6, shall be 
posted conspicuously by the owner or other person in charge thereof in the shop or 
other place used to sell tobacco products at retail. The notice shall be provided by the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health and made available from the Cohasset 
Board of Health. The notice shall be at least 48 square inches and shall be posted 
conspicuously by the permit holder in the retail establishment or other place in such a 
manner so that it may be readily seen by a person standing at or approaching the cash 
register. The notice shall directly face the purchaser and shall not be obstructed from 
view or placed at a height of less than four (4) feet or greater than nine (9) feet from the 
floor. The owner or other person in charge of a shop or other place used to sell tobacco 
products at retail shall conspicuously post any additional signs required by the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The owner or other person in charge of a 
shop or other place used to sell tobacco products at retail shall conspicuously post 
signage provided by the Cohasset Board of Health that discloses current referral 
information about smoking cessation. 

ii. The owner or other person in charge of a shop or other place used to sell Nicotine 
Delivery Products at retail shall conspicuously post a sign stating that "The sale of 
Nicotine Delivery Products to minors under 18 years of age is prohibited." The owner or 
other person in charge of a shop or other place used to sell e-cigarettes at retail shall 
conspicuously post a sign stating that "The use of e-cigarettes at indoor establishments 
may be prohibited by local law." The notices shall be no smaller than 8.5" by 11" and 
shall be posted conspicuously in the retail establishment or other place in such a 
manner so that they may be readily seen by a person standing at or approaching the 
cash register. These notices shall directly face the purchaser and shall not be obstructed 
from view or placed at a height of less than four (4) feet or greater than nine (9) feet 
from the floor. 

iii. Each person selling or distributing tobacco or nicotine delivery products shall verify 
the age of the purchaser by means of valid government-issued photographic 
identification containing the bearer's date of birth that the purchaser is 18 years old or 
older. Verification is required for any person under the age of 27. 
iv. All retail sales of tobacco or Nicotine Delivery Products must be face-to-face between 
the seller and the buyer. 

(d) No person shall sell or otherwise distribute tobacco or Nicotine Delivery Products at 
retail within Cohasset without first obtaining a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product 
Sales Permit issued annually by the Town of Cohasset General Bylaw Section 33. Only 



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owners of establishments with a permanent, non-mobile location in Cohasset are 

eligible to apply for a permit and sell tobacco products or Nicotine Delivery Products at 

the specified location in Cohasset. 

i. As part of the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit application process, 

the applicant will be provided with the Cohasset Board of Health regulation. Each 

applicant is required to sign a statement declaring that the applicant has read said 

regulation and that the applicant is responsible for instructing any and all employees 

who will be responsible for tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product sales regarding both 

state laws regarding the sale of tobacco and this regulation. 

ii. Each applicant who sells tobacco is required to provide proof of a current Tobacco 

Retailer License issued by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue before a Tobacco 

and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit can be issued. 

ill. The fee for a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit shall be determined 

by the Cohasset Board of Health annually. All such permits shall be renewed annually by 

January 1. A separate permit is required for each retail establishment selling tobacco or 

Nicotine Delivery Products. Issuance of a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales 

Permit shall be conditioned on an applicant's consent to unannounced, periodic 

inspections of his/her retail establishment to ensure compliance with this regulation. A 

Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit is non-transferable. A new owner 

of an establishment that sells tobacco or Nicotine Delivery Products must apply for a 

new permit. No new permit will be issued unless and until all outstanding penalties 

incurred by the previous permit holder are satisfied in full. 

iv. Each Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit shall be displayed at the 

retail establishment in a conspicuous place. 

V. No Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit holder shall allow any 

employee to sell cigarettes, other tobacco products, or Nicotine Delivery Products until 

such employee reads this regulation and state laws regarding the sale of tobacco and 

signs a statement, a copy of which will be placed on file in the office of the employer, 

that he/she has read the regulation and applicable state laws. 

vi. A Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit will not be renewed if the 

permit holder has failed to pay all fines issued and the time period to appeal the fines 

has expired. 

(e) Regulated retail practices: 

i. No person shall distribute, or cause to be distributed, any free samples of tobacco 

products or Nicotine Delivery Products. 

ii. No person may sell or cause to be sold or distribute or cause to be distributed, any 

cigarette package that contains fewer than twenty (20) cigarettes, including single 

cigarettes. 

iii. All self-service displays of tobacco products and/or Nicotine Delivery Products are 

prohibited. All humidors including, but not limited to, walk-in humidors must be locked. 

iv. All tobacco and/or Nicotine Delivery Product vending machines are prohibited. 

V. No health care institution located in Cohasset shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco 

products. No retail establishment that operates or has a health care institution within it, 

such as a pharmacy or drug store, shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco products. 



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(f) Penalties: 

i. It shall be the responsibility of the establishment, permit holder and/or his or her 
business agent to ensure compliance with all sections of this regulation pertaining to his 
or her distribution of tobacco and/or Nicotine Delivery Products. The violator shall 
receive in the case of a first violation, a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00). In the 
case of a second violation within twenty-four (24) months of the date of the current 
violation, a fine of two hundred dollars ($200.00) and the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery 
Product Sales Permit shall be suspended for seven (7) consecutive business days. In the 
case of three or more violations within a twenty-four (24) month period, a fine of three 
hundred dollars ($300.00) and the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit 
shall be suspended for thirty (30) consecutive business days. 

ii. Refusal to cooperate with inspections pursuant to this regulation shall result in the 
suspension of the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit for thirty (30) 
consecutive business days. 

iii. In addition to the monetary fines set above, any permit holder who engages in the 
sale or distribution of tobacco products or Nicotine Delivery Products directly to a 
consumer while his or her permit is suspended shall be subject to the suspension of all 
board of health issued permits for thirty (30) consecutive business days, 
iv. The Cohasset Board of Health shall provide notice of the intent to suspend a Tobacco 
and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit, which notice shall contain the reasons 
therefor and establish a time and date for a hearing which date shall be no earlier than 
seven (7) days after the date of said notice. The permit holder or its business agent shall 
have an opportunity to be heard at such hearing and shall be notified of the Board of 
Health's decision, and the reasons therefore in writing. After a hearing, the Cohasset 
Board of Health shall suspend the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit if 
the Board finds that a sale to a minor occurred. For purposes of such suspensions, the 
Board shall make the determination notwithstanding any separate criminal or non- 
criminal proceedings brought in court hereunder or under the Massachusetts General 
Laws for the same offense. All tobacco products and Nicotine Delivery Products shall be 
removed from the retail establishment upon suspension of the Tobacco and Nicotine 
Delivery Product Sales Permit. Failure to remove all tobacco products and Nicotine 
Delivery Products shall constitute a separate violation of this regulation. 
V. Enforcement of this regulation shall be by the Cohasset Board of Health of or its 
designated agent(s). 

(g) Whoever violates any provision of this regulation may be penalized by the non- 
criminal method of disposition as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 21 D or 
by filing a criminal complaint at the appropriate venue. For the purpose of this Section 
the penalty to apply in the event of a violation shall be as follows: $100 for the first 
offense; $200 for the second offense; and $300 for the third and each subsequent 
offense. Each day any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense. 

(h) If any provision of these regulations is declared invalid or unenforceable, the other 
provisions shall not be affected thereby but shall continue in full force and effect, 
(i) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of this 
section of the Bylaws. 



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SECTION 33.3 SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS 

(a) Whereas there exists conclusive evidence that tobacco smoke causes cancer, 
respiratory and cardiac diseases and negative birth outcomes; and whereas the sale of 
tobacco products is incompatible with the mission of health care institutions because it 
is detrimental to the public health and undermines efforts to educate patients on the 
safe and effective use of medication; now, therefore it is the intention of this bylaw to 
regulate the access of tobacco products. 

(b) No health care institution located in Cohasset shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco 
products. No retail establishment that operates or has a health care institution within it, 
such as a pharmacy or drug store, shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco products. 

(c) It shall be the responsibility of the establishment and/or his or her business agent to 
ensure compliance with all sections of this regulation pertaining to his or her 
distribution of tobacco products. The violator shall receive a fine of three hundred 
dollars ($300.00) for each offense. Enforcement of this regulation shall be by the 
Cohasset Board of Health of or its designated agent(s). 

(d) Whoever violates any provision of this regulation may be penalized by the non- 
criminal method of disposition as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 21 D or 
by filing a criminal complaint at the appropriate venue. For the purpose of this Section, 
the penalty to apply in the event of a violation shall be as follows: $300 for each 
offense. Each day any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense. 

(e) If any provision of these regulations is declared invalid or unenforceable, the other 
provisions shall not be affected thereby but shall continue in full force and effect. 

(f) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of this 
section of the Bylaws. 



MOVED that Article Vll of the General Bylaws be amended by deleting the current 
Section 33, Smoking Bylaw and replacing it with the following new Section 33, Smoking 
Bylaw as set forth below: 

SECTION 33 SMOKING BYLAW 

SECTION 33.1 Smoking In The Workplace 

(a) No person shall smoke in any Public Place or Workplace in accordance with the 
Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law, MGL Ch. 270 §22. 

(b) For the purpose of this Section 33.1, the following terms, phrases and words shall be 
defined as follows: 

i. E-Cigarette: Any electronic Nicotine Delivery Product composed of a mouthpiece, 
heating element, battery and/or electronic circuits that provides a vapor of liquid 
nicotine to the user, or relies on vaporization of solid nicotine, or any liquid. This term 
shall include such devices whether they are manufactured as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e- 
pipes or under any other product name. 

ii. Employee. Any individual who performs services for an employer in return for wages 
or profit. 



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iii. Employer. Any individual, partnership, association, corporation, trust, or other 

organized group of individuals, including without limitation the Town of Cohasset or any 

department thereof, which regularly uses the services of one (1) or more employees. 

iv. Enclosed. A space bounded by walls, with or without windows or fenestrations, 

continuous from floor to ceiling and enclosed by one (1) or more doors, including but 

not limited to an office, function room or hallway. 

V. Public Place. An enclosed, indoor area and outdoor eating areas associated with 

restaurants when open to and used by the general public, including but not limited to 

the following facilities: auditoriums; licensed childcare locations; educational facilities; 

elevators; hotel and motel lobbies; stairwells, halls, entranceways and public restrooms; 

libraries; municipal buildings; museums; retail stores; restaurants; retail food 

establishments; sports arenas; theaters; transit facilities; and any other rooms or halls 

when used for public meetings. 

vi. Restaurant. Any establishment serving food for consumption on the premises, which 

maintains tables for the use of its customers. This includes, without limitation, cafeterias 

and cafeterias in the workplace. 

vii. Retail Food Establishment. Any establishment in which the primary activity is the sale 

of food items to the public for off - premises consumption, including without limitation, 

supermarkets and grocery stores. 

viii. Retail Store. Any establishment selling goods or articles to the public. 

ix. Smoking. The lighting of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco product or 

possessing a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco or non-tobacco product 

designed to be combusted and inhaled. 

X. Sports Arena. Any sports pavilion, gymnasium, health spa, boxing arena, swimming 

pool, roller or ice rink, bowling alley or other place where members of the general public 

assemble to engage in physical exercise, participate in athletic competition or witness 

sports events. 

xi. Workplace. An indoor area, structure or facility or a portion thereof, at which one (1) 

or more employees perform a service for compensation for an employer, other enclosed 

spaces rented to or otherwise used by the public; and where the employer has the right 

or authority to exercise control over the space. It also includes an area outside the 

structure within 20 feet of any entrance to the structure. 

(c) The use of e-cigarettes is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited per Section 33.1 
(a). 

(d) Any person having control of premises upon which smoking is prohibited by this 
section shall conspicuously display upon the premises an appropriate number of signs 
reading "Smoking Prohibited by Law." 

(e) It shall be unlawful for any person having control of any premises in which smoking is 
prohibited by this section to permit, or for its, his, or her agent to permit a violation of 
this section. 

(f) No person or employer shall discharge, refuse to hire, or in any manner retaliate 
against any employee or applicant for employment because such employee or applicant 
exercises rights afforded by this section. 



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(g) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of this 
Section 33.1. 

SECTION 33.2 Sale of Tobacco Products 

(a) Whereas there exists conclusive evidence that tobacco smoke causes cancer, 
respiratory and cardiac diseases, negative birth outcomes, irritations to the eyes, nose 
and throat; and whereas more than eighty percent of all smokers begin smoking before 
the age of eighteen years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Youth 
Surveillance - United States 2000," 50 MMWR 1 (Nov. 2000); and whereas nationally in 
2000, sixty nine percent of middle school age children who smoke at least once a month 
were not asked to show proof of age when purchasing cigarettes (Id.); and whereas the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that nicotine is as 
addictive as cocaine or heroin; and whereas despite state laws prohibiting the sale of 
tobacco products to minors, access by minors to tobacco products is a major problem; 
and whereas the sale of tobacco products is incompatible with the mission of health 
care institutions because it is detrimental to the public health and undermines efforts to 
educate patients on the safe and effective use of medication; now, therefore it is the 
intention of this Section 33.2 to regulate access to tobacco products. 

(b) For the purpose of Sections 33.2 and 33.3, the following terms, phrases and words 
shall be defined as follows: 

i. Business Agent: An individual who has been designated by the owner or operator of 

any establishment to be the manager or otherwise in charge of said establishment. 

ii. E-Cigarette: Any electronic Nicotine Delivery Product not approved by the Food and 

Drug Administration composed of a mouthpiece, heating element, battery and/or 

electronic circuits that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine to the user, or relies on 

vaporization of solid nicotine, or any liquid nicotine. This term shall include such devices 

whether they are manufactured as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes or under any other 

product name. 

iii. Employee: Any individual who performs services for an Employer in return for wages 

or profit. 

iv. Employer: Any individual, partnership, association, corporation, trust or other 

organized group of individuals, including without limitation the Town of Cohasset or any 

agency thereof, which uses the services of two (2) or more employees. 

V. Health Care Institution: An individual, partnership, association, corporation or trust or 

any person or group of persons that provides health care services and employs health 

care providers licensed, or subject to licensing, by the Massachusetts Department of 

Public Health under M.G.L. ch. 112 or a retail establishment that provides 

pharmaceutical goods and services and subject to the provisions of 247 CMR 

6.00. Health Care Institution includes, but is not limited to, hospitals, clinics, health 

centers, pharmacies, drug stores, doctor offices and dentist offices. 

vi. Minor: Any individual who is under the age of eighteen (18). 

vii. Nicotine Delivery Product: Any article or product made wholly or in part of a 

tobacco substitute or containing nicotine that is expected or intended for human 

consumption, but not including a tobacco substitute prescribed by a licensed physician 



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or a product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration 

for sale as a tobacco use cessation or harm reduction product or for other medical 

purposes and which is being marketed and sold solely for that approved 

purpose. Nicotine Delivery Product includes, but is not limited to, e-cigarettes. 

viii. Permit Holder: Any person engaged in the sale or distribution of tobacco products 

directly to consumers who applies for and receives a tobacco sales permit or any person 

who is required to apply for a tobacco sales permit pursuant to this Bylaw, or his or her 

business agent. 

ix. Person: An individual, employer, employee, retail store manager or owner, or the 

owner or operator of any establishment engaged in the sale or distribution of tobacco 

products directly to consumers. 

X. Self Service Display: Any display from which customers may select a tobacco product 

or a Nicotine Delivery Product without assistance from an employee or store personnel, 

excluding vending machines. 

xi. Tobacco Product: Cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, bidis, snuff or 

tobacco in any of its forms. 

xii. Vending Machine: Any automated or mechanical self service device, which upon 

insertion of money, tokens or any other form of payment, dispenses cigarettes, any 

other tobacco product or Nicotine Delivery Products. 

(c) No person shall sell tobacco or nicotine delivery products or permit tobacco or 

nicotine delivery products to be sold to a minor; or not being the minor's parent or legal 

guardian, give tobacco or nicotine delivery products to a minor. 

i. In conformance with and in addition to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 270, 

Section 7, a copy of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 270, Section 6, shall be 

posted conspicuously by the owner or other person in charge thereof in the shop or 

other place used to sell tobacco products at retail. The notice shall be provided by the 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health and made available from the Cohasset 

Board of Health. The notice shall be at least 48 square inches and shall be posted 

conspicuously by the permit holder in the retail establishment or other place in such a 

manner so that it may be readily seen by a person standing at or approaching the cash 

register. The notice shall directly face the purchaser and shall not be obstructed from 

view or placed at a height of less than four (4) feet or greater than nine (9) feet from the 

floor. The owner or other person in charge of a shop or other place used to sell tobacco 

products at retail shall conspicuously post any additional signs required by the 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The owner or other person in charge of a 

shop or other place used to sell tobacco products at retail shall conspicuously post 

signage provided by the Cohasset Board of Health that discloses current referral 

information about smoking cessation. 

ii. The owner or other person in charge of a shop or other place used to sell Nicotine 

Delivery Products at retail shall conspicuously post a sign stating that "The sale of 

Nicotine Delivery Products to minors under 18 years of age is prohibited." The owner or 

other person in charge of a shop or other place used to sell e-cigarettes at retail shall 

conspicuously post a sign stating that "The use of e-cigarettes at indoor establishments 

may be prohibited by local law." The notices shall be no smaller than 8.5" by 11" and 



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shall be posted conspicuously in the retail establishnnent or other place in such a 

nnanner so that they may be readily seen by a person standing at or approaching the 

cash register. These notices shall directly face the purchaser and shall not be obstructed 

from view or placed at a height of less than four (4) feet or greater than nine (9) feet 

from the floor. 

iii. Each person selling or distributing tobacco or nicotine delivery products shall verify 

the age of the purchaser by means of valid government-issued photographic 

Identification containing the bearer's date of birth that the purchaser is 18 years old or 

older. Verification is required for any person under the age of 27. 

iv. All retail sales of tobacco or Nicotine Delivery Products must be face-to-face between 

the seller and the buyer. 

(d) No person shall sell or otherwise distribute tobacco or Nicotine Delivery Products at 

retail within Cohasset without first obtaining a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product 

Sales Permit issued annually by the Town of Cohasset Board of Health. Only owners of 

establishments with a permanent, non-mobile location in Cohasset are eligible to apply 

for a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit and sell tobacco products or 

Nicotine Delivery Products at the specified location in Cohasset. 

i. As part of the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit application process, 

the applicant will be provided with the Cohasset Smoking Bylaw and any Board of Health 

Regulations issued pursuant to the Smoking Bylaw. Each applicant is required to sign a 

statement declaring that the applicant has read said Bylaw and Regulations and that the 

applicant is responsible for instructing any and all employees who will be responsible for 

tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product sales regarding both state laws regarding the sale 

of tobacco and said Bylaw and Regulations. 

ii. Each applicant who sells tobacco is required to provide proof of a current Tobacco 

Retailer License issued by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue before a Tobacco 

and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit can be issued. 

iii. The fee for a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit shall be determined 

by the Cohasset Board of Health annually. All such permits shall be renewed annually by 

January 1. A separate permit is required for each retail establishment selling tobacco or 

Nicotine Delivery Products. Issuance of a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales 

Permit shall be conditioned on an applicant's consent to unannounced, periodic 

inspections of his/her retail establishment to ensure compliance with this regulation. A 

Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit is non-transferable. A new owner 

of an establishment that sells tobacco or Nicotine Delivery Products must apply for a 

new permit. No new permit will be issued unless and until all outstanding penalties 

incurred by the previous permit holder are satisfied in full. 

iv. Each Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit shall be displayed at the 

retail establishment in a conspicuous place. 

V. No Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit holder shall allow any 

employee to sell cigarettes, other tobacco products, or Nicotine Delivery Products until 

such employee reads this Smoking Bylaw and any Board of Health Regulations issued 

pursuant to the Smoking Bylaw and state laws regarding the sale of tobacco and signs a 

statement, a copy of which will be placed on file in the office of the employer, that 



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he/she has read this Smoking Bylaw and any Board of Health Regulations issued 
pursuant to the Smoking Bylaw and applicable state laws. 

vi. A Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit will not be renewed if the 
permit holder has failed to pay all fines issued and the time period to appeal the fines 
has expired. 

(e) Regulated retail practices: 

1. No person shall distribute, or cause to be distributed, any free samples of tobacco 

products or Nicotine Delivery Products. 

ii. No person shall sell or cause to be sold or distribute or cause to be distributed, any 

cigarette package that contains fewer than twenty (20) cigarettes, including single 

cigarettes. 

iii. All self-service displays of tobacco products and/or Nicotine Delivery Products are 

prohibited. All humidors including, but not limited to, walk-in humidors must be locked. 

iv. All tobacco and/or Nicotine Delivery Product vending machines are prohibited. 

V. No health care institution located in Cohasset shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco 

products. No retail establishment that operates or has a health care institution within 

it, such as a pharmacy or drug store, shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco products. 

(f) Penalties: 

i. It shall be the responsibility of the establishment, permit holder and/or his or her 
business agent to ensure compliance with all sections of this Bylaw pertaining to his or 
her distribution of tobacco and/or Nicotine Delivery Products. Any violation of this 
Section 33 Smoking Bylaw shall be punished in the case of a first violation, a fine of one 
hundred dollars ($100.00). In the case of a second violation within twenty-four (24) 
months of the date of the current violation, a fine of two hundred dollars ($200.00) and 
any Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit shall be suspended for seven (7) 
consecutive business days. In the case of three or more violations within a twenty-four 
(24) month period, a fine of three hundred dollars ($300.00) and any Tobacco and 
Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit shall be suspended for thirty (30) consecutive 
business days. 

ii. Refusal to cooperate with inspections pursuant to this Bylaw shall result in the 
suspension of the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit for thirty (30) 
consecutive business days. 

iii. In addition to the monetary fines set above, any permit holder who engages in the 
sale or distribution of tobacco products or Nicotine Delivery Products directly to a 
consumer while his or her permit is suspended shall be subject to the suspension of all 
Board of Health issued permits for thirty (30) consecutive business days, 
iv. The Cohasset Board of Health shall provide notice to the permit holder of the intent 
to suspend a Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit, which notice shall 
contain the reasons therefor and establish a time and date for a hearing which date 
shall be no earlier than seven (7) days after the date of said notice. The permit holder or 
its business agent shall have an opportunity to be heard at such hearing and shall be 
notified of the Board of Health's decision, and the reasons therefore in writing. After a 
hearing, the Cohasset Board of Health shall suspend the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery 
Product Sales Permit if the Board finds that a sale to a minor occurred. For purposes of 



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such suspensions, the Board shall make the determination notwithstanding any 
separate criminal or non-criminal proceedings brought in court hereunder or under the 
Massachusetts General Laws for the same offense. All tobacco products and Nicotine 
Delivery Products shall be removed from the retail establishment upon suspension of 
the Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Sales Permit. Failure to remove all tobacco 
products and Nicotine Delivery Products shall constitute a separate violation of this 
Bylaw. 

V. Enforcement of this Bylaw shall be by the Cohasset Board of Health or its designated 
agent(s). 

(g) As an alternative to Initiating criminal proceedings, whoever violates any provision of 

this Section 33 Smoking Bylaw may be penalized by the non-criminal method of 

disposition as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 21 D in which case the 

penalty to apply in the event of a violation shall be $300. The enforcing person shall be 

the Board of Health or its agent. Each day any violation exists shall be deemed to be a 

separate offense. 

(h) If any provision of this Bylaw is declared invalid or unenforceable, the other 

provisions shall not be affected thereby but shall continue in full force and effect. 

(i) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of this 

Section 33.2. 

SECTION 33.3 Sale of Tobacco Products In Health Care Institutions 

(a) Whereas there exists conclusive evidence that tobacco smoke causes cancer, 
respiratory and cardiac diseases and negative birth outcomes; and whereas the sale of 
tobacco products is incompatible with the mission of health care institutions because it 
is detrimental to the public health and undermines efforts to educate patients on the 
safe and effective use of medication; now, therefore it is the intention of this Bylaw to 
regulate access to tobacco products. 

(b) No Health Care Institution located in Cohasset shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco 
products. No retail establishment that operates or has a health care institution within it, 
such as a pharmacy or drug store, shall sell or cause to be sold tobacco products. 

(c) It shall be the responsibility of the establishment and/or his or her business agent to 
ensure compliance with all sections of this Bylaw pertaining to his or her 
distribution of tobacco products. 

(d) The Board of Health may promulgate regulations for the administration of this 
Section 33.3. 

Motion defeated. 



Article: 30 Scoping and Feasibiiitv Study- Treat's Pond Flood 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars 
($15,000), to be expended by the Town Manager, for professional services including but 
not limited to obtaining an engineering evaluation of alternatives for an ocean outlet for 



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Treat's Pond through Sandy Cove providing flood relief for Atlantic Ave honnes and the 
development of conceptual design criteria and preliminary costs for said alternatives; 
the investigation of funding options; the preparation of an Environmental Notification 
Form and the coordination of a Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting with 
State regulators for the purpose of defining required environmental evaluations and 
infrastructure requirements necessary to implement a selected flood relief 
improvement alternative, or to take any other action related thereto. 



MOVED that Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000), be raised and appropriated from the 
FY13 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be expended by the Town 
Manager, for professional services that are competitively bid, including but not limited 
to obtaining an engineering evaluation of alternatives for an ocean outlet for Treat's 
Pond through Sandy Cove providing flood relief for Atlantic Ave homes and the 
development of conceptual design criteria and preliminary costs for said alternatives; 
the investigation of funding options; the preparation of an Environmental Notification 
Form and the coordination of a Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting with 
State regulators for the purpose of defining required environmental evaluations and 
infrastructure requirements necessary to implement a selected flood relief 
improvement alternative. 



Motion adopted. 



Article: 31 Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 91 Liability 

To see if the Town will vote to assume liability in the manner provided by the MGL 
Chapter 91, Section 29, as amended, for all damages that may be incurred by the work 
to be performed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for the 
improvement, development maintenance, and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers 
and streams, great ponds, harbors, tidewaters, foreshores, and shores along a public 
beach in accordance with Section 11 of said Chapter 91 and to authorize the Selectmen 
to execute and deliver bond on indemnity therefore to the Commonwealth; or take any 
action related thereto. 

MOVED that the liability provided by G.L. Chapter 91, Section 29, as amended, be 
assumed by the Town of Cohasset for all damages that may be incurred by the work to 
be performed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for the 
improvement, development maintenance, and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers 
and streams, great ponds, harbors, tidewaters, foreshores, and shores along a public 
beach in accordance with Section 11 of said Chapter 91 and that the Board of Selectmen 
be hereby authorized to execute and deliver bond on indemnity therefore to the 
Commonwealth. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article: 32 Water System Operations Contract 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Water Commissioners to negotiate and, 
with the approval of the Town Manager, enter into a five (5) year contract for the 
operation, maintenance and management of the Town's waterworks on terms and 
conditions the Commissioners and Town Manager determine to be in the best interests 
of the Town; and further to vote to authorize the Water Commissioners and Town 
Manager to lease any Town property under the care and custody of the Water 
Commissioners in connection with such contract for a term not to exceed five (5) years; 
or take any action related thereto. 

MOVED that the Cohasset Water Commissioners to negotiate and, with the approval of 
the Town Manager, enter into a five (5) year contract on substantially the terms as 
presented in a Handout entitled "Cohasset Water Commission Five Year Concession 
Terms" for the operation, maintenance and management of the Town's waterworks on 
terms and conditions the Commissioners and Town Manager determine to be in the 
best interests of the Town; and further that the Water Commissioners and Town 
Manager acting jointly are hereby authorized to lease any Town property under the care 
and custody of the Cohasset Water Commissioners in connection with such contract for 
a term not to exceed five (5) years. 

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

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article: 33 Water Enterprise Fund - FY13 Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow and/or transfer from 
available funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute for the FY13 operating 
budget and capital projects of the Water Enterprise Fund for the ensuring fiscal year 
commencing on July 1, 2012, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that four million, two hundred sixty three thousand, eight hundred thirty 
Dollars ($4,263,830) be hereby appropriated from the Water Enterprise Fund Revenues 
for FY13 Water Enterprise Fund Annual Budget for Expenses in the amount of four 
million, two hundred sixty three thousand, eight hundred thirty Dollars ($4,263,830) to 
be jointly expended by the Water Commission and Town Manager. 

Motion adopted. 



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Article: 34 General Bylaw Amendment - 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 "1st" and "on a Saturday" and replacing the word "31st", so that the 
text of the bylaws after amendment reads as follows: 

ARTICLE II, SECTION 1. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

The Board of Selectmen shall set the date for the Annual Town Meeting on or before 
December 31st of the preceding year. The Annual Town Meeting shall be held 
commencing at a time of that day established by the Board of Selectmen at the time of 
issuance of the warrant in the months of 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. or take any 
other action related thereto. 

MOVED, that Article II Section 1(a) of the General Bylaws be amended by deleting the 
word "1st" and replacing it with the word "31^*" and deleting "on a Saturday" so that 
the text 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 31st of the preceding year. The Annual Town Meeting shall be held 
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. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

It was moved and seconded that this Annual Town Meeting be dissolved at 8:00 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 



Carol L. St. Pierre 
Town Clerk 



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Annual Town Election - Town of Cohasset 
May 19, 2012 

Polls opened at 8 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. 

Electon officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Carol St. Pierre, at 7:45 a.m. were as follows: 
Elizabeth Anderon Barbara Murray 

Abigail Alves Sandra Murray 

James Contis Deborah Protulis 

Jody Doyle Kathleen Rhodes 

Katherine Lincoln Katherine Whitley 

Roger Whitley 



TOTAL TALLY 
SHEET 



Registered Voters 
Ballots Cast 
Percent Voted 



5,424 
1280 

24% 



Absentees 



Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 


58 


36 


94 



Selectmen for Three Years (1) 



Edwin G. Carr 


347 


255 


602 


Martha K. Gjestby 


312 


337 


649 


Blanks 


11 


13 


24 


Write-ins/Scattering 


4 


1 


5 










Total 


674 


606 


1,280 


School Committee for Three Years (2) 


Helene A. Lieb 


443 


397 


840 


Paul J.Schubert 


435 


394 


829 


Blanks 


462 


411 


873 


Write-ins/Scattering 


8 


10 


18 










Total 


1,348 


1,212 


2,560 



Trustees Paul Pratt Memorial 
Library for Three Years (3) 



Agnes McCann 


431 


407 


838 


Patience Garrick Towie 


447 


406 


853 



84 



Lynn M. 
DeGiacomo 


468 


411 


879 


Blanks 


674 


593 


1,267 


Write-ins/Scattering 


2 


1 


3 










Total 


2,022 


1,818 


3,840 



Assessor for Three Years (1) 



Debra J. Krupczak 


308 


416 


724 


Thomas A. Powers 


309 


143 


452 


Blanks 


57 


47 


104 


Write-ins/Scattering 



















Total 


674 


606 


1,280 



Board of Health for Three Years (1) 



Margarets. Chapman 


450 


421 


871 


Blanks 


222 


184 


406 


Write-ins/Scattering 


2 


1 


3 










T...al 


674 


606 


1,280 



Cohasset Housing Authority (1] 








A. Patrick 
McCarthy 


428 


434 


862 


Bla ,ks 


242 


171 


413 


Write-ins/Scattering 


4 


1 


5 










Total 


674 


606 


1,280 



Planning Board for Five Years (1) 



David H. Drinan 


406 


382 


788 


Blanks 


263 


222 


485 


Write-ins/Scattering 


5 


2 


7 










Total 


674 


606 


1,280 



Planning Board Associate Member (1) 
For One Year to fill expired term 



Michael J. Dickey 


298 


276 


574 


Roger L. Lowe 


226 


148 


374 


Blanks 


149 


182 


331 



85 



Write-ins/Scattering 


1 





1 










Total 


674 


606 


1,280 



Recreation Commission for Five Years (3) 



Daniel J. Martin 


415 


376 


791 


Douglas R. Ellinger 


397 


378 


775 


Elizabeth Deveney Frazier 


398 


379 


777 


Blanks 


809 


683 


1,492 


Write-ins/Scattering 


3 


2 


5 










Total 


2,022 


1,818 


3,840 



Sewer Commission for Three Years (1) 



Bryan T. Baldwin 


408 


386 


794 


Blanks 


264 


215 


479 


Write-ins/Scattering 


2 


5 


7 










Total 


674 


606 


1,280 



Sewer Commission (1) 

for One Year to fill unexpired term 



John W. Beck 


422 


366 


788 


Blanks 


249 


232 


481 


Write-ins/Scattering 


3 


8 


11 










Total 


674 


606 


1,280 



Water Commission for Three Years (1) 



Leonora C.Jenkins 


353 


303 


656 


Blanks 


353053 


267 


572 


Write-in Michael Coughlin 


1 


4 


5 


Write-in John McNabb 





6 


6 


Write-in Glenn Pratt 





5 


5 


Write-ins/Scattering 


15 


21 


36 










Total 


674 


606 


1,280 



Polls closed at 6 p.m. and the results were declared at 7:10 p.m. 
A True Record, ATTEST: 

Carol L. St. Pierre 



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state Primary - September 6, 2012 
Town of Cohasset 



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

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Carol L. St. Pierre, at 6:45 a.m were as follows 



Elizabeth Anderson 
James Carroll 
Carolyn Contis 
Jody Doyle 
F. Roy Fitzsimmons 
Rebekah Mattey 



Rita Killion Jones 
Kelly Grech 
Katherine Lincoln 
Barbara Murray 
Katherine Whitley 
Roger Whitley 



TOTAL TALLY SHEET 



# Eligible Voters 

Total Votes Cast 
Total Percent 



Voted 



5626 
410 

7.3% 



Absentees 



Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 


14 


12 


26 



Rainbow 



Democrates 

Republicans 
Green- 



58.8% 
41.0% 

0.2% 



PRECINCT 


1 


2 


TOTAL 




Democrat 

Republican 

Green-Rainbow 

TOTAL VOTES CAST 


121 


120 


241 




86 


82 


168 




1 





1 












208 


202 


410 



87 



DEMOCRATIC PARTY 



Senator in Congress 



Blanks 


17 


10 


27 


Elizabeth A. Warren 


102 


106 


208 


Write-in (Blank) 


2 


4 


6 










Total 


121 


120 


241 


Representative in Congress 


Blanks 


27 


21 


48 


Stephen F. Lynch 


94 


99 


193 


Write-in 



















Total 


121 


120 


241 


Councillor 


Blanks 


19 


20 


39 


Christopher A. lannella, Jr. 


52 


49 


101 


Stephen F. Flynn 


50 


50 


100 


Write-in 





1 


1 










Total 


121 


120 


241 


Senator in General Court 


Blanks 


12 


10 


22 


Genevieve S. Davis 


82 


86 


168 


Steve May 


27 


24 


51 


Write-ins 



















Total 


121 


120 


241 


Representative in General Court 


Blanks 


14 


16 


30 


Garrett J. Bradley 


107 


103 


210 


Write-in 





1 


1 



88 











Total 


121 


120 


241 



Clerk of Courts 



Blanks 


32 


33 


65 


Walter F. Timilty, Jr. 


88 


86 


174 


Write-in (Blank) 


1 


1 


2 










Total 


121 


120 


241 



Register of Deeds 



Blanks 


32 


31 


63 


William P. O'Donnell 


89 


89 


178 


Write-in 



















Total 


121 


120 


241 



County Commissioner 



Blanks 


95 


104 


199 


JohnM. Gillis 


76 


68 


144 


Francis W. O'Brien 


71 


68 


139 


Write-ins 



















Total 


242 


240 


482 



Senator in Congress 



REPUBLICAN PARTY 



Blanks 


3 


1 


4 


Scott P. Brown 


83 


81 


164 


Write-in 



















Total 


86 


82 


168 



89 



Representative in Congress 



Blanks 


19 


19 


38 


Joe Selvaggi 


49 


36 


85 


Matias Temperley 


18 


27 


45 


Write -ins 



















Total 


86 


82 


168 



Councilor 



Blanks 


74 


68 


142 


Write-in 


12 


14 


26 










Total 


86 


82 


168 



Senator in General Court 



Blanks 


7 


5 


12 


Robert L. Hedlund, Jr. 


79 


77 


156 


Write-in 



















Total 


86 


82 


168 



Representative in General Court 



Blanks 


79 


72 


151 


Write-in 


7 


10 


17 










Total 


86 


82 


168 



Clerk of Courts 



Blanks 


81 


74 


155 


Write-in 


5 


8 


13 










Total 


86 


82 


168 



Register of Deeds 



Blanks 


81 


75 


81 



90 



Write-in 


5 


7 


12 










Total 


86 


82 


168 



County Commissioner 



Blanks 


168 


157 


325 


Write-in 


4 


7 


11 










Total 


172 


164 


336 



GREEN-Rainbow Party 



Senator in Congress 



Blanks 











Write-in 


1 





1 










Total 


1 





1 


Representative in Congress 


Blanks 











Write-in 


1 





1 










Total 


1 





1 


Councilor 


Blanks 











Write-in 


1 





1 










Total 


1 





1 


Senator in General Court 


Blanks 


1 





1 


Write-in 



















Total 


1 





1 



91 



Representative in General Court 



Blanks 











Write-in 


1 





1 










Total 


1 





1 


Clerk of Courts 


Blanks 


1 





1 


Write-in 



















Total 


1 





1 


Register of Deeds 


Blanks 


1 





1 


Write-in 













1 






Total 


1 





1 


County Commissioner 


Blanks 


1 





1 


Write-in 


1 





1 










Total 


2 





2 



Polls closed at 8 p.m. and the results were declared at 9:30 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Carol L. St. Pierre 
Town Clerk 



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state Election - November 6, 2012 
Town of Cohasset 

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

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Carol L. St. Pierre, at 6:45 a.m were as follows 



Elizabeth Ar 


iderson 




Kelly Grech 


Debra Krupczak 




Rita Killion-Jones 


Abigail Alves 




Katherine Lincoln 


James Carroll 




Rebekah Mattey 


Carolyn Contis 




Barbara Murray 


Jody Doyle 




Francis Murray 


Marie Dunkelberger 




Kathleen Rhodes 


F. Roy Fitzsimmons 




Kenneth Warner 


# Eligible Voters 


5834 


Total votes Cast 


4918 


Total Percent 






Voted 




84% 


Absentees 


Pctl 


Pet 2 


Total 




353 


285 


638 



Pctl 



Pet 2 



Electors of President 
and Vice President 



One 



Total 



Vote for 



Blanks 


5 


8 


13 


Johnson and Gray 


15 


20 


35 


Obama and Biden 


1098 


1152 


2250 


Romney and Ryan 


1382 


1219 


2601 


Stein and Honkala 


6 


3 


9 


Write-in 


6 


4 


10 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 



93 



Vote for 



Senator in Congress 




One 




Blanks 


9 


6 


15 


Scott P. Brown 


1572 


1435 


3007 


Elizabeth W. Warren 


929 


965 


1894 


Write-in 


2 





2 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 


Representative in Congres 


>s 


One 


Vote for 


Blanks 


189 


155 


344 


Stephen F. Lynch 


1270 


1391 


2661 


Joe Selvaggi 


1048 


859 


1907 


Write-in 


5 


1 


6 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 



Vote for 



Councilor 




One 




Blanks 


968 


844 


1812 


Christopher A. lannella, 
Jr. 


1521 


1548 


3069 


Write-in 


23 


14 


37 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 


Senator in General Court 




One 


Vote for 


Blanks 


151 


139 


290 


Robert L Hedlund, Jr. 


1663 


1554 


3217 


Genevieve S. Davis 


694 


713 


1407 


Write-in 


4 





4 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 



94 



Vote for 



Representative in General Court 


One 




Blanks 


688 


552 


1240 


Garrett J. Bradley 


1803 


1839 


3642 


Write-in 


21 


15 


36 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 


Clerk of Courts 




One 


Vote for 


Blanks 


936 


831 


1767 


Walter F. Timilty, Jr. 


1558 


1561 


3119 


Write-in 


18 


14 


32 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 


Register of deeds 




One 


Vote for 


Blanks 


935 


808 


1743 


William P. O'Donnell 


1563 


1586 


3149 


Write-in 


14 


12 


26 




Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 



County Commissioner 



Vote for not more than Two 



Blanks 


2689 


2447 


5136 


John M. Gillis 


1285 


1297 


2582 


Frnacis W. O'Brien 


1036 


1051 


2087 


Write-in 


14 


17 


31 




.uial 


5024 


4812 


9836 



Question 1 

Availability of Moter Vehicle 

Repair Information 



Blanks 


336 


271 


607 


Yes 


1899 


1872 


3771 



95 



No 



277 



263 



540 



Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 



Question 2 

Prescribing Medication to End Life 



Blanks 


96 


72 


168 


Yes 


1256 


1122 


2378 


No 


1160 


1212 


2372 



Total 


2512 2406 


4918 



Question 3 
Medical Use of 
Marijuana 



Blanks 


110 


81 


191 


Yes 


1524 


1470 


2994 


No 


878 


855 


1733 



Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 



Question 4 Non-Binding 
Prevent cuts to Social Security 
Medicare, Medicaid, etc. 



Blanks 


524 


495 


1019 


Yes 


1165 


1236 


2401 


NO 


823 


675 


1498 



Total 


2512 


2406 


4918 



Polls closed at 8 p.m. and the results were declared at 9:30 p.m. 

True Copy, ATTEST: 
Carol L. St. Pierre, 
Town Clerk 



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Index - Special Town Meeting, December 10, 2012 

1. Expand Sewer District to Include the Proposed Senior Center - Indefinitely postponed. 

2. Unpaid Bills from Previous Years - Adopted. 

3. Supplemental Appropriations to FY 13 Operating Budget - Adopted. 

4. Capital Improvements Budget- Adopted. 

5. Community Preservation Committee Report & Recommendations 

• Sailing Club 

• Reconstruction plans for Town Hall {Adopted. 

• Milliken Field fence 

• Historic Society - restore woodwork, etc. - Adopted. 

6. Allocation of Funds for one time cost - Indefinitely postponed. 

7. Funding Sewer Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Trust Fund - Adopted. 

8. Resolution on Water and Sewer Capital Project for Little Harbor - Adopted. 

9. Rescission of Authorized but Unissued Debt - Indefinitely postponed. 

10. Amendment to Sewer Enterprise Fund - FY13 Budget - Adopted. 

11. Authorization to conduct preliminary assessment of sewer expansion - Adopted. 

12. Amendment to Water Enterprise Fund - FY13 Budget - Adopted. 

13. Lease of Town Property for the use of a solar Energy Array - Water Plant - Defeated . 

14. An Act to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act - Defeated . 

15. Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Section 2.1 Definitions And, 4.2 Table Of Use Regulations: - Defeated . 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - Monday December 10, 2012 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, December 10, 2012 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 6:00 p.m. were Elizabeth Anderson, 
Abigail Alves, Rita Killion-Jones, Debra Krupczak, Rebekah Mattey and Betts Murray. 

Tellers sworn in by the Moderator, Daniel Evans were Richard Avery, Alison Callahan, Katherine 
Lincoln and Roger Whitley. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 6:40 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 - 239 and 
Precinct 2 - 184 for grand total of 423. 

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 Expand Sewer District to Include the Proposed Senior Center 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and/or the Sewer Commission 
to take such steps as may be necessary or advisable to establish, codify, and expand a Cohasset 
Central Sewer District that would include the property necessary to allow connection to the 
proposed Senior Center, which authorization shall include the authority to petition the General 
Court for special legislation authorizing the town to create, by action of town meeting, sewer 
districts in the town, and to see if the town will further vote to adopt a bylaw defining such a 
district, or take any other action related thereto. 

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

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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. 



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Vendor 



Amount Department Service 



James A. Clark Electric 
Philips Healthcare 
Coviello Electric & General Con. 
Nixon Peabody LLP 



Vendor 



$ 1,226.44 Fire 

$ 738.00 Fire 

$ 2,664.40 DPW 

$ 500.00 Finance 



$ 5,128.84 



Electrical Work 

CPR Equipment 

Traffic Service Calls 

Refunding Escrow Agent Services 



Amount Department Service 



Eco Systems Pest Mgmt 
Loring Lawrence 
American Water 
American Water 



$ 86.00 Water 

$ 18,025.00 Water 

$ 25,396.95 Water 

$ 93,795.03 Water 



$137302.98 



Service Plan 
Eminent Domain Taking 
Repair & Maintenance 
June Operations 



MOVED that Five Thousand One Hundred Twenty Eight Dollars and Eighty Four Cents 
($5,128.84) be hereby appropriated from FY13 taxation and other general revenues of the 
Town and One Hundred and Thirty Seven Thousand Three Hundred Two Dollars and Ninety 
Eight Cents ($137,302.98) be hereby appropriated from FY13 Water Enterprise Revenue to be 
expended by the Town Manager, for the following unpaid bills from prior fiscal years. 



Vendor 



Amount Department Service 



James A. Clark Electric 
Philips Healthcare 
Coviello Electric & General Con. 
Nixon Peabody LLP 



Vendor 



$ 1,226.44 Fire 

$ 738.00 Fire 

$ 2,664.40 DPW 

$ 500.00 Finance 



$ 5,128.84 



Electrical Work 

CPR Equipment 

Traffic Service Calls 

Refunding Escrow Agent Services 



Amount Department Service 



Eco Systems Pest Mgint 
Loring Lawrence 
American Water 
American Water 



$ 86.00 Water 

$ 18,025.00 Water 

$ 25,396.95 Water 

S 93,795.03 Water 



$137,302.98 



Service Plan 
Eininent Domain Taking 
Repair & Maintenance 
June Operations 



A 9/10's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article: 3 Supplemental Appropriations to FY 13 Operating Budget 

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, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment and outlays, 
capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments, and to modify the Town Manager's 
Department and Employee Organizational Chart, compensation schedule, and appropriations to 
complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 or to decrease or otherwise adjust any budget 
line item as appropriated by the town at the 2012 Annual Town Meeting, or fund deficits in 
grants or any deficits in any accounts, or to take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that Two Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($260,000) be hereby appropriated from 
taxation and other general revenues of the Town to the Fiscal 2013 budgetary items set forth 
below amending the amounts voted pursuant to Article 9 of the 2012 Annual Town Meeting, 
which funds after transfer are to be expended by the Town Manager, to supplement certain 
departmental budgets and appropriations as set forth below to complete the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 2013 as follows: 

Finance - Professional Services $8,000 

Legal Services $50,000 

Police Overtime $92,000 

Fire Overtime $60,000 

Advisory Reserve Fund $50,000 

$260,000 

and to meet this appropriation, Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) be hereby transferred from 
Police Personnel Services as voted pursuant to Article 9 of the 2012 Annual Town Meeting, and 
Two Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($210,000) be raised from FY 13 taxation and other general 
revenues of the Town. 

Motion adopted. 

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

MOVED that Sixty Nine Thousand Forty One Dollars ($69,041) be hereby appropriated to be 
spent by the Town Manager for the purpose of purchasing the following items; 

Entity Purpose Amount 

Fire Department Command Vehicle Replacement $35,000 

Police Portable Radios (5) $18,000 

Police Firearm Replacement $16.041 

$69,041 



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And to amend language approved pursuant to Article 12 of the 2012 Annual Town Meeting 
fronn "Police Unmarked Hybrid for Chief" to "Police Frontline Cruiser." 

it being understood that the amount appropriated is one number and not the individual parts, 
and further that the Town Manager is hereby authorized to distribute such appropriation in 
such a manner as may be needed to accomplish the above list of items, provided however, that 
each item contained in the list set forth above is undertaken and that any excess funds are 
available because one or more of the listed items cost less than was estimated and not because 
an item intended to be purchased is not so purchased; and to meet this appropriation Sixty 
Nine Thousand Forty One Dollars ($69,041) be hereby transferred from the Capital Stabilization 
Fund of the Town. 

A 2/3 ^ vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 



Article: 5 Community Preservation Committee Report & Recommendations 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt and approve recommendations of the Community 
Preservation Committee for Fiscal Year 2013; to see if the Town will vote to implement such 
recommendations by appropriating a sum or sums of money from the Community Preservation 
Fund, 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, including but not limited to restrictions in the name of the Town or enforceable by 
the Town as may be required by the Community Preservation Act, or to dispose of or grant such 
real property interests on Town property to third parties, or to rescind prior unused 
appropriations; or to take any action related thereto. 



MOVED THAT : Two Hundred and Sixty Thousand Dollars ($260,000) be appropriated from the 
undersigned balance in the Community Preservation Fund for construction of the Sailing Club, 
to be expended by the Town Manager; and 

Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000) be appropriated from the undesignated balance in the 
Community Preservation Fund for preparing plans and specifications for the reconstruction of 
Town Hall, to be expended by the Town Manager; and 

Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) be appropriated from the undersigned balance in the 
Community Preservation Fund for a fence at Milliken field along Bancroft Road, to be expended 
by the Town Manager; and 

Motion (First three paragraphs) adopted. 



101 



Thirty Seven Thousand One Hundred and Thirteen Dollars ($37,113) be appropriated from the 
undesignated balance the Community Preservation Fund for the Historic Society to replace 
molding, restore woodwork and flooring, and preservation of historic artifacts at 106 South 
Main Street, to be expended by the Town Manager; and for the Town, acting by and through 
the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to acquire a deed restriction on such property_pursuant 
to the Community Preservation Act. 

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

Article: 6 Allocation of Funds for one time cost 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds pursuant to 
any applicable statute a sum of money as follows: 

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

Motion adopted. 

Article: 7 Funding Sewer Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Trust Fund 

To see if the Town will fund the Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Trust Fund, per MGL 40 
Section 5B, for the purpose of funding debt service payments incurred for sewer project or take 
any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($900,000.00) be transferred from retained 
earnings of the Sewer Enterprise Fund to the Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Fund 
established pursuant to G. L. chapter 40, section SB for the purpose of paying debt service on 
sewer project borrowings. 

A 2/3^^^ vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article: 8 Resolution on Water and Sewer Capital Project for Little Harbor 

To see if the Town will vote to hear and accept a report and the findings of the Executive 
Summary of the Analysis of Capital Project Fund Accounting prepared Eric Kinsherf for the Little 
Harbor Water and Sewer Capital Projects, or take any other action related thereto. 

Presentation of report on Analysis of Capital Project Fund Accounting prepared Eric Kinsherf for 
the Little Harbor Water and Sewer Capital Projects. {Copy of report available at Town Clerk's 
office or on Town Web Site) 



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Article: 9 Rescission of Authorized but Unissued Debt 

To see if the Town will vote to rescind the balance of borrowings authorized and un-issued debt 
pursuant to prior authorization of Town Meeting, or take any other action relative thereto. 

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

Motion adopted. 

Proclamation offered by Paul Carlson, Chair of Board of Selectmen for Stephen N. Bobo. 

PROCLAMATION 

WHEREAS, Stephen N. Bobo, was elected to the Board of Health in 1998 and has served on the 
Board with honor and distinction for fifteen years; and 

WHEREAS, as a member of the Board of Health, Stephen N. Bobo has brought great wisdom to 
the many issues that face our community through his articles in the Cohasset Mariner; and 

WHEREAS, as a member of the Board of Health, Stephen N. Bobo has helped the Board 
discharge its responsibilities in a very effective and efficient manner; and 

WHEREAS, Stephen N. Bobo has also served his community with distinction on both the Water 
Resources Protection Committee from 2000-2004 and the Wastewater Committee from 2005- 
2011; and 

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

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

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET on this tenth day of December 
in the year Two Thousand and Twelve. 

Proclamation adopted 

Article: 10 Amendment to Sewer Enterprise Fund - FY13 Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute to be expended by the Town Manager and the Sewer 
Commission for the FY13 operating budget and capital projects of the Sewer Enterprise Fund, 
or take any other action related thereto. 



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MOVED that the FY 13 Sewer Enterprise Fund budget for Expenses to be jointly expended by 
the Sewer Commission and Town Manager as voted pursuant to Article 20 of the 2012 Annual 
Town Meeting be hereby decreased by the amount of Three Hundred and Seven Thousand 
Eight Hundred and Fifty-Eight Dollars ($307,858) and further that the funding sources for the FY 
13 Sewer Enterprise Fund be hereby amended by reducing the amount appropriated from 
sewer enterprise revenue as a source of funds, by Four Hundred and Eleven Thousand Five 
Hundred and Forty-Seven Dollars ($411,547) and by now appropriating from retained earnings 
as an additional source of funds One Hundred and Three Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty-Nine 
Dollars ($103,689). 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article: 11 Authorization to conduct preliminary assessment of Sewer expansion 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow and/or transfer from available 
funds pursuant to any applicable statute, from the Sewer Enterprise Fund a sum of Fifty 
Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) to be expended jointly by the Sewer Commission and the Town 
Manager following a competitive procurement process for the assessment and planning of 
wastewater facility needs within the Town and specifically the potential expansion of municipal 
sewer infrastructure to address environmental and public health concerns, protection of water 
supplies, analyze and evaluate the outflow into harbor, protection of water resources including 
but not limited to Cohasset Cove and Harbor, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that a sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) to be transferred from retained earnings 
of the Sewer Enterprise Fund and expended jointly by the Sewer Commission and the Town 
Manager following a competitive procurement process for professional services in reference to 
the assessment and planning of wastewater facility needs within the Town and specifically the 
potential expansion of municipal sewer infrastructure to address environmental and public 
health concerns, protection of water supplies, analyze and evaluate the outflow into harbor, 
protection of water resources including but not limited to Cohasset Cove and Harbor. 

Motion adopted. 

Article: 12 Amendment to Water Enterprise Fund - FY13 Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute to be expended by the Town Manager and Water 
Commission for the FY13 operating budget and capital projects of the Water Enterprise Fund, 
or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED, that the current schedule of water rates for Rate #1, Metered Residential and Non- 
Residential, be amended to reduce the charge per 100 cubic feet per quarter for step one (0- 
2,000 c.f. /quarter) from $5.68 to $5.11 and for step two (2,001 or more c.f./quarter) from 
$11.35 to $10.22; and that the Expenses line of the FY 13 Water Enterprise Fund Annual Budget 
as voted pursuant to Article 33 of the 2012 Annual Town Meeting be increased by the amount 
of One Hundred and Eighty Thousand Three Hundred and Forty-Three Dollars ($180,343) to be 



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jointly expended by the Water Commission and Town Manager, and to meet this increased 
budget, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand Three Hundred and Forty-Three Dollars ($180,343) 
be hereby appropriated from Water Enterprise Fund FY 13 revenues. 

Amendment offered by Leonora Jenkins, Water Commissioner. 

MOVED THAT : The current schedule of water rates for Rate 2- Capital Recovery Charge be 
amendes to recuce the charge for meters as follows, effective on or about April 15, 2012. 

METER SIZE CHARGE PER QUARTER 



1J4" or smaller from 


$ 187 


to 


$ 168 


2" from 


$ 542 


to 


$ 488 


3" from 


$1056 


to 


$ 951 


4" from 


$1547 


to 


$1393 


Amended motion defeated. 









Main motion adopted. 

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

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Water Commissioners, pursuant to G.L. c. 
40, section 15A, to have the care and custody of a portion of that property located at 339 King 
Street and known as Town of Cohasset Map 60, Parcel 1 for the purposes of leasing all or a 
portion of such property for a lease term not to exceed a total of thirty (30) years for the 
purposes of constructing, installing, operating and maintaining a solar energy array to provide 
electrical energy to the town of Cohasset via a net metering agreement or other similar 
agreement to reduce the energy costs incurred by the operation of Water Department facilities 
and to the extent excess capacity on the solar energy array exists, to reduce the Town's energy 
costs; and further to the extent required, to authorize the Board of Selectmen, with the Board 
of Water Commissioners' approval, to request the Town's representatives to the General Court 
to petition the General Court for enactment of a special act to effectuate such lease; or to take 
any other action related thereto. 

MOVED to authorize the Water Commissioners, pursuant to G.L. c. 40, section 15A, to have the 
care and custody of a portion of that property located at 339 King Street and known as Town of 
Cohasset Map 60, Parcel 1 for the purposes of leasing all or a portion of such property for a 
lease term not to exceed a total of thirty (30) years for the purposes of constructing, installing, 
operating and maintaining a solar energy array to provide electrical energy to the town of 
Cohasset via a net metering agreement or other similar agreement to reduce the energy costs 
incurred by the operation of Water Department facilities and to the extent excess capacity on 
the solar energy array exists, to reduce the Town's energy costs; and further to the extent 
required, to authorize the Board of Selectmen, with the Board of Water Commissioners' 
approval, to request the Town's representatives to the General Court to petition the General 
Court for enactment of a special act to effectuate such lease. 
A 2/3 * vote required. Motion defeated. 



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Article: 14 An Act to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act 

To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court for home rule legislation and to 
request the town's representatives in the General Court to introduce honne rule legislation to 
amend the last sentence in section 3(i) of Town Manager Act (chapter 34 of the acts of 1997 
and as amended by chapter 421 of the acts of 1998 and chapter 330 of the acts of 2000) as set 
forth below 

"Section 3 (i) No person present or former selectman of the town ho l ding o l oct i vo or 
appo i nt i ve off i ce i n the town shall, within one year fifteen months (15) of holding such office be 
eligible to be appointed to the position of town manager" 

and to authorize the General Court with the approval of the Board of Selectmen to make 
constructive changes in perfecting the language of the proposed legislation in order to secure 
passage, such legislation to read substantially as follows: 

An Act to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act 

Section 1. The last sentence of paragraph (i) of section 3 of chapter 34 of the acts of 1997 and 
as amended by chapter 421 of the acts of 1998 and chapter 330 of the acts of 2000 (the 
Cohasset Town Manager Act), is hereby deleted and the following sentence inserted in 
place: -"No present or former selectman of the town shall, within fifteen months (15) of 
holding such office, be eligible to be appointed to the position of town manager." 

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to petition the General Court for 
home rule legislation to amend the last sentence in section 3(i) of Town Manager Act (chapter 
34 of the acts of 1997 and as amended by chapter 421 of the acts of 1998 and chapter 330 of 
the acts of 2000) as set forth below and to authorize the General Court with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen to make constructive changes in perfecting the language of the proposed 
legislation in order to secure passage, such legislation to read substantially as follows: 

An Act to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act 

Section 1. The last sentence of paragraph (i) of section 3 of chapter 34 of the acts of 1997 and 
as amended by chapter 421 of the acts of 1998 and chapter 330 of the acts of 2000 (the 
Cohasset Town Manager Act), is hereby deleted and the following sentence inserted in 
place: -"No present or former selectman of the town shall, within fifteen months (15) of holding 
such office, be eligible to be appointed to the position of town manager." 



106 



Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

Secret ballot ordered by Moderator. Yes 158 No 188 Motion defeated. 

Article: 15 Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Section 2.1 Definitions And. 4.2 Table Of Use Regulations: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 2.1 DEFINITIONS; by adding thereto in their appropriate 
alphabetical location the following definitions: 

"Veterinarian Hospital: A facility providing veterinary medical services to domestic and household pets, 
farm animals, and livestock and wild animals on an out-patient and in-patient basis, including, without 
limitation the performing of clinical services, surgical services, research and in-patient care for such 
animals." 

"Veterinarian Practice: A location where veterinary medical services are provided within a building to 
household pets on primarily an out-patient and clinical basis where the animal is seen, treated and does 
not remain on the premises for a time greater than that necessary to provide the clinical services; and 
minor surgical procedures on such pets with no more than three animals being retained at any one time 
on such in-patient basis." 

"Pet Grooming Facility: A location that provides services within a building to domestic and household 
pets including, washing, brushing, nail care and other minor cosmetic procedures." And, further: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4: USE REGULATIONS by adding to the Table of Use 
Regulations under Section 4.2 under the heading 'Retail & Services' the following: 

Official & Open 
Residential Non-Residential Space District 

USE R-A R-B R-C DB VB WB HB TB LI OS 

Retail & Services 

"Veterinarian Practice 
Dog Grooming Facility 

Or to take any other action related 

MOVED, that Section 2.1 DEFINITIONS of the Zoning Bylaw be amended by adding thereto in their 
appropriate alphabetical location the following definitions: 

"Veterinarian Hospital: A facility providing veterinary medical services to domestic and 
household pets, farm animals, and livestock and wild animals on an out-patient and in-patient 
basis, including, without limitation the performing of clinical services, surgical services, research 
and in-patient care for such animals." 



No 


No 


No 


SP SP 


No SP 


SP 


SP 


No 


No 


No 


No 


Yes Yes 


No Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


No" 



107 



"Veterinarian Practice: A location where veterinary nnedical services are provided within a 
building to household pets on primarily an out-patient and clinical basis where the animal is 
seen, treated and does not remain on the premises for a time greater than that necessary to 
provide the clinical services; and minor surgical procedures on such pets with no more than 
three animals being retained at any one time on such in-patient basis." 

"Pet Grooming Facility: A location that provides services within a building to domestic and 
household pets including, washing, brushing, nail care and other minor cosmetic procedures." 

And further moved that Section 4.2: TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaw be 
amended by adding under the heading 'Retail & Services' the following: 

Official & Open 



Residential 



Non-Residential 



Space District 



USE 



R-A R-B R-C 



DB VB WB HB TB LI 



OS 



Retail & Services 



Veterinarian Practice No No No 



SP SP No SP SP SP 



No 



Pet Grooming Facility No No No 



Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 



A 2/3 ^ vote required. Hand count: Yes 79 No 76. Motion defeated. 



It was moved and seconded that this Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 10:50 p.m. 
A True Record, ATTEST: 



Carol L. St. Pierre 
Town Clerk 



108 



VITAL STATISTICS - 2012 

Record of birth, marriage and death records in the Town of Cohasset for 2012 are as follows: 

BIRTHS 

The numbers of births recorded were forty-nine. Twenty-six were females and twenty-three 
were males. 

MARRIAGES 

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

DEATHS 

The total number of deaths was eighty seven including residents of Cohasset who died 
elsewhere and non-residents who died in Cohasset. Forty-nine were females and thirty-eight 
were males. 



109 



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 



110 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



Submitted herewith is the annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. This report 

includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

Summary of Historical Financial Data 
GF-1 Balance Sheet (Combined) 

GF-2 Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

GF-3 Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

GF-4 Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Actual vs. Budget 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

SR-1 Balance Sheet (Combined) 

SR-2 Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDS 

CP-1 Balance Sheet (Combined) 

CP-2 Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 

S-1 Balance Sheet (Combined) 

S-2 Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Retained Earnings 

S-3 Statement of Cash Flow 

WATER ENTERPRISE FUND 

W-1 Balance Sheet (Combined) 

W-2 Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Changes in Retained Earnings 

W-3 Statement of Cash Flow 

TRUST FUNDS 

Combined Statement of Changes in Fund Balance 

GENERAL LONG-TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

Statement of General Long-Term Debt 
Debt Authorized and Unissued 



Respectfully Submitted, 



Mary J. Gallagher 
Director of Finance/Town Accountant 



111 



SUMMARY OF HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA 





TAX RATE 


TOWN VALUATION 


2009 


10.78 


2,455,174,229 


2010 


11.22 


2,438,739,752 


2011 


11.59 


2,440,301,624 


2012 


11.98 


2,465,755,221 


2013 


12.20 


2,521,526,250 




TAX LEVY 


TOTAL AMOUNT 
RAISED 


2009 


26,466,778 


38,989,288 


2010 


27,362,661 


40,559,387 


2011 


28,283,096 


42,988,436 


2012 


29,539,748 


44,363,124 


2013 


30,762,620 
AVERAGE 


47,914,432 




SINGLE FAMILY 


STATE AID* 




TAX BILL 




2009 


9,346 


1,423,127 


2010 


9,627 


1,214,710 


2011 


9,898 


1,124,073 


2012 


10,200 


1,231,569 


2013 


10,469 


1,305,366 




FREE CASH 


STABILIZATION 
FUND 


7/1/08 


359,773 


590,953 


7/1/09 


347,086 


614,717 


7/1/10 


166,625 


787,444 


7/1/11 


(82,490) 


531,176 


7/1/12 


958,508 


351,875 


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114 



Schedule GF-2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES 

IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 



Property Taxes 

Real Estate 29,021,250.35 

Personal 270,706.03 

Tax Liens Redeemed 79,998.51 

Tax Deferrals Collected 152,530.98 

Tax Foreclosures 21,112.04 

Motor and Boat Excise 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1,137,285.35 

Boat Excise 7,932.63 

Penalties and Interest 

Property Taxes 103,206.40 

Motor Vehicle Excise 5,546.20 

Tax Liens 95,701.14 

Other Taxes 605.39 

Charges for Services 

Trash Bag Fees 136,126.85 

Recycling Income 16,554.55 

Bulky Waste RTF 7,1 50.00 

C&D Disposal 18,928.91 

Fees 

Selectmen: Fees 22,616.53 

Assessors 3,088.00 

Collector 31,602.17 

Collector: Service Lien Fees 8,250.67 

Treasurer/Collector: Municipal Lien Certificates 1 1 ,054.00 

Town Clerk 14,877.20 

Planning Board 20,758.08 

Zoning Board of Appeals 1 , 1 00.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures: 2,891 .00 

Conservation 10,118.50 

Stormwater Filing 19,675.00 

Police: Administrative Fees 21 ,51 8.89 

Other 2,434.50 

Fire: Inspections 15,577.00 

Administrative Fees 7,377.30 

Other 6,538.20 

Ambulance 386,859.06 

Building Inspector: Certificates of Inspection 434.00 

Federal Revenue 

FEMA 43,643.10 

State Revenue 

Spouses, Elderly 39,319.00 

Veterans' Benefits 42,660.00 

School Aid Chapter 70 1 ,659,487.00 

Charter School Reimbursement 28,695.00 

Unrestricted General Govt Aid 435,162.00 

Licenses and Permits 



$29,545,597.91 
1,145,217.98 



205,059.13 



178,760.31 



586,770.10 
43,643.10 



2,205,323.00 



115 



Schedule GF-2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES 

IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 



Selectmen: Alcoholic Beverages 

Other 
Town Clerk: Facilities 

Dog Licenses 
Police: Pistol Permits/Other 
Fire: Permits 
Inspections: Gas Permits 

Plumbing Permits 

Wire Permits 

Building Permits 
DPW: Facilities 
Street Opening Permits 
Board of Health: Percolation Tests 
Board of Health 
Disposal works 
Trench permits 
Departmental and Other Revenue 
Special Assessments 
Harbor 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 
Rentals 
Cemetery 
Recreation 
Library 

Gain on Sale of Foreclosure 
Pnor Year Approphation Returns 
Other Miscellaneous Revenue 
Fines and Forfeits 
Court 

Parking Fines 
RMV Fines 
Other fines 
Investment Income 

Earnings on Investments 

Expenditures (see schedule GF-3) 

Excess(deflciency) of revenues over expenditures 



31,115.00 
3,124.00 
129,496.50 
5,895.00 
1,800.00 
2,500,00 
9,399.00 

35,211.00 

49,212.50 
180,292.60 

44,325.75 

100.00 

1,327.50 

21,719.50 
2,175.00 
2,175.00 

470,729.80 

136,467.00 

4,229,73 

1,000.00 

13,065.06 

62,180.00 

15.234.23 

207,839,60 

89,602.65 

3,130.34 

1,150.00 

6,010.00 

18,880.00 

200.00 

13,470.11 



519,868.35 



1,003,478.41 



26,240.00 

13,470.11 $35,473,428.40 
34,658,629.04 



814,799.36 



Other Financing Sources(Uses) 

Transfer from Stabilization Fund 
Transfer from Capital Stabilization Fund 
Transfer from Enterprise Funds 
Transfer from Special Revenue Funds 
Premium on Sale of Bonds 
Transfer to Capital Stabilization Fund 
Transfer to Enterprise Funds 



132,445.00 

338,709.00 

97,348.00 

602,951.50 

7,749.16 

(480,000.00) 

(270,074.33) 



429,128.33 



116 



Schedule GF-2 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES 

IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 



Excess(deflclency) of revenues and other financing sources over 



expenditures and other financing uses $ 1,243,927.69 

Fund Balance July 1 , 201 1 622,993.32 



Fund Balance June 30, 2012 $1 ,866,921 01 



117 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 

FISCAL YEAR 2012 



Schedule GF-3 



DepartmenI 



Carry Over 
FY 11 


Appropriation 


Transfer 
In 


Available 
Funds 


Transfer 
Out 



Expended 



Carry Forward 
to New Year 



Closed to 
Revenue 



TOWN MODERATOR 
Personal Services 

SELECTMEN 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 
All Energy Comm 1 1/08 STM 
Town Memonals 1 1/03 STM 
Pnor Year Encumbrances 



TOWN MANAGER 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Union Contracts 4/1 1 ATM 
Unpaid Bills Pnor Year 2012 



ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
General Expenses 

RESERVE FUND 

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Revaluation 3/10 
Revaluation 12/05 



TREASURER/COLLECTOR 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 



LEGAL SERVICES 

TOWN CLERK 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

PLANNING BOARD 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Land Use Rules 3/09 ATM 



ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 

TOWN REPORTS 

PARKING CLERK 

UNCLASSIFIED 
Audit of Accounts 
SS Coalition 
Water Purctiase 
Hngham Water 
Fire Protection Fee 
Regional Emergency Control Center 
Pnor Year Encumbrances 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Personal Services 
Overtime 

General Expenses 
Cell Upgrades 4/1 1 ATM 
New Cruiser 4/1 1 ATM 



$573 00 



$57300 



$573 00 





5,500 00 




5.500 00 




5.45817 


41 83 






61.300.00 


698 24 


61.998 24 




61,148.69 




849.55 


5.388 00 






5.388 00 






5.388 00 




1.258 05 






1.258 05 






1.258.05 




190 80 






190 80 




190 80 






6.03685 


66.800 00 


698 24 


74.335 09 




66.797 66 


6.687.88 


849 55 




327.161 00 


13.87485 


341.035 85 


22.000 00 


319,034 94 




0.91 




36.300 00 


6,072 00 


42.372.00 




42,371 74 




026 




57.14900 




57.149 00 


57,14900 












4,176 00 


4.176 00 




17600 


4.000 00 






420.61000 


24, f 22 85 


444.732 85 


79.149.00 


361,582.68 


4 000 00 


1.17 




345 00 




34500 




173 00 




172 00 




100.000 00 




100.00000 


96.059.33 






3.940 67 




128.045.00 


75.000 00 


203,04500 




196,566.60 




6.47840 




39.898 00 




39.898 00 




28,765 17 


10.051 18 


1.081 65 




167.94300 


75.000.00 


242.943 00 




225.331 77 


10.051 18 


7.560 05 




163.521 00 


5.37814 


168.899 14 




168.89914 








29,180 00 




29,180 00 


4.658 00 


22.944 08 




1.577 92 


20.000 00 






20,000 00 


20.000 00 








3.15391 






3,15391 


3.153 00 






91 


23.153 91 


192.701 00 


5.378 M 


221.23305 


27.81100 


191.84322 




J, 578,83 




161,499 00 


3,000 00 


164.499 00 




162.34645 




2.152 55 




39,165 00 


68,000 00 


107,16500 




106.796 00 


369 00 






200,664 00 


71.000 00 


271.66400 




269.142 45 


36900 


2.15255 




200.000 00 


149.880 00 


349.880 00 




349.87724 




2 76 




78.698 00 




78,698 00 




74.450 86 




4,247.14 




8.92500 


1,790 00 


10,71500 




10.507 02 




207.98 




87.62300 


1,790 00 


89,47300 




84.957 88 




4,455.72 




30.000.00 




30.000.00 




29.768 66 




23134 




55.554 00 


10.800 00 


66.354 00 




65.85395 




500.05 




11.387 00 




11,387 00 




3.18980 




8.197 20 


1 ,720 00 






1,720.00 






1.720 00 




1.72000 


66.947 00 


10.80000 


79 46 f 00 




69.043 75 


1.720.00 


8.697 25 




1.560 00 




f.560 00 




875 05 




684 95 




13.000 00 




13.000 00 




8.967 86 




4.032.14 






1.500 00 


1.500 00 




397 20 




1.102 80 




17.500.00 


4.950 00 


22.450 00 




27,450 00 




(5,000,00) 




4.500 00 




4.500 00 




4.500.00 








50.000 00 




50.000 00 




6.903 01 


43.096 99 






17.21000 




17.21000 




11.837 04 




5,37296 




247.000 00 




247,000 00 




247.000 00 








160.000 00 




160,000 00 


45.400 00 


114,599 64 




0.36 


134 42 






134 42 




134 42 






134 42 


496.2)0 00 


4,950 00 


501 294 42 


45.400 00 


412.424 11 


43.096 99 


373.32 


31.845.18 


2.044.970.00 


345.Jt9.23 


2.421.934.41 


248,419.33 


2,071,182.53 


65,925.05 


36,407.50 




1.379.115 00 




1,379,115 00 


38.011 00 


1.340.747 20 




356.80 




350.000 00 


190.000 00 


540,000 00 


21.460 00 


518.531 28 




8.72 




138.300 00 




138,300 00 


11.250 00 


119,153.21 


6.200 00 


1,696.79 




20.000 00 




20,000 00 






20.000 00 






31.000.00 




31,000.00 




30.97605 




2395 



118 



Schedule GF-3 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 

FISCAL YEAR 2012 





Carry Over 




Transfer 


Available 


Transfer 




Carry Forward 


Closed to 


Department 


FY 11 


Appropnation 


In 


Funds 


Out 


Expended 


to New Year 


Revenue 






7.978.47500 


190.000 00 


2.108.415 00 


70.721 00 


2.009.407 74 


26.20000 


2,086.26 


FIRE DEPARTMENT 


















Personal Services 




1.593.430 00 


29.61921 


1,623.049 21 


132,600.00 


1,490.449 21 






Overtime 




216.427 00 


152,002 80 


368.429 80 




368.429 26 




0.54 


General Expenses 




195.750 00 


26250 


196.012 50 




184.054 38 


130.36 


11.827 76 


Regional Dispatch Server 4/1 1 ATM 




10.000.00 




10.000.00 




10.000 00 






Thermal Image Camera 12/11 






15,000 00 


15,000.00 




9,850 00 


5.150 00 




Pnor Year Encumbrances 


13.411 75 






13.411.75 




9,204 90 




4.206.85 




73.471.75 


2,075.607.00 


796.88457 


2.225.90326 


132.600 00 


2.071.987 75 


5.280 36 


76.035 75 


BUILDING COMMISSIONER 


















Personal Services 




77.137 00 


3.597 00 


80,734 00 




80.734 26 




(026) 


General Expenses 




5.250 00 




5,250 00 




60691 




4.64309 






82.387 00 


3.597 00 


85.984 00 




87.347 77 




4,642 83 


GAS & PLUMBING INSPECTOR 




9.500 00 


28.095.00 


37.595 00 




37595 00 






WEIGHTS & MEASURES 


















Personal Services 




2.87000 




2,87000 




2,81400 




56.00 


General Expenses 




200.00 
3,070.00 




200.00 
3.070.00 




7390 
2.88790 




126.10 
182.10 


WIRING INSPECTOR 




19.732.00 


11.470.00 


31.20200 




31.030 64 




171.36 


CIVIL DEFENSE 


















Personal Services 




350 00 




350 00 








350.00 


General Expenses 




5,000 00 




5.000 00 




4,90075 




99.25 


Equipment 12/05 


8,659.26 






8.659 26 




6.556 00 


2.103 26 




Pnor Year Encumbrances 


3.650.00 






3.650.00 




3.650 00 








12.309 26 


5.350 00 




7 7659.26 




75.706.75 


2.703.26 


449.25 


HARBORMASTER 


















Personal Services 




70.200 00 




70.200 00 




70.195 42 




4.58 


General Expenses 




14,400.00 




14,400.00 




11.420.30 




2.97970 


Building Repairs STM 11/06 


5.44535 






5,445.35 






5.44535 




New Docks STM 11/06 


5.726 38 






5,726.38 




369.90 


5.356 48 






11.171 73 


84.600.00 




95.777 73 




87.98562 


70.807 83 


2.984.28 


SHELLFISH 




475.00 


475 00 


950.00 




475.00 




475.00 


TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 


36.892.74 


4,139,136.00 


430,521.51 


4,606,550.25 


203,321.00 


4,331,817.57 


44,385.45 


27,026.23 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 


166.02699 


15.402.478 00 




15.568.504 99 




15.535.217 17 


33.287 82 




School Floor Repairs 5/12 ATM 






500.000 00 


500,000 00 




41.093 36 


458,906 64 




Kitchen Equipment 4/1 1 ATM 




15,000 00 




15.000 00 




14.586 80 




41320 




766.026 99 


75,477.47800 


500.000 00 


76.083.504 99 




75.590.897 33 


492.194 46 


413.20 


SHORE SHORE REGIONAL SCHOOL 


















ASSESSMENT 




45.106.00 




45,106 00 




45,106 00 






TOTAL SCHOOLS 


166,026.99 


15.462,584.00 


500,000.00 


76,t28,610.99 




15,636,003.33 


492,194.46 


413.20 


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 


















Personal Services 




792.618.00 


11.672.00 


804.290 00 


22.700 00 


781.566 40 




2360 


General Expenses 




205.100.00 


17.448.30 


222.548 30 


11,000 00 


202.158 04 


4,366.04 


5.02422 


Other Appropriations 




388.000.00 


20.415.00 


408.415 00 




392.300 30 


2,74268 


13.372.02 


Cemetery Lots Buyback 3/08 ATM 


1 .500.00 






1.500 00 






1,500 00 




Pnor Year Encumbrances 


4.358.03 






4.358 03 




4.35803 






Unpaid Bills from Prior Years 






650 00 


650 00 




65000 








5.858 03 


1.385.718.00 


50.785.30 


7.447.767.33 


33.700.00 


1.381.032 77 


8.608 72 


78.479.84 


SNOW & ICE 




125.000.00 




125.000 00 


88.761.00 


36.238 77 




0.23 


STREET LIGHTING 


20.56 


80.000.00 




80.02056 




71.474.52 




8.546.04 



BUILDING MAINTENANCE 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Pnor Year Encumbrances 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS/FACILITIES 

BOARD OF HEALTH 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 





267.183 00 




267.183 00 




249.571 47 




343.800.00 




343.800 00 




282 821 91 


1.612.81 






1.61281 




1.61281 


1.612.81 


670983.00 




672.595 87 




534.006 79 


7,491.40 


2,201,701.00 


50,185.30 


2,259,377.70 


122,461.00 


2,022.752.25 




129.597 00 


6.470.00 


136,067 00 




132.513.50 




4.550 00 




4,550 00 




3.37927 




134.147 00 


6.470 00 


140.617 00 




735.892 77 



8.608.72 



17,611 53 
60,97809 



78,58962 
705,555.73 



3.553 50 
1,170.73 
4.724 23 



119 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 

FISCAL YEAR 2012 



Schedule GF-3 





Carry Over 




Transfer 


Available 


Transfer 




Carry Forward 


Closed to 


Department 


FY 11 


Appropriation 


In 


Funds 


Out 


Expended 


to New Year 


Revenue 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


















Personal Services 




164.360 00 


11.057 00 


175.417.00 




174,977 00 


440 00 




General Expenses 




20.350 00 




20.350 00 




15.711 86 




4,638 14 


Senior Center Lease 4/1 1 ATM 




26.500 00 




26,500 00 




26.500 00 






Senior Needs Assessment STM 






15.000 00 


15.000 00 






15.000 00 








211.21000 


26.057 00 


237.267 00 




2Y7.J8fl.86 


15.44000 


4.638 14 


VETERANS SERVICES 




39.200 00 


31.000 00 


70.200 00 




67.577 14 




2.622 86 


TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 




384,557.00 


63.527.00 


448,084.00 




420,658.77 


15,440.00 


11,985.23 


LIBRARY SERVICES 


















Personal Services 




398.729 00 


7.911 00 


406.640 00 




406.640 00 






General Expenses 




88.163 00 


25.181 00 


113.344 00 




89.648 85 




23.695 15 


Roof Repairs 11/06 STM 


3.500 00 






3.500 00 






3.500 00 






3.500 00 


486.892 00 


33.092 00 


523.48400 




496.288.85 


3.500 00 


23.695 15 


RECREATION 


















Personal Services 




126.394 00 




126.394 00 




122.261.28 




4.13272 


General Expenses 




2.677 00 




2.677 00 




2.507 83 




16917 


Vanous Repairs 4/1 1 ATM 




25.000 00 




25.000 00 






25.000.00 








154.071 00 




154.071 00 




124.769.11 


25.000.00 


4.30189 


COMMON HISTORICAL COMMISSION 




50 00 




50 00 








50 00 


HISTORICAL PRESERVATION 


















Personal Services 




800.00 




800.00 




700 00 




100.00 


General Expenses 




100.00 
900 00 




100.00 
900.00 




700 00 




100.00 
200.00 


CELEBRATIONS 




2.500 00 




Z 500 00 




1.300 00 




1.200 00 


TOTAL CUL TURE & RECREA TION 


3.500 00 


644,413.00 


33.092.00 


681.00500 




623,057.96 


28,500.00 


29,447.04 


DEBT AND INTEREST 


















Non-excluded Pnnciple & Interest 




1,026.178.00 


19.520.00 


1.045.698.00 




1.045.698 11 




(Oil) 


Exckjced Pnnciple & Interest 




2.308.72500 


8.257 00 


2.316.98200 




2.316.98201 




(001) 


Capital Slab Pnnciple & Interest 




222.709 00 


63.600 00 


286.309 00 




286,30901 




(0.01) 


CPC Pnnciple & Interest 




35,838 00 




35.838 00 




35.838 13 




(0.13) 


Shon-temn Interest 






1 272 00 


1 272 00 




1.271 07 




93 


TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 




3,593,450.00 


92.649.00 


3,686.099.00 




3,686.098.33 




0.67 


NORFOLK COUNTY RETIREMENT 




1.323.182 00 




1.323.182 00 




1.323.182 00 






WORKERS COMPENSATION 




112.00000 




112.000 00 




109.895 22 




2.104 78 


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 




10.00000 




10.000 00 




8.522 00 




1,47800 


HEALTH INSURANCE 




3.135.360 00 




3.135.360 00 


186,700 00 


2.948.629 22 




30 78 


LIFE INSURANCE 




9.000.00 




9.000.00 




6.529 87 




2.470 13 


MEDICARE 




257.00000 




257.000 00 




252.723.77 




4.27623 


PROPERTY & LIABILITY INSURANCE 


15 000 00 


247 150 00 


1.354 44 


263 504 44 


10.800 00 


243.822 22 


8.881 73 


49 


TOTAL BENEFITS & INSURANCE 


15,000.00 


5,093,692.00 


1,354.44 


5,110,046.44 


197,500.00 


4,893.304.30 


8,881.73 


10,360.41 


STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 


















County Tax 




92.599 00 


17.688 00 


110.287 00 




110.287.00 






Retired Teachers Health Insurance 




582.327 00 


25.168 00 


607.495 00 




607.495 00 






Charter School 




55.940 00 




55.940 00 


17.738 00 


62.865 00 




(24.66300) 


Mosquito Control 




26.815 00 


6.336 00 


33.151 00 




33.151 00 






Air Pollution Control 




2.97200 


588 00 


3.560 00 




3.560.00 






Metro Area Planning Council 




1 .945 00 


309 00 


2.254 00 




2.254 00 






RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 




471600 


14 604 00 


19.320 00 




5.380 00 




13.940 00 


Mass Bay Transit Authority 




131 603 00 


17 159 00 


148.762 00 




148.76200 






TOTAL STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSME 




898,91700 


81,852.00 


980.769.00 


17,738.00 


973,754 00 




(10,723.00) 




5 260 756 3' 


S 34.463 420 00 S 


1 598 300 48 S 


36,322,476 79 $ 


789,439 33 $ 34.658.629 04 


$ 663.935 41 $ 


210.473 01 



120 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES AND 

CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

ACTUAL VS. BUDGET 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 



Schedule GF-4 



Revenues 

Real and personal property taxes 

Motor & boat excise 

Penalties and interest 

Charges for Services 

Fees 

Intergovernmental 

Licenses and permits 

Departmental and other revenue 

Fines and forfeits 

Investment income 

Total Revenues 

Expenditures 

General government 

Public safety 

Education 

Public works 

Human services 

Culture and recreation 

Pension and fringe benefits 

State and county assessments 

Debt sen/ice 

Total Expenditures 

Excess(deficiency) of revenues over 

expenditures 

Other Financing Sources (Uses) 

Premium on sale of notes 

Operating transfers in(out) from other funds 

Total Other Financing Uses 

Exess(deficiency) of revenues and other 
financing sources over expenditures and 
other financing uses 



Budget* 

29,315,476.00 

1,140,408.00 

118,000.00 

164,810.00 

523,000.00 

2,097,613.00 

540,000.00 

701,664.00 

40,000.00 

50,000.00 



Actual 

29,545,597.91 

1,145,217.98 

205,059.13 

178,760.31 

586,770.10 

2,248,966.10 

519,868.35 

1,003,478.41 

26,240.00 

13,470.11 



Favorable 
(Unfavorable) 

230,121.91 

4,809.98 

87,059.13 

13,950.31 

63,770.10 

151,353.10 
(20,131.65) 

301,814.41 

(13,760.00) 

(36,529.89) 



34,690,971.00 


35,473,428.40 


782,457.40 


2,107,590.03 


2,071,182.53 


36,407.50 


4,358,843.80 


4,331,817.57 


27,026.23 


15,636,416.53 


15,636,003.33 


413.20 


2,128,307.98 


2,022,752.25 


105,555.73 


432,644.00 


420,658.77 


11,985.23 


652,505.00 


623,057.96 


29,447.04 


4,903,664.71 


4,893,304.30 


10,360.41 


963,031.00 


973,754.00 


(10,723.00) 


3,686,099.00 


3,686,098.33 


0.67 


34,869,102.05 


34,658,629.04 


210,473.01 


(178,131.05) 


814,799.36 


992,930.41 


_ 


7,749.16 


7,749.16 


509,658.15 


421,379.17 


(88,278.98) 


509,658.15 


429,128.33 


(80,529.82) 



331,527.10 $ 1,243,927.69 $ 



912,400.59 



Budget Balancing Items 

Overlay Surplus 

Senior Center Lease 

Uarrytorwards and encumbrances at 

Beginning of Year 

Uarrytorwards and encumbrances at bnd ot 

Year 

Total Budget Items 

Net Budget and Acutal 

Fund Balance July 1, 2011 
Fund Balance June 30, 2012 



45,152.00 
26,500.00 

260,756.31 

(663,935.41) 



(331,527.10) 



622,993.32 



$1,866,921.01 



Budget includes the current year's budget amounts, adjusted for encumbrances outstanding at the beginning and end of the period. 



121 



Schedule SR-2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JUNE 30, 2012 





Fund Balance 








Fund Balance 




July 1,2011 


Revenues Transfers In 


Expenditures 


Transfer Out 


June 30, 2012 


Town Grants 












Energy Conservation Grant 


$ 822.00 








$ 822.00 


BMP Coastal Pollution 


(13,584 20) 


32,626 54 


19,042.34 




- 


Extended Polling Hours 


1,459.03 


63500 


1,428 00 




666.03 


TOD Grant 


(33.471.45) 


33.471.45 






- 


State 91 1 Support Grant 


(13,219.74) 


22,855.06 


9,635.32 




0.00 


Community Policing 


23.33 








23.33 


Police Local Block Grant 


3574 








35.74 


Police Setb Grant 


18,590.67 


186.85 


14,439.32 




4.338.20 


Police Vest Grant 


2,29250 




1,590 00 




702.50 


MEMA Cert Training Other 




1,500.00 


1.500 00 




- 


Fire Safety Grant 


1.318.07 








1,318.07 


Ambulance Task Force Grant 


2,00000 








2.000.00 


Fire Equipment Grant 


686.20 








686.20 


Fire - Safe Grant 


15.383.57 




2,160.15 




13.223.42 


FY12 MEMA Fiber Grant 




3.500.00 


3,500.00 




- 


State 1 & 1 Grant 


2,94075 








2.940.75 


Harbor Pumpout Grant 


13.307 83 


8,500 00 


4,048.55 




17,759.28 


State Stormwater Grant 


2.129.62 








2,129.62 


DPW Recycling Grant 


4,447 69 








4,447.69 


Health PHER 1 & II Grants 


4.94374 




4,94374 




- 


HIth Emergency Preparedness Grant 


(2.67347) 


4,667 00 


24 09 




1,969.44 


HIth Medicare Reimbursements 


39,275.16 


12,09916 


11,918.80 


35,999.20 


3,456.32 


319 Grant 


(63.325.71) 


75,241.95 5.478.00 


17,394.24 




(000) 


Elder Triad Program Grant 


201.77 








201 77 


Clean Energy Grant 


16.27494 








16,274.94 


HIth - Sun Awareness Day Grant 


- 


500.00 


452.57 




47.43 


LIB - State Aid Grant 


9.10569 


8,767 73 


8,85897 




9,01445 


LIB - LSTA Next Chapter Grant 


900 




900 




- 


Cultural Council 


- 


3,88327 


2,919.58 




963.69 


GHSB Traffic Grant 


448 54 








448.54 


FEMA Hurricane Irene Grant 




41.557 17 


41.557 17 




. 


Elder Affairs - FY12 Formula Grant 


18.00 


10,550 00 


10,568 00 




- 




$ 9,439 27 $ 


227 069 73 $ 38 949 45 


$ 155.989 84 


$ 35.99920 


$ 83,46941 


Town Special Revenue 












Insurance Recovery < $20,000 


$ 1.21924 $ 


6.586 66 


$ 5.73666 


$ 1.21924 


$ 850.00 


Law Enforcement Trust 


1,758.75 




480 00 




1.278.75 


Recreation - CH44 53D Revolving 


63.729 60 


58.57571 


115.153 62 




7,151.69 


Concom CAF - RDA Fees 


5,825.00 




4.950 00 




875.00 


Concom CAF-NOI Fees 


15,936.14 


43.37500 


49.57500 




9,736.14 


Slormwaler Deposits 


38,285 00 


21,650 00 


27,530 00 




32,405.00 


Planning Board 53G Deposits 


57.19442 


81,776 52 


78.593 15 




60,377 79 


Lighthouse Keeper Gift 


1.247 86 








1.247.86 


Adopt a Street Gift 


358 29 








358.29 


Beechwood Ballpark Gift 


4.52649 








4,52649 


Mary Babaian Gift 


4,690.27 








4,69027 


Parking Lot Grant 


99,578.86 




46,49069 




53.08817 


Cable Studio Gift 


78,447.21 


111,986 88 


179,094 97 




11.339.12 


Selectmen Gifts 


2,590.11 


756 14 






3,346.25 


Police Gifts 


1,038 91 


7.000 00 


7,595.00 




443.91 


Fire Gifts 


3,333.74 








3,333.74 


Harbormaster Gifts 


1,500.00 


250 00 






1.750.00 


Health Gifts 


2.779.99 


3,00910 


1,916.04 




3,873.05 


Elder Affairs Gifts 


29.112.42 




55.00 




29,057 42 


Dajg & Alcohol Comm Gift 


934.61 








934.61 


Linden Drive Gifts 


242.00 








242.00 


MAPC Bike Grant 


(3.240.75) 


3,24075 






- 


Historical Comm 


1.808.61 








1.808.61 


Planning Indian Winds 


2.441 25 








2.441 25 


Eastern Edison 


6,540.02 








6.540 02 


Police - Bicycle Gifts 


16057 








160.57 


SSL Next Chapter Grant 


3,705.11 




2,486.06 




1,219.05 


Fire - Defibnilator Gift Fund 


11,404.45 








11,404.45 


CEA - MAP Gifts 


66 78 








66.78 


CEA - Outreach Donations 


9,823.63 


900 00 


51095 




10,212.68 


CEA - SSL New BIdg Gifts 


12.91001 




3,400.00 




9.51001 


CEA - SSL Cultural Coordinator 


- 


10,000 00 


8,912.56 




1 .087.44 


CEA - Coblenetz Fund 


733.74 








733.74 



122 



Schedule SR-2 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JUNE 30, 2012 





Fund Balance 








Fund Balance 




July 1,2011 


Revenues Transfers In Expenditures 


Transfer Out 


June 30, 2012 


CEA - Outreach Program 


1.031.77 


750.00 


64.00 




1,717.77 


Library - Gifts 


9,330.51 


8,317.00 


9,103.56 




8,543.95 


Library - Trust Income Gifts 


(23,703.92) 


76,392.00 


33,833.56 




18,854.52 


Library - Semis Gifts 


10,138.45 




535.00 




9,603.45 


Library - ^' isic Circus Gifts 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


5,000 00 




5,000.00 


Recreat. Gifts 


66,997 84 


332,590.60 


183,247.62 




216,340.82 


Hist Pres Captain's Walk 




190.00 






190.00 


Hist Pres - Book 


15,014.75 


899.00 






15,913.75 


Treasurer Bond Premiums 


24,274.26 




5,300.00 


18,974.26 


- 


Concomm Performance Bonds 


3,000.00 








3,000 00 


Health Perc Test Deposit 


825.00 


800.00 


175.00 




1,450.00 


Septic Loan Program 


- 


35,600.00 


812,277.56 




(776,677.56) 



School Lunch 

School Grants 

Improving Education 

IDEA 

SPED Early Child 

Title I 

Jobs Grant 

Program Improvement 

Full Day Kindergarten 

Community Service 

Circuit Brept'er 

Arademic Services 

Metco Grant 

School Revolving Funds 

Insurance Proceds < $20k 

Athletic Revolving 

Preschool 

Enrichment 

Kindergarten 

Transportation 

Use of Facilities 

Intramural 

Summer Sports 

Lost Book 

Music Revolving 

School Committee Gifts 

Swim Team Gifts 

Athletic Hall of Fame 

Summer Institute 

Medicaid Reimbursements 

Foundation Reserve 

Receipts Reserved for Appropriation 

Insurance Recovery >$20k 

Waterways 

Sale of Lots 

Wetlands Protection (NOI) 

Disabilities Comm - Parking Fines 

Title V Betterments Fund 

School Construction Surplus Fund 

Community Preservation 
Total Special Revenue Funds 



$ 572,590.99 $ 806,404.61 $ 3,240.75 



$ 1,582,016.00 $ 20.1 93.50 



42,88806 $ 387,920.06 



1,616.00 
219,708.00 



1,121.61 
21,605.16 
64,187.38 

3,203.26 

313,368 12 

50,192.04 

48,378.41 

1,985 23 
32,140.22 

1,511.35 
1 1 ,479.04 
41,149.27 
23,186 68 

1,369.97 

127.40 

24,015.87 

15,586 88 



38,771.68 

31,775 00 

24,630,40 

5.861.14 

840,499.45 



17,796.00 

336,627.00 

9,500.00 

34,769.00 
131,233.00 

17,953.00 

39,382.00 

389,328.00 

3,300.00 

250,416.00 



$ 221,324.00 $ 1,230,304 00 $ 



13,333.50 

172,229.63 

55,880.00 

3,570.50 

206.474.56 

100.841 00 

72.898.26 

7,900.00 

27,136.00 

686.75 

67,422.66 



28,187.93 



$ 654,60789 $ 756,560 79 $ 



500,000.00 
8,007.62 
9,575.00 
6,930.00 

72,576.92 



333,613.09 



17,796.00 

328,191.74 

9,500.00 

34,769.00 
131,233.00 

17,953.00 

39,382.00 

224,872.06 

3,300.00 

250,416.00 



$ 1,057,412.80 $ 



10,855.25 

157,969.39 

60,880.60 

6,773.76 

224,366.21 

116,538.30 

82,892.91 

9,41066 

23,979.58 



79.188.21 
4,760.02 



19,333.24 



$ 796.948 13 $ 



$ 500,000.00 



5.000.00 



60,894 00 



$ (219,973.15) 



97,195.03 



8,435.26 



1,616.00 
384,163.94 



394,215.20 



3,599.86 
35,865.40 
59,186.78 

295,476.47 

34,49474 

38,383.76 

474.57 

35,296.64 

2,198.10 

11,479.04 

29,383.72 

18,426.66 

1,369.97 

127.40 

32.870.56 

15,586.88 



$ 614,220.55 



46,779.30 
41,350.00 
26.560.40 
5.861 14 
72,576.92 
779,605.45 



$ 


941,537 67 


$ 


597,089.54 


$ 


$ 


$ 


565,894 00 


$ 


972,733.21 


$ 


954.698 29 


$ 


493,78946 




$ 


207,14419 $ 


35,838.00 


$ 


1,205,505.56 




J_ 


3,397,086.17 


J_ 


4,499,138.19 


$ 42,190.20 


$ 


4,133,124.05 $ 


657,924.70 


$ 


3,147,365.81 



123 



Schedule CP-2 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 



Harbor Seawall 

Harbor Dredging 1 1/95 SIM #5 

Jerusalem Rd Wall 11/08 SIM #7 

Jacob's Meadow Culvert 

Bound Brook Culvert #6 

Jacobs Meadow Outlet Design 

Bound Brook Beechwood 5/12 SIM #7 

Drainage 3/07 ATM #26 

Fire Heavy Rescue Tools CIP 2008 

Fire Command Vetiicle CIP 2009 

Fire Capital Equipment 11/03 SIM #11 

Fire Rescue Pumper 3/09 ATM #6 

Fire Ambulance 11/0/ STM #3 

DPW Loader Repair #6 

Facilities Water Heater CIP 2010 

Town Hall Fire Alarm 

New Library 

Library Staff Room #6 

New MIS System 4/1 1 ATM #6 

Bound Brook Culvert #6 

Finance Computer Equip CIP 201C 

Police New Cruiser 11/10 STM #4 

Police Technology 3/09ATM #6 

Library Computer Replacement CIP 201( 



Balance 








Forward Revenues 


Expenditures 


Transfer (ln)/Out 


Balance 


$ 55,611.34 


$ 4.972.56 


$ 


50,638.78 


41,968.39 






41,968.39 


(8,314.55) 


51.174.09 




(59.488.64) 


447,294.96 


154,154.91 


250.000.00 


43,140.05 


0.20 






0.20 


743.76 




743.76 


- 


- 




(250.000.00) 


250,000.00 


158,589.82 






158,589.82 


6,236.17 


1,944.00 




4,292.17 


2.500.04 






2,500.04 


225.95 




225.95 


- 


726.33 




726.33 


- 


1.826.69 




1.826.69 


- 


3.154.83 




3.154.83 


- 


24.020.00 






24,020.00 


26.580.90 




26.580.90 


- 


5.058.32 






5,058.32 


618.00 




618.00 


- 


91,400.00 


89.534.34 




1,865.66 


20.000.00 


19.781.52 




218.48 


1,809.41 


1.809.41 




- 


2.875.00 


2.874.85 




0.15 


3.041.50 






3,041.50 


( 963.00 


960.00 




3.00 


$ 886.930.06 $ 


$ 327.205.68 


$ 33,876.46 $ 


525,847.92 



124 



Schedule S-2 
TOWN OF COHASSET 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENSES, AND CHANGES IN RETAINED EARNINGS 

SEWER ENTERPRISE 

JUNE 30, 2012 

Operating revenue: 

Sewer use charges $ 1,176,329.42 

Interest/penalties 11,689.35 

Sewer liens 55,664.98 

Tax liens 155.10 

Grinder pump nnaintenance fees 61 ,404.75 

Grinder pump sales 405,149.17 

Sewer connection fees 1 1 ,964.96 

Sewerage permits 115,550.00 

Total operating revenues 1,837,907.73 

Operating expenses: 

Personnel services 44,346.25 

Expenses 1,337,351.08 

Depreciation expense 762,883.48 

Total operating expenses 2,144,580.81 

Operating income(loss) (306,673.08) 

Nonoperating revenues (expenses) 

Sewer assessments 1 ,040,544.67 

Interest income 6,707.13 

MWPAT bond proceeds 1,011,499.69 

Premium on sale of BAN 76.80 

Transfer to water enterprise fund (635,342.44) 

Debt service - interest (334,714.16) 

Total nonoperating revenues(expenses) 1,088,771.69 

Net income (loss) $ 782,098.61 

- Change in reserve for continuing appropriations (1 ,872,746.14) 

■ Correction to prior years fixed asset capitalization (370,025.77) 

Net change in unreserved retained earnings for year (1 ,460,673.30) 

Retained earnings-unreserved July 1 , 201 1 19,496,583.29 

Retained earnings-unreserved June 30, 2012 $ 18,035,909.99 



125 



Town of Cohasset 

Sewer Enterprise Fund 

Statement of Cash Flow 

for the Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2012 



Schedule S-3 



Cash Flow from operating activities: 
Operating Income(Loss) 
Adjustments to reconcile net operating income 
to net cash provided by operating activities: 
Depreciation and amortization 
Increase in warrants payable/encumbrances 
Increase in accounts receivable 
Total adjustments 

Net cash provided by operating activities 



762,883.48 
25,969.91 
(4,198.07) 



($306,673.08) 



784,655.32 



477,982.24 



Cash flows from capital and related financing activities: 

Sewer assessment revenue 

Interest income 

MWPAT bond proceeds 

Premium on bond anticipation note 

Debt service payments 

Transfer to water enterprise fund 

Net cash used for capital and related financing 
activities 
Net cash increase for the year 
Cash at beginning of year 
Cash June 30, 2012 



1,040,544.67 

6,707.13 

1,011,499.69 

76.80 

(927,246.58) 

(635,342.44) 



496,239.27 



974,221.51 
751,840.92 



$1,726,062.43 



126 



I 

Schedule W-2' 
TOWN OF COHASSET 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENSES, AND CHANGES IN RETAINED EARNINGS 

WATER ENTERPRISE 
JUNE 30, 2012 

Operating revenue: 

Water use charges $4,726,224. 1 1 

Interest/penalties 39,686.11 

Water liens 158,283.51 

Tax liens 2,041.63 

Total operating revenues 4,926,235.36 

Operating expenses: 

Operating expenses 2,523,541.31 

Depreciation expense 1,008,327.59 

Total operating expenses 3,531,868.90 

Operating income(loss) 1,394,366.46 

Nonoperating revenues (expenses) 

System development charge 35,240.00 

Transfer from general fund 270,074.33 

Transfer from sewer enterprise fund 635,342.44 

Premium on sale of bonds 77.55 

Debt service - interest (1,145,552.15) 

Total nonoperating revenues(expenses) (204,817.83) 

Net income (loss) 1 , 1 89,548.63 

- Change in reserve for continuing 

appropriations/encumbrances (737,001.79) 

Net change in unreserved retained earnings for year 452,546.84 

Retained earnings-unreserved July 1 , 201 1 6,041,966.85 

Retained earnings-unreserved June 30, 2012 $6,494,513.69 



127 



Schedule W-3 

Town of Cohasset 

Water Enterprise Fund 

Statement of Cash Flow 

for the Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2012 



Cash Flow from operating activities: 

Operating Income(Loss) $1,394,366.46 

Adjustments to reconcile net operating income 
to net cash provided by operating activities: 

Depreciation and amortization 1,008,327.59 

Increase in warrants payable/encumbrances 158,436.64 

Increase in Accounts Receivable (521.89) 

Total adjustments 1.166,242.34 

Net cash provided by operating activities 2,560,608.80 



Cash flows from capital and related financing activities: 

System development charge 35,240.00 

Transfers from other funds 905,416.77 

Premium on sale of bonds 77.55 

Capitalized expenditures (402,632.89) 

Debt service payments (2,900,276.18) 

Net cash used for capital and related financing 

activities (2,362,174.75) 

Net cash increase for the year 198,434.05 

Cash at beginning of year 146,798.77 

Cash June 30, 201 2 $345,232.82 



128 



TOWN OF COHASSEl 

TRUST FUNDS IN CUSTODY OF TREASURER 

COMBINED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 20i: 





Balance 


Opening 


Bal 


Donations & 


Investment 


Withdrawals 




July 1,2011 


Adjustment 


Receipts 


Income 




PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 














Billings Park Fund 


$ 2,072.35 








$ 110.15 




Billings Common Fund 


1,826.83 








97.08 




H.W. Wadleigh Park Fund 


9.692.51 








515.01 




Wheelwright Park Fund 


16,498.31 








876.70 




Edith M. Bates Fund 


11,789.03 








626.47 




CEMETERIES 














Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery 


233,786.29 


6,515.66 


4,250.00 


12,811.00 


(339.46) 


Perpetual Care-Beechwood Cemetery 


31,295.86 


(6,515 


.66) 


750.00 


1,228.46 


(339.47) 


Beechwood Cemetery Association 


4,215.72 








223.99 




Estate of Harry E. Wilbur (Woodside) 


11,420.38 








606.87 




C. L. Bell Memorial Fund (Greengate) 


50,336.85 








2,674.79 




Isadora B. Newey Fund 


40,403.58 








2,146.95 




Cedar Street Cemetery 


5,293.32 








281.29 




SCHOOLS 














Ripley Fund 


9,246.51 








491.31 




James W. Nichols Scholarship Fund 


3,320.73 








181.48 




Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 


7,539.08 








430.71 


(300.00) 


Alice and Walter Shuebruk Scholarship Fu 


134,197.47 








7,306.57 


(2,500.00) 


William Ripley Jr., Athletic Fund 


22,248.41 








1,194.77 


(500.00) 


John F. Creamer Scholarship Fund 


1,669.50 








88.72 




Margaret M. Hardy Scholarship Fund 


253,272.02 








13,709.20 


(6,000.00) 


Helen & Malcolm Stevens Scholarship Fur 


205,627.98 








11,202.61 


(3,500.00) 


Noel Ripley Scholarship 


65,761.89 








3,494.44 


(1,000.00) 


Langha'-' '^chola'-ship 


12,609.32 








745.32 


(1,000.00) 


Staunton .lolarship 


1,652.86 








87.81 




Gritzan Scholarship 


16,589.00 






700.00 


927.29 


(1,000.00) 


Class of 1958 Scholarship 


0.05 












VOLUNTARY CHECKOFF FUNDS 














Scholarship Fund 


3,830.87 






559.85 


201.31 




Education Fund 


6,818.88 






500.00 


359.96 




Senior Fund 


3,475.30 






535.94 


147.77 




OTHER 














Stabilization Fund 


531,175.82 


(2,917 


48) 




2,589.43 




Stabilization Fund-OPEB 


146,253.27 








1,395.69 




Stabilization Fund-Capital 


299,835.73 








2,387.35 




Conservation Fund 


562.58 








6.26 




Beechwood Impioyement Association 


11,961.68 








133.58 




Pension Reserve Fund 


287,910.12 








3,371.73 




Town Pump Maintenance 


2,603.45 








29.04 




Reed Corner Trust Fund 


181.41 








2.03 




Cultural Council Fund 


2,756.42 


(2,756.42) 








Captains' Walk Fund 


10,476.04 








116.98 




Elder Affairs Trust Pilgrim 


12,924.59 


(1,053.47) 




272.68 




Elder Affairs Building Trust 


(1,053.47) 


1,053.47 




- 





Transfers 



Fund Balance 
June 30, 2012 



(0.05) 



(178,973.00) 



63,767.46 



2,182.50 

1,923.91 

10,207.52 

17,375.01 

12,415.50 

257,023.49 
26,419,19 

4,439.71 
12,027.25 
53,011.64 
42,550.53 

5,574.61 

9,737.82 

3,502.21 

7,669.79 

139,004.04 

22,943.18 

1,758.22 

260,981.22 

213,330.59 

68,256.33 

12,354.64 

1,740.67 

17,216.29 



4,592.03 
7,678.84 
4,159.01 

351,874.77 

147,648.96 

365,990.54 

568.84 

12,095.26 

291,281.85 

2,632.49 

183.44 

10,593.02 
12,143.80 



Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

TRUST FUND TOTALS 



1,249,575.08 14,380.45 53.550.00 (48,391.27) (21,576.05) (37,907.00) 1,209,631.21 
$3,721,653.62 $8.706.55 $60,845.79 $24.681.53 ($38,054.98) ($153.112.59) 3.624.719.92 



129 



Town of Cohasset 

All Funds 

Statement of Indebtness 



Issue Date: Purpose: Interest Rate 



Original FY12 Principal Payments Due: Total Outstanding 
Amount Payment 2013-2031 June 30, 2012 



Inside the Debt Limit: 

January 15 2002 -Outdoor Recreational Fadlily (I) 3 5% 

January 15 2002 -Outdoor Recreational Facility 2 (I) 3 3% 

January 15 2002 -Sewer (I) 4% 

January 15 2002 -Sewer 2 (I) 3 5% 

January 15 2002 -Sewer (IE) 4% 

June 15 2004 -Central Sewer (l-SS) 4 4% 

June 15 2004 -School Planning (IE) 4 3% 

June 15 2004 -School Construction (IE) 4 5% 

June 15 2004 -Little League Fields (I) 4% 

June 15 2004 -Fire Department Equipment 2 (I) 3 6% 

August 1 2004 -Library (I) 4% 

August 1 2004 -Police Station (2) (I) 3.2% 

August 1 2004 -Police Station (I) 3 6% 

August 1 2004 -Water Planning 1 (l-SS) 4% 

August 1 2004 -Water Planning 2 (l-SS) 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-33A (I) 5 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-33A (IE) 5 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 00-04 (1)5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 00-04 (IE) 5 3% 

Octot>er 1 2004 Adv Ret of Feb 96 & Sept 96 B -Adv Ret of Sept 15 96 Series B Sewer (I) 3 3% 

October 1 2004 Adv Ref of Feb 96 & Sept 96 B Adv Ref of Sept 15 96 Senes 8 Land Acq 2 8% 

October 1 2004 Adv Ref of Feb 96 & Sept 96 B Adv Ref of SepI 15 96 Series B DPW 2.8% 

August 1 2005 -Drainage (1)4% 

August 1 2005 -Newtonville Drainage (I) 4% 

August 1 2005 -Open Space Purchasing (I) 4% 

August 1 2005 -Water Planning (I) 4 1% 

December 14 2006 MWPAT CW-04-17 (I) 2% 

Apnl 10 2008 -Current Refunding of 1998 Garage (IE) 3% 

April 10 2008 -Cun^ent Refunding of 1998 School (IE) 3% 

March 15 2009 -Ambulance (I) 2 2% 

March 15 2009 Jacobs Meadow Culvert (I) 3 7% 

March 15 2009 -Sewer l&l (ISS) 4% 

March 15 2009 -Fire Vehicle (I) 1 8% 

March 15 2009 -Police Vehicle (I) 1 8% 

August 1 2009 -Athletic Field (I) 2 9% 

August 1 2009 -Capital Improvements (I) 16% 

August 1 2009 -Drainage Improvemenis (I) 3.3% 

August 1 2009 -Retaining Wall Improvements (I) 2% 

August 1 2009 -Seawall (I) 18% 

August 1 2009 -Sewer (I) 3 4% 

August 1 2009 -Sewer 1 (I) 3.3% 

August 1 2009 -Sewer 2 (I) 3 3% 

August 1 2009 -Sidewalk (1)1% 

August 20 2009 Advance Refundings -Adv Ref of 12 1 00 - Sewer (I) 2 5% 

August 20 2009 Advance Refundings -Adv Ref of 12 1 00 - Sewer (IE) 2 5% 

August 20 2009 Advance Refundings -Adv Ref of 1 2 1 99 ■ Flood Ctrl (I) 1 5% 

July 8 2010 MWPAT CW-06-31 (I) General 

July 8 2010 MWPAT CW-06-31 (I) Sewer 

March 15 201 1 MWPAT CW-04-17-A (I) Revised 2% 

April 24 2012 - Current Refunding of 2002 Sewer (I) 

April 24 2012 - Current Refunding of 2002 Sewer (IE) 

Apnl 24 2012 - Advance Refunding of 2004 Central Sewer (l-SS) 

Apnl 24 2012 - Advance Refunding of 2004 School Planning (IE) 



SI 75.000 


15.000 00 


- 


- 


S80 000 


5,000 00 


- 


- 


S300.000 


20.000 00 


- 


- 


$50,000 


5.000 00 


- 


- 


S300 000 


20.000 00 




- 


S98288 


5 000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


S156.000 


10.000 00 


20,000 00 


20,000 00 


S16.720.000 


885,000 00 


1,770,000 00 


1.770.000 00 


S184.600 


15,000 00 


30.000 00 


30,000.00 


S600.000 


60,000 00 


120.000 00 


120,000 00 


S650,000 


40 000 00 


370.000 00 


370,000 00 


S90.000 


10,000 00 


20.000 00 


20,000 00 


S800.000 


60,000 00 


380.000 00 


380,000 00 


S81 000 


3,000 00 


63.000 00 


63,000 00 


S19.000 


2,000 00 


2.000 00 


2,000 00 


S538.417 


30,95359 


333,61089 


333,61089 


5538,417 


30,95359 


333,61089 


333,610 89 


S25,159 


1,472 83 


15.550 27 


15,55027 


525,159 


1,473 83 


15,55027 


15,550 27 


5163.409 


13,67355 


77.45537 


77,45537 


5195.911 


46,000 00 


- 




5337,269 


64 000 00 


- 


- 


596 400 


5,000 00 


65.000 00 


65,000 00 


5100 000 


5,000 00 


60.000 00 


60.000 00 


5400,000 


25,000 00 


250.000 00 


250.000 00 


S500.000 


10,000 00 


440 000 00 


440.000 00 


564 285 


2,865 00 


50.625 00 


50.625 00 


5115,100 


15,000 00 


55 000 00 


55,000 00 


52,776.000 


262,000 00 


1.789.000 00 


1 ,789,000 00 


5160.000 


30,000 00 


60,000 00 


60,000 00 


5450 000 


15,000 00 


395,000.00 


395,000 00 


5350,000 


15,000 00 


305.000.00 


305.000 00 


530.000 


10,000 00 


- 


- 


529 000 


10,000 00 




- 


S500 000 


38.000 00 


424.000 00 


424,000 00 


5535,000 


117.000 00 


299.000 00 


299,000 00 


591000 


5,000 00 


81,000 00 


81,000 00 


550,000 


8 000 00 


36.00000 


36,000 00 


5510.000 


75,000 00 


360.000 00 


360.000 00 


5150,000 


8,000 00 


134,000 00 


134.000 00 


5828.000 


41.000 00 


753.000 00 


753.000 00 


593.000 


6,000 00 


81.000 00 


81.000 00 


540.000 


15,000 00 


10.000 00 


10,000 00 


5417,500 


45,000 00 


372,500 00 


372,500 00 


5417,500 


45,000 00 


372,500 00 


372,500 00 


576,000 


15,000 00 


45,000 00 


45.000 00 


5900 000 


36,966 58 


863,03300 


863.03300 


512,600,000 


517,532 42 


12,082,468 00 


12.082.468 00 


5307,602 


14,33997 


293,26247 


293,26247 


598.800 




98,800 00 


98,800 00 


596,200 




96.200 00 


96,200 00 


546.000 




46.000 00 


46,000 00 


555.000 


- 


55.000 00 


55,000 00 



130 



Issue Date: Purpose: Interest Rate 



Original FY12 Principal Payments Due: Total Outstanding 



Amount 



Payment 



2013-2031 



June 30, 2012 



April 24 2012 - Advance Refunding of 2004 School Construction (IE) 
Apnl 24 2012 - Advance Refunding of 2004 Little League Fields (I) 
Total Inside the Debt Limit 



58,757,600 
$31,400 



1,757,600 00 
31,400 00 



8,757.600 00 
31,400 00 



32,322,166.16 



Outside the Debt Limit: 

January 1. 1978-Water Treatment Facility 5% 

January 15 2002 -Water Land Acquisition (O) 4% 

August 1 2004 -Water Maintenance (0-SS) 3% 

August 1 2004 -Water Pipe & Wellhead Replacement (O-SS) 4% 

August 1 2004 -Water Pipe Replacement 1 (O-SS) 4% 

August 1 2004 -Water Pipe Replacement 2 (O-SS) 4% 

August 1 2004 -Treatment Plant Improvements 2 (O-SS) 3% 

August 1 2004 -Treatment Plant Improvements 1 (O-SS) 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-55 (OE) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-55 (O) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-34 (O) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-34 (OE) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-45 (OE) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-45 (O) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-33 (O) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-33 (OE) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-105 (OE) 5 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-105 (0) 5.5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-106 (OE) 5 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 98-106 (O) 5 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-37 (O) 5 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 00-03 (O) 5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 00-03 (OE) 5.3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 99-1 1 (OE) 5,3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 99-1 1 (O) 5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 99-10 (OE) 5,3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 99-10 (O) 5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-34A (O) 5.2% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-34A (OE) 5.2% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-33A (O) 5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-33A (OE) 5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 00-04 (O) 5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 00-04 (OE) 5 3% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 97-38 (OE) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 97-38 (O) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-34B (OE) 5% 

August 25 2004 MWPAT Sewer 96-34B (0) 5% 

October 1 2004 Adv Ref of Feb 96 & Sept 96 B -Adv Ref of Sept 1 5 96 Series B Landfill 3 3% 

October 1 2004 Adv Ref of Feb 96 & Sept 96 B -Adv Ref of Sept 15 96 Senes B Water (0) 3 3% 

August 1 2005 -Water Dislnbution (O) 4% 

August 1 2005 -Water Equipment (0) 3 5% 

August 1 2005 -Water Land Acquisition (O) 4% 

August 1 2005 -Water Land Acquisition 2 (O) 4,1% 

August 1 2005 -Water Main (O) 4 1% 

August 1 2005 -Water Protection (O) 4% 

August 1 2005 -Water Treatment Plant (O) 3 4% 

December 14 2006 MWPAT DW-04-07 (O) 2% 

April 10 2008 -Cun-ent Refunding of 1998 Sewer (O) 3% 

April 10 2008 -Cun-ent Refunding of 1998 Sewer (OE) 3% 

April 10 2008 -Cun-ent Refunding of 1998 Water (O) 3% 

March 15 2009 -Water (OSS) 4% 

August 1 2009 -Water 1 (O) 3 5% 

August 1 2009 Water 2 (O) 3 5% 

August 1 2009 -Water 3 (O) 3 5% 



$2,500,000 


73,000 00 


- 


- 


$150,000 


10,000 00 






$100,000 


10,000 00 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 


$460,801 


25,000 00 


325,000.00 


325,000.00 


$990,752 


55,000 00 


695,000 00 


695,000 00 


$538,200 


30,000,00 


380,000 00 


380,000 00 


$261,800 


35,000 00 


30,000 00 


30,000.00 


$165,447 


25,000 00 




- 


$97,000 


7.100 00 


51,400 00 


51.400.00 


$97,000 


7,100 00 


51 ,400.00 


51 ,400.00 


$628,450 


45,850 00 


332,800.00 


332,800.00 


$628,450 


45,850 00 


332,800.00 


332,800.00 


$69,450 


5.050 00 


36,800.00 


36.800.00 


$69,450 


5,050 00 


36,800,00 


36.800.00 


$715,850 


52,250.00 


379,100.00 


379,100.00 


$715,850 


52.250 00 


379,100 00 


379,100.00 


$647,560 


42.500 00 


380,000 00 


380.000,00 


$647,560 


42.500 00 


380,000 00 


380.000 00 


$645,061 


40,000.00 


380,000 00 


380,000.00 


$645,061 


40,000.00 


380,000.00 


380,000.00 


$149,041 


10.000 00 


85,000,00 


85,000 00 


$99,503 


5,000 00 


62,500.00 


62,500.00 


$99,503 


5.000.00 


62,500.00 


62.500.00 


$964,887 


57,500 00 


595.000.00 


595,000.00 


$964,887 


57,500 00 


595,000 00 


595,000.00 


$960,909 


57,500 00 


592,500,00 


592.500 00 


$960,909 


57,500 00 


592,500 00 


592,500.00 


$236,107 


5,000 00 


202,500 00 


202,500.00 


$236,107 


5,000 00 


202,500 00 


202,500.00 


$244,328 


14,04642 


151,38912 


151,389.12 


$244,328 


14,046 42 


151,38912 


151,389.12 


$1,811,155 


106,027 18 


1,119,449.73 


1,119.449.73 


$1,811,155 


106,027 18 


1.119,44973 


1,119.449 73 


$311,600 


22,750 00 


165.050 00 


165,050.00 


$311,600 


22,750 00 


165,050 00 


165.050.00 


$833,483 


62,350 00 


431,250 00 


431,250 00 


$833,483 


62,350.00 


431,250 00 


431,250.00 


$700,531 


67,381.39 


323,51556 


323,515.56 


$1,311,060 


128.945 06 


599,02907 


599,02907 


$1,385,000 


20.000 00 


1,285,000 00 


1,285,000 00 


$100,000 


15.000 00 


30,000 00 


30,000 00 


$515,000 


15.000 00 


450,000,00 


450.000.00 


$800,000 


20.000 00 


705,000 00 


705,000 00 


$1,500,000 


30,000 00 


1,335,000,00 


1,335,000,00 


$245,000 


5,000 00 


215,000 00 


215,000.00 


$200,000 


30,000,00 


35,000 00 


35,000.00 


$1,371,260 


61,11800 


1,079,872 00 


1.079,872.00 


$75,250 


7,800 00 


37,750 00 


37,750.00 


$75,250 


7,800 00 


37,750 00 


37,750.00 


$474,700 


47,400 00 


270,500.00 


270,500.00 


$1,051,000 


40 000 00 


940,000 00 


940,000.00 


$3,715,000 


105,000,00 


3,510,000 00 


3.510.000 00 


$1,725,000 


102,000 00 


1,525,000 00 


1.525.000 00 


310,939,000 


345,000 00 


10.267,000 00 


10.267.000 00 



131 



Issue Date: Purpose: Interest Rate 



Original FY12 Principal Payments Due: Total Outstanding 
Amount Payment 2013-2031 June 30, 2012 



August 20 2009 Advance Refundings -Adv Ref of 12 1 00 - Water (O) 1 5% 

August 20 2009 Advance Refundings -Adv Ref of 12 1 99 - School (OE) 1 5% 

August 20 2009 Advance Refundings -Adv Ref of 12 1 99 - Water (O) 2 5% 

July 8 2010 MWPAT DW-04-07-A (O) 2% 

April 24 2012 - Current Refunding of 2002 Water Land Acquistion (O) 

Total Outside the Debt Limit 

Total Long Term Debt 



S455.500 


135.000 00 


1.112.500 00 


1,112,500 00 


$76,000 


15.000 00 


45,000.00 


45,000 00 


$1,249,500 


90.000 00 


267,500 00 


267,500 00 


$6,574,884 


270.056 00 


6,304,82800 


6,304,828 00 


$50,000 




50,000 00 


50,000 00 
41,709,722.33 






$ 


74.031,888.49 



132 



Town of Cohasset 

Statement Of Debt Authorized And Unissued 

June 30, 2012 



Loans Authorized & Unissued: 



Purpose: 


Date 


Article 


Amount Unissued 


Septic Systems 


3/29/1999 


24 


200,000 


MBTA Wetlands 


11/5/2001 


19 


1,200,000 


MBTASohier Street 


11/5/2001 


5 


250,000 


Library 


11/5/2001 


5 


3,250,000 


Water 


11/5/01 & 








3/30/2002 


5&13 


23,752 


Water 


3/30/2002 


13 


28,248 


Sewer 


3/30/2002 


7 


81,000 


Infrastructure & Streetscape 


11/18/2002 


13 


800,000 


Land Acquistion 


11/18/2002 


6 


750,000 


Drainage 


11/18/2002 


16 


53,000 


Land Acquistion 


11/14/2003 


4 


4,100,000 


Water System Improvements 


3/27/2004 


17 


100,000 


Water System Improvements 


3/29/2004 


18 


839,150 


Sewer 


4/2/2005 


12 


1,650,000 


Sewer Planning 


4/2/2005 


11 


40,000 


Sewer l&l 


11/13/2006 


19 


450,000 


Recreational Facilities 


11/13/2006 


4.b 


150,000 


Retaining Wall Improvements 


11/17/2008 


7 


186,250 


Road Improvements 


11/17/2008 


7 


33,750 


Sludge Lagoon 


6/14/2010 


8,1 


100,000 


Phosphate System Project 


6/14/2010 


8,2 


50,000 


Little Harbor Distribution Project 


6/14/2010 


8,3 


138,000 


Water Treatment Plant Upgrade 


11/15/2010 


5 


13,000 


Septic Systems/Sewer Connections 


4/30/2011 


15 


3,000,000 


School Bus 


5/12/2012 


12 


90,000 


DPW Truck 


5/12/2012 


12 


66,000 


Total Authorized and Unissued 




$ 17,642,150 



133 



REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER/COLLECTOR 



Town of Cohasset 

Reconciliation of Cash 

June 30, 2012 



Balance in Treasury July 1, 2011 10,580,193.04 

Receipts 59,942,478.43 

Disbursements (57,141,951.16) 

Balance in Town Treasury June 30, 2012 13,380,720.31 



Cash on Hand 150.00 

Bank of America 411,210.50 

Bank of Canton 105,107.62 

Eastern Bank 58,616.29 

MA Municipal Deposit Trust 107,438.48 

South Shore Savings Bank 507,609.57 

Hingham Institution for Savings 3,481,224.22 

Pilgrim Bank 1,923,211.08 

Rockland Trust 2,914,025.48 

Hingham Institution for Savings - Trust Funds 988,867.12 

Nyes Ledge Capital Offshore Fund, Ltd.- Trust Funds 145,572.42 

Pilgrim Bank - Trust Funds 478,031.43 

Rockland Trust - Trust Funds 1,229,558.88 

Vanguard -Trust Funds 1,030,097.22 



Total Funds in Town Custody 13,380,720.31 



134 



Town of Cohasset 

Town Collector Report 

Receivable Balances 

June 30, 2012 

Year Description Amount 

1999 Personal Property Taxes 1,238.50 

2000 Personal Property Taxes 1,505.80 

2001 Personal Property Taxes 844.71 

2002 Personal Property Taxes 678.64 

2003 Personal Property Taxes 664.05 

2004 Personal Property Taxes 586.22 

2005 Personal Property Taxes 541.47 

2006 Personal Property Taxes 954.18 

2007 Personal Property Taxes 253.85 

2008 Personal Property Taxes 1,405.40 

2009 Personal Property Taxes 1,522.43 

2010 Personal Property Taxes 1,305.04 

2011 Personal Property Taxes 2,059.49 

2012 Personal Property Taxes 3,060.01 



Total Personal Property Taxes 16,619.79 

2009 Real Estate Taxes (1.46) 

2011 Real Estate Taxes 35,203.81 

2012 Real Estate Taxes 447,605.38 



Total Real Estate Taxes 482,807.73 

2009 Community Preservation 1.46 

2011 Community Preservation 504.39 

2012 Community Preservation 5,683.28 



Total Community Preservation 6,189.13 

Tax Title/Tax Liens 391,004.77 

Deferred Property Taxes 564,359.38 

Tax Foreclosurers/Possessions 68,583.03 

1998 Motor Vehicle 765.25 

1999 Motor Vehicle 5,079.49 

2000 Motor Vehicle 2,153.52 

2001 Motor Vehicle 3,312.82 

2002 Motor Vehicle 2,796.77 

2003 Motor Vehicle 3,822.51 



135 



Year Description Amount 

2004 Motor Vehicle 3,105.20 

2005 Motor Vehicle 2,897.48 

2006 Motor Vehicle 4,053.88 

2007 Motor Vehicle 5,483.65 

2008 Motor Vehicle 4,718.36 

2009 Motor Vehicle 8,331.45 

2010 Motor Vehicle 9,121.77 

2011 Motor Vehicle 17,500.62 

2012 Motor Vehicle 94,141.30 



Total Motor Vehicle 167,284.07 

2010 Boat Excise 8,102.33 

2011 Boat Excise 773.00 

2012 Boat Excise 2,673.00 



Total Boat Excise 11,548.33 

Unapport Assnnents-North 1,321,679.40 

Unapport Assments-Central 1,609,006.21 

Unapport Assments-Newtonville 46,444.39 
Unapportioned Betternnents-Little Harbor 11,087,359.48 

2002 Apport Assnnents-North 624.40 

2005 Apport Assments-North 8.28 

2006 Apport Assments-North 345.79 

2007 Apport Assments-North 29.27 

2011 Apport Assments-North 586.81 

2012 Apport Assments-North 1,711.94 
2002 Apport Assments-Central (58.16) 

2011 Apport Assments-Central 303.35 

2012 Apport Assments-Central 2,951.06 
2002 Comm Int/North 118.64 

2011 Comm Int/North 58.68 

2012 Comm Int/North 115.34 
2002 Comm Int/Central 70.34 

2011 Comm Int/Central 30.33 

2012 Comm Int/Central 273.14 
2012 Assessments Little Harbor 9,643.62 
2012 Committed Interest-LH 2,553.24 

Total Betterments 14,083,855.55 

2004 Sewer Use Charges 6,671.00 

2005 Sewer Use Charges 6,939.00 

2006 Sewer Use Charges 2,268.00 

2008 Sewer Use Charges 10,269.00 



136 



Year Description Amount 

2011 Sewer Use Charges 1,641.08 

2012 Sewer Use Charges 113,844.32 



Total Sewer Use Charges 141,632.40 

2007 Sewer Liens 519.19 

2011 Sewer Liens 482.71 

2012 Sewer Liens 5,051.46 



Total Sewer Liens 6,053.36 

2003 Water Use Charges 17,257.70 

2004 Water Use Charges 36,046.93 

2006 Water Use Charges 2,611.81 

2007 Water Use Charges 2,059.81 

2008 Water Use Charges 12,391.25 

2010 Water Use Charges (3.31) 

2011 Water Use Charges 4,327.35 

2012 Water Use Charges 334,185.12 



Total Water Use Charges 408,876.66 

2011 Water Liens 1,448.32 

2012 Water Liens 41,653.30 



Total Water Liens 43,101.62 



137 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 













Last Name 


FirstName 


PrimarvAccount 


GrossPav 


QUILL 


MARYE 


Board of Assessors 


84417.56 


LANE 


WARREN B 


Board of Assessors 


48245.64 


WARNER 


ELLEN 


Board of Assessors 


42077.66 


GRANVILLE 


MARY E. 


Board of Assessors 


1258.31 


MILLER 


ELSAJ. 


Board of Assessors 


1241.65 


KRUPCZAK 


DEBRAJ. 


Board of Assessors 


946 


PATROLIA 


MICHAEL C. 


Board of Assessors 


500 














Department Total- 


$178,686.82 










GOODWIN 


MARY C. 


Board of Health 


49083.32 


TRADD 


TARA 


Board of Health 


28104.52 


ZEMEL 


FELIX 1 


Board of Health 


27822.82 


GODZIK 


JOSEPH R 


Board of Health 


26429.17 


COLLINS 


CAROLINE W 


Board of Health 


60 












Department Total- 


$131,499.83 


















EGAN 


ROBERT M. 


Building/Land Use 


83813.78 


PILCZAK 


JOANN 


Building /Land Use 


60318.12 












Department Total- 


$144,131.90 










NOONAN 


NANCY ANN 


Conservation 


45306.68 














Department Total- 


$45,306.68 










SESTITO 


CARL A 


Dept. of Public Works 


81129.48 


SESTITO 


ANTHONY C 


Dept. of Public Works 


72671.74 


SWANSON 


ANDREW W. 


Dept. of Public Works 


64752.2 


LIVINGSTON 


BOYD J 


Dept. of Public Works 


63109.17 


GUARENTE 


CHARLES E. 


Dept. of Public Works 


59934.84 


BUTMAN 


KENNETH BARR 


Dept. of Public Works 


55706.36 


EKBOM 


LEO A. 


Dept. of Public Works 


53944.9 


PIEPENBRINK 


ROBERT 


Dept. of Public Works 


51447.01 


THAYER JR 


KENNETH E. 


Dept. of Public Works 


50664.15 


MURRAY 


CHRISTOPHER 


Dept. of Public Works 


49421.67 


MARSH 


HERBERT L 


Dept. of Public Works 


48046.54 


SNOW 


MARY L. 


Dept. of Public Works 


45206.68 


SULLIVAN 


DANIELJ 


Dept. of Public Works 


26192.8 


BAKER JR 


GRANVILLE C 


Dept. of Public Works 


22552.64 


FLINT 


MARKD 


Dept. of Public Works 


21556.05 


BROWN 


HERBERT L 


Dept. of Public Works 


11670.39 



138 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



GOFF 


ANN MARIE 


Dept. of Public Works 


4344.95 


CLARK 


JAMES A 


Dept. of Public Works 


77.36 














Department Total- 


$782,428.93 










GRANDE 


CORAL S 


Elder Affairs 


65401.94 


BARRETT 


CAROL A. 


Elder Affairs 


41255.48 


CARISTI-MACDON 


MARIE F 


Elder Affairs 


26142.64 


HORSEFIELD 


MARTHA R 


Elder Affairs 


22447.12 


SALERNO 


GERTRUDE 


Elder Affairs 


21881.34 


SALERNO 


ELIZABETH C 


Elder Affairs 


14602.74 


CAMPBELL 


JAMES B 


Elder Affairs 


13701.12 


MCCARTHY 


A. PATRICK 


Elder Affairs 


8663.04 


BUCKLEY 


JOHN 


Elder Affairs 


4652.05 














Department Total- 


$218,747.47 










KELLY 


MARKH. 


Facilities 


78145.38 


LINCOLN 


DEREK A. 


Facilities 


61353.42 


WIGMORE 


THOMAS W. 


Facilities 


58256.95 


LITCHFIELD 


JOHNP 


Facilities 


50750.7 


RATTEN BURY 


HENRY A 


Facilities 


22542.75 


BRENNAN 


MARKD 


Facilities 


22055.22 


KELLY 


DANIEL A 


Facilities 


14936 














Department Total- 


$308,040.42 










GALLAGHER 


MARY J 


Finance 


89339.15 


HENDERSON 


JANE E. 


Finance 


53584.83 


HICKEY 


SUSAN B 


Finance 


6252.2 














Department Total- 


$149,176.18 










BILODEAU 


PAULT. 


Fire Department 


141656.08 


SILVIA 


ROBERT D. 


Fire Department 


123827.77 


TRASK 


MARK H. 


Fire Department 


119597.35 


CURLEY 


JAMES F. 


Fire Department 


108150.28 


PROTUUS 


ROBERT F. 


Fire Department 


102555.45 


MAHONEYJR. 


FRANCIS X. 


Fire Department 


101799.19 


HERNAN 


JOHNM. 


Fire Department 


101674.9 


'" ■ .xRAY 


JOHN J. 


Fire Department 


93835.38 


PERGOLA 


JOSEPH M 


Fire Department 


87043.62 


MARTIN 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


85825.8 


BELANGER 


RANDY P. 


Fire Department 


85203.27 


CUNNINGHAM 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


80487 


DURETTE 


KEVIN J. 


Fire Department 


80217.33 


FORDE 


ROBERT 


Fire Department 


79329.81 



139 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



MORRISON 


LAURA CHRIS 


Fire Department 


73586.29 


DONOVAN 


KEVIN D 


Fire Department 


70349.46 


NADEAU 


ROBERTA 


Fire Department 


69725.56 


BOUDREAU 


JAMIE A 


Fire Department 


63081.58 


HALL 


JAMES 


Fire Department 


53724.69 


COLLINS 


TIMOTHY W 


Fire Department 


51417.11 


SMITH 


DANIEL 


Fire Department 


46235.16 


WENZLOW 


ERICW. 


Fire Department 


40649.62 


SILVA 


KEVIN J 


Fire Department 


30708.62 


DACEY 


ADAMF 


Fire Department 


30344.29 


RUNEY 


JAMES P. 


Fire Department 


23711.78 


MCKAY 


THOMAS 


Fire Department 


2596.15 


SAVOIA 


JOHN J 


Fire Department 


2400 


MAYNARD 


STEVEN L 


Fire Department 


2250 


NORLIN 


ERICM 


Fire Department 


810 


AHERN 


JOHNW 


Fire Department 


360 


CARMICHAEL 


CHRIS 


Fire Department 


360 


CHANDLER 


JEFFREY A 


Fire Department 


360 


CLAFFEY 


BRIAN T 


Fire Department 


360 


LEVENSON 


DAVID J 


Fire Department 


360 


O'BRIEN 


ROBERT J 


Fire Department 


360 


THOMAS 


ANDREW 


Fire Department 


360 














Department Total- 


$1,955,313.54 










GIBBONS 


LORREN S. 


Harbormaster 


53538.98 


JOHNSON 


NICHOLAS C 


Harbormaster 


10263 


HARKINS 


VINCENT P 


Harbormaster 


7353.5 


JOHNSON 


ROBERTA. 


Harbormaster 


2389.5 


GRAYJR 


WILLIAM H 


Harbormaster 


2029.5 


SARTORI 


KEVIN P 


Harbormaster 


816.5 


LONDON 


ALEXANDER J 


Harbormaster 


99 














Department Total- 


$76,489.98 










RAFFERTY 


JACQUELINE S 


Library 


74873.11 


MOODY 


SHARON 


Library 


58630.46 


WALSH 


GAYLE 


Library 


47953.27 


DWYER 


JANET 


Library 


37573.1 


NORTON 


KRISTIN 


Library 


34647.31 


COUGHUN 


MARY E. 


Library 


32264.11 


WALSH 


LAURIE L 


Library 


27804.07 


OHRENBERGER 


MARJORIE 


Library 


26856.31 


GAILUNAS 


PAUL J. 


Library 


22064.81 


NELSON 


BRONWYN 


Library 


15897.24 


THOMPSON 


MEAGHAN E 


Library 


12281.59 


DEMERS 


ALISON E 


Library 


4513.85 



140 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



LENGYEL 


BRIGID 


Library 


3436.22 


RYDER 


CYNTHIA R 


Library 


2062.02 


CANNEY 


JULIAS 


Library 


1748 


BRODERICK 


KATHLEEN H 


Library 


874 


REEL 


MICHAEL C 


Library 


824 


N EAVES 


CAROLINE C 


Library 


656 


KIMLA 


LETRA M 


Library 


440 














Department Total- 


$405,399.47 










TREANOR 


JEFFREY 


Police Department 


141839.91 


REARDON 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


134039.54 


DELUCA 


MARKM 


Police Department 


132729.28 


MCLEAN 


JAMES P. 


Police Department 


132112.1 


QUIGLEY 


WILLIAM P. 


Police Department 


119123.11 


LENNON 


GREGORY J. 


Police Department 


114877.8 


ST. IVES 


JOHN J 


Police Department 


103153.11 


HUNT 


GARRET A. 


Police Department 


97297.5 


LOPES 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


97234.54 


WILSON 


PAUL M. 


Police Department 


87979.35 


WILLIAMS 


DANIEL 


Police Department 


81996.98 


TARANTINO 


CHRISTY J. 


Police Department 


79748.85 


KENNEY 


PATRICK 


Police Department 


76171.29 


TAYLOR 


GREGORY W 


Police Department 


66496.72 


DIAS 


CHRISTOPHER 


Police Department 


58754.49 


FERRICK 


JENIFERJ. 


Police Department 


51918.54 


CUNNIFF 


DENNIS M 


Police Department 


43167.56 


SCHMIDT 


HARRISON W 


Police Department 


36807.05 


PEEBLES 


BRIAN M. 


Police Department 


32810.82 


FORD 


ANDREW J. 


Police Department 


31662.69 


CONTE 


JOHNC. 


Police Department 


29551.51 


YANNIZZI 


FRANCIS P. 


Police Department 


22711.83 


TRUGLIA 


ANTHONY J 


Police Department 


20388.1 


MURPHY 


PAULW. 


Police Department 


16816.13 


REARDON 


TIMOTHY P 


Police Department 


16258.72 


HUDSON 


JAMES J 


Police Department 


13446.47 


NAUGHTON 


BRIAN F 


Police Department 


11129.9 


DOUGLAS 


PATRICIA A. 


Police Department 


6520.85 


KINTIGOS 


JOSEPH F 


Police Department 


6259.88 


GEDDES 


SASHA A. 


Police Department 


5522.42 


MCCARTHY 


KELLI 


Police Department 


5395.27 


LOWERY 


PATRICIA A. 


Police Department 


4885.97 


FALL 


GREGORY 


Police Department • 


4282.73 


CASAGRANDE 


ROBERT C. 


Police Department 


4088 


ADAMS 


KATHLEEN M. 


Police Department 


3959.67 


MALOUF 


FREDERICK G 


Police Department 


3529.5 


FAHEY 


SEAN M 


Police Department 


3518 



141 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



HENVEY 


CAROL 


Police Department 


3505.76 


LOWRANCE 


RAWSON R. 


Police Department 


2900.25 


O'HARA 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


2674 


DIGRAVIO 


MARK A 


Police Department 


2460.65 


ACHILLE 


ROBERT 


Police Department 


2437 


BRIGHAM 


PAULS 


Police Department 


2384 


CADIGAN 


THOMAS M. 


Police Department 


2334 


PIEPENBRINK 


DANIEL T 


Police Department 


2284.67 


LUCAS 


MATTHEW J 


Police Department 


2134 


CAVANAUGH 


SEAN T. 


Police Department 


1954 


COSTA 


LOUIS C. 


Police Department 


1947 


MCADAMS 


DARREN 


Police Department 


1824 


MCCRACKEN 


JOSEPH H. 


Police Department 


1820.5 


SMITH 


JOSEPH P 


Police Department 


1682.5 


NORRIS 


JOHN 


Police Department 


1602 


SULLIVAN 


JEREMIAH J 


Police Department 


1428.5 


AIGUIER 


BRIAN E. 


Police Department 


1288 


SHEA 


DALEL 


Police Department 


1092 


STEVERMAN 


REGEN 


Police Department 


1088 


WALETKUS 


ALAN 


Police Department 


1081 


HARRISON 


JEFF 


Police Department 


1080 


GIBBONS 


EDWARD F 


Police Department 


912 


GREELEY 


THOMAS P. 


Police Department 


732 


PIERCE 


CHARLES J 


Police Department 


732 


SOUTHER 


CHARLES E 


Police Department 


732 


KIRKBRIDE 


OWEN N 


Police Department 


713 


TAYLOR JR. 


JAMES F 


Police Department 


621 


O'ROURKE 


JOHN 


Police Department 


552 


MOLLAJR. 


FRANCIS N 


Police Department 


548 


POWERS 


MITCHELL 


Police Department 


548 


MAYER 


JOSEPH B. 


Police Department 


540 


BULGER 


CHRISTOPHER 


Police Department 


506 


CHURCH 


DANNY D 


Police Department 


506 


FIDROCKI 


WILLIAM 


Police Department 


471.5 


GILMARTIN 


JAMES A. 


Police Department 


393.75 


ST. IVES 


KEVIN M 


Police Department 


381.6 


BATES 


KENNETH H 


Police Department 


368 


DUNLEA 


MICHAEL 


Police Department 


368 


GOVER 


TIMOTHY C 


Police Department 


368 


MARCELLA 


ANTHONY G 


Police Department 


368 


BILLINGS 


TAYLOR C 


Police Department 


364 


RUNEY 


JUSTIN P 


Police Department 


360 


MAHONEY 


JONF. 


Police Department 


360 


MCLAUGHLIN 


KATELIN 


Police Department 


360 


HARTNETT 


GREGG T 


Police Department 


184 


MACDONALD 


RICHARD 


Police Department 


184 


PHILLIPS 


KRIS 


Police Department 


184 



142 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



FORD 


THOMAS W 


Police Department 


180 


WAY 


RUSSELL D D 


Police Department 


180 


TROUPE 


ZACHARY S 


Police Department 


116.96 


WIGMORE 


DEIRDREM 


Police Department 


115.36 














Department Total- 


$1,952,137.18 










CARROLL 


JAMES 


Recreation 


68733.08 


MCCARTHY 


JENNIFER L 


Recreation 


29139.84 


R.-GRIFFITHS 


GRACE M. 


Recreation 


27080 


GRANDE 


EMELYN W 


Recreation 


11081.25 


LAWLESS 


NICHOLAS J 


Recreation 


10446.44 


COGGINS 


SARAH E 


Recreation 


6926.16 


DUNKELBERGER 


MARIE L 


Recreation 


6190.5 


DALEY 


KATHLEEN A. 


Recreation 


5906 


TURPEL 


PAMELA A 


Recreation 


4603.5 


MCDONALD 


LINDSEY L 


Recreation 


3552.25 


CURTIN 


MICHAEL E 


Recreation 


3498 


WHITNEY 


ANDREW J 


Recreation 


3075 


THOMPSON 


AMANDA 


Recreation 


3051.9 


ZAP POLO 


CARLEY E 


Recreation 


2933.52 


KELLY 


MAGGIE T 


Recreation 


2703.41 


COLLINS 


PAIGE L 


Recreation 


2701.15 


WISE 


WILLIAM F 


Recreation 


2606.64 


GOETZ 


ANDERS B 


Recreation 


2542.02 


COLLI NS-WOOLEY 


ROSSF 


Recreation 


2532.5 


FEGREUS 


ELIZABETH J 


Recreation 


2517.5 


DAVIS 


LINDSEY E 


Recreation 


2495.89 


CROUGH 


SAMANTHA L 


Recreation 


2490.76 


SULLIVAN 


KATHERINEJ 


Recreation 


2487.5 


DOOLEY 


PATRICK 


Recreation 


2474.5 


COLLINS 


JOHN J 


Recreation 


2329.32 


GOODWIN 


MARGARET 


Recreation 


2165 


MCGILL 


KELSEYA 


Recreation 


2163.39 


ROBBINS 


EMILY J 


Recreation 


2000 


BRASH 


CHRISTOPHER 


Recreation 


1987.5 


KELLY 


MEREDITH T 


Recreation 


1870.63 


FROIO 


MATTHEW V 


Recreation 


1766 


COGGINS 


ZACHARY J 


Recreation 


1711.89 


HERTH 


ALFRED J 


Recreation 


1580.25 


GOETZ 


CONNOR A 


Recreation 


1580 


DURKIN 


JEFFREY M 


Recreation 


1562.5 


MCQUADE 


SCARLETT E 


Recreation 


1502.5 


WHEELWRIGHT 


HAYLEYJ 


Recreation 


1500 


BROWN 


NICHOLAS K 


Recreation 


1455 


THOMPSON 


JULIA M 


Recreation 


1417.5 


GREGORY 


MATTHEW R 


Recreation 


1362.5 



143 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



CANNON 


ISABELLA G 


Recreation 


1350 


HAGGERTY 


SHANE C 


Recreation 


1230 


HAGGERTY 


CHRISTOPHER 


Recreation 


1126 


COHEN 


CHRISTOPHER 


Recreation 


1006 


GILMAN 


CATHERINE E 


Recreation 


998 


GRECH 


KELLY T 


Recreation 


981 


HERN 


LAURA E 


Recreation 


930 


MCCARTHY 


ALLISON J 


Recreation 


930 


HILL 


ROBERT E 


Recreation 


281.88 


CHRISTINO 


FRANCES J 


Recreation 


216 














Department Total- 


$248,772.17 










CATALOG 


BARBARA J 


School Department 


154500.06 


DEGENNARO 


DAVID 


School Department 


119999.94 


DEMAS 


LOUISE L 


School Department 


116449.93 


DECHIARA 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


106717.8 


DUFFY 


MAUREEN M 


School Department 


104595.42 


YESS 


DENISE ANNE 


School Department 


100921 


SWEENEY 


TORIN 


School Department 


100542.36 


THOMAE 


ANN M. 


School Department 


99488.15 


KURKER 


KIMM 


School Department 


98588.65 


BEAL 


DEBORAH G. 


School Department 


98423.88 


GORDON 


CYNTHIA B. 


School Department 


97986.37 


AFANASiW 


PETER 


School Department 


95616.77 


DYKAS 


KEVIN P. 


School Department 


95395.41 


HORIGAN 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


94647.01 


FORD 


RONALD J. 


School Department 


94604.59 


HENRY 


DEBORAH A. 


School Department 


94167.61 


CRIMMINS 


CAROLYN L 


School Department 


93822.65 


CONROY 


THERESA 


School Department 


93192.65 


KENNY 


LYNNE 


School Department 


93142.65 


GIBSON 


COLLEEN E. 


School Department 


93041.41 


THOMPSON 


PATRICIA 


School Department 


92665.6 


LAFOUNTAIN 


ALLEN W. 


School Department 


92217.75 


GALLOTTA 


ALAN R. 


School Department 


92134.34 


JORDAN 


MARGARET 


School Department 


92012.42 


GIBSON 


BARBARA A 


School Department 


91679.2 


WELCH 


MICHAEL R. 


School Department 


91636.36 


JORDAN 


KATHLEEN A. 


School Department 


91582.67 


BERRY 


MAUREEN M. 


School Department 


91454.3 


BROOKS 


KATHRYNA 


School Department 


91084.46 


CORKHUM 


SUZI Y. 


School Department 


90429.34 


KEATING 


LAURA R. 


School Department 


89733.61 


SULLIVAN 


VICTORIA 


School Department 


89095.61 


BARBIERI 


DIANE M 


School Department 


88795.96 


SANDLER 


KERRI L 


School Department 


88730.98 



144 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



HANSON 


JEANNE B. 


School Department 


88318.9 


RITTS 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


87938.42 


JONES 


DANIEL C. 


School Department 


87469.74 


WILLIS 


JAMES 


School Department 


85495.86 


DELEO 


STEPHANIE T. 


School Department 


85340.41 


JOYCE 


MICHELLE 


School Department 


85238.41 


SULLIVAN 


ALLISON B. 


School Department 


85028.37 


GIUUANO 


LAURA 


School Department 


84140.52 


KNIGHT 


JEFFREY E 


School Department 


83837.39 


BERKOWITZ 


NINAB. 


School Department 


83797.03 


NELLIGAN 


CATHERINE 


School Department 


83121.04 


WINTER 


LAUREN M 


School Department 


82573.74 


BUCKLEY JR 


JOHNC 


School Department 


82268.64 


DIMINNIE 


LESLIE 


School Department 


82181.78 


BIAGINI 


STEVEN 


School Department 


81663.64 


OWENS-RIGBY 


ELIZABETH R 


School Department 


81426.83 


MCTIGUE 


JOAN 


School Department 


81233.06 


MORRISSEY 


PATRICIA A 


School Department 


81098.91 


JOHNSTON 


KARIN 


School Department 


80413.78 


DEWAAL 


JULIA P. 


School Department 


78717.52 


PALMIERI 


VINCENT 


School Department 


78691.6 


SWARTZ 


LAURA C. 


School Department 


78071.41 


FOLEY 


KERR! ANN 


School Department 


77712.62 


O'BRIEN 


CASSANDRA G. 


School Department 


77158.28 


SMITH 


HEATHER D 


School Department 


77146.88 


MARAT 


MARY 


School Department 


76835.18 


CLARK 


JENNIFER A. 


School Department 


76346.59 


MORIARTY 


STEPHANIE C. 


School Department 


76064.1 


WEYDT 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


75202.95 


PESCATORE 


JANE 


School Department 


74909.99 


MCPHILUPS 


JENNIFER A 


School Department 


74053.88 


MACDONALD 


SARAH M 


School Department 


74011.88 


DUGAN 


MARY P. 


School Department 


73723.08 


FISH 


WILLIAM 


School Department 


71898.3 


MCCABE 


JASON D 


School Department 


71432.76 


BERMAN 


ANN 


School Department 


71323.42 


WHALEN 


MEREDITH 


School Department 


71017.84 


ERLANDSEN 


ROBERT J. 


School Department 


70925.69 


KELLEY 


JILLL 


School Department 


69917.95 


BONNELL 


ROBERT L 


School Department 


69855.98 


CROWLEY 


JEROME F 


School Department 


69516.96 


WELCH 


SUSAN N 


School Department 


69474.72 


CAPOBIANCO 


KRISTIE E 


School Department 


69437.31 


HOGAN 


MICHAEL 


School Department 


69259.31 


O'HARA 


MEGHAN 


School Department 


69098.07 


LEWIS 


ARNA 


School Department 


68859.31 


HATHAWAY 


DEBORAH M 


School Department 


67957.87 



145 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



NOBLE 


STEPHANIE 


School Department 


67865.23 


MCINNIS 


KAREN E 


School Department 


67591.21 


TUSCHER 


ROBERT 


School Department 


66733.42 


MCDAVITT 


KAREN E 


School Department 


66531.3 


VINTON 


DAVIDS 


School Department 


66531.3 


FORTIN 


JONATHAN T. 


School Department 


66296.08 


GILL 


MICHAEL PATR 


School Department 


66194.05 


SUGRUE 


LISAV 


School Department 


64976.6 


ROHRER 


EILEEN 


School Department 


64798.37 


HUMPHREY 


LAURA L 


School Department 


64200.92 


GIBBS 


KAREN 


School Department 


64099.3 


CARMODY 


ANN-MARIE A 


School Department 


62577.69 


QUEENAN 


CAROLYN E. 


School Department 


62126.39 


CISNEROS 


KENNETH R. 


School Department 


62005.94 


GITTENS-CARLE 


ALEISA M. 


School Department 


61588.52 


WOOLEY 


STEPHANIE E. 


School Department 


61039.9 


KINGJR 


JOSEPH W 


School Department 


60669.35 


SULUVAN-SANGE 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


60642.96 


DRINKWATER 


JENNIFER L 


School Department 


60551.38 


SMITH 


MARGARET L 


School Department 


60007.38 


MOSHER 


MICHELES 


School Department 


60007.38 


OGDEN 


ELIZABETH A. 


School Department 


59922.65 


COOK 


LAUREN M. 


School Department 


59747.86 


WOMERSLEY 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


59094.04 


STRUZZIERY 


LAURA A 


School Department 


58531.03 


CONNOLLY 


CAROLYN M 


School Department 


58500 


GEOGHEGAN 


MARTIN R 


School Department 


57728.17 


HOLLAND 


MARGARET 


School Department 


57698.09 


MARKS 


BRYAN E 


School Department 


57693.32 


LOTSPEICH-COST 


ROBYN L 


School Department 


57207.66 


KOTTER 


JEFFREY 


School Department 


57125.66 


DOBLE 


CHRISTINA A 


School Department 


56507.09 


KENT 


DANIELLE P 


School Department 


56017.66 


PARRELL 


ERICA K 


School Department 


55701.86 


LEWIS 


MICHAEL A 


School Department 


55056.5 


WAHLE 


BETHK 


School Department 


54842.44 


MESSINA 


DENISEC 


School Department 


54753.32 


HEBERT 


CHRISTINE M 


School Department 


54273.44 


BELLAO 


SHARON L 


School Department 


53468.8 


COLLINS 


JUDITH 


School Department 


53380.25 


JONES 


THOMAS W. 


School Department 


52332.7 


CONETTA 


MOLLY E 


School Department 


52293.24 


JENKINS 


KEVIN R 


School Department 


52117.65 


EMOND 


DENISEM. 


School Department 


51300.23 


UHLAR 


LAURA A 


School Department 


51068.34 


HERB 


BEVERLY E 


School Department 


51058.22 


VILLANI 


LOR! A 


School Department 


50622 



146 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



MASSARI 


AMALIA M 


School Department 


50524.34 


MCALARNEY 


KATE 


School Department 


50504.98 


MASTROMARINO 


MARY E. 


School Department 


50446.94 


MELIA 


DONNA M 


School Department 


50315.05 


FLAHERTY 


STEPHEN M 


School Department 


49875.12 


HOLLAND 


THEODORE L 


School Department 


49866.38 


DEWAAL 


JOHN 


School Department 


49624.22 


GIBBONS 


EMILY F. 


School Department 


49190.95 


GERRISH 


SHANNON L 


School Department 


48801.22 


PARI 


SARAH S 


School Department 


48677.97 


UNANGST 


KELLY R 


School Department 


48473.27 


HANNON 


PETER H 


School Department 


48237.58 


GREGORY 


JANE E. 


School Department 


48201.35 


DANIELSON 


JOHN 


School Department 


48194.47 


NORTON 


EILEEN M 


School Department 


48105.22 


LEWIS 


KRISTEN J 


School Department 


47739.22 


CHAPMAN 


CHERYL A 


School Department 


47709.05 


HATHON 


ROSEM 


School Department 


46842.89 


SCOTT 


BRIAN T 


School Department 


46459.98 


MEADE 


JONI 


School Department 


45711.91 


HARADEN 


MARILYN M. 


School Department 


45091.97 


FIGUIEREDO 


JOHN 


School Department 


44602.66 


O'NEILL 


MARYELLEN 


School Department 


44296.41 


DICKSON 


KELLY B. 


School Department 


43653.06 


KERR 


CHRISTOPHER 


School Department 


43423.95 


GRADY 


BETHS 


School Department 


42749.05 


FIGUEIREDO 


JUDITH A 


School Department 


42714.44 


DONOGHUE 


DONNA M 


School Department 


41178.24 


CREIGHTON 


NANCY F. 


School Department 


38926.14 


LECOUNTJR. 


ROBERTA. 


School Department 


38280 


CURTIN 


MICHELE L 


School Department 


37233.29 


LOW 


SAMANTHAJ 


School Department 


36168.18 


MCLAUGHLIN 


JOANM 


School Department 


34083.36 


FOLEY 


JOSEPH 


School Department 


33718.05 


ZAPPOLO 


SANDRA L 


School Department 


32345.58 


BARRY 


LAUREN A. 


School Department 


31990.98 


DOW 


DAMA E. 


School Department 


31725.75 


SIMON 


MICHELLE R 


School Department 


31575.7 


LEMANSKI 


ALLISON M 


School Department 


30619.02 


STILLMAN 


MARGARET M 


School Department 


30547.99 


SIMMONS 


LISA 


School Department 


30106.99 


MARTIN 


APRIL A. 


School Department 


30099.69 


QAZILBASH 


MUZAFARA 


School Department 


25384.17 


SULLIVAN 


CAROL G 


School Department 


25343.75 


SADLER 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


24780.71 


HILL 


CHARLOTTE 


School Department 


23085.01 


MALONE 


EMILY 


School Department 


22885.05 



147 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



MIRARCHI 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


22595.03 


HUNT 


MARY ELLEN 


School Department 


22281.37 


JEWELL 


PAULA R 


School Department 


22241.51 


SALERNO 


HEIDI C. 


School Department 


22037.37 


DRISCOLL 


MARY J 


School Department 


21967.5 


ANDRUS 


JOAN B. 


School Department 


21741.05 


LEHR 


JOANNE 


School Department 


21696.05 


BAUM 


ROBERT W. 


School Department 


21576.05 


DAVIS 


AMY 


School Department 


21471.05 


MCELHINNEY 


COLLETTE 


School Department 


21446.05 


SMITH 


PEARL F 


School Department 


21366.05 


SEPPALA 


LIANE L 


School Department 


21333.21 


SHANNON 


DEBORAH M. 


School Department 


21266.05 


KELLIHER 


JACQUELYN L 


School Department 


21263.7 


MANEWAL 


EMILY V 


School Department 


21263.7 


TOP PA 


LAURIE A. 


School Department 


21261.05 


SCHMITT 


JUDITH 


School Department 


21192.27 


MONACO 


LYNN B. 


School Department 


21133.21 


REGAN 


BRENDAW. 


School Department 


21077.87 


FARRELL 


CAROLYN 


School Department 


20974.37 


KEARLEY 


ANNEB 


School Department 


20966.55 


WESTCOTT 


LISA A 


School Department 


20807.01 


QUINLAN-MARCEL 


ERIN J 


School Department 


20785.87 


O'MALLEY-TAYLO 


KATHLEEN 


School Department 


20098.59 


MILLER 


LILIANE 


School Department 


19926.21 


CROUGH 


SANDRA 


School Department 


19733.14 


MCGOWAN 


KEVIN T 


School Department 


19551.6 


LUVISI 


CHRISTOPHER 


School Department 


19448.58 


DAVENPORT 


SALLY B 


School Department 


19339.66 


FABIAN 


KATHERINE 


School Department 


19329.9 


CLAY 


VIRGINIA E. 


School Department 


19137.46 


PORRO 


COSMO 


School Department 


19133.22 


FOREST 


CATHY A 


School Department 


18892.8 


WALTERS 


REBECCA L 


School Department 


18584.88 


WILSON 


MICHELLE A 


School Department 


18529.88 


MOSER 


KARAM 


School Department 


18529.88 


SARVIS 


ABIGAIL E 


School Department 


18425.08 


AMSTER 


ADAMH 


School Department 


17998.45 


CERRI 


BARBARA A 


School Department 


17467.57 


CORRY 


MEGHAN M 


School Department 


17307.72 


MAHONEY 


DANIELJ 


School Department 


16796.99 


CUCINATTO 


SARAH C 


School Department 


16147.68 


HELM 


ELIZABETH M 


School Department 


16049.27 


WAXMAN 


ROBERT H 


School Department 


15667.8 


CARLO-EYMER 


SELENE 


School Department 


15299.58 


RYAN 


SUSAN M. 


School Department 


14109.27 


CORCORAN 


ASHLEY R 


School Department 


13674.89 



148 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



D'ELIA 


JOANNE 


School Department 


13630.06 


SNOW 


DOROTHY B. 


School Department 


13522.36 


RHODES 


KATHLEEN E. 


School Department 


13481.72 


RIPATRAZONE 


JOANNE M. 


School Department 


13195.65 


PECCI 


MARY-ELLEN 


School Department 


12953.27 


GALLA^ HER 


JENNIFERS 


School Department 


12739.34 


SULLIVAN 


HOLLY G 


School Department 


12240.38 


GRANDE 


LUCIA G. 


School Department 


12194.92 


DONATO 


MARIA 1. 


School Department 


11868.32 


CALABRIA 


MARIA 


School Department 


11758.09 


MARASCIO 


JOSEPHINE 


School Department 


11569.98 


FUCCI-FRANKS 


SHARON 


School Department 


11446.76 


SHERIDAN 


M. ELIZABETH 


School Department 


11360 


TRUGLIA 


SILVANA 


School Department 


11200.18 


LEARY 


EDWARD J. 


School Department 


10160 


GALLAGHER 


AMYE 


School Department 


10096.48 


AVER 


ALISON G. 


School Department 


9713.44 


TWOMEY 


KAREN W 


School Department 


9419.38 


WEISSUNGER 


EILEEN M 


School Department 


9156.36 


HOBSON 


DEIRDREM 


School Department 


8582.66 


MAHCNEY 


PHILIP 


School Department 


8560.98 


SPADEA 


MARIA 


School Department 


8263.61 


LEVANGIE 


MARYH 


School Department 


8050 


MARTINI 


KRISTINEG 


School Department 


7693.07 


DUNPHY 


CATHERINE F 


School Department 


7616.84 


ANDERSEN 


MARGARET C 


School Department 


7613.84 


GRUDINSKAS 


ANNAC 


School Department 


7507.5 


SALK-COUGHLAN 


NANCY 


School Department 


7500 


BARBUTO 


SUSAN R 


School Department 


7336.58 


PEREZ-BOTTS 


DENISE P 


School Department 


7305.64 


TRAHON 


JULIE Q 


School Department 


6871.53 


LEVANGIE 


JOHN A. 


School Department 


6636.01 


RUGGIERO 


GEORGE H 


School Department 


6636.01 


LEONE 


DENISE N 


School Department 


6522.4 


O'CONNELL 


BERNADETTE 


School Department 


6386.64 


SHEA 


STEPHEN P 


School Department 


6110 


NEDROW 


RUTH 


School Department 


6000 


CRUMLEY 


MARYE 


School Department 


5975 


WALSH 


ROBERT 


School Department 


5807.33 


FLANAGAN 


THOMAS J 


School Department 


5235 


CALDWELL 


EMILY C 


School Department 


5105.93 


PATTISON 


BRIAN J. 


School Department 


5010.98 


DONOHUE 


SUSAN M 


School Department 


4990 


MILLERD 


MICHELLE A 


School Department 


4896.99 


PESTONE 


NICKT 


School Department 


4810 


BARRETT 


BRENDONC 


School Department 


4400 


O'BRIEN 


LINDA L 


School Department 


4350 



149 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



JONES 


CHRISTINES 


School Department 


4255 


PESCATORE 


NOAHE 


School Department 


3678.5 


KLUZA 


KAROLINAK 


School Department 


3643.92 


UNGVARSKY 


AARON J 


School Department 


3616.98 


JOHNSON 


CHRISTOPHER 


School Department 


3593.01 


MEEHAN 


SARA G. 


School Department 


3580.98 


DUGGAN 


JOHNF 


School Department 


3478.99 


HAWES 


HEATHERS 


School Department 


3478.99 


SEEM 


SUSANNA M 


School Department 


3478.99 


SHARRY 


PAULF 


School Department 


3444.99 


WEINTRAUB 


JANEB 


School Department 


3090 


BROOKINS 


BARBARA M 


School Department 


3040 


BROOKE 


WILLIAM A. 


School Department 


3026.54 


WOOD 


JO-ELLEN S 


School Department 


2925.3 


LEWIS 


MATTHEW 


School Department 


2755.34 


SOURETIS 


JENNIFER E 


School Department 


2596.14 


PALMER 


JENNIFER 


School Department 


2583.75 


REARDON 


KULIN H 


School Department 


2583.75 


ARDIZZONI 


RUTHANN 


School Department 


2488.85 


DURKIN 


NANCY E 


School Department 


2488.85 


MORAN 


DOUGLAS C 


School Department 


2480 


BUCKLEY 


PETER 


School Department 


2387.34 


ROMAN 


DANIEL L 


School Department 


2387.34 


CURATOLA 


JULIE S 


School Department 


2325 


MORGAN 


DONNA 


School Department 


2180 


NAUGHTON 


ELIZABETH M 


School Department 


2086.98 


LAWLESS 


RICHARD F 


School Department 


2073.35 


BARRETT 


MELISSA M 


School Department 


2030 


ELY 


FLORENCE 


School Department 


1897 


BRANDT 


NATALIE 


School Department 


1730.52 


RACCUIA 


KAREN A 


School Department 


1460 


THOMS 


NORMAN 


School Department 


1399.82 


LEVANGIEIII 


JOHN A 


School Department 


1391.33 


CRONIN 


BASIL 


School Department 


1377.68 


POWERS III 


CHARLES G 


School Department 


1350 


FLYNN 


LISA 


School Department 


1170 


HELLER 


ELIZABETH C 


School Department 


1155 


FEGREUS 


JANE M. 


School Department 


1110 


DICKSON 


DEVON C 


School Department 


1000 


MACCARTHY 


ERICR 


School Department 


975 


BAUMGARTEN 


BARBARA J 


School Department 


900 


WEGGEMAN 


SANDRA M 


School Department 


880 


HOLLAND 


THEODORE T 


School Department 


870 


GILDEA 


KELLI A 


School Department 


840 


LIVINGSTONE 


MICHAEL C 


School Department 


800 


QUEENAN 


BRENDAN P 


School Department 


800 


CICIOTTE 


CAROL 


School Department 


640 



150 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



MULLEN 


DOROTHY 


School Department 


605 


COOPER 


LISA A 


School Department 


600 


GITTENS-CARLE 


AZIAM 


School Department 


600 


TOWER 


STEVEN J 


School Department 


600 


WILFAND 


WENDY 


School Department ^ 


555 


GUINEE 


AISLING C 


School Department 


450 


ROGERS 


HAROLD L 


School Department 


450 


BENSON 


DIANE N 


School Department 


329 


TRISLtK 


MOLLY D 


School Department 


303 


BOWEN 


BRENDAL 


School Department 


225 


O'BRIEN 


JILLZ 


School Department 


225 


DEGENNARO 


ALLISON 


School Department 


204 


REDMAN 


JANE E. 


School Department 


187.5 


RICHARDSON 


JANET Y 


School Department 


187.5 


ANDERSON 


JOHNF 


School Department 


160 


DONAHUE 


ROBERT D 


School Department 


150 


WOO LEY 


SARAH E 


School Department 


150 


AYLES 


DEBRAJ 


School Department 


75 


DOHERTY 


MARGO E 


School Department 


75 


JORDAN 


LAUREN C 


School Department 


75 


MENSCHING 


HEATHER G 


School Department 


75 














Department Total- 


$13,081,704.52 










MILANOSKI 


MICHAEL R 


Selectmen's Office 


103636.2 


ORAM 


JENNIFER B 


Selectmen's Office 


72853.52 


CONNORS 


TRACEY M 


Selectmen's Office 


46236.92 


COUGHUN 


MICHAELJ 


Selectmen's Office 


26689.68 


JOYCE 


BRIAN P 


Selectmen's Office 


24909.3 


CARLSON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


1333.48 


KOED 


FRED 


Selectmen's Office 


999.96 


KENNEDY 


DIANE M 


Selectmen's Office 


999.96 


JENKINS 


LELAND H 


Selectmen's Office 


999.96 


GJESTEBY 


MARTHA K 


Selectmen's Office 


666.64 


WADSWORTH 


DAVID H 


Selectmen's Office 


600 


CARR 


EDWIN 


Selectmen's Office 


500 


PATTISON 


PAUL 


Selectmen's Office 


475 


FEWSMITH 


ANDREW J 


Selectmen's Office 


240 














Department Total- 


$281,140.62 










HINDLEY 


DIANE M. 


SEWER 


45018.55 














Department Total- 


$45,018.55 










ST.PIERRE 


CAROL L 


Town Clerk 


68620.59 


ANDERSON 


ELIZABETH H 


Town Clerk 


43231.23 



151 



WAGES SALARIES PAID CALENDAR YEAR 2012 



KILUON-JONES 


RITAB 


Town Clerk 


2022 


MATTEY 


REBEKAH S 


Town Clerk 


414 


DOYLE 


JODYA 


Town Clerk 


354 


MURRAY 


BARBARA B 


Town Clerk 


342 


FITZSIMMONS 


F.ROY 


Town Clerk 


342 


D'URSO 


TERESE P 


Town Clerk 


329 


CHARLES 


MARGARET R. 


Town Clerk 


329 


CONTIS 


CAROLYN M 


Town Clerk 


258 


LINCOLN 


KATHERINE M 


Town Clerk 


216 


WARNER 


KENNETH R 


Town Clerk 


174 


WHITLEY 


KATHERINE B 


Town Clerk 


168 


WHITLEY 


ROGERS 


Town Clerk 


168 


MURRAY 


FRANCIS W 


Town Clerk 


156 


ALVES 


ABIGAIL H 


Town Clerk 


144 














Depart nnent Total- 


$117,267.82 










PARNELL 


SANDRA E 


Treasurer/Collector 


64047.96 


LITCHFIELD 


LINDA M. 


Treasurer/Collector 


57154.08 


LEPARDO 


JANET 


Treasurer/Collector 


46675.98 


CORDEIRO 


BONNIE J 


Treasurer/Collector 


10286.84 














Department Total- 


$178,164.86 



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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 2012 was $29,539,747.54 representing 66% of the 
$44,363,123.97 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 2012, the Assessors' Office staff 
conducted an analysis of all arms-length sales that occurred in the town during calendar 
year 2010 and reported sales trends in the real estate market. The Department of 
Revenue spent several months conducting a full Revaluation Program. The review of 
assessment policies and procedures resulted in certification of our assessments. The 
Department of Revenue certified the total valuation of Cohasset for Fiscal Year 2012 at 
$2,465,755,221. The growth was certified and added $693,178 to the tax base. 

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. The staff conducted field inspections or 
review of all building permits in the Town of Cohasset. During 2012, permits included 
Phase I of the Avalon apartment complex. The total growth of $57,861,268 included 
$20 million from the Avalon apartment project. The growth figure exceeded projections 
and provided necessary additional revenues for the town. 

The Board of Assessors' would like to acknowledge Michael "Mickey" Patrolia who did 
not seek re-election to the Board of Assessors at the town's annual election. Mickey 
was first elected to the Board of Assessors in 1970 and continued to serve the town for 
forty-two years. Mickey's expertise and familiarity with Cohasset coupled with his kind 
and considerate way made him an asset to the Board of Assessors. It was our pleasure 
to work with Mickey over the years and he will be sorely missed. 

The Board would like to welcome Debra J. Krupczak to the Board of Assessors. The 
current Board consists of two full-time municipal Assessors and a Commercial Real 
Estate Appraiser. The Board would also like to acknowledge Director of Assessing, Mary 
Quill, Assistant Assessor, Bruce Lane and Administrative Assistant, Ellen Warner for their 
professionalism and hard work throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mary E. Granville, Chairperson 
ElsaJ. Miller, Clerk 
Debra J. Krupczak, Member 



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2012 Annual Report of the Board of Health 

The mission of the Cohasset Board of Health is to provide the residents of the Town of 
Cohasset with comprehensive, high quality Public Health services through evaluating 
current [and developing new] local policies, procedures, regulations, statements, and 
programs in the areas of Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health and other Public 
Health disciplines in pursuit of its vision of A Healthy Cohasset. 

2012 brought many changes to the Board of Health. Tara Tradd, the long-time Health 
Inspector for the Board of Health resigned in June, after over a decade of service, to 
accept a position as the Health Agent for the Town of Avon. She was succeeded by Felix 
I. Zemel, MCP, MPH, REHS/RS, who started his role as the Health Administrator / 
Inspector in late July. In August, Stephen N. Bobo resigned from the board after nearly 
two decades of service as a member of the Board of Health. He was succeeded by 
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick in November. 

The officers of the Board of Health remained the same, with Margaret S. Chapman, 
APRN-BC returning as Chairperson and Robin M. Lawrence, DDS, MPH returning as 
Clerk. Joseph R. Godzik, VMD remained as the part-time Health Agent, and Mary 
Goodwin, RN continued as the Public Health Nurse— with Mary Whitley as her assistant. 

The Board of Health was very active throughout 2012. In September, the Board of 
Health updated its Supplemental Rules and Regulations to the State Environmental 
Code, Title 5: 310 CMR 15.000, which included such major changes as creating a 
mechanism for properties to transition from on-site wastewater treatment systems 
("septic systems") to the municipal sewer, as connections become feasible. The 
updated regulation also defined feasibility, and updated the sections related to 
enforcement and system design. 

The Board of Health also embarked on a journey to update all of its regulations from by 
the end of 2013, and started discussions of creation of a nuisance regulation. 

The Board of Health issued a total of 212 permits in the year 2011. The breakdown of 
the permits were as follows: 



SEPTIC-RELATED: 


Disposal System Construction Permits 


21 


Disposal System Installers 


8 


Septage Haulers 


12 


Title 5 Inspectors fnew registration) 


1 






FOOD-RELATED: 


# of Food Service & Retail Food Establishments 


54 


Food Service & Retail Food Permits 


59 



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Residential Kitchens 


3 


Mobile Food Permits 


6 


Temporary Food Permits 


7 


Out-of-Town Caterer Registration 


1 


Milk & Cream Permits 


26 


Frozen Dessert & Ice Cream Permits 


6 






ANIMAL PERMITS: 


1 






OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL-RELATED: 


Dumpster Permits 


36 


Bathing Beaches 


3 


Recreational Camps for Children [private) 


4 


Suntanning Establishments 


1 


Swimming Pools 


4 


Tobacco Sales Permits 


8 


Waste Haulers 


5 



The Board of Health was very active in town-wide emergency preparedness, with the 
Health Administrator / Inspector being elected as the Vice-Chair of the Local Emergency 
Preparedness Committee (LEPC). With the help of a Emergency Preparedness intern 
from the Regional Public Health Emergency Preparedness Region (4B) and members of 
the Cohasset Emergency Management & Public Safety staff, the Board of Health staff 
began updating its Emergency Dispensing Site (EDS) plan, in order to become more 
integrated with the Town of Cohasset's Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) 
Plan. 

The Board of Health received a $5,000 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) 
grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, which was administered 
through the MA Department of Public Health and the Regional Public Health Emergency 
Preparedness Region. This money was used to purchase many needed items to help the 
department in its emergency preparedness activities. Such items included: an iPad 
(with related accessories); a rechargeable flashlight; office supplies; nursing supplies 
(i.e., a new stethoscope and blood pressure cuffs); conference registrations for BOH 
staff; professional organization memberships; wifi access for the Health Administrator / 
Inspector and Public Health nurse; and id cards and badges for BOH staff. Near the end 
of the year, the MA Department of Public Health announced that it will be imposing new 
restrictions on the use of these grant funds, starting in 2013, which will eliminate the 
ability to pay for many of the items (i.e., conferences and professional association 
memberships) that agencies were able to spend on in the past. 

The Board of Health was unable to perform compliance checks in order to enforce the 
Youth Access provisions of its Tobacco Control Program. The Board hopes to apply for 
grant funding, if it is available, from the state in order to provide this vital enforcement 



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service, which helps the Board determine which establishments sell tobacco products to 
minors and pursue proper enforcement actions following sales. 

The Health Administrator / Inspector was able to obtain a $2,500 grant from the U.S. 
Food & Drug Administration for participation in the FDA's Voluntary National Retail 
Food Regulatory Program Standards. Upon completion of a self-assessment, the Board 
of Health staff was able to determine that it complies with four (4) of the nine (9) 
program standards (#1— Regulatory Foundation; #5— Foodborne Illness and Food 
Defense Preparedness and Response; #7— Industry and Community Relations; and #8— 
Program Support and Resources). The Health Administrator / Inspector is started the 
path toward compliance with Program Standard #2, Trained Regulatory Staff, by 
participation and completion of the MA Public Health Inspector Training for Food Safety, 
Level 1 during the month of December. He intends on participating in Level 2 training, 
which will qualify him to be a field trainer— the next step toward standardization. 

The Board of Health thanks all who donated their time, talent and treasure to protect 
and promote the high quality of Public Health services for the residents of the Town of 
Cohasset. 

The Board of Health would like to recognize the achievements of its Public Health Nurse, 
Mary Goodwin, who continued her active participation in the MA Association of Public 
Health Nurses as the association's Secretary. 

Finally, the Board of Health would like to recognize the achievements of its Health 
Administrator / Inspector who continued to be an At-Large member of the Executive 
Committee of the MA Health Officers' Association and as a peer reviewer for the Journal 
of Environmental Health . In 2012, he was also appointed as a Technical Advisor to the 
National Environmental Health Association for its Land Use Planning & Design track. In 
late 2012, he was also notified that he has been selected to be a member of the second 
cohort of Fellows of the MA Local Public Health Institute— which will be officially 
awarded in early 2013. 

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

Respectfully submitted: 

Margaret S. Chapman, APRN-BC, Chairwoman 
Robin M. Lawrence, DDS, MPH, Clerk 
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Member 



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Annual Nursing Report 2012 



The Cohasset Board of Health purchased 600 doses of influenza vaccine this year and 
received 110 doses of flu vaccine from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 
To date all of the doses have been given. Flu clinics were held at the Cohasset Town 
Hall, Paul Pratt Library, Cohasset Elder Affairs, Harborview housing and Sunrise Assisted 
Living Center. Home visits were made to vaccinate homebound residents. All flu clinics 
are staffed by volunteer clerical assistants and registered nurses. 

The Board of Health continues to participate in the Center for Health Care Financing 
program managed by University of Massachusetts Medical School. CHCF works with 
both traditional and Medicare Advantage health plans to provide reimbursement for 
vaccine services provided in public clinics. Flu reimbursement for 2012 was 
approximately $9000.00. 

Influenza illness emerged earlier than expected in December of 2012 and was more 
severe than had been predicted. 

A grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health was secured and the 
Cohasset Board of Health in conjunction with the Children's Melanoma Prevention 
Foundation held its first Sun Awareness Day at Sandy Beach. Approximately 100 
residents were educated about the dangers of sun exposure. 

This year the Cohasset Public Health Nurse assumed the role of recreational camp 
inspector. According to Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) recreational camps 
need to be inspected to insure minimum housing, health, safety, and sanitary protection 
for children in the care of the camp. In 2012, 4 camps were issued permits by the 
Cohasset Board of Health. 

In March the second annual Health/Recreation Fair was held at the Deer Hill School. A 
wide variety of health screenings were offered to residents as well as a preview of all 
summer recreation programs. The fair continues to grow in size and number of 
attendees. 

Cohasset Board of Health continues to work with Region 4B Emergency Preparedness 
Coalition (sub region 5) meeting monthly. In 2012 the 6 towns worked together to open, 
operate and close an Emergency Shelter. The drill was held at Scituate High School and 
included public safety officials, SMART team and MRC volunteers. 



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Nursing Report Continued 



Nursing Services Provided: 

Monthly Keep Well Clinics: 
Cohasset Elder Affairs: 63 
Harborview Housing: 90 



Communicable Disease Reports: 10 



Office Visits: 786 
Home Visits: 185 
Total Nursing Visits: 971 



Vaccinations Given: 700 



Respectfully submitted 
Mary Goodwin RN 



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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 2012. 

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 little snow cover, the 2012 season began with a low water table 
and below average number of spring mosquitoes. Detection and treating larval mosquitoes was 
limited with the spring brood, because of the low water table, lack of larvae and budget 
constraints. The normal acreage aerial lavicided using the Project plane was reduced and ground 
larviciding was accomplished using B.t.i., an environmentally selective bacterial agent. Upon 
emergence of the spring brood of mosquitoes, ultra-low volume adulticiding began on June 8, 
2012 and ended on September 21, 2012. The Project responded to 13,698 spray requests for 
service from residents. As part of our West Nile Virus control strategy a total of 59,935 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 and ground larviciding, and adult spraying in areas of concern to protect 
public health. 

The first virus isolations identified in Plymouth County was on July 10, 2012 by the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a Coquillettidia perturban, a mammal biting species 
was found to have (EEE) Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in the town of Carver. West Nile 
Virus (WNV) from a Coquillettidia perturban, a mammal biting species was found in the town of 
Hanover on July 22, 2012. 

The 2012 season had a total of 126 EEE positive pools (50 or less mosquitoes) isolates, and 30 
WNV positive pools trapped in Plymouth County as follows: 

WNV 30 positive pools 



BROCKTON 


3 


COHASSET 


1 


HALIFAX 


1 


HANOVER 


2 


HANSON 


3 


LAKEVILLE 


2 


MIDDLEBOROUGH 


2 


ROCHESTER 


1 


SCITUATE 


2 


WEST BRIDGEWATER 


12; 


WHITMAN 


1 



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EEE 126 positive pools 



jBRIDGEWATER 


8 


BROCKTON 


1 


CARVER 


7 


DUXBURY 


2 


HALIFAX 


9 


HANOVER 


1 


HANSON 


4 


KINGSTON 


7 


LAKEVILLE 


8, 


MATTAPOISETT 


10 


MIDDLEBOROUGH 


22 


PLYMPTON 


8 


WEST BRIDGEWATER 


38 


WHITMAN 


1 



Based on guidelines defined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's "Vector 
Control Plan to Prevent WNV and EEE in Massachusetts", the season began with 24 Plymouth 
County towns at "Low Risk Level" and four towns at the "Moderate Risk Level" for WNV and 
EEE. The season ended with no Plymouth County towns at "Low Level ", 8 towns at the 
"Moderate Level" for WNV and EEE risk, 15 towns at "high level" WNV and EEE risk category 
and 5 towns at " Critical" WNV and EEE risk level category. Two aerial interventions were 
needed to effectively reduce human biting bridge vector mosquitoes as well as enzootic 
transmission of EEE. Governor Patrick announced aerial spraying would take place on July 20, 
2012 in southeastern Massachusetts. Communities sprayed within the district included 
Lakeville, Bridgewater, Carver, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanson, Pembroke, Kingston, 
Plympton, Middleboro, Rochester and West Bridgewater to help prevent further spread of EEE 
infected mosquitoes. The second aerial spray was focused on the six towns around the 
Hockomock swamp to reduce amplification of the EEE virus including Bridgewater and West 
Bridgewater on August 13, 2012. 

There were two human cases (outside the aerial spray zone) and 4 animal cases as a result of 
contracting EEEV and 1 WNV human case 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.plvmouthmosquito.org and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at 
www. state, ma. us/dph/wnv/wnvl. htm . 



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The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do not respect 
town lines the information given below does provide a tally of the activities which have had the 
greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application. 1,042 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 1,412 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 51 inspections were made to catalogued breeding 

sites. 

Water Management. During 2012 crews removed blockages, brush and other obstructions from 
1,110 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 267 complaints answered. 

Mosquito Survey. Our surveillance showed that the dominant mosquitoes throughout the 
district were generally Oc. canadensis and Coquillettidia perturbans. In the Town of Cohasset 
the three most common mosquitoes were Ae. vexans, Cq. perturbans and Cx. Species. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to visit our website at www.plvmouthmosquito.org 
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 
2012 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, with the goal 
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 in 
recent years, 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. 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 2012, Elder Affairs: 

A. Served 1,127 seniors with one or more programs during the year 

B. In the past year, the number of senior participants increased by 33.4% 

(750-1,127). 

C. Information and referral calls increased from 7,521 to 8,789 in FY12 

(14.5% increase) 

D. Provided 1,030 medical rides seniors on an ongoing basis 

E. Provided 1,348 rides for seniors for food shopping, escort shopping, and ancillary 
services (22.5% increase) 

F. Provided rides for seniors to attend congregate meals 2,653 times 

G. Delivered 3,636 meals (average of 20 people, 5-7 days per week) (50 different 
people over the year) to homebound elders 

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, 217 individuals faithfully and tirelessly volunteered nearly 10,000 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 
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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. A state of the art space dedicated 
to the specific needs of seniors 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 2012, an 
increasing number of seniors participated in the Cohasset Cafe - an outreach strategy to 
broaden our base of participants, held weekly during the spring, 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 2012 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 
Director, Elder Affairs 



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2012 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 



The Cohasset Housing Authority is a State-aided Public Housing 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 

Susan Sardina 2016 

Patrick McCarthy 2017 

Virginia Najmi 2013 

Donna McGee , Governor's Appointee 2017 

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 last review 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 nine apartment turnovers. At the present time there is a 
waiting list however, there are very few 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 
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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. 

The State's budget this year allowed a 6.5% increase however our utility and other 
expenses have increased beyond the 6.5% therefore we continue to request emergency 
funding for our complex, as weather and time take their toll. 

The Cohasset Housing Authority Board implemented a complex wide Smoke Free Policy 
as of July 1, 2012 as recommended by the Board of Health and in line with other 
Housing Authorities statewide. 

This past year has seen a dramatic change in the Board of the Cohasset Housing 
Authority in that we have lost two of our most devoted Commissioners; Ralph 
Perroncello who served on the Board for 30 years and Ann (Nancy) Barrett who served 
for 13 years , both these members worked very hard to make the Cohasset Housing 
Authority the complex it is today. Also, after many years we finally have a Governor's 
Appointee. 

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

Patrick McCarthy, Treasurer 

Virginia Najmi, Member 

Donna McGee, Governor's appointee 



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BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



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2012 ANNUAL REPORT 



In 2012, the Building Department issued 378 building permits for $19,793,837 worth of 
construction value. 

Eighteen (18) building permits were issued for new single family residential structures on 
previously undeveloped land for a total construction value of $6,742,800. In addition: 3 
building permits were issued for the demolition and reconstruction of existing homes for a total 
construction value of $1,032,784; 1 building permit was issued for a new commercial structure 
for a construction value of $525,000; 41 building permits were issued for commercial repairs 
and renovations for a total construction value of $752,018. Hundreds more were issued for 
residential repairs, additions and renovations for a total construction value of $11,719,697. 

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 2012 



Issuances/Activity 


Number 


Fees Collected 


Total Construction 
Value 


Building Permits 


378 


$ 205,669 


$ 19,793,837 


Certificates of Inspection 


56 


$ 1,515 


- 


Certificates of Occupancy 


47 


$ 1,190 


- 


Plunnbing Permits 


244 


$ 19,148 


- 


Gas Permits 


195 


$ 10,423 


- 


Trench Permits 


133 


$ 3,325 


- 


Weights & Measures Sealing 


19 


$ 2,560 


- 


Totals 


1072 


$ 243,830 


$ 19,793,837 



2011, 2012 Building Permits Issued Monthly 



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.. 2012 



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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^={=— 2012 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 developnnent projects. In addition to these duties the Board 
completed a number of additional planning tasks in 2012. 

The Planning Board conducted public hearings on six (6) zoning bylaw amendment 
articles, 
or the May 12 and 21, 2012 Annual Town Meeting: 

Article 23: Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Section 2.1: Definitions And Section 5.2.6 

Area Regulations General Provisions (Adopted) 

Article 24: Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Section 2.1 - Home Occupation Definition 

And Section 4.3. 5. B- Additional Use Regulations (Adopted) 

Article 25: Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Sections 5.2.6 And 5.2.8 Fence And Wall 

Reference (Adopted) 

Article 26: Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Section 9.7.5 - Special Permit Uses (Adopted) 

Article 27: Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Section 9: Special Flood Plain And 

Watershed Protection District: Section 9.2 Location And, Sections 9.12, 9.12.1 And 

9.12.2 General Provisions Relating To The Flood Plain District (Adopted) 
or the December 10, 2012 Special Town Meeting: 

Article 15: Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Section 2.1: Definitions And, 4.2 Table Of 

Use Regulations (Defeated) 

A significant amount of attention and review was focused on two (2) combined Special 
Permit and Site Plan Review or Definitive Subdivision filings: 

• 8 James Lane, 2 Pleasant Streeet - Site Plan Review and Village Business District 
Special Permit Application: Application 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. Public hearings for this 
proposal opened in September, 2011. After painstaking review, the special permit 
and site plan review applications were approved with conditions in February, 2012. 
Building permits for this project had not been issued as of the end of 2012. 

• 1 17 Beechwood Street "Estates at Cohasset" - Definitive Subdivision Approval and 
Residential Cluster Development Special Permit Application: Application for the 
construction of 41 single family homes in a residential cluster development on the 
site of the former "Cedarmere" property. Public hearings opened in February, 2012. 
After thorough review, the Residential Cluster Development Special Permit and 
Definitive Subdivision applications were approved with conditions in May, 2012. 



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The Board also addressed one (1) new Site Plan Review Filing: 

• South Shore Autowash, 828 GC Hwy. Site Plan Review : Application to construct a 
fully automated autowash on the lot north of and abutting Aubuchon Hardware. 
Public hearings for this application began in January, 2012 and continued through 
May. After painstaking review by engineers, acoustic specialists etc., the Site Plan 
Review application for this autowash was approved with conditions. As of the end of 
2012, building permits had not been applied for and construction had not begun. 

Two (2) Large Home Review applications were reviewed via the public hearing process: 

• 139 Border Street : the owners proposed to raze the existing detached garage, shed 
and single family dwelling and construct a new 4,933 sq.ft. single family dwelling 
with an attached garage. After thorough review, the Planning Board voted 
unanimously to recommend issuance of a building permit subject to conditions. 

• 54/60 Hobart Lane : the owners proposed taking two legal, building lots with two 
separate addresses and combining them into one single, conforming lot to use for 
one single family dwelling with attached garage and pool area. The existing house 
and garage are to be razed, the existing cottage is to be relocated and reused on the 
site, existing structures will be moved further away from the dunes and beach and, 
the dues are to be revegetated. 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: The Planning Board continues to monitor the progress of this 
subdivision and completion of conditions of approval, some of which are behind 
schedule of the mandated completion dates. The Planning Board had difficulty 
getting the developer to attend meetings to discuss and update the Board as to the 
schedule and conditions of approval. Attempts to schedule his attendance at 
meetings were unsuccessful. The Board continues to persist. 

• Scituate Hill Commercial Subdivision : The applicant received a MHD curb cut permit 
for the entrance at Rt. 3A which required a few changes to the drainage and vertical 
alignment. The Planning Board and its consulting engineer determined that these 
changes were minor modifications that did not require reopening the public hearing. 
The Applicant continues to explore the possibility of a traffic light with Mass. Highway 
and, anticipates forward movement with this project in the near future. 

• Cook Estate : The Board continues to monitor progress and completion of conditions 
of approval in this 27 home residential cluster development. Construction activity in 
this neighborhood picked up in 2012 with the issuance of 7 new building permits and 
3 new certificates of occupancy by the Building Department and 3 new lot releases 
by the Planning Board. This brings the overall total to 15 building permits, 6 
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• Quonahassit Trail : This seven (7) home subdivision off North Main Street was 
approved in April, 2008. After review by the Planning Board and its consulting 
engineer, it was determined that all conditions of approval had been fulfilled. The 
balance of engineering and legal review deposits with the Planning Board were 
refunded to the applicant. 

• Scituate Racquet & Fitness Club Swimming Pool : Approved with conditions in 
October, 2012, the construction of this approx. 11,000 sq. ft. indoor swimming pool 
facility attached to the existing Scituate Racquet & Fitness Club at 1004 GC Highway 
(Approx. 9,000 sq. ft. lies in Cohasset and 2,000 sq. ft lies in Scituate) was 
completed in August, 2012. All conditions of Site Plan Approval were completed, a 
certificate of occupancy was issued by the Building Department and, the balance of 
engineering review deposits with the Planning Board were refunded to the applicant. 

• Stop & Shop Gas Facility - 391 GC Hwy .: Approved with conditions in December, 
2011, the applicant actively pursued all other required permits from other agencies. 
MassDOT did not approve the highway changes on the plan approved by the Planning 
Board but instead, approved a plan with revisions proposed by MassDOT. The 
Planning Board and its consulting engineer determined that these revisions were 
minor modifications that did not require reopening the public hearing. Stop & Shop 
applied for and received a building permit from the Building Department. 
Construction is anticipated to begin in January, 2013 and be completed in April. 

Many informal discussions were held at Planning Board Meetings including: 

• Ice House : Discussion as to whether a Site Plan Review filing was required for the 
construction of an 8 ft. X 24 ft., free-standing, fully automated "Ice House" at the 
Tedeschi Plaza on Rt. 3A. After suggesting safe location of the structure, the Board 
determined that Site Plan Review is not required, but strongly recommended the 
owner also meet with the Design Review Board. 

• Pilgrim Bank : Discussion regarding the location of a generator in the Elm St. alcove at 
Pilgrim Bank and determination that this was a minor modification that did not 
require reopening the public hearing for this project. 

• Red Lion Inn: Several lengthy pre-application informal discussions regarding plans to 
construct two, 3 story, 28,000 sq.ft. buildings, each consisting of 20 condo timeshare 
units with dedicated and controlled parking below each building. Plans are to locate 
the "East" and "West" annex buildings on the hill behind the existing "Barn". The 
proposal caused great concern in abutters. By the end of 2012, no formal application 
had been submitted to the Planning Board. 

• Former Joseph's Hardware Building : Discussion regarding the new owners' desire to 
construct a delivery storage shed on the existing 14 ft. X 20 ft. (280 sq.ft.) propane 
tank pad. The Board determined that since the structure would exceed the 200 ft. 
trigger. Site Plan Review was appropriate but suggested that if the applicant reduce 
the structure to less than 200 sq.ft. Site Plan Review would not be required. 

• Solar Panels: The Alternative Energy Committee attended a Planning Board meeting 
to introduce their thoughts on: the creation of an overlay bylaw that would permit 



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construction of photovoltaic cells; town lease for ground mount solar arrays on land 
at the Water Dept.; RFP to determine cost. David Drinan volunteered to be the 
Planning Board representative on the RFP evaluation committee. 

Other projects and topics discussed on an ongoing basis included: 

• Cohasset Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land 

• CH. 91 Waterways license agreement endorsed 

• 12 month Planning Board goals, objectives and interests 

• Discussions with the MAPC Regional Coordinator, Acting Town Manager, Police Dept. 
and Director of Project Management regarding a Rt. 3A corridor study. The Planning 
Board applied for a grant thought the Massachusetts Planning Organization Unified 
Planning Work Program. If a grant is received, it can be used for technical assistance 
in determining strategies to enhance public safety and develop transportation 
alternatives and expedite cooperation of Mass DOT highway engineering division as 
the main goals of a corridor study. 

Continuing Administrative projects included: 

• In conjunction with the Acting Town Manager, the Planning Board accomplished a 
significant administrative goal in 2012. For many years, the Planning Board has 
voiced the opinion that time spent by Town Counsel on individual applications and 
review should be charged to and paid for by the applicant, not the taxpayers. With 
the support of the Acting Town Manager, an administrative process was established 
whereby Town Counsel billable time is more clearly identified on Town Counsel 
invoices by activity, time and charge to specific individual Planning Board 
applications. Procedurally, the Planning Board staff can now deduct those charges 
from the legal fee deposit accounts collected from applicants at the time of their 
filing with the Planning Board. This has resulted in the Planning Board billing almost 
$25,000 ($11,000 collected, $14,000 pending) in legal charges directly to individual 
applicants in 2012. Going forward, this will result in savings to the Town's legal bills. 

• Completion of a first draft of updated Subdivision Rules & Regulations 

• Update of Planning Board Administrative Reference Manual 

Under the guidance of Clark Brewer, the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC), an ad hoc 
committee to the Planning Board, was reformed. The reformed ZAC began meeting in 
January, 2012 and continued through November. More than one dozen zoning articles 
were discussed by the ZAC, ten of which were brought before the Planning Board for 
consideration and six of which ultimately appeared in the Annual and Special Town 
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The Planning Board also interacted with other Connmittees, Boards and Departments on 
issues of mutual interest, review and/or concern including the: Board of Selectmen, 
Design Review Board, Community Preservation Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, 
Zoning Advisory Committee, Stormwater Committee, Fire Department and Alternative 
Energy Committee. 

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

• Held twenty six (26) meetings 

• Reviewed seven (7) "Subdivision Approval Not Required" (ANR) applications. One 
(1) application was withdrawn without prejudice. After thorough review, the 
remaining six (6) 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 2012, the Planning Board reviewed and offered 
recommendations on eleven (11) ZBA applications. 

After serving on the Planning Board for 25 years, 22 of those years as Chairman, Al 
Moore made the decision to retire and did not seek re-election. In addition. Associate 
Member Judy Kasameyer stepped down from the Board. In the May town elections, 
David Drinan was elected to a five year term. Michael Dickey was elected Associate 
Member for the duration of Judy Kasameyer's term which expires in 2013. Michael 
Dickey was also appointed as Planning Board representative to the Community 
Preservation Committee. The Board welcomes both David and Michael. The Planning 
Board reorganized after the May, 2012 town elections. 

Respectfully prepared and submitted by Jo-Ann M. Pilczak, Planning Board 
Administrator, on behalf of the Planning Board: 

Stuart W. Ivimey, Chairperson 

William J. Hannon, Vice Chairperson 

Charles A. Samuelson, Clerk 

Clark H. Brewer 

David Drinan 

Michael Dickey, Associate Member 



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Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 

2012 Annual Report to the Town of Cohasset 

William P. O'Donnell. Register 

649 High St.. Dedham. MA 02026 

The Registry of Deeds is the principle 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 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; to maintain the accuracy, reliability and accessibility of our 
communities land records for the residents and businesses of Norfolk County. 

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; to maintain the accuracy, reliability and accessibility of our 
communities land records for the residents and businesses of Norfolk County. 

• Register O'Donnell and his staff continue to visit town halls, senior centers and 
civic groups across Norfolk County. Register O'Donnell visited Cohasset Town 
Hall on June 27th. 

• The full service telephone and walk-in Customer Service and Copy Center 
continues to provide residents and businesses of Norfolk County with quality 
customer assistance in all areas of Registry operations. 

• Multiple technological improvements were implemented in 2012 including an 
upgrade of the Registry's server and the introduction of an improved Registry of 
Deeds website. The Registry's new website www.norfolkdeeds.orR is regularly 
updated and enhanced to include recent news, resources for homeowners, real 
estate statistics and answers to frequently asked questions. 

• Our ongoing community programs; Suits for Success, the Annual Holiday Food 
Drive, Cradles to Crayons and Toys for Tots Collection were once again successful 
thanks to the generosity of Registry employees as well as many residents and 
businesses across Norfolk County. 

• Improvements to the physical and structural appearance of the historic Registry 
Building continued in 2012 with the installation of new energy efficient windows 
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• Electronic recording which allows for documents to be sent for recording via the 
internet has attracted interest from the real estate business community. 

• The internet library of images accessible to the public through the Registry of 
Deeds online research system at www.norfolkdeeds.orR continues to expand. All 
documents back to the first documents recorded in Norfolk County in 1793 are 
available for viewing online. 

Real estate activity in Cohasset, MA during 2012 showed increases across most 
measurement categories with the exception of average sale price. 

There was a 30% increase in documents recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of 
Deeds for Cohasset during 2012 at 3,297 which was 752 more documents than the 2011 
total of 2,545. 

The total volume of real estate sales in the Town of Cohasset during 2012 was 
$135,233,538.77.00 which showed a 13% increase over 2011. The average sale price of 
deeds over $1,000 (both residential and commercial properties) was down in Cohasset 
by 21% in 2012 at $845,209.62 which showed a $230,293.49 decrease from the 2011 
average. 

The number of mortgages recorded on Cohasset properties in 2012 was up 35% from 
2011 at 780, while total mortgage indebtedness increased by $406,356,339.00 from the 
2011 total of $280,115,138.00. 

The number of foreclosure deeds filed in Cohasset during 2012 increased by 4% at 5 
filings compared to the 2011 total of 1, while the number of notice to foreclose 
mortgage filings increased by 11 with 15 filings during 2012 compared to 4 filings in 
2011. 

Finally, homestead activity was on the rise in Cohasset during 2012 with 230 
homesteads filed representing a 31% increase over the 2011 total of 176. 

The modernization and business improvements that have enhanced our ability to 

provide first rate customer service to residents and businesses of Norfolk County will 

continue. I have been and always will be committed to an efficient customer service 

oriented operation here at the Registry. It is a privilege to serve as your Register of 

Deeds. 

Respectfully submitted by, 



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William P. O'Donnell 

Norfolk County Register of Deeds 



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SOUTH SHORE ^^Sk. ^^° °°''^' ^'^■ 

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2012 ANNUAL REPORT 

1/24/2013 

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

Members of the SSRC are: Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, HIngham, Kingston, 
Middleborough, Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth, and Whitman. 

Representatives from each member town are appointed by Chief Elected Official(s) (list 
attached). 

In 2012, the SSRC raised $73,742: $63,000 from municipal member dues, $2,390 from 
sponsorships, and $10,742 in grant funding. Those funds pay for the services of the Executive 
Director and for waste reduction and recycling activities that benefit member towns. With a 
budget of $66,885 for FY13, the December balance is $40,686 at the midpoint of the fiscal year. 

In addition to technical assistance, these activities saved and earned iVIember Towns at least 
$138,000. 

Significantly, disposed trash tonnage in our member towns, and its associated costs, dropped 

6.9 % from 2009 to 2011, the most recent year for which data is available. 

MATERIALS MANAGEMENT 

Regional Disposal contract - The SSRC is combining the purchasing power of its member towns 
with that of ten towns on Cape Cod. In 2009, the SSRC was invited to join a regional long term 
disposal contract negotiation, facilitated and funded by the Cape Cod Commission (CCC). The 

CCC has retained the services of John Giorgio, Esq., of Kopelman and Paige to assist. The SSRC 
has actively represented our member towns in this endeavor. 

Five companies responded to a regional Request for Quotes. Negotiations will conclude this 
month, after which time a final award will be made by each town for contracts to commence on 
or after Januaryl, 2015. With an aggregated 85,000 tons of solid waste /year, this procurement 
could save our towns millions of dollars over the anticipated life of the contract as compared 
with each town negotiating individually. The competition also benefits the Member towns that 
opted to negotiate on their own. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collections - The SSRC bids a contract on behalf of its member 
Towns for Household Hazardous waste Collections. The current contract was awarded to PSC 
Environmental. Member Towns avoided a setup fee and paid significantly less than State 
Contract rates. The SSRC restructured the contract terms to include lower rates for small 
quantities, facilitated more economical multiple town events, and staffed all collections. The 



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resulting savings to our towns was about $29,000, which also saved staff time to bid, schedule 
and publicize collections. The Executive Director administers the billing. 



1,731 residents attended ten collections held in 2012. The contract also enabled 142 residents 
and businesses to attend other Member Towns' collections using the reciprocal arrangement. 

Books - The SSRC introduced GotBooks, which pays $60/ton for used books and other media, to 
its members. In 2012, thirteen SSRC towns repurposed 224 tons of material, with combined 
rebates and avoided disposal cost of $28,000. 

Textiles - Identified as a significant component of residential waste, SSRC intensified outreach 
and worked with textile recyclers to get maximum tonnage and return. We negotiated an 
increase in rebate from two companies to $100/ton for used clothing and textiles. In 2012, 
thirteen towns utilized this program, up from eight in 2011, more than doubling diversion to 
over 400 tons of material and saving and earning over $70,000. 

Mercury - Covanta SEMASS extended free mercury recycling benefits to all SSRC members, even 
those that don't send their waste to SEMASS. SEMASS offers reimbursement for costs incurred, 
and also directly pays for mercury bearing waste delivered to Complete Recycling Solutions in 
Fall River. 

CRS direct billed SEMASS for $10,449 to recycle mercury bearing waste from SSRC towns in 
2012. 

Latex Paint collections - The SSRC was awarded a grant by MassDEP to collaborate with The 
Paint Exchange, LLC, a local company, to scale up their latex paint collection and recycling 
operation. TPE collected 809 gallons of leftover paint from residents and processed it into 
reColor, a premium interior latex paint priced well below the cost of retail virgin paint. It is 
estimated that diverting this material from the municipal waste stream saved our towns about 
$1,400. More importantly, it helped to create a sustainable business to divert much more 
material for years to come. 

Compost and Brush - The SSRC extended contracts for compost screening and brush grinding 

with Daniels Recycling, Letourneau Wood Products, Inc., and New England Recycling, Inc. 
Contract use was light in 2012. 

Grant assistance: The SSRC assisted five of our towns in receiving $310,642 in Sustainable 
Material Recovery grant awards for 2013 through MassDEP. SSRC and two member towns 
received $5,650 in SMRP grants in 2012, from the 2011 awards. 

PUBLIC OUTREACH: 



Website - ssrcoop.info provides town-specific recycling information, household hazardous 
product collection information, SSRC meeting minutes and annual reports, press releases, a 
newsletter, and links to other sites. It logged 2,854 visits in 2012, 2,407 which were first time 
visitors, up from 2011. 

Press Contacts - The SSRC is a resource to the local press on waste reduction, recycling, and the 
proper disposal of hazardous waste, and is a presence in print, radio and cable media. 

10/10/2012 Marshfield Fair Grounds Crew honored by SSRC posted in Globe South Weekly 
8/2012 South Shore Recycling Coop Helps Marshfield Fair Save Tons in the Patch 



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7/2012 Letters to the Editor thanking Senator Hedlund, Rep. Nyman and Rep. Cantwell for 

support; 

South Shore legislator UBB scorecard Patriot Ledger 

3/28/2012 Not too shabby: Most old clothing can be recycled. Patriot Ledger 

2/3/12 Satuit Hardware joins in mercury recycling Boston Globe 

Resident Contacts - Member municipalities referred over 100 residents' questions to the 
Executive Director in 2012 via phone and email to answer questions, about everything from 
paper recycling to medical sharps disposal. 

Public and Professional Presentations - The Executive Director attended six professional 
workshops and conferences, and presented at one about SSRC Textile Recycling. 

Tours - There's nothing like seeing firsthand how and where our waste materials are processed. 
In 2012, the SSRC hosted a tour for our solid waste managers and residents at CRTRecycling in 
Brockton, which processes electronic waste. The Executive Director did site visits and/or 
meetings at seven other facilities that manage discarded materials. 

Marshfield Fair Recycling - With assistance from MassDEP, the SSRC supported recycling at the 

Marshfield Fair for the ninth consecutive year. While public education is the priority, the Fair 
reached the fifty ton mark for material recycled and composted since the start of our 
involvement. 

The SSRC loans recycling containers from a previous grant for use at local events. In 2012, 
Hanover Youth Athletic Association softball. Sustainable South Shore, the Diva Dash and the 
South Shore Celebration borrowed them. 

ADVICE. ASSISTANCE AND NETWORKING. 

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

A sample of the assistance she provided and problems she helped solve In 2012 included: 

o Attended committee/board meetings in Hanson, Weymouth and Whitman. 

o Coordinated and assisted with three meetings with a disposal service provider and 
several of our member towns. 

o Assisted Rockland and Cohasset in obtaining surveillance cameras. 

o Notified all managers of grant and reimbursement opportunities and deadlines, 
training and educational workshops, prescription take-back programs. 

o Assisted Member town Health Departments in complying with new medical sharps 

management regulations. 
o Provide current index and regional commodity pricing for materials of interest to 

our managers. 

Newsletter - The SSRC publishes monthly Updates filled with information of immediate interest 
to the South Shore solid waste community. The Updates are sent via email, and are posted 
online at ssrcoop.info, click on Newsletters. 

Monthly Meetings - The SSRC provides networking opportunities and information sharing at 



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our well-attended monthly meetings. Each meeting features a guest speaker. Solid waste 
collection, disposal, recycling service, outreach, pricing and proposed laws and regulations are 
discussed. 

January - Bay State Textiles 

February - Windward Trading Group, CRTRecycling 

March - The Paint Exchange, grants 

April - Creative Outdoor Advertising; Food waste 

May- Legislative Breakfast with PCHA 

June - KLT Industries 

August - Bay State Textiles 

September - Clean Harbors 

October - Interstate Battery Systems; SCS Engineering 

November - Casella Waste Systems 

ADVOCACY 



The Executive Director attends numerous policy meetings hosted by MassDEP, 
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Council of SEMASS Communities 
and Product Stewardship Institute. She acts as a liaison between the Board and the 
State organizations. 

The SSRC has been a strong and consistent voice both on its own and with coalitions of 
organizations to move resource- saving measures forward both at the State House and 
in the recycling community. In 2012, the SSRC Executive Director met with legislators on 
several occasions to discuss legislation, both individually and as part of various 
coalitions. We were deeply involved with legislation to expand the Bottle Bill, and an 
Electronic Waste Producer Responsibility bill. 

The SSRC co-hosted a Legislative Breakfast with the Plymouth County Highway 
Association in May. 



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



Respectfully submitted. 



Claire Sullivan, Executive Director, South Shore Recycling Cooperative 



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2012 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FIRE. RESCUE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL 

SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit the Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 2012 

The Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to 2154 calls 

for service this year. 

The Department responded to 1153 fire related calls: 

Fire Related Calls 48 

Hazardous Conditions - No Fire 171 

Service Calls/ Inspections 553 

Good Intent Calls 66 

False Alarm / False Calls 266 

Special Incidents/ Other 49 

The Department responded to 1001 Emergency Medical related calls: 
EMS /Rescue related Calls 896 

Motor Vehicle Crash - with injuries 36 

Motor Vehicle / Pedestrian 2 

Motor Vehicle Crash - no injuries 67 

The Department ambulance made 673 transports to hospitals. 
Basic Life Support (BLS) Transports 298 

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Transports 375 

The following fees were returned to the General Fund: 

Ambulance Transport Fees $418,195.09 

lOA Permit Fees $19,460.00 

Burning Permit Fees $1,300.00 

Detail Fees $18,465.70 

TOTAL $457,420,900 



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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 1 - 2009 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Incident Command Vehicle 

Car 2 - 1995 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Incident Command Vehicle 

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

In the past year two members of the Department retired. 

Captain James P. Runey 

Captain Runey was appointed to the Cohasset Fire Department on November 1, 1976. 

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on September 27, 1995. He retired on January 

29, 2012. 

Captain Runey served the Cohasset Fire Department and the citizens of Cohasset with 

honor and dedication for over thirty-five years. 

Lieutenant Eric W. Wenzlow 

Lieutenant Wenzlow was appointed to the Cohasset Fire Department on October 27, 

1982. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on May 21, 2007. He retired on June 

30,2012. 

Lieutenant Wenzlow served the Cohasset Fire Department and the citizens of Cohasset 

with honor and dedication for over twenty-nine years. 

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. 



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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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2012 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 most fees returned to the general fund from January 1, 
2012 through December 31, 2012. It should be noted that due to a change to regional dispatch 
in August 2012, some of the arrest and crime data is not complete. 



Respectfully submitted, 

William P. Quigley, Acting Chief of Police 
COHASSET POLICE DEPARTMENT 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OFFENSES REPORTED TO THE POLICE 
Offense 
A&B Domestic 
A&Bon +60 
A&B On +60 

A&B With Dangerous Weapon 
A&B 

Abuse Prevention Order, Violate 
Assault 

Assault w/Dangerous Weapon 
Attempt to Commit Crime 
B&E Building Daytime for Felony 
B&E Building Nighttime for Felony 
B&E Building Nighttime for Felony 
B&E Motor Vehicle 
Child in Nude, Distribute Material 
Child in Nude, Lascivious Pose 
Child Pornography, Possess 
Cocaine, Trafficking Over 18 Grams 
Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law 
Credit Card, Improper Use 
Destruction of Property -$250 
Destruction of Property +$250 
Disorderly Conduct 
Drug Violation Near School/Park 
Drug, Possess Class A 
Drug, Possess Class B 
Drug, Possess Class E 
Drug, Possess to Distribute Class D 



2012 statistics' 
Reported 
3 
1 
2 
3 

10 
1 
2 
1 
6 
6 
1 
7 
12 
1 
1 
1 
2 
2 
3 
2 
8 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 



^ Offenses reported to the police only cover January 2012 through September 2012 due to the inability to 
extract the data for the remaining months from the records management system. 



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Dumpster, Use of Another's 1 

Fireworks, Possess Unlawful 1 

Forgery of Check 1 

Glue/Toxic Substance, Inhale 1 

Harassment, Crinninal 3 

Identity Fraud 14 

Indecent A&B on Person 14 or Over 1 

Indecent A&B on Person 14 or Over 1 

Larceny by Check Over $250 2 

Larceny from Building 3 

Larceny from Building 5 

Larceny from Person 1 

Larceny over $250 18 

Larceny under $250 23 

Leave Scene of Property Damage 17 

License Revoked As HTO, Operate 1 

License Suspended, Op MV With 9 

Liquor to Person Under 21, Furnish 1 

Liquor, Person under 21 Possess 12 

Manslaughter 1 

Mayhem 1 

Motor Veh, Larceny Of 2 

Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle 11 

Noisy & Disorderly House, Keep 3 

Obstruction of Justice 1 

Operating After Suspension 1 

OUi Liquor 8 

OUI Liquor, 2nd Offense 1 

OUI Liquor, 3rd Offense 1 

Possessing Four or More False Credit Cards 1 

Rape 1 

Rape, Aggravated 1 

Shoplifting 4 

Stalking 1 

Stop For Police, Fail 1 

Tagging Property 1 

Telephone Calls, Annoying 3 

Threat to Commit Crime 3 

Traffic, Town By-Law Offenses 1 

Trespass 3 

Trespassing on Rail Road Right 1 

Uninsured Motor Vehicle 3 

Unlicensed Operation of MV 7 

Use MV Without Authority 1 

Use MV Without Authority 1 

Utter False Check 1 

Vandalize Property 18 

Vandalize Property 2 



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Warrant 9 

Witness, Intimidate 2 

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES 

Arrests 61 

Criminal Complaints Filed 53 

Protective Custody 12 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 122 

Motor Vehicle Citations Issued 685 

Stolen Motor Vehicles Recovered 2 

Domestic Violence Cases Investigated 15 

FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND^ 

Paid Detail Surcharge $16,665.09 

Gun License Fees $5080.00 

Soliciting License Fees $225.00 

Police Report Fees $1155.00 

TOTAL $23,125.09 



ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AaiVITIES 

• Investigated a homicide that resulted in the death of a 45-year old male after a physical 

confrontation. 

• Dismantled an elaborate drug trafficking network that was operating in and around 
Cohasset. Over lib of cocaine and three vehicles seized. 

• Located and seized large-scale marijuana grow in the Beechwood section of town. Over 
500 plants seized from a gorilla type grow operation on town owned land. 

• Seized the opportunity to turn the sixth annual Cohasset Triathlon into an 
interoperability training exercise. While using private funds to pay for the over 25 police 
detail officers, the triathlon was used as "live training" for the Cohasset public safety 
departments (Police, Fire, Emergency Management, and Harbor Department) response 
to large scale events utilizing the principles of the National Incident Management 
System (NIMS), while interacting with outside agencies including Hingham Police, Hull 
Police, Scituate Police, US Coast Guard, MetroLEC, South Shore Hospital, MEMA, 
Massachusetts State Police, and area fire department. 



Due to changes in Records Management software and a data loss in 2012 fees returned to the General 
Fund are higher than reported here. 



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• Signed mutual aid agreements with Hingham, Hull, Scituate, and Norwell Police 
Departments. 

• Signed a mutual aid agreement with 43 MetroLEC communities in the metro Boston and 
South Shore areas. 

• Hired five new police officers to fill open vacancies (two in January, one in July, and two 
more in August). 

• Transitioned to regional dispatch in August 2012 

• Department is now actively involved in the Norfolk County Chiefs of Police 
Association. Provides mentoring and networking opportunities for command staff. 



• 



Appointed a provisional sergeant to oversee newly developed field training and 
mentoring program for new officers that graduated the police academy in December 
2012. 

• Assigned a police sergeant to oversee and coordinate all department training. 

• Developed a centralized training record system for all department personnel. 



• 



For the first time in three years began to send officers to mandated in-service training at 
the regional police academy. Each officer is updated in 1^' Responder, CPR, and legal 
issues. Cohasset Police firearms instructors at least twice per year do firearms' training 
in-house. 

• In response to a near drowning in Cohasset Harbor and a drowning in Aaron River, 
equipped Cohasset Police cruisers with water rescue equipment for officers. 



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2012 REPORT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

The first part of the year we spent submitting paperwork to qualify for reimbursement 
from FEMA for the Hurricane Irene event in August, 2011. We were successful in 
receiving $77,000 from FEMA to help offset our costs of the storm. 

Work continued to build out our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the Deer Hill 
School. With the award of two grants from Massachusetts Emergency Management 
Agency (MEMA) totaling $4,500, we were able to make electrical upgrades and 
purchase switching equipment to connect the EOC to the Public Safety Building. 

With a $1,500 grant from MEMA, we trained and equipped an 18 member Community 
Emergency Response Team (CERT), which we had to put on the street during Hurricane 
Sandy in October. The volunteers took part in a 10 week training program, run by the 
Braintree Emergency Management and are FEMA Certified as CERT responders. The 
addition of these 18 volunteers is a tremendous force multiplier to the Town's 
Emergency Response. We are grateful to them all for stepping forward. We have been 
awarded a grant to be used in 2013 to train and equip additional CERT Team members. 
Under the direction of MEMA Region II, we established a Local Emergency Planning 
Committee and received a grant to fund some of our planning activities. 

During the year, we took advantage of a Cadet Co-Op Program at Massachusetts 
Maritime Academy. The Academy offers a B.S. Degree in Emergency Management and 
requires Junior year cadets in the program to perform a semester of Co-Op work. We 
were fortunate to have a talented young man work with us for the summer, helping to 
move our goals, preparedness and objectives ahead. 

Respectfully, 

Glenn A. Pratt 

Director, Emergency Management 



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2012 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 DRW during the last year: 

Rebuilt or repaired 8 catch basins. 

Cleaned 536 catch basins with the truck basin cleaner and 70 by hand. 

Dug out the flapper on Atlantic Avenue 17 times to alleviate flooding. 

Rebuilt or replaced 120' offences. 

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

Replaced or repaired 103 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 70 Street Opening Permits. 

Marked out and issued 2 Catch Basin Easements. 

Transferred 1,629 tons of solid waste and 604 tons of C&D. Recycled 561 tons of mixed 
paper products, 107 tons of scrap metals and cans, 75 tons of plastics, 146 tons of glass 
and 650 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 exception of 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 
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Plowed and/or sanded 8 times. 

Cohasset ended 2012 with Hurricane Sandy bringing down trees and wires town wide. 
All Departments assisted during this storm. 

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

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

Held 6 paint collection days and 5 brush days for residential brush chipping. 

Prepared $1,487 million Annual Operating Budget and carried over a $75,000 Capital 
Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2013. 

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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2012 FACILITIES DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 

The Town of Cohasset Facilities Department is a Town Services Department. The 
Department's Mission is to ensure all Town Buildings are maintained to the highest 
standard possible. The Department's Office is located at Cohasset Middle High School. 
The Department is staffed by a manager, three full time and one part time employee. 
The Departments responsibilities include: Cohasset Middle High School, Deerhill 
Elementary School, Osgood Elementary School, Public Safety Building, Paul Pratt Library, 
DPW Garage, Town Hall Building and Cohasset Teen Center. The Department also does 
work at the Cohasset Elder Affairs Offices located in the Cohasset Community Center, in 
addition to working at the Children's Museum at the Paul Pratt Library. 

GENERAL DUTIES 

o Set ups of Town Meetings, all Board and Committee Meetings at Town Hall and all 

State and Town Elections 
o Custodial duties and trash pickup at Town Buildings 
o Completing tasks on Work Orders generated by Facilities Manager 
o Responding to Town and School Employee requests as needed. 
o Meeting with vendors, contractors, service technicians, and inspectors as required 
o Monitor and ensure that all facility related equipment and structural inspections are 

completed and in compliance with all state and federal safety codes for all Town 

buildings 
o Daily monitoring of all BAC Building Control Systems 
o Managing all duties and functions of the Facilities Department : communication with 

public and staff, budget management, payroll, attendance, files, manage stock and 

supplies, coordinating with vendors and contractors to set up projects, paying 

invoices. Fielding requests from Town Manager the Superintendent of Schools, Town 

Department Heads for projects. 
o Perform Maintenance of Electrical, HVAC, Heating, Lighting, Plumbing, Security and 

Fire Alarm Systems in all Town Buildings. 

MAJOR PROJECTS 2012 

o Worked with Town Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief and I. T. Manager on Public 
Safety Building Project. [Creating Safe Room and related Safety Requirements] 

o Worked with Business Manager at Cohasset Public Schools on Retiling Project at the 
Middle High School 

o Replaced two rooftop air conditioning units at Deerhill School 

o Replaced an electric motor on roof top air handlers at High School GYM 

o Upgraded Cohasset Public Schools indoor lighting of all schools to energy efficient 
lamps and switches. 

o Replaced carpet in Town Clerks Offices. 

o Replaced outside lighting at Town Hall with more efficient LED fixtures and lamps. 



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o Replaced failed water heater at Public Safety Building. 

o Working with Parks Dept. replaced wood chips DeerHill Playground. 

o Interior Painting offices, hallways, windows walls in several buildings. 

o Replaced many blown lamps and ballasts all buildings as needed. 

o Worked with Emergency Management expanding and updating Control Center. 

o Responded to over 400 work orders generated by all Departments and the School 

Department. 
o Worked with High School Accreditation Committee providing them with information 

to document that High School Facilities up to State and Federal Requirements. 
o Worked with Electrical Contractor to inspect, evaluate, and generate a report on the 

condition of all electrical service panels in all buildings, 
o Worked with Roofing Contractor to inspect, evaluate, and repair leaks on the roofs 

at the High School, Deerhill School, Osgood School and Paul Pratt Library. A report 

was generated. 
o Serviced all classroom, hallway and office heat units all Schools. Serviced all rooftop 

HVAC units all Schools. Serviced all rooftop exhaust fans all Schools. Service done 

twice yearly. Service includes belts, filters grease fittings and lube. Serviced all heat 

and air conditioning units all Town Buildings Twice Yearly. 
o Boilers in all Town Buildings were serviced and inspected by Contractor, Insurance 

Co. and State. 
o Had all required inspections completed Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Pump Osgood 

School, Fire Extinguishers all Buildings, Elevators at High School, Osgood School, and 

Town Hall, Playground Inspections and annual inspections kitchen exhaust fans. 

{Schools}, 
o Exhaust Fan System maintenance and inspections at Fire Dept. and DPW for Trucks 

when they are running while inside. 



The Facilities Department would like to thank all Departments and Employees for 
helping us do our jobs more effectively in F.Y. 2012. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mark H. Kelly / Facilities Manager 



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Sewer Commission 2012 Annual Report 



Customer Base : Three Hundred Three (303) in the North Cohasset District and One 
Thousand One Hundred Seventy (1,170) in the Central District. 

Waste Water Treatment Plant : United Water completed its second year as the contract 
operator of the plant. The CSC remains pleased with their performance maintaining the 
plant and the entire distribution system. A study was conducted to assess the physical 
state of the building housing the plant, and a number of repairs will be made in 2013 to 
address the impact of high relative humidity within the building. The plant utilizes a 
significant volume of water in its processes. The service water system was modified to 
reduce the use of potable water and the corresponding operating cost. The Town 
Manager initiated an energy audit. A five (5) year capital improvements plan has been 
prepared and budgeted to smooth future expenditures. The Treatment Plant continues 
to produce a very high quality effluent utilizing its innovative membrane technology. 

Capital Proiect - Little Harbor/Atlantic Avenue and Deep Run/Rust Way Sewer 
Expansion : The remaining balance of the $15,200,000 borrowing capacity previously 
approved by Town Meeting is $1,377,235 as confirmed by an independent accounting 
report dated 10/22/12 commissioned by the Town Manager. Final close-out of 
construction contracts is anticipated by the end of FY 2013. 

The Judgment : Since 1979, the town has been subject to a court ordered injunction on 
behalf of the Commonwealth to address specific wastewater disposal obligations. Three 
hundred sixty-one (361) homes were identified to be connected to the sewer system no 
later than June 30, 2012. Twenty-one (21) have not yet been connected of which only 
six (6) remain without contracts executed for the work. 50 homeowners have taken 
advantage of a state program offering low interest loans for connections, collectively 
valued at $888,962. 

Grinder Pumps Program : The CSC initiated a program to 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 (5) year warranty similar to the new Little 
Harbor units. This transition is included as part of the ongoing grinder pump 
maintenance program for town-owned grinder pumps with the intent to upgrade the 
remaining two hundred forty (240) remaining Interon pumps prior to transfer of 
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Capital Project - Infiltration and Inflow Remediation : Older sewer mains are subject to 
groundwater entering through broken pipe or joints as evidenced by substantially 
increased flow volumes metered at the plant following rain events. I&l flow increases 
operation cost of the plant. Town Meeting previously approved expenditure not to 
exceed $1,000,000 to inspect and repair sewer mains, of which $630,000 remains 
available. Inspection of 22,000 linear feet of a total 35,000 linear feet of sewer mains 
has been completed. Additional system repairs are anticipated for the spring and 
summer of 2013 to further reduce wet weather and groundwater influences. 

Financial Status : The Finance Director confirmed the Sewer Enterprise Fund reported a 
FY 2012 surplus of $314,452 on an approved budget of $3,118,968, and reported a 
retained earnings balance of $1,369,943 of which $1,261,425 constitutes prepaid 
betterments leaving a balance of $108,518 available for future use. Special Town 
Meeting approved a $103,689 transfer from retained earnings, $50,000 for a planning 
study to assess future expansion of the system, and the transfer of $900,000 from 
retained earnings to the Betterment Debt Service Stabilization Fund. 



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



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^ Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

3 5 Ripley Road | Cohasset, MA 02025-1745 | Phone: 781.383.U48 | Fax: 781.383.3024 

.vww.cohassetlibrary.org 



Annual Report Fiscal Year 2012 

look what we accomplished with 1.57% of the total municipal operating 
budget! 

Service Statistics at a Glance - FY2012 

Items loaned Card Holders Visitors Program attendance Meeting room use 
152,773 5,188 134,681 9,444 1,379 



vs. 2011 +2.37% 



-1.6% 



0% 



+3.4% 



-1.8% 



FY2012 Operating Budget 



Budgeted Sources of Revenue 

Town-operating budget: $512,169* 

Gift fund 3,000 

State aid to public libraries grant 9,106 
Endowment trust income: 38,485 

Friends of the Cohasset Library: 15,516 
South Shore Music Circus 5,000 

Total Library Revenue: $583,276** 

** $15,234 of fees and fines turned over 
to the Town's general fund. 
*Town library budget is 1.57% of total 
town budget 



Budgeted Uses of Revenue 



Town-funded salaries: 



$406,640' 



Unexpended salaries: 

Town-funded operating expenses: 89,797 
Gift, State & Trust expenses: 52,049 

Friends of the Cohasset Library: 22,165 

Total uses of library revenue: $570,651 

***Amended personnel budget increased 
from 398,729 to 406,640. 



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Operational Highlights 

This year, we celebrated the restoration of Sunday hours. These hours are among the 
most popular and busy of our 55-hour weekly operating schedule, and we are grateful 
that funding was restored for this valued service. The implementation of our new 
Sunday Author Talks (SAT) series further underscored the value of Sunday library 
services. The library's Program Committee, led by library trustee Marylou Lawrence, 
developed this successful author talk series which brought some of the 
Commonwealth's most renowned and talented authors to our library and filled our 
meeting space with beyond capacity crowds. We are extremely grateful to the Cohasset 
Rotary Club for sponsoring SAT's inaugural season and to Bruce Sinclaire of A Taste for 
Wine & Spirits for generously providing the wine served at the wine & cheese receptions 
following the events. 

Our library operation was greatly enhanced this year by the addition of our first Young 
Adult/Reference Librarian, a position dedicated to serving the research and literary 
needs of teens and tweens. Expanded and targeted services for this age group have 
been a long-time goal of the library Trustees and Director, and our first Young 
Adult/Reference Librarian hit the ground running. Exciting programs and services for 
youth were implemented, including the Great Decisions program; a foreign policy study 
and discussion group for teens; provision of research assistance to our Homework 
Center students; expansion of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB); development of research 
and literature collections; and the implementation of QR codes, barcodes that direct 
patrons with smartphones to library resources. 

The library trustees and director are extremely grateful to the South Shore Music Circus 
(SSMC) for their ongoing generosity and support of library services through grant 
funding. This year, SSMC awarded the library $5,000.00 for a digitization initiative that 
will convert our Cohasset Mariner microfilm collection into a fully searchable database. 

The library is committed to meeting the evolving challenges associated with the growing 
demand for library technology and information services. A recently published report by 
the Pew Research Center revealed that free access to technology in public libraries is as 
important to Americans ages 16 and older as both print books and reference services. 
This report, "Library Services in the Digital Age", showed that 80% of the 2,252 persons 
interviewed stated that borrowing books and consulting with reference librarians were 
"very important." Free access to computers and the Internet were rated as "very 
important" by 77% of the interviewees. Our library certainly experienced this demand 
as substantiated by the 152, 773 collection items circulated in FY2012, and the recorded 
15,600 checkouts of computers by our patrons. (This figure does not include Children's 
Room and Young Adult Room computer use). 



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In addition, 53% of the Pew survey interviewees said that libraries should offer more 
ebooks. The library community is working hard to meet the demand for ebooks, 
although this is a somewhat daunting task due to inflated pricing terms for libraries 
coupled with ebook title restrictions imposed by the Big 6 publishers. Hopefully, an 
American Library Association initiative currently underway will result in equitable library 
ebook business models and expanded content. 

The Pew report also revealed that 59% of Americans ages 16 and older say libraries 
should provide more comfortable spaces for reading, working, and relaxing. This type of 
library use is clearly evident in Cohasset's library, as daily our public spaces are filled 
with people of all ages engaged in these activities. There continues to be strong public 
demand for library meeting room space, as illustrated by the 1,379 room reservation 
requests made by many community organizations, committees, and by tutors helping 
students with studies. The library embraces its roles as community gathering place, 
information and technology resource center, and educational and cultural hub. 

Reference and Information Services 

For the Fiscal Year ending June, 2012, the Reference Department fielded over 3800 
reference questions from children to adults on a variety of subjects. With the addition of 
a part-time Reference/Young Adult Librarian, patrons have enjoyed the benefit of 
continual reference desk coverage. We make use of both print and electronic formats 
reminding patrons that they can access databases from home via our library's website. 
The Reference Department will search and place holds on materials not found in our 
network of libraries. Other services available through the Reference Department include 
one-on-one basic computer tutorials, reader's advisory services, proctoring of exams, 
and locating information on the internet. 

Our outreach program serves homebound Cohasset residents, the Golden Living Center 
of Cohasset, and the Sunrise Assisted Living Center of Cohasset. The Reference 
Department selects materials, manages, and coordinates with The Friends of the Library 
delivery of library materials to those who are unable to visit the library due to illness or 
disability. 

The library offers programs of interest to senior citizens including movie matinees of 
popular films, book talks, a Great Decisions discussion group, and hands-on basic 
computer skills workshops. Adult programming included monthly movies, a book 
discussion group, author visits, hands-on computer workshops, a series of employment 
workshops, several lectures on genealogy, and the Great Decisions discussion program. 



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Children's Programs & Services 

The Children's Room supports, enriches, and encourages students and families with all 
their literacy needs. We provide resources and programming to youth of all ages to 
meet their educational, cultural and recreational 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 172 
programs for children with 7,889 participants. We offered weekly music for young 
children performed by MamaSteph, story times, and craft sessions. We hosted a young 
writer's workshop, a pirate show, early release day movies and live animal shows for 
library families. We celebrated Family Literacy Month in November with Marcia and 
Mark Wilson's live owl show, "Eyes on Owls". 

More than 300 students registered and participated in the state-wide summer reading 
program. One World, Many Stories sponsored by the Friends of the Cohasset Library, the 
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins. Our summer 
reading program encouraged children and teens to set a personal reading goal of how 
many minutes per day they would set aside to read, recording the minutes or titles on 
their summer reading log. Our summer Monday Night at the Movies and Tuesday 
Evening Family Performances, featuring newly released family films shown in our 
Meeting Room, have attracted a full house weekly. On Tuesday evenings during the 
summer we had a variety of different fun family programs including the Drawbridge 
Puppet Theater, John Higby, Yo-Yo artist, Scott Jameson, magician, Keith Michael 
Johnson, bubble artist, and Barn Babies, live animal show. 

Our continued collaboration with the Cohasset Public School librarians ensures the 
provision of research resources needed for the continued success of our students. This 
collaboration also led to the selection of new titles in fiction and nonfiction and the 
added provision of databases that compliment the Common Core State Standards 
Initiative. 

Friends of the Cohasset Library 

The Friends of Cohasset Library support the library through ongoing fund-raising and 
advocacy to provide programming and community outreach services. In fiscal 2012, the 
Friends raised over $18,000 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 provide refreshments at many library functions, including the Teen Advisory 
Board, volunteer at various events, and provide the coffee service for patrons. We also 
fund the library's Great Decisions program, a discussion group for those interested in 



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learning about and discussing foreign policy, and jointly fund a public nnovie license that 
enables the library to host movie programs for the public. In addition, the Mama Steph 
music program for children, the Eyes On Owls live ov^l show, and Barn Babies live animal 
show, are three of the library's most popular programs made possible by the funding 
support of the Friends of the Cohasset Library. 

Members of the Friends' board include Jill Littlejohn, Linda Fechter, Barbara Wrenn, Gail 
Flynn, Maurajane Rogers, Jessica Patterson, Celia McLane, Donna Hayden, Lanier 
Grassie, and Annjean Moody. 

The Cohasset Library Trust. Inc. (CLT) 

CLT's mission is to prudently manage the library's endowment and to increase it. In 
FY12, CLT successfully achieved this mission. On June 30, 2012, the value of the 
endowment was $1,223,908. The long term above average investment performance of 
'he total portfolio was primarily the result of the Library Trust's Investment Committee's 
management. In addition, the endowment benefited from generous gifts of about 
$53,550 - including a $25,000 gift from the South Shore Music Circus, a $7,000 gift from 
Cornelia Barnard, a $10,100 gift from Bowker/Kasdon , and a $10,000 gift in memory of 
Caroline Blanton Thayer. CLT's annual meeting in May 2012 elected John J. Flanagan as 
its new president after expressing gratitude to Deborah A. Shadd for serving as CLT's 
third president. 

The Board of Directors is especially saddened by the loss of Sheila S. Evans, the founder 
of CLT, who passed away on December 15, 2012. For 45 years, Mrs. Evans served in 
several leadership positions as an elected trustee of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. 
Although her creation of CLT five years ago was but one of her many accomplishments 
on the board, it was one she was most proud of. Her energy, dedication, expertise, and 
exceptionally high standards of excellence have made their mark on all the library's 
achievements, and her loss is felt deeply by the entire library community. 



Respectfully submitted. 

Library Trustees 

Agnes McCann, Chair Jackie Rafferty, Library Director 

Carolyn Coffey, 

Lynne Degiacomo 

Rod Hobson 

Marylou Lawrence 

Sarah Pease 

Teresa Polhemus 

Patience Garrick Towie 

Stacey Weaver 



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2012 Report of the Recreation Commission 

It is with distinct pleasure that we report the 2012 activities of the Recreation 
Comnnission to residents. 

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. 
We conducted our fourth annual Health and Recreation Fair on Sunday, March 25, 2012. 
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 2012 Fair was the second 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 have honored the Cohasset Recreation Department with a Community 
Outreach Award for a "program over and above regular programming that 
demonstrates a benefit to the community". The 5' Annual Health and Recreation Fair 
will be held on Sunday, March 24'^ 2013 at the Deer Hill School. 

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 Cheerleading and Lacrosse Clinics, Breakdancing, Children's Yoga, Tai Chi, 
and Surf Lessons to go along with our popular Summer Xtreme and Playground 
Program, numerous summer camps and clinics, trips to Red Sox games, Running Club 
and Strong Kids, Dance Classes, Etiquette, SAT instruction, CPR classes, babysitting 
training and Coast Guard Boating Safety programs. 

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. 
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 
2012. Concerts performed by a variety of bands are on Thursday nights after the 
Farmer's Market. On July 31^' in memory of long time Recreation Director Jack Worley, 
the US Navy Band performed for over 200 people in Cohasset Town Hall; a donation 
from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9146 afforded the band, the Worley family and 
all attendees a catered dinner. 

The Department's before and after school program, R.I.S.E. (recreation, imagination, 
socialization and education) program finished its' first year well beyond our 
expectations with 83 kids taking part. The before school program operates from 7 am 



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to 9 am at the Osgood School and from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Deer Hill School. We 
appreciate the cooperation and assistance from the School Department. 
In conjunction with the Clark Chatterton Memorial Fund Committee the Department 
organized the Thanksgiving Morning "Thanks-for-Giving" 5 k Road Race for the fourth 
year. 600 runners registered for the race and it was a highly successful run with over 
100 more runners from 2011. Special thanks go out to our sponsors and volunteers. 
During Fiscal Year 2012, starting July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 the Recreation 
Commission produced for the General Fund $62,180.00. Concurrently, over 
$470,000.00 was transacted via Revolving Account Funds for 100% Self-Supporting 
programs via fees charged participants for a variety of services of which $227,576.00 
was transacted via 'credit card' registrations. $17,812.50 was produced for use by the 
Commission via grants and donations. Approximately another $30,000.00 was 
transacted via other and direct self-supporting financial systems during F.Y. 2012, 
manifesting $500,000.00 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, easing 
taxpayers' burden. 

A $25,000 Capital Budget project for refurbishment for the six town tennis courts at 
Milliken Field was completed. This included fixing cracks on the retaining wall and 
replacement of the fence post foundations on the original two tennis courts, new posts 
and nets and crack repair and resurface were done on all six courts. 
The Commission also requested and received $25,000 from the Community Preservation 
Committee which was approved at the December 2012 Town Meeting to replace the 
1967 Milliken Field fence along Bancroft Road. This project started at the end of 
December and includes a new handicapped gate for the tennis courts. 

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- 
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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 would like to thank both James H. Richardson and Lillian M. 
Curley for their 25 years of combined service to the Recreation Commission. Their 
dedication, time and efforts were greatly appreciated. Each brought with them 
perspectives, insight and input which was essential towards meeting our goals and 
objectives. Jim joined the commission in 2002 after years volunteering with the 
Cohasset Basketball Boosters organizing the recreation basketball program. He was 
chairman of the commission for the last five years. Lillian dedicated fifteen years of 
service to the commission. Lillian and her mother, Mary Jeannette Murray, and her 
grandfather, Nathaniel Hurwitz, have unprecedented combined service to the Town of 
Cohasset, the Commonwealth and the Nation of over eighty years. 

The Recreation Commission wishes to thank 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, 
Maria K. Osborne, Chairperson 
Daniel J. Martin, Vice Chairman 
Abigail H. Alves, Secretary 
Douglas R. Ellinger 
Elizabeth Deveney Frazier 
Kathryn C. Lydon 
Roseanne M. McMorris 

James E. Carroll, Jr., Director 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COHASSET HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 2012 

The Cohasset Historical Commission submits the annual report of work during 2012 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). 

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 the time and effort he has put in to keep these forms up to date. 

"State or Federally Involved" Projects - We receive communication concerning any state 
projects which may impact a historic area. We received notification this year from the 
state concerning a project using FEMA funds to replace a stone culvert containing 
granite blocks under Jerusalem Road and the reuse of the blocks. Also, the state has 
proposed notifying towns only when a state or federal project concerns the state 
register of historic places listing. 

Local Involvement - 

1. Government Island National Register Site - The year 2010 celebrated the ISO*'^ 
anniversary of the lighting of the present Minot's Ledge Lighthouse. The Cohasset 



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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. 
During the year we met with one of the local Boy Scouts who will be clearing a path up 
to Beacon Rock and will be developing signage with its significance. 

2. 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. 

3. First Parish Meeting House - The Commission has worked with the Community 
Preservation Committee for the restoration of the windows of the Meeting House. The 
Commission has given assistance on the information the state needs for a historic 
preservation restriction on the property. 

4. 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. 

5. Membership - We have open seats on the Commission. Anyone interested in 
becoming involved with the historic preservation of the town is encouraged to contact 
the Board of Selectmen or the Commission for more information. 

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 review the past. 

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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SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 

2012 COHASSETTOWN REPORT 

The South Shore School District is represented by eight appointed School Comnnittee 
members from each town. 

Adele Leonard - Abington Robert Mo I la - Norwell 

Kenneth Thayer, Vice Chairman - Cohasset Gerald Blake - Rockland 

Robert Heywood - Hanover John Manning, Chairman - Scituate 

Christopher Amico - Hanson Daniel Salvucci - Whitman 

During the 2012 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 knov\/n 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. 

Graduation ceremonies were held on June 8, 2012, at the South Shore Music Circus 
where diplomas and vocational certificates at graduation ceremonies were handed out. 
This year there were no graduates from Cohasset. 

In October 2012, Matthew Harte of Cohasset, Class of 2013, was awarded the 
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. 

In 2012 we saw the retirements of our school nurse, Suzanne Thompson, as well 
as several teachers including Drafting teacher Ralph Guerra, Culinary teacher 
Vincent Carestia, and Special Education Coordinator Maureen Francis. We have 
moved Deborah Collins to the position of Director of Vocational Education, Ellen 
Witter-Harrington is now our Director of Special Education, Colette Worrall is our 
new school nurse, and we have added a new HR Coordinator position filled by 
Holly Ditchfield. 

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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2012 Town Report 

From the Cohasset Public Schools. 



The Cohasset Public Schools continue to challenge students with a diverse program of 
educational offerings. This year a number of key personnel joined the Cohasset 
community. First, in the high school Ms. Carolyn Connolly and Mr. Brain Scott joined 
Ms. Kerrl Sandler, establishing new traditions and opportunities for our students at the 
Middle and High School. There has been a new sense of energy as new activities have 
been introduced to the students. At the elementary level, Mr. Robert LeCount returned 
to the Joseph Osgood School to lead the school after a four year hiatus. He quickly 
settled in and without missing a beat it seems as though Mr. LeCount never left. He 
filled a large void left by the departure of Ms. Sheehan. He has worked tirelessly to get 
to know the families who attend Osgood as well as the new staff who have joined the 
Osgood community. 

The central office has had several changes since last year. Ms. Lori Villani joined the 
Cohasset family as the Director of Student Services. She has spent her first year in the 
district developing programs and assessing the needs of the students. She feels strongly 
in creating positive learning opportunities for students. Ms. Villani has begun her 
tenure by engaging in the Coordinated Program Review through the Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education. The results of this review will help establish the 
educational trends for the next six years. 

Lastly, the district welcomed a new Chief Technology Officer to be shared with the 
town. Mr. Robert Bonnell came on board last spring and has worked tirelessly to create 
an infrastructure that will support the district for the twenty-first century. After 
completion of a technology audit, on the school side he has constructed a new 
framework that will incorporate new computer labs, increase wireless capability, and 
establish tablet instruction. In the coming months there will be many more changes as 
Mr. Bonnell creates and reinforces a plan that will add capacity and capability to the 
system permitting students to be more competitive, teachers to be more productive 
and a district to be more educational current with its South Shore neighbors. 

As always, the Cohasset Public Schools is forever indebted to the PSO and the CEF for 
the their tireless efforts in providing educational opportunities not otherwise available 
to us. All year long these two entities work with the schools to bring a variety of grants 
and curriculum to enhance student learning. The district is grateful for their exhaustive 
efforts to increase learning year round. The last entity to recognize is the Cohasset 
SEPAC. This organization carries on many parent opportunities in the area of Special 
Education. Each year they create a full slate of meetings encompassing a variety of 
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From the Joseph Osgood School. 



This year opened with the return of Robert LeCount, this time as the principal of the 
Joseph Osgood School. Mr. LeCount previously served as the school's adjustment 
counselor 1996-2008. As he leads the school he has been busy acquainting himself with 
old faculty, introducing new faculty and ensuring the school is operating to capacity. He 
has worked with Mrs. Demas, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and the faculty to 
create effective professional development activities designed to improve student 
learning. Faculty has received training in early reading skills, handwriting, and the 
writing process. Two teachers from each grade were chosen to pilot Envision, a new 
math curriculum, ensuring the curricula aligns with the Massachusetts Common Core 
State Standards. Additionally, several social skills curricula are being evaluated this year 
to meet the social/emotional demands of students in the younger grades. 

The Osgood School PSO provided enrichment activities throughout the year. Some of 
the activities included a fall walk on the nature trail with a member of the 
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Sandy Kiefer and her talking Cello for kindergarten 
students, and the annual grade two field trip to a local farm. The CEF sponsored author, 
Greg Tang, who enriched students and teachers with his views on teaching and learning 
mathematics. 

From the Deer Hill School 



The 2012-2013 school year began on September 5*^ a day filled with excitement for the 
students and staff. The October enrollment, as of October 1, 2012 was 429 students, 
an increase of 15 students. 

The Deer Hill teachers continue to instruct the children in programs piloted last year and 
expanded upon this year. Reading continues to receive attention with the 
implementation of the reading series, Reading Street. Students also are demonstrating 
a greater command of the language through the instructional program, Words Their 
Way. In math, two teachers at each grade level piloted the new and promising math 
program entitled "Envision Math" matching their peers at the Osgood. 

The Deer Hill PSO provided students with a high quality, academically varied enrichment 
program. Favorite programs included the Museum of Science (Weather, Star Lab and 
Animal Adaptations) as well as Young Audiences of America (visits from Ben Franklin 
and Abigail Adams.) New programs included student workshops conducted by Greg 
Tang, noted mathematics instructor and author, MARC anti-bullying workshop. The PSO 
and Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF) combined resources to fund the first annual 
Circus in Residence program, which provided acrobatics, clowning, juggling, and other 
circus skills to all students, with an exciting circus performance by the fifth grade at the 
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Deer Hill School was the lucky recipient of several CEF grants, including an exciting plan 
to provide several teachers with technology and instruction to incorporate digital nnedia 
in the classroom as well as a day of professional development by Greg Tang, who also 
provided student workshops. Deer Hill School also received a CEF grant to partially fund 
the "Twenty-first Century Classroom" including interactive white boards, digital 
presenters, and LCD projectors for every classroom. With WiFi having been installed in 
the building in the fall of 2012, the completion of this project will represent the very 
latest in educational technology for all of our students and classrooms. 

In September, the Deer Hill School courtyard was the recipient of the prestigious 2012 
Virginia Thurston Landscape Design Award from the Garden Club Federation of 
Massachusetts and the Certificate of Merit from the Community Garden Club of 
Cohasset. The Junior Gardener program joined forces with the Community Garden Club 
of Cohasset to transform our courtyard into a beautiful outdoor space. 

The school-wide enrichment program, EMC3, began its first semester in October. New 
this year on the menu of enrichment classes are Global Books, Who do you think you 
are? (tracing ancestry) and Ancient Civilizations. This program, based on a model of 
school-wide enrichment for Gifted and Talented programs, has been sustained and 
reinvented every year by the personal interests and passions of both teachers and 
students at Deer Hill. Our Character Education Program has emphasized the qualities of 
Courage, Self Control, and Responsibility. 

In November, Deer Hill School carried on its annual tradition of holding a Reception and 
Veteran's Day Ceremony to honor area Veteran's of the armed forces. Students read 
original essays and played patriotic music for the guests of honor, whose numbers 
increase every year at this event. Also in November, Deer Hill students participated in 
the Every Kid Votes program - an on-line student voting program -just prior to the 
national election. 

In January, the faculty and students said goodbye to two Deer Hill staff members who 
have served the community of Cohasset for a very long time - Mrs. Denise Yess, Speech 
and Language Pathologist, and Mr. Thomas Jones, Daytime Custodian - both retired at 
the end of long and successful careers in Cohasset Public Schools. 

Our assessment programs give us valuable information regarding the academic 
achievement of our students. In 2012, once again Deer Hill MCAS scores were above 
state average in all three grade levels in all content areas. In grade three, 2012 scores 
reported 80% in Proficient or higher in Reading and in Mathematics, 89% were 
Proficient or higher. In grade four ELA, 78% of students scored in the Advanced or 
Proficient range (a 12 point increase over 2011) and in Math that number was 73% (a 5 
point increase). In grade five, 81% of students scored in the Advanced or Proficient 
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Favorite traditions continue to be enjoyed by the students. These included the 
Favorites Arts Night, Spring and Winter Concerts, 5*^ grade Promotion Ceremony, 
Veteran's Day Ceremony, Readathon, and the Annual Field Day. For the third year, 
students celebrated the spirit of Deer Hill School with an assembly designed by the 
Student Leadership Team entitled "Deer Hill Cares" - with a special tribute to one leader 
who embodies our caring values. The theme for the February 2013 assembly was 
Friendship and Compassion, and the Leadership Team did a special tribute to Harriet 
Tubman for her courageous contribution to help emancipate enslaved people in the 19**^ 
century. 

The principal of Deer Hill, Dr. Jennifer deChiara, remains committed to the school's 
mission, which is to see the students grow in front of them, their choices increase in 
number, their horizons grow bigger, their knowledge grow stronger, their interests 
deepen, and that they are empowered to take advantage of all opportunities available 
to them in the 21^^ century. 

From the Middle and High Schools 



Cohasset Middle-High School has enjoyed many successes in the past year. The 
scholastic achievement of the students, along with the tremendous level of participation 
in co-curricular offerings, continues to place Cohasset Middle-High School in the top 
rankings of public schools within the Commonwealth and across the country. 

The Class of 2012 graduated 93 students who earned the Cohasset diploma through 
completion of our graduation requirements and in accordance with Massachusetts state 
standards. Among those students were thirty-four members of the National Honor 
Society, 44 eligible for the Stanly Koplik Certificate, and twenty-seven recipients of the 
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. Of those class members who chose to share their 
plans, 84 students intended to continue their studies at a four-year college, while two 
enlisted in the military. 

In July, Carolyn Connolly joined the Cohasset school community as the principal of the 
middle-high school. Since her arrival, Ms. Connolly has worked with the staff, students, 
and community members to foster school culture and to encourage new traditions. 
There is weekly communication with parents via the school newsletter, and the new 
format for Back-to-School night was also well received. The start of school also included 
a 9^ grade orientation night which was very well attended and which will be expanded 
upon next year. 

A strong sense of school spirit pervades the building. In October, students and faculty 
enthusiastically participated in spirit week and a homecoming pep rally that allowed our 
students to demonstrate leadership and school pride. Student recognition has included 
a gathering of fall athletes, as well as honor roll breakfasts for students in all grades. 
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of co-curricular offerings, and the new co-curricular handbook will soon be posted 
online. During the fall alone, eighth grade students led a Breast Cancer Awareness 
campaign, the Volunteer Club participated in "Christmas in the City," and the middle 
and high school student councils joined forces to collect toys for those devastated by 
Hurricane Sandy. 

While 185 Cohasset students' currently challenge themselves through study in AP 
courses, there are many ways for students at CMHS to demonstrate their aptitudes. 
Through independent study and global exploration, students are encouraged to seek out 
learning opportunities that are real and meaningful. Some opt to do that through the 
French Exchange program, some compete in model United Nations competitions, and 
others excel in drama and the arts. The fall performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone" 
will certainly go down in the annals as one of Cohasset's finest student performances. 

Cohasset athletes continue to win accolades. In winter 2012, boy's basketball, boy's ice 
hockey and wrestling all qualified for the state tournament. Swimmers, wrestlers and 
alpine skiers, qualified for individual states. Last spring, baseball and girl's tennis won 
South Shore league titles, and baseball, boy's lacrosse, girl's lacrosse, and girl's tennis 
qualified for state tournament play. The girl's tennis team went on to win the MIAA 
Division 3 South Sectional Title, and freshman Emma Davis won an all-state individual 
tennis title— the first in school history. This fall, the golf team won its fourth 
consecutive South Shore League Title, and boy's soccer and field hockey qualified for 
state tournament play. In 2012, Cohasset had over 50 league All-Stars, 14 Patriot Ledger 
all-scholastics, and one Boston Globe all-scholastic. Of special interest, our own Bo 
Ruggerio earned a certificate for having 500 + wins for the varsity boy's basketball team 
over the course of his career here in Cohasset. The athletic program is certainly thriving 
under the direction of Ron Ford and with the commitment of our student athletes. 

Over the past year, the CMHS faculty has completed the critical self-study needed for 
reaccreditation, and has spent many hours of professional time engaged in genuine 
discourse about learning and teaching at the school. The reports as written by 
Standards Committees have all been ratified by the faculty and will be shared with the 
visiting team from the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges 
when it arrives on April 28, 2013. We welcome the opportunity to have peer educators 
come and assess the school; there are many strengths they are sure to laud, but we are 
always looking for ways to improve. 

From the Business Office 



This past year, Nutrikids point of sale management system was implemented, school 
wide for our school lunch program. Parents are able to go online and pay for their 
child's meals, and manage what they eat. The system allows us to complete nutritional 
analysis, menu planning, and meet USDA meal guidelines. 



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We successfully completed contract negotiations with the teacher's union. A contract is 
in place for the teachers, custodians, and cafeteria workers, until August 2015. 



From the district...Our METCO Program 

The METCO program continues to flourish under the direction of Aleisa Gittens-Carle. 
She works with more than 40 students who come from the greater Metropolitan Boston 
area to participate in grades Kindergarten through twelve. 

The students who participate in the program are matched with host families in the 
community. The state continues to make budget cuts that impact our students, yet the 
quality continues to rise despite the limited funds. 

This year students have participated activities that include apple picking, bowling and 
pizza, a holiday wreath sale fundraiser, the holiday party, Martin Luther King breakfast, 
as well as the MDA Educator's conference and a parent mixer. These many activities 
have allowed our students to get to know and work alongside each other. 
The students will participate in many other cultural opportunities including a show with 
the Boston Ballet, a potluck supper, college tours, and the Tenacity Academic Challenge. 
This year three students will participate in the Costa Rica trip allowing them to be a part 
of a science expedition. 

All of our students recognize the importance of receiving a good education and the 
importance of funding the program to ensure its longevity. 



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INDEX Page 

In Memoriam 4-5 

Elected Officials 6-7 

Town Officers Appointed By Selectmen 8 

Town Officers Appointed by Town Manager 8-11 
Boards, Commissions, Committees and Representatives 

Appointed by Selectmen 12-18 

Appointed by TROIKA 19-20 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Board of Registrars 21 

Board of Selectmen 22-23 

Town Counsel 24-26 
Index, Annual Town Meeting, May 12, 2012 and 

Monday, May 21, 2012 27 
Annual Town Meeting, May 12, 2012 and 

Monday, May 21, 2012 28-83 

Annual Town Election, May 19, 2012 84-86 

State Primary, September 6, 2012 87-92 

State Election - November 6, 2012 93-96 

Index, Special Town Meeting, December 10, 2012 97 

Special Town Meeting, December 10, 2012 98-108 

Vital Statistics 109 

2010 Prospective Juror List 110 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 111-133 

Treasurer/Collector 134-152 

Board of Assessors 153 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

Board of Health 154-156 

Annual Nursing Report 157-158 

Plymouth County Mosquito 159-161 

Cohasset Elder Affairs 162-163 

Cohasset Housing Authority 164-165 



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LAND USE CONTROL Page 

Building Department 166-167 

Planning Board 168-172 

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds 173-174 

South Shore Recycling Cooperative 175-178 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Department 179-181 

Police Department 182-185 

Emergency Management 186 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Department of Public Works 187-188 

Facilities Department 189-190 

Sewer Commission 191-192 

GENERAL SERVICES 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 193-197 

Recreation Commission 198-200 

Historical Commission 201-202 

EDUCATION 

South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District 203 

Cohasset Public Schools 204-209 

INDEX 210-211 



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