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At the request of the Board of Selectmen to hold a 3rd Public Hearing, the Finance & Warrant Commission will receive new information on the Islington Center Redevelopment Project for consideration in its review of warrant articles related to that project.  New information is expected to include the following:

  • An update on the status of the Flexible Multiple Use Overlay District (FMUOD) Special Permit Application;
  • A real estate appraisal of town-owned property
  • A report of soil pre-characterization testing for land on the west side of Washington Street
  • A recommendation from the Islington Center Task Force
  • An update on the status of the Land Disposition Agreement
  • Follow-up Presentations & Follow-up Questions on any Articles previously presented at March 5, 6 & 26 Public Hearings (if needed)
  • FinCom Votes on 2108 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles

Information:

Questions/Comments?

Contact: Jane O'Donnell, Administrator – jodonnell@townhall.westwood.ma.us

781.314.1994

Current Finance & Warrant Commission Members 2016/17 

Marianne LeBlanc Cummings, Chairperson
Julianne Bride
Cynthia Buckley
Barbara Delisle
James Ferraro
George Hertz
Thomas Kilgarriff
Peter Lentz
Wesley Matthews

Howard Messing

Christopher Pfaff

Michael O'Hara

Jennifer Perkins
Michael Powers
Robert Uek
Margery Eramo Young

Finance and Warrant Commission 2016/2017 Sub-Committees:

Municipal :
Julie Bride,  Chairman
Tom Kilgarriff
Peter Lentz
Mike Powers

Education: 
Barb Delisle, Chairman
Cynthia Buckley
Jennifer Perkins

Zoning\Planning:
Paul Bierden, Chairman
Jim Ferraro

Financial Planning: 
Mike O'Hara, Chairman
Marianne LeBlanc Cummings
Barb Delisle

OPEB
Robert Uek, Chairman

Islington Task Force:George Hertz, Chairman

Obed Baker Task Force:
Margery Eramo Young, Chairman

Long Range Financial Planning Committee
Barb Delisle
Mike O'Hara



Finance & Warrant Commission (FinCom)

 FinCom News:

May 2018

FinCom is ready for 2018 Town Meeting!!

  At the request of the Board of Selectmen to hold a 4rd and FINAL Public Hearing on April 23, 2018, the Finance & Warrant Commission has received and thoroughly reviewed all the information that came before them in preparation for the 2018 Town Meeting.  The FinCom then voted on all Warrant Articles in preparation for Annual Town Meeting.

Please click on the link below to find the FinCom recommendations for the Town of Westwood Finance and Warrant Commission 2018 Annual Report Warrant and Recommendations for Annual Town Meeting!!

http://westwood-prod.civica.granicusops.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=30634

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The FinCom 2017-2018 Season.

The 2018 Annual Town Meeting season is now underway!  The Finance and Warrant Commission (FinCom) would like to encourage all residents to attend our many meetings and public hearings starting on Monday, January 22nd when we will hear from all the Warrant Article Sponsors for the first time.  This meeting will continue to Tuesday, January 23rd if necessary.  Our first Public Hearing in preparation for the 2018 Annual Town Meeting will be on Monday, March 26, 2018.  Your attendance and input provide invaluable to our members' ability to make recommendations on all the Warrant Articles that come before them.  Please find the list and details of all 2018 FinCom meetings below

The FinCom 2017 Annual Report Warrant and Recommendations for Annual Town Meeting Notice is still available on this website under Annual Town Meeting Information.  Or click this link:

http://westwood-prod.civica.granicusops.com/gov/meeting/default.htm

 In addition to our recommendations on warrant articles, this document contains several summaries which highlight the FY18 approved budget, as well as significant information on the Town's finances. Every effort is made to produce this information as user-friendly as possible so that you can make knowledgeable decisions at the Annual Town Meetings.  

We hope the information we post on our website is both interesting and of some help in deciding your votes at Town Meeting.  We welcome your comments and suggestions for enhancing our website.

If anyone has topics they would like explored at any of our meetings, we would consider adding them to our agenda. Please respond to: jodonnell@townhall.westwood.ma.us. 

Questions/Comments?

Contact:  Jane O'Donnell, Administrator

jodonnell@townhall.westwood.ma.us

781.314.1994                  

 

Finance and Warrant Commission 2018 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM - Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Sponsors
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM - Municipal and WPS Budget Presentations
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM (if needed) - Public Hearing - Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Summaries
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM - FinCom Sub-Committees Reports - POSTPONED to Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Westwood Public Library - 7:30PM 
  • Monday, March 26, 2018 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM (if needed) - Final Public Hearing - Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles
  • Monday, April 23, 2108 Westwood Public Library 7:00PM

    3rd PUBLIC HEARING

  • MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018 Main Library 7:30PM

    4th and Final Public Hearing

  • 2017-2018 Board Members:

  • Marianne LeBlanc Cummings, Chairperson

Michael O'Hara, Vice-Chair

Julianne Bride          

Cynthia Buckley

Barbara Delisle

James Ferraro

George Hertz

Thomas Kilgarriff

Peter Lentz

Wesley Matthews

Howard Messing

Jennifer Perkins

Michael Powers

Robert Uek