Tuesday, April 2, 2013
DPW will post updates on its website regularly this spring.
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Tuesday, April 2
The following is an announcement from the Lynnfield Department of Public Works. The Public Works Department would like to announce the start of its Annual Spring Roadside Sweeping Program. Beginning the week of April 15th street sweepers will begin sweeping main roads throughout town and then will move off into subdivisions. The sweeping schedule is contigent upon dry weather. If rain or snow should occur then sweeping will be delayed by one day. Public Works is asking for your assistance and patience as this program continues through the months of April and May. Each week Public Works will post on its web site where street sweeping can be expected and where delays have occured due to weather. We ask that residents do not park vehicles …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Yard waste collection center is located behind Lynnfield town hall.
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Tuesday, March 26
The following was provided by the Lynnfield DPW: Spring has finally arrived and the DPW would like to announce that the Yard Waste Collection Center located behind the Town Hall will be open to Lynnfield residents only, who have current recycling stickers, beginning Wednesday, April 3rd. The Center will open each week until November 30th on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 7:30am-3pm to accept brush, tree limbs, grass clippings and leaves. The Center cannot accept any limbs larger than 6 inches in diameter and is not open to landscapers, contractors or vehicles with commercial plates. To use the Center you must have a current recycling sticker (currently purple in color) which is good until June 30th. Next year’s Recycling Center …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Blizzard earlier this month consumed what was left of the year's initial snow and ice budget.
Selectmen have approved a request by the Department of Public Works for $150,000 for snow and ice removal - hopefully enough to get through the rest of the winter. On Monday night, Town Administrator Bill Gustus reported that the Blizzard of 2013 had cost Lynnfield $140,000 from its DPW budget alone, while the fire department would have also incurred costs from overtime and other storm-related needs. Gustus also reported that the Massachusetts Emergency Management Association is seeking a federal disaster declaration for the storm, which would allow the town to recover a portion of those costs. Last year, there was so little snow that the DPW actually finished with a small surplus in the snow and ice budget, while two years ago the town …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
town yard waste recycling center open Jan. 2 until Jan. 12.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The following is an announcement from the town of Lynnfield: The DPW Yard Waste Recycling Center will be open (weather permitting) to Lynnfield residents who have current recycling stickers beginning Tuesday, January 2nd to Saturday, January 12th from 7:30am-3pm each day, excluding Sunday January 6th, to accept Christmas trees. Please do not place them out with your trash because they cannot and will not be picked up by our trash collection contractor. Christmas trees must have all decorations removed so that it can be put through a brush chipper. In the event of a snow storm the Center will close for the day and reopen the following day. If you need to purchase a recycling sticker (current stickers are good until June 30, 2013) you may do…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
State Legislature kept Chapter 90 road repair funding tied up for three months. Handful of streets in Lynnfield set to have work done in the coming weeks.
The town is finally set to begin its road and sidewalk reconstruction program in the coming weeks now that state funding has been freed up in the legislature after a three-month delay. At this week’s selectmen’s meeting, Town Administrator Bill Gustus reported that the road paving projects listed below are expected to get underway soon – although it remains to be seen if there will be other factors to weigh down progress, such as some gas line work that may need to be done, not to mention the sudden high demand among towns for a limited number of contractors. The total cost of the road repairs is expected to be $405, 915, noted Gustus. Upcoming Road Repairs: Durham Drive between Lowell Street and Grey Street. Todd Lane Witham Street Munroe…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Center opening Wednesdays and Saturdays until Nov. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 2012
The following is an announcement from the Lynnfield Department of Public Works: Spring has arrived very early this year and the DPW would like to announce that the Yard Waste Collection Center located behind the Town Hall will be open beginning Saturday, March 24 to Lynnfield residents only who have current recycling stickers. The Center will be open each week thereafter until November 30 on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 7:30-3:00pm each day to accept brush, tree limbs, grass clippings and leaves. The Center cannot accept any limbs larger than 6 inches in diameter and is not open to landscapers, contractors or vehicles with commercial plates. To use the Center you must have a current recycling sticker (currently red in color) which is…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Thanks to a scarcity of snow this winter, the town Department of Public Works can report a surplus of $1,016 for the current year -even after replenishing the road salt supply. Of course, this also assumes that we don't get a repeat of that April Fool's Day blizzard from years ago. According to DPW Director Dennis Roy, this is the first time in his 30-year career that he can recall the town having a surplus in its snow removal budget. While the winter snow was missed in many quarters (and not so much in others), the unseasonably warm weather couldn't have been better timed from the perspective of town taxpayers. That's because last year's unusually snowy winter forced the town by mid-February to spend about $500,000 on snow removal - a …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Director Dennis Roy seeks 4.79% increase to meet various funding needs.
Lynnfield's Department of Public Works will seek a 4.79% budget increase in fiscal year '13, reported director Dennis Roy at this week's seletmen's meeting. During his presentation, Roy noted that a mild winter is having some financial benefits so far for the town this year. In fact, as of Monday, the town had $81,512 in its snow and ice removal budget - a considerable contrast to this time last year, when the town had largely depleted these funds and was preparing to move some of the costs to the current fiscal year. While the town budget so far has been spared much weather-related strain this year, high diesel and gas costs remain a significant factor. In fact, Roy reported that his budget seeks a 16.34% increase for fuel - even with the…