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Special Town Meeting set for June 26

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By Mark E. Vogler


Selectmen have called for a Special Town Meeting on Monday, June 26, to consider a handful of articles – one of them called “the Responsible Employee Ordinance.”

An article submitted by Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Robert J. Camuso sets standards pertaining to the hiring of contractors. “The Selectmen hereby finds and determines that taxpayer money is most efficiently and productively spent by awarding construction contracts to firms that include and enforce provisions requiring compliance with state laws governing the payment of prevailing wages, the provision of workers compensation coverage, and the proper classification of individuals as employees and not as individual contractors, as we as state law concerning health insurance coverage and state certified apprenticeship programs,” the proposal stated.

Another article would authorize the funding from free cash or the stabilization fund not to exceed $66,100 to complete the land survey needed to verify if the land located across the river from Riverside Cemetery is suitable for expansion of cemetery grounds for use of burial and additionally funding to initiate design and implementation process. That article was submitted by Saugus Cemetery Commission Chair Rick Thompson, who is also a Precinct 3 Town Meeting member.

A third article would rezone the Palumbo property. The article seeks to amend the town zoning map by changing the zoning classification of property located at 39R Forest St. from Residential 2 to the Business Highway Residential District.

The meeting is set to begin at 7:20 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall on June 26.

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