Marshfield: Town set to tackle 12 article STM warrant, 27 article ATM warrant

Marshfield voters will decide the fate of a number of controversial articles when Town Meeting gets underway on Monday night.

There is a 12 article Special Town Meeting warrant and a 27 article Annual Town Meeting warrant.

Article 8 on the Special Town Meeting warrant asks voters for $100,000 for the design and engineering plans for a new fire station in Ocean Bluff. Fire Chief Kevin Robinson is hoping to replace the aging facility with either a new modular facility, or possibly restore and move the current building, or tear it down completely, and build a new fire station.

The budget being proposed for the upcoming fiscal year is higher than this year’s budget by just over two percent.

There is also a request to spend $10,850 to replace the waterwheel at Veterans Memorial Park that has suffered damage from vandalism and numerous storms.

Among the Community Preservation Act articles is a request for $985,000 for new athletic fields for the town’s sports teams. The fields would probably be built near the new Boys and Girls Club building behind the Roche Brothers supermarket.

And there’s a citizen’s petition regarding the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, asking that the town of Marshfield oppose the re-licensing of the plant until all safety improvements recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have been implemented.

Town Meeting starts at 7:00 tonight in the gymnasium at Marshfield High School.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.