ABOUT TOWN: Winter Parking Ban; Tonight at Town Hall (And More…)
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WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS: Although there is no snow in the ground, the Stoughton Police Department and Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that Winter Parking Regulations are currently in effect, and will continue until April 1, 2012.
This means there is NO overnight street parking allowed.
Specifically, the Stoughton statute from Traffic Rules and Order from the Town of Stoughton reads, "No vehicles, other than one acting in an emergency, shall be parked on any street, sidewalk or any municipal off-street parking area longer than one hour between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. from December 1 to April 1."
The Stoughton Board of Selectmen also reminds residents that "the town will not be liable for any damage done to mailboxes, shrubs, lawns, fences, steps, sprinkler heads or trees which are within the street layout for snow removal activities."
TONIGHT AT TOWN HALL: The Board of Selectmen begin their third night of budget hearings at Town Hall on the third floor in Great Hall. It all starts at 6:30 p.m.
Their proposed municipal budget and school budget are 2.6 million dollars in the red. Learn what is in the budgets by attending hearings or watching them live on cable access.
The Board of Assessors meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Assessors Office on the first floor of Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public.
Then, at 7 p.m. tonight, the Conservation Commission has a "working session" in the town's engineering office on the second floor of town hall. I'd guess there would be a lots of charts, and the words "vernal pools" could appear somewhere in the conversation. Nature can be a beautiful--and interesting--thing!
THEY REALLY TICK ME OFF: Tick borne illness brochures are available free of charge to residents by the Environmental Affairs Officer in the Town of Stoughton Engineering Department on the second floor of Town Hall, 10 Pearl Street in Stoughton Center.
Just ask for Barbara Greenwood, Secretary of the Engineering Department, for the free brochure.
BEST WISHES: To Reverend Jean Niven Lenk of the First Congregational Church of Stoughton. She's recovering from a respiratory virus, while her husband Peter undergoes double hernia surgery today. And, to Anne Havlin of the St. Anthony's Free Market. We are all thinking of her and praying for her, as well.
And, to my old pal from B.U., the King of All Media, Howard Stern, who turns 58 on Thursday. Howard, you are STILL older than me! Siriusly!