Here’s a round-up of the latest Wellesley town government news:
Permanent Building Committee hopes vacancy is temporary
Help shape the future of Wellesley’s major building and structural projects as a member of the volunteer Permanent Building Committee (PBC).
The Town is seeking an attorney who is a Wellesley resident to fill a vacant seat effective July 1, 2019. The PBC is responsible for estimating, designing and constructing all Town building projects over $500,000.
Town bylaws require that the five-member committee include an architect, an attorney, an engineer, a construction professional, and a citizen-at-large.
The attorney member 1) reviews contracts and contractual issues; 2) provides feedback on legal matters; 3) conducts an initial review and feedback on claims; 4) works with Town Counsel as required.
PBC Meetings are held twice a month on the second and forth Tuesdays beginning at 7:30 PM at Town Hall. Members are appointed by the Town Moderator for a term of three years.
To be considered for this position, please email the Town Moderator indicating your interest and provide a summary of qualifications, or mail this information to Mark Kaplan, 75 Grove Street, Apt. 326, Wellesley, MA 02482
Bates and Hardy Elementary Schools recognized for academic achievement
The Bates and Hardy elementary schools were honored as 2018 Massachusetts Schools of Recognition at a State House ceremony on June 7.
They were among 57 schools across the state receiving this distinction, which recognizes the efforts of teachers and students for high achievement, high growth and significantly exceeding their targets.
Bates earned its honor for high growth and achievement on the 2018 MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) tests. Hardy rated the award for high achievement and exceeding standards.
Town of Wellesley job openings: Senior Planner, Tree Climber, GIS Coordinator & Civil Engineer
Quite the variety of Wellesley town jobs have opened in recent weeks.
These include a sidekick for the town’s planning director, and a tree climber, whose responsibilities for the Department of Public Works’ Park and Tree Program include all kinds of tree and landscape care, such as mowing, trimming, planting, pruning, fertilizing, pest control, hazardous electric line pruning, tree removal and other operations involving rigging.
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