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by Eric K
Nov Thu 23, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Well then, that sheds a lot of light on the matter.
Lifetime, do you know when this was brought forth to the selectmen?
by Eric K
Nov Thu 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Let's not forget that it's not just the 10% threshold as it's always brought up but the town can survey it's land and see if it meets 1.5 % land dedication to affordable housing. Which I brought forth to the planning board a few years ago to take up and they...
by Eric K
Nov Wed 22, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Am I reading Bobkats response correctly?
It looks like Bobkat has a different opinion than previously.
by Eric K
Nov Wed 22, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Good one. I got a good chuckle out.of that.
by Eric K
Nov Tue 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Well, I am glad to see Steve Robbins decided to share his opinion. I think it needs a response from another board member and may be someone from the D.P.W. as well at the next C.R.C. meeting.
I have a lot of clips to cut for show. See if I have time tomorrow.
by Eric K
Nov Tue 21, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Bobkat,
You should watch the beginning of last week's C.R.C. meeting. Listen to Mr. Cornwell when he is talking about the budget.
by Eric K
Nov Tue 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

So, is Steve Robbins saying he would like compensation for performing duties as a board member?
I believe they do get paid but it's not much compared to the time they put in if you break down time vs. current compensation.
by Eric K
Nov Tue 21, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

I did think it through. That's why I have not turned them in yet. You can collect signatures if you want. Don't let me stop you. It only takes 25.
by Eric K
Nov Mon 20, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

I believe going up beyond 2 1/2% would be called an over ride. Would that be correct?
Yes, I do know that residents and business/commercial have the same tax rate in town. You hear it every year that there will be no changes to tax rates between residents and business.
by Eric K
Nov Mon 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Bobkat, I meant that I know that there is a property tax for residents and one for business that in some if not most cities/towns can be higher. To answer how you put it you would be correct I could not answer it, but I did go down to assessors office and the two workers who were very helpful told m...
by Eric K
Nov Mon 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Bobkat, Do you pick and choose what you read or how you want to read it? I know who who oversees the school dept. and the D.P.W. I was talking about funding of those depts. I don't try to sound like I am the smartest guy in the room, but if I do then there is nothing I can do about it. I just offer ...
by Eric K
Nov Mon 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Where is Rocco Longo?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Where is Rocco Longo?

I saw him in his office last Wed.
He was in there conversing with someone.
by Eric K
Nov Mon 20, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

It is to my understanding that the fund for the school depts. circuit breaker account is held in the general fund and not by the school dept. That being said I do believe the B.O.S. does control the funding of the school dept. as well as D.P.W. As what happens at town meeting as the town votes on fu...
by Eric K
Nov Mon 20, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Seahag
I am holding off on submitting papers for the time being.
I feel submitting the signatures at this time would do more harm than good that would benefit the goals of others and not the ratepayer/taxpayer.
by Eric K
Nov Mon 20, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: The City of Marshfield Jetport
Replies: 2489
Views: 142207

Re: The City of Marshfield Jetport

The only thing I could suggest to this interesting subject is to write/email the govt agency in charge of funding this program and ask for a copy of payouts. I would imagine that they keep records of who puts in for reimbursement and reason. It's our tax dollars so I would imagine federal agency nee...
by Eric K
Nov Sun 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Bobkat, I know how the current tax rate is set up in town so I do know how it works. Those are things that can be be adjusted. I talked about a special fee in town for apts. on show a while back in light of the Modera project and I like what the councillor in Quincy is on to. It's a worth while disc...
by Eric K
Nov Sun 19, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Bobkat, What would be the role of the commission be? For example: set rates, overseeing the accounts, decision makers of how money is spent. In regards to two of the depts. relying on property taxes to operate. What would be your reason for those two depts. to fall under the board of selectmen? Woul...
by Eric K
Nov Sun 19, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Not everyone is paying into trash and not everyone is paying into sewer. So, you would have to have separate boards with restricted voting as to those living in town who are paying into those funds.
by Eric K
Nov Sat 18, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 505

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

Isn't the paid professional in the building all the time the D.P.W. superintendent. A strong town manager would just make things worse like the town administrator has under the leadership of then selectmen Steve Robbins and others. Elimination of the D.P.W. board eliminates checks and balances. Elim...
by Eric K
Nov Sat 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

QUINCY – Mayor Thomas Koch will not sign a proposal to tax large apartment buildings at higher rates than other homes, said Christopher Walker, a spokesman for the mayor. Ward 4 City Councilor Brian Palmucci’s proposal, which is scheduled for a public hearing Monday at 7:25 p.m. in city hall, would ...
by Eric K
Nov Sat 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

It was in yesterday's Patriot ledger Seahag. If I can post it I will. You may be able to look it up.
by Eric K
Nov Sat 18, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Councillor in Quincy is proposing a higher tax rate for apts over 50 units.
by Eric K
Nov Mon 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

How long does that show have left before it pulled of air for that skit?
I am sure Bobkat has already written a letter calling for the show to be cancelled. Then again, maybe he sent an email.
by Eric K
Nov Sun 12, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

I had to chuckle as to what was posted. The mudslinging on this forum can be pretty good. With that said, wasn't Joe found not guilty in regards to school matter. As to the incident in Pembroke I do believe those charges were dropped. Let's not forget in regards to the Pembroke incident that a forme...
by Eric K
Nov Fri 10, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Good catch.
Brilliant
That's funny.
by Eric K
Nov Fri 10, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Vlad_Rap, I would not look at just the state that wants our towns built out. The Chamber of Commerce has been broadcasting it for a while now that they want the south shore to compete with Boston. Meaning build out the south shore. Their attitude in my opinion to all of us south shore residents here...
by Eric K
Nov Thu 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

You notice how bobcat twists the words in response to him. If bobcat is not working for a political party he should ask for a spokesperson position.
by Eric K
Nov Thu 09, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Seahag, Those who want to build the Modera project did there own testing to my understanding. But, we all know you can't go by their tests. Upon approval of project by the Z.B.A. then the state has a third party do a perc test. After the state test then it should be a good conversation. You want to ...
by Eric K
Nov Thu 09, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

And you make sense yourself.
by Eric K
Nov Thu 09, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Let's just wait and see how the perc test goes. That's the info that is needed.
by Eric K
Nov Fri 03, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

Yes mom.
by Eric K
Oct Tue 31, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

I speak out of my ass! Just to let you know that even those who don't agree with me have said that I ask some good questions. I live here, I vote here. That means regardless of the amount of time I have lived here I have the right to cast my opinion on what goes on here whether you like it or not. I...
by Eric K
Oct Tue 31, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Two Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Two Questions

False information my ass. Was this charter committee elected? No it was not. Was there an option for an election of charter committee members? Yes, there was. The people on that group were hand picked by a former board of selectmen. It's to make sure those who are in power stay in power. They can't ...
by Eric K
Oct Tue 31, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

For starters Bobkat can you tone it down on the name calling. It's sounds your an angry old man all the time. Funny how you say that about pumps for homes if they were tied into sewer line as I just saw a financial statement for a place and had to pay almost $6000.00 for a new one with installation....
by Eric K
Oct Tue 31, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Two Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Two Questions

We are just about heading back that way with single rule in this town. Eliminate elected boards, have a powerful town manager with so called selectmen as his bosses and no checks and balances. The power brokers in this town ( charter review committee ) are in the process of making sure the residents...
by Eric K
Oct Tue 31, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Two Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Two Questions

I thought you had a typo. I couldn't figure why I should start term limits. I never said I wanted them at all. I thought you were the one who wanted it.
by Eric K
Oct Mon 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Two Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: Two Questions

Not that I am a supporter of term limits, but why don't you start in the area you live in?
Propose it to the charter committee in town.
Then push for term limits on those in our state legislators.
by Eric K
Oct Sun 29, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: The City of Marshfield Jetport
Replies: 2489
Views: 142207

Re: The City of Marshfield Jetport

Bobkat, I am not a fan of term limits. I believe more emphasis should be put on getting people to vote or somehow leveling the playing field for candidates prior to primaries. It's a subject that I am more than willing to exchange ideas with others. It's a good subject to talk about. Start another t...
by Eric K
Oct Sun 29, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: The City of Marshfield Jetport
Replies: 2489
Views: 142207

Re: The City of Marshfield Jetport

I am sure most in congress are millionaires.
I am sure quite a few already were when they took office and I am sure some became millionaires while in office.
Money always influences people. The question is how how do you control it in regards to those who are suppose to be serving all of the people.
by Eric K
Oct Sun 29, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 117
Views: 2040

Re: Zoning board approves Modera

I can't believe I am saying this but seahag is correct. There is some kind of restriction on how many 40b developments can happen in a town within a certain amount of time. If someone has an issue what is happening in the town they live in the answer is not to move. You need to stand up and be heard...