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CCTV uses freelancers to guarantee coverage of Canton’s local government meetings. We cover the selectmen, health board, conservation, zoning, planning board, finance committee and others. You can watch those meetings on this station unedited and often live on the days they meet. (They have to meet in the Salah Room to be seen live.) And now, you can see meetings from town hall a few days later on the web where you can scroll to the part of the meeting of interest to you.

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Selectmen of Nov. 18

Repeats Thursday-Tues. 

(Nov. 20-25)

6 AM, 2 PM, 10 PM

Planning Board of Nov. 19

Repeats Thursday-Tues. 

(Nov. 20-25)

8 AM, 4 PM, Midnight

Zoning Board of Nov. 20

Repeats Friday-Tues. 

(Nov. 21-25)

11 AM, 7 PM

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CCTV profiles Greg Pando. Click the photo for an excerpt.

Click here for the full web replay.

Zoning Board members from left: Kevin Feeney (alternate member), Greg Pando, Chairman Paul Carroll, John Marini and secretary, Velma Coffey.

Canton’s Finance Director Jim Murgia (right) pictured with Kathy Butters explains in a  Canton Community TV Programming Special how the town budget is put together for Annual Town Meeting. To see the hour long program in its entirety, click here.

School Committee Meetings are on the Student Station:

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Visit the School Page for meeting summaries. School Committee meetings are also available on the web and can be linked to more easily from the Student Page.

FinCom now has its own website with additional information.

Link to FinCom website

This week’s Schedule for the

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Click photo to Selectmen John Connolly talk with Republic Services about how to use the new automated trash system, what to do with bulk items, and how to recycle. The new trash barrels will be dropped off starting Monday. System starts July 7th.

See related “Canton Citizen” story.

Selectmen of Sept. 16, 2014

Disclaimer: These notes are for the convenience of CCTV viewers. They are not town minutes or official in any way. They may contain errors of fact or impression.

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Acorn Estates:

Related to the Avalon project. LIP application for funding.

Motion/Vote: Approved.

Round About on Bolivar and Pleasant St.

Third party review by traffic engineer discusses his findings.

Chairman says there are areas in town that need to be looked at in part due to Westwood Station.

Many those in the public have repeated concerns from previous meetings. Concerns range from questioning why the rotary was proposed--there is no problem here--to questioning the data. Others concerns included truck sounds as they slow to get around the roundabout.

A residents said that they fear crossing from Lincolnshire Drive to Bolivar and wants the round-about.

Engineer said four way stop intersections slow traffic to a literal stop. Round-about seems like a good solution for the intersections.

Chair asks about pedestrian crossing signals. Engineer said they typically cost about 10K.

Board voted to approve the round-bout.

Pine Street bulk and Hudson Road:

-State approval is needed to move the dumpster to Pine Street. Board suspends Hudson Road until state approval of Pine Street.

-Approval of license “Waterfall Bar and Grille.”

-Increase rate of pay to minimum wage for election works.

-Dedham Street off ramp update.

-Randolph and Turnpike is intersection discussion. Dept. of Trans. will hold public hearings. (CCTV will cover them.)

Construction of University: Town of Westwood Canton and Norwood town administrators to talk about impact of University Ave. because of Westwood station. Because of traffic concerns, work goes will be between 9AM-3PM.

Adjourn to executive session to discuss town contracts.

Planning Board of September 17, 2014

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STONEWOOD REALTY TRUST (17 Stonewood Drive) located at the dead ends of Albert Street and Stonewood Drive.

Discussion around resolvable water system.

--Three things to discuss:

--Means of access. Need dead-end street waivers.

--Wetland Crossing: It is a substantial wetland and wetland mitigation. Difficult environmental crossing. ConCom can approve or disapprove.

Albert Road has a sharp curve coming in to Stonewood.

The road is more curved and steeper than is permitted.

May turn that in to a “T” intersection to help with speed.

Board approves a sense of the board vote. Conservation will still play a major role. The board is in agreement on the access issue but now it is time to go to ConCom.

Continued to Oct. 15, 7:05PM.

Turtle Creek:

Near Wayside Lane. Naming of streets.

Bonding requirement will increase and is willing to post property for the bond. Board agrees but wants the land appraised.

Board will also will hold lots.

Board approves street names.


--Waivers on the project regarding granite curbing and parking is met with citizen controversy.

--Waiver to reduce right away.

--Increase pavement as a public interest with no parking.

--Sidewalk on only side.

--Substitute Cape Cod bern rather than granite curbing except at corners.

--Reduced right of away

--Reduced cover on detention basins.

Waivers and subdivision are approved.

Knob Hill

Board wonders if Knob Hill can be done by the town DPW rather than sending the project out to bid.

After several meetings the selectmen vote to re-approve a round-about on Pleasant Street near Devol Field. Some changes might include pedestrian lights and designing it so that a resident does not have to back in to the circle from his driveway.

The selectmen had approved the round-about during the summer but neighbors were not directly notified and were upset when they learned about the plan. However, after several subsequent meetings and subsequent studies, the selectmen were convinced that the round-about is still the best way to slow traffic and keep the wide intersection safe.

Link to related “Canton Citizen” story:

Pleasant Street “Round About” Construction

finish date is November 21st.

Selectmen of Sept. 30, 2014

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Contractor to developers of University station for improvements to Washington and Chapman Street presents conceptual improvement plan.

--Proposed traffic signal.

--Widen Washington Street for an exclusive right hand turn on Chapman.

--Exclusive left for going on to Washington Street.

--Wider shoulders for Bike lanes and improved sidewalks

--Some minor widening on South side for left on to Chapman. And bike accommodation.

Goals was not to take properties on abutters. So propose to get rid of island. Better sidewalk on Chapman.

Public Comments:

Concern about how much room will be for cars making left on to Washington and waiting at Dedham Street lights. Also concern about the pedestrians going to the little convenience store. Also concerns for cyclists riding against right on reds.

Traffic expert:

New off-ramp on I95 will also help to remove local traffic because there will be a much more logical network.

Chair is a Chapman Street resident. Witnessed an SUV going on its roof to avoid a car pulling out of Chapman. Tried to get them out of the window because door was crushed. Heard a police officer say his civilian car was totaled on Chapman. Both happened in past year. Funding is coming from Westwood Station mitigation. Also will look for a truck exclusion for Dedham and Chapman. But you have to wait until you have the off-ramp alternatives in place.

Kirby Drive discussion.

Discussion on work hours for road construction and changes.

Residents feel the contractor is starting earlier than agreed, causing traffic problems.


Fees for programs:

Arts program at the Gridley school.

Training will take place for FBI at Plymouth Rubber. May hear small explosive sounds as part of training.

The construction of Westwood Station will impact Canton residents.

To help mitigate the traffic problems there are preposed new traffic designs for the areas expected to be affected.

Link here to the related “Canton Citizen” story.

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Zoning Board of Appeals of October 9, 2014

Neighbor concerns over the building of a home proposed in a very old neighborhood has a Leonard Street hearing continued to November 6th, 2014.

Selectmen of Nov. 5

Selectmen vote to hold a special town meeting for a proposal for the Plymouth Rubber site for January 25th, 2015.

The petitioner will appear before the Planning Board and the school committee this week to discuss the impact of the proposal. Watch here for video links and for related articles in the “Canton Citizen.” Click the underlined to see the meeting or check TV times below:

Special Note:

Twitter feed from Planning Board Chairman Jeremy Comeau said the petitioner has decided not to go forward

with the special ATM (Annual Town Meeting) but may come before the regular ATM in May.

Zoning Board of 11-6-24

Neighbors speak against project that requires unanimous support of the Zoning board.

Selectmen of November 18, 2014

Matt Casamento  and W.T. Khoury hold their commendations from the Canton Board of Selectmen, which proclaimed November 18, 2014 to be "Matt Casamento Day" and "W.T. Khoury Day"

in the town of Canton for their fast action that prevented the spread of a fire on Washington Street.