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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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Zoning Live Thursday, Feb. 26, 7PM

Selectmen of Feb. 23 and 24

Repeats Thursday-Tues.

(Feb. 26-March 3)

6 AM, 4 PM

Planning Board of Feb. 25

Repeats Thursday-Tues.

(Feb. 26-March 3)

10 AM, 8 PM

Zoning Board of Feb. 26

Repeats Friday-Tues.

(Feb. 27-March 3)

1 PM, 11 PM

Fast web links for recent meetings:

FinCom of Feb. 12

FinCo of Feb. 19th:

Planning Board of Feb. 18:

Link to written summaries of older meetings not seen on this page:
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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:

ComCast 12 and

Verizon 41.

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

“Government Station”

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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 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 Dec. 4, 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.

Related Canton Citizen Story

Proposed on the former Cumberland Farms location is a golf entertainment center.

Change of Management at Irish Cultural Center. 

Tax rates are set

New business on Washington Street

Department Capital Budgets: 

Counsel on Aging: 

Transit system demands increasing. Need a new van with a working chair lift


Needs new Ranger vehicle. 

Fire Dept:

Charlie Doody. 

EMS Items. (Ambulance services) 

Defibrillator replacements and chest compression devices 

Life Pack: EKG and life support readings 

Fire protective gear needed. Outfits are ten years old. (Cost may be decreased by a federal grant.)

Engine 2 needs to be refurbished at half-life.

Chief vehicle replacement. 

Dispatch regional upgrade will be 90K. 

Police Dept:

Ken Berkowitz 

4 Cars 

tzars for about 7K

Body cameras (Unclear on the cost.)

Chair said Boston didn’t want body cams and wondered if they were alluding to something else but the chair’s point was lost. Executive secretary tries to clarify and says they need to discuss it with the officers and the Chief said that they want ‘’buy-in’’ from their officers on all policies. Feels it is a great tool and increases safety and memorializes the great job they do. 

Vests replacement (18) 

Transfer of a Norwood officer to Canton. 

Public Works, Mike Trotta: Looking to replace a patch truck. 72K

Superintendent’s car and put auto-reading devices in that. 75 miles on it. 

Replace that car with a new ford explorer for the Superintendent. 

Indian lane tank repeater on Washington St. is 18K. 

Bolivar Street garage. Security system. 60K. 10 cameras. 

Enclosed trailer to paint road. Speed signs. street pavement 

Mains need to be replaced for capacity and will be difficult to do this work. (Has a long list of streets that this will impact.) 

Need to have reporting and management better in one document. 

Mechanic Street, Rockland, Howard Mains amongst the oldest in town. It is 2.6 million project. Includes design and construction. Will be destructive because the streets are narrow. 

200K for water garage improvements. Gives two bathrooms. Better heat. Some of the interior can be done in-house. 


Additional parking for possible barn renovation. 

Information Systems Manager, Louis Jutras:

80K for six items:

Copiers for police and fire

Software for cemetery 

Network backup consolidation. So not everything is on all kinds of media formats. 

Video and security systems software for town hall and Pequitside.

Tax, W-2 archival information upgrade for smart devices. 

Computer replacements. 

Jim Murgia, Finance Director explanation

Schools did not identify all their capacity. Rolled in to this year. 1.420 Million debt capital. 

Library Mark Lague:

28K for carpeting: 

Round-about update:

Crossing will be installed. Landscaping in the spring. Substantially completed. Motorists are becoming orientated. Some redirected traffic will stop invading neighborhoods as it is completed. It’ll happen again when spring arrives and walk painting and beautification is done.

Zoning Board of January, 8th, 2015

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.

Banner change at Audubon. Reebok security fence. Children’s World on Turnpike hours change. Brewery on 110 Shawmut Street is granted with sales.

50 Betrice way is granted a new dwelling.

Accessory apartment is not seen favorably by the board for 1 Navaho Drive. ZBA guides applicant toward seeking counsel to see if there is a way to go around restrictions.

Selectmen listen to capital requests for Fiscal 2015, including body cameras and

tasers for the police department. DPW has a capital request of 2.6 million for new

water mains. Click photo for more notes on the meeting and a link to the

related ‘‘Canton Citizen ‘‘ article.   

Selectmen of Jan. 13, 2015:

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.

Moment of silence for people who served Canton. 

Merit badge and general business.

School Committee Chair Cindy Thomas and Superintendent Jeffrey Granatino appear before the selectmen to discuss an addition for the Hansen. Hansen needs to replace modules. 482 students attend. Full day kindergarten, special education programs in to the district and growth all impact the elementary schools. Replace modules and add a second floor. Fire road might be needed. 

Sprinklers is a new requirement. Roof might need replacement. Some options to effect the bottom line. There is a debt exclusion override possibilty. 

Selectman says the school was built in the 1970’s and today the school is  a disgrace. Selectmen asks if the eight new rooms will be better. Told this will be permanent construction. Selectman says he went to the Hansen. Told he then must be familiar with the principal’s office. Also will have ADA requirements. Selectmen ask if we actually needing a second elementary school. Response is that the numbers aren’t there yet and operating costs of a new facility are high. 

Discussion on the impact of the Plymouth Rubber site. School Committee member John Bonnanzio talks about trying to limit school enrollment impact. This current Plymouth Rubber project seems to have less of an impact. Hard to project what the future holds for enrollment. Still, the school committee representatives and superintendent does not think there is a need for a new school. This solution, more rooms, will ease the current problem. Also space utilization is important. With special needs, sometimes the need is for smaller rooms, not standard sized rooms and this will use space more efficiently. 

Full day kindergarten is $3,500. Half-day is required by law. Selectmen invite them back when the have firm numbers for the project. 

General business includes donations to police. Also 50K donated to the veteran’s services. 

Looking to restore town planner position. Brookline town planner is being recommended. 

Updated town meeting schedule. Operating budget will be before town meeting. Department heads will come before selectmen. Central dispatch is being discussed. Could cost half-million. May begin to consolidate DPW buildings. Custodial needs being discussed with the Counsel on Aging.

Recreation department marketing and titles. Mission statement approval. 

General business. 


Sal Salvatori announces he will not be seeking reelection and thanks the board. 

Executive session for collective bargaining.  

Selectman Sal Salvatori says he will not seek re-election in April. The surprise announcement came at Tuesday night’s meeting. Click photo for notes on the meeting and web links to the meeting itself and related “Canton Citizen” stories.