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by Swamp Yankee
Nov Fri 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 522

Re: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

The Marshfield Board of Public Works Vice-Chair Steve Robbins appeared before the town’s Charter Review Committee Thursday night, and shared his recommendation regarding a contentious proposal, that would dissolve the very board that he sits on. Robbins told the committee that he supports the contr...
by Swamp Yankee
Nov Fri 17, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Robbins supports dissolution of BPW
Replies: 28
Views: 522

Robbins supports dissolution of BPW

The Marshfield Board of Public Works Vice-Chair Steve Robbins appeared before the town’s Charter Review Committee Thursday night, and shared his recommendation regarding a contentious proposal, that would dissolve the very board that he sits on. Robbins told the committee that he supports the contro...
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Thu 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Zoning board approves Modera
Replies: 121
Views: 2080

Zoning board approves Modera

The ZBA voted unanimously to approve a comprehensive permit for the 248-unit project, called Modera Marshfield. Initial plans were for 270 units and four-story buildings. In the finalized plans, the project is 248 units and the buildings are three stories. The developers will also pay $83,000 for a ...
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Thu 12, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Re: Town Meeting

Special town meeting on Monday will implement the new electronic check-in system. Marshfield residents will be able to either scan their driver’s license or input the first three letters of their first and last name to check in at the meeting. Voter will no longer have to line up by precinct number ...
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Tue 10, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Re: Charter review committee proposals

headforthehills wrote:
Oct Tue 10, 2017 5:33 pm

This is not on next weeks STM warrant. i can almost guarantee you they will let no one talk about it then.

Beyond the scope!!
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Sun 08, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Re: Charter review committee proposals

Yes I understand the meeting to vote on the charter isn’t until January and I think that is a terrible time to have it! Also, you can go and ask all the questions you want and voice your opinion but don’t expect to change their minds, they know what they want. Most people wanted an elected Charter c...
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Sun 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Re: Charter review committee proposals

The biggest problem we have is getting people to attend the meeting and vote. A good many of them don’t have a clue what is going on in town and the YES people will be out in force.
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Sun 08, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Re: Charter review committee proposals

Talk about cronyism, don't forget all of these Charter Committee people were hand picked and they will do what they are told no matter what is said in public. To say they didn’t know that Maresco was the chosen one is baloney. The only way to stop all this is to get out and vote NO at the special to...
by Swamp Yankee
Oct Thu 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Re: Charter review committee proposals

My question is; when they hold this special town meeting to vote on the charter changes will we be able to make amendments or will it be a straight yes or no vote?
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Thu 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Building Commissioner
Replies: 37
Views: 2188

Re: Building Commissioner

Eric K wrote:
Sep Thu 28, 2017 2:33 pm
Joe Rossi is not a resident of Marshfield.
Didn’t know he had moved out of town. That settles that question then :!:
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Thu 28, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Building Commissioner
Replies: 37
Views: 2188

Re: Building Commissioner

Seahag wrote:
Sep Thu 28, 2017 8:59 am
I don't get why Joe Rossi would want to get on the Advisory Board. doesn't seem that's where his talent lies. Planning Board, maybe, but not Advisory.
This happened a few years ago so who knows if he would even be interested now.
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Wed 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Building Commissioner
Replies: 37
Views: 2188

Re: Building Commissioner

What board did Joe Rossi want to get on? Those are pretty strong words to say someone on the BOS 'hated' him. Why in the world would they 'hate' him? He's done so much for the townspeople in helping them sort out the flood insurance issues. Joe Rossi wanted to get on the Advisory board and I think ...
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Sun 24, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

Re: search committee for town administrator

Speaking of the new harbormaster building, Maresco and his cronies were the ones who came up with the original plans for this huge edifice. Wonder how many people remember that.
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Sat 23, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

Re: search committee for town administrator

Seahag I think we can both agree that what we need is for more citizen participation, at board meetings, committee meetings and town meeting. A few years ago there was a group started to try and get more people interested but nothing much came of it sad to say. You hear people complain all the time ...
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Fri 22, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

Re: search committee for town administrator

Doesn't it bother you that the current Board of Selectmen meet twice a month, and not at all during the summer, for one half hour under the current Chair, Mr. Bradley, to discuss (???) all of the town's most important business? Good god, it bothers me, and I'm just one little old lady. Being over 7...
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Fri 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

Re: search committee for town administrator

Comes as no surprise to many of us that Maresco has been chosen. The fix has been in for some time now starting with Robbins pushing for the Charter review, then he steps down from the BOS and goes to the BPW so they can control that board, not allowing the forensic audit we voted for at town meetin...
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Tue 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

Re: search committee for town administrator

Joseph wrote:
Sep Tue 19, 2017 3:38 pm
Is this the emoji you wanted to use? :YMSICK:

YES!!!
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Tue 19, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

Re: search committee for town administrator

Gee, I am shocked to see Maresco’s name, really really shocked......NOT. I hear his wife has been telling everyone that he IS going to be the new administrator. :evil:
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Tue 19, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 1790

Town Meeting

Town Meeting
Monday, October 16, 2017
7:00 PM
Marshfield High School Auditorium

Warrant for meeting;
https://www.marshfield-ma.gov/sites/mar ... rant_0.pdf
by Swamp Yankee
Aug Tue 08, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

Re: search committee for town administrator

That surprised me as well. I know she is on the advisory board. Didn’t hear of any new appointments to the Charter committee though.
by Swamp Yankee
Aug Tue 08, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: search committee for town administrator
Replies: 76
Views: 3232

search committee for town administrator

A newly formed seven-member search committee tasked with finding Marshfield’s new town administrator will hold its first meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 8, setting up an itinerary in keeping with the town’s aggressive timeline to seat Rocco Longo’s replacement. Monday night, selectmen approved the membe...
by Swamp Yankee
Jun Thu 08, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Paris Climate Pact
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Paris Climate Pact

When the Obama administration finalized the agreement in December 2015, it committed $3 billion to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, which is meant to help countries meet their targets. Only $1 billion of that has been paid out, and the Trump administration won’t sign off on any further paymen...
by Swamp Yankee
May Sat 20, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Re: Charter review committee proposals

One would hope that new selectmen could only be added by a town wide vote. No way should Robbins and Vallier automatically be added to the B.O.S.
by Swamp Yankee
May Fri 19, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Re: Charter review committee proposals

Actually I made a mistake. I mentioned the Mariner at the top of the post when it should have been WATD.
by Swamp Yankee
May Fri 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Charter review committee proposals
Replies: 70
Views: 2684

Charter review committee proposals

From the Mariner: In Marshfield, the Charter Review Committee is proposing to change the number of members on the Board of Selectmen and to create the role of a Town Manager. Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Don Gibson, said with feedback from the community, they’re working article by article. He sai...
by Swamp Yankee
May Sun 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Board Of Public Works reorganization
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Board Of Public Works reorganization

I think this was planned way before the reorganization meeting. More like when Robbins announced he was not running for selectman again. The one person on the board who is trying to do the right thing for the rate payers in town and they treat him like dirt. Thank you Mr. Cusick for at least trying ...
by Swamp Yankee
May Thu 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Signing In
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Signing In

The only way I could get on was the way Clover did and then I didn't see my post on the main forum page, only on the southshoreforums page which is where I logged in. I don't think anyone is being blocked, the forum is just messed up.
by Swamp Yankee
May Thu 11, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Board Of Public Works reorganization
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Board Of Public Works reorganization

Who didn’t see this coming when Robbins left the Board of Selectmen to take this seat. The only surprise is that Robbins isn’t the chairman. Guess that would be a bit to obvious. They have to do anything they can to make sure we don’t get that Forensic Audit town meeting voted for. http://marshfield...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Wed 05, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: Town Meeting Warrant

Wow,over $8M for a roof and skylights?This is going to be an override to pay for this??? Yes, there is a ballot question for our spring election asking for an override to pay for the roof. It doesn’t mention that in Article 3 of the Special Town meeting which is requesting $8,503,235.00 for the fun...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Tue 04, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Town Meeting Warrant
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Town Meeting Warrant

The Warrant

http://www.marshfield-ma.gov/sites/mars ... t_2017.pdf

Town Meeting Monday April 24 7:00 P.M.
Marshfield High School Auditorium
by Swamp Yankee
Nov Tue 08, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Matt McDonough's Facebook Page
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

Re: Matt McDonough's Facebook Page

Who in their right mind would stop by the side of the road to take pictures of someone waving a knife if they had a child in the car. :shock: Seems to me your first instinct would be to keep going to protect your child. If you thought it was a dangerous situation call the police, but stop and take p...
by Swamp Yankee
Sep Sun 11, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: New Flood Maps in effect for building code?
Replies: 16
Views: 1198

Re: New Flood Maps in effect for building code?

[quote="Seahag"] This in itself is disruptive to the town, ie, it holds up the entire project and perhaps for good, and the town will have to start all over again at square one. This all costs the town a lot of money and time. Right now, the project is on hold, b/c of the complaint and nothing can h...
by Swamp Yankee
May Sun 08, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget
Replies: 27
Views: 1662

Re: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget

Could you imagine how long meeting would be if more people showed up? Could you imagine how much time would be save if you did not ask so many stupid questions....and amendments that get soundly defeated. ?? Some of us have different opinions on who or what is stupid. Let me tell you about the hock...
by Swamp Yankee
May Wed 04, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?

The Mariner article said Galvin wrote the proposed article was “not proper”, they omitted the part that said it WAS legal.
It would have been nice if Galvin was at the meeting so he could answer questions about his opinion.
by Swamp Yankee
May Wed 04, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Selectmen, Administrator Bullying DPW, holding TM hostage?

What is outrageous is that Mr. Reynolds had to file a FOIA to get information. “ When presenting the article, Reynolds said he had to file a Freedom of Information Act request to get information on the debt service, indirect cost methodology backup and collection rates” http://marshfield.wickedlocal...
by Swamp Yankee
May Wed 04, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget
Replies: 27
Views: 1662

Re: Beware: Town Meeting voted wrong budget

Joseph, where did you hear that Robinson will be back as Moderator? Can he be both Selectman and Moderator?? I would not think so, and hope not. I think he's a terrible Moderator. He's way too wishy-washy and inconsistent. Fitzgerald will be the next selectman as he is unopposed. Rumor has it Robin...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Fri 15, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Selectmen have no respect but a "professional image"
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Selectmen have no respect but a "professional image"

The shame here is that the sheeple have no clue what is going on. Read the Face Book page, these people are totally clueless about how our town works. It is pathetic. I hope those people who do show up at town meeting will support the DPW request for an outside audit even thought the advisory board ...
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Fri 01, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Merrill Diamonds storefront
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Merrill Diamonds storefront

tev2 wrote:I can clear up one piece of information for you -- the owners of The Jetty, The Vaughan's -- are not involved in any way with the new restaurant going into the space at the corner of Webster Street. Hope that helps a bit. Thanks!

Guess the Face book information was wrong then.
by Swamp Yankee
Apr Fri 01, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Merrill Diamonds storefront
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: Merrill Diamonds storefront

It is my understanding from what I have read elsewhere, the people who run the Jetty, the Pavones are the ones who will be opening this place.