Marlborough – The City Council voted at its Oct. 15 meeting to transfer care, custody and management of land at Memorial Beach to the Department of Public Works (DPW).
Memorial Beach is used extensively to provide swimming and boating lessons by the Recreation Department. The DPW will be performing extensive site work on the 10-acre beach including improving the beach area, renovating the concession stand, and making upgrades to the play area.
The Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services notified the city earlier this year that the project was not selected for funding for fiscal year 2012. Only 17 applications out of the 50 submitted were awarded funding. In June, the council approved spending $100,000 for the initial phase of bringing the beach up to date.
In other business councilors approved a request from Metro PCS, LLC, to extend to Dec. 20 the installation of a wireless communication facility onto the fire station at 98 Pleasant St. The plans call for a set of six wireless antennas and an equipment storage facility to be installed in the attic of the building.
Officials are negotiating the contract for MetroPCS to rent the space; it will be for 10 to 15 years, for approximately $31,000 a year.
Lawmakers also approved a communication from the mayor to appoint Harold Scheid and Bradford Dunn of Regional Resource Group, Inc. to the position of Chief Assessor and Board of Assessors respectively, which will allow the Board of Assessors to carry out its duties for the remainder of the calendar year. Interim Chief Assessor Dan Brogie resigned from the position in early September.