By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer
Grafton – With few exceptions, the Grafton Board of Selectmen dealt expeditiously with a number of items at the Nov. 3 meeting.
The board voted to sign a contract with Graves Engineering for services relating to the Stowe Road Drainage Improvement Project. At the fall Special Town Meeting, the town voted to approve $50,000 to study the feasibility of repairing a chronic water drainage problem at 38-40 Stowe Road which has resulted in an ever-growing chasm between the properties there. Jeff Walsh of Graves Engineering took questions from the board and confirmed that $50,000 would be sufficient for the study.
Donald Graves said that the study will result in an action plan in time for the spring 2016 Town Meeting and informed selectmen that the project would not adversely affect private wells. The board voted unanimously to approve the engineering study.
In other business, Jeff Turgeon was appointed to the “What If” Committee and Christine Cooper was appointed as a part-time public safety dispatcher with the Grafton Police Department. The resignation of Andrew Clarke from the Planning Board was accepted.
A common victualler license was approved for New Fancy Pizza, managed by Emad Saad, who has another restaurant in Sutton.
Three agenda items dealt with preparation for winter. The Central Massachusetts Consortium received quotes for road repair and snow clearing materials that were approved by selectmen.