Monday, November 19, 2012
The Andover Board of Selectmen will vote on a shift in the property tax between the residential and commercial tax rates.
It's that time of year again. The state will be once again setting the new property tax rate for the Andover taxpayers, with the rate changing mostly due to Andover's most recent annual budget and the shift that the Board of Selectmen vote on during their meeting. On Monday, Nov. 19, the Board of Selectmen will be meeting at the town offices, third floor conference room, at 7 p.m. to discuss and vote on the property tax classification in the Town of Andover. Residents can also watch online live with Andover Television's live web broadcasting services. The Andover Business Center Association is urging business owners and building landlords to attend Monday night's classification hearing. In the past ten years, for the most part, selectmen …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Just over 9 percent of registered voters cast their ballots in the 2012 Annual Town Election. This election featured races for local boards and committees only.
One man will be taking his seat once again and another will be sitting in a new one. Incumbent Brian Major was re-elected to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night and candidate Dan Kowalski, nearly matching Major’s votes, was able to secure the other open selectman seat. And the voters couldn’t have made it clearer. Roughly 57.7 percent, or 1,181 voters, chose Major for one of the two open three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen. Right behind Major was Kowalski with 55.9 percent of votes, or 1,145 voters. The two bested contenders Ann Cobleigh, Paul D. Russell and Larry Bruce, who garnered 681, 330, and 293 votes, respectively. Both Major and Kowalski found themselves in private residences with friends and supporters around the time …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Incumbent Brian Major took the first seat and Dan Kowalski took the second seat in the five-man race for two spots on the Board of Selectmen
With a resounding tone, the majority of voters chose selectmen candidates Dan Kowalski and incumbent Brian Major during the Annual Town Election Tuesday. The five-way race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen, the only contested race, brought in only 9 percent of registered voters. Major, the current selectmen chairman, took the majority of votes with 1,181 votes and Kowalski, who had been appointed to the Finance Committee last year, won with 1,145 votes. Challenger Anne Colbeigh took third with 681 votes and Larry Bruce and Paul D. Russell trailed with 330 and 293, respectively. See the complete election results on the town website. Check back tomorrow morning for a full article.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The dam removal is expected to cost more than $200,000 but may be funded by grants.
A plan to remove dams in Andover progresses along as selectmen mull a decision to endorse two warrant articles related to the removal of the Balmoral Dam in Shawsheen Village. Selectmen met with a consultant Monday night to discuss the status of the Balmoral Dam removal process as well as the Stevens Street Dam removal process. Project consultant Tom Ardito said that the Balmoral Dam would be the first to go and estimated the total cost of removing the dam at $200,000 to $300,000. However, he said that many dam removals have been funded almost entirely by state and federal grants and other forms of aid. Ardito came before the board Monday to prepare them to make a recommendation on two warrant articles. The warrant articles pertain to "…