Monday, February 25, 2013
The Hamilton Board of Selectmen meet on Monday night.
The next steps for the Patton estate is on the agenda Monday night for the Hamilton Board of Selectmen. The town accepted the Asbury Street estate at Town Meeting last spring and a town committee continue to look at the best way to use the estate. On Monday night, the Board of Selectmen are planned to discussed the responsibilities and future direction of the committee. It is one of the items on the agenda for the board, which meets at Hamilton Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 7. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Gem: One Boston meteorologist said Tuesday would be “a gem,” based on the weather forecast. Based on what we have heard of the forecast, we’d have to agree. Skies will be sunny and the temperature will get to about 80 degrees. 2. Patton Estate: The Patton Family Gift Committee meets bright and early on Tuesday morning (7:30 a.m.) at Hamilton Town Hall to go over the gift agreement and the closing, among other issues on its agenda, for the gift of the Patton estate to the town of Hamilton. 3. Events: We want the events calendar on Hamilton-Wenham Patch to be the No. 1 place to find out what is going on in the two towns. If you’re hosting or organizing an event and its open …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Patton Family Gift Advisory Committee is both excited and cautious about opportunities for the 27-acre Patton tract presents for Hamilton.
Hamilton Selectman Jennifer Scuteri may feel a bit like a Beverly Hillbilly. Instead of striking oil in the Tennessee hills, Scuteri and other members of the Patton Family Gift Advisory Committee have been recently told that under the tall hill on the Patton property there is a large amount of septic fill gravel. An early estimate was that the gravel might be worth $1 million to $2 million. Joanne Patton, who is donating her family's home on Asbury Street along with 27 acres, brought the potential windfall to the committee's attention. The town accepted the donation of the property during a Town Meeting vote last month. Several members of the committee immediately dampened the initial enthusiasm, warning that extracting the gravel would …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Seven of the 10 members of the Patton Family Gift Advisory Committee were named on Monday.
The future of the Patton estate in Hamilton will begin to be decided in coming weeks by a group of 10 citizens that will make a recommendation to Town Meeting in May. Joanne Patton announced in December that she is donating her Asbury Street estate to the town. Town Meeting voters will need to vote to accept the gift and a committee has been named to determine how the town can best use the property. This week, seven of the committee members were officially named and the Hamilton Board of Selectmen said eight community members have expressed interest in filling the three at-large spots on the committee. “We are receiving a lot of interest,” said Jennifer Scuteri, chairman of the Hamilton Board of Selectmen. The deadline to express interest …