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Corner of the Callahan Center Named for 30-Year Volunteer

Selectmen agreed to a plan to name a corner of the Callahan Center to Evelyn Langley and 5 other things you missed at Tuesday's Selectmen's meeting.

A portion of the will soon be named for one of its longtime volunteers.

Framingham Selectmen agreed to a plan to name a corner of the Callahan Center’s office space for Evelyn Langley, a 30-year volunteer who recently curtailed her work at the center.

Bob Merusi read a proclamation at Tuesday's Selectmen's meeting and requested permission to name the corner office space Evelyn’s Corner.

 “She expertly managed the Heritage Gallery Consignment Shop for the Friends of Callahan as well as a number of community projects. Some of the projects include the Foster Children’s Project and a volunteer knitting program that crocheted and knitted hats and blankets for preemie babies and babies with HIV, Afghans for paraplegic veterans and skull caps for troops in Afghanistan," read Merusi.

Langley also collected money and needed clothing for the homeless and those living in shelters.

In other business:

1) Selectmen directed Doug Goddard, capital buildings project manager, to come give a report at the Selectmen's March 8  meeting on the scope of work and costs involved to enter into a contract agreement with to determine the energy efficiency of all town buildings. Ameresco emerged as the preferred vendor to supply energy services to a consortium of 14 towns in Eastern Massachusetts after a thorough vetting process by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The Council relieved Framingham and the other towns of having to go through a procurement exercise to find a suitable ESCO.

2) Selectmen agreed to modifications in its policy on discounts for water and sewer for elderly residents. The changes include:

  • An expansion of the policy to include all types of trusts as long as the owner or beneficiary lives in the residence;
  • An increase to 25 percent of all domestic water and sewer charges;
  • Implementation of a rolling application process for new applicants;
  • Extend eligibility to disabled veterans and blind persons enrolled in the Property Tax Assistance Program;
  • Discarding a property value criteria for qualifying;
  • Renewing residents will not have to be subjected to an income test.

3) Waverly Street will again be turned over to the Boston Athletic Association on April 16 for the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, as recommended by the . The closure of Waverly Street and adjoining roads is expected to between 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

4) Easements for the final three properties involved in a pumping station replacement project in the northern section of town were granted by Selectmen. Properties on Eaton Road, Hemenway Road and Nob Hill Drive were affected.

5) The will be allowed to place up to three sandwich board signs around Framingham to publicize its , Tuesday, March 13, 5 to 8 p.m., at the . The proposed sites for the signs are Framingham Commons, the traffic circle in front of and Nobscot Park.

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