Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston
8:30-9:00 AM Annual Meeting Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Preparing for Collective Bargaining-A replay of the well-received session given in March at the Mass Municipal Auditors and Accountants Association’s Annual Conference., Listen in and explore some key collective bargaining tips about costing contract provisions. Speakers Sandy Pooler, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Arlington.
10:15-11:15 How Changes in the School Foundation Budget will effect Chapter 70 Funding. An overview of the three bills currently pending in the legislature. Speaker: Representative Paul Tucker, Vice Chair Joint Committee on Education.
11:15-11:50 State Update - Mass Municipal Association’s John Robertson, Legislative Director will present his annual State of the State Budget report for us and discuss any other relevant legislative issues.
11:50-12:45 Lunch Discussion: The DLS needs your ideas for the next Municipal Modernization Act “2.0”! Lisa Adams, will report on the provisions that have already been gathered and we will use our lunch round table discussions to formulate additional recommendations. Moderator: Lisa Adams, Senior Legislative Analyst MMA.
12:45-1:15 Debrief Modernization Act Discussions with group. And MGFOA Annual Meeting
Registration Fee is $30, Register online and send a check to Marc Waldman or bring a check to the meeting:
Town of Wellesley
525 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Nominations for the Fiscal Year 2020 MGFOA Executive Board
President Arti Mehta, Comptroller , Natick
1st VP Carol Pratt, Finance Director,Town of Medway
2nd VP Gerald Lane, Treasurer, Dover
Treasurer Marc Waldman, Treasurer/Collector, Wellesley
Exec Bd, Appointment 1 Victor Garofalo, Finance Director, Bedford
Exec Bd, Appointment 2 Joy Ricciuto, Town Accountant, Medfield
Exec Bd, Appointment 4 Sandy Pooler, Deputy Town Manager, Arlington
Exec Bd, Appointment 5 Ed Spellman, Finance Director, Braintree
Exec Bd, Appointment 3 Sheryl Strother, Finance Director, Wellesely
If you would like to be considered in the future please let a board member know
Tower Hill is located in Central Massachusetts, about 10 miles northeast of Worcester. There is plenty of free parking. Get directions to Tower Hill on Google Maps.
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 11A, I-495. Take I-495 North to Exit 25B, I-290 West toward Worcester. Take Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
From Providence, Rhode Island
From I-95 North, take Route 146 north exit. Follow for approximately 35 miles toward Worcester. In Worcester, take the exit for I-290 east. Follow through the city to Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/
Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
From Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike east toward Boston. Follow for approximately 40 miles to Exit 10, I-290 Worcester. Take I-290 east. Follow through the city to Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
From the North or Northwest
Take Route 2 toward Leominster. Take I-190 South to Exit 5, Route 140. Turn left on Route 140 South.
Continue on Route 140 through West Boylston to traffic light at intersection of Route 140 and Route 70. Turn left onto Route 70. Travel 1 mile through the center of Boylston. Continue on Route 70 another 1/2 mile to a blinking yellow light at French Drive (marked by a blue highway sign "turn right for Tower Hill Botanic Garden"). Turn right and proceed a short distance to the entrance to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on left; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
Take Route 2 to Exit 35, Route 70 Lancaster Lunenburg. Follow Route 70 through Lancaster and Clinton, passing Tahanto Regional High School on the right. Approximately 1-1/4 miles further along Route 70, turn left at the blinking yellow light at French Drive (marked by a blue highway sign "turn left for Tower Hill). Tower Hill Botanic Garden is on the left; a dark red sign designates the entrance.
Public Transportation from Boston
Take Commuter Rail from South Station or Back Bay Station to Westborough, North Grafton or Worcester (Union Station). Unfortunately, the only transportation to the garden from these stations is by cab.