$5.5 million town meeting budget: Voters will be faced with a $5.5-million budget at the annual town meeting in the Memorial School Monday, March 6, and the amount of the town’s free cash for use to reduce the effect on the tax rate is not expected to be as large as last year. As a result of a meeting Monday of the Finance Committee Chairman, Selectmen, Moderator and Town Counsel, several substitute motions will be made at the town meeting on major matters. On ruling of the Town Counsel, all votes on pay articles must be by ballot, and all recommendations of the Finance Committee must be changed in language to read “It is moved in the words of the article.” Another sub motion will seek to move action on acceptance of the reports of town officials, departments and committees as printed in the Town Report to the end of the warrant, due to the lateness of printing the Town Report books, which are not expected to be delivered until March 7 or 8.
HRA to take land: The Hull Redevelopment Authority tonight will announce the start of land-taking procedure for the execution of Project One of Hull renewal. In accordance with previously announced policy, the authority is expected to announce that the land-taking will be in phases, with the first lots on the vicinity of Monument Square on the oceanfront. Chairman Charles E. Gould said that the second appraisal work for the entire 30 acres of Project One is practically complete and that relocation arrangements for families and businesses are progressing.
Officers honored: The Hull Police Relief Associates honored retired patrolmen John DeLargy, John Lisenby, and Angelo Carfagna at a banquet in Worrick Inn Feb. 24. DeLargy’s famous No. One badge as senior service officer in the department was retired with him after the PRA had it gold-plated, and it was presented to him along with a cash gift at the testimonial.
Storm victims aided by SBA: Agents of the Small Business Administration have received and processed 25 Hull applications for federal funds aid, and sent them to the SBA Boston office for approval. Agents Thomas Quinn and William Moore are interviewing Hull home and business owners whose property was damaged by the storm of Feb. 19 and 20 in temporary offices at the Municipal Building Guard Room. The SBA officials said that Hull has been classified as a Class B Disaster area, which makes applicants eligible for long-term loans at 5% interest for repair of flood and wind damages.
Steering committee: The steering committee for health and family living recently reviewed films and transparencies concerning drug education for classroom training. Michael Landolfi, assistant principal of the Memorial School, presented the material. Walter W. Secatore, Memorial School principal, presented revised materials, including previous revisions suggested by the steering committee. The steering committee approved the material for seventh-grade study and sent it to the school committee for their study.
Medical center: Over 175 patients have been treated at the Hull temporary medical facility at B Street since it opened Feb. 14, said Chairman Leonard Colten today. “The facility is new, well-equipped and includes a cardiograph,” said Colten.
Dredging plan bogged down: Selectman David E. Berman said that chances seem dim for state dredging of an Allerton Bay anchorage area near the Yacht Club at no cost to the town, after a hearing in which a DPW speaker opposed the plan. The hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources was on a bill filed by State Rep. William Spence and Sen. Allan McKinnon for Hull selectmen.
ELD workers commended: The Hull Municipal Light Board in a resolution Monday commended the line crew and Manager Lutzy for “unstinting effort and long hours of hard work in maintaining electric service in our town during the disastrous storm of Feb. 19-20, 1972.” Power was off in some areas Saturday morning for 20 minutes due to a faulty switch near the Light Plant on Electric Avenue that is supposed to switch current instantly to an alternate line when power is interrupted. However, on parts of Allerton Hill, the power outage extended to 3 hours and 47 minutes (7:20 a.m. to 11:07 a.m.) when a transformer shorted near the corner of Holbrook Avenue and Beacon Roads.
Contract renewed: Ernest Minelli Co. of Hull won a renewal of a three-year contract for collection and disposal of garbage and rubbish with a bid of $356,100. Other bidders were Fisher-Roberts Co. of Needham, $390,000, and South Shore Disposal, Inc., $444,000.
As published in The Hull-Nantasket Times
Compiled by John J. Galluzzo