Continue one barrel (35G) a week trash collection that exists today.
  • Petitioned Board of Selectmen - Hamilton MA

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Board of Selectmen - Hamilton MA

Continue one barrel (35G) a week trash collection that exists today.

    1. Petition by

      Michael Massimi

      South Hamilton, MA

Weekly trash collection is a critical service that the citizens of Hamilton MA require. We expect the Selectmen of Hamilton MA to understand that this new bi-weekly trash program is not supported by the majority of the tax base.

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    1. Public Opinion pushes another change to the Trash Program!

      Michael Massimi
      Petition Organizer

      On Monday night (Dec 5) the Hamilton Board of Selectmen voted to change the trash program again. Based on the public outcry to the bi-weekly trash collection program the Selectmen voted in a "Supplemental" alternative that would allow for weekly collection but would require the use of blue bags every other week. (3 vs. 2..... Scuteri/Carey/Johnson vs Hubbard/Stinson)

      Although this "supplemental" program will help address trash piling up, it stills requires the residents to purchase blue bags every other week for a service we already pay for. The town is assuming 100k a year in "savings" which consists of the introduction of the compost program which will minimize the tipping fees (weight of trash) and 54k of revenue generated from the blue bags.

      Taking the cost of the blue bags aside, the new program will save the the town $15 per household annually.

      One must question if the measly savings of $15 dollars is worth the aggravation!

      More info to come.

      Regards,

      Mike Massimi

    2. Call To Action - We Need Your Hard Copy Signature!

      Michael Massimi
      Petition Organizer

      In order to capture the hard copy signatures of people who want to keep weekly trash collection, there will be a "sign and drive" event on Saturday the 26th at the American Legion from 10am to 1pm. Simply drive up to the front parking lot of the American Legion (see directions below) sign, and drive off to enjoy your weekend. 100 hard copy signatures is required to force a town vote.

      ACTION: Sign the Bi-Weekly Trash Collection Petition

      Where:American Legion -- 37 School Street, South Hamilton

      Directions: From Hamilton Town Center, Take Bay Road (1A) North toward Ipswich, take a right on Bridge Street, take Bridge Street for approx. 1 mile and take a right on School Street. Arrive at American Legion on left.

      When: Saturday November 26th -- 10am to 1pm

      In the event that you will be out of town or unavailable for this event, please send me an email and Bruce or I will make attempts to get your signature.

      Regards,

      Mike Massimi
      19 Appaloosa Lane
      South Hamilton
      mikemassimi@yahoo.com

    3. Another Petition Update

      Michael Massimi
      Petition Organizer

      As I suspected, it looks like we will need to harness the momentum from this online effort and contribute to a list of physical signatures to legally force a vote at town meeting.

      I will be working with Bruce Wadleigh (Blueberry Lane) who has already started coordinating some signatures.

      Stay tuned for instructions on how we will get your signature.

      At this point it would be premature to show up on Monday at the Selectmen Meeting until we have the legal and binding petition with signatures.

      Regards,

      Mike Massimi
      19 Appaloosa Lane

    4. Petition Update

      Michael Massimi
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for supporting this petition and voicing your right to be heard.

      You will be happy to learn that within a week we have quickly passed the 100+ mark for residents opposing the new "bi-weekly" trash collection program.

      Next steps for this effort is to take our 100+ signatures and meet with the Board of Selectmen on Monday Nov. 21 (7pm at Town Hall) to discuss the next steps. There are really three options as I see it: 1)  the Selectmen can either reinstate the weekly pickup and cancel the recent vote, 2) postpone the start of the program in March and let the issue go to a vote at Town Meeting in May, or  3) we can start a new petition (that would require 100 people to sign) for a Special Town Meeting to force a vote.

      Either way, the taxpayers of this town deserve the opportunity to cast their vote on this important issue. In the interim please pass the link of this petition around so we can accurately represent the citizens that are against these proposed actions.

    5. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • muriel lemekin S. HAMILTON, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      there are 6 people in our family, not just 2 .

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    • Greg Bebezas S HAMILTON, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This new purposed program is a penny-wise and a dollar short. If the town is looking to save $15 per household annually, then it should look elsewhere in the budget. Weekly trash pickup is a necessity, especially for families with young children (diapers). I'm sure there are other services not considered a necessity that can be trimmed that have less impact than trash collection and don't affect every single household.

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    • Keating Willcox HAMILTON, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I thought the process was wrong. I think the concept is in error, and riddled with foolish ideology. I would like the town to respect our wishes and not reduce services related to sanitation.

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    • bonita Moore S. HAMILTON, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I already recycle everything but Iam opposed to every other week for trash.. I dislike that there was not a town vote which is the democrtic way.

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    • muriel lemelin SOUTH HAMILTON, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      we have a big family, 6 of us, We need 1 barrel a week.

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