THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 12, 2019 Page 5 TOWN MEETING | from page 1 to provide new concrete sidewalks, grass strips and granite curbing on one side of Highland Avenue. As part of the ongoing capital improvements to the town’s water infrastructure, the project also includes replacement of about 1,000 linear feet of water line and a water main on Highland Avenue. This will improve water flow for the new Saugus Middle-High School under construction and will address concerns of residents who live in the neighborhood near the school. “This project will have a positive impact on the entire neighborhood,” declared an informational sheet on the article that was provided to Town Meeting members. Article 2, which authorizes the town to borrow $500,000 for a comprehensive plan for reconfiguration of the space at Evans Park, including basketball courts, tennis court, security, parking, lighting, grading and drainage. This is a continuation of the town’s capital improvements to its parks and playgrounds, which was identified as a need in 2015. Article 3, which permits the town to pay $30,000 out of free cash to replace a failed HVAC chiller compressor unit at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School. This project includes removal, replacement and installation of equipment related to the school’s air-conditioning system. In addition to approving Article 4 (see related story), which establishes a two-year moratorium on the issuance of new building permits for multifamily dwellings, Town Meeting members approved three other articles to amend the zoning bylaws: Article 5 adds a table of use and parking regulations for bed-and-breakfast establishments under the residential category of the zoning bylaws. The intent is to move bed-andbreakfast places out of residential areas. Article 6 adds the following new definition of short-term rental: “an owner-occupied, tenant occupied or non-owner occupied property including, but not limited to, an apartment, house, cottage, condominium or a furnished accommodation that is not a hotel, motel, lodging house or bed and breakfast establishment. A Short-term Rental shall mean rooms being rented for a period of not more than thirty one (31) consecutive calendar days.” The new definition is deAward-Winning Landscaping Servicing the North Shore for over 38 Years signed to get short-term rentals out of residential districts. Article 7 deletes the word “Unit” from the definition Lodging Unit and replaces it with the word “House” as to read “Lodging House.” The following is added to the end of the existing definition: “No more than four roomers shall be allowed.” Thus, the entire “Lodging House” definition shall read as follows: “Lodging House: One or more rooms for the use of one or more individuals not living as a single housekeeping unit and not having cooking facilities. A lodging house shall include rooms in boarding houses, tourist houses and rooming houses. No more than four roomers shall be allowed.” The intent is to move lodging houses out of residential areas. Eastern Bank Bldg. on RT-1 605 Broadway, #301 Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com Dr. Priti Amlani · Restorative Dentistry · Cosmetic Dentistry · Implant Restorations · Zoom Whitening · Teeth in a Day - All on 6 Full Mouth Rehabilitation Before After Dr. Bruce Goldman Dr. Bhavisha Patel · Invisalign · CEREC Crowns (Single visit crowns) · Root Canal Treatment · Sedation Dentistry NOW BOOKING NEW CUSTOMERS! DON’T WAIT! Call 781-321-2074 Pavers * Walkways * Patios * Driveways * Pool Decks Planting * Perennials * Shrubs * Trees New Lawns * Sod * Hydroseed Flowers/Annuals/Mums * Conventional Seeding * Synthetic Complete Maintenance * Cleanups (Spring & Fall) * Lawn Cutting, Edging & Weeding * Lawn Fertilizer Programs * Trim & Prune Shrubs * Mulching, Thatching Interlock Block * Fire Pits * Sitting Walls * Pillers Landscape Lighting * Design * Install * Repair * Night Illumination

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