Condo Trash Pick-Up Talks Before Selectmen

Board members will also talk tonight about petitioning the Legislature to allow towns to negotiate retirement funding for municipal employees under collective bargaining.


Selectmen tonight will talk about the town extending trash hauling services to some Swampscott condos, said Chairman Rich Malagrifa.

The chairman said some communities have changed their policies to extend trash hauling to condominiums and he wants to open the topic to discussion in Swampscott.

Homeowners receive trash pick-up and recycling services, funded by local taxes, and condo owners pay the same tax rate that homeowners pay, he said.

The board is also slated to talk about filing a home-rule petition with the Legislature, urging them to pass a law that would allow communities to bargain collectively for municipal employee retirement benefits.

As it stands now there is a defined benefit for employee pensions as set by the state.

The change would allow flexibility, through collective bargaining, to come up with a retirement plan other than what the state requires, he said.

Other items slated for discussion include the proposed hiring of a part-time town counsel for general legal advice and a pilot paid parking proposal for a portion of Humphrey Street. 

The meeting starts at 7 pm at

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