The Town of Wayland Massachusetts


Wayland is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Wayland was the first settlement of Sudbury Plantation in 1639. The Town of East Sudbury was incorporated on April 10, 1780, on land that had formerly been part of Sudbury. On March 11, 1835, East Sudbury became Wayland, a farming community, presumably in honor of Dr. Francis Wayland, who was president of Brown University and a friend of East Sudbury’s Judge Edward Mellen. Both Wayland and Mellen became benefactors of the town’s library, the first free public library in the state.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.9 square miles, of which 15.2 square miles is land and 0.7 square miles is water. Wayland borders Lincoln, Sudbury, Weston, Framingham and Natick. In 2010, Boston Duck Tours was asked to help transport flood victims in Wayland. Torrential rains had left Pelham Island area of Wayland isolated and the Ducks were brought in to ferry people in and out of their neighborhood until the waters receded. The Wayland display server protocol is named after the town.

Notable residents have included Amar Bose (founder of Bose Corporation, a company that specializes in high-quality sound systems), Archibald Cox (legal scholar, Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Scandal, involving the Nixon Administration) and Bobby Orr (former Boston Bruins hockey player, the MVP of the 1972 Stanley Cup).


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Wayland, Massachusetts

As previously mentioned on this website, property managers can both protect their tenants from illness and the business from liability, by promptly and effectively addressing indoor air quality issues. Many air quality issues stem from moisture or accumulations of dust and other types of contaminants. Vital to eliminating the sources of pollution and reducing emissions are good housekeeping practices, such as using quality vacuum cleaners, wet mopping of hard surface floors, dusting, selecting less toxic chemicals for cleaning and constantly keeping an eye out for moisture intrusion. While having a cleaning program in place to reduce airborne particles is important, maintaining the air conditioning system and changing air filters is equally important. A good property management company knows that filter checks should be performed every month and old filters should be replaced with quality, pleated filters. The system itself should be cleaned at least every few years. Addressing the source of potential air quality problems is much more cost effective than applying cosmetic solutions and allowing a problem to spiral out of control. Taking the extra step to fix a foundation or leaky pipe not only solves the problem but saves money. Mold is a good example. Cleaning of mold is for most people a vicious cycle: they clean it, it comes back, they clean it and it comes back again. What a good property manager helps to achieve is correcting the underlying issue that’s allowing moisture into the building, causing the mold to grow in the first place.