The contractor has halted his work on the [Turner's Pond] pathway for the winter season.
The north side is complete in regards to contract work. The south side has been brought to sub grade and is ready for the stabilized stonedust which will be placed in early spring. No date has been set to resume work, it is weather dependent.
Both paths will remain closed until spring. The contractor does not want the south side opened due to liability issues with the changing grades. On the north side, although the work is complete, there are areas along the path that still are unstable and should not be walked on until the turf is established.
Capping an extraordinarily arduous process, the Planning Board took a vote on whether to recommend that town meeting approve an article defining a zoning overlay that will allow commercial development on the Temple Shalom property. At just before midnight, Mr. Whiteside, Mr. Jackson, and Ms. Innes voted in favor and Mr. Lynch and Mr. Duffy voted against.
The motion read something to the effect:
Based on consideration of all the factors discussed a majority of the Planning Board believes adoption of the zoning for institutional commercial development is in the best interests of the town. A written recommendation will follow.
Mr. Lynch stated that he could not support it because he felt he did not have the necessary information to make a decision. He cited the lack of data on traffic in particular. Mr. Duffy said, “If a project like this would fit here in the densest part of town, it would fit anywhere . . . such as Hillside Street.” (where Mr. Whiteside lives) Mr. Duffy also stated that he did not believe anything could be done to mitigate traffic due to the topography and geometry of the neighborhood streets. Read more »
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