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Camille July 19, 2014 at 06:07 PM
To quote your site, Paul, "Paul Maisano democrat for congress": Paul stood up to testifyRead Moref or affordable housing in Massachusetts communities. Paul believes affordable housing can be an integral part of any city or town, provided the communities are able to maintain control over their own destinies. So he presented a statewide Home Rule regulation to preserve a community's right to protect master planning and local zoning laws against the misuse of Comprehensive Permit provisions under Chapter 40B I think the operative words here are "provided the communities are able to maintain control over their own destinies" and "...a community's right to protect master planning and local zoning laws against the misuse of comprehensive permit provisions under 40B". Whether you agree or disagree with this development, it is the right of citizens to insist on representation when there is a matter of importance to the town. Increased traffic and safety concerns are paramount in determining whether Weiss Farms should be developed into 264 apartments. Ask the police. Ask the fire department. Ask people who are forced to commute daily on an already overtravelled street.
Devon Manchester July 19, 2014 at 10:28 PM
I am amused that mr. Maisano would attempt to scold someone for attempting to pressure a board .Read MoreWhi ch is something that he has done countless.
Russ July 20, 2014 at 07:17 AM
The reality is that three ZBA board members said publicly, after one of their meetings, that thereRead Morew as no use 'fighting' this. They had not studied the 40b issue, nor for that matter bothered to recuse themselves where appropriate for conflicts of interest. There is neither any sense of shame nor responsibility to the town residents. Kudos to Paula, Camille and Devon for putting the town residents first among many others.
Frank Pignone July 15, 2014 at 01:08 PM
I know we do 'Flushing' and the'Fire Dept... and a few Water Breaks.. but I've always 'felt' thereRead Morea re people who 'don't have meters.. or have the 'wrong size'.. I want to build a 'Meterage' committee with 'teeth' and who decisions are worthy of 'subpoena power'........Re read all I wrote.. We are even paying retirees pensions with 'water bills ?..'...Going to stop.. I'll be at the Finance Board Monday Evening.. This letter will b e in the Independent and Sun this week I hope.
Frank Pignone July 15, 2014 at 01:21 PM
The 'Budget' to pay the Water and Sewer Bills including Kraft Foods is a total of $ 11, 500,000.Read MoreThe MWRA bill is only $ 8 Million. When Kraft Foods leaves, our Budget for Water and Sewer will be a total of $ 10,500,00 . The MWRA bill will be $ 7 Million . We will still have the Town Costs mentioned above...and we have to pay $ 3.5 million to collect $ 10,500... ( I'll fight that.. and 'very hard.'..)...The 'History' of this whole 'Mish Mash' goes way back to the beginning when they took all of these town costs from the Property Taxes and shifted them to the Water/Sewer Bill.. And then.. Without the States' permission or Dept. of Reveue.. PLUGGED in the "Holes' with further expenses.. I call it an ILLEGAL OVERRIDE.... ( I Still do )......
Frank Pignone July 15, 2014 at 01:25 PM
As a note: There are two parts to your bill : One is 'The Bill' from the MWRA for water whichRead More'every city and town pays The Same.. $3,200,000 per million gallons. Then its up to the cities and towns to loud on top of that as you can see by my letter....Read my letter.. slowly. It shall all become clear..
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