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Work on Downtown Traffic Lights to begin October 15th

by Bobby Blair
September 26, 2017

Town Administrator Jeff Ritter noted Monday night that the long awaited traffic lights project downtown will begin on October 15th and halt in December before resuming in April 2018. Ritter also said the Selectmen will hold a public hearing on October 2nd to discuss potential plans for the Andrews School. A high bid of $75,000 was opened recently and the new owner will have to appear before several boards for his potential use of the property.

Four applicants have applied to become "clerk of the works" for the downtown traffic lights project. The applicants will be vetted by the planning department before selectmen make their choice. John Drohan was appointed to the Youth Advisory Board. Selectman Jay Marsden a friend of Drohan abstained from the vote. Selectmen revised the composition of the newly formed Capital Improvement Committee to include a Selectmen, Treasurer's Office, Finance Committee and two members at large.

Sen. Karen Spilka and Rep. Carolyn Dykema joined selectmen and what began as a disscussion involving marjuania legislation soon turned to a discussion involving increased traffic and the cost of health care. Regarding local marjunia regulation, selectmen have several articles slated for the special town meeting in October regarding marijuana. The board is looking to amend the Zoning Bylaws to have a temporay ban on recreational marijuana establishments. The board dropped from the warrant an article which would have asked for monies to engage a land use consultant for the purpose of long range planning for Blair Square. Selectmen dropped the article as the Blair Square Development Committee has not yet been appointed. The board also deep sixed an article dealing with pay and classification. A similiar plan  was done five years ago.

 

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Comments (2)

Kinda interesting timing no starts after holliston in bloom? Ohh those fine gentlemen downtown really know what's more important in this town

- Frank | 9/26/17 6:06 PM

So the morning traffic on Rt 16 eastbound is actually going to be worse? Ugh.

- Roy Gerbil | 9/26/17 12:08 PM

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