Wednesday, January 6, 2010

School reorganazation, new sewer and lawsuits

If you have little children in Framingham, you might want to find out how this will effect your kids next year and year after. More information can be addressed to

If you missed last nights BoS meeting: they decided to call for a special town meeting to consider two articles. One... to approve spending more money on sewer improvements 1.3 million to 1.5 million in the Framingham Tech Park. This money spent would allow a 150 million dollar expansion project to that area and could bring in nearly 1 million in revenue, down the road. Seems like the right thing to do... but it's clear, as seen on TV last night, the BoS had no idea this was coming and furthers the cause for a new way to govern here in Framingham.

The other article on tap would be to approve more legal fee's, not know as of now, to fend off a lawsuit from Nexum Corp against the Planning Boards decision to not allow a 25 lot cluster housing development (Fords Meadow) off of Nixon Road. Last spring a judge already ruled in favor of the planning board. The Town has already spent 300,000 in this case. It will be interesting to see how much more the Town has to spend on this.


At January 6, 2010 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Here's the web site for thsoe who would like to see the meeting of last night.

At January 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

In reference to the sewer work at the tech park: Roger Dowd the attorney for the Congress group and long time political loyalist seems to indicate that extra fee's, called I/I (infiltration and inflow) proposed by the Town to offset the money to improve the sewer lines, may not work well now, as the price to rent commercial space has dropped.

Dowd indicates that the company just may keep the warehouse at those locations, instead of spending a million or so in mitigation costs which would be over that with I/I fees which currently stand at 18.00 a gallon.

The Town's revenue would certainly benefit from this project, but in these economic times, developers may hold out for better deals at lower costs.... makes sense to me.

At January 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

TM will be asked on Jan 26th if the Town should spend another 63,000 in legal fees in the Nexum case. I wonder if the Town can sue for legal fees if they win the case...


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