Karl Dubay of Dubay Group Civil Engineers and Luke Hurley of Gove Environmental Engineers met with the Conservation Commission to discuss the planned workforce housing rental unit property known as Wallace Farm, set for 25 acres on Perkins Road, and faced questions about wetland and buffer impact. Dubay told the Commission at its Tuesday, Nov. […]
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The Planning Board had a brief discussion of the zoning ordinance and whether changes in wording should take place. A zoning audit will be taking place to review the ordinance. “The idea of a zoning audit wasn’t to go in and just change things, which would be silly, but to look at what you have […]
The Planning Board is considering implementation of the recommendations included in the Master Plan it adopted in March, and settled on establishing a committee to head that process. The Master Plan Steering Committee spent nearly two years crafting the document. “We had postponed this discussion until after the Woodmont Master Plan,” board chairman Arthur Rugg […]
The Town Council passed gave its approval to an expansion of the Economic Recovery Zone (ERZ) located near Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Planning Contractor Stu Arnett of Arnett Development Group discussed the expansion with the Town Council at its meeting Monday night.
The Founders Academy Charter School had hoped to have a mid-year opening, starting classes this coming January, but Founder’s Academy Foundation founder Thomas Frischknecht said they faced a couple of setbacks that made a fall 2014 opening more appropriate.
Neighborworks, which has two developments planned for two properties on Mammoth Road, was granted a one-year extension of its site plan. Neighborworks plans to add three buildings on the Whittemore Estates age-restricted property on Trail Haven Drive off Mammoth road. The three buildings – one for five units, one for four units and one for […]
The School Board unanimously approved a contract proposal between the school district and the AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Council 93, Local 1801 support staff. School District Human Resources Director Suzie Swenson said the union includes clerical assistants, instructional assistants, library media assistants, computer education assistants, bookkeepers and school monitors, such […]
The Planning Board reviewed a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for Third Party Review for land development applications but plans further discussions on the matter. Third party review has been an issue, with the Town Council last May dropping Stantec as third party reviewer and the process begun again, due to the Council’s displeasure that […]
Budget season has arrived, and with it are plans for bond articles for Fiscal Year 2015 to go before voters on the March ballot. While voters often look at the budget numbers, the bonded indebtedness they are required to pay also figures into their taxes.
In light of reduced enrollment, Superintendent of Schools Nathan Greenberg provided the School Board with an update on room use and building capacity for the district’s schools. Noting that room capacity relates to desired class size, Greenberg told the board at its Tuesday, Nov. 5 meeting that the district seeks Kindergarten classes averaging 18 students; […]