Welcome to August, Westford! Here's a quick rundown on some things going on in local government and politics.
A decision will likely be made on Monday night's Planning Board meeting over the ongoing debate over freestanding entrance signs at Cornerstone Square,which was closed to public discussion at the last Planning Board meeting in July.
The meeting also holds another discussion over a freestanding sign request for Kindercare on Carlisle Road and sign requests from three businesses within Cornerstone Square itself (Market Basket, Family Eye Care Center, Five Guys).
On Wednesday night, the Conservation Commission will hold a discussion over the topic of insurance issues with Guard Up and the East Boston Camps as well as acquisition of a conservation restriction for the O'Brien Farm on Vose Road.
Town Gets Additional Insurance Savings
The town has announced it's getting more than $14,000 extra in savings for insurance coverage on top of the $40,000 announced by Assistant Town Manager John Mangiaratti and Town Manager Jodi Ross a few weeks ago.
These savings were earned the credits through participation in loss prevention and risk management activities that are part of incentive programs offered by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association.
“As a non-profit, member-driven organization, MIIA works with its members as partners to develop innovative programs to help relieve some of the financial burden they’re facing,” said MIIA executive vice president Stanley Corcoran. “We congratulate our participating members who have taken these proactive actions to mitigate risks, lower their insurance costs and reduce the impact on taxpayers.”
More information on the MIAA is available at their website.