News and Notes in Late July Westford Politics
From Town Hall to the State House, here's what's going on when it comes to politics and Westford.
Election Day 2012 is still a few months away, but there's plenty going on when it comes to politics in Westford. Here are some items of interest.
Vose Parcel Dominates Town Boards
There are only three boards with meetings this week, but discussion at the Conservation Commission meeting on Wednesday and the Tax Possession Sale Committee on Thursday will be dominated with continued discussion regarding details on the transfer of the Vose Parcel.
The Selectmen also have an expected quick meeting on Tuesday, with agenda items including a victualler license for Panera Bread at Cornerstone Square, several requests for banners and updates from Town Manager Jodi Ross.
Last Week on the Land Use Boards
The biggest item at the Planning Board meeting last Monday was the continuation of the Cornerstone Square entranceway sign debate, which will now go into its fifth hearing following the close of public comments on the issue.
During the meeting, the Planning Board also appoved signage requests for Burton's Grill at Cornerstone and approved changes to cell phone antennae attached to smokestacks at Abbot Mill.
At the Zoning Board of Adjustments meeting, special permits for homes on Groton Road and Pine Ridge Road as well as a self storage facility near the Fletcher Quarry on Groton Road were unanimously approved, as was a variance to allow construction of a multi-family unit on Route 110 near Tadmuck Road.
Meanwhile, on Beacon Hill
State Representative James Arciero (D-Westford) recently held a rally urging passing of a new bill that would increase information available on convicted Level II sexual predators.
Recently, Arciero also voted against Governor Patrick's veto on an EBT restriction bill and voted with the majority of the legislature on a "Three Strikes" bill for violent crimes.
We will have more on those stories later this week on Patch.
Arciero, who is running for his third term in the legislature representing Littleton, Westford and parts of Chelmsford, will face Westford selectman Val Wormell, who will kick off her campaign at the Butter Brook Country Club on Friday.