The head engineer of Kimball Farm outlined a proposal for underground utility improvements in front of the Westford Conservation Committee this past Wednesday night.
Mark Donohoe, who is head of surveying and engineering of Kimball Farms, briefly spoke in front of the Committee about the Farm’s plan to relocate overhead wires to conduits. He also briefly outlined plans to install a new transformer.
“We (at Kimball Farm) are going forward with a habitat study,” Donohoe told the Conservation Committee. “This is a needed upgrade, but we might want to hear from the (Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program) first.”
The popular ice cream and family-entertainment location, which is located at 400 Littleton Road, owns two-hundred and ten acres on the Littleton and Westford line with some of these properties being located in an area that, according to the Conservation Committee, has been designated as a “priority habitat.”
Kimball Farm has indicated that the installation of the conduits will not require alterations to the nearby wetlands. The proposal also mentions that any alterations will be within areas that currently maintained such as grass or driveways, with the exception of two areas of brush.
The public hearing on the utility improvements will continue until February thirteenth, when the Conservation Committee reconvenes.