If there was one continuing news item Westford continued to see in 2012, it was the issue of parking along the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.
And while it's 2013, that didn't stop the Board of Selectmen from hearing more updates on the topic.
Westford director of land use planning Angus Jennings presented an update on the Cresthaven parcel, a small piece of land on Acton Road along the trail just north of Carlisle Road.
Since a subdivision approval in 1988, a cloud has been on the title of the property, which at one point was a potential location for a parking area near the trail.
Jennings informed the board that issue at hand, whether the boundary of the property in its deed was the northern or southern stone wall on the property, had been resolved by placing the boundary at the midpoint between the two walls.
Neighborhood resident Tim Walsh asked the board whether this would mean the property was still being considered for potential parking, with chairman Kelly Ross replying that Town Meeting has expressed interest in investigating the issue, but further information would be needed before a determination could be made.
The meeting also held an update on a plans for a parking lot along the trail in Acton known as "The Acton Plan", with money for the project being approved by the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization last year.
Jennings reported that the project just over the border from Westford has hit the 75 percent design benchmark and is projected to have 14 spots, likely eliminating the need for parking in Westford.
A report on a conservation restriction on the Vose Parcel, another contentious point in the Bruce Freeman parking debate, was postponed to Jan. 22.