Billboards + Squabbling Again

Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and Board of Water and Sewer are squabbling. Whose fault is this?

If the town didn’t like the deal the negotiating teams finalized, it’s too late now to fix it to perfection. Citizens didn’t like the price guessing game of how much it would cost and who had to hook up to sewer, so the Kraft built, town owned estimated $7-10+ million value plant is getting flushed down the toilet. We’re not getting sign revenues and the good working relationship between the town and Kraft may have evaporated. One selectman said the town shouldn’t be in the advertising business so why did the town put out a new bid and try getting into the business? Why did the Kraft lawyer say “eminent domain” (what would compel town officials to think of taking something on Kraft surrounded land) as he was trying to read a statement for “Citizen’s input”? Is he a town citizen or does citizens input allow businesses and non-foxborough residents to speak? The agenda listed “topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting”. Paicos accused Harrington of knowing what the lawyer would be speaking about and Harrington accused Paicos of having said they could be part of it. Maybe Paicos didn’t fully read the letters sent to the town by Kraft and Harrington had no idea what the Kraft representatives were going to say. Paicos read part of a letter that said the Kraft representatives would be at the meeting- what else did the letter say- would it be reasonable to expect they would not say nothing? If the bid went out and no business bid and a new bid request had not been sent out yet, doesn’t that mean the bid process was closed and anyone who wanted to speak about it should be able to?


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