Monthly Archives: August 2012

Water & Sewer

Tick Tock… many years and counting? A laundromat couldn’t come to the Boch Building back in the 80’s or 90’s and still today the downtown area wouldn’t have enough capacity for one to start up there. Even with the development of Chestnut Green and Patriot Place Foxborough does not have enough water and sewer capacity to allow growth in the ways we have zoned for (Bio-tech, reusing fire station, development in downtown and plazas……). As Heydecker said in the meetings, there was a plant at the state hospital site and one at the High School yet they are unused. The fact we need more capacity and connections has been “discussed” to death for a number of years – it’s become clear the consultants didn’t grasp this or the history of the town’s water and sewer woes in their preparations. We flushed more than $7.5 million down the toilet by not requiring Kraft to build the plant on route 1 or give us money in lieu of Town meeting not approving Water and Sewer’s plan. Now we’ll be asked to come up with our own $7.5-$12 million to expand with Norton and Mansfield and be told ‘forget about what we did in the past’, bend over and kiss it goodbye, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. When will they get it right?

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Selectmen & Event Applications

Selectman Coppola complained about the timing of applications and notification for some stadium events. About 7 or 8 years ago, then Selectman Delaney brought up the advertising for a “Vans Warped Tour” show at stadium knowing the event had not been approved by the Selectmen. This is the same kind of situation….nothing new. If she’s upset about this, Coppola should also complain about other groups doing the same thing – advertise for weeks and months in advance of events which require permission of the Selectmen, then come to the Board the week of the event asking for permission to hold it. If you’re going to make one group do something, you must make them all do it, regardless of the size, location or reason.