WOW! If you don’t succeed the first time in fooling the taxpayers, try again! It’s been about a year and a half, but the BOS-Chairman is trying to sell off Conservation Land once again. Brought to the BOS table under the guise as something coming from what should be the Asset Review Committee but NO, it was the BOS Chair and Town Manager.
The Asset Review Committee hasn’t met since when? Last meeting announcement is for 12-15-2009. Conservation land is conservation land. We bought it, leave it alone.
If there are parcels the town accepted years ago that now some think could be more valuable if sold, too bad. We accepted the property with conservation restrictions, easements etc. The people who donated or bought the land did so knowing about and accepting those restrictions and reasons. It is a violation of the PUBLIC TRUST to undo it.
Learn from mistakes of the past- isn’t that why one board member brought up accepting land in lieu of taxes isn’t always a good idea?-, don’t repeat them, and move on.
Do they realize people are paying attention and many remember and fact check? Is it forgotten there are written and taped records of their words and actions?
Foxboro Cable Access has an inventory of recorded selectmens meetings, many meetings from 2008 to present are online, the Foxboro Reporter has many years of information about the goings-on of town boards and town meetings, and all minutes, votes and legal documents should be on file at Town Hall.