I don't understand, which is it, central to the town or the village? The people of Shining Rock be damned? Yes, I know a DPW takes a LOT of space, but there is a lot of space in town, I've never truly heard reasons why we can't build on said space. There is considerable land off 122 across from the WWTP. Is it not fit to build on, wetlands, etc? I've never heard those answers, which is all I'm questioning. View Comment
That's essentially my question. Why are we attempting to shoehorn a facility onto the WWTP property or buying old undersized buildings to retrofit? Are there no woods we could hide this on? ha
I realize we could never dream to spend the type of money this place cost, but if you ever have the opportunity to stop by the new facility in Lexington, just take a moment to drink it all in. Then swing by Fletcher Street and throw up all over yourself.
http://ci.lexington.ma.us/dpw/LEED%20features%20of%20Hadley%20PSB.pdf View Comment
I would love to see a combined public works/safety structure come up for debate. I understand that land isn't cheap, but we have a lot of it in town, you're telling me we can't build this somewhere else? Maybe I've been oblivious for the past few years, but I don't recall this being explained, is there no undeveloped land to build on?!?!?
I strongly believe that a combined facility would stand a much better chance of passing than the standalone DPW structure, which too many people must still view as not pressing enough of an issue to raise taxes. I despise taxes as much as the next guy, and the sticker shock of a bigger project may be an issue, but I'm hopeful that if we can kill multiple birds with one stone, like including new digs for the fire department along with the DPW, that would stand a chance. View Comment