Selectmen News: Pleasant St. dam updateBy Mike Berger
After this Friday, August 24, all detours on Pleasant Street will be lifted now that most of the Reservoir Pond dam repair work has been completed. Selectmen reported this week that the entire project may be completed by Labor Day or by the first day of school.
Selectman Sal Salvatori, who has been the point person for the project, said the contractor is doing a “fantastic job.”
“The abutters tell me they are pleased with the work,” said Salvatori. “They have coordinated well with the public. We are all excited to see the final product.”
Selectmen Chairman Bob Burr said from what he has seen and heard, “it is aesthetically pleasing.”
After Friday, motorists will be able to use the street at all times. Salvatori said there is still work to be done downstream, and once repairs are finished, state and town engineers will review the work and the town will take ownership of the dam from Canton Development Properties, a subsidiary of the Napleton Company.
In other news Tuesday night, Selectman Avril Elkort announced that the York Street water tank has been cleaned and water pressure should be back to normal. Two weeks ago the Water Department announced that all water tanks would be cleaned as part of measures to lower coliform counts throughout the town water system.
* Selectmen are urging the public to attend the formal dedication ceremony to honor Edward Sullivan at the new water treatment plant off Neponset Street on Sunday, September 23 at 1 p.m. Selectman John Connolly said there will be public tours of the state-of-the-art facility and a reception to follow at the Town Club at 2:30 p.m. The facility will be named after Sullivan, a former selectman and zoning board member who served on the MWRA Advisory Board and the Water Rate Study Committee.
* Selectmen received five applications for the two open seats on the Conservation Commission. They plan to make the appointments at the board’s next meeting on September 4.
* Burr announced that he expects Canton Development Properties to submit a new site plan for the 40-acre Plymouth Rubber property on or about September 15. Once submitted, the plan will be reviewed by an independent panel headed by attorney Mark Bobrowski, who has done work for the town on Chapter 40B housing plans. The study will be paid for by the developer and will incorporate input from the Planning Board, School Committee, and other town boards. The panel will make its independent recommendations at the next town meeting.
* Selectmen approved a new wine and malt license for the Amber Road Café at 635 Washington Street and a common victualler’s license for Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, which is opening soon at the Village Shoppes.
* Selectmen placed restrictions on a new Class II dealer’s license at 11 Glen Road. The owner, Gerald Daly, cannot have any vehicles on the premises, no retail signs, no signage promoting the business, and only wholesale transactions will be allowed. The license expires on December 31 but can be renewed again for 2013.
* Selectmen approved a license for Trinity Episcopal Church to have a summer carnival on Friday, August 24 (tomorrow), from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 25, from 1 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, August 26, from 1 to 8 p.m.
* Selectmen will next meet on Tuesday, September 4, at 7 p.m.
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