BOS to halt work at Pequitside pending review


Selectmen on Tuesday night announced the creation of a Pequitside Farm Task Force that will be made up of town officials as well as one or two abutters to the property. Selectmen asked that all construction at the site be halted until the task force can meet and discuss the planned renovations to the town-owned property, which include access and parking upgrades.

The creation of the task force came about when residents of Pleasant and Sumner streets and other neighboring streets complained to selectmen that they had not been properly informed of the planned removal of the tennis courts at Pequitside Farm.

The nine-member task force will include Selectman Tom Theodore, a member of the Conservation Commission, a member of the Recreation Commission, a public safety official, a member of the Open Space Committee, a member of the Historical Commission, a CHS Athletics Department representative, and Conservation Agent Cynthia O’Connell, in addition to one or two residents from adjoining streets.

In a related matter, selectmen voted to deem the historic David Tilden House at Pequitside Farm as surplus property, thereby allowing the house to be leased by a third party for a period of up to 30 years. The organization that leases the property would then renovate the house before turning it back over to the town. Pending approval at the May town meeting, a request for proposals (RFP) will be issued. Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall said there is $347,000 remaining from a previous town meeting appropriation to pay for the repairs …

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