Archive for July, 2012

The Trees at Market Street (7-31-12)

July 31, 2012

Why does it take a public records request for a violation notice from MA Highway?

www.topics01940.org #treesms #mapoli

The Trees at Market Street (7-29-12)

July 29, 2012

From Chairman MacKendrick

  • The town does not have jurisdiction over state land, as a result the violation notice is between mdot and national.
  • mdot has indicated that national will replace the trees as soon as possible. as you know trees etc. can not be transplanted in july or august. we expect that this should happen in september.
  • The blasting will be finished soon/
  • site work is about a month and a half ahead of schedule/
  • first foundations will be going in shortly.

The Trees at Market Street (7-26-12)

July 26, 2012

Frank Sullivan spoke with the Fire Chief today to confirm that they are monitoring the blasting activity.

They receive the reports on each blast including the seismology reports.
The Chief says that the blasts are very deep hence the vibrations seem to travel further through the bedrock.
He noted that the warnings could be better but he has no control over that.They are apparently in compliance with regulations.

Public Records Request

July 20, 2012

We are now being told that we have to file a request for the Notice of Violation under the public records act. Why it has taken this long to tell us this was not included in the note.

Amazing that a state senator office or the chairman of the Board of Selectman could not secure this or tell us in the past few weeks.

Update on the Notice of Violation

July 19, 2012

After receiving updates when we requested on the lights and street striping, Joe and I then tried to find out the following:1. Has a notice of violation been issued by MA Highway for the 300 feet of trees being removed and
2. What will be the process for fixing the tree removal

Approximately a month ago, we were told the notice was being sent out and we requested a copy from:
1. MA Highway
2. Senator Clarks office
3. Chairman MacKendrick of the Lynnfield Board of Selectmen, even though the town has said they will have nothing to do with this.

In the past 4 weeks, we have requested updates and we all have told us they will look into it.

We are at a loss to understand why someone can’t fax us a copy of the notice and help us understand the process for resolving it.

Today we did receive the name of the MA Highway person in charge of District 4 and will be following up with them.

If you have any questions or thoughts on next steps please get in touch.

Nice Photos

July 17, 2012

Nice aerial views of the development in the July 16th Lynnfield Patch. Taken by Dick Shafner

http://lynnfield.patch.com/articles/photos-a-bird-s-eye-view-of-market-street#photo-10671941

No Communication

July 16, 2012

New counter starting Wednesday. No updates from State. Chairman MacKendrick has said it is resolved but no details.

Frank Sawin comment

July 1, 2012

Frank Sawin had a comment on the traffic in today’s patch

http://lynnfield.patch.com/articles/walnut-street-traffic-lights-expected-to-be-activated-today#comments