Below is an email from the Chair of the Dover ZBA this afternoon about the postponement of the continued ZBA hearing on the cell tower proposed in Dover with an entry off Evergreen Way in Medfield to June 30.
At the Dover Planning Board hearing a week or so ago on the cell tower, the Dover school officials appeared, as they had at the prior ZBA hearing, only this time they reportedly indicated that they really wanted the cell tower to be built on school property, as they had intimated at the ZBA hearing. The ZBA had then leaned on the applicant to engage in discussions with the schools (at the ZBA hearing I attended), and the school personnel were then saying that evening that they wanted to explore locating the cell tower on school land.
The Medfield neighbors indicated to the Medfield Selectmen that their main issue was the traffic through their streets, so locating the cell tower on school lands should satisfy our Medfield neighbors.
The outstanding issue for Medfield is whether Medfield should continue to argue, as we did at the ZBA hearing, that the proposed new water tower at the former Medfield State Hospital site would be a better location, and one for which Medfield would get the revenue.
DOVER ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, NOTICE OF FURTHER RESCHEDULING OF HEARING AND SITE WALK
CELL TOWER 64 JUNCTION STREET DOVER,MA
At the request of the Applicant, the Site Walk, which had been previously rescheduled from Monday May 19, 2014, at 6:00PM to Wednesday, May 21,2014, at 6:00PM at the entrance to the property adjacent to 34* Evergreen Street in Medfield, and the adjourned Hearing which had been previously rescheduled from Monday May 19, 2014, at 6:00PM to Wednesday, May 21,2014, at 7:00PM at the Dover Town House, ARE BEING RESCHEDULED AGAIN.
The new Site Walk and Hearing dates, places and times are :
(a) Monday, June 30, 2014, at 6:00PM, at the entrance to the property adjacent to 24 Evergreen Street* in Medfield for the Site Walk; and
(b)Monday, June 30, 2014, at 7:00 PM, at the Dover Town House for adjourned the Hearing.
*Please also note the correction of the location for the start of the Site Walk from 34 Evergreen to 24 Evergreen.
Notice of the revised schedule will be posted at Dover Town House and on the Dover Town Webpage and at the entrance to the lower hearing room at the Dover Town House where the original hearing was opened.
Additionally, the applicant has advised that someone will be at the entrance to the property adjacent to 24* Evergreen Street in Medfield at 6:00PM on May 19,2014, to advise interested parties of the rescheduling to Monday June 30 at 6:00PM.
IN SUMMARY, THE REVISED SHEDULE IS:
Site Walk – Monday June 30, 2014, at 6:00PM, at the entrance to the property adjacent to 24 Evergreen Street in Medfield; and
Adjourned Hearing – Monday June 30, 2014, 2014, at 7:00 PM, at the Dover Town House.
Thank you all for your assistance in this situation.
Gary P. Lilienthal