Letter to the Editor, July 19, 2018: Selectmen Stress the Importance of Town Meeting on July 30

By Caroline Fedele, Margot Fleischman, Bill Moonan, Ed Pierce and Mike Rosenberg
Bedford Selectmen

A couple of large hangars and related buildings have been part of the landscape on the Bedford side of the Hanscom Field runway for about half a century. But rapidly-moving state and federal decisions over the past few weeks have suddenly exposed that 16-acre site to industrial development – with the potential to compromise the quality of life in Bedford residential neighborhoods for generations.

Warrant for Bedford’s Special Town Meeting on Monday, July 30

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford postal patrons received the warrant for the Special Town Meeting to be held in the Bedford High School auditorium, 10 Mudge Way, at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 30. The meeting is open to all of Bedford’s registered voters.

There are three important articles to discuss:

Disposition of Navy Hangar Site off Hartwell Road

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

On June 19, 2018, the Town of Bedford filed a complaint in federal court against the US General Services Administration for declaratory judgment with a request for injunctive relief seeking to prevent the public auction of the 16 acres of land between Hartwell Road and Hanscom Airfield from proceeding. The property includes a former aviation hangar with small offices that has been vacant for many years.

Annual Town Meeting Concludes Harmoniously on Third Night

By Jeffrey Epstein

The 2018 Annual Town Meeting unanimously approved a $90.3 million operating budget for Fiscal 2019 Monday night, concluding a three-night review of municipal articles. The estimated impact of the operating budget on residents is $1.31 per $100,000 of assessed valuation, according to published town documents. The total budget is $95.8 million.

Annual Town Meeting Approved Capital Expenditures Budget

By Artemis Savory

At Town Meeting’s second day, Capital Projects Article 14 met with little argument. Most questions regarded bonding. Article 14 presented 37 big budget items recommended by the Capital Expenditure Committee, with the final six of these proposed to be paid for with bonds.

Davis Road Boardwalk Approved at ATM Session 2

By Lauren Ennis

One of the most anticipated articles at the continuation of Annual Town Meeting on March 28 was Article 17, which proposed a boardwalk along Davis Road.

The boardwalk, which is planned to be 6 feet wide and 1,175 feet long, would allow for bicycle and pedestrian access on a stretch of Davis Road from Patricia Circle to Revolutionary Ridge. The area has been a challenge due to the sharp drop-offs into ditches on both sides of the road and the surrounding wetlands.

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