Questioning Development

To the Editor:

If you live anywhere in Mattapoisett in a residential zone, don’t think you are safe from business or industrial development next door. Ask those folks on Jane Lane who will now abut an industrial cellular tower.

Shouldn’t that be a good enough reason for home owners in every area of Mattapoisett to support those neighbors of Spring Meadow Farm, in the Aucoot District, who oppose converting the farm’s 3.62 acres of cranberry bog into a full service commercial boatyard?

At 6:45 pm on Thursday night, April 18, the Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public hearing on the matter at Town Hall. This assault on this rural neighborhood could be your neighborhood next time.

One of the first questions that should be asked is: Has the Planning Board conducted a site plan review? If not, why not?

Brad Hathaway



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