Town is Hopeful BBC Lawsuit Will Settle

Marion Selectman Jon Waterman is optimistic that the Town will soon come to an agreement with the Buzzards Bay Coalition on its lawsuit against the Town.

On September 25, Waterman said to Finance Committee members that progress has been made during private negotiations and, according to Waterman, the Coalition is close to dropping its demand that the Town line wastewater lagoons 2 and 3 in addition to lagoon 1. Lagoon 1 is already slated for lining early 2019.

“We’ve had a number of meetings, so I’m optimistic,” said Waterman.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition filed a civil complaint against the Town of Marion back in February for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act in connection with the wastewater treatment plant and groundwater pollution.

The Board of Selectmen met for an executive session on Monday, September 24, in the afternoon specifically to discuss the litigation.

Waterman said he is hopeful the lawsuit will soon be settled and closed.

By Jean Perry


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