Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 9, 2013

NIGHT THREE WEB EXTRA: ID2 zoning, river gauge approved

Town Meeting draws to close on third night


The final heated issue to hit the floor was that of a $60,000 stream gauge to be added to the Shawsheen River by Shawsheen Square. A previous river level-measuring device was taken out of commission last year due to a federal sequester.

While the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee both opposed the purchase, Town Meeting voters gave their approval.

Washington Park Drive resident Edward Medeiros, whose property flooded during the 2006 Mother's Day storm, said town officials at the time could have better warned residents who suffered damage. The new gauge will better protect residents along the river, he said.

"In 2006, the town knew we were going to have a flood," he said. "They didn't relay this to the population and businesses in the area that would be affected by this, and they woke up on Mother's Day morning to find their cars were under water."



A39: Off-street parking program. PASSED

A40: Spring Grove Cemetery maintenance. PASSED

A41: Major water main replacement. PASSED

A42: Water distribution maintenance. PASSED

A43: Water Treatment Plant parking and site work. WITHDRAWN

A44: Water and sewer vehicles. PASSED

A45: Water distribution flushing program. PASSED

A46: Fire hydrant infrastructure maintenance. PASSED

A47: Valance of awnings zoning. PASSED

A48: Downtown parking management action plan. FAILED

A49: WW1 Memorial Auditorium renovations. WITHDRAWN

A50: ID2 zoning district, regulations. PASSED

A51: ID2 zoning district, Dascomb Road zoning map. PASSED

A52: ID2 zoning district, River Road zoning map. PASSED

A53: Reichhold parcel purchase. PASSED

A54: Reichhold parcel grant. PASSED

A55: Overlay Surplus Transfer for tax abatement. WITHDRAWN

A56: Overlay Surplus Transfer for property revaluation. PASSED

A57: Definition of retail sales establishments. PASSED

A58: High Plain Road land transfer. PASSED

A59: Watershed Protection Overlay District zoning. PASSED

A60: Steam-gauging station on Shawsheen River. PASSED

A61: Crystal Circle street acceptance. PASSED





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