Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The two cases are part of several Van Liew has pending related to the 9 North Road issue.
Chelmsford Patch has learned from Chelmsford town manager Paul Cohen that a lawsuit between Roland Van Liew and Chelmsford's Board of Selectmen regarding the 9 North Road project will be appealed, following its dismissal last month. The case, which stemmed from lingering concerns he held regarding improprieties with the 9 North Road property, was also at the heart of a recall campaign against four of the five Selectmen in 2011. In a separate memorandum issued by Middlesex County Superior Court judge Maynard Kirpalani released last week regarding a suit by Van Liew seeking public records from the town, a motion to dismiss was upheld. Additionally, a separate motion by Van Liew mentioned by Kirpalani to dismiss a letter to the Superior …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Chelmsford Patch has just learned that one of the lawsuits regarding the 9 North Road Property has been dismissed.
Chelmsford Patch has just learned on the Chelmsford In-Town Report Facebook Page that the lawsuit between Roland Van Liew and the Town of Chelmsford over 9 North Road has been dismissed. We will have more details as they become available. UPDATE 11:16 p.m. - In addition to the suit being dismissed, a request for payments of attorney's fees by the defendants in the case, the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen and others, has been denied In a ruling by Associate Middlesex County Supreme Court Justice Joseph Walker, it was concluded that Van Liew did not act in bad faith seeking mandamus relief to compel the Selectmen to enforce a preservation restriction on 9 North Road. Walker also stated that Van Liew's reasoning to maintain standing in the …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A date for the next hearing has not been set.
A Middlesex Superior Court judge has ruled against moving Roland Van Liew's latest 9 North Road lawsuit against the town to land court, according to town officials. The town has filed a motion to dismiss the matter. The suit was filed on April 30 and names the current Board of Selectmen, as well as the 2009 and 2010 Board of Selectmen. Town Manager Paul Cohen said the lawsuit is basically a re-hashing of the issue, which was already decided about two years ago in land court in favor of the town. "This may mean that the judge feels comfortable ruling on the case rather than passing it on," said Cohen. "No date has been set on a hearing for the Town’s motion to dismiss the complaint."
Monday, April 30, 2012
The PDF of the lawsuit is attached.
Roland Van Liew has filed a complaint in Middlesex Superior Court regarding the preservation restricton on 9 North Road. The lawsuit names the current Board of Selectmen, as well as the 2009 and 2010 Board of Selectmen. The document is attached. Town Manager Paul Cohen said the lawsuit is basically a re-hashing of the issue, which was already decided about two years ago in land court in favor of the town. The Board of Selectmen also held a public hearing and ruled on the matter in 2010. Cohen said Town Counsel will file a motion to dismiss.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Ethics Commission reviewed the allegations and terminated the matter.
The state has reviewed the allegations made against Paul Cohen regarding 9 North Road and decided to terminate the matter and close the case. According to a letter Cohen received yesterday, which was given to Patch with his permission to print, the state board said it met in executive session to review the allegations. "Based on a report submitted by staff, the Commission voted to terminate this matter," the letter reads. "This case is officially closed." If the state had found a violation, Cohen said the matter would have been made public, and therefore allowed this letter to be published. Philip Eliopoulos, whose family owns the building at 9 North Road and uses it as office space, received a similar letter from the state: "As you know, …
Friday, August 12, 2011
McClure has written a letter to the building inspector.
In a letter to Building Inspector Mark Dupell, local attorney Richard McClure is demanding the occupancy permit for 9 North Road be recinded. A portion of the letter follows: "I base this demand primarily, but not limited to, upon the planning board’s conditions of site plan approval at page 8 which states: Prior to Issuance of Occupancy Permits No occupancy permits shall be issued for any building or structure, or portions thereof, unless and until (emphasis added): As we discussed, the reason for your “limited” occupancy permit was based upon, inter alia, an issue with exterior/handicapped signage and the lack of an affidavit certifying the actual height of the building. Mr. Evan Belansky advises me of other discrepancies in his site …