A $1.7 million plan was presented Monday; a vote is expected on April 22.
Bill Gilet, chairman of the Varney Playground Master Plan Design Committee, presented the committee’s proposed master plan to the Board of Selectmen on Monday night. “The objectives, just to be clear, were to really design the landscape of the park; it includes the baseball fields, the beach, the boathouse, and the basketball and tennis courts,” Gilet explained. The board was generally accepting to the proposal, despite concerns from some residents, but voted to continue the public hearing during the board’s next scheduled meeting on April 22. The absence of board member George Dixon prompted board member Jim Lane to point out Dixon’s dedication to this area of Chelmsford and the board unanimously agreed to postpone any motion in support …
The committee made numerous recommendations including conservation space, more public access, and a ban on hunting in the area.
- Jay Oza
Tuesday, January 29
Susan Carter, chairperson of the Oak Hill Study Committee, presented her committee’s final recommendations to the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen on Monday night. “I just want to thank all the committee members,” Carter began. “We were a diverse crowd with different backgrounds and different opinions and everyone managed to work together to form a compromise,” she informed the board and the meeting’s audience. “Everyone got to see the fruits of their labor,” she gleamed. Carter was proud to point out that the final recommendations were voted on unanimously, something that Board of Selectmen chairman Jon Kurland thought was worth pointing out. “I know it was a daunting task, maybe even more challenging by the fact that there were so many …