More than a year ago, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to require the Gulbankian family to make improvements to its 40 Mt. Vickery Road property after complaints from neighbors. At the time, many of you voiced strong opinions about the process – which took more than a year – as well as the outcome. The Gulbankian family appealed, but today comes word a Worcester court has upheld the decision.
Reports the Metrowest Daily News:
According to court records, Worcester Superior Court Judge Janet Kenton-Walker ruled in May that the town did not overstep its bounds last year in requiring the family to make a number of upgrades to the property to keep operating its machine shop.
Kenton-Walker also agreed with the town that the machine shop wasn’t properly permitted, and ordered the Gulbankians to stop work at J&M Machine Co. because they have not made the requested improvements. The Gulbankians’ various businesses operate at 40 Mt. Vickery Road.
The Gulbankian family has not made the improvements required by the ZBA – improvements Michael Gulbankian Sr. said could cost the family $250K – so the town is within its rights to order a cease and desist order for the machine shop. Building inspector David Gusmini told the MWDN that for legal reasons he could not comment on whether he plans to issue such an order.
The Gulbankian family has appealed the Worcester court’s ruling.
You can read all the details in this article by the MWDN.