It’s overgrown with weeds. The fence is falling in. And now the Planning Board has asked the owner of a vacant lot at the corner of Main Street and Newton Street to clean it up.
Southborough businessman Peter Bemis, who purchased the lot 2005, was before the Planning Board earlier this month on a separate matter. “We told him in a letter that we might also ask him about the lot,” Planning Board Chairman Charles Gaffney said last night.
Gaffney said the board asked Bemis to mow the lot and fix the fence. “He said he’d look into it,” Planning Board member Donald Morris said.
That was two weeks ago. As of last night’s Planning Board meeting, no action had been taken on the lot, so the Planning Board said they would send a letter to Bemis asking him again to clean it up.
Gaffney said that since the lot is private property, there is nothing to compel Bemis to comply with the board’s request.