Deadline to appeal Park Central is Wednesday, September 14th at 3pm (Updated)

Earlier this week, I wrote a story on Park Central that referred to an appeal deadline of September 15th.

My original story was on the Planning Board’s request to hire special counsel. Chair Don Morris told selectmen that his request was based on an appeal period “which I believe ends September 15th.” It turns out that was off by a day.

Today, Town Clerk Jim Hegarty posted a comment correcting that period as ending at September 14th at 3:00 pm.

Meanwhile, the Planning Board’s request will be voted on at a Board of Selectmen Meeting at 5:00 pm tonight.

Here is Hegarty’s comment:

I’m writing to clarify that the deadline to file an appeal in connection with the recent ZBA Park Central Comprehensive Permit Decision is 3:00 pm on September 14, 2016. I’m posting this information because I have read reports that the deadline is September 15 which is incorrect.

Since the ZBA Decision was filed with the Southborough Town Clerk’s office at 3:00 pm on August 25, 2016, the twenty day appeal notification period will end at 3 pm on September 14, 2016. M.G.L. c. 40A, § 17. defines the appeal process to include “Notice of the action with a copy of the complaint shall be given to such city or town clerk so as to be received within such twenty days.”

Jim Hegarty
Southborough Town Clerk
(508) 485-0710 x 3005
jhegarty@southboroughma.com

Updated (9/9/16 2:48 pm): I just discovered the BOS agenda on the Town website. It was posted late Wednesday afternoon.

Updated (9/9/16 2:52 pm): Southborough Access Media will live broadcast the meeting on Verizon Ch 37 & Charter Ch 192.

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Todd
5 years ago

Did the BOS do the right thing and allow the Planning Board to seek additional council on the appeal?

mark dassoni
5 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

They should exercise authority, for residents file appeal depends on legal experience that they or have not have, conflict of interest is up to town counsel to move on. Mark Dassoni.

mark dassoni
5 years ago
Reply to  Todd

Yes ,in their way them and planning boards are hearing all issues Flagg rd. citizens brought up at the Selectmen, planning boards meeting and from all emails and blogs replies, the forum Monday night at senior center is night for progressive and positive actions, the ZBA and capital group won”t like it but citizens must be heard. I will be there ,this is my watchdog information coming forward. Mark Dassoni

mark dassoni
5 years ago
Reply to  Todd

yes,mark dassoni

mark dassoni
5 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

they did vote no,but at last night”s forum chairman said they will re-consider vote at the October 4th meeting.mark dassoni.

mark dassoni
5 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

yes,to no vote,but chairman said at forum they would re-consider vote October 4th,mark dassoni

JOJAMA
5 years ago

Mark Dassoni,

Mr. Shea promised to reconsider the NO vote for the independent counsel, the deadline is TOMORROW. That is SEPARATE from the 10/4 meeting.

mark dassoni
5 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

variances can override zba, that will happen on sept.26th,mark dassoni.

mark dassoni
5 years ago

developer and zba will fight to get their way even though the 9\19 review and 9\23 deadline, zba and developer won”t budge ,so independent counsel should guide planning board through process. mark dassoni

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