It’s possible that the town could opt to begin construction work at the high school site despite a that . But would the town take that step?
One Patch reader wants to know if construction could begin sooner rather than later, though the answer isn’t completely clear as of right now.
“I wish to clarify an issue discussed at the pre-screening/pre-hearing conference,” Hearing Officer Timothy Jones wrote in a letter to involved parties earlier this month. “The Town queried whether it could commence work on aspects of the project that were located outside of wetland resource areas and buffer zones…I find no reason why such work cannot commence, assuming no work is performed that falls within the scope of the Superseding Order of Conditions or would otherwise be subject to jurisdiction under the Wetlands Protection Act and the Wetland Regulations.”
Town Manager Michael Caira said there are no immediate plans to begin construction, but didn’t close the door on the possibility.
“We’ve explored that and the town has certainly given consideration to that” said Caira. “But at this point we haven’t found that it would be prudent to begin work. The town continues to be in discussions about what can and can’t be done, but I’m going to respectfully decline to comment with specificity given the nature of the litigation that remains ongoing.”
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