|Truck with conveyor belt piling crushed asphalt material|
Jay Grande, Director of the Planning Board, said William Ellingwood, owner, contacted him earlier regarding the submission of an application, but he has yet to receive any paperwork as specified by Section 4H2 of the Zoning By-Law. Thus, Grande stated that he cannot comment on any delay. Ellingwood is reported to have cited personal reasons for the lack of compliance.
Meanwhile, an order to "cease and desist" grinding operations that was previously issued by the Building Department has yet to be enforced. Residents in the area have been appealing to the Board to take firm action to finally resolve this matter.
For the first time are photos (below) of the grinding of materials in the in the Northeast quadrant -- Precinct 3 -- that may lead to further contamination of the Birch Road Wells. While the wells have been capped for many decades, they are slated to provide at least 60 percent of Framingham's drinking water. What is really happening and when they will be brought online has been the source of continuing controversy, rumors and argument for several years. And because of the projected rise in water and sewer fees, residents want clear-cut answers as to when the wells will be utilized as they try to cope with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
|Ellingwood vehicles on PUD property|
|More trash on property|
|Twenty foot high pile of asphalt near Birch Wells|
|Another view showing asphalt and cement|
|Careless trash among trees abutting Danforth Green|