RE: Violation of the Eastern 100'buffer to the Firehouse
Having servied as Chairman of the Woodbridge Conservation Commission during the establishment of the buffer, I would like to remind the BOS and our citizens about its history. The contentious issue of where to build a firehouse was resolved in part because the Conservation Commission eventually backed the firefighters' request to build on the Fitzgerald Tract. The Commission gave its blessing with one inviolable condition: that the Town enforces 100-foot buffers on either side of the site. That land would remain undisturbed. The boards of Selelectmen and Finance adopted that condition when they approved financing for the new firehouse, with these words: "there will be no usage, structure or otherwise...on the 100'buffer areas...without the approval of the Board of Selectmen."The leadership of the Woodbridge Fire Department has worked closely with the town for years on the construction of the firehouse. They cannot claim ignorance of the agreement on the buffer zone, nor can they say they did not know of the wetlands regulations that were so salient in discussions of where the firehouse would be built. They knew the rules and they ignored them. Will the Board of Selectmen govern the Town of Woodbridge according to the rule of law?
Respectfully,Maria Kayne, Chairman Woodbridge Conservation Commission