Dear Building Committee:
I reach out to you to ask on behalf of the rural character of the Town and natural open space that has already diminished so greatly in the last two decades that you reconsider the intention to construct a new fire station on the land which is owned by the Lawrence Homestead Trust along Farmers Row.
Such an action is unnecessary to the needs of the Town which may be satisfied with other actions such as enlarging the existing station or choosing another site that is already in a developed zone of the town.
This piece of land is unique as it is one of the few open spaces that is visible to people as they come into the center of the town and truly is a significant part of the natural open space that lends the Town its rural character despite the growth the Town has experienced.
I hope you will do everything you can to find an alternative solution to the desire expressed for a larger building on the part of the Fire Chief. Surely there is an answer that will not so effectively change the character of the town and the landscapes few and far between that still evidence the Town’s commitment to preserve its historic agricultural culture and the beauty therein appreciated by all who reside here.
I also question the bias of the committee based on the fact that at least 50% of the committee are members of the fire department.
Broad Meadow Road