* Sunoco/Bank property: While Sunoco and Bank continue to discuss the various small differences on the contract, the Civics filed a written complaint to Sunoco on their lack of maintenance of the property, starting with excessive signs as well as the inside appearance of the property. They replied quickly and advised us that they will send their maintenance crew, however, this means a "one time" clean up, while the Civics are looking for ongoing maintenance. A stronger reply is being sent by the Civics to Sunoco to ensure better follow up on the property while the negotiations continue.
* Sign at former Badge property: The Civics succeeded in having the Town Code Enforcement visit and enforce the taking down of a sign that had not been approved by the Town. The Town has notified the Civics that they have notified the business that they will not be allowed to open for business until the Town reviews and approves the new sign. The Civics will track the progress.
* National Grid Plant: The Civics held a meeting two weeks ago with senior management of National Grid. About a dozen Civic representatives attended this informative meeting where a presentation was made about the demolition and a discussion was held on they future of the plant. While the demolition seems to be progressing the discussions on the future of the plant weren't as satisfactory as NG management did not express any desire to move forward just yet with either leasing or selling the vacated segments of the property thus hope for future tax income did not seem to be in the horizon. We have invited the same representatives to a Town Hall meeting with the community, they have agreed to attend the meeting and we are in the stages of planning it for mid December. We will notify everyone of the exact date of the meeting which will likely be held at the NS HS. In the meantime, last Friday while the demolition of one of the stacks was taking place the windy day created a significant spread of dust around the GWL area immediate to the plant. This created an uproar in the immediate community adjacent to the plant and the news and the Town were called to the scene. The Civics have lodged a written complain and we have been advised they are looking into the way the stacks were demolished causing the dust to fly all around the area.
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