Town manager makes presentation to Finance Committee
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department construction project is on time and under budget, according to Town Manager Daniel Morgado.
In a presentation before the Finance Committee at its Sept. 21 meeting, Morgado said he expects the construction of the new Fire Headquarters in the town center, Station #3 on CenTech Boulevard and renovations of Station #2 on Harrington Avenue to come in close to $500,000 under budget.
The construction project is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2008. Morgado said he is in the process of planning a grand opening for the public at each of the new facilities. Allen property to be
Shrewsbury has hired land use consultant Judi Barrett to examine the vacant Allen Property to determine the town's best plan to move forward with 60-acre piece of commercial land.
"Judi will focus on what roadblocks exist with permitting agencies for commercial developers that are looking to build in Shrewsbury," Assistant Town Manager Michael Hale said.
The plan is for Barrett to meet privately with 20 commercial developers to discuss the pros and cons of developing in Shrewsbury, and then use that information to determine the best way to move forward with the site.
The town has enlisted the services of Barrett on several occasions, including with the development of the town's Master Plan.
Plans to improve intersection move
Shrewsbury officials have been working with MassHighway, State Sen. Edward M. Augustus, DWorcester, and State Rep. Karyn E. Polito, R-Shrewsbury, to recreate the intersection at the corner of Route 9 and Maple Avenue.
The intersection currently prohibits left hand turns from Maple Avenue onto Route 9 East, forcing drivers to merge onto Route 9 West and make a U-turn at the next light to change direction.
The town would like to install a stoplight at the intersection to allow the immediate left.
It would cost roughly $100,000 to improve the intersection.
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