By Joseph Elie, Community Reporter
Shrewsbury – On Dec. 27, the Board of Selectmen agreed to submit applications for two grant proposals that were presented by the town's Principal Planner/Economic Development Coordinator Kristen Wilson.
The first grant, from the state's Department of Housing and Community Development, would provide up to $10,000 for a consultant to examine the possibility of improving business facades and signage in the Lakeway Business Corridor. The second grant, from the state's Executive Office for Administration and Finance, would provide up to $500,000 through regional planning commissions to identify areas of priority development and priority protection in the towns of Shrewsbury, Westborough, Berlin and Northborough.
In other business, the selectmen approved requests from Ski Ward to extend their alcoholic beverage pouring license until 10 p.m., from Sophie's Eatery to reinstate their alcoholic beverage pouring license, and from Wagner Motors to expand their oil storage capacity.
Selectman John Lebeaux also recommended that residents check to ensure their smoke detectors are working properly and to replace smoke detector batteries if necessary.