By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Owners of 15 acres of land, known as the Estabrook Tree Farm, at 421 Bolton St., are planning to sell the property and convert it into an assisted living community with 50 units. The proposal made by Richard C. and Jill Cochrane was stated in a communication from Attorney William F. Brewin Jr. to Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the City Council, read at the Feb. 8 meeting.
Prior to referring the request to the Urban Affairs Committee and Conservation Commission for study, questions were raised on whether the offer made is valid and meets legal requirements for the property that abuts Marlborough High School, Bolton and Stevens streets.
The proposed developer of the assisted living units is BSL Marlborough Development, LLC. The property is being sold for $1.5 million.
In other business, councilors referred to the Personnel Committee the mayor’s appointment of Gretta Holland to the position of parking clerk for the city.
“Gretta is a longtime Marlborough resident who has volunteered her time throughout the community with a variety of organizations, including the Mayor’s Charity Ball Committee and Friends of Marlborough Seniors,” said the mayor in his communication to the City Council.
He thanked Ron Guest who recently resigned from the position after many years working on behalf of the city.