By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – The warrant for the Shrewsbury Annual Town Meeting, set for Monday, May 16, was reviewed by the Board of Selectmen at their April 26 meeting. Of the 40 articles, the board voted not to recommend four.
Article 12 would have amended town bylaws to add a demolition-delay bylaw. The objection was the possible restraint on any demolition of any building built more than 100 years ago – in this case, 1916. Article 13 would have amended town bylaws to ban the use of plastic shopping bags. Article 14, which would have lowered water rates in town by bylaw, was rejected by the selectmen because the Water Department has sole discretion over water rates. Article 15 would have changed water rates, something that is under the authority of the Water Authority. All four were voted “Not recommended by the Board of Selectmen.”
Also at the April26 meeting, Hooters Restaurant, 291 Boston Turnpike, requested a change of manager of record from Daniel Gadbois to Philip Costello, all operations remaining unchanged. Gadbois has moved out of state to work at another corporate-owned restaurant. The board agreed 4-0 to the change pending approval by the ABCC in Boston.
A request from DiVerdi Builders, Inc., to have the unused portion of their Planning Board application fee refunded was unanimously rejected. Such is unrefundable per town bylaws.
A scheduled review of the warrant for a Special Town Meeting Wednesday, May 18, was postponed because sudden changes were still pending.