Sandra Pond warden calls for sign improvements


Sandra Pond warden calls for sign improvements
Sunset over Sandra Pond. (Photo/George Fortier Jr.)

WESTBOROUGH – Sandra Pond Reservoir along Upton Road is a nice place to bring your dog for a walk.

Trouble is that the dogs – and sometimes humans – are often seen swimming in the pond, which is part of the town’s drinking water supply.

According to Gary Bowman, one of the pond’s wardens, a lack of signage and enforcement has led more nonresidents to come to the reservoir not only to swim, but to fish and cook with grills.

“The signage needs improvement,” Bowman told the Select Board during its April 25, meeting. He added there used to be a sign that listed the rules (such as fishing, which is for residents only), but the sign has been removed.

Although one of five wardens, Bowman said he’s the only “active” one. He added that it’s often difficult for him to enforce the rules, especially with nonresidents.

Bowman asked the Select Board whether a committee could be formed to review the town’s regulations regarding Sandra Pond.

Town Manager Kristi Williams said the town will look into the matter.

Flag displays at Rotary

The board approved the Veterans Advisory Board’s request to install a display of flags at the Rotary June 24-July 8 and Nov. 4-18.

Also, a display of poppies will soon be installed to help commemorate Memorial Day.

Waste Management Committee

According to Williams, the Waste Management Exploratory Committee will soon come before the Select Board to make recommendations on how the town disposes of its trash and recycling.

In late January, E.L. Harvey/Waste Connections announced it will close public access to its facility in June 2024.


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