Friday, March 23, 2012
Rizoli: "The good news is the town DPW were there to help, great job guys. Even though the problem was not fixable by them, roots in my pipe not theirs. They did provide me with some solid leads that led me to Ellingwood Construction."
Friday, March 23, 2012
Sometimes we take things for granted. Like your bathroom facilities, taking a shower, clothes washing etc... What would you do if you couldn't flush your toilets or wash your clothes, and have to take one-minute showers for three days? Does past camping experiences come to mind? I will spare you the details. The good news is the town DPW were there to help; great job guys. Even though the problem was not fixable by them, roots in my pipe not theirs; they did provide me with some solid leads that led me to Ellingwood Construction. Bill, the owner, came over within a few hours, gave a me a very reasonable price and two days later the job was done. It took 5 hrs, (longer than they thought I would think) but I wasn't charged for it by the four…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Selectmen granted a license to a Colombian restaurant on Hollis St. and received an update on SMOC and its projects.
The town’s pressure and increased attention to the issues surrounding the Ellingwood Construction site in north Framingham is yielding results. Residents in the area noted a decrease in traffic going in and out of the site and a virtual suspension of activity in the area. “I have not seen much truck activity in the past week or so,” resident Jim Stewart told Selectmen at its Tuesday night meeting. “I think the trucks understand.” Steward is one of many residents in the north Saxonville neighborhood, who have brought the Ellingwood situation to light. For years neighbors have battled what they claim is illegal and unhealthy activity at the site. Ellingwood maintains an asphalt grinding and concrete crushing operation off Meadow Street and …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Framingham Board of Health is waiting for answers and action from DEP before it moves ahead on what to do with Ellingwood Construction.
Members of the working group looking into possible illegal and health-related issues swirling around activities of Ellingwood Construction at its site in north Framingham reported limited progress in resolving a myriad of issues before the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night. Board of Health Director Ethan Mascoop told Selectmen the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has not adequately addressed some of the concerns of the working group and until they get some answers, there is very little the Board of Health can do to alleviate the situation. But Health Board member Mike Hugo assured the selectmen the Board of Health will work on the issues once it is clear what DEP can and will do. “DEP can only do this much,” said Hugo, …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
A cease and desist order for Ellingwood is among 9 things you may have missed at Tuesday's Selectmen's meeting.
The Town of Framingham sent Ellingwood Construction a cease and desist order on Tuesday, requiring the company to immediately stop all recycling and trucking operations into the site at 158 and 160 Meadow St. The order also requires removal within 10 days of all asphalt, concrete and soils Ellingwood has placed on property adjacent to and across from the Ellingwood site. The order follows months of public outcry and discussion among the Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, Planning Department, and others. Members of the public were informed of the cease and desist order at the Selectmen meeting on Tuesday night, and those present expressed relief that the town was finally taking action. The cease and desist order was signed by Deputy …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Selectmen once again discussed the Mt. Wayte shopping center, including the issue of eminent domain. They also heard from residents of a condo complex sitting partially in Natick.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, Selectmen again discussed the future of the Mt. Wayte shopping center, this time during a joint meeting with the Economic Development Industrial Corporation (EDIC). “We have reason to believe Nobscot is on its way up,” said Alison Steinfeld, Director of Community and Economic Development. “We would like to apply the planning process from Nobscot to Mt. Wayte.” That planning process uses the Master Plan as a guide and includes gathering data, generating alternatives, and asking for public input. Steinfeld said “it’s conceivable” that the town could ultimately take the shopping center by eminent domain. Selectmen Vice Chair Charles Sisitsky asked about working with the owner of the plaza, but Steinfeld said the …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Framingham Board of Selectmen met the Board of Health Tuesday night and voted to create an action plan for issues with the Ellingwood Construction operation.
Framingham Board of Health appeared beforeSelectmen Tuesday night to discuss the Ellingwood Construction operation. “There are issues and there are violations,” said Board of Health Director Ethan Mascoop. Mascoop admitted the health board has been focused on General Chemical and has not been able to devote enough time to the Ellingwood issues. Further complicating matters, the Board of Health shares jurisdiction with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which limits the board’s ability to take action on the situation. The state has said Ellingwood needs to build a berm to separate his property from neighboring properties, and Ellingwood agreed to do so. However, the berm has not been built and the state has not…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Representatives from town departments are looking into the operations at Ellingwood Construction in Saxonville.
Various town departments are looking at separate issues surrounding Ellingwood Construction, off of Riverpath Road, as the Town of Framingham continues to gather information on the asphalt and concrete processing operation. Board of Selectman Chair Jason Smith assured residents the town, “made this a priority and we’re working on it. We have to follow procedure and laws.” Town Manager Julian Suso was charged with forming a working group at a previous Board of Selectmen’s meeting to look into resident’s complaints that Ellingwood is engaging in activities that may be in violation of town bylaws, zoning regulations and threatens public health and safety. Suso reported that working group has had two meetings and discussed Ellingwood’s …