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   Acton Beacon (Newspaper) - January 2, 1964, Acton, Massachusetts                                4 For The Latest Read The Beacon Only Niwspaptr Printed Locally TH AWARI WINNINt NEWSPAPER 44 The BEACON January Price Democratic Leader To Seek Investigation May nurds Wat er Dilemma Reaches Gloomy Dead End AnnualBEACON Answer Filed In Acton Candidates Night ixi o set For 27th Board of Health Suit Stow Residents Must est Own Well Water tMAYNAHD The revelation that the Lake Boon Association is con trolling weeds by the use of deadly chemicals has precipitated a major water crisis for the town of Maynard now that use of the spring overflow waters from the lake arc An air of discouragement pervades the DPW offices in the Building as an aftermath of the de velopmcnts at Stow two weeks No easy he water k lem now appears LENT UNOPTIMISTIC I When queried by the BEACON shortly after the Stow Sip1 erintendent of Public1 D o n I was anything but I He indicated that the town might I try to use the waters of the Assabet or perhaps the stream off Taylor He stated that the cost of setting up a filtration station to make it possible to use the Assabet would be prohibitively The Taylor road alternative is a shallow body of water which would also have to be Lent that Maynard mightcon sider tying into the Metropolitan Wat er District in Framingham by going through Again this would be NEE DOUBTFUL The possibility of buying water from Sudbury would not only be ex pensive but Gerald a DPW told the BEA CON that it is doubtful that Sud iry could give Maynard water and MAYNARD Plans in the works for the BKACONS third annual Candidates Night which is being scheduled for Thursday even February A full evening of political and ret is i currently being by Ih ACTON R i c ha rd Me damages are a continuing Cube bus filed an answer to the will be to sonic extent propor declaration made in court by the tionatc to the time they await ccim iyro Construction of Hudson which that it has been Gyro Corporation is a concern in slantially damaged by tlv volved in the construction of i the Acton Board of The and is in the process of constructing been brought against four en West its nvinb T Knitrl H uii While constructing the first tlv Chairladx serled tlliil she tu visit 1ie cif Public Works oil ice and demand an investigation of the ra titid of the DeparlmtiH nl Public1 MAYNAISD Tlv seeds ol could Will Iv sown a the MIViarc Juniper Ridge Municipal Building next 1 II has immediately in back of the new is ln luni c nlemled that the Board was dug Accord ifto fly I iyro i Use Per it attempted to get Winston to mil for a house recently constructed aba to the nuisance resulting in sevv West with age draining on the property and re out and failed to abate a ceivvd no The Board of nuisance resulting from sewage over Health refused to intervene claiming Paving onto the plaintiffs it was a private ac These charges have hem denied in cording to Dauild president the answer which was filed by Me of he applied for a permit allow as required by Ac and was This has been denied by the Board of Health which has stated that Gyro did not at first formally apply for Lat after the attachments en thei property were and upon ad vice of counsel the Use Oc uSSo inul Mai tin as leaching field for a house owned by bigger and better than individuals charging tlvm wih mis James Winston on I candidacies for iiuiiii oilicc are the can didates will be invited to attend ih fcruiii where they will an portunity to pasiii their paMrm to the public and the public will be able to ask any pertinent qmstieis The atliciHance at last yi odidates Night showed an appreciable increase over that of the first such night imd high hopes arc1 held fir a full house at the 19111 i The Candidates Nigit will be held at the Green Meadow School Auditorium as in past I Selectmen Will Discuss March Warrant Articles The priiperty of the members of the Board of Health has htcn at tached for This was at the beginning of action a gaiiist Ihem which occurred last Oct These attachments will remain in effect until the of the suit is H is expected that at least a year will elapse before the case is resolved by a MAYNARD The MI Winston has also hem told by the Board of Health to abate the nuis ice resulting from sewage from th TAKING NO CHANCES Maynard Howard is shown drinking a glass of melted snow at his Lake Boon retreat rather than draw a cup full of aqua piira from his shallow well in the When asked whether not he feared that his water supply might be laced with arsenic Boeske replied I dont know but Im just naturally a BEACON STAFF PHOTO Tin dollar amount ol damage t Up leaching field running i nounced Tuesday i veiling that Uicy be asked by the plaintiff has not jyro If this is not done would meet tonight Thursday to bom and will not be re Board has been advised by Mc 1 go over articles which will be placed vealed until the time of Ac jaoo tnat cinne on the warrant for the regular town carding to Gyros Novitch Board of Health and assessed meeting in and DiTommaso of the against Winstons The session will be MacPherson Left in Dark as Acton Lukashuk Will Present Request At Tuesday Meetings I and adminiblra To Seek Action rrom the n j Q 1 imllnn witn the Co Ana she plans on visiting the Selecmens chambers avid urging Selectmen to support an investigation spmsoione themselves if the does She originally planned to lodge her demand lor an investigation last Mon day but put it off until next Tuesday because Board of Public Works and the Selectmm will be meeting on the same evening and the two Boards might want to her on her The Democratic Cluiirlady told the BKACON that she was particularly micemed over rcciiu turns in the dump and water supply situations and felt that the adequacy of several other and functions were in need of a A widow and a mother of three Lukashuk has con tacted the Maynard Finance Coni mitiee and requested that a mem ber nf that body be present when she visits the Board of Public Works and tb Selectmen next Tuesday eve When asked by the BKACON as to whether she would seek she not aul if one is I will op pose the move She said that she has already in Madeline Lukashuk Madeline tulil llv thai as a i led to work out the citails of the j articles which the will i submit to the A report of the Selectmens for the past year will also be1 drawn I meeting that the arsenic pellets had Qf four flnd i a iiiv vi tmctr w IUUL ycjara miu ill provide for its own expanding fact that water over Nee was of the opinion that Lake a year made it difficult to Nee was ot tte opmcn UUK tgst f the deadly Boon might not he completely elim inated from consideration as a source at The difference in tne temperature who revealed the seriousness of the situation at the Stow meeting and told that sodium arsenate was being used to control the growthof Friedman stated that if control i ACTON The first baby born in wasnt there was a dan tne BEACON circulaticn area in IflM Priest Baby is New Years First Selectmen Appeal Damage Suit ACTON It has now been rejcision to make an appeal had been narcl she is persiinally dissatisfied formed a member of the Board of with the performance of the Depart Public Works that she will attend menl and will urge the Board to form their Tuesday session to lodge com i with the uid nl i plaints and that the Selectmen were Town can evaluate the per similarly vealed that the decision of the Acton Selectmen to appeal the dam age award against the passed and was informed in the neg There is also no mention of the decision in the Selectmens down by a jury in Lowell District The legal starting time for the Sel Court early in was made ectmens meetings is as posted MAYNARD Saint Georges iscopal church m Summer street Vi Seek 10c Boost at a Th Gilbert Jolie is an engineer Sanitation DiviSion of the State Department ot Public He stated at the now famous Stow whole water supply to turn over or to a Arsenic pel lets at the bottom could be brought to the surface by this flopping after water was considered that the State would not I Gerald Nee wants Maynardswat tho use of overflow waers jer at Whle Pond Many Lake Boon if arsenic were being f at isathance that the UOKK chemical has made its way into the l natural drainage the surface water and water at ger that the lake would become a was Sally Ann the daughter of f the causes the Selectman Wright backed up Bing and Phyllis Priest of the contention of the Association that Central the pioboem was informing the BEACON a new type of weed has taken hold that looks like a pint tree which grows below the surface of the cm the board at the town has purchased the adjacent MAYNARD The Maynard Town Business cannot under law be home of Kosemark M Employees Association will submit transacted prior to this The Summer street and will use it as decision was made by Select j men Arthur Lee and Lawrence prior to the arrival of law also states that every board a church schuril and parish Chairman of the Board Charles Mac1 shall maintain accurate records set Pastor of Saint Georges i Pherscn shortly after when the Central Street South Iippng to the scales at 6 pounds 2 the Accordlng to WU8 new years first bundle ol joy ar Years js of the BEACON New Years Baby He said that this is spoiling fishing wlft rtfS When questioned by the BEACON Henry Hanson of Maynards Special Water Commission also stated that securing an additional source of wat er supply would be a since the Assabet River and Taylor Brook CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 would require is seem treatment paid due to that occurs from Lake Boon into White believes that the danger of arsenic draining into shallow wells of resi dents near the lake is slight and i by merchants and business people in 1 the ting forth the action taken at each Reverend Richard A summary of all matters voted shall be made available with reasonable promptness after e a c h not aware of the decision until later on in the evening when his colleagues i acquainted him of their When asked the grounds for the Curiously a BEACON re nt their meeting last Mon at that same per I day Oecember Lee and haps about K asked if a de Donnelly replied that this had been enmcl serious injir Six Acton TeenAgers in Littleton Auto Crash ACTON bases this on his conversation with j anx7 to Jolie did i ous to part with any of their aqua LITTLE LIKELIHOOD not think the hazard Acton Will Post High Bridge Unsafe For More Than Six Tons decided by their counsel and they were not sure of the grounds of the MacPherson was not present at the When Counsel Mc Cabu was he staid Im not going to tell you The damages were1 awarded to Six len teenagers es a ear ilriv ol J M ml i stone wall mi who sul was llic niilv nJiceiden al i intii i Loans to Homeowners Monthly Payment per Include both Interest Consolidate your Loans up to SUMNER INVESTMENT Call collect day or night for detalli The wells He about ten to fifteen feet away from the lake and are i six feet beow its water Wright Roland Chairman of the He said it would be up to Stow Board of indicated wel lo test nis flwn that there was little that OK onemioal Maynard could use j stated that the town would him after he Stow earn what possible danger there would be in further spraying of the lake before continuing with weed He said that no further spraying would be allowed if it en dangered the wells ringing the rec i reaticn He did point that Ive I ake Boon Association intended to carry on chemical weed control next year if it is permitted by the This would prevent the use of he water by Maynard since the according to State Deparment if Health official would jiot allow the use of such water for The problem at the lake has become according to bake Boon Associatico Select man Wright agrees with It was Associaticn member Leo Friedman New Store Hours for 1964 Open daily thru Closed Monday THE HOME GIFT SHOP 562 West Acton MIDWINTER REDUCTIONS ON DRESSES THE APPAREL SHOP 41 MAIN STREET CONCORD FAST ACCURATE TYPIST Part Time CALL BEACON PUBLISHING TW72DU ACTON The Acton Selectmen have instructed Superintendent o f Alan to post the j bridge on High South as unsafe for loads of over C action is the result of a com munication from the State Depart ment of Public Works stating that the bridge is unsafe for loads ex ceeding this Some concent has been expressed by residents as to the advisability of the Acton bus traversing this which it does daily to pick up children on Powdermill Ac I cording to Sid whose buses provide the transportation for Actons school the bus which goes over this bridge weighs only 4500 and with the added comple ment of is well under the maximum load in by David crashed lliii Li clay Youi fertcl facial injirn hurl in though all were Mohawk a developer who S1i owned duplex houses on Knur ol the i and had brought suit attains he hospital iv I iitleinn police the town after a land taking in the while i tun summer of The town had vottaken hen by Ac Ar id al the March town meeting of that thur d year to take land on Central street 1 for widening the and the select The car went il control vihiic men actually took the land that sum a Appait nlv The plaintiff coatended that its brakes locked ul property value was materially clam in the wall d li aged by the and bad by thforce ol The asked for damages in excess of was a total pay in propri The land was taken to remove a ol Diinald particularly bad curve on Central j street in the vicinity of Richardsons sen nt iil Mohav drivi and Mich In order to effect the re nrcl Nylander of Arlington it was necessary to take1 land owned by the It was j conttnded in court that this action lowered the value of the duplexes as well as taking valuable land frrnl age which could be used for future housing as the lots were approved by the Planning It is expected that the appealwill take a considerable time to reach the supreme In the town will be called upon to pay the cost of printing the transcript of the testimony taken in the lower as well as court if it In the town will have to pay interest on the judgment for this It was also pointed out by Town Fletcher ol This will Umc thl a proposal at the annual town meet ing calling for a ten cent an hour wage The Personnel Board has none on record as being opposed to such a wage hike and has recom mended no general salary boost for 1HH except increments for employees haviit 211 and 25 years of Tlh1 town employees will also be eighteen additional sick leave per year to bring the total to thirty and a new vacation schedule which would give them three weeks vacation after five years of employ til and a after ten SUBSCRIBE TO THE BEACON J Alii CClNlilTIONKn Ilooms SWIMMING PUOL ILtencwdioii V MOTEL Aclon CO 3776S FLORAL FASHIONS FLORIST Francis Moral Arrangements Mowers wired anywhere Phone CO 34752 121 Main Acton ISNT IT THE LIMIT The Acton Selectmen will shortly this bridge over High South as unsafe for loads in excess of 6 estimated by Hanack that the road could be built for approximate over High would much The rerouting of High street would eftmen several months When open up industrial latid owned by the bridge is the town and it is hcped that not be legally liable for accidents cher will take this into considera1 which might occur as the result of tion in the determining of a price ag Fred that the i ate the need for a bridge at as cnt ten figure allows for considerable the proposed new road would not This is a proven fact as go over the Assabet It was many heavy trucks are presently us ing this The action was the fault of at per the town initial survey by Hanack last sumdoiog the work itself According to which led to the State the constructicn cost ducting an investigation of its lew The letter condemning the bridge over 6 tons was received by the Sel for YOUNG MAN Mechanically inclined to monitor Linotype No experience APPLY BEACON PUBLISHING ASSABET MILLS MAYNARD otmm is to hc in its for the land which will have to be To remedy the the Selecttaken by thu town in the road rej men have an article on the warrant Fletcher has not stated his i calling for the use of Chapter 90 price it is expected that this will I funds for the relocation of H i g h j be resolved before the town takes I across land owned by land by eminent MENS TV ROLLOFF at CROWELL BOWL 5 2 All Crowell Bowl card holders welcome Great TW 78111 NOW IN PROGRESS PreInventory Sale 20 REDUCTION ON ALL ITEMS ALL SALES FINAL GAIL MARK SHOP Commonwealth Post Concord   

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