Ayer rejects Devens land-taking
By Mary E. Arata, firstname.lastname@example.org Lowell Sun
AYER — Devens will remain its own entity for the foreseeable future.
Town Meeting rejected Selectman Frank Maxant’s plan to petition the Legislature for Ayer to retake governmental control it part of the former Fort Devens on Monday night, with many residents saying they are too many uncertainties.
Maxant said the issue was municipal jurisdiction, not of ownership of the Devens lands. Maxant estimated $2.3 million in annual revenue from Devens when Devens properties were taxed at Ayer’s rates…
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