JBOS to draft Devens governance question for spring town meetings
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 12/27/2013 07:31:30 AM EST
By: M. E. Jones, Correspondent
SHIRLEY — When the Joint Boards of Selectmen, or JBOS, met at Ayer Town Hall last month, all three member boards — Ayer, Harvard and Shirley — attended in full.
Attendance was more modest when JBOS met in Shirley Town Offices on Thursday, Dec. 19, but the agenda was basically the same: Discussion of a proposal by Harvard Selectman Leo Blair to create an overlay district in the Devens Redevelopment Enterprise Zone (DREZ) that would take back local control via collective municipal government while allowing MassDevelopment, the state agency now in charge of the former military base, to stay on and continue redeveloping the area.
At the table Thursday night were Harvard selectmen Ron Ricci, Stu Sklar and Blair; Shirley Selectman Bob Prescott and Vice Chairman Tom Kinch, who presided in the absence of Chairman and Ayer Selectman Gary Luca.