Heated argument puts swift end to Joint Boards of Selectmen meeting at Devens
The Dispatch News Online, Posted: 01/23/2014 11:25:48 PM EST
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
DEVENS — Extremely high tensions over the jurisdiction of Devens abruptly ended Thursday night’s Joint Boards of Selectmen meeting.
The board was set to vote on two questions regarding an overlay governance of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone that would give Ayer, Shirley and Harvard joint jurisdiction over the former Army base.
In previous meetings, the board had discussed presenting a non-binding referendum at the three Town Meetings. The second vote asked whether Devens residents should be polled on the matter even before the non-binding referendum.