Devens overlay governance tabled as town meetings approach
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 03/05/2014 09:42:50 AM EST
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
DEVENS — A ballot question regarding Devens in unlikely to move forward this year, as Harvard’s selectmen sealed their warrant in February and Shirley has put the issue aside.
The Joint Boards of Selectmen canceled its meeting last Thursday due to a lack of quorum, further delaying any discussion of overlay governance in Devens after the last meeting ended in a feisty debate.
The question would have asked voters whether they are supportive of overlay governance in the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. The proposed overlay governance between the three towns would occur during the transition period that ends in 2033. The towns would replace MassDevelopment in governing, while MassDevelopment continues to redevelop Devens.