JBOS hears about petition for town authority on Devens
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 06/13/2014 07:32:48 AM EDT
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
SHIRLEY — A home-rule petition proposed by former Ayer selectman Frank Maxant was up for discussion at the Joint Boards of Selectmen meeting last Thursday night.
Harvard Selectman Leo Blair opened the topic by saying he was skeptical but intrigued by Maxant’s idea. The petition would restore municipal authority of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone to the original towns of Ayer, Harvard and Shirley. The towns could submit their own petitions concerning their own jurisdiction either separately or as a whole.