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Fire Chief opposed to Bump Rock development
"It goes against everything for public safety as far as we’re concerned"
In an interview with WATD Radio Fire Chief Bradley expressed opposition to the proposed Bump Rock Road development due to lack of water for fighting structural fires: "There is no water down that road, so there’s no hydrants. That would mean that we would be trucking-in water by tankers. It goes against everything for public safety as far as we’re concerned, and we’ve asked the Planning Board not to approve it."
On Tuesday night 7pm, the Planning Board will once again consider a proposal by T & K Retail to build additional homes off Bump Rock Road, approval would require a unanimous vote of the Planning Board. The Board first entertained the development on February 9th.
The original 1986 Planning Board approval capped development in the area and set aside the remaining land for conservation. T & K are seeking an additional seven unit sub-division on property.
Town Planning Director Lee Hartman also told WATD that the Town has about 80 similar open space conservation covenants protecting approximately 4700 acres of land.