Please Attend the Planning Board Meeting

Eric Merklein wants to share his opinion as well as urge everyone to attend the Planning Board Meeting tomorrow night.  Even if Mr. Ruggiero may not be there, it would seem that concerned citizens should attend – Lil


The Ruggiero Trash situation is going to be a big item at tomorrow’s Planning Board meeting – Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 pm.

The Planning Board has received yet another request to postpone tomorrows hearing until next month.

This is the second time that this has happened, and many of us believe that the request for continuance should be denied. It is quite possible that Ruggiero’s attorney Tom Hanna will use this additional time to bring this matter to the NH Superior court before a decision is made.

It is my understanding that the Planning Board has the following options:

1- The Board can accept the request for a continuance and kick the can down the road until January.

2- The Board can reject the request and have an open hearing tomorrow.

If the Board does have the hearing as scheduled, they can accept the site plan as submitted and let them go to Zoning, OR they can deny the application.

By State regulation there is a time limit on this matter, and that time is now.

PLEASE NOTE:  It is public record that the plans as submitted to the Board are NOT COMPLETE, and the denial can be based solely on that fact.

Even if new plans have been submitted in the last week or two, there is NO time to review the new plans with any inelegant understanding of the new plans, and there is NO time to submit the new plans to another state agency for a third party review.

I believe that this is a bad project for Walpole and will have an enormous impact on the abutters to the location (chemical sprays at the very least).

This company has blatantly violated our ordinances, and will be more than happy to pay their attorney to take your town to court in order to force this project on to our backs – so they can haul trash from Mass. into Walpole for processing.

Please stand up for our town and attend tomorrow’s planning Board meeting.




6 thoughts on “Please Attend the Planning Board Meeting

  1. cathy white 12/16/2015 at 11:57 AM Reply

    I am very surprised that nothing has been posted on this blog about what happened at the PB meeting (over a week ago) with regard to Ruggerio. IMHO, the people of Walpole have a right to know what transpired. Thank you.

    • Lil 12/16/2015 at 12:29 PM Reply

      Sorry Cathy. At first Marilou and I were having trouble getting the minutes sent and in the meantime the power supply on my desktop computer died and had to go I. For service. If all goes as planned I am supposed to have it back tomorrow and then I will doing a deluge of posts of many things. Not trying to keep sercrets. The Planning Board rejected Ruggerio’s request and the issue is back with the Zoning Board.

  2. cathy white 12/16/2015 at 3:48 PM Reply

    Thank you Lil. Of course you are not trying to keep secrets, and this IS also a very busy time of year! And I completely understand that electronics do fail us pretty consistently. I thank you for all the hard work you put into this blog; and I know how much Walpoleans rely on it for information. While I personally know what transpired that evening, I think it is important for those that could not be there or do not know people on the board to have this information. Again, my sincere thanks, and best holiday wishes to you and yours! Cathy

  3. Jack 12/17/2015 at 4:14 PM Reply

    Just a thought – If she knows all the info that transpired as stated in her comment, why doesn’t she post it for others to know and see? That would be helpful. Have a good day

  4. cathy white 12/18/2015 at 12:06 PM Reply

    Jack, I know what transpired because my husband has been an alternate on the PB for over nine years; and was there. However, it is inappropriate for me to relate the events of that night, as this is not my blog, and I personally was not in attendance. I do think Walpoleans would be very interested in what happened and what Ruggerio is planning, but again, this is not my blog and it would be wrong for me to disseminate that information. Have a good day.

  5. Jack 12/18/2015 at 9:06 PM Reply

    Cathy, I see your reasoning, point taken, I was curious myself as to what happened at the meeting so maybe I’ll find it somewhere. Merry Christmas!

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