Norwell: Delays continue on Jacobs Pond Estate fee issue hearing

Several meetings to discuss the controversial issue of unfair fees at the Jacobs Pond Estate housing development, have now been delayed.

There have been two weeks of delayed meetings with Norwell Selectmen to discuss the contentious issue; the removal of Special Condition #14, which was inserted into the Zoning Board’s special permit, to build the development.

The special condition demands a 5,000 a year, pond mitigation fee from Jacobs Pond Estate residents.

Selectman Chair Gregg McBride said the Zoning Board was due to meet with selectmen this week on the issue, but canceled.

“They were scheduled for today, (Wednesday) and they asked to put that off because all of their members couldn’t be present, so we’ve scheduled it for the next meeting”, McBride said.

McBride also explained why a meeting scheduled last week with Jacobs Pond seniors, was also cancelled.

“Previously we were going to meet with the Jacobs Pond Estates folks and the ZBA asked to meet with us first, so we put that one off. Now we’re going to meet with the ZBA on July 11 and we’ll schedule with the Jacobs Pond Estates people, sometime in the future after that”, McBride explained.


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John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.