Plymouth: 1820 Courthouse the focus of joint committee meeting Tuesday

The Plymouth Advisory and Finance Committee will hold a meeting Tuesday night prior to a joint meeting of the Select Board, School, Building and Finance Committees, as well as the Planning Board. The joint meeting concerns the future of the old downtown Courthouse. At the top of the FinCom’s agenda is the 1820 Courthouse and the possibility of using the property as a municipal center.

John Moody, who is acting chair of the group as well as a member of the 1820 Courthouse Consortium, says for that discussion the group will be joined by a member of the Select Board: “I believe it will be Ken Tavares, who’s going to come in and sort of frame-up the question that’s being posed at the 7:00 PM joint meeting and allow us to sort of have a conversation as a committee so we can bring in some sort of consensus view of the committee to that joint session.”

Then FinCom will consider an article calling for $20,000 to complete an RFP to develop the Courthouse corridor, which seems contradictory: “They are contradictory. I think there are two tracks for dealing with the same issue. The twenty thousand dollars is really to continue down the path that we’ve been going down as far as an RFP to go out to developers to try to discuss commercial use for the property. The second path really involves talking about keeping that parcel a lot closer to us as a community.”

The Advisory and Finance Committee meeting begins Tuesday at town hall at 6 PM.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.