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Salem Planning Board

On 5/1/14 I attended a planning board meeting for a project in my neighborhood. A member of the board was addressing concerns he had regarding the planting of trees. The developer stated he had been advised by a professional landscape design company on his tree planting plans. The board member stated "you are before this board today". The developer stated the trees would grow to over 60 feet in the next 60 years and the board member stated "yes and we will al be dead by then". As a taxpayer I find that statement to be outrageous especially for a member of the planning board
KlassySalem May 05, 2014 at 04:27 PM
Was the board member trying to get trees closer together?
john May 05, 2014 at 04:59 PM
I have no idea what his thinking was based on and another member disagreed with him. He wanted 4 red maples in the front of the property and the developer wanted to put 2. The 2 in question will be planted on each side of the front door ,under the power lines, and will eventually have to be cut down or they will be damaging the building. Beyond those logical facts the remarks are troubling.
KlassySalem May 05, 2014 at 05:09 PM
That does sound awfully dumb.
john May 05, 2014 at 05:13 PM
It should be in the minutes of the 5/1 meeting

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