Neighborhood Meeting

On Monday, November 14, 2022, our neighborhood had a private neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed Chapter 40B LIP project slated for the site at 17 Rice Road in Millbury, Massachusetts. While we will not be publicly disclose details of the private neighborhood meeting, what we will share is that it was well attended by… Continue reading Neighborhood Meeting

Chapter 40B LIP Agreement Authorized

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to authorize the chairperson of the Board of Selectmen, Mary Krumsiek, to enter into a Chapter 40B Local Initiative Program (LIP) agreement with SJV Investments (i.e., Steven Venincasa and James Venincasa ( the “Developer”)) for the property located at 17 Rice Road in… Continue reading Chapter 40B LIP Agreement Authorized

Chapter 40B LIP Authorization 2

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen included on their agenda to authorize the Chairperson, Mary Krumsiek, on behalf of the Town of Millbury, to execute a Chapter 40B LIP agreement between the Town and SJV Investments (Steven Venincasa and James Venincasa) to begin the Chapter 40B LIP process. This is not… Continue reading Chapter 40B LIP Authorization 2

Chapter 40B LIP Authorization

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen included on their agenda to authorize the Chairperson, Mary Krumsiek, on behalf of the Town of Millbury, to execute a Chapter 40B LIP agreement between the Town and SJV Investments (Steven Venincasa and James Venincasa) to begin the Chapter 40B LIP process. This is not… Continue reading Chapter 40B LIP Authorization

Chapter 40B LIP Negotiation Memorandum

One of our neighbors sent the following memorandum to Mary Krumsiek and David Delaney, and carbon-copied members of the Millbury Board of Selectmen, the Millbury Board of Appeals, the members of the Millbury Planning Board, the members of the Millbury Conservation Commission, the Town Manager, the acting Town Planner, the acting DPW Director, the Police… Continue reading Chapter 40B LIP Negotiation Memorandum

Selectmen Vote To Enter Negotiations

On Tuesday, June 15, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen voted to enter negotiations with the developers, Steven F. Venincasa and James Venincasa, for a proposed Chapter 40B LIP project, with a proposed 192-apartments with 48 being affordable (not low-income) apartments, at 17 Rice Road in Millbury, Massachusetts. What people need to understand is: This… Continue reading Selectmen Vote To Enter Negotiations

Chapter 40B Can Be Scaled Back

Case in point, Medfield Meadows is just one example of a proposed Chapter 40B project that was denied and there are other cases too. After the rejection of the proposed Medfield Meadows project by Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing), they submitted a new plan that addressed the Chapter 40B requirements, noting that the proposed project… Continue reading Chapter 40B Can Be Scaled Back

Consideration Of Initiation Of Chapter 40B Negotiations

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Millbury Board of Selectmen have an agenda item under New Business for the Consideration of Initiation of Chapter 40B Negotiations with Rice Road Developers, Steven F. Venincasa and James Venicasa. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM EST and is held at the Millbury Town Hall located at 127 Elm… Continue reading Consideration Of Initiation Of Chapter 40B Negotiations

Signatures To Call A Special Town Meeting 2

We will be collecting the necessary 200 signatures this Saturday, June 11, 2022, from interested registered votes in the town of Millbury to call a special town meeting to: Enact a temporary (15± months) building moratorium on multi-family dwelling units (3 or more) in Millbury to establish thoughtful criteria for consideration and approval of multi-family… Continue reading Signatures To Call A Special Town Meeting 2

Personal Responsibility

When you can do the things that I can, but you don’t… and then the bad things happen… they happen because of you. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker — Captain America: Civil War (2016) We all have it within ourselves the power to change our community’s future through what we do each day. Life is a… Continue reading Personal Responsibility