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WATD has the back story as to why the joint meeting of the Selectmen and the Planning Board was canceled.

Apparently, the developers who prevailed at the Planning Board meeting in March wrote a letter calling the joint meeting “concerning” and inferred possible legal action. It’s unclear what legal standing the developer would have to sue, given that they already won the approval they were seeking from the Planning Board.

A vote Planning Board Chairman Malcolm MacGregor called “the worst motion I’ve seen on this board in the past 35 years”.

Selectmen Chairman Ken Tavares said the joint meeting was to discuss covenants in general, not specifically the Bump Rock Road issue. The Town has approximately 80 covenants, similar to the Bump Rock Road covenant, protecting open space across Town.

Video of the final Planning Board vote.