Published in the March 2, 2016 edition
LYNNFIELD — On Tuesday, March 15, there will be a public hearing on the designated roads chosen as scenic under the Scenic Road bylaw as part of the regularly scheduled Conservation Commission meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall.
Five roads will be discussed: Main Street, Summer Street, Chestnut Street, Essex Street and Lowell Street. These roads have been chosen because they all fit the criteria as “scenic” under the bylaw. Among the town’s oldest streets, they best characterize Lynnfield with historic homes, stonewalls and a rich tree canopy of public shade trees.
This public hearing accords with the provisions of Lynnfield’s Scenic Road bylaw approved in April 2015 at Town Meeting. On Jan. 14, the Tree Committee held a public forum at Town Hall where people were welcome to ask questions and discuss how designation of the streets would impact them.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet and the approved bylaw can be found on the town website (www.town.lynnfield.ma.us) on the Conservation Commission’s page. The FAQ explains how the roads were chosen, what a scenic bylaw is and how it will benefit and impact residents. The FAQ is also available in hard copy at Town Hall, 55 Summer St.
The Tree Committee plans to submit a warrant article presenting these roads to be designated as “Scenic Roads” at the 2016 Annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 25 at Lynnfield Middle School at 7:30 p.m.