Published in the January 6, 2016 edition
LYNNFIELD — At the April 2015 Spring Town Meeting, voters approved a Scenic Road bylaw for Lynnfield.
In April, at this year’s Town Meeting, the Tree Committee expects to submit a warrant article presenting roads to be designated scenic roads. Under the provisions of the bylaw, roads can be designated by the Conservation Commission. The Commission and the Tree Committee have agreed to recommend Main, Lowell, Chestnut, Essex and Chestnut streets.
“These roads, which fit the criteria as ‘scenic’ under the bylaw, are among the town’s oldest and best characterize Lynnfield with historic homes, stonewalls and a rich tree canopy of public shade trees,” stated Tree Committee Chair Jane Bandini.
“We often take for granted the beauty of our Town streets. This bylaw and implementation of designating these five roads will preserve the aesthetic nature these roads offer and give the homeowner more control on how the road can be developed or changed,” Bandini added.
A sheet of frequently asked questions will be available both at the forum and on the town’s website for concise information about this bylaw.
On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., the Tree Committee, a subcommittee of the Conservation Commission, will hold an open forum in the Selectmen’s meeting room at Town Hall, 55 Summer St., where these roads will be discussed. The public is invited to attend so that their questions and concerns may be addressed.