Published in the April 28, 2017 edition.


WAKEFIELD — The town of Wakefield is looking to renegotiate an agreement under which sewage from the MarketStreet development in Lynnfield is pumped through Wakefield’s sewer system. The town of Lynnfield does not have its own sewer system.

In April of 2008, the town of Wakefield signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, National Development (the developer of MarketStreet) and the town of Lynnfield to provide a connection through Wakefield to the MWRA sewer system. As part of the deal, National Development agreed to pay $100,000 for existing infiltration and inflow issues at what was then the Sheraton Colonial Hotel site, a $1.5 million fee to Wakefield for inflow and infiltration issues and another $100,000 to Wakefield for attorneys’ fees.

The agreement allowed National Development to send $76,350 gallons per day to the MWRA through the Wakefield sewer system.

Wakefield Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio advised the Board of Selectmen this week on plans to renegotiate the deal in light of changes at MarketStreet that have already increased the the volume pumped through the Wakefield sewer system to $97,643 gallons per day. Maio noted that there has been a shift at MarketStreet away from retail and more toward restaurants, which have a much higher use of water and sewer. Future changes, including a planned medical building, will only increase MarketStreet’s sewage output further, Maio said.

He told the selectmen that he and Wakefield DPW Director Richard Stinson would be meeting with representatives of National Development and Lynnfield officials over the next few months to renegotiate the deal. He asked members of the board to advise him of any concerns that they might want brought to the negotiating table.


In other business this week, the Board of Selectmen:

• Approved a request from Finance Committee Chairman Gerard Leeman to hang a framed portrait of retired longtime Finance Committee member Philip F. McCarty in the first floor conference room at Town Hall.

• Approved a request from Verizon New England Inc. and Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department to relocate a utility pole (pole number 15) on Main Street in the Junction area in connection with a planned new mixed-use development.

• Approved a Package Store Liquor License for Campbell Beverage, which has purchased and will be taking over operation of Caporale’s Liquors on Broadway.

• Reappointed James Scott of 75 Elm St. and William Butler of 71 Elm St. to the Lake Quannapowitt Committee.

• Approved a request from Erin Fopiano for a one-day liquor license on June 10, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Hartshorne House.

• Approved a request from Request from Diamond Enterprise Corp. (Jade Garden) for a Common Victualler License at 39 Tuttle St.

• Approved a request from Aaronap Cellars LLC for a Liquor License for the Farmer’s Market.

• Acknowledged with appreciation a $500 donation from the Star of Bethlehem Lodge to the Veteran’s Memorial fund for the maintenance of the World War II Monument.

• Approved a request from the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library to accept and expend a gift or gifts to the Library in the amount of $8,920.00 from various donors.