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Belmont Conservation Commission Stands Up for Silver Maple Forest in Belmont Citizen-Herald
full article, published April 16, 2010:

Weil: Commission critical of story
By Miriam Weil
Belmont Citizen-Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2010 @ 09:13 AM
Last update Apr 16, 2010 @ 09:13 PM
Belmont, Mass.

In asserting that the Conservation Commission appealed DEP's Order "... still hoping to block development in the area known as the Belmont Uplands on environmental grounds," the Belmont Citizen-Herald’s recent story [“40B can move forward,” April 1] suggests that the commission opposed the Acorn Park project to save trees.

The commission’s purpose is not to block development. In fact, it usually issues permits to applicants. However, the commonwealth requires conservation commissions to use their best judgment to ensure that a project upholds certain public interests. One of these interests, the importance of which we will not forget soon, is flood control.

Read the rest on the Belmont Citizen-Herald website