Selectman meeting holds varied agenda; bonds, storage, and Black Friday reviewed

By Matthew M. Robare


The Saugus Board of Selectmen again voted to continue the public hearing on a request from 222 Central Street Storage for permission to expand by adding a second story to their building. Last time the Board had felt that the information they provided wasn’t detailed enough to make a decision and voted to continue the hearing.

“The next time they come back, if they’ve done everything, then we should approve it,” said Selectman Stephen Castinetti. “It’s just not fair to the businesses.”

The Board also approved inserting an article into the town meeting warrant to rezone a property and approved a request from treasurer Wendy Hatch for a bond anticipation note, which is a type of security issued ahead of a larger bond issue that provides short term financing and is paid off by the second, larger sale of bonds, according to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

Wendy Reed, the board’s clerk said that Polo Gas was denied a special permit for a used car dealership and Edd’s Auto Sales request for a transfer of an existing special permit from Edd’s Auto Exchange was approved.

Requests by Hooters and La Vita Mia to extend their hours of operation were approved and Steve Melendez was approved as the new manager at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Kmart and Best Buy received one-day extended hours of operation permits for Black Friday, joining Target, which received its permit in October.

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