Selectmen Notes: Savers Thrift Store to Come to Rte. 1

Briefs from the Board of Selectmen meeting, Jan. 22.

Savers Secondhand License Approved for Rte. 1 Location

Savers Thrift Stores representatives appeared before the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night to request a secondhand dealers license for a Norwood location on Rte. 1.

The store - which was founded in 1954 and specializes in secondhand clothing - is looking to take up the location at 560 Boston-Providence Turnpike, where SYMS was previously.

David Manoogian, an Attleboro lawyer working for Savers in this case, said that Norwood has always been a town that the business wanted to be in.

"Hopefully it'll be a productive relationship between the Town of Norwood and Savers," he said.

"Personally I don't think it's a part of my vision for Rte. 1," Selectman Paul Bishop said.

The license passed by a vote of 3-1, with Bishop the one dissenting vote. Selectman William Plasko was not present at the meeting.


Recreation Dept. Report to the Board

Gerald Miller, Superintendent of the Recreation Department, delivered his annual report to the Board at Tuesday's meeting, highlighting previous successes and upcoming events.

Miller said that the February Vacation schedule has gone out to schools and will include many activities including the popular Toe Jam Puppet Band on that Friday.

He also noted that the new training equipment has been well received, and the department has seen "a lot of positive returns from the people who utilize it."


Boston Executive Helicopters to Build Hangar at Norwood Airport

Boston Executive Helicopters, Inc., submitted an application for a VIF License to store 30,000 gallons of aviation fuel in two tanks at the Norwood Airport.

Two 15,000 underground fuel tanks would be built at 189 Access Rd. The company has a long term lease for 30,000 sq. ft., and will be constructing a new helicopter hangar.

The proposal has been approved by the Conservation Commission and reviewed by Fire Department.

After some discussion the license was approved unanimously.


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