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Motion for Concord Warrant Article #53   

As adopted by the 1997 Concord Town Meeting

(Note: nearly identical articles were passed by Lincoln, Lexington, and Bedford)  

   

Article #53: To see if the town will vote to adopt a set of goals regarding the protection of the community, these goals to be used by the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, and other town officials in dealing with issues relating to the future use and development of Hanscom Field by the Massachusetts Port Authority, or take any other action relative thereto.   

 

Motion: Move to adopt a set of goals to support the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, and other town officials in dealing with issues relating to the future use and development of Hanscom Field by the Massachusetts Port Authority. These goals being:   

 

To protect the national historical and cultural heritage of the Hanscom area towns, recognizing that our towns are unique and of historical, literary, and cultural significance. 

 

To protect the character and quality of life of Concord. 

 

To limit the increased noise, ground traffic, and environmental pollution that could result from land development, expansion of air traffic at Hanscom Field, or changes in the character and use of the airport. 

 

To protect against significant financial costs to the town or loss of economic opportunities for local businesses caused by land development or expansion of aviation operations at Hanscom Field. 

 

To ensure that Concord is recognized as a town that is affected by land development at Hanscom Field, no matter in which community that development takes place, and is thus subject to the land use policy statement of Massportís Master Plan for Hanscom Field.

 

To work towards mitigating the impact of existing Hanscom related noise and ground traffic conditions in our area. 

 

To work towards appropriate binding agreements with Massport which ensure full participation by the Hanscom area towns in all decisions that result in aviation expansion, land development, or changes in the character or use of Hanscom Field.

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