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Marini asked to skip ahead in ...
Marini asked to skip ahead in his project but was denied, with Planning Board member James Chilson Sr. and alternate Ronald Calabrese, both currently up for re-election, casting the votes against him.
and Calabrese said they wanted to ensure Marini wouldn't skip out on constructing the middle building, a highly-visible mix of retail space and condos.
, however, stuck with his
earlier stance, declaring that the new agreement did not do enough to protect the community.
During one of his answers, ...
During one of his answers, Planning Board member James Chilson Sr., criticized by other town officials for some of his votes on the Franklin Center Commons project, defended the decisions he and his colleagues had made.
"We do get shot at sometimes," he
said of criticism.
Milford Daily News - Local News Coverage
...FRANKLIN -- Planning Board Vice Chairman James Chilson will appeal a judge's decision dismissing his claims against the town and Marinella Development, adding another chapter to the decades-long legal saga over his 10 acres off Populatic Street.
Gould had argued in court that a 1980s Planning Board approval and its recording at the Registry of Deeds gave Chilson
the right to an easement through Marinella's land.
filed the current lawsuit in December 2001, two months after another Norfolk Superior Court judge had ruled against him in another lawsuit involving the land.
Marinella failed to gain approval for a new plan called Brandywine Village for his
land because Chilson
fellow Planning Board members a letter urging them not to consider it.
is out of town and could not be reached for comment yesterday.
...A state Appeals Court panel upheld a ruling this week against Planning Board member James Chilson Sr. in a case that pitted the Populatic Street property owner against the town and another developer.
is mulling a final appeal, he
did confirm that he
is still working on a book that will explain his
side of the dispute.
Responding to the panel's decision, Chilson
said, "I will be following through, I can guarantee you that."He
declined further comment, including whether he
would now ask the state Supreme Judicial Court to hear his
Typically, the SJC picks its cases based on clarifying existing legal principals or exploring new aspects of the law.
After a deal with a neighbor to turn their two lots into a joint subdivision stalled, another project for the adjacent site was approved by the town.Chilson
responded with a lawsuit in 2001 filed through his Blue View Construction company
, but lost in Superior Court.He
subsequently appealed, with oral arguments heard in April.
lawyer had argued that the town ignored the original subdivision deal and violated his
rights by approving a new plan for his
said neither he
nor a friend who held a mortgage on his
land had been properly consulted and had been financially hurt by the loss of the earlier plan.Chilson
had also asked for damages against the other builder, Marinella Development, citing the loss of promised road access for his
landlocked parcel when the company won approval for its alternative project.
But in its ruling, the Appeals Court panel found that the earlier subdivision deal had been stalled for 15 years, giving the town a right to approve a new plan.It also concurred with the court's earlier finding that the promised road access sat well within the neighboring property and still would not have allowed Chilson
to build on his
Marinella had offered proper access, the panel ruled, but Chilson
turned it down.They called this decision a "powerful indication that Blue View's
objectives could only be satisfied by a cheap acquisition" of his
had offered to buy them out, but at below market value, according to Judge Fabricant.
MilfordDailyNews.com - News & Opinion: Senior housing project sparks concern
Planning Board member James Chilson said the spot was ideal.
"The location, I have to say, is perfect for seniors," Chilson
said.Chilson led last night,s discussion after Planning Board Chairman Anthony Padula recused himself from reviewing the proposal.
"I guess the board,s feeling is, it,s your money," Chilson