The Week in Review: Hillcrest Says No to Hospice, Kale's Contract Set
Events occurring in the past week in Belmont.
The Board of Selectmen announced their preference for the building of single-family homes on a town-owned parcel on Belmont Hill. Their decision came after a board meeting where more than 70 residents of the Hillcrest neighborhood expressed their opposition to a Georgia-based medical facilities developer who has expressed interest in building an end-of-life hospice on the land adjacent to Belmont Country Club.
The Board of Selectmen approve a contract for the new Town Administrator, David Kale. Details in the contract will be released when the document is signed by the Cambridge official who is expected to start on Aug. 20.
A possible axle malfunction on one of the passenger cars caused an outbound Fitchburg Line MBTA commuter rail train to derail as it was exiting Belmont Station. No one was hurt and the train was cleared by the afternoon.
The Belmont Land Trust signed an agreement with the Board of Selectmen that will preserve in perpetuity as open space the 2.6 acres Weeks Meadow and Pond now owned by the Mass Audubon.
The West Nile Virus threat was raised to the "moderate" level in Belmont after Cambridge man was hospitalized with the disease.