MILLBURY, Mass.- The Planning Board agreed to a partial return of performance bond money for the project at 32 Grafton St. There still remain some issues, namely the lighted sign that was earlier the subject of much debate.
Issues still to be resolved include the actual bulbs used in the sign and plants and shrubs around the base of the sign. The owner of the property, Chris Windle, stated that the timer for his lights was off due to Daylight Savings Time and that the issue was resolved. He also pledged to correct the other two minor issues by the next meeting.
The board then voted to release $70,000 of his performance guarantee bond money and is withholding the last $12,689.89 until the final conditions are met.
In other business the board authorized Town Planner Laurie Connors to send a letter to the owners of Felters Mill informing them that the grading work being done to the outside of the buildings is to cease immediately until the stormwater drainage is approved and inspected. Otherwise they risk being fined. The demolition work and interior work is still able to continue.
The board also approved a minor modification for 54-56 Elm St. (the Ice Cream Barn) to place an awning that will cover the sidewalk of the restaurant. It will allow patrons to be covered anywhere on the sidewalk in inclement weather.
Board Chairman Richard Gosseling said, "the most important question is when will we be seeing some ice cream?" The site is still without power and that is supposed to be taken care of around May 24. Not long after that the Ice Cream Barn should be open for business.