Late Tuesday afternoon, May 3, Utah State University officials sent Town of Bedford leadership a copy of a complaint apparently filed in the Superior Court of Massachusetts against the Town by 14 residents over the Town’s acquisition of 139 The Great Road, the site of the proposed new Town Fire Station. The Town has yet to receive direct notice of this complaint from the plaintiffs.
The Select Board will meet in Executive Session Friday morning to discuss a formal response to this pending litigation against the Town. https://www.bedfordma.gov/select-board/events/137901
The following is a statement from the Chair of the Select Board, Emily Mitchell:
“This complaint comes five weeks after Bedford Town Meeting voted by a margin of more than two-to-one in favor of authorizing the purchase of this land and funding of related project management and design services. It is deeply disappointing that a small handful of residents are attempting to delay and undermine this critical project for Bedford’s first responders, a project that will vastly improve efforts to keep our residents, staff, and property safe. The complaint contains numerous inaccuracies, and Town Legal Counsel is confident the Town will prevail in this frivolous lawsuit. We expect to file a formal response in Court soon. Until then, it would be inappropriate for Town leaders to comment further on this ongoing litigation.”