swamper wrote:That will always be representative of 'that' mentality in Town....has been like that for literally YEARS....Tewksbury has always been a 'builders' town. Only the faces and in some cases the names have changed. I can remember YEARS ago when it was a 'different generation' of builders on a particular issue who stacked the meeting after which their vote passed and the bleachers where they all sat completely emptied out including said builder himself. There was still MUCH of Town business to be decided and a friend remarked within earshot that they were leaving before the meeting was done. Straight from the builder's mouth "We got what we came for!' and left....so there you go! The more things change the more they stay the same. Just an FYI....it was stated at Town Mtg. that we are up to 9.6% in affordable units so if they would just get rid of or at least curtail that stupid 'in lieu of' payment we would be over the 10% mandate by now!