Wellfields/Emerald Court Deal Finalized

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Wellfields/Emerald Court Deal Finalized

Postby duffyhouse on Fri Jul 12, 2002 7:50 am

Re Globe article in the "Community Briefings" section of the Northwest Weekly, 07/11/02:

"Company Affiliate Takes on Project"

After purchasing a 68-acre site from the town for $2.95 million in June, L.J. DiPalma Inc. sold the property to its affiliate, Stonewood, L.L.C., according to Maureen DiPalma, who is president of the first company, and manager of the second. Stonewood will oversee the construction of the 276-unit senior care campus that DiPalma estimates will take three to five years to complete.
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Postby ELLE on Fri Jul 12, 2002 10:01 am

Do you know where that's located?
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Postby duffyhouse on Fri Jul 12, 2002 8:24 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by L:
Do you know where that's located?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


L: It is behind and next to Archstone-off Main St., in the Washington St. area. It has already been approved by the town boards, but was appealed by the neighbors. They negotiated, and the deal is done. More details here in this forum.
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Postby AnneW on Sun Jul 14, 2002 1:03 am

They negotiated?!!? Well, I'm sickened! I was wondering why this seemed so off particularly timewise. They negotiated will be part of all that was good in Tewksbury's epitaph. [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img]
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Wellfields/Emerald Court Deal Finalized

Postby kookaburra on Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:14 pm

On the town TV Channel 10 there is an advertisement for Emerald Court Open House.

How can a private company advertise on a government access channel?
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Postby silva56 on Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:19 pm

Eminent Domain????
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Postby tigerchief on Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:29 pm

"On the town TV Channel 10 there is an advertisement for Emerald Court Open House.
How can a private company advertise on a government access channel?"


Now that is a damn good question!!!!!.....Cressman must be pimpin out the local government channel now......anything for a few "inputs"($$$$$)
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Postby swamper on Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:39 pm

Now isn't THAT something! Our town citizenry can't even get that other access channel that cable users seem to already be paying for yet the PTB can be advertising THIS privately owned garbage on Ch.10 ? The pimp-master's at it again! Give me a break! [img]images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Postby kookaburra on Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:09 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Now that is a damn good question!!!!!.....Cressman must be pimpin out the local government channel now......anything for a few "inputs"($$$$$)

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Do you think Emerald Court paid the town for the ad?
I do not think so.
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Postby DJM71 on Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:25 pm

Can anyone tell me why it is that every winter season the town (or rather the town tax payers) pay for Emerald Court to be plowed and sanded with taxpayer's money?
Shouldn't Emerald Court be paying for their own contractor to do this? According to the Planning Board when it was passed that was one of the requirements.
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Postby momto2 on Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:01 pm

I believe that it is paid for through the condo association at Emerald Court.. It has nothing to do with the town.
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Postby CryFowler on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:49 am

Current planning board member Fowler and other former leaders live there. Fowler voted on this meanwhile he was waiting to buy his retirement home there.

Great town we live in.
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Re: Wellfields/Emerald Court Deal Finalized

Postby swamper on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:59 pm

Is anyone really surprised that Emerald Court would work its way back into the news given the who's who list of the "entitled" that live there? From the selling of Town well fields to a private developer courtesy of our former TM, to these latest developments...this "scam" project was tainted from the get go...glad the "average" residents there are catching on.

From TewksburyPatch:

http://tewksbury.patch.com/articles/eme ... ssessments

Emerald Court Residents Irked Over Tax Assessments

Thirteen residents attend Selectmen's meeting to complain about tax bill hikes.
By Bill Gilman | Email the author | 11:50am


Will Rogers said the only sure things in life were death and taxes.

The residents of Emerald Court believe it's a sure thing they're being taxed to death.

Thirteen residents, who own small condominium units at Emerald Court, attended the Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday night with one objective -- to express their displeasure with the process used to assess property values in the community.

According to the residents, their properties have been overvalued because of a fluke in the system used to calculate the assessments. They told selectmen that the recent plunge in the housing market has moved the values of their properties well below the town's assessment figure. The also expressed frustration that larger units on Emerald Court saw their assessment drop significantly.

"We're extremely upset by these assessments," said Jan Urquhart. "One (four-room condo) increased from $322,300 to $351,000. Another from $324,100 to $343,000. And then, there is one of the villas, a single family home, that had its assessment drop from $445,900 to $358,300. How can you justify the assessments of four-room condos going up and these single family homes going down."

Maureen Fabiano, a real estate agent and Emerald Court resident, said the assessments don't mesh with what she is seeing in the market.

"Right now, we're not even getting $300,000 for these (four-room condos)," she said.

"We just want to find some thyme or reason for how the assessments are done," added resident Rich Sardellitti.

Town Manager Richard Montuori and Chief Assessor Jay Kelley addressed the concerns. Montuori stated, as he has previously, that the formula for figuring out assessed values is established by the State Department of Revenue and must be followed as written.

Montuori said he had discussed the Emerald Court situation with Kelley previously, and would again, but that it appeared the assessments were accurate.

Kelley explained that the most recent assessments were based on condo sales in that neighborhood in 2009.

"There were four units sold in 2009," he said. "One for $361,000, one for $342,000, one for $360,000 and one for $380,000. The assessments were based on those sales.

Kelley said there are strong indications that due to a soft market in 2010, the assessments done next year would see a sharp decrease in value. He also admitted that the single family home the residents mentioned, had been assessed at too low a value and that the situation would be addressed next year.

After the meeting, the residents stated that they had already filed abatement applications with the town but did not expect a favorable outcome. They added that, if the abatement requests were rejected by the town, they were ready to follow available recourse options and take their case to the state's Appellate Tax Board.
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Re: Wellfields/Emerald Court Deal Finalized

Postby bferrari on Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:43 pm

Apparently the live-in real estate agent doesn't know her property values.
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