Mulch Fire Safety Information from @NorthAndoverFD

Earlier this afternoon, the NAFD responded to a small mulch fire outside of a home on Middlesex St. Due to the proximity of the mulch to the house, were it not for the quick work of a bystander with a garden hose, the mulch fire could have extended to the home and caused a serious fire. The NAFD wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone to keep mulch at least 18 inches away from the combustible exteriors of homes.  Please visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/mulch-fire-safety for more information regarding mulch safety.
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Town Meeting Warrant Article of the Day – Article 31: Tax Increment Financing Agreement

As we ready for Town Meeting, the Town will be presenting information every day on different warrant articles.

The full warrant has not yet been finalized, but a full list of the articles can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NN75QVtcodzLZjYaGi9CrON3W1tg8maH/view?usp=sharing

Article 31: Tax Increment Financing Agreement

This article allows the Town to accept a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement with Amazon.com Services LLC (Amazon) and Hillwood Enterprises, LP (future property owner at 1450 Osgood Street). A TIF is an economic development tool that enables a municipality to grant property tax exemptions on a property’s increase in value as a result of a major private investment. In this case, the major private investment is the redevelopment of 110 acres of property at what is currently 1600 Osgood Street (Osgood Landing) into a five (5) story, approximately 3,800,000 square foot Amazon e-commerce storage, warehouse, and distribution facility. Visit https://amazontif.northandoverma.gov/ for more information regarding the TIF Agreement.

The TIF will need to be approved at Town Meeting by majority vote, as well as by the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC).