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08/18/15 11:17am
JULIE LANE PHOTO William Dickerson could have this overhanging tree from town-owned property cut back and have other growth impinging on his land removed, but the town won’t do it.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
William Dickerson could have this overhanging tree from town-owned property cut back and have other growth impinging on his land removed, but the town won’t do it.

Responding to a Reporter web story about the  plight of William Dickerson, whose Tarkettle Road property is being encroached upon by town-owned land, Art Williams, a member of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board, said he’s hoping his colleagues will support  work to cut back trees and other plants that need trimming. The job will have to be priced out and handled correctly by town requirements, Mr. Williams said. But he expressed optimism that the work would be done.

Below is the original story:

It’s not a new story, but with the passing of time, William Dickerson has watched helplessly as vegetation from town-owned land adjacent to his Tarkettle Road house has further encroached on his property.

The result is that it now requires more effort for the 92-year-old war hero to maintain his property, including a pool, because the town won’t take steps to scale back the overgrowth. (more…)