- Board of Health Update: May 7, 2022 May 7, 2022
Wendell Board of Health
Public Meeting Notice
The Wendell Board of Health will be holding a public hearing to solicit comments from abutters to a proposed home cemetery at 313 Farley Road. The Board of Health has regulations that allow for home cemeteries, and the property owner is working with the Board to ensure compliance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 114 sections 33, 34 and 35. The meeting will be held in the Wendell Town Office building at 9 Morse Village Road on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m. and virtually via Zoom. Anyone unable to attend the meeting who would like to submit a comment may do so by emailing . In-person attendees will be required to wear a mask, and N95 masks will be provided to those who do not have one.
Hearing Date: Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Town Offices, 9 Morse Village Rd. Wendell, MA
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83007586097
Meeting ID: 830 0758 6097
Call in: +1 646-876-9923 US (New York)
+1 646-931-3860 US
Barbara Craddock, Chair
Wibby Swedberg, Health Agent
Sarah Robertson, Clerk
The Erving Highway Department is working with engineers from Weston & Sampson on the reconstruction plans for Bridge Street and the retaining wall that supports the Street in Farley. The engineering and permitting work is expected to continue through the fall and winter with an anticipated final design for bidding in the spring of 2023. In order to complete the engineering work we need to schedule 2 days of soil borings in the layout.
With that said, Bridge Street is scheduled to be closed on August 17, 2022 and August 18, 2022 to allow the soil boring rig to be setup and to conduct the work. These dates are weather dependent and may have to be adjusted. During this time, through traffic will not be allowed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work on this project.
The early voting hours for the September Primary:
August 24 5-7 PM
August 27 10 - 2
September 2 3-5 PM
Wendell residents are advised that Mormon Hollow Road will be closed to through traffic as of Monday July 25th, near the Diemand Farm at 126 Mormon Hollow Road. This road closing is required for a major culvert replacement that is over 30 feet in the ground and over 60 feet in length; it will require that the road may possibly be closed for as long as three months.
The Wendell Road Commission understands that this road closing will be a significant difficulty for folks who use that road regularly, especially involving access to the Diemand Farm. This repair has been in the works for several years due to the deteriorated condition of the steel culvert and the gradual collapse of the embankment. The project was engineered in 2019 and on hold while the town put aside the necessary funds. The Road Commission has been concerned that the culvert would collapse unexpectedly, perhaps due to heavy rains or continued corrosion. If that had happened, without plans and contracts in place, the road would have been closed much longer.
Anyone wanting to access the Diemand farm will need to get there by way of Farley Road, from either the easterly end of Farley Road at Wendell Depot Road or the westerly end of Farley Road via Route 2 and Bridge Street. The Town regrets the inconvenience this closure will cause and thanks everyone for their patience.