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February 1, 2014

Letter: Voting 'Yes' on Brimbal Avenue

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Brimbal Avenue abuts land that’s already zoned for commercial and industrial use. According to statements by former Mayor Bill Scanlon, only 1/7th of Beverly’s total land mass is zoned this way. The Brimbal Avenue land is fully one-third of that one-seventh. So, imagine you had, say, $300,000 to invest, but you decided to let one-third of that ($100,000) sit under your mattress where it brings in nothing. We can look at the Brimbal Avenue land as part of Beverly’s overall strategic investment, or we can stuff it under a mattress because a segment of the populace objects to having their drive down Brimbal impeded by additional traffic.

Is this proposal perfect? Is it impossible to criticize? Not at all. But for all the above reasons, I’m voting “Yes” on Feb. 8.

Yule Heibel

Beverly

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