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Lynn Arnold, chairperson of the Planning Board and also chairperson of the Hamilton Reservoir Association (HRA) and personal friend of Christine McCooe claimed,
“He [that would be me] sued the town and many individuals on town BOARDS costing you money AND LOST — he even lost the Appeals.”
Lynn Arnold’s claim was in writing and displayed on the welcome table for everybody to see during the yearly meeting of the HRA which took place on June 2nd 2007, just nine days before the election. In a brazen attempt to misinform the voters among the members of the HRA, she used my campaign flyer and added her unlawful statement. Click here, to read the flyer which bears Lynn Arnold’s mailing address and Lynn Arnold’s handwritten statement.
As the chairperson of the Planning Board, Lynn Arnold knew that my appeal in the case against her Board was still pending and not lost as she stated. Her statement is a clear violation of the election laws under M.G.L., in particular c.56, s.36, and c.56, s.42.
My lawsuits can hardly be frivolous as the one Lynn Arnold refered to was decided in my favor (as every other lawsuit in which a final judgment is issued) and against the PBH. Click here, to read the decision by the Appeals Court in the case Frei v. Planning Board of Holland, Town of Holland, docket no. 2007-P-1255.
Days after the Planning Board signed my Approval Not Required plan (ANR) following the Order issued by the Superior Court Judgment after rescript by the Appeals Court, Lynn Arnold mailed me a letter, click on “letter ” to read the letter. I find it always amusing when members of the PBH inform me what the laws are... laws Lynn Arnold and the other members of the PBH themselves ignore at will.
Even so I was not elected to serve on the Planning Board, I decided to keep an eye on the Planning Board activities in order to prevent other blunders like the “Johnson Landgate ” or my case. I gave the members of the PBH a choice, either they would give me a copy of the minutes or draft of the minutes (as I did not want to wait three month to get the approved minutes), or I would sit-in at the meetings in person.
For the better part of the past two years, the members of the PBH provided a photo copy of the draft. The draft of the meeting of October 13 shown here, is not a photo copy of the draft, it is a draft written in pencil, which raises the question what they have to hide as there must be another draft. The draft they gave me shows that the Board was in session for one hour and ten minutes but nothing about the activities that took place during the time the Board was in session.
Other posts on this subject:
When will the selectboard inform the public?
Planning Board of Holland denied resident right to divide his property
Soon it will be crunch time in my case against the Planning Board
“Johnson Landgate ”
November 3, 2009, Peter Frei