The latest step in the town’s efforts to make the Ox Ridge field property fully accessible to the public has been put hold following a disagreement within the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission. While the Board of Selectmen is in charge of developing policy and creating a site plan for the 16-acre property, the commission is required to review any project that would make substantial changes to a town-owned property.
In accordance with state statutes, the commission was issued a mandatory referral regarding the selectmen’s planned improvements to Ox Ridge and brought the matter forward during their meeting on Feb. 13. The selectmen are still in the process of developing the full site plan for the field but have expressed a desire to establish parking and some basic fencing as soon as possible. While the property is currently open to the public, a lack of parking limits accessibility for those not living in the immediate area.