Objectors’ Engineer Takes Issue with Lack of Certain Soil Samples

October 30, 2013 – In The News
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Henry Kent-Smith was quoted in the News Transcript article "Objectors’ Engineer Takes Issue with Lack of Certain Soil Samples." While the full text can be found in the October 30, 2013, issue of News Transcript, a synopsis is noted below.

Members of the Planning Board will decide whether to continue the public hearing for a proposed housing project in November, in order to give the developer more time to collect and present additional information.

Those in opposition of the housing project say the engineer did not properly sample soil below an area slated to serve as a detention basin for the development.

Henry Kent-Smith, who represents the developer, said the applicant would contract a third party engineer to analyze the soil and asked the board to allow the developers until December to present.

The application for the proposed development first came before the board in the mid-1980s.

“My daughter was born when the first builder’s remedy lawsuit was filed and I am now a grandfather,” Kent-Smith said. “…I think it’s almost incumbent on the board to make sure you fully evaluate something that has been in and out of court and been to this board now four times.”