After an August determination put the future of Newhouse Animal Rescue at risk, the Town of Chelmsford has reversed course and ruled the structures in question do not violate zoning codes.
Chelmsford Building Commissioner, Jose Negron, informed the attorney representing Jane Newhouse of the new and final determination in a letter earlier this morning. (the letter is published in its entirety below).
The communication cites information not previously available to the Town during the original violation concern notice and reasons why the structures are protected from zoning enforcement.
Negron did advise that any future construction on the site be verified by the Commissioner or Building Department, and that anyone who feels aggrieved by the new ruling has the right to appeal to the Board of Appeal at the Community Development Department within 30-days.