bruce simpson to appeal decision

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Edwin

Whitman, MA

#1 Jan 9, 2008
Bruce Simpson, current Zoning Board member,(and past chairman,)plans to appeal the Building Inspector's recent ruling that he is illegally running a business from his home.
The initial hearing will be on Wednesday, January 16th, with the ruling set to be delivered on February 20th.
Simpson's wife, Marie, is the Administrative Assistant for the Zoning Board.
Marjory

Brockton, MA

#2 Jan 28, 2008
His next hearing is in March. He, and his wife, will both have to recuse themselves. I hope somebody brings a tape recorder, so that the minutes don't get "lost" shortly after the meeting. LM
Shovelhead

Walpole, MA

#3 Jan 29, 2008
It is truly hilarious that people out side of Norfolk are even interested in this. Too bad Peter Chipman who sits on the Board of Health is a hypocrite. The Board of Health is one of the main boards to review and approve a proposed waste water treatment plant. He is pushing this so he can develop his property which is clearly a violation of State Ethics Law. Speaking of tapes, Chipman already has practice in loosing tapes. Ask him where the video tape of a Zoning Board meeting is that he "lost."

Since: Jan 08

Norfolk

#4 Jan 30, 2008
I happen to be from Norfolk, and it appears to me that Mr. Simpson has brought these problems unto himself. Call Peter Chipman what you want, but he single-handedly turned the Board of Health into a entity that taxpayers could go in front of (despite the fact Mr. Domey's still the inspector.) Don't stray from the crux of the matter. What Mr. Simpson did was illegal, and he basically thumbed his nose at the very system he allegedly was supposed to protect.
Shovelhead

Walpole, MA

#5 Jan 30, 2008
Peter Chipman is the owner of 220 Main Street a site that was contaminated with gasoline...to use your words "Maura" Mr. Chipman "basically thumbed his nose at the very system he allegedly was supposed to protect" by doing nothing for 8 years. He violated a half dozen or so State regulations and various Town bylaws that protect groundwater. The Board of Health is the primary local authority who is repsonsible for local oversight of contaminated sites... I submit to you that he used his position to avoid compling with the law.

For you to say that Peter Chipman single-handedly turned the Board of Health into an entity that taxpayers could go in front is insulting to all past and present members on that Board, all other Town Boards and all volunteers in Town. Chipman did nothing to help me or any of my neighbors to deal with difficult septic system issues and repairs. He defered to Mr. Domey to make the decision.

Chipman did nothing in the 12 years he has been on the Board of Health but to advance his own adgenda and work to his benefit projects. He sits on the Zoning Bylaw study committee and tried to push through zoning bylaws that are favorable to him. This too is a violation of the State Ethics law.

From my perspective, Mr. Simpson is innocent until proven guilty, I'm sure that there are facts in this matter that will become public during the appeal process that neither you "Maura" or I are aware of or are privy to.

Lau

Brockton, MA

#6 Jan 30, 2008
Right on with the innocent until proven guilty. Bruce will have his chance in about 6 weeks. I do want to say, though, as one who was deeply involved with the BOH that Peter did indeed help get things more 'user-friendly.'
Edwin

Brockton, MA

#7 Jan 30, 2008
To the apt-named Mr. 'Shovelhead.' I may not live in Norfolk, but I own a business and property there. Let's just say I have an interest in what transpires in this situation.
Edwin

Brockton, MA

#8 Jan 30, 2008
To the apt-named Mr. 'Shovelhead.' I may not live in Norfolk, but I own a business and property there. Let's just say I have an interest in what transpires in this situation.
Interesting

Medfield, MA

#9 Feb 11, 2008
Pretty strong charges there Shovelheadless...why haven't you acted on them. Its not like he altered documents like you know who
EFP

Medfield, MA

#10 Feb 21, 2008
Let's just wait and see what happens next month when Mr. Simpson gets to appeal his case. He deserves a fair hearing, considering all he's done for the town.
Rick

Brockton, MA

#11 Feb 22, 2008
hey shovelhead,
why wouldn't a member of the board of health defer to bill bomey? domey is the world's foremost authority on septic issues (ask him and he'll tell you) and for what he's getting paid (full time $ for part time work in norfolk) he should be getting used.

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