Reps pass legislation about Nathan Fisher House
Westborough – The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would allow the town of Westborough to sell the Nathan Fisher House, located on Route 9. According to a press release from the office s o f Stat e Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, State Rep. George N. Peterson Jr., R-Grafton, and State Rep. Kary E. Polito, R-Shrewsbury, House Bill 3147, "An Act Relative to the Disposition of Property in the Town of Westborough," would eliminate the deed restrictions and free the town to sell the property.
Westborough purchased the Nathan Fisher House about 20 years ago in an attempt to restore the property and open it up to the public, but the financial requirements for its upkeep have been higher than the town can aff ord.
"I am pleased that the House has enacted the legislation which will allow for the transfer of the Nathan Fisher House to an entity or a person who may consider using it for its current use," Polito said. "It will also alleviate this burden on the town of Westborough which is finding it difficult to maintain and preserve the property."
According to Peterson, the legislation is now before the State Senate.
"I am looking forward to the hearing scheduled for the Mass Historical Commission, and the release of the historical preservation restriction on the deed," Peterson said. "Once this occurs, then the town and state will be able to generate funds from the sale of this property."
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