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Summary of Drainage problems presented at Land Court - 2002
AvalonBay retained the engineering firm of Vanasse, Haugen and
Bruggen (VHB) to help design Avalon-at-Great-Meadows. A peer review of
their proposed plan was conducted for Bedford by the engineering firm of
Camp Dresser and McKee. Our attorneys disclosed the many problems
with the drainage plan to the Land Court judge through cross-examination. Matt Goldstein of VHB represented AvalonBay at Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Commission meetings, but a more senior VHB engineer, Bryan Lynch, testified on behalf of AvalonBay at the trial. Attorney Tillotson cross-examined Mr. Lynch for five hours on Thursday, October 24. (Download PDF)

Summary of Mosquito problems presented at Land Court
Dr. John Edman, testifying as an Expert Witness, pointed out not only
the risks of mosquito-borne disease we were already aware of, but several we were not aware of, which will result from the design of Avalon-at-Great-Meadows. Dr. Edman's expertise is based on 24 years of studying mosquitoborne diseases in Massachusetts and all over the world. Until 1999 he was Professor of Entomology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. (Download PDF)

Summary of Traffic problems presented at Land Court
AvalonBay retained the engineering firm of Vanasse, Haugen and
Bruggen (VHB) to help design Avalon-at-Great-Meadows. Traffic studies
were conducted by the VHB traffic engineer, Rick Weiss. Their traffic
study included car counts and sight distance assessments at proposed
entrances/exits and the crosswalk. A peer review of their data was
conducted by a second consulting firm, Bruce Campbell and Associates, on behalf of Bedford. (Download PDF)

Summary of Land Court Proceedings - Summary 2002
We made major progress last week in our fight against Avalon-at-
Great-Meadows. The many traffic, drainage and public health problems
were carefully presented to Land Court Judge Lombardi by our attorneys,
Diane Tillotson and Joseph Bierwirth, of Hemenway and Barnes.
Scott Dale, the project manager, attempted to settle with us out of
court only two days before the trial. As we are exhausted with this fight,
we listened. (Download PDF)