Selectmen to review lot fees

Selectmen will be reviewing the fees charged to owners of parking lots in town after the owners of two lots complained that the fees for license renewals were too high. Karl Clemmey, who is running for selectman, and his brother Bill complained about the high fees on the two large parking lots they own at the commuter rail station and at the Comcast Center. Selectmen chairman Olivier Kozlowski said the charges, at $6 a space, seem more in line with approvals for new lots than with the cost of renewals. The brothers also complained about the annual charge they pay for a police detail at the lots to ease merging onto Route 106 during evening rush hour. Town Manager William R. Ross said the cost of the police detail is split with the town and is “definitely necessary. We tried using a shift officer and it didn’t work,” Ross said.