GRAFTON, Mass. – The Grafton Board of Selectmen will hold a public meeting at the new high school on Thursday, Jan. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. to answer residents' questions about the propane tank station being built on Westborough Road, 100 yards from the CSX line.
The station, which Jon Delli Priscoli – owner of the Grafton & Upton Railroad –is building, will hold four 120 foot tanks where propane, brought in from the main rail line, will be transferred to the holding tanks and then pumped to waiting tractor-trailers.
How much information the board of selectmen will be able to share might be limited. The town is in litigation with the railroad over the delivery of the tanks.
In December, the board of selectmen issued a cease and desist order to the railroad arguing that the federal pre-emption of rail activity has not been proven and until it has, all construction should pass through town and state permits.
A federal judge extended the cease and desist order until the case goes to trial on Jan. 14 in U.S. District Court in Worcester.