August 29, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 203

Concerns raised over volunteer work

To the Editor:

I am concerned about the Wakefield City Council allowing Scott Favero to clean up a site along an abandoned railroad that includes old bulk tanks and tires on city and private property.

Is he insured for this task?

Who will pay if any injury or death occur? The city’s taxpayers? The private property owner?

This will require more help cleaning this eyesore than one person. Will they be covered by insurance?

Will he just reap the scrap worth money and leave the rest?

And what if there are hazardous chemicals in those tanks? Who will clean that up?

This will lead to others cleaning up city property until what? Will the taxpayers have to pay for someone’s mistake, as the council sees very few dollars that will be sent back this way?

Will it be worth it? Only if we taxpayers are not accountable for anything and the city council will be.

James Kaseno

Wakefield