Wakefield council schedules hearing to tax-exempt memorial building land


September 24, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

MAKING A CASE for Forward Wakefield Development Corporation at the Monday evening meeting of the Wakefield city council is John Siira, who is vice president of the group. Siira was requesting a public hearing in relation to Forward Wakefield's desire for tax-exempt status of the land that once held the town's Memorial Building.


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WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council on Monday approved an Oct. 14 public hearing to consider a tax-exempt status request for the former town memorial building site.

The property has been vacant since the memorial building was razed in 2010. Forward Wakefield Development Corporation, the nonprofit owner of the three-acre plot at 500 Lakeshore Drive, received the land from Marvin Suomi, who donated it in 2018 after his own tax-exempt status expired.

Overlooking Sunday Lake on M-28, the property sits across from the Wakefield Visitors and Information...

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