"This is not something that we want. The residents are against this," said City Councilor Joseph Delano. “I don’t see any great need to have a gas station there ... it is an awkward location."
The legal department had requested a vote on the matter as there was an appearance in court scheduled for Tuesday. The lawyer for Cumberland Farms is requesting an injunction from the city, said City Solicitor Donald Rider.
Councilors Kathleen Robey, Edward Clancy and Michael Ossing voted for the fuel storage permit. Councilors cited neighborhood concerns over the site.
“The residents when they come home from work during the week they ant to be able to come home from work.... and relax," said City Councilor Richard Jenkins.
Safety was also a concern for the property that is in a watershed area.
“If there’s ever a place not to put a gas station its next to your drinking water," said City Councilor Jenkins. “We don’t need this in this area. We have gas stations all up and down the street."