HARVARD — The Planning Board has issued resident Yale Altman an enforcement review due to questions surrounding what appears to be an improper stonewall removal.
Altman said he had some issues with construction on an abutting property.
“I did this more for a privacy situation,” said Altman, who’s in the process of adding more stonewall on his property for that reason.
The work the enforcement order stopped was the removal of stones from another neighbor’s property, which was done with that neighbor’s permission.
The stones were taken at random, said Altman, and if they were ever part of a stonewall, it had been destroyed before he began removing them.
The board closed the hearing, with Altman’s promise to not remove any more stones. It decided to allow him to resume building his wall with the stones that were already moved, however, as there are no laws or regulations against building new stonewalls. — Richard Breyer