Hocomonco Pond Re-Use Committee

The Hocomonco Pond Reuse Committee makes recommendations to the Select Board on the future use and redevelopment of the Hocomonco Pond parcel.

The Hocomonco Pond parcel, located at 30 Otis Street, is the location of a former creosote wood treatment facility. This long-term use resulted in contamination of the parcel. In 1983 it was listed on the National Priorities list as a superfund site. From 1983 to 2019 the site underwent ongoing remediation for groundwater contamination. In 2017 a Notice of Activity Use and Limitation (NAUL) was signed by the Town of Westborough, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With the signing of the NAUL the Town of Westborough became the owner of the property. The NAUL defines both specific and non-specific future uses for the parcel. In 2019 the groundwater remediation system was decommissioned, and EPA approved the submission of the Decommissioning Report by Beazer East.

This eleven member committee consists of Town staff and representation from the boards/committees as listed below. 


Meeting times may vary. Check calendar for posted meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted in advance of each meeting in accordance with open meeting law and available on this website. Minutes are posted following approval.

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