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The financial hits keep coming in Wrentham

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 8, 2007 12:35 PM

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WRENTHAM

Still reeling from news that the town mistakenly failed to collect $180,000 in property taxes this year, Wrentham officials recently learned that they were passed over for a federal grant that would have helped pay for the clean-up of a piece of town-owned land.

The approximately 15-acre site on South St. became property of the town through a tax lien and is contaminated by a large pesticide spill. McFeeley said the property, known as the Marra property after its former owner, is likely worth more than $1 million once the contamination is removed.

Without the approximately $200,000 cleanup grant, however, McFeeley said the town has no immediate plans to clean up the site. The town will reapply for the grant if it is available next year, he said.

-- Calvin Hennick

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