Zipline Opponents To File Complaint

Carlo DiPersio addressed the Sandwich Zoning Board of Appeals at a hearing about a zipline planned for Heritage Museums and Gardens.

Carlo DiPersio addressed the Sandwich Zoning Board of Appeals at a hearing about a zipline planned for Heritage Museums and Gardens.

SANDWICH – Heritage Museums and Gardens began work on their new zipline attraction over the past couple of weeks, and opponents of the project say they plan to file a complaint.

Carlo DiPersio says he plans to file the complaint with the Sandwich Building Inspector. The building inspector was the one who originally issued a building permit for the project.

DiPersio was part of a neighborhood group that appealed the issuance of that permit to the Sandwich Zoning Board of Appeals.

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At a hearing on the appeal two weeks ago, members of the zoning board voted unanimously to uphold the building inspector’s decision to issue the permit.

DiPersio says in addition to filing the complaint with the building inspector. “And if he doesn’t do anything about it, we’re going to the clerk magistrate,” he said.

He says one of his issues with the project is safety.

He says he is not against a zipline in the Town of Sandwich but he feels the Heritage Museums and Gardens is the wrong place for it.

“Put it out on the “Golden Triangle” where they’re going to do the athletic stuff for the kids. Put it where it belongs. I’ll bring my grandchildren to it. But don’t put it across the street from Heritage Plantation, which is a beautiful place,” he said.

The so-called “Golden Triangle” is a parcel of town-owned property off Quaker Meetinghouse Road in East Sandwich that is planned for development as a sports facility.