To the Editor:
In the “Fifty Years Ago” column in The Hull Times of Feb. 11, the U.S. government’s Workable Program is mentioned. This program listed the improvements the town and the selectmen had to make each year to qualify for the millions of dollars that were received by the Hull Redevelopment Authority and for community development funds.
As chairman of the HRA, I would receive yearly a list of improvements that the town must make in order to be in compliance with the demands of the Workable Program. I would inform the town and the selectmen of the necessity to implement these improvements or all federal funds would be shut off to the town.
One of the improvements that the federal government included in the program was a full-time Building Department. It was one of the many improvements brought to the town by the HRA.
- Charles E. Gould