Framingham City Council Unanimously Authorizes 3-Year Lease for MetroWest Drug Task Force Office

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FRAMINGHAM – The 11-member City Council unanimously authorized Tuesday night, July 21, a 3-year lease of office space in the Town of Natick for the MetroWest Drug Task Force.

The Councilors discussed the lease in a closed meeting on Tuesday night, and then voted to approve the lease during its public 7 p.m. meeting.

The 3-year office space would be funded by the City of Framingham thorough is Law Enforcement Trust Fund. No details of the new lease were announced during the public session.

All that was on the City Council agenda was this paragraph. “The City Council hereby votes to authorize the entry of a three lease for 1,475 square feet of office space for use of the Metrowest Drug Task Force to be funded by the City of Framingham though the Law Enforcement Trust Fund, such lease to further the goals of the Mutual Aid Agreement between the Town of Natick and the City of Framingham dated February 27, 2019 and a similar Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Marlborough.”

SOURCE has learned the 3-year lease will be for more than $50,000, but will not be official until authorized by the City Council and signed by Mayor Yvonne Spicer.

The MetroWest Drug Task Force was created in 2015.

The Law Enforcement Trust Fund is funded by money and property seized during drug arrests.

This is not the first office space for the task force.

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