FRAMINGHAM – For the second consecutive month, the City of Framingham issued no fines for COVID violations.
In fact, the City of Framingham has issued just one COVID violation fines in 2021.
SOURCE media asked the City of Framingham for a list of all COVID gathering fines issued in March on March 31. The City of Framingham did not respond.
On April 5, the City of Framingham filed a public records request under state law for the list of all gathering fines issues in March 2021 by the City of Framingham.
On April 16, the City of Framingham responded to the public records law request with a spreadsheet (see below) that showed the last COVID fine issued by the health department was on January 15, 2021. That was the only fine issued by the City that month.
The City began issuing COVID violation fines in September 2020.
The City of Framingham issued its first fine on September 11 to Halstead apartments on Route 9, for a violation of the Governor’s COVID gathering orders. That fine has yet to be paid.
The second $500 fine was issued a couple of weeks later to the owner of Cotton Candy Party Production, after police were called to a Concord Street apartment building, where after-hour parties were taking place n the basement with DJ, alcohol, and few wearing masks.
The City said it has not been able to deliver the fine. A Public record request shows the City listed the fine as “undeliverable,” as of April 16.
The City has issued 27 total COVID violation fines with only a handful paid as of April 16, 2021.
The fines total about $39,000 but only about $7,000 to $7,500 has been paid as of April 16, 2021.
The City of Framingham has issued just one COVID fine in 2021.