Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ballot Questions

There are two questions on the upcoming Annual Town Election ballot.

Question 1: Shall the Town of Longmeadow be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to repair the Longmeadow High School roof?

Question 2: Shall the Town of Longmeadow be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to repair the Greenwood Center roof?

Below are the two warrant articles at the Annual Town Election from which these two questions surfaced.

ARTICLE 20
The Moderator declared a unanimous affirmative vote that the Town authorize the Treasurer to borrow the sum of $100,000 for repair of the Longmeadow High School roof, provided that this appropriation shall be contingent on passage of a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion.

ARTICLE 21
The Moderator declared a unanimous affirmative vote that the Town authorize the Treasurer to borrow the sum of $375,000 for repair of the Greenwood Center roof, provided that this appropriation shall be contingent upon passage of a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion.

Assuming 5% interest rate the annual cost of these projects is ~ $24,000.

If either of these two ballot questions is not passed, then the corresponding project will not go forward.

These two articles cover much needed infrastructure repairs... I urge that everyone vote YES on both of these two questions.

1 comment:

Teacher said...

I say vote "YES" on both of these questions.

John J. Fitzgerald