By Carol Britton Meyer
A communication/outreach plan is in place to ensure that voters are fully informed prior to the Nov. 1 Special Town Meeting.
This effort includes public information sessions, tour dates, details about project costs and associated tax impacts, and the permitting status for the proposed new Foster Elementary School and new public safety facility.
There are two separate articles for the two projects and a third related to creating a stabilization fund to help lessen the burden on taxpayers.
Two local debt exclusion questions will appear on the Nov. 8 state election ballot regarding the proposed Foster School and public safety facility projects.
A debt exclusion is a temporary funding measure that excludes certain debt from counting against the Proposition 2-1/2 limit on year-to-year property tax levy increases.
In order to secure the requested funding for both projects, two-thirds of the voters at Town Meeting would have to vote favorably on both warrant articles, while the ballot questions would each have to pass by a majority vote.