Wednesday, March 28, 2012

“This is a great day for the town of Franklin”

“I couldn’t be more excited,” said Town Councilor and School Building Committee Chairman Thomas Mercer. “A major decision for the town was made by 10,000 people. It would have been a sin to see this decision made by 3,000 people.” 
The debt exclusion will raise property taxes until 2040, costing the average homeowner $1 in fiscal 2013, $45 in fiscal 2014, $85 in fiscal 2015, $216 in fiscal 2016, and $260 every year after that until 2040. 
The 104.5 million debt exclusion was the biggest obstacle for supporters of a new Franklin High School to overcome. 
Now, town officials will finish creating contract documents, with Mercer saying he hopes to put the project out to bid by the end of July. 
If everything stays on track, construction will break ground on the current high school sports fields this October, with students moving into a new school by the fall of 2014.


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The full set of results from the election can be found here

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