If the Board of Aldermen approves, the city will hold a special election for three separate override questions on March 12, 2013.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The $11.4M package would include three separate ballot questions, including one tax levy override and two debt exclusion overrides.
Last night, Newton Mayor Setti Warren unveiled a $11.4 million tax override proposal that would help cover costs for new school buildings, roads, police staff, public safety equipment and a renovated fire station. The proposal asks the Board of Aldermen to approve a March 12, 2013 special election for residents to consider three separate tax override questions. The first question asks for an $8.4 million operational override that would cover a number of different capital needs including funding for projects in the schools, public works, police and fire departments. The second question would ask for approval of a debt exclusion override to cover the cost of rebuilding the 90-year-old Angier Elementary. The third question would ask for a …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The mayor is seeking three separate ballot questions for a March 2013 special election.
Facing a long list of infrastructure needs and a rapidly-growing student population, Newton Mayor Setti Warren proposed an $11.4 million override package tonight that would increase residents' property taxes to help pay for aging buildings, roads and public safety. During his annual Capital Improvement Plan presentation tonight at City Hall, Warren announced a request for the Board of Aldermen to set a special election for March 12, 2013 for residents to consider three separate tax overrides for various projects around the city. "This is what we believe is the right path forward," Warren said in a meeting earlier today with Newton Patch. The first question asks for an $8.4 million operational override that would cover a number of …