Welcome to the Special Town Election information page!
(Public Safety Debt Exclusions Vote)
The purpose of this page is to provide residents information about the upcoming Special Town Election, Monday, June 25, 2018.
This page may be updated, so please check back regularly.
Polls at the Town Hall Annex will be open from 12Noon until 8PM.
Annual Town Meeting motion which passed: I move that the Town appropriate the sum of $7,000,000 for design and engineering services, including the production of construction documents, and for construction of a new Public Safety Building, to include construction on the Princeton Center site, and either the partial or full demolition of the Princeton Center, to be determined by the Selectmen, and including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto, and to raise and appropriate $1,800 for the payment of issuance costs; that to meet this appropriation (i) transfer from the infrastructure stabilization account # 85-5-041-000 a sum of $500,000 and, (ii) the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen is authorized to borrow $6,500,000 under Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws or any other
enabling authority; that the Board of Selectmen and any other Town official is authorized to take any other action necessary or convenient to carry out this project; any premium received upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by thhis vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount; provided, however, that the amount authorized to be borrowed pursuant to this vote shall be reduced by the amount of grants, gifts, donations or other funds, or any combination thereof, received by the Town on account of the project prior to the issuance of any bonds; provided further that any borrowing authorized by this vote be expressly contingent upon the Town voting to approve a proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion referendum question
at a town election to be held.
Explanation listed on Annual Town Meeting warrant: These funds will permit the design and construction of a new Public Safety Building for the Police and Fire Departments. The Facilities Steering Committee, in conjunction with Jones Whitsett Architects has explored options for expansion and/or renovation of the existing building, all to no avail. The current Center Fire Station and Police Station has serious deficiencies and limitations and cannot, economically, be upgraded or enlarged. These include lack of adequate space; environmental issues; structural issues; water infiltration; personnel safety issues; and site limitations that prevent expansion or renovation. The current building is more than 60 years old and no longer meets the needs of the Town. The proposed new Public Safety Building is expected to be
built at the Princeton Center School site. The conceptual plans include an option to preserve a portion of the Center School building. Approval requires a 2/3 vote. (As well as a vote at a special election).
Special Town Election ballot question: Shall the Town of Princeton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to pay for design and engineering services, including the production of construction documents, and for construction of a new Public Safety Building, to include construction on the Princeton Center site, and either the partial or full demolition of the Princeton Center, to be determined by the Selectmen, and including the payment of all costs incidental or related thereto?
Most Recent Update: 06/15/2018