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Medfield considering overrides

Posted by Martin Finucane March 15, 2007 12:02 PM

MEDFIELD

Town officials are hoping to postpone until fall discussion of several projects that would require tax hikes through debt exclusion overrides.

They include a $4.75 million recreation facility; $200,000 to supplement the $2.8 million senior center now under construction; and smaller amounts to pay for the planning and design of a building to house the police and fire departments and a garage for the public works department.

Facing an $800,000 shortfall in next year's budget, the town may have to ask voters this spring to approve a Proposition 2 1/2 operating override.

An operating override permanently increases the cap on tax collections; a debt exclusion override expires when loans for a particular project are paid off.

-- Charlie Russo

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