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Shrewsbury override arguments go online

Posted by Ralph Ranalli April 14, 2008 10:08 AM

The pros and cons of Shewsbury's $1.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override ballot question have been posted online at on the town's web site.

Selectmen are urging residents to pass the extra tax, which will be put to the ballot on May 6, in order to preserve quality of life.

"Failure of this override question will result in service reductions across the board and will affect every Shrewsbury resident," the selectmen wrote in the ballot question notice.

If the measure passes, $1 million would be divided between school and municipal needs, and $500,000 has been earmarked to help reduce fees for school activities, athletics, and services.

Part of the opposition argument states: "The town has already raised electric rates, plans to raise water and sewer rates, and expects to impose a trash collection fee this July. Tax hikes for additions to the library and police headquarters, and for replacement of the Sherwood Middle School cq loom in the near future."

-- Lisa Kocian

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