This year’s proposals include providing up to $100,000 to help rebuild Joey’s Park near Winn Brook Elementary School; spending $147,000 to install underground electric wiring for low-income housing; and replacing Town Hall’s doors for $72,000.
“If you stand inside the Town Hall building and look through the doors, you can see cracks and feel the air streaming in,” Solomon said. “This would not only restore its attractiveness, but it will save money in the long run.”
Other proposed appropriations include $115,000 to take an inventory of historic properties and resources in Belmont; $10,000 to assess the condition of the historic William Flagg Homer House; $20,000 to design a new walking trail at Clay Pit Pond; and $10,000 to update the water supply for the gardens in the Rock Meadow Conservation Area.
Solomon said the proposals can be discussed in detail at a warrant briefing session being hosted by the Belmont League of Women Voters on April 25. The event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. at 266 Beech St.
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