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Duxbury voters to consider Proposition 2 1/2 votes March 26

Posted March 21, 2011 12:19 PM

Duxbury’s Annual Town Meeting has approved spending on three major building projects, including a new police station, an expanded fire station, and new high and middle schools estimated to run well over $100 million.

All three projects, however, require voters to pass Proposition 2 1/2 overrides at the March 26 town election that would allow the town’s debt for the work to be excluded from the annual tax cap.

Total construction costs for the projects are expected to increase the annual tax bill for the median-value tax property — $6,000 on a $481,100 property — by almost $900, according to the town’s fiscal advisory committee.

The $6.25 million plan to build a new police station is expected to add $85 to the median tax bill. The $3.7 million approved for an expanded fire station would add $58. Full construction costs for the school project will add an estimated $733.

Read more of Robert Knox's Globe South story here.

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