The Seekonk Senior Center Building Committee is ready to convince locals why the town needs a new senior center and why they should vote in favor of it in April.
The would allow a debt exclusion, used to override the state's tax-limiting law, Proposition 2 1/2, to come up with the $2.5 million needed for the cost of the design, construction, equipping and furnishing of the facility.
The 20-year bond would cost $8.05 per $100,000 in taxes in the first year for the 9,200 square foot facility.
The committee is looking into buttons and lawn signs with a “Love your senior” slogan designed by member Mia Alwen to support the ballot question.
Additionally the committee is redesigning their page on the town’s website. It currently exists as a link from the Human Services page, but the redesign would give the committee its own page as part of the main page’s drop down menu of boards and committees.
The page would have updated information on the committee members, updated contact information as well as the current plans and rendering of the proposed senior center. The page would also have links to meeting minutes as well as a link for donations.
“This should come up as fast as we can. Within in a week or two,” Alwen said.
The committee will also be mailing out an information packet to around 7,000 households as well as distributing it at other town events. Some residents may have picked up a packet already as it was available at the recent