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Seekonk Senior Center Committee Ready to Get the Word Out

The Senior Center Building Committee is getting ready to get information out about April’s ballot question.

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

deb of see-attleboro January 31, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I support a senior center. But people should be aware that there are many, including seniors, who will not. The established departments (school, fire, police, dpw, animal control etc) always claim poverty. Who knows what the trash fee will be from year to year? These bills have to be paid by the collective. The board of selectman recently voted for a tax shift that is unfavorable to the residents. This may be a trend. Who knows? In the end, people will vote their pocket book. "What's love got to do with it"?
Dave Abbott January 31, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I agree with Robert P on this, it has been long overdue. A serious lack of leadership has caused the process to drag on year after year. We have a strong financial book and pay low taxes. Get it done.
deb of see-attleboro January 31, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Even though it will be one more building that the taxpayers will need to maintain and sustain? Facing increasing demand for fire stations and pets? Just sayin'.
paul February 01, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I hope it gets done, it is overdue and may be the last window. I'm with Deb, a lot of folks will vote no because it's another $25.00 - $50.00 bucks per year. Maybe Walmart can help since they want that huge new store in town so badly.
deb of see-attleboro February 01, 2012 at 02:21 PM
They'll get their store. Maybe we can lease them naming rights. Or maybe they will let the senior's hold a fundraiser or two. Can't you picture "Grandma Mildred" in a bikini flagging down travelers for a 5.00 car wash?

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