A Special Town meeting has been called to ask voters to approve funding equipment purchases and maintenance at $93,000, as well as facilities improvements totaling $40,000, and roadway-related projects totaling $130,000.
Those qualified to vote in the town of Mansfield are asked to attend the meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. It will be held in the council chambers at the Audrey P. Beck Building , 4 South Eagleville Road (off Route 195, next to E.O. Smith High School).
Voters will be asked to approve a resolution adopted Aug. 9, 2010 by the Town Council to fund specific equipment purchases and maintenance, and related costs.
- refurbishment and chassis changeover of two Ford F-350 trucks (estimated cost $30,000)
- upgrade of hydraulic rescue equipment (estimated cost $18,000)
- purchase of a pickup truck (estimated cost $45,000)
If approved, the funds will be used for purchases, maintenance, legal fees, financing costs and other expenses related to these projects.
Voters also will be asked to authorize the issue of bonds or notes in an amount not to exceed $93,000 and to allow temporary advances of available funds which the town expects will be reimbursed from the proceeds of the bonds or notes.
Voters also will be asked to approve another resolution adopted Aug. 9, 2010 by the Town Council to appropriate $40,000 for a number of town facilities improvements.
- purchasing and installing ventilation units for the locker room at the Mansfield Community Center (estimated cost $20,000)
- town park improvements including playground equipment, picnic areas, ball fields, trails and facility improvements as to be determined by the Town Manager (estimated cost $20,000)
The appropriation may be spent for design, construction and acquisition costs, materials, equipment, engineering and other consultant fees, legal fees, net temporary interest and other financing costs, and other expenses related to the project.
And voters will be asked to authorize bonds or notes not to exceed $40,000, and allow temporary advances from the town budget, which are expected to be reimbursed through the bonds.
Road work, bridge maintenance, sidewalks
A third item is a resolution adopted Aug. 9, 2010 by the Town Council for transportation-related improvements.
Voters will be asked to approve appropriating $130,000 for:
- road drainage capital maintenance (estimated cost $50,000)
- large bridges capital maintenance (estimated cost $20,000)
- transportation and walkway improvements such as bus stops, walkways and bikeways (estimated cost $60,000), all as to be determined by the Town Manager.
Voters will be asked to authorize the issue of bonds or notes in an amount not to exceed $130,000, and to approve temporary advances of available funds that are expected to be reimbursed from the proceeds of borrowings.
In each case, the Town Manager is authorized to reduce or modify the scope of these projects.
The full texts of these resolutions are on file in Town Clerk’s office and can be reviewed there by the public.
Posted Aug. 30, 2010
(Information for this story was compiled from the town’s email notification.)