Board member Tom Freda said bonding a $17 million school auditorium for 20 years may cost an average homeowner with a $350,000 home about $90 more per year.
Mary Soares said she would gladly pay that to have an auditorium in town. The auditorium plan has been around for many years, she said, and the plan should be looked at again and updated.
Board member Maria Newman said it’s time for the town to start taking a chance and financing things that need to be done. With so many budget constraints in town the past several years, it might be time to get things going.
“I feel like we are starting to climb,” she said. “We just can’t keep putting off everything. We have big projects coming to town, it just needs to start getting done.”
Town Councilor John Farrell said there are many things the town has waited a long time to get done.
“These are things we have to start planning and thinking about,” he said.
Board Chairman Art Rugg said it will be up to the town departments and school district to give the presentations when budget season rolls around.
“Voters will have the eventual say,” he said.