Whitman: Town will likely face Prop 2 1/2 Override Ballot question

This week Whitman Selectmen heard an update on the potential of a proposition 2 1/2 override, which will likely be needed to fund a requested local assessment increase of $698,736 by the Whitman Hanson Regional School district.

Town Administrator Frank Lynam appeared before the board on Tuesday with an update and says that increase is roughly a 6 percent total increase.

Lynam joined WATD’s Steven Dodrill on Thursday on The South Shore’s Morning News:


The town will present a large portion of this requested increase as a proposition 2 1/2 override, according to Lynam, to attempt to raise the levy limit, but he told Selectmen this week, they can’t call for the override until they knows the exact amount needed.

Lynam says if the town denies the override at an election that could take place on June 16th at the earliest, the school would have to re-certify a new budget with the same or a lower dollar amount.

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About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.