Norwell: Special town meeting to vote on new police station, artificial turf athletic fields and three land purchases

Tonight Norwell residents will gather for Special Town Meeting.

Among the articles on the Special Town Meeting warrant is a request to fund a new 12,200 square foot police station that would be attached to the existing Fire Station on Washington Street for an estimated $5.2M to be funded with a 20 year amortizing bond. This article would require a debt exclusion override and passage by a 2/3rds vote at the Special Town Meeting, and a majority vote at the Special Town Election on October 19th.

Also on the warrant are articles for town employee wage obligations, three land purchases, construction of artificial turf athletic fields, and the extension of town pathways. Two other articles, if passed, could potentially reduce residents’ property taxes.

Special Town Meeting tonight begins at  7:30 p.m. at the Norwell Middle School Gym.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.