On Tuesday, May 15, registered Westborough voters are eligible to cast a ballot in a Special Town Election. This election is the result of a vote taken at the Special Town Meeting held on March 17 at which voters approved the appropriation of $11,208,000 for the construction of a new fire station. Because this is a debt exclusion, which exempts from the limitation on total taxes imposed by proposition 2 ½, it must also be voted at an election.
There is only one question, and it reads as follows:
Shall the town of Westborough be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to construct a new fire station?
A yes vote will exclude $11.2 million from the levy limit to fund a new fire station to be built at the corner of Milk and Philips streets.
A no vote will halt the fire station project and require the plan to again go before voters at a future town meeting.
In today’s admittedly unscientific poll, we ask how you plan to vote in the May 15 election.