Special Town Meeting
46 Springdale Ave. Ch. 61A Purchase and Sale Right-of-First Refusal Opportunity
On April 4, 2014 The Board of Selectmen received a Notice pursuant to MGL C. 61A that a 27.2 -acre parcel located at 46 Springdale Avenue and owned by Jim Snyder, is under a Purchase and Sale agreement to Northland Residential Corp. for a Chapter 40B project consisting of 40+ townhouse units. Twenty-four acres are classified as Ch.61A agricultural land and the remaining acreage is a house lot. The Town had 120 days to notify the seller whether or not it intended to exercise its right-of-first refusal and acquire the property.
At the Special Town Meeting held Monday, 9/15 the vote was 445-16 in favor of purchasing the Springdale property. Final purchase cannot be accomplished unless there is a majority vote to approve the issuance of $5,550,000 in short-term financing through a debt-exclusion override. This means that the borrowing will not become a permanent increase in property taxes. Please view the presentations of 9/15 for further details provided by the Board of Selectmen on financing plans and costs. All information on this property including a timeline, answers to questions, and relevant documents as the Town goes through the process can be found at http://www.doverma.org/46-springdale/.
September 3, 2014: BOS meeting at 7:30pm for a public discussion (Open Hearing) of issues related to potential acquisition of 46 Springdale Avenue prior to Special Town Meeting.
September 15, 2014: Special Town Meeting at which Town Meeting votes whether or not to purchase the property subject to a debt exclusion. Click here for the Special Town Meeting Warrant
Town Meeting voted 445-16 in the affirmative so:
November 4, 2014: Special Town Election to decide whether or not to approve a debt exclusion (majority vote). Special Election Warrant
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