• Williamstown revotes two issues Monday
    May 06,2013

    Two votes today

    in Williamstown

    staff report

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Voters will decide today whether to affirm or reverse a pair of Town Meeting Day decisions that sparked separate petition drives in their community.

    Polls will open at the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Station on Depot Street at 10 a.m. and will close promptly at 7 p.m.

    There are only two items on the ballot — one that was narrowly approved during the town’s annual elections in March and the other that failed by an equally slim margin.

    Voters are being asked to reconsider their approval, by a 298-283 town meeting tally, of plans to finance a new $2.5 million public safety building that would create one energy efficient complex on Meadow Street for the town’s fire and ambulance department.

    Also on the ballot is a renewed request to use $40,000 in surplus funds to cover the local share of a popular after-school program. The request to designate some of a year-end surplus to pay for the “Onward” program was defeated, 274-298, on Town Meeting Day.

    Reversing either decision will require at least 199 votes — two-thirds of the 298 that were cast on the prevailing sides of both questions back in March.

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