Sandwich Town Meeting Passes Clark-Haddad Project By Single Vote

sk_sandwich-special-town-meeting_11-21-16-45SANDWICH – Voters in Sandwich passed all six articles on its special town meeting warrant last night, however a restoration project to a historic building sparked lively debate.

Article 4 asked voters to allow $1.1 million in community preservation act funds to be used to restore the Clark-Haddad Memorial Building. The town voted on a similar measure during May’s town meeting, but it did not acquire the needed two-thirds majority to pass.

This time around the measure, which did not require a two-thirds majority, did pass by a single vote, 128-127, however only after it was heavily debated.

It was almost tabled following a citizen motion to indefinitely postpone the article.

Taxpayers also approved a tax deal the town has struck with NRG Energy, who’s seeking to upgrade its canal-side facility. The agreement will bring the town $57 million over the duration of the 21-year contract.

Voters agreed to spend $163,000 in repairs to the air conditioning system at Sandwich High School, as well as $100,000 for new equipment for the Sandwich Fire Department.

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