Come to Hamilton Town Meeting this Saturday and cast your vote in support of new revenue, a reduced tax rate and the funding for our Turf Field.
One Article on the Warrant is the vote to approve the sale of 4 acres of the Patton property for $1.156M. C.P. Berry is the selected bidder and would like to build twelve, 55-plus condo units, which will generate $148,000, annually, of new revenue. The $1.156M proceeds will be split with 25% (or $289,000) going into an Escrow Fund to maintain the Homestead. The remaining $867,000 goes to the Town (yes, the Town) and will be held in a stabilization fund. The Town voters will decide the use of those funds and the sports groups have requested that a significant portion of those funds go to a new turf field at the High School, as the Rec Board gave up their much-needed field locations on the Patton property to locate the housing. Joanne Patton has provided a letter supporting the sale.
The remaining 20 acres will remain open space for walking trails, canoe and kayak access and a River Walk overlooking Audubon
One selectman is against the sale.
Come to Town Meeting on Saturday, April 5th and cast your vote in support. The vote should occur around 10:00AM. It requires a 2/3 vote to pass, so every vote is important.