Mattapoisett votes for fire station at marathon town meeting that stretched until nearly midnight

  • Source: Sippican Week
  • Published: 05/14/2019 01:42 AM

At a marathon town meeting that stretched until nearly midnight, more than 400 voters approved funding for a new fire station and voted against allowing businesses that grow and process marijuana for adult use to operate in Mattapoisett. Voters also approved spending on conservation land, upgrading street lights, and adding handicap accessibility to the press box at ORR’s football field. Voters approved a new $9.275 million fire station, which would be funded by temporarily raising taxes through a proposition 2-1/2 override. The proposed two-story building would be built on County Road adjacent to the existing Mattapoisett Police Station. The upgraded facility, which officials say the department has needed since the 1980s, will include major safety improvements and add to firefighters’ quality of life.


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