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Hurdles remain for community center design

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 15, 2007 08:22 AM


Though $75,000 was appropriated at Town Meeting for the design of a new community center, none of the design work will be done until after four subcommittees have fully studied the issue, according to selectmen chairman Kathleen Weld.

The subcommittees, which will report to the Community Center Building Committee, will study such issues as location of the center; the idea of including a gym and a large community meeting room; and the possibility of using a public-private partnership to build the center, Weld said.

The subcommittees will probably need at least the rest of the year to complete their research, she said. The new efforts come after initial plans to build a community center were scrapped earlier this year over concerns from residents about the $18.5 million price tag.

Kyle Alspach

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