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Important Meeting Tuesday Regarding North Reading's Secondary School Building Project

Important Information session on the North Reading high/middle school project Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the high school auditorium.

There has been much discussion in the past few months about North Reading's secondary school building project. Tuesday night, members of the Secondary School Building Committee and representatives from the architectural firm, construction management company and the owners project manager will hold the first of three public information sessions to update the community on the project's status.

Beginning at 7 p.m. in the North Reading High School auditorium, the meeting will give residents additional detail regarding budget issues, provide a list of items that have been removed from the project or revised in order to meet the construction budget approved last March by voters, and review the brief project history. There also will be discussion regarding items the SSBC recommends be added back to the project.

Residents should make an effort to attend this meeting to get the facts about the project in order to make an informed decision at the special town meeting and special election, expected to take place in March. Following a presentation, there will be time for attendees to ask all their questions about the project.

Additional sessions are scheduled for February 28 and March 14 and more information will be provided as it becomes available from the project's professional team.

The high school/middle school project is critical to the future of North Reading. Residents need accurate and factual information, and getting it directly from the SSBC and the project team is the best way to achieve this. I hope to see you Tuesday night.

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JIM January 28, 2013 at 08:53 PM
I vote no more money !
john nowosacki January 29, 2013 at 01:12 PM
See the next article about how property taxes have gone up over 30% since 2007! So much for Proposition 2 1/2. Time for another tax revolution.
Gail January 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM
No more taxes. What about the commitment made to the voters when we voted for the tax increase To 16.04. ? Let local business start to pay their fair share. It is Draconian to have business owners pay the same tax rate per thousand. Our taxes have increased 30% since 2007. We have the highest tax rate in the area with no relief in sight. The taxes and tax increases are driving Tax payers out of their homes because they can no longer pay the increases Where does it all stop No more increased. Stick to the budget for the High School. Where was the due diligence on what the project would cost? It is irresponsible to try to further burden the tax payers
Stephen Miscowski January 30, 2013 at 03:01 PM
It's rather simple. No need to have a vote on giving the school project more money. Bottom line is to stay within the budget and get rid of the people who do not know how to oversee or run a construction project.

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