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Wall At Little School to Be Repaired

Town Meeting voted to repair the wall at the Little School.

This is the third in a series of articles that will be posted about Town Meeting:

Residents voted to repair the retaining wall at the Little School at Town Meeting Monday night. The Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and School Committee recommended the article.

According to Selectman Joe Foti, the wall is located in the back of the parking lot near the softball fields. The wall was constructed in the mid-1990's and it separates the softball complex from the school. The total length of the wall is about 300 feet and it ranges in height from 3 to 10 feet. 

The bleachers were originally built next to the wall and had to be moved because the wall is unstable. The School Department has safety concerns and would like the wall to be replaced.

The department started the process of hiring a civil engineering firm so they can design a solution that will last.

The estimated cost for repairs for the wall will be $100,000, which will cover full construction.

A resident, who said he spent a significant amount of time at the field because his kids play softball, emphasized that the wall needed to be fixed for "safety reasons."

The article passed with only one or two residents opposed.

Click here to read four things you missed at Town Meeting, and here for more about the civil fingerprinting bylaw article.

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