Walpole Proposition 2 1/2 (2009)

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Walpole Proposition 2 1/2 was a ballot measure that was on the June 6, 2009 ballot in Norfolk County for voters in the city of Walpole.[1]

The proposed debt exclusion override will allow the town of Walpole to borrow $6.2 million over 20 years to fund the construction of a new library. The average single-family household would pay $70 of property taxes during the first year of the bond. After that, a household would pay a decreasing amount during the rest of the tax period until the cost per household averaged $36.15.[2]

Some residents voiced concerns over the measure, citing the poor economy and public safety cuts as reasons against the new library. The proposed construction of the building would ultimately cost $11.2 million.

According to resident John J. Perry: "I don't think we can afford a new library."

The measure 'passed by slim margin, despite a recount that was held on June 29, 2009.[3]

  • Yes: 2,775 Approveda
  • No: 2,767

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