Town Meeting to decide plan for Center School

Easton’s Town Meeting will consider whether to move forward next month with a proposal to renovate or replace Center Elementary School.

Specifically, Town Meeting will vote on spending $1 million for a feasibility study required by the Massachusetts School Building Authority before it helps pay for local school construction.

The money would come from a mitigation payment from real estate developer Avalon Bay, according to town officials.


Easton had asked the state to consider funding repairs or replacements of three of the town’s four elementary schools, but only Center Elementary made the cut. The school on Depot Street serves about 250 children in pre-kindergarten through second grade.

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Town Meeting also will vote on appropriating another $900,000 to build the Queset Commercial District sewer project. Town Meeting approved spending $2,790,000 for the work in 2015, but the cost is higher than anticipated, officials said.

The project will connect the Washington Street commercial district to town sewer and is expected to spur economic development of the area.

Town Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 13.

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