Caryl Park fields question to be put to voters

Dover Board of Selectmen chairman Jim Dawley said his board is ready to approve a question on the May 20 town election ballot asking residents whether they want additional playing fields at Caryl Park. The nonbinding question will be put to voters after plans by the Park and Recreation Commission to raise between $3 million and $4 million privately to build two turf fields, a grass practice field, access road, and parking lot at the park met resistance from some abutters and other residents. Those opposed to the plans have pushed for a binding vote at Town Meeting, but Dawley said this will settle the matter. “The park commission has indicated to me that either way, it will be bound by this vote,” Dawley said.