(Dec 4, 2018) Unfortunately, a small but active group of citizens are organizing to vote down the negotiated settlement between our Town and the Sudbury Station developer. We need your help to reach a 2/3 majority YES vote at Town Meeting on Tuesday, December 11th, at 7:30PM sharp (LSRHS – please be early). Bring your spouses, friends, and neighbors with you: we need every vote.
Tips for attending the Town Meeting:
- Get there early! You must register in order to get your voting card.
- There are 6 articles to be voted upon. Articles 1, 2, 4 and 5 require a 2/3 majority vote. Articles 3 and 6 require a majority vote.
- If / when the main auditorium fills, there will be designated overflow areas.
Here’s some information you can share with friends and family who remain undecided.
According to Town officials, a YES vote —
Prevents a dangerous traffic situation at Town Center from getting MUCH worse
Source: Chief Nix
We created this map comparing the Town Center location to Melone, and acknowledge that neither location is ideal. That said, here is what Chief of Police, Scott Nix, said about the two locations:
“Unequivocally Quarry North is a far safer proposition than Sudbury Station. And if one or the other is going to go in, my preference safety-wise is absolutely Quarry North.”
Town Forum Discussion: (1:53:00)
Prevents schools from going over capacity
Source: Town Manager, Capacity Analysis Expert, and Sudbury Public Schools
Noyes capacity: 592. If the proposal is defeated, Noyes should expect 597 students.
Nixon capacity is 390. If the proposal is defeated, Nixon should expect 393 students.
Haynes capacity: 432. If the proposal is approved Haynes should expect 404 students
If Quarry North is defeated — “with continuing normal growth, redistricting is a possibility.”
If Quarry North is approved — “no need for redistricting” Haynes.
Town Forum Discussion: (00:32:00)
Generates $577,000 in excess revenue for the Town each year (compared to a $663,000 deficit if Town Meeting votes NO and Town Center is developed)
Source: Town Manager
Town Forum Discussion: (00:36:00)
Also note that our Finance Committee voted on December 3rd in favor of Quarry North, 8 to 1.
Prevents additional development (beyond 250 units) from proceeding when APR restrictions expire near Town Center in 5 years
Source: Town Manager
You’re hearing this right. If Quarry North fails, we could see significantly more development at Town Center than the 250 units currently proposed.
Town Forum Discussion: (00:45:00)