Frequently Asked Questions - Project Cost

The questions that appear below are ones that the Committee frequently receives.  This page will be updated on a regular basis as we near the Special Town Meeting on March 8, 2017.

Date Last Updated: February 17, 2017

How much is this going to cost the average taxpayer?

The expected total purchase price of the land plus the construction of the Public Safety Facility is currently estimated at approximately $27 million ($4.5 million for land and $22.6 million for construction of facility). The Committee continues to work and a final number will be presented at Town Meeting.

Based on a $27 million cost, the gross cost of this project for the average taxpayer is $391 per household, however, with the declining school debt payoff, the average household will see an approximate $137 per year increase to their property tax bill. For purposes of this calculation, the average appraised home value is $577,456.