Five Year Fiscal Sustainability Plan for the Attleboro Public Schools

This is the first of its kind initiative in Attleboro, where the School Administration and the City Administration have partnered to create a 5-year financial plan to grow and optimize the educational value for invested funds. The Road Map includes both existing and new revenue and expenditure commitments from my administration. Included are my existing commitments to fund $1m above …

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Angell Park

Like the Briggs Playground, the renovation at Angell Park was intended to revitalize that neighborhood while showing respect to Lt. Cyril M. Angell for whom the park is dedicated. Despite applying twice for state grants, we were unsuccessful in our bids, but meanwhile the park continues to deteriorate and is in demonstrable need of rehabilitation. So, we — Gary Ayrassian …

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Soccer fields at Tilda B. Stone

We will work in partnership with the Attleboro Youth Soccer (AYS) to rehabilitate the soccer fields at the Tilda B. Stone Playground in Dodgeville. We will do one this year and will do the other next year. The cost per field will be $49,000 but AYS will chip in $10,000 for the work. Dennis Walsh said that the fields have …

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Water System Upgrade

A major initiative for this term will be the upgrade to the city’s water system. After the droughts that we have seen in the past few years, we will invest $1.7 million in a hookup to the Pawtucket water system that we can leverage in a water emergency. The money will include a pumping station and treatment plant. We will …

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Joint Dispatch

One of our next challenges will be to create joint dispatch services for the fire and police departments. The departments themselves will remain separate and in separate locations, but dispatch, where 911 calls are received and routed, will be combined into a single location. In recent years, we have seen a 5% increase in call volumes year-over-year. The increase is …

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Route 1 Corridor Study

As Attleboro has grown, Route 1 traffic has grown as has the traffic on the side streets that feed into Route 1. Every time there is a development, the State looks at that particular piece of the Route 1 Corridor. With the development currently underway in South Attleboro, we have requested that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MA DOT) perform …

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New High School

I have a demonstrable record for having moved the City of Attleboro to a place of greater fiscal stability without ever asking tax payers to pay more than 2 1/2 percent. So please consider that context when I say, I believe that we need this new high school. The present school is an expensive liability. If any major system breaks, like the …

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