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Mendon Annual Town Meeting includes override for new Senior and Community Center

Apr 29, 2024 09:03AM ● By By Theresa Knapp
Mendon’s Annual Town Meeting will take place on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Miscoe
Hill School.
The warrant includes 34 articles including a tax override to fund a new Mendon
Senior and Community Center at 3 North Avenue. The average increase for taxpayers
with a property assessed at $300,000 is $90 per year; a property assessed at $500,000
would pay $150 per year; and a property assessed at $700,000 would pay $197 per
This article (Article 21) needs to pass at town meeting and again at the ballot box
on May 14 for the project to be approved.
In addition to standard articles related to finances, residents will also be asked to:
• Transfer a sum of money from Community Preservation Accounts to:
• fund the purchase of a permanent conservation restriction for
conservation, agriculture, and/or passive recreation purposes on property
at 30, 34, 36 and 46 Tayer Rd., and 192 Providence St. for $1.8 million (a
portion to be reimbursed by grants and other funding);
• fund the FY25 Police Station Debt Exclusion;
• fund the FY25 part-time affordable housing coordinator position;
• construct and install two pickleball courts, one bocce court, one basketball
court, and two shuffleboard courts at the proposed new Mendon Senior &
Community Center;
• hire an engineer to design walking trails;
• fund the design, excavation, purchase of disc golf equipment and
installation of a 9-hole disc golf course;
• fund lighting for the tennis and basketball courts at 29 Millville St.,
• fund the phragmites removal at Meadow Brook Woods;
• subsidize an affordable housing project at 52 Providence St.;
• Accept state provisions to establish a municipal subscriber curbside trash and
recycling service as an enterprise fund effective FY25;
• Amend zoning articles; and
• Accept Pond Street as a public way.
Voters will also be asked to approve the $10 million debt authorized by the
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional District School Committee “to pay the costs of
roof reconstruction and the replacement to energy efficient rooftop HVAC units” at BVT
“contingent upon the District’s ability to secure grant approval from the Massachusetts
School Building Authority Accelerated Repair grant program.”
The full warrant is available at