Letter: Former councilors for Falmouth Question 1

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As former Falmouth town councilors, we recognize the need to be fiscally prudent with taxpayers’ money. We also recognize that there is something sorely lacking in this great town, something that has been needed for a very long time. Falmouth needs a central place where all residents can come together to learn, socialize and rejuvenate our bodies and minds.

The closing of Lunt and Plummer-Motz Schools provides Falmouth residents with an incredible opportunity. Without buying new land, our town can have a community center, an expanded library, a town green and a playground. We can have it without any new taxes. It’s an opportunity we won’t have again.

We laud the current councilors for assiduously reviewing the issues for the past year and developing a financial package that has an escape clause. If the funds cannot be raised by the deadline to pay for the $5.65 million project, the project won’t be done.

While cynics say it is too good to be true, we have faith in the financial team at Town Hall, who year after year receive awards for good management and who consistently maintain Falmouth’s reputation as a financially solid town.

This town has talked about building a Community Center for years and expanding the library. Now is the time to do it. It makes sense fiscally and it’s something Falmouth needs. Vote yes on 1.

Bonnie Anderson, Paul Davis, Rep. Mary Nelson, Jonathan Piper