Acushnet Library & Community Center Building Project
The following information will keep you informed of the latest news, developments, and details of the progress towards an improved library facility for the Town of Acushnet. A citizen driven petition has put this item on the warrant for further discussion at the:
View the (2/25) Special Town Meeting on cable access.
(Library presentation begins at 18:06).
The Improved Acushnet
former Howard School (current Acushnet Community Center)
Town voters will be asked to appropriate $2.9M to cover the local match
The Town has been awarded State Grant Funding ($3.2M)
If the spending article passes at Town Meeting, a follow-up
If voters do not approve a local match, the $3.2M state grant will be lost,
How will this project be funded?
$6,382,000 – Project cost
COST OFFSET BY:
$3,189,536 – State library construction grant
$258,357 – Private funding from a Library Trust
the Library Friends Group
$2,934,107 = Town’s share of this project
(or 46% of the full cost)
Individual taxpayer cost will be based on home value.
($0.20 per $1,000 of value)
44% of the homes in Acushnet are valued between $125,000-200,000 - their annual cost will be approx $30-40, or $8-10 per quarterly tax bill.