A roundup of happenings in the area.
Norton South Shore Millwork Looking for Expansion Loan at Town Meeting The South Shore Millwork made a proposal to the Norton Board of Selectmen for a Tax Increment Finance to expand the business Thursday night. Tax Increment Finance (TIF) is essentially a loan from the town to a company based on projected future tax revenue from the expansion based on an increase in property value. Selectmen were receptive to the idea, but it will be up to the town to decide at town meeting May 13. Owner Jeff Burton said the TIF and the expansion project already have approval from the planning board. Click here to read more. ----------------------------------- Mansfield Football Player Admits to Assaulting Student Mansfield High School student and …
Water/Sewer Commission to also meet.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Island purchase outvoted 106-108.
With over 200 Norton residents present at the annual Town Meeting, voters approved funds for the J. C. Solmonese Elementary School roof, Town Hall repairs, tax increment financing for Waste Management and voted down the purchase of Pheeny’s Island. Article 22 asked the town to spend $149,900 in free cash to purchase the 9.17-acre property known as Pheeny’s Island. The island is one of two that are not currently owned by the town. Businessman Kenneth Leavitt recently expressed interest in purchasing the island, and to build a ropes course there. Friends of Pheeny’s Island, a group dedicated to the conservation of the land, hoped to obtain the land and stop the business from being built there. The vote to acquire Pheeny’s Island by eminent …
Waste Management to receive $500,000 in tax increment financing.