The following letter was sent to the Town Council on December 4, 2023.
I am asking that you do NOT vote tonight at 6:30 p.m. on whether to borrow an additional $9.8 million for the Jones renovation….but instead ask for a special town vote to make the decision.
In 2021 voters approved $15.8 million in borrowing for the Jones repair.. I’ve learned you don’t need taxpayer approval to borrow an additional $9.8 million for the same project.
How can any councilor think it’s okay to borrow so much more money without taxpayer approval?
Will exorbitant borrowing and financial liberties… without voter approval…. happen like this for other imminent capital projects..like the school, fire station and DPW facility?
Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Kathleen Caroll is a resident of Amherst.