The 2017 annual Town Meeting will include under Article 7, a request of $100,000 for the purpose of conducting a needs assessment and feasibility study for an indoor recreation center that includes an aquatic component, gymnasium, fitness, rowing tank training, community meeting room space and classrooms for programs. The need for this study was identified as part of the 2016 Recreation Master Plan.
This request was originally going to be funded with CPA money approved at the special town meeting last fall. Unfortunately it was determined that CPA funds may not be used for anything related to indoor recreation so the request for funds was rescinded. Because of that the Parks and Recreation Commission requested funding for the study out of the general fund. The Selectmen are in support of this funding request and we hope town meeting also approves it.