Friday, May 18, 2007
Playing fields at High School to be reconsidered
A Special Town Meeting has been called by the Concord Selectmen for Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. to consider rescinding the vote taken at Concord's Town Meeting on April 24 supporting the construction of two playing fields at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School. A petition was filed at the Concord Town House to rescind Article 30, triggering the need for a Special Town Meeting.
Article 30 for playing fields failed when first presented to the initial Concord Town Meeting, then passed by a 2/3 vote after reconsideration. It provided $1.5 million in Concord town funds. Over $2 million in private funds have already been raised. The plan would site two multi-purpose and two baseball fields at the high school.
According to the website of the Friends of Concord-Carlisle Playing Fields (www.ccfield.org) Mark O'Lalor filed the petition May 8 with the 200 signatures required to force the selectmen to schedule the Special Town Meeting.
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