Wellesley voters, by a count of 617 to 337, approved funding a DPW building addition project via a tax increase during Wednesday’s special election.
Just 6% of registered voters went to the polls.
A special election was held to decide whether to fund a new $3.5M Department of Public Works building on Rte. 9 via a debt exclusion (i.e., roughly $29 annual tax increase per household, then decreasing afterward).
The proposed 12,000 sq. ft. building will be constructed according to new energy efficiency and other building codes. Features will include room for holding emergency response training, etc. The vote covered approval for about $3.1M in funding, with the rest made up through some unused monies at the town’s disposal.