New senior center proposal denied by Greenfield council

The senior center lost by 4 votes

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Greenfield Town Council voted not to fund a $5 million senior center for the town.

Councilman Verne Sund told 22News the senior center lost by 4 votes at Wednesday night’s meeting. The proposed center would have been located between Davis and School Streets.

Councilors said they shot down the $5.25 million proposal because they didn’t think it was worth the tax dollars.

Although some residents are disappointed. Christi Bartos of Gill said, “We have a large base of senior citizens in this town. I think we should do things to support them.”

There is a senior center in the Weldon House on High Street. That center would close if a new senior center was built.

The council could re-discuss the proposal next month.

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