Hadley considering 9 Proposition 2 1/2 override questions

Tax increases would be needed for projects including new senior center, new police and fire equipment

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – The town of Hadley could be undertaking several major improvement projects in the coming year, but only if town voters agree to property tax increases.

In January, voters will consider a total of nine different ballot questions. Some of the proposed projects include a new senior center, new equipment for the police and fire departments, improving the town’s stormwater system, technology upgrades at the school department, and updating HVAC systems in town buildings. In order for the projects to go forward, voters would have to consent to additional property taxes.

“If there are services that are needed in the community, I think we probably have to bite the bullet and have an override for certain things. We could use a new library and senior center, and we could use a few of these other services,” Craig and Tony Crzystolik of Hadley said.

Voters will also decide on whether to pay for new vehicles and equipment for the DPW, and building a new substation for the fire department.