Longmeadow votes to approve new multi-million dollar DPW facility

The DPW decision drew a lot of people to vote

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Longmeadow voters approved a plan that will raise property tax bills in town, Tuesday night.

Voters passed a ballot question to build a new multi-million dollar Department of Public Works facility. Longmeadow town manager Stephen Crane, told 22News the vote was fairly close. The question was passed by 118 votes.

The “yes” votes won with nearly 53 percent. 20 percent of Longmeadow’s registered voters went to the polls today.

Question 1 on the ballot, asked voters to approve a tax override to fund a new DPW facility, to be built on 12-acres on Dwight Road.

Building the facility and purchasing the property will cost about $21 million.

It is estimated that the passage of the proposition two-and-a-half override will result in property tax bills to increase about $200 per year for the average homeowner.