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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Represent Tonight at City Hall - $4M Bond Up for Discussion

CITY HALL
Council Chambers
Tuesday  December 18th, 8PM

BE THERE!!!! This needs YOUR VOICE!

If Downtown is to continue the pace, we need investments in infrastructure. To make investments in infrastructure we need financing. On the agenda tonight is a $4M bond to give us many pieces of the puzzle to continue to improve the "places" that make downtown and other parts of Lynn a destination.

It is contested, and it NEEDS people like my dear readers to come forward in support for the sake of Lynn as a whole. There are many areas of the city in this bond, the largest project being air conditioning for city hall. We see how packed Tatiana's and Blue Ox are on concert nights. We know that D'Amici's has called out auditorium nights as a huge reason for picking the site they picked for their new operations. The auditorium is currently dark late May-early September and that's too many months not to have  that impact creating a destination in Lynn, contributing several dollars to the local business district and having overwhelming impact on future development and an increase in our tax base.

You'll see in this bond the Auditorium, Lynn Woods bathrooms (VERY MUCH NEEDED), The GAR museum, The bandstand on the common, and playground after playground. So much recent study has been done on placemaking in urban environments. It's in how we create "place" for our residents and business community that we will see more and more people making Lynn a home for their entertainment, leisure time. a place to visit, a place to hang out, not a place to leave when you want to do those things.

Here is what is being discussed tonight. YOU NEED TO BE THERE to voice support. It's never been more important. If we want economic impact in Lynn, we need these "places" improved. We must stand up as citizens and ask them to get the financing to get these things DONE, once and for all.

ORDERED that the City of Lynn authorize the issuance of a bond in the amount of 4 million dollars for capital improvements and repairs to municipal infrastructure.  
 Provided further that $500,000 shall be expended on a wave attenuator and capital improvements to Seaport Marina
provided further that $600,000 shall be expended on air conditioning in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium
provided further that $150,000 shall be expended on capital improvements to the Grand Army of the Republic
provided further that $590,000 shall be expended roof and turf replacement to Frasier Field
provided further that $20,000 be expended on a flag pole for City Hall
provided further that $350,000 shall be expended for City Hall Server and Fiber Optics improvements
 provided further that $250,000 be expended for City Hall front entrance steps
 provided further that $75,000 shall be expended for protective glass barriers for City Hall offices
provided further that $100,000 shall be expended for the construction of a bathroom facility at Lynn Woods entrance
 provided further that $225,000 shall be expended for the Lyn Commons bandstand rehabilitation
provided further that $75,000 shall be expended for the Lynn Commons fountain repairs
 provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for school repairs
 provided further that $75,000 shall be expended for field reconfiguration and improvements to Barry Park
provided further that $150,000 shall be expended for the Breed Park Courts
provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for Clark St. Playground  
provided further that $60,000 shall be expended for Cook St. Playground  
provided further that $60,000 shall be expended for Frey Park playground and courts
 provided further that $98,000 shall be expended for Gallagher Park playground and courts
 provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for Magnolia Park playground and courts 
 provided further that $400,000 shall be expended for capital improvements to McManus Field 
 provided further that $50,000 shall be expended for Sagamore St. Playground repairs
 and provided further that $22,000 shall be expended for Sheridan St. Playground repairs

2 comments:

  1. The schools are falling apart..they need to be fixed....

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  2.  Definitely. My understanding is that is on the list for a 2013 discussion and will likely have to be placed on the ballot.

    My belief is we must do both. This will have a positive economic impact and work to increase the tax base.

    I plan to vote for the school bond as well.

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