06 – How can we justify spending money on a rail trail with the continuing pressure on the Town’s finances?

06 – How can we justify spending money on a rail trail with the continuing pressure on the Town’s finances?

Answer

The town has the opportunity to consider building a public amenity along a public right of way. It may become part of a regional trail connecting Lowell and Framingham if other towns along the right of way proceed. The Town has indicated in the 2001 Sudbury Master Plan that trails are both desirable and consistent with Town values. If the Town approves, the Town’s portion of design and construction expenses could be funded by the Community Preservation Act, which would require no change in the property tax rate.

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