Today, Marblehead voters have to decide only four big ticket items – not the 10 they faced last year.
In today's , voters will be asked to decide if the town can borrow money for projects that will require higher property taxes than that allowed under the 21/2 percent annual increase.
Last year all 10 items went down in defeat. Of the four this year, two are brought back from last year – but at a much reduced price tag.
Each item on the ballot has strong support. But there is equally strong opposition.
As it was last year, the opposition is led by a group that now calls itself the Marblehead Committee for Fiscal Responsibility.
1. Residents will be asked to approve a question that calls for a renovation project that would make the town's Old Town House universally accessible to all visitors.
2. : Residents will be asked to approve a question that calls for the capping of the town's old landfill. If the landfill is not capped, the town can expect to be fined for non-compliance.
3. : Residents will be asked to approve a project that would call for the construction of a new, more modern local transfer station.
4. : Residents will be asked to approve a mulit-million dollar project that calls for the reconstruction of The Glover School.
Polling Location Changes
To make this election even more interesting, the polling locations for Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 have changed. Voters in Precincts 1, 2 and 3 will vote at the Masonic Temple, 62 Pleasant Street. Voters in Precinct 4 will vote at the Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Marblehead Patch will be posted results as they become available.