The residents spoke last week, and tonight it will be the Attleboro City Council's opportunity to weigh in on Mayor Kevin Dumas' proposal for the city to borrow $6.2 million to fund three projects, including the building of an animal shelter and improvements to Attleboro High School's athletic complex.
More than 100 people came to the council chambers last week for the public hearing on the loan orders. Nearly all the speakers were in favor of the mayor's proposals, with the one exception being a man who was uneasy about the $1.16 million price tag for the animal shelter.
Several councilors have spoken in favor of the animal shelter and high school projects. Recent behind-the-scenes talk could mean there is at least some concern among councilors about the price of the animal shelter. There has been no buzz about opposition to the high school project for which the city would be acquiring a $3.55 million loan.
The computer system upgrade for the water treatment facility has not been a hot topic of conversation. Although it is a less-sexy project than the others, there is a large amount of money involved. The mayor wants the city to borrow $1.523 million to fund the upgrade.
The meeting will take place at City Hall (77 Park St.) at 7 p.m.