Longmeadow residents to decide on new $14M senior center

Hampden County

Longmeadow town meeting members will decide next week whether to build a new senior center.

A couple dozen residents attended a forum to hear specifics of the plan Thursday night.

A new Council on Aging facility will cost $14-million, which will require a proposition two-and-a-half override.

Some people attending tonight’s forum aren’t convinced it’s the wisest investment.

“We have this building here,” said Kait Croteau of Longmeadow. “And then they’re talking about adding an additional building, and I’m not so sure I agree with losing field space and having two buildings on one park site when that space is limited in our town.”

Building Committee Chair, MaryBeth Bergeron told 22News, if approved, the senior center would add about $168 to the average property tax bill on a $350,000 home.

The town meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8.

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