LETTER: City Wants Voters to Approve Borrowing $60 Million, By Dangling ‘$40 Million MSBA Carrot On The Stick’

FRAMINGHAM – In all these articles and letters on Framingham’s Fuller middle school, I find it very strange that no one has brought up the issue of Farley
middle school.  Built in 1974 as a middle school (whatever that means), it was apparently abandoned by the Framingham school committee as a school in 1993 and the town has been leasing it out to Mass Bay Community College for well over twenty five (25) years?  This year’s rent was a mere $750,000.

The question is why are we building schools at taxpayers expense in order to lease them out to other agencies at a loss?

Read this article https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20160601/NEWS/160609222

How much money has Framingham spent to keep Farley from falling apart while we lease it out?

Farley seems to be a modern looking school and actually has a larger capacity than the suggested new Fuller school building.

The city of Framingham’s borrowing capacity is nearly $300 million.

In case the Fuller override fails, is the city council/school committee willing to borrow $60 million in order to get the $40 million MSBA carrot on the stick.  The answer seems to be a resounding NO, since the Framingham school committee prefers that the taxpayers shell out more monies on this ridiculous and unnecessary $60 million override.

Meanwhile, the yesonfuller.com crowd prides itself on being fiscally responsible by raising your taxes for a mere twenty years.

At age 69, I will not be present on this side of the ground in 2038, so I’m voting NO!

Harold J. Wolfe
Framingham

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