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April 9, 2013

Heritage Park vote faces council tonight

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The Finance Committee endorsed all five proposals, but to varying degrees. The roads and parks proposals were recommended unanimously, while the war memorials proposal was endorsed 8-1, the solar park proposal 7-2 and the branding consultant proposal 5-4.

If there is time after the Heritage Park and free cash proposals, the City Council is also set to vote to accepting a trail easement on Elm Street from the True Homestead Limited Partnership, amending the polling location for elections from the “Amesbury High School Cafeteria” to just the “Amesbury High School,” accept the Quitclaim deed for land off Goss Avenue and transfer the Horace Mann School from the School Committee to the mayor.

A proposal to establish a local option meals tax in Amesbury has been working through the committee stages, but it has not yet received a recommendation from the Ordinance Committee and will not be put to a vote until the council’s next meeting on May 14.

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