June 22nd (10 AM - 8 PM) is a vote on the debt exclusion to fund the Public Safety Building. The vote is to see if the Town will exclude from its 2 1/2% levy limit the $30,500,000 to pay costs of engineering and construction services for a Public Safety Building in Raynham, which will drastically improve the public safety services and facilities of the Town by constructing a facility that meets the latest code and employment equity requirements.
The ballot question will read: Shall the Town of Raynham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay costs of engineering and construction services for a Public Safety Building in Raynham, and for the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto?
A "yes" vote will exclude the debt from the levy limit and allow the Town to move forward with the project.
A "no" vote will not allow the Town to exclude the project from the levy limit and prevent the Town from moving forward with the project.
- For a more in-depth look at the project need and proposed project click here (19-minute video)
- Watch Fire Chief Bryan LaCivita give an orientation of the current Raynham Fire Department conditions
- Watch Police Chief James Donovan give an orientation of the current Raynham Police Department conditions
- At an estimated borrowing cost of $30.5 Million, the annual residential tax impact per $1,000 value starts at $0.79 in year one and declines to $0.39 in year 30. This equates to $326 for the average Raynham single-family home in year one and declining to $161 in year 30. To figure out the year 1 and year 30 impact on your annual tax bill, divide the assessed value of your property by 1,000 and multiply that number by 0.79 and 0.39. For example, $100,000 / 1,000 = 100; 100 x 0.79 = $79.00 (year 1) and 100 x 0.39 = $39.00 (year 30).