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Cumberland Council Reverses Monastery Vote

 
Cumberland Council Reverses Monastery Vote

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — The Cumberland council has reversed its decision to put a question on the November ballot asking voters whether a proposed new public safety complex should be built on town-owned Monastery property.

The Providence Journal reports the council this week reversed its recent approval of the ballot question. Some opposed building the facility on the Monastery grounds.

Mayor Dan McKee said voters will still be asked to approve a $12.5-million bond issue to finance construction of the facility at an as yet undetermined location.

Public meetings will be held to determine a site. He says he has checked out several possibilities, including some public and some private properties.

McKee says he's optimistic about the bond passing and that the project "will ultimately be built on the right site."

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