When Sharon heads to the special town meeting on Nov. 4, 14 articles will be up for a vote.
One of the bigger issues may be Article 2-4 which deal with the zoning for a residential development at Rattlesnake Hill. Originally expected to be a 624-unit senior housing complex, the articles would allow for a community of single family homes. A presentation on the proposals will be given on Oct 1. at the Sharon Community Center during the Sharon selectmen’s meeting. The presentation is expected to start at 7:30 p.m. with the actual meeting starting at 7 p.m.
An article that could allow another cell tower in town will also be on the warrant. Article 1, if approved, would confirm the town’s prior vote in 2011 and authorize the selectmen to lease 411 and 421 East Foxboro St. to AT&T for the purposes of installing a multi-carrier wireless communication monopole facility and related access and improvements, on such terms and conditions as the selectmen shall determine.
With the building already down, Article 5 will ask the town to vote for the construction and rehabilitation of the Sacred Heart property for recreational use. On Sept. 17, the selectmen recommended that the Community Preservation Committee request $70,245 for the project.
Article 6 will ask voters to consider approving a local meals excise tax of 0.75 percent.
Article 7 would rase and appropriate a sum of money for resurfacing of public ways and for the reconstruction of sidewalks.
With $24,9000 left from the high school roof project, Article 8 will transfer the money to the standing building project - building repair/new construction if approved.
Article 9 will see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to be added to the stabilization fund.
With the town’s 250th birthday coming up, Article 10 will see if the town will raise and appropriate the transfer of funds to the Town of Sharon’s 250th Anniversary Committee under the direction of the selectmen for celebratory events and activities to make the Town’s 250ht Anniversary. While there is no official amount given for the celebration, the budget estimation given at the Sept. 27 selectmen meeting was in the $30-50 thousand range.
Article 11 looks to create an adult entertainment zone in the light industrial zone . While a town cannot ban adult establishments, a designated zone where they can be located can be created.
This article is not intended to promote or bring adult businesses to Sharon but rather regulate where they can be located in the event that an adult establishment attempts to open in Sharon.
Article 12 would authorize the selectmen to negotiate and enter into a contract for the disposal of the town’s solid waste for a period of no more than 25 years.
Both Articles 13 and 14 deal with billboards on Route 1 with Article 13 authorizing the town to lease property for a billboard and Article 14 updating the bylaws for digital billboards.