It is absolutely ridiculous that naysayers are promoting false information that the library project will result in an override of proposition 2 1/2 if passed by the town vote in November. A successful vote in favor of the library project will only result in a temporary debt exclusion for a couple of years. The town has voted for debt exclusions in the past for the new Sherwood Middle School a few years ago and for the Shrewsbury Senior Years over ten years ago.
The Town of Shrewsbury will benefit from a newly renovated and expanded library that will meet state and federal codes and will become a safe and healthy building to visit. Currently, the current structure of the library is falling apart from several deficits that are beyond repair.
Residents deserve a high quality library that goes in line with our top notch public school system and rising home values. How can we stand still and let the opponents continue to spread misinformation? Supporters need to be more tactical and strategic in conveying their message to the community. While door to door knocking is one way to educate the residents on the grassroots level, other ways may include posting garden signs next to the opponents' signs in the neighborhoods. Also, developing a slogan or theme that sticks in people's minds about supporting the library project. People tend to remember them better when they go to the polling sites to vote on it.
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