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Council approves $470K in spending

NORTH ATTLEBORO - The town should have a new website by the middle of this year and there is a good chance property values will be changing.

The town council on Monday night unanimously approved an appropriation of $60,000 from free cash for a website that is more user-friendly than the town’s current site.

A new website was one of the points brought up earlier this fiscal year by councilors as part of their goal for town government to be more transparent.

The purchase was recommended by the finance subcommittee at their last meeting.

Click the top video below to stream details about the new website and the council's vote.

The council also approved a transfer of $300,000 from free cash to hire a firm to conduct a measures and list of all improved residential, commercial and industrial taxable real properties, a process that hasn’t been done in decades.

Click the second video below to stream the discussion about the reevaluation and the council's vote.

Councilors also transferred $110,000 from free cash for the planning department to pay for consultants to design a mixed use zoning law, a design guideline and streetscape plan and a land inventory

In all, the council approved $470,000 in spending at Monday’s meeting.

That meeting can be seen in its entirety through Thursday on North TV’s Government Channel: Comcast channel 98 and Verizon channel 23.

Check out the schedule of times it will be replayed by clicking here:


That meeting is also available for streaming at any time on any device by clicking here: