Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 2, 2013

Major votes before Town Meeting

Budget, land buys, zoning questions to be decided


Chandler Road Land Buy: Purchase 11.5 acres of privately owned, contaminated land at 141 Chandler Road for $775,000 to allow for it to be cleaned up.

School Space Needs Study: $225,000 for a school space needs study to analyze class sizes that are quickly reaching their maximum. Shawsheen School, which is expected to go offline and transfer its student population to other schools, would also be studied.

Reichhold Parcel Land Buy: $450,000 to purchase land at 77 Lowell Junction Road for conservation and recreational use, and to apply for a grant to cover the remainder of the $1.3 million price.

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING When: May 6, 7 and 8, starting at 7 p.m. Where: Andover High School field house, 80 Shawsheen Road Specifics: Plan to attend early. All attendees must check into the meeting in the Andover High School lobby each night. Only voters who registered by the April 16 deadline will be allowed to vote. Non-voters will be seated in a special section. Visit for more.

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