Farview Way, North Amherst
His modest single family home was built in 1914, four years after the town constructed Farview Way, and he and his wife purchased it in 1952.
This road has not a major renovation since LBJ was President. For you non-history majors that was in 1964.
Currently, in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter 17 other single family homes are sprinkled all along Farview Way with a combined assessed value of a little over $5 million, generating $100,000 in property tax revenues paid to the Town annually.
Sure the Governor recently cut in half Chapter 90 (road repair) monies, sending many DPW chiefs into a paroxysm of disbelief. Amherst was originally promised $1.2 million back when the weather was still cold; although fortunately, we only budgeted for $500,000.
Still, we will end up receiving $618,000.
And since President Obama declared Massachusetts a "disaster area" after the monster snow storm last February, the town should also be seeing an extra $100,000 or so in federal monies.
Either way, not much consolation for residents of Farview Way.