Historic North Common in front of Town Hall
The town is on roll with state grants lately ... as in rolling off a high cliff.
Last night Interim Town Manager Dave Ziomek informed the Select Board the $400,000 PARC grant (Parkland Acquisitions & Renovations for Communities) rehabilitation of the historic North Town Common was denied, for the second time now.
The town also recently lost out on mega-million MassWorks grants for rebuilding Pine Street and the funky intersection in North Amherst.
Of course the Community Preservation Act Fund is flush with money after the town increased the surcharge rate to 3%, so town officials will probably move to tap those reserves to get the needed job done.