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Peterborough voters approve new parking lot assessment
Peterborough voters cast ballots on a $700,000 bond article to fund the replacement of the Summer Street well. (MEGHAN PIERCE/Union Leader Correspondent)
Department of Public Works director Rodney Bartlett said if the town decides to move forward with the new parking lot project, the town would purchase land behind the G.A.R. Hall and Peterson Realty on Grove Street to construct, own and maintain a new public parking lot.
Between 1987 and today the town has gone from 163 public parking spaces downtown to 324 public parking spaces, Assistant Town Administrator Nicole MacStay said. However, parking at the center of downtown is often hard to find during peak hours and peak seasons, including summer and the holiday season, she said.
“Parking is, in my opinion, at a limit,” voter Peter Gosline said.
Voters approved the technical assessment with a show of cards.
A $700,000 bond article to fund the replacement of the Summer Street well with a new well passed overwhelmingly in a ballot vote of 113-1.
Bartlett said the well is expected to last 40 to 50 years.
Voters also approved $120,000 for a three-year lease to purchase agreement for a new ambulance.
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