Thank you to all who attended last week’s online forum and helped to create a vision for the future reuse of the Coffin School site. For those who were unable to attend the meeting has been posted below. This is just the beginning of the process! We will hold another forum in late winter to cover the proposed redevelopment scenarios. There are many additional steps required if this site is to become housing. If the School Committee determines they no longer need the Coffin School for school purposes, they can vote to transfer it to the care, custody, management, and control of the Board of Selectmen. They would give notice to the Board of Selectmen that the school is no longer needed for school purposes, and then the Board of Selectmen would vote to place an article on the Town Meeting warrant to transfer the Coffin School building and grounds from the School Committee to the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen can make the vote for the purpose of selling the school (if that is what they want to do) or take another action (such as municipal reuse, lease, demolition, etc.). The transfer must be approved by Town Meeting. If the transfer is approved, the Town may authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell the school and execute necessary documents for that purpose. If it is decided to sell the building, the process for Chapter 30B real property dispositions would be followed.
Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.
Click here to view the polling results and the Q&A.
Click here to view the chat from the meeting.