Latest Information on the Rail Trail project-
9/9/19-Selectman confirm the Special Town Meeting date for Thursday, 9/26/19, 7:00PM At the Lynnfield Middle School
The Friends of Lynnfield Rail Trail (FLRT)
August 19, 2019
Lynnfield, MA – On August 19, 2019,Lynnfield’s Finance Committee voted 8 to 2 in favor of endorsing a Special Town Meeting Warrant Article to spend $348,000 to complete Lynnfield’s share of the final design costs for the Wakefield Lynnfield Rail Trail.
Lynnfield’s Board of Selectmen must set the date of the Special Town Meeting between 14 and 45 days from the August 20th filing of the Citizens’ Petition for this Article, in accordance with Lynnfield’s Charter. The Friends of Lynnfield Rail Trail (FLRT) understands from Selectman Crawford that the most likely date is Thursday, September 26th, at 7 PM at the Lynnfield Middle School.
Voters can pass the Warrant Article by a simple majority vote. Moving forward with Wakefield on the final design and permitting will result in the Rail Trail being “construction ready.” At that point, the MassDOT can put the construction out to bid and proceed with spending the $10.3+ million currently allocated by the MassDOT for the construction of the Rail Trail.
Lynnfield’s FinCom reached the 8-2 vote after two multi-hour FinCom meetings focused on this Warrant Article. Hours of public comment and questions were entertained from dozens of residents at both meetings. FinCom confirmed that the Town has two accounts with ample funds to cover the final design costs. No funds would need to be borrowed and no taxes would need to be raised to pay the final design costs.
10 KEY FACTS - March 2019
Read the latest update on Key Facts regarding the
Wakefield- Lynnfield Rail Trail project by the Recreational Path Committee. Click button below,
look to left side of page and click on the March 2019 Update. This is the Selectman appointed, 9 person Committee, that has studied and been reporting to the Selectman on the key elements of this specific project for over 2 years. The original committee was established approximately 15 years ago.
Costs, Environmental, Parking, Abutter screening, Real Estate values, Safety ( Chief of Police Breen statement), Rail Bed Lease.
Hear Lynnfield Resident and abutter to the proposed Rail Trail ,Tom Grilk, talk about why he welcomes the Rail Trail behind his backyard.
- 5 min video.( A segment of the Lynnfield Rail Trail Forum- March 2017).
Safer, Healthier, Four Season Recreation
and a BOOST to all home values in town!
- see tab at top ( Positive Effect on RE Values)
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Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail, Inc.
a Non-Profit Organization to help this initiative become a reality.
Tax-exempt under IRC Section 501 (c) (3).
Donations are tax deductible.
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-advocating for the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail project.
Incredible aerial video of Reedy Meadow
Lynnfield Rail Trail