Hearing on Canton High School Track, Field and Lot Improvement Project Set for Feb. 20

Zoning Commission will also continue discussing Lawton Road fields proposal.

On Feb. 20, the Canton Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the site plan for the Canton High School track, field and parking lot improvement project. 

The commission set the date at its most recent meeting.

The project was approved by voters in November and calls for a 6-lane track with 8-lane sprinting section, a multi-use synthetic field and a revamped and safer parking lot and school entrance.

Officials are hoping much of the work can be completed this summer but land-use approvals are needed. Approval by the the Canton Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency is also still pending. 

Also during the Feb. 20 meeting, the zoning commission plans to continue discussion of a proposed park plan for youth fields and a portion of the Farmington River Trail at town-owned property on 55 Lawton Road. 

More details will be posted as the meeting nears. 

David Sinish January 30, 2013 at 03:37 PM
The referndum that passed was for appropriation of $3,615,000 for the entire project. The referendum was not for approval of the plan, as has been described in various articles. It might also be noted that there were 5,801 votes cast for President. Only 3,034 voters or 52.3% voted for the appropriation, barely a majority.
Betty January 30, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Yes, many past comments seemed to be unaware of the land use process.
Canton Taxpayer January 30, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Does that mean we can vote AGAINST the plan and the borrowing/bonding won't go through?
Fred January 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM
And I always though we lived under a system where the majority ruled and that the minority would not be able to subterfuge what society wanted by some other process. After all, if the lines of the project have to be relocated here or there, that won't stop the project. The entire town had the opportunity to vote and it was clear it was going at the high school as shown on the plans. Does anyone really believe the land use boards would be ultimately empowered to stop what the voters wanted because of a passerby toad?
Donna Carney February 01, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Fread we can only hope so time will tell I think it is a great idea, but do we need it NOW!!! If it is a great idea wait for a year or two make some money to cover the cost for those who will use it don't expect the tax payers to pay for everything......


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