BELCHERTOWN — Senator Eric P. Lesser met with the Belchertown Selectboard on Monday night to discuss new and ongoing challenges and opportunities in the Town. Sen. Lesser meets regularly with the local leaders of the nine communities he represents.
“I am grateful to the Belchertown Selectboard for taking the time to meet with me and discussing the important issues the town is facing as we begin planning for a new year’s budget. 2017 was a big year, as we welcomed new state funding for Belchertown Day School and for the redevelopment of the State School property, which will open it up to commercial opportunities. I look forward to carrying these priorities forward in my work in the State Senate, and continuing our work together on behalf of the residents of Belchertown,” Sen. Lesser said.
In October, Sen. Lesser called the redevelopment of the Belchertown State School, announced by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, one of the most “transformative and exciting developments happening in all of Western Massachusetts.”
The grant will construct a 2,000-foot road and associated utilities, providing access to 25 acres of land and improving the marketability of 12 more acres
The MassWorks infrastructure program will leverage $10 million in state capital authorization and enable construction of up to 268 new residential units, in addition to providing sewer service for two commercial parcels, including the Belchertown Day School.