On October 19, 2017 at a ceremony at the Bourne Community Center the state’s Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced that the Town had been awarded a $1.5 million MassWorks grant toward the completion of the proposed wastewater treatment plant.
The grant reduces the amount that voters at the October 30 Town Meeting will be asked to fund. Answers to voters questions and other facts about the project can be read by clicking the link here. 2017 10 FAQ Sheet
At the May Town Meeting, Bourne residents voted to appropriate funds to support continuing design and permitting for a new wastewater treatment plant that will expand management capacity for Bourne’s Downtown.
The vote of 264 to 14, clearly more than the required 2/3, signaled the commitment to continuing the steps necessary to support downtown revitalization.
The plant is expected to be operational in 2018 and will expand the Town’s wastewater treatment capacity by 100,000 gallons per day. The project is located on Town-owned land next to the Armory on the By-pass road.