Working to Support
Article 60 York Budget Referendum
May 21, 2016
Article 60 authorizes the issuance of bonds in an amount not to exceed $400,000 toward implementation of York Village Master Plan. These bonds will be issued by the Town as needed to provide a 10% municipal match to federal (80%) and state (10%) funds available from the Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System (KACTS) expected to total up to $4 million over a period of several years. So far, in 2016, a total of $490,596 (of an anticipated $3.24 million) has been committed by KACTS in support of the first phase of the proposed project. Read Full Article
Welcome Friends of York Village
Friends of York Village is an advocacy group for the passage of Article Sixty, and will raise private funds for such expenses as mailers, lawn signs, advertisements, identifying named supporters, and a letter writing campaign. We hope you will become a supporter too!
York Village serves as York's year-round civic center. It is home to key public buildings, historic sites, the Town's leading employer, and local businesses and organizations. York Village is poised to capitalize on this 'quality of place' by investing in physical improvements that both accentuate those qualities that make the Village special and invite increased use. The Master Plan provides many tools and guidance to proceed. While the Plan sets the stage, success ultimately belongs to York's citizens, businesses and their elected leaders who must assume ownership by engaging the plan's contents and prioritizing its many opportunities, then generate the momentum required for sustained implementation. Other neighboring communities have accomplished revitalization, and so too can York.