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Westport 4/3

Another change is that the prospective bond issue now stands at around $7 million, which is about $1 million more than was proposed in December. The increase, Dan told me, comes from incorporating suggestions made by the public at the December meetings.

"The interesting thing to me," he said, "is that all these suggestions were about putting things back in that we had left out in order to cut costs."

I remember being struck by the same thing at the meeting I attended-instead of objecting to the cost as I expected, many people who spoke seemed willing to pay a little more for a better facility. The main improvement, which was suggested by several people, is that the plans now include radiant heat, which costs a bit more but will be more fuel-efficient, so it should pay for itself over time.

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