Keep the Promise

Please Vote

June 14th - Thomaston Town Office

Ye​s on 3!

& No on 4!

Our neighbors leading the Article 4 campaign are claiming that if you vote Yes on 3

the gazebo, the flag pole, and the memorial wall “will go”.

This is a LIE!

Voting Yes on 3 still means that tearing the gazebo or adding/destroying any structure whatsoever will still need future voter approval.

The gazebo is over the old quarry and cannot be used to build on.

The memorial wall can’t be torn down as it has state deed restrictions.

This is the TRUTH:

Voting Yes on 3 keeps things as they are, and keeps our right to decide what

should or should not be on the Green.

No on 4 Facebook Page

Check out a Few Letters to the Editor
from your Neighbors

The Green Is NOT in Danger

There are NO immediate development plans for the Thomaston Green being voted on.

Yes on 3 = you keep the door open for future opportunities (like a Community Health Center! and/or a new Fire Station!).

EVERY project and development opportunity will ALWAYS be decided on by town voters (not the select board).


Yes on 3 = more than half of the green will ALWAYS be park space, including the portions with the most scenic vistas and areas with greatest value as open parkland, including the gazebo and tree-lined access road from Main Street.

A win win for everyone!


Article 4 would PERMANENTLY restrict the entire 15.6 acres of land to ONLY a park FOREVER,

You would NEVER have another chance to consider creative opportunities that would benefit the community.

You as a tax payer would be responsible for paying to maintain all 15.6 acres of park in perpetuity.


Preserve your voice and right to determine how the land will be used, vote YES on 3 & NO on 4!

What Do Article 3 & Article 4

Actually Say?

Article 3:

Shall the Town of Thomaston vote to allow the Town to determine the future use of the 15.6- acre parcel of land known as the Thomaston Green and to prevent this land from being permanently restricted to a public park?


Article 4:

CITIZENS INITIATIVE “Shall the Town vote to permanently dedicate the 15.6-acre parcel known as the “Thomaston Green” for use as a public park for recreational and community events and related infrastructure, said parcel being more precisely identified as “Parcel One” in a Quitclaim Deed recorded in the Knox County Registry of Deeds at Book 3547, Page 48?”


A Community Health Center for All!

THOMASTON DOES NOT LACK FOR PARKLAND, TRAILS, RECREATIONAL AREAS AND OPEN SPACE

-The Town has more than 500 acres set aside for recreation, parks and trails, including Mayo Park, Mall Park, Mill River Park, the Town Rec Area, the Town Forest, the future Wadsworth Street Park as well as the portions of the Green already reserved for a park/open space


-A recent, professionally prepared Master Plan for Thomaston Parks and Recreation states: “The benchmark study showed that Thomaston is not deficient in its number of parks and recreation facilities, and the overall acreage dedicated to parks is more than sufficient given the size of the community”


-The Master Plan also notes that the Town faces difficulties providing the necessary funding for the park assets it currently has

Founding Members of the Keep the Promise Coalition

In an effort to maintain transparency, we are including the founding members of the group.
We welcome you to reach out to us with questions and concerns!

Chris Rector, Jon Eaton, Bill Hahn, Meredith Batley, Charlie Grover, and Ben Griffin


After the vote we believe there is a Compromise that Can and Should be Achieved!

As a Community Let’s:

Set aside all the land on the river frontage of the dividing road (~10 acres) for

public recreation, gardens, events and open space.

&

Consider opportunities for the parcels (~4 acres total) on either side of tree lined avenue on the Route 1 frontage.

We can only reach this compromise if we vote Yes on 3 and No on 4

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