Council committee plan not affordable

Police detail cost, no market parking are among Market’s concerns. Read the articles from The Sun Chronicle and Attleboro-Seekonk Patch. Let us and your City Councillor know what you think.

“We would have to consult our board if the police requirement stays [when the full council votes on the proposal], but it would be very difficult for us to afford that,” [Heather] Porreca [Attleboro Farmers Market Manager] said.

She said the market costs $3,850 per year to operate and brings in $4,200. There is no room in the budget for an officer. Vendors pay $10 to be part of the market. She said raising that fee would cause vendors to choose other options.

Excerpt from Attleboro-Seekonk Patch

If the proposal approved Tuesday is passed by the full council next week, the market’s board of directors would decide the next step, Porreca said.

[Eddie] Porreca [vendor coordinator] is hoping for changes in the plan, which bans market patrons from parking in the North Main lot and details how vendors must position themselves.

Excerpt from The Sun Chronicle

2 Comments

  1. Come on Attleboro, don’t screw this up!

  2. Very sad to see that The City of Attleboro administration is not promoting AFM and use of a municipal lot. It’s not an election year but please remember this vote in November of 2013. Come on Mr. Mayor keep business in Attleboro.