Community Center Task Force

Community Center Feasibility Study

Potential Tax Impact of the Project - April 7, 2021

This study was commissioned by the Town of Pembroke to explore the feasibility of constructing a Community Center, combining Pembroke's Recreation Department with the Council on Aging's Senior Center. This facility would replace the current Facility.

The Community Center Task Force has sponsored Article #27 on the town meeting warrant for a discussion and vote to design and construct a Community Center. Town meeting is Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm at Pembroke High School. The Article is listed below. To see the complete warrant of business, click this link.


To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of designing and constructing a Community Center, including al costs incidental thereto, and to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board , to borrow said amount pursuant to M.G.L. c. 44 or any other enabling authority and to issue  bonds or notes of the Town that may be necessary for that purpose, and to apply the premium received by the town upon the sale of any bonds or notes thereunder, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bond or notes, to pay project costs and reduce the amount authorized to be borrowed by the amount of the premium so applied, or take any other action relative thereto.

Submitted by the Community Center Task Force


EXPLANATION:  Passage of this article will authorize the town to borrow the funds necessary to construct a new community center, improve the foliage and landscape in the center of town and provide a place for multigenerational use. Both the Recreation Department and Senior Center require expansion and the shared services enjoyed by both departments in a combined facility reduce the scope of the project and the cost to the town. The Town’s project team including architect Bargmann Hendrie & Archetype, Inc. have estimated a current project cost to construct this facility of $19,000,000."

There is a ballot question voted by the Select Board that appears on the Pembroke election ballot for a Poposition 2 and 1/2 debt exclusion override to fund this project; click this link to be directed to the ballot for town election on Saturday, June 26th. For more information abou tthe town election, please contact the Town Clerk's office at: 781-293-7211.

This Committee was re-organized by the Pembroke Board of Selectmen on November 13, 2017 as a five member team to review the future needs and plans for the Community Center building located on the 30 acre parcel at 128 Center Street.

Board Members

Andrew Sullivan
Daniel W. Trabucco
Andrew Wandell
Mike Guimares
Kyle Harney
Joel Sugarman
Stephen J. Curley
Michelle Burt