Mayor’s Address focuses on Small Business – Helping less fortunate – Holiday Celebrations – Lower Tax Rate

Gardner MA Mayor Mike Nicholson
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In this week’s update Gardner MA Mayor Nicholson prominently showcases the Support your Community, Shop Small banner to the left of his head and sports a Gardner Wildcats sweatshirt to celebrate Gardner High School Cheerleaders advancing to the National Championships in Dallas, Texas at the end of January after an impressive score in the MA state finals. Nicholson reminds us that this is Small Business Month in the City of Gardner from now through the end of December which gives citizens a chance to support local businesses who have been so vital in supporting the community during the pandemic. 


If all goes as expected, the City Council will vote on Monday November 29th to retain a single tax classification system. Tax rate is expected to drop from $20.08 to $18.59. Your overall tax will also go down if your assessment remains unchanged – no info on that. Check your property tax bill.


Sunday 11/28 at 4:30pm is TREE LIGHTING with a parade proceeding to the Tree at the Spanish-American war monument. Attendees can also take selfies at the new “LOVE” station across from Gardner Ale House.

Helping Each Other

The mayor spoke about Giving Tuesday and the various donation bins set up at City Hall including toys and clothing for the needy. In addition, on Dec 4th 5-8pm there is a Toy Drive with Gardner Fire and Police Departments at Brookside Drive & Christmas light Show,  for benefit of the CAC. Nicholson also spoke about other programs to aid homeless veterans.


The mayor spoke about a visit from the lieutenant governor this week regarding mass work funds. He also said a one million dollar grant to help Downtown Gardner will be announced but said he couldn’t go into details yet. Details here as soon as they become available.