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Concord voters will decide in a referendum whether the town should construct a senior citizens’ center.

The Town Board has scheduled a referendum for Aug. 12 in the Town Hall. Senior citizens have needed a facility for years, according to Supervisor Gary Eppolito.

“Right now, the seniors have no place to go for social activities,” he said.

Stressing that one-third of the town’s population is older than 55, Eppolito voiced enthusiasm for the project.

“The hope is it will be used every day,” he said. “The town has been working hard to enable our seniors to age in place.”

The center is proposed for Commerce Drive near Waverly Street. The 6,500-square-foot center will cost an estimated maximum of $1.8 million. Board members approved a proposal to borrow the money through bonds.

The referendum’s hours have not been determined.