Friday, April 2, 2010
Carlisle School project faces critical vote on Monday
After months preparing schematic designs and attending countless meetings, the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) is about to learn where the taxpayers stand. For the renovation project to go forward, voters must approve construction funding by a 2/3 majority at Special Town Meeting on Monday, April 5, in the Corey Auditorium. In addition, the funding question must pass by a simple majority at the Special Town Election on Tuesday, April 13, at Town Hall.
The $20 million school project is the only question facing voters in April. The plan calls for the replacement of the Spalding Building with a new building to serve grades preK – 2, as well as various renovations to other school buildings. Last year the town authorized spending $450,000 for schematic designs and this year voters will be asked to authorize $19,550,000 in construction funds. The state has agreed to reimburse up to $7 million in total approved costs for the project. [For a map and list of references describing the project, see page 4.]
Detailed design work would begin this April and construction would be completed by September, 2012, according to the proposed timeline online at www.carlisleschoolbuilding.org. (See related article and drawing, page 4.) ∆
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