Please mark your calendar for March 7th Referendum on the Mt. Ararat High School project. Voting is done at all the town polling locations. The Referendum contains two questions:
- Question 1 is the entire project (both state funded and additional local only funded items) except a synthetic turf field.
- Question 2 asks if the first question passes, if the voters would approve another $649,000 for a synthetic turf competition field.
(Please note that Building Committee has determined that crumb rubber infill will NOT be used if the turf field is approved. Alternative fills are available and will be used.)
It is important that all voters understand the total cost of this project is $60,704,671 if both questions are approved. The project qualifies for state support, with $53,486,792 of the total amount as state approved costs. The project is asking local taxpayers to provide the additional $6,857,347 to pay for items in the project that are not paid for by the State, and that were identified through the numerous meetings for inclusion.
Superintendent of Schools