Monday, September 22, 2008

Referendum Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Modified from the Middletown High School Web site:

Just in case you haven’t heard, voting on an MHS referendum will be held TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 23. Passage of this referendum is absolutely critical to the success of the high school construction project and our city, overall. Passage has NO IMPACT on taxpayers. The increase in the project cost ceiling is needed to allow for over $1.3M in grants awarded to the project by the CT Clean Energy Fund and CT Innovations (Fuel Cell) and state legislature (Area of Assembly Generator) to be spent. Passage also changes the bond language to allow for other potential grants to be accepted. At present, these additional funds cannot increase the bonding for the project and, therefore, the demolition of Woodrow Wilson Middle School and construction of the new high school athletic fields will stop. Here are the three items that have been added to the high school:
  • The hydrogen fuel cell will provide energy savings by generating 20% of the base electrical needs and using waste heat to warm the swimming pool
  • The generator allows the high school to be used as a shelter in times of natural disaster.
  • Football/track & field facilities. This includes additional locker room space to meet the needs of boys and girls athletic teams.

Click here for the Phase II fact sheet for the Middletown High School Building Project.

Voting will be held at only three locations: City Hall, South Fire, and Moody School, from 12 to 8pm.

City Hall, 245 deKoven Drive
Dist. 1 MacDonough School
Dist 2 and 6 Spencer School
Dist 14 Senior Center

South Fire House,445 Randolph Road
Dist 9 Wesley School
Dist 10 South Fire House
Dist 11 Farm Hill School
Dist 12 and 13 Bielefield School

Moody School, 300 Country Club Road
Dist 3 Woodrow Wilson Middle
Dist 4 & 5 Moody School
Dist 7 & 8 Snow School

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No impact on taxpayers? Where does the money come from the Clean Energy Fund? Where does the money come from the State grant? Answer: Taxpayers.

Wake up people! Your are the taxpayers!

Vote No!