The Riverhead school board is expected to hold a public hearing during next week’s regular meeting to discuss appropriating $456,000 from the district’s repair reserve fund for various capital improvement projects.
The proposal lists several repairs to the high school, including: paint ($230,000), interior and exterior door exit devices ($28,800), HVAC roof top temperature controllers ($79,200) and a hot water mixing valve ($8,200).
Additional proposed construction includes: the middle school’s boiler room valves ($10,800) and boiler section ($9,500); Roanoke Avenue Elementary School’s gymnasium floor ($66,000) and condensate tank pumps and floats ($9,500); as well as flooring for five classrooms at Aquebogue Elementary School ($14,000).
The public hearing to discuss this latest construction proposal is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 25.
Residents ultimately approved both a scaled-down $78.3 million capital improvement bond project in 2011 and a referendum to establish a repair reserve fund of up to $5 million to pay for infrastructure upgrades.
Construction paid through the bond at the high school started this summer. In August, the school board approved using nearly $1.7 million from the repair reserve fund to pay for additional high school construction projects.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the high school’s boiler room valves as one of the proposed capital reserve projects. The district is looking to repair/replace the middle school’s boiler room valves.