Riverhead school board to discuss $456K repair reserve fund proposal

by |
03/17/2014 5:00 PM |
From left, school board vice president Greg Meyer, Superintendent Nancy Carney and board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse  during a public hearing in August, at which Ms. Carney spoke at length about more planned construction work for the high school.

From left, school board vice president Greg Meyer, Superintendent Nancy Carney and board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse during a public hearing in August, at which Ms. Carney spoke at length about more planned construction work for the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

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.

jennifer@timesreview.com

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. 

Comments

comments