Details about a plan to renovate the Hulse Landing fire station in Wading River — or raze it entirely and build a new one — have been revealed, with costs coming in at anywhere from $4 to $6 million.
In the Miller Avenue Elementary School multi-purpose room Tuesday, just a few hundred feet away from the front door of some of their houses, a group of more than a dozen residents came with a clear message to the local school board: keep your parking lot away from us. (more…)
About two years after a $4.75 million bond measure aimed at improving its dated Hulse Landing Road fire station was rejected by voters, the Wading River Fire District is officially going back to the drawing board, holding a public meeting next Monday to start making up new plans with interested members of the public.
In December of 2012, 198 voters opposed the bond measure while 126 favored it, nixing a plan to knock down the 5,100-square foot station that was built in 1982 and replace it with a new 11,500-square foot one. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River School District residents will vote Jan. 13 on a $48 million bond proposal on capital improvements throughout the district.
On Tuesday, the district released an itemized list of upgrades that will be paid for — should the vote pass — as well as a packet for the public summarizing the project, which the district’s public relations firm has dubbed ‘Renewal.’
“Since the formation of our district decades ago, only minimal work to our schools has ever been undertaken with the exception of emergency projects (roof at Briarcliff) or small infrastructure projects,” the material states. “Meanwhile, communities all around us have addressed deteriorated or inefficient building systems and instructional environments with upgraded facilities.”
The district will hold two separate meetings in early December for residents to learn more about the proposal.
On Dec. 2, a presentation will be given by architects hired by the district to complete the work. On Dec. 9, the public will have the opportunity to speak with board members and administrators about the proposal.
Below are the highest-ticketed items proposed.
• $5.6M: Wading River Elementary School: Four new classrooms, multipurpose room.
• $4.6M: Miller Avenue Elementary School. Four new classrooms and reconstruction of library/media wing.
• $3.7M: Prodell Middle School: kitchen and cafeteria addition.
• $2.4M: Miller Avenue Elementary School: New bus loop/parking.
• $2.3M: Wading River Elementary School: New bus loop/parking.
• $1.7M: High school: Synthetic field turn and lighting for multipurpose field.
• $1.4M: Miller Avenue Elementary School: New roof.
• $1.3M: High school: New window system.
• $976K: Prodell Middle school: New window system.
• $811K: High school: Tennis court reconstruction.
For a complete list of the proposed upgrades, as well as the Renewal packet released by the school district, see the following page.
The Riverhead School District is saving unused funds from completed elementary school renovation projects for potential cost overruns when construction begins later this year at Pulaski Street School and Roanoke Avenue Elementary School, the district’s oldest buildings. (more…)
The Riverhead school board voted to upgrade various parts of the school’s infrastructure Tuesday night, approving the use of $456,000 from the district’s capital reserve fund. In addition, they decided to offer the voting public a $3.98 million bond proposition that will be on the May ballot for bus purchases. (more…)