On November 19th residents are being asked to approve or vote down a capital improvement expenditure of $1.99 million. One of the projects covered by this proposition is $1,010,000 to install synthetic turf on the football field.
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If you were not sure how to vote because of unclear health and safety issues OR
You were planning to vote No because the Board had refused to allow us to vote separately on each of the three projects in the proposition (I think this is called an earmark), let me give you another reason to Vote NO.
Granted this proposition was in the works before Sandy. However, given the devastating damage caused by Sandy, do we really want New York State to spend $707,000 on synthetic grass? This amount is what the state would reimburse the district. The total amount that we would be reimbursed is $1,393,000 for all three projects! Some may say that this is state money “earmarked” for such projects. But let’s be realistic. Governor Cuomo said the cost to the state from damage from Sandy could reach $30 Billion. Does the District really think that changes can’t be made to how the state should spend our tax dollars.
Remember it is the Board of Education that is forcing us to vote all three parts of the proposition down.
Vote NO on November 19 at the High School from 8:00 am to 8 pm.