The Miller Place School District will host a community meeting this Wednesday to discuss a possible bond referendum based on a presentation given at their last board meeting.
The board discussed the possibility of making some capitol improvements throughout the district through a new bond referendum that could cost the district a couple of million dollars (if all the proposed projects were approved).
The money would be funded through a bond, which are kind of like promissory notes. They aren’t financially risky, but are paid off through property taxes over the course of a certain amount of time. Bonds also add to the district’s overall debt.
However, the district said it has cracked tennis courts, needs a new roof, and could save money long-term by investing in some solar panels. The district presented some of the projects they are considering to put up for a bond referendum. Those include:
- Solar Panels
- Safety Glazing & Cafeteria Doors
- Phone System
- Replace/Repair the Track
- Install Sports Lighting
- Turf Stadium field
- Turf Upper field
- Turf Back field
- Rebuild Varsity Baseball/Softball Infields
- Replace/Repair 8 HS Tennis Courts
- Bollards in front of the main entrance
- Install Gas Service
The board has the ability to pick and choose what will be included in the bond before it gets put up to a vote. The district has decided to host a meeting to allow for community members to get up to speed on where they stand. The meeting will be this Wednesday at the high school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.