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Bond Referendum Community Meeting This Wednesday

The district will host a meeting at the high school to discuss a possible bond referendum on capitol improvements district-wide.

Bond Referendum Community Meeting This Wednesday

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.

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