In less than four weeks, borough residents will head to vote on whether the municipal government should authorize $81 million toward a three-year renovation of Naugatuck High School.
If residents vote in favor of the plan, then the high school would , where all of the building’s deficiencies are brought up to code. This means fixing structural problems, addressing cracks in the pavement, implementing air conditioning, redoing classrooms and a myriad of other changes that are anticipated.
The up-front cost , which would be paid for initially through bond anticipation notes, Mayor Robert Mezzo said. When the project is done, however, Naugatuck would be responsible for $21 to $35 million of the total cost, because is reimbursable by the state.
Nearly all members of the Board of Mayor and Burgesses, Board of Finance and Board of Education have thrown support behind this. Many have said it’s the best time to do it, while others have said it’s long overdue.
Residents can voice their opinions during a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
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