NEW LEBANON—The Town Board has scheduled a townwide special referendum for next Tuesday, June 29, seeking approval to borrow up to $815,000 to renovate the existing Town Hall on Route 22.
The polling place is the Immaculate Conception Meeting Hall, 732 U.S. Route 20, which will be open to voters from noon to 9 p.m. All registered voters who have lived in the town for more than 30 days at the time of the election may cast a yes or no vote on the proposition.
The bond resolution, which calls for “renovations and additions to the existing town hall of approximately 2,567 square feet,” was adopted by the board June 9.
The town website, www.townofnewlebanon.com, says the second of two public meetings with the Town Board about the proposition is scheduled for Monday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 7 Mill Road in New Lebanon. The first meeting was June 15, according to the website. The website also lists the text of the proposition.
The current Town Hall at 14755 Route 22 has been in disrepair for years, but succeeding town boards have not been able to agree on whether to repair the building or move to a new location. The $815,000 in the proposition represents both the maximum cost of the project and the maximum amount of the principal voters would authorize borrowing.
The proposition also says that in addition to authorizing serial bonds to pay for the work the measure also authorizes “delegating certain powers in connection therewith to the town supervisor,” although, as is typical with such ballot propositions, it does not specify what powers the supervisor would have in this case.