ICC capital plan seeks OK for $27M

VALATIE–AT A SPECIAL MEETING Monday, September 17, the Ichabod Crane Board passed a motion with a 6-2 vote to hold a special election December 12 with one question on the ballot. Voters will be asked to consider whether to authorize the district to “construct additions to and reconstruct various district buildings and facilities, including site work thereat, acquire original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus and pay incidental costs related thereto, at a maximum cost of $27,115,200.”

Board members Regina Rose and Jeffrey Ouellette voted against the motion. Board member Dan Cohn was not at the special meeting.

The ballot question also gives the district permission to “expend $1,000,000 of available funds,” and to “levy the necessary tax therefor, taking into account state aid received and the amount expended from available funds, to be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education….”

If approved, the referendum would allow the board to “issue bonds and notes at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $26,115,200, and levy a tax to pay the interest.”

The December 12 vote will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

There is information about the scope of the project at the district’s website, www.ichabodcrane.org/capital-project.

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