Cincinnatus Voters Narrowly Approve $8.7 Million Capital Improvement Project
Voters in the Cincinnatus school district have approved an $8.7 million capital improvement project. The work includes repairs, security updates, and energy improvements.
The Cincinnatus school capital project was passed last night 106-80.
Schools Superintendent Steve Hubbard said today that the project is more of a maintenance effort and part of along term plan to protect the taxpayers investment in the district and its facilities.
The work includes replacement of leaky roofs, window replacements, and masonry repairs. Other improvements include updates to to the school gymnasiums, new sound system in the auditorium, plumbing and heating updates along with work to improve the efficiency of HVAC systems to save money.
Hubbard says new security improvements include a new door buzzer system at the main entrance, and bullet proof glass in the main reception area.
The project carries a local taxpayer share of $2.4, the money will be borrowed over 15 years. A taxpayer in the Cincinnatus school district with a home assessed at $100 thousand dollars will pay nearly $39 dollars more in schools taxes to fund the local share.
Hubbard expects construction to begin in 2015 and continue to the fall of 2016.