Vote On Bridgehampton School Projects To Be Held On Tuesday

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The Bridgehampton School District will hold a special vote on Tuesday asking voters to authorize spending approximately $827,000 from a capital reserve fund to make several improvements to the school.

The money would be used to replace the gymnasium floor, repair fire escapes, remove a buried oil tank, and install a new gas water heater, a new generator and new playground equipment, among other things.

The $827,738 needed to fund the projects would come out of a five-year plan capital reserve fund, an account designed not to exceed $1.5 million for the next 10 years that was set up in March 2013 to allow for capital improvements.

Taxpayers must authorize the use of funds for the projects. If the proposal is approved, district officials hope to be able to get the work started over the summer. If the vote fails, the money will remain in the fund and the project could go back to a vote in the future.

The vote is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, from 3 to 9 p.m. in the district science and music building of the Bridgehampton School on Main Street.

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