2023 Capital Improvement Project: Plumbing
Significant flooding in the basement.
Foundation damage due to flooding.
In proposition two of the 2023 budget vote, the district is proposing a capital project in the approximate amount of $3.21 million to help us improve our plumbing infrastructure. This project would be funded through the use of capital reserve funds, state aid, as well as a proposed 0.37% tax levy.
Much of the plumbing infrastructure at the high school is outdated and/or compromised, resulting in substantial damage and ineffectiveness. This includes concerns within the building, as well as exterior concerns, such as flooding near the foundation of the building.
Our main building, built in 1936, is 87 years old and the pipes are clogged, compressed, corroded, or broken, and seemingly a source of continuous repair. There is a significant amount of work that will need to be undertaken to update our plumbing in the years ahead. This proposed project with its associated levy, will help us to begin this work to protect the infrastructure of our school building.
We anticipate several phases of plumbing improvements in order to fully bring our plumbing up to its necessary state. By phasing the elements of this project over successive school years, it will allow us to rotate the work and continue to have the full use of our facilities.
This capital project will result in an additional 0.37% increase on the tax levy, which would equate to an approximate tax increase of $4.44 on a home assessed at $100,000.