Adirondack board considers $9.5M bonding for repairs

BOONVILLE — Approving a Dec. 5 date for an approximately $9.5 million Adirondack school district public bonding referendum will be considered on the Board of Education’s agenda at its meeting Tuesday, says Superintendent David Hubman.

Asked whether he anticipated board approval of a resolution to authorize going forward with the referendum, Hubman said "I have a pretty good feeling they’re pretty supportive of it."

The board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Boonville Elementary School, 110 Ford St.

The $9,583,000 bonding referendum proposal, for upgrades and repairs to five buildings, has been under consideration by the district for several months. Hubman has said he does not anticipate any impact on taxpayers from the referendum, in terms of the local tax levy.

An authorizing resolution for a referendum vote sometime in November was to be on a board meeting agenda in March, but Hubman then said it was not brought up at that time so that formal wording in the document could be checked. Following the recent public election for the district budget and school board candidates, "we’re ready to put this back on" the agenda, he noted.

If the board authorizes a Dec. 5 referendum, informational presentations for the public likely would be held in October and November as part of the preparations, Hubman commented.