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The Cheshire town meeting voted to approve the borrowing for the school building project by a measure of 193 in favor, 19 opposed. Thank you to all of the Cheshire residents who came out for the meeting tonight. Please come to the Debt Exclusion vote on Saturday at the Senior Center on School Street.
One vote down, three more to go for the school building project!
All Cheshire residents are invited to attend and vote at tonight’s town meeting at the Cheshire School auditorium. Please attend and vote for this very important project. The Massachusetts School Building Authority will reimburse our towns 78.37% of the project cost if we approve the borrowing at town meeting tonight and then approve the Proposition 2 1/2 Debt Exclusion on Saturday at the Senior Center from 10-4.
Thanks to everyone who helped us put together this brochure to keep everyone informed about the project! Please download it, email it, facebook share this post, print it out, and help us get the word out that this project is a tremendous opportunity for our towns!
HVMHSbrochure – print it, share it, give it to your friends and neighbors!
Page 1: (click to enlarge or click on the link above to open the pdf file)
If you want to print this out the best thing to do it click on the link and open the HVMHSbrochure pdf file.
The actual ballot question for the town voters is below:
Shall the Town of Adams/Cheshire be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and a one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for a borrowing to be issued by the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District Committee in order to construct, equip and furnish a renovation and addition to the Hoosac Valley High School?
If You Vote ‘YES’
- State-of-the-art academic facility to serve students for 7 of their 13 years in the district
- Many areas available for community use
- Attract new homeowners and increase property value
- A great opportunity to bring money back to the community…a $40 million construction project with many local trades involved in the construction
- A new school is an investment in our future
If You Vote ‘NO’
- The towns of Adams and Cheshire will lose the opportunity for state funding
- Project will be removed from state ‘pipeline’
- District buildings will remain overcrowded
- ACRSD will continue to maintain a 60 year old middle school and 40 year old high school in their current conditions, with taxpayers paying 100%
Adams special election – Thursday October 21st, DPW Garage, North Summer Street, 7AM-7PM
Cheshire special election – Saturday October 23rd, Senior Center, School Street, 10AM-4PM
Special Town Meeting Warrant Article, wording is the same for both Adams and Cheshire
Article 1 To see if the Town of Adams/Cheshire will vote to approve or borrow a sum of money not to exceed $40,561,257, as voted by the Adams Cheshire Regional School Committee, to be expended under the direction of the School Building Committee, to construct, equip and furnish a renovation and addition to the Hoosac Valley High School located at 125 Savoy Road, Cheshire, MA 01225-9018, which school facility shall have an anticipated useful life as an educational facility for the instruction of school children of at least 50 years, and for which the Adams Cheshire Regional School District may be eligible for a school construction grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”). The MSBA’s grant program is a non-entitlement, discretionary program based on need, as determined by the MSBA, and any project costs the Adams Cheshire Regional School District incurs in excess of any grant approved by and received from the MSBA shall be the sole responsibility of the Adams Cheshire Regional School District. Any grant that the Adams Cheshire Regional School District may receive from the MSBA for the Project shall not exceed the lesser of (1) 77.37 percent ( %) of eligible, approved project costs, as determined by the MSBA, provided, however that in the event that the Office of the Inspector General approves the District to use the Construction Manager at Risk Construction delivery method for this project, the reimbursement rate shall increase to 78.37 percent, or (2) the total maximum grant amount determined by the MSBA.
Cheshire – all residents are encouraged to attend town meeting and vote on this important issue! Monday October 18, 7PM, Cheshire School Auditorium
Adams – town meeting members encouraged to vote on this important issue! Tuesday October 19, 7PM, CT Plunkett Auditorium
Monday’s Building Project Presentation was recorded by NBCTC and will be replayed at the following times:
Friday, Oct 8th at 7PM
Saturday, Oct 9th at 9AM
Monday, Oct 11th at 12PM
Thursday, Oct 14th at 4PM
Saturday, Oct 16th at 6PM
Sunday, Oct 17th at 3PM
Tuesday, Oct 5th at 8:30PM
All playbacks are on Channel 16.
We have designed this website to provide information to the Adams and Cheshire communities about the proposed school building project. We hope it will help you to make an informed decision on the project. Please click on the tabs above to learn more details of the proposed building project. We would love to hear from you if you have any questions, concerns, or comments. Click on the FAQs page to find out more about the project and please post your questions as well. We will do our best to find and share answers to your concerns before the VOTES on October 21st and 23rd.
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