building project

George Langdon III, Kevin Flensted, Amie Burnside, Westerlo

In a town of 3,400, 500 voters turned out Sept. 1 and overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to repair and replace town buildings.

George Langdon III, Kevin Flensted, Amie Burnside, Westerlo

The special election comes just a few months before a large general election but several years after stalled plans to fix a leaking roof and a weathered highway garage.

A delay in the town's badly needed building projects, though unclear how long, is likely.

Anita Marrone, Westerlo

One of the more persistent concerns from residents was on the maintenance of the new, $1.8 million highway garage, so it would last longer.

A few residents have discussed gathering signatures in order to force a public vote on the bond that could be up to $2.75 million for building upgrades.

A split vote on the town board left hanging a bid offer for fixing a set of buildings long in need of repair. Now, the board will seek the services of an engineering firm in order to assess the cost of replacement.

The Guilderland School Board decided there would be no harm to the environment with a proposed plan to upgrade seven school buildings.


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