Lisbon Central voters reject $16 million capital improvement project
LISBON – Lisbon Central School District voters on Tuesday rejected a $16 million capital improvement project 156 to 146.
The capital project's estimated cost was $16,174,000, with $500,000 supplied from district reserves.The project was eligible for state aid reimbursement up to 80%, meaning that approximately $2.7 million would have been levied to taxpayers over a 30-year span.
Within the project scope was the construction of a district transportation facility and indoor bus storage on existing school property, as well as updates to infrastructures in the main school building.
“We are disappointed by today’s vote, but we appreciate everyone who came out to let their voice be heard on this proposal,” said Superintendent of Schools Patrick J. Farrand.
Though the project will be put on hold for the time being, Farrand said district officials will continue to focus on the district’s immediate need to support the transportation fleet as they determine a plan moving forward.