Next week, Redding voters will weigh in on whether to appropriate roughly $891,000 for security upgrades and other various projects at the town's two schools as well as money for the Redding Police Department.
The Boards of Selectmen and Finance last week set a special meeting to vote on those matters for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Redding Community Center.
Voters will decide the following:
- Whether to approve the funding of $187,619.71 for actual and estimated labor costs at the police department through June 21 through the unassigned fund balance
- Whether to approve the funding of $135,000 for security upgrades at Redding Elementary School and John Read Middle School from the capital nonrecurring account
- Whether to approve the funding of $34,385 for lighting upgrades at the elementary school through the unassigned fund balance
Voters will also decide whether to approve the following projects to be funded by short-term borrowing, pending long-term financing:
- $45,000 for improvements at the elementary school playground
- $165,000 for completing the bathroom upgrading project at the elementary school
- $45,000 for repairing the roof at John Read Middle School
- $60,000 to renovate the woodshop at the middle school for use as a combined tech room
- $135,000 for completing the bathroom upgrading project at the middle school
- $84,000 for the first phase of a locker replacement project at the middle school
The previous six items will be voted on separately.
Voters will also decide whether the town should adopt Costa Lane as a town road.